• Language

    The Language-Time Conundrum

    Have you ever caught yourself watching sands fall through the narrow opening of an hourglass? It’s pretty impressive, really, that hundreds of years ago this simple method was devised for keeping time. The opening is set to a very specific width, and just the right amount of sand is loaded inside so that it takes a very specific amount of time for all of the grains to fall through to the bottom. It doesn’t go any faster, and it doesn’t go any slower. Have you ever thought of your brain like an hourglass? If you haven’t, at least one similarity is worth noting. If you’ve ever studied for a test…

  • Language

    Can Bilingualism Make You More Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise?

    – Benefits of Bilingualism – Learning a second language provides many benefits. Some study a second language for the intellectual stimulation, while others have a legitimate need (such as travel) that requires it. But the benefits of learning a new language often reach much farther than simply gratifying any one specific need.  Rest assured that the hard work and diligence you invest over the course of your language learning experience will be rewarded throughout your life in many, many ways. Here are just a few, based in research and my own personal experience with language study. Research Shows… …that bilingualism has several benefits. A research study conducted by Mehisto and…

  • General

    Welcome to TrentBooks.com!

    Welcome! Hello, and thank you for stopping in! Let me give you a quick introduction to who I am, the purpose of TrentBooks.com, and how this site can benefit you as a reader. I hope you find what you’re looking for, and look forward to reading your comments.    Who is this guy? My name is Kenny Trent. I was named after Kenneth Mattingly, who returned home from the final orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-4) on July 4, 1982 – the day I was born. Skip ahead a few years… At the ripe young age of 19, I began serving a mission for the Church of…