One of the most common cliches ever used is that “you learn from your mistakes.” This rings true of almost everything, as it can be used as a teaching point for yourself and others. Some also view History as a crucial subject taught in schools, mostly because of this very idea. History is an evaluation of our past and helps us understand our society today that we live in and how it came to be. Continue reading
Why Do We Need to Study History?
There’s no doubt that living in the present is important for us and individuals and as a society. It’s what moves us forward and progresses the human race to the next level. It’s not unheard of that students also align with this way of thinking, which causes students to think that studying history isn’t important, because it doesn’t affect them now. This common misconception about the study of history that students have can actually have real-time effects on how things will turn out in the future and our human experience. Continue reading
How to Improve Your Handwriting
Quill as a writing instrument enabling people to cover paper with beautiful letters stopped capturing the world in 18th century. It happened when a man keen on penmanship came up with the idea of ‘metal quill’ and created a pen point. However, he failed to add the small split, so it splashed the ink all around. After this split was introduced some years later, cursive became more accurate. And finally handwriting has acquired its reputation of thin, spotless and quick craft owing to the invention of ball-point. So, today we have dozen of pens in our bag, but we can hardly demonstrate perfect writing skills, we’d rather say ‘my handwriting is awful, let me type this for you’. What happened to us? Let’s now look at history of handwriting to learn lots of interesting. Continue reading
OK! Is it really OK?
We need your attention. Can you concentrate on your speech from now on and count each time you say ‘OK’ during the day? Let it be our small experiment. The result will overcome your expectations. For many of us ‘OK’ is a universal answer and the most frequently used word. ‘OK’ has become a borrowing to dozens of languages while in English it functions as an adjective (“Is it okay not to do homework?”), adverb (“Did you sleep okay?”), noun (“Have you got your OK from Mom?”), and even verb (“She okayed to meet with me”). OK, but have you ever thought of its etymology? Continue reading