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Believe or not…

Saturday, June 28th, 2008


1) Fold a NEW PINK $20 bill in half…

2) Fold again, taking care to fold it exactly as below

3) Fold the other end, exactly as before

4) Now, simply turn it over…

What a coincidence! A simple geometric fold creates a catastrophic premonition printed on all $20 bills!!!


As if that wasn’t enough. Here is what you’ve seen…

Firstly The Pentagon on fire…

Then The Twin Towers.

.And now .. look at this!


It gets even better!! 9 + 11=$20!!

Style your hair as per your Jawline

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
by Sue

Going to the hairdresser can be a menacing experience, especially if you aren’t sure what you want. Ease your nerves by doing some research ahead of time, browse women’s magazines or the internet for examples of the style you’re looking for, and don’t be afraid to bring a few pictures into the salon with you. Sharing these pictures with the hairdresser will give him or her visual idea of what type of cut you’re interested in.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that just because a particular haircut looks good on Jennifer Aniston does not mean it will look good on you. Different cuts are flattering for different face shapes; determining what shape yours is can help guide you in the right direction. Tie your hair back in a ponytail and look straight ahead into a mirror. Focusing mainly on your jaw line, see if your face is round, oval, heart-shaped or square.

According to famous hairstylist John Frieda, your jaw line is the most important factor in deciding what length your new cut should be. Look at your profile in the mirror. If you have a sharp angle where your jaw turns to meet your ear, you’re lucky–you can pull off almost any length of hair. If your jaw is long and sloping, avoid wearing your hair up or pulling it back, and stay away from really short styles as they will expose your jaw line. Before selecting a style, however, let the hairdresser know what type of routine you keep and how much time you have to spend on your hair each morning. Choppy, layered cuts, for example, require much more prep time than straight cuts. Very few women have exact, ideal proportions in their countenance, but read on and you’ll learn ways you can use your hair as a frame to fool the eye into thinking you do.

ROUND FACERound-face

Soft, choppy styles such as layers cut around the cheeks work better for round faces than pin-straight, flat or sleek styles do. Layers that fall just around the cheekbones will shade them and cause the face to look narrower. Volume on top of the crown will create a domed look that adds height and thus elongates the roundness of the face. If you like bangs, graduated bangs cut on an angle that also fall just around the cheeks are your best bet. If your neck is also round, choppy layers that fall around the neckline will also downplay the plumpness.


The oval is believed to be the “perfect” face shape due to it’s popularity and versatility. This is the shape that all haircuts seek to achieve, and people who already have this shape can get away with almost any haircut. The only thing you’ll want to be careful about is if you’re going for an uber-short look. Your face may be a “classic oval”, but if your scalp isn’t beautifully shaped a short cut can look misshapen.

LONG FACELong face

The solution for a long face is to make it look shorter. This can be achieved by wisphy, see-through bangs and chin length cuts. Longer, shapeless styles and straight bobs serve only to further elongate. The fullest, thickest part of the hair should rest behind the ears and be soft and low on the crown. If your chin is pointy, make sure your hair doesn’t curve in towards it, but sweeps up and away instead.

SQUARE FACESquare face

Square faces need to avoid short crops, symmetry, or anything geometric which will enhance the square ness; instead, go for soft curves which will soften the severity of the square jaw line. If you can get a slightly voluminous point at the crown, this will also detract from the square outline. Light, wispy, see-through bangs can also soften the features. Stay away from blunt cuts and hard, sleek lines as these will exaggerate the square shape. A cut with soft curves, slight bangs would be best for this face type.

HEART-SHAPED FACEHeart Shaped face

Faces those are narrow at the bottom and wide at the top need a cut that hides the hairline with graduated bangs and a choppy style that flips out on the ends. When the hair turns outwards rather than inwards, it equalizes the shape by giving volume around the narrow bottom of the face. If, on the other hand, your face is an upside-down heart (narrow at the top, heavier at the jaw) make sure there is fullness at the top of the head instead to balance out the chin.

Tips for stylish bathrooms

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
by Sue

For most people, the bathroom is more than just a functional room now days. Many people find it to be a place of relaxation and even a stylish focal point of the home. Today there are a variety of luxurious amenities that you can add to your bathroom, including marble flooring, wonderful whirlpool tubs, and even granite counters. If you use your bathroom for relaxation and enjoyment, then you may want to consider adding some touches of luxury to the bathroom when you remodel so you can enjoy the bathroom and use it for a place to unwind. So, here are a few tips that will help you to add some luxury to any bathroom.

Colorful Candles

Colorful candles are a great luxurious addition to your bathroom. You can pick out colors that match your bathroom and find some of your favorite scents. They will no doubt make the entire bathroom smell great. However, you can also use them when you’re taking a bath. Simply light them up and enjoy the beautiful scent and the romantic glow while you are enjoying a nice, warm bath in the evenings.

