America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

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At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate.

Below we celebrate the beautiful natural landscapes of this diverse country. One photograph for every state. These are by no means, intended to be wholly ‘representative’ of each state, just a simple list to appreciate the natural beauty of one of the largest countries in the world 😎



New Jersey Silver Spray Falls, Walpack Township, Sussex County – Photograph by Nicholas A. Tonelli



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America: 50 States in 50 Photos

The photographs are not necessarily meant to represent the whole of any state. They…

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Unmasking the American Dream

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“They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” –George Carlin

The Washington post reported that there was 462 people shot to death by police in the first half of 2015. The author also stated on NPR that all this information is normally something that is voluntarily reported. Police are not required to report these things. The reason the number is so high this year is because the Washington Post is keeping track.

We then see the communities blame each other, the riots, and the protests. We all want a victim and a villain. We all want change. By that, we mean we want the other side to change.

In my over 20 years as a patient and staff member, I have met some interesting, amazing people. These 2 people’s stories who I am about to share had a great impact on me. I…

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‘Nai’ Or ‘Oxi’? What Greece’s Landmark Vote May Trigger

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On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.

The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country’s potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.

The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. “Yes” to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country? Or reject it in the hope it will not lead the country out of the euro?


!!!!!BN2015-7-4MORE AUSTERITY YES OR NO1Image: Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post



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Dica de Livro: Como Ser Uma Parisiense, em qualquer lugar do mundo

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Quem me conhece sabe que eu sou apaixonada por Paris, desde pequenininha. Nunca fui, mas com certeza será uma viagem dos sonhos! Pour cette raison, jé suis en train d’apprendre le français!:P


Em uma das minhas andanças por livrarias (amo), me deparei com o livro “Como Ser Uma Parisiense, em qualquer lugar do mundo” (english: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits) da editora Fontanar. Não pensei duas vezes e fui direto ao caixa!

O livro escrito por Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret e Anne Berest é incrível! Ele fala sobre a icônica mulher parisiense e suas tão desejadas (e fontes de estudo) curiosidades, sejam elas boas ou até ruins.

Alias, to feliz da vida que o instagram oficial do livro @howtobeparisian curtiu minha foto! :DMerci beaucoup!!!

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Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 23

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To those of you in the USA…

4th of July Victorian

Happy Independence Day!

 In celebration, rather than taking you to the Victorian Era on our usual steam locomotive, this time we’ll bring all our picnic paraphernalia and get on board a red, white, and blue decorated dirigible and soar into our story.

Steering the airship is Kathryn, aka KR Bigfish from Another Foodie Blogger, who gave us the “three things” for this episode.  As sometimes happens, a comment also made its way into the episode.  Kathryn mentioned a particular purple critter, and I couldn’t resist. But I’ll leave that for a surprise.

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The dirigible is tugging at its ropes — ready to sail through the air, through time and realities.  So… All aboard!

From last time…

“It’s an amethyst world!” Copper exclaimed when she saw the strange place where the…

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Initial Strokes…

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A small fiber in life’s fabric

One tiny silken thread

Begins the patterned tapestry

That over time is spread

A fragile strings beginning

Fine loops of tender lace

At mercy of the spinners hand

And to the template’s trace

Temperate or oppressive

Rigid, kind or light

Will dictate stitching’s textures

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Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen’s Crepe Myrtle) Part Two

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Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen's crape-myrtle)Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen’s Crepe Myrtle) Aka Giant Crepe-myrtle, Banabá Tree, La Reina de las Flores, or Pride of India, is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia. In Part One of these series, I only emphasized the flower of this tree. On Part Two of this series, I will emphasize on the tree itself. It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with smooth, flaky bark. This is one of only a few deciduous trees which grow in tropical and subtropical areas of the country. A profusion of large, three-inch wide, bright pink to lavender blooms appear in dense, foot-long, terminal panicles from June to July, making queen’s crape myrtle a spectacular specimen or street tree. Queen’s crepe myrtle can reach 40 to 60 feet in height and a spread of 30 to 40 feet. 

Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen's crepe-myrtle) The leaves are deciduous, oval to elliptic, 8–15…

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