Cultures and Traditions takes a look at how people interact with each other. This might be through sub-cultures, relationships, fads or religion and spirituality.
The History of Makeup Is Surprisingly Elitist
5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us
Illustrator Unearths a Forgotten 19th-century Albanian Alphabet
The Movement That Has Men Dropping Out of Society in a 'Sexodus'
5 Summertime Family Traditions
Humanity's Eclipse Superstitions Are Weird and Fascinating
For White Nationalists, Genetic Ancestry Tests Challenge Concepts of Identity and Purity
Nope, Boomers and Xers Don’t Work Harder Than Millennials
Ridiculous History: When the Puritans Said 'Bah Humbug' to Christmas in America
Korea's Haenyeo Female Freedivers Brave Freezing Waters and a Changing Culture
How Matchmakers Work
How Faith Healing Works
State Laws Still Allow Child Marriage in America
We Love What John Oliver Just Said About Science
The alphabet's been lost for hundreds of years, but a designer is bringing it back to light with a new digital font dubbed "Albanian Helvetica."
By Kate Kershner Sep 20, 2017
The Danish people are among the happiest on the planet. Here are 5 reasons why.
By Dave Roos Sep 13, 2017
Some turn to faith healing as a last resort when ill, and others rely on it solely to provide a miracle cure. But can it really treat the sick?
By Ed Grabianowski
Women in the late Stone and early Bronze Ages in Europe probably traveled long distances and spread new ideas and objects, more so than their male counterparts.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 13, 2017
What's the meaning behind how we spell theater and theatre? And does it really matter?
By Mark Mancini Sep 12, 2017
Children as young as 10 are being married (or forced into marriage) in the United States. And it's perfectly legal.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Sep 8, 2017
The tradition dates back centuries, but an aging population of workers and dwindling profits endanger the free-diving culture.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 30, 2017
The world boasts about 7,000 languages. Close to half are threatened with extinction.
By John Donovan Aug 29, 2017
The annual World Gravy Wrestling Championship sees grapplers go head to head in a savory meat sauce on the last Monday each August.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 24, 2017
A segment of young men are separating themselves from society out of frustration with the poor economy and a strong feminist ethos.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Aug 23, 2017
A new study examines how white nationalists try to rationalize results of DNA-based ancestry tests when their genetic background holds surprises.
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 21, 2017
Matchmakers have paired up couples for centuries, and it doesn't seem as though laxer social rules and online dating has slackened their market. From traditional shadchans to professional Cupids, what does the modern matchmaker do?
By Cristen Conger & Kathryn Whitbourne
For more than two decades, the town of Malmedy has created a huge omelet, and this year they didn't let an egg scare stop them.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 16, 2017
Humans have sought to explain solar eclipses since before the advent of modern science. What curious explanations have we invented?
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 9, 2017
The myth of the ninja has intrigued the world for centuries. A new Japanese research center is out to solve it.
By Dave Roos Aug 2, 2017
There's more to the samurai blade than its cinematic drama, and the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast digs into the history and science behind the sword.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 2, 2017
Despite what you might think, everyone has an accent. It just becomes noticeable when it's different from others in the same community. How do accents develop and why is it so hard to lose one?
By Alia Hoyt
Surely a level of Hell is reserved for inconsiderate parkers. But can the police actually write them a ticket? Well, it depends...
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 26, 2017
The Church of Scientology has a short but strange history. What is it all about, and what path are Scientologists following?
By Oisin Curran
As more Chinese people become more religious, an environmental movement based on spiritual stewardship may grow stronger.
By Robert Lamb Jul 18, 2017
Parisians love bread so much that the city used to legally prevent too many bakers from going on vacation at the same time.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 14, 2017
What's a Celiac or gluten-intolerant Christian supposed to do?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 12, 2017
Sure, we all want to see a picture of the guy with the longest fingernails, but Guinness World Records actually serve a greater purpose.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 12, 2017
Few rules on funeral procession are enshrined in law; most are just customs. But that doesn't mean you should break them.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jul 10, 2017
The United States flag fetish can seem surprising, confusing or even just quaint to outsiders. Where does it come from?
By John Donovan Jun 30, 2017
Flying, On-demand Taxis Are Taking Off
Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down