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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


Bitcoin , described by some  as digital gold, is being presented as a new kind of currency. Launched in 2009 by a mysterious figure going under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, the … Continue reading

06/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Hotel Living

There are a  lot of reasons to live in a hotel: you  are on a  business trip, your house is being repaired, you consider it an adventure, or many others. … Continue reading

10/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Social classes

The BBC has carried out a huge sociological survey of more than 161,000 people with the aim of reflecting modern occupations and lifestyles. The  study measured economic capital – income, … Continue reading

05/04/2013 · Leave a comment

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


A poem is a piece of writing in which the words are arranged in separate lines, often ending in rhyme, and are chosen for their sound and for the images and … Continue reading

21/03/2013 · Leave a comment


A business which washes clothes, sheets, etc. for customers. The Irish government has finally said sorry to 10,000 women and girls incarcerated in Catholic Church-run laundries where they were treated … Continue reading

22/02/2013 · Leave a comment

One Billion Rising

ONE BILLION RISING IS: A global strike. An invitation to dance. A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture … Continue reading

15/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Sylvia Plath

“Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century. By the time she took her life at the age of thirty, Plath already had … Continue reading

12/02/2013 · Leave a comment