Archive for June, 2011

Asthma prevention

Asthma prevention

Asthma prevention

Asthma is becoming a very common disease among children and young adults. The disease consists in airway chronic inflammation which causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. According to doctors the combination of genetic and environmental factors contribute to the onset of this illness.

The asthma attacks are combined with periods of normal breath or in extreme cases the individual can have long periods of shortness of breath with short term severe asthma attacks. These attack could last for minutes or hours, but in some cases the attack can last for few days. (more…)

Top ten horror movies

Top ten horror movies

Top ten horror movies

The horror movies are always criticized for their fierce violence and many blame them for violent acts that happen in our society. Yet they have many fans and a regular public. Most horror movies have a low budget due to their niche nature with a limited audience. There are several good horror movies made each year but only few managed to impress the audience.

The special effects are a very important aspect for horror movies. In old movies the special effects were primitive but the talent of the director could compensate that so some of the scariest horror movies are made in 1960s. (more…)

Inflation trend worldwide

Inflation trend worldwide

Inflation trend worldwide

The inflation represents the increase of the general level of prices in a economy, in a certain period of time. This means that the prices of goods and services had generally increased in the reviewed period of time.

In the last century the global inflation constantly increased, with a small acceleration in the last few decades. Many economists fear that the global recession could be followed by a significant rise of the global inflation. (more…)

Top ten most expensive paintings

Top ten most expensive paintings

Top ten most expensive paintings

The paintings of famous artists of the 19th and 20th century are now among the most precious paintings. These creations have been sold several times over time and their prices went higher each time. To create this top ten their transaction value was adjusted to the inflation rate so these prices are equivalent to the current purchasing power of US dollar.

The painting No. 5, 1948, by Jackson Pollock is not present in this top ten although it might be the most expensive painting ever. According to a New York Times article the painting was sold in 2006 for $140 million which adjusted to the inflation rates would mean more than $155 million which makes it the #1 most expensive painting. Unfortunately the transaction has not been confirmed to this day leading the painting out of our top ten. (more…)

Orient Express train adventure

Orient Express train adventure

Orient Express train adventure

For those travelers looking for old fashion adventures in this fast traveling era, the Orient Express is the best choice. In present times people want to travel as fast as possible to get to their vacation destination in a very short time. But what if the whole vacation is based on the journey itself?

The Orient Express can be the unique vacation that combines the history, the luxury and the adventure in a very special way.

Launched in October 1883, the Orient Express train rapidly became famous for the impeccable services, luxury interior and fine restaurants. The original route of the train started in Paris, went through Alps, passed by Budapest and Bucharest, ending at its final destination, Constantinople. (more…)