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This 4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom — And They Keep Getting More Amazing

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2014

By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts

o-1643876-570I started following @2sisters_angie a little over a year ago. Back then she was posting the typical stuff you see from moms on Instagram — pics of her daughter at the park, pics of her daughter eating breakfast and lots of photos of her daughter playing dress-up.

You know, the same stuff I post.

Then, about nine months ago, Angie’s feed started to change. It became clear Angie’s daughter (she calls her “Mayhem”) was more interested in fashion than the average 4-year-old. Mayhem shunned her store-bought princess dresses and started wrapping herself with scarves and sheets creating her own styles.

Then one day Angie got tired of finding her clothes in Mayhem’s toy box and suggested they make a dress out of paper. Mayhem loved the idea and they haven’t stopped creating paper dresses since.

I’ve been continually amazed every time Angie’s pictures pop up in my feed. The dresses started like this:

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LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 to Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2014

Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent received LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 on the occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day. The award was given by Consulate General of Victoria His Excellency Chandra Yonjan in a function after Pako Festa parade in Geelong on 22nd of February, 2014. The award was supposed to be awarded on 1st of December, 2013 in a function organised in Melbourne, however; Mr. Clarke and Mr. Kent could not attend the program because of their program in Nepal.

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

Justification of the Award:

“Australia and Australians fall in love with Nepal, the birthplace  of Buddha and home to Sagamartha, Mt. Everest.  When Australians travel to Nepal, we are captured by the physical beauty of the Himalaya and its people.  We celebrate the wealth of Nepali hospitality and genuine kindness to each other and leg-weary travellers alike” – say  Graeme Kent and Brad Clarke.

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अस्ट्रेलियाको पाको फेस्टामा लाखे नाच बिदेशीको आकर्षणको केन्द्र

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2014

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२२ फेब्रुअरी, २०१४ जिलोङ अस्ट्रेलिया: बहुभाषिक र बहु-सांस्कृतिक देशको रुपमा परिचित अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा अस्ट्रेलियाकै एक किसिमले सबैभन्दा ठूलो महोत्सबको रुपमा मानिने पाको फेस्टाले मूल आयोजक डाभर्सिटाटसंग आबद्ध भएका करीब ९० जातीय संस्था र अन्य संगठनहरुको सहभागितामा एक लाखभन्दा बढी सहभागीहरुलाई आ-आफ्नो सांस्कृतिक चाल-चलन, रिति-रिवाज, खान-पान आदिको निरन्तरता र प्रचार प्रसारलाई प्रोत्साहन गर्दै नाच-गान, कार्यशाला गोस्ठी, प्रदर्शन जस्ता बिबिध कार्यक्रम सहित आफ्नो ३२ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ मनाउने क्रममा नेपाली समुदायद्धारा प्रदर्शन गरिएको नेपाली लाखे नाच बिदेशीहरुको लागि आकर्षणको केन्द्र बन्न पुग्यो । पाको फेस्टा अस्ट्रेलियाको भिक्टोरिया राज्यको प्रमुख बहु-सांस्कृतिक महोत्सबको रुपमा लिने गरिन्छ र गत चार बर्षदेखि यो कार्यक्रममा सहभागीहरुको संख्या एक लाखभन्दा बढी हुने गरेको छ भने यस महोत्सबले उक्त एक दिनमा नै करीब पच्चीस लाख अस्ट्रेलियन डलरको योगदान स्थानीय बजारमा दिने अनुमान गरिएको छ ।

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition Explained

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2014

Also: How you, too, can make a $19 billion smartphone app. Also: Not really.

The social media giant is planning to acquire WhatsApp, which has over 450 million active users. TIME’s Jared Newman describes what the app does and why Facebook is spending so much money for it

Facebook Announces New Android ProductNow that Facebook is planning to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion, perhaps your head is swimming with questions. Among them: How can I also make billions of dollars by selling my mobile app to Facebook? As someone who writes about technology for a living and who’s definitely not a billionaire, I can’t answer that for you. But I can help with some other things you might want to know:

What is WhatsApp?

It’s a messaging app you can use in place of your wireless carrier’s regular texting service. You enter your phone number and WhatsApp looks through your contact list for other people who are using the app. Then you can message those users all you want without limits or overage charges. The app is available on many platforms and is free to download and has no ads, but it costs $1 per year after the first year.

How popular is it?

Right now, WhatsApp has more than 450 million active users — meaning they use the service at least once a month — compared to 1.23 billion for Facebook. Those users send 500 million pictures back and forth per day, about 150 million more than Facebook.

How much money is $19 billion in the startup world, exactly?

