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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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What Is a Proper Noun? 6 Easy Examples

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re wondering about proper nouns, and how to identify them, look no further. You are, in fact, a proper noun yourself! Proper nouns identify specific people, places, and things. Using proper nouns correctly clarifies your writing, and ensures that readers know exactly what you’re talking about. We all use proper nouns already, so making sure you have the ability to identify them and include them in your writing will make your writing and reading comprehension skills stronger.

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The Ultimate Adverbs Examples List

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Adverbs are an important part of sentences that describe and modify other parts of the sentence. Verbs are words that describe an action, and adverbs provide description and details regarding that action. There are different types of adverbs and how we use them depends on what you’re describing, and how you want to describe it. This adverbs list has over 100 adverb examples, and they are categorized by type with adverb examples sentences in order to help you understand their uses and meanings.

 

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229 Common English Verbs With Examples

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Sep 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Verbs are one of the eight main parts of speech, and we can't form sentences without them. A verb explains the action of a sentence, but that’s just one part of what verbs do. Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the types of verbs and what they do, and peruse this list of nearly 300 common verbs. There are over 1000 possible verbs you can use in the English language, and I’m sure you’ll recall using some verbs on these lists more than others. This verbs list includes example sentences to help you expand your vocabulary and gain a better understanding of verb words and what they do.

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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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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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