My wife and I have apparently beaten the odds.
Foreign language fluency for native English speakers is rapidly becoming a lousy investment because of 1) big, rapid improvements in machine translation and 2) the diffusion around the world of English. But there are supposedly cognitive benefits.
"Below, you'll find the definitive list of "hip"—or formerly hip and now just rich—neighborhoods in major metropolitan areas in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe."
Some nice examples of a lesson I tried very hard to teach my students: it's a good idea to check original sources.
Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs. Here are five of the most popular myths that should be rejected by all who are genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women . . .
Read before visiting NYC.
Link courtesy of Michael M.
If you want to be on the Net on this holiday, this list should give you some things to look at.
I can certainly relate.
THE amount of goods a couple can accumulate over 44 years living in the same house can be overwhelming.
This sounds like excellent advice:
For people thinking about beginning the task, here are some ideas from Kimberly McMahon, of Let’s Move..
■ Write some organizing time on your calendar.
■ Set a timer to get started.
■ Start small, even if it’s matching up a cup with a saucer.
■ Get a friend to help.
■ Fill a trash bag once a week.
■ Call and book a donation pickup for the next day.
From $2.6 million in North Dakota to $135 million in--where else?--California.