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Isn’t it lovely staying in a hotel sometimes? It might not be as good as your bed, but it makes an excellent change when you’re away from home. They seem to make it look effortlessly clean and sophisticated, without having to add too many frills and extras. If you love that luxury hotel look, maybe you find yourself wanting to take it home with you. It’s not difficult or expensive to make your bedroom look like it’s from a beautiful boutique hotel. With just a few simple steps, focusing on some key factors, you can transform your room in no time.

Start with White Bedding

You’ll notice that a lot of luxury hotels don’t risk having bedding with huge patterns or lots of color. Most of them begin with a white base layer like the ones available on, and then add some more colorful accents. Your white bedding should be excellent quality, with a beautiful plump comforter and pillows. Everything should be nice and crisp, looking smooth, neat and clean. It’s important that you take care of everything to keep it white, instead of fading to gray or picking up stains.

Add Some Accents

Once you have your well-made white bed, you can add some colorful accents to jazz it up. You might choose to go with more neutral colors or perhaps you’ll go brighter. You could use throw pillows, runners or perhaps sheets with a decorative border. Doing this helps to tame your design, instead of having too much going on with the bed, before you even get to the rest of the room.

Get The Luxury Boutique Hotel Look In Your Bedroom With These Clever Tips

Make Use of Surfaces

When you walk into your hotel room, you have everything you need. There should be a coffee machine, or at least sachets of coffee, an iron, a hair dryer and more. You can use the surfaces in your room to make sure that all you require is in reach. You could set up a refreshments station, so you don’t even need to leave the room for you cup of coffee. Perhaps put a mini-fridge in place so that you can have cold snacks and drinks. Put a beautiful lamp on your bedside table too, making sure you have plenty of outlets to charge your favorite devices.

Use Seating

Not all hotel rooms will have somewhere to sit down (there’s the bed for that) but if you splash out on a more expensive room, you might get armchairs or a sofa. If you have room to add a seating area in your bedroom, you can make it look like a suite. Create an area with plush seating to lounge on while you read a book or watch TV. Or you could make a little breakfast nook, with a small table and a couple of chairs.

It’s easy to transform your bedroom into something that resembles a hotel. But the best part is that you can add personal touches too, so it’s less impersonal than a hotel room.

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We can quickly notice when there’s a problem inside our home. It’s easy to see if something is leaking, if a patch of damp is growing or a light no longer switches on. But how much attention do you pay to the exterior of your home? Do you inspect it occasionally, or do you only see quick glimpses of it as you go in and out? Caring for the outside of your home can be just as crucial as looking after the inside. Structural problems, cracks in the walls or holes in the roof could spell disaster for your warm and cosy home. If you don’t know what to watch out for, take note of these tips for maintaining your house’s sound structure and beautiful appearance.

Don't Neglect These Vital Exterior Parts Of Your Home


Most people probably don’t give much thought to the foundations of their house, but if they develop a problem it could cause disaster. So how do you spot a problem with something you can’t see? There are few things that could indicate that you have an issue with your foundation, and they require you to pay attention both inside and outside. If you notice a crack in a wall, warped floors or perhaps doors that won’t close, it could indicate that everything is off balance. If you suspect that the foundations are the culprit, you can call in an expert to perform an inspected for you.

The Roof

The top and bottom of your home are arguably the most important parts, so after the foundation it’s essential to keep an eye on your rooftop. Your roof isn’t just keeping your head dry; it serves a purpose in protecting the whole house. A problem with the roof could lead to issues in your attic or roof space or the walls of your home. It’s easy for you to carry out regular inspections by watching out for broken or loose shingles, as well as taking a look from inside too. If you suspect there’s a problem, you should call out a roof restoration service to fix it, instead of attempting to go up yourself. Roof maintenance isn’t just about watching for problems. You can help to keep your rooftop healthy by keeping it clear of debris and logged water. Make sure your gutters are functioning properly, and then trees don’t hang over and drop their leaves everywhere.

Walls and Frames

Between the roof and the foundations, you need to care for the exterior walls, as well as the window and door frames. Some small cracks in the walls could be okay, but if they get bigger, it might be evidence of a larger problem. You should keep an eye on the mortar too, as it can erode and need replacing. If the building has a finish or it’s painted, keep it looking good too. When it comes to windows and doors, you need to ensure that everything is secure and keeping out the cold. If there are problems, a few simple repairs could fix them, rather than replacing everything.

