Why Are Police Associated With Doughnuts?
Ever wonder why policemen are portrayed in American movies, TV shows, and comics as doughnut fiends?
New Year, New Resolve
New Year’s resolutions are common throughout the world, especially in the West. Ross and Monica discuss common resolutions, as well as the history behind the tradition.
Life on the Road
With the rising cost of housing, a growing number of people—mostly millennials—have chosen to reside in vans. Some blog about their experiences and the most famous “van lifers” have sponsors that pay them to post photos of their products on social media.
The Artwork of Yoshitomo Nara
Yoshitomo Nara is a contemporary Japanese artist known for his surrealist paintings of sinister-looking characters. His striking and provocative art has made him world-famous.
He Ate All He Could
Jaroslav Bobrowski, a German triathlete, was banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet in Bavaria for eating too much. The restaurant owners say Bobrowski was a regular, and after several visits, they were finally fed up with his eating habits. Josie and Perry discuss the unusual incident.
Blind, Deaf, and Defiant
Helen Keller was an American pioneer in the world of deaf and blind education, as well as an inspiration to thousands. However, Helen Keller may not have become the icon she is perceived as today without the help of Anne Sullivan.
Budget Airlines: Are They Worth it?
There are many budget airlines around the world offering cheap tickets to a multitude of destinations. While the low prices are desirable, questions arise as to how safe these flights really are. There are also a lot of trade-offs when it comes to comfort and customer service.
A Trip to England
美式 v.s. 英式英語
British and American English differ from each other in many ways. Despite the common tongue, people often experience some confusion when traveling to other English-speaking countries.
California Water Crisis
California is the most populous1 state in the U.S., with almost 40 million residents, and the leading agricultural producer in the country. Given that the state consistently has to deal with droughts, water supply has become a contentious issue.
Can Honey Cure a Cough?
Residents of the U.K. were recently told to try treating their coughs with honey before heading to the doctor for antibiotics.
The Dreaded 27 Club
The 27 Club is a collection of celebrities who flew too close to the sun. These beloved artists were tangled up with drugs and alcohol and were destined for doom.Coincidentally, many of them died at the age of 27.
The Mysterious Islanders
North Sentinel Island is inhabited1 by a tribe that has never been contacted by the outside world. Every attempt to enter the island has been met with violence.
Before It’s Too Late
During the 2015 Paris Agreement, nearly every country on Earth agreed to mitigate their impact on the environment. The goal was to limit the average global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.
Coming of Age in Latin America
Quinceañera translates into the feminine form of “fifteen year old” in Spanish. It is a Latin American rite of passage that celebrates a 15 year old girl, also called a quinceañera, becoming a woman. The event usually begins with a religious ceremony, followed by a party attended by friends and family.