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Everyday Life Hacks to Learning Any Language

Becoming multilingual has a number benefits beyond those that are immediately obvious. For example, cognitive benefits can include improving brainpower, delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s, increasing concentration and reducing …

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Stay Tuned for a Brief History of Television

The late great science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, once said that, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ No doubt the early viewers of television were amazed …

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The History of Silent Movies and Subtitles

What began as a mere novelty with the invention of motion-picture cameras in the 1890s has since become a staple of culture worldwide. The art of filmmaking has experienced …

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A History of Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is the process of displaying text on video, whether it be on a television or on some other type of video display. Closed captioning is essentially a …

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Using Captions to Support Literacy

Closed captions are not just for the deaf and hard of hearing. Studies show that those who use closed-captioned programming in the home and classroom improve students’ learning. The …