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"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful" 

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. "It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance."

'Golden Voice' homeless man finds job, home after viral video success

Ted Williams, a homeless US man with a deep, refined voice has become an overnight online sensation after being "discovered" by a local reporter on a street corner in Columbus, Ohio. The 53 year-old has now been offered a job by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and is being pursued by NFL Films for possible work. Williams said the team had offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his living expenses. Williams was recently living in a tent and whose past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanours, including drug abuse. In New York, Williams' mother Julia was thrilled her only child was turning his life around.

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An Enterprising girl in an autorickshaw

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Getting rid of Black and White Heads

Maintaining a clear and beautiful skin, takes time, consistency and effort. Dermatologist may recommend lots of products, but some of them can be expensive and may actually take a long time to work. You can, however, incorporate some home remedies for blackheads and whiteheads into your daily beauty regimen and in a few weeks, you will experience a drastic reduction or even total elimination of the problem.


● Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 25 minutes. You will probably feel a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two weeks.


● Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.


● Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to your blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water again.


● Lime – You can also use equal parts of lime juice and cinnamon powder and apply this mixture to blackheads. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning


● Cornstarch – Mix about a three-to-one cornstarch to vinegar ratio into a paste. Apply it to your problem areas and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and a washcloth.


● Yogurt – Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold water.


● Almond or oatmeal – Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with just enough rose water to make a spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas with your fingertips first and then apply it to the rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.


● Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected areas of the body.


● Potatoes – Grate raw potatoes and then rub the area with the mixture. Wash it off after 15 minutes.


● Fenugreek leaves – Crush some fenugreek leaves and mix with water to form a paste. Put this on the face for 15 minutes and then remove it. Do this every night to keep your face free of blackheads.


● Coriander leaves – Mix some coriander leaves and a little turmeric powder with water and form a paste. Use this as a mask to eliminate blackheads.


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● Oatmeal -Grind oatmeal into a powder in a blender and then add some rose water. Use this on affected areas for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.


● Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.


● Honey is also good for removing blackheads. Spread honey on the affected area and remove it after 15 minutes.


Remember – Be gentle to your skin. Never pinch, scrape, poke, press, or squeeze too hard!


People Risking Their Lives for Photographs

Most of us like to go somewhere warm for our holidays – but balancing on the brink of an erupting volcano could result in far more than mere sunburn. This incredible picture shows the moment when one tourist edged towards a torrent of spewing lava, risking life and limb for a holiday snap. Unfazed, with his back to the bubbling crater, the man smiles easily, as if he was standing next to an ornamental fountain.
Photographer Denis Budkov caught the incident at the Plosky Tolbachik volcano in the far east of Russia.
NOTE: some sources claim it was a woman and some it was a man.

Alexander J. Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls . He has broken a number of speed records, most notably the only known solo climb (mostly free climbing, but using some points of aid) of the Yosemite Triple Crown, an 18 hour 50 minute link up of Mt. Watkins, The Nose, and the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome.
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Located in Veracruz, the Metlac bridge rises 400 feet from the ground—making it Mexico's tallest bridge—and spans 300 feet. Risk taking local graffiti artists have thrown caution to the wind and taken to traversing the bridge's edges to get up. Impressive locations for sure, but is the danger worth it?

Good idea to fix the car, even better idea to get killed.

That's one big splash. Daredevil Garret McNamara of Hawaii claims to have ridden the highest wave ever caught by a surfer, a 30-metre monster off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. His record is still to be confirmed, but if it's verified, McNamara will have smashed the previous record of 24 metres, which he set in the same spot in November 2011.

Indonesian students have to tightrope walk 30 feet above a flowing river to get to their class on time.
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Here's a pro tip: if you ever find yourself with a strong desire to photograph crocodiles in their natural habitat, don't do it like the photographer in the video above (warning: it contains a bit of strong language).
It was shot by a man named David Clow on March 18, 2013 in Rio Tarcoles, Costa Rica. Clow's friend Antonio Ruiz was photographing crocodiles up close with his DSLR while others tossed chunks of meat into the water. The problem was that Ruiz positioned himself right on the edge of the river rather than at the relatively safe distance where everyone else was standing.
The location is named “Crocodile Bridge,” so the water was teeming with crocs. After snapping some photographs of the creatures battling over the free food, Ruiz had an experience he will probably never forget. He just narrowly avoided a lunge by a hungry crocodile, coming inches from becoming its next meal.

If you have a fear of heights, just turn off your monitor now. The Ukrainian daredevil, Mustang Wanted, has a few photos from his fearless life to share. Check out this shot of him hanging from a building with one hand.

Mike Rutzen is an expert on the great white shark and an outspoken champion of shark conservation. His fame spread due to the images of his free diving exploits swimming with the animals without a cage. Mike has spent more time swimming cage-less with great whites than anyone else. He has since traveled the world lecturing on sharks and filming documentaries.

