Images of South African police on social media are part of a carefully scripted performance in which the police service is heavily invested.
Whenever we talk about refraining from things, it is bound up with piety and martyrdom. A different approach could help realign us with the planet.
Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.
Dicken's great anti-hero has monopolised festive literature for too long. Here are the alternative takes on the season of goodwill that you have been missing.
It's regarded as a Biblical myth, but what the magi are supposed to have seen is rooted in astronomy.
You might not believe in God, but do you tell your kids about Santa? How do you explain Christmas to your children if you and they are not religious?
The ever-popular festive song is a hymn to overconsumption. Here are a few seasonal lessons...
The carol 'Silent Night' has been translated into 140 languages and renditions have been sung by everyone, from Bing Crosby to Chewbacca. This is the story behind its success.
Many of us are concerned about just want to get through it. But the consumer madness of late December is the perfect time to ponder the consequences of our habits and excesses.
Stories about Santa can help to develop imagination, so there’s nothing wrong with bringing a little joyful magic into your child’s life.
The history of disability toys – that is, both toys designed for use by disabled children, and toys that depict disability – reflects the changing treatment of the disabled.
How the best brands tap into the spirit of the season.
Through the Nazification of Christmas, the regime was able to gain the support of ordinary Germans.
Still don't know what to get your loved one? Here are four gift-giving taboos meant to be broken.
Sorry, but Christmas has a dark side, too.
The celebration of Christmas has distinct variations around the world, with many of these local traditions arising from particular historical circumstances.
Christmas is here again, and we're excited for decorating, parties, and summer getaways. But before we dive into the silly season, let's first make sure our pets are properly taken care of.
The science behind the sensory feast of Christmas explained.
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
Is it really all Ho, Ho, Ho? Or could believing in Santa harm your child's development?