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today’s birthday: Charles Darwin (1809)

Charles Darwin (1809)

Darwin was an English naturalist who developed the modern theory of evolution. Along with naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, he proposed the principle of natural selection: the mechanism by which advantageous variations are passed on to later generations and less advantageous traits slowly disappear. Darwin’s intensely controversial theory of evolution aroused widespread argument and debate among scientists and religious leaders. How did Darwin view religion and God? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Woodrow Wilson (1856)

Woodrow Wilson (1856)

Wilson served as US president from 1913 to 1921, a period that spanned the country’s involvement in World War I. Following the war, Wilson hoped to achieve world peace through his “Fourteen Points,” but his progressive vision suffered numerous setbacks, and he ended his term incapacitated by a stroke. While trying to implement his plan at the Paris Peace Conference, he became the first US president to travel to Europe while in office. On what rare unit of US currency is Wilson’s image featured? More… Discuss


af·ford·a·ble  (-fôrd-bl, -fr-)


That can be afforded: affordable housing; an affordable risk.

af·forda·bili·ty n.
af·forda·bly adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

af•ford•a•ble (əˈfɔr də bəl, əˈfoʊr-) 


considered to be within one’s financial means.
af•ford`a•bil′i•ty, n.
af•ford′a•bly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj. 1. affordable - that you have the financial means foraffordable – that you have the financial means for; “low-cost housing”

cheapinexpensive – relatively low in price or charging low prices; “it would have been cheap at twice the price”; “inexpensive family restaurants”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


adjective inexpensivefaircheapreasonablemoderatemodest, low-price, low-costeconomicalbeautiful clothes at affordable prices
inexpensive dearexpensivecostlyexorbitant, prohibitively expensive, unaffordableuneconomical, beyond your means

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Poverty Burdens the Brain and Cuts IQ

Research on sugarcane farmers in rural India and low and middle-income shoppers at a US mall suggests that financial concerns tax the brain, leading to a drop in cognitive function. Worrying about money costs people up to 13 IQ points—an effect comparable to missing an entire night’s sleep—and makes them more prone to errors, which in turn can exacerbate their financial problems and make it even harder to escape from povertyMore… Discuss