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Easy Makeup Tips

makeup tipsEasy Ways to Apply Lipstick
Looking for gorgeous, luscious lips? Find out how to apply lipstick the perfect way. Choosing the right color suiting to your skin type will give you the perfect, instant, glamorous, and beautiful look. Shades of red are a must to have for fairer skin tones. For darker complexion, lighter red, brown or purple should go.

  1. Choose the best brand and color according to your skin complexion.
  2. Make sure your lips are very smooth and soft.
  3. Apply lip balm or moisturizer.
  4. Outline your lips using a color pencil matching your lipstick. Outlining your lips will block the lipsticks by leaking out. Make sure it is applied perfectly with a thin line.
  5. Or use a sponge or small brush to dab powder foundation. This will keep the lipstick color from seeping outside.
  6. Seal up your lips with the perfect brand and color.

Simple Eye Makeup Tips
The eyes are what people first notice in your appearance. Here are some simple makeup tips for sparkling, beautiful, and magnificent eyes. Follow these steps one by one to highlight those beautiful eyes.

  1. Start with applying primer to your eyelid; this will smoothen your skin and the makeup will stick well. Apply it all over the eyelid up to the eyebrow bone.
  2. Apply concealer in case of dark circles. Apply over the whole area till your inner eye meets your nose.Use your finger or brush to do so. You can set the concealer by brushing loose powder over it and to your eyelids.
  3. Apply eye shadow. You can use one color or mix the color. You need to apply medium color on your eyelid. For the dip between your eyelid and eyebrow bone, you can use medium pink or light brown, You can apply light pearly off white or other delicate, light colors that matches your eyelid color to the area that sits beneath the eyebrow bone.
  4. Apply darker color like brown, voilet, or which matches up with the first two colors you have used. This application will go for the crease. Start from the outer corner of your crease towards the inner corner on your crease.
  5. Eye liner Line the eye from inside of the lashes. You can use liquid eyeliner or a pencil.
  6. You can go ahead with applying mascara. Black works for everyone. You can even crimp your lashes once in the middle and once near the tips, to have beautiful stunning eyes.
  7. You can use an eyeliner pencil, a liquid liner or an eyeliner brush dipped into a deep shadow to line your eyes. If you use a pencil, set the line with eyeshadow, because penciled lines tend to melt and won’t stay put all day.

Applying Liquid Eyeliner
To apply liquid eyeliner, line the eye from the inside of the lashes outward in one big sweep. You can also line the eye from the middle of the lash line outward, and then finish the line from the inner corner of the eye to the middle. Another liquid eyeliner trick requires a steady hand and will make eyes appear wider.

  1. Start with a completely bare eye.
  2. On the upper lashes, dot the liquid liner into the spaces between the lashes, wiggling the liner into the lashes. The result is not supposed to be a line. It’s supposed to look as if the lashes themselves are super thick at the roots.
  3. Apply mascara.
  4. Compare the eye to other naked eye.
  5. Wiggle the wand left to right at the base of lashes. It’s the mascara placed near the roots — not the tips — that gives the illusion of length.
  6. Pull the wand up and through the lashes, wiggling as you go. The wiggling part is key because it separates lashes.
  7. Close the eyes and place the mascara wand on top of lashes at the base, and pull through to remove any clumps.

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

switzerlandWhich country keeps its citizens the most happiest, you think? Which are the countries which are the happiest in the world? Well, Europe seems to rule the roost. The most countries in the top ten re from Europe, as far as satisfied citizens are concerned.

The reasons for this are varied, from development, infrastrcture, housing, environment, healthcare, economy, security, employment, taxes, and many more. It says a lot when the citizens of a country say that they are very happy with the way their lives are in their homeland. So, let’s check out the ten happiest countries on our planet. Ratings are done by the The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and are on a scale of 1 to 10.

1 Switzerland: 7.8
2 Norway: 7.7
3 Iceland: 7.6
4 Sweden: 7.6
5 Denmark: 7.5
6 Netherlands: 7.5
7 Austria: 7.4
8 Canada: 7.4
9 Finland: 7.4
10 Mexico: 7.3

It’s interesting to note that neither the united States nor the United Kingdom makes it to the top ten, something everyone would assume. Canada and Mexico are the only non-European countries to make it in the top 10.

10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

Max Valier im RaketenautoSince the time man has inhabited planet Earth, one thing has never stopped happening; he has been inventing something or the other to help man live a better life. While most inventions have been extremely beneficial for the human race, some have been pretty weird, while others have ended up killing their own creators. Whether the inventors who were killed by their own inventions were plain stupid, overconfident, or just unlucky is a matter of debate. Nevertheless, here are 10 inventors who ended up losing their lives while trying out their own inventions.

