These world famous landmarks also contain secrets not everyone knows

There are secret places where no matter where you pay much money can not reach.

Popular global tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty seem to be familiar to us, whether you've been here or not. However, not all people know the secrets of secrets somewhere in these places.
Let's take a trip around the world through these super-famous places and discover what's hidden behind their familiar looks.
1. Secret apartment of Gustave Eiffel, Paris (France)
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If floors 1 and 2 are two large observatories for visitors, the third floor is the secret office of Gustave Eiffel.
Located on the third floor, on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, there is a small room belonging to Gustave Eiffel - the president of the company that designed and built the tower. This is where Eiffel welcomes well-known guests, including Thomas Edison. 
Today this small room in the highest European location can only be reached by elevator, and you have to pay a small extra to buy tickets coming up from the second floor of the tower.
2. Abandoned building in Times Square, New York (USA)
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Located in the prime location of Times Square, the building is completely empty.
Although it gives its owner about $ 23 million a year ($ 522 billion), Times Square's No. 1 Skyscraper is completely empty - except for some previously used offices. Use and a drugstore downstairs.
It was originally built as the headquarters for the New York Times, but since they moved to the new headquarters, it has gone through many other companies. The company that eventually owned the building collapsed in 1992 and they had to sell it to an advertising agency. Since then, the building has become one of the most valuable advertising venues in the world.
3. Secret Room in Rushmore Mountain (USA)
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Few know the entrance to the secret room behind President Abraham Lincoln's "hair".
Located in the Black Hills in South Dakota, Rushmore Mountain is no stranger to the faces of four American presidents carved into the rock. However, not everyone knows that it has an interesting mystery behind President Abraham Lincoln's "hair" as an entrance to a secret room. 
This room was built to house America's most important documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, no one was allowed access to this room.
4. Prison inside Doge's Palace, Venice (Italy)
Doge's Palace, also known as the Venetian Palace, was built in the ninth century, is one of the most important landmarks of Venice in Northern Italy.
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Right below the ancient palace is a 400-year-old prison.
There is also a prison located just below, called Piombi. For 400 years of history, only one prisoner could have escaped from Piombi.
Although the existence of Piombi is quite well known, no tourists are coming here.
5th Floor, Empire State Building, New York (USA)
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The Empire State Building actually has another floor on 102 floors that is open to visitors.
Almost everyone knows about the 102-story Empire State Building on New York's Wall Street. However, the building actually has another floor at the top, the 103rd floor, which is a small room overlooking the entire city with a low balcony surrounded. Of course, only the building staff and some VIPs were in the room.
6. Secret Room in Cinderella, Disney World (USA)
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Inside the magnificent castle is a superior room like the prince's princes.
With its full name is Walt Disney World, named after the talented cartoonist, the father of the world's most famous animation studio, Disney World theme park boasts a magnificent castle. Like stepping out of the Cinderella fairy tales. Inside the castle, there is even a room comparable to the best in the most expensive hotels.
However, you will not be able to book a night in this place no matter how much money. The only chance you can contemplate on this room is to rely on luck: on all dates in January every year, Disney World will take a lottery to select a random guest.
7. Observatory is located on the torch of the Statue of Liberty, New York (USA)
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Have you ever wondered about the scenery below while watching from the observatory on the goddess torch?
You can climb up to the 46m high statue of Liberty Statue and view the harbor of New York Harbor below, but you will not be able to reach the observatory area located on the torch in your right hand. Of the goddess.
Until 1916, there was still a staircase leading up to the observation balcony, just around the golden flame. However, because of the explosion that took place that year, the torch was severely damaged. Since then the tour has been banned permanently, although the torch was replaced in 1986.
(Source: Brightside

One At A Time

A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out into the ocean.

As our friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water.
Our friend was puzzled. He approached the man and said, "Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing."
"I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die up here from lack of oxygen."
"I understand," my friend replied, "but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can't you see that
you can't possibly make a difference?"
The local native smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, "Made a difference to that one!"
Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen (Chicken soup for the soul)

It Can't Happen Here?

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir
We always teach people to hug each other in our workshops and seminars. Most people respond by saying, "You could never hug people where I work." Are you sure?
Here is a letter from a graduate of one of our seminars.
Dear Jack,
I started out this day in rather a bleak mood. My friend Rosalind stopped over and asked me if I was giving hugs today. I just grumbled something but then I began to think about hugs and everything during the week. I would look at the sheet you gave us on How to Keep the Seminar Alive and I would cringe when I got to the part about giving and getting hugs because I couldn't imagine giving hugs to the people at work.
Well I decided to make it "hugs day" and I started giving hugs to the customers who came to my counter. It was great to see how people just brightened up. An MBA student jumped up on top of the counter and did a dance. Some people actually came back and asked for more. These two Xerox repair guys, who were kind of just walking along not really talking to each other, were so surprised, they just woke up and suddenly were talking and laughing down the hall.
It feels like I hugged everybody in the Wharton Business School, plus whatever was wrong with me this morning, which included some physical pain, is all gone. I'm sorry that this letter is so long but I'm just really excited. The neatest thing was, at one point there were about 10 people all hugging each other out in front of my counter. I couldn't believe this was happening.
Love, Pamela Rogers
P.S.: On the way home I hugged a policeman on 37th Street. He said, "Wow! Policemen never get hugs. Are you sure you don't want to throw something at me?"
Another seminar graduate sent us the following piece on hugging:
Hugging Is
Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.
Hugging is all natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.
Hugging is the ideal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its awn wrapping and, of course, fully returnable.
Hugging is practically perfect. No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof and nontaxable.
Hugging is an underutilized resource with magical powers. When we open our hearts and arms, we encourage others to do the same.
Think of the people in your life. Are there any words you'd like to say? Are there any hugs you want to share? Are you waiting and hoping someone else will ask first? Please don't wait! Initiate!
Charles Faraone
Jack Canfield (Chicken soup for the soul)

