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

How Much Do People in Different Religions Donate to Charity?

A monk giving charity

  Charity is one of the best ways to serve humanity. It helps the poor by providing them basic necessities such as food, shelter, and clothes, etc. Countries that follow religions such as Christianity and Islam are one of the most charitable sources in the world. People belonging to other religions also … Read more

Introduction to K-POP

g.o.d in "I Am Korea" concert, 2015

  Korean pop generally referred to as K-pop has gained tremendous momentum in the past couple of years. Although K-pop began in the 90s it was the 2000s when things became quite serious. Today, K-pop stars are not only immensely popular in Korea but across the globe as well. Fascinated by their … Read more

What is the History of Internet Memes?

I can has cheezburger meme

  Memes today are recognized as funny, amusing, or interesting items that are spread widely through the Internet. It has been an ever-present part of modern online life. But have you ever wondered how did it all start? Have you ever thought how they evolved? And where did the term “meme” come … Read more

What Countries are Implementing Four-Day Work Weeks?

Workmates lounging by the coffee shop

  Work-life balance has always been a struggle for Americans. But an increased concern for workers’ rights along with the power of technology and automation has created a shift. Nowadays, some industries do not need as many working hours anymore, and the global trend, especially in Europe, leans toward a shorter workweek … Read more

How does Japan Have a 99% Conviction Rate?

A judge’s gavel on a table

  Japan is a remarkably safe society with a low crime rate. It belongs to the most peaceful countries in the world. This country also incarcerates fewer people than in other wealthy countries. The number of prisoners in Japan is also low compared to other countries. As of 2015, Japan has 48 … Read more

What are the Top Travel Destinations in the World?

A beach landscape in Phuket

Travel plans might have been impacted by now – and we may not be able to fly again soon – but you can still fulfill your wanderlust. If you’re planning on taking a trip to the famous travel destinations in the world someday, then take a look at these top destinations: London, United … Read more