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Women in the media

  Media is one of the most pervasive and powerful ways that influences us on how we perceive men and women. The messages that are sent through the media are woven into our consciousness all the time. All forms of media continually send messages of the sexes: watching a movie and a television show, listening to the radio, surfing online or turning the pages of a magazine. Regardless of your choice of media there is a pretty good chance of encountering unrealistic, stereotypical and sexist images that perpetuate gender discrimination. Women in different types of media tend to have the same body type and are very often sexualized. They are very often presented as opinionless and when they do their opinion is not given any importance. Women are far less likely to be offered roles as leaders or professionals; they are very often portrayed as either housewives or in caring […]

Shopping Malls

Who doesn’t like going to the mall? Ever thought about where the concept of the mall originated from? Ever wondered what is the idea behind shopping malls? Well, I did and it is extremely interesting. Shopping malls didn’t appear out of nowhere. They are the outcome of wise planning and a lot of research. . The mall was originally created to be a community centre where people meet for shopping, interact and as a cultural activity. I believe that it is safe to say that the mall has achieved and surpassed all the early expectations. It is estimated that shopping centers originated in the 1920’s in California. If we look around us, you will find that shopping malls are everywhere and in these shopping malls there are a number of people in them. I have never met a person in my life that has not been to a shopping mall […]

Dubai is a city in the United Arab of Emirates know for huge malls, luxury shopping, futuristic architecture and a vibrant nightlife scene. It is bordered by Abu Dhabi on the south, Sharjah on the north-east, and the Sultanate of Oman on the south- east. It is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the world, the most populated city in the United Arab of Emirates. Founded in the late 1971 when the entire population was 183,000 people whereas now Dubail alone is home to 2.5 million people. It is a melting pot of all cultures in the world. Dubai International Airport has overtaken Heathrow Airport in London with a total of 1 million daily visitors. It is considered to be the city of superlatives as it is home to the world’s largest dancing fountain, tallest building, the only 7 star hotel, largest artificial islands and the […]

Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed ever year, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drink. Whether you are a coffee lover or not, there is a big possibility that coffee is available nearby. Coffee is everywhere- home, work, restaurants, street shops and every other place. Indeed, coffee is a normal part of every area of our society and has a very significant role. For a lot of people it is unthinkable to start the day without coffee. Drank while getting ready or reading the newspaper, coffee remains the first choice for a lot of people to relaxingly start their routines and prepare for the day. The ever-growing number of coffee shops in every corner of the street all around the world is a proof that more and more people enjoy discussing, relaxing, enjoying, laughing and crying over a cup of coffee. In a nutshell, coffee is […]

Samuel Johnson once said: When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.  And I couldn’t agree more. London is a truly brilliant city with thousands of activities to do, whether you like and work in the capital or you are planning a holiday. There are a number of different ways to fill a free day with fun stuff. If London is on your bucket list I invite you to read the following information. I am sure that it will come in handy. Geography: London is one of the biggest European cities in terms of populations. It has a population of 7.5 million people with over 270 nationalities and between them they speak over 250 languages. The part of London that many tourists visit is Central London which includes the Historic City of London, the West End, […]

Exercise and Stress

  Human beings where designed to move and not to sit on chairs. So exercise is a vital part of a good body to function. Exercise is also known as physical activity and in simple terms it can be defined as any movement that works the body at a greater intensity than the usual level of daily activity. Exercise raises your heart rate and works your muscles and is very often performed to achieve physical fitness. However, exercise has much more benefits than just physical benefits. Studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. Exercise is considered vital for maintaining mental fitness and reduces stress. Research shows that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be very helpful when stress has reduced your energy or ability to focus. When you feel stressed this affects […]

Shoes come in every shape and size and I plead guilty for loving them all: flats, heels, boots, ballets, wedges, peep toes and more. I am sure I am not the only one who experiences this but my heart skips a beat and feel a rush of joy when I see and try on a new pair of shoes. If someone asks me what is my favourite possession without hesitation my answer would be shoes. Research shows that on average a woman owns 20 pairs of shoes of any given time. It is safe to say that many of the women I know own more. The majority of women will tell you that they love their shoes because of the way they make them feel and many are willing to experiment with different styles and colours of shoes in a way they don’t experiment with other parts of their wardrobe. […]

Love Food? Visit Spain!

Spain is famous for a lot of things such as flamenco, football, beautiful beaches, Spanish language, siestas, vibrant nightlife, but it is very well known for its mouthwatering food. The Spanish cuisine has its own charm, diversity and combination of tastes. In 2010, La Caixa conducted an economic study and reported that in Spain there is a ratio of one bar or restaurant for every 129 Spaniards. From this study it becomes very clear that food and drink are part and parcel of the Spanish Culture. Spanish food may be amongst the most diverse and interesting in the world. Spanish cuisine as opposed to other cuisines in Europe is highly influenced by regional cuisines and historical processes that shaped culture and society in those particular regions. Even before the Romans, Spain has received a lot of influence from many cultures and regions and its gastronomy developed throughout the years with […]

Did you ever think about what would life be without music? Well, I did and I think that the world would be a very quiet place. In my opinion music is something extraordinary; it is what makes humans human. Music is in a number of ways the fabric to our lives and the definition of society. It can be described as one of the most treasured human experiences, everyone enjoy music and this becomes more apparent in every significant event from weddings and funerals to graduation ceremonies formal inaugurations and birthdays. No matter what it is used for, music is the perfect art and our lives would be incomplete without it. The ambience in any room can be set just by adding some music. There are many different styles, something for every occasion as it is very soothing and relaxing which can make our bad days better. Every culture makes […]

Malta is best known for its crystal clear sea and sunny days all year round. There is certainly no lack of either as Malta gets more than 300 sunny days a year and is surrounded by clear blue waters. Thus it is no secret that Malta is considered as a jewel in the Mediterranean. However, Malta is not just about the sea and sun, its rich history dates back about 7,000 years. Malta is strategically located in the heart of the Mediterranean with close ties to Europe, North Africa and Middle East. Its location in the middle of the Mediterranean has always been sought by a lot of countries throughout the years. Past empires from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the Knights of Malta and more recently the British Empire all left their influences on Malta. Here one can find a lot of historical sites and architectural gems around every […]

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