15 Books that Will Actually Change Your Future Guest Post By Julia McCoy Books are powerful things, aren’t they? They’re like the TARDIS—they look small(ish) on the outside yet when you open them up you are immediately transported to a large interior with rooms filled with adventure. You can’t step two sentences into a book without beginning some new moment in your life. Let’s take a look at some excellent books that hold the power to actually change your future. You know those authors you haven’t forgotten about, ever since you read their books for the first time (maybe even as a kid)? Here are some of the books I truly think can help improve and change your future. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. These books are all incredible reads and are perfect for your summer reading list. Julia McCoy is a self-taught copywriter and Internet marketer who runs a full-size copywriting team providing agencies and businesses of all sizes with high quality content.
a_tushin: Беляны. Думаю вы о таком и не слыхали Если спросить, что такое беляны, то немногие ответят на этот вопрос. А ведь всего каких-то 100 лет назад эти гигантские корабли плавали по Волге и Ветлуге. Беляны, пожалуй, самые уникальные речные суда на свете. Это были огромные, даже по нынешним мерам, суда. По некоторым данным существовали беляны длиной до 120 м. Давайте узнаем, в чем же была их уникальность … Давным-давно, еще до революции, каждую весну, как только Ветлуга вскрывалась ото льда, жители прибрежных деревень зачарованно провожали взглядом величественные белоснежные сооружения, медленно проходившие по реке. Фото 2. Директор краеведческого музея Краснобаковского района Ирина Сергеевна Корина считает, что начало судостроительному промыслу было положено в 17 веке, когда после стрелецкого бунта 1698 года на Ветлугу и её приток Усту были сосланы семьи стрельцов, а также провинившихся корабельных мастеров. Ветлуга прославилась белянами. …Красивое это было зрелище – идущая по синим ветлужским водам величественная беляна. Фото 3.
BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair Sixty years ago Arne Jacobsen designed the Series 7 chair - the "Sevener." Unlike many other Jacobsen designs, the chair was not designed for a specific use, leaving it to interpretation. In light of the chair's 60th anniversary, Fritz Hansen commissioned "seven cool architects" - BIG, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Snøhetta and three others - to recreate the chair. The results, after the break. Inspired by the chair's layered veneer and stacking capabilities, BIG's Series 7 redesign resulted in "a subtle repetition of the iconic form language." Carlos Ott Architects with Carlos Ponce de León Architects Designed specifically for the restaurant at Celebra, a flagship building of the technological campus Zonamerica by Ott & Ponce de León, these chairs "intervene the same way the vertical garden grows organically up the wall in the open-roof basement" with "curved lines" that mimic the garden and adapt to the anatomy of the chair. Jean Nouvel Design Jun Igarashi Architects Snøhetta Zaha Hadid Design
Which movie has the most unpredictable ending? Scientists Show Future Events Decide what Happens in the Past. [DIGEST: Digital Journal, Science Daily, Nature Physics] We all agree, past events can affect the present. And present events can affect the future. But few would credibly argue that future events can affect the past. That might all change soon. To the average person, the observable, classical world of Newtonian physics feels like common sense. Quantum hunters… Associate Professor Andrew Truscott, left, with PhD student Roman Khakimov. A new study published in Nature Physics appears to show that time in fact may move backward, things may exist in multiple states, and whether a tree fell in the woods not only may depend on whether anyone ultimately saw it, but also on whether something somehow knew it would be seen. This absurd-sounding conclusion derives from two experiments, one of which has been around for some time, and one of which was just successfully performed only a few weeks ago. First, the older experiment. This principle lies at the heart of quantum physics.
Renzo Piano: how to build the perfect sandcastle My career started when I was a child and I built my first sandcastle on the beach in Genoa, where I grew up. Making things has always been a pleasure for me – happy hands, happy mind – and making sandcastles was my training in fantasy. Now, as an architect constructing buildings like the Shard, I have to think about the final result, but as a child making castles of sand I didn’t, they were ephemeral. I have four children; the oldest is 50 and the youngest 16, so I have been making sandcastles for a long time. 1 Be clear about the fact that building a sandcastle is a totally useless operation. 2 Start to dig a ditch where the waves have made the sand wet. 3 Make an entrance in the ditch for the sea to enter. 4 Then put a little flag or anything else you can find on the sandcastle, just to make it visible to people running on the beach. As told to Rosanna Greenstreet
List of The Vampire Diaries episodes The Vampire Diaries follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls for a handsome century-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their lives grow more and more complicated as Stefan's vicious older vampire brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) also returns to town with a vendetta against his brother and the Founding Families's descendants. However Damon quickly becomes their greatest ally in their fight against evil. The series is set in a fictional town heavily charged with supernatural history, known as Mystic Falls, Virginia. As of January 22, 2015[update], 122 episodes of The Vampire Diaries have aired. Series overview Episodes Season 1 (2009–10) Season 2 (2010–11) Season 3 (2011–12) Season 4 (2012–13) Season 5 (2013–14) Season 6 (2014–15) Season 7 The series has been renewed for an seventh season to air during the 2015–16 television season. Nielsen rankings Home release References
Found: giant spirals in space that could explain our existence - physics-math - 14 May 2015 Giant magnetic spirals in the sky could explain why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, according to an analysis of data from NASA's Fermi space telescope. Our best theories of physics imply we shouldn't be here. The Big Bang ought to have produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter particles, which would almost immediately annihilate each other, leaving nothing but light. So the reality that we are here – and there seems to be very little antimatter around – is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics. Monopole monopoly In 2001, Tanmay Vachaspati from Arizona State University offered a purely theoretical solution. – hypothetical particles with just one magnetic pole, north or south. As the monopoles and antimonopoles in turn annihilated each other, they would produce matter and antimatter. So Vachaspati and his colleagues went looking for them in data from NASA's Fermi Gamma ray Space Telescope. All of a twist Read more: "The human universe" One Per Cent ()
Architects | PROJECTS Multi-storey high-rise office tower is located at the financial district of Istanbul housing alternative office units of Ziraat Bank of Turkey (state-owned agriculture bank), to be their symbolic structure first time in Istanbul. The building consist of a 153 meter major office tower with 31 office floors linked to the ground-scraper with 4 floors, relevant to the geometrical contours of the long-thin property. Being the back wing at street level and above, the low-rise intersects the high rise with double height atrium and communal meeting areas. The low rise wing also houses other social functions such as small shopping facilities, day-care center, gym and cafes. The dynamic architectural manner in the main structure, with reference the logo of the bank; also gives form to the uniquely situated stories and compartments that punctuate the individuality of the units which are basically programmed around an atrium that becomes the shared area of the department.
The Vampire Diaries (novel series) The Vampire Diaries. The Return: Midnight The series was originally published in 1991-1992 and it revolves around Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert as the two main protagonists. The first three novels in the original series (The Awakening, The Struggle, and The Fury) all feature Stefan and Elena as the narrators of the series, while the last book in the original series, Dark Reunion, is from Bonnie McCullough's viewpoint. After taking a long hiatus from writing, Smith published the first installment of "The Return" trilogy, Nightfall, on February 10, 2009. Shadow Souls, the second book of "The Return" trilogy, was released on March 16, 2010. The trilogy after The Return trilogy, The Hunters, was written by a ghostwriter. The Salvation trilogy was written by ghostwriter Aubrey Clark. On January 15, 2014, Smith announced that she would be continuing to write her version of The Vampire Diaries before she was fired by Alloy. Published on Lisa Jane Smith's official website.
The Great 'Beyond': Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space Astronomer Chris Impey examines the possibilities of the universe in his new book Beyond. "I like the idea that the universe — the boundless possibility of 20 billion habitable worlds — has led to things that we can barely imagine," he says. In the 1970s, NASA Ames conducted several space colony studies, commissioning renderings of the giant spacecraft which could house entire cities. Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center hide caption itoggle caption Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center Astronomer Chris Impey examines the possibilities of the universe in his new book Beyond. Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center The possibility of humans colonizing outer space may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but British astronomer Chris Impey says that if the U.S. were pumping more money into the space program, the sci-fi fantasy would be well on its way to reality. Astronomer Chris Impey is a professor at the University of Arizona. itoggle caption W.W. W.W. Interview Highlights
From Brutalism to Baku's New Airport: Behind Azerbaijan's Ascent to Architectural Powerhouse Like other oil-rich nations in the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan is in the midst of a star-studded building boom. The most recent addition to its collection is the Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku by Istanbul-based designers Autoban, but the Azerbaijani interest in architecture has a rich heritage that stems from its history as a secular Muslim republic situated at the crossroads of East and West. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection Photograph by Kerem Sanliman The Baku airport is named after the former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev Center. The striking infrastructure project joins a cast of recent architectural characters in the country including the award-winning Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects, which has come under fire for the labor practices that were used in its construction, but has also wowed visitors and critics alike with its strong, swooping digital form. Baku White City. Image courtesy BIG Sports Concert Complex.