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Young Forever

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I wanna be forever young like Dorian Grays all the women were thirty and flirty and proud, but in real life, every woman I know has a meltdown when they approach the big 3-0. One of my cousins even launched a blog where she cataloged her attempt to do all the crazy things she felt she needed to do before 30. Thirty was old. Id never dwelled on my age before because I didnt feel old, but lately so many people close to me have fretted over being a 30-something, I couldnt help myself. As I stared at my face in the mirror after each of those conversations, I knew. In a way, they were right. The truth is the thirty-one-year-old me doesnt look as good as the twenty-one-year-old me did. And as time goes on, that will get worse, not better. I wont ever be able to go back to that girls face or her body. I found myself wishing I could have a picture like Dorian Grays that would grow old for me. You have only a few years in which to live really, perfectly, and fully,When your youth goes, your beauty will go with it, and then you will suddenly discover that there are no triumphs left for you, or have to content yourself with those mean triumphs that the memory of your past will make more bitter than defeats. Because external beauty is not the most important thing, at least not to me. How far do you believe is too far to go in the pursuit of external beauty?

You shouldn't believe everything you read


Do we believe what the TV, the newspapers, blogs even, tell us at first blush or are we naturally critical? Can we ignore the claims of adverts, do we lap up what politicians tell us, do we believe our lover's promises? It's not just that some people do and some people don't; in fact all our minds are built with the same first instinct, the same first reaction to new information. But what is it: do we believe first or do we first understand, so that belief (or disbelief) comes later? The French philosopher, mathematician and physicist Ren Descartes (below, right) argued that understanding and believing are two separate processes. First people take in some information by paying attention to it, then they decide what to do with that information, which includes believing or disbelieving it. Descartes' view is intuitively attractive and seems to accord with the way our minds work, or at least the way we would like our minds to work. The problem is that a lot of the information we are exposed to is actually true, and some of it is vital for our survival. If we had to go around checking our beliefs all the time, we'd never get anything done and miss out on some great opportunities.

My favourite tv programme
My favourite program is ultimate survival. It start at twelve oclock until two oclock on Saturdays and Sundays, Its about entertainment and adventure.

It is very dangerous because contestants must face the lack of water, changes in temperature and without experience no one can survive a single day. I like because it is entertaining and I learn how to survive in case I get lost. The programmes go to very dangerous places and people have to find where they got lost to look for the civilization. My favourite character is Bear Grills, because he is the only one who goes out and does everything from building refuges to spend the night to hunt animals, etc

Hooked on Technology
Do you sometimes think about reaching for the fast-forward button, only to realize that life does not come with a remote control? For many people, technology is not only changing the way they work and communicate, its changing their personality. Here are some questions that can help you determine if technology is taking a toll on you. Do you frequently form new relationships with fellow online users? Do others in your life often complain about the amount of time you spend using technology? Do you always check your e-mail messages before doing other things? When youre online and someone needs you, do you usually say just a few more minutes before stopping? Have you ever chosen to spend time online rather than going out with others? Ask her how much time she could limit herself to technology in order to live a healthy life style that includes a proper diet, enough sleep AND EXERCISE. The body was made for movement. The point is for you to ELICIT from her a time limit on which you can both agree. If she comes up with a time limit that is not satisfactory to both of you, ask, What else? again and again until you both come to an agreement. During the summer months, be flexibleup to four hours; two hours during school days. (If in the future she does not abide by her decision, AT THAT TIME elicit a consequence or procedure from her.)

When I was a child, I dreamt of

Childhood memories
Childhood memories are special for everyone. I have a very happy memory of my childhood and always reminisce it with nostalgia. I was born and brought up in a small family which included my mother, father, and my elder sister. I have very fond memories of us sisters playing in our backyard,

climbing trees to pluck fruits, going to parks and beaches and enjoying life in general. My father was a government servant and my mother a housewife. Of all the memories, one particular memory is very important and taught me the importance of saving money. One summer, my sister was suddenly taken ill. She had to be hospitalized and the doctors advised us that she needed an emergency surgery. The surgery was very costly. My father did not earn a very high salary and it was very difficult for us to raise that amount of money suddenly. Luckily, my father and mother had a habit of saving small amount of money regularly. This money was not touched but kept aside in case of emergencies. This amount turned out to be the exact amount required for the surgery and recuperation of my sister. We were helped by the good habit of saving practiced by my parents. Before this incident, I was a spendthrift and use to spend all of my pocket money. This incident changed my way of thinking. I started to save even a little bit from my pocket money. I took to heart the saying, "Little drops of water makes the mighty ocean." Till today, I save money in whatever way I can. I have impressed upon my children the importance of saving money and have got them to do the same.