Who You Are Makes A Difference

A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in high school by telling them the difference they each made. Using a process developed by Helice Bridges of Del Mar, California, she called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First she told them how the student made a difference to her and the class. Then she presented each of them with a blue ribbon imprinted with gold letters which read, "Who I Am Makes a Difference."
Afterwards the teacher decided to do a class project to see what kind of impact recognition would have on a community. She gave each of the students three more ribbons and instructed them to go out and spread this acknowledgment ceremony. Then they were to follow up on the results, see who honored whom and report back to the class in about a week
One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a nearby company and honored him for helping him with his career planning. He gave him a blue ribbon and put it on his shirt. Then he gave him two extra ribbons, and said, "We're doing a class project on recognition, and we'd like you to go out, find somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them the extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person to keep this acknowledgment ceremony going. Then please report back to me and tell me what happened."
Later that day the junior executive went in to see his boss, who had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow. He sat his boss down and he told him that he deeply admired him for being a creative genius. The boss seemed very surprised. The junior executive asked him if he would accept the gift of the blue ribbon and would he give him permission to put it on him. His surprised boss said, "Well, sure."
The junior executive took the blue ribbon and placed it right on his boss's jacket above his heart. As he gave him the last extra ribbon, he said, "Would you do me a favor? Would you take this extra ribbon and pass it on by honoring somebody else? The young boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a project in school and we want to keep this recognition ceremony going and find out how it affects people."
That night the boss came home to his 14-year-old son and sat him down. He said, "The most incredible thing happened to me today. I was in my office and one of the junior executives came in and told me he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for being a creative genius. Imagine. He thinks I'm a creative genius. Then he put this blue ribbon that says 'Who I Am Makes A Difference' on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra ribbon and asked me to find somebody else to honor. As I was driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would honor with this ribbon and I thought about you. I want to honor you.
"My days are really hectic and when I come home I don't pay a lot of attention to you. Sometimes I scream at you for not getting good enough grades in school and for your bedroom being a mess, but somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know that you do make a difference to me. Besides your mother, you are the most important person in my life. You're a great kid and I love you!"
The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn't stop crying. His whole body shook. He looked up at his father and said through his tears, "I was planning on committing suicide tomorrow, Dad, because I didn't think you loved me. Now I don't need to."
Helice Bridges (Chicken soup for the soul)

The Hugging Judge

The Hugging Judge

‘Don't bug me! Hug me!’ - Bumper Sticker
Lee Shapiro is a retired judge. He is also one of the most genuinely loving people we know. At one point in his career, Lee realized that love is the greatest power there is. As a result, Lee became a hugger. He began offering everybody a hug. His colleagues dubbed him "the hugging judge" (as opposed to the hanging judge, we suppose). The bumper sticker on his car reads, "Don't bug me! Hug me!"
About six years ago Lee created what he calls his Hugger Kit. On the outside it reads "A heart for a hug." The inside contains thirty little red embroidered hearts with stickums on the back. Lee will take out his Hugger Kit, go around to people and offer them a little red heart in exchange for a hug.
Lee has become so well known for this that he is often invited to keynote conferences and conventions, where he shares his message of unconditional love. At a conference in San Francisco, the local news media challenged him by saying, "It is easy to give out hugs here in the conference to people who self-selected to be here. But this would never work in the real world."
They challenged Lee to give away some hugs on the streets of San Francisco. Followed by a television crew from the local news station, Lee went out onto the street. First he approached a woman walking by. "Hi, I'm Lee Shapiro, the hugging judge. I'm giving out these hearts in exchange for a hug." "Sure," she replied. "Too easy," challenged the local commentator. Lee looked around. He saw a meter maid who was being given a hard time by the owner of a BMW to whom she was giving a ticket. He marched up to her, camera crew in tow, and said, "You look like you could use a hug. I'm the hugging judge and I'm offering you one." She accepted.
The television commentator threw down one final challenge. "Look, here comes a bus. San Francisco bus drivers are the toughest, crabbiest, meanest people in the whole town. Let's see you get him to hug you." Lee took the challenge.
As the bus pulled up to the curb, Lee said, "Hi, I'm Lee Shapiro, the hugging judge. This has got to be one of the most stressful jobs in the whole world. I'm offering hugs to people today to lighten the load a
little. Would you like one?" The six-foot-two, 230-pound bus driver got out of his seat, stepped down and said, "Why not?"
Lee hugged him, gave him a heart and waved good-bye as the bus pulled out. The TV crew was speechless. Finally, the commentator said, "I have to admit, I'm very impressed."
One day Lee's friend Nancy Johnston showed up on his doorstep. Nancy is a professional clown and she was wearing her clown costume, makeup and all. "Lee, grab a bunch of your Hugger Kits and let's go out to the home for the disabled."
When they arrived at the home, they started giving out balloon hats, hearts and hugs to the patients. Lee was uncomfortable. He had never before hugged people who were terminally ill, severely retarded or quadriplegic. It was definitely a stretch. But after a while it became easier, with Nancy and Lee acquiring an entourage of doctors, nurses and orderlies who followed them from ward to ward.
After several hours they entered the last ward. These were 34 of the worst cases Lee had seen in his life. The feeling was so grim it took his heart away. But out of their commitment to share their love and to make a difference, Nancy and Lee started working their way around the room followed by the entourage of medical staff, all of whom by now had hearts on their collars and balloon hats on their heads.
Finally, Lee came to the last person, Leonard. Leonard was wearing a big white bib which he was drooling on. Lee looked at Leonard dribbling onto his bib and said, "Let's go, Nancy. There's no way we can get through to this person." Nancy replied, "C'mon, Lee. He's a fellow human being, too, isn't he?" Then she placed a funny balloon hat on his head. Lee took one of his little red hearts and placed it on Leonard's bib. He took a deep breath, leaned down and gave Leonard a hug.
All of a sudden Leonard began to squeal, "Eeeeehh! Eeeeeehh!" Some of the other patients in the room began to clang things together. Lee turned to the staff for some sort of explanation only to find that every doctor, nurse and orderly was crying. Lee asked the head nurse, "What's going on?"
Lee will never forget what she said: "This is the first time in 23 years we've ever seen Leonard smile."
How simple it is to make a difference in the lives of others.
Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen (chicken soup for the soul)

