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The effects of social media

November 16, 2018

Our IDEAL-English Language Training business is based in Brighton/UK. Many a times, on the way to/from work and/or accompanying our IDEAL-clients from all over the world during our informal afternoon social activities, we can’t help noticing time and again that especially younger people/schoolchildren find it increasingly impossible to leave their…

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The stigma around being overweight

September 9, 2018

Why is it still acceptable to stigmatise overweight (“fat”) people? Fattist attitudes are so widespread and harmful that overweight people face chronic stress most of the time. When we think of prejudice and discrimination, most of us tend to think of harassment or discriminatory behaviour. Obvious examples of prejudice do…

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A dog is for life … not only for Christmas!

April 28, 2018

The 4th anniversary of our dog’s funeral is drawing close. Otto, as he was called, had certainly filled a gap in our family and also left one. Our family of 4 affectionately welcomed and integrated Otto, the puppy, about 18 years ago. I sometimes took Otto to my office in…

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Loneliness

March 15, 2018

Loneliness is, according to the dictionary’s definition, a “sadness because one has no friends or company”! This feeling can inevitably lead to isolation and depression very quickly and easily. As I was watching the news the other day, I learned that Britain has appointed the world’s first Minister for Loneliness….

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The Sorry Advent of New Language

January 11, 2018

My last IDEAL-blog mentioned the festive events around Xmas-Advent and all the corresponding commercial activities, not only in Brighton/UK where IDEAL-English Language and Culture has been based for many years. The first IDEAL-blog of 2018 is about a different kind of a sorry advent – that of the arrival of…

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Happy Advent from IDEAL Language Courses

December 25, 2017

I am writing this end of year – IDEAL blog on the 4th of Advent, having done all my Christmas shopping amidst crowds of very busy fellow-shoppers in Brighton/UK. Advent, the coming of Christ, is the very antithesis of Santa’s secular pre-Christmas merry go around, because Advent should release us…

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