On Quizlet This Week: All About Hurricanes
We've been closely following the news coming out of Texas after Hurricane Harvey, and are now tracking the progress of Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane that has already made its way through the Caribbean and is now headed for Florida. If you don't live in the South or Southeast of the U.S. or…

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Posted by Laura September 7, 2017 · View post
A simple way you can help students & teachers impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Here at Quizlet HQ, we’ve been focused on the busy back to school season — launching new products, engaging students and teachers, and getting excited about the months ahead. At the same time, we know there are hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who can’t go back to school as planned, d…

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Posted by Laura September 5, 2017 · View post
Diversity & Inclusion at Quizlet — Why it Matters to Us
At Quizlet, we’ve built a diverse team of smart and passionate people, driven by our mission to ‘help people practice and master whatever they are learning.’ But we will always challenge ourselves to do better as we strive towards being a more diverse and inclusive team. There has been a lot of atte…

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Posted by Matthew August 29, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
On August 24, 79 (1,938 years ago), Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii, an ancient Roman city near modern day Naples in Italy. The area and its people were buried under 13-20 feet of volcanic ash, and the site was forgotten for 1,500 years until rediscovered in 1599. Proper excavations st…

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Posted by Amalia August 25, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Welcome to Our Crib
MTV has long been intertwined with youth culture in the United States, and the association is not just limited to kids telling each other they got punk’d. It can be credited with bringing music videos and reality shows to millions of TV screens — many of America’s most recognizable TV stars (inclu…

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Posted by Rutvij August 3, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Intern Day
Yesterday was National Intern Day, and whether you spent your day fetching coffee for your colleagues or pitching ideas to the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar corporation, if you’re an intern, you had reason to celebrate. Internships can take a whole host of forms. And because they typically last for…

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Posted by David July 28, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Hot Dog Day
Yesterday, July 19, was National Hot Dog Day - a day to celebrate all things hot dog! Hot dogs have a long and worldly history. Sausages, the tasty focal point of the hot dog, were first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey in the 9th century BC, making sausages one of the oldest processed foods. In the 13…

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Posted by Rachel July 20, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet this Week: Baseball's First Hero
Arguably the most revered icon in the Roaring Twenties, Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth, Jr.) inspired a generation of children to pick up a stick and a ball in America's sandlots. In a country that was struggling to assert itself on the world's stage after the First World War, the "Sultan…

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Posted by Rutvij July 13, 2017 · View post
Super Speller Ananya Vinay Visits Quizlet
The star of Quizlet’s tech talk this past week was a retired master of her craft—and she’s only twelve years old. On Friday we welcomed Ananya Vinay, the winner of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, to Quizlet HQ in San Francisco. The anything-but-ordinary orthographer clinched her victory at…

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Posted by David July 11, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Frida Kahlo
¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida! Today marks the 110th birthday of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Born in 1907, the artist spent most of her life in her family’s home in Coyocoán in Mexico City with her parents and three sisters. After a streetcar accident left her hospitalized for weeks, she began what wou…

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Posted by David July 6, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Shakespeare brings the house down...literally
In 1613, the Globe Theatre in London was the place to see a Shakespeare play. The Bard himself was rumored to act in some of his own productions and was a minority shareholder in the operations of the theater. During a performance of Henry VIII in June of that year, a theatrical cannon misfired an…

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Posted by Rutvij June 29, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Onion Rings Day
Don’t let onions make you cry today; celebrate them instead! June 22 is National Onion Rings Day, an annual holiday in the U.S. honoring one of America’s tastiest fast-food creations. No one knows the exact origins of the onion ring, but a recipe is thought to have appeared first in an 1802 cookbo…

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Posted by David June 22, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Flags of the United States
On June 14 every year, we celebrate the adoption of the American flag's current design. In 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which outlined a design with 13 stars in white on blue to match the 13 stripes in red and white. The nation and the flag have grown since then…

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Posted by Rutvij June 15, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Donald Duck Day
"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" Today marks the 83rd birthday of Donald Duck, the famously short-tempered, sailor-suit-sporting feathered friend of Mickey Mouse. Donald made his on-screen debut in the 1934 animated short film "The Wise Little Hen." Walt Disney designed the character…

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Posted by David June 8, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: The Great Outdoors
June is National Great Outdoors month — and the perfect time to go camping and visit our national parks! Get to know the 59 designated US National Parks, complete with their location and stunning landscapes. If you're going camping this weekend, learn to identify some flowers, birds and insects you…

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Posted by Amalia June 2, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Celebrating Sally Ride
We celebrate Sally Ride each year on her birthday, May 26, because she was the first American woman in space — a pretty big accomplishment considering the odds stacked against her. She first went into space on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983, and did another trip the following year. After sett…

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Posted by Laura May 25, 2017 · View post
"I Need a Quizlet" — An Anthem for Finals
Need a song to motivate you for finals? Check out "I Need A Quizlet" — an incredibly catchy tune and accompanying music video that AP Human Geography teacher, Craig Gaslow from Westlake High, recently shared with us. A group of Westlake students wrote the lyrics (which include references…

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Posted by Amalia May 19, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Meet Spelling Bee Champion Sylvie Lamontagne
We first heard about Sylvie Lamontagne last spring when she placed 4th in the Scripps National Spelling Bee — and credited Quizlet with helping her get prepped for the big bee. After her 4th place finish, Sylvie went on to win the Spelling Bee of China's North American bee and win the Spelling Bee…

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Posted by Laura May 18, 2017 · View post
About Today: We’re Sorry
We messed up. Earlier today, during finals week for many students and crucial end-of-year studying for others, we inadvertently broke Quizlet for about 6 hours. We know how much people rely on Quizlet, and how painful it is when it goes down. We work hard to make sure that planned downtime occurs wh…

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Posted by Andrew May 16, 2017 · View post
And the Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway winner is...
Last week we received over 5,000 entries to our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. Teachers from all 50 states were nominated with thoughtful testimonials from students, colleagues, partners, and parents. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're happy to announce that the winner and recipient…

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Posted by Amalia May 16, 2017 · View post