Who does not love mountains? Breathtaking views, real closeness with nature, hiking, and winter sports. But in addition to that, Central European mountains give a chance to get to know the specific folklore of their peoples – including the Gorals. Did you know that one of the most notable highlanders in history was Pope John Paul II? Keep reading to find out more about the Gorals, the native ethnic group of the Carpathian Mountains.
Two weeks ago we took a look at the reviving regionalisms around Europe. In the next few articles we will focus on the small ethnic, national, and cultural communities that live in some of the most beautiful regions on the continent. Some of these groups were once discriminated against or forgotten, but today are becoming an object of interest for scientists as well as travelers and lovers of distinctive cultures. Draw your own inspiration from our upcoming pieces about the oldest European peoples.
Have you heard about communal eating? Yes, it is when a few people share a couch and open their hands to eat from a shared plate. This may sound ridiculous at first blush, but this ancient cultural habit is becoming trendy in restaurants worldwide and seems to be a really good antidote to loneliness and social isolation.
It’s half past seven in the morning and I am starting my journey to the periphery of Prague, a district called Bohnice. I am heading towards the “cemetery of fools”, a place that used to serve as a burial ground for the patients of a local asylum for the insane.
This Saturday, is70 years since the UN was formally inaugurated. The foundational conference, held in San Francisco from April to June 1945, hosted representatives of 50 nations, 850 delegates, a total of 3500 staff, and more than 2500 press representatives, making the San Francisco Conference perhaps the greatest international gathering in the history of humanity. As a result, the United Nations Charter was signed and, upon its ratification by the majority of the signatories, the United Nations came into existence on 24 October 1945.
As Daniel Goleman, the author of a book called Social Intelligence, has said: we are wired to connect. But, what does it mean to be socially intelligent? It means taking a healthy position in interaction with others, taking an active part in relationships, and knowing how to deal with people. It means being wise. The science about emotional and social intelligence is developing, and it is quite interesting. We've prepared ten fun facts about social intelligence, so keep reading!
Famous American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway once said “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
We use apps for everything from scheduling appointments and booking flights to keeping in touch with friends and family and requesting Uber rides. So why not revolutionize psychotherapy?
In the last couple of decades global warming, renewable energy, recycling, and similar topics have been in the focus. But do we know how our choices and actions can contribute to solving some of them? Some facts listed in this article will help you understand better how we impact climate change.
Hundred billions of fraudulent emails delivered every day, thousands of bank accounts suddenly drained, and the police chasing criminals on Facebook. Information technologies change the way we live our lives as well as the way we commit our crimes.