Best Friends Plan To Carry Their Buddy Across Europe ?>

Best Friends Plan To Carry Their Buddy Across Europe

There’s an old saying that goes, “No man is an island.” It means that we can’t go through life by ourselves; even the strongest man and the most independent woman need the support of their family and friends every once in a while. Our friends are the ones who stick with us no matter what and will always be there to lend a hand when we need it. No one knows that lesson better than Kevan Chandler.  Kevan is a…

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NASA Releases 3 Million Beautiful Images Of Earth For Public Use – Here Are Our Favorites ?>

NASA Releases 3 Million Beautiful Images Of Earth For Public Use – Here Are Our Favorites

One of the many awesome things about NASA is the amount of free and open-access content ituploads for everybody to enjoy. Keeping inthis spirit, NASA and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)havepublically released nearly 3 million images from theirdatabase of thermal emission images detailing 99 percent of the planets surface. NASAs Terra spacecraft has been snapping Earth since 1999 using Japan’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). With these 16 and a bit years of work,…

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11 of the world’s most luxurious train journeys ?>

11 of the world’s most luxurious train journeys

(CNN)A new Japan bullet-train service from Tokyo to Hokkaido isn’t just offering travelers a quicker way to get to the country’s northern-most island. The Hokkaido Railway Company train, which takes just over four hours to reach the famed ski haven, offers an 18-seat luxury “Gran Class” carriage featuring plush reclining seats and high-end dining. Passengers in this seating class also have access to Tokyo Station’s View Gold Lounge, which includes complimentary beverages and snacks.            …

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You shouldn’t have to choose between your job and your life. ?>

You shouldn’t have to choose between your job and your life.

  According to one recent study, 41% of Americans don’t plan to take all their vacation days. According to another, the average worker fails to use 3.2 of their paid days off per year. And that’s if you’re lucky enough to have paid vacation days in the first place. American workers happen to be the only ones in 21 advanced economies that don’t have a legal right to paid vacation time. That’s more than kind of ridiculous! So if you…

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Godzilla-Like Marine Iguana Filmed Foraging In The Waters Of The Galpagos Islands ?>

Godzilla-Like Marine Iguana Filmed Foraging In The Waters Of The Galpagos Islands

If you have ever wondered where the inspiration from Godzilla came from, look no further. This incredible video was shot by Steve Winkworth just off the north coast ofIsabela Island in the Galpagos. The footage shows a marine iguana(Amblyrhynchus cristatus)foraging for food, cruising underwater using its tailand returning to the surface for air. The marine iguanas ability to forage in sea water makes it unique among modern lizards. As with many of natures most obscure creatures, they can only be…

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Fish Spotted Hiding Inside Of A Translucent Sea Creature ?>

Fish Spotted Hiding Inside Of A Translucent Sea Creature

The alien world of the deep sea has some very odd inhabitants. Photographer Wayne MacWilliams doveinto the waters off the coast of Singer Island in Palm Beach, Florida,to capturea particularly fascinating moment from the deep sea’s black abyss. The images show a translucent sea creature, known as a salp, with a shimmering fish in its belly. Sarah Matye and Jeff Milisen, pelagic biologists and underwater photographers from Hawaii, explained to IFLScience:”This fish, a Holocentrid, is notbeing eaten by this salp,…

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What A Tree Sounds Like When Played On A Record Player ?>

What A Tree Sounds Like When Played On A Record Player

If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? While that question has plagued humanity for countless generations, we’ve recently gotten the answer to a different, but equally awesome question: what is the music of trees? That’s what artist Bartholomaus Traubeck decided to find out when he created the world’s first record player for trees.  Instead of a vinyl disc, Traubeck’s record player uses a cross-section of a log or…

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Photographer Captures Extremely Rare Albino Elephant Frolicking In A Wildlife Park ?>

Photographer Captures Extremely Rare Albino Elephant Frolicking In A Wildlife Park

One of the things that I love most about this big, beautiful world we live in is all the colors that surround us. The inviting greens of a forest, the soft, shaggy brown of my neighbor’s adorable terrier, the brilliant red plumage of a cardinal – these are just a small sampling of the many hues in Mother Nature’s palette. While Mother Nature is often known to go pretty liberal with colors (look at a peacock’s feathers if you don’t…

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Saturn’s Beautiful Rings Formed A Lot More Recently Than We Thought ?>

Saturn’s Beautiful Rings Formed A Lot More Recently Than We Thought

Saturns rings are arguably the most beautiful feature of our entire Solar System. Far from just capturing the attention of millions of ordinary people around the world, astronomers have also been puzzling over them ever since they were discovered in 1656. Centuries later, scientists are still unsure as to how or when they actually formed. A new study, due to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, reveals that these icy rings may be younger than previously thought. Instead of appearing…

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Artist Preserves The Beauty Of Nature In Pressed Glass Jewelry ?>

Artist Preserves The Beauty Of Nature In Pressed Glass Jewelry

Love nature? Can’t get enough of it? Then good news, because Russian jewelry designer Stanislava Korobkova has created these beautiful vintage-style pendants that each contain its own little piece of mother nature. The Dublin-based designer uses tiny leaves and flowers that she finds in the Irish wilderness. She presses them flat and then inserts the dried material between delicate little windows of glass before sealing them with metal. It’s the same technique used to make Tiffany lamps, and as you…

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Reddit wants its users to leave their basements ?>

Reddit wants its users to leave their basements

Reddit has long been the outcast child of the social media titans. When compared to the giants of Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat, the famous and infamous outlet for cute GIFs, scientific questions of importance, and rampant sexism is less popular and less valuable. But the atmosphere of Reddit is mostly what keeps it from mainstream appeal (as much as a site with 231 million unique monthly visitors can be said to lack appeal). Compared to the familial and officious aura…

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Former SeaWorld trainer who led campaign against park: ‘I feel vindicated’ ?>

Former SeaWorld trainer who led campaign against park: ‘I feel vindicated’

The theme parks announcement it would end its killer whale breeding programme comes after John Hargrove stuck my head out there for four years It was the moment of ultimate vindication for former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove. For four years he led a campaign against the theme park giant over its breeding and exhibition of captive killer whales. And on Thursday, the Florida-based company announced it would end theatrical performances involving orcas at SeaWorld parks in San Diego next year…

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The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change ?>

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

Coffee shops take flak for being markers of gentrification. But they might not be so different now from the social and intellectual hubs of 350 years ago Its a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and regular Matthew Green is greeting the manager as if theyre old friends. Their cheerful interaction rises above the low din of the subdued crowd, some of whom…

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Meet The Creator Of Sea Bubbles, A Ride-Share Service On Water ?>

Meet The Creator Of Sea Bubbles, A Ride-Share Service On Water

For years, French navigator Alain Thébault has had a dream to fly over water. In 1994, the Hydroptère — an experimental sail-powered vessel that is able to hover above water simulating an aircraft’s movement — he invented, set sail for the first time, making his dream come true.   Last year, Thébault conceived a project, dubbed “Sea Bubbles,” that would use the Hydroptère technology to establish an Uber-style service in the River Seine to facilitate overwater travel in Paris. The project,…

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Why Being Self-Aware Is Key To Succeeding In Business ?>

Why Being Self-Aware Is Key To Succeeding In Business

A decade ago, Gary Vaynerchuk was filming video blogs about wine against an unremarkable beige wall, with a handful of opened wine bottles and a plastic spit bucket in front of him. He’d give his glass a good stir and proclaim some initial thoughts: a California cabernet was “very chocolate-oriented,” a French viognier evoked “a little bit of dandelion.” One thousand episodes of “Wine Library TV”later, Vaynerchuk had amassed a huge following and was a founder of VaynerMedia, a social media company,…

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7 Things to Remember When People Ask You to Reduce Your Prices… ?>

7 Things to Remember When People Ask You to Reduce Your Prices…

NOTE: This is a Guest Post from my friend, Chris Bloor. So I am on a call last night with what turned out to be a ‘Committee’ And… [Lets not even go there]. LESSON ONE: Don’t do business with a committee – just don’t. Anyway, one of them said: “We need marketing NOT lead generation…” [They want to get folk interested in buying into their biz op] Sigh 🙁 SIDEBAR: See why you should NEVER bother speaking to a committee?…

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TALK IS CHEAP. What are you doing? ?>

TALK IS CHEAP. What are you doing?

Talk is Cheap… My Business Coach once told me very sobering statistic… “Less than 5% of ‘Successful People’ ACT on a good idea when they see one!” Stop and let that sink in for a moment… Here are just a few ‘exceptional’ ideas that you could implement: 1. Sell things in Packages: – Silver, Gold and Platinum. 2. Create a Lead Generating Report. 3. Get Noah St John’s ‘Audio Afformations’ and listen to them for 20 minutes day. 4. Raise…

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Make The World A Better Place ?>

Make The World A Better Place

1. TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TREAT YOU: It isn’t called “The Golden Rule” for no reason. Want more friends? Be friendly. Want to be encouraged and appreciated? Then encourage and appreciate others! 2. LOVE YOURSELF: I have noticed it is impossible to show genuine love to others while you hate yourself. 3. FIND YOUR PURPOSE: So many people live life with all its amazing potential with little or now purpose. 4. SEE THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE: Once…

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