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What a beautiful Earth

What a beautiful Earth

What a beautiful Earth

What a beautiful Earth. There she is, Planet Earth. Isn’t she beautiful? It’s Earth Day, that day dedicated to celebrating and contemplating the beauty, fragility, health and get-your-hands-dirty earthiness of our fair planet. Like any other holiday — much less one founded just two generations ago by hippies — Earth Day has its share of grinches, complaining about eco-sanctimony and whining that it hasn’t solved the world’s problems. (Isn’t Christmas terrible? All those gifts, and we still have war!) And then there’s the slightly confused hangers-on: did you know that Major League Baseball “has spent more than a century largely bracing against and defying Mother Nature, working alongside her in a kind of grounds-keeping pact”?
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Loneliness makes people feel literally cold

Loneliness makes people feel literally cold. The higher you build the walls

The higher you build the walls… Loneliness makes people feel literally cold

Loneliness makes people feel literally cold
According to psychologists, people feeling excluded found a room more chilly than those who felt loved and included. Lonely people also chose comforting hot soup or coffee, rather than a soft beverage, to drink. The study, by the University of Toronto, suggests that raising the temperature could help someone who is feeling low in the same way that people with seasonal affective disorder are helped with light therapy.
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Did you sleep well

Did you sleep well

Funny pictures of favorite pets and their owners. Did you sleep well

Did you sleep well ?
“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn” ― said Mahatma Gandhi. The funny and touching photographs of sleeping people and their pets inspired me to create this post. In addition, some quotes of famous people about sleeping will accompany the images in this post.
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Beautiful painting by Korean artist Shin Jong Sik

Beautiful painting by Korean artist Shin Jong Sik

Pears and flowers. Beautiful painting by Korean artist Shin Jong Sik

Korean artist Shin Jong Sik
In addition to being an artist, Shin Jong Sik is an art professor, and the author of two watercolor books. His inspiring collection consists of beautiful still life paintings, landscapes, seascapes and floral paintings. Korean watercolorist Shin Jong Sik creates paintings that are especially stunning to view because of the game of light and color. From soft, delicate details to bold, sweeping brushstrokes, Shin skillfully wields his brush, resulting in paintings that are vivid and dynamic. Shin has had 24 solo exhibition in Seoul (Korea), Beijing, China, New York, USA, Tokyo, Japan, and Berlin, Germany.
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Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova

Russian poetry - Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova

Soviet poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatovaa

Russian poetry – Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova. 

Most people interested in Russian literature and the culture of the twentieth century are familiar with the names Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva. However, few of them read any of their literary works. Considered two of the most talented writers of the century, they both experienced much suffering as artists and individuals in this tumultuous century.

Born on 8 October 1892, Soviet poet Marina Tsvetaeva lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it. Sadly, in an attempt to save her daughter Irina from starvation, she placed her in a state orphanage in 1919, where she died of hunger. Tsvetaeva left Russia in 1922 and lived with her family in increasing poverty in Paris, Berlin and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939. Her husband Sergei Efron and her daughter Ariadna Efron (Alya) got arrested on espionage charges in 1941; and her husband – executed. And Tsvetaeva herself committed suicide in 1941. As a lyrical poet, her passion and daring linguistic experimentation mark her as a striking chronicler of her times and the depths of the human condition.
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Beautiful Mrs Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova

Beautiful Mrs Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova

Moscow, Russia. Beautiful Mrs Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova

Mrs Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova
Born in a Siberian city of Mirny, Yakutia, on June 21, 1982, Alisa Krylova has become one of the most beautiful women in Russia and in the world. In addition to her title of Mrs. Russia 2010, Alisa Krylova is a fashion model, business woman, and the expert in automobiles. Besides, she is the author of a column in the car magazine “Rublevka Magazine”. Also, she is a producer and a TV host on Russian television. And, finally, gorgeous model Alisa Krylova is the face of French fashion house «Hayari Couture Paris». Noteworthy, Alisa Krylova has won her another beauty title – Mrs.Globe 2011.
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Differences between Viola and Violin

Differences between Viola and Violin

Photographer Dmitry Bagdasarian, Smolensk, Russia. Differences between Viola and Violin

Differences between Viola and Violin
“As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness.” – C.P.E. Bach on J.S. Bach. If you want to know the difference between viola and violin, then watch these videos and enjoy viola sounds.

If you are watching an orchestra concert, one way to distinguish the violins and violas is by the seating arrangement. In most orchestras, the first violins sit to the conductor’s left, with the concert master in the chair on the edge of the stage and closest to the conductor. Generally, the section extends from the conductor back towards the wings. Farther in on the stage beyond the first violins, sit the second violins. To the conductor’s right sit the violoncellos, or cellos. And between the cellos and the second violins, you will find the violas, often directly in front of the conductor in about the center of the stage.
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