Folium: Idioms of the World via Hotels.com

Folium: Idioms of the World via Hotels.com

Folium: Idioms of the World via Hotels.com … “It’s raining cats and dogs out there!” When I was a child, my mother would use idioms constantly. On any given day she would use a half dozen idioms, in many languages. Mom was French. A product of French Canadian immigrants who lived in New Hampshire. Much […]

Folium: A Brief History of Plural Word…s via TEDed

Folium: A Brief History of Plural Word…s via TEDed … Has a language learner ever asked you why English is so hard to learn? Have you ever pondered the irregularities of English yourself? Many native English speakers question the difficulty of learning the language, but when one takes a look at some commonly used words and […]

Folium: How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter via Time

Folium: How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter via Time … In the article “How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter,” it states that there was numerous amounts of research conducted which indicates that people who leave their home country to study or work abroad are more open to creative ideas and have […]

Folium: The World’s Most Unbelievable Playgrounds via RedTri

Folium: The World’s Most Unbelievable Playgrounds via RedTri … As a child we play to have fun.  We do not really think about what we are doing we just run, skip, jump, climb and on occasion fall and hurt ourselves.  Research has shown that playing actually has many advantages.  The most obvious is exercise but did […]

Folium: Cell Phone Etiquette Around the World via Best Infographics

Folium: Cell Phone Etiquette Around the World via Best Infographics … Have you ever wished to hold the world in your hands? Chances are if you are an American adult, you already do. Introducing: your cell phone. According to Pew Internet Project research, as of January 2014 90% of American adults own a cell phone, […]

Folium: Spend Money on Experiences Rather Than Things via Quartz

Folium: Spend Money on Experiences Rather Than Thing via Quartz I firmly and wholeheartedly believe that money can’t buy happiness, but experiences and knowledge will fulfill you completely. In the article “Another reason to spend money on experiences rather than things—the positive benefits of anticipation,” written by Svati Kirsten Narula, it is stated that two […]

Folium: What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn via Voxy

Folium: What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn via Voxy Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but you were too overwhelmed with the thought of it being too difficult? What about time consuming? I have definitely thought this when I wanted to learn American Sign Language, German, and Japanese. Although I have […]

Folium: Back to School Traditions From Around the World via Digg

Folium: Back to School Traditions From Around the World via Digg As a school teacher now for almost nineteen years, I wonder how other countries celebrate the start of a new school year. I know for most of my colleagues and myself it starts with nervous twitches, feelings of being overwhelmed, and a few sleepless […]

Folium: No Bones About It – Day of the Dead Is Finding New Life via WSJ

Folium: No Bones About It: Day of the Dead Is Finding New Life One of the Mexican holidays that I have heard a lot about is the Day of the Dead. I always thought that this holiday was nothing more than the Mexican version of Halloween. This article taught me what the Day of the […]

Folium: The Miniature Earth Project

Folium: The Miniature Earth Project (Click to see the ENTIRE infographic!) What if we reduced the global community of 7.13 billion to a village of just 100 people? Would culture-locked Americans gain a better understanding of the differences in the world? And, more importantly, would this understanding help promote dialogue and a tolerance for the […]