How do you build an ultra-compelling, feels-so-real fictional world? It all starts from the words up, according to linguist David J. Peterson.

Most of us have stumbled when saying an unfamiliar name. That’s natural, but it’s what we do afterwards that really matters, says writer Gerardo Ochoa.

A warm look at the legends and rituals of the most important festival in China, as shared by entrepreneur and Chineasy creator ShaoLan Hsueh.

Wax print cotton kimonos! Lacquer tribal stools! Since living in Japan, Cameroon-born artist Serge Mouangue has been creating the most fascinating aesthetic fusion.

A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

Courtesy of Design Museum Dharavi

How the setting for “Slumdog Millionaire” became the location for a unique and vibrant pushcart museum

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves