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Word of the Day

bete noire bet-NWAHR (noun_ Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear. — www.dictionary.com

Website of the Day

MakeUseOf

www.makeuseof.com/

How-tos and tips, best apps and a tech desk awaits at MakeUseOf. Print out cheatsheets for your favorite programs and sites, too.

Number to Know

2,131: On this date in 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

This Day in History

Sept. 6, 1997: The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. More than a million people line the streets and 2.5 billion watch around the world on television.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Novelist Alice Sebold (50)

Daily Quote

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” - George Halas