Add Some Music

Music while you’re in the tub is a great idea, and it is easy to do this if you add a CD player or a radio to your bathroom. This way you can listen to your favorite CD or to the radio while you are enjoying a soothing bath. You can purchase a free standing CD player or radio, or you may even want to have one custom installed so you can have a wonderful music experience while you are having a good time in your bath.

Plush Towels

Of course for a touch of luxury, the right towels are a must as well. Go with some high quality towels that are thick and plush so you can wrap up in them when you get out of the bathtub. They are great to use, and they add a decorative element to the bathroom as well.

Towel Warmers

A towel warmer is an excellent addition to any bathroom and when you’re remodeling you may want to have one added. They are usually quite inexpensive and they warm up your towels for you for a truly luxurious experience. When you get out of the shower, you’ll then have a towel that is nice a warm for you to enjoy.

Whirlpool Tubs

Many people love the idea of soaking in a whirlpool tub, and this is a great way that you can add some luxury to your bathroom. No doubt you’ll enjoy relaxing in the bath tub with the whirlpool jets gently massaging your entire body. This is definitely the ultimate way for you to relax and enjoy yourself in the tub.

Life can be hectic and stressful, and your bathroom may be a great place to unwind and get rid of the stress of the day. So, consider these ideas to make your bathroom a place of luxury and relaxation. No doubt you’ll enjoy these luxurious amenities each and every day.

Indoor Games during rainy day

Saturday, June 14th, 2008
by Ann

Well, the weather finally did it – sent the kids scuttling inside. And now, they are bored and waiting for you to come up with something for them to do. Fun indoor games are not as hard to come up with as one might think. There’s a little something for everyone as you let your imagination search for fun indoor games to play with your children or for them to play together.


Of all the indoor games to come up with, pretending is one of the easiest for which to prepare. Experts are now saying that pretending is one of the most needful games that your child can play. Through pretending, children learn to think about how another person feels; they learn to role play as they mimic people that they know or imagine about people they don’t know; they learn to take turns as they play pretend with others who may want to be the same character they want to be; they learn to treat animals well because in pretending to be an animal, they learn how it feels to be hurt. Sometimes, on a deeper level, children re-enact a time and place where that didn’t quite work out as they wanted it to. When they replay it in pretending, they can feel better about what went on because in some way, they have taken more control of the situation in their own minds. There are many ways that pretending and role-playing is good for your child. All you need to do is have some basic items around to help the game go well.

Keep some old towels or sheets around so that the child can pretend to go camping or go hiking in a cave. Throwing a sheet over some chairs makes a great cave or tent. Keep some empty paper towel roles handy for emergency swords or microphones. A scarf or towel pinned to the shoulders of a favorite shirt makes a great cape for the super hero. Some old necklaces, ribbons, and pins are great dress up helpers for little girls and I can still remember running around in one my dad’s ties and his shoes that we were way to big for me. Make sure that your “stuff” is less important than your child and, within reason, let them use some of your household and personal items for their pretend games.

What is even more fun for your child is when you play pretend as well. When you welcome you child’s teddy bear, aka the new super hero or the new Preschool teacher, at the dinner table, you’ve entered into his or her game and it becomes more exciting because you are willing to play.

Your Part

As we’ve already mentioned, your part may be to keep some supplies on hand and to participate when called upon. However, sometimes as the parent, you may need to give a little boost to the idea by asking them what they would like to pretend about. There are lots of choices:

Being a School teacher

Being a pirate

Being a favorite super hero

Being a great warrior

Having a space ship

Being a doctor or nurse

Being a fire truck driver

Being a movie star

All you have to do is ask the right question and get the game going. Your child is sure to have some ideas of his or her own as well. Help make pretending one of your child’s favorite fun indoor games – and maybe even a favorite outdoor game.

Scariest Places on Earth

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Paro Airport
Paro AirportWho Flies There: Druk Air, the national carrier.Why It’s Harrowing: Tucked into a tightly cropped valley and surrounded by 16,000-foot-high serrated Himalayan peaks, this is arguably the world’s most forbidding airport to fly into. It requires specially trained pilots to maneuver into this stomach-dropping aerie by employing visual flying rules and then approaching and landing through a narrow channel of vertiginous tree-covered hillsides. 

Princess Juliana International Airport
St. Maarten

Princess Juliana Int.AirportWho Flies There: All major U.S. airlines, as well as Paris-based charter carrier Corsairfly, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and a handful of regional operators.

Why It’s Harrowing: The length of the runway—just 7,152 feet—is perfectly fine for small or medium-size jets, but as the second-busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean, it regularly welcomes so-called heavies—long-haul wide-body jetliners like Boeing 747’s and Airbus A340’s—from Europe, which fly in improbably low over Maho Beach and skim just over the perimeter fence.