If you care for the outside of your home, the inside will be much healthier too. Don’t make the mistake of neglecting it if you want your house to remain in pristine condition.

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One of the greatest nightmares for any parent or family member is a relation falling into illness or addiction. I say illness and addiction, but addiction is, obviously, a form of illness. It’s important to remember that. When you’re trying to deal with the situation at hand and also spending half your time worrying about what might happen to your loved one, it can seem hard to find a way out.

There’s no use pretending that there’s an easy solution or one good way of dealing with addiction in your family. There isn’t. There are some ways and methods of dealing with the situation that are better than others though. Hopefully, this article might help. But you should get professional help if you’re still worried.

It’s Important to Accept the Facts

It’s not just the addict who has to accept the problem and admit it’s there. Sometimes, family members and friends can be equally willing to believe that things aren’t as bad as they really are. It’s never easy to accept such a grim and upsetting reality, but it is the first step to be taken.

This can also mean accepting that the addiction isn’t your fault. A lot of parents tend to blame themselves, but it’s rarely fair to do so. You must accept that your son, daughter or family member has made their own decisions, and then work towards helping them, going forward.

Dealing With Addiction In The Family

Learn How to Help and Not Hinder

When you love someone who is suffering from an addiction, it’s important to realise that when you think you’re helping, you might not necessarily be. There is a big difference between helping someone, and enabling their addiction.

This might be difficult to accept, but helping them with money for drugs and other things isn’t helping them. I know logic might tell you that they’ll get the money other ways if you don’t give it to them. But that could be a good thing. You should never make it easy for a loved one to stay an addict.

Try to Understand

Education is a powerful tool. If you learn about what addiction entails and how it all works, you might be able to put yourself in a better position to help them. Understanding what they’re going through will help avoid those frustrations and communication breakdowns. If you understand the biology of addiction, you could even help the addict better understand what’s happening to them.

Encourage Treatment

Getting an addict into treatment as quickly as possible can be the key to stopping the addiction in its tracks. Don’t wait for things to get really bad before you do something about it. There are many different types of rehabilitation, and your relative might have to try more than one before they find what’s right for them. Some people will be able to go cold turkey. Some will need professional medical help. And others might find religious treatments like those offered by could be the best fit.

Don’t Give Up

It’s not always easy to carry on going through the darkest moments of addiction. If you need help, don’t be afraid to find it. Talk to a counsellor or even a close friend. Make sure to look after yourself as well as the addicted relative, that way you’ll be able to help them better.

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Apple and Samsung war is continuously going in the market but they are not using any weapons, instead the war is of the latest technology devices. Apple launched the iPad Air 2 as the thinnest tablet and Samsung reacted and launched the Galaxy S tablet and on other hand along with the Samsung, Sony reacted and Sony Xperia Z3 tablet is pretty cool too.

Apple engineers manage to make the tablet thinner but they have to reduce the battery capacity. But tablet still can maintain the good battery life as per the statements of Apple. It gives 10 hours backup and similar promised to the previous model, but by independent tests, depending on the testing method, a charging enough for 12-13 hours HD-video. In testing iPad Air 2, despite a less capacious battery, confirmed the words of the manufacturer. Exposed on 60% brightness of the display tablet with disabled communication modules cool video HD 720 (format mp4, full-time player) works for 10 hours and 37 minutes. At maximum brightness, this time reduced to 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Apple iPad Air 2: Performance and Specs

But the price of iPad Air 2 force you not to buy this as iPad Air first generation is available at lower price. And if we compare the mini 2 and mini 3, Buy iPad mini 3 instead of – iPad mini 2, there are three reasons for this: you desperately need a fingerprint sensor in the tablet, you’re a fan of gold color, or (most convincing argument) for last year’s mini maximum of 32 GB of memory not enough for you.
Apple continues to confirm the reputation of the best (and thus, in the case of fresh models – the most expensive) tablet. Have to sell out not only for functionality – the new iPad Air 2 functionally little superior to last year’s model – how much of a pleasure to hold in the hands of a thin and light device, which at first seems a little “visitor from the future.”

Or to wait and see where the curve will turn the evolution of mobile devices as this year Apple will be launching iPad Air 3. From the perspective of the user experience, the basic reasons to use iPad Air 2 no more than use of iPad 2, released in 2011, the year. More precisely, with the advent of iPhone 6 Plus with spacious, do not make eye torment; 5.5-inch screen of the reasons was even smaller. On the old Apple tablet in the same way, you can watch videos, office documents to prepare programs from Apple, Microsoft or Google, to communicate via Skype or FaceTime, now (with the advent of the corresponding functions in iOS 8) also send / receive SMS and call directly from the tablet if your iPhone somewhere nearby. In fact Apple, once again selling the best tablet on the market today, does not give anything new – only smaller thickness and weight, more functional and nice looking camera screen.

