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New research shows bilingual people have yet another advantage

Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.<p>The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of …

Language Learning

Hidden in Obama’s new climate plan, a whack at red states

Though weaker than both supporters and critics say, the new rules do pack one big punch.<p>I took flak Monday for writing that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for fighting climate change wouldn’t really change the trajectory of the electricity sector, but now that the plan is public, you can see …

Clean Power Plan

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Journalism

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

Cardiovascular System

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

Deep impact

GERMANS joke about their bad English. In Berlin, you can buy fridge magnets with German expressions over-literally translated into English, like “It …

Language

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

Driving

3 (Scientifically Proven) Ways to Learn a New Language

In 2014, Penn State researchers found that adults who successfully tackled a new language strengthened their neural pathways, benefiting overall …

There's a fascinating difference between income inequality in red states and blue states

In an analysis of those, The Washington Post found that the bulk of cities with the biggest inequalities were located in red states while the majority of the most-distressed cities were in blue states.<p>Inequality was calculated by determining a "neighborhood advantage score" based on household …

Demographics

Automated Vowel Extraction

Semi-Automated Alignment and Extraction<p>Audio + Transcriptions → Formants<p>Similar to the FAVE pipeline (but using the Montreal Forced Aligner instead …

Natural Language Processing

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

Italy

New York City to Google: Reduce the number of left turns in Maps navigation directions

Members of the New York City Council have written a letter to Google requesting the company reduce the number of left turns suggested to drivers …

Google Maps

Religion | HuffPost

Brazil
Pope Francis

The world's summers will be drastically different by 2100, according to recent study

There's no contradiction - the world simply doesn't work like that. In fact, even after another 85 years of global warming there will still be a small chance of a 2009/10-style winter - a 0.6% chance, to be precise.<p>That's according to new research by the UK's Met Office which assesses how likely …

Climate Change

This is what America's highways would look like as a subway map

There are over 164,000 miles of highway spanning almost every inch of the US.<p>Such a vast and sprawling highway network used to take up hundreds of pages in a cumbersome paper atlas. Now, it's on every smartphone.<p>Cameron Booth is an Australian graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon, who makes …

Maps