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The advantages and disadvantages of television

Nowadays many people all over the world spent most of their free time watching television; but since its appearance, television has brought to man many advantages as well as disadvantages.

First, television plays an important role in our daily activities: it keeps us informed of all current affairs in the world. Events through television are more vivid than those through books and magazines.

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How To Quit a Job on Short Notice?


Quitting a job on short notice always comes as a little bit of a shock, but employers only care about how much it affects them and the company (for the most part). If you need to leave quickly you should focus on making your departure as painless as possible. Pinpoint the problems you’ll cause and then figure out what you can do to eliminate them. If you succeed, leaving with little to no notice won’t hurt your reputation with your soon-to-be former employer. Read more

The worst CEOs of 2013

The top five terrible chief executives

The end of the year is a time to take stock of what has happened, what we learned and what we shouldn’t forget. One way I do this: a compilation of the best and worst CEOs of 2013. First up: the worst chief executives of the year. There are three questions I consider to compile the ranking:

– Did the CEO’s company suffer, or is at risk of suffering, a precipitous drop in performance, as indicated by its stock price, cash position, market share, or other key financial metrics?

– Was the CEO culpable, in that he or she knew, or should have known, what was going wrong yet was unable to right the ship?

– And finally, did the CEO’s actions, or inactions, provide evidence of a significant breach in corporate governance or strategic leadership? Read more

The Wedding Conversation

Joe: Hey, Will, how’s it goin’?

Will: Hey, what’s goin’ on? Not a lot.

Joe: Man, I don’t, you know what, now that I see you right here, I don’t think I’ve

seen you in probably like six weeks.

Will: Yeah.

Joe: Where you been hidin’?

Will: I don’t know, long time no see though. Read more

The Chocolate Diet

How I Stay Thin by Eating Chocolate


I believe that chocolate is a diet food. Now wait, bear with me. I know that when I say the word “chocolate,” yummy treats like fudge brownies, chocolate cake, and cream-filled Easter eggs come to mind. But that isn’t quite the type of chocolate I’m talking about. I am referring to chocolate in its deepest, darkest, richest form: 55 to 75 percent cacao.

I’m sort of a fitness and health nut, but occasionally I go for a few weeks eating whatever I want despite its lack of nutritional value. When I realize that my pants are getting a little bit tight, I go back into my healthy eating and working out mode. It usually takes me about two weeks to lose the five or so pounds I’ve gained during my “vacation,” and for this I credit dark chocolate.

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How to Create a Diet Plan and Actually Stick to It

From Zone to Atkins to Paleo, you’ve probably heard of a million dietary plans to help you eat better and lose weight. But many diets, fad or otherwise, require restrictions we can’t sustain and we expect immediate results we’ll never see. With all the problems surrounding diet plans, how can you pick one that actually works? All it takes is a little self-knowledge and dose of reality.

With the enormous number of diets in the world you’d think you could find one that doesn’t suck. Oftentimes you don’t fail because of your choice, but because of how you approach it. To pick a diet that actually works, you not only need to remove the options that don’t fit your needs but also understand the personal roadblocks that get in your way. With the help of Andy Bellatti, a Las Vegas-based registered dietitian, and Dr. Carly Stewart, Medical Expert and MD at Money Crashers, let’s take a look at how you can actually find a diet that works for you. Read more

How Can I Learn to Work with a New Boss?

Getting a new manager when one you trust and have worked with for years leaves can be really challenging. Speaking from experience, it can be a shock, and if you liked your previous boss, it can be enough to make you want to just leave your job. However, if you and your old boss didn’t get along (which clearly isn’t the case here), it can mean a breath of fresh air and a chance for a new start.

The important thing to remember is that your relationship with your boss is a two-way street. It may not seem like it’s your responsibility to step up and make sure you two get along, but you’ll be happier for having done so than if you wait for your boss to make the first move. Test the waters, and you’ll be rewarded—either with a good relationship, or with the early knowledge that things won’t work out. Read more

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

Marriage Is the Final Frontier

Most of the things I’ve learned (below) apply to both cohabitation and marriage, except this one: Getting married really is different than living together unmarried even for many years (maybe only Goldie and Kurt are the exception). It’s not just the many legal and financial benefits of marriage, though. There’s a psychological difference. Read more

Are there really ‘rules’ to what to wear?

Blue and green should never be seen, or should they? Do the traditional rules of dressing still apply?

The world of high fashion always claims to be about breaking rules. Take a look at the catwalks at London Fashion Week, which starts today. Read more

Describe the Pictures

Let’s use our imagination and describe what’s happening in the pictures below. This will help you to think in English! Read more

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