Culture And Travel

A Cultural History Of Borscht

A Cultural History Of Borscht

What’s in a magenta-colored bowl of beet soup? As it turns out, a lot.
The Language Of Self-Care

The Language Of Self-Care

What do all those wellness buzzwords really mean?
What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

What are the most unusual sounds in the world — and what counts as an “unusual,” anyway?
Do Other Countries Make As Many Healthy Eating Resolutions?

Do Other Countries Make As Many Healthy Eating Resolutions?

Americans are hardly alone in thinking about their health at the turn of the new year. But is our approach to dieting, weight loss and ‘healthy eating’ the same?
Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

There’s more to New Year’s Eve than simply enjoying a few glasses of something bubbly.
The Best Cities In Europe To Spend New Year’s Eve

The Best Cities In Europe To Spend New Year’s Eve

Since New Year’s Eve is nearly here, one of Babbel Magazine’s regular contributors shares her favorite cities for celebrating the big night.
How People From Around The World Make Resolutions

How People From Around The World Make Resolutions

From burning year effigies to drinking ashes, there are any number of ways to stick to your resolutions around the world.
11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

From caroling with a horse skull to enjoying Christmas Eve at KFC, these holiday customs give the old man in the chimney a run for his money.
20 Reasons To Learn A Language In 2020

20 Reasons To Learn A Language In 2020

It’s time to make your resolutions, and you already know what we’re going to recommend.
Europe’s 4 Strangest Christmas Gift Givers

Europe’s 4 Strangest Christmas Gift Givers

Sure, you’ve heard of Santa Claus, but have you heard of these other Christmas gift givers?
The Other Side Of Christmas: Pagan Winter Solstice Festivals

The Other Side Of Christmas: Pagan Winter Solstice Festivals

Do you know the other side of Christmas? December 25th might signify the birth of Jesus for Christians, but the Winter Solstice is also central to other traditions.
10 Wonderful Christmas Words From Around The World

10 Wonderful Christmas Words From Around The World

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get in a jolly Christmas mood than with 10 wonderful Christmas words from around the world.
5 Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad This Holiday Season

5 Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad This Holiday Season

There’s no greater freedom than being able to decide when, where and how you spend your holidays. Here’s why you should use those precious days off work to go abroad and get away from the holiday hype.
Introducing Parlez Away! — Babbel’s New French Podcast For Learners

Introducing Parlez Away! — Babbel’s New French Podcast For Learners

Ted is learning French for love. No longer wanting to rely on his girlfriend for translations when visiting France or spending time with her family, he’s now going all-in, determined to become conversational.