Fashion and Sport

Explores how the influence of fashion and sport extends from high performance textiles developed for competition, to high-end fashion and finally, through the filter of adapted advertising and magazine imagery, to the consumer, who adopts and adapts the styles to make their own unique fashion statements.

Nature's Palette

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture—from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations—Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.

Brainwalker

In this unique blend of science and fantasy, fourteen-year old Bernard journeys inside his father’s brain. There he discovers a galaxy, infinite and alive, and is soon caught up in an epic war between the two sides of his dad’s brain over their most precious resource: mental energy.

Spirit of Faith

A compilation of writings and prayers that focus on the inherent oneness of all the peoples of the world. Spiritual seekers of all faiths will relish these uplifting passages that underscore the unity of thought that helps us define our place within a single, unfolding, and divine creation.

Top Benefits of Having Garages in Prince William and Woodbridge in Modern Age

No kidding! This is the fact. Simply ask yourself, what is the biggest issue of your home at this moment? The answer you will get is-shortage of space or in other words, necessity of extra storage place. Importantly, most common questions of homebuyers that nowadays home sellers come across are ‘what about the storage space of your home? ‘Don’t you have a garden shed? ‘ and so on; On the contrary, the possibility of exterior storage is mostly overlooked in home renovation plans whereas lack of storage space is the most common problem of householders. In fact, apart from adding home value, the benefits of equipping you with garages in Prince William and Woodbridge are plentiful.

Five Pros of Garages in Prince William and Woodbridge

Spacious Home

Having storage sheds and garages in Prince William and Woodbridge help you get a spacious indoor without entering into any costly renovation. Just by leaving the belongings that you don’t require on a regular basis into the exterior garage room you can effectively reduce the loads of clutters of your home and make the crammed area sizably bigger.

Storage Space

No family man can deny the necessity of a distinct space to store everything from gardening equipments, mowers, rarely used furniture, beddings or anything that are seldom used in the storeroom. With lockable garages you can keep things well protected in an organized way and access them any time, once that are needed, without spoiling your time to locate their whereabouts in the home.

Multipurpose Use

After becoming retired, with a well-built garage room in the backyard, you can always initiate your dream manufacturing business. In the fast-paced everyday life, many professionals to businesspersons use customized garages in Prince William and Woodbridge as rustic home. No wonder, it’s a unique way to unwind you from all taxation, fatigue and get reenergized. Having patio sheds is an excellent way to gift your children with their ‘keenly own’ playroom.

More Cleanliness

Minimum clutters fetch more space while more space promotes cleanliness in home ambiance. Once the shed is installed by garages in Prince William and Woodbridge, this will help cleaning out all messy rooms, porch, or stairways. As you amass excess things into the tool shed, future cleaning of the rooms becomes easy as never before. Less dirt, dust, and germs foster absolute wellbeing among the family members. Equally, with the proper storage of lawn mower, garden equipments, watering hose into the standalone garage, from the lawn to driveway and patio to backyard, now start gleaming, being spotless.

Easier Access with Tidy Setting

With a centralized shed room, as now you can store all essentials that are infrequently used and keep your home clean, equally prepare the shed with necessary shelving, hangers, and storage bins to accumulate everything in ordered manner. With this, all your necessities will be easy accessible, any time as you need them.

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Why This Man And Woman Are In The Hospital Together Is The Most Insane, Brutal Thing Ever. OMG.

When people are faced with big choices and life changes, a lot of things can happen. But what shouldn’t happen? Attempting to light your girlfriend on fire by attaching a gas can to her back. A Chinese man kidnapped his pregnant 21 year-old girlfriend. He tied a gas can to her back. Then, he ignited it, hoping to murder her and the baby.

The boyfriend, Li Moulian, wanted to murder his girlfriend Xu Fan.

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He dragged her out of her bed and tried to set her on fire.

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While trying to brutally kill his girlfriend and their unborn child, he was injured as well.

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The couple ended up side-by-side in the hospital. Surgeons are fighting to save their lives.

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Miraculously, the baby is healthy and alive.

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Xu Fan became pregnant by mistake after a one night stand while cheating on her boyfriend, but the couple decided to stay together.

Daily Mail

(H/T Daily Mail) It’s miraculous that the couple survived. It’s even more miraculous that the baby is unharmed. It seems that the relationship and the situation was too much for the man, resulting in his attack on his own girlfriend. He attacked her while she was asleep, put her in a car and drove around the town before police were able to spot him. She was pulled from the car by the police and the flames were extinguished. So many crazy things happen in the world. Share this story of survival with others. The baby inside the girlfriend’s belly is a living miracle.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/man-woman-in-hospital/

22 Genius Tips To Help You Cook More On Weeknights

Save money, eat healthy, and organize your kitchen all at once!

