The most powerful message on goals you’ll ever read

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) First, let me start by saying that the message is not by me β€” I’m not writing this just to toot my own horn. It’s something I read on Instagram, by…

Are You Missing Out? Yes, and Here’s Why It Really Doesn’t Matter

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) If you are one of those people who constantly worry that they are missing out… If you peruse social media like a cat ready to pounce and frantically call up all your…

Five Ways to Stay Motivated While Learning A Language

ESL learners: Have you ever studied new English vocabulary by reading an article about studying English? Well, now you can say you have! Click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after to retain what you’ve learned! πŸ™‚ ) I’ll admit it: I’m a language freak. Heck, I’ll shout it…

Why Envy Is Actually a Good Thing

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Envy. The ol’ green-eyed monster. It’s been berated, dismissed, and shunned in every possible way, from its aforementioned nickname, to its inclusion as one of the seven deadly sins. Granted, envy does lead…

You Have To Start To Be Great

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after!  πŸ™‚ ) A few days ago, I was in a car, driving back from Milan to Genova after spending 6 days in New York. I was terribly jet-lagged (my brain thought it was 6 in the morning),…

What Being A Digital Nomad Really Means

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Picture this. You’re sitting in a coffee shop. You’re sipping your coffee, staring absent-mindedly out the window and mulling over some decision or problem that certainly won’t matter one month from now. You glance down…

The Difference Between Fame and Success

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! πŸ™‚ ) Fame is on a lot of people’s minds. In the modern era, we are literally surrounded with fame. Famous people smile at us from giant billboards and glossy magazines, they entertain us from our televisions,…