Martina Advaney

Martina Advaney

Martina is a designer with many years of experience, she writes articles on varied subjects and also conducts interviews.

 

Some of the greatest arts come from the most unlikely sources. And that´s the example of today's article of how frost creates some of the most detailed and fragile decorations. See the gallery.

For those who plan a career change, our traditional weekend movie tips could offer an interesting option. It can be a completely new profession or just looking at things from different perspective. This way or that, stay in touch, you never know from where the final nudge can come from.

One day you are an average person and suddenly, the very next day, your name becomes an item in a dictionary. An Eponym is a person after whom an invention, phenomenon, or discovery is named.  Many Eponyms have become brand names, while many have come from books. Many historical eponyms are also based on mythological or religous persons. Today we look at the origins of the most famous eponyms, the ones that are used on a daily basis.

Do you like enjoying wonderful interiors as shown in magazines with the most amazing furniture and little details, like pictures on the walls for example? What is trendy and what should be avoided? Collect inspiration with us for your own project.

The upcoming Winter Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea are knocking on the door. Let us remind ourselves of some of the moments of previous events before this year’s events begin.

"It´s cold like in Siberia" is one of the popular sayings linked to these cold months. And as it seems it is not far from truth. Some places experience winter temperatures that drop down to -50C. Feeling cold? Not the locals of Oymyakon in Russia, apparently. Children are excused from going to school only when it hits – 52.  People have their toilets outside, which might be quite challenging on such days. The lowest temperature recorded was -71,2C in 1933. This is not the only place where winters are so tough.

To identify yourself with a moral, principled, and generally acceptable hero is easy.  But it gets more interesting when all these qualities are absent and the character in a movie is left with limited potential to impress the audience. Standing at the edge of society, disliked or just tolerated by others – this weekend‘s movie picks will be distinguished by classic film antiheroes.

"Awfully pretty","virtual reality" and the "only choice"... these are a few examples of the daily use of oxymorons – rhetorical phrases with self-contradictory meanings. Some of them have been fully integrated into daily life. Do you use oxymorons often? Check out our gallery.

When it comes to furnishing houses or apartments, it would probably not be possible to find two that are exactly alike – but that is a topic for another time. Today, to the contrary, we’ll have a look at the most popular and widely admired home styles, whether inspired by Provence, the Mediterranean, Scandinavian decor or Colonial style, for instance. Which is your personal favourite?

Is there more to a human being than most of us recognize? Do dreams carry messages?  Does Extrasensory Perception exist?  Does Telepathy exist?  Dr. Stanley Krippner, professor of psychology at Saybrook University – who has conducted workshops in many parts of the world and is on the advisory board of the International School of Psychotherapy – will answer these questions and more in this interview.

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