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18 Super Superstitious Celebs
Superstitions are beliefs or notions not based on reason or knowledge. They’re usually based on folk stories and old wives tales surrounding luck and fate, and are often tied to spirituality or even psychology. Celebrities are especially known to have superstitions, and this often applies doubly to those who perform in theatre. Some involve animals, objects or words… and some even border on the realm of the obsessive-compulsive. Here are eighteen celebs who take their superstitions to the limit.
Top 10 Martial Arts for Self Defense
Martial arts are great as spectator sports and a good way to get fit, but they really come into their own when they are used in self-defense – undoubtedly the ultimate result for many of them. This list looks at ten of the best martial arts for if you are especially interested in defending yourself against attackers.
15 Celebs Who Were Adopted
Sandra Bullock’s announcement of son Louis was only the most recent in a long line of celebrity adoptions. From Katherine Heigl to Sheryl Crow, the Hollywood elite seem determined to give a loving family to orphaned children both stateside and abroad. But there are also celebrities on the other side of the coin, who have actually been adopted themselves—either by non-relatives or by other family members. Read on to discover 15 well-known faces with surprising birth histories.
10 Futuristic Technologies We Wish Existed Right Now
As technology invents and reinvents the way we live our lives and think about things, one thing is for sure: the future may never truly arrive -- at least not how we want it to. As nerds, we've become accustomed to being teased with countless painfully plausible devices from our favorite movies, books and shows that at times seem like they're only a year or two away from proper execution in our digital world, until we realize that it's been five years since we read the article telling us that it was finally happening. Some of the fictionalized tech exhibited in this list isn't necessarily from a futuristic timeline, but is futuristic to us since we don't have it yet. Maybe one day we'll get our mitts on this fine machinery, but until then, all we can do is hope. Hope, of course, and look to the future.
Top 10 Greatest Muppet Mash-Ups Ever
The Muppet Mash-Up has become one of the better genre surprises on You Tube. At first, they were just poorly retreaded Ernie and Bert impersonations over old Sesame Street footage, but they have evolved into an ongoing challenge to see who can mash the beloved family icons up with the craziest, and preferably the most inappropriate, soundtracks imaginable... as you will soon see. Here are the ten best we could find, judged on originality, synchcronization and passion.
Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Animals
If there are the highest paid people around the world, there are also the most expensive animals – those that have been bought for millions and millions of dollars. If you are wondering what these creatures are and how expensive they are, take a look at this list of the top 10 most expensive animals in the world.
10 Bizarre Sex World Records
From an 82-year-old prostitute to a 500 people orgy, meet some of the weirdest sex related records you may not see in the Guinness Book.
5 Things You Should Do Before Tying the Knot
I’m at a friend’s wedding this weekend, traveling with my own husband and kids. The wedding invitation labelled the event as a “triumph of hope over experience”. It is that, and I’m honored to be invited as a witness. But it’s also a business arrangement, something I’m sure my friend (a respected economist) is well aware of. I haven’t pried into the monetary details of their union, but I’m sure they’ve talked about it. There are myriad good approaches to the business of marriage. J.D. often mentions that he and his wife, Kris, don’t share finances. By contrast, my husband and I have completely merged our money: Both of our names are on every bank account, asset, and debt we have. We share every penny, and every decision about what to do with those pennies. Whether you choose to go all in like we did or hold onto your independence, you live with your spouse’s spending choices — for good or ill. If you have kids, they’ll inherit the fruits of your shared financial life. And while research suggests money isn’t as responsible for divorce as many experts believe, it can certainly sour goodwill in a relationship. Trust me on this one. The really dangerous part is to pretend marriage that marriage has nothing to do with money.
5 Best Sites to Help Students Prepare for the SATs
Through the years, I have tutored many kids for the SATs. Many were students whose parents couldn’t afford to pay for tutoring lessons; others were just looking for resources to be able to study on their own. Every year, thousands of students with dreams of going to a good college, try to prepare themselves for the SATs and find that there are tons of paid resources, but not many free ways to study. Parents search for ways to help their kids but find themselves having to spend hundreds of dollars on study material. Well, with a belief that everyone should have the same opportunities, I have prepared a list of sites where any student can prepare for the SAT test for free.
8 Reasons To Switch To Windows 7 (If You Haven't Already)
Recently, CNET reported that Windows 7 has captured ten percent of the personal computer market. That means, now, 1 in 10 computers worldwide runs on Windows 7. There are no doubts about the fact that Windows 7 was received with open arms by not only the average computer user, but also by people who jump on every opportunity of criticizing Microsoft. The company drew a lot of flak for Vista, and a huge number of PC users were so frustrated that they went back to XP. But Windows 7 changed the game altogether. Being a user of Windows 7 for the last few months, I have personally found it to be a great improvement to its predecessors. If you are still contemplating a switch to Windows 7 and have some doubts in mind then this article aims to clear the air.
7 Must Read Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He served from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led the United States through its darkest hour … the American Civil War. In the end, Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and end slavery. Prior to his election in 1860, as the first U.S. Republican president, Lincoln was a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate twice. Concerning slavery, Lincoln was forthright and open in his opposition to the expansion of slavery. This attitude earned him the Republican nomination in 1860; later that year he was elected president. Just six days after a large-scale surrender of the Confederate forces (under General Robert E. Lee), Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Lincoln is considered by scholars to be one of the greatest U.S. presidents to ever take office.