A lot. My colleague Harry McCracken put together a chart of big startup acquisitions, and WhatsApp is the biggest. Most deals don’t come anywhere close. Bigger companies tend to change hands for a lot more money, however. For instance, Comcast wants to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. Read the rest of this entry »

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भारतीय अतिबादीको अर्को रुप

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2014

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Ukraine’s president, opposition agree to a truce

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.

“Following the meeting, the parties announced: 1. Truce 2. The start of negotiations to end the bloodshed, to stabilize the situation in the country, for the sake of civil peace,” the press office stated.

The president met with the leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok, Batkivshchyna opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and UDAR party leader Vitaly Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »

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Heavyweight Gallen wins boxing debut

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014

Rugby league star Paul Gallen has made an exhilarating professional boxing debut, climbing off the canvas to stop Herman Ene-Purcell in two frantic rounds.

After being dropped in the first round, Gallen pounded his rival in the second, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

However the action didn’t end there as the two fighters exchanged several more blows.

Gallen was on the undercard to Daniel Geale, who schooled Garth Wood. (Getty Images)

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Medal List

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014

Updated on 20/02/2014 The Winter Olympics in Sochi have begun. Check back throughout the games for the latest schedules and medal counts for each competing country and athlete.

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 6

Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Sochi Winter Olympics

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Docklands $9bn plan for next decade

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

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NINE billion dollars will be poured into Docklands over the next decade, as planning begins for an ambitious next phase of development for the waterside precinct.

Work will begin in May on the transformation of the maligned Harbour Esplanade from desolate tram route into tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly boulevard – a recognition of the criticisms of Docklands for lacking necessary green space.

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”It’s the best piece of waterfront in Docklands and I don’t think anybody would try to pretend that it is the greatest place to be,” VicUrban’s general manager for Docklands, David Young, said. ”That is absolutely recognition of some of the feedback … that Docklands doesn’t even necessarily feel connected within itself. That project is a critical one.” Read the rest of this entry »

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$5 Billion Melbourne Metro Rail Project, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

Melbourne Metro Rail Project

The Melbourne Metro Rail Project will involve building a nine kilometres long tunnel within Melbourne, connecting the Sunbury and Dandenong railway route.

The metro rail tunnel will connect to the Dandenong and Sunbury lines at the south-eastern side of South Yarra Station and the western part of South Kensington Station, respectively.

The Melbourne Metro is a vital project for the Government of Victoria. The project is included under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009. It will hence undergo a comprehensive technical and environmental assessment, as well as stakeholder engagement.

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What Your Earwax Says About You

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

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A new study suggests earwax is not the same between races, with some people having more odor-causing chemical compounds in their earwax than others.

The number of volatile organic compounds, which are molecules that often produce a smell, is generally higher in Caucasians than in East Asians, found researchers from the Monell Center.

“Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation, and health status,” study researcher George Preti, Ph.D., an organic chemist at Monell, said in a statement. “We think it possible that earwax may contain similar information.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Unemployment The Number 1 Problem For Americans, Gallup Poll Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

 by  Braden Goyette

"Boot Camp" Job Fair Held For Unemployed Coloradans

Unemployment has retaken its place in Americans’ minds as the country’s biggest problem, according to a new Gallup poll published Monday.

23 percent now consider unemployment the greatest challenge facing the nation, while only 16 percent said the same in January.

More people named joblessness as the nation’s top problem than “government and politicians,” which had been the most popular answer among survey respondents since the government shutdown last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Goats Play On Metal Sheet (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

Goats love to climb things. They love to climb things so much that there’s a Tumblr dedicated to it.

In this video, a herd of goats has discovered a large metal sheet just tall enough to climb, but just flexible enough that it sends them sliding back down, particularly when more than one try to climb it. And just to make a climbing goat’s life that much more difficult, one side of the metal sheet is guarded by a billy goat ready to head-butt anything that comes sliding down his side. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rabbits On Okunoshima Island Swarm Tourist (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2014

Moments before this video was taken, there were only two rabbits.

Just kidding, but it’s not far off. During World War II, eight rabbits were brought to the Japanese island of Okunoshima, where they were used to test mustard gas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fight in Indian Parliament – a Part of Global Bloodsport

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 16, 2014

The passions at work in this picture from Ukraine’s parliament are all too real and all too dangerous

NEW DELHI — A lawmaker sprayed pepper spray inside India’s Parliament on Thursday, creating chaos that left his colleagues coughing and crying as they were ushered from the hall, in a protest over a long-contentious proposal to create a new southern state.

Lawmakers had been set to vote on whether to create Telangana state from the mostly poor, inland districts of Andhra Pradesh. For months as it has been drafted, the plan has inspired passionate protests and arguments for keeping the state unified. A key point of contention has been the proposal to include wealthy tech and industrial hub Hyderabad within Telangana.

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