The wonderful wetlands of the United States
America's wetlands, bogs, swamps, and marshes usually get a bad rap. They've been associated with humid, mosquito-infested, alligator-haunted areas of horrors for a large portion of history, and some today still hold that misconception. In truth, the wetlands of the United States, and the world at large, are some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and important ecosystems there are. More than where to find mosquitos and scary reptiles, they are also home to innumerable species of birds, butterflies, and fish. And to put aesthetics aside altogether, wetlands are also some of the hardest-working ecosystems in the world. They filter our air, fortify our coastlines, and blunt the damage that violent storms can bring. Intrigued? Then click on to take a look at some of America's most magnificent wetlands.
Most wanted! Notorious outlaws of the Old West
The American Frontier of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century is a period sometimes referred to as the Old West. An era often characterized by violence as much as for romance and folklore, it’s also known as the Wild West for the numerous outlaws that took to the saddle to raid banks, rob trains, and hold up stagecoaches. Some of these gunfighters achieved an iconic, almost legendary status. Nearly all, however, were ruthless and brutal and truly deserved their reputations as dangerous gunfighters. Click through the rogue’s gallery of bandits, villains, fugitives, gunslingers, and desperados, and draw on some of the most wanted outlaws in the Wild West.
Discovering Italy: the tortellini from Emilia
Italy is known worldwide for its history, art, culture and....its food. Among the many foods enjoyed around the world, nothing beats the famous tortellini from Emilia. Fresh pasta, filled with meat and cheese. In broth or with sauces or gravies, this traditional dish truly appeals to everyone, both in Italy but also abroad, where you can find them almost anywhere. Invented between Bologna and Modena, their popularity now has no limits, so much so that they have even been revisited according to traditional recipes from each individual country. However, for Italians tradition is important, and purists would turn their noses up at some atrocities. In this article we present to you, in the most traditional way possible, the beauty of the true Emilian tortellino.