Folium: How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer via National Geographic

Folium: How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer via National Geographic

… Connect NatGeo/Gizmodo: How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer … While reading this article by Matt Marquez, I got the sinking feeling that I’m living my life very wrong. A handful of people I know say that they have an on-going list of activities they want to do or places they want to […]

Folium: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages via IFLScience

Folium: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages via IFLScience

… Connect IFLScience: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages The Global Language Network: Interactive Map … I have always heard of influential individuals, but an influential language? I didn’t know that was a thing until I read this article. Perhaps it’s the language with the highest economic influence? English has certainly been seen as the “international language” […]

Folium: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning

Folium: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning via Phys.org

… Connect Phys.org: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning … Learning a new language seems to always be a summer goal, only when you have “enough time” to sit down and memorize some new vocabulary. But if you think about it, many say that they will and seldom do it. Learning a new language can […]

Folium: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language?

Folium: What If Everyone On Earth Spoke the Same Language via HSW

… Connect HowStuffWorks: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language? … Did you know at one point in time everyone spoke the same language? According to old biblical stories, post-flood, you know… Noah’s Ark era, was when everyone spoke the same language. But how would that transfer over to today’s world? Could this […]

Folium: Strange Spelling Puts English-Speaking Learners at a Disadvantage

Folium: Strange Spelling Puts English-Speaking Learners At a Disadvantage via BigThink

… Connect BigThink: Strange Spelling Puts English-Speaking Learners at a Disadvantage … English is hard. Between the pronunciation and the spelling English words are extremely difficult to master to foreign speakers. Native English-speakers intuitively know what order to put words in, but this is hard to teach to those just learning the language. The difference […]

Folium: How Are Learning Languages and Music Linked?

Folium: How Learning Languages and Music Are Linked via The Conversation

… Connect How Are Learning Languages and Music Linked via The Conversation … For some people, music is what makes them tick. They cannot live without music. And truthfully, no one can really live without music. There are patterns within music that our brain attaches onto in order to communicate. There are sounds and repetitions […]

Folium: The 3 Biggest Travel Myths via Relevant

… Connect RELEVANT: The 3 Biggest Travel Myths … There are many who would argue that the small town they live in is the most boring of all small towns in the entire world. But what those people don’t realize is that getting away or traveling from that small town to another small town will […]

Folium: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating via The Smithsonian

Folium: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating via The Smithsonian

… Connect Smithsonian: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating … It is common among native speakers who move from a different country at the beginning of their language learning journey to become enveloped in a new language so much that they begin to forget their native tongue. These cases […]

Folium: What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure via Gizmodo

Folium: What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure via Gizmodo

… Connect What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure via Gizmodo … This life is filled with many types of opportunities. We seek ways to open our minds and let our eyes see and our ears hear new and interesting experiences. These opportunities will present themselves at some point in our lives […]

Folium: Has Travel Become Another Exercise in Narcissism via Medium

Folium: Has Travel Become Another Exercise in Narcissism via Medium

… Connect Medium: Has Travel Become Another Exercise in Narcissism? … Define: Narcissism excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance. extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration. … Think about a time last summer where you remember checking Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/etc. (given that you have at least one…) and […]