As much as the elite love watching movies in the comfort of their private home theaters, they equally seem to love flowing down to French Riviera for film festivals and even watching movies relaxing in the pool on their luxury outdoor theater set-up. We have earlier seen many of the luxurious outdoor screen concepts, including the Porsche Design Studio’s world’s largest LED TV, the custom made amphitheater, and the outdoor home theater in a Belzberg’s abode. But, nothing could beat this floating movie-theater set in the private island of Yao Noi in Andaman Sea, Thailand, delivering unique cinematic experience like never before! The floating movie theater is actually a temporary auditorium-raft designed by architect Ole Scheeren in collaboration with the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation.

The auditorium is a congregation of rafts, dubbed as Archipelago Cinema in which screen was nestled in front of the limestone protrusions of the Andaman. And the audience floating, hovering above the sea, and focused on the moving images across the water displayed on the giant screen.



The floating screening room, Archipelago Cinema was originally designed to ensure that Film on the Rocks Yao Noi fest practically existed on a different planet. A bevy of avid film-goers experienced a unique cinematic moment amidst the Yao Noi's rocky and private shoreline.

All this was the part of the new Thai film festival called Film on the Rocks Yao Noi, a brainchild of Chomwan Weeraworawit, owner of Six Senses Yao Noi and its principal organizer, that brought actors, writers, designers and artists together. For four days, the event space was the resort for outdoor film screenings, insanely scenic dinners and film discussions. Other highlights of the event includes a 101 workshop hosted by Tom Sachs, a New York artist who not only lectured on the importance of ‘things to do’ list, but also played his cult studio films, followed by a batik dying lesson by renowned designer Waris Ahluwalia, and much more.



The architect adopted local techniques to develop this floating cinema; he used rafts used by local fishermen to farm lobsters, and he tied the wooden frames by rubber straps to create blocks that were wrapped in mosquito nets.

Further, all recycled woods and materials were used, and the rafts have reusable modularity, as everything will be given back to the local community after the screening. The whole event space construction was flexible that can be towed anywhere, and it was something that can appear from time to time to host a movie screening for a few people.

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A wife has the unique ability to help her husband feel the freedom to reach his fullest potential as the man God has created him to be.
-Janel Breitenstein
Occupation is not the measure of a man. But as a wife, you do possess a unique power to inspire your husband. Your loving vision of the man he’s becoming propels him toward greatness—not necessarily by the world’s yardstick of success, or even your own, but of God’s.

When you believe in him, he is secure. He can take the leaps of faith required to surmount fear. He can bear up under pressure, pioneer new territory.

An inspired husband feels the freedom to reach the fullest potential of the man God has created him to be. He’s not merely encouraged. He’s a man who’s empowered; a conqueror. If you want to give your man some “wind beneath his wings”… start here.

1. Send him an e-mail. Example: “Praying for you today. Thanks for being so courageous in ___.”

2. Give him one night on a regular basis to do something he loves.
Consistently mention ways you see him growing to be more like Christ.

3. Initiate great sex.

4. Ask him about his “bucket list”—the top list of things he’d like to do in his lifetime.

5. Give him a book or audio CD to learn about something he loves doing.

6. Ask him about some dreams he has—and pray about them together, evaluating them. Then ask how you can help him go after them.

7. Text him on a stressful day. Example: “REMINDER: I BELIEVE IN U.”

8. Make sure he feels respected by you.

9. Leave sticky notes in his lunch, on his steering wheel, in his briefcase, etc. “So proud of all you’ve been doing with ___”. “You are so great with our kids.” “You are my dream come true.” “You are an incredible lover.”

10. Suggest that he take some time to go pursue a hobby.

11. Leave a message on his voicemail: “Thanks for going to work every day to take care of our family. You are so good at what you do.”

12. Ask him how you can pray for him at work. Later on in the week, get an update from him on what you’ve prayed for.

13. Be proactive about doing something together that he really enjoys.

14. Make a date, get him excited, and share his enthusiasm!

15. Tell him areas he’s gifted in. Don’t stretch the truth: Be honest so he can trust you.

16. Pray for him.

17. Initiate great sex.

18. Start and keep a “Dreams” binder with him. Include some travel brochures or whatever gets you both energized. In the back, make sure you have a “Dreams turned reality!” file.

