Weirdest Books Ever

Have you ever started to read a book and some pages later realized it was absolutely weird? I have! You would be surprised, but the critics created the most amusing literary award in the world, Diagram Prize. It is given annually to the authors who wrote the strangest books or the books with the strange names, which is often the same. By the way, this event can be called the least known literary event on the planet. One should keep in mind, the idea to reward the most insane works occurred to one literature critic in 1978. The first prize went to the book which is called “Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice”. In 2010 the judges gave their preference a book entitled “Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way”. Isn’t it odd? Oh, it is! Every year about 70 books take part in this competition, and the critics select just six best books. In 2011 despite the economic downturn, the number of unusual books was so great that the founders of the Diagram Prize decided to withdraw seven finalists.
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The most famous women

Life of a woman is hard. There are a lot of things for them to deal with, a lot of spheres of life to succeed in: raising a child, building a career, keeping in shape, keeping household, etc.

But there are great women that achieved a lot in one or even all of this spheres, these women are known all over the world. Today I am going to speak about some of them.

Cleopatra (November 2, 69 year B. C. – August 12, 30 year B. C; aged 38).

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Sweden Gets Ready for the Population Senescence

The senior citizens constitute the growing part of the population in Sweden. Many of them managed to retain a good health and lead an active life. Most of the senior citizens live in their our houses. Sweden draft a larger part of the gross domestic product for the support of the elderly population than any other country. The amount of the gross domestic product drafted is more than five times bigger than the average figures of the Eurozone.

Healthcare and social support of the aging population is the important part of the home policy of Sweden. From the 9.5 million people living in this country 18 % have already pushed the age of 65 years, which is the age for the retirement. This figures are likely to grow up to 30 % to the year 2030, the reason for that is the fact that a lot of people in Sweden were born in 1940.

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Tips to Pass Your Test Successfully

I’ve never met a single person who enjoys being tested. Any average student hates sitting ans passing exams. They become anxious about seeing a blank sheet of paper and fall into panic if they don’t now the correct answer. They begin to fidget and their palms get wet whether they remember the material well or not. But nothing could be do about that. You may like it or not but the tests can’t be avoided. You are to have at least several serious exams during your life. You are to pass a driving test if you want to have a license, the employer is likely to check your skills in a test form if you apply to a position. So the best way to reduce the negative emotions about sitting an exam is to get accustomed to it as soon as possible. Imagine that tomorrow you are to have an important test. I’m not going to deliver you a lecture on the results of hard studying. Probably I should let your teacher do that. How to get ready right now?

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How to choose a career

What we all do throughout our whole lives (I mean most of us) – we study. Schools, colleges, universities, additional education, extra curriculum activities… All these things we do are transmitted in our genes from our parents. We must study. We should learn the stuff. We ought to be prospective and get a good career…Wait… I think here is the main point of our “thirst for knowledge”, here’s the essence of our constant devouring information. We just need to have a stable respected and successful career.

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Legendary Shows That Have Changed Our Idea Of Television

Modern television is littered with various shows. Every time you switch the TV-set on you can see dozens of programs where people discuss stupid topics and do weird things. But there are a couple of shows that really used to have a great impact on the history oа modern television. Let’s make a quick review of them.


The Oprah Winfrey Show

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have watched this show at least once in your life. The first episode of Oprah’s show was launched back in 1986 and literally made a boom. Many years have passed, but this show remains the highest-rated talk show in America. Oprah was the first woman who raised the most acute topics and discussed them live. This show was highly influential and generated lots of followers across the globe. Winfrey is famous for her great interviewing talent and the ability to ask awkward questions. Oprah gave people a chance to get the word out and talk about the most important social, political and cultural issues, and people will always remember her as the host of the most honest and sincere show in history.

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Mental Disorders Depicted in Fiction

Many fiction books depict the main as well as minor characters to suffer from different types of mental disorders. In the most cases their features and personalities are subjected to a stereotypical of mental patients, consequently forming a tighter bound association of being an outcast with a certain state of mind.

Commonly the images from literature show the frightening or repulsive cases of the violent insane characters, but still there are some books where the mental illness receives a fleur of mystery and hidden fascination becoming romanticized.

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