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The Best Places to Find Neo-Gothic Architecture Across the Globe

Gothic architecture was popular in Europe from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 17th century. Prevalent in churches and universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, gothic architecture is defined by three basic elements: Pointed, or ogival, arches: A narrow steeply pointed ogival arch is sometimes known as a lancet arch. The vertical stress lines of the pointed arch direct the weight down to the supporting pillars. This provided a structural advantage over the semicircular arches of Roman architecture and formed the basis of all other aspects of Gothic architecture. Rib vault: Gothic architects used the rib vault because they were easier to construct compared to the barrel arch; were stronger and more flexible and they were more economical...

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5 Breathtaking Destinations In Africa

(Image Credit: Cape Town Waterfront Villas and Apartments) Overflowing with abundant natural wonders, a traveler would be hard pressed to list every fantastic bit of flora and fauna waiting to be discovered on the mineral-rich continent of Africa. There is no place on Earth quite like it. It’s an area rich in traditional culture, yet on the move towards a modern industrial future. If you’re seeking to discover more about this ancient land and some of its more sublime natural plus human-made wonders. Read on for our rundown of stunning historical sights, outstanding antiquities and spectacular towns awaiting discovery in Africa. Sossusvlei, Namibia Located in Namibia along Africa’s southwestern tip, Sossusvlei is one of Namibia’s most well-known attractions. Encircled by...

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4 Ways We Can Positively Impact Our Environment

Unfortunately, the world is facing a significant problem. This problem is the gradual destruction of our environment. It's understandable not to know where to begin helping the environment we all live in. With that in mind, here are four ways we can positively impact our environment. Reducing Energy Usage in Your Home It's easy for many people to begin positively impacting the environment in their homes. Reducing energy usage throughout your home not only helps the environment, but it can also drastically reduce your energy bills. Many homeowners have begun using solar panels in order to positively impact the environment. If you want to start smaller, consider installing a smart thermostat in your home. This device uses less energy by...

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A Self-Guided Tour through the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park, located in southwestern Utah, is a popular tourist attraction in the United States. The canyon is known for its series of geological features, called hoodoos, which have formed from weather and stream erosion of sedimentary rock. Stories from the Paiute tribe say that the hoodoos are actually Legend People turned to stone by the trickster Coyote. The hoodoos appear in a series of tiered natural skyscrapers, almost resembling a large amphitheater in their formation. The canyon is known for its geological tourism, and it is quite easy to direct oneself on a self-guided tour through the hoodoos to appreciate the view, hiking, the wilderness, and the historical and cultural tourism that the area provides. One of...

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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Yoga

Practicing yoga has a wide variety of benefits, such as building strength and improved flexibility. Some of these benefits include increased flexibility, weight loss, muscle toning, and improved respiration. With so many fantastic perks, yoga is a great routine to add to your life. To get the most out of your yoga practice, you will want to follow some (if not all) of the tips below. #1: Set a Time Set a specific time aside each day and commit to doing yoga. If you are a morning person, yoga is a great way to wake up and start the day. If you are more of a night owl, you can let go of the day’s stresses by practicing before bed....

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