19. Talk with your husband about setting aside a small part of the budget to pursue the unique ways God has designed him (including his gifts, abilities, and passions)—through education or through sheer enjoyment.

20. Post on his Facebook wall: “I love being your wife! See me tonight regarding this.”

21. Gently communicate with him about what you like in bed, and respond encouragingly to his attempts.

22. Remember a dream that he had a long time ago. Talk with him about whether it’s still a dream—and still a possibility.

23. Ask God to open your eyes to the ways He has made your husband unique, and to give you wisdom about how to maximize that workmanship.

24. Have your children write him notes or letters about what they love about him as a dad.

25. Initiate great sex.

26. Ban yourself from nagging, which is the Great Life-Sucker.

27. Ask, “If I could do one thing that would really empower you and inspire you, what would it be?” Then listen, resist being defensive (the hard part), and follow through.

28. Remind him of specific times when he’s made an impact on other people’s lives. “Hey, I was thinking the other day about all the time you invested in that Cub Scout troop. Wonder what those boys are doing now. It was so cool to watch them grow with you as their leader.” “Our son has grown so much in encouraging people lately. He gets that from you; you are such a good example for him in that.”

29. Buy him something small to stoke the fires: A journal for a writer, some carpentry pencils for a woodworker, some grilling tools for the master chef. Add a sweet note: “Just because I love the way you’re made.”

30. Do something fun and unexpected together. A few ideas to try: paintball; laser tag; on a spring day, have a picnic, blow bubbles, and bring the books you’re reading; swing; play a pickup game of a sport together; go to a drive-in movie, bring popcorn, and instigate a make-out session.

31. Think about a way you’ve been hurting him, annoying him. Or there may be ways you’re not “seeing” him—not stepping into his world to understand what it’s like to be him, with all of the things he cares about. Apologize, and work hard at showing true change.

32. Initiate great sex.

33. Go to a home improvement store to plan a small, doable project that energizes both of you, even if it’s just painting a room or fixing up some landscaping. (Hint: Be positive that it’s something by which he won’t feel burdened.)

34. With quality, complete something from his to-do list for him—something that he’d rather have you do anyway.

35. Find a mutually enjoyable activity you like doing together on a regular basis, even if it’s as simple as playing the Wii together after the kids are in bed.

36. Create a cheerful atmosphere when he comes home.

37. Design a date night that will help him to de-stress and have fun.

38. Discover his “love language,” and become fluent in it.

39. Pray about and pursue at least one dream of your own, talking with him about it. An inspired wife breeds inspiration.

40. What’s difficult about his life right now? Pray for his endurance, and encourage him specifically. Galatians 6:9 is a great start for both. Think, What can I do to ease the load he’s carrying?

41. Organize or clean something in your home that you know he finds messy.

42. Send a snail-mail love note to him at the office, affirming him in his work.

43. Think of something on his honey-do list at home that he finds overwhelming or for which he doesn’t have much time. Talk with him (respectfully and gently) about the possibility of hiring someone to do it. Communicate clearly that it’s not because you find him incompetent, but that you want to free him up from a burden.

44. Initiate great sex.

45. Be a student of your husband. Does he feel inspired if he has all his ducks in a row? If he has a creative space to think? If he feels verbally affirmed?

46. If your man is into dressing nice, go with him to shop for clothes in which he feels confident.

47. Let him overhear you speaking well of him on the phone, among friends, or in public places. And to your mother.

48. In his area of weakness, pray about how to subtly, gently step in and help him.

49. Tell him what a great dad he is. Be specific.

50. If and when he messes up, respond with the kind of grace, compassion, and mercy that God gives you. Respond in a way that communicates, You’re safe with me—and I’m not going to rehash your failures. This is a secure place for you to grow … and I love the journey with you.

