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alert: language in danger

Language is culture, history, identity.  So this must be a cultural alert…

…Iceland’s mother tongue and cultural identity is drowning in an online ocean of English…

Because young Icelanders in particular now spend such a large part of their lives in an almost entirely English digital world, said Rögnvaldsson, they are no longer getting the input they need to build a strong base in the grammar and vocabulary of their native tongue. “We may actually be seeing a generation growing up without a proper mother tongue,” he said.

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today

Today I will not stress over things I can’t control. Today I choose peace.

@tinybuddha

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Grand! …both of them…

“Tennis is a tough sport. There are no draws. If there were I would have been happy to accept one tonight and share it with Rafa.”

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kcfighton

unexpected beauty

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…from Today a fine site to visit…

Addicted?

“Only a small percentage of people qualify as addicted,” says Dr. David Greenfield, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. “But many people overuse their smartphones.”

Article published in Time Magazine on February 24th, 2016

Declaration of Human Rights

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights  .  Article 1

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