Angie Quattro

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A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Language Learning

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

The Woman Who Stole My Life

• <b>Author:</b> Marian Keyes<p><b>Stella Sweeny writes off her car . . . and his. But is it a blessing in disguise or just a taste of more to come? Entertaining and uplifting, The Woman Who Stole My Life is BESTSELLING author Marian Keyes' intriguing tale of finding true happiness in unexpected places . . .</b><p>Ever …

Congo Dawn

• <b>Author:</b> Katherine Scholes<p>'Katherine Scholes is one of those rare writers who connects Australia to Africa in creative fiction. This is, in the best sense, a big, lusty novel. But it exceeds most such novels in sensitivity and imagination, in potent narrative and artistic terms.' <i>Tom Keneally</i><p><i>You</i> …

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

Employment

Can you match the language to its writing? [QUIZ]

How Different Languages Relate to Each Other Through Commonalities, Borrowing and Coincidence

In a fascinating episode their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill …

10 words that perfectly describe love that don't exist in the English language

Sometimes, there just isn't a word in the English language that adequately describes the kind of feelings and actions that are brought on by love.<p>But that doesn't mean those words don't exist.<p>Below are 10 words— along with illustrations — that exist in other languages (but not in English) that …