Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Dermatoglyphics
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) The ridge patterns of skin on the inner surface of the hands and feet.
2) The scientific study of these skin patterns.
 
Etymology:
 
Coined in 1926 by Dr Harold Cummins (1893-1976) from Greek dermato- (skin) + glyphein (to carve). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gleubh- (to tear apart), which is also the source of cleave, glyph, clever, and clove (garlic). And that’s also where we get cleavage, cleft palate, and cloven hooves. Earliest documented use: 1926.

Quote of the Day

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
 
Melody Beattie