The human brain is built for learning, even though learning is often not a cake walk.

Ever since our trip to Iceland in July I've been enamored of all things Icelandic, including the language.

Every Icelander we met spoke lilting, perfect English to us, and then chattered to one another in a jaunty Nordic blur punctuated by frequent smiles and exclamations of Yow!
These emphatic Yow!'s felt so delightfully cheerful and positive, and it turns out that "Yow" (properly spelled...
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