Dine In or Dine Out?
Taiwan is a great place to find inexpensive food, and it is very common for people to dine out. Carol and Sam, two friends from America, are discussing the pros and cons of eating in and dining out.
the Feast Before the Fast
Around the world, people celebrate the Tuesday before Lent with parties and parades. This Catholic tradition originated in Europe, but the city most famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations is New Orleans, Louisiana.
a Pop Culture Sensation
Fortnite quickly became a pop culture sensation after its release in 2017. By the end of 2018, the incredibly popular online multiplayer game had racked up more than 125 million players worldwide. Jerry and Samantha discuss Fortnite and how it became popular.
The Korean Wave Takes America by Storm
Hallyu, or Korean Wave, refers to the globalization of South Korean popular culture since the 1990s. Television shows and music, especially K-pop, have gained in popularity around the world. Alaina and Steve discuss the rise of K-pop and how it became a global phenomenon.
Flying on Golden Parachutes
Two business school friends are conversing about some current issues that have come up in their classes.
With the rise of e-commerce and online shopping, many brick-and-mortar stores are declaring bankruptcy. In order to survive the new shopping trend, stores and shopping malls are changing their business strategies.
La Sagrada Família
Located in Barcelona, Spain, Sagrada Família is a church that has been under construction since 1882. Ira and Patrice discuss the history of the church and some issues related to it that were recently resolved.
Dual Income No Kids
The acronym “DINK” (dual income no kids) refers to a household in which two adults earn an income and have no children to spend it on. The number of DINK families is on the rise in many regions of the world, and they are often the target demographic of marketing campaigns for luxury items and extravagant vacations.
Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Coffee?
Coffee is something millions of people drink every day, often multiple times. While it has many benefits, there might be limits.
The Eruption that Shook the World
Krakatoa, an active volcano in Indonesia, erupted and collapsed in the late summer of 1883. The catastrophic result was felt and heard around the world.
What Makes Food Authentic?
There are conflicting ideas about what makes a cuisine “authentic.” Some believe that authentic food comes from a certain place, while others think it depends more on the ingredients. One question on many people’s minds is: does it matter?
The Tree Projects
The Tree Projects team takes high-definition photos of tall trees to promote forest conservation. So far, the team has created portraits of giant trees in Tasmania, New Zealand, and Taiwan.
Each month of the year is assigned a gemstone, called a birthstone. In the West, this tradition can be traced back to Biblical times. In eastern cultures, birthstones are tied to astrology and signs of the zodiac.