Exploring Top Language Learning Apps of 2024 (Other Than Duolingo!)

As we usher in the new year, many of us are armed with resolutions, and often, topping our bucket list is the ambition to learn a new language. Yet, here’s the twist in the tale—our journey of mastering a foreign tongue is often fraught with lost tracks and dwindling motivation. What if I told you there’s a smoother path? The solution lies in your pocket: simply download a language-learning app. These digital tutors not only nudge you to keep up with your daily lessons but also offer the flexibility to master a new dialect on the go, anytime, anywhere.

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Are There More Layoffs Coming in 2024?

Even as we kick off the new year, the horrors of the year past are not behind us. In 2023, major tech companies undertook big layoffs—in January last year, Google reduced its headcount by 6% (it also recently hinted at a fresh round of layoffs this year); in December 2023, Spotify laid off 17% of its staff and more companies gave out pink slips. This trend has been ongoing for a couple of years since the pandemic shook global markets.

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4 Companies Reusing Coffee Husk for Eco-Friendly Innovations

A daily cup of coffee is more than just a morning ritual—it’s a powerhouse of energy and health benefits. Beyond keeping you alert, coffee supports brain health, maintains liver function and may even lower the risk of depression. However, the journey of coffee from plantation to mug involves an energy-intensive process that produces significant waste, particularly coffee husks.

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How Elmo’s Viral Tweet Sparked a Global Conversation on Mental Health

When Elmo asked, “How is everybody doing?” on January 29, 2024, little did we know that this simple check-in from a beloved Sesame Street character would capture the heart of the internet. Garnering over 209 million views and 60,000 retweets, Elmo’s tweet struck a chord, resonating deeply with netizens. It even prompted responses from celebrities like Rachel Zegler, Dionne Warwick, Chance the Rapper and…

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Digital Burnout

7 Mindfulness Strategies for Students to Beat Digital Burnout

University students today are constantly bombarded with demands on their attention. Especially as the semester races to a close, the flood of group texts about looming projects and the incessant stream of emails from professors about deadlines can become a source of overwhelming stress.

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