Pakistan is in the grip of a serious energy crisis that is affecting all sectors of the economy and the various segments of the society. Luckily Pakistan has blessed by many types of resources but lack of attention and sincerity among authority leaders and concerned department all resources are just for name of appreciations rather than utilization.
Coal- the Black Gold is one of major energy source which is contributing in world's energy systems with the share of 23.80% and 23.75% of production and consumption respectively. In order to obtain clean fuels, the liquefaction and gasification of the world's most abundant fuel i.e., coal, have gained increasing attention. And coal field holds to the energy security of Pakistan, being one of the largest coal (lignite) deposits in the world comprising of 184,123 billion tons which can produce 1000,000 MW of electricity for next three hundred years. Pakistan's largest coal reserves are found in Sindh with approximately 184,123 billion
- Naseem Sheikh | At Home – Sat, Dec 31, 2011 5:07 AM EST
Pakistan is in the grip of a serious energy crisis that is affecting all sectors of the economy and the various segments of the society. Luckily Pakistan has blessed by many types of resources but lack of attention and sincerity among authority leaders and concerned department all resources are just for name of appreciations rather than utilization.Read More »from Pakistan Blessed with Coal but Still Poor for Electricity -by- Naseem Sheikh
For some, New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year to go out and celebrate; for others, it's the best. Either way, it is the one holiday that is celebrated-at home with friends and family or out in large crowds of strangers-around the world. Fireworks, champagne, and a midnight smooch are the usual, but various locales put their own unique twists on this festive night, making them the best in their category.Read More »from New Year’s Eve Around the World
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In Rio de Janeiro, December 31 isn't just NYE, it is also the Fiesta de Iemanjá, or celebration of the Goddess of the Ocean. Traditionally, locals dress in white and flock to the Copacabana beach to watch fireworks and offer gifts of flowers and floating candles to the goddess; they also stay on the beach to party throughout the night.
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To ring in Nochevieja in Madrid, it's tradition for crowds to gather in the Puerta del Sol plaza. As
- Cupid's Pulse | At Home – Fri, Dec 30, 2011 2:02 PM EST
HGTV launches latest installment in the Dream Home Sweepstakes.
What better way could you possibly start off the new year than winning a dream home? Well this may be your lucky chance as HGTV again presents to you their latest masterpiece in home design. This spacious home truly is a dream and with all the bells and whistles we've all come to expect from the HGTV crew.
The newest location for the 2012 Dream Home is Park City,Utah. The lucky winner for 2012 will enjoy a completely furnished home and if that weren't enough a 2012 GMC Terrain vehicle and $500,000.00 in spending cash for a total prize package value of over 2 million dollars. For more information and entry see: HGTV Launches 2012 Dream Home Sweepstakes
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Astrology.com Weekly: January 2-8, 2012Read More »from Astrology.Com Weekly: January 2-8, 2012
This week includes a challenging aspect, Venus quincunx Mars, on January 6, when you'll need to negotiate for what you want. Fortunately, you'll get some help formulating a plan once Mercury enters clear-thinking Capricorn on January 7. Finally, the full Moon in sensitive Cancer on January 8 brings plenty of emotions that will need to be sorted out over the next two weeks.
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A temporary setback can seem like it's insurmountable on Monday, but once you understand that it's a learning curve -- and one you can leap over if you put your considerable energy to it -- things clear up by Thursday. Read more...
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Daring ways to revamp an old dresser...I don't know about you, but I've tried revamping a dresser before and it's NOT easy. From scrubbing off the old paint to making sure that the new finish is just right, it definitely takes a special kind of DIY'er to take on a such a project. I'm not quite sure that I'm detail oriented enough for something intricate, so dresser revamps that appeal to me are ones like this cherry blossom dresser, that has distressing involved so it's a bit more forgiving! Are you ready to be amazed? Check out these 7 daring ways to revamp your old dresser below!Read More »from 7 Daring Ways to Revamp an Old Dresser
1. Stenciled Front
A pretty stencil and bright knobs can make all the difference in transforming a dresser.
Find out how to make it
2. Pretty Damask
You can use a projector to help you trace a pattern onto the front of drawers - then just paint it in and voila!
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3. Classy Chevron
Did you know that you can use spray paint to create chevron? This dresser will be
Creative re-uses for old vases...I have a cabinet above my refrigerator and in that cabinet is a collection of old vases. I've gotten flowers over the years I guess, flowers that I don't even remember, but I still have the vases. I don't want to throw them away. They are perfect for turning into something else! In looking online for some great ideas, I found some unique uses for old vases. One of my favorites were these spray painted bookends. If your vases need a little weight for this use, simply add pebbles to the bottom and you're good to go. Do you want more inspiration for ways to utilize those old vases? Check out more ideas below:Read More »from 7 Creative Ways to Use Old Vases
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1. Picture Frame
Add a photo taped to a sheet of paper to the inside of a vase for a unique frame.
Make this picture frame
2. Mini Terrarium
Add sand and a few succulents to a glass vase for instant plant decor.
Make this mini terrarium
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Happiness interview: Rachel Bertsche.
I got to know Rachel Bertsche because I stumbled upon her blog, MWF Seeking BFF, which is all about the challenge of making friends as an adult. Making and keeping friends is is one of the most common, and also most significant, happiness challenges; friendship is very, very important to happiness, but as adults, we often don't have the time and opportunities to build and strengthen those relationships.
Rachel's book, MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend, just hit the shelves. In it, she talks about her adventures as she tried to meet and make friends after she moved to a new city. The relationship between friendship and happiness is a constant theme in the book, so I was eager to here more about her views on hapipness.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?Read More »from "My New Mantra: Do One Thing at a Time."
Rachel: Spending time with friends. Even if I'm exhausted and want nothing more than to go home and crash on the
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