Max Valier: Liquid-fuelled Rocket Car
Max Valier, was an Austrian rocketry pioneer, who worked on a number of rocket-powered cars and aircraft in the 1920s. In May 1930, Max was killed in a test drive of the Valier-Heylandt Rak 7, a rocket car with liquid propulsion he had invented.

Franz Reichelt: Parachute Suit
Franz Reichelt was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor, and parachuting pioneer. He designed a parachute suit, which he himself tested when he jumped from the Eiffel Tower on February 4, 1912. Unfortunately, his parachute failed to deploy and he crashed into the ground below the tower.

William Bullock: Rotary Printing Press
William Bullock was an American inventor, who invented the web rotary printing press in 1863. His creation, due to its its great speed and efficiency, revolutionized the printing industry. But during an unfortunate accident, his leg got caught in the machine, developed gangrene, and he passed away on April 3, 1867.

Horace Lawson Hunley: Combat Submarine
Horace Lawson Hunley was a Confederate marine engineer. He had invented the hand-powered submarine the H.L. Hunley. Unfortunately, on October 15, 1863, Horace died in his own creation, when his submarine was trapped at the bottom of the Charleston Harbor.

Otto Lilienthal: Hang Glider
Otto Lilienthal was a German aviation expert and pioneer. The first three test flights of his hang gliders were a success, covering a distance of 250 meters. However, in the fourth test flight, his glider stalled, and he crashed from a height of 15 meters. He died 2 days later.

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier: Flying Balloon
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier was a French chemistry and physics teacher. An aviation expert, on June 15, 1785, during an attempt to fly across the English Channel, his balloon suddenly deflated and crashed, killing him instantly.

Michael Dacre: Flying Taxi
Michael Dacre was a British aviation expert, and the MD of Avcen Ltd. He invented the flying taxi, and in a test flight on August 16, 2009, over Kuala Lumpur, his flying device crashed and exploded, killing him on the spot.

Karel Soucek: Shock-absorbent Barrel
Karel Soucek was a Canadian professional stuntman. He became famous for his invention of the capsule which he rode down the Niagara Falls. He then invented a shock-absorbent barrel, and a drop was planned from the top of the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Unfortunately, the barrel did not land in the water pt below, and instead crashed into the outer rim and splintered. A severely injured Karel died the following day.

Aurel Vlaicu: Airplane
Aurel Vlaicu was a Romanian engineer, inventor, airplane constructor, and pilot. he died on September 13, 1913, while attempting to become the first person to fly across the Carpathian Mountains in his own airplane, the Vlaicu II.

Thomas Midgley: Bed Lift
Thomas Midgley was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. He contracted poliomyelitis and became severely disabled. Heartbroken by his disability, he invented a system of strings and pulleys which would help him lift himself out of his bed. However, on November 2, 1944, he got strangled to death when he was entangled in the ropes of his own creation.

Tallest Buildings in the World

Burj KhalifaMan has always wanted to reach out to the sky. Planes and rockets did the trick, but we are even reaching out to the heavens through skyscrapers. As time goes by, with the advancement in technology, coupled with the scarcity of space, the only way to go is up, and hence, buildings are getting higher and higher.

We have already reached unimaginable heights, and who knows what’s still to come. Here are ten of the tallest buildings in the world.

Rank Building Height Floors Location
1. Burj Khalifa 828 m 163 Dubai, UAE
2. Shanghai Tower 632 m 121 Shanghai, China
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel 601 m 120 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
4. One World Trade Center 541 m 104 New York, USA
5. Taipei 101 509 m 101 Taipei, Taiwan
6. Shanghai World Financial Center 492 m 101 Shanghai, China
7. International Commerce Centre 484 m 118 Hong Kong, China
8. Petronas Towers 452 m 88 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Zifeng Tower 450 m 89 Nanjing, China
10. Willis Tower 442 m 108 Chicago, USA

The Burj Khalifa seems to be the one to beat, and is around 200 meters more than its nearest rival the Shanghai Tower. Which of these mega-structures have you been to? For now, we’ll wait and see who comes up with the next marvel and breaks into this list of tallest buildings in the world.

How to Buy the Right Makeup

DCF 1.0For those of you who need to know all about buying and applying makeup by yourself, I have something here that you may be interested in.

Choosing the Right Makeup
Don’t just go in for some brand or something you have heard of. Be wise and choose what suits you the best.

  • Make a list of things you need and want. That way, you will know what to buy for sure. For a beginner, you only need the basics. To know your shade, you just have to look at the makeup and try a little on your hand. The shade that looks the most natural is your shade. Make sure that the colors you pick out suit your skin tone, and are of high quality, good value, and suit your skin type. Pick a brand you want to try, and go to their counter at the store. This way, you can try on the products before you buy anything.
  • Start with the simple things, like mascara and eyeliner. If you have a lot of blemishes or pimples, use a powder foundation. For eyeshadow, start with neutral colors, like browns, tans, deep blues, or purples. For light skin, you should wear soft-colored eyeshadows, pink lipsticks, and dark mascara.
  • You will also need to take a moment and think of what you can and cannot buy according to your budget. If you are short of cash, don;t just buy whatever you can with the available resources. Maybe you can postpone your purchase for a month or so till you have enough money to buy the right stuff.

Complexion Guide
Choosing the right makeup for you has everything to do with your age, skin type, and complexion. And while the choices can be daunting, here are a few simple guidelines you can follow.

  • Teens The best look for you is fresh, pretty, and clean. Pinpoint your best feature, like your skin, lips, or eyes, and use makeup to emphasize it. The rule of thumb for teens is that ‘you’ should stand out, not your makeup.
  • Asian Yellow-based foundations and powders work very well for Asian skin. Avoid pink-based foundations and powders; they result in a harsh and unnatural look.
  • Hispanic Wear shades that enhance your natural, striking, dark tone. Avoid bright shades; they will only clash with your color.
  • African-American Darker skin has many complex undertones. That’s why you should get to know your skin and its specific undertones, and choose shades that complement your natural color.
  • Older Adults While many women tend to wear more makeup as they get older, that strategy can backfire. Simplifying your makeup and coordinating with your natural tone will give you a healthier and younger appearance.

Brands You Can try
Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, MAC, Sephora, NARS, Urban Decay, Dior, Chanel, Maybelline, CoverGirl, Revlon.

Remember one thing, everyone has different complexions and features. What might look good on your friend won’t necessarily suit you. So make sure you try out anything before making a purchase. This is the only way to buy the right makeup for yourself.

Planets in Our Solar System

planetsThere are eight recognized planets in our solar system. With new discoveries nearly everyday, there are hundreds of dwarf planets and satellites too floating around in our huge solar system. For now, we’ll have a look at the real planets in order from the Sun.

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system, and is also the closet to the Sun among all. With a speed of 47.87 km/s, it is also the fastest orbiting planet, taking just 88 days to circle around the Sun.

Venus is the second farthest from the Sun. It orbits the Sun at a speed of 35.02 km/s, and takes 224.7 days to complete a full orbit.

Our very own planet Earth comes in third as far as distance from the Sun is concerned. Orbiting the Sun at a speed of 29.78 km/s, it takes 365.2 days to complete one round. The Earth is also known as the ‘Blue Planet’.

Also called the ‘Red Planet’, Mars is the second smallest planet out of the eight. With a speed of 24.077 km/s, it takes Mars 686.97 days to orbit the Sun.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Orbiting the Sun at a speed of 13.07 km/s, it takes Jupiter 4,332.59 days to complete a full orbit.

Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It’s orbiting speed is just 9.69 km/s, and it takes Saturn 10,759.22 days to do a complete orbit around the Sun.

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. Orbiting at a speed of 6.81 km/s, it takes Uranus 30,799.095 days to rotate around the Sun.

And finally, Neptune is the farthest out of the eight planets from the Sun. Traveling at a speed of 5.43 km/s, it takes Neptune 60,190.03 days to go around the Sun.

As you can see, as their distance from the Sun increases, planets orbit the Sun at a slower speed, and coupled with the fact that the distance is more, the time for one orbit obviously increases to a great extent.

Martial Art Belts

martial-art-beltsMartial arts originated more of a form of defense, rather than attack. The various forms have been in existence since centuries. Some forms of martial arts originated in japan, while others came out from China and Korea. Slight variants are followed in countries like Brazil, while the rest of the world usually goes with the norm.

In each form, there are colored belts that depict the level a student has reached in his training. That’s what we’ll have a look at, the different martial art belts along with their colors. They begin from novice and go to expert level.

Taekwondo Karate Judo Jujitsu Hapkido
White White White White White
Yellow Yellow Yellow Red Yellow
Green Orange Orange Yellow Blue
Blue Purple Green Orange Red
Red Blue Blue Green Black
Black Green Brown Blue
Brown Black Purple
Black White-Red Brown
Red Black

Students start with white belts in all martial art forms, and as they learn more moved and advanced techniques, they are awarded different colored belts as they progress.

