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My name is Tibor Besedes and I am associate professor of economics at Georgia Institute of Technology. I was born in Croatia and came to the U.S. in 1995 to attend college. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 1998 and […]
Bison are symbols of the American Midwest, but few people know that there are also bison roaming through the forests of Poland as well. Originally, the European bison lived in forests all over Europe from Russia to Sweden. Unfortunately, the wild European bison were hunted to extinction in 1927. Less than 50 existed, […]
Where in World Is Poland
The first people to permanently live in Poland were the Slavs. They moved there in the Middle Ages. For many years, the people living in Poland lived as separate tribes. In 966 A.D., the tribes were united by Chief Mieszko, who then became the prince of Polska. He was a […]
What Is The Atmosphere
You may have heard people mention the atmosphere before. But do you know what it is? The atmosphere is a layer of gases that surrounds the earth. It contains the air we breathe and all the weather that you see, and it also protects us from outer space.
The atmosphere is […]
This issue is about economics, more specifically, the Great Depression. It was a hard time for a lot of people. You can read more about it in the “Connections” section.
The Great Depression affected the entire Western world, including America and Europe, so “Wildville” talks about European bison. They are a bit different […]
Visiting an Asteroid
Our solar system is a busy place. We have the sun, eight planets, at least ve dwarf planets, and more than 170 moons. But we also have millions of comets and asteroids. One of these asteroids is named Bennu. Bennu is large, and it orbits the sun near the Earth’s orbit. is […]
IRISH STEW FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Though March may mark the of cial arrival of spring, the warm weather synonymous with spring typically does not arrive until April or May.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrants who spend the day outdoors celebrating their Irish heritage would do well to warm up with a hearty meal once […]
KIDS AND SLEEP
School-aged children are busier than ever before, and some may be sacrificing sleep to accommodate their lifestyles. The National Sleep Foundation says school-aged children need between nine and 11 hours of sleep each night to function at a healthy level. Sleep deprivation can be linked to a host of health ailments, including […]
Dance is an important part of Polish culture. Di erent regions have been practicing specific dances for centuries. Each region has a dance that symbolizes di erent important parts of life. Each dance has a completely different style, and the dancers wear very special traditional costumes. One of the most famous Polish folk dances is […]
Preparing meals at home remains the least expensive way to eat. The budgeting resource Cheapism.com compared the costs of a classic chicken dinner, accounting for variables such as tip, food waste and family size, made at home and at a restaurant. The comparison determined that a home-cooked meal costs as much as 60 percent less […]