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By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone! A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I returned from our trip to China. Along with wonderful food, streets overcrowded by people, and the Great Wall, one of the things that impressed me was how my friend managed to fluently communicate with Chinese people—he’s been intensively studying Mandarin for more than a year, and in that part of China where we visited (its eastern part) he had almost no problems understanding people. Studying foreign languages has been both of our hobbies for more than five years. He has dedicated himself to Arabic, Swedish, and Chinese, and I to Japanese and Russian. Together we’ve discovered a bunch of tips, rules, shortcuts, and life hacks that help us study effectively and learn our languages faster, easier, and with more enjoyment. I’d like to share some of these tips with you today. The first (and my favorite)…

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Born into a Christian family in Chhindwara, India, as Nirmala Srivastava in 1923, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was a renowned spiritual teacher that was not as popular as other spiritual gurus, but had more authenticity and truth to her teachings, as shown by the results of her teachings. She did not charge money for her meditation classes, nor was she concerned about earning fame. She was the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, a way to receive self-realization, where one attains the state of thoughtless awareness (an absence of thoughts and only awareness) purported by many spiritual teachings, but is thought to be almost impossible to achieve. From achieving self-realization, people feel in control of themselves, feel peaceful and satisfied, and are given many health and mental benefits. It is believed that when someone gets self-realization, he or she is essentially reborn, as they see the world as a detached witness,…

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Automatic writing or stream of consciousness writing is one of the best methods to create content fast. You write for a set amount of time without stopping to edit or look back at what you are writing. For more explanation, check out the description below, written by the use of automatic writing, and then after it, an edit of the automatic text: fre writing like. When we do free writing, our mind is at complete freedom and we gain our creative voice easier. This is because we do not put contraints on what we do and let things flowa, as a river flows without blockages. And just like a stream, strma of consciousness writing allows you to put thought to paper super quickly and without bumps in the road. You ahvto keep writing despite all the flaws that are to come, but it doesn;t matter but you are seking for…

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Times when children would spend their entire free time playing with peers in the streets have mostly gone. Modern children and teenagers prefer calmer forms of entertainment, such as watching television, or in a large degree, playing video games. Although video games can contribute to a child’s development, many of them, unfortunately, are extremely violent. Moreover, games propagating murder and violence, such as Mortal Kombat, Outlast, Grand Theft Auto, and so on, are popular and are being advertised everywhere, making teenagers willing to play them; the fact that they are marked by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) does not help much. However, considering the nature of such games, they should not be allowed for teens to play. For the human brain, there is no big difference between a real-life situation, and an imaginary one; this is why we get upset even if we think about something unpleasant. For children…

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Four hundred years ago, on April 23, 1616, Miguel de Cervantes died. In the prologue to his posthumously-published The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda, he poked fun at his upcoming death and the little literary fame he achieved in his lifetime. As the aging author rode a nag on the road to Toledo, a student catching up to him from behind hailed him with these words, “Yes, yes, this is the complete cripple, the completely famous and comic writer, and lastly, the delight of the muses!” Cervantes could not accept this faint praise, and replied, “That is an error into which many of my uninformed admirers have fallen. I, sir, am Cervantes, but not the delight of the muses or any of the other foolish things that you have mentioned.” Cervantes finished the prologue by taking leave of his readers: “for I am dying and hope to see you soon,…

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Word Order in Positive Sentences The basic rule of English syntax for positive sentences is that between a subject and an object of a sentence there should be a verb (or a predicate). Simply put, English sentences have the following basic structure: subject – verb (predicate) – object. e.g. A dog (subject) is running (verb) after a ball (object). A more complex sentence structure is complemented by indirect objects, and the modifiers of time and place. subject – verb (predicate) – indirect object – object – place – time. e.g. Jack (subject) said he would tell (verb) me (indirect object) his story (object) later (time), at home (place). Word Order in Negative Sentences Word order in negative sentences does not differ too much from the structure of positive sentences; the main difference is that in negative sentences, you also need to use an auxiliary verb depending on the tense. e.g.…

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By Miriam Gillinson A perfect engine, a human soldier, a “kind of nothing.” Coriolanus is a steaming cauldron of a role, a man as hot in war as he is cold in heart. When Olivier played this Roman general, he was described as “a pillar of fire on a plinth of marble.” Now it is Tom Hiddleston’s turn and, whilst this is a magnetic and supremely considered performance, it is not the red raw guts of a role I was hoping for. Josie Rourke has stripped the show right down and transformed an exceptionally epic Shakespeare play (battles bleed into battles that hemorrhage into wars) into a chamber piece. The cast has been cut down to only thirteen actors and a little boy. Lucy Osbourne’s set is spare and thickened up by of a series of projections on the back wall, which is alternately filled with graffiti, scrawled battle cries,…

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If you had to think consciously in order to move your body, you would be severely disabled. Even walking, which we consider to be no great feat, requires an intricate series of motions your cerebrum would be utterly incapable of coordinating. The task of putting one foot in front of the other is controlled by the more primitive parts of your brain, the ones that have not changed much since the mammals and reptiles went their separate evolutionary ways. The thinking part of your brain limits itself to general directives such as “walk faster,” or “don’t step on her toes,” rather than micromanaging every contraction and relaxation of the hundred or so muscles of your hips, legs, and feet. Physics is all about the conscious understanding of motion, but we are obviously not immediately prepared to understand the most complicated types of motion. Instead, we will use the divide-and-conquer technique.…

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By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone. Some beginning writers believe editing to be the easiest part of writing. At first glance, it might seem they are right—the story is written, all the main ideas are expressed, what else could pose a challenge to a writer? However, it’s not as easy as it might seem. Editing is a part of writing that requires attention, critical thinking, an ability to evaluate your own work objectively, and some other qualities. Not taking the editing process seriously may lead to several simple, but rather silly mistakes. I’d like to warn you about some typical mistakes amateur editors tend to make: 1. Erasing source text. This is especially dramatic if you are using Google Docs or similar services where all the changes are saved instantly. Usually it happens like this: you see a sentence or paragraph that requires rewriting; you erase it, intending to immediately substitute…

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky Money has been called many things. It has been said to be the root of all evil. I took a comparative religions class in college, and I was told it was a religion. It also has been explained to me that money runs the world. I would like to reflect on these sentiments, as I think they have many logical holes and myths attached to them. Money is flashy. It draws us in with its pretty images and how the media portrays it as something wonderful. But, I cannot contend that money is the root of evil. Rather, I would state that greed is the foundation of wrongdoing. Greed is a sense that the ego always wants more, and more for itself. It also implies that it does not care for the suffering or plight of others, even if acquiring possessions or cash harms others. So, it…

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