The Blonde Stereotype

I have always wondered about the origin of blonde jokes. All women I know, despite of their hair color, are pretty smart! So, with a little help from Wikipedia, here it is: The blonde stereotype, the stereotypical perception of blond-haired women, has two aspects. On one hand, over the history, blonde hair in women has… Read More

New species of flying penguins discovered in the Antartic

BBC announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series Miracles of Evolution had captured footage of Adélie penguins flying to the air. See the amazing footage of these flying penguins on the link below in Youtube. Presenter Terry Jones explains that, instead of huddling together to endure the Antarctic winter,… Read More

Cursos de idioma online têm a mesma eficácia dos presenciais?

2020 trouxe profundas mudanças para o aprendizado de idiomas, especialmente no formato dos cursos que passaram de presencial para online, em decorrência da Covid 19. Mas afinal, quais resultados iremos colher? Os cursos de idioma online têm a mesma eficácia dos presenciais?  Essas tem sido as perguntas mais recorrentes entre alunos e pessoal de Rh.… Read More

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! (Origin / Multi Billion $ Business)

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 girls, 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

Happy International Women’s Day

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… Read More

Confusing words: used to, use to

Ninety-nine percent of the time, you’ll use “used to,” not “use to.” The following sentences are examples of how “used to” is often used: So what about the 1%? When is “use to” acceptable? Of course, if that sentence sounds awkward to you, it can also be written as “I use these two pencils to… Read More

The History of Chocolate

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a  word meaning “bitter water”.… Read More