8 Hand Gestures That Have Totally Different Meanings Around the World

Have you ever been warned against using certain hand gestures when travelling abroad? Can you recognise where a person comes from simply by their hand gestures? Why do the meanings of hand gestures differ so greatly in different countries? Hand gestures and communication Human beings communicate in a number of…

This Passage about a Pandemic from Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ Is Terrifyingly Relevant

If you have ever read anything by Fyodor Dostoevsky, you know that the literary works of this existentialist Russian author of the 19th century are certainly not for ‘light reading’. ‘Crime and Punishment’ is probably his most famous novel and also one of the most difficult to read. First published…