Culture

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?
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.
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.
Behind The Scenes: Hannah

Behind The Scenes: Hannah

One of our newly joined Product Managers shares some first impressions of Babbel.
A Look Back At Hack Day #9

A Look Back At Hack Day #9

Have a look inside one of Babbel’s most exciting initiatives, Hack Day, with the official aftermovie and an interview with Mo Mourad, one of the members of the winning project.
Dining Etiquette Around The World

Dining Etiquette Around The World

Tips for digging in and pigging out.
A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

There’s more than one species of family tree.
5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

Ghosts! The whole world is talking about them.
13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

Some foreign expressions don’t make a lick of sense until you learn about their spooky origins.
Stream And Scream: 7 Scary Movies From Around The World

Stream And Scream: 7 Scary Movies From Around The World

Step 1: Get scared. Step 2: Learn a language?
Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

The United States has its own particular way of treating dead bodies, but funerary rites vary widely around the world.
7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

Vengeful ghosts, cannibal monsters, forest nymphs and frog kings — every corner of this planet is home to fascinating and terrifying supernatural beings.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?