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The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Literature

Switzerland abandons its currency cap: The markets are freaking out.

It's a "currency tsunami!" It's #Francogeddon! It's ... a financial-world freakout about Switzerland?<p>Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and …

Mitch Epstein presents his documentary work on energy—its use, consumption and effects. His work began in Cheshire, Ohio where a community was displaced by an AEP electric plant. He ended the show with images from Hurricane Katrina. The presentation was accompanied by music from cellist Erik Friedlander. | Photo by @nikonalex Alex Snyder #nationalgeographic #cello #energy #ohio #katrina #climatechange

The Tories’ much-vaunted ‘made-in-Canada’ copyright law is already showing cracks

The “notice-and-notice” provisions of the new Copyright Modernization Act have been in force for just two weeks, and already the Tories’ much-vaunted …

Privacy

The gentrification myth: It’s rare and not as bad for the poor as people think.

It started in Soho, then moved to Chelsea and the East Village. Riots in Tompkins Square in 1988 earned it some headlines but didn’t stop its …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android News

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …