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  • 20 Homeless Dogs Looking For A Forever Home… I Fell Instantly In Love With #14.

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    When in search of a new dog to bring into your household and family, you should never shop for one but rescue one.

    Animal shelters all around the world help prevent overpopulation and surrenders as they take animals in. It is true that when you adopt a dog from a pet shelter, you are saving a life. Don't worry, shelters are full of various dogs of every breed, size, and age. You're sure to find your new best friend there.

    We've taken the liberty of compiling a list of websites you can check out and adopt dogs from for various cities. For even more thorough and detailed information, be sure to visit the website or call the shelters.

    Please also note that there is more than one adoption agency website for each city out there. The links we've provided are just suggestions to help you get started on your search.

    #1. Portland, Oregon

    This is Minnie. She’s a shepherd-labrador, about 8 years old. Gets along well with children, potty-trained. She’s located at the Oregon Humane Society.

    #2. Tampa, Florida

    Just another happy adoptable dog behind the scenes at another Adam Golberg photoshoot at Tampa Bay Humane Society.

    #3. Washington D.C.

    Meet Benji. He’s a Collie mix at the age of five. He’s friendly, playful, and super affectionate. Come hang out with him at DC’s City Dog’s Rescue.

    #4. New Orleans, Louisiana

    This is Babar. He’s a small white Terrier. He was saved from a high-kill shelter. He’s potty trained and ready to be a part of a new family. Come meet him at New Orlean’s Animal Rescue.

    #5. Los Angeles, California

    Say hello to Peaches. She’s a Labrador Retriever, about 12 years old. She’s a sweet senior that enjoys snuggling, short walks, and belly rubs. Peaches’ adoption fee is already paid, which means she’s free to adopt! Come see her at “Best Friends” in Los Angeles.

    #6. New York City, New York

    Meet Peanut. He’s a purebred French Bulldog at only 8 months old. He was on his way to be euthanized before he was rescued. He was diagnosed with something his old owners didn’t want to deal with. Come visit him at New York’s Rescue City.

    #7. Boston, Massachusetts

    This is Red. He’s a five year old Lab mix. He’s your typical goofy lab that enjoys playing in water on hot summer days. He’s located at Animal League Rescue of Boston.

    #8. Seattle, Washington

    This is Presto. He’s a 6 year old Shiba Inu mix. He is super smart and learns tricks very fast. He’s also super easy to walk (he doesn’t tug). Come meet him at Seattle’s Humane Society.

    #9. Phoenix, Arizona

    This is Buddy. He’s a 2 year old American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He has loads of energy and loves to play. Come discover what tricks he can do at Arizona’s Humane Society.

    #10. Atlanta, Georgia

    Meet Mel. He’s a Chihuahua mix, about 7 years old. He’s blind in one eye but that doesn’t stop him from cuddling and taking long walks. He is located at Atlanta’s Humane Society.

    #11. Columbus, Ohio

    This is Saba and Gringa. They’re from Guatemala and belonged to a Guatemalan rescuer that recently passed away. They range in 3-7 years old. They’re looking for a home to call their own in Columbus’ Dog Connection.

    #12. Chicago, Illinois

    Meet Lorelai. She’s an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix at the age of 5. She’s playful and super friendly, just look at that smile. She’s located at Paws Chicago.

    #13. San Francisco, California

    This is Reddy. He’s a 1 year old Shepherd mix. He’s sweet, sensitive, and still adjusting to the new city. Come meet him at San Francisco’s SPCA.

    #14. Detroit, Michigan

    This is Courage. He’s a senior black Lab. He does well with other dogs and is patiently waiting for his forever home. He’s located at Detroit’s Dog Rescue.

    #15. Nashville, Tennessee

    Say hello to these unnamed puppies! They’re about 8 weeks – 4 months old. They are waiting for the opportunity to grow with a loving family. They are located at Nashville’s Humane Society.

    #16. Honolulu, Hawaii

    Meet Tilly. She’s a 2 month old Chihuahua puppy. She’s small and lonely and waiting for her perfect family to come scoop her up. She’s located at Hawaii’s Humane Society.

    #17. Houston, Texas

    This is Daisy. She’s a 9 year old Rottweiler. She’s a house-trained and used to having free run of the house. Come meet her at Houston’s SPCA.

    #18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Meet River and Daisy. River’s a 6 year old Terrier, Jack Russell mix and Daisy’s a 6 year old Collie, Shepherd mix. These ladies are super friendly and ready to mingle with some humans. Come give them a visit at Pennsylvania’s SPCA.

    #19. Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is Kalie. She’s a 11 year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. She’s well-trained and loves hanging out with all humans. You can get more information about her from Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department.

    #20. Thousand Oaks, California

    This is Shadow. He’s a 1.5 years old Australian Shepherd. He’s loving and affectionate and very agile when it comes to playing fetch. He’s located in Thousand Oaks and you can set up a meet and greet with his foster parents.

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  • Step-By-Step Photos Of How This Guy Built A GIANT Game Of Connect 4.

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    Playing boardgames require patience, analytical, and strategic thinking to win everytime. A good game can keep kids and adults entertained for hours on end. Connect Four is one of those classic games that you are either naturally gifted at it or you keep playing with the hopes you will win the next time.

    The purpose of the game is to drop your discs from the top columns to connect the same colours whether it’s diagonally, horizontally or vertically. According to die-hard fans, the person who has the first turn is capable of winning the game every time if done right.

    One dad wanted to surprise his son with his own version of the game. Instead, of running to the store to purchased one, the man built his son his own personal and gigantic Connect Four game just in time for his birthday party. This may be one of those birthdays everyone is talking about years from now.

    Using a laptop to do the grid layout was the first step. Two plywood sheets with 42 holes each had to be made.

    Marking where the holes were made had to be precise so as not to waste material.

    He made a hole for each circle so the plywood would not wander off the table from the pressure of the hole saw.

    That's 42 holes per plywood.

    Holding the the drill with both hands was important. When the saw is cutting the hole there is no need to push through the plywood.

    When the saw breaks through the plywood, it's important to allow for the drill to stop turning before lifting it out of the hole.

    Gluing the columns in between the rows of circles.

    Next, he clamped the two panels together with the columns inside.

    He moved on to the frame of the board game by cutting them in the middle of the night.

    To create a contrast with the clear beech panels, the frame was painted in a cherry stain.

    Cutting a channel through two 1×3 then applying glue to the middle.

    Clamping both the frame and the panels together. The plywoods fit perfectly in the channel.

    The user bought seven inch cork trivets from IKEA to be used as the discs in the game. He spray painted them in red and left out to dry.

    Cutting the depth off a 1×2 for the top of the frame.

    Using a bandsaw, a bevel was cut in the middle to allow the checkers to fall in their columns.

    A vantage point of where the discs will fall into their designated channels.

    It's not enough to have the plywood sheets glued with the columns in the interior.

    The top of the frame needed channels where the discs will be dropped.

    The handy man used a milling machine to make the aluminum channel for the columns.

    Not everyone is going to have a milling machine. Other options to make this channel is to use a handheld router or a jigsaw machine. Certain home hardwares will also make the cuts if you call in advance.

    The metal rod passing through is the handle to be used to release the discs down once a line is completed.

    He finished by screwing two ball knobs on opposite sides of the panels.

    The final model is approximately 5 feet tall and 6 feet diagonally.

    The final product; a giant, life-size Connect Four game.

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  • This Adorable Baby Is The Queen Of Dress-Up While She Naps.

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    Kids often have mixed opinions when mom makes them dress up for photos — but this adorable four-month-old baby seems to be okay with it. Then again, she has no idea: She's fast asleep, blissfully unaware that her mom is making Internet magic with her portraits.

    Photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa has nap time has turned into a fun creative outlet, taking absolutely hilarious photos of her daughter, Joey Marie Choi, dressed up as all your favorite characters. The outfits are a nod to pop culture icons like Pikachu, Beyonce, Run DMC, and more — and she also dresses Joey up in a variety of professions, like chefs and tech boys and even an In-and-Out employee.

    “I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” she said. “Because Joey slept so deeply, I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones," Izumikawa explained in an interview.

    With a little bit of rearranging, this would also be a good Jam Master Jay costume.

    She doesn't know it, but little Joey dreams of sushi.

    Those little balled up fists are perfect for Wayne's drumsticks.

    Would this be considered her first part-time job?

    Even while she's sleeping, Joey still knows how to rep for the USA.

    Ok guys, put your phones down: You just caught the best Pokemon of all.

    One thing that's particularly amazing about these photos is that mom is able to do it without disturbing her.

    “A couple times she’s woken up while I’m dressing her up, but she’ll just look at me a little dazed and then fall right back to sleep,” Izumikawa said in an interview with The Huffington Post.

    Mom said that at first, she was a little worried when the photos started going viral.

    “Initially when I started getting a ton of online attention, there was a bit of a mother-bear type of panic, and I thought about stopping,” she said.

    But then she realized that overall, she was brightening people's days in a way she hadn't expected.

    “But then I started receiving messages from countless people who said that the photos and videos were the highlight of their day and for some, a thing they enjoy to watch with their kids,” she explained.

    Yes, the photos are funny — but mom just hopes that the real takeaway is that people remember to laugh.

    “I hope that these photos and videos will make people smile," she said. "And also remind parents to have fun with their kids and not get too caught up in the seriousness of parenting.”

    If you loved these photos, you can see more of Izumikawa's photography on her website.

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  • This Is Why Flight Attendants Keep Their Arms Behind Their Back…

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    There are a lot of difficult jobs in this world, but being a flight attendant has to be up at the top of the list. Essentially, their job is similar to those in the service industry, but they are also catering to passengers who are often at their most crabby, in a contained and tenuous environment. Think about it: How would you feel if you were trapped inside a metal tube with a group full of potentially rude and/or exhausted people, and you were also forced to wait on them hand and foot? It wouldn't be easy!

    We have nothing but respect for flight attendants, and it turns out, they do more than we even knew. Have you ever noticed the attendants standing near the front of the plane with their arms folded, waiting to say hello to you? Well, those flight attendants have a very particular job, and if they don't do it well, it could mean serious delays. Find out yet another way that flight attendants keep things running smoothly below.

    We've all been through the motions of flying before.

    They issue your ticket at the counter, check it when you go through security, and then check your boarding pass again before you step onto the plane,

    We've all been through the motions of flying before.

    If you've ever boarded a plane before, you might have noticed something odd about the way that flight attendants greet you.

    The attendants near the entrance of the plane tend to stand like this with their arms folded behind their backs.

    If you've ever boarded a plane before, you might have noticed something odd about the way that flight attendants greet you.

    The truth is, while some flight attendants have to help passengers and show them to their seats…

    …The ones at the front of the plane have another important job, and it’s instrumental in making sure the flight runs smoothly and efficiently.

    Can you guess what those flight attendants are doing?

    They aren’t just folding their arms to appear calm and friendly — they’re actually taking note of how many passengers are entering to make sure it adds up with the passenger manifest.

    Can you guess what those flight attendants are doing?

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    So why are their arms hidden?

    So they can keep track of everyone entering with this click counter, of course! Flight attendants use these to count off everyone as they step on board.

    So why are their arms hidden?

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  • Students Bought An Old Couch For $20. What They Found Inside Was Life Changing.

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    It's one of the oldest ethical dilemmas in the book, and even thought we've heard stories like this a million times, we're still not sure what we'd do in the same situation.

    The conflict boils down to this: If you find money without any name attached to it, do you keep it? Is it technically yours? What if you were able to find a name — do you return it, or do you assume that they've moved on with their lives, and the money is yours to keep? And if you did keep it, could you live with the guilt?

    That's the question that faced these SUNY New Paltz roommates when they found a massive amount of money, hidden inside a couch they'd gotten from a thrift store. Third-year geology student Reese Werkhoven, Mount Holyoke College graduate Cally Guasti, and recent New Paltz graduate Lara Russo weren't sure what to do at first, but what they decided on is truly inspiring and will reaffirm your faith in humanity. check out the story below.

    These roommates needed a new couch.

    Little did they know when they opted to save money and buy it secondhand, they’d be setting themselves up for a payday.

    These roommates needed a new couch.

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    They bought the old couch at the Salvation Army.

    They brought it home, cleaned it, and arranged it in their apartment. They were just getting cozy on the couch when one of them felt something under the couch’s arm

    They bought the old couch at the Salvation Army.

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    Inside the envelope was a wad of twenties that added up to $700.

    “I almost peed,” Werkhoven said. “The most money I’d ever found in a couch was like fifty cents. Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

    The group began a thorough excavation, opening the couch up and exploring every last nook and cranny.

