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Archive for September, 2012

Murzynek Bambo – Julian Tuwim Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

Bambo is the main character of a childrens poem where a 10 year old african is presented as studious, but when he comes home he is mischievous. When his mom ask him to drink his milk, he climbs a tree, and when his mom asks him to take a bath, he is afraid he will…

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“LEŃ” BY JAN BRZECHWA Posted by on Sep 29, 2012

Here is another poem for kids. It is really popular in Poland and all the kids know it! LEŃ BY JAN BRZECHWA Na tapczanie siedzi leń, Nic nie robi cały dzień. « O, wypraszam to sobie! Jak to? Ja nic nie robię? A kto siedzi na tapczanie? A kto zjadł pierwsze śniadanie? A kto…

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Income and jobs in Poland Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

While money may not buy happiness, it is an important means to achieving higher living standards and thus greater well-being. Higher economic wealth may also improve access to quality education, healthcare and housing. Household net-adjusted disposable income is the amount of money that a household earns each year after tax. It represents the money available…

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Housing in Poland Posted by on Sep 26, 2012

Living in satisfactory housing conditions (warunki mieszkaniowe) is one of the most important aspects of people’s lives. Housing is essential to meet basic needs, such as shelter (schronisko), but it is not just a question of four walls and a roof. Housing should offer a place to sleep and rest where people feel safe and…

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Work-Life Balance Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

Finding a suitable balance between work and life (odpowiednia równowaga między pracą a życiem) is a challenge for all workers, especially working parents. Some couples would like to have more children, but do not see how they could afford to stop working. Other parents are happy with the number of children in their family, but…

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Personal security and safety Posted by on Sep 24, 2012

Is Poland safe? Do people feel safe in Poland? Personal security (bezpieczeństwo osobiste) is a core element (kluczowy element) for the well-being of individuals, and largely reflects the risks of people being physically assaulted or falling victim to other types of crime (przestępstwo). In Poland, 1.8% of people reported falling victim to assault over the previous…

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Life Satisfaction Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

Happiness (szczęście) can be measured in terms of life satisfaction (zadowolenie z życia), the presence of positive experiences and feelings, and the absence of negative experiences and feelings. Such measures, while subjective, are a useful complement to compare the quality of life across countries. Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather…

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