Zodiac Signs Compatibility

zodiac-chartMillions of people all over the world wake up every single morning, and the first thing that they do it read their horoscope for the day. While some do it just out of curiosity, there are others that believe it in like nothing else. Whatever your take is on zodiac signs, it sure acts as a guiding light.

The same is for zodiac signs compatibility. It never hurts to know which sun sign you are more compatible with, and the ones you should be aware about.

Here is something to guide you. Find your sun sign and check out the most compatible ones with yours.

Zodiac Compatibility Chart
Aries: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Taurus: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
Gemini: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius
Cancer: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces
Leo: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Virgo: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn
Libra: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Scorpio: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
Sagittarius: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius
Capricorn: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces
Aquarius: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Pisces: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn

These are all the twelve zodiac signs and the respective signs that they are compatible with. Use it as a guide, be it in a relationship, friendship, business partnership, or the like.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications and Review

The much awaited and talked about Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available from May 29, 2012 onward, and this is one phone really worth the wait. It succeeds the Samsung Galaxy S2, which according to Samsung’s high standards did not sell really well. But the S3 is different, and definitely raises the bar as far as smartphones are concerned.

Let’s have a look at some of the Samsung Galaxy S3 specifications, and review it in short too.

Samsung Galaxy S3
Release Date May 2012
Weight 133 g
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
CPU Exynos 4 Quad (1.4GHz)
Screen Size 4.8 inches Super Amoled HD display
Resolution 720 x 1280 px (306ppi)
Memory 16/32/64GB depending on model, plus expandable MicroSD card
Camera 8MP rear; 1.9 MP front
Operating System Android 4.0.4
Colors Available Pebble blue and marble white
Battery 2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra)
Talktime Battery Up to 10 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has some cool innovations. The most exciting and useful addition to this phone is the new sensor it has. The new sensor tracks your eyes, so as long as you are looking at the phone, watching something, reading something, the phone will not go dim and lock itself on you. till now, with our phones, to overcome this problem, we used to set the screen lock to a longer time. Not now, as ‘Smart Stay’ uses the sensor to know that you are using the phone.

Another good feature is that if you are view a contact on your phone, or a message from someone, and you put the phone to your ear, the S3 will dial that contact for you. The S3 also comes with ‘S-Voice’ for voice control, which works even better than Siri. The 8MP camera comes with a 20-shot burst mode. Other useful features are ‘Buddy Photo Share’ which automatically shares a photograph you take with people whose faces are recognized, and the ‘S-Beam’, which facilitates file transfer quickly by touching devices together.

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a good step ahead from the S2, loaded with some awesome features, which is why I think it will get a decent run in the global market, at least till the next iPhone comes out.

Nokia Lumia 610 Specifications and Review

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a cheaper Windows phone as compared to the Nokia Lumia 710, 800 and 900. This is Nokia’s aim at targeting the younger age-group market, so as to push up sales. The other Lumias are sleek and elegant, while this phone is noticeably rounded and oblong in shape. This is not the fastest or smartest phone available, but it is excellent for first-time smartphone users who are looking for a straightforward and user-friendly phone. The Nokia Lumia 610 is light in weight and fits nicely into the palm, thanks to the rear that is curved. Now let’s have a look at the important specifications of the Nokia Lumia 610.

Nokia Lumia 610
Release Date April 2012
Network 2G and 3G
Weight 131.5 g
CPU 800 MHz
Screen Size 3.7 inches
Alerts Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Memory 8 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, no card slot
Bluetooth Yes
Camera 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Browser HTML5
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Java No
Colors Available White, cyan, magenta, and black
Standby Battery Up to 670 h (2G) / Up to 720 h (3G)
Talktime Battery Up to 10 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)

Overall, the Nokia Lumia 610 gets 8 out of 10 rating points.

Grammy Awards 2012 Winners

Staples Center in LA hosted the 54th Grammy Awards 2012, and it was a finale to the nominations that were announced on the 30th of November last year. Bruce Springsteen opened the performances and LL Cool J lead a prayer for Whitney Houston who passed away just a day before the most important music night of the year. In all, there were 78 Grammys given out, and English sensation Adele swept the awards with 6 Grammys to herself. Over here, we will have a look at the important category winners of the Grammy Awards 2012.

These were some of the noteworthy winners who came out tops in all the tough competition, of the 54th Grammy Awards finale that was held in LA.

