Netflix and Learn – Chinese

I speak/understand English in 3 dialects – American (born and raised!), Northern (30+ years) and Southern (3 years). Granted, I sometime struggle with various Southern phrases– last year we had luncheon and a coworker cooked some delicious food. Another coworker told her that she had “put her foot in it” and I was horrified because I thought she had insulted her cooking. Turns out, “put your foot in it” is a complement. In all of …

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Reward Checking Accounts

I started using rewards checking accounts years ago when I realized that I was getting close to nothing in interest in my checking and saving accounts. I’m pretty risk adverse, so I didn’t want to put all my money in the stock market, and I wanted my cash easily available.  Currently Citibank, Bank of America, SunTrust and Regions are all offering .01% interest for their savings accounts.  No, thank you! Rewards checking accounts are pretty …

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Why I Picked Mandarin Chinese

When I was a freshman in high school I took Spanish for the first time (we had a language requirement) and epically failed at it. I was a A/B student, but I never could get above a C- in Spanish. NEVER. As a senior, when I was researching different colleges and universities, one of my main criteria was that the school I picked could not have a foreign language requirement. After struggling for years in …

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