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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 This May 2014!

Release Date: May 2, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D) 
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) 
Director: Marc Webb 
Screenwriter: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner 
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak 
Genre: Action, Adventure 
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action/violence) 
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Review: 8/10 rating 

Plot Summary: We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

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Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift: Who Would You Rather Have as Your BFF?

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are two of the biggest names in pop music, and rank amongst the most famous women in the world. The duo are idolized by tweens, teens, and their parents, all of whom flock to their concerts and sing gleefully along with each singer's mountain of hits.
Their shared history with John Mayer aside, Swift and Perry also may be among the best liked female celebrities, not just with the public but with their peers. Each singer seems to have as many friends as they do music videos. Heck, they're even friendly with each other, with Perry once stopping by a Swift concert to sing "Hot N Cold." With most of the world wanting to hang out with either Swift or Perry, we ask the question... who would you rather have as a BFF?
Taylor Swift
Swift, 24, seems to collect friends the way that Star Wars fans collect action figures, and isn't afraid to share the experience with her fans. When she took a road trip with Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss, the duo posted photos documenting every step of the way on Instagram. She also has been known to post videos from her exploits with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland. "She's just the most down-to-earth person," Hyland told PEOPLE magazine. "She just seems like a really true friend."
Swift can seemingly also turn people around with her bubbly personality. In an interview with a New Zealand magazine, Lorde said that she didn't think that it was good to promote Swift's unattainable perfection to young women. So, Swift sent her roses and soon after the two spent some time hanging out. The singer is unapologetic about her habit of seemingly being friends with every young female celebrity that she meets (which has also included, among others, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone and Lily Aldridge), once told Parade magazine, "I make new friends all the time! I don't think twice about it. If you're trying to filter out the people who, God forbid, know who you are or have heard your music before — I don't see that as a reason to be weirded out and not be friends with someone."
Katy Perry
Perry, 29, is only a little bit older than Swift, but comes across as more mature (and more risqué). The daughter of Christian ministers, Perry doesn’t go too wild, but she doesn't mind if her friends do. The singer joked about equally famous bestie Rihanna in an interview, saying, "We all know how much weed you smoke." Her longtime pal, Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward, has been known to post pictures of them having a grand old time goofing around with each other, and once even did a video parody of Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" using Perry's cat in a starring role.
Perry has remained steadfastly loyal to Woodward and DJ Mia Moretti, going back to their days as struggling young women in Los Angeles. For a little more glamour, she's also been known to pal around with Kate Hudson, in part because Perry's real last name is Hudson. Not only is Perry a good friend, she's a good sister. As her Twitter followers know, back in February of this year the singer helped with the delivery of her sister's baby... in her sister's living room. If she's willing to jump in and lend a hand with a home birth, it's hard to imagine that there's any crisis where Perry wouldn't help out a friend.
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Your iPhone Will Be the Center Console in Volvo’s New Cars

NEW YORK — Today at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo provided a live demo of how Apple’s CarPlay system — a newly developed in-car interface for the company’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c — will work in the company’s upcoming vehicles. In Volvo’s case, the CarPlay interface will function as an “alternative to Volvo’s own in-car infrastructure,” according to Volvo SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service Alain Visser.
CarPlay has deep interface tie-ins with Volvo’s steering-wheel-mounted buttons and its touchscreen dash panel; you can use the voice-control button on the steering wheel to launch Siri, for example, or navigate the system by tapping familiar-looking iOS icons on its 10-inch touchscreen. Starting with Volvo’s 2016 XC90 — a model that wasn’t on display at the show — CarPlay integration will eventually be available as an option for all cars in Volvo’s future lineups.
When you’re using CarPlay, the rest of Volvo’s in-car entertainment system essentially pauses. Volvo’s own in-car system consists of four horizontal tiles: One for GPS navigation, one for accessing music via Volvo’s own interface, one for selecting contacts and making calls over a Bluetooth connection with your phone, and a custom option which, in the case of the demo, defaulted to the CarPlay interface.
An iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c has to be physically plugged into the system via a Lightning connector in order for CarPlay to work; a Volvo spokesperson said that the company will have a well-thought-out system for connecting and cradling your iPhone built into the car. CarPlay isn’t built to work with Lightning-connector iPads or iPods, according to Apple’s Stephen Chick, who conducted the CarPlay demo
Tapping on the CarPlay “tile” expands the interface to use most of the car’s 10-inch display, but the system is designed to always give you access to certain controls: The current in-car temperature and air-conditioning/heating controls are always displayed at the bottom of the screen, for example, and are part of Volvo’s own system. The activated CarPlay interface pauses Volvo’s own maps, music, and phone options, as the iPhone’s own versions of those core apps are used instead.
Photo: Tim Moynihan/WIRED
Photo: Tim Moynihan/WIRED
When CarPlay is active, the screen displays two rows of iOS icons, and you can swipe between pages of apps. As part of the core CarPlay system, there’s a Phone app, a Music app, Maps, Messages (which supports texts and iMessages, but not, say, full e-mails), a “Now Playing” icon, and Podcasts. An on-screen home button sits to the left of those icons, as well as a signal-strength indicator and a time display. In-car app support exists on a case-by-case basis — including Spotify and Beats Music — and those apps will have to be rebuilt with CarPlay in mind. Apple’s Chick says that app support will only be considered for audio apps at this time.
There’s one particularly slick feature built in. If you receive a text message with an address included in it, the address will automatically show up in CarPlay’s “Destinations” queue within the Apple Maps interface. And while you can certainly navigate the CarPlay options using the touchscreen, it’s built with heavy reliance on Siri in mind. You can dictate messages, enter locations for the Maps feature, and launch apps by speaking commands to Siri.
The CarPlay system itself uses the iPhone’s own network connection for its services, making the entire process a true extension of the iPhone’s interface rather than a brand-new in-car OS. Depending on the car manufacturer, the entire experience will vary — Volvo spokespeople say they worked with Apple to develop the interface for their own cars, and with so much variation between in-car display sizes and infotainment systems, the way the CarPlay UI looks and feels within each car’s OS should be different. For iPhone owners and the increasingly large amount of people who use their mobile devices as the center of their own data universe, it looks like CarPlay should be a characteristically intuitive plug-and-play environment.
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NASA found an Earth-sized planet that could support life Kepler-186f

