"It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door," he used to say. "You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to."
After the shocking plane crash of one of the country’s most revered public servants, it’s normal for some people to develop flying anxieties. The fear of flying, also known as aerophobia, aviatophobia, or aviophobia, is the fear of being in a flying vehicle such as airplanes, helicopters and the like.
Fear of flying affects several people. Data from the Valk Foundation, a joint project of the University of Leiden, KLM and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport showed that 40% of people experience flying anxieties. Some famous people who are known to have flying anxieties include Ben Affleck, former American professional football player in the National Football League John Madden, Doris Day, Elisha Cuthbert, and even Isaac Asimov.
The thing is, you cannot let the fear of flying get in the way of enjoying life. There’s so much to see—Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, New York—how else can you see the world if you won’t conquer your fear?
According to the BBC, a total of 26.3 million people tuned in to watch the closing ceremony of the hottest event of the year that is the 2012 London Olympics.
Although the ceremony or the musical performances to be specific, raked in mixed reviews, there were segments that earned a general appeal to everybody. Perhaps one of the best highlights of the show were the performances of the Spice Girls and Take That—two bands that represent the best in British pop music in the ’90s. Both groups disbanded—Take That in 1996, and Spice Girls in 2001.
Aside from the Spice Girls, what other bands do YOU miss?
The feelings that come with being single vary for different types of people. Some love it; some find it a curse. And while deep inside you hope to find your perfect match real soon, there’s no reason to waste the time in between, right? If you know how to count your blessings, you might even find yourself thankful for being single, and not just on Valentine’s Day.
Mr. Right can be just around the corner, but before he arrives, here are some things you can do:
Smoking is an addiction that needs professional help. But this also underlines why the government must take action to protect its citizens against tobacco. Yet despite being an extremely hazardous and addictive product, tobacco is still legal. It’s just wrong.