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The Goodies

….and the baddies: people, especially in a film or a story, who are good or bad. “After many millennia of being tortured in Hell, Raymond has finally earned a chance … Continue reading

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New research indicates that if seawater continues to acidify at the rate currently seen then the marine environment could lose about 30% of the diverse life forms that exist within … Continue reading

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To think you have understood someone or something when you have not. “Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how … Continue reading

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Will our planet be as crowded as this cabin?  

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The population of the planet reached seven billion last October. It is often said that there are more people alive today than have ever lived. Are we expanding too fast? … Continue reading

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Don’t walk around outside in your bare feet. There isn’t much time, so I’ll just give you the bare facts. He became nervous when the dog growled and bared its … Continue reading

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Let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s on this entry. It is not a small round mark used in music to denote the lengthening of a note or rest by … Continue reading

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Anonymous is an Internet meme (product, campaign or event which has become popular through the web)  representing different users who, individually or in group, can participate in protests usually against anti-digital piracy, … Continue reading

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He has been working all day long. How long will it take to get there? It must be a long drive but it has been his lifelong desire, and in … Continue reading

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Passion, an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, is the first of the EIGHT SECRETS that lead to success, the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, which this TED speaker recommends … Continue reading

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A feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.  Awe-inspiring, arousing awe through being impressive or formidable; awesome, extremely impressive or daunting; awestruck, filled with or revealing awe. Or … Continue reading

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Every 8th March millions of people celebrate the International Women’s Day, which commemorated its 100th anniversary last year. Although this special day designated by United Nations has lost its political … Continue reading

08/03/2012 · 2 Comments

Dress up

In the US and UK  the market for clothing for pets is growing.  WHY DO PEOPLE DRESS UP THEIR PETS? Read the article and get more information about this booming industry.

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A wish, a hope that is made real with magical powers. To wish for,  feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen. … Continue reading

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