The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times.

|Wordlist| In Poland, the concept of „Jakoś to będzie” is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid. Words like „hygge” (Danish), „gezelligheid” (Dutch) and „lagom” (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of these fuzzy-sounding concepts often miss the point that[…]

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

|Wordlist| Did you know that some towns actually shut down in the afternoon so that everyone can go or a quick power nap, recharge and come back to work? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in the US where a mid-day nap is quite the luxury rarely who can afford and is often considered a sign[…]

Check out the simple way how Japanese kids learn multiplication (video)

Kids in Japan learn how to multiply completely differently than how they do in the West. Without the stress of memorizing times tables, all this method requires you to do is count lines and dots. Check out the videos below, and see if you can pick it up yourself. Na podstawie: &

International Women’s Day 8 March

Wordlist Introduction International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in[…]

Groundhog Day 2016

Wordlist Spring is coming! America’s most iconic weather forecaster, the Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, „told” this to the president of the groundhog club after not seeing his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in the town northeast of Pittsburgh. Legend says that if Phil does not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, there will be early springlike[…]

Wheeler Dealers – Fiat 126p (text + video)

The Fiat 126 (Type 126) is a city car introduced in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show as a replacement for the Fiat 500. Some were produced in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, as the Polski Fiat 126p until 2000. It was replaced by the front-engined Fiat Cinquecento in 1993. The 126 used much of the same[…]

Wheeler Dealers – Syrena (text + video)

The Syrena was a Polish automobile model first exhibited at the Poznań Trade Fair in 1955 and manufactured from 1957 to 1972 by the Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (FSO) in Warsaw and from 1972 to 1983 by Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych (FSM) in Bielsko-Biała. 177,234 were made by FSO and 344,077 by FSM, a total of 521,311.[…]

Christmas traditions around the world (text + video)

Wordlist What makes Christmas special, apart from the food, family and friends, are the traditions. Some traditions are…well, very traditional. But others can be fun and weird. Here’s a highlight of the most interesting Christmas traditions from around the world. Christmas Pickle It’s an old German tradition where a pickle ornament is hidden on the[…]

Selection of Christmas facts (text + video)

Wordlist Christmas is an annual Christian holiday held on December 25th celebrating the birth of Jesus. A Christmas tree is also known as the Yule-tree. Christmas trees are evergreen trees, usually either a fir tree, pine tree or spruce tree. It is believed that decorating Christmas trees started in 16th century Germany when Christians would[…]

All Hallow’s Eve and all its accompanying frightful creatures

Wordlist As we approach All Hallow’s Eve and all its accompanying frightful creatures, Merriam-Webster Dictionary presents a set of descriptions of monsters typically associated with Halloween. Here they are: #1: Chupacabra „Some swear the creature is actually a vampire — resembling a large rat, but with horns and fangs … In any case, the Chupacabra[…]