Gadgets as a Means of Studying Foreign Languages

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Only a few decades ago, studying a foreign language on one’s own was, mildly speaking, difficult. A person who decided to dedicate their time to doing this condemned themselves to spending countless hours in libraries, digging into cumbersome dictionaries and grammar textbooks, and desperate attempts to find audio materials to train pronunciation. In other words,…

“Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society”

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Textbook Info: Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard, Francis T. Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society. INTRODUCTION This textbook is a comprehensive source of insight into the mechanisms of social interaction between diverse social groups within a certain unit of a society. The book is instrumental in providing an overview of the differences in ethnicity, gender, class,…

Why Do Children Misbehave?

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Children are one of the biggest treasures for married couples—this is what many happy families would say when asked about children. Indeed, raising children can give a new meaning to the life of many parents. But at the same time, having a child often has a number of problems that inexperienced parents might have to…

The Effects of a Lack of Sleep

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A lack of sleep seems pervasive. We are sleeping less than ever before, some studies have shown. Our lives are becoming more and more busy with each passing era, and even children are suffering from sleep deprivation due to all the activities they are engaging in. In light of these issues, it is important to…

What is the Better Purchase: LCD TV or Plasma TV?

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We live in a world of choice. In each moment, we are presented with the opportunity to choose from an array of options. The truth is, though, that we do not always make our choices consciously. Sometimes, instead of choosing what is best for our personal requirements, we fall in the trap of commercial tricks…

The Research Process in Detail

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By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone! For conducting proper research, it is important to figure out what exactly you need to learn. Previously, I’ve used the example of a crime scene investigation. Given that you have no idea about how it’s done in real life, you obviously need to research this issue; however, does it mean…

Narrative Essay vs Short Story

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By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone! Every now and then when browsing some websites on writing, I run into at least one question regarding the same issue: what’s the difference between narrative essays and short stories? Many students—and teachers as well, to be honest—tend to confuse these two kinds of writing; at best, they think a…

Ego: The Scourge of Modern Society

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky There are many scourges of modern society, such as consumerism, materialism, greed, vanity, racism, sexism, and more. However, I believe the most prominent malady of the modern era is ego. In fact, the ego might comprise most of the scourges we can mention. It is a normal occurrence for a person to…

The Strange Case of Mr. William T. Horton

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The publisher Leonard Smithers (1861–1907) launched, bankrolled, or otherwise helped the careers of an impressive variety of names: Richard Burton, Aubrey Beardsley, Aleister Crowley, Ernest Dowson, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and Max Beerbohm were all referred to as “Smithers People” at one time or another. He drew to his circle the most eccentric and…