Kird

Kirsty is an English born half American English teacher. She is mainly interested in the London underground, classical Hollywood, English literature and Victorian London- with a slice of ripperology on the side. Don't know what that is? Look it up!

John Lennon beat his wife. MLK, Jr. was an adulterer. Gandhi was a deadbeat dad. Could it be true that, despite what the media tells us, nobody's perfect?

Nobody’s Perfect: The Human Side of 6 of History’s Most Beloved Figures

It was the waggish words of the womanizing cad multi-millionaire Osgood Fielding III in the classic comedy ‘Some like it hot’ that ever so quaintly put the obvious into perspective. ‘Well nobody’s perfect’ he declared to a shocked and taken-aback-in-drag Jack Lemon, who had seconds before just revealed that he had been a man all …

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With physical exercise forever being touted as the conqueror of depression and negativity, the idea of mental stimulation often falls to the wayside. But reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. As little (or as much) as a half hour a day can work wonders..

4 Ways A Daily Diet of Reading Can Improve Your Mental and Physical Well-Being

From birth, the majority of us have been subjected to countless books and thousands of words. From our parents reading bedtime stories, to our teachers encouraging us to dig deep for a different perspective, to our own personal crusades to find the next best opus as teenagers (or pulpy young-adult novel), reading is a substantial part …

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Fear. Your imagination getting the better of you with irrational thoughts overcoming your usual rational mind. Here are 5 techniques to help you cope.

How to Get Over Your Fears: 5 Proven Psychological Techniques To Help You Beat Your Fear

Fear. No matter the package it arrives in, it remains one of the most primordial emotions we are capable of experiencing. For years, psychologists have debated on how to best deal with it when it arises.  Coming in all shapes and sizes, it is simply a part of daily life for the majority of us, …

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From spas that offer giant pools of green tea, wine, coffee or Sake, to a Copenhagen village of 850 people with NO LAW, here are 15 of the weirdest, wonkiest and wildest attractions around the world.

15 of the Weirdest, Wonkiest and Wildest Attractions Around the World

15: Starry Night Bicycle Path, Nuenen, Netherlands. Ever stared at a painting and wanted to jump right inside? Quickly becoming one of the biggest attractions in the Netherlands. Based on the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting, ‘Starry Night’, this brightly lit bicycle path is illuminated by thousands of sparkling stars helping cyclists stay on track …

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