Folium: Novalima On World Cafe via NPR

Novalima On NPR’s World Café This isn’t your abuela’s Peruvian flute band. Well known for drug store kiosks and shopping plazas across America, the peruvian flute band evokes scenes of rugged mountains, majestic condors, and lots of indigenous Peruvians in colorful wool hats. Novalima doesn’t project any of those images, and perhaps it is a […]

Folium: 10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict via Expatify.com

10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict via Expatify.com Travel scares some people. I won’t deny the fact, but I also know that knowledge conquers fear. One of the things that I find difficult to understand is the idea of staying in one place forever. I have met countless people who are born […]

Folium: The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students via Lifehacker.com

The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students via Lifehacker.com The people over at HackCollege put together a great infographic detailing the finer points of Googling. Normally, most academics shudder at the thought of students blindly Googling topics, but this guide teaches us how Google is a far more powerful […]

Folium: Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch?

Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch via Engadget.com? This being the year 2012, everyone is abuzz with the impending end of the world. (Thanks Mel Gibson… or Perhaps Snooki?) However, like many urban legends, there is a grain of truth to the craziness that merits further explanation. The Mayan […]

Folium: The Astounding Design Of Eixample, Barcelona via All That Is Interesting

Folium: The Astounding Design Of Eixample, Barcelona via All That Is Interesting At first, this photo reminds me of my long hours in front of the game Sim City. I always had a thing for geometric lines and perfectly placed neighborhoods. Everything in order. Everything connected by perfect roads at perfect angles. So, upon my […]

Folium: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave … and Languages!

… Folium: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave … and Languages! … This one requires some explanation… Please stick with us here. Read this first. Allegory of the Cave – http://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/cave.htm So. How did that go? Here’s a YouTube video that may help clear things up! … … Here it is in a nutshell. We think that we […]

Folium: Why Studying Abroad Is Worth the Expense via Lifehacker.com

Folium: Why Studying Abroad Is Worth the Expense! Here at Finger Lakes Community College we are in the process of changing the language of our current “travel courses” to instead say “study abroad” courses. The idea behind this shift being that study abroad courses should be expressed as just that. There’s a big difference between […]

Folium: BBC News – Digital tools ‘to save languages’

Folium: Digital Tools To Save Languages Languages are living things. They live, they adapt, and they change at a constant pace. Languages also die, and the danger in letting languages die is the perspective that dies with it. I’ve mentioned how language is a perspective on life and how our words shape how we shape […]

Folium: From Apron Hunters to Matricide – Idioms from Around the World via IO9.com

Folium: From Apron Hunters to Matricide – Idioms from Around the World Idioms are a great example of the use of metaphor in modern language, and English isn’t the only language that utilizes metaphor to express ideas! IO9 gives us a few great examples of how idioms are used across the world. Many of these […]

Folium: Tipping Etiquette Around the World – via the Mint Blog

Folium: Tipping Etiquette Around the World – via the Mint Blog Tipping is a concept that is natural for most US/Canadian citizens, however you’ll find that this practice is not the same around the world. For many countries, tipping is either a new concept entirely or is just automatically built into the price of the […]