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Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

The concept of “Mom” is universal — and, for the most part, so is the name we’ve given her. The reason is probably a lot simpler than you think.
5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not ‘Mexico’s Independence Day.’ There’s also more to this holiday than margaritas (but we can’t blame you for wanting one anyway).
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

Here are just a few facts about the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by over a billion people 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.
Why Language Learning Should Be Your Top Resolution In 2018

Why Language Learning Should Be Your Top Resolution In 2018

It’s not that weight loss is a bad goal. It’s just that you’re way more likely to stick to this one — and reap the many side benefits that go along with it.
Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

We got the inside scoop on Europe’s most popular festive food trends from some of the continent’s largest supermarkets.
Which Foreign Holiday Movie Should You Watch This Year?

Which Foreign Holiday Movie Should You Watch This Year?

Whether you want to practice a language or just want to see every holiday film ever made, here are five movies that are perfect for December.
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

Some people are easier to shop for than others, but even those who already have all the things they want could use better ways to spend their time.
11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Día De Los Muertos

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Día De Los Muertos

Ancient rituals, hairless dogs, Disney fails — these fun facts about the Day of the Dead may come as a surprise.
Quiz: Can You Guess Which Language These Spooky Words Come From?

Quiz: Can You Guess Which Language These Spooky Words Come From?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Halloween words in other languages.
Quintessential Fall — How Other Countries Celebrate Autumn

Quintessential Fall — How Other Countries Celebrate Autumn

We know Americans have an obsession with fall, but how do people around the world ring in the season? (It goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes!)
7 Awesome Independence Celebrations Around The World

7 Awesome Independence Celebrations Around The World

From tree-climbing contests to competitive kite-flying, these wacky celebrations of independence made our list of favorites.
Food For Thought — How Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving

Food For Thought — How Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving

Believe it or not, a holiday for showing gratitude is not uniquely American.