As 2023 comes to a close, we look back not only at the things we talked about all year, but also how we talked about them. Nothing encapsulates this as well as the Oxford Word of the Year, selected via public vote and the insight of a team of language experts.
Everyone has their hobby, and one of the most paradigmatic is stamp collecting.
Homelessness is an issue that many cities are trying to address and solve.
Women in the workforce is often see as a modern phenomenon. But in reality, women have been active—though deeply undervalued and underpaid—participants in global economies of labor for centuries. Levels of participation have fluctuated with technological and social change, but true equality with men still remains elusive.
Each year, the National Book Awards honors the accomplishments of writers and their books.
On October 4, FEMA emitted a national emergency alert test, causing every smartphone and device in the U.S.
More than 100 dolphins were found dead in the Amazon River over the last week amid a severe drought and record-high water temperatures. The conditions in which the animals were found have ignited fears that the rising global temperatures may be passing the tolerance threshold for vulnerable species. The animal carcasses appeared at Lake Tefé, tributary of the Amazon River, alongside thousands of dead fish.
Many artworks and memorabilia sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in auctions, but sometimes money itself—in the form of...
When we think of iconic landmarks, manmade structures are usually the first ones that come to mind.
For many Americans, Costco is the go-to store for bulk purchases of food and household items. However, the retail warehouse has a variety of offerings, including electronics, appliances, and even insurance. Now, they've added gold bars to the mix. Small and ornately decorated, the 1-ounce gold PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan bars can only be purchased by Costco members via the website and cannot be found in person at a Costco store.
In May, the whole world watched as the Writers Guild of America went on strike.
All languages have nuances.