Folium: Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal

The Best Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal Just a few decades ago traveling the world was a privilege exclusively granted to those with wealth. According to information gathered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, now over 30 million americans travel abroad each year, and in 2011 alone, over 62.7 million international visitors […]

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet!

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet!

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet! Most students and teachers would never dream of saying that learning a language is simple. In fact, many will tell you that the process can be arduous and intimidating at times. Though the outcome is greatly beneficial, the lectures, the homework, and the speaking tasks have all been known to […]

Folium: 10 Ways Students Can Travel For Free via The Telegraph

Folium: 10 Ways Students Can Travel For Free via The Telegraph To be fair this is a Telegraph article via a Lifehacker article, but the principles remain the same. It isn’t fair to extoll the virtues and lifelong benefits of travel without finding a way for everyone to enjoy the possibility. Travel can be accessible […]

Folium: The World is a Book via Lifehacker

Folium: The World is a Book via Lifehacker “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (no, not that kind of hippo…) the quote basically says that travel is vital to the narrative of life! Those who choose not to travel lack […]

Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing

Shemomedjamo – “I accidentally ate the whole thing.” Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing … Mark Twain often wrote of his distaste of the German language, how new nouns could be formed by smashing them all together, or worse, by smashing a load of functions or meanings together to create something totally […]

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo “I think, therefore I am” (“Cogito ergo sum” – Descartes). Right? YouTube contains an unlimited supply of cat videos and people inflicting great amounts of pain on themselves and their friends. However, it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who really […]

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian

Folium: How to Save a Dying Language via Smithsonian I honestly had no idea that anyone still spoke Aramaic, and even more surprising that the few that do are living in Chicago! Aramaic, for those who are uninitiated in ancient middle-eastern languages, is believed to be the language of Christ. There are many examples and […]

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Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News

Folium: Cows “Moo” With Different Accents via BBC News This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed the world of animal linguistics, and for reference we illustrated how different languages represent (in writing) the sounds that animals make. However, this is a horse of a different color. Or, um, cow… The BBC, in whom I often […]

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Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker

Folium: If You Want A Good Job, You Need More Than One Talent via Lifehacker My parents would often tell me stories about growing up in Corning, New York. As recently as a generation ago men would graduate high school, go to work for Corning Glass Works, earn a pension, and hope to retire after […]

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Folium: Increase Your Child’s “Mental Flexibility” via Districtadministration.com

Folium: Increase Your Child’s “Mental Flexibility” via Districtadministration.com Results of 144 research studies led to the conclusion that early experience with two language systems seems to leave children with “a mental flexibility, a superiority in concept formation, and a more diversified set of mental abilities.” To paraphrase a Chinese Proverb, there is only one brilliant […]