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28

Sep

What are the hardest languages to learn?Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

What are the hardest languages to learn?
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

27

Jul

Does the language you speak influence how you think?Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

Does the language you speak influence how you think?
Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

09

Jul

What are the hardest languages to learn?Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

What are the hardest languages to learn?
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.

30

Jun

9 of the world’s most multilingual countriesLarge segments of the population in these nations speak 3 or more languages fluently.

9 of the world’s most multilingual countries
Large segments of the population in these nations speak 3 or more languages fluently.

16

Jun

Why it’s OK to say ‘soccer’ instead of ‘football’Some football fans mock ‘soccer’ as crude U.S. slang, but it’s a 120-year-old British word. And since it’s also more specific than ‘football,’ it provides a useful name for the planet’s most popular game.

Why it’s OK to say ‘soccer’ instead of ‘football’
Some football fans mock ‘soccer’ as crude U.S. slang, but it’s a 120-year-old British word. And since it’s also more specific than ‘football,’ it provides a useful name for the planet’s most popular game.

15

Jun

Does the language you speak influence how you think?Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

Does the language you speak influence how you think?
Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

09

Jun

Does the language you speak influence how you think?Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.
You won’t believe how much influence your language has over you.

Does the language you speak influence how you think?
Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

You won’t believe how much influence your language has over you.

23

Apr

8 common phrases we owe to ShakespeareCelebrate the great bard’s birthday by throwing a few of these witty sayings into your conversations today.

8 common phrases we owe to Shakespeare
Celebrate the great bard’s birthday by throwing a few of these witty sayings into your conversations today.

07

Apr

Could GIFs be a new language?The MIT Media Lab is looking at the new visual language of animated images.

Could GIFs be a new language?
The MIT Media Lab is looking at the new visual language of animated images.

24

Mar

Where did the word ‘OK’ come from?Few two-letter words have as many meanings, or are as widely understood, as ‘OK.’ In honor of its 175th birthday on March 23, here’s a look at how this uniquely American acronym went viral.

Where did the word ‘OK’ come from?
Few two-letter words have as many meanings, or are as widely understood, as ‘OK.’ In honor of its 175th birthday on March 23, here’s a look at how this uniquely American acronym went viral.