    “Just when we thought we pulled out the last envelope we’d find another $1,000 a few minutes later,” said Guasti.

    Inside the envelope was a wad of twenties that added up to $700.

    You're not going to believe how much thay found.

    It was $40,000 in cash.

    The group then had to do the mental work of deciding what to do with the money. It wasn’t theirs, but they’d found it with no name or note attached to it.

    “We had a lot of moral discussions about the money,” Russo said. “We all agreed that we had to bring the money back to whoever it belonged to… it’s their money– we didn’t earn it. However, there were a lot of gray areas we had to consider.”

    You're not going to believe how much thay found.

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    Finally, the mystery had a lead: They found a woman's name in one of the envelopes, and tracked her down. When they went to return the money, she explained what happened in an interview with a local publication:

    Her husband had had a heart condition and knew his time was limited.

    Before he died, he gave her money each week to put away for when he

    passed. For 30 years she stored her savings inside an old couch in

    the television room where she slept. When her husband passed away,

    she remained working as a florist and continued to store her money in

    the couch until she had an operation on her back and went to a

    rehabilitation center for several months. Upon the doctor’s advice,

    the woman’s daughter and son-in-law replaced the couch she slept on

    with a full-size bed.

    She'd thought the couch and the money was gone forever, but thanks to these kind strangers, she was able to get her life savings back. She gave them a $1,000 reward, and in the end, everyone walked away feeling good about the fateful situation.

    Next, 21 incredible thrift store finds.

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  • Time Lapse Footage Reveals How Ships Squeeze Through The Panama Canal.

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    The idea of creating a canal in Central America had been a dream for ambitious politicians for many years. After examining the feasibility of such a project, the French began to work on a manmade waterway under the direction of engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps in late 1879. However, yellow fever and financial troubles cut their efforts short.

    In the early 20th century, Teddy Roosevelt prioritized making the canal part of the American legacy. After overcoming their own hurdles, including helping Panama declare its independence from Colombia, U.S. construction began in 1903. During this time, Roosevelt became the first American president to travel overseas while in office.

    Fortunately for this round of workers, physician William Gorgas learned about mosquito transmission of yellow fever from Walter Reed and despite many skeptics, was able to contain it. The Panama Canal opened to the public on August 15, 1914, only a month after World War I broke out. Despite producing a praiseworthy outcome, one that cost millions of dollars and hundreds of lives, the world was occupied by the harsher realities of war.

    Few people will enjoy this engineering feat with their own eyes, so here's a taste of it from Ilya Goncharov. This incredible time-lapse was created from more than 8,000 photos during a 12-hour journey.

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  • This Is Why Buttons On Men’s And Women’s Shirts Are On Different Sides.

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    If you remember NBC's hit faux-reality sitcom The Office, you may recall an episode where Michael Scott (brilliantly played by Steve Carrell) accidentally wears a women's suit to work. His coworkers notice right away, and don't mince words when they let him no. At one point, someone asks him, "Are you wearing lady clothes?"

    He denies it at first, as the suit fits him like a glove — but then he realizes the cold hard truth about his new suit: The buttons are on the wrong side of the jacket. Women's buttons are generally on the left, while men's are on the right.

    It made for a hilarious moment on the show, but did you ever stop to think why the buttons switch side according to gender? It turns out that there's a few historical theories on the matter, including ideas about Napoleon, sword-fighting, and breastfeeding. Learn more about this curious trend below.

    One theory claims that Napoleon had some issues with the buttons on his shirt.

    In all his portraits, Napoleon had his right hand tucked into his coat — believe it or not, it was a sign of “good breeding” at the time,m and his buttons were on the left. Because Napoleon felt men were superior and was sick of women mocking his signature posed, he allegedly demanded that women’s buttons be moved to the opposite side.

    One theory claims that Napoleon had some issues with the buttons on his shirt.

    Another theory involves weaponry.

    Men carried their swords on their right hand, so it was easier for them to unbutton with their left hand.

    Another theory involves weaponry.

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    So we have a few ideas about why men's are on the right, but why are women's buttons on the left?

    One theory has to do with babies and breastfeeding: Women held babies with their left hand to keep their right hand free for unbuttoning their top so they could get the job done.

    So we have a few ideas about why men's are on the right, but why are women's buttons on the left?

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    Another theory posits that it's become back in the day, women didn't dress themselves.