1. Menu planning can be as simple as making your fridge into a shopping list and menu planner.

Just add a little chalk paint. See how to do it here. That way no one will need to ask ‘What’s for dinner?”

2. You can also make a cute and simple DIY message-board to keep track of your weekly plan.

See how to make this one here.

3. Use recipe cards to display your upcoming menu for easy access.

 

Then you can pull the cards right out and take them with you to the grocery store as a pre-made list.

Get this menu board here.

4. To see how to make a more complex master meal planning board, and even download tons of kid-friendly recipes, check out this master database by RobbyGirl.

5. Adding sides to your menu ahead of time will help you make even more balanced meals.

 

Meagan at The Homes I Have Made uses these clever code letters to add sides to her magnetic menu board. See how she did it, and more menu planning tips, here.

6. There are lots of streamlined online planning tools to help you organize your meal planning.

Apps like Evernote (free), MealBoard ($3.99) and PepperPlate (free) let you organize all your meal planning right inside their interface, and even import recipes you love from other sites.

7. Try setting up nightly themes to help you come up with ideas.

Taya K of Simply Frugal uses these theme nights when she’s stumped on new ideas.

Some easy theme ideas include:

-Mexican Night
-Pasta Night
-Sandwich Night
-Soup Night
-Beef Night
-Chicken Night
-Casserole Night
-Stir Fry Night
-Breakfast for Dinner
-Scrounge Night (more tips on how to do a scrounge night below!)

8. Create a master list of everyone’s favorite meals.

That way you can mix and match weekly so everyone is happy.

Get this vinyl organizer from Controlling My Chaos here.

9. If you want to get even more organized, color code the meals by difficulty or number of ingredients.

That way you can make easier meals on busier nights of the week.

See how to make this Ultimate DIY Menu Board here.

10. Master the ‘scrounge’ night for when you don’t have time to make a whole meal.

This can come in many forms, including ‘leftover night,’ ‘feed yourself night,’ etc. It’s especially useful towards the end of the week right before you go grocery shopping.

Pro tip: Label all your leftovers so it’s easier for everyone to pick what they want. Get these printable labels here.

11. A great resource for making the most out of whatever is left in your fridge is Recipe Puppy.

Just type in the ingredients you have on hand and it will come up with several recipes! Check it out here.

12. Make extra servings of the most versatile meals to use on leftover night.

To avoid the ‘leftover night glumness,’ learn how to re-invent the meals instead of just reheating.

Some great way to do that are:
Pizza-fying
– Putting leftovers in a wrap
– Adding leftovers to a salad
– Turning savory leftovers into a delicious breakfast

13. Spend time adding new meals to your repertoire.

Planning meals in advance can start to feel tedious when you’re using the same meals every week. Take time to browse websites or cookbooks for new ideas that will bring excitement back into the planning.

Here are some of our favorite recipe sites:

Food Gawker (for general food and recipe porn)
Simple Bites (for kid-friendly recipes)
Little Leopard Book (for creative takes on old recipes)
Dinner: A Love Story (for frugal and family-friendly recipes)
BuzzFeed Food, of course!

14. Use weekly sales to help you pick which meals to make.

If chicken is $1 per pound one week, that’s a great reason to make your favorite chicken dishes! Check your local supermarket circulars for upcoming sales. There are also great apps that help you match your local sales with recipes, like this one on iTunes from Food.com.

15. Pre-cook parts of the meals in advance.

Save time during the week by cooking anything that can be cooked early on one night. Roast chicken, brown ground beef, stew tomato sauce, blanche vegetables and then mix-and-match them in several meals throughout the week.

Learn how to master the art of vegetable blanching here.

16. Once a month, have a “freezer day.”

Many things can be pre-prepped and frozen to use weeks later. Soups, herbs, breadcrumbs, beans, shredded cheese, sauces, and many other ingredients can be frozen to save time.

See a list of what you can freeze here.

17. Make whole meals ahead of time and use them on weeknights when you have less tine.

The Pioneer Woman is the master of the tasty freezer meal. Check out some of her recipes for things that can be made ahead and savored later here.

18. You can even make lots of freezer-ready breakfasts…

 

Pre-make things like pancakes, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and muffins.

19. …and lunches…

These will thaw out throughout the day before lunch so kids won’t even need to use the microwave. Plus, the frozen sandwich can work as an ice pack for other lunch items.

Get the recipe for these here.

20. …and even desserts!

 

Nothing beats having Nutella Cake or Reese’s Cookies on hand at all times.

21. Keep your pantry stocked.

Nothing’s worse than having everything for your menu except that one crucial item. Having a stocked pantry means you’ll always have something to replace anything that you forgot at the store, and it will make weekly shopping trips that much easier. Check our this post from Life in Grace on what you need in the perfect pantry.

