Monthly Archives: April 2015

Photographer Shoots Angry Lion Photo Moments Before It Jumped At Him To Attack

Atif Saeed, a nature photographer in Pakistan, just had a close encounter with a lion and captured it all on camera! A lion at a safari zoo park near Lahore locked eyes with the photographer, and right before the lion charged at him, he managed to capture these menacing and stunning photos.

According to Saeed, he got out of his jeep to take a few photos of the lion but the lens’ sound attracted his attention. “I was thinking – I must show the character and status of lion and this was the only way I could think of to achieve this,” Saeed told the Dailymail. The lion approached to as few as 10 feet before it jumped at the photographer and he scrambled back into his jeep.

I was sitting in front of him just near my car and the door of my car was open. I was sat on ground few feet away, so he was treating me like his prey… I was laughing at that time, but now when I think back about the incident I don’t think I would be able to do it again. It was a pretty close encounter.

More info: 500px | Facebook | Flickr (h/t: dailymail)

“I was sitting on the ground few feet away, so he was treating me like his prey”

“The story finished in few seconds as the lion aggressively jumped towards me and I just about scrambled into my car”

Mom Captures Powerful Photos Of Her Fearless Daughters To Show That ‘Strong Is The New Pretty’

Kate Parker, a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, is proud of her two daughters (Ella, 9, and Alice, 6) and takes beautiful photos to capture them the way she sees them – as beautiful warriors. The name of her photo series is fitting – “Strong Is The New Pretty.”

“I wanted this series of images to show their boldness, their strength and the beauty in them, as they are,” Parker writes on her website. “My girls know that who they are is just perfect. Their silly, adventurous, frustrated, happy, LOUD, athletic, fierce, funny selves. They don’t need to have their hair done, clothes matching, or even be clean to be loved or accepted. Strong is the new pretty.

Parker has also created a fascinating photo series about a group of 7th-grade girls in Georgia who challenge gender roles by playing football against the local boys every weekend. For this and other great photo projects, check out her website!

More info: kateparkerphotography.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: huffpost)

Kate Parker takes empowering photos of her two fearless daughters Ella (9), and Alice (6)

“They don’t need to have their hair done, clothes matching, or even be clean to be loved or accepted”

“My girls know that who they are is just perfect.”

“Their silly, adventurous, frustrated, happy, LOUD, athletic, fierce, funny selves”

“We love them as they are, loud, dirty, competitive…just like my parents loved me for being um, the exact same way”

“Strong is the new pretty”

“I wanted this series of images to show their boldness, their strength and the beauty in them, as they are”

 

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Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant And Animal Sculptures By Veronika Richterová

We already knew that you can make awesome recycled projects out of bottles, but Veronika Richterová has turned this into an art form!

Richterová, based in the Czech Republic, uses heat to twist, turn and cut up the bottles and give them natural forms. Soda and mineral water bottles become flowers, cacti, frogs, and even crocodiles! Over the years, she has used thousands of bottles, and has developed many ways of shaping them.

PET bottles are derived from oil and are notorious for not degrading in nature. This means that they have to be collected and recycled – into fiber for clothing, construction materials, other PET containers and so forth.

In addition to making PET art, she hosts a PET-ART museum, where she collects bottles from around the world. Currently, the museum hosts about 3000 pieces from 76 countries.

More info: veronikarichterova.com (h/t: colossal)

11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

Living in a dwelling that you don’t own can have a lot of benefits. Your life is more flexible and the management company will most likely take care of maintenance for you. However, it can also be stressful when you think you’re going to lose your security deposit because you broke, scratched or lost something.

Never fear! These easy DIY tips will help you restore your apartment or all of its former glory (or at least to the state it was in before you got there). They’re all relatively inexpensive and you can use items you have around the house.


1) Everyone has damaged furniture

 

11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


2) Clear clogged drains by pouring baking soda down your drain, followed by vinegar and hot water.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


3) Wrap a wide rubber band around doorknobs to soften a door that slams (and reduce noise complaints).
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


4) Make late-night entrances much less annoying.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


5) Use coarse salt to clean any cast iron skillets that came with your furnished apartment.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


6) A broom and a hose can help you clean off your dirty deck.

 

11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


7) Remove a stripped screw by using a rubber band and some elbow grease.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


8) Did you think you wrecked your linoleum?
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


9) Freshen up the place without using a ton of aerosol sprays.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


10) Are the couch’s pillows looking flat?
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 


11) And finally, use WD-40 for all of this: silence squeaky doors, lubricate stuck windows and remove crayon marks from walls.
11 Completely Unknown Home Hacks That Are Going To Make Your Life So Much Better

 

I personally believe that these are the most useful life hacks I have ever seen. If you agree then please SHARE these with your friends.

