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car donation

January 27, 2016

Car donation is the practice of giving away no-longer-wanted automobiles or vehicles to charitable organizations. In the United States, these donations can provide a tax benefit.

Some critics have claimed that car donations are essentially a tax shelter. However, non-profit organizations in the US have come to rely increasingly upon the revenue from car donations. This type of donation has become increasingly widespread; in 2000, 733,000 U.S. taxpayers reduced their taxes by $654 million.

Car donation schemes in the UK are slightly different from those operating in the United States and only established themselves as a valued source of income for UK charities, led by Giveacar - a non-profit organisation. Operating as a non-profit organisation allows charities to avoid the large overheads created by profit-making car donation companies.

insurance

January 26, 2016

life insurance: insurance that pays out a sum of money either on the death of the insured person or after a set period.

travel insurance: insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one's own country.

assessor: a person who calculates the value of something [eg: a building, car etc]

claim: an application for payment under an insurance policy - to make a claim v.

insurance broker: agent who arranges insurance; middleman between insurer & policyholder

mirepoix

January 26, 2016
1. a flavoring made from diced vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and sometimes meat, often placed in a pan to cook with meat or fish.

2. finely chopped vegetables, as onions and carrots, sometimes with meat, often used as a bed for meat that is to be braised.

After you have removed the crayfish from the bowl, cook them quickly in a traditional mirepoix.

sitzmark

January 23, 2016
/sits ˌmark/

Skiing. an impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward. a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier.

These Winter Olympics have been awfully confusing for American fans. Our anointed hero, Bode "I Am a Rebel and I Said So on 60 Minutes" Miller, has thus far left a giant sitzmark on the Italian Alps.

sybaritic

January 22, 2016
1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.

2. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.

cowardly

January 22, 2016
1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid.
2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled:

Examples:

a cowardly attack on a weak, defenseless man.

There was also no shortage of heroic and cowardly behavior as well as many things in between.

mauka

January 22, 2016
toward the mountains; inland.

You learned what all the island people know, about how to go mauka, toward the mountains in the middle of the island, and how to go makai, toward the ocean lying all around.

Mauka is a Hawaiian term formed from the directional particle ma- and uka meaning “inland, upland.” It entered English in the late 1800s.