Justin Hamilton

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What It's Like Speaking A Different Language From Your Parents

My parents and I communicate in an incomplete mash-up of Bengali and English. I sometimes wonder what we are missing.<p>In Bengali – the first language of my parents – I cannot read, distinguish left or right, or describe different kinds of love. I cannot count above 10, recite the alphabet, or say my …

Language

M is for Mother tongue

In 1906 Maximilian Berlitz wrote, in the preface to his <i>Method for Teaching Modern Languages</i>:“In the Berlitz Method, translation as a means of …

Language Learning

Readlang Helps You Learn a Foreign Language as You Surf the Web

The most effective way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself as much as possible in it . Readlang is a webapp and Chrome extension that …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Nutrition

Early humans did not mumble and grunt: Language 'developed rapidly'

Early humans did not mumble and grunt when they first started to speak to one another – instead a sophisticated language system developed rapidly, …

In 1927, the MGM lion's plane crashed and he survived on sandwiches

Recording the MGM lion<p>How Leo's roar flew him to fame<p>1928<p>The MGM trademark lion, Leo, famously roars at the beginning of every MGM film. In fact, …

5 Movie Quotes You Can Use At Work (That Will Totally Get You Fired)

I’m a big movie buff. As a side effect, I sometimes find myself quoting movies randomly throughout my day. Some are appropriate and get huge laughs. …

DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<p>Historians now can sort through ship manifests once …

Anthropology

The Predator Joins Mortal Kombat X Character Roster

The Predator has been confirmed as the latest addition to Mortal Kombat X's vast character roster, according to an official listing on the Xbox Store.<p>While no official art or character details have been revealed, the listing shows that the Predator will be available first to those who buy premium …

Mortal

Gabe Newell on Valve's game development plans and the possibility of more Half-Life

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets it; he knows that fans of the company's games want to see another Half-Life or Left 4 Dead or Team Fortress game. Just don't expect the developer to necessarily make games like it used to 10 or 15 years ago. Valve, Newell said, has evolved in the way it makes and …

The Real Bullies at School

Teachers are vilified for being too hard on students, so why aren't coaches held to the same standard?<p>Playing basketball had been a singular source of joy for her. She had taken it up in first grade, honed her talent in year-round competitive leagues, and earned a spot on the varsity team as a …

Cooking Bacon on the Barrel of Your Gun Is the Most American Thing Ever

Gun enthusiasts are taking to YouTube to show off their favorite new culinary appliance for cooking up a few bacon strips: assault rifles. This is the new face of patriotism.<p>Ameri-cuhhhh! True patriots say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, eat a giant meal of bacon and sausage, and hit the …

'Grand Theft Auto' is going to become a BBC TV drama

Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest videogames in the world — and gamers have spent millions on each edition of the game. Grand Theft Auto V, the most recent game in the series, took almost £500 million in its first 24 hours on sale.<p>We don't know much about the BBC's plans for its Grand Theft …

PETA Wants Tim Burton To Change The Ending Of The Live Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

GUESS WHAT: PETA is unsurprisingly not 100% on board with the planned live action <i>Dumbo</i>. Conveniently, the Tim Burton reboot combines a high profile entertainment story with the legitimately disturbing sh*t human beings have done to animals, so there’s probably some kind of alarm that goes off in …

6 Ways to Humiliate Yourself in Europe

The consequences of looking like a tourist in a foreign place can range from serious (becoming a target for theft and scams) to humorous (awkwardness, frustration, public embarrassment). Here are a few of the most blatant ways that your lack of familiarity with local culture in Europe can bring you …

Video Game Guns Get Everything Wrong

Shooting a gun in video games should be scary. It shouldn't be something you want to do. And it definitely shouldn't be what the game is designed around, as if getting into a gunfight is both an achievement and a reward.<p>L2 to aim. R2 to fire. Square to reload. If you've been into video games at all …

I Grew Up Believing in a False Prophet

I never felt quite like my family and I belonged in our Mormon community until we met a man who claimed he was ushering in the end of the world, and that we could help him.<p>I was baptized into the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was eight years old. My parents were devout; …

Jesus

The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing

It just kind of happened. At least, that's how Bill Swank remembers it. He had gotten a call from Dion Rich the night before, to meet him along the …

NFL

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture …

6 Tiny Mistakes That Shaped Huge Parts of Modern History

History books are a parade of great people planning wars and inventing shit and in general dictating what the world is going to be like for the rest …

What Would We Really Drive If The Nazis Won World War II?

Philip K. Dick's <i>The Man In The High Castle</i> has been a masterpiece of alternative history for decades. So when Amazon announced they were going to …

The 60 Best Manly Movie Quotes

A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema<p>A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema

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