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How Much Is a Language Worth?

How Much Is a Language Worth?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Mar. 26, 2014) — From September this year, all primary school children in England will have to learn a second language. Becoming bilingual is expensive, so what language will add the most to your salary? Axel Threlfall examines why it pays to learn German, rather than Spanish. Video provided by Reuters
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Some Sound Machines For Babies Are Too Loud, Study Says

Some Sound Machines For Babies Are Too Loud, Study Says

Newsy (Mar. 3, 2014) — Researchers found that several popular "white noise" sound machines for infants might be too loud even for adults, let alone babies. Video provided by Newsy
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Human Emotions Less Complex Than Previously Thought

Human Emotions Less Complex Than Previously Thought

Newsy (Feb. 6, 2014) — The research, from the University of Glasgow, says that humans have just four basic emotions — that down from the six humans were believed to have. Video provided by Newsy
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Hospital Takes Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

Hospital Takes Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

Newsy (Jan. 26, 2014) — Marlise Muñoz has been taken off life support following a court order. Muñoz has been declared brain-dead and her unborn fetus was ruled not viable.
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