15 Most Beautiful Women in the World

#1 Nina Dobrev

The most beautiful lady in the world. She is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She was born in Bulgaria but raised in Canada. Dobrev has appeared in a number of feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf and played a series of drama. Traveling is her hobby and acting is her passion. Studied acting at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the movie by which she is known to all.

Nina Dobrev

#2 Emmanuelle Chriqui

She is a Canadian actress also. Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec. She is best known for her performance on HBO’s Entourage. She started her career at the age of 10. Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls. Best known for the movie You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

Emmanuelle Chriqui

#3 Jessica Alba

She is an American actress, model as well as businesswoman. She started her career as an actress at the age of 13. Alba has been called as sex symbol. She has played a variety of roles from the beginning of her career. Best known for movie Sin city and Fantastic Four.

Jessica Alba

#4 Dianna Agron

Is an American actress, dancer and singer. She is also the creator and co-editor of the music, art and photography website You, Me, and Charlie. She was born in Savannah, Georgia. She started dancing at the age of three. She spends most of her time performing. She has been also appeared in many commercials. Best known for movie I am number four.

Dianna Agron

#5 Monica Bellucci

She is an Italian actress and fashion model. She started her career at the age of 13. She started modeling while studied in university for extra money. She appeared in a black and white TV commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. She was described the most beautiful women in the world by French viewers. Best known for movie Melena (2000).
Monica Bellucci

#6 Olivia Wilde

Olivia is an American actress, screenwriter and producer. She was born in New York City and was raised in Washington. She became known for her role on The O.C. as Alex Kelly. Olivia Wilde has dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. She has appeared in the movie The Girl Next Door.

Olivia Wilde

#7 Scarlett Johansson

She is an American model, actress and singer and was born in New York City. Her passion for acting flourishes at a young age and began her career in the film North in 1994. She was nominated for two Golden Globe award in 2003.
Scarlett Johansson
#8 Penelope Cruz

One of the most beautiful women in the world. She was born in Spain and a Spanish actress and model. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 on television. Cruz has modeled for Mango, Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal. She has started by the talent agency audition. Her big hit movie was all about my mother (1999). She won one Oscar for the best performance in a supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
Penelope Cruz

#9 Hayden Panettiere

Hayden is an American actress, singer and activist. She was born in New York City. Hayden was first appeared in c commercial at the age of 11 months. She has been involved with many animated movies. Her hobby is swimming. She was nominated for two Golden globe awards for playing a Supporting Role in a Series in 2013 and 2014.
Hayden Panettiere

#10 Angelina Jolie

Angelina is an American actress and film director. Angelina started her acting career at a young age with her father. She has became popular after the role in Lara Croft. Her biggest success is fantasy film Maleficent(2014). She has won one Academy award and three golden Globe awards. She is now married to actor Brad Pitt. She is admired for his glossy lips.

Angelina Jolie

#11 Charlize Theron

Theron is one of the beautiful ladies in the world. Charlize Theron was born in Benoni in South Africa. She is a ballet dancer as well as an actress. She became a fashion model at the age of 14. She has now moved to producing television drama as well as films.
Charlize Theron
#12 Meryem Uzerli

She is a Turkish German actress and model. He is attractive with her blue eyes. Her mother is also an actress. She studied acting at Frese acting studio from 2000 to 2003.
Meryem Uzerli
#13 Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley was born in London and is an actress and singer. She started acting in 1995 as a child. Her biggest success is Pirates of the Caribbean. She won Academy award and Golden Globe nominations.
Keira Knightley
#14 Olga Kurylenko

She is a French actress and model. At the age of 13 she started her career. Her success began with the movie of Video game Hitman. She was ready to move at the age of 16. She is considered one of the most charming women.
Olga Kurylenko

#15 Anne Hathaway

She is an American actress. She appeared in television in 1999 after many stage performances. She also won nomination for Academy award.

Anne Hathaway

Key House Republican spoke to white nationalist group in 2002 -report

The No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, gave a speech at a conference of white nationalists when he was a state lawmaker in 2002, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing his spokeswoman.

Spokeswoman Moira Bagley said Scalise, majority whip in the House of Representatives, was not familiar with the ideology of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, when he attended the event in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, the Washington Post reported.

EURO was founded in 2000 by David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and ran a high-profile race for governor in 1991.

