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Tandem is a messaging app where language learners chat

Shortly after downloading the Tandem app I’m trying to explain the finer points of using the English auxiliary verb ‘will’ in a messaging chat with Juan, 35, from the Dominican Republic.<p>I’ve already explained that the proliferation of Spanish past tenses aren’t easy for a native English speaker to …

Language Learning

50 Deep Questions to Ask Yourself for Deep Insights

Years ago when I had no idea who I was and what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to ask myself a few deep questions. I decided to sit down with …

Reading Michael Lewis’s New Book Made Me More Worried About Donald Trump

I was hoping that Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i>, would offer up a bit of post-election escapism. …

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

Small Business

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

Windows 10

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2016

So needless to say, there were a lot of great titles in the running for my 10 best this year.<p>It was hard, but here they are — the films that confirmed why I love going to the movies so much (plus a couple that I felt needed to be mentioned).

Amazon Studios

Universities undergo "quiet revolution" as they switch to open-plan learning, Haworth report finds

<b>Haworth white papers:</b> higher education institutes around the world are undergoing radical change as they swap old-fashioned lecture rooms for …

Here’s How to Learn a New Language Faster Without Paying Attention

Lazy linguists have never had it better. <i>Scientific American</i> reports on two recent studies which suggest speeding up your language learning may be a …

84 Questions To Ask On A First Date

Modern day dating is tricky. Perhaps, more of a challenge today than ever in history.<p>Why, with so many dating apps making it easier to meet people, has it become increasingly difficult?<p>I believe that because it has become so easy to find, talk to, and meet up with someone, there is little risk …

Relationships

Secrets Only Stylish Men Know

If you’re a regular <i>FashionBeans</i> reader, chances are you’re across the style basics. Making sure your clothes fit, for example. Ironing your shirts. …

TIME's Best Portraits of 2016

Steve Martin photographed in New York City on March 1, 2016. From "Broadway Goes Bluegrass." April 4, 2016 issue.<br>Ben Hassett for TIME<p>1 of 49<p>Scottish …

A classroom teacher’s guide to formative assessment

I’m working on a guide to formative assessment for classroom teachers. I want to do two things: first, set out clear principles and introduce the …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

An elegant coding principle can be used to alphabetize your bookshelf with lightning speed

It’s easy to forget that the seemingly mundane sorting of goods and services online—like the map app that finds your nearest pizza joint, or the online retailer with the cheapest pair of running shoes—is powered by sophisticated computer algorithms. But the simple principles that power these …

Computer Science

Apple's new iPhone 7 ad features the cutest 'Romeo and Juliet' ever

If you capture an important moment on video with an iPhone 7, you won't be sorry you didn't bring a real camera — that's the message Apple is sending …

This Dynamic Web Design training bundle will get you building websites in no time

Building websites isn’t as hard as you might think, especially once you understand the basic languages of web development. With this Dynamic Web Design bundle, you’ll understand crucial web dev foundations and how it could open impressive doors career-wise for your future. Right now, you can grab …

Pro-tips for buying clothes that will last years, not weeks

Maybe it has happened to you before: Your new t-shirt looks like it has suddenly aged two years with one wash. A hole has opened in the crotch of the jeans you’ve only had for six months. A thread is hanging from your shirt after just a few wears, threatening a much greater unraveling.<p>Not all …

Clothing

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Google’s New Service Translates Languages Almost as Well as Humans Can - MIT Technology Review

Google’s latest advance in machine learning could make the world a little smaller.<p>The company is reëngineering its translation service after Google …

16 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 35 Years Old

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

What to Look for When Shopping for a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are cool. They always have been and they always will be. Here are three tips to help you pick the perfect one for you.<p>Real leather …

Blow Photo: Self-Portraits - Exclusive preview of the upcoming BLOW Photo, Issue 14 | LensCulture

<i>In celebration of the recently concluded LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary portraiture. Enjoy!</i><p><i>Here, we offer an exclusive preview of the upcoming issue of BLOW Photo, which focuses on the self-portrait. Read on to hear more</i> …

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

The Assassin review – martial arts to die for

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s painterly tale of Tang dynasty intrigue is a magnificent blend of fleet-footed action dark magic and emotional realism<p>Among this year’s most galling Oscar oversights is the absence of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s <i>The Assassin</i> from the foreign language film nominations. Hou’s first feature …

Intimate Portraits of Gypsies Recreated in the Style of the Old Masters

In his series <i>The Dream Goes Over Time,</i> Madrid-based photographer Pierre Gonnord recreates the Old Master painting style in this timeless portrait series featuring Portuguese Alentejo gypsies. Gonnord, who seeks to use art to give voices to marginalized people, frames his subjects as royal figures, …

Art

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Maybe you have also observed how common it is nowadays for students to not know how to have a conversation. Perhaps this owes to a preponderance of …

The talking cure

If, in last week’s post, I came across as a bit downhearted, this week I offer a pick-me-up.<p>A couple of months into this project, a Spanish-speaking …

16 Ways To Grow Mentally And Physically

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation