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A Different Kind of Love: Top 10 Killer Couples. Most people fantasize about meeting the love of their life. They are looking for that special connection, a perfect click with a soon-to-be lifelong mate. A typical checklist of desired traits includes physical attraction, a sense of humor, and shared interests. Then there are those unorthodox types who are seeking a special kind of spark — their dream soul mate snuffs people out. Here is a top 10 list of killer couples. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 21 Incredibly Important Diagrams To Help You Get Through Life. Alessandro Bavari Official WebSite. Fairy Tales Collection.

Xavier Thoughts: Recognizing Threats. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on the realities of surviving a gunfight. Much of my writing focused on the need to avoid the conflict. Many believe that they can avoid conflict by avoiding particular areas. This is not always the case. A person must go about one's life, and the criminal element does the same. A person may be more likely to be attacked in certain areas, but they can be victimized virtually anywhere.

To recognize threats, one has to understand how the criminal mind works. IntentThis is when the criminal decides to commit a crime. He has decided to go to work. SelectionThe criminal, once he has observed a potential victim, will send out some test runs to determine if the person is indeed prey, or predator. The predator is mimicking a common panhandler to get in close, test the waters and position himself for attack. The most feared predator is the one who uses the silent selection process. PositioningThe final indicator of an impending attack is positioning. Dohas of Kabir - The Mystic Poet. Kabirji cries when it sees the the grinding wheels. In this material world, nothing stays intact. What is seen is constantly changing and it is all destructible and untruth, and what is not seen is the ONLY TRUTH. Kabirji says, know this truth and stop the oblation in this wheel of materialism where nothing stays intact or permanent. Unfortunately, human beings cannot comprehend this divine truth.

For them only truth is what is seen except when scientists say then it is believable. We look for God in a material form, but he lives inside us and the entire creation is his image. Similarly, people are evil and good but the consciousness that flows inside the body and all matter in the universe is God's consciousness. 10 Hilariously Outdated Instructional FIlms - Listverse.

Pop Culture The 1950s and 1960s—it was a simpler time in America, when the men brought home the bacon and the women knew their place. That doesn’t mean there were no dangers lurking . . . dangers like not knowing how to properly stir a cake, how to help your hardworking husband relax, or how to deal with those pesky women who thought they belonged out in the workplace.

Fortunately, these informational short films were made to teach young people everything they needed to know in order to navigate the high-demand world of the ’50s and ’60s. 10The Relaxed Wife1957 If this doesn’t illustrate the difference between the hardworking, stressed man with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the relaxed housewife with not a care in the world, nothing does. She has all sorts of stressful things to deal with, too, like children and doing laundry, but she knows how to let the world’s problems take care of themselves. 9Boys Beware1961 By then, it was almost too late for Jimmy. 6Snap Out Of It! The Science of Fire. Archaeologists Hunt for the Tomb of Genghis Khan. His end didn't begin heroically. The Mongolian ruler simply fell off his horse. His hands and legs must have lost their strength. It was an embarrassing incident from which Genghis Khan never recovered.

Shortly thereafter, a procession of slaves and warriors escorted the ruler's body, wrapped in a white felt blanket, to its final resting place. Slivers of fragrant sandalwood were placed in the grave to prevent insects from gnawing at the body of the Great Khan. But where exactly did the subjects bury the body of this tyrant, who is still revered by Mongolians today?

Over the past century, scores of adventurers and archaeologists have searched in vain for Genghis Khan's grave. Today, expeditions with high-tech equipment are racing to make the find. Can Technology Find Genghis Khan? The surly old Mongolian would have probably found pleasure in knowing that, nearly 800 years after his death, hordes of archaeologists are still wandering the steppes and deserts in search of his final remains. Hot spring. Definitions[edit] There is no universally accepted definition of a hot spring. For example, one can find the phrase hot spring defined as a thermal spring with water warmer than 36.7 °C (98 °F)[5][6]a natural spring of water greater than 21.1 °C (70 °F) (synonymous with thermal spring)[7][8][9][10]a natural discharge of groundwater with elevated temperatures[11]a type of thermal spring in which hot water is brought to the surface. The water temperature of a hot spring is usually 6.5 °C (12 °F) or more above mean air temperature.[12] Note that by this definition, "thermal spring" is not synonymous with the term "hot spring"a spring whose hot water is brought to the surface (synonymous with a thermal spring).

Sources of heat[edit] In active volcanic zones such as Yellowstone National Park, water may be heated by coming into contact with magma (molten rock). Note that hot springs in volcanic areas are often at or near the boiling point. Flow rates[edit] High flow hot springs[edit] What medieval Europe did with its teenagers. Image copyright Getty Images Today, there's often a perception that Asian children are given a hard time by their parents. But a few hundred years ago northern Europe took a particularly harsh line, sending children away to live and work in someone else's home. Not surprisingly, the children didn't always like it. Around the year 1500, an assistant to the Venetian ambassador to England was struck by the strange attitude to parenting that he had encountered on his travels. He wrote to his masters in Venice that the English kept their children at home "till the age of seven or nine at the utmost" but then "put them out, both males and females, to hard service in the houses of other people, binding them generally for another seven or nine years".

The unfortunate children were sent away regardless of their class, "for everyone, however rich he may be, sends away his children into the houses of others, whilst he, in return, receives those of strangers into his own". The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy. How to be not ignorant about the world. Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy’s enjoying her GYPSY life, and she’s very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy’s kind of unhappy. To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place.

It’s pretty straightforward—when the reality of someone’s life is better than they had expected, they’re happy. To provide some context, let’s start by bringing Lucy’s parents into the discussion: Lucy’s parents were born in the 50s—they’re Baby Boomers. After graduating from being insufferable hippies, Lucy’s parents embarked on their careers. GYPSYs Are Wildly Ambitious. Poker. A game of Texas hold 'em in progress. "Hold 'em" is a popular form of poker. Poker has gained in popularity since the beginning of the twentieth century, and has gone from being primarily a recreational activity confined to small groups of enthusiasts, to a widely popular activity, both for participants and spectators, including online, with many professional players and multi-million dollar tournament prizes.

History[edit] English actor Joseph Cowell reported in his memoirs[1] that the game was played in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1829, with a deck of 20 cards, and four players betting on which player's hand was the most valuable.[2] Jonathan H. Green's book, An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling (G. B. Modern tournament play became popular in American casinos after the World Series of Poker (WSOP) began, in 1970.[5] Notable champions from these early WSOP tournaments include Johnny Moss, Amarillo Slim, Bobby Baldwin, Doyle Brunson, and Puggy Pearson. Gameplay[edit] Straight. Silly illustrations of logical fallacies [12 pictures] Programmer Ali Almossawi and illustrator Alejandro Giraldo teamed up to create An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, which features explanations of some basic and common mistakes made in arguments accompanied by fun pictures illustrating the point… You can read the whole book online. Here are some examples with just brief bits of his explanations… Slippery Slope A slippery slope attempts to discredit a proposition by arguing that its acceptance will undoubtedly lead to a sequence of events, one or more of which are undesirable.

Not a Cause for a Cause Two events may occur one after the other or together because they are correlated, by accident or due to some other unknown event; one cannot conclude that they are causally connected without evidence. No True Scotsman A general claim may sometimes be made about a category of things. Guilty by Association Guilt by association is discrediting an argument for proposing an idea that is shared by some socially demonized individual or group. Previously… 5 Hard Truths That Are Actually Quite Liberating. We humans, but especially we Americans, believe in self-improvement. God bless us, we do. We believe in better, faster, thinner. We believe in six-pack abs. We believe in firm and tight. We believe in second and third chances. God bless us, we try. As a writer, I fail way more than I succeed. But we keep trying. I know whereof I speak. A few weeks ago, when my family moved, I had the opportunity to go through these boxes.

As I write this, I am sitting in my new house. Lately, I’ve been trying hard not to try so hard. I know, I know, I’m still preaching self-improvement, but I see it as a different kind—a radical and mindful acceptance of reality. The following five doses of reality may sound negative, but the catch is, they’re not; they’re actually liberating. 1. Some days it seems that everyone in the world is writing a book or making a film or recording an album or trying to make it as an actor. 2. It’s important to set goals and to try our best. 3. So many of us need to feel special. Why Each Year Seems To Disappear More Quickly Than the Last. By Anna Hunt For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous.

Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over. All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older.

Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. How can we slow down time? How to tell if someone is telling a lie or lying: Viewzone. We have all met people who were dishonest and avoided eye contact.

It has been said that "the eyes are the mirror if the soul. " Many people know that their eyes betray their lies. Some try to conceal the truth by wearing sunglasses of looking down at the ground. Eventually, you will confront someone and need to know if they are being honest. It may be a friend, a family member or an employee. Police have established a method of evaluating the truthfulness of a person by watching the movements of their eyes. The following are some general patterns that you can use when talking to someone. Here is a more detailed explanation of this method: Up and to the Left: Indicates a visually constructed Images. Up and to the Right: Indicates a Visually Remembered Images.

To the Left: Indicates an Auditory Construct thought. To the Right: Indicates an Auditory Memory. Down and to the Left: Indicates a Feeling / Kinesthetic / Sensory impression that is being created. But there's more to the story...