Valentine’s Day: The Language of Love

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day,is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).The day first became associated with… Read More

I’m a little bit older, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. Happy New Year!

The New Year is the day that marks the time of the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. For many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use,… Read More

The Legend of Santa Claus: Merry Christmas!!! Ho ho ho

Hundreds of years back, 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… 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

What is your country’s stereotype?

The most Googled products in every country in one crazy map. In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products — beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan. But those things aren’t what people are really searching for. Earlier this month, the cost-estimating website Fixr.com put together a map of the world with… Read More

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

Love of reading

Reading is one of the best hobbies a person can have. But it’s saddening to know that majority of us aren’t introduced to the fabulous world of books. Reading is an active mental process: Unlike sitting in front of the idiot box (TV), reading makes you use your brain. While reading you would be forced… Read More