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Learning a Language With Apps, Habits and a Deadline

With a bit of travel coming up and a keen desire to be able to hold up my end of the bargain in a conversation, I’ve doubled down on my use of language learning apps recently. My primary method of learning to this point was Duolingo, which aims to make learning a language fun with…

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The Benefit of Being Lost

Lately I’ve doubled down on getting lost. Now, I understand that deliberately putting yourself into a place where you’re lost might seem counterintuitive and odd. But the thing about being lost is it forces you to find your way out, and this is where learning takes place. Case in point: I dove into the deep…

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The Proof Will Be In Your Living

“I don’t know what that means. To truly live.’…‘To find work that you love and work harder than other men. To learn languages of the earth, and love the sounds of the words and the things they describe. To love food and music and drink. Fully love them. To love weather, and storms, and the…

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Confirmed in a Habit, Firmly Established

I’ve been toying with the word inveterate in my mind for a couple of weeks. It would make a good New Year’s Day post, I figured. I mean, just look at the definition in the dictionary, practically screaming for a post: Inveteratein·vet·er·ate | \ in-ˈve-t(ə-)rət\Definition of inveterate1: confirmed in a habit : HABITUAL     an…