Experts believe that New York City is home to as many as 800 languages, many of which are heard more commonly in the five boroughs than anywhere else.
"New York the most linguistically diverse city in the world," home to "a remarkable trove of endangered tongues ... born in every corner of the globe and now more commonly heard in various corners of New York than anywhere else." Experts believe that New York is home to as many as 800 languages, and Daniel Kaufman, an adjunct professor of linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has helped start a project to identify and record dying languages.
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Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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