Best images of the year World Press Photo, founded in 1955, is an independent nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), known for holding the largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Every year in February an independent international jury consisting of thirteen members, and composed of graphic designers, photographers and representatives of press [...]
No doubt you have come across these words on a poster or two at some point. Perhaps you wondered, at some point, whether they were just random retro posters of the pop culture genre. Did you know that the poster was actually designed by the British Government during World War II? United Explanations has the full story.
Recently, Italy’s south has come into spotlight due to the long-standing structural problems, among which corruption seems almost endemic to the whole Mezzogiorno region. This article discusses the “southern question” in general and the Calabria case in particular, giving the answers to some of the frequently posed questions.
With Europe battling a full-fledged economic crisis, its governments hasten to cut costs they consider non-essential or unnecessary. The question is: how do European monarchies fare under this regime? Are the monarchs feeling the crisis?
Our fellows from Accounting Degree Online are trying to answer to the question “Are rich people unethical?”. They came up with this infographic which intends to address the issue by checking what different studies suggest. According to the research those financially better-off are more likely to lie, cheat and otherwise behave unethically compared to those lower on the social and financial ladder.
The “World Giving Index” is the first report of its kind looking at charitable behaviour across the world. Are the Americans more generous than the French? In which country do people give most to charity? Where are you most likely to be helped by a stranger or volunteer your time? Find out here the results for the year 2011.
Every year across the world millions of letters are sent to Santa Claus containing children’s best wishes and good will to the man that supplies more presents than anyone else on the planet. Aware of this many postal offices have created special services to collect and reply all the letters, but in Canada they went even further: they created Santa Claus postal code.
Immediately after the attack in Oslo everyone began speculating of Islamic terrorism and started analyzing Norwegian foreign policy to find possible reasons for another al Qaeda-related attack. It turned out, however, that this brutal crime was the work of a Muslim-hating native Norwegian. Perhaps the time has come to reflect on the western understanding of terrorism, so closely related to Islam in the last decade.