    Also, since women were dressed by servants, who were usually right handed, it was easier for them if buttons were on the left.

    Another theory posits that it's become back in the day, women didn't dress themselves.

    Or it might have had something to do with horseback riding.

    Women sat sidesaddle to the left, so buttons on the left prevented wind from getting in. Contrastingly, men rode on the left side of the road with their swords on their left hips, so having buttons on the right kept it from getting caught in their clothes.

    Or it might have had something to do with horseback riding.

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    But why didn't the button thing ever change until now?

    Even when modern women started wearing pants and more masculine looks, the buttons were still on the opposite side. Hey, they had to keep their clothes slightly different, right?

    But why didn't the button thing ever change until now?

    And when clothing went into mass production, that's how it remained.

    It’s interesting to thing that a trend that used to have a purpose essentially carried on into the new century without much reason. Then again, we’ll always have a way to tell men’s and women’s clothes apart, right?

    And when clothing went into mass production, that's how it remained.

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  • She Was Abandoned As A Baby, But A DNA Test Revealed The Truth…

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    Janet Barnicoat’s adopted parents never hid from her the fact that she was not their biological child. Although, Janet was raised in a loving home she still needed to find out who she was and where she came from. It was not until her parents shared an old paper clipping when she was a teen that she learned how she came to be adopted.

    Barnicoat had been left closed to a dumpster tucked inside a grocery bag in Lawndale, California in 1981. Instead of getting answers this revelation left Barnicoat angry and confused. “I got really mad and angry (at my birth mother), and I held onto that for quite a long time,” the mother of five kids herself told ABC News’ 20/20. “You put me next to a dumpster. It was tearing me up inside.”

    Still the 35-year-old needed to find out if she had siblings or what her biological family looked like. Being a mom to five kids didn’t help her understand how her own mother could just abandon her. That is when she decided to search for more answers.

    Barnicoat was discovered by this woman, Joann Hauser who was riding her bike one day.

    Barnicoat went on Facebook to find this woman. They met in 2013 but the good samaritan could offer no clues aside from being the person who found Barnicoat telling her “I was naked and umbilical cord was still attached. I wasn’t crying, more of like a whimper. And she just grabbed me and took me home and wrapped me in a blanket and called 911.”

    Barnicoat was discovered by this woman, Joann Hauser who was riding her bike one day.

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    Still, she didn't give up her search. Barnicoat submitted a saliva swab to Ancestry.com where she found a match almost instantly.

    “I was checking my email, and it said that I had a possible DNA match. It said that, ‘You have a DNA match, close family,” says Barnicoat.

    Still, she didn't give up her search. Barnicoat submitted a saliva swab to Ancestry.com where she found a match almost instantly.

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    Her match was Dean Hundorf, her half-brother who lives in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

    Hundorf flew to California to meet his sister on November, 2014. Hundorf was abandoned days before Christmas in 1986, left in front of a family’s doorsteps. “I said, ‘I was abandoned at birth, and I don’t have any information about any of my family.’ And then that’s when she said, well, you know, the same thing had happened to her,” explains the 29-year-old.

    Her match was Dean Hundorf, her half-brother who lives in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

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    Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore got involved in the case and decided to help the two siblings find their birth parents.

    What they found was another half-sibling, Julie Hutchison. She was abandoned at a market on January, 1985. “I just want to know, you know, like how was their life growing up adopted? Did they have the same thoughts, you know, as I did growing up, like, ‘Who was my mom? Who was my dad?” says Hutchinson.

    Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore got involved in the case and decided to help the two siblings find their birth parents.

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    The three siblings were abandoned within the first hours of birth, placed in grocery bags, naked, and wrapped in a blanket.

    The trio have met each other and feel like they are the pieces of the puzzles missing from their lives.

    The three siblings were abandoned within the first hours of birth, placed in grocery bags, naked, and wrapped in a blanket.

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    For Moore who was present at the sibling reunion, it was surreal to see their connection click immediately.

    “These three people were so much alike. They had the same sense of humour. They were cracking each other up. There is something about biological and genetic bonds that survives any sort of separation,” explains Moore.

    For Moore who was present at the sibling reunion, it was surreal to see their connection click immediately.

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    In the 1980's "safe haven" laws where mothers are permitted to leave their newborns at police stations, hospitals or fired departments did not exist.