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Toys and further children’s playthings, for instance baby beds, car seats and long chairs, can give rise to critical injuries and maybe death when they are risky or defective. On certain occasions, a product is dangerous with respect to its nature, making kids at risk to injury even if the product is used in the safe manner. The products may become dangerous if used the wrong way or manufacturers may not show the essential cautions on the product.

In accordance with a well-known parenting site, here are a few baby products that parents and primary care provider should ensure reasonable care to use properly since the failure to do in a good way can cause personal injuries:

• Baby Bathing Tub 

Babble studies that 80 percent of kids have drowning accidents from 2006 to 2010 took place in the home, with most of them get injured in a bathing tub only or with a different child. Keeping a kid in the bathing tub with another one does not effectively protect either kid from swimming risks and kids should not, at all be left without help in the bathing tub.

• Baby Sling 

As a minimum 13 deaths have been linked with inappropriate baby-wearing, with 3 happened in 2010 only. A good number of the babies who expired in these unlucky accidents were less then four months of age and expired as a consequence of asphyxiation. When you wear a sling to bring your baby, you should ensure that the baby’s face is always able to be seen without his or her jaw inserted into the breast. Make sure to study the sling instruction manual fully and mind all product cautions.

Protect Your Children: Baby Products Causing Personal Injury

• Play Yards 

Along with Babble, play yard has been responsible for around 50 deaths and about 2,200 non-deadly accidents from the time when November 2010 as a consequence of imperfect side rails, improper installation of baby beds and changing tables, more than necessary bedding, and bedding too near to windows.

• Baby Carriage 

Injuries can take place when baby vehicles fall down onto the child, if a car is not appropriately whipped into the stroller, or if the stroller causes to overturn or rolls down the steps.

• Toy having Small Pieces 

Being too tight is the major reason of toy-related deaths. Parents and primary care providers should take care not to allow kids under the age of 3 to play with whatever thing that could need a passage through a toilet paper tube. Parents should also ensure to study and act upon the caution about the age suitability of a special toy.

• Bumbo Baby Chair

Around 4 million Bumbo baby chair were returned to manufacturers in 2013 because of unsafe risks of babies falling down from the chair, suffering painful head injuries and further injuries as a consequence. Babies normally come out from the Bumbo chair, inclining ahead or to sides, or shaking back and forth. Kids of 3 and 10 months have been identified to get serious head injuries, as well as skull fractures and blowing, when falling down from a Bumbo chair, whether on an raised surface or on the ground.

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The all-new Xcent is Hyundai’s take on the compact sedan segment that’s hotly contested by the Maruti Swift DZire and the Honda Amaze. Hyundai globally launched the Accent in 1994; later launching it in India in 1999. After the third generation, Hyundai re-branded the new model as the Verna. The Accent was discontinued in 2013, making way for the Xcent in March 2014.

The Xcent is a booted version of the Grand i10 and it looks quite identical to the hatchback from the front. The Xcent has additional chrome bits on the wide diamond grille and boot. After the B-pillar there is a well-designed boot section that integrates seamlessly with the C-pillar. The Xcent gets 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels on top variants and 14-inch wheels on lower variants. The door handles have chrome inserts. The rear gets simple tail lights. The bumper comes with sensors and integrated reflectors for additional safety.

The seats are comfortable but lack under thigh support. The Xcent can seat four passengers comfortably.

Hyundai Xcent

The cabin looks a lot like the Grand i10. The seat comfort is excellent and there is ample rear legroom. The Xcent is the first in its segment to get keyless entry, push-button start and rear AC vents. The boot has a storage of 407 litres which makes it the biggest amongst its rivals. The other features include reverse parking sensors and camera, climate control, three spoke steering with mounted controls, audio system with Bluetooth, 1 GB storage for the audio system, optional ABS and dual airbags for higher variants, chilled glovebox and rear centre armrest.

There are two engines available on the Xcent – a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and 1.1-litre diesel motor. Both engines are teamed with a five-speed manual gearbox, the petrol also gets an option of a four-speed automatic transmission.

