Culture

Where do lucky charms come from?

Small objects that have the power to keep bad luck away. Worn around your neck, put in a specific corner of the house, in your pocket, in your bag: there is something for everyone. Especially when it comes to facing difficult and important challenges in one's life, we all get a little superstitious. There are those who are superstitious only in special occasions and those who always surround themselves with amulets hoping to shed bad luck.  Every country has its own. There is the shamrock in Ireland, the golden toad in China, the painted horse in Sweden, the scarab in Egypt, the red horn in Italy. In addition to being associated with supernatural powers, good luck charms are above all fascinating cultural symbols.  According to psychology professor Richard Wiseman, "the fa...

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Society

A journey through the world’s food cultures

The excitement following the purchase of a ticket, the thrill of getting on a plane and landing in distant lands to immerse yourself in a completely different culture. What once (which by the way seems to be so far away) could have happened after setting aside some money,  planning your holidays at work and combing through every flight and accommodation related website, now, in time of coronavirus, it almost seems like a pipe dream. However, restrictions imposed by governments have not curbed the thirst for exploration of millions of travelers, who keep dreaming of the day when they will finally be able to fly again.  In the absence of the opportunity to go to another country, one must be creative. If you cannot travel with your body, you can always travel with your mind...

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