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Duolingo now teaches Hindi to English speakers

Duolingo, the freemium language learning platform, has just released a new module for English speakers to learn Hindi.<p>The course that has been in a year of development was launched on Duolingo’s website today, with the android and iOS versions slated to arrive soon.<p>The module teaches conversational …

Language Learning

What Happened When I Tried to Play Men's Professional Soccer | By Stephanie Labbé

When you’re the only woman playing on a men’s soccer team, and you also happen to be a goalkeeper, here’s how things go down:<p>If you’re really, really …

Self-confidence

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

She Survived the Great Depression—Then, at 91, Became a YouTube Star

<b>Clara Cannucciari became internet famous at 91 years old.</b> She was 66 when video cameras first went on sale and 74 when the World Wide Web was born. She never wanted to be on camera because she didn’t like the way she photographed, so when her grandson, Chris Cannucciari, first asked if he could …

Great Depression

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

Comedy

A 12-Year Study of Successful CEOs Reveals Their 5 Most Important Habits

And they're habits anyone can adopt.<p>Being the CEO of a massive company is a surprisingly hard life.<p>Sure, they make loads of money—an average of $12.1 …

Leadership

The Fascinating Reason Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World

There are no mosquitoes in The Most Magical Place on Earth. That's right, Disney World is so dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life …

Disney World

I'm 28 and I've saved over $240,000 — here's what I've learned about money from tracking my net worth for the past 2 years

They say you learn something about yourself when you keep a journal.<p>If that's true, then I think just graduated to a PhD in Me Studies. Because for the past two years, I've kept a very detailed (and very public) online diary.<p>It's a unique type of diary though. In it, you won't find any juicy gossip …

Personal Finance

Man asks girlfriend to text him World Cup updates, gets more than he bargained for

There are already plenty of people already out there tweeting, blogging and writing about the World Cup — but maybe its time for a new voice to enter …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according …

The Last Days of Time Inc.

An oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap.

20th Century

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer, or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. …

Washington State

Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy

The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room …

Civil Rights

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Personal Finance

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

“Four months after my mom died, my dad married a new woman. In December, she gave birth to their son.”

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Parenting

15 books that will change your life in 2018

It’s exciting to think about all the potential for 2018, a new year that's full of possibilities. But it can be daunting to figure out how to make those massive changes you’re craving in life. Fortunately, there’s one simple solution — and no, it’s not hiring an expensive life coach, therapist or …

Shonda Rhimes

Watch: 15 Graphic Design Trends For 2018

<b>Philip VanDusen,</b> founder and chief creative officer of NYC-based Verhaal Brand Design, lays bare 15 trends that graphic designers should note for …

It's Official: These are the Countries You Should Stay in an Airbnb Over a Hotel

When it comes to visiting a new destination, your first decision will likely revolve around where to stay. While Airbnbs often provide a more …

Hospitality

How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t …

El Salvador

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help …

Typography

Here's why we have to keep talking about Aziz Ansari

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I see a well-known male figure in entertainment, politics or media trending on Twitter because of sexual harassment allegations, my heart sinks. Him? But he seemed like one of the good ones? Then comes the onslaught of tone-deaf think pieces, such as Andrew Sullivan's take on the …

Aziz Ansari

No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore

A once-virtuous cycle is breaking down. What now?<p>For decades, the donation bin has offered consumers in rich countries a guilt-free way to unload their old clothing. In a virtuous and profitable cycle, a global network of traders would collect these garments, grade them, and transport them around …

Architecture Documentaries to Watch in 2018

The new year is here! And with it, a new slate of documentaries we're dying to see.<p>Of all the media forms, film seems to be the most adept at making …

Architecture

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …