Why School Sucks (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Medium. 

By Isabella Bruyere

Read the title. Now notice that I said school, NOT education. Yes, there is a difference.

Lee el título. Ahora date cuenta que he dicho escuela, NO educación. Sí, hay una diferencia.

This fall I’m going to be a Sophomore in high school, and although I’ve only had one year of high school so far, I kind of hate it. It’s cliche really; the high school student who hates school, texts all day, goes to parties, etc. Well, really only 1 out of 3 of those things applies to me but let’s rewind for a second to when I didn’t completely hate school: kindergarten-5th grade.

Este otoño va a ser mi segundo año en el instituto, y aunque sólo haya estado un año en el instituto, lo odio de alguna forma. Realmente es un cliché; el estudiante de instituto que odia la escuela, envía mensajes de texto todo el día, va a fiestas, etc. Bueno, sólo cumplo una de las tres cosas, pero vamos a rebobinar un segundo al momento en el que digo que no odio completamente la escuela: 5º grado del jardín de infancia.

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No More Lost Decades (English-Spanish translation)

No More Lost Decades (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Medium. 

By Bryce Roberts

Tweet from Soundcloud’s former CEO

Since becoming the High Priest of Profit, the Reverend of Revenue, the Bishop of being in the black, I’ve opened myself up to a long line of founders making startup confessionals. Continue reading “No More Lost Decades (English-Spanish translation)”

The Success Bloggers Are Selling You Bullshit. (English – Spanish translation)

The Success Bloggers Are Selling You Bullshit. (English – Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Medium. 

By Jon Westenberg

You don’t have to follow anybody’s morning routine.

No has de seguir la rutina mañanera de nadie.

Because you know what? I’m just going to tell it like it is.

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Helicopter Parents Are Making Their Kids Unemployable (English-Spanish translation)

Helicopter Parents Are Making Their Kids Unemployable (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Medium. 

By Marcia Sirota

Helicopter parents are in the news a lot these days. These are the parents who can’t stop hovering around their kids. They practically wrap them in bubble wrap, creating a cohort of young adults who struggle to function in their jobs and in their lives.

Últimamente padres helicóptero aparecen mucho en las noticias. Son el tipo de padres que no pueden parar de sobrevolar a sus hijos. Prácticamente los envuelven en plástico de burbujas y acaban creando un conjunto de jóvenes adultos que luchan para funcionar en sus trabajos y vidas. Continue reading “Helicopter Parents Are Making Their Kids Unemployable (English-Spanish translation)”

5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person (English-Spanish translation)

5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on HuffPost. 

By Leigh Weingus

Curiosity killed the cat? Not exactly. Evidence continues to emerge about the benefits of being an inquisitive, interested person. Not only does staying wide-eyed about the world make life more fun, it also has a number of surprising benefits.

¿La curiosidad mató al gato? No exactamente. La evidencia emerge sobre los beneficios de ser una persona curiosa, con interés. No solo hace la vida más divertida estar con los ojos abiertos al mundo ,  además tiene un número de beneficios sorprendentes. Continue reading “5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person (English-Spanish translation)”

We Are the Generation That Doesn’t Want Relationships (English-Spanish translation)

We Are the Generation That Doesn’t Want Relationships (English-Spanish translation)

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*This post originally appeared on ThoughtCatalog. 

By Krysti Wilkinson

We want a second coffee cup in our Instagrams of lazy Saturday mornings, another pair of shoes in our artsy pictures of our feet. We want a Facebook official relationship everyone can like and comment on, we want the social media post that wins #relationshipgoals. We want a date for Sunday morning brunch, someone to commiserate with during the drudge of Mondaze, a Taco Tuesday partner, someone to text us good morning on Wednesday. We want a plus one for all the weddings we keep getting invited to (how did they do it? How did they find their happily ever after?). But we are the generation who doesn’t want a relationship.

Queremos una segunda taza de café para las fotos de Instagram de los domingos por la mañana, otro par de zapatos en nuestras fotos artísticas de pies. Queremos poner en Facebook que tenemos una relación para que a todo el mundo pueda darle a “me gusta” y comentar, queremos una publicación que supere #relationshipgoals. Queremos tener a alguien con quien ir de brunch los domingos por la mañana, con quien compadecernos  en los lunes de mierda, con quien comer tacos los martes y que nos envíe un mensaje de buenos días los miércoles. Queremos un +1 para las bodas a las que nos invitan (¿Cómo lo habrán hecho? ¿Cómo habrán conseguido un felices para siempre?). Pero somos de la generación que no quiere relaciones. Continue reading “We Are the Generation That Doesn’t Want Relationships (English-Spanish translation)”

Why The Spanish Language Isn’t ‘Foreign’ In The United States (English-Spanish translation)

Why The Spanish Language Isn’t ‘Foreign’ In The United States (English-Spanish translation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This post originally appeared on Huffpost. 

By Roque Planas

Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase uncritically, as if it were actually true. But is it?

Todo el mundo que se ha apuntado a clases de español sabe que las escuelas se suelen referir a él como ‘idioma extranjero’ . La mayoría de nosotros repetimos la frase como si realmente fuera cierto. Pero, ¿Lo es? Continue reading “Why The Spanish Language Isn’t ‘Foreign’ In The United States (English-Spanish translation)”

To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind (English-Spanish translation)

To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Medium. 

By Jamie Varon

You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing enough.

No necesitas más motivación. No necesitas estar inspirado para actuar. No necesitas leer más listas y artículos sobre cómo no estás haciendo suficiente. Continue reading “To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind (English-Spanish translation)”

The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’ (English-Spanish translation)

The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’ (English-Spanish translation)

*This post originally appeared on Hands Free Mama. 

By Rachel Macy Stafford 

When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and multi-task, there’s never enough time in a day to ever catch up.

Cuando tienes una vida ajetreada, has de tener en cuenta cada minuto. Sientes como que deberías estar borrando algo de la lista de cosas que hacer, mirando a una pantalla o corriendo hacia el siguiente destino. Y no importa de cuántas maneras dividas tu tiempo o atención, no importan cuantas obligaciones intentes e intentes hacer a la vez, nunca hay suficiente tiempo en un día para ponerse al día. Continue reading “The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’ (English-Spanish translation)”

The 12 best strategies to learn new languages

The 12 best strategies to learn new languages (English-Spanish)

1.Small goals: Breaking a seemingly insurmountable task into small, achievable goals prevents you from getting overwhelmed. Reaching milestones will make stay motivated easier. Continue reading “The 12 best strategies to learn new languages”