Have you ever considered how much knowledge of English you have acquired at school in proportion to the entire language? The answer is: very little. Namely, that thing your English teacher probably omitted to say in the very first class, before you learned a single new word or tense, is that you are going to learn the differences between your native tongue and English. 

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To choose the right colors for the interiors requires the right concept, according to what effect you have decided to create. The final result can be monochromatic (in shades of one color), with the scale of cold colors or warm colors. Complementary colors stand in divergence with each other and interestingly can create a harmony in their contrast. What doesn’t look right on the first impression, can create surprisingly energetic and powerful combinations. Check out our gallery for inspiration.

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Go out at any time to any place and I am sure you will not be hard-pressed to find at least one example of people trying to have power over others. Regardless of how awkward for some people it may sound, our world is based on alpha male mentality. We constantly try to take power, beginning in childhood. However, sometimes this impulse may grow into something negative or even dangerous – bullying. What is bullying, and what strategy is best for getting rid of it?

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Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara – a cliché to say so, but still the main attraction for a visit to Cuba. Ask anybody and you´ll get a quite similar answer: „I want to see the country before it changes“.  Traveling into a Marxist–Leninist socialist state is a different kind of holiday, catapulting you straight into history . . . Tourism in Cuba has been growing rapidly since the ‘80s. Tourism – now counting more than two million visitors per year – is one of the island’s main revenue sources. But obviously there is much more to this country than history and politics.

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 When it comes to meals, the variability of dishes from cuisines around the world has just no end. And we are not talking here simply about meals like fish and chips or spaghetti. Quite understandably, the diversity of ingredients in use varies from place to place; nevertheless, there are countries in this world where the fundamental components of food preparation are rather extreme. For foreigners, extreme, of course. Would you bite into these?

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Essential to the maturation and development of every human being is the individual’s innate desire to progress, to accomplish his own goals, and constantly renew himself, to become happy and satisfied. Most people on the way to their goals encounter a series of challenges and problems, which some successfully overcome, while others do not. In such cases, people agree on the need for a script to determine why they cannot, but they do not know how to proceed, and they do not know how to accomplish what they want and simultaneously improve the lives of those around them. The question is why that is so. If both the successful and the unsuccessful man had the same conditions, the same 24 hours for achieving a goal, what is the difference between the one who is successful and the one who is not?

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Temples although places of worship are also a major tourist attraction in different parts of the world. Some are known for their ancient history, others for the spectacular architecture and others for the hundreds of thousand of people that the volunteers at the temples feed each day.

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Backaches have become a part of growing with our modern lifestyle. I wonder if doctors give it a serious look any longer. And its not only the hurting back that bothers us, the list of health issues could go on - digesting problems, headaches, anxiety...The good news is that many of the health issues can be addressed and dealt with using fairly simple methods. The obvious one is exercise of course and yoga in particular. Yoga is a complex system combining physical exercise with spirituality and has a lot to offer. It is often suitable even for those with limited mobility. While the whole philosophy of yoga is fairly vast, let me introduce you to two uncomplicated sets which, if done regularly, will surprise you with the outcome: Surya namaskar (Sun Salutation) and Chandra namaskar (Moon Salutation).

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Gold mines, even today, we associate them with something very exciting. After all, not for nothing there were gold fevers, which surely didn´t result in much of a clear thinking. If you have an opportunity to visit one of the modern operating mines, you may want to put on hold, the visions of actually seeing glittering gold. What’s most striking is the unbelievable scale of everything that comes in use when mining for gold. Machines as large as few storeys high buildings that  from a distance look like miniature toys for children, given the enormity of what you see around the machines. Welcome to some of the impressive gold mines around the world.

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Ancient sciences have been teaching it and have been alternately accepted and ignored over many long centuries. Feng Shui or Vastu are teaching not only that we should keep things and ourselves straight and our accounts in order to achieve well-deserved success, but also that where there is a mess, there cannot be order in the mind. Now, when modern science comes to the same conclusion - it is confirmed and we can breathe again. With tidiness all around us, we will feel better, reduce tension, and argue less. Especially in the long run.

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