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Steve McCurry is one of America’s finest photographers and photojournalists today, known for his colorful and introspective portraits of individuals from areas of conflict, especially his image, “Afghan Girl”. He focuses on photographing people from different parts of the world and different civil and political conflicts, whether in Afghanistan, Tibet, Lebanon, or former Yugoslavia, and shows the consequences of war and violence on humans.
You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror only to find love handles* where those abs should be. You’re making breakfast, and find yourself spending five minutes opening that jar of jam. You’re walking to work, and notice that by the time you’re done your shirt is drenched in sweat. If any of this sounds like you, it’s time to focus on your fitness and head to the gym! Here are tips and exercises to help get you started.
The Hershey Company is one of the most well-known companies in the United States, and its products are enjoyed all over the world. Its candies cover a large range of flavors and include the famous Hershey’s KISSES, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers, Kit Kats, York Peppermint Patties, and Twizzlers. But how did this almost $19 billion company begin, and how does it influence the town of Hershey?
American pop music is not only heard on radios in the United States, but throughout the whole world. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin to find new artists, and even more difficult to decipher the lyrics if you want to sing along! So, this post has three song recommendations with explanations for some of the lyrics that can be confusing.
Prom is the most anticipated event of an American teenager’s life. It is a rite of passage for many. For others it is a chance to present your best self before you head off to college and into the real world. It is a night full of festivities, from dressing up to dancing, where juniors and seniors in high school enjoy the company of one another and just have fun!
Kerry J. Marshall is an African American contemporary artist who creates colorful, vibrant works of art that draw his audience’s attention towards the richness of black culture. Marshall uses his art to challenge stereotypes and prejudices against black people.
Buying second hand items in the United States is very common for anyone looking to stretch their budget. Thrifting is a great way to buy trendy, unique clothes at a cheap price. As well as benefit both your wallet and the environment.
In this article America House volunteer, Philip Kopatz, shares his experience in RAGBRAI (The Registers Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa). Check out how did he enter into the world of cycling that was kind of a fluke accident.
Music culture in the United States is very strong. One of the most listened to genres of music in the US is Rock and Roll (usually just called “Rock”). Here is a history of the creation and growth of Rock music in the United States, and how it has effected American culture, society, and other musical genres.
One of the most beautiful and challenging hiking spots in the United States is at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch is in the southwest corner of the United States and covers over 140,000 acres of rugged mountains and deserts! If you want to hike here, you have to be prepared to be challenged physically, emotionally, and mentally.
The United States is a very young country; not even 250 years old. Though the nation hasn’t been independent as long as other countries, Americans already have many customs and traditions for celebrating the USA’s birthday. Independence Day, held on the fourth of July, has a rich history and is celebrated by almost every American, but how each American celebrates can be different.
Anyone working in the startup industry knows how hard it is to create a successful business—oftentimes it might seem as though there is no secret to success when it comes to entrepreneurship. In the following TED Talk, “The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed,” entrepreneur Bill Gross shares what he believes to be the essential element when it comes to beginning a company.
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.
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Have you already tried the U.S. Air Force National Museum virtual tour at America House? Come explore it while having a chat with our friend Ryan who has a lot to say about the sky, planes, and his life experience in general.
Під час тренінгу: що таке віртуальна реальність, коли і як було створено цю технологію; перші прототипи та різновиди сучасних пристроїв; найцікавіші VR-проекти; що таке додана (AR) та змішана (MR) реальності та в чому їх відмінності; інструменти розробки та їх відмінності.
With her New York-centric essays, Sloane Crosley takes a magnifying glass to modernity. Parsing the nuances, trends, and perceptions of Big City life she offers up some cleverly hilarious insights about the way we live now.
A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.
Бажаєш навчатися у США, але бракує знань як цього досягнути? Відвідай презентацію, щоб дізнатися про процес вступу, фінансування своєї освіти та послуги, що надають центри EducationUSA.
You’ll witness the competition of the strongest public speakers in two categories: Humorous and Impromptu Speeches! The battle will be a fierce one as there will be only one winner in each category.