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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.
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.
Which Fictional Character Would Make The Best Language Teacher?

Which Fictional Character Would Make The Best Language Teacher?

This ain’t your average fictional character quiz. We want to know who you’d definitively trust with your foreign language education.
How To Host The Perfect Portuguese Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Portuguese Dinner Party

Save the airfare and bring Portugal to you! Try using these recipes and phrases for a deliciously authentic Portuguese dinner party.
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?
How A Tweet Becomes A Word

How A Tweet Becomes A Word

How do made-up words become official words that are recognized in the dictionary? Perhaps ‘covfefe’ won’t ever make the cut, but ‘doggo’ may be well on its way.
What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

In our quest to comprehend international food and pop culture, we pose a few theoretical questions.
4 Healthy Diets Inspired By Other Cultures

4 Healthy Diets Inspired By Other Cultures

Given up on Weight Watchers and Whole30? Try one of these healthy diets from other cultures and see how keeping things simple and fresh can make all the difference.
How To Host The Perfect Polish Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Polish Dinner Party

There’s a whole wide world out there beyond pierogis. Not that anything will ever be wrong with pierogis.
What Is Hygge And Why Is This Danish Concept Still So Popular?

What Is Hygge And Why Is This Danish Concept Still So Popular?

By now you’ve probably seen the Danish word “hygge” everywhere. But what is “hygge”? What does it mean? We’ll explain its definition and how it shapes Danish culture.