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5 tips to learn a new language!

5 tips to learn a new language!

Language, Lifestyle
Have you wanted to learn a new language but it just doesn't seem to stick? Learning a new language has many benefits, but the biggest one could be more job opportunities. Dr. Barry Chametzky, professor at American Public University states in Online Career Tips: “With skills in one or more foreign languages, you will stand out from other applicants.” That’s just one of many reasons to start learning, so here are 5 tips to help you learn in a different but effective way!   Podcasts Firstly, listen to more podcasts, they are really easy and helpful. You can listen during a work-out, whilst you’re travelling, out and about shopping — any chance you get, as it’s hands-free. https://twitter.com/ApplePodcasts/status/1023615402193178624 There is a range of di
The football hidden in your fashion

The football hidden in your fashion

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Sport
All around the country, there’s a fashion revolution taking place. You might absolutely hate football but take one look through your wardrobe and you’ll see that your fashion has been influenced by the beautiful game. You may not own any football shirts but a common trend in the fashion world at the moment is using the templates of football shirts. Major high street brands like Urban Outfitters stock plenty of these kinds of T-shirts. To you, they may just be a pretty nice shirt, but to football fans, it’s easy to see the influence. We decided to see if members of the public would therefore wear football shirts when out socialising with friends. Most said no, but the common theme was that there is a bit of a trend growing around sportswear. This was echoed by Classic Football Shir
Disappearance of the public library

Disappearance of the public library

Lifestyle, Society, UK
The latest figures from CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) show that the number of public libraries and paid staff in Britain are rapidly decreasing. Almost 130 public libraries have closed in Britain in the last year, displacing 712 full-time employees. Meanwhile, the number of community-run library branches has seen an increase. Volunteer numbers have gone up to 51,394 people - a rise in 10,000 over three years - and volunteers are currently running over 500 libraries across the UK. The closures of public libraries comes at budget cuts by local authorities. Over the last year, spending on libraries by local councils fell by £30m to a total of £741m. “Libraries have faced significant cuts under austerity, with councils forced to reduce s
Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Christmas, culture, Lifestyle, UK, World
Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. How do your friends and family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? Many of us have grown up with the idea of Christmas with decorating the Christmas tree, hanging up stockings, and leaving cookies and milk for Santa, who comes down the fireplace and leaves you presents. The worldwide idea of celebrating the holiday is coming to the tree with presents on Christmas morning and opening them with your family. However, Christmas has different kinds celebrations around the world, ranging from familial to national traditions. For example, Santa is not celebrated in Austria at all; in fact, he is quite the opposite of a jolly plump man with a huge beard and wearing red clothes. In Austria, Santa’s evil accomplice Krampus g
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