Friday, June 4, 2010

Life In Photos

Life In Photos

Found at Design You Trust
Similar to ‘Wolf & Pig’ by Takeuchi Taijin
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The Existing Cities Of The Future

The Existing Cities Of The Future

Featured Articles, Technology

A one picture is worth a thousand words. Those are some prediction of exciting cities in far future. Imagine huge building, futuristic building, near Eiffel’s tower, Dubai that looks so futuristic in our time and you think that it can’t go further. Opera House in Sidney nearness that is so rural that it can’t goes higher. All of those are some designs of the world’s largest cities and capitols that shows us how they can look in a future.
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Some of the image credits: Moon City Production and EyeWoo.

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Most Dangerous Rope Bridge In The World Hussaini Hanging Bridge

Hussaini Hanging Bridge
Most Dangerous Rope Bridge In The World – Hussaini Hanging Bridge
The Hussaini- Borit Lake Bridge is considered as one of the most dangerous as it is very old, narrow, and too high above the lake and to top it all the wooden planks are missing.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge is situated in Pakistan over Borit Lake. It is known all over the world as the most dangerous rope bridge.
Hussaini bridge. Hussani bridge, Upper Hunza, Northern Pakistan. People still cross hanging bridge for Abdi Garh village. .
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This only the tip of the iceberg, as this dangerous rope bridge is the only means for the local people to travel to big cities in northern Pakistan.
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Some of the hanging bridges can be quite daunting not only to set your feet on, ..... and even two videos of the Hussaini bridge
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The local people of Pakistan use several suspension bridges to cross rivers in and around northern Pakistan. Among these, the Borit lake bridge is well known around the globe for being the most dangerous and thrilling rope bridge.
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The two bridge trek forms a major tourist attraction in Pakistan. Here, you have to cross the two bridges that take you through Passu and other neighboring villages and ends at the lake itself. The view from the Borit lake bridge is picturesque. And this attracts the tourists to take the long and dangerous trek time and again.
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20 Amazing Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

20 Amazing Photos That Are Not Photoshopped
 20 Amazing Photos That Are Not Photoshopped In this post we have showcased some brilliant photographs That Look Like They're Photoshopped.

Surreal but Real

Minor Paddle

Dean Potter – on the line, solo at Taft Point

Falling Up

Think Happy Thoughts, and You’ll Fly

NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. It actually came out like this.

GeorgeV wrapped building

I’ve heard of a headless horseman, but this is rediculous!

Minor Air

Big hand, little city


Faulty iBook?

Waiting autumn

What is really real? Can you trust your senses?

The Writer

A gull for every buoy.

Please don’t fall, cloud

Playing with perspective

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Most dangerous jobs in America

Most dangerous jobs in America

10. Police Sheriffs and Patrol Officers


Deaths per 100,000 workers: 21.4

What they do: Police pursue and apprehend criminals. A large proportion of their time is spent writing reports and maintaining records of incidents. Most police officers patrol their jurisdictions and investigate any suspicious activity they notice.

Dangers: In addition to the obvious dangers of confrontations with criminals, police officers and detectives must always be alert and prepared to deal with a variety of other threatening situations. Many law enforcement officers witness death and suffering resulting from accidents and criminal behavior. In addition to the physical rigors of the job, a career in law enforcement could take a toll on their private lives.

9. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 22.8

What they do: There are two basic types of collector: Operators use heavy machinery to move construction materials around factories or construction sites. Laborers typically handle materials manually and feed material into machines.

Dangers: Some work is done at great heights, occasionally in extreme weather. Workers are often exposed to fumes and hazardous materials that can affect their respiratory systems. Safety has increased over the years thanks to improvements in equipment.

8. Drivers (truckers and salespeople)

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 26.2

What they do: Travel the nation's roads to deliver goods and make sales calls.

Dangers: On an absolute basis (as opposed to a per capita basis), highway fatalities are the No. 1 killer of people on the job. The majority of accidents stem from tired drivers veering off the road, rather than multi-car accidents.

7. Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 29.1

What they do: Install and repair lines and polls that deliver electrical power to homes and businesses.

Dangers: Power lines are typically located higher up than phone and cable lines. Dangers include both slip and falls from high altitude and electrocution risk from high voltage lines.

6. Roofers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 29.4

What they do: Repair and install roofs for commercial and residential buildings, usually working with tar, asphalt or gravel.

Dangers: The most common causes of injury or death are slip and falls from roofs, ladders or scaffolds. Heat-related illness can also occur on hot days.

