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  • A Short Rumination on the Hypnotic Effect of Computer Screens and Social Networks

    Have you ever had difficulties walking away from your shiny laptop or smart phone screen? Do you have a site, like Facebook or some other social network, which you have to keep checking every 15-20 minutes all day long? If the answer is yes, it is not surprising, since looking at your favourite webs...
  • Andrej Tišma: Sculptures for the New Millennium

    Andrej Tišma's new digital prints Sculptures for the New Millennium demonstrate a clash between the civilian and the military world. The army is increasingly taking control over civilian way of life and infringing on our privacy, he states. The world conflicts currently taking place in hundreds of l...
  • The Gentle Whisper

    There was the holy prophet Elijah living in the Old Testament, a great devotee of God in the world. When he, pursued by King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, had to flee to the desert and hide in caves, he became despondent, however, and he asked God to take his soul. Then he was told that on Mount Horeb the...
  • Children Who Watch American Cartoons Learn to Speak American English Without Accent

    There have always been students of English who were very good at pronunciation, and who could successfully adopt native accents. Occasionally, a young person who liked to listen to English music, watch American films and memorise lines from them could be encountered in classroom. The lack of foreign...
  • Back to School: Fun or Ennui?

    In most European countries, September 1st is the day when children start school. It can be an exciting, but also stressful event. There are some benefits from school, but detriments seem just as extant, especially regarding the focus in learning. Unfortunately, most children consider school an annoy...
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A Short Rumination on the Hypnotic Effect of Computer Screens and Social Networks
Have you ever had difficulties walking away from your shiny laptop or smart phone screen? Do you have a site, like Facebook or some other social network, which you have to keep checking every 15-20 minutes all day long? If the answer is yes, it is not surprising, since looking at your favourite webs...
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