Culture Articles

The Serious and Silly News of 2009

News 2009

Once again, another year has moseyed off into the sunset, tipping its hat goodbye like a trail-weary cowboy, only to have a brand new one take its place. It seems like the past year had more than its share of drama, as well as intermezzos of nonsense.

With high hopes for a prosperous and healthy 2010, let's look back at the serious and silly of 2009.

Read more: News Roundup 2009 - Culture Article - January

"It's my world"

(originally posted in the Learn English forum)

by Jarp  Corrected by Lynne Hand:-

Well, it's going to be a new decade soon. Are you already missing the year 2009?  I have to brutally honest now and tell you that it's gone, all gone and you won't get it back.  For good or bad, it's going to be in your memory as your childhood, or your first day of work or school, but of course, as a wise human from the planet earth, you already knew that.

Read more: It's my world

You have to Hand it to the Handshake

The Handshake

You often hear the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words", and rightly so. Sometimes a visual representation succinctly says more than words ever could. When we meet people, we often use non-verbal visual communication to convey a message. A smile, a frown, and a wink are examples of how we replace words with gestures.

Read more: The Handshake - Culture Article

Coffee And The Various Legends On Its Origin

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by Martina Meneghetti (edited by Lynne Hand)

I love coffee; this could be the title of the next best seller for all employees. We spend hours waiting for the beloved coffee-break, to relax and energise us. But do you know where it comes from? There are a lot of legends about  the creation of this miraculous beverage.

Read more: Coffee And The Various Legends On Its Origin - October's Culture Article