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Speak German to save

In these troubled, deficit laden times, those countries that spent the last decade consuming less and saving more have been denouncing the spendthrift ways of the US and UK, who spent all summer singing instead of storing away food. Of … Continue reading

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My lucky number’s different in Chinese

Cultural differences in norms, behaviour and preferences have been well-documented. However, can simply speaking another language change the way someone behaves? According to this study from the Max Planck Institute of Economics, it can indeed. Some lucky bilingual university students were … Continue reading

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