Responding to the report, Scalise told the Times-Picayune newspaper on Monday he had no involvement with the group and does not recall speaking at the event.

"I didn't know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group. For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous," Scalise said.

He also said he spoke with many during that period, including the League of Women Voters, a group the Republican described as "liberal."

"I still went and spoke to them. I spoke to any group that called," he said.

Scalise attended the EURO event to build support for his efforts to eliminate political slush funds and to oppose increased taxes on the middle class, Bagley said, according to the Post.

"The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic," she said, according to the newspaper.

Bagley did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

The revelation comes as Republicans, who control the House, are preparing to cement their grip in Congress as they take charge in the Senate.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights organization, classifies EURO as a hate group.

Erick Erickson, a prominent conservative blogger, expressed skepticism that Scalise was unaware of EURO's agenda at the time of the conference.

"How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?" Erickson wrote on his RedState blog.

Scalise's appearance at the event was first reported on Sunday by Louisiana politics blogger Lamar White Jr.

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

 Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.

Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155 passengers and seven crew, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT on Saturday). No distress signal had been sent, said Joko Muryo Atmodjo, an Indonesian transport ministry official.

On board were 155 Indonesians, three South Koreans and one each from Singapore, Malaysia and Britain, plus a French pilot, the airline said in a statement, correcting earlier information.

Tatang Kurniadi, head of Indonesia's National Committee of Safety Transportation, expressed hope of locating the aircraft quickly and said it was too early to detect any of the so-called electronic pings from its black box recorder.

"We are using our capacity to search on sea and land. Hopefully we can find the location of the plane as soon as possible," he told a news conference.

"What I need to emphasize is until now, we have not found out how the plane fell or what kind of emergency it was."

Indonesia AirAsia is 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia (AIRA.KL), which has had a clean safety record since it began operating 13 years ago. The AirAsia group also has affiliates in Thailand, the Philippines and India. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 23,000 flight hours in some 13,600 flights, according to Airbus (AIR.PA).

The pilots of QZ8501 "was requesting deviation due to en-route weather before communication with the aircraft was lost," the airline said in a statement. Singapore, Malaysia, Britain, South Korea and Australia offered to help in the search and any investigation. Malaysia said it was sending vessels and a C130 aircraft while Singapore had also sent a C130. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a P3 Orion aircraft was on standby if needed.


Flight QZ8501 was between Tanjung Pandan on Indonesia's Belitung island and Pontianak, in West Kalimantan province on Borneo - almost halfway between Surabaya and Singapore - when it went missing. There was bad weather over Belitung at the time and the aircraft had been flying at 32,000 feet before asking to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid clouds.

In both Surabaya and Singapore, anxious relatives of people on the plane awaited news.

Louise Sidharta was at Singapore's Changi Airport waiting for her fiancée to return from a family holiday.

"It was supposed to be their last vacation before we got married," she said.

A man named Purnomo told TVOne in Surabaya of a lucky escape.

"I should have been on the flight," he said. "We, seven people, had planned to go to Singapore for vacation but this morning I had an emergency. I had my passport in hand."

Tony Fernandes, chief of Malaysia's AirAsia, said he was heading to Surabaya.
 AirAsia plane
"My only thoughts are with the passengers and my crew. We put our hope in the SAR (search and rescue) operation and thank the Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysian governments," he said on Twitter.

AirAsia swapped its distinctive bright red logo for a grey background on its website and social media accounts.

The incident comes during a troubled year for Malaysia-affiliated airlines. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board and has not been found.

On July 17, Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Indonesia AirAsia has a fleet of 30 Airbus A320s. The missing plane has been in service for just over six years, according to airfleets.net.

All AirAsia-branded airlines operate aircraft made by Airbus, which has orders for several hundred planes from the group. AirAsia is considered one of the European planemaker's most important customers.

Priyanka Chopra lets go of Rs 20 crore offer to spend time with family

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra has chased big dreams and has managed to do so for many years in movies as well as in endorsements. However there are certain aspects of her life that even money can’t buy and that is spending time with her family.

