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nostalgia

Nostalgia: an interesting etymology

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We often use the word “nostalgia” when our heart is overwhelmed by an intense feeling of longing for something that can no longer return to us....
four books

Five books that you should read

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It’s a well-known fact that literature has a tremendous importance in the cultivation of one’s intellect, because besides “delectare”, its aim can also be...
books

4 children’s books that are more serious than you expect

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Maybe you read these books and enjoyed them in your childhood, but it is a well-known fact that every literary creation offers the possibility...
Candide

Candide ou l’Optimisme, a satire by Voltaire

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“Candide, ou l’Optimisme” is one of the most famous works written by Voltaire. Behind the humorous tone of the novel, there’s a harsh critique...
balloon

The first hot-air balloon flight -1783

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The hot-air balloon represents a fascinating way of travelling, but did you know that the first hot-air balloon flight that had human passengers took...
prefer

I would prefer not to – origin

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  Maybe you have seen this sentence written on a shirt or maybe you have come across it on social media and wondered what’s the meaning behind...
Daguerre

Louis Daguerre – the father of Photography

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  Louis Daguerre is known in history as the French painter who laid the foundation of  modern photography. His invention represents one of the most...

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