5. Farmers and Ranchers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 38.4

What they do: Owners or leasers of farmland who grow and cultivate crops or livestock.

Dangers: Many farmers' duties include operating heavy machinery, the biggest sources of hazards on the job.

4. Iron and Steel Workers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 45.5

What they do: Place iron or steel girders, columns and other construction materials to form buildings, bridges and other structures.

Dangers: Most work at great heights, with the greatest cause of injury or death coming from falls. The majority wear harnesses and most job sites provide safety nets.

3. Pilots and Flight Engineers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 66.7

What they do: Pilots and co-pilots fly planes and helicopters for transporting passengers or cargo, or for crop dusting, seed spreading or other tasks. Flight engineers assist pilots by monitoring instruments.

Dangers: Full crashes are relatively rare. Conditions and risks are most acute for test pilots, who check equipment for new, experimental plans, and crop dusters, who are exposed to toxins and sometimes lack a regular landing strip. Helicopter pilots often engage in dangerous rescue.

2. Loggers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 86.4

What they do: Cut down trees with hand-held power chain saws or mobile felling machines. They use tree harvesters to fell the trees, shear the limbs off tees, cut logs, drive tractors and transport logs from the felling site in the woods to the log landing area. They also operate grapple loaders, which lift and load logs into trucks.

Dangers: Highly concentrated in Alaska and Maine, loggers are susceptible to high winds, falling branches and hidden roots or vines that present great risks around chain saws and other heavy equipment.

1. Fishers and related workers

Deaths per 100,000 workers: 111.8

What they do: Work on commercial boats. Fishers catch fish and other aquatic animals to sell as food, animal feed, bait and other uses.

Dangers: Commercial fishers work in all kinds of weather, often hundreds of miles from shore with no help readily available. Crew members risk falling on slippery decks, which can result in serious injuries or even going overboard. There are also potential hazards of malfunctioning fishing gear and becoming entangled in large nets. 

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Your Blog is incomplete without these popular wordpress plugins

 Your Blog is incomplete without these popular wordpress plugins
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If you are a blogger and uses wordpress blogging application to express your feelings, you probably know the features and powers of this superb blogging platform. According to my 2 cents blogging experience, I must say that wordpress is one of the best solution for blogging.

Since the early days of my blogging, I have tried many plugins to enhance the functionality but I am stick with some of them. I believe that excess of everything is bad therefor we should avoid to use too many plugins on our blog because those good plugins will impact on the performance and slow down your favorite blog.
Here I am sharing my list of most popular and favorite wordpress plugins. If you are novice and don’t know about the wordpress, head over to wordpress.

1-All in One SEO

Search Engine Optimization is very important to get visitors from organic search. Name of this is plugin is self explanatory. It does lot of things related to SEO. You can add title, description and keywords easily while publishing your new posts. An excellent Search Engine Optimization strategy require time, money and commitment but with the help of All in One SEO you can achieve this goal FREE of cost.
You can find more details and download link on uberdose.

2-Google Sitemap Generator

Your ads revenue is directly proportional to the search engine traffic. Sitemap helps most of the search engines including Google, yahoo and msn to explore, crawl and index all the hidden pages on your blog. This plugin automatically generates xml sitemap and notify the search engines for the updated contents.
Get XML sitemap

3-Feedburner Feedsmith

This plugin automatically detects all RSS feeds and redirects them to feedburner account so that you can track the RSS readers. With the implementation of this plugin you will notice an increase in your feed reader count.
Download and install instructions

4-Wordpress Related Posts

This plugin finds the related articles from your existing article archives on the basis of keywords matching. You can display related posts at the bottom of each post. This plugin plays an important role to keep your visitors stay longer on your site. Download it now


I love this plugin as it stop spammers and bots to post commnets automatically. In order to get this plugin working, you must have an account and API on
No need to install it separately because it is bundled with the default installation of wordpress.

6-Subscribe To Comments

Pretty much clear from the name of this plugin. It is used to receive notification alerts via email to subscribed posts while adding the comments. Get it here

7-WordPress Database Backup

This is used to get backup of database automatically. You can configure it as you want. It can automatically generate backup files on your server or you can email that backup if its not too big in MBs.
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This is my favorite list of plugins, if you like it do not forget to digg it or stumble it. Write your favorite plugins list in the comments.
Happy Blogging :)

Top 10 Biggest Price Markups

Top 10 Biggest Price Markups
Mark ups are the small profit margins that retailers gain when an item is sold. It is the fundamental of business; it’s the reasons that the amount we pay is not what the item is actually worth. It’s the small amount of money the business owner tacks on to cover expenses and overhead costs such as rent, electricity, heating, etc. But some markups are quite ridiculous and here are some of the really high ones that should be avoided.
Here are ten products that most of us use on a weekly basis that have absurd markups: some range to over 5000%! If we all band together to stop buying these ridiculously overpriced products, they will have no choice but to lower their prices! Read on to save money and join the anti-markup movement!

