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|The Power of Family|
Ruthe McDonald, BellaOnline's African American Culture Editor
Coming off the proverbial high of Thanksgiving; relishing in the joys of coming together to fellowship and break bread with those we love, I am convinced more than ever before that there is power in the family.
|World Aids Day 2013|
Dawn Denton, BellaOnline's African Culture Editor
December the first is World Aids Day. It is a day that needs to be recognised in order to raise awareness of the disease that is still spreading. A lot has been done, but there is so much more that we can do to fight HIV.
|Aussie Sayings N - P|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Australia Editor
There is a plethora of websites in internet land that highlights the unique slang language of Australians. We know what a sheila or a nong is, but many times I have witnessed foreigners completely baffled when an Aussie lets fly with uniquely Australian Sayings.
|Underwater Caribbean Part II|
Nick Marshall, BellaOnline's Caribbean Culture Editor
Look beneath the unassuming surface of the Caribbean Sea and you'll find a famous wreck, active volcano, and a man riding a bicycle...
|Owls in Chinese Culture|
Inci Yilmazli, BellaOnline's Chinese Culture Editor
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.
|Cruise Tours Add Adventure in San Juan|
Nancy Schretter, BellaOnline's Cruises Editor
San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the Eastern Caribbean's most diverse and exciting ports of call. While the city of San Juan offers many attractions, a host of adventures are waiting nearby. Here are five exhilarating experiences that cruise guests can enjoy during their visit to San Juan.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's English Culture Editor
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
|Search for the perfect carry-on|
Ann Carroll Burgess, BellaOnline's European Travel Editor
..For years I have been searching for the ultimate carry-on bag for airplane travel, it should be not too big, but large enough to accommodate all the essentials of airplane travel. Without success until now.
|Gender Gap in Sports|
Melissa Demiguel, BellaOnline's French Culture Editor
A look at why there’s a noticeable gender gap when it comes to which sports are acceptable for women to play. A call to arms, little girls put down your dolls.
|Germany's East Friesland Tea Ceremony|
Francine McKenna, BellaOnline's German Culture Editor
Across Germany coffee is more popular than beer, except for the windswept coastal marshlands and islands of East Friesland in northwest Germany. There the number one beverage is tea, a Frisian Blend with its own tea ceremony, and anyone who prefers coffee is a 'Koffjenoese', a coffee nose.
|Christmas in Mexico|
Valerie Aguilar, BellaOnline's Hispanic Culture Editor
Mexico has numerous Christmas traditions some originating in Spain and others evolving from Mexicoï¿½s own history. Some of Mexicoï¿½s unique customs include las posadas, las pastelas, villancicos, Nochebuena and incredible food.
|List of Islands of the North Aegean|
Laura Hartney, BellaOnline's Island Travel Editor
Off the western coast of Turkey at the central to northern end of the Aegean Sea, the “North Aegean Islands” is a designation used for a loosely grouped set of islands including the Turkish islands of Imbros and Tenedos and the Greek islands of Chios, Icaria, Samos and many more.
|Momotaro – Peach Boy|
Ching Kin Min, BellaOnline's Japanese Culture Editor
In this article, find out some bite-sized information on a very famous old Japanese fable. But that's not all – learn about the actual places in Japan where this legend was based on. Yup, they are tourist attractions...
|Martinhal Beach Resort in Portugal’s Algarve |
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, BellaOnline's Luxury Travel Editor
At Europe’s most southwestern tip, this beach resort was designed to fit the landscape, its low buildings set amid indigenous trees and grasses above a half-mile crescent of golden sand.
|King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth|
Rachel Schaus, BellaOnline's Middle Eastern Culture Editor
Imagine our surprise to learn that King Midas, the mythological King whose touch turned everything to gold, actually lived in an ancient town not far from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
Jacqueline Olivia Pina, BellaOnline's Native American Editor
It helps us to understand that we are the keepers of the wisdom of our ancestors, that we can access this wisdom through the gates of an open heart. Our ancestors knew that we can enter these gates with thanksgiving and praise. In order to do that we have to know who we are in the Great Spirit.
Rachel Meneses-Ponce, BellaOnline's Philippines Editor
The Bangus Festival is held every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of milkfish. It aims to promote not only the bangus industry but also the province of Pangasinan in the north. Pangasinan’s premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.
|The vineyards of Pasco, USA|
Marianne de Nazareth, BellaOnline's Romantic Getaways Editor
Small town and family oriented, Pasco is great in the summer.
|Vegan Chocolate Pudding and Mousse |
Erin Lehn Floresca, BellaOnline's RV Editor
If you’re looking for simple, yet decadent, chocolate dessert recipes to make in your RV kitchen, you’ll want to check out these easy-to-make recipes.
Asha Sahni, BellaOnline's Scottish Culture Editor
Sawney Bean and his notorious family lived in a cave in Ayrshire on Scotland’s south west coast near Ballantrae. The clan at full strength was said to number 48, each and every one of them a cannibal who caught, murdered, pickled and ate unwary travellers.
|December In Door County Wisconsin|
Hazel M. Freeman, BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor
Forget those big box stores, and shopping for the same old things year after year. Give yourself a special Christmas gift by doing your holiday shopping in the winter wonderland that is Door County, Wisconsin.
|Houston, Texas : Top Relocation Destination|
Jacqueline Rosenbalm, BellaOnline's Southcentral USA Editor
If you are looking for a place to retire or relocate with plentiful work opportunities Houston, Texas might be the place for you! It ranks #1 as the most popular relocation destination! Let's check it out together to see what it has to offer.
|Wayang - The Masterpiece of Javanese Theatre |
Hanny Suriadi, BellaOnline's Southeast Asia Editor
Wayang is the ancient shadow puppetry play from Java, Indonesia. “It is a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” (UNESCO Declaration, 2003)
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