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This is a new post that I just want to start with, and continue with my old posts so that they would be updated.

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Eye Catching Images and Stories

This is an eye catching and I think my readers would like to read and share.

The images and the content here are very important as well as interesting to read and visualize. It illustrates how certain spacies in the animal kingdom are in decline according to the world report. It also reiterated how mankind are contributing to that decline of the species. Here, it reveals to us on how we are getting less traffic in our commute with the advantage of the Big Data. It explains how the largest passenger pplane in the world whould fly the longest route in the world. http://mashable.com/2014/09/29/qantas-sydney-dallas-plane/
It aalso states how Pluto might making it’s way back as the ninth celestial nextdoor neighbor after an eight year exile from the list of technical planets in our ssolar system. http://mashable.com/2014/10/02/pluto-planet-again/
After an eight year exile from the list of technical planets in our solar system, Pluto might be making its way back as our ninth celestial next-door neighbor.
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Rhinos, an endangered species, in South Africa.
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By Kari Paul1 day ago

Humans are causing populations of wildlife around the world to decline at a rate much higher than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
See also: 11 Great Shots of Wildlife in Its Natural Setting
The environmental group’s biennial Living Planet Report found the number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish in the wild dropped more than 50% between 1970 and 2010.

Image: WWF
Jon Hoekstra, Chief Scientist at World Wildlife Fund said the population decline is far greater than researchers initially anticipated.
“This is the tenth of our Living Planets Report, so we have been tracking it for years, but the scientists who crunched the numbers updated their methods and found far more than expected,” he said.
“The scale is jaw dropping.
The fact that there is half as much wildlife in the world as there was when I was born is really staggering.
The fact that there is half as much wildlife in the world as there was when I was born is really staggering.”
The report attributes most of the decline to human activity, including overfishing, habitat loss, climate change and other man-made factors. The study found humans are consuming resources at an unsustainable rate, using 1.5 Earths-worth of resources each year.

Scientists researched 10,380 separate populations of 3,038 species, and developed an indicator called the Living Planet Index to measure trends over time. The region that experienced the biggest losses was South America, where terrestrial wildlife has been reduced by 83% since 1970.
Freshwater species were hit the hardest worldwide, with animals including fish, ducks, geese, frogs and salamanders experiencing a decline of 76%.

Image: WWF
Stuart Pimm, a biology professor at Duke University and prominent expert in animal extinction, criticized the Living Planet Index for being too confusing to accurately interpret.
“What it shows is that the variety of life on earth is in trouble — and that broad conclusion is absolutely correct,” Pimm told Mashable. “But the problem with this particular index is that it lumps all sorts of things together, and doesn’t do it in a way that is terribly helpful.”
Pimm says the study gives the public the false impression that 50% of animals have gone extinct in the last 40 years. He agrees that biodiversity is at risk, but says the index does not accurately quantify the losses over the years.
“Are there populations that are becoming scarcer? Yes. Does that mean they’re going extinct? No, they’re declining, they haven’t gone extinct, they’re just worse off than they were 40 years ago,” he said.
Pimm said he thinks it would be more beneficial to focus on the top environmental problems — which he identified as species extinction, the depletion of tropical rain forests, poaching and overfishing.
“The [Living Planet Index] is an attempt to come up with a single number that the world can understand as a measure of what is happening to biological diversity,” he said. “I understand the need to do that, but I think the general public are smart enough that they can understand a few different issues at once.”
Given the current pace of decline, the WWF report warned, the “possibility of reaching critical tipping points” can no longer be excluded. But Pimm said the notion of such a tipping point is not supported by research.
“That is a complete fabrication,” he said. “It’s an attempt to grab attention to a particular view of the world. There is simply no evidence that there is some point below which biodiversity cannot go.”
Tipping points are, however, well-accepted possibilities when it comes to global warming — where a certain amount of global warming could cause a self-sustaining loss of the Greenland ice sheet, for example.
In an earlier statement, Hoekstra acknowledged that the study is dense. But he said the conclusions are clear: It is time to take action.
“There is a lot of data in this report and it can seem very overwhelming and complex,” he said. “What’s not complicated are the clear trends we’re seeing — 39 percent of terrestrial wildlife gone, 39 percent of marine wildlife gone, 76 percent of freshwater wildlife gone –- all in the past 40 years.”
Hoekstra said the WWF is hopeful that species decline can be reversed, but that it will take a widespread effort to make a change.
“This should come across as a real wake up call to us all, that the environmental problems we have all been aware of are far more serious than we thought,” he said. “The time is now to take action if we are going to save wildlife, and save ourselves in the process.”
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Live In Clean House

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Just as the focal point of my business brand is Professional Organization Services. I offer clean and specious expertise to help simplify and restructure homes, work places and schedules. My goal is for my clients to make use of their place, time, and resources to the fullest potential.
• A family of two who have just moved from Iowa to Chicago. Unlike their 4 bedroom house which they had in Iowa, with huge garage and large kitchen, they now share only 2 bedrooms, with a small kitchen in Chicago. They have accumulated belongings throughout the years, and are now finding it difficult to endure their small space. The family both work long hours, and they would much preferably spend their free time enjoying the city than being cooped up at home.

