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6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

China’s influence is growing so fast that two of the world’s biggest militaries are teaming up to block it

India, in particular, is wary of China's apparent desire to expand its role and become a dominant naval player in the Indian Ocean.<p>This concern over its own backyard has led New Delhi to join the US, two of the world's largest militaries, and ink a military-cooperation agreement that would provide …

The 20 Creepiest Things You Can Whisper In Someone's Ear When Giving Them A Hug

Consumer Tech

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

North Island

Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a …

A psychopath’s literary obsession spells bad news for his favourite author – and for the teenager who discovers his unpublished works<p>Writers are obsessed with other writers. So many of the greats have, somewhere in their oeuvre, at least one novel in which an author is either writing a book, or is …

Books

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …<p>Dr Jonathan Waldern is standing in a meeting room in Silicon Valley, wearing a lab coat and grinning from ear to ear. “There will be people crying …

Virtual Reality