Try This Easy and Delicious Cilantro Citrus Salad

Today, I would like to share couple of my favorite recipes that feature citrus as key elements.

As soon as the weather gets warmer, immediately I start craving salads. This cilantro citrus salad is such a light, fresh option for a summer lunch. I made this one vegan, but you could easily add grilled salmon or chicken for a more filling option.  With chickpeas for protein, avocado for Vitamin E and folic acid, and oranges for Vitamin C you can skip the multi vitamin. This salad is packed with vitamins and nutrients, but the flavor is the main reason I love this salad.

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Why People Are Suing Their Family?

How much money would it take for you to sue your entire family?  What if 100 million dollars was at stake?  Would you sue your mother?  Stop talking to your children?  I know, it sounds absurd, but people do it.  And I’m not sure if I should judge them until I’ve been in their shoes. Let me explain.

I recently read an interesting article in Vanity Fair about the Agnelli family, they are like the Kennedy’s of Italy, extremely rich and with lots of drama.  When the patriarch of the family died in 2003, the only daughter asked a series of questions about her father’s estate (valued in the billions) that resulted in one of Italy’s most talked about scandals.  The daughter, who is 52, has eight children and is angry that her father’s wealth has been shrouded in secrecy and that certain of her children did not receive the inheritance that they deserved.


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How to Complete a Project

The weeks are flying by and it’s been hard to even keep up with one post a week. Life is good, just crazy mental trying to figure out my step really. As promised to my student readers, here are some thoughts about completing final project such writing a thesis:

Final project or thesis is a requirement of a student completing his studies. Some students think this is the toughest stage in all stages of lecture-even some of them are not able to finish it. In general, the obstacles often faced by students in completing the final project / thesis is 90% of their internal self and the rest are from external factors, such as lecturers uncooperative, unfavorable economic conditions and luck (the will of the one above). Here are tips effectively complete the thesis / Final Assignment:

1. Intention & Motivation. The first step you should do-and the most heavily-is cultivate in yourself that the thesis is the only bridge your future or in other words your door to ‘out’ of the campus as well as ‘entry’ into the world of work. It is true without any degree you can get a job, but it certainly packed a bachelor’s degree will be better able to increase your chances of getting a better job.

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My Tuscan holiday

It’s been a lovely week! I’ve been in full tower designing mode, it has been great! Although I’m still crazy busy, I feel like I’m actually able to stay on top of things, so this once a week blogging is definitely helping out.

The fabulousness of the week, continued into the weekend! Friends of ours have bought their first flat together and we got to pop around to see their amazing place in Stockwell for a delicious dinner.

Sunday morning I was woken up to the smell of sizzling bacon, nothing better :

I’m now ready to start another week…

Today’s post is all about a sense of permanence and temporality. These two restaurants in London were meant to be temporary pop-up, but have become so successful, they’ve ended up being more permanent pieces in the city.

The Filling Station

The first is the Filling Station in King’s Cross, a converted BP garage right on the canal.

The Second is a Hix restaurant, “Chicken and Steak” also known as the Tramshed in Shoreditch. Again, meant to be a pop-up restaurant near Old Street, it is filled with Damien Hirst pieces, like the formaldehyde “Cock and Bull”.

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How to hire a good assistant. Not only education matters

So, I’m so busy at work that we decided to hire  anew assistant, the whole process made me think about  the whole hiring/education/exams things. While recruiting an employee most of the companies only seek educational information. But it is important to know about many other things about a person to avoid any future problem. So, it is essential to carry out pre-employment screening before appointing an employee.

Employment screening will help you to verify

  • Educational record (for example many people think that reporting a GED diploma in NYC while applying for a job in San Diego will allow them to get a job without checking credentials but it’s not the case. Potential Employers can check this stuff pretty easy.
  • Criminal history
  • Past records
  • Social security number
  • Residential address

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Changing Routine is Painful

If nothing in your life seems to be changing, that’s usually the result of your actions not changing.

I know, that seems like common sense, but how many sensible things are you aware of, yet don’t put into action?

I certainly don’t always follow my own advice, or live in harmony with every inspiring quote that I post on facebook.

In fact, recently, I’ve been feeling stuck. I feel like I should’ve started on a lot of things long, long ago. I feel like I should’ve jumped on countless opportunities that I never did.