Students at this school in China have a harder time than most skipping class. Pupils in Pili - in the rugged northern Xinjiang Uygur region - have to cross a pass 1,500 ft. above a sheer drop down a precipice to get to their lessons. Guided by parents and staff, the youngsters scramble over the sloping rock face finding foot and handholds that would make even a goat think twice.

Animals Who Live Like Kings

It's not always easy being an animal, but sometimes, life can be pretty sweet for all creatures great and small. Read on to discover ten ways in which animals can be treated like kings and queens of the animal world!
1. A day at the spa... for dogs

There are more and more businesses cropping up that specialize in not just grooming your pets, but treating them like royalty, too! One such company is the Beverly Dog Spa in California, where pampered pups can enjoy a full day of relaxation and pampering including aromatherapy, exfoliation, coat treatments, facials, and jacuzzi baths.
2. Thorn the giraffe gets daily pedicures

England's Chester Zoo is home to Thorn, a giraffe whose hooves need regular sanding to avoid pressure on his joints that could lead to arthritis and other problems. By using food rewards and voice commands, the zoologists were able to train Thorn to hold still and allow his pedicure to take place without having to anesthetize the 16 foot animal, thus minimizing the trauma of these health-boosting treatments.
3. Woman treats pet monkeys like babies

Florida resident Audrey Ricci is the proud "mother" of two pet monkeys. Ricci treats the monkeys exactly like human infants, bathing, dressing, diapering, feeding, and even letting them watch cartoons on their own television sets.
4. Downward-facing dog?

Yoga is a time-honored practice that has been popular 2,500 years... but now, it's not just for humans! Introducing "Doga," a practice for humans and their canine companions that combines massage, meditation, and gentle stretching. What started as a fad in Asia has now moved Stateside, and dogs and their owners can now find a Doga class in just about every major city in the U.S.
5. New grooming tactics are to-dye-for

Hair dye is not just for people anymore! In China, dying dog's fur so that they resemble other animals is becoming all the rage. Tigers, panda bears, you name it! Your dog can resemble any creature in the animal kingdom.
6. Pets Fly First Class

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Florida-based Pet Airways specializes in flying your cat or dog from one city to another in style -- first class style, to be precise. "Pawsengers" are walked prior to the flight and checked on periodically by trained flight attendants, and arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to purr-ty. (sorry)
7. Big cats enjoy backrubs and aromatherapy

Paignton Zoo in Devon, England, has discovered that their big cats respond favorably to certain aromas. Indu, the female lion (pictured above) loves her peppermint-scented pillow and often carries it around and sleeps with it, while Misha, the tapir, enjoys having her back rubbed with soothing almond oil.
The zoo is also performing aromatherapy trials with monkeys, and found that the monkeys respond best to citrus and fruity smells.
8. Taking the dog for a stroll?

Why walk when you can ride? Pet strollers are becoming more and more fashionable, but for the life of us, we can't figure out why....
9. Pet owner spends over $160,000 on her dogs

England's Louise Harris has spent over $160,000 in three years on her three Yorkshire terriers. Harris treats the dogs to weekly massages and grooming sessions and dresses them in outfits and collars bejeweled with Swarovski crystals, emeralds, and rubies. The dogs sleep in their own four-poster bed and receive thousands of dollars in Christmas presents each year.
10. Home-cooked meals for your dog

Due to large recalls on commercial dog foods, more and more people are resorting to cooking homemade meals for their dogs. There are a wide variety of canine cookbooks on the market, including The Good Food Cookbook For Dogs, pictured above.

Age Proof

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.


The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to verify my age.


I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.


The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.


So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.


She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.


When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'


And then the fight started...


The Little Things

Little Things

Too often we don't realize
what we have until it is gone;
Too often we wait too late to say
"I'm sorry - I was wrong."

Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones
we hold dearest to our hearts;
And we allow foolish things
to tear our lives apart.
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Far too many times we let
unimportant things into our minds;
And then it's usually too late
to see what made us blind.

So be sure that you let people know
how much they mean to you;
Take that time to say the words
before your time is through.

Be sure that you appreciate
everything you've got
And be thankful for the
Little things in life
that mean a lot.

You are What you Eat


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National Parks Around the World


Windsurfer, Oregon

Picture of a windsurfer carrying his board over                    sand dunes, Oregon

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

 Picture of the Tlikakila River flowing into Lake                    Clark, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Arches National Park, Utah

Picture of the Courthouse Towers formation in                    Arches National Park, Utah

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Picture of hikers in Deer Creek Narrows, Grand                    Canyon
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Katmai National Park, Alaska

Picture of Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai,                    Alaska

Death Valley National Park

Picture of man hiking across the Badlands in                    Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Picture of a Joshua tree at sunrise at Joshua                    Tree National Park

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