According to a report in DNA After Hrs, many event organizers have approached her with an idea of getting into a live concert. After three hit singles, ‘In My City’, ‘Exotic’ and ‘I can’t make you love me’, she has opened herself  to new avenue which she is taking very seriously.
In the past, Priyanka Chopra at a media event had said that if you are a creative person, you would like to do more than one thing. After going through the offer, the report suggest that she turned it down because she wants to go for a family vacation.
Once she is back, she resumes Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mega project ‘Bajirao Mastani’ where she plays the role of Kashibai.

Salman Khan tops Forbes' richest Indian celebrity list for 2014 with Rs 244.5cr earnings

Karachi, Dec. 14 (ANI): Salman Khan has made it to the top slot with Rs 244.5cr earnings beating Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list of 2014.

The 48-year-old actor grabbed the number one position both in terms of revenues and fame, which was a first, the Dawn reported.

Whereas, Big B was second in overall ranking and third in the money rankings with earnings of Rs 196.75 crore and his fame rank was 4 which was not surprising since he has nearly 12 million Twitter following, the largest for anybody on that platform in India.

While, King Khan's ranking this year dropped to number 2 with earnings of Rs 202.4 crore and his fame rank dropped to seven, leaving his overall ranking at number 3.

Emraan Hashmi, Pritam, Amit Trivedi, Sajid Khan, and Jeev Milkha Singh are amongst celebrities who could not hold on to their spots.

Celebrities are ranked on two counts, money and fame to calculate their overall ranking.

The top 10 from the list are the following:

1. Salman Khan - Rs 244.50 crore
2. Amitabh Bachchan - Rs 196.75 crore
3. Shah Rukh Khan - Rs 202.40 crore
4. MS Dhoni - Rs 141.80 crore
5. Akshay Kumar - Rs 172.00 crore
6. Virat Kohli - Rs 58.43 crore
7. Aamir Khan - Rs 80.47 crore
8. Deepika Padukone - Rs 67.20 crore
9. Hrithik Roshan - Rs 85.00 crore
10. Sachin Tendulkar - Rs 59.54 crore (ANI)

Cricket Highest Score in ODI :- Rohit 264 powers India to 404

Rohit Sharma's first ODI in 10-weeks began with a touch of nerves. He was even kept scoreless in one Angelo Mathews maiden. By the end of the innings, there was no shot he had not played. No part of the ground he had not exploited. No bowler who escaped his brutality. Rohit amassed 45 more runs than any ODI batsman had ever managed in an innings, finishing on 264 from 173 balls when he was finally caught off the last ball of the innings. India, almost incidentally, had moved to 404 for 5, despite having traveled at a run rate of less than six for the first 32 overs. 

Rohit's innings was so outrageous that the first 100 runs, which were hit at a run-a-ball, seem achingly humdrum in comparison to the 164 that followed. The surge had actually begun before he reached his century, when he plundered 14 runs in four balls, in Nuwan Kulasekara's 30th over. Soon after that, the ball would be leaping off the middle of his bat with almost every stroke he offered. 

There were many incredible shots, from among his 33 fours and nine sixes, but the most gobsmacking was the six off Kulasekara at the end of the 48th over, when he walked across to off stump, took a half volley from about a foot and half away from him and flicked it high over the midwicket boundary. It was the kind of shot, and innings, that seemed in open defiance of physics. 

Sri Lanka had played a tour match against Mumbai to warm-up for the series, but little did they know Rohit was warming-up against them. He hit 142 from 111 in that match - his first competitive game since fracturing a finger in August - and he has now re-embedded himself at the top of the India batting order in the most resounding fashion imaginable. 

The most dispiriting aspect of the flogging for Sri Lanka was their complicity in it. Shaminda Eranga had extracted a thick outside edge from Rohit in the fifth over, and though the ball carried comfortably to Thisara Perera at third man, he shelled the chance. Having been dropped on four, Rohit would become the third India centurion this series, to have been reprieved early in his innings. It makes sense, then, that since he hit a double-century, he should be dropped twice. Seekkuge Prasanna obliged him, when he shelled another straightforward chance off Rohit in the 46th over, with the batsman on 201 this time. 

Nuwan Kulasekara had strayed too straight to Rahane, in particular, who picked him off for a spate of legside fours to kick the India innings into gear, in a 14-run first over. Angelo Mathews and Eranga delivered more disciplined new-ball spells, claiming a wicket each inside the first 15 overs, but that is as good as the visitors' bowling effort got. Sri Lanka's lines and lengths worsened gradually from the 20th over onwards, until they had become almost farcically bad by the 35th. 

