Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Don't trash it: How to handle exceptional recyclables

Though Ziploc® Bags and many other materials shouldn't be placed in home recycling bins, certain locations have special drop-offs available for these unique items.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

United We Fall

A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks "United We Fall" is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

1984 - from George Orwell

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Edinburgh - 10 Things You Need To Know

Find out what museums in Edinburgh are free, where is best to try haggis and more with's Colm Hanratty.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Crazy Eyes

In the first hours after Newsweek tweeted it's controversial cover featuring a deer in the headlights Michele Bachmann, it quickly garnered criticism from conservatives and women. Gawker's Lauri Apple almost immediately noted "They don't call her Crazy Eyes for nothing." One of the most prominent conservative critics, Michelle Malkin, attributed it to "the conservative crazy eyes cliche." The media seemed to like the phrase. Searching for an easy way to refer to the cover, most media outlets settled on some variation of "the 'crazy eyes' Newsweek cover.

Globalization ????

What is the truest definition of Globalization?


Tragically, Princess Diana’s death.




An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey,

followed closely by Italian paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles;

treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gate’s technology and you are probably reading this on your computer,

that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant; transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen and trucked to you by illegal Mexican workers…

And that is what Globalization is.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Immersion Classes 2012 - Trip to Route 66

Que tal passar 20 dias viajando de L.A. até Chicago , pela rota 66 , enriquecendo seu vocabulário/fluência em Inglês enquanto vivencia "THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE" ...comece a se programar .. as aulas de Imersão 2012 serão em Abril ... e se o dolár continuar ajudando , vai sair baratinho , baratinho ... heheheh ...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to Win Friends and Influence People

(This is Dale Carnegie's summary of his book, from 1936)

Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
Six Ways to Make People Like You
How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

Part One
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
Give honest and sincere appreciation.
Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Part Two
Six ways to make people like you

Become genuinely interested in other people.
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.

Part Three
Win people to your way of thinking

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say, "You're wrong."
If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
Begin in a friendly way.
Get the other person saying "yes, yes" immediately.
Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
Appeal to the nobler motives.
Dramatize your ideas.
Throw down a challenge.

Part Four
Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
A leader's job often includes changing your people's attitudes and behavior. Some suggestions to accomplish this:

Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
Let the other person save face.
Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be "hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise."
Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

Mystical Celtic songs of love, valor, and legend

Eight tracks including music by Karan Casey, Martin Simpson, Sinead O'Conner, and more... A couple good Selkie tunes in this one.


Monday, April 11, 2011

ANIMAL RIGHTS - a universal declaration

5 minutes extracts from 22 minute film featuring activist Heather Nicholson, psychologist Dr Richard Ryder, script by Alex Bourke, published by Vegetarian Guides and Innervision, available in region 0 dvd (worldwide) PAL format (plays everywhere except America) at and in NTSC VHS videocassette American format from PETA USA.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Newsy Video: OMG, Acronyms Added to Oxford Dictionary


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TeaTime-Mag is a free online English language magazine that is designed for you to maintain and improve your language skills while learning about the life and culture of the English-speaking world! All articles have highlighted vocabulary help and are accompanied by an integrated audio version, allowing you to read along as you listen to the correct pronunciation. And the best part is: this resource is completely free of charge!

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

"Hookups, Breakups & F#@%ups!" from SuperNews!

Animated sketch comedy series highlights the many ways modern sex and relationships can go horribly wrong. Included: a how-to guide on using pets to woo the opposite sex; "The Ikea Relationship" demonstrates how cheap furniture and shacking up are easy as 1-2-3; smiley faces become critical allies in the online dating war; sexy costumes and fantasies make sparks fly in the bedroom; and a hapless dater turns to the Craigslist Genie to find her "missed connection."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The World of AXE Is 'Lick-able, Addictive !!!

If a product made the not-so-subtle promise that one use would make women want to lick all over you, it would probably grab your attention.
Sex, sex and more sex is the tried-and-true hook that the makers of AXE -- a line of male-deodorant body products -- have used in their relentless advertising to reel in young men.
"[It's] a lick-able, addictive fragrance," said Jeanine Bernstock, the company's fragrance development manager.
AXE's commercials boast that just one long spray across a young man's chest -- as we were told was the best way to wear the fragrance -- would instantly cause countless voluptuous ladies to chase after him, pawing for his affections.
AXE's marketing director, Mike Dwyer, called this the "AXE lifestyle" and said the body spray is the perfect wing-man for their target demographic of 18- to 24-year-olds who are in the "mating game."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Ultimate Graduation Speech -

An inspirational and entertaining graduation speech from Mitch Thrower, co-founder of and Active Europe and former Chairman of Triathlete Magazine, currently the CEO of

CNN "Your Money" on How to Sell Your Home

Monday, February 28, 2011

Disney's Donald Duck WWll ... Tax Propaganda

Funded and approved by the US Department of Treasury in 1943, this Disney featurette was to encourage every good American to do his "duty" and pay his taxes, which, at this time, were at an all time high. Those who do not wish to pay or don't pay it gladly are depicted as friends of Hitler and enemies of liberty and democracy.

Contrary to what has been stated on other posts of this film, it was never "banned" by anyone. Not only was it approved by the Treasury Secretary, it received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Documentary Feature." Even President Roosevelt himself had a hand in approving Donald Duck as the main character.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American

The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang -- and the game was bloody brilliant!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Flintstones: On The Rocks - "A Natural Redhead?!"

