May 2011 Archive

How to Know If Your Social Media Is Paying Off

  By David Rogers, Digital Marketing Strategist David Rogers is a consultant, speaker, and author of The Network Is Your Customer: Five Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age. He teaches Digital ...

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

by Teodora Zareva You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, Spanish designer Martin Azua ...

Dog nurses white tiger quadruplets

    Four white tiger cubs get milk from a dog at Xixiakou wildlife protection area in Weihai, East China’s Shandong province on May 21, 2011. An 8-year-old white tiger mother gave ...

William Wallace: The Real Robin Hood?

William Wallace refuses to put down his arms in this 19th-century illustration by James William Edmund Doyle.   Who was the real-life inspiration behind Robin Hood, one of England’s most legendary folk ...

Varicose veins: Live with it or treat it?

 By Smriti Daniel Varicose veins may look ugly but for a lucky majority who develop them, their appearance will be the only cause of concern. Distended and dilated, these veins appear ...

African Demands for Freedom During the American Revolution

Was the American Revolution Fought to Save Slavery? By HEATHER GRAY In 1774, my family, the Keillors, left Yorkshire, England and sailed to Nova Scotia – one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Within ...

When Ceylon drew the stars

Richard Boyle looks back on the golden decade of foreign film production in Ceylon The first use of Ceylon as the location for a fiction film rather than a documentary was ...

Social challenges of an ageing population

  IMPERATIVES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT By Nimal Sanderatne In as much as the ageing population has serious economic and financial consequences, the human and social dimensions of an ageing society poses serious challenges ...

Life and times through letters :Scrutinising complex human emotions

  By Ranga CHANDRARATHNE The foremost writer in English fiction in Sri Lanka, Punyakante Wijenaike offers a multifaceted personality embodying noble qualities of kindheartedness, pleasant disposition and above all a gracious lady ...

Modern farming vs traditional farming: Should we go Back?

   By Thulasi MUTTULINGAM Human history is filled with stories of technological and industrial advances and their various repercussions. We are daily reminded of these advances when we watch or read the ...

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