When Less Is More
The Not-So-Uncommon Practice of Eating Dirt
With Lunar New Year celebrations just around the corner, it’s interesting to think how much culture affects and shapes our lives. In February’s Analytical English , you can explore some of these different ideas, customs, and social actions. See what a country will do to preserve elements of its culture in “France Launches Lottery to Protect National Monuments.”
For something more intangible, read about some superstitious behavior in “Suitcase Sitting: A Russian Tradition for Safe Travels.” Cultural habits don’t just depend on your country, though, as you’ll see in “The Not-So-Uncommon Practice of Eating Dirt,” which explores a trend that can be found in many places.
Perhaps these stories will make you think of the various national, religious, and familial traditions that are part of your own lives. If nothing is coming to mind, flip to “Soaking in the Culture” for a reminder of a practice close to home: Taiwanese hot springs. As you take a break from all the fireworks, dumplings, and lanterns this month, get a glimpse into some other customs with the February issue of Analytical English.