Need Some Motivation?

The Holstee Manifesto

A new motivation booster is making its way around the web. The Holstee Manifesto is an explosion of positivity that will point you in the right direction…

Plus, it looks great printed on a t-shirt! ; )

Check it out here.

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How to Avoid an Email Disaster

It’s safe to say that emails play a relevant role in our daily routine, whether at work or in our private time.

But is it always safe to send out an email without taking into account your state of mind / mood / number of hours you slept at night / quantity of alcohol in your blood / likes and dislikes?
Maybe not!
Find out why here:  “5 times you should never send an email

CLAP: Summer Course in England

CLAP is doing a course in Ely (England), for two weeks in July. The course is based on drama and theatre. To apply for the grant visit: the reference number is: ES-2012-325-002
For more information, have a look at their website

Dear Me,

If you could write a letter to yourself when you were 16 years old, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you give? The Guardian has published 10 letters written by celebrities to their 16-year-old selves. An interesting exercise in reflection.

Read these letters here.

Have You Lost a Camera Lately?

Does honesty still exist? For (some lucky) lost cameras, it does!

People can surprise you sometimes.
When I first read about this initiative, I couldn’t really “picture it”, but yes, it exists and it works!
If you (or a friend or relative) lost your camera on a trip, now you have a chance to rescue it and your lost pictures with it too:

Etiquette on a Plane

Should we memorize the contents of this article for the next time we’ll catch a plane… or maybe people do get a little intolerant sometimes?
Well, we all have at least one curious story to tell about our journeys “up in the air”:
– something unpleasant that happened to us
– someone we wish we never met
– terrible smells
– terrible folks
– terrible kids
– terrible stuff in general!
Do you think your experience would have been better if people read this survey before boarding?

How not to behave on a plane.

When You Want Something Really Bad…

This is what someone very creative and equally determined could do in order to get his favourite company to notice him (and hopefully hire him)…
What did he do?
Did he get the job?
Was the fuss worth it?
Solve the “mystery” by clicking here!

Vacation’s Over… Now What?

Five ways to beat the post-travel blues

All year you’ve been dreaming about your holidays, fantasizing about the rest and relaxation and how great you would feel once they came.

Well, they came… and they went. Holidays are over and it’s back to the real world. If this return to reality has been hard on you like it is for most people, here are some great ideas on what to do about it…

Language Revival?

20 Obsolete English Words That Should Make a Comeback

It happens so slow that for the most part we don’t notice. But languages, like most things, evolves and changes over time. New words are added, some words are eventually forgotten and all but disappear. But as things are pushing forward, there are those who think there are some words we should bring back to life. Here are a few examples.




Do You Speak Engrish?

20 Worst Engrish Ever

If you’re just getting back from vacation, you might have noticed most messages translated into English. However, not always with the best results. Here are a few examples of mistakes you might find when traveling that could be more than just a little, uh,  confusing…

It seems an English teacher’s job is never done!