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3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

6 French and German Dialects That Are 100 Percent American (And What They Sound Like)

The history of the United States is multilingual, and many non-English speaking communities have managed to maintain their languages, sometimes for …

Language

Trump administration offers conflicting numbers of revoked visas after travel ban

Confusion over the consequences of Donald Trump’s drastic travel ban continued to mount on Friday, as federal officials offered conflicting statistics on the number of visas that were revoked following the president’s executive order last week.<p>At a federal court hearing in Virigina, a Department of …

Immigration

Fareed Zakaria gives his take on President Trump's executive order. https://t.co/vkJugrPG6t

Pope Francis: Jesus Was a Migrant Like Today's Refugees

As Pope Francis officially opened this year’s Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, he said Jesus was a “migrant” who reminds us of the …

What does it mean to be a creative freelancer in post-election America?

It’s been almost two weeks since the 2016 election. Over the course of that time, I have seen people unfriend people, block them, and engage in some …

Self-Pity

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

National Parks

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …

A Brief History Of Religion

<i>This is an edited version of the chapter on Religion from the book, "Life Lessons for Mia Rose: An Irreverent Guide to Living and Loving Well" by Claire Fordham that was fact checked by Cynthia Eller, Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies at Montclair University, New Jersey.</i><p>Few, if …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

Faith and Doubt

Should we avoid claiming with certainty whether or not God exists?<p>To the Editor: In “God Is a Question, Not an Answer” (The Stone, Sunday Review, March 27), William Irwin writes, “Any honest atheist must admit that he has his doubts, that occasionally he thinks he might be wrong, that there could …

Faith

Nasser Rabbat and the Museum of Lost Objects

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, built in 1090, possessed an unusual and significant minaret. Square and tiered, it towered over the city, with intricate …

MIT

Replica Buddhist Caves Rise on the Getty Center Plaza

<b>Pardon our (ancient) dust! Construction is underway on three replica cave temples for the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on</b> …

Replication

Here's why I'm terrified of Donald Trump

I’m a Muslim American<p>Donald Trump is a demagogue who has created an environment of acceptable bigotry against American Muslims with absolutely no accountability from his party or the mainstream media.<p>His false claims, like the ludicrous idea that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated 9/11, …

Donald Trump

Italian scientists recreate Otzi the Iceman's voice box in bid to discover how people spoke 5,000 years ago

It has been more than 5,000 years since an unfortunate encounter with another stone-age man armed with a bow and arrow saw Ötzi the iceman the South …

A lake that hides a 500-year-old secret

Laguna de los Condores is one of the country’s most important Inca sites – but only 150 people trek to this remote spot each year.<p>High in the remote northwestern Andes is a stunning mountain lake that’s held a secret for more than 500 years.<p>Laguna de los Condores, located in northern Peru’s remote …

South America

Ötzi ice mummy was suffering from a stomach infection

Researchers have found aggressive intestinal bacteria in a 5,250-year-old mummy from the Tyrolian Alps. Today, that strain of Heliobacter pylori is …

3,000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin.<p>"The fingerprints were left by craftsmen who made a mistake and touched it before the varnish dried," Helen Strudwick, an Egyptologist at the museum, told CNN. "The …

Archaeology

Myths and Realities of Samskrit - Webinar by Open Pathshala

How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.<p>In Chinese, the word <i>computer</i> translates directly as <i>electric brain</i>.<p>In Icelandic, a <i>compass</i> is a <i>direction-shower</i>, and a <i>microscope</i> a <i>small-watcher</i>.<p>In Lakota, <i>horse</i> is literally <i>dog of wonder</i>.<p>These …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

6 German Words For ‘Rascal’

Guten Morgen!A little while ago I wrote about the untranslatable German word Dreikäsehoch, a term used to light-heartedly mock young kids – …

Language Learning

How to Use a Memory Palace to Boost Your Vocabulary - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

<i>The clever use of mnemonics is something I talk about a lot when I try to get beginner language learners into acquiring new words quickly. It's</i> …

Language Learning

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Eco on a Perfect Language: Gaelic

The dream of a perfect language did not only obsess European culture. The story of the confusion of tongues, and of the attempt to redeem its loss …

Language