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For years we’ve been travelling with and recommending a few key Osprey pieces. And we think it’s important to travel with a detached daypack; they serve to keep key valuables close at hand while in transit as well as to accompany us on long city or countryside daytime outings. The Daylite series from Osprey has …

I’m obsessed with lightweight travel and have been using Osprey packs and daypacks for years. I also think they’re very much worth recommending for school, hiking, outdoor sports, shopping, carrying gear for work, and more. I’m now here with my tiny team of researchers and adventurers to help you decide which of the wide range …

After a bit of failure, here’s the portable standing desk setup that I’ve finally arrived on, designed to go anywhere and still work while standing up with good posture: the monitor at eye height and the keyboard just below elbow height. My requirements for a portable standing desk were: Two monitors (for vastly improved productivity)As …

I was certainly sceptical of the the as a second screen for laptops, but also desperate to find a travel monitor with a quality image and that would work as part of a portable standing desk setup. And so I arrived at the Duex Pro. The fact that it actually attaches to a laptop and …

We’re all passionate about dance and aching to get back on the dance floor. It’s just not the same, dancing in front of a mirror, or a webcam, as twirling with a salsa partner. As governments around the world start to lessen (then increase, then equivocate about, etc.) their restrictions, some of us have the …

Look up foreign-language words without blocking your reading flow, then export and learn your vocabulary list to make them yours. Over the years I’ve been using a Kindle to learn languages, I’ve very gradually uncovered hacks and tools for efficient vocabulary building. But this article will throw them all at you, right here, in one …

The Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian language skills that you learn in lessons and grammar books are decidedly not the most useful. These often overlook the key body parts, as well as the things you should exclaim when they smash. Plus the lack ways to express affections, dirty and sweet, for your south-Slav love muffins. Hence …

One of the annoying, charming things about language is that definitions are squishy; there’s no one perfect definition. Each speaker of the language will have a slightly different idea of what “bread” tastes and looks like, for instance, or about whether a “soirée” is classier or tackier or more passé than a “party”. This is …

I’ve been constantly learning, teaching, and maintaining various languages over the last two decades and so was certainly aware of Gabriel Wyner’s Fluent Forever as a website, , and now, app. I’m a long-time avid language learner, but there were still plenty of new hacks for me to experiment with in Fluent Forever. In fact, …

Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian have a way of showing who belongs to what that corresponds to apostrophe+S in English. It is called the derived possessive adjective. Milan’s rule — Milanovo praviloMarija’s pool — Marijin bazen As you can see the endings are not quite as uniform as the English version, but as Serbian language things …