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Travel Past, Present, and Future

Rick Steves | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

How A Second Language Betters Your Brain

Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nathan Collins Speaking more than one language has some advantages beyond ordering food in the local tongue -- psychologists believe that bili...

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

'Learn French in 10 Years!'

Steve Leveen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Steve Leveen

Our expectations about learning languages are, quite frankly, odd, and ads like "Learn French (or Spanish, or Galician) in 10 Days" pander to them. While these ads might help sell language-learning programs, they reinforce false expectations.

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Learn French!

Dominique Hoppe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Dominique Hoppe

In fact, virtually any career, public or private, is given a boost with knowledge of a foreign language. But why French?

The Power of Global Learning: Making the Foreign Familiar

Angela Jackson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Angela Jackson

How can you hear about or even care about a global economy when your world exists in a five-block radius?

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 12.06.2013 | Parents

Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive funct...

Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language

Dan Roitman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Dan Roitman

As a language learner, you'll not only become a more conscious thinker and listener who can communicate clearly and think creatively, but you'll also gain the most significant benefit of multilingualism: a broader, more global perspective.

Face to Face With a New Language

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Learning about new and exciting cultures directly from the ones who live in it is one of my favorite facets of learning a new language. But taking a foreign language also offers a great opportunity to improve even in unrelated areas.

Anthea Anka: My Kid Is A Brain Surgeon. Or So I'm Hoping.

Red Room | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Red Room

The most amusing sort of parents -- to me of course -- are the ones that push the bounds of what their kids can do because they simply can't help themselves.

Bilingual Kids Might Have A Cognitive Edge

FYI Living | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living

By: FYI Living Can learning a second language as a toddler give your child a cognitive edge over kids who wait until high school French class? ...

Can Language Influence Your Sex Personality?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 07.18.2011 | Style
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

In speaking multiple languages, you could potentially have "multiple personalities" in the sack, exponentially increasing the passion potential in your boudoir as you keep things fresh and exciting in Swedish, German, Spanish, Italian...

Learn Your Second Language and Enjoy the Journey

Steve Leveen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Leveen

When people hear I'm studying Spanish, they often are bemused. I want to share a secret: learning a second language is both harder--and easier--than you might think.

Obama's Right: More Americans Should Learn a Second Language

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Whether it's learning Chinese, a language critical to future global commerce, or Spanish, the most widely spoken language in the U.S. after English, as a nation we need to get going