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Places where Wishes turn to reality

10 Places Where You Can Make a Wish, and it Will Turn

For those who love to travel “to good use”, and believes in miracles, we collected 10 locations around the world where you can make a wish and be sure that it will be granted. As we know, the main thing – to believe!

01. House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus – A place of pilgrimage for Christians.
Here is the source from which the water is considered curative. Located near the wall where everyone can make a wish, fixing nodule of any matter on the specially installed gratings. According to legend, the home took the Assumption of Our Lady, who had spent the last few years there life on earth.
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Here is the source from which the water is considered curative. Located near the wall where everyone can make a wish, fixing nodule of any matter on the specially installed gratings. According to legend, the home took the Assumption of Our Lady, who had spent the last few years there life on earth.

Amazing Plant Sculptures

Amazing Plant Sculptures at the Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition 2013

Even if you’re not into gardening yourself, the plant sculptures in the international Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition will blow your mind. As defined in the official website of the event, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” It is also a highly complex form of art, requiring different sets of skills from all the participating artists: not only do they have to plan and build the framework of the sculpture and match the colors, it is also important to understand the maintenance of each plant they use.

This year over 200 horticultural artists from all around the world present 40 living plant sculptures, created from more than 22 000 different plant species – over 3 million flowers overall! The sculptures will be showcased in 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens at the Montréal Botanical Garden until 29 September. The competition also touches on ecology, challenging artists to work around the “Land of Hope” theme and interpret it in their sculptures from the ecological point of view.
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This year over 200 horticultural artists from all around the world present 40 living plant sculptures, created from more than 22 000 different plant species – over 3 million flowers overall! The sculptures will be showcased in 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens at the Montréal Botanical Garden until 29 September. The competition also touches on ecology, challenging artists to work around the “Land of Hope” theme and interpret it in their sculptures from the ecological point of view.

The Mosaïcultures Internationale competition was founded back in 2000 by Lise Cormier after her visit to China: this is where Lisa saw an enchanting 40-feet-high sculpture of 3 doves and was instantly inspired to bring the idea back home. Don’t miss your chance to visit the event! 

Unique Wedding Cards

Whacky Wedding Invitations

Indians are crazy about weddings and want their weddings to stand apart. But nowadays, Indian weddings are hardly creative. Every couple has a grand hall, multi-cuisine menu and designer dresses. So how can you make your wedding unique? The answer is simple; start by printing some unique wedding invitation cards!


20 Whacky and Coolest Wedding InvitationsOpen a bottle of happiness
Grab soft drink bottles from the kabadiwala, clean them well and fill them with elements, like coloured sand, a little glitter and a hint of some breezy fragrance. Send it to your friends and relatives with a small scroll giving information about your wedding venue. You can also tie some ribbon around the bottle to make it into a cute keepsake for your guests. This is a great DIY (do it yourself) card for those who love to recycle!

BMW Electric Car

BMW Launches i3 Electric Car

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German luxury automaker BMW unveiled its first mass-produced electric vehicle to the world on Monday.
The BMW i3 has the trademark BMW kidney-shaped grille; but what's underneath the hood is unlike its more traditional brothers and sisters. The i3 packs a 170-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion, high-voltage battery that can keep the car running about 80 to 100 miles on a single charge. This four-seater electric vehicle can be charged via a conventional power socket, a public charging station or BMW's special Wallbox charger.

World According To Americans

Map Of The World According To Americans


The World According To Americans.  The map is certainly a bit ignorant, but it seems to coincide perfectly with many American’s preconceived notions of places that they know little to nothing about. Either way some of these places certainly made us laugh, and it’s worth taking a closer look at.

Being an American I know all too well the terrible, yet often hilarious, stereotypes associated with our common folk geography knowledge and cultural awareness, or better yet lack thereof.

Apparently someone else found this topic to be humorous as well, creating this map dubbed The World According ToAmericans.  The map is certainly a bit ignorant, but it seems to coincide perfectly with many American’s preconceived notions of places that they know little to nothing about. Either way some of these places certainly made us laugh, and it’s worth taking a closer look at. You can purchase yours at Zazzle

The sounds of a sick PC

Have you listened to your PC lately? I mean, really listened? If you’re lucky, your PC doesn’t have much to say. But if yours sounds like a box of pots and pans falling down a flight of wooden stairs or a helicopter trying desperately to take off, chances are good that it has a problem. We’ve gathered some of the noises worth worrying about: Just click the audio links in this article to hear a fan on the fritz, for example, or a hard drive headed for disaster.

Suggestions after the break....

Perfect Dress Code for Men

16 Ways To Dress Like A Grown Man

Essential fashion tips that will help you dress for the occasion.


1. Now that your mom isn’t buying your clothes anymore, start following the Style Pyramid.

Now that your mom isn't buying your clothes anymore, start following the Style Pyramid .
If a piece of clothing doesn’t adhere to the Style Pyramid — fit, fabric, and style — don’t buy it.

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Aerial View of Beaches

Aerial Beach Photographs by Gray Malin

Bondi Beach, Australia
Shooting from doorless helicopters, west hollywood-based photographer gray malin has taken bird’s eye view images that capture the spirit of summer from the USA to brazil, australia to south africa in his series 'à la plage, à la piscine. from above, colorful shots of beaches in rio de janeiro, dubai and even lisbon showcase people as patterns, as they bask in the sun beside crowd-packed pools or oasis-like waterfronts.

Shooting from doorless helicopters, west hollywood-based photographer gray malin has taken bird’s eye view images that capture the spirit of summer from the USA to brazil, australia to south africa in his series 'à la plage, à la piscine. from above, colorful shots of beaches in rio de janeiro, dubai and even lisbon showcase people as patterns, as they bask in the sun beside crowd-packed pools or oasis-like waterfronts.

Ads on Nation's Flags

The Smartest Ever Ad Campaign To Use National Flags

It’s via Portugal. And it’s not kind to the United States.

Ad agency: FCB, Lisbon.

1. China

China


The campaign is for Grande Reportagem, a Portuguese news magazine.

It is what all print ad campaigns should be: simple and brilliant. It stops me, I read it, I get it — all in less than five seconds. The ads make me want to read the magazine (which, unfortunately, no longer exists; not the ads fault, that’s for sure).

Sure, the statistical representations are exaggerated, but creative license is approved here because the points made are accurate.

The ads aren’t new, but they’ve been circulating on several ad posting sites this week, and I hadn’t seen them before.

More Flags with ads after the break....

Meaning of 7 Vows in Indian Marriages

Significance of 7 Vows in Indian Marriages

Amidst the sacredness of a ritual called 'phere' revered for ages, the Indian bride and the groom take seven vows to be pronounced as husband and wife. Read on to learn the meaning and significance of each pledge.

When it comes to Indian marriages, words like big, fat, extravagant, pomp and show come to our mind at once. However, irrespective of the style and size of  the wedding, one thing that remains common in all Hindu marriages is the 'seven vows' signified by the sacred 'saat pheras' around fire or 'agni', which  is one of the most imperative rituals of Indian weddings. With each 'phera' the couple makes a vow, a commitment with strong mythological roots, which is to be lived forever and more, its only then that a couple is accepted as husband and wife for the next many lives to come. 

These seven vows are supposed to serve as an anchor to keep the couple going through all the ups and downs of life together, as husband and wife tied to each other in a sacred relationship. 

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Spelling Mistakes From India

29 Spelling Mistakes From India That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Gag

Relax and sip on a child bear.


1. Welcome, leadies and jents!

Welcome, leadies and jents!

2. Gents, you may wash your hands here.


Gents, you may wash your hands here.

Facts About Twins

Amazing Facts About Twins

Best Door Knockers

24 Creative Door Knockers

Door knockers are not very popular in our country. It is more practical to use the phone. But it also does a door knocker in such an original adaptation that is better seen as a design element. We found 24 interesting options.

Door knockers are not very popular in our country. It is more practical to use the phone. But it also does a door knocker in such an original adaptation that is better seen as a design element. 

Royal Baby - Glimpse

A glimpse of the Royal Baby

Kate Middleton and Prince William are back home at Kensington Palace after introducing the world to England's future king outside of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday. Shortly after they arrived, they were greeted by Aunt Pippa and her boyfriend Nico Jackson.

Earlier today, crowds had gathered outside the hospital, waiting for the royal baby to make his appearance. Finally, just after 7:00 p.m. local time, the couple exited the building. Middleton wore a Jenny Packham light blue dress with white polka dots (similar to the green one Princess Di wore the day she left the hospital with newborn William) and nude high heels, while William was dressed in blue. Middleton carried their son, who was wrapped in a white blanket and passed the baby to William before the couple posed for photographers and answered questions. 



Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. 


Britain's Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital before leaving with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), in central London July 23, 2013.
Britain's Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital before leaving with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), in central London July 23, 2013. 

Green Tramways

Green Tramways in Europe

Tram tracks on many European cities are lined with grass, a practice that probably started in the 1980’s to bring greenery back to city space and at the same time, provide habitable zone for numerous insects and invertebrates. These swaths of green provide a host of benefits to any urban area, like reduce urban heat island effect, provide a permeable surface for storm water to infiltrate, reduce pollution and absorb noise generated by the grinding of metal wheels on metal tracks. Not to mention, they look incredibly good in comparison to concrete or asphalt.

Tram tracks on many European cities are lined with grass, a practice that probably started in the 1980’s to bring greenery back to city space and at the same time, provide habitable zone for numerous insects and invertebrates. These swaths of green provide a host of benefits to any urban area, like reduce urban heat island effect, provide a permeable surface for storm water to infiltrate, reduce pollution and absorb noise generated by the grinding of metal wheels on metal tracks. Not to mention, they look incredibly good in comparison to concrete or asphalt
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Green tracks have become increasingly popular in Europe and can be seen in pretty much every major European cities from Barcelona to Frankfurt, Milan, St-Etienne and Strasbourg.

Largest Dog Breeds

The 10 Largest Dog Breeds in the World

We have all had our heads turned at the sight of a large dog, whether just in pure awe, appreciation, or intrigue. Some of the largest dog breeds in the world are recognizable, like the Great Dane or the Saint Bernard, and others are more obscure. While it seems owning a teacup size dog that can slip easily into your handbag is all the rage with celebrities these days, many people prefer the companionship of a large dog.

All the dogs that make up this list of the world’s largest dog breeds are over 100 pounds and the ‘shortest’ dog on the list comes in at an impressive 26 inches at the withers, the highest point of dog’s shoulders. Regardless of your criteria for determining the world’s largest dog breeds, all these gentle giants are on average the tallest, heaviest, and brawniest breeds in the world.

10. Shiloh Shepherd
The world’s largest dog breeds are over 100 pounds and the ‘shortest’ dog on the list comes in at an impressive 26 inches at the withers, the highest point of dog’s shoulders. Regardless of your criteria for determining the world’s largest dog breeds, all these gentle giants are on average the tallest, heaviest, and brawniest breeds in the world.
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Related to the German Shepherd, the smallest of our world’s largest dog breeds stands 26 to 30 inches and typically weigh up to 140 pounds. Though not recognized by any major kennel club, they are acknowledged by rare breed organizations and are known for their intelligence and stable temperament. Bred as companions, these dogs have a high energy level and are a great family dog. Their coats come in a multitude of colors and they often work as therapy or search and rescue dogs. 

Best Cruise Experience

Great adventure cruises

All across the globe, exploration ships — outfitted with a high capacity for fuel and food and made with shallower hulls to ply previously uncharted waters — are more in demand than ever. Read on for cruises to Bali, Iceland, Burma and beyond that prove “adventure” and “roughing it” are no longer synonymous. 
By Jane Wooldridge, Travel + Leisure


adventure cruises Australia …




Village Without Roads

Giethoorn — The Dutch Village With No Roads

Can you imagine a village with no roads? There is such a place in the Netherlands called Giethoorn (pronounced 'geethorn'). There are no roads and cars have to remain outside the village. The only access to the stunningly lovely houses in Giethoorn is by water, or on foot over tiny individual wooden bridges.

Can you imagine a village with no roads? There is such a place in the Netherlands called Giethoorn (pronounced 'geethorn'). There are no roads and cars have to remain outside the village. The only access to the stunningly lovely houses in Giethoorn is by water, or on foot over tiny individual wooden bridges.
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Giethoorn is located about 5km southwest of Steenwijck in Holland and became famous - especially after the 1958 Dutch film "Fanfare", made by Bert Haanstra, was set there. Giethoorn is now an internationally known tourist attraction in the Netherlands. 

The Real size Are Way Bigger Than You Thought

Style Attempts in Cars

15 styling cues for the ages gallery

What are these timeless styling cues, these elements that designers love to flaunt? We took an unofficial poll of the The Car Connection staff to come up with our own 15 faves.

Gold-wrapped Bugatti Veyron
1. Chrome
The idea of using chrome-plated metal to spruce up an automobile is almost as old as the automobile itself. As with many bright and sparkly things, however, a little chrome goes a long way. More than one poor, defenseless car has been driven from "posh" to "prostitute" by eager human magpies. (Ed. note: Please insert Posh Spice joke here.)

Some people are mosquito magnets

Why are some people mosquito magnets?

Healthline

People that mosquitoes are more likely to target (Thinkstock)

If you feel as if every mosquito in a 50-mile radius has you locked in its sights, while your friends are rarely bitten, you could be right. Up to 20 percent of us are highly alluring to mosquitoes—and scientists have discovered some surprising reasons.
“Both your metabolism and your unique body chemistry—which is as distinctive as a fingerprint—play an important role in determining whether or not you’re a mosquito magnet,” says University of Florida entomology professor Dr. Phil Koehler. “Also, there’s evidence that your degree of attractiveness to mosquitoes can change over time.”

