The Gauchos Of South America
A Gaucho is a South American cowboy and during Criolla Week they come from all over South America to compete for the best rider award in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Moms to moguls
Moms to moguls. Before they were millionaires, these women were working moms trying to put food on the table. From a makeup mogul to a former file clerk to a home design icon, each one has her own rags-to-riches story.

La. spillway to be opened; 25,000 people could be in harm's way of floods
Army engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open the gates of an emergency spillway along the rising Mississippi River, diverting floodwaters from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, yet inundating homes and farms in parts of Louisiana's populated Cajun country.
About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm's way when the Morganza spillway is unlocked for the first time in 38 years. Sheriffs and National Guardsmen were warning people in a door-to-door sweep through the area, and shelters were ready to accept up to 4,800 evacuees, Gov. Bobby Jindal said.
Some people living in the threatened stretch of countryside — an area known for small farms, fish camps and a drawling French dialect — have already started fleeing for higher ground.
"Now's the time to evacuate," Jindal said. "Now's the time for our people to execute their plans. That water's coming."
Opening the spillway will release a torrent that could submerge about 3,000 square miles (7,770 square kilometers) under as much as 25 feet (7.5 meters) of water in some areas but take the pressure off the downstream levees protecting New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants along the lower reaches of the Mississippi.

How to make a convertible
Mazda Axella moved towards the city for long-length skirts laden, long-length povrachival left the Mazda, was not designed and caught the roof channel protruding outside the body, everything alive.

Iconic Beauties

 Many women are beautiful, but not all have achieved icon status. Some women just have "it" -- the attitude, the allure and the enchanting looks that make them unforgettable and endlessly fascinating. Meet the iconic beauties of yesterday and today that we just can't get enough of.

world deadliest weapons
world deadliest weapons. Some are terrifying. Some are silent. But they're all very effective.
The five deadliest conventional weapons in the world are all part of the U.S. Armed Forces' arsenal, though many are used by other countries as well.
Some date back to World War II in concept, but they are still lethal and continue to be used in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War. The United States Congress approved the declaration of war on Mexico 165 years ago today. The battle for land ownership caused political controversy and was a precursor to a war that divided America.

Biggest sports fines
Biggest Sports Fines. The most recent fine and suspension in professional sports goes to Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for allegedly hurling gay slurs at fans and making crude gestures. Professional sports pay some of the largest salaries and feature great talent, but what's the cost of that competition when it takes an ugly turn?

The best mobile phones in the world right now
Want to buy a new smartphone? We pick out the best mobile phones available right now.
With so many different smartphones out there, choosing a new mobile phone can be tricky. But if you're on the hunt for a new handset, we can help you decide.

Here we've picked our top 10 mobiles, based on the best mobile phones available in the UK right now. You won't find any 'coming soon' mobiles here, this is a chart of phones you can snap up straight away.

Most & least stressful jobs 2011
Most & least stressful jobs 2011. Most & least stressful jobs. Is the stress of your job giving you premature wrinkles. With unemployment still at a high, people are grateful just to be earning a paycheck. A new research study by Career Cast lists the most -- and least -- stressful jobs of 2011. See if your job made the cut and read about some less taxing alternatives.

Remembering Bob Marley
Remembering Bob Marley. Remembering Bob Marley. May 11, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley’s death. To honor the legend’s life, we take a look at how he grew from modest beginnings to one of the world’s most beloved musical icons.

Secrets Behind Celebrity Ink
Secrets Behind Celebrity Ink. Celebrity tattoos
Former "90210" star Tori Spelling was recently spotted with a new tattoo that honors her husband's wedding vows with seven poetic lines. What are other celebrities thinking when they ink themselves?

Weight-loss foods
Weight-loss foods. Foods That Help Drop the Pounds. According to a recent study, red chili peppers can curb hunger and help you burn calories faster. These spicy little fruits are not the only everyday foods that have been linked to weight loss. Read on to discover more foods that can aid in dropping unwanted pounds.

