As you sit and stare at a blank screen, trying to come up with an introductory paragraph, it can be difficult to recognize the true power of the essay. Essays are tools that we can use to shed light on situations that are intimate to us, situations that our own personal experience can hopefully bring enlightenment and meaning to someone else. There is an incredible amount of power that can be wrapped up in the thousand plus words of an essay. This method of reaching others has become increasingly popular with celebrities, especially female celebrities who have chosen to use the power of their voice to bring attention to the many facets of feminism and gender equality that woman come face to face with every day….
Everyone has something to say, don’t they? We are currently living in a political and emotional climate that generates strong opinions and fierce emotions. Unfortunately, many depend on memes, short tweets and three-sentence status updates to relay messages and feelings. This is something that seems to have become the norm for everyone from the average student to the most powerful leaders in the world. Amidst this informational clutter, you need a strong voice that can rise above, a strong voice with a message that people want to listen to. But, who is it that we want to listen to? We listen to those with powerful voices, important messages and those that have a sense of familiarity attached to them, such as a celebrity….
Museums are primarily educational institutions. Through many years, they have been clichéd to be boring because people perceive them as entertaining facilities (which they are not). And with the winter coming closer, you may want to consider some alternatives to walks and late outdoor evening. So, why not get your friends and visit some interesting exhibitions? Who knows, maybe apart from having a great time you will learn some useful information that will not only make you a more intelligent person but also help your college studies! Your impression from visiting a museum depends much on your expectations, and if you build up the right “looking forward,” you might spend time with use and pleasure….
The holidays are coming and days are becoming less and less productive. You think about Christmas, presents and what you’re going to do during your time free of studies, and this feeling of excitement is just too much – it doesn’t let you concentrate on end-of-the-semester assignments so important for your overall academic progress….
The City of Literature is a global program created by UNESCO in 2004 as a part of initiative. It is designed to strengthen the collaboration and promote the connection between cities that pay the tribute to the role that literature played in their urban growth.
There are certain criteria that communities must meet to become the City of Literature. Iowa City joined the program in 2008 undoubtedly satisfying all those criteria as its writing, and literary legacy is just too big to ignore. Firstly, Iowa City was one of the first places where creative writing was taught at the university level. Secondly, the town has numerous literary, educational institutions recognized not only by the USA but by the whole world. They explore advanced ways of teaching, support newly-minted as well as established writers and contribute to the global study of literature itself. All these factors taken together make Iowa City a unique place for authors and literary lovers. So, no wonder it is recognized by UNESCO as well….
You may be surprised, but the culture of organizing holiday markets right before Christmas is not that American. It actually came from Germany, like bratwurst and hot mulled wine that you love so much. Holiday markets are usually accompanied by different events and concerts that add up to your Christmas spirit and the urge to buy presents for your family and friends. The truth is that you just can’t leave out such an experience because, otherwise, your holiday will not be complete. But don’t worry, Iowa City has taken care of that and will make sure you won’t miss a thing….
Have you ever made out why coffee reduces your sleepiness? The reason of this effect lies in the nature of caffeine – it is similar in the structure to our brain neurotransmitter. It is called adenosine and is responsible for relaxation of central nervous system activity. Due to the resemblance, caffeine can temporarily replace adenosine and block this relaxation. In such a way, coffee reduces sleepiness and drowsiness for some time….
If you hear the phrase “The winter is coming!” and think about severe frosts, white walkers and dying Jon Show, you’ve gone a little overboard with Game of Thrones binge-watching. Winter means fun, especially in such a small and snug town like Ann Arbor. It doesn’t “scatter” its holiday spirit in all the commercializing – Ann Arbor is the place where you’ll smell and feel the crispy, family-like Christmas atmosphere that you miss so much during your regular student days. That is really the time you can abstract yourself from studies and enjoy yourself, even more so with numerous winter activities popular in Ann Arbor (and affordable for broke college youth like yourself). So, let’s check out what you can do to benefit from the cold season to the maximum!…
In 2016 the number of purchased fell by 17%, and this year the demand for electronic readings as well as devices only continue to drop. It means that the hype for screen pages that can be turned with a swipe of a finger is decreasing every day, while the good old craving for a physical touch with a hardcover and paper is here to establish its superiority again.
We bet that you already have a picture in your head where you take a book, flick through the pages and feel its unique smell. We’re totally with you right now! But if it appears that you have only the “soulless” e-reader and can’t enjoy all the charms of the real book, don’t fret – we have several perfect spots in Ann Arbor for you to get a printed novel or poem, and find your Zen….
Ann Arbor can boast about some big advances:
- It has one of the most prestigious colleges in the northern USA, the University of Michigan;
- It has an opportune environment for young specialists, as many companies are drawn to Ann Arbor because of the university research and competent grads;
- branded Ann Arbor as one of the best college sports towns in the USA no doubt because of its killer teams like the Wolverines and others.
Taking into account the last fact, it’s no wonder that Ann Arbor attracts students who can’t live without sport. But apart from great sports facilities and opportunities in colleges, the city also has a lot to offer to non-professional athletes who just like to keep fit. Thanks to its small size and little traffic, Ann Arbor allows locals to enjoy numerous sidewalks and really beautiful area. If you’re an avid runner or biker and want to check out Ann Arbor’s cool trails, here is a list of places you just can’t miss!…