The diesel unit is a three-cylinder 1.1 L U2 CRDi engine with power of 71 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 180 Nm @ 1750 rpm and is mated to 5-speed manual transmission system. The 4-cylinder 1.2 L Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine generates 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm and has 114 Nm of peak torque @ 4000 rpm and mated with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The Xcent diesel achieves ARAI efficiency of 24.4 kmpl while the petrol manual achieves 19.1 kmpl with the petrol automatic getting 16.9 kmpl.

The physical dimensions of the Hyundai Xcent are 3995 mm length, 1660 mm width, 1520 mm height, 2425 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance.

The Hyundai Xcent price range of Rs. 4.65 to Rs. 7.38 lakh.

The Hyundai Xcent is available in three variants, Base, S and SX, with additional Option (O) trims for the top-end SX variants.

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It’s not surprising many people feel overwhelmed when looking for an upgrade, Lots of models. Lots of prices. There was a lot more to like than to laugh at for cameras this year, The following gallery shows six cameras that have left a good impression in 2014.

Samsung NX1

The Samsung NX1 comes with a BSI CMOS sensor in APS-C format with 28 megapixel resolution, autofocus with 205-point phase detection, 4K video, wireless ac, a faster image processor and a weatherproof enclosure. Samsung has packed basically almost any new technology in the NX1, it could find in a high-end camera with interchangeable lenses.

Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 equipped with a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor in FX format and provides the best image quality and continuous shooting performance in its price class. It also comes with a nice rounded feature set. However, Nikon has implemented the wireless integration a bit weak and would have been able to do a little better with some other features such as Live View. Nevertheless, the Nikon D750 offers a good combination of quality, performance and features.

6 Most Interesting Cameras Of 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

The Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 is equipped with a 1″-type MOS sensor 20-megapixel MOS image sensor and a 16x zoom lens with a focal range of 25 to 400 millimeters. The FZ1000 is also the first compact camera with a video resolution up to 4K (3,840 x 2, 160) takes in MP4 format at 30 frames per second. Recording at 1080p at 60 or 120 frames are possible as well as 1080p video at 60 frames in AVCHD format.

Sony Alpha ILCE QX1

With so-called lens cameras QX series, which can be strapped onto the back of a smartphone, Sony has made in the last sensation. With the ILCE QX1 it has released this year is the first model of its lens system with interchangeable lenses and a 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX 100

With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has the small sensors turned back and brought the first camera with a type MOS sensor on the market. With a much larger sensor than 1 inch, 4K video and a fast lens, the LX100 is one of the most advanced compact cameras of the year 2014.

Fujifilm X-T1

With the X-T1 Fujifilm was basically the first company that tried to develop a system camera with interchangeable lenses that will come close to the performance of a DSLR. The Fujifilm X-T1 offers a very good viewfinder, a comfortable handle and a wealth of direct operating options that make taking pictures a pleasure. The image quality and continuous shooting performance convinced. Their overall performance, however, stands out not very well and the film quality somewhat disappointed. For advanced photographers the Fujifilm X-T1 is still a great camera, as long as they do not interfere with their quirks.

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Swiss company announced a new security app Threema is a mobile messaging app that puts security and privacy first. With true end-to-end encryption, This new app will be available on major operating systems Google (Android), Apple (iOS) and Microsoft (Windows Phone), The features are pretty much those editions for Android and iOS. The still present limitations in group chat will be eliminated soon an update.Threema could be the lack of a trial version, but running only $. 99.

According to the developer corresponds to the functionality of the Windows Phone version largely to the expenditure for Android and iOS. However, are currently not yet support all group functions. So it is not yet possible, even to create new groups. This functionality is to be upgraded soon with an update.

Just like its Messenger for Android and iOS raises Threema especially the security forth. All messages are consistently encrypted end-to-end from sender to receiver. This is true both for chatting and for submitting photos, videos or locations. Technical basis is the open-source encryption library NaCl with 256-bit asymmetric keys.

Threema: Instant Messenger App Now Available For Windows Phone

Threema offers like WhatsApp, the ability to synchronize the contact list of the phone contact to make it easier for other users. The program also supports a three-tier trust status for contacts. After the traffic light principle, it marks the unknown red, chat partners, present their e-mail address or telephone number, and yellow by scanning a personal QR code Confirmed contacts green.Verify your contacts’ public keys by scanning a QR code from their mobile phone, all within the app, Network connection status at a glance: the color of the band below the navigation bar shows whether the app is currently connected to the server.

