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The One Thing.

Issue 4. From Copenhagen, Denmark.

There are many things going on, these are a few of my favorite ones.
The One Update to share.
Hi there. Glad to be back.

It's been a fascinating year so far, full of travels, adventures, new friends and lots of learnings, and we are not even in July yet.

A year ago, July 4th to be exact, we, the Learning Gypsies, started a journey that we planned would last only 12 months, but now as we realize the world is much bigger than we thought we are extending it until the end of the year.

The idea was to travel the world looking for opportunities to improve the way people learn in the XXI century. We traveled through North and South America until March, and since April we've been in Europe, traveling from Spain to Greece, Italy, Vienna, Czech Republic, Sweden, Copenhagen and this week we'll travel to London and Liverpool. (It would be awesome to meet with some of our friends while in the UK.)

We will be going back to the US for a few months in late July, ideally through NYC. In Septemeber, we sail ship again to Asia, with a 1 month stop in Peru to see Hazel's brother get married and to take the kids to Machupicchu. Their dream is to visit every wonder of the world...

This is our Calendar, which we update regularly, in case you feel adventurous and want to join us somewhere in the world.

What's the most important discovery so far about how to improve Education? 
It all starts at home!
The One Attribute shared by every generation.
The One Contract to sign.
A short-term marriage contract.

One that begins with your reasons for being together, and covers issues from houseguests to laundry, breakfast habits, sex and intimacy.

It is an intriguing idea, especially coming from Mandy Len Cantron, who 2 years ago gave us the 36 questions to help two strangers fall in love.
The One Reason we Cheat on our partners.
To watch shows on Netflix.

The streaming service found that 46% of couples have watched a TV show on Netflix ahead of their partner.

Maybe something to consider including in the contract.
The One Reality to question
Consider this: Much of what we consider reality is, in fact, a program. 

I just ruined your day, I know. Sorry
The One Photo to hold your breath.
The winner of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest.  
The One Change we need to make for us to change.

From James Clear's blog:

In order for change to last, we must work with the fundamental forces in our lives, not against them. Nearly everything that makes up your daily life has an equilibrium—a natural set point, a normal pace, a typical rhythm. If we reach too far beyond this equilibrium, we will find ourselves being yanked back to the baseline.

Thus, the best way to achieve a new level of equilibrium is not with radical change, but through small wins each day.

The One Language to speak.
With 120 million users, Duolingo has a unique window into our language learning habits.

Recently, they wanted to find out which languages are the most popular around the globe, so they looked at the daily activity of Duolingo users over a period of three months. The data covers all 194 countries.

And these are the second most popular languages being learned.
Interesting to notice: Why is Swedish the number 1 in Sweden and Norwegian the number 2 in Norway?

There is a very suitable explanation!
The One List to study.
One of the most important things we can do to develop our emotional competence is to expand our emotional vocabulary.

Once we can verbalize our emotions with full range, our kids, in turn, will increase their ability to express their emotions.

Imagine how elated you'll be. 
The One Loophole Amazon used to be successful.
The Linchen loophole.

A story as fascinating as it is weird.

You can't make up this stuff.
The One Correlation that matters.
If these correlations make you suspicious, you are not alone.
The One Paper airplane you need to build
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What can we learn from folding a paper into a plane?

Harvard thinks that a lot, especially if the teacher is John Collins, whose plane set the 226-foot record for distance in 2012; and the audience are the students of the Master in Design Engineering.
The One Request we have
As we visit London and Liverpool, Barcelona and Madrid, Austin and San Antonio, Texas in the next 4 weeks, we would like to meet with parents who believe, like we do, that our role is the most important one when it comes to our kid's development. And who like us, feel an urge to learn more about how to become champions of our kids learning process.

We believe that empowering parents with the tools and knowledge of Intentional Parenting, is the key to the transformation and improvement of our kid's education. 

Connect us to
The One Circle to draw.
If you think that you had any freedom when it comes to drawing a circle, you are mistaken.

Your choices, to start at the top or the bottom, and the direction of your stroke, are determined by your culture and the language you speak.

How about that?

See for yourself!

I never expected this collection of links to amount to a 100 subscribers, much less to a 1,000. 

Thank you for supporting this hobby turned habit.

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