Ruth Alonzo

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Dear Eater: Inside the International Restaurant Chain Run by the North Korean State

It’s probably no surprise to hear that the North Korean won isn’t doing so great. Back in 2009, the country’s government issued a new currency with …

The States Where Students Make Up The Highest Amount Of The Population

A new analysis shows which states count college students as the highest percentage of the population.<p>The market research firm Fractl used 12-month enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics data center, as of 2013, the latest information available, for the analysis. It was …

People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention:<p>"I'll say, 'OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!' or say, 'Half of the people in the world have their period!' "<p>It's her way of getting people …

The Best Photos From Your Shot: Gazing Up and Hanging Out

Picture Stories<p>Every day here at National Geographic, our photo editors look through somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 images that are uploaded to our photo community, Your Shot. Of those images, 12 are selected to shine in what we call the Daily Dozen. And from those photos, only one is chosen. …

Here's How Crazy-Long German Words are Made

German is known for its extra long compound words. When Mark Twain complained that some German words were “so long they have a perspective,” he was …

Waffle House index: How breakfast signals storm damage

Waffle House index is green? The area's fairly well off. Waffle House index is red? It needs emergency help, says FEMA head Craig Fugate.<p>If you want …

Where Subway Sandwiches Rule

In world of fast food, Subway is the one sandwich to rule them all. The chain has more than 43,800 stores in 110 countries, with more on the …

​Italy's birth dearth

<i>Just in time for Mother's Day, a new report finds the average number of children American women have in their lifetime is remaining fairly steady, at</i> …