What Agnosticism Is

T. H. Huxley

In general, agnosticism is an outlook, stating that the world cannot be cognized objectively. Simply put, agnostics deny the existence of any absolute truth, which you, miserable sinner, must accept or burn in righteous flame for the glory of the Holy Inquisition (exaggerated assertion, but it shortly describes phrenetic positions of the above-mentioned “holy war” parties). In theory, it tends to be a rejection of participating debates on religion and God. That is just one side of the ideology but is under discussion most of all, so we will not stay aloof too. Continue reading

Efficient Ways of Improving Your Immune System: Sharply Up

Flu Infection

Most of us cannot wait the spring and start wearing short skirts and light coats ahead of time. Few warm days have assured us that spring is coming. However, don’t hurry! The weather is deceptive: one day is sunny, but the next day may be frosty. Cold seasons haven’t left us yet.

Unfortunately, winter is also a season of colds, flu, tonsillitis, etc. Therefore, cold seasons become a serious challenge for us, and running nose, cough, malaise and weakness turn into the main and not very pleasant companions. Those who didn’t become ill seem to us like wizards. But the magic isn’t the cause. The key point here is the immune system of a human. So, let us consider some efficient ways of improving your immune system that could help to cope with unpleasant winter companions. Continue reading

Writing a Personal Descriptive Essay

Typographic Portrait

What does “description” mean? Very often you may find the definition that it is an “illustrating something by using words”. The same thing keeps with the essay where you are required to describe something. A student writes such essay to make a detailed observation and uncover the meaning of various items. When you describe a person in your essay, you are painting a portrait in words. So, this article will be mostly dedicated to the problems you can be faced with while writing a personal descriptive essay as well as some useful tips which help you to create the more extensive picture in the minds of the readers. Continue reading

How to Write Lecture Notes

Lecture

Visiting lectures is an integral part of student life. To date, a significant portion of students uses digital technologies for recording lectures. But we are sure that handwritten notes are much better than notes written on the laptop, because while writing notes in your notebook you stay more attentive and focused. However, notes in notebook often turn into a jumble of words and squiggles, where in a couple of weeks it is impossible to find the necessary information. So, our article offers you the top 10 useful tips and tricks which help you to make your notes more effective, visual and structured. Continue reading

How to Pass IELTS

IELTS Speaking

Today we are going to talk about the third part of speaking test in IELTS. First two parts are called «Interview» and «Monologue» and they are both quite easy as you are asked to answer general questions about your life. The third part is quite hard and that is why you must follow some general tips to pass it at the highest score. Let’s go! Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions Suck – Let’s Do Something New Instead

In the past weeks I’ve read a lot about the psychology of things. Yeah, let’s just say that. Or I could do myself a favor and make this whole post a lot more interesting by saying “the psychology of willpower, self-control and other self-helpyish stuff”.
So one thing I learned is that dopamine is an asshole hormone that makes you want stuff and makes you keep doing something even if it doesn’t even feel good. (Checking Facebook, anyone?) Of course, dopamine has its good uses – without it people turn sluggish, hopeless and depressed, unable to imagine anything giving joy. Continue reading

The Loneliest Planet

A lonely planet dances in its trail around the sun, its only companion a gray moon dragging along beside it. The other planets have many moons accompanying them – the little orbs seem to flood around them. Well, apart from those two planets, Mercury and Venus, but they’ve got enough in themselves and the sunrays.
“If only I were Jupiter,” the lonely planet thinks, “with a mass and gravitation larger than all the combined planets, and still so beautiful and light, consisting only of swirling gasses and winds. Or if I cannot be a Jupiter, let me be one of its moons.” Continue reading

The Trade of Punishment

”Why is this such a big deal?” Billy’s arms crossed over his green rain jacket and the material screeched with every movement. “It was a game and he wanted to play.”
The woman across the table had her hair in a high knot and there were glasses on her pointy nose. With her lips pursed she looked like she’d release a tongue, snatch him like a fly and eat him.
“Are you sure Geoffry wanted to play a game like that?”
Billy wiped his nose with a hand and dried it in his rain jacket. Screech. “He always wants to play with us. That’s all he ever says. ‘Can I play with you, can I play with you, I’m a really good pirate’. But you can’t be a pirate if you’re in a wheelchair!” Continue reading

A Breakup Letter To Peanutbutter

Dear Peanutbutter

This isn’t working anymore. I discovered you on a night of adventure, when trying something new seemed appropriate. I thought you’d be sticky and weird but you weren’t. You were yummy and creamy and perfect on my carrots.
And for a time it was all good.
When I felt the need for a little sugar I went to you and filled myself with your goodness.
When I was hungry for more you ended my cravings.
It was all good because you belonged to the organic section and you were 99% pure with only a little salt for spice. Oh, it was good, and with 22% protein you were all the beef I needed. Continue reading

A Guide To IBS – My Internet and Experimental Research Through 4 Years

Who am I?
My story’s not important. I’ve lived with IBS since late 2011 and after months of pain and no help from the medicinal world I took the future into my own hands. My sporadic research has led me to knowledge every person with IBS ought to know. This quick run-through should help anyone, new or old to the topic, on their quest to health. I am NOT a health professional. The idea here is to give you all the information 1,5 – 3 years of research on the internet will give you. Continue reading