A group of scientists at the University of Chicago have shown that if we think in a foreign language, we can actually make better decisions. They looked into something called decision bias, which occurs when our emotions cloud or negatively influence our ability to think clearly about something. The scientists found that thinking in a foreign language reduces decision bias, causing people to think more logically, with less emotion.
Slow Speed Fast Speed It’s already June, but it feels like the year just started. Since we’re almost at the halfway mark of this year, I thought it would be a good time to look back and review. What goals did you make for this year? Are you doing something everyday to make them happen? [...]
Do you like to travel in style or could you sleep in a cave? In the city of Petra, people have been living in caves for thousands of years. One man, named Al-Bedoul, lives in the same cave that’s been owned by his family for hundreds of years. Al-Bedoul welcomes travelers from around the world [...]
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Would you like to become a more fluent English speaker? Your answer is probably, "yes". But did you know that to become more fluent, you need lots and lots of practice? And to do that, you need more contact hours with the English language. That is, you need a lot of input that you can actually understand. You know, you can be surrounded by English speakers all the time, but if you can't understand them, then you won't progress as quickly.