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Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Articles by Steph
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Who’s more ‘inside baseball’ than baseball players? Probably politicians.
A Cultural History Of Borscht

A Cultural History Of Borscht

What’s in a magenta-colored bowl of beet soup? As it turns out, a lot.
What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

Hint: ‘Farsi’ is just what Iranians call ‘Persian.’
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Squall, bombogenesis, vortex, oh my.
The Language Of Self-Care

The Language Of Self-Care

What do all those wellness buzzwords really mean?
The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

Believe it or not, the month of May was not purposely named for its ability to set us up for annual Star Wars and Justin Timberlake puns.
Babbel Challenge Week 2: Establish A Habit

Babbel Challenge Week 2: Establish A Habit

This week, we buckle in for the long haul and learn tools and tricks for sticking to the plan once our beginner’s excitement wears off.
Do Other Countries Make As Many Healthy Eating Resolutions?

Do Other Countries Make As Many Healthy Eating Resolutions?

Americans are hardly alone in thinking about their health at the turn of the new year. But is our approach to dieting, weight loss and ‘healthy eating’ the same?