Eating codlings and electing bean kings were all part of the medieval Christmas and New Year festivities.
Without this tiny, ubiquitous shellfish, the story of human life on Earth may have played out quite differently.
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An academic has developed a system to measure how much the golden ratio aligns with the plot elements of our all-time favourite Christmas films.
Whether you love it or hate it, Christmas music is unavoidable during the holiday season. But what makes a Christmas number one, and why is the music of yule so meaningful?
No longer depicted as at a journey’s end, older women are living more out loud than ever in TV
It’s the story of a man who just wants to get home for Christmas.
Writing can help work through some of the emotions and boost wellbeing.
It’s a nice story but the picture used to illustrate the Christmas truce football match isn’t of it at all.
Enid Blyton’s books made for great plays, offering children an alternative to star-studded pantomimes for the first time.
No one is forcing people to use “iel” with a gun to their head. But paradoxically, by making the pronoun the focus of attention, critics are inevitably making it more popular.
While many actors may aim to fully “become” their character with the use of “method acting” it seems there is a serious misunderstanding of the term and what its founder actually had in mind.
Over numerous letters, Dr Phoebe Rumsey found a great man who understood the pain and joy of “Being Alive”.
The story of how a teenage princess launched one of the first global charity campaigns.
From Jaques Brel to Adele, those who sing of lost love owe a lot to the lyrics of the Romantics.
The British Jewish community celebrate Hanukah in a way that borrows traditions from the US as well as Israel.
It may seem odd that we get pleasure from sad songs.
A century ago, early British nudists had to fight for the right to publish naked photos – the similarities with social media today are striking.