Superstitions
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Do you get nervous when a black cat walks in front of you? Do you avoid walking under ladders? If you broke a mirror would you expect to get 7 years' bad luck?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions then you are clearly a superstitious person.

Gardening: the Beginnings
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The modern garden has a history going back many thousands of years. The first ‘garden’, was a vegetable-garden, where early humans cultivated different types of plants for food.

Philosophy
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The two Greek words – “philo”, which means love and “sophia”, which means wisdom are the beginnings of the word we use today: Philosophy, the love of wisdom.

Land-locked countries
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What is a land-locked country? It is a country with no coastline at all. If you are a Hungarian or a Paraguayan, you have to pass through somebody else’s country if you want to go to the beach.

Royalty
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Richard I, King of England (1157-99) spent only six months of his ten-year reign actually in England! Find out everything you never needed to know about some of the early Kings of England...

What did a dinosaur look like?
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Dinosaur art has a long history, in natural history museums, children's toys and films. We love looking at dinosaurs. But what are we seeing? The real thing? Or a little fact and a lot of imagination?

The Island of Mauritius
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Mauritius is just 42 miles long and 29 miles wide, and has only been inhabited since the 17th century, but already has a rich and varied history and is famous for many things.

Rivers
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The analogy of streams, rivers and their tributaries as the veins and arteries of the earth is not inappropriate. They are indeed the "lifeblood" of the world. Each river is part of a huge eco-system.

Development
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Development is happening everywhere around the world and it has started to be called 'globalisation'. There is a serious argument that this process is unfair and that it is causing a lot of poverty ...

Professionals Podcasts - Emotional intelligence
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Listen to an extract from a lecture on emotional intelligence given by a professor at a business school.

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