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This Dynamic Duo Travels To Exotic Destinations Proving Love Doesn’t Have To Slow You Down (Photos)

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos

It’s no secret your soulmate makes the ultimate travel companion.

If there’s one couple that knows this, it’s Jay Alvarrez and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Alexis Ren.

We first introduced you to this dynamic duo with their incredible GoPro video that captured the couple living the California dream.

If you thought that looked amazing, you’ll be glad to know their adventures aren’t confined to the state of California.

In fact, these sun-kissed love birds have explored all sorts of exotic destinations across the globe and managed to capture some incredible Instagram photos of their epic journey along the way.

Whether Jay and Alexis are hitting up the beaches of Hawaii, hiking through the mountains or hovering through the skies in a helicopter, it’s pretty obvious being in a relationship hasn’t slowed these two down or tamed their desire to travel the world together.

Meet Jay and his girlfriend, Alexis.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


When this Cali couple isn’t soaking up the sun at home…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…they’re going on grand adventures…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…as they travel all over the world together.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


These two prove love has no boundaries…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…and being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to tame your adventurous spirit.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


Whether these two are hovering over beautiful cities…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…jumping out of planes…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…catching a few waves…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…or simply rolling around in the sand with man’s best friend…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…it’s not hard to see the experiences they share during their travels…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…only bring them closer together.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


It’s never long before these two head to the airport and gear up for their next exotic endeavor.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


Sometimes you’ll find them exploring sandy shorelines…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…and snapping a few selfies in the sea…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…or climbing a few oceanside cliffs.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


Other times they’ll hit up the hiking trail…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…or just spend some downtime together.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


All of their adventures look absolutely amazing…

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


…and prove the best travel companion is your soulmate.

Couple Travels The World And Proves Love Doesnt Have To Slow You Down Photos


Check out the video below to see Jay and Alexis living the California dream.

 

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20 Amazing Things You Can Do With Mason Jars

I knew mason jars could be used to create some pretty spectacular things, but I had no idea the list was so long! Check out all the ways you can make mason jars into more below:

1. Mount them on the wall as vases for fresh flowers.

I love the look of this for a springtime kitchen.

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2. Turn it into a soap dispenser.

You can do this one yourself by following these instructions.

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3. Make them into monogrammed party cups.

Wine charms are totally last season when it comes to summer BBQs. You can learn to make these at home with these directions.

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4. Make a mounted bathroom organizer.

Perfect for storing small items like makeup brushes, cotton puffs, Q-tips and more. Check out this handy tutorial for making your own.

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5. Metallic mason jar vases.

To achieve this look, simply coat the mason jars in silver or metallic spray paint. Voila! These make amazing table decorators for dinner parties.

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6. Alternatively, you could always paint the inside of the jars to provide a glossy finish.

These are great for storing utensils or craft supplies. Get the full tutorial here.

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7. Upcycle it into a cool light fixture.

This adds instant character to your room.

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8. Store dry goods like pasta and rice.

Hanging them creates instant organization and pantry space. You can do this project yourself by checking out the instructions on HGTV.

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9. Mount them in the kitchen for extra utensil storage space.

This looks way better than having a cluttered drawer.

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10. Create an outdoor lighting system.

Look how beautiful the mason jars are at night.

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11.  Or, you can DIY and create a mason jar chandelier.

Here is everything you need to know.

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12. Create the coolest snow globe ever.

Video instructions can be found here.

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13. Use them as floating candle holders.

Adding some clear or even colored stones to the bottom is a nice touch.

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14. Use them as a pancake-making tool.

Yes, you heard right. Take a look at how delicious these puffy pancakes are and get the recipe here. I know you’ll want it for later.

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15. Use them to pack this messy salad without making a mess.

Salad-on-the-go just got a whole lot easier. Get the recipe and proper salad layering details here.

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16.  Or simply to bring your pasta salad to work without worrying.

Mason jars have the tightest seals!

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17. DIY cup-I-mean-jar-of-noodles.

This healthier version is detailed here.

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18. DIY instant upside-down candle holder.

To add ambiance to your jar-of-noodles meal, of course.

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19. DIY salt and pepper shakers.

Another win for upcycling!

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20. Make your own mason jar candle.

This is perfect for anyone who is not a huge fan of small tea lights.

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Main Image Source: WE Design
Collage Image Source: 1. boy & the rabbit 2. Lovely Little Details 3. Slow Mama

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