education

What Happens to Spelling Bee Champions When They Grow Old?

Sixty-two-year-old Brad Williams remembers what he ate for breakfast and lunch — Corn Flakes and hamburgers, respectively — on May 3, 1969, the day he…

How This YouTube Language Wizard Taught Himself to Speak Dozens of Languages

“Are you Japanese?” Three pairs of eyes turn to meet the camera. It’s an Asian family, perusing through bags of crackers and snacks at a…

They Learned a New Language — and Then Discovered a Whole New World Online

When Ariel, a 21-year-old living in California, first began learning Chinese a year ago, she never ventured into Chinese culture outside of the classroom and…

Teens Taking AP Exams Are Battling for Their Right to Meme

With just one four-hour exam, Jack’s nine-month process of intensely memorizing facts about European dynasties and Christian wars came to a close. (Did you know…