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How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Language Learning

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

Barcelona left weaker without Xavi and Pedro

Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal have joined the Catalan club this summer but won't feature until January and the squad looks less strong than the one that won the treble<p><b>COMMENT</b> <b>Ignasi Oliva</b><p>This has been an atypical transfer window for Barcelona. Not only has the club been unable to register new signings …

Football - First team

FC Barcelona

Introducing the wife of Man United bound Anthony Martial, Samantha Martial [Instagram Pictures]

By Benjamin Newman Last Updated: August 31, 2015 2:33 pm<p>A photo posted by @martial_9 on Aug 3, 2015 at 3:20am PDT<p>Manchester United fans are swatting …

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

That’s how it goes with smartwatches. They’re meant to keep you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket. You’re supposed to glance at the notifications and smile inwardly, knowing that you can ignore that ping and focus on who you’re talking to. At their best, they do exactly that. At …

Kanye West presidency? Democratic Party approves after VMAs

Perhaps the most shocking moment at Sunday’s VMAs came at the end of Kanye West’s acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award. After repeatedly …

Barça-Málaga, La Liga: Projected Lineups

Barcelona returns to <i>La Liga</i> action this Saturday, when the <i>Blaugrana</i> open up the Camp Nou doors for a <i>Jornada</i> 2 matchup against Málaga. This was the …

Luis Suarez Stars in Bizarre Office Advert for Uruguayan Internet Company

Luis Suarez won't be swapping the football pitch for the silver screen anytime soon.<p>The Barcelona striker has dipped his toes into the acting world with a comedic performance for Uruguayan Internet business firm Abitab.<p>In the advert, a handful of "lookalikes" all pretend to be Suarez in a number of …

Barcelona's Leo Messi wins UEFA Player of the Year Award, Ronaldo looks 'thrilled'

By Paul Morrissey Last Updated: August 27, 2015 5:28 pm<p>As well as the Champions League group draw, UEFA held its annual award ceremony today.<p>And …

Bolt is the Messi of athletics - Luis Enrique

Following the Jamaican sprinter's 200 metre gold medal win at the world championships, the Barcelona coach has compared him to the four-time Ballon …

Leo Messi photobombs Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona legend pulls funny face while sat behind his fiercest rival<p>Leo Messi has photobombed Cristiano Ronaldo in a hilarious picture taken at the draw for the Champions League group stages.<p>In it, Ronaldo looks characteristically delighted to have yet another photo taken of himself while Messi, …

Soccer

Real Madrid Transfer News: Massive Signings, Rumours Linked to Los Blancos

Real Madrid are reportedly targeting a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.<p>That's according to Fichajes.net (via <i>Metro</i>'s George Bellshaw).<p>B/R's own Jonathan Johnson shared a <i>France Football</i> report at the start of the summer that fuelled speculation Ibrahimovic could be set to depart …

Barcelona star Neymar determined to make history

The superstar bared his passions on as well as off the pitch, while describing himself as a down-to-earth person<p>Barcelona ace Neymar has said he …

Lionel Messi inadvertently photobombing Cristiano Ronaldo goes viral (Picture)

By James Last Updated: August 28, 2015 2:47 pm<p>Thursday the 28th of August 2015 won’t rank high on Cristiano Ronaldo’s <i>best days of my life</i> list. A …

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

Doomsday

Premier League transfer news and rumours: as it happened

Latest news and rumours as clubs frantically look to tie up late deals before window closes on Tuesday, 1 Sept 2015

Soccer