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first confirmed Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star. In other words, it's the right size and distance from its sun to have properties similar to our planet -- namely, a rocky composition and liquid water on its surface.
The planet's discovery is the result of analyzing data collected by Kepler between March of 2009 and May of 2013. Other planets detected by the telescope were so big that they were more likely to be composed of gas, or were too close to (or far from) their sun to maintain liquid water on their surface. Even those previously spotted in the habitable zone were 40 percent larger than our blue marble. Kepler-186f, however, only differs in size with Earth by ten percent. Despite the similarities, the planet orbits its star every 130 days and receives just one-third less light than Earth.
What's more, the planet orbits an M dwarf (or red dwarf) star, which are smaller, cooler and dimmer than the Sun. Thanks to these differences, NASA considers this planet more of a cousin rather than a duplicate or brother of Earth. Don't set your hopes on crashing the couch of our newly-found planetary kin, however, as it lives 500 light years away.
Although Kepler-186f is certainly in the sweet spot, what its atmosphere is like remains unknown. Kepler doesn't have the hardware to detect if the planet has the right atmospheric conditions for good ol' H2O and balmy temperatures suitable for life as we know it. The responsibility of analyzing such concerns falls to the James Webb Space Telescope, which heads to orbit in 2018.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8 Signs You're In The Right Relationship

When it comes to finding "The One" -- that one special person and relationship that will last a lifetime -- the conventional wisdom is simply, "When you know, you know." That's all fine and dandy, but many of us require something more concrete than just a gut feeling.
We reached out to marriage and relationship experts to help us pinpoint the most telling signs that you're in the right relationship. Find out what they had to say below.
1. You know what your partner needs to feel loved -- even if those needs are different than yours.
Some people feel loved when their partner brings them a cup of coffee in the morning. Some need their spouse to tell them how beautiful or handsome they look. Others require sex and physical forms of affection. The point is, each of us has different preferences when it comes to giving and receiving love.
"We have to teach our partner to love us and not expect them to read our minds," sex and relationship expert Dr. Tammy Nelson said. "You know you are with the right person when they tell you what makes them feel loved and you are happy to generously lather them with whatever they need. And they do the same for you."
2. You fight, but you do it productively.
Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, but how you handle those disagreements can predict whether or not you'll be together in the long-run. "How both of you behave now when you have a disagreement also says a lot about how you will (or won't) resolve problems in the future," Dr. Terri Orbuch -- relationship expert and author of Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship -- told The Huffington Post. "A good relationship is one where the two of you fight fair. In other words, you don't curse, scream, talk down to each other or dismiss each other."
3. You get a confidence boost from your mutual physical attraction.
"Feeling sexual attraction and sexually attractive is a life force like nothing else," Iris Krasnow, author of Sex After...Women Share How Intimacy Changes As Life Changes said. "That person who ignites you from within, boosting your self-esteem and also offers external pleasures is definitely a keeper."
4. You two are different enough to keep things interesting, but you're on the same page where it matters most.
They say that opposites attract, and while that may be true at first, it's not necessarily a long-term predictor of relationship success. In fact, Orbuch's research has shown that the strongest relationships are those built on a foundation of similar underlying values and beliefs.
"It is okay to have different interests or movie likes, but similarity in key life values (e.g., views on money, the importance of religion or how you raise children) is what keeps people together over the long-term," she explained.
5. Your family and friends give the relationship their stamp of approval.
Despite what your once-rebellious heart might have told you, your family's approval of your significant other does matter. W. Bradford Wilcox, the director of the National Marriage Project, told HuffPost Weddings that high levels of social support from your nearest and dearest are crucial to a happy marriage. "Such friends and family often have a more objective view of your partner than you do," he said. "And their support can be invaluable after the wedding. We know that couples who have parents, in-laws, and friends who support them as a couple are much more likely to go the distance."
6. You feel comfortable getting a little adventurous between the sheets.
Couples in secure relationships report that they can combine spontaneous acts of intimacy with tender expressions of their love. "The best recipe for great ongoing sex does not seem to be finding more manuals to get bigger and bigger orgasms but tuning into each other and feeling safe enough to go with the thrill when it comes," Dr. Sue Johnson, a clinical psychologist and author of Love Sense, told The Huffington Post.
7. You are willing to put the "we" before the "me."
A commitment to doing what is best for the relationship, rather than what is best for the individual partner, is a strong predictor of future marital satisfaction. "People who are marriage-minded should look for a partner who talks and thinks in terms of 'we' not 'me'," Wilcox said. "Someone who articulates shared dreams, shared values, and a willingness to put the relationship above his or her desires. Couples who put their marriage above their own desires are more likely to flourish."
8. You find yourself missing your partner when he or she isn't around.
Benjamin Le -- co-founder of -- says it's important to miss your partner when he or she is away. "If they are 'out of sight, out of mind,' that doesn't bode well," he said. "But if you have an emotional response to him or her being away, it's a signal that you really want to be with him or her."

