Ah, youth!

I know that superficial, celebrity-driven culture has it entirely wrong when it comes to the supremacy of youth and appearance. But is there a culture that’s got it entirely right? [Read more]

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I do not think it means what you think it means.

Decorative_cake_in_shape_of_a_present,_with_large_orange_bowSometimes in the course of learning a new language it can seem like you’re in over your head. You work on your vocabulary, you listen hard to the nuances of the accent. Even if you seem to do well with your flashcards, when it comes to listening to the language spoken, and especially when you’re being addressed by someone talking at lightning speed, you think you may drown. But then, miraculously, you hear a word you recognize![More….]