PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 26 March 2012 - Uganda’s northern districts continue to recover from two decades of armed conflict. Some 2 million
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Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.
How to float. 1: Pour some water. 2: Step away from water. 3: Take a photo.
A CH-54 Sikorsky Skycrane delivers a bridge to route 9, 4-1/2 miles from Khe Sanh (I Corps). Photo taken: 25th March 1968
Sleek and stylish, this ponte knit printed jacket from Notations is perfect for your work week look. Add some fun to your office attire with this classic fit, single button jacket with a novelty print and two zip front pockets. $19.97
Photo of the Week: 11 September 2012 - A woman turns to smile at her laughing baby while she gardens in her village in Burkina Faso, one of the countries in the Sahel region currently suffering from a food crisis. She is a member of a collective of 54 women who each manage one hectare of land. With support from the UNICEF and other organisations the collective can now produce vegetables year-round! www.unicef.org.nz/Sound-the-Alarm
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The picture was taken in the early 1930s by the sender's grandfather, who lived in Alaska. The entitiy was first seen when the grandfather was on his way to a lake. He chased the entity until he got close enough to take this one picture. It was some four months before the photograph was developed, being in in a remote, sparsely populated area. The sender received the picture from his grandfather only last week. His grandfather died the day after giving him the photo, and relating his story.
The perfect overalls for any day of the week! Woven overalls that feature a scoop neck and two snap button shoulder straps. Chest pocket with front button flap pocket. Y back. Folded shorts that feature two side snap button closures and seam pockets. Belt loops. Darted at the waist. Stitched detailing. Antique finish buttons with engraved "forever 21 girls." Partially lined. Lightweight. - 26.5" approx. length from high point shoulder to hem, 11.5" waist to hem, 2" inseam, 12" leg opening, 2
12mm Hot Pink Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 12mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 1/2" (12mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
12mm Pink Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 12mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 1/2" (12mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
Size: 36*26*12cmGiving your bathroom a makeover does not have to cost a fortune. There are many changes you can make that cost very little. You might change the rugs, change the paint or curtains or you might add some accessories. This accessories set would be a great choice. It is made from a durable resin material in a stark white color and features icy sparkles in the bottom of each piece. Included in the set are two cups, a toothbrush caddy, a soap dish and a liquid soap dispenser. You could group them all together on a cabinet for a uniform look or spread them around the room. Just a great little set that mixes and matches well with most décor themes.
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If you're tired of traditional evening dresses and are looking for something edgier and unique, this dress is definitely an option. The bodice has a ruched pattern to it and features a sexy off-the-shoulder neckline. The skirt is gorgeous, but a completely different color and texture than the bodice. It has a ruched effect to it, which adds interest and detail throughout. The skirt is adorned with a lovely beaded brooch on the hip and extends into a mini-train in the back. Product Details:-Made from satin and taffeta-Off-the-shoulder style bodice with wrapped pattern-A-line skirt with ruched pattern and brooch embellishment-Two tone dress-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown in the chart below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
FREE SHIPPING at shopbop.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim applies his knit-back design to a standard field coat. The knit wraps under the collar for an extra touch of style. Two-way zip front with snap-over placket. Structured elbow patches and 4 flap pockets. Unlined. Fabric: Canvas / knit. Shell: 100% cotton. Trim: 62% wool/26% polyester/6% acrylic/3% cashmere/2% polyamide/1% yak. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 33in / 84cm, at center of back Measurements from Size M - Army Green $795.00
Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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16mm Hot Pink Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 16mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 5/8" (16mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
14mm Red Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 14mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 9/16" (14mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
16mm Red Anodized Titanium Blinking Plug 16mm anodized titanium plug. Have some fun with this flashing plug. This blinking ear plug is crafted from surgical grade stainless steel with anodized titanium. Each blinking plug comes packaged and sealed with 3 batteries loaded in the plug, plus an extra set of three additional batteries. Flashing plug body jewelry. Specifications: 5/8" (16mm), Anodized Titanium, 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 3 Extra Batteries, Two (2) Rubber O-rings Blinking Body Jewelry
Sheath-style dresses are so sexy and can be very flattering to the figure. Some of them are tributes to the Golden Age of Hollywood glam. This one is no exception. The top of the dress features a stylish one shoulder design with a poufy bow embellishment. The skirt of the dress falls straight to the floor, wrapping your legs in luscious chiffon fabric before flaring into a mermaid-style hem at the bottom and extending into a beautiful mini-train. This is a gorgeous and elegantly designed gown that would be perfect for any formal or black tie occasion.Product Details:-Made from satin-One shoulder design with bow embellishment-Sweetheart neckline-Mermaid-style skirt with train-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown in the chart below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
1/2" Gauge HOWLITE Natural Stone Double Flare Plug Solid Natural Stone Plug. Each plug is sold separately. Add our cool body jewelry at wholesale prices to your collection today! Stone Information : This ear plug is carved from all natural semi-precious gemstone. Smooth, white howlite is said to be calming and soothing. Like other white stones, it is associated with spiritual guidance and purity. For some people, the gray streaks represent finding one's true path Specifications: 1/2" (12.7mm), Solid Natural Precious Stone. (Variations in color can occur due to natural stone material) Items are sold individually. Purchase a Quantity of TWO for a pair. Natural Stone Expander Plug body jewelry
You could not get any closer to a fantasy wedding gown if you traveled back in time to a land of ladies, knights and kings. Looking like something straight out of a medieval fantasy, this stunning wedding gown is sure to WOW your guests. The bodice is strapless and features gorgeous intricate beadwork throughout and a sweetheart neckline. The skirt is a beautiful mess of layered satin and tulle that creates a creates a stunning tiered effect. The underskirts feature the same intricate beadwork as the bodice as well as elegant lace appliques. Two rows of beautiful silk flowers adorn the split of the skirt tiers. This gown would look fantastic in a garden or forest setting.Product Details:-Made from satin-Sweetheart neckline-Beaded bodice-Multi-tier skirts with large, silk flowers-Beading a lace appliques on the skirt tiers-Available in US sizes 2-26 in the alternate colors shown in the chart-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
. . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children.. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.. 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: *In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *Do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. How many other things are we missing?
