The new decade has been ushered in with assurances that women will achieve a new prominence in the Nineties. They will, the media assure us, the major earners in the family, and they will be ‘older’, like everyone else in this rapidly ageing democracy. Superwoman, whose existence depended on there being a male provider in the background, may suddenly find herself the sole earn in the family. So how could things even out a bit? Surely one doesn’t have to look far. No woman, it can safely be said, would enjoy – or would ever have enjoyed – the doubtful pleasures of domesticity without the compensation of bearing and rearing children. To watch someone else go through the experience of pregnancy and childbirth is very different from undergoing it oneself – almost as great as the difference between being an actor with a leading part and an understudy who never gets a chance to shine. more »
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Many kinds of drugs are used by athletes competing in sports all over the world. Some are used to build muscles or give the athlete extra energy. Others kill the pain of inquires or calm nerves, but many are illegal. Taking substances to improve sports performance is not new. Athletes in ancient Egypt drank a mixture of boiled donkey hoof, rose petals and rose-hips, believing it would make them winners. more »
Children at work is very important part of laws which is necessary to tighten. Last week in the National Paper reported that some children in the south of England earn any more than 30 pounds a week delivering newspaper. There was a terrible fuss. Some people were worried that the children were doing too much work others felt that people were getting greedy at too earlier age. more »
Some scientists claim that colour can have a dramatic effect on our health. The theory is that all biochemical structure, whether they are human, plants or animals respond to light and as colours give out different amounts of light, each of them will automatically do us good or harm. more »
There is independent school in Britain still to cane girls for misbehaving. The headmistress believes that if boys are beaten the girls must be too. They deserve equal punishment. more »
Law in Britain comes from two main sources: laws made in Parliament (usually drawn up by government departments and lawyers) and common law, which is based on previous judgments and customs. Just as there is no written constitution, so England and Wales have no criminal code and the interpretation of the law is based on what was happened in the past. The laws which are made in Parliament are interpreted by the courts, but changes in the law itself are made in Parliament. more »
Japan has unique traditions and customs. You can’t even imagine their traditional beauty worship. The Japanese have a secret that helped them to conquer the world. They will spend hours arranging simple black pebbles on a table. They rearrange an entire room to create the perfect space for a needle-thin vase to hold three strands of long grass. It’s difficult to overemphasize their passion for beauty, which permeates every aspect of their lives.
Housing in Britain – best value for money.
Over half the people in Britain live in their own houses, about a third live in property rented from the local council and one in eight live in privately-rented accommodation. The total number of dwellings is more than 22 million and houses are much more common than flats. More than 40% of families live in a home built after 1945. Although the number of houses built during the 1980s went down (especially in the public housing sector traditionally provided by local authorities) the number of people owning their own homes has more than trebled in the last 35 years. Under the conservative government many people who previously rented their homes from the local council were given the opportunity to buy them. There tax incentives for people who buy their own houses. more »
There was always place for poverty in the world. But if some centuries ago this problem was global, nowadays there is some kind of division. I mean some countries are rich, with highly developed industry; others are on the middle level of life. But there are also a great number of countries with poverty of terrible size, so called third world countries. I’d like to say some word about it, to reveal some aspects of one of the greatest problem of our civilization. Here are some facts about the critical situation in such countries. more »
The destruction of wild world is the problem of global seal. The growing amount of endangered species of wild animals and plants, the forest cutting down are the results of our planet pollutions and consumption-oriented human nature. And unless people do something the problem of wild world destruction will get even worse. more »