54th Grammy Awards 2012 Winners
Category Winner
Record of the Year Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Album of the Year 21 – Adele
Song of the Year Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Best New Artist Bon Iver
Best Pop Solo Someone Like You – Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Body & Soul – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Best Pop Instrumental Album The Road From Memphis – Booker Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album 21 – Adele
Best Rock Performance Walk – Foo Fighters
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance White Limo – Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song Walk – Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Best Alternative Music Album Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Best R&B Performance Is This Love – Corrine Bailey Rae
Best R&B Album FAME – Chris Brown
Best Rap Performance Otis – Jay Z & Kayne West feat. Otis Redding
Best Rap Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kayne West
Best Country Solo Mean – Taylor Swift
Best Country Duo/Group Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
Best Country Song Mean – Taylor Swift
Best Country Album What’s It All About – Pat Metheny
Best Blues Album Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
Best Reggae Album Revelation: The Root of Life – Stephen Marley
Best Comedy Album Hilarious – Louis CK
Record of the Year Rolling in the Deep – Adele

All in all, the 54th Grammy Awards was a night that was all about a tribute to the legend, Whitney Houston, and of course the big winner, Adele, with 6 Grammy Awards to her name.

F1 2012 Schedule

With the 2011 F1 season done and dusted, all the focus now is on next year. Teams and drivers will enjoy the holiday season and then get back to testing and strategic planning for the 2012 Formula one season. All the teams have even confirmed their driver’s line up, with the exception of Williams and HRT, who have yet to announce their 2nd driver for next year. There are also a lot of slots open for the reserve drivers, which is a useful stepping stone for F1 aspirants. Nevertheless, the racing season has been announced for the 2012 F1 season, and that’s what we will have a look at here. A table with the details will give you a proper explanation of the F1 2012 schedule.

Race Date Grand Prix Circuit
1. March 18 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
2. March 25 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
3. April 15 UBS Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
4. April 22 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
5. May 13 Gran Premio de España Santander Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
6. May 27 Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
7. June 10 Grand Prix du Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
8. June 24 Grand Prix of Europe Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia
9. July 8 Santander British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
10. July 22 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
11. July 29 Eni Magyar Nagydíj Hungaroring, Budapest
12. September 2 Shell Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
13. September 9 Gran Premio Santander d’Italia Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
14. September 23 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay
15. October 7 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
16. October 14 Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit, Yeongam
17. October 28 Airtel Grand Prix of India Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida
18. November 4 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
19. November 18 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin
20. November 25 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo

The 2012 and 2013 seasons will use the 2.4 litre V8 engine configuration, and from 2014 onward, we will see the use of the environmentally friendly 1.6 litre V6 turbo engines. The way the season ended this year, the 2012 season promises to be more closely contested. So stay tuned in to this website for all the updates of the 2012 Formula 1 season.

Formula One Season Review 2011

Mark Webbed and Sebastian Vettel made is a one-two finish for Red Bull Racing at the Brazilian Grand Prix, to end this year’s F1 racing season, and complete one of the most successful years for Red Bull in Formula One history. Having already won the driver’s and constructor’s championship a few races ago (Vettel is 2011 champion), Red Bull just stamped their authority at the year-ending race, which will take them into next season on a high.

Red Bull outperformed arch rivals Ferrari and McLaren in almost all the races throughout the year, and these teams have some serious catching up to do for the 2012 Formula One season, in terms of performance. Mercedes and Renault too failed to deliver after much promise, while Sahara Force India looks to be the most improved of the new teams on the grid. Let’s have a look at the 2011 Formula One season final standings.

Formula One Season Review 2011 (Final Driver’s Standings)

1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull): 392
2. Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes): 270
3. Mark Webber (Red Bull): 258
4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari): 257
5. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes): 227
6. Felipe Massa (Ferrari): 118
7. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes): 89
8. Michael Schumacher (Mercedes): 76
9. Adrian Sutil (Sahara Force India-Mercedes): 42
10. Vitaly Petrov (Renault): 37
11. Nick Heidfeld (Renault): 34
12. Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari): 30
13. Paul di Resta (Sahara Force India-Mercedes): 27
14. Jaime Alguersuari (STR-Ferrari): 26
15. Sebastien Buemi (STR-Ferrari): 15
16. Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari): 14
17. Rubins Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth): 4
18: Bruno Senna (Renault): 2
19. Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Cosworth): 1

All the remaining drivers did not manage to secure even a single point in the whole season. And now, the Constructor’s standings.

