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Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

Language Learning

Xbox apologizes for go-go dancers at Game Developers Conference party

It's one step forward, two steps back for inclusiveness in the games industry.<p>Xbox head Phil Spencer had to apologize Friday after attendees of a …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Time Management

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

Employment

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

The Genius Trick for Magically Creamy Scrambled Eggs (in 15 Seconds)

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Finally! Soft, custardy scrambled eggs for people who don't have the time—or patience—for low-and-slow.</i><p>There are so many decisions confronting scrambled egg …

Isolation Play

It isn't Kobe's taunts or humiliating viral videos that have made this the toughest year of Jeremy Lin's life. It's the feeling that, as hard as he …

High

A committee that includes senior Federal Reserve officials reviewed and overturned a bank examiner's finding that Goldman Sachs lacked a firm-wide …

What Investment Bankers Say About Rating Agencies Behind Their Backs — ProPublica

Credit-rating agencies are supposed to make independent judgments about the risks of a deal. But in their pitches for state business in tobacco …

Bear Stearns

The ‘Simply Amazing’ Invention Aimed at Helping ‘Novices Learn to Play the Piano Without Reading Music’

An invention aimed at helping beginners learn how to play the piano took the Internet by storm this week after a video showing how it works was widely circulated.<p>The device, formally called the Projected Instrument Augmentation System, was developed in Germany and projects a stream of colorful …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …