Headlines 3/20/12

News

IRAQ BOMB ATTACKS. At Least 44 Killed 190 Wounded.

GOP PRIMARY. Illinois Vote Political Test For Romney.

JUSTICE INVESTIGATES. Florida Teenager Killed.

DENVER PAYTON'S PLACE? Tebowmania?

SPRING IS HERE. Goodbye Winter.

Bilinguals Are Smarter and Multilinguals Smartest

Idea

Those who are fortunate enough to speak two languages, rather than just one have obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But now scientists point out that the advantages of bilingualism are even better than being able to speak with a wider range of individuals. Their research indicates that being bilingual makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on the brain, improving skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia as these people get older.