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"The fascination with twins is as old as time," says Susan Kohl in her book Twin Stories. "Twins share a strong and powerful bond that neither time nor distance seems to shake." Because of their unique relationship, twins are often the focus of research. Here's a look at five recent studies that shine new light on these linked individuals, and what they can teach the rest of us.

1. Mothers of twins live longer
Twins have been greeted as everything from an unwanted burden to "a sign of their father's superior virility," says The Economist. But a new study from the University of Utah shows that twins "have more to do with their mother’s sturdy constitution than their father's sexual power." Looking at the birth records for 59,000 women between 1800 and 1970, researchers found that women who give birth to twins live longer, have healthier kids, and "appear to be healthier" themselves, says lead author Ken R. Smith. That's probably because sturdier women have twins, not because having twins is good for you, the study notes.

2. But they get divorced more often
It seems that twins can help unravel a marriage, say Dr. Anupam Jena and his colleagues at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. When a couple's only children are twins, parents are only about 1 percent more likely to get divorced than parents of singletons. But add in more kids (or less income), and the risk of divorce shoots up. The reason is probably the added stress, both financial and emotional.

3. Twin fetuses start playing at 14 weeks
Examining 3D ultrasound images of five pairs of in-utero twins, a team at the University of Padova, Italy, found that fetuses started deliberately interacting at 14 weeks, reaching out and touching each other through the uterine wall. By 18 weeks, they spent more time stroking each other than themselves, and were equally careful when touching their co-twin's sensitive eye areas. The results are "astonishing," says Jean-Philippe Rivière at Doctissimo. At 14 weeks, "they were already socializing with their sibling in the womb."

4. If you separate identical twins, they still end up similar
Surveying decades of twin research, George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan found the "most prominent conclusion" to be that "practically everything — health, intelligence, happiness, success, personality, values, interests — is partly genetic." We may latch on to the parenting-centric ideas of "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua, says Helen Rumbelow in The Australian. But the dozens of rigorous studies on separated-at-birth twins is much more persuasive than "Chua's sample of one": As adults, even separated twins are "very similar on almost every count."

5. But identical twins can get sick very differently
In 1983, two identical twin infant boys were given a blood transfusion contaminated by HIV; decades later, one has an almost-normal immune system while the other is faring much worse. Brigham Young University researchers recently tried to explain the different reactions. What they found, says Amanda Carpenter at Virology, is that once identical twins leave the womb and are "exposed to different pathogens, bacteria, and microbes," their immune systems are not identical at all.

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Zeng Lingjun was born in a small village, in the Jilin Province of Northeastern China. As a boy, he dreamed of one day attending college, but because his family was too poor he had to abandon his dream and settle for becoming a cobbler and repair shoes for a living. But just because he couldn’t afford to go to college, didn’t mean he was willing to spend the rest of his life in his village. He had bigger plans for himself, so one day, with just 50 yuan ($8) in his pocket, he left for Shenyang, the biggest city in northeast China. Being a hard worker and a skilled cobbler helped Zeng make a living in the big city, and he was soon earning around 2,000 yuan (315) per month. But this wasn’t enough for him to get his own place.



Six years ago, a friend tipped him off that an abandoned hotel toilet was available for rent at a very low price. He immediately borrowed the money he needed and rented the derelict toilet as his new home. He took down the old door and all the wooden cubicles, and laid down some planks to cover up the toilet bowls and make room for a bed. The dismantled cubicles were converted to storage space and, even though the place is just 19 square meters in size, he somehow found space for his own little cobbler workshop.



In 2008 Zeng Lingjun met his current wife, also a migrant worker. They married in 2010 and had a baby shortly after. Now the three of them live in the abandoned toilet. At one point, they saved enough money to move into a normal 80 square meter apartment, but they found themselves coming back to their old home just days after they had moved out, unable to afford all the expenses. Although the smell never lets them forget they live in a toilet, Zeng and his family just flush the toilets whenever the stench becomes unbearable, and just enjoy their life together. After all, who needs luxury when your loved ones are near and you have your health?

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Huug Bosse is a Dutch man who had hip surgery two years ago and he hasn’t stopped laughing since.

