Idli vendor in Chennai

Joshi Daniel Photography

Portrait of an idli vendor splashing water over cooked idlis in Chennai Idli vendor splashing water over idlis | Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Idlis, made of fermented rice and black lentils, are a part of traditional breakfast in most South Indian households. Roadside vendors sell soft idlis for a very cheap rate ranging mostly between Rs.2 and Rs.5.

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Achieve Your Dreams in 2016

Micki Allen

Part Three: Diggin’ in to Your Dreams

It should come as no surprise that I once dreamed of being the Queen of the World. It sounds pretty awesome in theory; though, I imagine it would be truly awful in real life. If you don’t believe me, watch Bruce Almighty. The good news, of course, is that it is never going to happen. Thanks to dreaming SMARTly, I know that my dreams need to be both Attainable and Realistic.

It ain't easy being The Queen. It ain’t easy being  Queen.

Once you have a realistic and attainable dream in mind, and you have a specific and measurabletimeline in place, it’s important to keep the following checklist in mind.

  1. Remove (or at the very least limit) anything that distracts you from achieving your dream. Binging on Netflix documentaries is not going to help you achieve your goal … unless of course your dream is to be…

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Moving? Use These Tips to Save Your Nails!

Polished by Amy

Hey guys!

For today’s post I wanted to share something that I’m currently dealing with and it just so happens to be an idea I got from an awesome subscriber! Dolledupbyj mentioned it would be a cool idea to share my favorite chip-resistant nail look when going through a move. If you guys have moved homes before, you know the how stressful and chaotic things can get. The LAST thing on your mind is your nails and how good (or terrible) they look. I’ve been through the moving process and realized I was breaking, chipping, and splitting my nails and putting them through hell. So today, I wanted to share my personal tips for taking care of your manicure or natural nails through a move (or any manual labor)!

Short nails are your best friend!


When it comes to packing, unpacking, and lifting, you definitely do not want to be…

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The Falling Thoughts


To be with you, all is well 

Without you, all is hell

How I feel without you

Like there’s no fire in hell

I can express myself with tears

But with words, it’s hard to tell

Every single pore of my body 

cries and screams like a church-bell 

I know reality is bitter

And my dreams have no spell

I know you have chains on your feet

And I’m a prisoner of a dark well

You are a part of me forever 

How come I can make you expel ?

My love for you will never decrease

I loved you,I do love you and I shall 

If you are mine, then even hell is heaven

Without you my heaven is like a hell


© 2015 thefallingthoughts All Rights Reserved

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Documentary Photography – Simple Life Of A Colombian Woman in Spain.

Edge of Humanity Magazine

This documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Lena Mucha.

Click on any image to see Lena’s gallery of projects and photographs.

From project “Rosalba” by Lena Mucha.

Rosalba is a Colombian woman who came to Spain in 2001 looking for a better future, leaving her family and Colombian civil war behind. Since then, in order to finance herself, she is living and working in Barcelona as a domestic employee, being one of around 570.000 workers in this sector in Spain.

Rosalba while working in the household of a Catalan woman in the center of Barcelona. Rosalba while working in the household of a Catalan woman in the center of Barcelona.

Rosalbas spirit as a social leader and a woman committed to the improvement of her community led her contributing to Mujeres pa´lante, an association supporting migrant women in psycho-social, judicial and labor-law questions.

Organizing her agenda. Organizing her agenda.

In 2009 Rosalba´s son was killed in Medellín. Due to a…

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How to Get to Know Me: My Strange Quirks

How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

A while back I wrote about how to get to know me: my strange loves. I was just thinking, what if that became a mini series, where you really could continue to get to know me. So this time I’m telling you about my strange quirks. I have a lot, but I’ve done my best to narrow it down to the weirdest ones. Some of these I even ask myself, “Allison, can you just cool it and be normal today?” And then I think, “Nah, better not!” 😉

1. I almost always start sentences with, “It’s funny because…” even though what may come out of my mouth next might not be funny. For example, I might be catching up with my boyfriend and start talking, “It’s funny because…Wait. No. It’s not funny. I was trying to tell you that blah blah got fired at work today. Not funny.” I…

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Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart . . . a tiny free knitting pattern

knitting with heart

Sweetie•KNIT•Heart colour

When springtime is all a flutter and love is in the air,
flowers, hearts ‘n rainbows seem to pop up everywhere.
And to celebrate this season of beginnings what may,
my hope is to help you truly knit-your-heart-out today!

So then, here is my heart…
freely shared now with you.
My own “Sweetie-Knit-Heart”
original knitting pattern,
with love from me to you ♥

You might knit these hearts to proclaim like or love…
perhaps even wear as appliqué on your sleeve or glove.
Frankly, these tiny hearts are quite fine on their own,
yet thrive with imagination—helping one feel less alone.

Little more than a yarn scrap
is required for this pleasure
of transformation from odd bits,
into lovely coloured treasure.

Yes, the “Sweetie Knit Heart” will make people smile,
so knit a colourful bunch for a floral bouquet or other style.
Now since tiny knit hearts can help show that…

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Wisconsin Build Session 

amateur airplanes

Well I think I’m officially recovered from Thanksgiving and the model front is pretty much right where I left it. We took our annual day after Thanksgiving trip and along for the ride were all six builds. We opted to go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this year and it was a nice change. Driving through the Chicago traffic, not so much of a nice thing. We made it and I was able to get a little time Friday night to get a quality sanding session in on all six builds.

Also along for the trip came my sons P-40 build. He has been very avid in working on it and he continues to do a great job with it. He dutifully attached the wings and horizontal stabilizers Friday night and finished up the sanding. We need to sit down and work on the little aspects like the landing gear and propeller…

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