Famous May-December couples
A list of famous May to December celebrities couples.

Summer 2011 movie preview
Summer 2011 movie preview.Summer movie preview
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A Norse god, a pirate and a Smurf go into a local theater.
In what's become a summer tradition, movies released between now and the beginning of September are predominantly sequels or based on comic books or other popular characters. We look at the films – big and small – that will attempt box office gold this summer.

Stars with mental illnesses
Stars with mental illnesses.Stars who’ve spoken out about mental illness
People have hidden their mental illnesses due to the often negative stigma attached. In recognition of National Mental Health Month, we review some stars who have shared their internal mental struggles.

Most memorable job resignations by men
Most memorable job resignations by men. Apparently, Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner had more to wrestle with than his diet. On April 26, he became the first-ever contestant to quit "The Biggest Loser." We all have days when we just feel like walking away from the job forever. Most of us call those days Mondays. But, like every other thing worth doing, quitting your gig is worth doing well.

Hottest haircuts right now
We love that celebrities have been taking hair risks lately—swapping their go-to styles for new shapes, textures, and lengths. Here, some of our favorites and how to get the looks.
If there's any hair justice, Aniston's "lob"—or long bob—will end up being more imitated than the "Rachel." "This is one of the new classics," says hairstylist Tommy Buckett of the Marie Robinson Salon. "It's chic and superflattering thanks to all the length in the front, and it can soften a strong jaw like Jen's or thin out a round face." The term "lob" is hardly exact, so be clear about your desired length—or better yet, bring a photo to your salon appointment. Then reiterate a few points: "Ask for piecey layers that are longer in the front," says hairstylist Matt Fugate of the Sally Hershberger Salon in New York City. "Make sure they start cutting around the face. That way, you can decide on an angle, and if you want to go shorter, you still have that option."

Capuchin catacombs of Palermo
The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo (also Catacombe dei Cappuccini or Catacombs of the Capuchins) are burial catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. Today they provide a somewhat macabre tourist attraction as well as an extraordinary historical record.
Palermo's Capuchin monastery outgrew its original cemetery in the 16th century and monks began to excavate crypts below it. In 1599 they mummified one of their number, recently-dead brother Silvestro of Gubbio, and placed him into the catacombs.
The bodies were dehydrated on the racks of ceramic pipes in the catacombs and sometimes later washed with vinegar. Some of the bodies were embalmed and others enclosed in sealed glass cabinets. Monks were preserved with their everyday clothing and sometimes with ropes they had worn as a penance.
Originally the catacombs were intended only for the dead friars. However, in the following centuries it became a status symbol to be entombed into the Capuchin catacombs. In their wills, local luminaries would ask to be preserved in certain clothes, or even to have their clothes changed at regular intervals. Priests wore their clerical vestments, others were clothed according to the contemporary fashion. Relatives would visit to pray for the deceased and also to maintain the body in presentable condition. The catacombs were maintained through the donations of the relatives of the deceased. Each new body was placed in a temporary niche and later placed into a more permanent place. As long as the contributions continued, the body remained in its proper place but when the relatives did not send money any more, the body was put aside on a shelf until they continued to pay.
Photos of these catacombs are quite rare, because the official photograph of this place is forbidden, but sometimes for professional photographers make an exception.

Age of celebrity first-time moms
Age of celebrity first-time moms. They may have more kids now, but have you ever wondered how old some celebrities and public figures were when they had their first baby? Let's wish all these moms a happy Mother's Day!

American Ghost Counties
 American 'ghost counties' High unemployment and foreclosure rates, combined with overbuilding before the economy went south, have meant that once-booming areas – many of them tourist destinations -- have become modern-day "ghost counties." We review 10 American cities with vacancy rates of more than 55 percent, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Celebrity causes
Celebrity causes From a teen idol to a former president, stars can really illuminate a worthy cause. Basketball star Yao Ming, the tallest NBA player, was recently honored at a charity gala for his efforts to help reduce the consumption of shark fin soup in his home country . See what other causes celebrities endorse.

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