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What Is The Fastest Way To Learn A Foreign Language?

Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so that we can at least make conversation. But we don’t want to spend years doing it. Is there any way to learn a language in a week or two, the way those ads on the internet promise? It’s hard to believe, but in some cases, the answer is yes.


Brand Names You Might Be Pronouncing Incorrectly [Infographic]

There are a handful of brand names out there that are commonly mispronounced. A lot of it has to do with a mistranslation between languages, but it’s still interesting to learn which brands you might be saying incorrectly. This infographic lays them out.


Why Doesn't English Have A Gender-Neutral Pronoun?

Referring to a single person who may be of any gender in English can be tricky. It can be awkward to use words like “one” or phrases like “he or she,” and many a grammarian hates using “they” as to refer to a single person. How has English gotten this far without such a convenient pronoun? Actually, it hasn’t.


Top 9 Tools For A Free Online Education

For lifelong learners and self-made scholars, the internet is a priceless resource. Continue your education with these top free online tools.


Three Common Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

By the age of two, children are typically able to say a few hundred words. My son, Alexander, was able to understand almost everything in two languages — Greek and English — but he could say only six words. Like many parents, we questioned if we were doing something wrong.


How To Stop Swearing So Damn Much

Swearing can be fun, or help us vent our anger, pain, or frustration. But it’s not always appropriate, and if your swearing is a bit of a bad habit, it’s not too hard to stop.


Five Best Language Translation Tools

When you need to translate one language to another, there are lots of technology options that can help. In this week’s Hive Five, we’re looking at five of the best translation tools, based on your nominations.


How Long It Takes English Speakers To Learn Nine Other Common Languages

Learning a new language takes time, and how long it takes, exactly, will vary depending on how similar the language is to the one you speak. This infographic tells us how long it takes English speakers to learn the nine most common languages in the world.


The Difference Between A Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, And Law In Science

Words such as “fact”, “theory” and “law” get thrown around a lot. When it comes to science, however, they mean something very specific; and knowing the difference between them can help you better understand the world of science as a whole.


A Former FBI Agent's Trick To Spotting A Liar: Listen To How They Say 'No'

The word “no” is used a lot by liars trying to cover up their tracks. According to a former FBI counterintelligence agent, the way someone says it can truly reveal their deceptive behaviour.


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