10 Facts About Famous Writers You Have Never Known About

1. William Shakespeare born and died at the same day (April, 23)

2. Lord Byron was a womanizer. In spite of the fact that he was fat and lame, he managed to have sex with 250 (!) women within one year spent in Venice. Unfortunately, opposite sex wasn’t the only passion of Lord Byron. He used to spend a lot of time with young boys as well. Apparently, 250 women weren’t enough for him.

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5 % law

There is such a notion called auto synchronization. It is also called “The 5% law”.

First this process was recognized in ancient Egypt. The core of the notion is the following: if 5% of members ofany community do the same action, all other majority of the society begins to repeat this action.

For example, if you frighten 5% of the calm horse herd, the whole herd will run away in panic. If 5% of the fireflies family accidentally flashes at the same time, the whole family will start glowing.

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Julian Opie.

Several years ago I was amazed by site-specific installations created by Julian Opie. It was in 2008 in Dublin. They were great indeed. The series was titled “Julian Opie: Walking on O’Connell Street” as far as I remember. Several LED screens were installed in the city center. One could see male and female figures walking to nowhere.

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How to become a vegetarian.

It seems like to be a vegetarian becomes trendy. Why do people decide to refuse to eat flesh products? Usually it happens because of animal rights and other environment issues, someone worries about health, someone just wants to save the money. Anyway they decide to do it once and forever.

Before you decide to become a vegetarian it would be better to consult your physician as it concerns your health. And for some reasons some people can’t be vegetarians. For example, people who suffer from anemia are not recommended to be vegetarians. Otherwise they need to be attentive to their diet. It is very serious indeed. At the same time it is recommended to be a vegetarian for you if you suffer gastric ulcer. Also you should keep in mind that it would be a great change in your life. So you should take it seriously. It concerns your health, mind and lifestyle in general. You should answer the question, “Why do I need to be a vegetarian? What for?”. If you are not serious then there is no sense to refuse to eat meat. I warn you it would be a challenge for you if you like eat meat. I know some vegetarians who refused to eat meat and it was very difficult for them. Some of them decided to do it due to health issues, some decided to help to save animals. But sooner or later they wanted to eat meat again. Well, you should decide it for yourself. If it is a challenge anyway you may eat soy products. And again these products would be healthier for you as well. At the same time you should take into account that too much of soy food is not good as well. Just try to keep balance.

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Best Art History Books.

Today I would like to introduce you some of my favorite books involving art and art history. Some of them are good as fictions, their plot and style are brilliant, some are just wonderful answers to art riddles. But keep in mind that these answers are mere guesswork and they can mean absolutely nothing. Any of us can imagine it and create just a wonderful fairy tale about this or that piece of art. Anyway why not?

The same obviously happened to Tracy Chevalier, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999). More

Useful Tips for Learning Foreign Languages

People who take up learning foreign languages have completely different reasons – some need it for getting promoted at work, some are willing to change their current occupation for a job that has to do with languages or translations, some have relatives or friends abroad and want to get acquainted with their traditions and values through the language as a mirror of a specific culture, quite many people need it for traveling or simply get involved into language studies for self-improvement and out of interest.

Most of those who make a conscious decision to learn a foreign language are grown-ups, however, it is commonly known that the elder the person gets, the harder it is for them to memorize hundreds of new words and difficult grammar rules. Anyway, grown-ups may still learn a language relatively quickly and effectively as well as children if they make notice of some useful tips and actually practice them. As a professional translator, interpreter and tutor of the German and Finnish languages (note: Finnish is one of the most difficult languages ever!), I am eager to share some helpful advice with you.

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Color and Personality

It has been noticed a long time ago that your favorite color can tell something about your mood and even about you personality. If the person is in a bad mood he may choose the clothes in the shades of green and vice verse the one, who’s happy chooses the light pink ones. To cope with a depression we dress up in the orange clothes as a rule. If you look through your wardrobe you may probably notice that the clothes of a certain one or two colors prevails. And of source that is not by chance.

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