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Pros and cons of being a graphic designer.

It seems like literally everybody is interested in design. Young people prefer this field to anything else. And deciding between different professions they choose design. It could be web design, design of interiors and of course graphic design. For many people it seems like to be a designer is cool. You ostensibly communicate with cool people, visit cool places and your life is cool. Well, it depends. If you have decided to become a graphic designer then you should realize that the sphere is quite competitive. It means that there are lots of graphic designers. Mostly they are talented and widely recognized as professionals. So you have to work hard to attract one’s attention.

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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in Education

 

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Life in Seclusion – Best Monasteries in the World

Mad pace of modern life often does not allow us to pause and think, to review our priorities and find inner harmony. That’s why the decision to become a hermit comes to some people who feel that they have lost their way a need some time to reflect away from noisy and spoiled society. You can live as a hermit alone or visit one of the greatest monasteries in the world where people with the same spiritual values share the joy of seclusion.

Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan is one of the most famous monasteries in the world but it is not easy to approach. It is situated on the rock which is 3,120 meters high. The founder of the monastery, Padmasambhava is said to fly on this cliff on the back of a tiger that’s why the monastery has received its name. This sanctum in Himalayas surrounded with mist is a perfect place to think about the nothingness of worldly problems from this breathtaking height. If you decide to visit this place you should make your way on foot or on the mule’s back, but you will not regret passing all the difficulties of the climb in the end.

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Posted by on August 25, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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The most beautiful bookstores

Today I would like to share a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. If you are not a book lover I’m sure that these stores are worth visiting anyway. They are just amazing and very unusual. Traveling abroad do not forget to visit some of these awesome places.

Merkx + Girod architect group changed Dominican church located in Maastricht, Holland once and forever. Nowadays the former church is a huge bookstore Selexyz. It seems like the atmosphere of mystery and quietness still dominates the place. It is just amazing.

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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Literature

 

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Downshifting

Downshifting is a form of human behavior when an individual tries to escape rat race living moving from a city to the country. Usually people who choose this way want to escape a stressful race for materialistic values. But it turns out that to become a downshifter is not that easy as it seems to be at first sight. For the first time it seems to be pretty reasonable choice. But at the same time downshifters need to do something for living. People deciding to downshift want to change their lives for the better. They are willing to spend much more time with their families and friends, they want to enjoy life at full. Some people do not understand this type of social behavior blaming downshifters that they are lazy to work from 9 to 5. Well, actually that’s not true. Downshifters work actually but they are not interested in making profit as others. So that’s the main point of downshifting.

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Modern Society

 

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The Monument to the Ugly

The monument to an ugly person was established in the Italian town Piobbico by the members of the international Club dei Britti- the Club of the Ugly People. The idea of this monument appeared many years ago, when 128 women in this small town claimed that they suppose their appearance to be an obstacle for getting married. To help the desperate women the authorities founded the first marriage agency for them. This club became popular later in 1960 thankful to Telesforo Jacobelli, a man who could seem attractive to the modern women, but was suffering from the complex connected with the length of his nose. It was too short according to the Italian beauty standards.

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Modern Society

 

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Aroma Marketing

Today the friendly and relaxing atmosphere is essential in the points of sale. The change of the psychological climate has a great impact on the customer’s tastes and demands. Nowadays more and more buyers pay attention to the slightest details and nuances, and the process and shopping tends to be associated with leisure rather than purposeful search for a definite product. That’s why the using of the aroma technologies which can maintain the pleasant environment for the products sales and distribution may appear to be effective.

Aroma marketing is a system of measures using the scents to influence the consumer’s behavior and stimulate his buying activity. The smell in the room has an impact on a buyer’s decision to purchase this or that product boosting the sales rate. It is scientifically proven that every type of the information received by all the sense organs and have the straight and immediate impact on the final determination to get the service or the product.

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Business

 

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Transcendental Meditation and David Lynch

Do you like David Lynch? Do you appreciate his surreal visual style? I do. David Lynch is my favorite filmmaker of today. I watched Blue Velvet when I was 11-years-old. Actually I didn’t understand much about the storyline, some things were too strange to me. Anyway I was captivated by the movie. The cast, the music, the style are surpassing. Later I watched all his movies. And I’m among those who admire everything Lynch creates.

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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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