    Moore continued her search for the biological mother when she found a cousin. The genealogist looked the man up on Facebook and saw he had a mutual friend with Barnicoat.

    In the 1980's "safe haven" laws where mothers are permitted to leave their newborns at police stations, hospitals or fired departments did not exist.

    The mutual friend turned out to be Joann Hauser, the good samaritan who found the first baby in an alley by the dumpster. She was also the mother who had abandoned the three newborn babies.

    At the time Hauser was divorced, raising two children on her own. When she found out she was pregnant and on welfare she came up with the plan to give the baby up to police by pretending she had found her somewhere. She did this two more times. To this day Hauser says she has not forgiven herself despite the fact her three children have.

    The mutual friend turned out to be Joann Hauser, the good samaritan who found the first baby in an alley by the dumpster. She was also the mother who had abandoned the three newborn babies.

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  • This Is What Happens When You Submerge A Dress In The Dead Sea…

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    We often say we know a place if we recognize it by name. For example, the Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is known for its location, name, and hypersaline waters. Despite our recognition, there remains a distance.

    For artist Sigalit Landau, who grew up in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea has breathed life and character into her projects in literal and imaginative ways. There is still a mystique, but she has walked its shores since childhood, so one might say that her work is of the sea.

    One of Landau's recent projects started out with a simple black gown. In 2014, she submerged the long-sleeved gown into the lake and documented its transformation over a period of three months. The dark fabric served as a magnetic backdrop for the wanting salt.

    The artist described the changes with delicate and romantic words, saying it was "like snow, like sugar, like death's embrace."

    The series, which we have included below, consists of 8 photographs total, and is available for viewing at London's Marlborough Contemporary.

    Sigalit Landau presents Salt Bride, an eight-part photo series and collaboration with Yotam From, at Marlborough Contemporary in London.

    This project was inspired by S. Ansky's The Dybbuk (Between Two Worlds), a play centered on a young woman, Leah, who is possessed by her dead lover.

    Landau placed a black gown in the Dead Sea and observed how it changed over the next three months.

    The gown, a traditional Hasidic garment, is a replica of one used in a 1920s stage production of the play.

    Landau was hoping to echo similar themes of 'romance and sorcery' that she found in The Dybbuk

    In the story, Leah is engaged to be married to a suitor that complied with her wealthy father's impossible demands. Her true beloved, Khanan, had fallen to death. His spirit remained.

    The briny waters of the lake cast its magic onto the black dress, making it appear like a wedding dress.

    The crystals turn what was initially a plain gown, associated with darkness and death, into a beautiful yet haunting wedding dress.

    The display will be available for viewing at the Marlborough Contemporary until September 3, 2016.

    When removed from the water, the dress is turned into something new from an 'uncontrolled organic process.'

    When removed from the water, the dress is turned into something new from an 'uncontrolled organic process.'

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    “Over the years, I learnt more and more about this low and strange place," Landau described in a press release. "Still the magic is there waiting for us: new experiments, ideas and understandings. It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet. It looks like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace; solid tears, like a white surrender to fire and water combined.”

    “Over the years, I learnt more and more about this low and strange place," Landau described in a press release. "Still the magic is there waiting for us: new experiments, ideas and understandings. It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet. It looks like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace; solid tears, like a white surrender to fire and water combined.”

    Matanya Tausig

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  • They Were Out Whale Watching When They Witnessed Predators In Action

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    We all know about the food chain, but it’s not very often that we get to see it in action.

    I’ve never witnessed an animal being hunted by another in real life, and I hope I never do. But I have to admit that there’s something incredible about watching nature run its course, and I’m sure these people would agree.

    During a tour on the Campbell River in British Columbia, Canada, tour guide Nick Templeman and his group finally got to see the killer whales they’d been looking for. But when a seal jumped straight into their boat, they realized that it was desperately trying to escape from the same whales they wanted to see.

    I’m honestly a little shocked that they entertained the idea of kicking it back in!

    The poor thing was absolutely terrified.

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    And for good reason. The whales wouldn’t stop circling the boat and searching for their would-be lunch.

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    But eventually, they gave up and swam away. The lucky seal dove back into the water and received a warm sendoff from its accidental saviors.

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    Phew! I know this is part of life, but it sure is terrifying. Is anyone else tempted to sing this song right now?

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