Smart People Problems

Gadgets Which Help to Keep Fit

The decision to keep fit requires from you huge effort. You have to go to some place, spend money, sweat in presence of strangers and feel ashamed of your extra weight in front of them. Of course, you want to have slim body and strong muscles to be the star of the beach or of some other place, but sometimes this motivation is not enough to make you actually do something.

Modern technology, however, provides you with the means which will help you to loose weight and will not demand you to become a hero of the local fitness club. You can keep fit and train different groups of muscles while playing and having fun. Besides, there is no need to leave home.

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

…If you don’t know what book to read…

Within the context of the event named “Writers Pick Their Favorite Books” one hundred twenty five writers were proposed to choose their favorite books of all time. They were supposed to make several lists of books: “Top ten works of the 20th century”, “Top ten works of the 19th century”, “Top ten authors by number of books selected” and “Top ten books by points earned”.

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Marriage is the Main Cause of Women HIV Contagination in India

India takes the third place in the world among the countries with the highest amount of HIV-positive population. That is partially explained by the vast number of the whole population. But some of the social groups in India are subjected to the contamination more than the others. And it is sad to admit that this group is the married women. The women who are married usually lack knowledge, the have ho power in their families so they can’t save themselves from this awful infection. Their husbands may have sexual relationships with other women or take drugs. But the wife is the one accused of the bringing the dreadful disease to the family. This phenomenon however may be observed not only in India, but also in the other countries, even the most developed ones.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Ireland (But Were Afraid to Ask).

Ireland. What a wonderful country to visit and to find out whether all the stereotypes about Irish people are right or wrong. To tell the truth Ireland is worth visiting indeed. The culture and history of the country would amaze you no doubts. But there are so many stereotypes about Irish people. As for me all these stereotypes are half true. Irish people are hilarious, they have wonderful sense of humor. Irish people are witty and smart. They are very interesting and mostly easy-going. At least those Irish I met when visited Ireland. Irish people are very friendly. They are open-minded and are ready to help you any time.

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Main Social Networks

The big number of social networks is confusing: there is so much going on and it is almost impossible to follow everything. So I figured I’ll write a little something about the most popular social networks, their advantages and disadvantages, so it is clearer for those of you who don’t know much about all of them.

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It makes me tremble.

Once I realized that the art can be not only beautiful and splendid, that there are a lot of scandalous forms of art. One day I discovered art that exist not for art’s sake as it was back to the 19th century, back to the ideas of Theophile Gautier. Art can be disgusting and repulsive, terrible and detestable. And obviously nowadays this kind of art is just OK, it is trendy actually. The initial conception of art, scandals around it are just much more captivating and attractive than the piece of art itself. How come? I don’t know. We live in postmodernism era so it is supposed to be a rule. So visiting the Metropolitan Art Museum don’t surprise to see a shark in formaldehyde displayed along with more traditional forms of art such as paintings and sculptures. I have seen too much of it and nowadays nothing can surprise and shock me. Maybe ten years ago I could be astonished at Young British Artists or Charles Saatchi collection. But today I’m pretty bored and tired to see mere simulacra of postmodernism. So the Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst is nice today. I even would say that this so called art is pleasant. Why not?

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My AIESEC experience.

Last summer I decided to spend my vacations somewhere abroad taking an internship. I spent many hours trying to decide where to go. Initially I wanted to visit Eastern Europe and work as a volunteer. I couldn’t decide between Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary. To tell the truth there wasn’t an actual reason of my choice. I just wanted to travel around the countries of former socialist camp. I’m interested in history and captivated by the past and present of those countries. But due to some reasons my parents were against my decision and my friends also couldn’t understand me. That time I decided not to upset them and did as they wanted. So I went to Hong Kong through AIESEC International youth-run organization.

Frankly speaking Asia attracted my attention since my last visit of the Republic of Korea. I was captivated by its culture and traditions, customs and even religion. I fall in love with this country. So I wanted to continue discovering Asia and go to China but again my parents didn’t support this idea. That’s why I went to astonishing and marvelous Hong Kong!

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Cirque du Soleil – the Art of Creating Fairy-Tales

The art is a beautiful illusion which makes us forget about the sadness and the dirt of the reality, at least for a while. In this aspect the circus is the most miraculous way to take us away in the world of mystery and light. Nowadays the most popular circus is Cirque du Soleil. After visiting their performance for the first time I fall in love with this art once and forever.

Cirque du Soleil was created in 1984 in Quebec. The history of its success is inseparably connected with its founder – Guy Laliberte whose outstanding personality was one of the key factors of the possibility of creating such a unique world. He began as a fire-breather and stilt-walker. Laliberte always loved to travel and when he was 18 he traveled across the Europe with his accordion and his imagination. There he started to observe different ways of street performance and returned home with the idea to become artist and create new style in art which would present the mixture of all existing styles. The government of Quebec invested money in his project and since that time his creation knew nothing but success.

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