I’ve had an idea to start a small weekly column, which explores the wonders of history and I think I have found the perfect way to ensure every post is connected to each other. I have decided to write about all the interesting things that have happened on this day in history, so today as it turns out it’s the day the Miranda Rights have been introduced to the US.
In case you are curious, the Miranda Rights are the rights read to arrestees during the act of the arrest. Quite popular in movies and TV series as the moment of justice when justice prevails and you can see the villain break down in defeat. But what brought the Miranda Rights into existence. Here is the whole story:
Bigger is better. That’s what you hear at every step. Bigger pay checks, bigger cars, bigger homes. It’s what you should all aspire for, but homeowners who are in love with interior design will tell you that small properties is where it’s at, if you want your home to look polished. Bigger properties involve a lot of work to look halfway as decent and certainly a lot more money. Yes, space is little, but you can do great things with it.
Here are some of the benefits small space brings:
Doctor Who – one of the most, correction, the most successful science fiction television show in the World. Also, it is the longest running ever. And that’s a fact. A show so successful that has become an icon for British culture and has created a huge fandom all around the Globe. Go to a sci-fi convention and you will see at least a dozen of Doctor Whos running around. But recently, some changes have been made.
Matt Smith, the eleventh Doctor, has announced that he is quitting the show. It’s been expected, no Doctor stick around for too long, but the fans didn’t want that to happen so soon. Specially after Smith hinting that he will be acting in the show for at least the 2014 series. But don’t worry, you will be seeing him one more time – in the 50th anniversary special.
Yet another month has passed. It’s almost June (or it already is, depending on when you are reading this), and there is plenty of events happening here in the city. And if you thought May was amusing, you will be thrilled when you learn what is coming your way. There is plenty for everyone. You can start with sport events, cultural gatherings, museum exhibitions, rock and pop concerts, theatre plays and wonderful movies.
Like always, I won’t be able to share with you everything, but I’ll make a short list of the London events in June 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the big news in the gaming society – Xbox One was unveiled. Better yet, it was shown to the general public. We know how it looks like, we know what it will do, sort of. Every gamer was waiting for this moment. Ever since Sony revealed PlayStation 4, everybody was wondering when will the new Xbox will come out, what it will look like, is it going to be more powerful etc. And Microsoft even showed their new Kinect sensor, but we will talk about that later.
So, Xbox One was introduced to the World. What is the general opinion about it? IGN made a poll about the reveal event. They asked the users what they thought about it. Some people answered that it was fantastic, others said it was solid. The problem is almost 50% answered that it was disappointing and 28% said it was a disaster. Probably not what Microsoft would have wanted, but that’s what the audience has to say. Read the rest of this entry »
Beer. A drink that is loved by many. There are thousands of brands, local, global, all different, all tasty in their own way. Although, according to statistics, in the past years beer has been consumed less than before, it is still one of the most preferred drinks in the United Kingdom. Yet, if we think we like beer here, people from the Czech Republic and Germany, have the average consumption of over 100 litres per person annually.
What are the effects of beer? I’m not talking about getting dizzy and that one where beer makes women look prettier. I am talking about health benefits and negative effects.
According to Oxford dictionaries, to recycle means to convert waste into reusable material. We all know that. The main materials for recycling are glass, paper, plastic and metal. Naturally organic materials can’t be recycled. It is considered to be a environmentally friendly method, that will save nature, that will save energy, reduce pollution and it can save money. But does it really work that way?
Is recycling bad for the environment? In short words, it is not. But it’s not doing much either. The idea is quite good, but it’s kind of hard to succeed in recycling. Why? Well, for starters, not every city and not every part of each country has the ability to efficiently recycle all materials. You won’t find enough recycling bins, you won’t find bins for every type of plastic, and a lot of people are not well educated about recycling in the first place.
April is almost over. It was a good month, with a lot of things happening in London. Thousands of people visited the city to enjoy events such as the Alchemy Festival, Bach Marathon, Birds Eye view Film Festival, Johnstone’s Paint trophy Final, to listen to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, many pop concerts, theatre plays, festivals etc. It sure was amazing, but it’s May and summer is coming. More events will occur soon, some even better than before.
What London events can we see in May 2013? There are too many to list every event here, but I will say the most interesting ones, that many people liked the previous years. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve read many, many articles about home decorations, about ideas, tips etc. But have you read about what not to put in your house? Those tips should exist, too. People like reading magazines, watching shows about décor, reading articles, but just because it is written, doesn’t mean it’s any good. A trend doesn’t mean it’s beautiful, it’s just a trend. Like the Harlem shake or snorting condoms – those trends were quite popular on the internet, but that doesn’t mean they were very thoughtful and interesting. Just popular and people used to do them to be fashionable.
Here are a few tips for how not to decorate your home. These are small details, that could make everything look bad. And you don’t have to be a professional designer to think that way.
The 22nd of April – Earth Day. It’s a holiday on which people participate in events, demonstrating their support for a cleaner environment. It has existed as a holiday for more than forty years, and in 1990 it became a international event. Many campaigns are held, stimulating recycling and protection of the environment. Planting trees, cleaning parks, water source. Even celebrities participate, trying to inspire the others.
But that’s one day of the year. Recycling should not be done only on that day, it should be a part of everyday life. And you can do it from your house. How to recycle at home? Sadly, it’s not something natural. It is not something everyone does. How many people, that recycle in their everyday lives do you know? Everybody is too busy, but it’s actually pretty simple. Read the rest of this entry »