Jillian Rodriguez

Jillian is a writer and editor out of Detroit, Michigan. She loves connecting people through new ideas, interesting stories, and good conversation. In her free time, Jillian loves to read, write, and listen to podcasts - in Spanish and in English!

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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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Learn Chinese Mandarin from a native speaker.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 2, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Have you heard the news? Mango is launching a new video series using a native speaker to help you learn to speak Chinese Mandarin. The videos are super smart, fun, and totally free — 别客气 (You’re welcome).

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What is French Argot and why is it useful?

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jul 14, 2017 1:41:06 PM

There’s learning a new language, and then there’s learning argot. For language learners who want to experience another culture like a local, argot is your passport to the language that is really spoken on the streets, in the shops, and in the nightlife of your destination.

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The Bordeaux Wine Festival: A French wine and cheese lover’s dream.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 20, 2017 10:52:55 PM

Calling all French wine & cheese lovers! Clear your calendars, brush up on your sommelier lingo, and pack your bags. France’s 11th annual Bordeaux Wine Festival is just around the corner, here’s everything you need to know about one of the world’s greatest wine gatherings.

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We can’t wait to see our friends at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 20, 2017 12:51:08 PM

Calling all librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators and students. Scratch that - calling anyone who is passionate about books, libraries, and eager to jump in and shape the future of the industry. ALA Annual 2017 is right around the corner.

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Five ways to keep language learning fresh this summer.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 14, 2017 8:33:00 AM

The summer slide. That doesn’t sound so bad — we’re thinking slip ‘N slides, playgrounds, maybe a water slide or two. Think again. In fact, the summer slide refers to the summer learning loss that occurs when the school year ends, for students young and old. All that hard work you put in during the school year faces its archenemy when the lazy days of summer kick in and your studying slumps. But fear not, we’ve got your back.

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4 ways instructors are integrating language-learning software into the classroom.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Innovative instructors are always looking for what’s next for their campus classroom. For language instructors, language-learning software like Mango can be the perfect supplement to their curriculum, adding flexible learning options, enhanced language practice, and authentic content to the classroom experience.

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