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Light polllution

Brightening of the night sky that inhibits the observation of stars and planets, caused by street lights and other man-made sources. After landmark buildings across the world faded into darkness … Continue reading

27/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Team up

To join another person, or form a group with other people, in order to do something together. Sesame Street is a popular American children’s television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett in 1969. … Continue reading

27/02/2013 · 1 Comment


The Slow Movement, which is not controlled by a single organization, is a worldwide trend which “supports a growing cultural shift towards slowing down.” The movement started when the Italian … Continue reading

31/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Red Ribbon

“The simplicity of a ribbon is compelling. Think of medals of honour. Consider the race where the victor defies odds and, defeating doubts, breaks through the ribbon. The HIV awareness … Continue reading

01/12/2012 · Leave a comment


A structure like a bed containing a device for producing light, which you lie on in order to make the skin go darker. Last year, UK government banned under-18s from using … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · Leave a comment