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Converting Different File Formats for Easier Word Analysis

Nothing is more enjoyable for a project manager than when we receive a word document (or other plain text document) to quote and work with. With many programs to determine the word count of said document, the quotation process becomes faster, more precise, and much easier when it is in this type of file format. […]

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Does One’s Upbringing Affect Their Language Skills?

Some articles ago, we spoke of the multi-faceted and multi-talented people known as polyglots, or those who can write and speak, with fluency, more than three languages. Being such an interesting topic, I decided to revisit this subject as we had only hit the tip of the iceberg previously. While some polyglots are just naturally […]

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The Origin of the Carnival Holiday

Although many people usually associate the holiday of Carnival as something celebrated in Brazil, many would be surprised to know that it is in fact, a worldwide celebration. Usually occurring in February, the festivities for this holiday happen right before Lent. The many themes surrounding this holiday include masks, parades, fireworks, dancing, and of course, […]

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More Origins of the Months of the Year

Some weeks ago, we examined why the months of the year are named as they are and where their origins lie. As mentioned previously, the original calendar year consisted of only ten months; 304 days to be exact, and it started in the month of March. Then king, Numa Pompilius, a great and powerful man, […]