That the American president is so keen to abandon a fast-growing and important ally to visit the dementia-struck 79-year-old leader of an old one shows what sway...

Advice for raising bilingual kids

Whatever your circumstances, here are a few tips on helping your children grow up bilingual, based on expert advice and personal experience.
Do you really need to know that someone is in recovery, or taking scary drugs that have dangerous interactions, or very early in their first trimester—or to put...
'Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they’re talking about. Some men.'
Everyone is prejudged and sorted into preexisting categories. Man with guitar: songwriter. Man at a mixing console: Producer and mastermind. Woman with a shiny...
There were newspapers articles, there were radio debates, there were thousands of tweets, and there was (understandably) joyful triumphalism from those who had...
Clear skies this Australia Day could give observers a rare look at a giant asteroid flying past Earth at 56,000kmh. The asteroid, known as 2004 BL86, will not...

Comment: Is it OK to never drive?

Most people think of driving a car as part of everyday life. But what happens when one of life's essentials proves impossible to crack?
Who would have thought? It turns out opposition is one thing, governing is another.
Wearable technology is constantly being heralded as the next big thing. But what does the future hold?
There has been no global hashtag campaign or march for the victims of these most recent Boko Haram massacres.
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Advice for raising bilingual kids

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Move over Legolas and Katniss.
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