Article: 6.30.2015

Monday To Sunday: How The Days Of The Week Got Their Names

These days, it seems most of us are wired to think that Monday means “back to work”, and Friday is just a word needed to complete the expression “TGIF”. But have you ever really stopped to think about where the days of the week got their names?It began with a calendar. The Babylonians...
 

Article: 6.5.2015

Next On The Endangered List: Languages

In the next 50 years, more than half of the world’s 7,000 languages could be gone. That’s right – caput. Wiped out. Extinct. We know you’re thinking, “How can this be? How can a language just disappear?” It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? But there are actually several reasons...