Huug Bosse’s wife finds it annoying, his brother and daughter have become exasperated, but all he can do in response is slap his knee and laugh uncontrollably.

The cause for Huug Bosse’s condition isn’t exactly clear, but it’s probably due to the anesthesia he was placed under, during the operation. In spite of all the mirth, there still is one thing that can move Huug Bosse to tears. He calls it the most beautiful song – the Dutch national anthem. Perhaps they should have it playing in the background whenever they want to get a serious word out of the man.

Huug Bosse’s wife says he was a normal man before he had his hip-replacement surgery, in 2010. Apparently the anesthesia he was under during the operation is to blame for his uncontrollable laughter. Although his daughter and brother don’t even visit him anymore because of his constant chuckling, Huug Bosse himself doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with him. He considers it normal for a person to have a change of personality, and says his clients think he’s the sweetest person in the world.

Huug Bosse’s wife says he’s always had a sense of humor, but over the last two years he has been laughing all day long.




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If you are a geek, you know that fashion can be quite a lot of fun. There is a load of fashion out there that takes inspiration from games and movies that pretty much every geek enjoys. There is of course a ton of other stuff out there that helps you front that geek lifestyle of yours. Accessories are in one of those genres which can be customized to enhance your geekiness a lot. There are t-shirts, hats and glasses, but now there are also some pretty cool bags for both guys and girls. They are not your usual cut, if I put it like that. Normally a bag or handbag follows the mainstream theme of being just that, a bag.



The people over at JumpFromPaper thought that approach was a little bit too boring, which is why they created their own line of bags that will actually make your head spin. They are 2D Cartoon Handbags that will truly mess with the depth of your vision. When I first had a look at these, I totally thought they were just… flat. I thought they were created to look like handbags, but they were actually was just a flat piece of textile. That’s where I was ultimately wrong.

These are actually perfectly normal handbags with a 2D appearance that will definitely push your geekiness out there. They are available now over at JumpFromPage‘s official website, and the prices range from $79-$99 depending on what you are looking for. For guys, there are some bags for your laptop and gadgets, while for girls, there are handbags in every possible form and color. Being what they are, cartoon handbags, they are more than colorful and will stand out in the most creative of crowds. So, if you want to be seen, get one of these and you will definitely catch some eyeballs.

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Fans of Steve Jobs can now own a stuffed toy of the late tech visionary.

Called the iCEO, the plush doll launched on Wednesday by pillow company Throwboy and looks remarkably like the Apple founder. Standing 15 inches tall, the toy Job comes with removable rimless glasses, his signature black turtle neck and 100% denim jeans.

Throwboy is touting the Steve Jobs stuffed toy as a limited-edition collector’s item, as only 1,200 have been made.

The iCEO can be pre-ordered now for $60, with a limit of two for each person. The item will ship in August 2012 and you can order it from other countries.

The Throwboy team donates 10% of each Steve Jobs toy sold to the American Cancer Society.

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Japanese electronics company Toshiba has developed a food-recognition technology for supermarket checkouts.

Instead of barcodes, the scanner uses a camera to identify objects—so fresh fruits and vegetables that don’t usually have barcodes can be automatically identified and input by staff more easily.



“Fruits and vegetables in supermarkets don’t usually have barcodes because they’re put out while they’re fresh. So these items can’t be read at the register using barcodes, which means staff need to input data to record them,” Keiichi Hasegawa of Toshiba said. “If staff are part-time employees, they may not recognize some items, which can cause delays. We’re developing this new scanner to solve that problem.”

Only objects put in front of the ‘Object Recognition Scanner’ (ORS) are ‘illuminated’ on screen and seen by the camera, so that noise in the background of the object does not interfere and confuse the scanner.

The scanner can recognize objects while they’re moving, the difference between different types of similar objects (such as, a Fuji apple, a Jonagold, and a Matsu apple), and even beer cans and coupons.

To differentiate similar objects, the camera recognizes the subtle different patterns in color and pattern.

Currently, Toshiba is creating a database of all supermarket items throughout the year—so that it includes seasonal fruits and vegetables—and fine-tuning the scanner.



