Language 67 Obscure English Words to Use in Your Next Conversation

67 Obscure English Words to Use in Your Next Conversation

67 Obscure English Words to Use in Your Next Conversation In a recent blog post, we looked at 94 obscure foreign words that don’t have a direct English translation. These words can be useful for easily explaining thoughts and ideas that would otherwise come across as clunky and long-winded—and the clunkiness might not even fully …

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COVID-19 An Unending Quest: Finding Friendship & Building Community

An Unending Quest: Finding Friendship & Building Community

An Unending Quest: Finding Friendship & Building Community Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava, PhD Alternating between trikonasana and setubandhasana on a grassy meadow at my local Y last week, it hit me how the instruments in my search for friendship and building community have changed. Over 20 years ago, I was a first-time mother, stuck …

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Language 94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation

94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation

94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation One of the beauties of spoken language is that it allows us to express our complex thoughts and emotions in ways that were not possible or feasible with just sounds or gestures. But have you ever experienced the frustration of having some idea or feeling inside …

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Art & Culture The Ultimate Guide to Indian Dance

The Ultimate Guide to Indian Dance

The Ultimate Guide to Indian Dance In our last post, we looked at different dance styles from around the world. Of course, multiple dance styles can be associated with any one country. India, for example—a land defined by its diversity and plurality—is well known for its many different styles of dance, all so distinct, yet …

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Performing Arts Dance Your Way Around the World

Dance Your Way Around the World

Dance Your Way Around the World Dance is a form of art as old as civilization itself. The earliest evidence of dance dates back to at least 3300 BC, during which time it is thought to have been used as a tool for social interaction. All throughout history and across all cultures, dance has been …

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Health & Fitness Maintaining Mental Wellness during Quarantine

Maintaining Mental Wellness during Quarantine

Maintaining Mental Wellness during Quarantine May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While we’re all stuck in quarantine, some of us are having a hard time maintaining mental wellness. Not only are many of us physically isolated from family, friends, and loved ones, but we are also inundated with overwhelming information about the state of the …

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Academic 10 Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

10 Strategies for Effective Online Teaching

10 Strategies for Effective Online Teaching The shift to digital teaching and learning has been a sudden one. Teachers and students alike are still navigating this change, which has been a long time coming, though the suddenness has been unprecedented. The climate in which we are currently living has shown us that digital education is …

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New Perspective Surviving Physical Distancing: Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava

Surviving Physical Distancing: Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava

Surviving Physical Distancing: Guest Post by Anusha Shrivastava We are all hurting in different ways since the fallout from the global pandemic has us cooped up in our homes, frantically working from home (if we are able), and practicing physical distancing. I’m sharing a few tips that have helped my family navigate the past few …

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New Perspective Physical Distancing is NOT Social Distancing

Physical Distancing is NOT Social Distancing

Physical Distancing is NOT Social Distancing In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have heard extensively that we need to practice “social distancing.” In the context of the pandemic, the phrase “social distancing” has been used to imply not spending time in physical proximity to other people in order to protect ourselves from …

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Academic Learning in a Time of Coronavirus

Learning in a Time of Coronavirus

Learning in a Time of Coronavirus Nearly 300 million students worldwide are home from school in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to the United Nations, 23 countries on 3 continents have had varying degrees of school closings. In some countries, including Hong Kong, schools are being closed for almost an entire …

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