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  • Made in DNA
    Published 16 days ago
    Japanese Language Abbreviations and Contractions

    Japanese Language Abbreviations and Contractions

    All languages have abbreviations and contractions (sometimes much to the consternation of translators and interpreters) and Japanese is no exception. The Japanese love shortening their language in new, catchy ways. These shortenings can range from common everyday items, to situations, and even people's names!
  • Darren Ledger
    Published 21 days ago
    Where the Dead Birds Sing

    Where the Dead Birds Sing

    There can be few things in this wonderful world as sweet as birdsong. Be it the chorus of shrill excited chatter that pre-empts a storm or the dawn and dusk expressions of joy as they anticipate the feeding frenzy known as the crepuscular zone. Many of us have woken to the harmonic beauty of birds calling throughout our lives. It's something that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy across the world from Yorkshire to Africa via Asia and even parts of the Middle East. Until that is, I moved to Malta.
  • Rachael A.
    Published 26 days ago
    Reclaiming and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

    Reclaiming and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

    Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, but American Thanksgiving looms on the horizon. This is a time of stories about the relationship between the pilgrims and the indigenous peoples, and those tales are often far from accurate. Their interactions were not as positive and mutually beneficial as we tend to pretend they were, and the arrival of pilgrims to the Americas marked the beginning of a long, painful history for the people who lived here first.
  • Melody Porter
    Published about a month ago
    How to Fully Experience the Culinary Scene in America

    How to Fully Experience the Culinary Scene in America

    Traveling to try different culinary scenes is by far one of the best reasons to travel. Looking for delicious new plates to try, experiencing other cultures and how they influence food and the way people eat. Depending on where you are, dinner can be a several hour affair.
  • Avery Echo
    Published 2 months ago
    A Compass Tour of Glasgow

    A Compass Tour of Glasgow

    Housing a vibrant community of creatives due to the infamous art school (the one that has burnt down not once, but twice), Glasgow still very much stands in Edinburgh's shadow when it comes to tourism. Although it lacks the picturesque architecture and overused tartan, Glasgow is a city to be experienced, as opposed to being seen.
  • Ben W
    Published 2 months ago
    "Tudo Bem?" (All Is Well?)

    "Tudo Bem?" (All Is Well?)

    Tudo bem? or Tudo bom? is a simple, yet intriguing greeting that has been one of the most culturally interesting aspects of living in Brazil. You might be thinking, what is so interesting about these two words, but the greeting itself, when you translate it has much more of a significance than what you would think. I find it fascinating for a number of reasons, which I will divulge during this article—and it is important to keep in mind that languages, including English have different ways in which people can address each other from the very neutral to the very positive.
  • Rebekah B Lowri
    Published 3 months ago
    Qolşärif - Inside Russia's Largest Mosque

    Qolşärif - Inside Russia's Largest Mosque

    Known as the third capital of Russia, Kazan is the capital city of the Tatarstan Republic. There are equal numbers of Muslims as there are Orthodox Christians in the city of 1.2 million people, nestled on the banks of the Volga River, located some 800 kilometers east Moscow.
  • Scout Cloud
    Published 3 months ago
    Oklahoma Indian Coupe

    Oklahoma Indian Coupe

    Oklahoma Indian Coupe
  • Steve Tyson
    Published 3 months ago
    From the Royal Albert Hall to Russia and Back Again

    From the Royal Albert Hall to Russia and Back Again

    Sometime during February of the year 2005, I was on tour somewhere in Australia with my then-band twentysevens, when I heard that Cream was reforming to play four shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London in early May.
  • Pam Jannes
    Published 4 months ago
    Living and Working in Another County Can be Beneficial in Many Ways

    Living and Working in Another County Can be Beneficial in Many Ways

    Besides the dread and confusion of work visas and language barriers, working in another country can be an incredible experience. Not only is experiencing other cultures a humbling and exciting experience, it’s also known to enhance learning and adaptability. Studies show that learning about other cultures is a critical component of the adaptation process, and it adds value to creativity. By working in another country, you’re not only experiencing the lifestyle of others—you’re also opening yourself up to a world of opportunities.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 4 months ago
    The Beautiful Side of Religious Tourism

    The Beautiful Side of Religious Tourism

    No doubt, tourism brings significant economic benefits for local communities and residents. It preserves and protects the natural environment and ensures compliance with customs, traditions and cultural heritage. In addition to these benefits for tourism development, the main foredeal of tourism is the national income generated. Tourism in general has become very global because religious tourism has also integrated into this sector.
  • Johann Paulo Camaddo
    Published 4 months ago
    Vidaaadi!

    Vidaaadi!

    Hi guys (hand wave emoji) :).