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Finding the right health foods to change up your lifestyle this year is easy, if you know what you’re looking for. The top 9 health foods that will help you jump start your new lifestyle and will get down to your goal weight.

1. Parsley
Parsley is one of those health foods that is typically used as a garnish, but it’s actually one of the unique herbs that provide a ton of health benefits. Parsley contains all kinds of antioxidants and has been shown to actually inhibit tumor formation, which lowers your chances of getting cancer! Also, parsley tastes friggin’ delicious!

2. Chia Seeds
These little seeds are health foods that taste great and are all-natural energy uppers! These little seeds will lower your blood pressure, give you a ton of energy and can actually help keep your skin clear too! Just a sprinkle of these little seeds on your salad, in a sauce or even in a stew makes all of the difference.

3. Raw Cacao
If you like chocolate, this is one of the health foods for you! raw cacao is actually the number one antioxidant food in the world! You can actually find raw Cacao in powder form so that you can put it in all sorts of drinks or even make hot cocoa out of it.

4. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has been huge in recent years, with all of the studies that have been done on it, you know that it’s totally a superfood. Did you know that dark chocolate only contains about 6 grams of sugar and about 80% of it is pure raw cacao? That’s why it’s so good for you and a healthy way to get your chocolate fix in!

5. Avocados
A lot of people say that avocados are horrible for you and that they are all fat – which is true. They are a fatty fruit, but they are filled with good fat. These little super fruits also have about as much protein as meat, which is fantastic and a great alternative to a lot of meats!

6. Asparagus
Not only is asparagus an aphrodisiac food, but it is actually one of the healthy Foods out there that has a ton of detoxifying properties inside of it. Asparagus is a constant side dish at my house, but I had no idea that it could help me fight off cancer too! So ladies, if you’re looking for a sexy meal that’ll get your man in the mood and that is healthy, this is one side dish you’re going to want to have on your plate!

7. Beans
If you’re looking for another super healthy food for 2012, you should look at beans. Beans actually contain all kinds of protein and can actually help you have the energy to work out and burn off the fat. Beans make a great side dish too – personally, I love hummus that is made from garbanzo beans!

8. Peas
Along the same lines as beans, peas are another superfood that is making a lot of appearances in 2012. Split pea soup is for sure one of my favorite soups and since it’s cold out, why not make a batch and freeze it? These little green veggies can help you gain energy, ward off colon cancer and can actually help you digest better!

9. Cruciferous Veggies
Cabbage, broccoli, bok choy – all of those are veggies that are from the Brassica family, which means that they are full of all kinds of nutrients and vitamins. That’s why when you eat these veggies, you know you are eating something fantastic for you.

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For all the attention they direct below the belt, most men actually know very little about their penises. Here's the knowledge you need to keep yours healthy, strong, and ready for action—for life.

Penis Fact #1

Smoking can shorten your penis by as much as a centimeter. Erections are all about good bloodflow, and lighting up calcifies blood vessels, stifling erectile circulation. So even if you don't care all that much about your lungs or dying young, spare the li'l guy.

Penis Fact #2

Doctors can now grow skin for burn victims using the foreskins of circumcised infants. One foreskin can produce 23,000 square meters, which would be enough to tarp every Major League infield with human flesh.

Penis Fact #3

An enlarged prostate gland can cause both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. If you have an unexplained case of either, your doctor's looking forward to checking your prostate. Even if you're not.

Penis Fact #4

The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds. Women get 23 seconds. Which means if women were really interested in equality, they'd make sure we have four orgasms for every one of theirs.

Penis Fact #5

The oldest known species with a penis is a hard-shelled sea creature called Colymbosathon ecplecticos. That's Greek for "amazing swimmer with large penis." Which officially supplants Buck Naked as the best porn name, ever.

Penis Fact #6

Circumcised foreskin can be reconstructed. Movable skin on the shaft of the penis is pulled toward the tip and set in place with tape. Later, doctors apply plastic rings, caps, and weights. Years can pass until complete coverage is attained....Okay, we'll shut up now.