Another beautifully orchestrated batting Powerplay from India - between the 29th and 34th overs - brought them 67 runs, and was enough to hammer the Sri Lanka bowlers off their rhythm for the rest of the innings. Short, wide deliveries, thigh-high full tosses and rank long hops were presented with alarming regularity, and the fielding was almost as woeful. Sri Lanka had not expected to begin the series strongly, given their lack of preparation, but in these two disciplines, they have actually worsened significantly through the tour. 

Having been joined at 59 for 2, Kohli and Rohit put on 202 brisk runs together, before miscommunication between the wickets saw Kohli run out for 66. That wasn't even the most astounding partnership of the India innings. When Rohit and Robin Uthappa came together in the 41st over, the score was 276 for 4. They would put on 128 runs in 58 balls together. Out of that, Uthappa's contribution was a run-a-ball 16. 

By the time Rohit hit Kulasekara down Mahela Jayawardene's throat at long off, the record for most fours struck in an innings had also tumbled, and Rohit was in possession of half the ODI scores over 200. One record he missed out on by one delivery, was Sunil Gavaskar's record for most balls faced. Gavaskar had made 36 not out.

Cyclone Hudhud blasts India's east coast

Cyclone Hudhud blasted India's eastern seaboard on Sunday with gusts of up to 195 kilometres an hour (over 120 mph), uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least three people despite a major evacuation effort.

The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people and a major naval base, was hammered as the cyclone made landfall, unleashing the huge destructive force it had sucked up from the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Upended trees and wreckage were strewn across Visakhapatnam, known to locals as Vizag. Most people heeded warnings to take refuge, but three who ventured out were killed, officials said.

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, the state that bore the brunt of Hudhud's onslaught, said the extent of damage would only become known after the storm abates.

"We are unable to ascertain the situation. Seventy percent of communication has totally collapsed ... this is the biggest calamity," N. Chandrababa Naidu told Headlines Today television.

"We are asking people not to come out of their houses," Naidu said, adding that damage assessment would start on Monday. "We are mobilising men and material immediately."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Naidu and promised "all possible assistance in relief and rescue operations", his central government said in a statement.

The low toll reported so far followed an operation to evacuate more than 150,000 people to minimise the risk to life from Hudhud - similar in size and power to cyclone Phailin that struck the area exactly a year ago.

After a lull as the eye of the storm passed over the city, winds regained massive potency. Forecasters warned Hudhud would blow strongly for several hours more, before wind speeds halve in the evening.

"Reverse windflow will be experienced by the city, which will again have a very great damage potential," L.S. Rathore, director-general of the state India Meteorological Department (IMD), told reporters in New Delhi.

The IMD forecast a storm surge of 1-2 metres above high tide that could result in flooding of low-lying coastal areas around Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam.


A Reuters reporter in Vizag said the storm had smashed his hotel's windows and flooded the ground floor. It was difficult even to open the door of his room, he said, as wind rushing through the corridors drove it shut again.

"I never imagined that a cyclone could be so dangerous and devastating," said one businessman who was staying in the hotel. "The noise it is making would terrify anyone."

An operations centre in state capital Hyderabad was inundated with calls from people seeking help, including 350 students stranded in a building with no food or water, said K. Hymavathi, a senior disaster management official.

Vizag port suspended operations on Saturday night, with its head saying that 17 ships which had been in the harbour were moving offshore where they would be less at risk from high seas.

The city airport was closed and train services suspended.

The IMD rated Hudhud as a very severe cyclonic storm that could pack gusts of 195 km/h and dump more than 24.5 cm (10 inches) of rain.

The cyclone was strong enough to have a "high humanitarian impact" on nearly 11 million people, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), run by the United Nations and the European Commission, said.

The evacuation effort was comparable to one preceding Cyclone Phailin, credited with minimising fatalities to 53. When a huge storm hit the same area 15 years ago, 10,000 people died.

Hudhud was likely to batter a 200-300 km stretch of coastline before losing force as it moves inland, forecasters said.

According to the IMD, peak wind speeds will drop to 60 km/h by Monday afternoon. Hudhud is expected to continue to dump heavy rains in northern and northeastern India and, eventually, snow when it reaches the Himalayan mountains.