22. Organize your fridge to create ‘food zones.’

Having an organized fridge wil help you save time when you’re cooking, and save you money when things don’t get hidden in the back and go bad. Create food zones like the ‘sandwich zone’ and the ‘leftover zone’ to help keep things easy-to-find.

See how to get a deep clean over at TidyMom.

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21 Hilarious Tweets By Celebrity Parents

Kids don’t care if you’re a rock star but they do care if you packed a snack.

1. When Olivia Wilde welcomed her son into the world:

2. And when she learned what it’s like to change a baby boy:

3. When Hilary Duff had “one of those days” while shopping with her kid:

4. When Jim Gaffigan spoke the truth about snow days:

5. And when he got a little philosophical:

6. When Jenny Mollen struggled with the idea of her son growing up:

Struck by the horrific realization that my son might not want me to be his prom date. Hopefully, I can at least go with one of his friends.

— jennyandteets (@Jenny Mollen)

7. When Snooki “handled” this breast-feeding nightmare:

To my fellow BF moms- do you ever forget your pump & have to manually pump yourself?! ✋I just did. #milkservice #thirstyanyone #humancow ðŸ„ðŸ„ðŸ„

— snooki (@Nicole Polizzi)

8. When Conan O’Brien embraced his role as his children’s first teacher:

Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.

— ConanOBrien (@Conan O’Brien)

9. And when Joel McHale probably regretted giving his kids sugar:

My kids & friends r playing in a fake grocery store scaled 2 their size. Mayhem. Its like that scene in Red Dawn right b4 they leave town.

— joelmchale (@Joel McHale)

10. When Mario Lopez articulated this all-too-real struggle:

Trying to explain to Gia that farts aren’t polite or funny. But I feel like a hypocrite because they’re totally funny… #StruggleIsReal

— MarioLopezExtra (@Mario Lopez)

11. When it was (or wasn’t) nap time at Alyson Hannigan’s house:

Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?

— alydenisof (@alyson hannigan)

12. When Pink reflected on how her life has changed since becoming a mom:

my life was once whiskey, tears, and cigarettes… now it’s snot, tears, and the color of poop. #bliss

— Pink (@P!nk)

13. And when Kelly Clarkson marveled at the fact that she IS a mom:

I still can’t believe I made a human. #topthat #firstglassofwineintenmonths #pump&dump 🙂

— kelly_clarkson (@Kelly Clarkson)

14. When Neil Patrick Harris shared this “we’ve all been there” moment:

Up until 2am constructing a table with wooden trains for Gideon and all he wants to do is play with a broom. #MerryXmas

— ActuallyNPH (@Neil Patrick Harris)

15. When Busy Philipps was finally able to stop stressing over preschool admissions:

Guys, with GREAT pride I tell you this: Birdie got into preschool. So, our job as parents is done, right? Right?

— Busyphilipps25 (@Busy Philipps)

16. When Michael Ian Black suffered from Frozen fatigue:

Watching “Frozen” again with my daughter because we paid $19.99 to download it so she’s going to fucking watch it every day until college.

— michaelianblack (@Michael Ian Black)

17. And when he decided he wasn’t one of those parents who let their kid win:

Currently kicking my daughter’s ass at Piano Tiles. I am her superior.

— michaelianblack (@Michael Ian Black)

18. When “the sickness” hit Tori Spelling’s house:

The sneezing in my house began at 6am. Must be the morning after Halloween. They always get sick. #AtLeastWeHaveConsistency

— Tori_Spelling (@Tori Spelling)

19. When Mel B was deep in the school drop-off grind:

After all the #morninghayhem this just happened on the drive to school,I mean really

— OfficialMelB (@Melanie Brown)

20. When parenting kept Anna Faris humble:

245 pm. My son just told me I had a mustache like daddy’s. #ThanksgivingThrowdown

— AnnaKFaris (@Anna Faris)

21. And when Christina Applegate tweeted the kind of thing we’ve all thought, but kept to ourselves:

Only one plug working in my house. Do I charge the baby monitor or my phone. Asshole dilemma

— 1capplegate (@christina applegate)

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/21-tweets-by-celebrity-parents-that-are-hilariously-relatabl

Mom deported for not changing lanes? Daily Beast headline leaves out a few crucial details

A lengthy piece published in The Daily Beast with the ominous subhead, “Feeding the Monsters,” goes into great detail about the ordeal of “one Ohio resident with head injuries after being rear-ended” who “was deported anywayand kidnapped the same day.”

The article goes into harrowing detail about Mexican cartels and violent crime, but before getting to any of that, readers need to get past the headline: “Mom Deported Because She Didn’t Change Lanes.” We’re guessing there was room to squeeze a couple more words in the tweet, but this is what readers were given:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/08/09/mom-deported-for-not-changing-lanes-daily-beast-headline-leaves-out-a-few-crucial-details/