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What is ‘Feminism’ And Why is it the 2017 WOTY?

Feminism has been named the WOTY (word of the year) for 2017 by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and you probably won’t have too hard a time guessing why. Feminism has been huge in the last year, especially with the downfall of powerful figures like Harvey Weinstein, the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the(…)


Moving Abroad for the First Time? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Out

If you’re planning some big changes for 2018 and moving abroad is one of them, you’re probably feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety as the new year gets closer and closer. Living overseas can be an extremely fulfilling experience, and definitely the best way to open your eyes to new cultures and ways of(…)


5 Creative Ways to Study a Foreign Language

Because language learning is, well, a type of learning, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you need to treat it like a graduate thesis. The result is often that you either fall into a rut, get bored and give up, or, most importantly, stop having fun picking up that new tongue! While(…)


10 Must-Know Phrases for Your Diwali Celebrations

Diwali is one of India’s biggest festivals of the year and an incredibly important holiday for Hindus. The celebrations occur over a period of five days and include numerous traditions, activities, and, yes, tasty treats. If you’re celebrating the Festival of Lights for the first time this coming week, you may find yourself overwhelmed (and(…)


Everything You Need to Know about Celebrating Diwali 2017

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights and one of India’s most important celebrations, is just around the corner (this year it falls on October 18) and people all across India and the rest of the globe are already making preparations! Throughout this week and the next, the celebratory mood is sure to intensify until it(…)


How to Learn a Language When You Don’t Like Learning Languages

There are some people who get excited by the mere prospect of learning a new language, and it’s a well-known fact that being passionate about a language is key to helping you achieve fluency. However, sometimes you’re required to learn a new language for a job, or a big move, or a number of other(…)


The Key to Health, Wealth, and Happiness may be Learning a Foreign Language!

Most people have pretty common goals when it comes to living a full life. We want to be happy. We want to be healthy. And, at a lot of us wouldn’t mind being wealthy too. You may be wondering how in the world you can manage to achieve all three of these things in a(…)


How Far Can You Get in the World Only Speaking English?

There are plenty of people who travel and live abroad, yet somehow manage to get by with only knowing English. The falling rate of people learning languages in the U.K. and U.S. perhaps points to a sort of English-speaker arrogance—because English is considered such a global language, we tend to assume that everywhere we go(…)


Your 90-Day Plan to Learning a New Language

Are you taking a trip or making a big move overseas and hoping to get a grasp on the language before you go? Picking up a new tongue is a lifelong endeavor and you’ll never run out of new things to learn, but sometimes time isn’t on your side when it comes to gaining a(…)


Are Some People Really Better at Accents than Others?

We all have that one friend who is capable of mimicking a wide array of accents with perfect ease. Being able to imitate Christopher Walken or Salma Hayek to perfection certainly makes for a cool party trick, but there’s also the subconscious side to being able to pick up accents with ease: you begin to(…)