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A closer look at the micro-sized building block maker and LEGO competitor from Japan


I practiced Japanese on Duolingo every single day for a year to find out.

Screenshot of Duolingo’s mascot, Duo the bird, congratulating me for 365 days of using the app


Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

Fundamentals to enjoy the sweet violence of Mixed Martial Arts

  • “What if some huge fighter gets in there with a small one? That seems unfair…’
  • “Who would win between Mike Tyson and Bruce Lee in their prime?”
  • “Simple: Just kick’em in the nuts!”


Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

Règles et Histoire du sport, et par où commencer pour mieux en apprécier la douce violence.

  • “Ils ont des gants? Des catégories de poids? Les femmes peuvent en faire?”
  • “Qui gagnerait entre Mike Tyson et Bruce Lee?”
  • “On peut tout faire pendant le combat? Même se taper dans la zigounette?”

Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash

Navigating leadership in an increasingly diverse workplace.


Spoiler alert: I failed, but I have some advice if you want to try.


Honest advice and tips from my IELTS experience.


How MMA’s biggest upcoming promotion creates its own lane and manages to escape the UFC’s shadow.


A compilation of my favourite and most useful Facebook groups for Marketing, Copywriting, Startups, Product, Sales and more.

Photo by Con Karampelas on Unsplash


Interested in teaching English? What is the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, is it worth the money/time and why ?

(I do not recommend teaching in a kitchen — Photo by Lonely Planet on Unsplash)

What’s a CELTA and why do I need one?

According to the Cambridge Assessment English website, CELTA is “the essential TEFL qualification that’s trusted by employers, language schools and governments around the world.” …

Thierry Maout

Jack of all trades, master of some. Vancouver-based, I write about tech, business, MMA and education. Mostly in English, but sometimes in French too.

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