With 325 million copies sold across the whole #Grand Theft Auto franchise since 1997 and a projected £1 Billion turnover in sales just for GTA 5, #computer games have arguably overtaken the #film industry as the top form of #entertainment. It has certainly had a lot of #press about the release 'buzz'; on the day of GTA 5 release in London a man was hit over the head with a brick and stabbed before being mugged for his GTA 5, coincidental? In New York City three men tried to p
Do you ever wonder about what type of food astronauts eat in space? Do they have a McDrive-in near the #moon or something? No, they haven't (at least not yet). Every meal sent to the International Space Station is pre-cooked. Most #American #astronauts have their pre-cooked meals inside sealed bags, while the Russians prefer the #traditional can to store their food. Astronauts need a balanced diet but the resupply of meals isn't an easy task (yes, it does involve additional
Does the language we speak affect our behaviour? In particular our economic decisions; a concept that I doubt many #linguists would concur with. However, Behavioural Economist and Yale professor Keith Chen has set out to prove otherwise. In his study, Chen concludes that people save more or spend more depending on the language that they speak. And the reason that he gives is the treatment of time and tenses within a language. Chen divided the #languages of the world into two
Want to learn a new language? So what’s stopping you? Endlessly rewarding to know yet often troublesome to grasp, anyone who has ever learnt a foreign language will be aware of the #obstacles encountered on the road to mastering it. For some people, these #challenges can develop into a fully fledged fear of speaking the language- something that can hinder anyone’s #progress, no matter how naturally apt they are. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to help your #con
There was a time, not too long ago, when #China was a country isolated from the outside world. Prior to 1978, few citizens were permitted to travel beyond the nation’s borders and, of those who did travel abroad, almost none of these were trips in the name of leisure. It was not until the 1990s that China really started to relax its ‘Approved Destination Status’ #tourism policy, over time expanding its list of ‘allowed’ #tourist #destinations to encompass over 110 countries.
Meeting deadlines is what separates #professionals from #amateurs. To accept a #deadline that you know beforehand will be impossible to meet, aiming to please the client and hoping to deal with the #problem later with some ingenious #negotiation is one of those decisions you will regret. You may lose a client and gain a bad reputation in the process. Being trustworthy is essential for best practice, especially if you're a freelancer. Saying no to impossible deadlines, or that