How Travel Provides The Right Kinds of Risk-Taking for Teens and Adults

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It comes as no surprise to both parents and teens that adolescents and young adults crave taking risks and experimenting with boundaries. Risk-taking is central to building the skills and confidence that launch independent lives, helping to navigate from the dependency of childhood to the responsibility of adulthood. While the drive to do things independently away from their parents is...
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14 Ways Just Trying to Speak a Foreign Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

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Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others (including animals as Jane Goodall shows us) because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of quickly learning conversational phrases seemed a daunting if not impossible task? For those of us who are monolingual (meaning we speak just one language), learning...
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