This is the opening scene and credits from the Hanna-Barbera cult classic The Flintstones: On The Rocks where Fred and Wilma discuss their marital problems with a professional. This hilarious made-for-television movie premiered on Cartoon Network on November 3, 2001 and was co-directed by Chris Savino and David Smith. The film is notable for being William Hanna's last project, Joseph Barbera's last Flintstones-related project and the last Flintstones production to date. Never to broadcast again since 2001 and never released for home video The Flintstones: On The Rocks is truly a rare and very sought after film.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Qwiki - The Information Experience -

One of the best new websites I´ve seen/used in class - - perfect to practice your English Listening. Search for Anything you want -

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Male Restroom Etiquette

All men of the world can find common ground in these simple rules of "evacuation" etiquette. This is always funny to use in a conversation class . I´ve used it many times and the discussion in class was outstanding.... hehehehehhehe....we´ve always laughed our guts out. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-A-Long - Jail Break-In

Ricochet Rabbit (voiced by Don Messick) worked as a sheriff in a Western setting called Hoop 'n' Holler. Ricochet, true to his name, would bounce off all the walls yelling "bing-bing-bing!" His deputy Droop-A-Long Coyote (voiced by Mel Blanc) was never able to be as "jumpy" and would end up crashing through a window, or some similar accident except on one occasion when Ricochet and Drop-A-Long were running away from a bear. Unfortunately for both of them, the bear also managed to bounce off.

In addition to his speed, Ricochet was known for using trick bullets against his opponents (for example, a bullet that would stop in mid-flight and hover while striking the bad guy with an impossibly oversized mallet or drawing a target on his nose and punching the target, or exploding after inside bigger compartments of the bullet).

Ricochet Rabbit's catchphrase consisted of three quick bings; "bing, bing, BING!", followed by him referring to himself in the third person; "Ricochet Rabbit!"

Kate Nash - Nicest Thing (Animation)


Friday, January 14, 2011

Interview with MIXHELL

Laima Leyton and Iggor Cavalera in an Interview taken at springnine Festival by Jasna Manzoni, camera by Aleks Katunar, produced by Turnmaster Tim |

Have you met Chad Goldwasser ???

This guy is a cross between Tom Cruise in Magnolia and Michael from the office.

Friday, January 07, 2011

English Coaching *

The English Language is a world wide spoken language. As we know the language is the means of communication. But the language English is more than a means of communication; it is a job oriented language also. The coach can help the student in enabling in the effective use of the language for the individual needs, and for the international and the professional appearances.

The coaching should be systematically planned by the coach. Basically the coach himself will be an English tutor. The coaching include the understanding the importance of the English language and the role of this language planning in the daily life of a man. The explanation should also include, specifying the position of the English language in providing job opportunities. This will help in motivating the students in developing their skill in the effective usage of the language.

Through the coaching students should be able to converse with ease, to negotiate and to be aware of cultural differences. Do mention about the different types of English spoken like American English, British English and the normal spoken English. This to make them aware about the different accent in the language. Training can be given individually or with in a group, depends up on the need of the student.

Since there are a lot of aspects in the construction of a language, it is important for the coach to go detailed in to the language. Since learning a language is a passion, the student should all of first love the language. This is the responsible of a trainer to create this affection to the language. This can be done through motivating speeches in the same language, telling about the positive sides of the language, and training the language in an interesting and easy method.

The place of the English language in the history is as a “global language” is a fact that each and every trainees should keep in mind before starting the coaching. The training of the language is to be given on the basis of the students need. For that the student should know the different types of the English language used. The constructed varieties of English language are as follows:

Basic English: as simple and easy for the purpose of international use.

Special English: simplified version of the language, with only 1500 vocabulary words

English reform: the attempt to improve collectively upon the language

Sea speaks and air speaks: for the communication of international cooperation and communication in specific areas

Manually coded English: meant for deaf education


After the introduction of the basis of the language, the coach can slowly go into the depth of the language, with the training of phonology, which deals with the vowels, consonants, voicing and aspiration, tone groups, characteristics of intonation, grammar, vocabulary, basic sound letter correspondence, written accents, formal written English, and the basic and simplified versions.

All these aspects have to be trained very carefully, as it plays a vital role in the proper usage and functioning of the language. For the better and easy usage of the language, the students are to be provided with lots of works regarding reading, writing and speaking. This is the duty of the coach to provide the opportunities. This can be done through conducting tests, giving assignment works, conducting seminars and debates, asking them for report writing on specific topics etc.

These methods will help the students to be used with the language and thus increase a passion for the language, in them automatically.These practicing will also help the teacher to find out the mistakes and the weak areas of the each student and thus providing them with more works and training in the specified areas.

There are coaching centers for the English language, where giving full concentration for the development the language use. Training language for the business use the high level of training which is intended for the purpose of professional oriented.

I hope I can help you all with your needs. Let´s setup a time to talk more. Contact me for further information .


*(text extracted from the internet)

Business English Vocabulary

This is the first of a two-part http://VideoVocab.TV lesson on the planning process. In this episode, we'll focus on the beginning stages of the planning cycle.

Actual Newspaper Headlines

These are actual newspaper headlines from around the world, just like you might have seen on Jay Leno!