Thursday, April 21, 2011

Secrets of Stonehenge

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There's been many theories about Stonehenge.  The most common is also the most taught in school, its existence as an ancient astronomical calendar.  This theory has been around since the 1960's when astronomer Gerald Hawkins offered the world his most comprehensive theory of Stonehenge.  But did you know that there is now a new hypothesis that offers the most solid evidence to the purpose of this prehistoric monument?

In 2008, the British government finally allowed the excavation of Stonehenge by two archaeologists.  This hasn't been done since the 1920's.  Their dig led to the discovery of skeletal remains that dated to a 500-year period beginning in 3000 B.C.  The bodies are likely to belong to an elite group of ancient people, perhaps royalties.  The evidence is strong but it doesn't exclude the monument's dual purpose of an astronomical calendar as well as a religious site.

This discovery also led to a discovery of a new ring found not too far from Stonehenge, down by the River Avon.  This new site is called Bluestonehenge and was discovered during the Stonehenge Riverside Project during its excavation between 2003-2008.

You can learn more about this discovery by checking out PBS, click here:

PBS Nova: Secrets of Stonehenge Video

Elie Saab FW/2011

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Elie Saab's FW2011 RTW collection is sleek in design and fits closely to the body.  His looks shy away from the popular 60's theme seen on other runway shows.  Nonetheless, his play on clean lines with simple tailoring and textures all in the right places make his FW2011 RTW timeless... you can wear it across time, whether it is this season or next.

Black dominated the show but there seems to be strategical play on colors like deep reds, purples, grays, nudes and richly colored patterns.

The Lebanese designer's winning number would be his take on the evening gowns.  They are absolutely gorgeous, the work of sequins and the cut are so perfect.  The dresses are hugging the woman's body in just the right areas with slits that are romantic, with a touch of risque.  Definitely would get in line to buy one.

H&M Swedish Hasbeens

Wedge, $69.95

Sandals, $59.95

Wedge, $69.95

H&M is clogging clogs to the world!  These eco-friendly shoes are hitting the shelves for Summer 2011.  Unfortunately, it is available only in certain stores.  I just want to know where I can get the wedge???

The Economist

The Economist: "First published in September 1843 to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress."

Do you want to stay on top of international affairs? Understand current affects of the globally economy? Know why the retirement age must go up to 70? Or what will influence does Qaddafis' tyranny has over Libya's current political turmoil? The Economist is your calling.

Comprehending and debating the current global economic distress, the affects of oil and Libya, or the United States congressional stalemate isn't left to just just policy makers or highly influential executives anymore.  You too are able to grasp the full affects of both sides of the argument. 

The weekly newspaper: The Economist was founded by James Wilson, a Scottish businessman and banker, in 1843.  Its edited office is located at the City of Westminster, London, England.  It takes an editorial stance on current international affairs, business, politics and occasionally art & literature as well.

I read this weekly to stay well informed of what is happening all around.  And why not? Listening to what's on T.V. or the radio is just not enough anymore.  Sometimes you hear things but is it all of the information you need to make a good judgement?  Having another source doesn't hurt. 

Trust me, when people know you read The Economist, you'll be an intellectual delight to those around you!