Articles I recommended to students this morning and thought you might appreciate, too:
- Does Your Language Shape How You Think? Turns out that the old-ish idea that your mother tongue shapes your perception of the world is actually quite true – from the gender of forks to whether you write with your “south” or “right” hand. (See also the RadioLab episode about Words, which talks about the same thing.)
- Just How Broken is the Senate? Hilarious, and also truly sad article about the state of the U.S. Senate.