Blogs from around the World An annual competition has been launched for the public to vote for the seven best natural wonders of Africa, with the voting currently underway . The competition is organized by global grassroots endeavor Seven Natural Wonders and at this point includes 12 sites from across the African continent. Discover the shortlist and other suggested contenders which didn’t make the cut this year. The Okavango Delta, Botswana European Maps Showing Origins Of Common Words U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of cultural commentary on Europe. The word for "church" shows the influence of ancient Greece: imgur/u/Bezbojnicul "Bear" appears to be influenced by Russia, where largest brown bear population in Europe can be found.
National Greenspace Dataset - Scottish Natural Heritage Using Scotland’s Greenspace Map You can search the map using place names or postcodes, or you can navigate to an area using the zoom and pan tools on the left hand side. Alternatively, if you hold down the shift key whilst clicking and dragging a box around an area of interest, you can zoom in straight to this area. The presence of greenspace is displayed in green at the national scale. To see all the different types of greenspace you will need to zoom in closer (to at least 1:18,056). When you click on an area of greenspace you will see its primary (and if relevant) secondary coding, ie the type of greenspace present. Langscape: Map Langscape’s interactive map allows you zoom to any spot on the globe and see what languages are natively spoken there. Clicking on a language name will display an information window below the map containing basic data about the language and its speakers. Above this general information are clickable icons which allow you to load sounds and recordings, references, and texts.
Blog A blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams.
World Map Signatory States (183) Ratifying States (162) Non-Signatory States (13) The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by the Commission as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The dotted line on the maps represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The two countries have not agreed upon the final status of Jammu and Kashmir. High context culture High-context culture and the contrasting low-context culture are terms presented by the anthropologist Edward T. Hall in his 1976 book Beyond Culture. It refers to a culture's tendency to use high-context messages over low-context messages in routine communication.
FASTEN SEAT BELTS 2 - Travel by Continent - Europe Fasten Seat Belts, a light hearted guide to avoid misunderstandings while travelling. An innovative way to learn languages and pick up cultural tips. Travel by Continent / Europe In the Netherlands, it is the custom on someone's birthday to... Gifts, Miscellaneous, Do's & Don'ts, Netherlands Grec AP The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us.
Academic journal An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term academic journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals. Scientific journals and journals of the quantitative social sciences vary in form and function from journals of the humanities and qualitative social sciences; their specific aspects are separately discussed. Scholarly articles Reviewing
What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn? 1036 26ShareNew There's a reason why most American students start with French or Spanish as a second language. These romance languages are somewhat similar to English and require (relatively) less time to learn than most. Using information from the Foreign Service Institute, this infographic from Voxy categorizes 23 languages by the level of difficulty. Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory Overview Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication. Hofstede developed his original model as a result of using factor analysis to examine the results of a world-wide survey of employee values by IBM in the 1960s and 1970s.