Formula One Season Review 2011 (Final Constructor’s Standings)

1. Red Bull Racing: 650
2. McLaren-Mercedes: 497
3. Ferrari: 375
4. Mercedes: 165
5. Renault; 73
6. Sahara Force India-Mercedes: 69
7. Sauber-Ferrari: 44
8. STR-Ferrari: 41
9. Williams-Cosworth: 5

Lotus-Renault, HRT-Cosworth, and Virgin-Cosworth are the three teams that never managed to finish in the top ten in any race, and were left without a single point at the season end.

These were the finals standings at the end of the 2011 season. The 2012 season will commence in March, and till then it is time to look out for the changes in the team’s names and drivers. Make sure you come back to this website from time to time for these very exciting updates, as they will determine the course of the 2012 Formula One season. Cheers!!!

Garlic Health Benefits

The spice garlic has numerous health benefits, besides being an excellent tool of flavor in foods and soups. It is supposed to have many anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. So without any delay, we’ll just get down to listing the various health benefits of garlic, the wonder spice.

Important Garlic Health Benefits

  • Regular intake of garlic considerably lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Garlic is great for diabetics. It increases the release of insulin, thus regulating blood sugar levels.
  • Garlic is a great spice that improves blood circulation.
  • For mind toothaches, garlic is a great cure.
  • Intake of garlic is known to help in longer erections.
  • Raw garlic or even the powdered form is very effective against sinus.
  • Blood pressure also can be treated with garlic, either in the raw form or with garlic tea.
  • Yeast infection can be treated with garlic, by both oral use and topical use too.
  • Garlic adds white blood cells to the blood and prevents the development of cancerous cells, thus fighting cancer.
  • Garlic prevents the degeneration of the frontal lobes of the brain, thus improving the functioning of the brain.

As you can see, there are so many different benefits of garlic. But do make sure you consult your doctor before you use this to treat any problem that you might be suffering from. Though the side-effects are close to nothing, but your doctor is the best person to guide you in the long run, and he will tell you exactly how useful garlic is, according to your specific problem.

Health Benefits of Mint Leaves

Mint leaves from different parts of the world give a slightly different smell and flavor. The ones grown in Europe are sweet and cooler, while the ones from Asia are stronger in flavor. This herb is used in many food preparations, soups, and also in salads.

So, what are the actual health benefits of mint leaves? There are many, and that’s exactly what we are going to list down here.

  • Mint is a great tool for eliminating all the toxins from our body.
  • Mint is also a great blood cleaner.
  • Mint acts as a coolant for the skin and aids in dealing with various skin irritations.
  • Mint leaves, when crushed, helps fighting bad breath, and also aids in teeth whitening.
  • When experiencing stomach discomfort, mint acts as a great soother to the digestive tract.
  • Herbal mint tea is excellent for irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Last but not the least, mint works great to combat skin related problems, especially acne.

    • With so many fabulous health benefits of mint leaves, this is surely one herb that we should make use of, and besides it is easily available everywhere. And not to forget the lovely flavor that adds to soups, food, and of course salad.

Biggest Countries in the World

The earth is made up of less than a third of landmass, the rest comprising oceans and seas. And as man has evolved and settled down in different areas, we have different cultures and types of people coming from different parts of the world. Every country in the world has its own laws and culture, and is proud of its sovereignty. We’re going to talk about some of the largest countries in the world as per their landmass.

Top 10 Largest Countries in the World by Area

Russia is the largest country in the world with an area of 6,601,668 sq. miles, which is 11.5% of the world’s total land. Canada is the second largest country in the world, the largest in the Americas and the western hemisphere, with an area of 3,855,100 sq, miles, which is 6.7% of the world’s total. The United States and China (largest in Asia) both come in next with a total area of approximately 3,722,000 sq. miles, which is 6.5% of the world’s landmass. Brazil, the largest country in Latin America and the southern hemisphere, has a land area of 3,287,612 sq. miles, which is 5.7% of the world’s land. Australia, which is the biggest country in the Oceania, comes next with an area of nearly 2,969,907 sq. miles, around 5.2% of the world land area. India comes next at seventh position with an area of nearly 1,269,219 sq. miles, and is the largest country in South Asia. Argentina, the second largest country in South America, has an area of around 1,073,500 sq. miles. Kazakhstan, with an area of around 1,052,100 sq. miles, is the largest landlocked country in the world. Algeria comes next, with an area of 919,595 sq. miles, and is the largest country in Africa and the Mediterranean region.

Other Big Countries

These were the top 10 largest countries in the world by landmass. A few other countries worth mention are: Saudi Arabia – largest country in the Middle East, Indonesia – largest country in Southeast Asia, Ethiopia – most populated landlocked country in the world, France – largest country in the European Union, Ukraine – largest country in Europe, Romania – largest country in Southeast Europe, Nicaragua – largest county in Central America, and Cuba – largest country in the Caribbean.

