The Top Famous Hotels And Resorts In United States !

(Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Chicago)
No doubt there are plenty of nice hotels in the world, but when you go away, you don’t just want nice—you want special, you want amazing, you want spectacular.

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That’s why every year, Condé Nast Traveler invites readers to vote for the most outstanding hotels and resorts they’ve visited. This year, we celebrate our 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards with a record number of opinions: 46,476 to be exact.

And those combined votes have boiled down to a list that covers  the best places and properties anywhere on earth—including these top 10 right here in the U.S.

1. Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Readers’ Choice Rating
: 97.9

“From the decor to the service, this is one of the greatest hotels I’ve stayed in.” The top-scoring Gold List property in the United States, this “oasis of luxury” (opened at the end of 2009) is in the Gold Coast neighborhood, steps from the lakefront.

Designed to emulate the grand hotels of Paris in the 1920s, it is set in a 60-story tower that has colonnades, spires, and a motor court. The “fantastic, spacious rooms,” 10 per floor, have fireplaces, furnished terraces, Italian linens, and white Carrara marble bathrooms with soaking tubs.

“Staff make you feel welcome, like they’re really excited that you chose their hotel.” “Epicurean paradises” include the European-style bistro Balsan and Ria, which focuses on sustainable local ingredients. “I’d like to move in—now.” Continue reading

What Just Happened In Your Last Minute ?

For many people, there is no value of time but on other side there are many people who think every single second is precious.
In this post, we are going to compile some interesting facts and figures that are going to happen in last one minute round the world.
By reading all these facts you’ll come to know the value and power of one minute.

So lets start with your body.

Your heart has beaten 72 times means your blood circulated around your body 72 times.

300 million cells died in your body.

258 children were born in the world while 107 people died and 2 of them died in a road accident. <!–more–>

34 children born in India while 10 people died.

10 million cigarettes were smoked and 7 people died because of smoking.

In United States, 2 automobiles were theft while 3 violent crimes were committed.

Approximately 780 cell phones manufactured by Nokia.

Bill Gates earned 15,000 Dollars.

56,674 barrels of oil were pumped from earth while 55,757 barrels of oil were consumed worldwide.

lightening struck the earth 360 times while there were 5 earthquakes.

9 new cases of HIV/ AIDS registered and 34 people diagnosed with cancer.

775,000 searches were made on Google and 141 million email messages sent worldwide.

What happened on Facebook in last 1 minute:

50,000 links shared
92,550 statuses updated
135,800 photos updated
66,150 photos tagged
510,000 comments posted

All these facts and figures are taken from different authentic sources, if you find any of the facts wrong please correct me. In next minute you are going to share this post with your loved one, now I can guess what is happening in each minute of our life . I would love to receive more information from my Visitors.

“The Rescuing Hug”

 

This picture is from an article called “The Rescuing Hug”. The article details the first week of life of a set of twins. Each were in their respective incubators and one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two, threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby’s heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal.

The new Global Super Power…….China ! …..and The Land Of Sandy??

In North America, it’s become almost a cliché in science fiction to turn Japan and Korea into superpowers of the future. From William Gibson’s first cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, to David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (now a movie), we are bombarded with images of a hyper-futuristic world dominated culturally and economically by these Asian countries. And yet, despite intense political debates (and fearmongering) over China’s growing hold over the U.S., we rarely see science fiction stories that depict it becoming a superpower. It’s like we’re afraid to imagine in fiction what the U.S. presidential candidates argued over repeatedly in their debates. Even the remake of Red Dawn shies away from a Chinese future; the movie was about a Chinese invasion, but that detail was changed in post-production to North Korea.

Still, there are stories like Looper and Maureen McHugh’s novel China Mountain Zhang that are set in a future where China has eclipsed the West. A few themes emerge from stories like these, where most U.S. and Canadian fiction fears to go. Continue reading

Amazing private hotel pools….

Whether you seek seclusion or an endless blue vista, these oases provide a swanky way to cool down.

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
South Malé Atoll, Maldives

Every one of Taj Exotica’s villas boasts direct lagoon access, but vacationers who reserve Deluxe Lagoon, Deluxe Beach or Premium Beach villas claim an extra aquatic benefit: their own freshwater plunge pool. The exclusive Ocean Suite not only has its own pool, but a private, sand-filled deck as well. Continue reading

Could New York City ever be saved by $15 Billion Storm-Protection System…?

As East Coasters still struggle to fully comprehend the damage caused by Sandy, thoughts are turning to how we can prepare for the possibility of another superstorm. It turns out the Dutch have already done some of out-of-the-box thinking that we could use to craft our own modern-day stormproofing plan.
New York City, like much of Holland, is built on low-lying land that’s susceptible to the kind of surges caused by Hurricane Sandy. One Dutch solution was to make its coastline smaller wherever possible.
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Monster Truck Racing, a 3D Game for iPad and iPhone launched by TenPearls

TenPearls has announced the release of its second 3D racing mobile game title, Monster Truck Racing for the iPad, iPhone and iPod.

Monster Truck Racing is a free racing game with exciting monster trucks, thrilling race tracks, rocking musical score, and beautiful game scene locations. Continue reading