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10 awe-inspiring places around the world

Tripadvisor.com has compiled a visually stunning look at the 10 awe-inspiring places around the world. On a planet as beautiful and diverse as our Earth,there are thousands of amazing places to visit. Each one offering something sure to satisfy your traveler’s curiousity as well provide you with a memorable experience. Why is a list like this so great? The answer is simply it hards you narrow down your options when planning a trip by offering input by those whose who have already been there. As the new years slowly creeps in and you begin to plan your big vacation for 2013, be sure to consider some of the gems in this list. Personally, we recommend visiting #10 on the list, Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site for its breathtaking landscape and wildlife.

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Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley - Photo courtesy of: wikipedia.com

Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley – Photo courtesy of: wikipedia.com

Here is the complete list of 10 awe-inspiring places around the world:

1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

2. The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef, Ambergris Caye, Belize

3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

4. Trolltunga, Odda, Norway

5. Golden Circle Route, Reykjavik, Iceland

6. Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

7. Kyaikto (Golden Rock), Yangon, Myanmar

8. Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

9. Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

10. Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China

How to Take Camera Phone Pictures

Nationalgeographic.com sheds light on a topic we all need to learn more about in their article, How to Take Camera Phone Pictures. For some reason it seems most of us have a great amount of difficulty taking decent cellphone pictures. Yet you rarely see anyone with a digital camera snapping pictures anymore, just their trusty camera phone. It is true, cellphone cameras now have higher quality lens and megapixels which can allow for nicer photos, but still we suffer from user error. If you were to operate a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera or even a standard digital camera, you would need to learn how to use it. What people don’t realize is the same goes for cellphone cameras and just because you have mastered the art of phone calls and texting, you probably haven’t mastered the camera on your phone, trust us. With these simple tips you will be able to learn have to capture images that of a higher quality that what you’ve been taking. So do the people you are constantly sending blurry, dark photos to a favor and read, memorize and practice these tips and start taking great pictures!

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Photo courtesy of: Sheldon Wood

Photo courtesy of: Sheldon Wood

12 things not to buy during holidays

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine gives holiday shoppers an important list of 12 things not to buy during holidays. Everyone wants to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, but in these tough economic times, your best bet may be to buy these 12 items before or after the holiday season. While it seems every store you can imagine is in the midst of holiday sales and specials, you may save even more money by holding off on purchasing the following items:

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Photo courtesy of: MSN.com

Photo courtesy of: MSN.com

1: Laptops

2: Cameras

3: Skis

4: Bicycles

5: Cars

6: Cruises

7: Luggage

8: Jewelry

9: Linens

10: Tools

11: Suits

12: Broadway Tickets

Churchill Corporate Services Donates Furniture to Habitat for Humanity to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims

To aide in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Churchill Corporate Services is donating furniture to the New Jersey’s Ocean County Habitat for Humanity. Donations include 30 dining room sets, 15 living room sets, 15 bedroom sets and many other accessories – with a total retail price of approximately $40,000. The furniture donations will go out to Ocean county areas which sustained massive damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

New York’s Public Transit System – Animated

New York City has the highest use of public transportation in the country and over half of all households don’t even own a car. Needless to say the NYC subways and buses create an intricate chain of movements to get all these folks from point A to point B. The animation below is a must-see, especially if you are part of the 54.2% of workers commuting to the city by public transportation daily. Based on MTA data, it shows viewers how absolutely crowded the underground tubes of New York City are while maintaining organization and for the most part, adhering to a schedule.

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10 Moves to Feel Happier

MSN Healthy Living features Prevention.com’s list of 10 moves to feel happier. The truth is not matter how inherently optimistic you may be, there are sure to be days where you’re just not feeling as happy as you should be. These 10 tips are worth trying out when you are feeling a wee bit glum. Most of these actions you can easily do in your spare time and will cost little if no money. A personal favorite, is #5 on the list, The Deeper Dig, which encourages you to learn something new and will improve your curiousity. Simply take some time to read about and research something that interests you, be it at the local library or on the internet. By educating yourself on a new topic, you will feel accomplished and happy. Expanding your knowledge is a free and easy way to brighten your mood. Take it a step further by enlightening someone else with your newly discovered knowledge!

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Photo courtesy of: Museum of Modern Art (© Izzet Keribar/Getty Images)

Photo courtesy of: Museum of Modern Art (© Izzet Keribar/Getty Images)

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Find the formula to making the most out of your work day in Fastcompany.com’s article, What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. If you are anything like the average person, your work day probably begins with you hopping out of bed, taking a shower and getting dressed for work, pretty standard stuff. If time allows, you may even grab a coffee or a bite to eat on your way into the office. Now let’s be honest, who wants to be average? While all of the aforementioned items are important, perhaps you could take the time to add one or two of the recommended tasks from this list suggested to help make each day more productive for you. Our personal favorite is setting up an “Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or even “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment,” all recommended by self-help guru, Tony Robbins. Each of these combine light exercise, motivational incantations and giving yourself 10 minutes to reflect on all you are grateful for. You then complete this time by visualizing “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.” If the experts are correct, and you are devoted enough to include these tasks in the first first hour of your day, you may just find yourself becoming more and more successful!

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Photo courtesy of: Fastcompany.com