If in the beginning there was the Word then language is truly a formidable tool of creation. It encapsulates the entire body of human knowledge, builds new worlds in our minds and possibly shapes the way we experience reality.

It turns out languages don’t just make our decision-making more rational but also can profoundly influence our decision making processes and the way we perceive future events.




Swallows are widely recognized as harbingers of spring. Spring in turn is regarded as the season of change. And change is part and parcel of evolution. And evolution itself seems to have accelerated recently.

And now the best bit: swallows seem to be evolving to become better at… jaywalking. So, ultimately this entire evolution thing may prove to be a bitter pill to swallow(s).




When in Rome do as the Romans do, goes an old adage. Sometimes, though, it might be quite difficult to fit in. And it’s not about not trying hard enough. It’s about experience, or rather the lack of it.

Our world has turned into a global village and the knowledge of different cultures and customs has become an indispensable part of our work life. This knowledge is often key to success in an international environment.




Someone once said that you should shoot for the moon because even if you miss you will still land among the stars. Another thinker said that you should build your castles in the air and then see to it that you lay firm foundations under them.

Well, it’s usually easier said than done and pursuing your dreams is hard work. Still, if you don’t want to get stuck in your life and the internal urge to do things is tearing you  apart but the fear of failure petrifies you, here are some tips on how to get things moving.




We all like to listen to and take good advice, don’t we? However, as there is no universally accepted benchmark against which the quality of advice can be judged, whatever we consider “good” or “bad” advice is purely relative.

So, how about some advice about… advice?