If there's one thing anyone can benefit from in life, it's always thinking of yourself as a student. It's okay if you don't know something as long as you're willing to learn it.
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Practise is an important factor in mastering any skill. You want the hours you put in to be as effective as possible so you can improve steadily. Here are four keys to making sure your practise is effective.
Your role at the doctor's office isn't over when you describe your problem. You have to understand what your provider is telling you — and that goes double if you're signing a form to say you understand the risks of a procedure or of being involved in a study.
Tinycards is an app from Duolingo that gives you flashcards for hundreds of topics. We really liked Tinycards when it launched on iPhone last year, and now the tool is available on the web.
I love books. I can't leave a bookstore without at least one. But I also have a tendency to buy books and not actually read them. Somewhere along the way reading fell by the wayside in favour of other forms of entertainment. To get back on track, I made some simple changes that have helped me with my reading habits thus far — no speed reading necessary.
How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start primary school, gender and race shape their lives in many ways that parents might want to prevent. As early as Year 1, girls are less likely than boys to think members of their own gender are "really, really smart". And by just age three, white children in the United States implicitly endorse stereotypes that African-American faces are angrier than white faces.
I often imagine the leaning tower of Pisa to be a physical manifestation of my ebook queue. I want to finish more books, but can't seem to get through them quickly enough. As Harvard Business Review (HBR) explains, it's not about reading speed, but about creating concerted efforts to read. Here are tips to do just that.
There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular choices, but they each have their own perks and quirks. Let's translate their key features so you can pick the right tool for your language studies.