Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… busy looking after her. Then she wrote a book and we were busy with that too, so that’s why I wasn’t in the public eye. “But now I’m trying to help other people get an education, so from now on I want to be more involved in these kinds of things. But if these interviews were in my own language it would be easier!” And it is clear that Toor Pekai has her own compelling story to tell about the events that brought Malala across the world. She still gets visibly upset …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… company — KIDS: Mama Mia! CHRISTIE: — and I just said that I wanted to start an education center really helping families in poverty, for filling in all the language, the grammar, and also teaching them how to read and write. UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: When I grow up, I want to become an artist. UNIDENTIFIED BOY: I can do it. CHRISTIE: That was so good! Every ten weeks, we have a graduation ceremony and the kids write a speech and then they do it in front of a lot of people. When you see the …


Easter Bunny Elon Musk has a gift for Tesla owners

April 9, 2017

… show with flapping doors and fill your car’s dashboard screen with a Mars landscape. But there was also an Easter egg icon, and that coupled with Musk’s sneaky “discovered” language, makes us think there are more fun features to come. Happy egg hunting! WATCH: Giant robot arm mounted on a truck can build a brick house in 48 hours More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWL AAA (Annual) Full WL SaaS – includes EngagiFire (our flagship popup creator) and …


Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …


Swear and still sound educated by understanding the origin of those curse words

March 27, 2017

… form of the word in German is ficken. In Dutch, fokken means “to breed or beget.” Norwegians have the word fukka, which means “to copulate.” Swedish also has focka (to strike, to copulate) and fock (penis). According to OED, “fuck” did not appear in any English language dictionary from 1795 to 1965. The Penguin Dictionary finally made a bold move to include it in 1966 and from there it was added into other dictionaries. As with “shit,” here are …


Mayim Bialik wants you to stop calling women ‘girls’

March 25, 2017

Mayim Bialik has had enough of people calling grown women “girls”. In a powerful video viewed by more than 1 million people the Big Bang Theory star urged people to think about the language they use when describing women. “When we use words to describe adult women that are typically used to describe children, it changes the way we view women even unconsciously so that we don’t equate them with adult men,” says Bialik. To over come the issue, Bialik suggests that …


The most fashionable Englishwoman in Paris – BBC News

March 18, 2017

Over the next 90 years, Mary Clarke Mohl lived an extraordinary life at the crossroads of French and British culture and society. Nearly all of it was spent in Paris, where she saw three revolutions and was on friendly terms with so many of the great names of the day. But she never lost her attachment to Britain and in the Rue du Bac she offered a home-from-home to William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brownings and the Trollopes, as well as to many aristocrats, diplomats and …


Zara Larsson: The pop star with sleep paralysis – BBC News

March 17, 2017

Outgoing and dynamic, she talked the BBC through her career to date. Here’s everything you need to know (and a few things you probably didn’t) about Sweden’s latest pop sensation. She’s shaken off her talent show past Image copyright TV4 In 2008, Zara entered Talang Sverige – Sweden’s version of Britain’s Got Talent – mainly because there was no age restriction, unlike X Factor or Swedish Idol. Singing a heavily-accented, but …


11 Midwestern Terms And Sayings That Everyone Else Will Wish Theyd Grown Up Using

March 11, 2017

A lot of people say that folks from the Midwest are some of the nicest around. Having grown up on the east coast, I can attest to a difference between the people from where I grew up and the people in the Midwest. I’ve sometimes observed a greater sense of friendliness and closeness in the middle of America than where I came from. That is only my experience, of course, but many others have said the very same thing! Those same friendly folks also have developed a little subset of language …