Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Most Expensive House for Sale in the U.S.

Price: $250 Million...

The $250M mansion for sale in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel Air gated community.

For a video of the most expensive house for sale in the U.S.: https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/899037535220842496/video/1 (If audio doesn't play, stop and restart video.)

Photo: Pinterest.

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Paris: Redesign set for the Tour Montparnasse.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Little Stray: Runner Finds New Friend in the Gobi Desert

Incredible journey...

Dion Leonard and his new friend Gobi at the finish of a 155 mile desert marathon.

Dion Leonard, the Australian ultramarathon runner, was in the Gobi desert on June 18, 2016, when he noticed the cute little stray dog he had seen at camp the night before, Alice Barron reports on upworthy.com.

Gobi kept up with Dion for 78 miles — half of the race, through the hot desert sand and rough mountainous terrain — though he carried her across rivers when they came to them, Barron wrote.

"When she came into camp, she followed me straight into my tent, laid down next to me, and that was that -- a bond had been developed," Dion says.

For more:  http://www.upworthy.com/this-adorable-stray-dog-found-a-new-home-after-following-a-runner-into-a-race?c=ufb1&s=p

For a buzzfeed report on Leonard and how Gobi is being adopted: https://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/vflt/tanyachen/gobi-and-leonard?utm_term=.no48l938R&sub=4328918_9379234#.neJyOd5yj

Time out for new friends.
Photos: Pinterest.

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For Sale: The Most Expensive House in the U.S.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Watch Temps Tumble During Tomorrow's Eclipse

Turning day into night...

What will an eclipse mean for solar power? Find out below.

Getting ready to watch the solar eclipse

Bring a sweater along with those special glasses because the mercury could dip as the moon’s shadow crosses the land, Brian Sullivan writes on bloomberg.com.

Millions of Americans across a 70-mile-wide (113-kilometer) corridor from Oregon to South Carolina will see the sky darken as the sun disappears from view, albeit for only a few minutes at a time, he wrote.

Temperatures in those areas could tumble by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5.6 Celsius), according to Paul Walker, a meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. 

For more: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-08-18/eclipse-turning-day-into-night-to-send-temperatures-tumbling

For what the eclipse means for solar power:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/climate/eclipse-to-test-solar-power-grid.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

If it's cloudy or you're stuck indoors, here's how to watch the eclipse on the Internet: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/smarter-living/solar-eclipse-watch-time-location.html

For a terrific National Geographic video on eclipses: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/this-guy-explains-why-the-solar-eclipse-will-blow-your-mind?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20170819video-eclipseguy&utm_campaign=Content&sf107497483=1

Photos: nytimes.com, Pinterest.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Musical Moments: Sibelius, Karelia Suite

Sit back and relax.

Musical Moments features music and artists I've enjoyed over the years.

Today's selection is one of Sibelius' most popular works -- his Karelia Suite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adKwG9ZuzFw

Photos: Pinterest.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Darien Finishes Busy Summer Real Estate Week

Weekly update...

The garden enjoys a summer shower.

Darien finished a busy summer residential real estate week today.

Results, according to the Darien MLS, were:

-- Four new listings or property for sale;
-- Three price changes;
-- Three accepted offers;
-- Two properties going under contract, and
-- 13 closings.

For more:

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Musical Moments: Sibelius, Karela Suite.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gatorade's Amazing Water Droplets Ad


A human-like figure created with just water droplets.

Gatorade has created an incredible ad using just water droplets and a camera.

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Photo: Pinterest.

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The Latest Darien Real Estate Update.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Deal With Stress


Don't let stress grind you down.

Stress is unavoidable in modern life, but it doesn’t have to get you down. Work, money and family all create daily stress, while bigger issues like politics and terrorism contribute to our underlying stress levels, Tara Parker-Pope reports on nytimes.com.

But approach it the right way, and it won’t rule your life -- it can even be good for you, she wrote.

Here are ways to deal with stress, reduce its harm and even use your daily stress to make you stronger: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-deal-with-stress

Photos: Pinterest.

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Gatorade's Amazing Water Droplets Ad.