When I moved back to New York City after four years in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was happy to be back in my home state. While there are plenty of things to love about living here, I can’t help but miss certain things about Southern living, and New Orleans. Southern […]
The Southern part of the United States includes states like South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The region offers plenty of famous treats and delicacies, like king cake, Cheerwine, and soul food. The South is also the only place you can visit Florida’s Walt Disney World […]
The “stroke belt” describes eight states in the southeastern United States – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee – with high rates of stroke. A new study found that growing up in that area can increase your risk for cognitive decline, which is associated with […]
Growing up in Connecticut, access to fast food was usually limited to chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s. When I moved down south to North Carolina for college, I loved discovering the numerous regional restaurant chains and fast-food establishments – and how delicious they all were. Cook Out […]
I moved from New England to the South, and back up north to New York City over the course of the last five years. While living in North Carolina, I thoroughly enjoyed taking in everything the slower-paced lifestyle had to offer. After moving to a bustling metropolis like New York […]
The Wall Street Journal published a story highlighting the supposed underperformance of the Southern economy compared to the rest of the US. But based on a number of measures, the South’s economy is still strong, especially in its fast-growing cities. By focusing on sectional differences, the piece ignores the real […]
The South is one of the most beautiful parts of the United States. The region, which comprises 16 states and Washington, DC, is home to sweet tea, sweeping landscapes, and unique architecture. From Texas‘ Mexican-inspired cuisine to the stunning beaches of Florida and the lush forests of West Virginia, the […]
The South is the fastest growing region in the United States. But not everyone agrees on where the South actually is. Experts have varying opinions on which states are part of the South, and there are several things to consider when deciding whether a state is Southern. Of all the […]
People in the American South have one of the most famous dialects in the United States, from their distinctive drawl to the versatile pronoun “y’all.” And there are some things Southerners say differently from the rest of the US. Southern vocabulary can be confusing to outsiders, especially when a common […]
Southern Americans are well known for their distinctive dialect of English. From its country twang to its unique vocabulary, there is a lot that sets Southern English apart from other US dialects. Graphic designer Joshua Katz mapped some of the most distinctive elements of Southern English in 2013 using data […]
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