Tips on Writing Essays
Most college and undergraduate courses require writing essays. In general, instructors will give detailed guidelines on what they expect in a term paper. Some essays, such as those in political science classes, tend to be more argumentative in scope, and thus require an approach that proves (or argues) a position with supporting arguments. Alternatively, a research paper’s main purpose is to inform, describe, review the existing literature on the subject and stimulate discussion. (more…)
Magic Ananda, Art and Perception
Magic Ananda is an artistic project specializing in ceramics made with White clay. What started as a hobby in the year 2000 has morphed into a passion for beauty and improvement that is that is currently guiding us to share our art with the Word.
The project combines the utilitarian aspect of the pieces with the ceramics decorative aesthetics; it is a stile design to offer every art-lover a unique creation featuring vibrant and harmonious motifs, finely detailed and finished. Each piece is made with devotion and dedication. (more…)
What’s in a Rock
Gemstones : Using the Four C’s to size up a gemstone
If you`ve considered following in the footsteps of Bluebeard or the Queen Mother by sinking your assets into gemstones, you probably already know that not all gems of a certain type are equal, or even particularly valuable.
Dealers may use different grading systems to determine those values, but they are all based on the four C`s: the stone`s carat weight, its degree of clarity, its color, and the skill with which it was cut. Richard Drucker, publisher of an international wholesale price list called the Guide, here explains the various factors that go into determining a gem`s worth. (more…)
Let us imagine we inhabit a strange country where everyone is perfectly flat. Following Edwin Abbott, a Shakespearean scholar who lived in Victorian England, we call it Flatland. Some of us are squares, some are triangles, some have more complex shapes. We scurry about, in and out of our flat buildings, occupied with our flat businesses and dalliances.
Everyone in Flatland has width and length, but no height whatever. We know about left-right and forward-back, but have no hint, no trace of comprehension, about up-down – except for flat mathematicians. The say, “listen, it’s really very easy. Imagine left-right, imagine forward-back, ok, so far? Now imagine another dimension, at right angles to the other two. And we say: “What are you talking about? At right angles to the other two? There are only two dimensions. Point to that third dimension. Where is it?” So the mathematicians, disheartened amble off. Nobody listens to mathematicians. (more…)
Fashions fade, style is eternal – Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion, style and glamor need no introduction. After all, looking one’s best may even help in making friends, securing successful outcomes at interviews and gaining credibility, according to social psychologists.
The fashion world is one of glamour and beauty. However, fashion trends can also be quite dangerous. To illustrate, how do supermodels stay so thin? For example, the thin ideal perpetuated by female supermodels has often been blamed for the rise of eating disorders among teenage girls, women and homosexual men in Western societies. What is more, several professional models have succumbed to complications of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, such as an imbalance of electrolytes. (more…)
Magic, Hair Styles and Fashion
Common knowledge dictates that fashion changes overtime. Most designers produce separate collections for every season. Interestingly enough, make-up and hair styles also follow la mode (French).
For example, characteristic anime and manga hair is easily recognizable in drawings and other illustrations, while hair color has become bolder with pink, purple grey, yellow and multicolored hairdos sported by celebrities (popular singer Katy Perry, trendy vocalist and Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Kelly Osbourne, pop star Lady Gaga and rap scene sensation Nicki Minaj, respectively). Of course haircuts also set trends, such as the effect Justin Bieber’s look appears to have had on teen culture.
The images below were selected based on their showcasing of unusual, magical or fantasy hair styles. More pictures grouped according to themes can be found on the artwork index page. (more…)
Love is at the heart, no pun intended, of most songs and rare are those movies without some sort of love story. While romantic comedies certainly center on relationships, even the most action packed thriller will customarily involve a love interest of some sorts. But what about real life? (more…)
Essay Writing Tips
To write an essay, it’s important to first decide what is the purpose of said essay. Some essays are argumentative, others informative. For example, an essay written in a political science course is likely to be argumentative, while one written in psychology is more likely to be informative. Also, it’s important to keep within the scope of an essay. Some topics are so broad that it is impossible to cover everything in a mere 1500 words. (more…)
With the advent of computers not only efficiency during working hours has increased, but likewise leisure time was diversified. Individuals now could spend hours at a time playing a video game that virtually transported them into an online, multiuser, shared, and in a way implicitly agreed on, reality, such as the one in World of Warcraft. The phenomenon is so widespread, that it was even used to gently poke fun at Penny, the bubbly blonde living near two brilliant but socially awkward physicists, all of whom are protagonists of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. (more…)
Sleep: Art and Science
Art can take many forms: music, animation, literature, photography, design, painting, drawing and other illustrative or visual fine arts… the list goes on and on. But what about scientific endeavors? Science is usually recognized, among other signs, by its methodology (the rigorous scientific method), the replicability of results and theories supported by evidence. (more…)