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How to Learn Japanese (Including Kanji) Without Ever Trying, By Literally Sitting on Your Plump Behind, Watching Anime and Being A Couch Potato

April 1, 2014

Well, well, well. It looks like you got through that epic title. So, if nothing else, you’re a survivor . Let me not beat around the bush. Because there are no bushes here. This is the Internet and we’re…it’s like…data encoded in light pulses and electrical signals, and…anyway, no (involuntary) beatings and no bushes! You like anime. And you...

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[SilverSpoon] Do You Qualify for the Neutrino Program?

November 5, 2011
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Thank you for your interest in the SilverSpoon/Neutrino program. Unfortunately, it is currently closed to the public. SilverSpoon is a highly exclusive program and is rarely open for entry. Applications for entry into the few new spots in the SilverSpoon-Neutrino program are periodically opened...

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Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

April 20, 2014
Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

If your process sucks, then your life sucks. And if your life sucks, then (get this…wait for it…) your life sucks. And no milestone can change that. No milestone will erase day-to-day suckage. No peak of achievement will make it taste sweet. Not for...

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Why is Knowing the Whys of Grammar a Waste of Your Time?

April 15, 2014

You don’t need a reason why, you just need to know that’s that’s how people — natives — say things. That’s more than enough for you do to deal...

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From the Mouths of Babes: A High School Girl Shares Her AJATT Success Story

April 10, 2014
From the Mouths of Babes: A High School Girl Shares Her AJATT Success Story

Hey Khatz, I just thought I’d send you an (almost done) success story. My name is Mariah, and I’m a junior in high school; I’ve been doing the AJATT...

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When Are You Going to Stop Trying to Score Only Three-Pointers, Start Making Friends with Mediocrity and Start Realizing That Excellence Comes From the Rejection of Perfection?

April 5, 2014
When Are You Going to Stop Trying to Score Only Three-Pointers, Start Making Friends with Mediocrity and Start Realizing That Excellence Comes From the Rejection of Perfection?

“You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In...

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What Would Happen If You Went Mad Like Sparta and Started Immersing Like a Time Vampire-Killing Terminator Robot?

March 30, 2014

AJATTeer Tom Lazarus (no relation, no known death experiences) shares an insanely great immersion technqiue that he affectionately (and rather pragmatically) dubs “double-barrelled listening”. As in, two barrels, like...

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