Black Friday 2022

The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that retailers traditionally operated… Read More

Halloween 2022: a whopping U$10.6B spending! Sales, Stats, Trends, and even Costume Choices!

It’s Halloween time!  We’ve come a long way since the dark days of Fall 2020. In fact, this year will see the highest percentage of people celebrating Halloween since 2018, according to the National Retail Federation. Per-Person Halloween Spending Drops a Buck or Two This Year 2021 was historic for Halloween because it was the… Read More

O sotaque da Rainha Elizabeth II

O sotaque da rainha ELizabeth II era o “Received Pronunciation” (também conhecido como R.P., que é a pronúncia padrão da língua inglesa utilizada no Reino Unido. Estudantes estrangeiros de inglês britânico aprendem essa modalidade de inglês nas escolas. Dicionários de língua inglesa produzidos no Reino Unido e a mídia britânica também adotam a Received Pronunciation como… Read More

What’s in laughter?

Human beings love to laugh, and the average adult laughs 17 times a day. Humans love to laugh so much that there are actually industries built around laughter. Jokes, sitcoms and comedians are all designed to get us laughing, because laughing feels good. For us it seems so natural, but the funny thing is that… Read More

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop, and that is amazing!

Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs align their body axis according to Earth’s magnetic field when they squat to poop—a behavior that changes when the magnetic field is unstable. But why do they do it? The results of the… Read More

Bilingual Language Development: Myths vs. Facts

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home By: Andrea Lozoya* This article was originally published at Porch.com Related article: Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life (birdgei.com) We’ve all heard the old adage that if it can happen, it will – but that doesn’t have to be the case! While it’s true that there are… Read More

The Thirst for Learning: There’s NO homework in Finland