celebrities
A celebrity is a person who has a prominent profile and commands some degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media. The term is often synonymous with wealth (commonly denoted as a person with fame and fortune), implied with great popular appeal, prominence in a particular field, and is easily recognized by the general public. Various careers within the fields of sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status. These fields have produced prominent figures within these two industries.[1][2] While people may gain celebrity status as a result of a successful career in a particular field (primarily in the areas pertaining towards sports and entertainment), in other cases, people become celebrities due to media attention for their extravagant lifestyle or wealth (as in the case of a socialite); for their connection to a famous person (as in the case of a relative of a famous person); or even for their misdeeds (as in the case of a well-known criminal). Celebrities may be known around the world (e.g., pop stars and film actors), within a specific country (e.g., a top Australian rugby player); or within a region (e.g., a local television news anchor). People may become celebrities in a wide range of ways: from their professions, following appearances in the media, committing a mass murder,[5] or even by complete accident. The term "instant celebrity" describes someone who becomes a celebrity in a very short period of time. Someone who achieves a small amount of transient fame (through, say, hype or mass media) may become labeled a "B-grade celebrity". Often, the generalization extends to someone who falls short of mainstream or persistent fame but who seeks to extend or exploit it. There are no guarantees of success for an individual to become a celebrity. Though celebrities come from many different working fields, most celebrities are typically associated with individuals that come from the fields of sports and entertainment or a person who is a public figure in that is commonly recognizable in mass media. With innate talent, passion, diligence, discipline, selfmotivation and tenacity, being the core factors of achieving success to becoming a celebrity, fame and fortune sometimes occurs spontaneously with relatively little effort due to sheer luck, being fortunate with connections, or simply being at the right place during the right time. Celebrities are incessantly stereotyped and fantasized as individuals who possess exorbitant amounts of wealth and glamour. They are also sometimes denigrated by the general public as being overpaid and publicly

overrated compared to a normal worker such as a doctor, police officer or a teacher. Though glamor and wealth certainly plays a role for only famous celebrities, most people in the sports and entertainments sphere, be it music, film, television, radio, modelling, comedy, literature etc. live in obscurity and only an infinitesimal percentage (usually less than 1%) achieve fame and fortune. Due to the Machiavellian and competitive nature within both industries, a vast amount of aspiring entertainers and athletes in the world, even some of the most talented may never be recognized and won't ever receive the opportunity to carve a name for themselves.

Is learning a language too demanding?Does it broaden your horizons?


When many people think of learning a new language one single use or advantage comes to their mind. That may be a business purpose or a tourism one, but it usually just the one. However, learning a new tongue is a major step in anyone's life, and it is worth taking the time to consider the positive impact which it could have in multiple areas before you go ahead and make a final decision on getting started. You may want to simply enjoy a more interactive style of holiday; one where you get to speak to the locals and feel part of a different culture for a short period. Another popular reason for learning a new language is to meet a requirement for a new job, for example when you are going to be posted abroad or need to be able to carry out basic communication with foreign colleagues. In either of these circumstances, or any other you care to think of, it is worth taking the time to ask yourself, "How can I take advantage of this new skill in my life?" The opportunities and new directions which the knowledge of a new tongue opens up for you are not to be underestimated and should be carefully considered. Of course, the difficulty in learning a new language is a factor which puts a lot of potential students off before they even start. With our busy, modern lives it can be really difficult to find a way to get to night classes on time every time. Even those students who start off with great enthusiasm and energy often find that they don't complete the course for one reason or another. The lack of viable alternatives to this approach has long been a problem for people wanting to learn a new language, but now a great new style of learning means that if you want to learn Italian in London homes, Birmingham offices, Leicester shops and basically anywhere in the UK and Ireland can be turned into a classroom any time you want. The secret behind this new teaching method is so simple that it makes you wonder why it has taken so long for it to become popular. The new student simply asks a native speaking teacher to go to either their home or place of work at the time that suits them. Let's look at an example of someone who would really struggle to pick up another language through traditional methods. The person in question wants to learn Portuguese in Leeds but works long days in the centre of Leeds and then faces a tiring commute home. Instead of finding out what ways to learn Portuguese in the early morning or in the middle of night he could get a qualified teacher to visit his office at lunch time or his home in the evening when he arrives.

