Courtney Swain

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Why some people find learning a language harder than others

Speed and extent of learning determined by innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another<p>People who struggle to learn foreign languages may simply have brains that are not wired to retain linguistic skills, a new study suggests.<p>Learning a second language is far …

Language Learning

Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the<p>UCLAcampus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson steps …

Autism

Report: Google will soon introduce two paywalls to YouTube

YouTube is firmly embedded in the internet culture as a type of defacto new television network. With over a billion subscribers, the Google-owned website is host to an untold amount of user generated content as well as more professional projects, and even major movie and music features. The media …

Internet

Today Is the Luckiest Day of the Year! Susan Miller Weighs in on How to Spend the Next 24 Hours

The six million people who read **Susan Miller’**s cultish Astrology Zone horoscopes have been patiently awaiting today’s arrival with the fervor of children counting down the days until Christmas. Why? Because, according to the astrologist, today is the luckiest day of the year—delivering the …

Beauty

Airbnb Removes Top Host In Asia From Its Service With No Explanation

‘Sharing economy’ companies like Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit and others have grown popular for offering new types of work, and by association, additional incomes to people worldwide. While making a little side money comes in handy, a cautionary tale from a top Airbnb host in Asia shows the potential …

TIM COOK: The Apple Watch will finally be in stores 'by June'

After being sold exclusively online since its launch, Apple's debut smartwatch will soon be available to buy in the Cupertino company's retail outlets, CEO Tim Cook reportedly told Apple employees in China.<p>The launch of the Apple Watch has been plagued with difficulties, with demand far …

Ted Cruz 'imagines' 2016 presidency in Liberty speech

<b>Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) —</b> Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand from Texas, became the first Republican to announce his campaign for the presidency, and he spent Monday morning telling a crowd at the largest Christian university in the world to imagine what the country will be like when he …

Republicans

Toddlers pose a serious risk to smartphones and tablets

It’s been said repeatedly that tablets and smartphones are “bad” for children’s brains. This happened again just last weekend, and as ever the evidence for these claims is incredibly flimsy. The criticisms and analyses of these claims are constant, but they always fail to address the elephant in …

Parenting