10 Curious Anecdotes About 10 of the Most Famous Writers of all Times – By Annarita Tranfici

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The word “anecdote” (from the Greek  “anékdotos”) originally indicated something  that was unusual or secret.
Over the centuries this meaning has been  partially replaced by a new one, which  concerns a piece of information whose character is  historical but marginal, concerning events or  people. In particular, nowadays we use this  term to refer to a little-known episode (often  curious and characteristic ), which is related to  a particular historical period, a character or an  important event.
In this article, you will find a list containing a series of bizarre and strange anecdotes involving some of the most famous writers of the world literary scene, from the most ancient such as Dante Alighieri, to those who are more recent, like Simenon. Happy reading! Continue reading “10 Curious Anecdotes About 10 of the Most Famous Writers of all Times – By Annarita Tranfici”


India: Acid-attack Survivors Become Models – By Annarita Tranfici

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The success story of this month tells of the adventure of five really brave women who share a very sad fate: They have all been disfigured by acid attacks. The names of the ladies who joined this project are Rupa, Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal; with their desire to live, they have decided to show themselves and their martyred bodies to help women around the world. These young Indian victims of acid have participated in a photo shooting that shows all their beauty, courage, and joy of living where they wore their own creations, strictly in Indian style with a touch of western fashion.

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The Amazing Power of Dreams: A Boy with Artificial Legs Becomes A Star Player – By Annarita Tranfici

The story of Adam Donnachie has become renowned 3 years ago when some of the most famous English newspapers decided that it was worth letting their readers know how strong a very young boy can be.

Although it is not a recent story, I chose to tell it anyway because I have felt impressed by the strength of Adam’s spirit and courage. I think that, by his example, Adam was able to give to all the people who were around him a great lesson in life. To better understand its particular merit, let’s read his success story. Image and video hosting by TinyPic   Continue reading “The Amazing Power of Dreams: A Boy with Artificial Legs Becomes A Star Player – By Annarita Tranfici”

Destination London: Discovering the Best Street Art Masterpieces – By Annarita Tranfici

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Do you love street art? Do you consider it as a form of art equal to the others or not?
I definitely love it and I always stand delighted in front of the several masterpieces that everyone can find in the hidden corners of our big cities. London is surely one of those cities where this type of art is not absent. I moved here few months ago and have not yet been able to see all the wonders that my new city has to offer. However, there is a tour that, if you are planning a visit to the capital of the UK, I would definitely recommend to book…
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The Way Towards a New Life: The Amazing Example of the Photographer Jen Davis – By Annarita Tranfici

The success story of today tells the personal journey of a young woman who, at a certain point in her life, has become prisoner of her body and her bad choices. Her name is Jen Davis and she is a talented photographer.

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She is an American woman that has spent the last 11 years photographing her body’s changes. The group of these images let us do a journey into the very private life of an obese person with all her fears and insecurities, leaving us some small clues of how difficult can be living with an image in the mirror that we no longer feel ours. The pics that attest her painful journey of awareness and rebirth are shown in an exhibition whose title is just “Eleven Years” at ClampArt gallery in New York from May the 22nd to July the 3rd 2014. The work is accompanied by a monograph of the same title from Kehrer Verlag, which has been released a month ago (Hardcover, 120 pages, 10.9 x 9.2 inches, $50).
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Dreams Can Come True – By Annarita Tranfici

Dreams are for warriors, dreams are for brave people, dreams are for brave warriors. No one can teach you how to be a warrior: there is no school to attend, no master to imitate, no guru to listen to. Each warrior with a big ambition has to take care of his own formation and to do this he has to overcome many trials: he has to learn to challenge his tenacity, his determination, his own motivations. Every ambition is like a dragon to ride without fear of its flames, its spines and its teeth. A warrior is nothing more than an ordinary man with his limits, and often these limits stop him, turning into obstacles that seem insurmountable. However, he does not care too much because he always keeps in mind his ultimate goal, the dream that makes his heart beat and gives meaning to every single day.

Warriors do not exist only in fairy tales and knights are not only men in charge of defeating dragons or saving princesses in distress; our age is full of warriors and unknown heroes responsible for some little daily miracles, men who are always armed with courage and spirit of sacrifice.

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Happy Mum = Happy Family – By S. Abdalla

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To be a mum does not necessarily mean to be happy, although the blessings that come along with a child can be in fact the key to happiness! Anyone can be a mother, but it requires much more to be a devoting, loving mum while staying true to yourself. So, to sum it up, what exactly does it take to happily enjoy motherhood? Having a cooperative partner, understanding and helpful friends, supportive family, etc… around will indeed lift a heavy weight off your shoulders, but the foundation of being genuinely happy as a mum is to build a strong and intense connection with your child while being a sane person at the same time. Society can be a destructive force at times due to the fact that people tend to criticize you and make you feel guilty or like your performance as a mum is below the standard! “Their standard!” Their interference or rather intrusion in your lives can be extremely frustrating. Mothers can be constantly attacked, judged, and criticized for not making the correct decisions for their own kids. (According to them).

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Naples – By Annarita Tranfici

Everyone probably knows that Italy is a country full of works of art, with many beautiful cities and breath-taking landscapes. One of these amazing places is the town of Naples, in the south of the peninsula, which is famous especially for its tasty food and its friendly people.

Naples is a coastal city full of history and traditions, and whoever comes to visit it, faces a long list of confusingly tempting options and often doesn’t have the time to enjoy all its beauties.

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A Spanish Experience – By Natalia Oparka-Kharma

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May is devoted to celebration of Madrid’s patron – San Isidro. That festivity comes with its unique programme, which means BULLFIGHTING (you get a chance to see world-famous bullfighter since Madrid is the main place for corrida). If you are familiar with Ernest Hemingway, you probably know how much he loved that attraction. You may learn more about Hemingway and bullfighting in cultural, out-of-the-ring part of the programme.

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