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I am skeptical of the belief that informational knowledge exists at all. At the very least, I think it is highly overrated. Does one even posses knowledge devoid of the ability to speak about it? Just because you read a book and your eyes glossed over the page does not mean that you gained knowledge in this process. If you cannot produce that knowledge in … Continue reading Skills > Info

Hidden History of Media Lunas

You can hardly walk one block here in Buenos Aires without seeing a sign for a cafe selling medialunas. Media Lunas are croissants covered in a sugar glaze. They are delicious, especially with a café. And they cost hardly anything. One store sells 2 for 12 pesos. (roughly 20 cents for 2 croissants.) But where did these things come from? And how did they get … Continue reading Hidden History of Media Lunas

Hidden History of Valentine’s Day

On February 14th, we buy flowers, chocolates and gifts for our loved ones. Why do we do it? Some might do it out of fear of the wrath of their significant other, but I was curious to know the deeper history behind these traditions. Why is it called “Valentine’s Day?” The history of Valentine’s day started during the third century in Ancient Rome. The Roman … Continue reading Hidden History of Valentine’s Day