Heart Song

Heart Song

Once upon a time there was a great man who married the woman of his dreams. With their love, they created a little girl. She was a bright and cheerful little girl and the great man loved her very much.
When she was very little, he would pick her up, hum a tune and dance with her around the room, and he would tell her, "I love you, little girl."
When the little girl was growing up, the great man would hug her and tell her, "I love you, little girl." The little girl would pout and say, "I'm not a little girl anymore." Then the man would laugh and say, "But to me, you'll always be my little girl."
The little girl who-was-not-little-anymore left her home and went into the world. As she learned more about herself, she learned more about the man. She saw that he truly was great and strong, for now she recognized his strengths. One of his strengths was his ability to express his love to his family. It didn't matter where she went in the world, the man would call her and say, "I love you, little girl."
The day came when the little girl who-was-not-little-anymore received a phone call. The great man was damaged.
He had had a stroke. He was aphasic, they explained to the girl. He couldn't talk anymore and they weren't sure that he could understand the words spoken to him. He could no longer smile, laugh, walk, hug, dance or tell the little girl who-was-not-little-anymore that he loved her.
And so she went to the side of the great man. When she walked into the room and saw him, he looked small and not strong at all. He looked at her and tried to speak, but he could not.
The little girl did the only thing she could do. She climbed up on the bed next to the great man. Tears ran from both of their eyes and she drew her arms around the useless shoulders of her father.
Her head on his chest, she thought of many things. She remembered the wonderful times together and how she had always felt protected and cherished by the great man. She felt grief for the loss she was to endure, the words of love that had comforted her.
And then she heard from within the man, the beat of his heart. The heart where the music and the words had always lived. The heart beat on, steadily unconcerned about the damage to the rest of the body. And while she rested there, the magic happened. She heard what she needed to hear.
His heart beat out the words that his mouth could no longer say....
I love you I love you I love you Little girl Little girl Little girl
And she was comforted.
Patty Hansen (Chicken soup for the soul)

All I Remember

All I Remember

When my father spoke to me, he always began the conversation with "Have I told you yet today how much I adore you?" The expression of love was reciprocated and, in his later years, as his life began to visibly ebb, we grew even closer.... if that were possible.
 At 82 he was ready to die, and I was ready to let him go so that his suffering would end. We laughed and cried and held hands and told each other of our love and agreed that it was time. I said, "Dad, after you've gone I want a sign from you that you're fine." He laughed at the absurdity of that; Dad didn't believe in reincarnation. I wasn't positive I did either, but I had had many experiences that convinced me I could get some signal "from the other side."

My father and I were so deeply connected I felt his heart attack in my chest at the moment he died. Later I mourned that the hospital, in their sterile wisdom, had not let me hold his hand as he had slipped away.
Day after day I prayed to hear from him, but nothing happened. Night after night I asked for a dream before I fell asleep. And yet four long months passed and I heard and felt nothing but grief at his loss. Mother had died five years before of Alzheimer's, and, though I had grown daughters of my own, I felt like a lost child.
One day, while I was lying on a massage table in a dark quiet room waiting for my appointment, a wave of longing for my father swept over me. I began to wonder if I had been too demanding in asking for a sign from him. I noticed that my mind was in a hyper-acute state. I experienced an unfamiliar clarity in which I could have added long columns of figures in my head. I checked to make sure I was awake and not dreaming, and I saw that I was as far removed from a dreamy state as one could possibly be. Each thought I had, was like a drop of water disturbing a still pond, and I marveled at the peacefulness of each passing moment. Then I thought, "I've been trying to control the messages from the other side; I will stop that now."

Suddenly my mother's face appeared—my mother, as she had been before Alzheimer's disease had stripped her of her mind, her humanity and 50 pounds. Her magnificent silver hair crowned her sweet face. She was so real and so close I felt I could reach out and touch her. She looked as she had a dozen years ago, before the wasting away had begun. I even smelled the fragrance of Joy, her favorite perfume. She
seemed to be waiting and did not speak. I wondered how it could happen that I was thinking of my father and my mother appeared, and I felt a little guilty that I had not asked for her as well.
I said, "Oh, Mother, I'm so sorry that you had to suffer with that horrible disease."
She tipped her head slightly to one side, as though to acknowledge what I had said about her suffering. Then she smiled—a beautiful smile—and said very distinctly, "But all I remember is love." And she disappeared.
I began to shiver in a room suddenly gone cold, and I knew in my bones that the love we give and receive is all that matters and all that is remembered. Suffering disappears - love remains.
Her words are the most important I have ever heard, and that moment is forever engraved on my heart.
I have not yet seen or heard from my father, but I have no doubts that someday, when I least expect it, he will appear and say, "Have I told you yet today that I love you?"
Bobbie Probstein

The 30 most beautiful words in English - 30 từ đẹp nhất trong tiếng Anh

30 từ đẹp nhất trong tiếng Anh

Tiếng Anh cũng như tiếng Việt của chúng ta, cũng có những từ thật sự vô cùng ý nghĩa và vô cùng quan trọng trong hệ thống ngữ pháp , những từ mà chỉ nghe đến thôi cũng có thể làm cho ai đó bật khóc hoặc làm cho ai đó mỉm cười. Nhân kỷ niệm 10 năm thành lập Hội đồng Anh (Bristish Council), một cơ quan chuyên trách phát triển, bồi dưỡng và truyền bá tiếng Anh, văn hóa Anh - đã mở cuộc bình chọn 70 từ đẹp nhất trong tiếng Anh. Cuộc bình chọn đã diễn ra trên 102 nước với 40.000 người tham gia. Dưới đây là 30 từ đã được bình chọn bởi ý nghĩa tuyệt vời của nó

1. MOTHER: Người mẹ
2. PASSION: Niềm say mê, cảm xúc mạnh mẽ
3. SMILE: Nụ cười
4. LOVE: Tình yêu
5. ETERNITY: Sự vĩnh cửu, tính bất diệt, bất tử
6. FANTASTIC: Kỳ quái, lạ thường, người lập dị
7. DESTINY: Định mệnh, số phận
8. FREEDOM: Tự do
9. LIBERTY: Quyền tự do
10. TRANQUILLITY: Sự thanh bình
11. PEACE: Hòa bình
12. BLOSSOM: Hoa; sự hứa hẹn, niềm hy vọng (nghĩa bóng)
13. SUNSHINE: Ánh nắng, sự hân hoan
14. SWEETHEART: Người yêu, người tình
15. GORGEOUS: Rực rỡ, lộng lẫy, tráng lệ, huy hoàng, tuyệt mỹ
16. CHERISH: yêu thương (động từ), ấp ủ (nghĩa bóng)
17. ENTHUSIASM: Sự hăng say, nhiệt tình
18. HOPE: Hy vọng
19. GRACE: Vẻ duyên dáng, yêu kiều, vẻ phong nhã (số nhiều)
20. RAINBOW: Cầu vồng
21. BLUE: Màu xanh
22. SUNFLOWER: Cây hướng dương
23. TWINKLE: Ánh sáng lấp lánh, lấp lánh (động từ)
24. SERENDIPITY: Khả năng cầu may
25. BLISS: Hạnh phúc, niềm vui sướng nhất
26. LULLABY: Bài hát ru con
27. SOPHISTICATED: Tinh vi, sành diệu
28. RENAISSANCE: Sự phục hưng
29. CUTE: Sắc sảo, tinh khôn
30. COSY: Ấm cúng, thoải mái, dễ chịu.

How business is done

How business is done!!!

Father: "I want you to marry a girl of my choice."
Son: "I will choose my own bride!"
Father: "But the girl is Bill Gates's daughter."
Son : "Well, in that case... ok."
Next, Father approaches Bill Gates.
Father: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry!"
Father: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case... ok."
Finally Father goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Father: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!"
Father: "But this young man is Bill Gates's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case... ok."
This is how business is done!!!
Sưu tầm

Other, another, and the others

Đây là một câu hỏi rất thú vị và những từ này khá phức tạp.
Về cơ bản có hai cách dùng từ 'other'. Bạn có thể dùng từ này trước một danh từ, giống như một tính từ vậy, ví dụ bạn có thể nói 'another office' hay ban có thể dùng nó một mình, giống như một danh từ, thì có thể nói 'I'll have another', và cách dùng trong hai trường hợp này là khác nhau.
Nếu nó được dùng như một tính từ khi đứng trước một danh từ thì chúng ta không thêm chữ -s vào để tạo số nhiều, vì tính từ không có 's, vì thế chúng ta nói 'the other houses', 'the other people', 'the other political parties'.
Nhưng nếu nó đứng một mình, giống như một danh từ thì chúng ta thêm -s vào để tạo danh từ. Do vậy bạn có thể nói 'I'll take this case and you can have all the others'. Hay: 'This car cost £8,000 and the others cost £10,000 upwards'.
Chúng ta thường dùng 'the others' để diễn tả ý 'the other people', vì thế chúng ta có thể nói "If you tell Jane, I'll tell the others" - có nghĩa là Bạn nói với Jane, tôi sẽ nói với những người khác.
Another, đây là một từ có cách viết không theo quy tắc, vì một lý do nào đó mà người Anh viết liền thành một từ. Nó bắt nguồn từ thế kỷ thứ 16, và vì thế không thể quay ngược thời gian để hỏi xem tại sao ngày đó họ lại viết như vậy!
Ngoài ra còn có một điều khác thường nữa với từ 'another'. Chúng ta có thể dùng từ này trước một danh từ số nhiều đi cùng với một con số.
Vì thế chúng ta có thể nói "I'll need another three days to finish the work" - Tôi cần ba ngày nữa để hoàn thành công việc, hay "She's borrowed another £20".
Đây có thể là do từ chỉ số lượng mặc dù ở số nhiều vẫn thường được coi là một từ số ít trong tiếng Anh, vì thế người ta nói: "£5 is a lot to pay for a cup of coffee", chứ không nói: "£5 are a lot".
Tóm lại, với từ 'other' - không có -s ở số nhiều nếu nó là tính từ, the other houses; có -s nếu là danh từ số nhiều, I'll tell the others.

Bản gốc tiếng Anh

Professor Michael Swan answers:
It’s an interesting question. They’re quite complicated, aren’t they? Basically, there are two ways to use other. You can use it before a noun, like an adjective, so you can say: "Another office", or you can use it alone, just like a noun, you can say “I’ll have another” and they work differently. 
If it’s like an adjective before a noun then you don’t put 's' on the plural because adjectives don’t have 's' – we say the other houses, not the others houses just like we say the big houses, not the bigs houses. So the other houses, the other people, the other political parties. 
But if it’s alone, like a noun, we do put 's' for the plural. So we do say I’ll take this cake, and you can have all the others. Or this car cost £8,000, and the others cost £10,000 upwards. We often use the others to mean “ the other people” so I might say “If you tell Jane, I’ll tell the others” – means the other people. 
Another – that’s just a spelling irregularity – for some reason we write it as one word. Don’t ask me why, it’s just one of those things. It started back in the 16th century, and we can’t go back and ask them about it. There’s one odd thing about another. You can use it before a plural expression with a number. 
So for instance I might say I’ll need another three days to finish the work. Or she’s borrowed another £20. This might be connected with the fact that plural quantities are often treated as singular in English, so we say “£5 is a lot to pay for a cup of coffee.” Not ''£5 are a lot''. 
So, back to other – no 's' in the plural if it’s an adjective, the other houses, 's' if it’s a plural noun, I’ll tell the others.
Theo BBC English

Love: The One Creative Force

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. 
Mother Teresa
A college professor had his sociology class go into the Baltimore slums to get case histories of 200 young boys. They were asked to write an evaluation of each boy's future. In every case the students wrote, "He hasn't got a chance." Twenty-five years later another sociology professor came across the earlier study. He had his students follow up on the project to see what had happened to these boys. With the exception of 20 boys who had moved away or died, the students learned that 176 of the remaining 180 had achieved more than ordinary success as lawyers, doctors and businessmen. 
The professor was astounded and decided to pursue the matter further. Fortunately, all the men were in the area and he was able to ask each one, "How do you account for your success?" In each case the reply came with feeling, 'There was a teacher." The teacher was still alive, so he sought her out and asked the old but still alert lady what magic formula she had used to pull these boys out of the slums into successful achievement. 
The teacher's eyes sparkled and her lips broke into a gentle smile. "It's really very simple," she said. "I loved those boys." 
Eric Butterworth (Chicken soup for the soul)

The two goats

The two goats

Two goats, frisking gayly on the rocky steeps of a mountain valley, chanced to meet, one on each side of a deep chasm through which poured a mighty mountain torrent.
The trunk of a fallen tree formed the only means of crossing the chasm, and on this not even two squirrels could have passed each other in safety.
The narrow path would have made the bravest tremble. Not so our Goats. Their pride would not permit either to stand aside for the other.
One set her foot on the log. The other did likewise. In the middle they met horn to horn. Neither would give way, and so they both fell, to be swept away by the roaring torrent below.
It is better to yield than to come to misfortune through stubbornness.

Hai con dê

Hai con dê sau khi đang vui vẻ bước lên sườn dốc của thung lũng núi thì tình cờ gặp nhau ở hai bên bờ vực sâu thẳm của dòng thác chảy xiết.
Phương tiện duy nhất để băng qua bờ vực chỉ có một nhánh cây bắc ngang qua. Nhánh cây này thậm chí còn không đủ an toàn để cho 2 chú sóc cùng nhau băng qua cùng lúc.
Con đường nhỏ hẹp này có thể làm cho kẻ can đảm nhất cũng phải rùng mình. Thế nhưng dường như điều đó chẳng làm cho hai chú dê của chúng ta bận tâm. Niềm kiêu hãnh không cho phép chúng đứng qua một bên để nhường đường cho kẻ đứng đối diện mình.
Một chú bắt đầu bước lên cây cầu, chú còn lại cũng bước theo. Và thế là đến giữa cầu, sừng của chúng vướng vào nhau. Cả hai không ai chịu nhường ai, thế là chúng đều rơi tõm xuống và bị dòng nước chảy xiết bên dưới cuốn trôi đi.
Sẽ tốt hơn nếu chúng ta chịu nhường nhau để tránh gặp phải những điều rủi ro còn hơn là cứ cố chấp để rồi lãnh lấy hậu quả đáng tiếc.

The cat and the old rat

The cat and the old rat

There was once a Cat who was so watchful, that a Mouse hardly dared show the tip of his whiskers for fear of being eaten alive. That Cat seemed to be everywhere at once with his claws all ready for a pounce. At last the Mice kept so closely to their dens, that the Cat saw he would have to use his wits well to catch one. So one day he climbed up on a shelf and hung from it, head downward, as if he were dead, holding himself up by clinging to some ropes with one paw.
When the Mice peeped out and saw him in that position, they thought he had been hung up there in punishment for some misdeed. Very timidly at first they stuck out their heads and sniffed about carefully. But as nothing stirred, all trooped joyfully out to celebrate the death of the Cat.
Just then the Cat let go his hold, and before the Mice recovered from their surprise, he had made an end of three or four.
Now the Mice kept more strictly at home than ever. But the Cat, who was still hungry for Mice, knew more tricks than one. Rolling himself in flour until he was covered completely, he lay down in the flour bin, with one eye open for the Mice.
Sure enough, the Mice soon began to come out. To the Cat it was almost as if he already had a plump young Mouse under his claws, when an old Rat, who had had much experience with Cats and traps, and had even lost a part of his tail to pay for it, sat up at a safe distance from a hole in the wall where he lived.
"Take care!" he cried. "That may be a heap of meal, but it looks to me very much like the Cat. Whatever it is, it is wisest to keep at a safe distance."

Bản dịch tiếng Việt: Con mèo và con chuột già

Đã từng có một con mèo, kẻ rất cảnh giác đến nỗi con chuột không dám để lộ đầu râu của mình ra vì sợ bị ăn tươi nuốt sống. Con mèo đó dường như ở khắp mọi nơi cùng một lúc với bộ móng vuốt luôn sẵn sàng cho một cuộc tấn công bất ngờ. Những con chuột luôn giữ hang một cách kỹ lưỡng, nếu con mèo có nhìn thấy thì nó sẽ phải sử dụng trí thông minh của mình để bắt một con chuột. Vì thế, một ngày nọ, mèo leo lên kệ và treo người quay xuống như thể đã chết, nó giữ mình treo ngược bằng một chân bám vào sợi dây thừng.
Khi các con chuột lén nhìn ra ngoài và thấy mèo trong tư thế đó, chúng nghĩ rằng con mèo được treo lên vì bị phạt do đã có một số hành động xấu. Lúc đầu chúng rất rụt rè đưa đầu ra và ngửi một cách cẩn trọng. Nhưng không có gì chuyển động, cả đám chuột hân hoan ăn mừng cái chết của con mèo.
Ngay sau đó, con mèo buông chân xuống và trước khi những con chuột hết ngạc nhiên, nó đã tóm được ba đến bốn con chuột.
Bấy giờ, những con chuột bắt đầu giữ hang của chúng chặt chẽ hơn bao giờ hết. Nhưng mèo ta vẫn còn muốn ăn thêm chuột và cần nhiều thủ đoạn hơn lần đầu. Nó lăn mình trong bột mì đến khi được bao phủ hoàn toàn, nó nằm xuống trong thùng bột mì, một mắt mở canh lũ chuột.
Chắc chắn, những con chuột lại sớm mò ra. Con mèo gần như đã có một con chuột béo dưới móng vuốt của mình, khi một con chuột già, người có nhiều kinh nghiệm với mèo và những cái bẫy, thậm chí ông đã bị mất một phần đuôi cho việc đó, ngồi xuống ở một khoảng cách an toàn từ một lỗ hổng trên tường, nơi ông sống.
"Hãy cẩn thận!" ông la lên. "Đó có thể là một đống thịt nhưng giống con mèo nhiều hơn. Dù có bất cứ điều gì thì giữ khoảng cách an toàn vẫn là không ngoan."


The fox invited the crane to dinner and served the meal on a plate. The crane could pick up nothing with his long beak, and the fox ate everything herself. Next day the crane invited the fox and served dinner in a jug with a nar-row neck. The fox could not get her muzzle into the jug, but the crane stuck his long neck in and drank everything himself.
Một hôm, Cáo mời Sếu đến nhà dùng bữa tối và nó bày biện thức ăn trên 1 cái dĩa dẹt. Sếu ta chẳng thể nào ăn được tý gì với cái mỏ dài và Cáo, một mình ăn hết mọi thứ.
Hôm sau, Sếu mời Cáo tới nhà dùng bữa tối, và dọn thức ăn trong 1 cái bình có cái cổ hẹp. Cáo không thể nào làm gì để đưa cái mõm của nó vào trong cái bình, nhưng Sếu thì cắm cái mỏ dài vào và chén sạch mọi thứ.


Once upon a time there lived a cloth merchant in a village with his wife and two children. They were indeed quite well-off. They had a beautiful hen which laid an egg everyday. It was not an ordinary egg, rather, a golden egg. But the man was not satisfied with what he used to get daily. He was a get rich-trice kind of a person.
The man wanted to get all the golden eggs from his hen at one single go. So, one day he thought hard and at last clicked upon a plan. He decided to kill the hen and get all the eggs together.
So, the next day when the hen laid a golden egg, the man caught hold of it, took a sharp knife, chopped off its neck and cut its body open.
There was nothing but blood all around & no trace of any egg at all. He was highly grieved because now he would not get even one single egg.
His life was going on smoothly with one egg a day but now, he himself made his life miserable. The outcome of his greed was that he started becoming poorer & poorer day by day and ultimately became a pauper. How jinxed and how much foolish he was.
So, the moral of the story is- one who desires more, loses all. One should remain satisfied with what one gets.
Bài dịch
Lời nguyền cho sự tham lam
Ngày xửa ngày xưa, trong một ngôi làng, có một người buôn vải sống cùng vợ và hai con của ông. Họ thực sự khá giả. Họ có một con gà mái đẹp và nó đẻ trứng mỗi ngày. Đó không phải là một quả trứng bình thường, đúng hơn, một quả trứng vàng. Nhưng người đàn ông không thỏa mãn với những gì ông có được hàng ngày. Ông muốn trở nên giàu có hơn hẳn nhiều người trong nháy mắt.
Người đàn ông muốn có được tất cả số trứng vàng từ con gà mái trong cùng một lúc Vì vậy, ông đã nghĩ và đưa ra kế hoạch cuối cùng. Ông quyết định giết con gà mái để có được tất cả số trứng..
Ngày hôm sau, khi con gà mái đẻ một quả trứng vàng, người đàn ông bắt giữ nó, ông lấy môt con dao nhọn, cắt cổ và rạch bụng con gà.
Xung quanh không có gì khác ngoài máu và không có bất kỳ quả trứng nào cả. Ông cảm thấy đau buồn vô cùng vì bây giờ ngay cả một quả trứng vàng duy nhất ông cũng không có được.
Cuộc sống của ông đang rất suôn sẻ với một quả trứng mỗi ngày, nhưng bây giờ, chính ông đã làm cho cuộc sống của mình trở nên khổ sở. Kết quả của sự tham lam là ông trở nên nghèo đi từng ngày và cuối cùng trở thành một người ăn xin. Bao khó khăn là bao nhiêu ngu ngốc của ông.
Bài học rút ra từ câu chuyện - Những người mong muốn nhiều hơn sẽ mất tất cả. Nên hài lòng với những gì ta có được.

The Ant and The Grasshopper

The Ant and The Grasshopper - Kiến và Châu chấu

The Ant and The Grasshopper
One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.
“What!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”
“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”
The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.
“Making music, were you?” they cried. “Very well; now dance!” And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.
Bài dịch
Kiến và Châu chấu
Một ngày đẹp trời cuối thu, họ hàng nhà kiến đang hối hả làm việc dưới ánh nắng ấm áp, phơi khô số thóc chúng đã dự trữ  suốt mùa hè trong khi một con châu chấu gần chết đói với cái đàn trên tay đến rụt rè  xin đàn kiến miếng ăn.
“Cái gì?”-Một con kiến ngạc nhiên la lên, “Ông chẳng dự trữ chút gì đồ ăn cho mùa đông sao?Thế ông đã làm gì trong cả mùa hè vừa qua?
“Tôi chẳng có thời gian để kiếm cái ăn nữa.”-Châu chấu than vãn. “Tôi đã quá bận rộn ca hát trước khi tôi biết rằng mùa hè đã đi qua.’’
Bầy kiến nhún vai, vẻ phẫn nộ.
“Ca với hát nhạc, thế à?” -Chúng la lên.” Ồ, vậy thì ông cứ nhảy múa nữa đi. Rồi chúng quay lưng lại và tiếp tục với công việc của mình.

Knows when to stop - Biết dừng đúng lúc

Knows when to stop - Biết dừng đúng lúc

A man walks into a bar and orders one shot. Then he looks into his shirt pocket and orders another shot. After he finishes, he looks into his shirt pocket again and orders another shot. 
The bartender is curious and askes him. "every time you order a shot, you look in your shirt pocket. Why?" 
The man replies, "I have a picture of my wife in my pocket and when she starts to look good, I go home." 

Một người đàn ông đi tới quan rượu và gọi một ly. Rồi ông ấy nhìn vào túi áo sơ mi và gọi một ly nữa. Sau khi uống xong, ông ấy lại nhìn vào túi và gọi thêm một ly rượu nữa. 
Người phục vụ rất tò mò và hỏi ông : "Mỗi khi gọi một ly rượu ông lại nhìn vào túi áo, tại sao vậy?"
Người đàn ông trả lời: "Tôi có một tấm ảnh vợ trong túi áo và khi nào tôi thấy bà ấy trông bắt đầu có vẻ dễ thương thì tôi sẽ về nhà."

American Joke - Truyện cười Mỹ

A little boy wanted $100 very badly; his mother told him to pray to GOD for it. He prayed for two weeks not nothing turned up. Then he decided perhaps he should write GOD a letter requesting the $100. 
When the post office received the letter addressed to GOD, they opened it and decided to send it to the President. The President was so impressed, touched and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the boy $5. He thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. 
The little boy was delighted with the $5 and sat down to write a thank-you letter, which read as follows: 
"Dear God, Thank you very much for sending me the money. I noticed that you had to send it through Washington, as usual, those thieving bastards deducted $95 for taxes.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho pray to GOD money

Một cậu bé khao khát có được 100 đô la, mẹ cậu bé bảo hãy cầu Chúa ban cho số tiền đó. Cậu bé đã cầu nguyện trong hai tuần nhưng chẳng nhận được gì. Và cậu quyết định viết thư cho Chúa để xin 100 đô la. 
Khi bưu điện nhận được bức thư đề địa chỉ nhận là Chúa, họ mở ra và quyết định gửi nó cho Tổng thống. Tổng thống đọc lá thư và thấy ấn tượng, xúc động và thích thú đến nỗi ông chỉ thị cho thư ký gửi cho cậu bé 5 đô la. Ông nghĩ số tiền đó là một số tiền lớn đối với một cậu bé. 
Cậu bé rất vui sướng khi nhận được 5 đô la, cậu liền ngồi xuống và viết một lá thư như sau:
"Chúa đáng kính, Vô cùng cảm ơn người đã gửi tiền cho con. Con nhận ra là người đã gửi qua Washington, như thông lệ, những tên đểu giả trộm cắp ở đó đã trừ 95 đô la tiền thuế."

A talking frog

A talking frog
An older gentleman was playing a round of golf. Suddenly his ball sliced and landed in a shallow pond.
As he was attempting to retrieve the ball he discovered a frog who, to his great surprise, started to speak!
"Kiss me, and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a week!"
He picked up the frog and placed it in his pocket. As he continued to play golf, the frog repeated its message.
"Kiss me, and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a whole month!"
The man continued to play his golf game and once again the frog spoke out.
"Kiss me, and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a whole year!"
Finally, the old man turned to the frog and exclaimed, "At my age, I'd rather have a talking frog!"

Bài dịch
Chú ếch biết nói
Một người đàn ông lớn tuổi đã chơi một vòng golf. Đột nhiên bóng của mình thái lát và hạ cánh trong một cái ao cạn.
Như ông đã cố gắng để lấy bóng anh phát hiện ra một con ếch, trước sự ngạc nhiên tuyệt vời của mình, bắt đầu nói chuyện!
"Hôn tôi, và tôi sẽ biến thành một nàng công chúa xinh đẹp, và tôi sẽ là của bạn cho một tuần!"
Hắn nhặt con ếch và đặt nó trong túi của mình. Khi anh tiếp tục chơi golf, ếch lặp đi lặp lại thông điệp của mình.
"Hôn tôi, và tôi sẽ biến thành một nàng công chúa xinh đẹp, và tôi sẽ là của bạn đến suốt một tháng!"
Người đàn ông tiếp tục chơi trò chơi golf của mình và một lần nữa con ếch nói ra.
"Hôn tôi, và tôi sẽ biến thành một nàng công chúa xinh đẹp, và tôi sẽ là của bạn cho cả năm!"
Cuối cùng, ông già quay sang con ếch và kêu lên, "Ở tuổi của tôi, tôi muốn có một con ếch nói chuyện!"

The Ass's Brains

The Ass's Brains
The Lion and the Fox went hunting together. The Lion, on the advice of the Fox, sent a message to the Ass, proposing to make an alliance between their two families.
The Ass came to the place of meeting, overjoyed at the prospect of a royal alliance.
But when he came there the Lion simply pounced on the Ass, and said to the Fox: "Here is our dinner for today. Watch you here while I go and have a nap.
Woe betide you if you touch my prey." The Lion went away and the Fox waited; but finding that his master did not return, ventured to take out the brains of the Ass and ate them up.
When the Lion came back he soon noticed the absence of the brains, and asked the Fox in a terrible voice: "What have you done with the brains?"
"Brains, your Majesty! It had none, or it would never have fallen into your trap."
Bài dịch
Bộ não của Lừa
Sư tử và cáo thường đi săn cùng nhau. Sư tử nhờ cáo gửi đi một thông điệp đến Lừa, để đề xuất lập nên một liên minh giữa hai gia đình.
Lừa đến nơi diễn ra cuộc gặp mặt với vẻ vui mừng trước triển vọng của liên minh hoàng gia này.
Nhưng, khi Lừa đến thì Sư tử lạnh lùng vồ lấy Lừa và nói với Cáo: " Đây là bữa tối của chúng ta, mi ở đây trong khi ta đi nằm nghỉ một tý.
Ngươi là tên khốn nếu dám động vào con mồi của ta " Sư tử bước đi và Cáo ngồi đợi; đến khi không thấy Sư tử trở về, Cáo đánh liều lấy bộ não của Lừa và ăn nó.
Khi Sư tử trở về và phát hiện thiếu bộ não của Lừa bèn hỏi Cáo bằng một giọng kinh khủng: "Mày đã làm gì với bộ não?"
"Bộ não, Vẻ uy nghi của ngài! Nó không có hoặc đã bị mất khi sập bẫy của ngài rồi."
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