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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 …

Language

What I Gained When I Lost My Religion

<i>This article originally appeared on Patheos.</i><p>People often ask me if my life is better now that I’ve left my religion. My honest answer is that it’s a …

Faith

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

How does studying or working abroad change you? You return with a photo album full of memories and a suitcase full of souvenirs, sure. But you may …

Creativity

The Difference Between American and British Humour

It’s often dangerous to generalize, but under threat, I would say that Americans are more “down the line.” They don’t hide their hopes and fears. …

Who’s Biggest? The 100 Most Significant Figures in History

Who’s bigger: Washington or Lincoln? Hitler or Napoleon? Charles Dickens or Jane Austen? That depends on how you look at it.<p>When we set out to rank …

Be a Cocky Little Nobody

<i>TIME asked Ricky Gervais to write about the secrets of his success.</i><p>Whenever I’m asked that standard question, “What advice would you give to someone …

The High Cost of Heartbreak for Modern Singles

Almost one half of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 have never been married, while the majority of those say that they hope to marry one …

Relationships

How to Ace Any Interview and Land the Job of Your Dreams

Forget the traditional sit-down with a rep from HR. Employers are now using more offbeat hiring techniques. Here's what you need to know to …

Employment

My Brother's Keeper

<i>The content of this post may be sensitive to readers</i><p>My brother, Jim, died by suicide on a bright day in early September, ending the darkest time in his life -- and mine. For nearly four months, I was my brother's keeper, his backup in a wild battle against depression. I promised I'd help him win. …

Are You Really an Introvert? Extrovert?

It is very hip to label yourself an introvert. Part of this is due to the well-researched, profound, well-written treatise by Susan Cain, <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.</i> If you haven't read it, you are in for a treat (and for some strange reason, it costs less than …

Psychology

On My 30th Birthday, 30 Tips for Your 20s

As I turn 30, I ask myself: When my 20s were yet to unfold, what do I wish I'd known, been told, or better understood?<p>While I have not heeded all of the pieces of advice that follow, some came instinctively, some were learned from watching other people, and plenty of insights are a consequence of …

Relationships

Slang: A History And A Defense

In the introduction to the original Oxford English Dictionary its editor included a diagram: at its heart was "English": the language as a whole. Around it were various subsets: regional, technical, formal... and slang. Slang may have been bottom center of the chart, set above the lower depths, but …

The Real Meaning of 'Brave'

<i>From my inbox:</i><p><i>Dear G,</i><p>Help. I can't figure this out.....<p>Imagine a bunch of adults who adore their kids and grandkids are sitting in a boat while two 9-year-old cousins (boy and girl -- 18 days apart in age) are on a cliff, contemplating jumping into the lake below. All the voices from the boat are …

A Tour of Some of My Favorite Fictional Families

No one can make me laugh as hard as the people in my family can -- the fall-to-my-knees-crying, certain-I'm-about-to-suffocate-and-die kind of laughing -- and no one can make me as batshit angry as my kin can either. That's why I love reading and writing about families. Stakes are high, emotions …

What I Wish I Knew About Love in My 20s

<i>This post originally appeared on 40:20 Vision, a website where women in their 40s give advice to women in their 20s.</i><p>I spent most of my 20s obsessing about love. When will I meet him? When will I find true love? Why isn't he calling me? Why am I alone? Where is he? Who is he? Am I over him? Why …

Relationships

8 Restaurants Made Famous by the Silver Screen

Occasionally, the magic of TV and film will flutter over from the sound stages to the real world, allowing fans to briefly exist in these imaginary realms. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the restaurants and bars that briefly doubled as TV or film sets. Travel to Paris to the cafe "Amélie" …

Maggie Linton: A Voice Worth Hearing

Anyone who listens to the <i>Maggie Linton Show</i> is familiar with this smooth voice that is welcoming, along with making the audience feel as if it's in the company of an 'ole friend. Maggie is a seasoned SiriusXM radio veteran who relaxes her guest, engages her audience, and also provides assistance …

YO Banksy! A Year Since "Better Out Than In"

As we hear of the sudden appearance of a new Banksy in southeast England we recall that it was exactly a year ago today that the international street art man of mystery grabbed New York by the mobiles and invited everyone to a month-long exhibition of painting, sculpture, installation, performance …

Woman's Racist, Drunken Rants On Airplane Get Live Tweeted

For those needing one more reason to never fly again, "Modern Family" editor Ryan Case has provided one.<p>On Monday night, she found herself sitting behind "the worst person in the world."<p>The woman, who apparently is named "Nadia," made a series of obnoxious, racist and very loud comments throughout …

Creating Creationists: Cutting Out the Middle in the Science-Religion Dialogue

About one in five respondents said it was not possible to accept the theory of evolution and believe in the existence of a creator God, according to a British poll taken last month.<p>Those who said that, however, were overwhelmingly not religious believers.<p>Just 7 percent of respondents who believe in …

Beer Science: Sour and Funky Beers

Sour beer isn't a new concept; in fact, the earliest beers were probably all sour by today's standards. This is largely due to the wild yeasts and bacteria that would infiltrate old-world open-container brewing systems and add their own unique flavors to the brew. Eventually, these wild flavors and …

Beer

Archaeologists In Turkey Say They've Discovered Dracula's Dungeon

Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale.<p>The researchers said this week they had uncovered a secret tunnel and two dungeons in Tokat Castle in northern Turkey, where …

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?"<p>It's sitting <i>right there</i>, just waiting for you in the South Pacific. This country is a true tropical paradise, but that doesn't just mean you'll be lazing around all day on the beach –- even if, with …

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Sigmund Freud Writes to Concerned Mother: “Homosexuality is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of” (1935)

Hank Green, hosting his <i>Crash Course on Psychology</i>, put it best: when we think of the study of the mind, we think of an old, bespectacled bearded man …

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today

When New York City hosted The World's Fair in 1964, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took …

Sylvia Plath Reads Her Poetry: 23 Poems from the Last 6 Years of Her Life

In March of last year, Toronto collector Greg Gatenby auctioned off “some 1,700 LPs, 45s, and 10-inch discs”-worth of recorded literary history, …

Watch What It's Like to Be at the Hong Kong Protests

Watch What It's Like to Be at the Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong

The Right Way to Ask Boomers to Retire

Millennials (born 1982-2003) have a problem when it comes to their path to promotions and career advancement. Unless more members of the Baby Boom …

Demographics