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Mad Men, a show for everyone
_Mad Men shows us why we're all human. Why we sometimes like debauchery, sex, and risk rather than restraint, caution, and better judgement. Most importantly it does this with style. Class just oozes out from the show's script, personalities, and directing. There is something here for everyone; for the girls it shows how your predecessors struggled with the prejudice against women everywhere they turned in the 1960's. For the men this show is a tutorial on how to dress, carry yourself around women, and how to be successful. The sixth season is about to start so if you haven't seen the first five catch up, and watch a four time consecutive winner for Best Series take you through 1960's New York. Click on the image on right to buy season 1. +David Torres for TODOSLifestyle
An accomplishment of culture, speaking 11 languages
How many languages can you speak? Are you bilingual? multi-lingual? A great example of striving to understand the many people of the world is learning and mastering as many languages as possible. What about 11 languages? A prime example of linguistic talent is Alex Rawlings an undergraduate student from Oxford University. He currently speaks 11 languages - English, Greek, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, Hebrew, Catalan and Italian. Click below to watch his story to BBC using all 11 languages. JG:PG for TODOSLifestyle
Now you can personalize your IKEA products
IKEA Hackers is a fun "go to" site a lot like TODOSLifestyle.com but for personalizing IKEA products. You can read and share about modifications done to things from IKEA and they call them "hacks". Before you make your next shopping trip to IKEA make sure to go through this site to spark your ideas for home or office. Click on the picture below to be taken to IKEA Hackers. JG:PG for TODOSLifestyle
Maintain values in the modern world
_ This short film directed by Constantin Pilavios and produced by MovieTeller brilliantly depicts the reality of today's fast-paced culture. Society has slowly deviated from pre-existing values of nature and nurture, where politics, business, and industry dominate modern interests. Take 4 minutes to watch the film and take away your meaning. Click below and be englightened. JG:PG for TODOSLifestyle
This year, upgrade your gear
This messenger bag has an uplifting sporty feel to it featuring the Nike Swoosh logo and vibrant blue lining. It's perfect for casual everyday use. The messenger bag by NIKE Sportswear is available at Asos (Click on the picture below).
Try an old flavor from the Iberian Peninsula
Spanish Chorizo is seasoned with pimenton (paprika) and salt. It is comprised of premium cuts of pork and dry cured for months. You can serve it up as an appetizer or feature it in your tapas dishes. Now getting Chorizo imported from Spain can be expensive, it is definitely worth it. If it runs too expensive for your budget, you can buy this version seen below (made in the USA by Daniele, sold at Cost Plus World Market). It is Spanish style Chorizo, one that you will be glad to taste and feature when you have people over or a simple snack.
You can only benefit from learning a new language
How many people do we share this world with? Maybe another 7 billion or so? It can only be to your benefit if you learn how to communicate with the other cultures of the world. Rosetta-Stone is the language learning tool to help you every step of the way. Try out the Rosetta-Stone interactive free demo online, where you can start with the basics and build towards conversational proficiency. No need for CDs, downloads, or installations. The program is fully online and works with your given skills. In no time, you' will be ready to order all the level sets. Suerte! (Click below for Rosetta-Stone homepage, free demo and ordering level sets.)
Carry on with your work in style
Carry your work with a bag that looks as hip as your attire. A leather briefcase is durable and works well in a professional and casual setting. Take a look at the image below for the link to zara.com webpage.
If it looks good, it'll taste better
This clear glass carafe by Ikea is rather beautiful. Start serving your water or iced coffee in one of these like in a European cafe. It's a good way to drink more water and do it in style. Surprisingly the water tastes amazingly refreshing when you pour it out one of these. Add a lemon slice or even blueberries for an extra touch of aesthetics and don't forget the ice. (Available at IKEA.com, click below).