Penis Fact #7

Only one man in 400 is flexible enough to give himself oral pleasure. It's estimated, however, that all 400 have given it their best shot at some point.

Penis Fact #8

There are two types of penises. One kind expands and lengthens when becoming erect (a grower). The other appears big most of the time, but doesn't get much bigger after achieving erection (a shower).

Penis Fact #9

An international Men's Health survey reports that 79 percent of men have growers, 21 percent have showers.

Penis Fact #10

German researchers say the average intercourse lasts 2 minutes, 50 seconds, yet women perceive it as lasting 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Are we that good or that bad?

Penis Fact #11

Turns out size does matter: The longer your penis, the better "semen displacement" you'll achieve when having sex with a woman flush with competing sperm. That's according to researchers at the State University of New York, who used artificial phalluses (ahem) to test the "scooping" mechanism of the penis's coronal ridge. Next up: curing cancer.

Penis Fact #12

The penis that's been enjoyed by the most women could be that of King Fatefehi of Tonga, who supposedly deflowered 37,800 women between the years 1770 and 1784—that's about seven virgins a day. Go ahead, say it: It's good to be king.

Penis Fact #13

Better-looking men may have stronger sperm. Spanish researchers showed women photos of guys who had good, average, and lousy sperm—and told them to pick the handsomest men. The women chose the best sperm producers most often.

Penis Fact #14

No brain is necessary for ejaculation. That order comes from the spinal cord. Finding a living vessel for said ejaculation, however, takes hours of careful thought and, often, considerable amounts of alcohol.

Penis Fact #15

The most common cause of penile rupture: vigorous masturbation. Some risks are just worth taking.

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In what should probably be taken as another example of the weirdly sexual build up to next year's Russian elections, a man has touched 1,000 women's breasts for Vladimir Putin.



Why? We don't really understand. After touching all the breasts, he then meets Prime Minister Putin and shakes his hand, somehow passing the breast touching experience onto him (or something like that).



Sam Nickel, the man touching the breasts, has explained it wasn't all so easy in an interview:

The touching itself - it is certainly nice, but you imagine that 1,000 girls - it's only about 15-20% of the girls we interviewed. The remaining 5000-7000 girls did not agree. And each asks several questions. Each must be explained. In general, we spent a lot of time and nerves. This was terribly tiring. We burned on the summer sun; we were on feet 8 hours a day. It was the tedious work with breasts, their owners and friends of the owner of the breasts. I saw the breasts in my dreams at night and the dreams came true at daylight. But certainly I didn’t become a gay. I still love breasts.





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It is supposed to be the happiest moment of her life. The bride walks radiantly down the aisle as her guests look proudly on and photographers bustle around to capture her special moment.

But as she walks towards the garlanded arch to the tune of ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ her day suddenly turns more bitter than sweet.

The bride trips dramatically, falling forwards - while her photographers capture every moment

A small tumble and the bride is left crouching on the carpet, and when she goes to stand up again her heel catches in her trailing white skirt, hilariously giving her guests an impromptu view of her derriere – and lingerie that by the looks of things is intended to be seen on her wedding night - and not several hours earlier by all her guests.

Struck with embarrassment the blushing bride climbs out of the skirt in a hurry, grabs it and runs away as fast as she can.

She stands up again after the fall but her skirt does not come with her



The gentleman escorting her down the aisle follows behind, apparently not sure what his role is in this situation.

Unfortunately for the bride, the cameras keep rolling and her photographers go in for a close up.

Hoax? For some reason the bride chooses to step out of the skirt altogether as she runs out of the room

Her guests stay motionless - presumably dumbstruck - except for one blonde-haired friend who rushes over to help usher the bride out of the room.

No doubt the poor bride will be the butt of jokes for years to come.

It is unclear why the bride chooses to pull the whole thing off rather than hitching it up as best she can before she flees the awkward scene, casting some doubt on the authenticity of the Russian video.

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MEN. Ladies, protest all you want, but the truth is that we need them. And not just in the romantic, reproductive or changing light bulbs sense. The men in our lives fill a wide variety of important roles. After the jump, the kinds of guys every woman needs to have on her team.



