Smart People Problems

Month: September, 2012

Money Is Always Money

In our consumer society where practically everything can be bought and sold the money still preserves strange and even weird format in some countries. It seems that the times of stones and furs serving as money are gone, but still not all nations accept the usual paper and metal money.

For instance, the Vietnamese Green Marks differ considerably from the money we are used to spend. You can not pay with these Marks for everything you want as the item which can be purchased by using them is indicated on the money itself. On the edges of Marks there are special tear-off coupons which can be 3exchanged on particular things only.

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New Opportunities For Young Authors

During the recent years one can see an interesting tendency in the U. S. More and more people tend to publish their books at their own cost and expense and the large amount of such books is written by the children. The cost of publishing a novel, a book of poems or short stories is not as high as it may seem to be. And of course the parents are likely to think that it is a good idea to provide the new opportunities to reveal the talent of their children.

The good example is the publishing agency called KidPub. This agency specializes in publishing the children’s creations. During the last years more than one and a half hundred books by children have been released by this agency. To maintain the high sales rates via KidPub requires the additional charge of 250 USD. “When the children receive the box with their books newly printed and see their name on them they feel themselves to be a kind of rock stars” as reported by one of the publishers.

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The Religionism of Population Doesn’t Contribute to the Prosperity of the Society

The complex analysis of the various society indicators in the 17 developed countries showed that the hypothesis about the positive influence of the religiosity on the population well-being. On the opposite the most religious society appear to be less unscathed according to the sum of the indicators.

Gregory Paul, the independent social researcher from the US has published a sensational article in Evolutionary Psychology journal. He describes the results of the complex cross-national analysis aimed to check the two wide-spread hypotheses.

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