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How does Shoes show Personality

Buy Sparx Black Floater Sandals from Snapdeal

What His Shoes Say About Him

Whether they're scruffy, trendy, or practical, what a guy wears on his feet speaks volumes about what's on his mind. To decipher what shoes reveal about a man's personality, we assembled a panel of men's shoe whisperers: Lloyd Boston, author of "The Style Checklist," and fashion bloggers Sean Santiago (This Fruit Blogs), Thomás Lei (My Belonging), and Brian Sacawa (He Spoke Style). Here's a window into his sole. —By Elise Solé


Slip-on dress shoes
Slip-on dress shoes
LB: If they're simple and stately, he's a worldly dude. If they're bold and flashy, he may be a player. 
SS: A grown man should be able to tie his own shoes. That's all I'm saying.


What Inside the Bullet

Bullets Sliced in Half — Sabine Pearlman

Sabine Pearlman's intriguing photo series "Ammo" features images of a variety of ammunitions that have been neatly cut in half to reveal the surprisingly varied and intricate contents inside. Pearlman shot a total of 900 cross-sections of ammo, in a World War II bunker in Switzerland last October, documenting the meticulous and dangerous beauty that lies beneath the bullets' casings.

"I was originally intrigued by the ambiguous nature of the subject matter," she says. "The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition."

The ammo was cut in half by a munitions specialist who devised a technique to defuse the rounds before cutting them in half.

“It is a dangerous process, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing!,” warns Pearlman.

Sabine Pearlman's intriguing photo series "Ammo" features images of a variety of ammunitions that have been neatly cut in half to reveal the surprisingly varied and intricate contents inside. Pearlman shot a total of 900 cross-sections of ammo, in a World War II bunker in Switzerland last October, documenting the meticulous and dangerous beauty that lies beneath the bullets' casings.

Some flavor of 5.56x45 loaded with a steel projectile in a copper half-jacket to protect the bore
    5.56mm XM216 SPIW Flechette
    7.62/.220 Salvo Squeezebore

The images are quite fascinating. It’s pity, the photographer failed to provide captions that could have explained what each bullet type is. Apparently, a knowledgeable Redditor[http://imgur.com/a/zNzs7] was able to recognize some of these bullets. The captions that you find underneath these images are based on his identification. Please be aware, they might not be correct (but I believe they are).

Biggest 3D Painting

The World Largest 3D Street Art

Francois Abelane is not only responsible for this incredible 4000 square meter piece of 3D street art but may also be breaking the record for the largest 3D street art in the world. Francois was commissioned to do this artwork for the launch of a new line of Renault trucks in Lyon.

Francois Abelane is not only responsible for this incredible 4000 square meter piece of 3D street art but may also be breaking the record for the largest 3D street art in the world. Francois was commissioned to do this artwork for the launch of a new line of Renault trucks in Lyon. Absolutely amazing! 

Tone your body in 20 minutes

The Insanity Workout: 20 Minutes to Totally Toned

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Cue the Madness
What we know: Track stars have amazing bodies. What former 400-meter hurdler Shaun Thompson knows: how you can get one! The trainer, aka Shaun T., designed Insanity, a 10-disc DVD series ($120; BeachBody.com) so successful that it turned a word for lunacy into a synonym for sculpted. The magic behind the routine comes from plyometrics: explosive, full-body exercises that rev your heart rate and ratchet up metabolism to torch megacalories and build lean muscle. We asked Thompson to pick his top multitasking moves to help you get an insane body in only 20 minutes. In as few as two weeks, your sleek physique will be what's causing the mania. You're only six moves away from getting totally toned!
Check out these six moves (Double Diamond, Stance Jacks, Hit the Floor, Power Jump, The Heisman, Switch Kick) from the DVD craze. Once you fall in love, head to Getinsanity.com to nab the entire plan!
You'll need: Zilch. Unless you count a wardrobe of size-smaller clothes.
The plan: Do each sizzler for one minute without stopping between exercises. After you've completed one round, rest for 60 seconds, then go again. Perform the circuit three times (20 minutes and done!), two days in a row. Take a rest day, and repeat. To turn up the burn, put as much oomph as you can into every movement. Hustle!

Amazing Science Facts

Tips For home Wi-Fi network

Top 10 home Wi-Fi network errors (and how to fix them)



The chances are pretty good that you have a wireless home network, or you've been asked by friends, family, or co-workers to help install one in their home.
While we're sure that you've never made a mistake during these setups, advances in home networking equipment (new configurations, wireless standards, and so on) have also introduced some new complexities that could confuse non-IT customers who don't live, eat and breathe this stuff every day. For most people, connecting to the home network is a set-and-forget scenario. This causes potential problems once something bad happens—like the freak thunderstorm that knocks out power, and you get the phone call asking for help again (our first tip: connect the router to an uninterruptible power supply).
We've asked a bunch of home networking companies and other experts to provide us with a bunch of scenarios where they're seeing a majority of customer service requests, along with how you can quickly fix these "mistakes." We've ordered the list from the mistakes made at the beginning of the setup process, to mistakes made during configuration and post-network setup.
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