1. The doting father figure. He can be a grandfather, a father, a brother or an uncle. Or he can be totally unrelated to you. Point being, you trust this man wholeheartedly. He loves you unconditionally and always has your best interests at heart. I am lucky to have a whole family full of these guys.

2. The ex you know you can still call. For advice, a shoulder to cry on, or to ask for music recommendations. I have an ex who I still consult whenever I buy electronics. I trust him implicitly to make computer-related decisions for me and would never purchase without his consent.

3. The ex you know you can never call again. Presumably this guy, whatever he did, made you a more kick ass woman. This alone makes him necessary. You’ll never forget him, but you’ll also never speak to him ever, ever again.

4. The totally platonic male best friend. Yes, I believe this kind of relationship is possible. I have known mine since I was 15. I am lucky enough to have him live in the same city as me. We have dinner about once a month. It’s comforting to have someone in my life who still remembers when I was an awkward, angsty Goth girl who wrote bad poetry. And he loves to remind me of it.

5. The man you love, but would never have a relationship with. You’ve resigned yourself to the fact that he is wonderful and amazing when it comes to his women friends, but with his romantic interests, he’s a complete nightmare. This makes it easy for you to adore him as a friend and easy for him to return the adoration without his antics.

6. The man who has encouraged you in your career. This can be a teacher or a colleague, or any man who believed in you when you didn’t. There was a guy I knew in college who always used to tell me I was destined for greatness. When I was at low points in my career, I often thought of him and his encouragement buoyed me. He still sends me emails like, “I can’t wait to read your first book” or “Have you considered doing screenplays?”

7. The man you can call to help you move your couch. Or if you have a gas leak. Or if you think someone just broke into your apartment. Or if you’re me, the guy you call when you’ve trapped a cockroach under a glass in your kitchen and you think you’ll die if you have to dispose of it on your own. For the record, I change my own lightbulbs.

8. The man who adores you exactly the way you are. Whether you’ve had any kind of romantic involvement with this man or not, he thinks you are the goddamn dog’s pajamas. Everything single thing you do. Everything single thing you say. He adores every bit of it. You can do no wrong in this man’s eyes. Even though you often do wrong. And when you do, he politely looks the other way.

9. The guy who flirts with you but doesn’t expect anything in return. There is a man who owns a flower shop in my neighborhood. I walk by his shop every morning on the way to the subway. Every day, he smiles and waves. He tells me I look lovely. He tells me I smell nice. Bless him. For, without him, there would be no spring in my step at 8 a.m. on a Monday.

10. The man who gets your jokes. There has to be one man in your life that you can kill, absolutely slay with your jokes. I can think of many men who find me funny, not to brag or anything, but the one who I enjoy making laugh the very most is my little brother, Adam. I have the most practice with him too. I have been perfecting my stand up act on him for more than 20 years. If you meet him, ask him about his favorite routine, The Bird With The Broken Wing.

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American company PillowMob will put your face or any other images on a pillow and modify the pillow as you wish. Simply upload high quality photo of yourself, a friend, pet or whatever you wish and custom pillow will be shipped to you for only $30 USD. Every photo pillow is handmade and machine washable.





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Napoleonland
By 2014, construction is set to begin on Napoleonland, a new theme park designed to pay homage to the French leader some believe to be a hero and others think of as one of history's most loathsome dictators. Park-goers can expect a water show recreating the Battle of Trafalgar, tributes to Napoleon's crushing defeat of the Russo-Austrian Army at the Battle of Austerlitz, a ski run littered with the frozen bodies of soldiers and horses and a re-creation of Louis XVI on the guillotine — all of it on the site of one of Napoleon's greatest victories, the Battle of Montereau. Even the Battle of Waterloo, which ended Napoleonic rule, will be featured. "It's going to be fun for the family," Yves Jego, the brainchild behind the park, told The London Telegraph. Indeed. After all, wouldn't Disneyland be better if its grounds were scattered with war casualties and 18th century beheadings?

