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NYU: New Research Shows How We Turn on & off Languages-And That Doing so Is Easier Than Previously Thought

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NYU: A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism. “A remarkable feature of multilingual individuals is their ability to quickly and accurately switch back and forth between their different languages,” explains Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, a doctoral student in New York University’s …

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What to Do if Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled

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NY Times Frugal Traveler: As menacing clouds hung heavy over Lower Manhattan, I cruised toward the Holland Tunnel on my way to Newark Liberty International Airport. I refreshed the flight status for my United Airlines flight, and the airline’s app showed an on-time departure. Two minutes later, I refreshed it. A red bar suddenly appeared on my smartphone — the flight …

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WSN: The Abroad Feature

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Washington Square News: New York City is a world in itself. In Manhattan, from the Financial District to Washington Heights, every neighborhood has its own quirks and iWdiosyncrasies. So much so that countless books, movies and television shows try to emulate the distinct feeling of being in the city, but often fall short of reality. Living in New York is vibrant, …

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Venice to separate tourists and locals over busy May Day weekend

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CNN Travel: Venice has come up with a new plan to cope with the huge numbers of visitors that continue to strain its infrastructure: segregating locals and tourists. Ahead of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, the Italian city is implementing new measures that will restrict the movement of visitors and turn away some motorists. The extraordinary …

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NYU Admits Most Selective and Most Diverse Class in History

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After reading through more than 75,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a 12 percent increase over last year, and more than 100 percent increase over 2007), NYU has as of today notified 15,722 prospective students of their acceptance to NYU’s class of 2022. For the first time in NYU history, the initial acceptance …

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Starting an Intimidating World Tour of 52 Places, in the Big Easy

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The New York Times: Out of 13,000 applicants for our 52 Places Traveler job — for a journalist to go to each and every place on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list — we chose Jada Yuan. This is her first dispatch. Her next dispatch will be from Chattanooga, Tenn. Follow her trip at nytimes.com/column/the-52-places-traveler and follow her …

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How the Heat in Europe Is Affecting Travel

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A relentless heat wave across much of Europe is making travel difficult and uncomfortable for hotel owners and their guests. “There’s been a high pressure dome reaching from Spain throughout Eastern Europe,” said Jonathan Erdman, a senior digital meteorologist for the Weather Channel. “It’s been persistent with very little cloud cover and has been camped out over most of the …

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Book Review: How Uber and Airbnb are changing the world

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The rise of smartphones and social media has enabled the expansion of the sharing economy, a phase during which the likes of Uber and Airbnb were born. The power of these entrepreneurial ventures is continuously rising. Airbnb has already exceeded 10 million guest stays and Uber continues to grow despite its current failings. No matter how bad the PR is …

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‘Tourists go home’: Leftists resist Spain’s influx

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BBC News: Youths in Catalonia and the Basque Country have daubed the slogan “tourists go home” on some buildings – just as foreigners flock to Spain on holiday, spending millions of euros. A spokesperson for leftist Catalans behind the protests said today’s model of mass tourism was impoverishing working-class people. Leftist Basques plan to stage an anti-tourism march on 17 …

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L’Oeuvre au Noir: Haute Couture Meets Sculpture

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I’ve found one of the best parts of people coming to visit is how much their interests force me out of my comfort zone and exploring aspects of the city I probably would not have otherwise. This past weekend, my boyfriend came to visit from New York where he studies design at Parsons. He was excited for exploring the Marais …

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Dead Malls and Ghost Cities

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I love modern architecture, at least some of the pioneers and canonized figures and buildings. I love the ideas, experimentation and boldness. From Philip Johnson’s Glass House to Mies Van Der Rohe’s ‘modern temple’ at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The seriousness is quite poetic and can be somewhat humorous. For instance Le Corbusier and his ‘machine for living’ Villa Savoye …