Michael Miller

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How Does Language Shape the Way We Think? Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky Explains

Imagine a jellyfish waltzing in a library while thinking about quantum mechanics. "If everything has gone relatively well in your life so far," …

Language Learning

Can you learn a language with an app? What the research says

Language learning apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer …

Language Learning

The Mexican art of double entendre

Writer Susannah Rigg discovers the hard way that Mexico’s albur, or wordplay, is not easy for foreigners to master.<p>As a Brit living in Mexico, I’ve discovered that many people are intrigued by whether or not I eat spicy food. I once had an entire conversation with a waiter in which he asked me …

Language

“Internet Polyglot” Is A Very Useful Site For English Language Learners

Internet Polyglot is a simple site that is very good for Beginning English Language Learners. It teaches vocabulary in many different languages.<p>It’s …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

Linguistics

10 best language learning apps

At LinguaLift we are all eternal learners and we always keep our eyes open for new apps, platforms and methods of learning foreign languages.<p>We …

Language Learning

Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game

Using a language-learning game called 'Crystallize,' created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Essential Yoga Stretches for Lower Back Pain

If you have occasional or chronic pain in your lower back, you're not alone. Low back pain is very common, especially as you age. Having a job where …

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Don’t get stuck (An Advice in Learning Programming)

Why we always get stuck ?<p>Being stuck is the period that you give up learning or working in a specific field and you may ask your self<p>Should I …

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

Yoga

How we went from idea to IPO in 12 months

Earlier this year, I released a book called <i>Progressive Partnerships – The Future of Business</i>. The central tenant of the book was that we are moving …

Opinion: How the wealthiest Americans got rich may surprise you

As much as everyone likes a good get-rich quick story, the rich typically didn’t make their wealth overnight, which should comfort investors who are …

10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code

Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective …

Frieza Hijacks Yahoo! Japan to Celebrate New Dragon Ball Super Arc - Interest

The villain Frieza is hijacking Yahoo! Japan's search engine. In a collaboration between the search engine and Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Super, …

Pay attention to these incredibly relaxing yoga retreats

<b>“Asana”</b> yoga lovers of the world, stretch your arms up to greet the sun and point your eyes at the screen because you’re about to find out something …

Yoga and Sports: A Winning Combination

<b>As yoga’s popularity has increased, I see more and more athletic programs using yoga-inspired movements</b>. I think this is wonderful, and have …

I'm A Registered Dietitian. Here Are The 6 Things I Tell Every Client

When it comes to nutrition, there's so much to share. The discovery of the human genome in the year 2000 has put nutrition front and center in most …

Apps as anime characters

What would software programs look like if they were people? Artist Reef1600 dreamed up these awesome personifications and let us share them with you. Check out his art, buy his work on Gumroad, and click/scroll through to see the rest:

Innovation Gave This Yoga Company the Momentum it Needed

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>During summer 2014, New York City yoga studio owners Raquel Vamos and Dov Vargas created a rudimentary website for $35 to sell a plastic wheel they invented to help with deep back stretches. At most, they expected to get a few dozen …

12 Blog Monetization Strategies Used To Make $124,074

To become the kind of blogger that makes more money in one month than your parents did in an entire year, it takes more than just quality content.<p>It …

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

fatumwr/Adobe StockMindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, …

Artistic Illustrations Explain Foreign Words That Don't Exist In The English Language

London-based illustrator Marija Tiurina created a series of captivating drawings called “Untranslatable Words.” It features 13 words that don’t have …

7 Top Blog Posts Every Language Learner Should Read Now

We’ve compiled the best language learning strategies to help you learn any language faster. Here are the 7 best language posts you should read now.

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

The absolute best anime on YouTube

If you’ve ever been a fan of anime, you’ve probably spent more time than you’d like searching online for a site to stream from. On the top of the …

Nonqualified deferred compensation trilogy

A three-part series on making the most of nonqualified deferred compensation plans.<p>If you've ever been offered a nonqualified deferred compensation …