Grutas Park
Grutas Park, a site about 75 miles outside Vilnius, doesn't have a roller coaster or a Ferris wheel — but it does have dozens of Soviet-era sculptures that escaped destruction when Lithuania gained its independence. The park's founder, Viliumas Malinauskas, used his family's mushroom-and-berry fortune to establish a place for those monuments to socialism to live on as a permanent reminder of past oppressions. But Malinauskas didn't stop there. Grutas Park, which opened in 2001, is also home to a Soviet-era playground, a restaurant serving Soviet-era dishes and, oddly, a zoo, complete with non-Soviet-era ostriches. If you're planning a trip, aim for April 1 and catch an annual comedy festival featuring impersonations of Communist Party bigwigs and bureaucrats.

Holy Land Experience
Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, sits in the shadows of some of the world's most famous theme parks, but visitors expecting hair-raising rollercoasters may be disappointed. Holy Land is more of an outdoor museum than an amusement park, featuring exhibits such as the Jerusalem Street Market, which recreates what the holy city was like 2,000 years ago. For the less faint of heart, you can even watch a bloody recreation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

BonBon Land
Some fifty miles southwest of Copenhagen sits BonBon Land, the whimsical, wacky and vaguely disturbing theme park home to attractions like the "Farting Dog" and "Skid Mark" rollercoasters. Though now owned by Spanish entertainment company Parques Reunidos, BonBon Land is the brainchild of Danish confectioner, Michael Spangsberg, who opened the park in 1992 to promote his developing candy business, BonBon. In addition to log flumes and rollercoasters, BonBon Land features a puzzling variety of cartoon animal statues, along with murals depicting seagulls defecating into alligators' mouths and dogs gleefully passing gas.

Hacienda Napoles
Visitors make their way into Hacienda Napoles, a museum and exotic animal park located in Colombia, by passing through an archway decorated with an old airplane. But that's not just any old airplane — it's the same plane that transported the notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar's first load of cocaine to the U.S. The park is located on the grounds of the former drug lord's ranch. Before police shot and killed Escobar in 1993, Hacienda Napoles served as his home and a playground full of life-sized dinosaur sculptures, vintage cars and more than a dozen hippos. Today, the park features guided tours, horseback riding, a swimming pool and a zoo and attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors per year.

The Children's Republic
The child-sized Argentine theme park was a product of the Eva Perón Foundation, run by the wife of populist authoritarian President Juan Domingo Perón. Created to teach Argentinean youth about the virtues of democracy, young visitors to the park can elect their own congress and haggle with banks over imaginary loans. With its tall spires and bright colors, the park almost looks like the original Disneyland.

Dickens World
Located in County Kent, England, was a $124 million idea that Sam Anderson wrote in the New York Times magazine "promised to be an 'authentic' re-creation of the London of Charles Dickens's novels, complete with soot, pickpockets, cobblestones, gas lamps, animatronic Dickens characters and strategically placed chemical 'smell pots' that would, when heated, emit odors of offal and rotting cabbage." But Anderson, who attended the delayed opening of the park in 2007, returned in 2012 to find a park wracked by the recession, surviving off of rent from the chain restaurants that abut the village.

Love Land
Located on the South Korean island of Jeju — known in decades past as the traditional honeymoon island for arranged-marriage newlyweds — Love Land is one of the world's most salacious sculpture gardens. The park greets visitors with sprawling limbs and remarkably acrobatic (and unmentionable) depictions of love-making, created by art students from Korea's Hongik University. Besides phallic artwork, the park also includes sex-ed information at its visitor center and a gift shop for those who leave the park feeling, ahem, inspired.

Dollywood

Dolly Parton is a modern day jane-of-all-trades, but who knew the Queen of Country was also a theme park connoisseur? Dollywood, the entertainer's thrill park is a full-fledged amusement extravaganza with rides like Dolly's Demolition Derby bumper cars and the Dollywood Express steam engine.

Shijingshan Amusement Park
When ABC News visited Shijingshan in 2007, they reported that much of the place looked eerily similar to parts of Disney theme parks and that the characters bore striking resemblances to Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Snow White. Even the park's slogan, "Disney is too far, please come to Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park," hints as the park's motives.

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