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Carrie Cabral

Carrie holds a Bachelors in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and is currently pursuing an MFA. She worked in book publishing for several years, and believes that books can open up new worlds. She loves reading, the outdoors, and learning about new things.

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The Epic History of Garden Gnomes From Ancient Rome to Today

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 6, 2019 5:30:00 PM

General Education

Garden gnomes. They might be your favorite decoration or your biggest pet peeve. Garden gnomes are small ornamental statues, typically resembling humans. Garden gnomes have been the subject of cultural fixation, reverence, and scorn, but have stayed an essential part of garden decor and more, even as debates raged about their purpose and pranksters tried to snuff them out. No matter what side of the garden gnome debate you’re on, learning the garden gnomes history is fun and enlightening.

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SAT Test Dates 2020-2021

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

When applying to college, it's important to stay on schedule and make sure all your test scores are submitted on time. We've put together what we believe is the most accurate list of SAT dates, registration deadlines, and score release date estimates. Knowing this information will help you plan and make sure your applications are submitted on time.

Below you can find the 2019-2020 test dates, as well as some tips and things to consider when choosing a test date. You can also check out previous dates and this year's full guide to choosing.

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What Colors Make Brown? How to Make 5 Common Shades

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 3, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Brown is one of the most common colors found in nature. We see shades of brown everywhere, from elements of the Earth to food to human hair and eyes. Brown isn’t generally thought of as one of our favorite colors, but it’s a complex color that comes in endless varieties and creates natural warmth and beauty. We’ll go over how and why we see the color brown, some examples of the different shades, and how we use brown in our lives.

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23 Types of Doctors and What They Do

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Medical school is a long process that really begins in your undergraduate years as a pre-med student. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, all aspiring physicians must go to medical school for four years, and then complete a one year internship and a three or four year residency. It’s a lot of work, and that’s not even including all the grueling applications!

Doctors choose their medical specialty in their third year of medical school. Many of us are familiar with some of the different types of doctors, since we’ve seen specialists for a variety of reasons, but may not be as familiar with what those specialists do.

In addition to choosing their field of practice, doctors can also specialize further after their residencies by proceeding with a fellowship. For example, a surgeon can further specialize in orthopedic surgery, or an oncologist can specialize in a certain type of cancer. While we don’t have every breakdown of every specialist, you can find a list of common types of doctors below, which can serve as a point of reference when researching your future specialty.

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Rounding Decimals: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Aug 13, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Most of us are familiar with the concept of rounding numbers. We round numbers all the time in our everyday lives, from telling time to taking measurements, since rounding is an easy and helpful way to help us make sense of the numbers around us. But what happens when we encounter decimals? Decimals can be long and unwieldy, and rounding can help make sense of them. Keep reading to find out how to round decimals, and how to use the common method of rounding.

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1920s Fashion: From Flappers to the Little Black Dress

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jul 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

The roaring twenties were an iconic era, characterized by a post-war economic boom, the rise of the newly wealthy, and monumental cultural shifts that would continue to define art, politics, and fashion for decades to come. 1920s fashion was all about creating a Look — an overall aesthetic that used modern trends to demonstrate the wearer’s creativity. For the first time, fashion was about self-expression, and you could be anyone you wanted if you had the right clothes.

After World War I ended in 1918, the world pieced itself back together, and people tried to make sense of the events that occurred. As the world changed and healed, people pushed rapidly toward modernization in women’s rights, technology, and culture. The roaring twenties was a decade in which everything changed, and thankfully, gave us one of the most fun and influential decades of fashion.

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How to Make Playdough: 6 Easy DIY Recipes

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jun 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Most of us have played with playdough at some point. Brand name Play-Doh, it's a staple of most childhoods. But what actually is playdough and how is it made? We'll discuss what exactly playdough is and offer some of our favorite recipes and tips on how to make natural DIY playdough right at home.

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