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A yojijukugo for college students

Or new parents. Or night shift workers. Or… 半醒半睡 han.sei.han.sui Literally: half – wake – half – asleep Alternately: Not fully conscious. Half awake and half asleep. Bleary. Notes: The order of the halves may be reversed in some cases … Continue reading

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Thought of the day: baby arms

When a baby is startled, even if it’s asleep, it will often go like this: I’m not sure how much scientific literature is out there about this particular reflex. Someone I was talking to idly theorized that its roots go … Continue reading

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