Millennials in the workplace

Millennials in the workplace Background Millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the early 1990s) make up a huge part of our workforce but they seem to lack loyalty to the companies and the leaders they work for. Multinational companies are noticing larger turnover rates of millennials as employee retention rates fall. This report looks… Continue reading Millennials in the workplace

Utility

In today’s quick-moving and information-driven learning settings, it’s not difficult for students of business and economics to become experts on rather advanced terms and ideas, while not fully understanding more basic matters; and when they try to learn these basics, students are often embarrassed because they aren’t already familiar with them.  Utility, or the state… Continue reading Utility

Supply and Demand

In the business world, it’s common to hear and see references to supply and demand. With that said, few individuals possess a thorough understanding of the idea and its wide-ranging impact on markets, prices, and consumers. In short, supply and demand refers to the force of consumers (or how much customers want or need to buy something)… Continue reading Supply and Demand

My favorite TV program

A modern person cannot imagine their life without TV. It is a source of interesting information, fun, and sometimes addiction. Everyone can find here something to the own taste. One may watch a documentary, a soap opera, a game show, a cartoon, news, etc. I do not often watch soap operas as I find them… Continue reading My favorite TV program

Learning foreign languages

Foreign languages are absolutely necessary for people nowadays. More and more people of different professions decide to study foreign languages in order to raise their professional level. Making business nowadays means the ability to speak at least one foreign language. Among the most popular foreign languages in Russia are English, German, Spanish. French and Italian.… Continue reading Learning foreign languages

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated predominantly in North America, and it possesses a different meaning in each of the countries where it’s acknowledged. In the United States, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday (meaning all government employees and most private employees are given a day off of work), and always takes places on the Fourth Thursday in November, regardless… Continue reading Thanksgiving

A short story extract

Sam squinted against the sun at the distant dust trail raked up by the car on its way up to the Big House. The horses kicked and flicked their tails at flies, not caring about their owner’s first visit in ten months. Sam waited. Mr Carter didn’t come out here unless he had to, which… Continue reading A short story extract

Star Wars and the hero myth

Critics of the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens have called the film unoriginal and predictable because the story so closely mirrors the very first Star Wars film in 1977. But, in fact, both films follow a structure that pre-dates all Hollywood films, that of the ‘hero myth’. That’s because director George Lucas based Star… Continue reading Star Wars and the hero myth

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