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11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

Get in the holiday spirit by making one of these delicious Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s dishes from other countries.
10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

Don’t say ‘let’s hang out sometime’ to a German unless you actually mean it.
Countries And Cities That Have Changed Their Names

Countries And Cities That Have Changed Their Names

From France to Japan, Russia to Turkey, some places aren’t short of inspiration when it comes to changing names.
Festivals Of The Dead Around The World

Festivals Of The Dead Around The World

Death isn’t always a taboo subject.
How Bonfire Night Is Celebrated Around London

How Bonfire Night Is Celebrated Around London

Why do people in the UK remember, remember the fifth of November, anyway?
10 Specialties Of Traditional Sicilian Cuisine

10 Specialties Of Traditional Sicilian Cuisine

Between the street food, the starters, the desserts, and countless other delicacies, it wasn’t an easy choice. But we finally picked out 10 well-known Sicilian dishes to take you deep into the tradition and history of this enchanting island.
The Language Of Flamenco

The Language Of Flamenco

Flamenco is part of Spanish culture, and its language lives on in everyday Spanish conversations.
Is It National Latinx Or Hispanic Heritage Month, And Why Does It Matter?

Is It National Latinx Or Hispanic Heritage Month, And Why Does It Matter?

Is it Hispanic Heritage, or Latinx Heritage? This debate might be the key to understanding and appreciating the month-long celebration.
The Anti-Commercial Appeal Of Literature In Minority Languages

The Anti-Commercial Appeal Of Literature In Minority Languages

Some writers toil on works they know only a few thousand people might ever read, but that’s sort of the whole point.
Quintessential Fall — How Other Countries Celebrate Autumn

Quintessential Fall — How Other Countries Celebrate Autumn

We know Americans have an obsession with fall, but how do people around the world ring in the season? (It goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes!)
Will People Still Cheek Kiss In A Post-COVID World?

Will People Still Cheek Kiss In A Post-COVID World?

The “casual greeting” cheek kiss has confounded cultural outsiders for decades. Is it on its way to becoming a relic?
What The Names Of Pasta Shapes Really Mean

What The Names Of Pasta Shapes Really Mean

Most pasta shape names are pretty tame, but a couple of them might shock you.
A Cultural History Of Coffee

A Cultural History Of Coffee

It’s more than just hot bean water. It’s a lifestyle.
Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

How do you banter, yammer, palaver and blather your way around the world?