It’s happened to everyone; you’re standing in front of the wardrobe late for an appointment and the unspeakable happens. You realise that you hate everything you own, no article of clothing goes with any other article of clothing, and you wish you could just burn it all and start over. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there… [Read more…]
We’ve made it past the middle of the year, and already many of us are praying to the higher powers that the year-end break makes its appearance a little quicker. It won’t, of course, but the ritual itself signifies that it might be time to start doing a little planning. After all, if you expect your year-end holiday to be one that will live in infamy, a top destination is always a good first step. [Read more…]
What’s in a name? Quite a lot, when you come to think of what names mean, and why parents choose them.
Let’s go on a trip around the world, and take a look at the latest baby-naming trends. What you see might surprise you, and it might even inspire you if you have a little one along the way. [Read more…]
The 2018 Football World Cup has come and gone. There was emotion and excitement aplenty, with a number of outstanding matches, many of which had fans collectively holding their breath in anticipation. The online sportsbooks were, of course, exploding with activity, with fans making match predictions, backing favourite teams, and even those brave enough to put money on overall winners. [Read more…]
Being a film star is no joke, and many stars find that out too late. Once the pressures of fame mounts, there have been stars that simply needed to get out and find themselves again.
Some make triumphant returns, others merely skim the edges of their past glories. These actors and actresses all but vanished from the scene and you may well have forgotten all about them, until now that is! [Read more…]
Spend a few hours on a busy street in a big city, and you are likely to hear several different languages spoken. Some may be instantly recognisable, even if you do not speak a word of them, while others may sound as though they originated from another planet, never mind another country. [Read more…]
Dedicated video game consoles have come a long way in a short space of time. So fast that it seems like they are just about to reach their peak, and fade away forever. This is according to Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. A rather startling thing for the CEO of a video game creator to say, especially since the man makes his living in the industry. [Read more…]
From food to medicine, and from clothing to building materials, humanity has found countless uses for the plant kingdom. However, not all their uses are as common as they once were, especially those that drift into subjects many now regard as mere superstition. [Read more…]
The idea of the end of the world is one that has fascinated humankind from the very beginning, and the prevalence of modern-day theories and post-apocalyptic movies, books and video games has given the end of days something of a place in the spotlight. Will it be a nuclear tragedy? Famine? War? Until it actually happens, no one really knows for sure how the world will end, or if it even will. [Read more…]
Gambling can be intimidating and daunting, and I speak from experience. Even nowadays, if I head down to the local casino and I walk through the aisles, looking at all the slot machines, I still get a sense of hesitation. I shouldn’t because the fundamentals of slot machines remain the same, but the companies that make these games are so darn inventive that they keep reinventing the wheel. [Read more…]