Keep Your Hair Healthy and Strong


As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may result in hair loss. Choose chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.


Iron is an especially important mineral for hair and too little iron (anaemia) is a major cause of hair loss. The hair follicle and root are fed by a nutrient rich blood supply. When iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anaemia. This disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle, affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding. Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish provide iron with a high bioavailability, meaning the iron is readily available to the body. Vegetarians can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.

Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so is used readily by the body. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts.


Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3s are found in the cells that line the scalp and also provide the oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. Look out for oily fish such as salmon, herring, sardines, trout and mackerel and plant sources including avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

Vitamin A is needed by the body to make sebum. Sebum is an oily substance created by our hairs sebaceous glands and provides a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp. Without sebum we may experience an itchy scalp and dry hair. Include animal products and orange/yellow coloured vegetables which are high in beta-carotene (which makes vitamin A) such as carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.

Zinc and selenium

Scalp protection involves other important minerals, notably zinc and selenium. A lack of zinc can lead to hair loss and a dry, flaky scalp. Fortified cereals and wholegrains are a good source of zinc along with oysters, beef and eggs.

Vitamin E

The sun can damage our hair just like it can damage our skin so ensure you eat foods rich in vitamin E to provide protection for your hair. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, providing zinc and selenium as well as vitamin E so try to include them as part of a balanced diet.


Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Too little biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. Include biotin rich foods such as wholegrains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour and yeast.

Natural treatments

Make your own hair mask for a deep, nourishing treatment every two weeks. Whisk an egg yolk and mix with half a mashed avocado and a spoonful of honey. Massage onto damp, clean hair and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Tips To Maintain Good Hair Hygiene

Do you want a stylish hair? Then get a new hair style. Try straightening, curling or colouring you hair for a makeover. But if you want to have healthy hair, then you should give prime importance to hygiene. Sebum produced by sebaceous glands in the hair follicles are beneficial as it keeps the hair healthy. However, excess production or accumulation of sebum is not desirable as it cause hair loss. We all worry about various hair problems, but with a habit of good hygiene, most of this can be solved. Healthy hair definitely has an important role in keeping your confidence level high. No matter how appealing you are, a bad odour from your hair is strong enough to make you feel embarrassed. Now stop worrying about your hair problems, and follow these simple steps to maintain a good hair hygiene. Washing your hair: It is the first and foremost need to keep your hair and scalp clean. Washing your hair and massaging your scalp will resolve most of your hair complaints. But it is important to select a mild shampoo which is formulated for your hair type.
Use conditioners: Frequent drying, colouring, straightening, and usage of chemical products can affect your hair health. Hair conditioners are usually helpful to maintain proper hair hygiene, as they will form a light layer over the hair and keep it protected.
Clean your scalp: Massaging your hair with warm oil will help to clean your scalp. Massaging will help remove dandruff or dirt from the scalp. Oil can act as a conditioner and will protect your hair from getting rough and dry. 
Remove excess oil: While applying oil is healthy for hair, keeping excess oil on hair without washing will affect the health of your hair. It will accelerate the accumulation of dirt on the scalp. Always remember to wash off the excess oil with a mild shampoo. 
Clean your hair accessories and tools: Washing your comb is very important to maintain hair hygiene. Do not share your comb. Clean your hair accessories like hair clips or hair bands. 
Do not use expired hair products: The composition of these can change over time which will eventually result in hair fall. To keep your hair and scalp hygienic and clean, use quality products only. 
Treat dandruff: Dandruff occurs mainly due to poor hygiene of your hair, which can further cause hair fall. Take necessary measures to resolve dandruff and treat hair fall. You can try natural remedies and if it is not working, consult a doctor. 
Wash off sweat: Washing your hair whenever sweaty is important to remove the dirt and dead skin of scalp which are accumulated due to sweat. Excessive sweating will cause bad odour as well. Keep hair clean and neat to maintain hygiene and reduce hair problems like hair fall and itching. 
Not loose, not tight: Keeping hair loose will settle dirt and dust. Loosened hair is more prone to hair splitting. Tying hair too tight may cause excess sweating. So, do tie your hair too tight or loose. 
During travel: Always keep a mini pack of oil, shampoo and conditioner with you if you are travelling for several days. Try to keep your hair oil free while travelling. Do not let sweat stay on scalp for a long time.
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Where to Find Good Tattoo Supplies

It is important to the tattoo artist to find tattoo kits that will work the best with their specific style of art. There are tons of different tattoo supply kits and tattoo guns available at http://www.accesstattoo.com which can be a great help for a beginner. The art of tattooing is an ancient one, and also a very fascinating art form. 

