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The 2012 International Museum Awards

The 2012 International Museum Awards

From artifacts and antiquities to timeless works of art, museums offer visitors an unparalleled view of human history. Here is our list of some of the world’s finest museums – and what makes them so wonderful.

The Easiest and Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Master

The Easiest and Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Master

Becoming fluent in a second language requires commitment and patience, regardless of which language you’ve chosen to learn. However, English learners tend to excel at some more than others due to a number of factors,

The World’s Best Breweries, by Continent

The World’s Best Breweries, by Continent

Before you say something, we know this is a contentious topic that is likely to stir up a passionate debate. Beer is one of the oldest, most beloved beverages on Earth, so any glaring omissions

Choosing the Anti-Malarial Medication That’s Right for You

Choosing the Anti-Malarial Medication That’s Right for You

With more than half a million deaths and 216 million new cases reported every year, malaria is considered the deadliest disease in the world. And because the mosquito-borne illness is endemic throughout Asia, Africa

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Thanks to the ever-expanding capabilities of computer-generated imagery, today’s moviemakers are able to create fantastic settings for the characters in their films. But CGI only goes do far

The 2012 International Subway Awards

The 2012 International Subway Awards

Subway trains are integral to metropolitan areas across the globe. The question is: which countries are doing it right? The following subway lines best exemplify the qualities that define high-quality public transportation, from cleanliness and organization to expediency and safety.

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Though Halloween is widely considered an American holiday, many of the festivities that culminate around the last day of October have been ‘borrowed’ from other cultures over the years. Jack-o’-lanterns, for instance, originated in Ireland

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond-ography: The Worldly Travels of 007

James Bond movies have come to symbolize many things to filmgoers, from classy rides and extravagant action sequences to nifty gadgets and ridiculously hot women. Another recurring theme throughout the 007 franchise is the use of exotic

The ‘Gangnam Style’ Effect: 5 Foreign Artists Due for American Stardom

The ‘Gangnam Style’ Effect: 5 Foreign Artists Due for American Stardom

Historians will look back on July 15, 2012, as the day when ‘Gangnam Style’ was introduced to the general public. In just over three months, the clip has netted more than

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The geography of Central Asia has always proven to be a conundrum to the majority of U.S. citizens. The five former Soviet republics that lie between the Middle East, Russia and the Caspian Sea have