Entries by Megan L.

48 Successful People With Unexpected Hobbies

Did you know that Bob Barker once studied karate with Chuck Norris, or that both Meryl Streep and Ryan Gosling like to knit? Even brilliant billionaire Warren Buffet loves to play the ukulele. This fun and fast-paced video from Mental Floss will take you on a tour of the hobbies of 44 other wildly successful people, […]

15 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

Small changes in our daily routines can make a huge difference over time. Here are some of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make so that 2017 is your best year yet! 1. Practice gratitude. Take a moment each day to appreciate the things that are great about your life. The more you notice […]

10 Essential Easy Guitar Chords for Beginners

Start playing songs today thanks to this lesson in guitar chords for beginners from teacher Jerry W.… You have a new guitar and you are excited to learn how to play it. So, you start looking through a chord book or looking at chord diagrams online and find yourself completely overwhelmed.  There are hundreds of […]

French Holidays: Celebrating La Fête des Rois

Learning about and celebrating French holidays is a wonderful way to understand more about French culture as you study this beautiful language. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the basics you need to know about La Fête des Rois… French Holidays: La Fête des Rois For many people in the United States, Christmas ends at midnight […]

Guitar for Beginners: 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Learning Guitar

Make this year your most musical year yet with these excellent new year’s resolutions for learning guitar for beginners by guitar teacher Kirk R.… Pick Up Your Guitar Everyday To some this may seem daunting, and to others it might sound obvious. Regardless of which side of that you’re on, getting your hands on your guitar often […]

Un, Le, Ce, or De? French Articles Explained

As an English speaker learning French, articles are little words that can still give you big problems. Since French nouns are masculine, feminine, and plural and have different articles to distinguish them, you will need to memorize at least two French articles for each English one. To help you master French articles, we’ve broken them down […]

The Ultimate Guide to Notes on a Guitar

Whether you want to learn to improvise jaw-dropping solos, play brilliant classical etudes, or anything in between, learning where to find notes on a guitar is an important step in your musical journey. How Guitar Strings Work Understanding the basic mechanics and parts of a guitar is important in understanding how to play each note on a guitar. In […]

9 Cooking Blogs To Follow For Amazing French Recipes

One of the best things about learning to speak French is the opportunity to enjoy amazing French food! Even if you don’t have plans to travel to France anytime soon, you can still take a culinary journey in your own kitchen. These nine French cooking blogs are absolute must-follows for foodie francophiles! Check out classic […]

50 French Quotes to Inspire and Delight You

From life to love to art, there are many French quotes that can inspire and delight you, and maybe even help you study this beautiful language! French Quotes About Life The French have a unique and lovely perspective on life. Plus, even hard life lessons sound better in French! 1. À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible. -Jacques […]