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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 […]

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Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker

Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker I’m a smartphone junkie, and when I travel I often struggle to think of new ways to make my phone “smarter”. I often rely on apps like Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Google Places. However, I’ve always said that nothing beats the knowledge of a good […]

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Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World

Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – […]

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Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway

Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway They’re the parents of three surviving quadruplets – enthusiastic 9 year olds, including one with cerebral palsy who rides in an off-road wheelchair or in Dad’s sling and requires feeding of blenderized food through a tube. In tow, a moptop four […]

Folium: YouTube's Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget I envy the Google engineers. From what I understand, they are often given time to work on their own projects, or improve existing projects using original ideas. I’ve gotta believe that YouTube’s automatic captioning is one of those side projects that took a life of […]

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News Imagine a language that could unify nations. Imagine a language that has the potential to rectify centuries of hostility and disparity as well as political and religious conflict while also bringing people from different cultures together all in the name of […]

Folium: The Longest Word in the English Language via Gizmodo

Folium: The Longest Word in the English Language via Gizmodo We have often discussed on Folium the “flexibility” of the English language, and this is just another example of just how far the rules of language can be pushed (which, to find out, is pretty far). The adaptability of English tends to be a two-edged […]

Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget

(Image via Element Technica) Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget Did you know that in Europe, “soccer” is called “futból”? Now… can we never state the obvious again? We all know… On the other hand, are you familiar with FIFA? This one might be a little more specific, and […]

Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker

(Image via Lifehacker.com) Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker Folium often discusses the benefits, and in most cases, the necessity, of world travel. Every single one of us should have the experience of traveling the world and gaining the perspective that it provides regardless of age, sex, profession, or financial […]