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Culture

Cultures That Don't Celebrate New Year's Day On January...

December 28, 2020

Performers take part in the traditional dragon-and-drums Chinese new year parade. (Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images) As midnight approaches on December 31, the...

Cultural PTSD: How Societal Trauma Drastically Changed ...

April 14, 2020

Every generation has its defining moments. It can be war, famine, illness, or a combination of these things that shocks a group of people and drastically changes ...

"God Bless You" Sneeze Response: A Pope, A Plague, And ...

February 16, 2020

1950s woman preparing for a sneeze. (Photo by Debrocke/ClassicStock/Getty Images) With the common cold, the flu, coronavirus, and goodness knows what else run...

What’s a Whirling Dervish?

May 3, 2019

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term ‘whirling dervish’ before, but you may not be aware of the important cultural and spiritual tradition of these frenzied, spinning Turkish dancers. For ou...