We don’t know exactly why human beings decided to start basically carving designs into their skin, but it has transformed into a profession that affects many people today. More and more people are getting tattooed for various reasons, and the art is getting much more complicated as well as beautiful. No more simple tribal designs (although they are still around), instead, people are opting for colorful scenery and complicated images that reveal parts of their part. 

A tattoo is almost like a little secret that you carry around on your body and almost no one else knows the meaning behind it. Some people get only one tattoo, some a few, and some more people get their entire arms and legs covered in them. It is a matter of personal preference, and although it is not too widely accepted yet (especially in the workplace), it is becoming more and more popular. 

Soon there will be grandparents covered in tattoos! Usually the age that you must be in order to get a tattoo is eighteen, but in some places it can be younger as long as a parent is present and approves. No one knows why tattooing is so fascinating, we just know that it is. It is not for the light hearted though, as tattooing involves usually hours of work where a vibrating needle is being pressed to your skin. It hurts differently depending on where you are getting the tattoo. Some places, especially if there is a lot of fat, may not hurt very much at all, while others such as the chest plate and abdomen may be harder for some who do not have much fat protecting those areas.

Installation of Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8.0 Product Key Notes

One of the worst mistakes Microsoft made with the Windows 8.1 update was having Windows 8.1 installation media reject Windows 8.0 product keys and vice versa. 
Update 08/11/2014 This is now rectified with the new Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Downloader which allows selection or architecture, Windows 8.1 version and language.

The updated .iso accepted both the generic Windows 8.0 and generic Windows 8.1 product keys during installation and so should work with all retail licenses.
Full testing is not yet done with the OEM license and the new .isos yet but they are reported to work with some of the workarounds I have previously documented.

Tutorial Video

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Install Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8.0 Retail or OEM Product Key
Install Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8.0 Retail or OEM Product Key

Additional Notes

Installation is still possible with the use of generic product keys.

Identifying whether you have a Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.0 Professional license

If you have purchased a retail license you will be explicitly told on the installation media whether your license is:
  • Windows 8.0 → Use the generic Windows 8.1 Core/Home product key 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT. After installation use the BIOS Embedded SLP Key with “Change Key” as described here.
  • Windows 8.1 → Use your Windows 8.1 Core/Home product key. The system will automatically activate when connected to the internet after installation.
  • Windows 8.0 Professional → Use the generic Windows 8.1 Professional product key XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB. After installation use the BIOS Embedded SLP Key with “Change Key” as described here.
  • Windows 8.1 Professional → Use your Windows 8.1 Professional product key. The system will automatically activate when connected to the internet after installation.

2014 Mazda 6 First Diesel-Fueled Car in Rolex 24 Endurance Race

The Rolex 24 endurance race is set to see the 2014 Mazda 6 become the very first diesel-fueled car to participate at Daytona. This was announced by Mazda North America, as its Mazda 6 (powered by a Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine) will be a part of the all-new Grand-Am GX class. 

This announcement coincides with Mazda’s announcement that the 2014 Mazda six will offer an optional Skyactiv diesel engine. The unique engine will also be available in 13 of the company’s car models.

Recently, the Rolex 24 race series added the GX class, which currently consists of a limited number of car brands and models including the Lotus Evora GX, Porsche Cayman, and now the Mazda 6. The purpose of the class of cars is to promote and nurture emerging car technologies – some of which utilize alternative fuels.

The Rolex Company is fully committed to the 2013 Rolex 24 event, with its Rolex Daytona timepiece at the forefront. New and used Rolex Daytona watches are highly sought after by avid Rolex collectors because of their high degree of rarity. In fact, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” is the ultimate prize for collectors and have been known to sell for $20,000 and more. The Rolex Daytona is the perfect watch for timing laps on the racetrack and keeping precise time.

According to John Doonan, motorsports director for Mazda North America, the company has been eager to announce the Mazda 6’s entry into the Rolex 24, but has been forced to wait until a production car is ready to be revealed to the public. 