10. Cosmetics

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The thing that many people forget about makeup is what it’s made out of. Make up is usually around 80-90% dirt! The other ingredients usually consist of oil and wax. People pay ridiculous amounts of money to put dirt on their face! Fragrances are added to make them smell nice; but it’s still clay or dirt. A couple grams of dirt will sell in a fancy department store for $20-30. The actual cost of the product is the cost of walking outside picking up a handful of clay, grinding it up and adding fragrance and putting it in a little fancy case. Then it can be sold at a huge markup.
With the proliferation of designer makeup brands and competitive companies, luxury and name brands of makeup have become popular. The old adage says: you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig; and you can put dirt in a fancy jar; but it is still dirt. Consider making your own makeup at home (it sounds hard, but it’s not). “Recipes” for creating homemade makeup are everywhere on the internet and can save you money.
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9. Bottled water

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Bottled water; what a ripoff! Someone decided to take one of the world’s most plentiful resources and cover it with plastic and charge $3-4 a bottle! Bottled water is commonplace at convenience stores, beverage machines, and in the cooler at basketball games. But why? When did we stop drinking from taps and drinking fountains and switch to polyethylene coated H20? When bottled water splashed onto the market, it was being marketed as a healthy alternative to soft drinks.
But it has evolved into an issue of convenience. Instead of using a reusable bottle, it is now easier to grab a prepackaged disposable bottle of water and drop it off in the nearest garbage receptacle when finished with it. But is it any different from tap water? Some companies market their water as being the “purest” or “cleanest” but in fact, all water must comply with federal regulations of cleanliness regardless of whether it is being drunk out of a plastic bottle or from the tap. Water can usually be attained for free at most places.
Bottled water is a corporate success story; they took a readily available product (one of the most abundant resources on the planet!) and packaged it into a popular product that everyone is willing to pay for. But it hurts the consumer’s wallet; not to mention it’s horrible for the environment.
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Fiji Water Scandal

8. Greeting cards

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The markup on a greeting card is around 100-200%; which is pretty modest considering some of the more vicious markups on other products. But retailers spend very little money to produce this product, so the unsold products do not hurt the bottom line as much as say, an unsold car. Greeting cards are one of the best items to mark up because they are so cheap, and unsold merchandise does not dramatically affect the bottom line.
Paper is cheap, but paper with some sappy writing on it is expensive. It’s a retailer’s dream product! A little piece of paper with some writing on it that can be sold for three or four bucks. Recently, electronic greeting cards (also called e-cards) have proliferated and can be found on the internet for free. On, 20 packs of blank greeting cards are available at a cost of $10.99 for a cost of 55 cents per card. Next time you want to save some of that paper in your wallet when it comes to getting a greeting card, choose to use your own greeting card! It will be more meaningful and will cost less.
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7. Mattresses and furniture

Ever notice how mattresses and furniture are always on sale? Well there’s a reason for that. Furniture salesmen receive a higher commission if they sell their product at MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price); usually a minimum of 20%. If they sell their product at MAP (minimum advertised price) they receive a minuscule 7% commission. If you were a salesman, which price would you sell it at? Do your research and find out what the product is actually worth, then buy it. Markups range from 200%-400%. Buying an expensive mattress might make you sleep better right away, but it could leave you tossing and turning at night in the long run.
The best thing to do to avoid being duped at a furniture store is to shop around a lot before you make your final decision. There is often a wide disparity in the price for the same product between two competing stores; it all depends on the MSRP, the MAP, and the honesty of the salespeople.
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6. Restaurant drinks (wine and soda)

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Wine has an astonishing 300-600% markup. If you can forego that glass of wine with dinner, your wallet will thank you. What’s even more shocking is that the average markup is even higher for soda. A 12 ounce glass of soda costs the restaurant nickels, but it is sold for dollars; and it is half filled with ice! It’s no secret that you can buy a soda from a soda machine for between fifty and seventy five cents and that same soda will cost $2.75 in a restaurant.
Lately there has been talk of adding a hefty tax to soda because it is unhealthy. So it’s only going to get more expensive. If you’re tired of whining about wine and sniveling about soda, maybe it’s time to choose water instead! (But not bottled water!)
Read more:
Overpriced Drinks & Other Things We Hate

