Food for Thought: What makes me worth hiring?

Food for Thought: What makes me worth hiring?

Simply having a college degree will not get you hired. According to Ilya Pozin* in his article Class of 2013: Your Degree doesn’t mean Squat**, “We need to break away from this idea. In all reality, most employers could care less about your GPA or where you went to school.” OK. Not exactly what young people
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Poem: Between the lines

Between the lines…

Between the lines You yell, I yell…No, no way! Wait a minute… what did you say? Just admit it, I am right! But hold on…what about is it we fight? I know you want to help me out, but please don’t start to scream and shout. I will misinterpet all you say, and go my
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Carnaval de Rua 2013 in the streets of Brazil

Pursuit of Happiness…no more! Carnaval meu amor!

Carnaval meu amor! February 2013. This particular journey led me to the Northeast of Brazil. Time to enjoy the incredible festivities of Carnaval, together with thousands (if not millions) of extremely enthusiastic Brazilians and foreigners (!) dressed up from anything between Marilyn Monroe and Silly Ho (classic!). Carnaval in Olinda & Recife is one of
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Adjectives and Nouns

English to Spanish Translation: How to handle all adjectives

Ever worked on an English to Spanish translation? Better get your nouns and adjectives straight… Why?? Well, check it out for yourself. little bag = pequeña bolsa little green bag = pequeña bolsa verde little green plastic bag = pequeña bolsa verde de plástico little striped green plastic bag = pequeña bolsa verde de plástico
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Being bilingual makes you smarter

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

“Hello! ¡Hola!” (……Damn, I am smart!) Have I gone mad?! Did my ego blow out of proportion? No! Really all I did was read the New York Times… Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But according to an article published in the New York Times
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Go for whatever makes you happy

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

You know those moments in life that just make you wonder? How? Why? When? I often find myself wondering about all of the above. And then some. I’d like to imagine I am not alone in this, that everyone has one of those moments every once in a while. Today, I am so happy and full
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