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№9 (93) – сентябрь 2010

  • Clive Owen / Cinema
  • Funnyman Stephen Fry / Entertainment
  • What does a 21st century man really want? / For men
  • Let Yourself Be Beautiful / For women
  • Can Blood Type Determine Your Personality? / Medicine
  • Interacting with your boss / Business english
Clive Owen

Clive Owen / Cinema

Clive Owen Is The Kind Of Be-stubbled Brooder Whom Straight Men Find Authentic And Their Wives Find Irresistible. But The Most Grounded Guy In Movies Hasn’t Let It Go To His Head.

Funnyman Stephen Fry

Funnyman Stephen Fry / Entertainment

Comedian, successful novelist, star of the silver screen, raconteur and wit are all emblazoned upon the dazzling curriculum vitae of Stephen Fry.


What does a 21st century man really want?

What does a 21st century man really want? / For men

Тhe modern man is a combination on the one hand, ‘old-school’ values such as homer, loyalty and hard work and, on the other hand, a more contemporary set of beliefs about gender roles at a time when they are changing both at home and on the job, according to a poll.

Let Yourself Be Beautiful

Let Yourself Be Beautiful / For women

“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
– Marianne Williamson (spiritual activist)

For the past week, I have been conducting an experiment. Every morning when I wake up, I close my eyes, breathe deeply, and ask myself this question: “If I were not afraid, I would ...”

Can Blood Type Determine Your Personality?

Can Blood Type Determine Your Personality? / Medicine

I have a rare blood type—AB+, which only 4 percent of the U.S. has—and secretly, I always thought it made me kind of special, even though I had no basis for that belief. But in Japan, blood type is used to determine one’s personality and temperament. Like astrology, the scientific community often dismisses blood type as an indicator of personality, but that doesn’t stop its popularity in Japanese women’s magazines...

UGLY SHOES: A Brief History

UGLY SHOES: A Brief History / Fashion

Every few years, tastemakers mysteriously embrace some comfortable but undeniably ugly footwear more typically associated with river-rafting potheads or line cooks. A look at the most memorable assaults on our fashion sense, and a forecast for the ugly shoe of autumn 2010.

Top 5 Ways the Universe Could Wipe Out Humankind

Top 5 Ways the Universe Could Wipe Out Humankind / Science

Phil Plait, author of Death from the Skies! and host of the Discovery Channel’s new series Phil Plait’s Bad Universe, is an expert on astronomical doomsday scenarios. Here, he outlines five things in the Universe that could spell the end for humankind.

The Universe looks like a pretty tranquil place to live, doesn’t it? During the day the Sun shines steadily, and at night the heavens are reassuring and unchanging.

How to enjoy healthy CHINESE FOOD?

How to enjoy healthy CHINESE FOOD? / Cuisine

Old proverb say: ‘Man who eat too much takeaway chop suey go home in a box.’ Tom Parker Bowles on how to eat healthy Chinese food


The average British Chinese takeaway is hardly the most salubrious of dinners. The diabolical trio of sweet-and-sour pork (cheap pig flesh entombed in a greasy batter coffin, luridly dyed and sweating fat), lemon chicken...

I teach my child English: KNOCK-KNOCK JOKES

I teach my child English: KNOCK-KNOCK JOKES / English for kids

If babies are satisfied with physical humour like blowing raspberries or nibbling their feet, toddlers adore slapsticks – waddling like a duck, talking like Minnie Mouse and falling down like Charlie Chaplin, then preschoolers can already start appreciating a decent joke – the language-based humour.

Interacting with your boss

Interacting with your boss / Business english

When you start a new job you should be ready to face up to new challenges, prove your professionalism and build relationships with co-workers and bosses. Why it is so important to have good relationships with your boss? Because your success depends not just on how well you do your job, but also on how well the person to whom you report estimate it.

Everything’s better with CHOCOLATE

Everything’s better with CHOCOLATE / Idioms

White. Milk. Dark. Plain. Melted. In small colored spheres. In portable kisses. In bars. In cups. With peanut butter. With nuts. With caramel. With raspberry. With croissants. With strawberry. With orange. With coffee. With pretzels. With cookies. With chocolate. Everything’s better with chocolate. Good days, Bad days, the Apocalypse, PMS, Christmas.

Time Adverbs & Prepositions. Part 2

Time Adverbs & Prepositions. Part 2 / Grammar

during + noun
throughout or within a specified period of time

Note: Do not use during + subject + verb, etc.

Great Witticisms

Great Witticisms / LifeUP

• Stupidity does not qualify as a handicap, park elsewhere!
• If ignorance is bliss, you must be orgasmic.
• I’m not a complete idiot, some parts are missing.
• All men are idiots ... I married their king.
• Laugh alone and the world thinks you’re an idiot.
• Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool.

Leopard (by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum)

Leopard (by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum) / Fiction

Good morning.
You have not slept well. Don’t open your eyes. Stick out your tongue. Search for the little sore1 above your upper lip. Pray that it healed in the night.
No luck. Still there, rough to the tongue, and though it’s very small, not even the diameter of a pencil eraser, it feels much larger. Your mother says it’s a harmless fungal infection, and she pities you less for it than she should.

What's wrong with them?

What's wrong with them? / Opinion

How many times have you asked yourself ‘what are they doing here in our poor, uncivilized, god-forsaken country’, a country with a chaotic economy, as they call it? I am not taking about occasional businessmen who after a portion of borshch and a few shots of vodka will be burning to ask you ‘do they have tours to Chernobyl?’ Nor even about happy-clappies, the guys in white shirts and black trousers with backpacks full of Bibles who wander about on a mission...

Английский где попало – деньги на ветер!

Английский где попало – деньги на ветер! / Nota bene

Прежде чем отправиться на курсы английского языка, очень важно определиться с целью его изучения: для учебы, работы, отдыха, общения с друзьями и т.д. Так Вы сможете поставить себе конкретную цель и обозначить языковой уровень, которого нужно достичь. Это вполне выполнимая задача, если Вы как минимум посещаете занятия и выполняете домашние задания. А для того, чтобы Ваши усилия...

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