All these are the biggest countries in the world. You could even use these facts to make an interesting trivia for kids on countries of the world!

How to Get Pregnant Faster

Most people have the plan set up, like when they would like to pursue their job, when they would like to get married, and even when they would like to have kids. For those who have decided to extend their family by having a kid, here are a few useful yet simple tips to get pregnant faster.

These are a few basic do’s and don’ts that you need to keep in mind to increase your chances of getting pregnant. When you are thinking of how to get pregnant faster, just remember all of this. The first and most important thing that you need to do is visit your gynecologist. Get a thorough check-up done on yourself. You may feel that this is unnecessary, but rest assured, this is an important first step. You need to be sure that there are no medical problems that you have, which might affect the pregnancy or the baby. Besides, the doctor will give you some prenatal vitamins which will be very helpful.

A lot is said here and there about the positions for having sex and their relevance in getting pregnant fast. There is really no scientific proof or evidence to back any one theory, but yes, the missionary position is one that is favorable. Lying down is a must, as sitting and standing positions make it extremely difficult for the sperm to travel upstream. Besides this, remain in bed for at least fifteen minutes after sex, don’t just do it and run off to the bathroom or somewhere else immediately.

A woman’s cycle plays a big role in getting pregnant. Know your cycle well. The time of ovulation is the ideal and best time to get pregnant. If you are in doubt, you should get yourself one ovulation prediction kit.

Now another important point is that, in a hurry to get pregnant, you do not need to have sex too often. This can have an adverse effect, as too much of sex will deplete the man’s sperm count because of repeated ejaculation. He should also wear loose, light clothes.

Last but not the least, stress and anxiety need to be kept far away. For women, it adversely affects ovulation, and for men, it can be a cause of sexual dysfunction. Meditation and light exercising is a good way to overcome this problem, since even being overweight isn’t good when you are looking to have a baby.

These are simple tips to get pregnant faster. As you may have seen, it isn’t rocket science. The rest leave up to God and just pray that you have a nice healthy baby. All the best!

Fruits for Glowing Skin

Our skin is something that goes a long way in enhancing our looks, and this is the case especially for women. Everyone loves to have glowing skin, and will do almost anything to achieve this. But did you know that including some simple fruits in your regular diet can help you a great deal in this quest. Yes, this is a fact.

Of course you can continue using your beauty products and other methods to keep your skin just the way you want, but fruits will help enhance the glow of your skin in a long way. So now let us have a look and check out exactly which are those magic fruits for glowing skin. Here we go…

Fruits to Eat for Glowing Skin
We’ll start off with the number one fruit for glowing skin, which is an orange. Now besides the numerous benefits that oranges give us when consumed, the vitamin C in this fruit is very beneficial for maintaining glowing skin. The collagen in oranges helps slow down the skin from aging. Dried and powdered oranges are perfect to be used as a natural scrub. Then we have the banana. This fruit is rich in vitamin A, B and E, and also has a lot of potassium, magnesium and iron in it. The vitamins that it contains helps fight aging skin. A mashed banana facial will make your skin glow like never before. Next comes our very own lemon. As far as consumption is concerned, its vitamin C content is great for the skin. Warm water with a spoon of honey mixed with some lemon juice is perfect to have the first thing in the morning, and this works wonders for cleansing the skin. The inside of a lemon peel works great to remove dark spots on your skin, when rubbed. For bleaching, mix honey with lemon and apply on the skin. Now who does not love apples! The antioxidants in apples helps preventing tissue and cell damage in the skin. Mix some mashed apple, rose water, honey and oatmeal, and apply on the skin. The collagen and elastin in apples are just perfect for skin exfoliation. Next we come to the papaya. This fruit contains a great enzyme called papain, which works well in curing skin impurities and killing the dead cells in the skin. Simply eating the fruit, or even applying it on the skin will work wonders, and you will end up with some lovely glowing skin. Last but not the least is the mango. This fruit has an abundant amount of antioxidant and vitamin A. These properties help in fighting aging skin, and they also regenerate the skin cells, besides bringing back the elasticity of the skin.

Well as you can see, these common everyday fruits are so very useful for our skincare. And now that you know all about the fruits to eat for glowing skin, you won’t be complaining anymore about dull aging skin for some time to come.

Note: These tips are for general use. Anyone suffering from any skin disease, or whoever is allergic to any fruit, needs to consult with their doctor for specific advice.