The best ways to learn a foreing language


1. Join an online community "The best way to learn a foreign language is to visit that country and immerse yourself in the culture and

language, but for many traveling across the world isn't an option," explains Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha (www.livemocha.com). Livemocha is an online community that pairs language learners with experts in that language. Members can use video, text, and chat to communicate in a fun and engaging way. "In order to master a language, you must engage in conversations," says Schutzler. "Livemocha brings cultural immersion to you in the comfort of your home, office, library or coffee shop." 2. Use computer software Rosetta Stone (www.rosettastone.com) prides itself as being the "#1 language learning software." In contrast to other softwares, its philosophy relies on "a natural method that teaches the new language directly, without translation." While Rosetta Stone is especially useful for beginners, advanced speakers and/or those who want to perfect their business terminology will particularly benefit from softwares that specialize in such skills, such as TellMeMore (www.tellmemore.com) 3. Take advantage of apps Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can learn languages on-the-go. Take advantage of a long layover to brush up on your vocabulary or pronunciation skills. The Pocket Languages apps for iPhone and iPad (www.innovativelanguage.com/products/Pocket) include 10 complete lessons with audio tracks, vocabulary lists, flashcards and more. You can even record your own voice and compare it to that of a native speaker. The apps are currently available for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian, English, and English for Japanese. While you're on the road, you can consult apps such as iTranslate (www.sonicomobile.com/itranslateiphone/) which translates over 50 languages instantly. In fact, you don't even need to know what the source language is; the app will recognize it automatically. 4. Talk via Skype If memorizing vocabulary on your own sounds monotonous why not go for something more interactive? Via Skype (www.skype.com), you can not only take private classes, but you can also participate in discussion groups. Consult The Mixxer (www.themixxer.com), a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype, to find a language partner. After that, you can talk to him or her via Skype, and write a blog to receive corrections and feedback -- all from the comfort of your own home. 5. Find a language school abroad Technological tools can only get you so far. Should you want to move beyond the virtual, it's time to take a class in person. Transitions Abroad (www.transitionsabroad.com) serves as a very comprehensive resource for finding language schools abroad, as it continually features first-hand reports from participants who evaluate the courses they took. Before you sign up for a particular program, be sure to inquire about the language levels offered, how long the classes are, and whether extra-curricular activities and/or housing is included in the price. 6. Attend local events Ultimately, the goal should be to take your skills beyond the classroom. Local events are a unique opportunity to practice, learn and at the same, pursue your other interests. For example, if you're a cinephile, why not attend an independent film screening in Buenos Aires to envelop yourself in Argentine Spanish? Or if you're a gourmet traveler, you could sign up for a cooking course in Paris to perfect your French?

My ideal holidays

I want to tell about my ideal holidays. I am going to write about summer holidays in Palanga. One day I and my friends decided that enough to sit at home and need to do something interesting. So we decided to go to Palanga. Our group was composed from four people: I, my boyfriend, his brother and cousin. We packed lagguages, sat to the car and after five hours we were in Palanga. . We rented a flat, brought all the things inside and went to the beach. The beach was crowded. We lied on the warm sand and started to sunbathe. Sun was very warm and it was so good! Sea was very quied and we decided to go to swim. The water was cold but we swam, played and splashed as if it was warm. In the evening we came back from the beach, and then we all had a shower and went to the town. Our stomaches were growling with hunger. We went into the cafe to have a dinner. When we got full we went for a walk into Basanaviius alley. There was a lot of funfairs. We went to the horror room, after that to the big wheel, witch turned as very fast. It was so exciting! After this dispots we went to the club. There our group drank some cocktails and went to dance. Some hours later we all went back to the flat and quickly fall to sleep. Next day we woke up and saw that the rain was getting to start. So we decided to stay into flat and to think what to do in the evening. But in the evening was raining too so we just went to the seaside to see the sunrise. We didnt bored. In the flat we played with cards and witch from as had lose that had to do a work. It was funny.

getting by without mobile phones


Whenever you go on a relaxing vacation to a tropical destination, the first couple of days are a strugglea struggle because theres typically no cell phone service or internet. Its odd, and almost unbearable. After the initial withdrawal from the digital world, life feels great. Life feels peaceful. Theres no phone, or distraction that enables you to stop what youre doing and shift your focus.When youre waiting in line, youre not burying yourself into the digital cesspool or app store, youre forced to interact with your surrounding environment. You suddenly become aware of everything around you. This is how I live my life every single day. I duplicate the environment one typically experiences when on vacation. I do this in order to become a more focused, action-oriented person. I also do this in order to better enjoy life. You can travel the world and live a nomad lifestyle; however, if youve still got an iPhone or clients buzzing at you constantly, youve escaped nothing. Youre just asking for attention. You can live in New York City without a cell phone and gain more peace-of-mind than you could if you were in Argentina with an iPhone and needy clients barking at you.