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№2 (74) – февраль 2009
- Tinkling The Ting Tings / Music
- Hugh Laurie makes a House Call / Cinema
- 2009 Travel Trends / Voyage
- Top 10: 2009 Dating Resolutions / For men
- Panic Disorders: 10 Minutes Of Hell / Psychotherapy
- Top 10 Investment Gurus / Finance
Tinkling The Ting Tings / Music
In a music generation where new acts are mostly stereotypes or copycats, it is tough to find a unique sound to enjoy and follow. Meanwhile, those who don’t fall in either category try to be inventive and make up something, only to end up an embarrassment to their fellow musicians. In the rare event that the experiment works, we dub the artist a musical genius. The same can be argued for The Ting Tings. When you have an indie pop band that blends original British New Wave groove with simple disco-punk riffs, it’s either a hit or a miss.
Hugh Laurie makes a House Call / Cinema
House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama that debuted on the FOX network in 2004. The show was created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. House stars English actor Hugh Laurie as the American title character Dr. Gregory House, a cynical medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. House is currently in its fifth season of broadcasting.
2009 Travel Trends / Voyage
In these tumultuous1 times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity2 and quiet. What’s old is new again this year. The shaky economy has lead to some drastic changes in the ways people travel, creating new breeds of travelers, like flashpackers. The flashier3 version of the backpacker4 values the same low-cost methods of traveling as the traditional backpacker but would rather steer clear5 of group accommodations ...
Top 10: 2009 Dating Resolutions / For men
Now another calendar year has come and gone and you are still alone. The past year has seen, by far, some bad dating experiences, and it seems tempting to pack it in for the priesthood or to never ask out a woman again. With the new year arrived, it’s time to resolve to make this your best dating period ever. Here are our top 10 2009 dating resolutions, guaranteed to have you happier than Baby New Year* (just with a little more clothing).
Why Do We Hate Some Women Celebrities? / For women
Do Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham and others deserve the vitriol? And how do we decide who to hate?
Panic Disorders: 10 Minutes Of Hell / Psychotherapy
Panic disorder is characterized by the spontaneous and unexpected occurrence of panic attacks, the frequency of which can vary from several attacks a day to only a few attacks a year. Panic attacks can indicate the presence of panic disorder, depression, or other forms of anxiety-based illnesses.
• Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never really realize what a burden it was.
Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
• If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)
5 Innovations That Will Change Our Lives / Technology
The third annual “IBM* Next Five in Five” is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.
The Next Five in Five is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.
In the next five years, technology innovations will change our lives in the following ways:
Top 10 Investment Gurus / Finance
Genuine stock market experts are a rare breed, and their investment thinking is never more valuable than when the financial world is in turmoil, as it is today.
So here we have come up with a list of our top ten stock market gurus of all time.
Keep Your English Up To Date / Vocabulary
The English language is permanently evolving and developing. New words and expressions are coined and existing words change their meaning as society, culture and technology progress.
Professor David Crystal is one of the world’s foremost experts on language. He has selected some words and expressions that have recently made it into the language, if not necessarily into dictionaries.
Any and some are both determiners. They are used to talk about indefinite quantities or numbers, when the exact quantity or number is not important. As a general rule we use some for positive statements, and any for questions and negative statements...
Понимаю, но ответить не могу... Точно как собака / Nota bene
Сколько раз мне приходилось слышать от моих знакомых, друзей, учеников – “Ну, этот английский! Все понимаю, но слова сказать не могу. Точно как собака!”. Да чего тут греха таить, я и сам прошел через эту стадию в изучении английского. Как же лечить такую “собачью болезнь”? Есть ли от нее панацея?
Children On The Question Of Marriage / LifeUP
How Do You Decide Who To Marry
• You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
• No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
In The Reign of Harad IV / Fiction
In the reign of Harad IV there lived at court a maker of miniatures, who was celebrated for the uncanny perfection of his work. Not only were the objects of his strenuous art pleasing to look at but the pleasure and astonishment increased as the observer, bending closer, saw that a passionate care had been lavished on the smallest and least visible details. It was said that no matter how closely you examined one of the Master’s little pieces you always discovered some further wonder.
- Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko / Cinema
- Alco-horoscope / Entertainment
- A Date With Kate Moss / For women
- El Bulli: The Word's Best Restaurant / Cuisine
- Sociophobia: Fear of People / Psychotherapy
- The Structure Of An Essay / Writing