Tag: culture

Stuff Explained Ep14: Daylight Saving Time

Last week (Nov 3rd), we changed our clocks to mark the return to standard time from daylight saving time. But what is DST and why was it implemented? Tune in to learn about the history, pros, and cons of daylight saving time. Advertisements

Stuff Explained Ep13: Halloween

Lucky episode 13 is appropriately dedicated to exploring the history of Halloween! Join us as we trace back the origins of this special and spooky holiday to 2,000 years ago.

Infidelity

There are few greater triggers in life than infidelity. Cheating in relationships brings out the deepest fears and insecurities, while also creating its own kind of trauma. Because of this, and the general monogamistic approach to relationships that humanity has had for most of…

Stuff Explained Ep04: Marijuana

Cannabis has a very long history of being used by humans. From the steppes of Central Asia in ancient times to the legalization battles in the United States, this episode of Stuff Explained examines the story of cannabis. 

Newsworthy – Aug 23rd, 2019

Vast fires are destroying the Amazon rainforest, this week marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States, many economists see a recession in the next 2 years. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – Aug 9th, 2019

Climate change is putting pressure on food and water supplies worldwide, graduates aren’t seeing returns on their education investments, large parts of the country are still without access to reliable broadband services, and more. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Aug 2nd, 2019

Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours, Capital One’s hack affected more than 106 million people, and wages in the U.S. have stalled over the last three decades while costs have continued to grow. These are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – July 5th, 2019

President Trump holds an Independence Day celebration, US soybean farmers are hurt by Chinese tariffs, drugmakers increase prices, and the US and China face the economic consequences of an aging population. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – June 21st, 2019

President Trump to force the disclosure of prices in health care, difficulty in enforcing firearms restrictions, Facebook to launch cryptocurrency, and British advertisements to ban gender stereotypes.

These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Growing Up With a Foreign Name

It can be difficult, especially during childhood, to have a name that people find foreign and difficult to pronounce. This will change as time goes on and you grow to appreciate the history and culture represented by your name.