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This photographer captured a special moment featuring Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in a single picture.

A Wellington, New Zealand based photographer Philip Windley captured an amazing shot capturing the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in a single picture on the Kapiti Coast.

The surprise to him was that he didn’t even realise what he shot. It was only when he posted the picture on Instagram that one of his friends Kunal, noticed it and informed him about it.

Here’s the shot he took.

Night photograph

If you look closely, you’ll see Venus above the moon, the mercury on the left & below it, while further left the faint star is Jupiter. Absolutely brilliant!

Philip wrote a post describing how he got the shot on his website.

 

 

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This sleeping baby has No Idea she’s gone viral

Thanks to her mother who made her pictures go viral using her creativity and talent.

Los Angeles-based mother Laura Izumikawa Choi has a seemingly endless array of adventurous ideas for her four-month-old daughter Joey Marie’s nap time.

Her story is quiet similar to the one we published few months earlier. Both the stories are loaded with creativity and adventurous ideas. Have a look at the previous story images here which are even more adventurous than these ones by which this talented mom has narrated a totally different story in each image.

The baby’s photos have received more than 100,000 likes.

View Similar story here. The images narrate far more creative stories.

Courtesy: CCTV

Did you know which country has the most number of time zones in the world?

Did you know which country has the most number of time zones?

You might be thinking of Russia because of it’s wider area. But actually the country having to it’s credit the most number of time zones is France.

France, with its scattered national territories, has more time zones than any other country in the world.

France has 12 time zones, followed by Russia with 11. The French mainland currently uses the Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00), while its dispersed overseas territories, like Guadeloupe and French Polynesia, use time zones ranging from UTC-10:00 to UTC+12:00.

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The lands making up the French Republic, shown at the same geographic scale.

 

$1 billion city is being built in New Mexico but no one will be allowed to live there

Here’s an amazing story of the costliest city. This 15 mile stretch of New Mexico desert. area is the future location for CITE, or The Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation. The $1 Bil…

Source: $1 billion city is being built in New Mexico but no one will be allowed to live there

Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Watercolor Paintings on Skin

Aro Tattoo, aka @tattooist_silo, creates exquisite works of art onto the skin of her clients. Focusing on floral arrangements, the Korean tattooist uses soft pink, red, and blue ink to mimic the colors you’d find in a beautiful sunset.  Aro Tattoo completely skips the black ink and defines form with color. These pieces have the feeling of a delicate watercolor painting as hues seamlessly flow into one another.

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Unique plants from around the world

Fiddlehead fern

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Anguloa Uniflora

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Carnivorous

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Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)

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Dracula benedictii

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Spider flower

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Ceropegia haygarthii

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Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)

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Bee Balm (Monarda)

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Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)

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Antirrhinum

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Laughing Bubble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)

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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

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Monkey Face Orchid

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Abrus precatorius

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Skeleton Flower (Diphylleia Grayi)

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Strongylodon macrobotrys ‘Jade VIne’

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Ballerina Orchid

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Coral Plant and its turquoise seeds

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Magic Dogwood – Cornus Florida

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Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)

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White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)

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How to have Sky is the limit mindset?

Sky’s the limit mindset starts by acknowledging where you are and taking some time to truly feel appreciation for it.

Five things you need in order to have and maintain a sky’s-the-limit mindset are:

1. Want what you have now.

The best place to start is exactly where you are. Yes, indeed you need goals and aspirations to be truly successful.

2. Own it.

Own the responsibility where you are right now. Know that this moment, this place is 100 percent the results of the choices you have made.

3. Use it.

Own where you are, then use that to fuel your inner fire for bigger thinking. When you want to quit that jog early, sleep in or skip a phone call, no one is going to berate you for it. You’ll start to say no to the voices in your head that say you can’t do something. You’ll start to argue with those doubts and fears and use them to fuel you onward, instead of hold you back.

4. Forget ABC, you need ABH.

If you really want big success, change that mantra to ABH — always be helping. As Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Creating value changes the way you think and that changes the way you live your life.

5. Replace the word problem

When you stop using the word problem something amazing happens. Every obstacle becomes an opportunity. You really can find the good in every situation presented to you.

Find the value, and you’ll be embracing sky’s-the-limit thinking.

This article was originally published at Entrepreneur.com. Read in detail here.

Stop limiting yourself with doubt and start accomplishing your dreams today.

