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The 8 Best Language Learning Apps That Really Work

Whether you’re gearing up to go on vacation, studying for exams, or just want to expand your mind, it’s always a great time to learn a new …

10 Reasons Why You Should Raise Your Kids To Be Bilingual

I grew up in a multicultural household. My Mom is Thai and my Dad’s American. I often get, “Cool! You’re half Thai (and the occasional Taiwanese but …

Benefits of Bilingualism

Photo Courtesy of The Student<p>Initially, it was popular belief that bilingualism was harmful to a child's performance in academics. The logic behind …

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …

Language Learning

The Internet’s inequality bomb: The crash is coming — but the 1 percent won’t feel a thing

Warnings of a tech bubble are growing more dire every day, but it’s regular people who stand to bear the brunt<p>When David Einhorn gets gloomy, the stock market gets jumpy. In May 2008, the hedge fund investor warned that Lehman Brothers was headed for trouble. Five months later, Lehman declared …

Robert Reich: Right-wing policies are literally killing women

The former secretary of labor explains why the mortality for women giving birth in America is so insanely high<p>According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring …

6 Things About Introverts Most People Don’t Understand

No, this is not one of those introvert-supremacist articles. Actually, I’m probably not a pure introvert. A lot of people would actually be surprised …

16 Things You Don’t Owe Anybody (Though It Often Feels Like You Do)

<b>1. An outward appearance that aligns with what other people deem appropriate and ideal.</b> Too often I hear people hesitate to, say, get a tattoo or dye …

Listen to the Most Relaxing Song Ever

Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester …

Lectures aren't just boring, they're Ineffective, too, study finds

Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A …

Three words of advice for the young and ambitious

I have three words to change your life: <i>create, big, and defy.</i> Have you got three minutes?<p>1. Create<p>Creating things is the secret path that lets you do …

What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

I'm in!<p>Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. As a result, he was given the …

Top 5 Reasons You're Not a Good Writer

Last week I asked you what you think the basics of writing well are. Today, we’re going to talk about the five biggest pitfalls that are hurting your …

Writing exactly what you want to write

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How To Write For the 21st Century Reader: 6 Tips to Modernize Your Prose

<i>"There is no such thing as an 'author'. Instead, there are only people who write stuff that they want other people to buy. Nobody dreams about</i> …

Not all education comes from college

With motivation, you can teach yourself skills to help you on the job.<p>When people consider ways to get a better job or a boost in salary, one of the things they think about is whether they should go back to school.<p>That decision becomes more difficult as the average undergraduate student loan debt …

Calling All Writers: Move to Detroit, And Get A Free House

In hopes of building a literary scene in the downtrodden city, a new nonprofit aims to rebuild vacant homes and just give them away. Can’t get better than free.<p>If you’re a struggling but talented writer, a new nonprofit in Detroit might want to give you a house. Yes, for free. With the help of a …

Housing

50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014

I applaud anyone thinking of doing #readwomen2014, even as I’m not sure I’ll be doing it myself in any formal way. Making it a point to read books …

Books

#WeNeedDiverseBooks goes viral

The campaign hit the Internet today<p>It's well known that even in 2014, America needs more diversity in, well, pretty much every field imaginable. But the same goes for realms beyond real life: Our fiction is sadly just as dominated by straight white men as the physical world is. To call attention to …

6 reasons you should consider eating insects

For your own personal health and for the overall health of the planet, you should be eating more insects.<p>This isn't meant as a provocative, theoretical idea. It's a serious solution to the increasingly pressing problems of global warming and animal welfare — and a practical way of adding low-fat …

80-Year-Old Man Hasn’t Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since 1972 And It’s Still Alive

In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only …

Lunchbox Dad Makes Creative Sandwiches And Snacks For His Daughter’s School Lunch

Beau Coffron, better known as Lunchbox Dad, is a dad in the San Francisco Bay area that loves to make delicious and creatively designed lunches for …