Facebook stalking taken to a new level

This New York restaurant takes Facebook stalking to a new level You won't be able to hide from New York's Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant which knows all about you. As New York's Alan Sytsma explains at Grub Leer más

American Hustle

Who says what about … American Hustle This new film from director, David O Russell, has been nominated for no less than ten Oscars, including Best Picture. In that category, it’s up against some stiff competition Leer más

Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

The aphrodisiac qualities of food have been a part of romanticfolklore since Eve handed Adam that apple in the Garden of Eden. Today, there’s no easier way to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to Valentine’s Day than Leer más

Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana Pro-marijuana campaigners have worked for the legalization of marijuana for a long time, about four decades. Last week they saw their efforts rewarded when Washington legislators finally caved to pressure and Leer más

Mandela: The Life of a Great Leader

There were many sad passings of inspirational figures in 2013 from diverse walks of life, Margaret Thatcher, Lou Reed, Seamus Heaney to name just a few.  The man who left us the most legacy Leer más

5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

Health Body, Healthy Mind: 5 Ways to Start the New Year Right! Oh no! It’s that time of the year again. You’re a year older and you’re faced with 2013’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. If Leer más

Facebook stalking taken to a new level

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This New York restaurant takes Facebook stalking to a new level

descargaYou won’t be able to hide from New York’s Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant which knows all about you. Leer más

The 12 most annoying people on the metro

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The 12 most annoying people on the metro

Via: www.bubblews.com

I spend a lot of time travelling on the metro as part of my job and i’ve noticed that there are certain people that I encounter again and again on Madrid’s metro, who really get on my nerves. One thing that irritates me in particular is when I see couples engaging in PDA (Public Displays of Affection = there’s that phrase again).

After many discussions with my friends about these characters and their traits, I’ve decided to put together a list of the 12 most annoying people on the metro. I wonder if you’ll agree..

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Flags made from food: so pretty I could eat them

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American flag, made from food. Via Visual News

American flag, made from food. Via Visual News

What’s your favourite cuisine? Mine is without a doubt Italian. So much so that when I was living there, you could tell – I was a little more rounded. I couldn’t get enough of the mouthwatering pizzas, the crunchy arancini, and the delicious pasta. Then, of course there’s the red wine; Nero D’Avola is my favourite, and the most dangerous.

I came across a collection of photos of flags made from food, taken by an Australian Advertising agency called WHYBINTBW. The images are of flags from around the world, made from the cuisine of that country. The agency came up with the idea and took these delicious photographs to promote the Sydney International Food Festival, Australia’s largest food festival.

 

 

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Something for the Weekend

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Movie of the week: Zero Dark Thirty

zero-dark-thirty1Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden.

 Watch the trailer!

Album of the week: Babel by Mumford & Sons

mumford-album_320Babel is the second studio album by British indie folk band Mumford & Sons. In late 2010, Mumford & Sons had already begun road-testing new material that they had been working on. Most of these songs, including “Broken Crown” and “Below My Feet”, had already been played live on numerous occasions before the album’s release. Mumford & Sons decided not to change their sound on Babel, which is the follow-up to 2009′s highly successful Sigh No More, which elevated them to international fame.

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Amazing facts of the week

080313-snakes-ireland_bigThe area that has the longest life expectancy in the world is Japan. It is believed the longevity of its locals has something to do with their daily menu, which is full of vegetables, fish, grains and dairy products.

Ireland is the only European country where there are no snakes. New Zealand and Hawaii are other places in the world where there are no native snakes.

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Reluctant (adj.) = not eager; unwilling

Detainees (n.) = a person held in confinement

To uncover (v.) = to reveal or disclose

Road-testing (n.) = to test something in a real environment or context

To elevate (v.) = to raise to a higher position

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Something for the weekend!

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Movie of the week: Looper

Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn’t exist but will be invented in a few decades. It’s dark in tone and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them so the target will vanish from the future but there are some problems.

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Album of the week: Red by Taylor Swift

Red is the fourth studio album by Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter who has had many hits around the world with songs such as Love Story and You Belong with Me. She was born in Pennsylvania but then moved to Nashville where she performed country music and ultimately gained a record deal. In her new album, she experiments with new musical genres, including rock.

