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Learning Swedish the Easy Way

With plenty of learning language apps out on the market, deciding which language to speak can be quite daunting. Some only give you the general basics and others make you pay even more money for learning a few more lessons. And when it comes to the learning process some are vague, skip a few fundamentals, and start you off thinking that you already know the basics. But after searching in the haystack you finally find the needle, and Say It In Swedish is that very needle. Sweden holds roughly 9 million speakers and is home to one of the worlds oldest monarchy, a low crime rate, high life expectancy rate, health care levied by taxes, and has much more to offer than just IKEA and ABBA. Traveling to Sweden should be on everyones travel list, and although English is spoken by many Swedes, learning the language is never a bad idea. Starting from lesson one, you begin to learn the simple basics to get you on track to learning Swedish. With an audio guide hosted …

The Hunt for Easter

As Easter approaches this Sunday, chocolate bunnies and colorful covered eggs are going fill every household in America. As children parade around the yard looking for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny, a delicious meal is served around the dining room table to be among family and rejoice in the new season. But through this all, one begins to wonder how this all came about. Traditionally, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ by Christians and Catholics around the world. In many places such as the Philippines where the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is reenacted in a public square for all to see. Although unlike other reenactments, they do actually go so far as to use real nails on the many actors who have portrayed Jesus Christ throughout the years. In other places, Easter represents the coming of Spring along with plenty of chocolate. But why a bunny to represent spring and this particular holiday? According to History.com, the source of using eggs came from German immigrants who told stories of a rabbit who laid …