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The Oscars

Now that the 2016 Academy Awards have been announced we want to let you know all about the Oscars. Every year, the entertainment community and film fans around the world focus on the Academy Awards. Most people agree that the Academy Awards are the biggest film awards in the world. In February millions of movie fans tune in to watch the most lavish show of the year and learn who will receive the highest credits in the film industry. The popularity of the Academy Awards has increased immensely throughout the years. Looking back in time, we see that the awards were an invention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, formed in 1927. The Academy was a made up of 36 most prominent individuals in the motion picture industry, but now there is more than 6,000 members. The members are the ones who vote for the Oscars; those […]

  Books play a significant role in our life. They say that “When you open a book, you open a new world”. I believe that everyone would agree with this statement as books have become inevitable to mankind. For the majority of people, books are part of their everyday life.  A book is like a best friend who will never walk away from you. Books are packed with knowledge, insights into a happy life, life lessons, love, fear, prayer and helpful advice. One can read about anything under the sun. Books have been here for centuries and without them today’s knowledge of our past ancestors, cultures and civilizations would have been impossible. Have you ever thought what would have happened if intellectuals never documented their studies? On the 23rd of April the world celebrates the World Book Day. This day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly […]

The ways Facebook changed us

Facebook has only been around for 10 years, but the company that connected the world has drastically impacted our life and the way we experience things. Facebook has played a role in a number of political revolutions and most importantly it connects more people than any other single company ever did. Facebook has more than 17% of the world’s population actively using the platform. If you are like 50% of Facebook users, you continue to check in with your friends on a regular basis. Although 20 minutes plus is the global average, people in the United States spend much more time than that, according to Facebook’s internal numbers. Last year, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the average United States consumer spends forty minutes on Facebook per day. Bottom line: Facebook takes up a lot of our time. Researchers coming from different academic institutions including Facebook itself have carried out […]

The transition from high school to university can be an intimidating experience. Regardless of your age starting university can be tough. The first days at University can be a bit overwhelming because everything is new and there is a lot to take in. However, most people say that their student days are the best days of their lives. The first few weeks at university are amongst the busiest and most challenging days of young adult’s life. Wandering around an unfamiliar campus, adjusting to lectures and tutorials, meeting new people and learning new subject all whilst trying to get a degree to advance your career- can get overwhelming. Here I am going to give you some tips on how to feel prepared, confident and knowing what to expect at University. Orientation week Orientation week also known as Freshers week is a period of time at the beginning of the academic year […]

Benefits of Traveling

  If I have to give one piece of advice to students who want to experience more joy in life, I would urge them to travel. By traveling I don’t mean a luxury holiday or pre- planned trips. What I mean is to go somewhere you have never been before with an open schedule. These kind of trips are full of cultural significance that will inspire you and make you appreciate life more. I find travelling to be wonderful and inspiring in many ways. It captures us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet. For me traveling is an all-consuming passion, my whole life has been geared towards it. This is why I compiled a list of the best reasons why all students should enrich their life with around the world travel. To […]

I like to think about Italy as the food capital of the world. Some might not agree (I think Italian are with me on this) but this does not change the fact that millions of people visit Italy year after year to satisfy their food needs. I have to admit that Italian food is something I am very passionate about so you might find this article a bit biased, I about this in advance. There are a number of reasons why Italian food is the best in my opinion. The first distinctive feature that best describes Italian food is quality: quality of the ingredients, quality of the production process and the quality of the food display. The food prepared is made with fresh and natural ingredients. This enhances both the taste and flavor of the food. Ingredients such as oil, mozzarella, vegetables and any other product are produced according to […]

A lot of people are talking about how everything was better before. But when was really before, and what made it better then it is today? I was thinking about travelling, how much it changed just the last 50 years, but also how it rapidly will change in the future. When the first emigrants left Europa to search for happiness and peace in America hundreds of years ago it was weeks, sometime months at sea to look forward to. For the emigrants that headed for Australia from Europa the journey was even undescribebly long. Even only 60-70 years ago when airplanes started to become a much more normal and commercial thing, a flight to Australia would mean 3 or 4 days and several lay overs. Today we can go online, book a flight for the same afternoon and be on the other side of the world the day after, something […]

Todays fastest growing businesses

A lot of us that study at the XL-programme at Stockholm School of Economics looks up to a lot of different people and entrepreneurs within different businesses. Some, or let’s say a lot of people are driven by money, and some people are driven by an idea or by making a change in the world. This is what makes us all different, that we have different goals and different ideas. New businesses and ideas come out all the time and people become rich from different things all over the world. Social media is one business idea that have gained serious speed and grown exceptionally fast lately since the using of internet have grown and the technology gives us the possibility go online practically everywhere we are. Since the millennia huge brands like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tinder and uncountable more have emerged and gathered the world population to one specific place, […]

Study Swedish abroad

Goodmorning everybody! So today I was thinking about giving some good information for you that are thinking about study Swedish but from abroad. Maybe you’re planning to move to Sweden, or you’re just in love with the singing sound of the language. Either way, having a good base of the language is a good start. Even if you don’t really have to know Swedish to get around in Sweden today, most Swedish people prefer to speak Swedish and often they don’t feel too comfortable when they have to speak English for a longer while. One way to learn Swedish is online. There are a lot of courses that you can start on all kinds of levels. You have the choice to study in the pace you want to, and also with the possibility to study with a teacher, usually with a fee. A good place to check out for this […]

Welcome to the future!

You might think that I would be writing about the future of us youths, and what we’re bringing in to the world, but actually no. I’m writing about something far more important that only happens once in a lifetime. We are officially in the future accordingly to the classic movie ”Back to the Future”. The year that Michael J Fox ended up in when he traveled into the future with his time traveling car was on the 21st of October in 2015, so we’ve been a week in the future, not to bad huh? So when Michael or Marty McFly which is his character’s name wounds up in 2015 there are so many strange things there, or here. Flying cars, telephones with camera and self-lacing shoes are just some of the strange things that are in the future. A lot of the things brought up in the movie is actually […]

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