  Click here to listen to one of the songs

Amazing fact of the week: Popsicles

 The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old who kept it secret for 18 years. The inventor was Frank Epperson who left a mixture of powdered soda and water outside, which contained a stick. That night, temperatures in San Francisco reached a record low temperature. When he woke the next morning, he discovered that it had frozen to the stick, creating a fruit flavoured ice treat. 18 years later he patented it and called it the Popsicle.

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time travel (n.) = travel to the past or the future = viaje a través del tiempo

crime syndicate (n.) = organised ring of illegal activity = mafia

blindfolded (adj.) = when the eyes have been covered = con los ojos vendados

to vanish (v.) = to disappear = desaparecer

singer-songwriter (n.) = someone who writes and sings their own songs = cantautor

record deal (n.) = recording contract = contrato de grabación

patented (adj.) = exclusivity to sell something = patentado

Something for the Weekend

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Movie of the week: Taken 2

Bryan Mills, the former CIA man who rescued his daughter Kim from some Albanian human traffickers in the film ‘Taken’, is being targeted by the families of the men he killed. When he goes to Istanbul on a job, he invites Kim and her mother, Leonor, whose marriage is on the rocks to join him. When the Albanians learn of this they try to kidnap them and are seeking revenge against Bryan. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Album of the week: ‘Battle Born’ by the Killers

The Killers are an American indie-rock band. Hailing from Las Vegas, they rose to fame with the release of their debut album, Hot Fuss in 2004. The line-up of the band is Brandon Flowers on lead vocals and keyboards, Ronnie Vannucci Junior on drums, Mark Stoermer on bass and vocals and Dave Keuning on guitar and vocals. ‘Battle Born’ is the name of their new album, which they released after a hiatus.

  Click here to listen to one of the songs

Amazing fact of the week: Giraffes

It’s not easy to catch a giraffe when it is sleeping, because they get so little of it! Always vigilant for predators, giraffes just sleep for a few minutes at a time, and usually only get about 30 minutes total in a single day.

Nuevo vocabulario
on the rocks (adv.) = in trouble, falling apart = desmoronándose

to seek revenge (v.) = buscar revancha

to hail from (v.) = to come from a place = ser de

hiatus (n.) = a break, pause = interrupción

vigilant (adj.) = alert = alerta, vigilante 

VIDEO: Felix Baumgartner attempts to break record

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Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver. He is well-known for the  dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career.

Felix spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

His current project is Red Bull Stratos which you can find out about by watching the video below! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

Daredevil (n.)  =  a recklessly daring person  =  un/una atrevido/a

Freefall (n.)  =  descending freely in the air  =  una caída libre

Fearless (adj.)  = without fear for anything  =  sin miedo

Supersonic (adj.)  =  greater than the speed of sound  =  supersónico

Helium (n.)  = a gaseous element  =  el helio

Stratosphere (n.)  =  the upper section of the atmosphere  =  la estratosfera

Smash a record (v.)   =  break a previous record  =  batir un récord

Hot Travel Trends for 2012

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 La mejor manera de hablar el inglés en verano es viajar a un país de habla inglesa … Por supuesto!

Tip of the Week | Consejo para esta semana

The best way to speak better English is to travel to an English-speaking country, of course! Don’t stay on a resort where there will be many foreigners, instead stay in trendy areas where the locals hang out. You have many choices for your break– USA, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are just a few options for the traveller seeking an English-speaking experience.

¡No te lies y aprende a disfrutar al maximo de tus vacaciones!

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Phrase of the Week – Frase de la Semana

To travel light: to bring very few things with you when you go on a trip

“Baggage fees are extortionate! Make sure to travel light if you are flying with a budget airline.”

Amazing fact of the Week | Curiosidades

¿Morbo o curiosidad historica?

Tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a Titanic memorial cruise this year, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking. Two memorial cruises will sail in April, one from New York and one from Southampton, England (which is already sold out). They will circle the spot where the ship went down.

Via McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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