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Is It Cultural Appropriation To Use Drag Slang And AAVE?

Is It Cultural Appropriation To Use Drag Slang And AAVE?

Sure, you want to describe your new ‘bae’ as ‘woke’ and your last weekend as ‘lit,’ but where do these words come from? (And should you be using them at all?)
6 Ways To Boost Your Cultural Competence

6 Ways To Boost Your Cultural Competence

Cultural competence is a term that’s usually used in corporate trainings. But it’s also a useful skill to have as a tourist and an all-around general human.
The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

Meditation and mindfulness may have global roots and use ancient language, but their proven benefits have made them very popular in the U.S.
The Culture of Saving Money Around the World

The Culture of Saving Money Around the World

If you’re pulling out more from the ol’ piggy bank than you’re putting in, you might appreciate some international insight into saving money.
How Do Other Countries Approach Exercise?

How Do Other Countries Approach Exercise?

When it comes to exercise around the world, going to the gym is not at the top of the list. Here’s how other countries approach fitness.
Can Learning Languages Get Rid Of Our Prejudices?

Can Learning Languages Get Rid Of Our Prejudices?

We all have prejudices in one way or another, but we can work on getting rid of them. Here’s how learning a language can help.
5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

Every country has strange customs — the UK just happens to pack most of them in around Christmas time. Here are the strangest traditions of the lot.
11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

Get in the holiday spirit by trying your hand at one of these delicious Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s dishes from other countries.
7 Fun Ways To Connect With Your Cultural Heritage

7 Fun Ways To Connect With Your Cultural Heritage

A guide to diving deep into your past, exploring your ancestry and incorporating what you find into your present-day life.
Speaking In Tongues: The Language And Practice Of Glossolalia

Speaking In Tongues: The Language And Practice Of Glossolalia

What makes people speak in tongues, and what are they actually saying? We investigate glossolalia and what researchers have discovered about it.
Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Rather than discuss politics around the table this year, make your feast a linguistic Thanksgiving with these word facts about your meal!
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

Almost half of the world’s population claims one of only 10 languages as their mother tongue. So what are the top 10 languages of the world? You might be surprised.
What Is Black Friday, And Where Is It Celebrated?

What Is Black Friday, And Where Is It Celebrated?

The story behind the crowds: your guide to the history of Black Friday and who takes part in it around the world.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

Some are practical, others just sound like fun — here are seven facts about voting in other countries that help increase voter turnout and make Election Day even more exciting.