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Audrey Mann Cronin is on a mission to stop the epidemic of filler words such as “like” and “so” that our kids sprinkle throughout their speech (and, well, some of us adults do it too). Audrey has created an app called LikeSo, which is a personal speech coaching app that uses speech recognition technology to help you get ready for speeches, interviews, auditions, even dates! We’re talking with Audrey today about what prompted her to develop this app, how to use it, and what’s in the app’s future. Plus our Bytes of the week!
Like, Why Do We Use Like So Much? – Lexicon Valley
‘London Bridge is Down’: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death, by Sam Knight – The Guardian
Books That Speak the Truth to Boys, by Erin Geiger Smith – Wall Street Journal
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, by Valorie Schaefer & Josee Masse
The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls, by Cara Natterson & Josee Masse
Spurt, by Chris Miles
The Best Man, by Richard Peck
Booked, by Kwame Alexander
Me and Miranda Mullaly, by Jake Gerhardt
Going Where It’s Dark, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds
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