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Women's rights country by country - interactive. When Labor Day Meant Something. 'Stop Telling Women to Smile' How languages evolve - Alex Gendler. What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"?

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits. Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk. Comma story - Terisa Folaron. MEMOIRE - HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. BBC The Secret Life of Books Frankenstein. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Free Audio Book) Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is one of the most famous novels in the world.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Free Audio Book)

It was written by the brilliant Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The story concerns Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who joins a university in order to study chemistry and philosophy. Victor decides to create a grotesque monster that soon becomes his great foe. He has not the slightest idea that this powerful creature will destroy not only his life but also the lives of the people he love the most. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is for sure one of the greatest novels ever written, and one of those that you must not skip. The story is read by several people, enabling us to easily differentiate the characters. To find out more about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, please visit the Wikipedia page.

Démographie. Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie. Selon une étude démographique récente, la population latino est désormais plus nombreuse que la population blanche en Californie.

Démographie. Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie

Le basculement a eu lieu à l’été 2014, et le phénomène devrait se poursuivre. Selon les données du Bureau du recensement, publiées en juin, “au 1er juillet 2014, près de 14,99 millions de Latinos vivaient en Californie, dépassant les 14,92 millions de Blancs que compte l’Etat”, rapporte le Los Angeles Times. Ce constat n’est pas une surprise pour les spécialistes. Le basculement avait été annoncé pour 2013, puis retardé plusieurs fois. Les chiffres officiels en ont finalement établi la date. “La population américaine compte 55,4 millions de Latinos”, dont la plus grande communauté vit en Californie, et notamment dans le comté de Los Angeles.

Autre tendance révélée par les statistiques : un âge médian plus faible chez les Latinos que chez les Blancs (29 ans contre 45). Matthias Somm. Drawing for Change: Analyzing and Making Political Cartoons. Photo Political cartoons deliver a punch.

Drawing for Change: Analyzing and Making Political Cartoons

They take jabs at powerful politicians, reveal official hypocrisies and incompetence and can even help to change the course of history. Banksy's Dismaland 'gave Weston-super-Mare a £20m boost' Image copyright Getty Images When Banksy's anti-capitalist show Dismaland closes its doors on Sunday, the irony that it will have generated an estimated £20m in extra revenue for its surrounding area will not have been lost on traders.

Banksy's Dismaland 'gave Weston-super-Mare a £20m boost'

Over the past five weeks, more than 150,000 people have visited the subversive theme park in a derelict seafront lido, which had been shut since 2000 and reopened in a blaze of publicity on 20 August. The temporary art show in Weston-super-Mare has sold 4,000 tickets a day online, plus 500 more to people willing to queue for hours, often in pouring rain. Dismaland describes itself as offering "entry-level anarchism", and satirises the tourism and theme-park industries. But, it is the town's tourist businesses that have reaped the benefit - to the tune of £20m, says Visit Somerset, more than three times what the trade body initially suggested. Image copyright Reuters Image copyright PA "The show has gone way beyond our hopes, says John Turner, of Visit Somerset. Historiana : Case Study : Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world.

Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world The introduction of women's suffrage came at different times in different places.

Historiana : Case Study : Suffragettes and suffragists: the campaign for women’s voting rights: Britain and the wider world

The struggle to achieve votes for women began in the late 18th century but had little success until the early 20th century - even at the beginning of the 21st century there are still countries where votes for women are restricted or denied. One important episode in the campaign for women's suffrage was fought in Britain from about 1880 until 1918, when Parliament finally granted some women (but not all) the right to vote.

The struggle of women in Britain was similar to that of women in other similar societies: the United States, New Zealand and countries in Northern Europe, such as Finland, Iceland and Norway. By the end of the Second World War, voting rights for women had been secured in most of the developed world but this did not mean the struggle for equality was over. ShareThis.