In modern culture the selfish strand is now legitimised as never before. The chief goal on offer to young people is success relative to others – better grades, higher pay, more friends and greater fame. Increasingly, young people compete in every possible avenue of life. These trends in youth culture have been studied intensively by Jean Twenge at San Diego State University. She finds that 31% of high school students expect to be famous one day, and an increasing percentage of college entrants think they are above average. Similar narcissistic tendencies are exemplified in the candidate whom American electors knowingly chose as their president in 2016. As Donald Trump elegantly put it: “Show me someone without an ego and I’ll show you a loser.” … [Read more...] about How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority
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Disney's Hollywood Studios - Disney's Hollywood Studios does not have a defined layout, unlike other Walt Disney World parks. It is more a mass of streets and buildings that blend into each other, much like a real motion picture studio would. The major attraction of this park is, the ultimate Star Wars thrill ride. Kids will enjoy movie set adventure, where kids can climb, crawl and explore in the larger-than-life interactive playground where anthills are mountains, LEGO bricks are hiding places and blades of grass tower like trees. Kids can also join the fun of their favorite fuzzy pals as they take them on a hilariously wacky 3-D tour of Muppet Labs. … [Read more...] about Walt Disney World – A Destination Which Every Child Desires To Be
His chances were no doubt boosted this week by the absences of Olympic gold and bronze medalists Hanyu and Javier Fernandez. Many medalists skip the worlds that are held one month after the Olympics due to exhaustion, off-ice opportunities or retirement. … [Read more...] about Nathan Chen wins world title by nearly 50 points after everyone falls
The Swedish writer is behind the critically acclaimed Millennium - a crime series which were turned into the Trilogy: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009 in Sweden - 2011 starring Daniel Craig), The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (2009). … [Read more...] about Which best-selling book series are penned by more than one writer?
First, Plunkett lost his white-ball central contract; then he was dropped for the Twenty20 squad for the tour of New Zealand; and then he was omitted from the one-day international squad, too, so Plunkett will be absent in Cape Town next month when England play their first ODI since the World Cup. Plunkett was not even contacted directly to be told he was being dropped. … [Read more...] about Liam Plunkett exclusive: I’ve just played the World Cup, been one of the best bowlers and then it’s like, ‘well all right, you’re done’