Revived Languages — Dead Languages Making a Comeback

A Hebrew dictionary

There are approximately 7,000 languages spoken worldwide. You are aware of the world’s major languages – Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese, to name a few. About 96% of the world’s population speaks about 4% of the world’s languages, leaving the vast majority of other little-known languages on … Read more

What Is the Significance of the Shivashtakam Lyrics?

An image of Hindu god Shiva

Shivashtakam is a powerful mantra written to give glory to the Hindu god Shiva. A devotee must sing this with full devotion after taking a bath and wearing clean white clothes. He must go to any Shiva temple with some sandalwood, flowers, bel leaves, cow’s milk, rice, fruits, and other offerings – … Read more

Languages You Can Use to Read the Shivashtakam Stotram

A large sculpture of Shiva

The ShivashtakamStotram is a Hindu chanting, which is designed to please the god Shiva and get his blessing. It is one of the many stotrams in Hindu literature. To get the best results, you must recite the ShivashtakamStotram early in the morning after taking a bath and in front of a Shiva … Read more

10 Things to Do in Sweden

Ice Hotel sculpture

Sweden is a country full of tourist spots, much like its neighboring countries in Northern Europe, as the country has a rich history and culture that is accompanied by their people’s efforts in preserving the natural and man-made structures in their land. Although Sweden is not on most people’s travel bucket lists, … Read more

What is Haluskiand Where Does it Come From?

Haluski in a wooden plate

  Do you know one of the many things that set us apart from other beings on this earth is the ability to make associations? Whenever we are doing something, such as enjoying a meal, our brain is busy making associations. We end up remembering the flavor of the dish while associating … Read more

The evolution of blackjack in Canada

The evolution of blackjack in Canada

  Blackjack is one of the most popular card games in the world, with millions of players, both casual and professional, enjoying the game every year. It is thus interesting to note that the game has been around for centuries, with several tweaks and adaptations over the years to create the various … Read more

What is Boxing Day?

boxing day

Contrary to what the name suggests, this day is not at all about boxing. It is a public holiday that is observed the day after Christmas, 26 December. It is celebrated with the same enthusiasm, cheer, and spirit as Christmas. Moreover, Boxing Day is known by many names. For example, in Ireland, … Read more

Endangered or Forgotten Languages

Sumerian

The term endangered was once used only for animals that had gone extinct. Today, it is also used for certain languages that have either died or slowly dying. When you talk about endangered or forgotten languages, Latin maybe the first language that comes to mind. Although the Latin language may be dead … Read more

What Is the Barbie Effect?

Barbie

Since its introduction in 1959, Barbie dolls have taken over the world. Young girls have been playing around with Barbie dolls for decades now. Today, Mattel, the company that produces and sells Barbie dolls has sold over a billion dolls, making it the company’s most profitable lines. However, Barbie has had some … Read more

Label Wars: Made in China, Japan, or America

Label Wars- Made in China, Japan, or America

  We regularly come across clothing items that support labels such as ‘Made in China’ or ‘Made in Japan. Quite often, you might have wondered what it actually means and why it is necessary to mention them on clothes. The fact of the matter is that these labels significantly influence the decision … Read more