Putting the ‘arrr’ in pirate
We may no longer say ‘shiver me timbers’, but we still use plenty of pirate words for other things.
When love lies bleeding
The gruesome origins of Valentine's Day are a far cry from today's rampant commercialism that's now facing a growing backlash.
The temptation of Christmas
Nostalgia plays a leading role in determining what – and how much – we eat over the festive season.