#Religion & Belief

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[Easy English Blog] Christmas
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I live in Japan, but I usually spend Christmas in the UK with my family. I have lived in Japan for 20 years. Every year, I go back to the UK for Christmas. However, this year, because of COVID19, I am staying in Japan. It is my first time to spend Christmas in Japan. I … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Christmas

[Short Story] A wonderful Christmas Eve party
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It was Christmas Eve. The small local train was almost empty. It was snowing very hard outside, it was very cold, and it was very dark. Suddenly the train stopped.  Everyone wondered what was wrong. Then the train conductor walked through the train. “I am very sorry,” he said to everyone. “The snow is too … Continue reading [Short Story] A wonderful Christmas Eve party

Chorus brings a social layer to meditation
Brian Heater

Chorus launched its online experience on March 16 of last year. It was fairly auspicious timing, as those things go, falling the same day seven public health departments launched a joint shelter-in-place order in its native California. Like countless other companies, 2020 didn’t go according to plan for the meditation app. But the site scrambled […]

Recent Readings, 8
Kevin Kelly

IMHO, reading this subReddit written by an AI feels very similar to reading a subReddit written by humans that post on Reddit. Link. Pregnant women operate at a the limit of human energy endurance, just slightly ahead of elite ultramarathoners. … Continue reading →

Top 10 U.S. astrology apps drew in $40M in 2019, up 65% from 2018
Sarah Perez

In uncertain times, people go looking for answers in unusual places. And in 2019, many U.S. consumers found their answers in the stars — or, more specifically, in a group of increasingly popular astrology apps offering horoscopes, fortunes, palm-reading and mobile access to psychics, among other things. According to new data from Sensor Tower, the […]

Merry Christmas!
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We would like to wish all of our readers and site visitors who celebrate Christmas a very Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful time. ❤

[Easy English Blog]Christmas cards
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Do you send Christmas cards? If you do, how many do you send? When I was in primary school, I sent cards to everyone in my class. It was a kind of tradition. I can’t remember very well, but when I went to high school, I think I just sent them to my close friends. … Continue reading [Easy English Blog]Christmas cards

Co-Star raises $5 million to bring its astrology app to Android
Taylor Hatmaker

Nothing scales like a horoscope. If you haven’t heard of Co-Star, you might just be in the wrong circles. In some social scenes it’s pretty much ubiquitous. Wherever conversations regularly kick off by comparing astrological charts, it’s useful to have that info at hand. The trend is so notable that the app even got a […]

Our Christmas books (1)
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Do you feel like reading Christmas stories? How about reading “The Christmas Present”? This is our level 1 Christmas book. It is for adults and children. Click on the book picture for more details!

Our Christmas books (2)
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Today, we’d like to introduce our level 2 Christmas book – Christmas Tales. There are five short stories about Christmas in this book. Click on the book for more details.  

Merry Christmas!
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We would like to wish all our readers who celebrate Christmas a Merry Christmas! We hope you have a nice, peaceful holiday.

Top 10 meditation apps pulled in $195M in 2019, up 52% from 2018
Sarah Perez

The millennial obsession with wellness and self-care has led to a booming business for meditation apps. In the first quarter of 2018, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower reported the top 10 “self-care” apps had pulled in some $27 million in revenue. Fast-forward to the end of 2019, and the numbers have gotten much higher. According […]

[Easy English Blog] Christmas is a long festival
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Sometimes when we think about Christmas, we only think about Christmas Day. But the Christmas festival is much longer than that! Since the beginning of December, I have been hearing Christmas music in all the stores. Some people’s houses have big Santas in their gardens or many Christmas lights. The streets of our city have … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Christmas is a long festival

He's a very naughty boy - FML
FMyLife

Today, a Jehovah's Witness followed me around, talking about Jesus. My dad's a pastor. I hear this stuff all day, every day. FML

Meditation apps offer free mindfulness, as social distancing takes a toll
Brian Heater

I’m not sure how many days we are into this “15 days” thing. Frankly, I’m not really sure what day of the week it is. As we collectively lose our grip on reality and socialization and increasingly turn to technology to cope, a number of meditation apps are offering up content to free to help […]

Covid, Christmas and Family: Merry Christmas, or not - FML
FMyLife

Today, I got a quick COVID test and got a positive result. Christmas is in 3 days, my son and husband have to stay with my mom and Christmas is my favorite holiday. I've never been away from them this long and it is killing me. FML

Jingle bells - FML
FMyLife

Today, I woke up with my period. At least I'm getting into the Christmas spirit with red and green shorts, right? FML

Our Christmas books (3)
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Today, we’d like to introduce our level 3 Christmas book – Stories for Christmas. There are five short stories about Christmas in this book. Click on the book for more details, and Merry Christmas!  

Have a brainwave
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Do you know the English expression “to have a brainwave“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Petra: Have you worked out how to get more money? Fran: Yes, I had a brainwave yesterday. I’m going to start my own business! Does it mean: a) have a good idea b) have a headache … Continue reading Have a brainwave

Heard the news? - FML
FMyLife

Today, I was really bored at home so I let in two Jehovah's Witnesses. After sitting in total silence for 30 seconds, I asked if they were going to say anything. One of them piped up, "Well, this is the furthest we've ever gotten." We sat in awkward silence for 5 minutes before they left. FML

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