Folium: You Can Buy Happiness, If It's an Experience via NPR

Folium: You Can Buy Happiness, If It’s an Experience via NPR

… Connect You Can Buy Happiness, If It’s an Experience via NPR … There is a common proverb that you have probably heard that reads; “money can’t buy happiness.” Well I beg to differ. You can buy happiness, but the happiness depends on what you spend your money on. Advertising tries to catch your eye […]

Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

… Connect Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic … Words are an outlet for expressing feelings to others through text. There is a constant mix of positive and negative words used in YouTube Comments, Facebook Posts, and Tweets. Some may use language to harm, while others use it to analyze situations […]

Folium: How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language via Lifehacker

Folium: How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don’t Speak the Language via Lifehacker

… Connect How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don’t Speak the Language via Lifehacker … The term “ugly American” is well known throughout Europe and perhaps in other countries around the world.  So what is an ugly American?  Urban Dictionary provides the following definition: “The tendency of American tourists visiting foreign […]

Folium: Why do pigs oink, boo boo, and nöff-nöff via The Guardian

Folium: Why Do Pigs Oink, Boo-Boo, and Nöff-Nöff via The Guardian

… Connect Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish? … Have you ever thought back to the animal noises that you used to make as a child? How a cat goes “meow meow,” a pig goes “oink oink,” and a cow goes “moo?” Did you ever think of […]

Folium: Can Travel Really Change You via HowStuffWorks

Folium: Can Travel Really Change You via HowStuffWorks

… Connect Can Travel Change You via HowStuffWorks … Everyday we are bombarded with stories from friends and family about trips that “changed their lives” but can travel really “change” someone? While the stories may be somewhat of an annoyance, there is much evidence that travel can, in fact, change you. Day to day living […]

Folium: How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK

Folium: How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK

… Connect How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK … A lot of times growing up, it was fun to mimic accents from different languages I heard, but really, I was trying to make sense of what I was hearing. One day I got to wondering how the English language sounds to non-English […]

Folium: How a Linguist Reads a Menu via Vox

Folium: How a Linguist Reads a Menu via Vox

… Connect How a Linguist Reads a Menu via Vox … A few years ago, I went out to dinner to celebrate the birthday of a friend. Someone ordered a round of champagne to toast the milestone. The birthday girl refused to join in. “I prefer not to drink my calories,” she told the group […]

Folium: Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss

Folium: Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss

… Connect Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss … Have you ever considered, looking at a map or globe, the names of the countries on it? They’re all in English; understandable to us in our own language. However, have you ever considered what the United States might be called on the map […]

Folium: How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back via Huffington Post

Folium: How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back via Huffington Post

… Connect How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back via Huffington Post … I’d like to think that the language barrier in the United States could be broken simply by saying “hello”, but which “hello” do we say? In the United States, “We the people” come from a variety of language backgrounds. Our ancestors […]

Folium: Cookies of the World via Food52

Folium: Cookies of the World via Food52

… Connect Folium: Cookies of the World via Food52 … Think about it. You’re in first, fifth, eighth, 10th or 12th grade – heck maybe you’re even in college – and you’ve had a bad day at school. You trudge home, your backpack heavy with homework due the next day. You open the door and […]

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