Sim Virginia, Papai Noel Existe!

Há pouco mais de 110 anos, o jornalista do New York Sun, Frank Church, publicou a resposta a uma pergunta de uma menina de oito anos: Papai Noel existe? O editorial, que trazia a famosa réplica “Sim, Virgínia, Papai Noel Existe”, tornou-se parte indelével do folclore natalino popular nos Estados Unidos e Canadá. Em 1897,… 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

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

Cool, Strange and Interesting Facts: 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

Encouragement

If we were still capable of being energized or inspired, this kid’s can-do attitude might actually do the trick. He’s more excited about pulling off a successful bike ride than most of us are about being alive. Just think — if your boss was anywhere near this good at motivating you, you wouldn’t even be watching… Read More

Fun with words: an amazing sentence in English

Equality for (Almost) All (Unless They’re Old)

The movie “The Intern,” with Robert de Niro and Anne Hathaway, has a lot to teach about what it means to be a leader and treat colleagues, superiors, and employees humanely, especially for women in leadership. The idea of the film is to show that it is never too late to learn the “basics”: just… Read More

20 years/anos of/de partnership/parceria: Cannes Lions/Estadão/BIRD GEI

Estadão newspaper is the official representative of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in Brazil, and BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas has had the honor of being the official translator for Estadão on all issues related to the Festival since 2001. The Cannes Lions is the largest gathering of professionals in marketing,… Read More

Origin of Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is now more than a decade old and was created as an online counterpoint to the brick-and-mortar-heavy Black Friday. In addition to giving online retailers a piece of the Thanksgiving weekend pie, it gives holiday deal-hunters a more convenient shopping option. It takes place on Nov. 29 in 2021. Whether Cyber Monday still… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on… Read More