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by Xenops
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?
Replies: 33
Views: 598

Re: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?

Snacking on what exactly? Honestly advice on things like that is best given by people with university degrees in nutrition. People without degrees aren't allowed to research? ;) Going along with blaurebell's line of thinking, I'm not just willy-nilly trying everything I read online. I went to a chi...
by Xenops
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow Learning: French and Hindi
Replies: 28
Views: 1102

Re: Slow Learning: French and Hindi

Nice to see you back Jeffers! Looks like a good selection of courses too ;) I have found that you can indeed search Netflix by language. Type in 'French' with the search function, then after you get zero or rubbish results, scroll down on that same screen to the bottom of the screen and you should ...
by Xenops
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?
Replies: 33
Views: 598

Re: Why Are Europeans Thinner than Americans?

Americans tend to get angry when this is mentioned, but honestly, a lot of people in America have terrible eating habits. The fast foods, processed foods, the huge servings, the agression in some people's eyes when you mention that drinking water or juice is healthier than soda and cutting soda hel...
by Xenops
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Routledge "Speed Up Your xxx": Strategies to Avoid Common Errors
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Routledge "Speed Up Your xxx": Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

This series made me think of the excellent "Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish" (found here ), and I was wondering if there were such books like this for other languages (and perhaps not as expensive?).
by Xenops
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The Chronicles of An Overly Ambitious Soon To Be 20 year old.
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: The Chronicles of An Overly Ambitious Soon To Be 20 year old.

Welcome! I wish you much success as you are starting young. ;) Don't be afraid to ask questions!
by Xenops
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow Learning: French and Hindi
Replies: 28
Views: 1102

Re: Slow Learning: French and Hindi

Hello! Merci pour visiter mon log! I started watching Les Revenants, and I haven't been this excited about a live-action show in years. It's hard for me to be engaged in shows, even good ones. ;)
by Xenops
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Werk, Obair, Rad, Kazi - the four steps to success
Replies: 50
Views: 2064

Re: Werk, Obair, Rad, Kazi - the four steps to success

Hello there! I can relate to your frustration: you pick certain courses and decide you can't stand them, life fills your days with multiple priorities, you're not sure of goals, etc. Maybe something you can do is to step back from your languages and think, Why do I want to learn this? I am not sure ...
by Xenops
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: It's nice to visit, but don't try to live here...
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: It's nice to visit, but don't try to live here...

I've heard from a New Zealander that America seems to have lots of spare money, but I didn't think the difference between the U.S. and the UK would be that great. :( I wonder how the Republic of Ireland is doing? I remember reading an article about how Japanese girls hoped meet dashing British gentl...
by Xenops
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Do you enjoy everything in your routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Do you enjoy everything in your routine?

The short answer is: NO!! :D 1. I can tolerate making Anki cards, but I have a hard time reviewing them. I try to make them more interesting by using them to quiz myself, rather than immediately clicking for the answer, and to see if I can pronounce it correctly. I'll try to keep them, as I notice t...
by Xenops
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: See! I'm not a poor language learner, my brain is just wired wrong!
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: See! I'm not a poor language learner, my brain is just wired wrong!

My question is: how to do we use plasticity to make sure our brain is wired right?

Time to look at the original research paper.
Edit: here it is: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/36/3/755

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