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

5 Male Beauty Tips


These days is optional, a lot of ladies love men who have a five oclock shadow, but if your facial hair is unkempt you would be better to take the razor to it and be clean shaven for your night out.


Manicured nails look great on anyone, but you don't have to break the bank to get yourself a good manicure, your mother and your sister, if you have one, have been doing their own nails for years and I am sure that they will gladly help you and offer you advice on nail care, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

To enhance your well manicured nails a spot of clear nail polish or varnish will help them to stand out.


Anti-aging creams work just as well on men as they do on women but they can leave your face with an unmasculine shine if you use these creams you should also purchase a couple of cosmetics to take the shine from your face a concealer and or a light foundation powder or cream.

Skin Cleansing

Cleaning your face with an apricot scrub gets rid of dead skin particles and leaves your facial skin feeling smoother and looking great it can also help prevent black heads and white heads.


Choose any cosmetics carefully, although in reality there is no reason for a man to wear lipsticks, eye shadow, blushers or any of the many different cosmetics available, they can be used to enhance your best facial features, the best way to go about applying cosmetics is to seek out an expert who will show you how. If applied correctly Cosmetics can enhance your appearance but applied incorrectly they can leave you with an efeminate appearance which sends out the wrong signals.

Fitness Facts All Women Must Know

Avoid obesity: With the dangerous bulging obesity ratios in India, recent statistics revealed that almost one in six women in the country are overweight and are in dire need to trim for avoiding health hazards associated with obesity. This is due to the increased adoption of sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits.

30 minutes a day: Your fitness level can be improved by merely adding a few minutes of movement into your daily routine. According to fitness experts; just 30 minute workout for 5 days a week is sufficient to overcome the adverse effects of inactivity and sedentary lifestyle. You can also incorporate minor changes in your daily lifestyle like taking the stairs instead of the lift, parking the car in the last row of the parking lot and walking briskly for a few minutes between your parked car and your office.

The importance of de-stressing: Women are more prone to stress and pressure as compared to men and this, in turn, leads to various health issues. Work on basic relaxation and breathing techniques whenever you can – even while performing your regular chores.

Muscle and joint pain: Be careful not to neglect any kind of muscle tightness or joint pains as everything in your body are interlinked with each other. Overlooking such fitness factors may affect the proper functioning of other body joints and muscles as well. Hence, ensure that you address such issues at the earliest.

Cardio and weight training: The ideal fitness program for women should include exercises that increase their muscle tone and elevate their heart rate. A continuous, repetitive aerobic workout plan that affects all the large muscle groups in their body is the best option, when coupled with adequate strength training to retain and develop bone density.

Consistency: To see any form of measurable changes in your fitness levels, you should continue your workout and fitness program for a minimum of 12-13 weeks.

Health expert consultation: Adding small amounts of physical activity to one’s daily routine is sufficient to improve daily function in women suffering from heart ailments or arthritic conditions. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before embarking any exercise program. This is particularly important if you have been physically inactive for a long period, if you are pregnant or if you have health problems. Frequently monitor your body weight to ensure that you do not cross the limit for your height and age. Also, have a monthly health-check done and refer to your doctor or physician in case of any major deviations.

Sources: IDPH, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development