And it’s not that I literally said “no”,
but rather, my sub-conscience said, “yes… one day”.

“Yes… one day” is not the same as “Yes”.

HUGE difference.

However, your mind can trick you into believing that they are the same.  It’s like when you announce your big plans to do that really cool thing. Continue reading Changing Routine is Painful

Visiting my Edu

Recently I was visiting the headquarter of Educate The USA , a company I work for. They are located in Rochester, NY, it’s a beautiful city.  We are lunching a new online GED course and of course it’s a lot of work with preparation and testing, interviewing people etc. But I have a few hours just for myself. I hope you enjoy these photos.

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George Eastman House

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Mercury and Wings of Progress

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Rochester at night

Interesting Replica of Saatchi

Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson were granted a decree nisi in the High Court, near finalizing their divorce.

The British artist (who prefers to remain unidentified) has created a life-size replica of Saatchi with a hand outstretched ready to strangle anyone who interacts with this piece. The artwork is entitled ‘Playful Tiff’ – the terms Charles used to explain the incident where he fondly placed his hand around Nigella Lawson’s neck at Scott’s eatery in London. Spectators of ‘Playful Tiff’ are invited to put their neck in Saatchi’s hand and capture the historic moment with a picture on the mobile phone.

The work is on display at the Jealous Gallery at Crouch End in north London.

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Smiles All Around

.1. It’s probably no secret with about page, but one of my favourite things to do is baking, especially for my friends.

.2. I’m an avid online shopper, from clothes to beauty products to our weekly shop.

.3. Peanut butter is my weakness.

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.4. And so is our adorable little cat named Sandyt.

.5. Lists are the answer to everything.

.6. I’m an Polish-American living in London for the last 2 years, loving every minute of it! (Speaking Polish too)

.7. I’m always keeping busy with little projects, latest: knitted cushions for the flat.

8. I work as a researcher for Educate the USA, a publisher of online ged classes. Love my job!

Olympics Love

I cannot believe how quickly this week has gone by. To be honest I really wasn’t excited about the Olympics coming to London; I thought it was going to be an absolute nightmare getting around the city.

I seem to be converted; it’s been really easy and hard not to get all excited.

Well today is the big day, there are far too many people in the city, but I’m excited to hide away on our roof (with probably the rest of our building!) and watch the fireworks of the opening ceremonies as we are only a stone’s throw away from the stadium. (okay, there is a building in between, but we’re super close!)

After this, I promise to keep the Olympics to a minimum and I’ll do a weekly update of what I’ve been up to.

I think one of my favourite buildings in the village is the aquatics centre by Zaha Hadid (but wingless and luckily they will be gone with the end of the games) She’s not my favourite architect by a long shot, but I think it’s such an elegant building, especially the shape of the roof.

Opening Ceremonies | Friday 27 July

We are so lucky to be living right across from the Olympic site so last Friday we took some drinks and nibbles up to the roof with a few friends and family (along with the rest of our building!) Someone had set up a tv so we could watch the ceremony from above and on the screen. Some fab views from above:

Swimming | Saturday 28 July

Bright and early Saturday morning we headed over to the Olympic park to watch the swimming heats:

Olympic Park | Saturday 28 July

Having tickets to the swimming meant we could wander around the park, the weather was gorgeous so we stayed for a few hours to soak it all up.

… okay so I NEVER eat McDonalds, but it was hard not to resist visiting the largest one in the world and a little embarrassed to say that I love the timber slatted building. Really simple, just take off the branding and it would be perfect.

Beach Volley Ball | Saturday 28 July (it was a busy day!)

After taking a little break, we headed over to the Horse Guards Parade for the Beach Volleyball in the evening. It’s hard to complain in this queue, watching the ducks in St James Park, not bad at all!

Tennis at Wimbledon | Monday 30 July

After a relaxing weekend lazing in Victoria Park watching some of the events, we headed to Wimbledon for the Tennis:

John Lewis Viewing Platform | Tuesday 31 July

Friends of the family came down for the day so we took them on the DLR (overground train looking over the site) and headed up to John Lewis’ viewing platform. It’s definitely worth the £2 entry as it’s a great view.