Fastest Car in the World

Speed is something that can be fun but also dangerous. If care is taken care of, a fast car can be a whole new experience for someone behind the wheel. We all love to see zooming cars, with great body work and design, which are machines with the ultimate power and super cool looks. Manufactures are in the continuous process of making faster and better looking cars, with more advanced features too.

Here, we’re going to take a look at the top 10 fastest cars on the road. All models that make it here are actual production cars, and not prototypes or concept models. So yes, if you have the money, you can lay your hands on one too. Anyway, here we go.

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 267 mph 0 to 60 in 2.4 secs, 8 liter W16 engine, 1200 hp. USD 1,700,000
2. Hennessey Venom GT 260 mph 0 to 60 in 2.5 secs, 6.2 liter LS9 twin turbo V8 engine, 1200 hp. USD 950,000
3. Koenigsegg Agera R 260 mph 0 to 60 in 2.9 secs, 5 liter twin turbo V8 engine, 1099 hp. USD 1,600,000
4. SSC Ultimate Aero 257 mph 0 to 60 in 2.7 secs, twin turbo V8 engine, 1183 hp. USD 655,000
5. Saleen S7 248 mph 0 to 60 in 2.8 secs, twin turbo V8 engine, 750 hp. USD 555,000
6. Koenigsegg CCX 245 mph 0 to 60 in 3.2 secs, 90 degree V8 engine, 806 hp. USD 545,000
7. McLaren F1 240 mph 0 to 60 in 3.2 secs, 60 degree V12 engine, 627 hp. USD 970,000
8. Gumpert Apollo 224 mph 0 to 60 in 3.0 secs, 4.2 liter V8 engine, 650 hp. USD 450,000
9. Noble M600 223 mph 0 to 60 in 3.7 secs, twin turbo 4.4 liter V8 engine, 650 hp. USD 330,000
10. Ferrari Enzo 217 mph 0 to 60 in 3.4 secs, F140 V12 engine, 660 hp. USD 670,000

Prices mentioned are approximate base prices, and vary depending on location and specific offers available at the time of purchase.

For most of us, these are dream cars, while for a select few, it is their passion and hobby to own and drive one. SO folks, till something faster comes out in the near future, and manages to break into this list of fastest car in the world, I’ll take your leave saying, drive safe!

Death Penalty Pros and Cons

Whether the death penalty is a correct mean of punishment or not is still a hot matter of debate all around the world. It is supposed to be the most severe type of punishment, and while we have many who are against its use, there are also quite a few who support it. Both sides have their valid arguments, so here we’re going to have a look at some of the capital punishment pros and cons.

Nearly a third of the countries in the world have banned the death penalty. Though around 140 countries around the world have completely abolished the death penalty, 56 others still use it as a mean of punishment in severe cases. China is the leading country as far as capital punishment is concerned, where every year thousands of people are put to death. While some countries use this method of punishment only in extreme cases like murder or terrorism, there are some nations that even use the death penalty for robbery, drug trafficking, rape, etc. Well, let’s get down to the death penalty pros and cons now, shall we!

Arguments in Favor of the Death Penalty
The main argument that most experts have is that keeping the death penalty as an open option deters a lot of crimes and criminals. They feel that without such a system in place, the rate of crime rises steeply. Another point that is made is that convicts who are a danger to society should not ever have the chance of being released or escaping, so as to pose a danger to society again. Last but not the least is that, it is widely believed that if a person takes another’s life in any way, then the price that he should pay is with his own life itself, and that only is true justice.

Arguments against the Death Penalty
The most valid argument against the death penalty is wrongful convictions. There are many cases in which a crime that has been committed cannot be a hundred percent verified. Still in those cases, the accused is put to death. Many countries do not even give the accused a fair trial or representation, something that most people argue against. Now another interesting debate is that even though many countries believe that capital punishment is the best deterrence for crime, statistics prove that crime rates are actually higher in those nations where the death penalty is used more widely. So it is believed that capital punishment in fact is not the solution after all. And lastly, it is actually more expensive to put a person to death, than actually jail him for life. This is because, over the years the case goes on, appeals are made at different levels, after which finally the execution is carried out. All this incurs a lot of cost, and experts believe that everything goes wasted, whereas the accused would have been better off just being locked up for life.

The countries who are the leaders in executions of the past few years are China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, United States, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Bangladesh. Now if one goes deeper into each country’s statistics, it will be seen that the crime rates in these countries is not necessarily lower than those many other countries that have actually banned capital punishment. So now you know why the debate on the death penalty pros and cons is such a heated one, over the decades. Though one thing can be said, executions in present times are much more humane than the barbaric methods that were used in the olden days. Not that this reason is any justification. But the debate will continue…