Thrill-seekers among you rejoice. If the stunning natural beauty and history of Peru’s Sacred Valley is not enough to satiate your traveling appetite, then you should sleep in a transparent capsule hung 400 feet above it. The three pods are each 24 x 8 meters in size, made from polycarbonate and and aluminum, and feature sleeping, living and bathroom areas. If the trek via a 400-foot steel ladder embedded into the almost-sheer cliff face doesn’t put you off, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the entire valley for a price of $300 USD.
Visit the Natura Viva website for more information and see the pods in action below.
Regardless what time it is or how much sleep you got the night before there are just certain days when you feel too tired to go on. Perhaps your computer screen starts to look a little fuzzy and nothing much is getting done, it’s in these moments that a short nap could make all the difference in the world. Greek design company Studio NL has the perfect solution: a desk that easily converts into a bed.
The nap desk offers you the perfect little bed beneath your work desk. It is created so that the top of the desk slides forward allowing someone else to actually continue working while you get some shuteye… so long as the clicking sound from the keyboard won’t keep you awake. This is an ideal set up for work teams trying to get a project done on a tight deadline.
It’s said that around 3:00 pm we could all use a nap, even if you are no longer a small child. This bed offers every grown up the chance to catch some ZZZ’s without ever leaving work. While this nap desk is currently just a prototype we really hope it comes to fruition… not so that we can stay at work longer, but just so that we can sleep at work more often!
A wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked and injured by poachers who used poison arrows in Kenya, Africa. Although attacked by humans, the elephants trusted another group of humans to make them better and sought their help. These group of people are called the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).
According to a report in The Dodo, the wild elephant although had not been a resident at DSWT, knew other elephants who had lived there. The injured elephants trusted DSWT to be friendly and travelled through Kenyan wilderness to reach them for help.
“We are sure that Mwende’s father knew that if they returned to the stockades they would get the help and treatment they needed because this continuously happens with the injured bulls in the north; they all come to Ithumba when in need, understanding that there they can be helped,” DSWT said in a statement.
I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can’t imagine the pain it must be to lose a child. But here’s my two cents.
I wish I could say you get used to people dying. I never did. I don’t want to. It tears a hole through me whenever somebody I love dies, no matter the circumstances. But I don’t want it to “not matter”. I don’t want it to be something that just passes. My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. So be it. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are a testament that I can love deeply and live deeply and be cut, or even gorged, and that I can heal and continue to live and continue to love. And the scar tissue is stronger than the original flesh ever was. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are only ugly to people who can’t see.
As for grief, you’ll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you’re drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it’s some physical thing. Maybe it’s a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it’s a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive.
FaceResearch.org has published the results of a recent experiment where experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have combined the faces of men and women around to world to approximate the “average face” of each country. Using a modern version of the technique that Sir Francis Galton pioneered in the 1800—²s, multiple images of faces are aligned and composited together to form the final result.
Some people feel that the average is “too attractive.” Part of this is explained by the process. Instead of having a lot of blurry images with undefined features, this method averages the shape of the features before blending the images together. Also when blending, remember that many singular issues are “averaged away.” The study also does not reveal how the participants were selected or how large the sample size actually is.
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