You can use language courses developed for U.S. diplomats for free. The courses, which usually feature PDF texts and MP3 audio—plus tests—were created before 1989 and are now in the public domain. Currently, you can't download anything, because the site's servers got swamped after a mention on Lifehacker. But I thought y'all might want to bookmark for future use, once things get up and running again.
It started innocently enough. A single dollar bill was pinned to the ceiling of a tiki bar in California — with a tiny paper umbrella, no less. That lone bill soon inspired many more. For over 10 years now, patrons of Forbidden Island, a popular tiki lounge in the island city of Alameda, have been […]
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via; Previously]
We all know sleep is important. But once you dig into the facts, you might be surprised at just how important it is. People who get adequate sleep each night tend to weigh less, exhibit better concentration and productivity, show fewer signs of heart disease and stroke and even suffer fewer mental health issues like […]
For most of us, writing doesn’t come naturally. It often only comes after agonizing hours of scratching and clawing for just the right words to make our point. And when we finally do read over our final product, we cringe and start looking for a partner or friend or family member to take a look […]
We’re going to let you in on a little secret: You don’t need to dish out hundreds of dollars on a professional designer or spend an exorbitant amount of time learning the Adobe Suite in order to get pro-level designs for your company or project—regardless of whether you’re trying to build a website or create […]