Being bilingual definitely has its benefits when it comes to jobs. Most employers are willing to pay you a higher salary for being fluent in two or more languages, but this isn’t the only perk. Your brain also benefits from bilingualism. Believe it or not, being bilingual makes you smarter and greatly improves your cognitive skills.
Along with excellent puzzle skills, some of the other benefits from being bilingual include improved memory, improved decision making skills, better multitasking skills and a better focus on tasks. These benefits alone make it worth your while to learn another language or more. As you can imagine, for children the benefits are even greater; they’ll have higher test schools in school and do really well in math. Although your child may not like learning a new language, they’re sure to be more appreciative once they get older and start making the big bucks.
Now that you know some of the brain benefits from being bilingual, it’s time to get smarter. It’s never too late to learn a new language. Are you bilingual?
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.
That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.
Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.
2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.
If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.
3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.
It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!
4. Corn chips for kindling!
Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!
5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.
Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.
6. Use compact, microfibre towels!
These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.
7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.