History is an odd thing. When many centuries ago Germanic tribes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes, who were speaking a number of different dialects, invaded Britain, there were very few chances that their language would survive and become one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet and definitely the most important one for the international communication. However, this unbelievable thing happened and now each day more and more people want to learn the English language.
As early as I could remember myself, my memories have been colored with melancholy. Yes, I admit it: I am a person who loves being sad. As a child, I loved sad fairy tales, as a teenager I loved sad novels and films, which made my parents worry a lot. I realized that I did not meet their expectations: in their ideal world a happy person must irradiate joy all the time. In my view, this state of constant life enjoyment looked slightly idiotic. And I kept asking myself if sadness is really so bad.
I often feel embarrassed and the reason is not the fact that I do something stupid. On the contrary, I try to be sensible and understanding, but the problem is that I know when people are lying to me. I often wish I would not, but I do. I can never explain how it works: it is some gut instinct and it is triggered when somebody is trying to tell me tall tales. My anti-liar system detects phoney and a huge red bulb together with the wailing alarm sound goes in my head “Lie! Lie! Lie!”
I have always been fascinated by dreams, mysterious images that come at night taking us to the world of our subconsciousness. Why is it that some dreams are black and white and some are colored? Why do we sometimes see prophetic dreams and can predict the events before they really happen? Why do we sometimes remember the dreams in a very detailed way, but sometimes do not remember them at all?
Modern lifestyle is extremely hectic and we often hear complaints about the lack of time to do anything, but work. However, if given a lot of free time, many people simply do not know what to do and soon start feeling bored. The matter is that life nowadays has so little to spare that we have simply forgotten the joy some basic activities can bring. So, in case you have a long weekend and in some miraculous way have already managed to do all your chores, try one of the options below and you will see how much happier you will become:
The world today is definitely a better place to live than it was one hundred years ago. Work today is not so physically demanding as it used to be, people seem to have more free time (at least, it is supposed to be so if they spend less time at work), manual house work was replaced by washing machines, dish washers and microwave ovens, communication systems made it easy to keep in touch with our relatives and friends, new technologies supplied us with a number of entertainment activities which our grandparents could not even think of. “The brave new world” of the twenty first century is definitely worth living in.
Do you have huge plans each day, but never complete even a third of them? Do you promise yourself every evening that you will go jogging in the morning, but when the morning comes you simply cannot make yourself do it? Can you always find ten reasons why your desire to get or achieve something will never come true? Then these simple guidelines on how to fight your laziness are for you:
Everything seems to go wrong: there are problems at work, at home, your colleagues seem to be complete idiots who accidentally deleted the files you had been working on all the previous week, your neighbor parked his car in such a way that he managed to destroy your hedge, your kids are driving you mad. You are afraid of yourself, because you realize you have a strong desire to kill somebody! Stop! It means it is time to let off the steam!
Learner’s motivation is a cornerstone of the successful learning process. However, despite it being absolutely crucial, it is not easy to achieve, as it is made up of several very important factors.
First, motivation can only be achieved with the help of the careful needs analysis. Consider the reasons why you need to study, put them all down and then choose three which are most important for you personally. For instance, studying because it will make your parents happy is, in general, a decent reason, but it will not boost your motivation level considerably. However, if you need high academic results to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend, the reason can definitely work.
Eating disorders are not an uncommon problem in the modern society. With very limited physical activity, fast food industry and a coach potato lifestyle, more and more people each year suffer from obesity. At the same time, a considerable number of people also try to fight this dangerous condition. Admitting the problem is a major step to success. However, it is also only one of the many obstacles a person must overcome on the way to the ideal body. The most serious challenge in this respect is the ability to suppress your hunger successfully. Here are several simple, yet effective tips on how to do it: