Weird houses

Leaf House
1. "Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Background: The roof of this architectural masterpiece looks like a giant flower with six petals, each of which covers a different section of the home. A curved swimming pool works its way through the house before culminating as a small pond stocked with fish and vegetation in the backyard.Why Its Unique: Architect firm Mareines + Patalano designed the interior of this house to be free of hallways, providing ample space for the beach winds to blow through. The idea of hallways stems from production homebuilding, which has so dominated our environment and market place that people see them as a standard, says Peter Koliopoulos, an architect with 26 years of experience and founder of Arizona-based Circle West Architects. That is really unfortunate because great spaces are developed in a way that this home has been developed. " .....

Everingham Rotating House
2. Taree, Australia

Background: This octagonal house can rotate a full 360 degrees with the touch of a few buttons.Why Its Unique: A rotating drive consisting of 32 outrigger wheels and powered by two 500-watt electric motors are used to spin the house on demand, a process that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Geothermal heating keeps the house at a steady 71.6 F, and the electrical wiring and plumbing are centralized so that they dont interfere with the houses ability to move. The entire cost of the project was on par with the cost of a non-rotating house of comparable size. .....

The Nautilus
3. Mexico City, Mexico

Background: This seashell-shaped home was completed in 2006. The stone steps running along the shrubs lead to the front door, which blends into the mosaic fa?ade. Why Its Unique: Architect Javier Sensonian practices what he calls bio-architecture, a style that has led him to design buildings shaped like snakes, whales and several other creatures. The Nautilus was created to imitate a crustaceans shell, and its cavernous interior is filled with vegetation and small trees. Its not common that you would see a home of this design ascetic, Koliopoulos says. However, its very enlightening and something that we can all learn from. .....

Montesilo
4. Woodland, Utah

Background: Gigaplex Architects created this unusual and award-winning weekend home in 2006. Why Its Unique: This house was created by joining together two corrugated grain silos, the largest of which has a diameter of 27 feet. This is an approach that is akin to sustainability, Koliopoulos says. This silo home is a lot of fun and is a neat way to look at an existing product in a creative way. With a modest size of 1800 square feet, the designers saved space by placing the beds in cubbyholes that are cut into walls, each equipped with their own mini-entertainment systems. .....

Steel House
5. Lubbock, Texas

Background: Artist and architect Robert Bruno has been at work on his steel home since 1974. Bruno has said that he wants the shape of the structure to be somewhere between animal and machine. Why Its Unique: Most homes have an initial skeleton that is built upon throughout the construction process, but Bruno has approached this home like a sculpture, building it on the fly and making constant modifications. Koliopoulos points out that the four legs and cantilevered design minimize the structures impact by not disrupting the earth as much as a typical home design would have. Estimated weight of the structure is 110 tons. .....

Subterra Castle
6. Central Kansas

Background: Ed Pedin purchased this defunct missile silo in 1983, but it took about a decade of renovations to make it a livable home. Pumping out more than 8 feet of rainwater that accumulated while the site was inactive was one of many makeover challenges. Why Its Unique: Not many homeowners can say their house once stored a four-megaton nuclear warhead. What was once the launch control station, he says, is now a cozy a living space. Transforming a nuclear launch pad into a residential castle has lots of benefits, like an 11,000-square-foot garage and a 1700-foot-long airstrip, which came in particularly useful when Pedin was experimenting with DIY ultra light air craft. Since the completion of Subterra Castle, Pedin has become a mogul of sorts, creating 20th Century Castles LLC, a real estate firm specializing in converting missile silos. .....

Sliding House
7. Suffolk, England

Background: This traditional farmhouse was created by London-based dRRM Architects with one major mechanical surprise. Why Its Unique: The 20-ton outer shell of this home can be retracted in six minutes, revealing a second, mostly glass, inner shell. Power comes from four 12-volt batteries which run a motor that pulls small wheels, built into the timber shell, along an old set of railroad tracks. This feature gives the owners control over how the house interacts with the surrounding environment, allowing them to make adjustments as seasonal temperatures and light cycles change. .....

The Mushroom House
8. Cincinnati, Ohio

Background: This was the home and studio of Terry Brown, an architect who died in 2008. Brown, who was a professor at the University of Cincinnatis College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, built the home between 1992 and 2006, bringing in students, on occasion, to contribute to the project.Why Its Unique: Undulating wood work, bizarre shapes and an array of materials come together to form a cohesive, albeit zany, structure. This isnt something you draw up and say go build it, Koliopoulos tells PM. When youre doing something this custom, youre fabricating and designing simultaneously in the field. The fantastical design doesnt stop at the front door. The interior is adorned with angular cabinets and multicolored rock walls. This is highly personal and artistic ? its just a different way of living and thinking, Koliopoulos says. .....

Bubble Castle
9. Theoule, France

Background: Designer Antti Lovag long rebelled against traditional structures, and the Bubble Castle is a perfect example of his radical approach to rethinking the built environment. The bulbous compound sits on the southwest coast of France. Why Its Unique: There are no sharp angles or straight lines in this unusual design. Lovag unified the home with its natural surrounding by bringing outdoor elements inside, including palm trees and a waterfall. This home is incorporating these outdoor rock croppings in a way that links them to the overall bubble concept, Koliopoulos says. The house has already been deemed a historic monument by Frances Ministry of Culture, despite the fact that its not even 50 years old. .....

Klein Bottle House
10. Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Background: This beach house, which was designed be the firm McBride Charles Ryan, was named the worlds best home at the 2009 World Architecture Festival awards. Why Its Unique: A Klein Bottle is a complex mathematical concept that involves folding a cylinder into itself in order to create an unusual, spiraling form. This notion was the driving force behind the Klein Bottle House, which appears to bring the interior out to the exterior and vice versa. A steel frame was layered with cement and sheet metal, while the architects created a courtyard at the center of the house to allow winds to easily pass through. .....

The Crooked House of Windsor
11. Windsor, England

Background: Construction of this house dates back to 1592, but it didnt acquire its trademark slant until 1718, when the structure was rebuilt using unseasoned green oak. Why Its Unique: Sure its slanted, but what really makes the house stand out is that its basement had a secret passage to Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the UKs royal family. According to the houses website, the passage was allegedly used for trysts between King Charles and a mistress, as well as for running supplies to the castles kitchen. The passageway has since been sealed off. Through the centuries, the crooked house has been the home to various businesses, including a brewery and jewelry shop. It is now a restaurant. .....

Amory Lovins House
12. Old Snow Mass, Colorado

Background: Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award winner, is no stranger to eco-friendly initiatives, and this combined home and workspace is a testament to his ingenuity. Why Its Unique: The residential section of the building costs a measly $5 per month to power, thanks to the structures passive solar design, 16-inch-thick walls and krypton-filled windows. As PM previously reported, Lovin doesnt rely on a boiler or furnace to heat the space; instead two wood-burning stoves take care of the job. But most impressive, perhaps, is the greenhouse, which has churned out nearly 30 crops of bananas, as well as guavas, pineapples and other tropical fruit rarely associated with the Rocky Mountains. .....

Lake Palace
13. Udaipur, India

Background: This relic of architectural days past dates back to 1746, when Maharana Jagat Singh II commissioned it. Nowadays, it is a high-end hotel, outfitted with modern amenities and luxury suites. Why Its Unique: The ornate palace sits on a 4-acre slab of land in the middle of Lake Pichola. Its exterior is made from white marble, which Koliopoulos says isnt exactly compatible with the natural surroundings. You always want to develop design concepts that leverage, reinforce and highlight the natural features of the area. The scale and form of this building, though, are pretty obtuse, Koliopoulos says. Incorporating the marble just extends the oddity of the design approach. .....

Chameleon House
14. Northport, Michigan

Background: Anderson Architecture completed this home in 2006 atop a hill overlooking a cherry orchard and Lake Michigan The striking structure took less than eight weeks to build thanks to the use of prefabricated materials. Why Its Unique: The steel frame of this house is wrapped in corrugated, translucent acrylic slats, allowing it to take on and reflect the changing colors of the landscape, like a chameleon blending into its habitat. Because it sits on a steep hill, the entrance of the home leads to the third floor, letting residents descend to the bedrooms or walk up to the living area. .....

Free Spirit Sphere
15. Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Background: This hanging room is the brainchild of Tom and Rosy Chudleigh, a Canadian couple that builds these spherical living spaces for customers around the world. Why Its Unique: The Chudleighs have two spheres hanging in their property; the Eve model, which has a diameter of 9 feet, and the Eryn model, which has a diameter of 10.5 feet. As PM previously reported, the spheres can be ordered fully loaded, equipped with plumbing, electricity and insulation. An average sphere weighs around 1100 pounds, and it takes a crew of three about a day to install. The Chudleighs say on their website that the structures gently rock in the wind, a nice thought depending on just how windy it is. .....

222 House
16. Pembrokeshire, Wales

Background: This house, located within a national park on the southwest coast of Wales, is sunk into the ground so the landscape remains nearly uninterrupted by its presence. It was completed in 1994 by design firm Future Systems. Why Its Unique: With turf-covered roofing and siding, the 222 House fits seamlessly into the surrounding field. This is exemplary sustainable design, where you are integrating the home into the site and minimizing the visual impact, Koliopoulos tells PM. The bathroom and kitchen are prefabricated pods that were lifted into the site during construction. An added benefit of the design concept is the geothermal insulation that shields the home from wind and cutting energy consumption. .....

The Winchester Mystery House
17. San Jose, California

Background: Work on this home began in 1884 and lasted through 1922, when owner and designer Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester rifle company, died. At one point in time, the property sprawled over 161 acres, but has since been reduced to just four acres. Why Its Unique: As PM previously reported, Sarah Winchester was never a huge fan of blueprints. Instead, she preferred an on-the-fly design strategy, sketching rooms and architectural oddities whenever inspiration struck. Notable features include 40 bedrooms, three elevators, 47 fireplaces, 17 chimneys, and 467 doorways. The house originally had seven levels, but an earthquake in 1906 collapsed three of them. Tourists now flock to the house to see its many quirks, including a staircase that leads straight to the ceiling. .....

Heliotrope
18. The Heliotrope is Germanys first eco and energy-friendly rotating house. Designed by architect Rolf Disch this is the first PlusEnergy house in the world. The architect created this house as his private residence in 1994. This house produces more energy than it uses and the energy it produces is emissions free. The house rotates to track the sunlight and harness maximum energy of the sun in the form of heat and light. This energy-efficient house is equipped with a grey-water cleansing system and inbuilt natural waste composting. .....
Met ora
19. The Met?ora is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. It comprises of six monasteries ? all built upon natural rock pillars. The Met?ora has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. These monasteries are created upon high cliffs and can be reached by stairways cut in these rock formations. According to the studies, these summits were shaped by earthquakes and weathering about 60 million years ago ? in the Paleogene Era. .....
Skinny House
20. If you wish to trouble your neighbors, the Skinny House is a nice idea. It was originally built as a Spite House ? to frustrate the neighbors. Located in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, this house is the narrowest house in the city. There is no solid evidence to support the reason of its construction. However, according to a legend, one of the neighbors built it to block the sunlight and air of another neighbor. .....
Ramot Polin Apartments
21. An intriguing architectural masterpiece ? the Ramot Polin Apartments in Ireland have been created by Polish-born architect Zvi Hecker. The first look of the apartments makes one think that the building may have been struck by an earthquake, and thus, some of its parts seem to have a rumbled-down look. The structure of the apartments also resemble hive of honeybees. There are 720 housing units in the apartments that were built around 1972-75. These apartments are also known to be amongst the Worlds strangest buildings. .....
Dancing House
22. Located in Czech Republic, the Dancing House was constructed between 1992 and 1996. This unusual house features a deconstructive style of architecture. The house is also known as Fred and Fingers because it resembles a dancing couple, symbolizing the popular dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This house is the outcome of the joint venture of the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Miluni? and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. .....
Cube House
23. "The Cube houses constructed in Rotterdam and Helmond in Netherlands feature a bunch of cubes placed on the base building as if to form a roof. The Cube houses have been designed by Piet Blom. Each cube house represents a tree and together the houses form a grove?seems like a village within the city. These houses were built in 1997. Looking at the houses, we can say that even diagonal structures can be inhabited. There are three floors in this house. Enter the house from the entrance on the ground floor. Climb up the first floor to reach the living room and open kitchen. The second floor has two bedrooms and bathroom. Some of these houses have a small garden on the top floor. .....
Neverwas Haul
24. This interesting house is the creation of a few steampunk fans. The Neverwas Haul is a Victorian-themed 3-storey house on wheels. It was created by a group of fiddlers using 75% recycled material. They wanted to explore the Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man Festivals. .....
Stone House
25. It seems a crazy idea, but it is a house. The Stone House is situated in the Fafe mountains of Portugal. Sandwiched between two stones the house is rumored to have been inspired from the American Flintstones cartoon series. We can see a small door, a window and a conventional roof adorning the house. The house draws many tourists every year. Would you like to get yourself snapped at this picturesque spot? .....
Bart Prince House
26. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Architect Bart Prince is renowned for his incredibly creative approach to designing structures. The homes he has created look nothing like the boxy houses you and I live in; theyre quirky, theyre organic, and theyre most definitely one-of-a-kind. Prince says his designs start from the inside out, and that every home he builds has an idea behind it. Pictured are Princes own home in Albuquerque (top) and the Seymour residence in Los Altos, California. .....

Dar al Hajar
27. This striking rock palace is not a hotel or a museum. Its not even a primary residence. Dar al Hajar was built as a summer home by Imam Yahya in the 1930s, and its a stunning example of rock-cut architecture. Standing at the base of this imposing structure, you have to crane your neck to see the top. The palace has since been restored so that visitors can buy a ticket and get a breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. .....
Wooden Skyscraper
28. Nikolai Sutyagin, a former gangster, began building this wooden skyscraper in Arkhangelsk, Russia with the intention of it being only a two-story building. But, a trip to see wooden houses in Japan and Norway convinced him that he hadnt used roof space efficiently enough, so he kept building. First I added three floors but then the house looked ungainly, like a mushroom, he said. So I added another and it still didnt look right so I kept going. What you see today is a happy accident. The multimillionaire became a pauper after his possessions were destroyed during a stint in prison, and the house is now decaying around him, but he still lives in the bottom floor with his wife. .....
The Upside Down House
29. Polish businessman and philanthropist Daniel Czapiewski built The Upside Down House as a statement about the Communist era and the end of the world. It took 114 days to build because the workers were so disoriented by the angles of the walls. It certainly attracts its fair share of tourists to the tiny village of Szymbark, who often become dizzy and seasick after just a few moments inside. .....
Hang Nga Villa
30. Looking like something out of a childs fairytale gone wrong, the bizarre-looking structure in Dalat, Vietnam was built by the daughter of Ho Chi Minhs right-hand man. Madame Hang Nga created the Hang Nga Villa ? now known simply as Crazy House ? to reflect her interest in art and architecture. Made of concrete, the house now serves as a restaurant and reception area for an adjacent French colonial-style hotel in a jolting contrast in architectural styles. The inside is said to be even stranger, with all the kitschy decor you can handle, including a giant eagle with red Christmas light eyes, for the Americans. .....
Toilet Shaped House
31. The worlds one and only toilet-shaped house was built to mark the launch of the World Toilet Association, a campaign for more sanitary restrooms worldwide. Sim Jae-Duck, nicknamed Mayor Toilet, had the 4,508-square-foot concrete and glass structure built in his native city of Suweon, South Korea. At the center of the home is a glass-walled showcase loo that produces mist to make users feel more secure. Sim, who was born into a toilet and has made clean restrooms his lifes work, now lives in the home. .....
Eliphante & Hippodome
32. Called the Eliphante house for the look of its entrance, this sculptural home was created by artist Michael Kahn and his wife Leda Livant with found materials over a period of 28 years. Eliphante and several outbuildings occupy 3 acres of land and incorporate rocks and scraps from construction sites. There was never any kind of floor plan for Eliphante ? it just sort of evolved. Ms. Livants residence on the property is the Hippodome, a mosaic-covered creation that looks like a hippo emerging from a lake. .....
Inversion House
33. When two old studio buildings owned by The Art League in Houston were set to be demolished, they decided to take the opportunity to turn them into a temporary art installation. Artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck sculpturally altered the two buildings, peeling off the exterior siding of the front building to simulate the appearance of a funnel-like vortex. The opening was actually a tiny hallway (only kids could fit through it) that passed through the two structures and emptied out into an adjacent courtyard. .....
Shoe House
34. The shoe house of South Africa is the work of artist and hotelier Ron Van Zyl, who built it for his wife Yvonne in 1990. The shoe houses a little museum of sorts, showcasing Van Zyls wood carvings. The shoe is part of a complex that includes an eight-chalet guest house, camp site, restaurant, pool and bar. .....
Mushroom House
35. Architect Terry Brown created this much-maligned mushroom house, an unusual piece of architecture situated in a rather upscale area of Cincinnati. Browns architectural style developed when he began experimenting with materials like wood, colored glass, shell, ceramics and various metals to create irregular shapes that mimic those found in nature. A professor of architecture and interior design at the University of Cincinnati, Brown frequently had to defend the unique design of the house against complaints by neighbors before passing away in 2008. .....
Floating House
36. An optical illusion? Trick of Photoshop? Nobody really seems to know much about this supposed floating barn which was reportedly located in Ukraine and may or may not still be standing. Cantilevered barns do exist ? mostly in the Appalachian region of the United States ? but usually arent quite this dramatic looking. Real or fake, its certainly pretty striking. .....
Space House
37. The Space House in Signal Mountain, Tennessee was built by Curtis King and his sons in the 1970s and is quite a draw for curiosity seekers in the area, who have been filing by and taking photos for decades. Six concrete support pillars look like landing gear beneath the main part of the building. The Space House sold on the auction block in March 2008 but the buyer defaulted, so its being offered for whatever the public is willing to pay on December 14th. .....
Crooked House
38. From Poland comes another interesting building, the Crooked House. The design was inspired by the drawings of Polish artists Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg, which have a whimsical and Dali-esque feel. Its not actually a house ? its part of a shopping complex. But, its very cool all the same, with its surreal angles and blue-green glass. .....
Hundertwasser Haus
39. Austrian artist Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser may not be well known across most of the world, but anyone who has visited Vienna knows of his iconic creation, the Hundertwasser Haus. Its an apartment complex characterized by patchwork paint, undulating floors, the incorporation of vegetation and a fa?ade with seemingly no rhyme or reason to its structure. Hundertwasser reportedly took no payment for designing it, considering it a public service to prevent something ugly going up in its place. .....
Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds and Leaves
Homemade facial scrub. Fenugreek powder can be used as a great homemade facial scrub. Its regular use can lead to a naturally glowing skin by removing dead cells and diminishing blackheads. .....
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Protein and Fiber. Its not just a low calorie count that turns people on to the health benefits of turnips. The same serving of this vegetable contains 8 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of dietary fiber and another 5 g of protein. That makes the turnip a good choice for poweri .....
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To Organize Your Pencil Case Before School Starts. Make one have you pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpeners or others supplies you use often.The second one can have the other supplies. Like your highlighter, scissors, calculator, and more. .....
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Healthy Forehead
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Completion of hole. A disc that comes to rest in the Disc Pole Hole basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole. .....
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Benefits of Pumpkins
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Sled Card Display. A centuryold coaster calls to mind winters past and showcases a flurry of Christmas greetings. .....
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Benefits of Tamarillo fruits
Flowers. Its flowers are pinky white through to lavender, and the fruits may be purplered, orange, yellow and some have stripes running down their skins. The sweetest are the yellow and orange ones, and when you slice them open they have black seeds inside, s .....
Precautions while using Power Supply
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Stop re living your mistakes. This takes discipline, but it will probably help to advance your portrait photography more than all of these other tips combined. After every shoot, instead of just throwing away the shots that don t look good, sit down and study every single one. Ph .....
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Exercise after food. If you re going out for a festive meal tonight try to fit in an exercise session after you ve eaten. Studies show that exercising after you have eaten reduces blood sugar spikes. This means that you re much less likely to reach for those mince pies o .....
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Taurus Tattoos. The symbol of Taurus is the bull, which represents strength and virility and reveals the base instincts of human nature. .....
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Room With a View. Not only does this bedroom have dramatic views from its tower of windows, but there a natural stone fireplace at the foot of the bed. The lesson. Always position your bed to maximize the view outside. .....
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Improves sexual health and stamina. Also known as .....
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Daliya. Also eaten as a snack Daliya is a light and healthy dish which makes it an excellent breakfast choice. Unrefined wheat or daliya is full of complex carbohydrates and fibres and can be prepared with almost no e .....
