Take the Red Pill: The Truth Behind the Biology of Sex

via Take the Red Pill: The Truth Behind the Biology of Sex Very educational discussion on biological sex discussions! Once again, biology that is interpreted differently by different cultures. It makes you think: is the concept of “sex” biological if that concept don’t match up to biological reality? Does sex become a social construct because … More Take the Red Pill: The Truth Behind the Biology of Sex

Danish Food Review #3 – International Foods

We leave the “local junk food” section and enter the international section. Many people look down on eating international foods when vacationing in other countries, but the fact of the matter is that modern Danes are just as connected to the international market as the rest of us are. Not only that, but I’ve found that every country puts its own personal spin on international cuisine, which can inform you just as much about the local culture as the foods they’ve been eating for hundreds of years. Fast food restaurants were turned into lavish cafes; burgers can turn into “freshly ground beef” or “all vegetarian” with equal likelihood; Thai food loses its spice and frozen popsicles take on flavors of local berries; ice cream becomes topped with licorice and pancakes become more like thin-crusted pizzas. You never quite know what you’re going to get when worlds collide… … More Danish Food Review #3 – International Foods

Danish Food Review #2 – Sweets

Now we’re getting into the candy section! Denmark is flooded with American candies like Skittles and Twix, and with German sweets like Kinder eggs and Haribo gummies, but several Danish sweets are very common — and working hard to earn them a place in the top three happiest countries on the planet. How well are those sweets working?

Pretty darn well. … More Danish Food Review #2 – Sweets

Danish Food Review #1 – Traditional Dishes

This will be news to most of you, but my dad recently moved to Denmark for his work, which means I’m going to be spending a lot of time with the Danes! For New Years 2019, I spent two weeks in Lyngby — a small town just north of Copenhagen. Which means I had plenty of time to try traditional Danish foods, as well as the Danish incarnations of many American and International foods… … More Danish Food Review #1 – Traditional Dishes

Everything You Need to Know to Understand Hamilton, the Latest Broadway Sensation

Originally published 9/23/2016. Lead image via Wikipedia. Everything You Need to Know to Understand Hamilton’s Success, and Why People Love It Six months ago, I was at a history club meeting when a girl walked in and started playing a song on her phone. She said it was performed by King George III. She and … More Everything You Need to Know to Understand Hamilton, the Latest Broadway Sensation

Wanderlust: Gulangyu (Xiamen), the piano island (part two)

Originally posted on Small World, Smaller Girl:
Just off the coast of Xiamen is Gulangyu, a pedestrian-only island that is also a?UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. At only?2?km2?area and home to about 20,000 people, Gulangyu is a major domestic tourist destination and is one of China’s most visited tourist attractions. However, all cars and bicycles…