Franco Reincarnated as Tweety Bird (and other absurdities of the Catalan referendum)

Franco Reincarnated as Tweety Bird (and other absurdities of the Catalan referendum)

It’s absurd that we’re here. It’s absurd that a so-called democratic European state in 2017 refuses to even talk about its citizens’ rights to decide their destiny. It’s absurd that the same state thinks the best way to change people’s minds is by cracking them on the head with batons.

10 Reasons to Vote "Yes" for Catalan Independence

10 Reasons to Vote "Yes" for Catalan Independence

One if the most frequent questions I get asked by friends and relatives is: "What is the argument for independence?" I've found ten of them, and translated them into English.

The Internet of (Expensive) Things

The Internet of (Expensive) Things

The beauty of new technology is that it’s open to potential in every segment of the market. If you’ve developed IoT management software for super yachts—good for you, it’s lucrative and ripe for money making. But rigging your home with smart devices is beyond the financial reach of many low-income families.

Do less, learn more

Do less, learn more

You've pounded the grammar. You've glued the headphones to your ears to get the accent just right. You've stapled the vocab list to your forehead and walked around all day with it wafting in front of your eyeballs. But what if the best way to learn is to do less? 

7 English words adopted into Spanish that need to be re-taught

7 English words adopted into Spanish that need to be re-taught

“James Bond always has a good smoking

Er…

That’s right—some of these loanwords need to be re-taught. In the process of adopting a word, the context and application has been altered somewhere down the line.

So much for shortcuts. Here are 7 of the most common examples.