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Matzo, which doesn't rise, is a traditional staple in Passover meals

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This year’s Passover will be celebrated between April 14 and April 22. The holiday celebrates the Jews’ liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt and subsequent...
This year, Catholic Easter coincides with the Eastern Orthodox Churches that include Russian, and Greek Orthodox denominations

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In 2014, Easter in the US will fall on Sunday, April 20. This year, Catholic Easter coincides with the Eastern Orthodox Churches that include Russian,...
Michelle Obama hosted an education roundtable in China

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First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an education roundtable in China telling professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where...

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We all have to speak in public from time to time, whether it’s contributing to a team meeting or delivering a presentation to a...
Millions of students attend Fethullah Gulen's preparatory schools in Turkey

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The Turkish parliament has passed a bill to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by influential preacher Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen...
Cardinals wear red robes, along with scarlet zucchetto and biretta

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Pope Francis has appointed 19 new cardinals at a ceremony in Rome - the first such appointments of his papacy. Cardinals are the most senior...
Sleepwalker lifelike sculpture has drawn a mixed reaction from students at Wellesley College in Massachusetts

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Sleepwalker – a lifelike sculpture of a man walking in snow - has drawn a mixed reaction from students at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. The...
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a class called Politicizing Beyonce

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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is launching a course on Beyonce. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will propose a longer school day and extending the school calendar in his State of the State speech

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will propose a longer school day and extending the school calendar in his State of the State speech Tuesday,...
Prince William arrived at the University of Cambridge by public transport

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Prince William has started full-time studies on an agriculture course at the University of Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the university by public...
Selfie, twerking and hashtag top 2014 Lake Superior State University List of Banished Words

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"Selfie", "twerking" and "hashtag" top 2014 Lake Superior State University List of Banished Words. LSSU collected suggestions from members of the public for its 39th...
Prince William is to become a full-time student of agricultural management at Cambridge University

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Prince William is to become a full-time student of agricultural management at Cambridge University from next week, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge...
As the Northern Hemisphere tilts 23.5 degrees away from the sun on December 21, winter will officially be here

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As the Northern Hemisphere tilts 23.5 degrees away from the sun on December 21, winter will officially be here. While the occasion might not sound...
"Whatever" was rated the most annoying word of 2013 by 38 percent of respondents of Marist poll

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"Whatever" was rated the most annoying word of 2013 by 38% of respondents of a recent survey. A number of 1,173 Americans have been surveyed...
Friday the 13th didn't occur more than usual in 2013

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Despite this year being 2013, Friday the 13th didn't occur more than usual, happening twice (in September and December). In 2012, there were three Fridays...
The Rhodes Trust has announced that 32 American students have been named Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University in October 2014

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The Rhodes Trust has announced that 32 American students have been named Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University in October 2014. The winners were...
“Selfie” is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website"

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Oxford Dictionaries has declared “selfie” as the word of the year in 2013. The word “selfie” has evolved from a niche social media tag into...
Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia, is on Time magazine's list of 16 most influential teens of 2013

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Malala Yousafzai and Barack Obama’s elder daughter, Malia, are on Time magazine's list of 16 most influential teens of 2013. Time magazine’s list, published Tuesday,...
Día De Los Muertos is one of Mexico's traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends

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Día De Los Muertos is one of Mexico's traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. The holiday is celebrated over two days, on...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology tops QS World University Rankings in 2013

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology tops the world's top 20 universities, according to the new QS World University rankings. Harvard University comes second and UK’s University...
Nearly 25000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia

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Liberia's Education Minister Etmonia David-Tarpeh says she finds it hard to believe that not a single candidate passed this year's university admission exam. Nearly 25,000...
Queen Creek student wore a Confederate flag during Duck Dynasty inspired Redneck Day

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The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) plans to investigate a controversial "Redneck Day" celebration three months ago at Queen Creek High School in Arizona. One...
RealToothFairies, which features six Tooth Fairies with Barbie-like features, lets children buy toys and accessories from their personalized fairies

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A recently launched website that sells “real” Tooth Fairy toys has been slammed for commercializing a character that once existed solely in children's imaginations. RealToothFairies,...
Kate Middleton is in the early stages of labor and was admitted to hospital as she prepares to give birth to the future king or queen

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in the early stages of labor and was admitted to hospital at around 5.30 a.m. today as...
Swan Upping is the annual census of the swan population on stretches of the Thames

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Swan Upping is the annual census of the swan population on stretches of the Thames in the UK’s counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire...
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