• I can help this busy couple get pleasure from the time spent in their new home by bringing back order to their private area. Working together, we can clean and sort through their items and create dual function storage solutions, designated work areas, and His and Her closet space. This will help them do away with excess disorder, make it easier to maintain a clean apartment, and get the most out of their limited time space. Hear what the fellows who enjoy clean well made space say:

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Why I Make My Bed {10 Reasons I Keep My House Clean}
by Ruth Soukup on February 15
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A couple of months ago I shared this list of “simple rules” that I wanted my family to live by. Funnily enough, the one thing people commented on more than any other was a line I honestly hadn’t thought twice about including: Make your bed every day.
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Is this a novel concept?
I am slightly obsessive about making our bed each morning. I also try (though some days are more successful than others) to spend an hour “Speed Cleaning” the rest of my house. Until I posted the above list, it never even occurred to me that it might be considered odd. But when I started to think about it, I realized there are some serious reasons why I take the time to make my bed and tidy up each day.
1. It just looks better. This should be fairly obvious right? Straightened sheets and comforters with pillows in their proper place are far more esthetically pleasing than disheveled blankets and a pile of pillows on the floor. A sink full of dirty dishes just looks ugly, whereas I could stare at my clean and sparkly kitchen all day long. Likewise, toys and clothes off the floor and put away are so much prettier than things scattered everywhere.

2. I get more done when my house is clean. Taking the time to focus on putting things in order–especially when I set the timer and race against the clock–seems to jumpstart my productivity. When I ignore the mess and try to work around it, I am more easily distracted by whatever comes my way, and at the end of the day I’ll find I accomplished almost nothing. It doesn’t mean I always keep my house clean, but I do get more done on the days that I do.
3. I’m not embarrassed to have people over. I love entertaining and throwing parties and get-togethers, & greatly value hospitality. When my house is clean I am more likely to invite someone over on the spur of the moment.
4. I can find things. This part of my life has greatly improved since our Great Purge in December, when we got rid of SO much stuff. Now that everything has a rightful place once again, it is so much easier to put it away and–surprise surprise–to find things again when we need them.
5. My kids play better. My children have the incredible ability to make a mess instantaneously. Do your kids possess this talent? Sometimes it seems like they spend their entire day just dragging stuff out so they can leave it on the floor. During our great purge I got rid of 4 huge bins of toys, and there is still more purging yet to be done. I have noticed, however, that when we keep their room clean (and I do make them help with this), they actually play much better. Just like me, they can find the things they are looking for and focus on just one thing at a time instead of being overwhelmed by 5,000 toys staring at them from the floor.

6. It makes my husband happy. Who wants to come home after a hard day’s work to a house full of chaos? There are far too many days when Husband comes home at 5:30 and the kids are hungry and crabby and screaming, dishes are piled in the sink, dinner isn’t made, and the rest of the house is a disaster. (For the record, he never says anything negative and will dig right in and help with dinner, then do the dishes.) But on the days the house is clean and dinner is made and the girls happily run to greet him at the door, there is an unspoken joy that lights up his face.
7. It saves money. Taking care of my home and my things means I am less likely to need to replace something that gets lost or broken. When things are messy I want only to escape the clutter, which can often mean going to Target and mindlessly filling a cart with even more stuff we don’t need. When things are clean, I have no desire to be any place but here.
8. I am more creative. Instead of seeing nothing but the mess, my mind is clear to see the creative potential around me, and my desk and table are clear to spread out and complete a project. Likewise, when my kitchen is clean, it makes me want to cook things! I know this doesn’t bother some people, but I have a really hard time creating anything–or enjoying the process–when I am surrounded by clutter.
9. It helps me get a good night sleep. There is nothing I love more than crawling into a carefully-made bed. It is so comforting! Rather than needing to wrestle with tangled sheets or scoop up blankets from off the floor, I am instantly relaxed and ready for a night of rejuvenation. Even if I can’t manage to get to the rest of the house, I almost always make my bed because I hate sleeping in a messy bed. A made bed just feels better, the blankets stay on all night long, and I sleep much better.
10. It’s my job. When I signed up to be a stay-at-home mom, I agreed to all the duties that came with it, including keeping house. It’s not my husband’s responsibility to go to work all day then come home and do my job too. Yes, I work too, but my “work” is secondary to my primary job of Mom.
This is not a sexist thing. Early in our marriage, we agreed that a.) one of us would always stay home with our kids and b.) that the one at home would be responsible for running the household. In fact, when our oldest daughter was a baby, he was the stay-at-home parent for a year-and-a-half. During that time, he did it all–cleaning, cooking, groceries, & childcare–while I went to work, and he did an amazing job. I owe it to him to do the same.
There are plenty of days where my house is a complete and utter disaster. In fact sometimes by the end of the day it is a disaster even when I do spend time cleaning up. And that’s life. I try not to get too down on myself on those days I can’t quite pull it all together, but most of the time I do at least make an attempt. Because, when all is said and done, if my house is clean and my bed is made, I just breathe a little easier.
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UPDATE: It has been almost two years since I wrote this post, and for the most part, I still feel the same way, even though the dynamics of our home situation has changed somewhat. In April my husband left his job to once again become a stay-at-home dad so that I could focus on writing this blog full-time. He now takes full responsibility for much of the day-to-day cleaning and laundry, though I am still the chief organizer and bed-maker! I realize that we are very fortunate to be able to have one parent solely focused on running our home, and this post is in no way meant to be an affront on those of you who work full time and can’t always keep up. Keeping a house clean is thankless, never-ending job whether you are home full time or not. This post was only ever written a reminder of why I continue to work at it, even if it just gets messy again, and meant as encouragement for those of us who sometimes need a little extra motivation to get it done!