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  • A Cyprus Poem a Troubled Isle

    17 March 2017

    The beginnings of modern Cypriot poetry, as well as of our literature as a whole, conventionally date to 1878, the year in which Cyprus came under British rule. ODE TO A TROUBLED ISLE O troubled isle of Aphrodite, Thy verdant beauty has become For others...

  • The World Storytelling Day by Paulette

    19 March 2017

    The March 20 is declared as The World Storytelling Day. On the 20th of March there is The World Storytelling Day this is when people all over the word read stories every conceivable place. On the 20th whilst the Western Hemisphere are still asleep, Those...

  • Duolingo (/TinyCards) for Wearables (Smartwatches)

    17 April 2017

    Duolingo (/TinyCards) for Wearables (Smartwatches) As computers are getting faster and more powerful, they are also getting smaller. This has opened up the market of "wearables". The most notable type of wearable computer being the Smartwatch. Smartwatches...

  • Short and curt communication now in Duolingo

    19 April 2017

    The Activity stream that was used to communicate has now been curtailed It is still possible to communicate via the old stream via the bell system It seems that there were some issues regarding the Communication activity stream where the CEO now explains...

  • Italian painting with links to The Byzantine Art

    20 April 2017

    Italian paintings illuminate the brilliance In the Medieval times, the Italian painting was evolving in close contact with the Byzantine art. But gradually, beginning with the second half of the 13th century, the new type of art sometimes called Protorenaissance...

  • A citizen basic income and a maximum wage law

    03 January 2017

    A Basic Income (or Citizen’s Income) is for equality, fairness, and a human right to be free from poverty. a society with a maximum wage It would replace a lot of the current benefits and personal tax allowances system with an unconditional, non-withdrawable...

  • Norwegian. A new reason to learn

    29 December 2016

    This pertinent point of language, migration and mobility which had such a massive historical importance that affected our attitude today comes so alive when we see that it is those Norwegians that will get flights over to New York for about sixty Pounds...

  • Liquid Modernity. living in an Age of Uncertainty

    15 January 2017

    Where are the social institutions that once provided a foundation for a good well-modern society what is now happening to people and community. This is this Liquid Modernity. Here today gone tomorrow. A structural global system untouchable distanced by...

  • Duolingo is now away with the fairies

    21 January 2017

    The phrase "being away with the fairies"is based on an old Scots tradition that believed in a set of folk myths, a belief in an existence of 'the little people'. Now it is being used to describe Duolingo that instead of Languages like Estonian and Finnish...

  • A smile is a way to learn.

    31 December 2016

    . /////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ................................................... Happiness is a way to remember words. .................................................. Difficulty remembering words. .................................................

  • Fylleangst .

    27 January 2017

    Fylleangst: Fear of the deeds done whilst drinking alcohol before we completely clunk out ( A blackout) Norway is brilliant. Fylleangst is used all the time. Heard and used all the time in conversations. But this word does not seem to have it any other...

  • Norsk personlige plass

    28 January 2017

    Norwegian Personal Space If you bump into a stranger accidentally, the polite thing to do is ignore the other person and carry on with your life. If you get bumped into, the polite thing to do is pretend it didn’t happen and get on with your life. There...

  • The Swedish concept of lagom  

    09 February 2017

    The Swedish concept of lagom was based on the Lutheran principles of self-denial, The Swedish government have decided to cut the VAT on the repair of possesions . This has a way of knowing that real improvement in the quality of life requires more than...

  • Nederlandstaaltelevisieprogramma The compound noun .Cam_and_Alex

    10 February 2017

    you should not place verbs into the compound nouns, as they are functioning as just that: a noun. Adjectives can be placed in the word, so long as it makes sense in the application. For instance. "Nederlandstaaltelevisieprogramma's" would be Dutch (language)...

  • La La Land won the best film at Baftas.

    12 February 2017

    La La Land film won five prizes at Baftas tonight. La la Land won the best film, La la Land had the best director in Damien Chazelle, La la land had the best actress in Emma Stone, The best cinematography was in LA la land ...... ...... and also La la...

  • Italian art.

    22 April 2017

    Early Italian paintings were originally parts of altarpieces, a form that first appeared in Italy in the thirteenth century as new attention was focused on the altar by changes in the liturgy, church architecture, and the display of relics. Painting on...

  • Scottish breakfast in Glasgow

    23 April 2017

    Scottish breakfast. Always a pleasure to have a nice breakfast Not everyday, but once every so often there is the need to have a treat so just in a pub by George square I would have this Scottish breakfast not too much and not too little just perfect...

  • Daniel Maclise’s cartoon for The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher.

    27 April 2017

    Before the Napoleonic Wars, British art had seen great expansion. Following the birth of the Royal Academy in 1768, the professional status of artists was raised and the demand for contemporary art – by leading lights such as William Blake, Henry Fuseli...

  • St. Peter’s Basilica is not original

    28 April 2017

    St. Peter’s Basilica is not original St. Peter’s Basilica The imposing church you see today isn’t the original basilica of St. Peter. It’s actually… number two! The reason? The original church was built in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine, the Roman...

  • 1 May

    30 April 2017

    May Day is one of those holidays that seems medieval, even ancient; the customs of flowers and fertility rites definitely feel like they go back a long time, and if they don’t, they should. This is the difficulty with settling down to write about medieval...

  • The young Monet

    01 May 2017

    Monet once said, “When you go out to paint, try to forget whatever objects you have before you–a tree, a house, a field…Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow. Paint it just as it looks to you…to...

  • Norman houses 7

    06 May 2017

    In the Norman house the lord had his dinner at 10 o'clock in the morning and his supper about 6 o'clock. His table stood higher than the rest. In the centre it had a large salt-cellar. Ordinary people sat lower down in the hall, "below the salt." At the...

  • Marvellous bubbles in champagne

    06 May 2017

    Bubbles are marvellous in champagne but how to keep them longer to remain? But also for coca-cola, pepsi and Irn-bru all those fizzy drinks. How is it possible to keep the bubbles in the fizzy drinks. There was an old trick of putting a metal spoon in...

  • Vikings in Paris

    08 May 2017

    During the ninth century, while Charlemagne was in control of Western Europe, the Norse or Vikings as they came to be called, made little headway. They attacked and plundered the British Isles and settled in Iceland and even Greenland. But when Charlemagne...

  • Why did Texas want independence from Mexico?

    08 May 2017

    Why did Texas want independence from Mexico? On October 2, 1835, rebellious Texans took shots at Mexican soldiers in the town of Gonzales. It was barely a skirmish, as the Mexicans left the battlefield without attempting to engage the Texans, but nevertheless...