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WorldView Good Reads

Published: June 9, 2016

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention. 

Meklit: Bringing the Sounds of the World to Her Melodies written by Taylor Mayol.  The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds. Meklit Hadero combines folk, jazz and East African influences to create a sound she calls Ethio-jazz. But she also draws on the sounds of the everyday to create something unique. 

Interactive Globe: Compare Your Consumption with the WorldCompare your consumption habits with those of people from other countries -- and find out how you can protect the environment and conserve natural resources. 

The Diversity Style Guide.  The Diversity Style Guide was written to help media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. But it is also highly useful for educators, students and just plain folks. There are about 700 entries covering race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender-identity, drugs, alcohol, and geography.  

Being Bilingual Boosts Brain PowerNew research indicates that babies who grow up listening to two languages have better problem-solving skills even before they can talk. 

The Brain Dictionary.  Scientists have made an atlas of how our brains map language. 

How to Identify any Language at a GlanceIt's all in their character.

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