Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Bower BOW-er (noun) An attractive dwelling or retreat; a lady's private apartment in a medieval hall or castle; a shelter made with tree boughs or vines twined together; arbor - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day


Idioms – those unique expressions particular to our language – can be pretty strange sometimes. If you’re looking for the meaning behind an idiom, say, “the blind leading the blind,” check the Idiom Dictionary. There’s a definition and example of usage.

Number to Know

153.2 million: Number of people 16 and older in the nation's labor force in July 2011. – Census.gov

This Day in History

Aug. 31, 1997: Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Richard Gere (63)

Daily Quote

“All news is an exaggeration of life.” – Journalist Daniel Schorr, who was born on this date in 1916.