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Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

One of the most sensuous songs in all of Latin music is not about sex or love; it's about fruit. That's my opinion, but it's also the suggestion of dozens of <i>Alt.Latino</i> listeners who wrote in for this week's fruit-themed episode. The song in question is Rubén Blades' "Buscando Guayaba," in which he …

Buenos Aires

Cognitive control – the most important, yet most neglected factor in foreign language grammar teaching

Cognitive control, as I mentioned in previous posts, refers to the ability to perform a task in real operating conditions. For instance, an L2 …

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Language Learning

The History of 'Thug'

The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet<p>Last night, as Baltimore erupted with riots and violence and anger, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the events sweeping the city. The mayor talked about "the evil we see …

Mark Twain

The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …

Black History

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Real Time Economics - WSJ

banking<p>How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade<p>Apr 19, 2018 9:30 am ET<p>3<p>Newsletter<p>Real Time Economics: What Are Yield Curves Telling Us? | Trade Tensions Simmer | Companies Struggle to Raise Prices<p>Apr 19, 2018 5:28 am ET<p>0<p>IMF<p>Since 1880, Global Government …

Economics