Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church,… Read More
Happy International Women’s Day: Funny Women Quotes
Ok ladies, let’s face it, without you there would be nothing. Congrats on your day. A little humor now, since we have already posted our serious tribute. And no harm meant, we believe you’ll agree that some of these quotes are pretty good. To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely… Read More
Dia Internacional da Mulher: origem, legado e desafios
História do 8 de março No dia 8 de março de 1857, operárias de uma fábrica de tecidos, situada na cidade norte americana de Nova Iorque, fizeram uma grande greve. Ocuparam a fábrica e começaram a reivindicar melhores condições de trabalho, tais como, redução na carga diária de trabalho para dez horas (as fábricas exigiam… Read More
International Women’s Day: origin, legacy, and challenges
International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and… Read More
Meninas aprendem a falar antes dos meninos e têm um vocabulário maior que eles no início da vida. Será porque mulheres falam mais do que homens?
Húmus, chewbacca e umbigo. Estas são apenas algumas das milhares de palavras que os cientistas da Universidade Duke decodificaram meticulosamente em mais de 2.000 horas de vida diária de bebês. Recentemente, eles usaram esses dados para determinar se a quantidade de linguagem que as crianças ouvem pode explicar por que as meninas têm vocabulários maiores… Read More
Do girls develop bigger vocabularies sooner than boys because they are considered more talkative?
Source: Duke University Summary: Hummus. Chewbacca. Belly button. These are just a few of the thousands of words scientists painstakingly decoded from over 2,100 hours of recorded conversations to determine if the amount of language kids hear explains why girls have bigger vocabularies early in life. It doesn’t. Instead, the scientists found that caregivers just… Read More
Feliz Natal / Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad / Joyeux Noël
AFRIKAANS geseënde Kersfees ALBANIAN gëzuar Krishtlindja ALSATIAN gleckika Wïanachta ARABIC ميلاد مجيد (miilaad majiid) ARMENIAN Shnorhavor Surb tsnund AZERI Noel bayraminiz mubarak BASQUE Eguberri on BELARUSIAN З Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem) BENGALI subho baradin BOSNIAN sretan Božić BRETON Nedeleg laouen BULGARIAN весела коледа (vesela koleda) BURMESE Christmas nay hma mue pyaw pa CATALAN bon… Read More
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
A little more than 110 years ago, the New York Sun journalist Frank Church published an answer to a question from an eight year old girl: Is there a Santa Claus? The editorial, which included the famous reply “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”, has become an indelible part of popular Christmas folklore in… Read More
Ho ho ho! The Legend of Santa Claus
Nicholas was born to a wealthy Christian family in Patara in around 280 AD. The place is near Myra in modern-day Turkey. He was so kind and pious that he helped anyone who came his way and soon many legends about his good deeds became popular. Later, he became the Bishop of Myra. He had… Read More
Merry Christmas in all languages / Feliz Natal em todos os idiomas
AFRIKAANS geseënde KersfeesALBANIAN gëzuar KrishtlindjaALSATIAN gleckika WïanachtaARABIC ميلاد مجيد (miilaad majiid)ARMENIAN Shnorhavor Surb tsnundAZERI Noel bayraminiz mubarakBASQUE Eguberri onBELARUSIAN З Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem)BENGALI subho baradinBOSNIAN sretan BožićBRETON Nedeleg laouenBULGARIAN весела коледа (vesela koleda)BURMESE Christmas nay hma mue pyaw paCATALAN bon NadalCHEROKEE ulihelisdi danisdayohihviCHINESE 圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)CORNISH Nadelek lowenCORSICAN bon NataleCROATIAN sretan… Read More