A scientific study shows that the anticipation of having an experience is more positive than the anticipation of buying a tangible object. So… go buy those plane tickets!
Read the article at http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/08/you-should-spend-money-on-experiences-not-things/379286/.
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It’s incredible to me that a country as large and powerful as Mainland China feels the need to “protect” its people from free speech. Check out this portal on the Great Firewall of China:
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The New York Times ran a cool, interactive dialect quiz for the US. Give it a whirl (it only takes 4 minutes), and see how scarily accurate it is on you:
Check out my result, if you’re interested – it correctly pegged me as growing up in Providence!
As a DC resident and Georgetown alumnus, one thing I’ve fretted about the District is what I saw as a lack of a local dialect. Apparently this is a non-issue:
The [local] pronunciation occurs side-by-side with a handful of distinctively D.C. words, including “bama,” meaning somebody who’s unkempt; “cised,” meaning excited; and “jont,” which can refer to a place, a thing or even, these days, an attractive person. Together, they suggest something that many people thought the District didn’t have.
A local dialect.
Read the full article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/is-there-a-dc-dialect-its-a-topic-locals-are-pretty-cised-to-discuss/2014/07/09/84a3771c-c418-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html
An excerpt from an article on Movoto:
15. Texas is about 165 times larger than Rhode Island. It’s no urban myth that Rhode Island can fit into some ranches in Texas.
16. But, no matter how small, Rhode Island still boasts 20 percent of the U.S.’s historical landmarks.
Check out the original article here.
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