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Billionaires Are Teaching Their Kids Mandarin and You Probably Should, Too

There's a reason Mark Zuckerberg learned Mandarin

I went to one of those high schools that required every student to take one language class. I wanted to take Spanish or French because they sound so pretty, but, of course, my parents insisted that I take Mandarin instead: "It'll benefit ...

by Ysa Singson for  | November 18, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

10 Words You're Probably Using Wrong -- and What to Say Instead

To save yourself some embarrassment, here are the definitions of 10 tricky word pairs

Is your new co-worker antisocial or asocial? Is your spouse jealous or envious? Not sure? Don’t worry -- most of us get confused by these similar words.A recent article published in the journal Frontiers in Education identifies 50 psychology “term pairs” that people often get wrong. ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 23, 2017 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Expat’s Side Business Helps Foreigners Learn Filipino Quick

Learn Tagalog Fast gives crash courses on conversational Tagalog to foreigners in the Philippines

In 2009, Phil Smithson flew from the UK, his home country, to the Philippines to work for a local advertising agency. Four years later, he set up his own business that has thrived to this day.“I feel like I grew up here,” ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 26, 2017 11:00:00