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Gender-Neutral English, Dear? We’ve Been Using It For Centuries!

Gender-Neutral English, Dear? We’ve Been Using It For Centuries!

You’d have to plug your ears, wear an eye mask and enforce a complete media ban to avoid the controversy about gender-neutral language. But is it important? And does English have an advantage compared to other languages?
Read The World: 10 Books About Rome

Read The World: 10 Books About Rome

All books lead to Rome. Well, these ones do, anyway.
Common Hand Gestures To Avoid Abroad

Common Hand Gestures To Avoid Abroad

Here are some handy tips for traveling overseas.
Read The World: 10 Books About Paris

Read The World: 10 Books About Paris

Whatever your genre, you’ll find a book worth picking up about the city of lights.
Earth Day Celebrations: A Global Affair Glorifying The Planet

Earth Day Celebrations: A Global Affair Glorifying The Planet

Every day is a good day to give Gaia some love.
Read The World: 10 Books About Dublin

Read The World: 10 Books About Dublin

Read up on one of the literary capitals of the world.
7 Non-English Films Better Than Their Hollywood Remakes

7 Non-English Films Better Than Their Hollywood Remakes

The original isn’t necessarily always better, but in a lot of cases it’s worth watching.
A Cultural History Of The Kebab

A Cultural History Of The Kebab

When you need to eat something quick and tasty, a kebab is something we can all agree on.
The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

Shakespeare didn’t just contribute substantially to many a school’s required reading list — he also left an indelible mark on the English language. Who are some other writers who had a foundational impact on their language?
Cants And Anti-Languages: The Hidden World Of Secret Languages

Cants And Anti-Languages: The Hidden World Of Secret Languages

Sometimes languages aren’t meant to be understood.
A Brief History Of The Academy Award For Best International Feature Film

A Brief History Of The Academy Award For Best International Feature Film

For Your Consideration: A look at the weird history of the Best International Film category at the Oscars.
Read The World: 10 Books About Mexico City

Read The World: 10 Books About Mexico City

Even 10 probably isn’t enough to understand the many facets of Mexico’s capital.
10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

Spring has sprung, so let’s celebrate the end of winter with 10 beautiful spring words from around the world.
The 10 Most Unusual St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around The World

The 10 Most Unusual St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around The World

Here are a few places where they do things a little differently (don’t worry — you can still get your green beer).