In an effort to successfully develop the GX racing version of the Mazda 6 SpeedSource and Mazda Engineers have worked around the clock. The team is expected to ready two cars for competition at Daytona. The engine will offer 400-plus horsepower and be prepared to run for more than 50 hours. 

Mazda’s commitment to precision, durability and versatility can be likened to that of the Rolex collection of watches, which have been built to last the test of time. The GX will take part in Daytona Prototype and GT classes, both which are put on by Grand-Am Racing. 

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5 things to watch for in Obama vs. Romney sequel

Ready for Round Two? President Obama and Mitt Romney square off Tuesday night in their second debate, this time answering questions posed by undecided voters.

The town hall-style debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN will select the questions from the 80-member audience, who were picked in advance by Gallup.

USA TODAY will have full coverage on all of its platforms. Check your local listings on where to catch the action, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Our guide to the five things to watch:

A second chance for Obama: The president said he was too polite in his first face-to-face meeting with Romney, who got a boost in public opinion polls because of his strong debate performance two weeks ago. Obama's advisers promise he will be "aggressive" and "energetic." But if Obama swings too hard in challenging Romney's assertions, will he come off like a bully?

The wind at Romney's back: The Republican's team says the momentum belongs to Romney after the Oct. 3 debate in Denver. Romney has been practicing the same way he did for the Denver debate, by focusing on what he wants to do if elected and why the time is right for America to change course. Can he build on the gains he has already made?

The challenge of speaking directly to voters: The people posing the questions want to be persuaded, which means Obama and Romney have to be engaging, empathetic, believable, likable and presidential -- sometimes all at the same time. It's a danger to appear disengaged, as George H.W. Bush did when he looked at his watch in the 1992 town hall debate. Or to get in your opponent's face, as Al Gore did in 2000 when he walked right up to George W. Bush.

Apple iPhone 4, 4S prices slashed in India again

In an unprecedented move, Apple India has slashed the prices of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S within a week of lowering their retail prices, say media reports. Industry sources have stated that an Apple spokesperson confirmed the second price cut of the last two iPhones. Moreover, the spokesperson also said iPhone 3GS has been discontinued in India, just like in the global market.

After the recent price cut, the 8GB model of Apple iPhone 4 will cost Rs 26,500, whereas the 16GB variant of Apple iPhone 4S will be retailed at Rs 38,500. During the price revision of last week, the prices of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S were Rs 28,300 and Rs 41,500.

The Apple spokesperson also said the company will retail its smartphones through Ingram Micro and Redington in India now onwards, as reported previously. The former will be responsible for distributing the iPhones for large format retails, while the latter will sell the same via regional channels. This is a shift in gears from its earlier strategy of distributing iPhones via Aircel and Airtel, who bundled it with their own data and call packages.

This means that many cellular operators in India will keep nano sim cards in stock, which are only used in iPhone 5.

Apple is expected to launch iPhone 5, the fastest selling smartphone ever, in India on October 26. It was earlier reported that the 16GB variant of iPhone 5 will cost around Rs 46,000 to 48,000 in India, while the 32GB model is expected to be rolled out at Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. The price of the top end 64GB variant of the latest iPhone is expected to range from Rs 58,000 and Rs 61,000.

Maruti's new Alto gets 10K pre-orders

India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India today launched the new Maruti Alto in petrol and CNG options priced between Rs 2.44 lakh to Rs 3.56 lakh.

The petrol variant of the new Alto has been priced at Rs 2.44 lakh and would go up to Rs 2.99 lakh and promises a fuel efficiency of 22.74 kmpl.

While, the CNG variant has been priced at Rs 3.19 lakh to Rs 3.56 lakh with a fuel efficiency of 30.46 km/kg.

"We have started the booking for this new Alto since late September and before the launch we have received over 10,000 bookings," Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi told reporters here.

Nakanishi further said that: "Around 200 engineers from Suzuki Motor Corporation and Maruti Suzuki were jointly involved in development of this vehicle for over four years".

The Alto was first launched in September 2000 and has registered sales of over 2 million units so far.

The price of the existing alto (petrol) ranges between Rs 2.49 and 3 lakh while the CNG variant is priced in the range of Rs 2.97 to RS 3.48 lakh.