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Bug Out Bag Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out

<b>How to Pack a Bug Out Bag</b><b><br>Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out</b><p>by Mark Lawrence, Copyright © SecretsofSurvival.com<p>Continued Below ...<p>Related …

6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

One photo of a pensive Congolese woman in her distinctive makeup could be mistaken for a Renaissance painting. Another, of a coal plant sending smoke plumes over a town in China, looks like a still from a 1950s propaganda film. And another, of a little girl yawning during an Indonesian festival, …

Acid Attack

Carrying a ‘throwaway’ wallet and other tips in avoiding travel scams

Sid Kirchheimer’s guard is perpetually up — and it reaches its zenith when he travels. As the author of the book “Scam-Proof Your Life” and the “Scam Alert” columnist for AARP, Kirchheimer strives to stay a step ahead of would-be thieves. Tourists, he said, are particularly vulnerable to crooks.<p>“If …

Identity Theft

In Ireland: English as a Foreign Language

Generally when I've moved to a new place I am in language learning mode: learning new words everyday, being puzzled by expressions, and dealing with …

The World’s Most Musical Languages

Why one syllable spoken at different pitches can have seven meanings<p>People don’t generally speak in a monotone. Even someone who couldn’t carry a tune if it had a handle on it uses a different melody to ask a question than to make a statement, and in a sentence like “It was the first time I had …

Pseudo-Anglicisms: Loanwords English Doesn't Need Back

A great bit of footing.In the past, we've looked at loanwords that have made their way into English from many different languages, including Russian, …

Language

The First Language You Learn Changes How You Hear All Other Languages After

An MRI experiment shows that the language you hear as a baby makes a permanent imprint on your brain.<p>The first language you learn as a baby “locks in” certain patterns in your brain and affects how you will learn other languages in future. Even if you forget that first language, it will continue to …

Language Learning