Stiftung Warentest Reviewed Threema to a rapid test to privacy in February of this year “critical” with. The end-to-end encryption, it makes the seller impossible to monitor the communication between users. Positive mentioned the tester also that your contacts are indeed saved, but only in pseudonymous form and with the explicit consent of the user. Even if the user reading out his address book does not agree that he could use the app. The only shortcoming made Stiftung Warentest from that Threema is not open source software. Consequently, it can only be ruled out and that the app does not transmit user data unencrypted.

Threema itself admits that his program “aimed at the best possible privacy” and designed to be, “that on the servers no data that could be abused.” Individual and group chats would be decentralized and managed exclusively on the terminals, so that no data on contacts or networks of relationships incurred. Upon request, the Messenger can also use anonymous because no phone number or e-mail address must be specified.

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) innovation ceremony in Las Vegas BMW launched a BMW I Remote App. This latest app stands at unbeatable position it took the first prize on category of software and mobile apps, If you already have a BMW car, but also good to buy fancy Samsung Gear S smart watch, so now there is good news to tell you, now you can connect these two together by a BMW I Remote App to create more interesting remote operation. Bringing a whole lot of decisions to your wrist. Everything be controlled by the Samsung gear so it plays a vital role for extension of car range, This application will allow users to watch on your wrist to control their BMW.

BMW introduced the first concept of “intelligent network”, The app displays important data at a glance on the smartwatch home screen, which is also the first BMW I standard full networking capabilities of the vehicle, travel support network, including networked navigation to find the charging station and remote auxiliary, etc., in order to facilitate the owners have a mobile device to view and manage networked automobile with the introduction of the BMW my Remote assistant.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Now Supports Remote Control By BMW i Remote App

In simple terms, BMW i Remote application can obtain detailed information BMW I pure electric car’s current state, including the mileage display, battery power, service messages and location of the vehicle is located. Users can take advantage of the Charge Control remote start or end charging station, or in the car before the car’s battery and activate the open air, and then transferred to the most suitable temperature in the car.

Of course, by the application can also use with navigation, route planning assistance and comprehensive car battery, after the traffic situation and formulate an itinerary issued vehicle lines and destinations, or search for charging stations in the process of moving. Details of the application can be viewed there are many, such as checking the door is locked, and the window is closed, and so on.

BMW I Remote Support Assistant application is already running in the iOS and Android operating systems, also supports Android Wear smart watches, in view of the Samsung Gear series based on the highest market share of smart watches Tizen, the BMW has developed a platform for this particular application, and the first designed to be used independently as a smartphone Gear S optimized design. It Sounds pretty cool.

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NASA’s 70-metric-ton super rocket, which is because of dispatch in 2018 and may one day head to Mars, has passed a key stage in its improvement. The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will be the biggest and most effective ever built.

“We are on a trip of investigative and human investigation that prompts Mars,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

“What’s more we’re immovably dedicated to building the dispatch vehicle and other supporting frameworks that will tackle that adventure.”

NASA Mars Mission Rocket Set For 2018 Dispatch

The NASA authorities proclaimed Wednesday that they have passed a real development in the finish of the rocket.

Authorities at the office have sanction further arranging after the initially, more modest model of the rocket passed an inside survey.

The primary flight test will see SLS designed for a 70-metric-ton limit, and as indicated by a NASA explanation, will convey an unscrewed Orion space apparatus “past low-Earth circle.” However, at its most effective, the SLS rocket will have the capacity to give a record 130 metric ton limit.

The launcher will be 122 meters tall in its last arrangement and the rocket itself is a variety on the shuttle-determined, substantial lift sponsor made under NASA’s past $9 billion investigation called “Star grouping,” which intended to return space explorers on the moon by 2020.

Despite the fact that its conceivable that the rocket may be prepared for an experimental run in December 2017, a starting SLS flight has been planned for November 2018 – and after that – in 2030s, a human Mars mission.

“After thorough audit, we’re submitting today to a subsidizing level and preparation date that will keep us on track to sending people to Mars in the 2030s – and we’re going to remained behind that dedication,” Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot said.

The audit which let the SLS pass the breakthrough is known as Key Decision Point C (KDP-C) which made an advancement cost baselines and dispatch status timetable, as indicated by NASA, both of which they consider moderate out of alert.

“Our country is left on an eager space investigation system, and we owe it to the American citizens to hit the nail on the head,” Lightfoot said.

Venture chief Todd May said that noteworthy specialized advancement has as of now been made including that equipment has been delivered for all components of the program.