Culture & Traditions

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.

Sometimes, as it turns out, a sound is worth a thousand words. Huh? Huh?

The American Academy of Pediatrics exchanges its 'turn it off' stance for a more nuanced approach.

"Happy New Year! Now let's get divorced." The arrival of a new calendar year is expected to bring a jump in divorces, and one UK firm looked into the reasons why.

Forgot your pants? Not a problem this past Sunday for the thousands of people who participated in the 15th annual No Pants Subway Ride.

As Powerball fever sets in, ticket sales increase dramatically. Here's the breakdown of sales versus winnings.

A recent study shows that the more creative a person's use of profanity, the better their overall vocabulary.

Biogenetic ink could be a way to honor living family or remember the deceased without using ashes and remains. Switzerland's Skin46 looks to launch in 2016.

The lowly fruitcake, dense and full of nuts and candied fruit, has marked its time as a culinary scapegoat. Now it has a day to call its own.

The special connection shared between hetero women and gay men is the stuff of friendship legend. But what's the actual reason that these BFFs are so good together?

You thought your drunk uncle was the worst part about Christmas? These tragedies, large and small, should put things in perspective.

Goodbye, Gary. Your name is going extinct. Which is a shame, because it's just the name to inspire trust.

Here are some of the wildest apps, studies and best relationship news we came across in 2015.

Just who is this devilish holiday beast, and where does he come from? Explore the origins and ascent of Krampus the Christmas demon.

You’ve likely heard plenty of “Star Wars” fans say they hate the prequels, but those films were huge box office successes. It it simply vogue to hate the thing you love?

We headed to the Center for Puppetry Arts to hang out with some old friends. Want to come, too?

Are long-distance relationships doomed? There are some very real obstacles, but they’re actually related to what happens when the couple is in close proximity physically.

We believe that saying curse words always evolves from taboo to eventually acceptable. But sometimes it goes the opposite way, too.

When there's a big influx of Northerners into a Southern city, why do the locals begin to lose their Southern accents, as opposed to the other way around?

Have Halloween decorations gotten so good that when people spot a real dead body, they think it's fake? That's been the case in these ghoulish instances.

This creepy Internet sensation might be just a 21st-century version of folklore, but did he really drive kids to kill?

It depends on how you ask the question.

National Bologna Day is no baloney. This annual October 24 "holiday" offers fans an unapologetic way to pay homage to the most democratic pressed meat of our time.

The American Halloween is just one of many celebrations around the globe with roots in ceremonies to honor the dead who've returned to visit their loved-ones. Want to join the Hungry Ghosts Festival or snack on a sugar skull?

Comedian Chris Rock once joked that his father's prescription for any ailment was Robitussin. And his dad wasn't alone: Plenty of families swear by various folk remedies handed down through the generations. Problem is, they simply don't work.

Ever notice how one person's jerky behavior can sour a whole room? There's science behind that.