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  The feeling of being happy: full of enjoyment and pleasure. (of a condition or situation) lucky.  feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction. (of words or behaviour) suitable.  having … Continue reading

20/03/2014 · Leave a comment


“Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and … Continue reading

27/05/2013 · Leave a comment


The act of moving. Change of place or posture. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another. Natural or appropriate motion. Progress. Advancement. (Webster Dictionary) “A footballer, kickboxer, modern … Continue reading

29/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Hello stranger

“You matter to me. In a way I cannot explain, you matter to me. And you, you are a marvel… you and all the parts of you.” This is not the … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 4 Comments


Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. … Continue reading

02/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Mothering Sunday

A day each year when people give a card or present to their mother or do something special for her. Thank You Mom is a video in which real people … Continue reading

10/03/2013 · Leave a comment


Hurting or frightening someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do. “My experiences with violence in schools … Continue reading

01/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Love line

How does love make you feel? Does love turn you upside down? Do you prefer to love or to be loved? Are there any rules to love? What colour/ smell/ … Continue reading

14/02/2013 · 1 Comment


The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. (Oxford Dictionary) The act of going out of your way to be nice to someone or show a person you care, something that apparently does … Continue reading

09/01/2013 · Leave a comment


“A lost art, virtually nonexistent in the 21st Century. Replaced by casual meetings for lunch or coffee where the bill is dutch and parties wear jeans”. (Urban Dictionary)

02/11/2012 · 1 Comment

More and Less

After a long year of hard work Happy more and less!   To Do List from Yaniv Fridman on Vimeo.

25/06/2012 · Leave a comment


Even when the waves grew big, the boy showed no signs of fear. Most older employees fear unemployment. She gets frightened when he shouts at her. He frightens me when … Continue reading

13/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Too late

Never too late from Estúdio Pìra on Vimeo. Its never too late To learn/unlearn. To make connections – or sever them. To be someone else, who you might have been…or … Continue reading

09/06/2012 · Leave a comment


A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. “For thousands of youngsters, crucial exams are near. Many say the pressure on students should … Continue reading

01/06/2012 · Leave a comment