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We love vintage-inspired wedding gowns. There's something about them that draws us in to a simpler time when things were more elegant and beautiful in their own way. This gown is a tribute to vintage-inspired fashion. It features a strapless bodice with a tulle overlay that creates a matronly short sleeved jacket with puffed sleeves. The back of the dress has a row of pearl beads that serve as the closure for the gown and an elegant ribbon waist sash adorns the midsection. The simple two tier skirt falls straight to the floor with the lower tier being slightly bigger than the upper one. The lower tier pools around your feet and extends into a lovely mini-train in the back.Product Details:-Made from satin-Strapless bodice with lace overlay and round collar-Row of pearl buttons closure in the back-Two tier skirt and mini-train-Ribbon waist sash that ties in a bow at the hip-Available in US sizes 2-26 in the alternate colors shown in the chart-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
deluxe baby keepsake kit - white: If only they would stay babies forever. This kit captures that first year with a 4" x 6" photo and handprints or footprints. Just press baby's hand or foot into the soft, mess-free, nontoxic clay. Requires no mixing, baking or painting and is easy to assemble. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. includes impression material, wooden rolling pin and shaping ruler features white acid-free mat boards and two mat background boards offered in natural, white, mahogany or espresso. See above for available styles each frame includes a tan mat that reverses to sage-green and a pink mat that reverses to light blue frame measures 17 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 11 1/2" high optional nickel-plated plaque may be personalized with up to 25 characters per line (two-line maximum). Personalized plaque arrives in an envelope with the product and may be affixed by the recipient at their discretion $59.95
Our Home Practice & Stretch Kit includes: Green Yoga Essentials Mat, with a light-tack, nonslip surface 2 Cork Yoga Bricks, for added height, stability and support Thirsty Yoga Strap, 2-in-1 strap and towel combination made from ultra-absorbent microfiber to keep you dry Rodney Yee’s Core Yoga DVD, featuring 5 motivational yoga practices Back Flex, a portable posture-enhancing lumbar supporter Energize (or start) your yoga practice with our Home Practice and Stretch Kit. This kit is based around our bestselling green Yoga Essentials® mat, which provides the perfect light-tack, nonslip surface. 68”L x 24”W x 3mm. Our Cork Yoga Bricks (2) are a great addition for those who do not feel flexible enough to complete some yoga poses. These bricks can also be used to extend the stretch of some poses for advanced yogis. Great texture, comfortable and pliable, these bricks provide optimal grip and traction. They are made from all-natural materials. Rounded edges for extra comfort. You get two products in one with our ultra-absorbent Thirsty Yoga Strap that also doubles as a towel. Made from the same material as our Thirsty Yoga Towels, this strap is absorbent and hypoallergenic. Compact and lightweight, slide the microfiber strap around your feet, thighs or back to achieve binds and deepen stretches. Each end has an easy-grip hand opening for greater nonslip control even during hot yoga. Fast-drying. 78% polyester, 22% nylon. Get inspiration for your daily practice with our Core Yoga DVD. Internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee helps you make small adjustments that provide amazing results. Learn how finding “core center” is the key to getting fit and finding balance in your body, your mind and your life. Five practices include “Lower Balance,” “Back Balance,” “Bending Balance,” and “Restorative Balance.” Last, keep your body limber and relaxed between workouts with our Back Flex. In just 15 to 20 minutes a day, you’ll open up your shoulders for a wonderful, deep stretch, straighten your spine and even trim inches from your waist. Support your lumbar and strengthen your knees with a range of unique exercises. The perfect tool to help correct a chronic slouch. Premium maple wood. Imported/USA. $98.00
1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body.