New Year, New Goals: Why Resolutions Matter More Than Ever

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 12, 2017 11:05:00 AM

As we start to tie up the loose ends of 2017, it’s time to look ahead to a new year. One full of new opportunities, lessons, and successes — and a great way to achieve them is by setting some goals for yourself. Hint: we’ve got over 70 ideas to get you started.

 

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Mango Celebrates Another Year of Language and Culture Learning

By Jason Teshuba |   Dec 7, 2017 10:11:46 AM

Learning new languages with Mango is what brings us together across cultures, space, and time. Join us in celebrating the tradition of language learning as a way to truly connect with one another this holiday season.

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How to Speak French by Accident

By Aya Dhibette |   Dec 5, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Rumor has it that Americans are more bilingual than they think. In fact, this might not be so hard to believe once you hear that roughly one-third of all English words are of French origin! Who would have thought that the words 'nice,' 'very,' or 'stuff' came from French?

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New Year, New Design: Mango Is Now Faster, Smarter, and More Accessible Than Ever

By Lydia Koehn |   Nov 21, 2017 2:55:51 PM

The Mango team has been hard at work on an update to your favorite language-learning resource. Take a virtual tour of the redesigned desktop experience and discover our latest features!

 

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Why Double Meanings Matter When Learning a New Language

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

‘Break a leg!’ is a phrase used within theatre circles to wish performers good luck. It may sound rather dire — especially right before a performance — but it is understood to mean ‘good luck.’ Mango can help you differentiate between phrases with different literal and understood meanings, and therefore spare your poor leg from injury. 

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4 Amazing Spice Mixes From Around the World You Need to Try

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If food is one of the first things you think about when the holiday season rolls around, we’re right there with you. Holiday traditions are synonymous with incredible family recipes, and there’s nothing sweeter than gathering around the dinner table and sharing new and old recipes with your favorite people.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About China’s Singles’ Day (11/11).

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hey single ladies (and gents!), you know how this one goes — if you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it. Beyonce said it best, and now the people of China are cashing in on the sweet freedom of the single life. In China — and now spreading worldwide — November 11 is Singles’ Day, a holiday designed to celebrate the independence enjoyed by those who are not partnered, it’s equal parts tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating, and self-indulgent. 

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EveryLibrary unites One Million Americans for Libraries: Support libraries with just one click.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There’s no love quite like Mango love — when we care about a cause, we show it. We love libraries and we’re all about championing their cause and supporting the important work libraries do.

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Friday the 13th & superstitions around the world.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re anything like us, you cleared your calendar today. This year’s second Friday the 13th is finally here, and we’re ready for it. We believe that knowledge is power, and the best way to equip yourself against the spooky superstitions that keep us up at night is to educate yourself on Friday the 13th and other superstitions around the world. From avoiding contact with butterflies in Korea to Italy’s unlucky Friday the 17th, there are plenty of fascinating superstitions around the globe to keep your mind occupied all day long. 

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Learning Mandarin? 10 facts about Han Chinese language and culture that you should know.

By Lydia Koehn |   Oct 3, 2017 1:10:00 PM

Did you know that Han Chinese (Mandarin) is the most widely spoken language in the world? The need to learn Chinese Mandarin has certainly increased over the last two decades as China's booming population and increasing wealth have become more integrated in the global economy.

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