Never Make This Maddening English Language Mistake Ever Again – “Moral Support” vs “Morale Support”

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by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder, Break Diving, Inc.

It bothers me that 99% of native English speakers don’t even know proper English.

What am I talking about?

Often, I will hear someone say, “I was feeling sad, so my friend gave me some moral support.”  But think about the word ‘moral’.… Read More

The Different Energies in My Nerves

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By: Gay Mare Capones
A Break Diver in the Philippines

We all want to change some aspects of our lives. We are looking for something different, a greater achievement, or something better. This yearning is the reason why we are moving forward with our lives in a positive way.… Read More

中国文化小常识之【月饼】Moon Cake

By: Echo Yu in Suzhou, Chin

月饼是中国人在中秋节食用的传统食品,一般呈圆形,寓意团圆幸福,反映了人们对家人团聚的美好愿望。在古代的中秋节,月饼被用来祭拜月神,后来逐渐形成了中秋吃月饼的传统。月饼通常是烤制而成的,外皮一般是由面粉制成,里面包进某种陷。月饼内陷多选用植物的种子,对人们的健康有益。现在的月饼品种更加繁多,风味更加丰富而广受人们的喜爱。

Moon cake is a traditional food eaten by the Chinese during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Generally it has a round shape, symbolizing reunion and happiness, which reflects people’s aspiration of family reunion. In ancient times, moon cake was made to worship the Luna on the Mid-Autumn Festival.… Read More

Radhika Mahtani: Break Diving 10

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Full Name: Radhika Mahtani
Country of Origin: India
Current City and Country: Boston, MA

1. Who are you in just a few sentences, including some of your greatest accomplishments? I am a Data / Research Analyst. I currently work as a research volunteer at Northeastern University; at History UnErased, Inc; and at MediaGirls.org.… Read More

Shree Patel: Break Diving 10

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Full Name: Shree Patel
Country of Origin: USA
Current City and Country: Closter, NJ

1. Who are you in just a few sentences, including some of your greatest accomplishments? – I still believe I have a long way to go in terms of achieving my greatest accomplishments since I am young and have many years ahead of me.… Read More

You Matter

By: Break Diving, Inc. Staff (With Monroe Mann)

Look at the title again.

This is something that everyone should say to him/herself every single morning:

YOU MATTER!

Sadly, though, positivity towards oneself is something a lot of people neglect to do.… Read More

秋叶 (Autumn Leaves)

By: Echo Yu in Suzhou, China
Staff Member, Break Diving’s Fluency Project

我喜欢秋天,我更喜欢秋天的落叶。
  我喜欢独自一人坐在秋千上看秋的落叶。看着它们静悄悄的脱离枝脉,一片一片,悠悠荡荡,像一个个小精灵们无忧无虑的飞在空中。
  记忆中的秋天仍是硕果累累的金黄色。下课铃响起,我和伙伴们便迫不及待的冲出教室,在大榕树下的落叶堆里试图寻找最强健的“筋”(树叶的叶脉),试图在“拔筋”(两个人将各自的叶脉交叉,用力拽,谁的叶脉先断即为输)活动中摘得头筹。那时,每个秋天我总是乐此不疲的寻找着“筋”,转瞬已过十多年,却再没有体会过专心寻找一根打遍天下无敌手的“筋”的执着之情了。

  儿时总是有数不清的美好回忆,一片叶子,一截粉笔甚至一块石头都能开心的玩上一天。长大后却远远没了那份耐心,眼里丢失了很多美好。我不在驻足看一片枯黄的秋叶翩然落下,而是裹紧大衣,行色匆匆。有多久没有好好感受秋天了呢,每每想至此,便免不了自责忘记了生活的本质。
  看着落叶幽幽的从枝头姿势悠然的划落下来,没有任何叹息。不免感叹,叶这短短一生,有风掠过,有云掠过,有鸟陪过,有蝶舞过。它品味春天的风雨,夏天的艳阳,留着清光的气息,浓阳的呢喃。
  来年,来年这里又是一方绿葱之地。
  明霞的暖秋,静丽的落叶,温暖的思绪,簌簌的落下。
  秋千的环绕,风儿带来了积藏已久的哀怨和彷徨,寻觅。寻觅灿烂,抓住即逝的美丽,让它闪亮,在记忆中存香。


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