“Somehow between childhood and adulthood, many of us quash our natural inclinations to dream and do big. Tiger kids become scaredy-cat adults, hampered by self-limiting beliefs.”

Most of the struggles we go through in life comes from our self limiting beliefs”

Stop limiting yourself with doubt, and start accomplishing your dreams today with this advice.

Surround yourself with “positive people who do great things. They make us realize what we are capable of.”

When you replace negative limits in your beliefs about yourself with positive images that focus on your potential, “your success increases exponentially.”

“Self-limiting beliefs are everywhere and a part of all of us, to greater or lesser degree,” says Bruce Frankel, author of What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life?”

Put another way: Eliminating self-limiting beliefs is entirely doable.

A first step in moving forward is to recognize that you need to get out of your own way to get ahead.

The second step is to know that many self-doubters aren’t even aware that they are their own enemies—they constantly seek permission or approval before moving forward. If you’re perpetually working toward another “qualification, certification, designation or degree,” odds are you’re stalling and need to have a frank talk with yourself.

In order to conquer self-limiting beliefs, taking action is key. “Motion beats meditation.” Positive quotes and inspiring refrigerator magnets will only go so far. You won’t move forward until you move to get out of your own way.

To read four common self-limiting beliefs and the action steps you can use to bust through them, starting today read the full article here.

These Are the 10 Best Amusement Parks in the World

TIME

According to millions of reviews on TripAdvisor, the best amusement park in the U.S. — and also the entire world — is Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla.

Using an algorithm that measured the quantity and quality of travelers’ reviews over a 12-month period, the popular travel site came up with the following list of the absolute best amusement parks worldwide:

  1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  2. Discovery Cove – Orlando, Florida
  3. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Orlando, Florida
  6. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  7. Europa-Park – Rust, Germany
  8. Disneyland Park – Anaheim, California
  9. Beto Carrero World – Penha, Brazil
  10. PortAventura Park – Salou, Spain

As you can see, half of these are located in Orlando, so you may want to start looking at hotels there now. Some other parks that made the U.S.-only list include Cedar…

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What a difference a word can make: How a single word can change your conversation

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A single word usage or skipping just changes the understanding of the second person you are talking with. It can have a huge difference in what you are making the other person understand and what he understood.

#Gkindshivani, #learner’s club,

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British psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how her research can be used to train people to interact more effectively.

People spend a good deal of time talking to one another, and in general we do it pretty well. We might feel excited, angry, embarrassed, or — if we’re lucky — loved, in the course of our daily conversations. So is there any benefit to thinking about a science of talk? Can we really gain anything from scientific analysis of something we “just do”?

I believe we can, and I’ve spent the last 20 years studying real talk from real people talking to each other in real time. And while the linguist Noam Chomsky once described conversation as a “disorderly phenomenon,” I can tell you that it’s no such thing. Conversation is highly systematic and organized … and it tells…

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17 Ways to Boost Your Morning Routine

TIME

Your morning sets the tone for everything you’ll accomplish all day. If you’re rolling out of bed after hitting snooze a dozen times, you’re doing it wrong.

Turn your pre-work ritual into a finely tuned machine of productivity with these 17 tips that’ll put you in boss-mode before you’ve even left your house.

1. If you’re awake before your alarm, get out of bed

Giving up those extra few minutes of rest when you realize you’ve awoken before your alarm may be the hardest thing you do all morning. But if you’re tempted to go back to sleep, don’t. You’ll fall into a deeper sleep cycle, and it’ll be all the more painful to get up nine minutes later.

2. Try an “inverted snooze”

The trouble with snoozing is that one is never enough. It may sound like a new age yoga proposition, but the theory suggests that pressing snooze…

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How to Read the 3 Signs Telling Your Purpose in Life

How to know your purpose in life?

TIME

There are no billboards or flashing neon that light the way toward finding your calling or purpose.

Very few people instinctively know what they want to do with their life.

For many years I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted that to be or look like. I know that’s the case for many individuals who don’t want to work for someone else.

In his latest book, The Art of Work, bestselling author and blogger, Jeff Goins offers some unconventional advice to help you abandon the status quo and kick start a life work that’s packed with passion and purpose.

In an interview with Goins, he shared three actionable tactics that anyone can use to identify their calling.

1. Listen to your life.

According to Goins, the best place to begin charting your future is by taking a look at your…

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