Reagan National Airport
Washington, D.C.

Reagan National AirportWho Flies There: All major U.S. airlines.

Why It’s Harrowing: Flying around Washington, D.C., is fraught with peril—just ask the pilot of a small aircraft that drifted into restricted airspace in March 2008, causing Congress to be evacuated and military planes to be scrambled. Located smack in the center of two overlapping air-exclusion zones, Reagan National requires pilots flying the so-called River Visual into the airport to follow the Potomac while steering clear of sensitive sites such as the Pentagon and CIA headquarters before making a steep turn and landing on this natural peninsula. Taking off, too, is a white-knuckle event in which pilots are required to climb quickly and execute a steep left bank to avoid flying over the White House.

Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar AirportWho Flies There: Air Malta, British Airways, EasyJet, Iberia Airlines, and Monarch Airlines.

Why It’s Harrowing: Pinched in by the Mediterranean on its eastern flank and the Bay of Algeciras on its western side, the airport’s truncated runway stretches just 6,000 feet and requires pinpoint precision. And upon hitting the tarmac, pilots must quickly and fully engage the auto-brakes. Yet as nerve-wracking as the landing can be, it’s never guaranteed. Because of Gibraltar’s unique topography, the British colony endures unusual localized weather patterns that cause flights to be diverted to nearby Tangiers, Faro, and Malaga.

Matekane Air Strip
Matekane Airstrip

Who Flies There: Charities delivering aid, and the occasional bush pilot.

Why It’s Harrowing: Because of the diminutive 1,312-foot-long runway perched at the edge of a couloir at 7,550 feet, becoming airborne at the end of the tarmac is virtually impossible. Instead, you drop down the face of a 2,000-foot cliff until you start flying. Says bush pilot Tom Claytor, “The rule in the mountains is that it is better to take off downwind and downhill than into wind and uphill, because in Lesotho, the hills will usually out-climb you. It’s a little bit hard to do the first time.”

Barra Airport
Barra, Scotland Flies There: British Airways and Fly be.

Why It’s Harrowing: Have you ever landed on a beach? The airport on the tiny Outer Hebridean Island of Barra is actually a wide shallow bay onto which scheduled planes land, making it a curiosity in the world of aviation. Admittedly, the roughness of the landings is determined by how the tide goes out to sea. Locals, who are avid cockle pickers, steer clear of the vast swath of hardened sand when the wind sock is up—a sign that specially rigged Twin Otter propeller aircraft are incoming.


Toncontín AirportWho Flies There: American Airlines, Continental, Copa Airlines, TACA, Islena Airlines, and Aerolineas Sosa.

Why It’s Harrowing: Having negotiated the rough-hewn mountainous terrain, pilots must execute a dramatic 45-degree, last-minute bank to the left just minutes prior to touching down in a bowl-shaped valley on a runway just 6,112 feet in length. The airport, at an altitude of 3,294 feet, can accommodate aircraft no larger than Boeing 757’s.

John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York

Who FliJohn F. Kennedy International Airportes There: All major U.S., European, and Asian airlines.

Why It’s Harrowing: Parkway Visual—a.k.a. the Canarsie Approach—is the especially daunting flyway here, since pilots have to avoid interfering with flights into New York’s two other close-by airports, LaGuardia and Newark. Set up in 1964 as a noise-abatement measure to pacify angry residents, this approach forces pilots to have a reported 1,500-foot ceiling and a five-mile visibility for their circular approach before lining up with runway 13L, with the threatening waters of Jamaica Bay beckoning at the runway’s end.

Madeira Airport
funchal airportWho Flies There:
Most scheduled (and many charter) European carriers.

Why It’s Harrowing: Wedged in by mountains and the Atlantic, Madeira Airport requires a clockwise approach for which pilots are specially trained. Despite a unique elevated extension that was completed back in 2000 and now expands the runway length to what should be a comfortable 9,000 feet, the approach to Runway 05 remains a hair-raising affair that pilots absolutely dread. They must first point their aircraft at the mountains and, at the last minute, bank right to align with the fast-approaching runway.

Saba, Netherlands Antilles
Juancho E. Yrausquin  AirportWho Flies There:
Windward Islands Airways (Winair).

Why It’s Harrowing: Perched on a precipitous gale-battered peninsula on the island’s northeastern corner, the airport requires pilots to tackle blustery trade winds, occasional spindrift, and their own uneasy constitutions as they maneuver in for a perfect landing (there’s no margin for error) on a runway that’s just 1,300 feet long. “Shorting this means ending up in the cliffs,” says one pilot matter-of-factly, “while overshooting it means an uncomfortable go-around. Either way, you’ll want to bring the Dramamine.”

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