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Pickled Plum and Shiso Ice Cream. Shiso is a herb frequently found flavoring a variety of Japanese foods, especially sushi. Its mint like fragrance is a present for the palate, but when added to ice cream it makes every bite seem as though its a slab of raw fish. .....
Sachin Tendulkar
Turning Point. Initially Sachin Tendulkar wanted to be a fast bowler and even undertook trials at the MRF pace foundation, Chennai, but his short height proved to be an obstacle. Changing his school to Shardashram Vidya Mandir and meeting Mr. Ramakant Achrekar (who .....
Fitness Stretching
Neck Extensor and Rotation Stretch. Neck Stretches: "When the neck extensors become flexible, progress from stretching the right and left sides simultaneously to stretching the opposite sides individually."Method:Sit or stand upright. Place the right hand on the back of the head near t .....
Benefits of Mushroom
Antioxidant Benefits. There are two outstanding types of antioxidant support provided by crimini mushrooms. The first type involves their nutrient composition, and the second type involves their impact on oxidative metabolism. In terms of nutrients, you don't have to look .....
Amazing Animals
Aww Baby Okapi Takes a Stroll. A 17 day old female okapi tests out her land legs at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday (June 4, 2013). This is the public debut for this little girl, who was born May 19 to mother Safarani. Okapis are giraffe relatives native to Central Africa; their shy .....
Exam Tips
Top Tips For Avoiding Exam Stress. There are many ways to revise and you will find out what works best for you. Exams can be an extremely stressful time, but so long as you revise well and avoid feeling stressed on the day, you should be able to succeed. Here are some tips to help you .....
Weird Places On Earth
Cincinnatis Abandoned Subway. There were plans to build a subway system in Cincinnati in the early 1900s. The city ran out of funding, but the tunnels that were constructed are still open beneath the city, a maze that is left to be explored. .....
Benefits of Mushroom
Mushrooms are edible fungi with various scientific names. Mushrooms are edible fungi with various scientific names, but the family name is andAgaricus, and then there are many secondary names for different species. They are essentially Saprophytes, the organisms (plants without chlorophyll) which thrive by .....
Most Beautiful Eyes In The World
Penelope Cruiz. You look at her and you think of a goddess who just fell upon earth right? And doesnt her dreamy and romantic eyes just compliment her looks beautifully? .....
Forever Young Naturally Beauty
Nontoxic Manicure Milk and oil hand bath. Milk is a natural exfoliator; frankincense oil suits mature skin. 2 cups full-fat milk, warmed 2 drops essential oil of frankincense Place the milk in a wide bowl, drop in the essential oil, and soak hands for 5 minutes. .....
Best Flirting Tips
Make him nervous. Heres how The first time a new crush texts you, write back, Who is this? When he explains, say, JK, how could I forget you?? ) Hell be hooked .....
Famous Nurses Who Made History
Margaret Sanger. Founder of Planned Parenthood (1879 to 1966) Margaret Louise Higgins blamed the premature death of her mother to the frequent pregnancy, the result of what she viewed as grim class and family heritage. Nursing became her door to liberation from thi .....
Career Options After 10th
Arts stream. Arts stream has a wide variety of subjects which can offer exciting opportunities. Selection of Arts stream after 10th examination enables to pave the way for choosing some other gripping careers. This stream offers subject History, Geography, Politi .....
Digital Marketing Trends
The algorithm will change And change again. The search algorithm will change. It will infuriate you, delight you, confuse you, and disappoint you. But it will change. Im referring, of course, to Googles search algorithm, the almighty search machine that decides which content ranks highest in t .....
Fashion Designer Cars in the world
Maserati Quattroporte Zegna. Ermenegildo Zegna is a luxury Italian fashion house. Maserati is a luxury Italian car manufacturer. When they get together to produce a limited edition Quattroporte, the results are as youd expect rather beautiful.Only 100 Quattroporte Zegnas will .....
Most Famous Landmarks Around the World
Inukshuk in Canada. An inuksuk is a man-made stone landmark or cairn used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America. These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland. .....
Healthy Leg
Hold It. At the end of every set, try to hold a contracted position (like the bottom of a squat) for as long as you can. This is called an isometric contraction and will help you get stronger through the toughest parts of range of motion, says Jeff Dolgan, a .....
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