She Gave A Homeless Woman A Coat And Got Yelled At. Her Response Is Brilliant and Inspiring!

She Gave A Homeless Woman A Coat And Got Yelled At. Her Response Is Brilliant and Inspiring!What started off as a school project for 24-year-old Veronika Scott ended up becoming something that is changing the lives of homeless people for the better. Veronika began making a jacket to help the homeless stay warm. But after a homeless woman yelled at her that she didn’t need a coat, she needed a job, Veronika decided to take her idea a step further and founded The Empowerment Plan.

Along the way, she was repeatedly told her plan would never work. But Veronika and the homeless women she’s helping are proving the naysayers wrong. What an inspiring story!


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Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Ventisquero Colgante: The Hanging Glacier of Queulat

Ventisquero Colgante, or the Hanging Glacier, is located in the Queulat National Park, in Chile, and is the park’s biggest attraction. Hanging above a ravine of bare rock, it dominates a valley formed by mountains covered in valdivian temperate rainforest, and feeds a river at the bottom of the valley as it melts. The water melting from the glacier creates two towering waterfalls as it drops 600 meters on top of a huge slab of angled bedrock, and then flows underneath what appears to be a permanent avalanche cone. As the stream leaves this underground section, it forms a small lake - Laguna Témpanos - and then after some 6 km enters the Canal de Puyuhuapi. The falls are visible and flowing all round the year but due to the ablation of avalanches at the base of the falls, as much as half of the falls can be covered by snow and ice during the late spring and early summer.

Ventisquero Colgante: The Hanging Glacier of Queulat
Photo: Claudius Prößer
Friday, October 24, 2014
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From Volcano Peaks to Endangered Kiwis in Diverse Tongariro Park, New Zealand

From Volcano Peaks to Endangered Kiwis in Diverse Tongariro Park, New ZealandLocated on the North Island Tongariro is the oldest park in New Zealand and the fourth national park in the world. The versatility in the park is peerless: from three active volcanoes to a number of Māori religious sites, Tongariro is a wonderful natural retreat in the country.

Many endemic animals live in the park, including kiwi – a national symbol of New Zealand. Unique plants grow in a rain forest near Lake Tapo. There are all year round activities within the park. Climbing and hiking are the most popular activities in summer, as well as fishing, biking, rafting, while skiing and snowboarding are the main activities in winter.

Why to go there?: Beautiful nature, many various activities.
When to go there?: All year round.
How to get there?: By train from Auckland or Wellington. By bus from various cities.

From Volcano Peaks to Endangered Kiwis in Diverse Tongariro Park, New Zealand
Photo: Mark Watson
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)

An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)I’m Jakub Polomski – photographer and traveler. In July 2014, I visited Chamonix in France. Anyone, who will ever get a chance to be there, should get to the summit of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m / 12,605 ft).

You can easily get there by cable car. It was built in 1955 and for about two decades was claimed to be the highest cable car in the world. Aiguille du Midi is one of the best tourist attractions in French Alps. It is also a start point for mountain climbers who desire to climb Mont Blanc. I visited the place twice and experienced different weather conditions up there.

An Ordinary Day In An Extraordinary Place – Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!

I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!If you’re a Mac user then you’re probably familiar with the Blue Pond from the OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper. It’s an actual place in Hokkaido, Japan that attracts tourists from all over. The pond is actually a reservoir that was created by a dam that was built to protect from mudflows that might occur from the active volcano Mt. Tokachi.

According to photographer Kent Shiraishi the water contains high amounts of aluminum hydroxide which reflects blue light. Shiraishi calls it the most beautiful pond in the world. Although the color of the water changes depending on what time of the day and the weather, one thing is certain, its beauty certainly lives up to its image.

I Thought This Was Just A Photoshopped Wallpaper Image, But This Is An Actual Place. Wow!
Monday, October 20, 2014
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WOW. This Video Makes You Really Want to Spend Time in The American Northwest.

WOW. This Video Makes You Really Want to Spend Time in The American Northwest.American Loneliness is the story of filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay’s journey into the wilds of the American Northwest. The film shows one of the most scenically beautiful landscapes on the planet.


“A 6 weeks adventure into the wilderness of Northwestern United States of America. Filming & adventuring alone during 4 weeks across 4 different states : Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington. On the road with Kier Atherton during 2 weeks in Montana.” – Mathieu Le Lay

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits

This new promotional clip for Philips TV and Atomic Skis features several skiers wearing multi-colored LED light suits as they traverse mountains at an Alaskan ski resort at night. The brightly lit suits create a fantastic glow around each skier that illuminates anything nearby. While I don’t see him listed in the credits, the video seems to be an homage to Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer from two years ago.



Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits
Friday, October 17, 2014
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This Guy Threw A Rock Into A Frozen Lake. You MUST Hear The Bizarre Sound It Made.

This Guy Threw A Rock Into A Frozen Lake. You MUST Hear The Bizarre Sound It Made.Cory Williams was walking with his girlfriend at a frozen lake in Anchorage, Alaska, when he picked up a rock to skip to throw it. Turn your speakers up to hear the crazy noise it makes!


Source: DudeLikeHELLA Via Life Buzz
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The Sky

Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The SkyMount Hua is a picturesque mountain that stretches 7000 feet into the sky in China with a plank walk that's absolutely terrifying even with a harness on. So naturally, Mark Laurence decided to remove his harness and take a stresful stroll on the impossibly narrow path.

Guy Removes Harness to Walk On a Narrow Plank in The Sky

Watching this makes me want to cry.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Top 5 Ski Areas You Should Visit This Winter.

Here is our take on the five ski areas you should visit this season in North America. To compile our list we started out with our favorite ski areas. We then looked at which resorts are offering something new for the upcoming season. Others we added to the list because they are simply resorts we would like to hit up when the snow starts flying.

TAOS, NEW MEXICO
Why:
For the 2014 – 2015 winter ski season Taos Ski Valley will be opening a new chairlift to Kachina Peak for the first time ever. The new lift will expand the ski area’s expert lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent. Topping out at 12,450 feet the new lift will be one of the highest chairlifts in North America.

Taos Ski Valley will also be adding some new terrain for the upcoming ski season that can only be accessed by hiking. The new gladed run, Wild West Glade, will begin where a rope line formerly forced skiers and snowboarders to drop into the ski area’s Wonder Bowl and will add roughly 75 acres of new hike-to terrain to the mountain.
TAOS, NEW MEXICO - Top 5 Ski Areas You Should Visit This Winter.
Photo: Clark Weber

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in Italy

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in ItalyFound in the Province of Udine, near the Slovenian border, the lake is surrounded with forests and alpine landscape. There is a small island in the middle. The legend has it, that once here used to be a village. One night a woman and her child came here asking for a shelter. Nobody except one poor family welcome them. The next morning the village was awash except the house with the hospitable family.

The lake provides a recreational area. The crystal clear water and a beach area provides an exhilarating swim on a hot day. There are also rowboats, sailboats, pedalos, surf bikes, kayaks and even a windsurf school for the active visitors! But no hotels, no shops or bars in order to maintain peaceful, ecological, natural area. The travelers come here through the Predil Pass, which also provides a scenic ride.

Why to go there?: The second largest lake in the area, providing a tranquil and beautiful place to relax.
When to go there?: In summer. In winter the lake gets covered in ice.
How to get there?: Get there by car using the No. 54 del Friuli highway.

Lago del Predil – One of the Most Scenic Recreational Areas in Italy
Monday, October 13, 2014
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