Evanston

Evanston is a city located 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. It's the place where Chicago and the North Shore meet. Originally, Evanston consisted mostly of wetlands and swampy forests. It was first settled in 1836. In the 2010 Census, Evanston's population was 74,486 inhabitants. Notable Evanstonians include: Marlon Brando, John & Joan Cusack, Karen Finley, Lauren Lapkus, Eddie Vedder, and Ruby Wax.

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Hebrew

Hebrew is a Semitic language that is native to Western Asia. It's spoken by over 9 million people, of which 5 million have it as their native language. Most speakers are citizens of the State of Israel, which was established in 1948. Hebrew is written from right to left. It uses an abjad script, which is a writing system where each letter stands for a consonant. This means that vowels are not represented.

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Why Get Certified?

Some translators feel that they don't need to get certified because of clients and/or project managers constantly relying on them. That serves as the validation they need. After all, if you know what you're doing and you're doing it well, you may not need to sit an exam to prove yourself. What's more, passing or failing a single test should never equal to either being good or bad at something.

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When Words Don’t Matter

Today, I'll be writing about Cocteau Twins. The reason why I've chosen this band is that they prove that words may not matter after all. When it comes to creating beautiful music, Cocteau Twins don't rely very much on recognizable languages.

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Buster

While I liked the idea of adopting a new cat, I wasn't 100% sure about it. Buster was known to be a bully. I guess that's why I eventually took him in after turning him down repeatedly in 2013. I felt that no one would have ever adopted such a demon. His social awkwardness aside, Buster actually seemed to be a very clean and well-behaved cat.

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