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voc Discussed on Science Friday
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Diagnostics and Usage
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 9, 2019 is: vocation \voh-KAY-shun\ noun 1 a :Â a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especiallyÂ :Â a divine call to the religious life b :Â an entry into the priesthood or a religious order 2 a :Â the work in which a person is employedÂ : occupation b :Â the persons engaged in a particular occupation 3 :Â the special function of an individual or group Examples: "The superpower I've always wished for is invisibility, and I chose my vocation accordingly. A novelist gets 140,000 words per one tiny author photo. That's a visibility ratio I can live with." â€” Barbara Kingsolver, quoted in The New Statesman (UK), 15 Oct. 2018 "I'd just graduated law school and was struggling to find a field of law that would interest me. My brother Tony â€¦ mentioned how his friend and college music professor had a lawyer â€¦ who was a big shot in the music industry. I was intrigued; music was my passion, but law would beÂ my vocation. I had no idea I could potentially work in both fields. â€” Robert S. Meloni, Billboard.com, 15 Oct. 2018 Did you know? vocation has been making its voice heard in English since the 15th century, when it referred to a summons from God to perform a particular task or function in life, especially a religious career. It should come as no surprise, then, that the word is a descendant of Latin vocatio, meaning "summons." vocatio, in turn, comes from vocare, meaning "to call," which itself is from vox, meaning "voice." vocation also has a secular position in the English language as a word for the strong desire to do a certain kind of work or the work itself, much like the words calling or occupation.
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Episode 75: do houseplants clean the air?
Youâ€™ve read the headlines, but do houseplants really clean the air in your house? A Nasa study from decades ago is the oft-cited authority on the subject, but surely there must be some more recent research into the topic? Thankfully, the answer is yes. Curtis Gubb is in the final year of a PhD at the University of Birmingham. Heâ€™s working on a project to discover whether houseplants really do have a positive effect on air quality, working in partnership with the RHS.Â I chatted to him about his research findings so far, and found out a bit more about the truth behind the headlines on air quality and houseplants as a route to healthy skin. For full show notes, visit janeperrone.com.
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Throat Relief For Podcasters
I attended PodX in Nashville today and most of my time there was spent having conversations. As you can imagine, this kind of situation can stress your throat, affect your voice, and cause vocal strain. One of the first people I met at PodX was a rep from vocal Eze, a spray designed to help keep your throat lubricated and hydrated. Is it a good solution for when you've overused your voice? I test it live on this episode. I'll have one more PodX-related episode with a full recap of the event on the next episode. To make sure you don't miss it,Â subscribe toÂ Build A Big PodcastÂ here. Don't Let Your Podcast Be IgnoredÂ -Â Download my free "Audience Attraction Cheat Sheet"Â to get 25 podcast episode (and segment) templates.