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Why do some products become popular and some not? Why do solutions for change fail? One reason is that new products or idea creators usually strive for their product to be unique and exceptional, focus on economic aspects and optimization, but they forget about the people they are designing for. Consumer needs are not assessed and the environment in which the product or idea will be applied in is not taken into consideration.
Whether you’re interested in DJing or recording music, podcasts, or interviews, you need audio recording software. But recording software can get expensive. And sure, there are a lot of free audio recording programs out there, but let’s face it: some programs offer limited options for editing and mixing tracks, only allow users to record a single track instead of multiple tracks, or do not have user-friendly interfaces.
No matter whether you are an activist or innovator, artist or programmer, crowdfunding might be for you! Crowdfunding is a wonderful way to use your social network to generate capital from investors in order to transform an idea into an impactful business or project. In this article, you will discover twelve tips from the incredibly informative speaker and crowdfunding expert, Jason Best. Soon, any entrepreneur will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to begin a successful crowdfunding campaign!
In just under twelve minutes, radio show host Celeste Headlee will discuss ten ways to improve your conversations with this popular TED Talk. Below you will discover oodles of words, phrases, and idioms mentioned in the video. Feel free to follow along by reading the subtitles or the transcript. Plus, at the end of this article, discover a deck of flashcards containing each vocabulary term!
Whether you’re in the midst of planning your next spring break or are simply searching for the perfect family getaway, look no further! In this article you will discover a range of three vacation spots suited for everyone from adventurous spirits to those dreaming of spring flowers. You will be sure to find a new spring travel destination you will love from the list below!
Whether you’re road tripping across the United States or flying to your favorite metropolitan destination, knowing useful travel lingo is sure to make your journey all the more enjoyable! Below you will discover helpful idioms and vocabulary that may arise when navigating transportation, planning your itinerary, and communicating with your fellow travelers. Bon voyage!
DIY projects are great remedies that help to deal with stress overload and burnout. They help to stimulate creativity, innovative thinking and develop patience.
In addition to everything already mentioned, isn’t it amazing to make something unique that can’t be purchased at any store?
March is Women’s History Month! This month-long celebration officially began in 1987 when Congress signed a resolution that established the holiday and declared that the president must announce each annual celebration. In honor of Women’s History Month, below you will discover ten influential American women and their inspiring words from the past one hundred years who have taken incredible steps to further their fields, set unprecedented records, work towards equal rights, and ultimately shape the world as it is today.
TED Talks are always a great resource for those looking to expand their knowledge and vocabulary on any given topic! In this article you will find additional resources to get you started on improving your English language skills through TED Talks on your own!
February is Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time for remembrance and reflection, as the country is reminded of the discrimination African Americans had to endure as they struggled against the remnants of slavery and segregation.
Learning the basics of graphic design and how to use programs in Adobe Creative Suite and Canva is a key skill set any entrepreneur or job-seeker will want to develop. In addition to being a great resume builder, an understanding of graphic design principles and tools is bound to come in handy whether you’re looking to improve your business’ website, create a unique and eye-catching logo, or throw a quick infographic up on social media.
That's right, it's that time of the year. Time for light-hearted romantic comedies or heartbreaking dramas. It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, long winter nights are perfect for watching heartfelt movies.
When meeting people for the first time, or when catching up with old acquaintances, we usually use certain greetings. These introductory phrases (or actions) can help set the mood and establish friendliness.
Having already painted American icons from rapper Notorious B.I.G. to the King of Pop over the course of his career, New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley will now be painting the most recent president of the United States - Barack Obama.
Whether you’re a foodie at heart or are simply looking for some new recipes to try, you’ll be sure to find a magazine you love in our list of top 5 American food magazines! Below you will discover a range of publications, both niche and widely read, which produce a wide range of articles on everything from party-throwing tips to the relationship between food and the economy!
Every language contains quirky phrases called idioms that may not make sense to non-native speakers. Whether they aim to give advice or are simply a way of expressing an idea, these phrases are essential to understanding what’s going on in many situations. This post will highlight some of the most useful English-language idioms to know and give examples of how to actually use them in a social context. You’ll soon be an idiom-speaking professional.
Knowing motivational vocabulary is great for encouraging your officemates and keeping morale up in the workplace. Your coworkers will be sure to appreciate your positive attitude around the office. Below you will find a vocabulary list of popular English-language idioms that refer to working hard and being successful at your job.
So... what are you planing for this holiday season? Why not to make a gingerbread house. This is fun project to do with your family, plus, it is so yummy! This is not an assumption, this is reality. We've made one at America House and had lots of fun.
As the song goes, “I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, and those soft gingerbread cookies”. Well, ok, not exactly, but nevertheless gingerbread cookies are such an epitome of Christmas treats and festive mood. This week we’ve been experimenting with various recipes in attempt to find the perfect one to make sure the ingredients needed are available in Ukrainian stores.
Nick Irvin: Christmas at my house is one of the best times of the year. It’s a time for family gatherings, gift-giving festivities, bright decorations, and delicious food. The Christmas season brings with it numerous traditions that have stayed within my family for decades (since before I was born, in fact). So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite family Christmas traditions –– and how we celebrate them.
Listening to podcasts is a wonderful way to learn more about your areas of interest while on the go! In this article, you will discover podcasts with English language learning content and topics on American culture.
While the discussion of giving up on a hard project or quitting one’s job may sometimes be difficult, the language for talking about these issues is useful to know. In this list, you will discover both formal and informal terms, as well as clarifications on technical differences between similar expressions.
Online journalism courses ensure that budding journalists can gain the necessary skills to compete with the best in the writing business. Here are some free online course recommendations to help get your career on track.
Have you heard about the recent technology movement that has been sweeping across the globe? This movement is known as the Civic Tech movement (or Civic Technology movement)! “Civic Tech” refers to any kind of technology that improves the relationship between a government and its people.
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Pух Urban Gardening - це вирощування власної їжі у місті: чи то на підвіконні, чи на балконі, чи навіть у парку! Це не тільки вирішує проблему нестачі їжі в світі, але й дозволяє вирощувати свіжі овочі та зелень у своєму місті.
What is student life like at U.S. Campus? Join us to to learn all about academic life, student services, organizations, employment and Admissions best practices.
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Do you know that you are the source of local power? You are the local authority! All of us have municipal rights and powers to manage most of all local issues. And we can make our local area better and improve a quality of municipal services.
Join us this week as we too go on the hunt, and reflect on the ways in which we might adapt it to meet the specific needs of our students.
In this three-hour interactive workshop you will find out: what the strongest position to be in before a negotiation is; how to prepare; how to build relationships in negotiation; what your negotiation style is; how to develop negotiation mastery; how to avoid giving discounts or giving in too easily.
Бажаєш навчатися у США, але бракує знань? Відвідай щомісячну презентацію EducationUSA, щоб дізнатися про процес вступу, фінансування своєї освіти та послуги, що надають центри EducationUSA.
Take us there. We’re ready. This is our chance to capture and share in words something memorable—a unique person, a special place, a strange thing, a beautiful animal, an indelible experience, whathaveyou—that fairly demands a full-on sensory description. Join us for Shining Scribes volume 12, the Descriptive Essay.