Today, many of us suffer from 'battery anxiety', especially when we aren't really sure we have enough battery left on our #gadgets to go through the working day until we can charge them at home during the night... The new North American company SolePower focus on something we do every day - walking - to help us recharge the batteries! The company has created #revolutionary shoe soles that generate the energy we need by harnessing the strength of our steps. According to the co
#Paris, like many people claim, is one of my favourite cities. But not because it’s pretty, on the contrary, I find Paris quite grey and old. Most of the buildings are falling apart, and the supposedly ‘pretty’ areas only look that way in pictures or, of course, in the movies. Most of the times I have been to Champs d’Elysées it has not been a ‘Devil Wears Prada’ moment; the poor and the homeless litter the streets, unexpectedly, in the wealthy areas. Like all cities, Paris n
People will always ask you what your favourite #movie is, your favourite band, food, colour, and so on. No one ever asks you about your favourite word, isn’t that weird? We use words every day, but we never stop and think about how wonderfully #curious they can be. They just become a means to an end, a #communication tool to get something done. No one ever seems to pause and think ‘hey, that’s a cool word’, except for kids or weird language nerds such as the likes of myself.
Travel is all about adventure and discovering new lands, languages and lives. However, we often overlook its less exciting #elements, in particular the tedium of long airport stopovers. Anyone who has done so will know that time spent in airports can seem endless. Nevertheless, it needn’t be dull and there are numerous ways to entertain yourself beyond the well-trodden aisles of the Duty Free. A Chance to Catch Up We complain about our hectic lifestyles limiting our free time
After watching Blancanieves, a black and white Spanish film, I was familiarised with the #magnificence of #Spanish fantasy cinema (think Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth). Stellar #cinematography accompanying a profound performance led me to rave about the film to friends. However, entirely unaware of the film’s existence, I looked the film up online for them. It was then my turn to be surprised as Blancanieves came up as a 2012 film; the UK release date was almost a year after the
The brain continues to answer to the sound of a #language listened and learned during early childhood, according to research that highlights the importance of the first years of life. When a child's brain is exposed at a very young age to language, it builds representations of the sounds, but according to researchers it was unknown until now if there was a long-lasting #memory of them even when the child is no longer exposed to that language. To answer this question, the rese