5. Brand name clothing

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Brand name clothiers rely on the advertising power of humans as walking billboards as well as conventional marketing strategies for the advancement of their products. The cost of looking good rises every year as more and higher end clothing brands are created. The cost of the clothes doesn’t change; only the label on the back does, and that’s what changes the price on the tag. The markup can be 500-1000%, depending on if it’s an up and coming brand name clothier or an established Italian sounding name brand.
The trendy and fashionable know what the price of looking “hip” is, and it is seldom cheap. Apparently the label is worth paying the extra money, because high end clothing retailers continue to thrive, even in hard economic times. The popular names and symbols that are associated with major clothing companies are hard to escape from, as they are literally everywhere. People will pay big bucks for “the look,” even if it costs them an arm and a leg to clothe their arms and legs.
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4. Jewelry/diamonds

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The glittery rocks that cost a fortune are subject to volatile changes in price and high markups. Although the industry average markup varies widely, (100% to up to 1000%) it’s probably not a good deal regardless of where the jewelry is purchased. Jewelers thrive on the uneducated buyer, so it is wise to do research before buying to settle on a good price and product. Ridiculously cheap or expensive jewelry should raise a red flag because it is probably of substandard quality. It’s always a good decision to find out what the same jewelry’s price is at other stores. That information can be used as a negotiating tool.
Also, a diamond over $1000 should come with a certificate certifying its legitimacy from the Gemological Institute of America. Don’t let these rocks rock your monthly budget or you may find yourself in the hole.
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3. Glasses frames

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Why A little scrap of metal costs hundreds of dollars is one of life’s great mysteries. Yet eyeglass wearers continue to get smoked at the optometrist when they squander huge sums of money for frames that hardly weigh an ounce. The markup can be as high as 1000%! Consider perusing the internet for alternatives before spending hundreds of dollars on frames.
Never buy accessories at optometrist’s offices because they are heavily marked up. Clip-ons, glasses cases, and other eyeglass accessories can usually be purchased for a very reasonable price on the internet. Don’t pay for products at the eye care office before looking over the internet; or you could end up looking at it in hindsight and regretting it; and hindsight is 20/20.
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2. Movie theater popcorn/candy

It’s no secret that popcorn and candy are expensive at the movie theater. It doesn’t take an Alan Greenspan to deduce that movie theater popcorn has a high profit to cost margin. Concession sales only make up about 20% of total sales in movie theaters but make up to 40% of the average profit. Why? Because movie theaters need to sell overpriced food to keep ticket prices low. If ticket prices were high, no one would come in the doors and subsequently spend money on snacks. So the price of admission is cheap, but the snacks are where movie companies make the highest profit margin.
So what is the average markup of movie theater popcorn? 900-1200% according to Richard B. Mckenzie, author of “Why popcorn costs so much at the movies” and an economics professor at UC Irvine. Better stick to sneaking your snacks in.
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1. Prescription Medicine

Prescription medicine tops the list of highest markups. The sky high cost of prescription medications is crippling the economy of the United States and keeping necessary medicines out of the hands of those who need it most; people living on fixed incomes with acute or chronic health issues.”A bottle of tamoxifen, used to fight breast cancer, costs $360 in the United States.
It costs $60 in Germany,” according to U.S. House Representative Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri. Canada and European countries’ prescription medication prices are regulated by government imposed “ceiling” prices; essentially a limit on how high the prices can get for medicines. They also negotiate directly with drug companies. However, no such price controls exist in the United States and we are paying 200%-5600% markups on essential medicines such as Prozac and Xanax! These two medicines are taken long periods of time; for depression and anxiety disorders respectively, which means that the patients that use these prescriptions will be shelling out thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime to obtain them.
Award winning Detroit reporter Steve Wilson exposed dozens of Detroit area pharmacies for illegitimate price gouging on the prices of their generic drugs. They were buying them at rock bottom price and selling them at an average of 900-1200% markup, depending on the medicine. The local pharmacies were found selling Vasotec, a blood pressure medication for $60 when it cost them $6 to buy the generic version. Similar markups were found at most of the pharmacies in the area; except one. The solution: Costco wholesalers consistently had the best prices with mark-ups between 86 and 423%, not 3,000 to 5,000% according to Florida WFTV reporter Barbara West, who conducted an investigation similar to Steve Wilson’s. Be wary of the cost of prescription medications when buying from local pharmacies, as they may be interested in your wealth instead of your health.

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