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Bezpieczny produkt, jakościowy produkt. Zdarzyło się to kilka miesięcy temu. Wręczyłam dziecku dłuuugo wyczekiwanego świeżaka – brokuła Bartka. Tak się cieszył ten mój maluch, całą twarzą się w niego wtulał. I wtedy to zauważyłam – twarz syna robiła się coraz bardziej i bardziej zielona. Jako ekspert od bezpieczeństwa i zgodności produktowej postanowiłam napisać do Jeronimo Martins, wypytać o testy wykonane na zabawce. W szczególności o jeden – DIN 53160-1:2010, który sprawdza trwałość farbowania na tkaninach na ślinę (brokuł Bartek z pewnością był dość obficie nią pokryty). Dostałam informację, że “pluszaki zostały przebadane na zgodność z wymaganiami prawnymi pod kątem bezpieczeństwa fizyko-mechanicznego

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I AM A DRIVER I’m a driver and sometimes I get mad. 15 years ago, when my career behind the wheel has started, I was usually irritated by too slow driving. Now it’s too fast drivers that get on my nerves. No, I’m not getting old. I’m just more mature and value life more. 15 years, time flies. So much has changed on polish roads. Yet, there is a mass of dangerous situations that still happen way too often. Some of them are results of totally unacceptable behaviors: overtaking as „the third one”, DWI or not yielding to pedestrians on

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1. HAPPINESS BOARD In 1988 for the first time I crossed the iron curtain. It was a great adventure. Despite being a small kid I remember quite a lot. One of the memories totally rules – the emotions are still vivid. One of the Turkish immigrants took all the kids from the labour hotel (that we all lived in) for ice cream to the closest shop. It was tiny, yet inside there were so many goods (for a person from a communist Poland it was very, very unusual). And there it was – one of my best childhood memories –

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ME-TRADITIONAL GIRL I used to dream of being a housewife and a mother, supported by an ideal, loving husband. Today I am a mother and I do have a loving husband, but I also have a career. And I totally reject the “ideal life” concept I once wished for. The only dream still left to come true is different proportion of time devoted to my family and to my career – in favour of the first one. My husband takes care of the laundry, we both cook. Some of the cleaning areas are my personal areas, completely unnoticed by B.

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Here comes the spring. Behind us almost snowless winter in Poland – a perfect one to spend in the city. For me at least. I do agree that first snowfall is nice and much welcomed. The world becomes all white, pristine, all the city noises are muted and it’s all so bright and fairytale-like. Unfortunately this wonderful landscape doesn’t last for too long. Soon delicate white powder becomes a shapeless muddy heap “decorated” with yellow and brown spots with a hint of soot. Bleah! Why to miss snow in the city then? Yet, so many times this season I heard

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  For the last 3-4 weeks I’ve been dragging about contemporary heroism. Today I want to tell you about certain heroic family that I know. A Family that had to became heroic against their will. How do I know it? Well, can anyone be looking forward to have an ill baby born? Nobody wishes to struggle for his/her tiny child’s well being. Yet, some of receive such questionable “gift”. Some come to this world with necessity to fight for healthy life. The aim seems distant, even unreachable. Filip Szajba is the one, facing such challenge. Little plucky Filip. He doesn’t

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  Two weeks ago I wrote about shaping children’s attitude. Today I continue on the propagation of heroism, though among us – adults. How to be an adult superhero? It’s not about sticking to your childhood ideas. To me it’s totally unnecessary, could be even harmful. Growing up is a process of shaping one’s personality, creating a system of values. As years go by and we become older and older (hopefully also wiser and wiser) this process of building one’s own interior is getting more and more conscious. We realize that people are far from perfect and flaws are just

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Superheroes grow from superchildren. Who has ever observed sleeping infants knows that many of them sleep in a “superman” position. One little hand is stretched up, the other one lays along the little body. It looks more or less like that: So, how does one raise a child to become a super adult? And who is this superadult, this contemporary hero, anyway? To me, it’s a person who doesn’t look away, when seeing hurt, who stands up against bullies, it’s the first one from the crowd to lend a helping hand to someone who fell. Please, don’t get me wrong,

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“Why can’t I have such long legs as Ana?” – Marta wonders. “Marta has such amazing, thick hair…” – marvels Ana. We tend to concentrate on what we’re still missing to be perfect, instead of focusing on what we actually have. Everyone is different, special, and instead of changing size of our noses – let’s change our thinking! Since forever I observe the world of fashion, it is a world of size 0, velvety skin and giraffe-tall posture. And there are plenty of negative opinions about it. After all – how many real-world-women have a tush tiny like a croissant?

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Assuming people’s characters, judging them by their ethnic, or any other group’s derivation, isn’t the only source of open conflicts. It also results in further social dissents. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. The longer African-american people were excluded from American society, the longer they have exercised and fixed their antisocial behaviours. The more a sense of harm was grown and shared among them, the harder it is now for them, to function in a modern day society properly. So they awake suspicion and resentment. And at last they find themselves in a situation, where it’s a common thing to be killed

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Being a stranger means being unfamiliar. Being somewhat different because of a certain feature. What kind of feature? Well, it could be anything. Sometimes it’s the way people talk, their slow thinking, different views, praying in a different manner or having different preferences. Very often it’s the looks, an outfit, a hairstyle, maybe really strange makeup, a tattoo or a scar. There is countless number of characteristics with which one can tell difference between two people, including identical twins. As many characteristics, as there only in a human being are. At the same time we are all homo sapiens, we

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I was listening to the speeches summing up the preliminary recent local government election results and I felt this inner wave of discontent, my whole being protesting. None of the leaders was even pretending to be concerned with electors or tasks ahead of them. They spoke only about winning and defeating the opponent….wait a minute, what’s going on? So I’m giving you my vote (and my trust), so that you can “win and defeat”? Those most important to me (being local) elections, that have potential to make my functioning in the neighbourhood easier, are reduced to be just a symptom

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Houston, we have a problem. I guess it’s not a bold claim if I say, that polish companies are ongoingly losing to their foreign competition and it’s incomparably larger capital. Or their growth is so significant, they end up being bought out, in a less or more friendly manner. Small entrepreneurs are losing to chains. What’s the reason, that capitalism, instead of generating an actual profit, in so many cases results only in creating just a few workplaces for the lowest national wage? And is followed by transfer of whole generated capital abroad. And effective gain takes place still not

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