How does language influence th...

Sep 21, 2012 by

Does our language influence the way we think and perceive the world around us? Psychologists think it does.

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Jazz – A Short History

Sep 14, 2012 by

Did you know that jazz was born in the US? Did you know that the drum set was invented by jazz musicians? Did you know that the word “cool” and “hip” were originally jazz terms?

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Origin of Some Popular English...

Sep 11, 2012 by

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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Sep 7, 2012 by

Test your knowledge on phrases and sayings with these Dingbat graphics …

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Renoir in Guernsey

Aug 31, 2012 by

In 1883, the famous French impressionist painter spent the summer in Guernsey, creating 15 paintings in little over a month. Most of these feature Moulin Huet bay. These paintings were the subject of a set of commemorative postage stamps, issued by the Bailiwick of Guernsey in 1983.

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Ockham’s Razor – The Ele...

Aug 28, 2012 by

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.

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