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Ariadne Artiles

Ariadne Artiles, born on the 18th of January, 1982 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain where she still lives with her family.

At the age of 17 she decided to go to Madrid to study psychology and at the same time that she studied in Madrid, she started fashion modeling castings to help pay for her studies.

The fortunes of destiny wanted the prestigious photographer Bruce Weber to choose her for starring in an Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign.

Following the master’s advice, she applied in the American market, working for numerous fashion magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour for several years, as well as numerous beauty campaigns and so she moved to New York City during the first years of her career.

In 2006 she was chosen Revelation Fashion Model by Glamour Magazine and one of the prettiest women of the Fashion world, according to GQ Magazine, of which she has been on the cover several times.

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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki, born October 2nd, in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture in 1978 is a Japanese singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur.

Hamasaki moved to Tokyo at fourteen in 1993 to pursue a career in singing and acting.

Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, and has sometimes composed her music.

In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO Max Matsuura, Hamasaki released her debut single "Poker Face" and released the debut major-label album A Song for XX.

The album debuted at the top of the Oricon charts and remained there for five weeks, selling over a million copies.

Her next ten albums shipped over a million copies in Japan, with her third, Duty, selling nearly three million.

A Best, her first compilation album, is her best-selling album, with more than four million copies sold in Japan.

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Tara Sutaria

Tara Sutaria, born on the 19th of November, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to a Zoroastrian Parsi family.

She is an Indian actress, singer and dancer who works in Hindi films and television. She has a twin sister named Pia.

Both trained in classical ballet, modern dance and Latin American dances at the School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance, Royal Academy of Dance, United Kingdom and the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing, in the United Kingdom.

She has been a professional singer since she was seven years old, having sung in operas and competitions since then. Sutaria received a bachelor's degree in Mass Media from St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce.

She started her television career as a child artist in 2010 with Disney.

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Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari, born on January 5th, 1987 in Denver, Colorado is an American television personality, fashion designer, businesswoman, author and actress.

She first rose to fame in 2004, as a cast member on the popular MTV reality television series, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004 through 2006), and was later given her own reality series to star in, Very Cavallari (2018 through 2020).

Outside of reality television, Cavallari has enjoyed success as an actress, primarily appearing on television shows and in direct-to-video films.

She is currently a fashion designer with her own line of jewelry, homeware, clothing and beauty products, for her company, Uncommon James. She also designs childrenswear for her sister company, Little James.

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Arpi Alto

Arpi Alto, born on September 30th, 1990 in Yerevan, Armenia is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, record producer and actress from Armenia. ( Birth name: Arpine Mikayeli Ter-Petrosyan )

She'll have a role in the latest film by Swiss director Henry Follonier in his upcoming film Un parfum pour l'âme.

Arpi Alto has become a big sensation on the internet recently - and well deserved. The reason is her exceptional vocal talent, but not as some claim being due to her close resemblance to a young Julia Roberts.

There is definately a resemblance - both women are exceptionally beautiful, but both retain their own unique characteristics.

People pointed out the obvious likeness of the two women, at times suggesting the possibility that Arpi may even be Roberts’ daughter.

When commenting on the rumors, Arpi remarked that although Julia Roberts is a very beautiful actress, she still believes she looks just like her own mother.

Listen to her voice and you'll soon become a fan of this beautiful and talented singer and actress.


Alina Adzika

Alina Adzika, born on the 22nd of December, 1990 in Belarus came to international attention when she appeared in numerous videos of a YouTube Channel called Bald and Bankrupt as a traveling companion of a British travel vlogger and author.

She captured the attention of most of Ben's 2.6 million viewers with her great looks, quick wit and unpretentious personality..

It is unclear just how Benjamin and Alina became acquainted and when they decided to include Alina in numerous videos of travels in Russia, Belarus, Moldovia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Cuba, and other locations in Africa such as Mauritas.

Anyone who has seen the videos on this YouTube Channel will agree that even though Ben's videos are very engaging and entertaining, the videos with Alina are the crem-de-la-crem.

There is something about her sense of humor coupled with her delightful personality that captures everyones attention and ellicits a certain respect for her ability to be such an easy-going and down-to-earth kind of girl.

She simply has that kind of presence that makes one immediately like her.

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Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado off Highway 50 towards Salida west of town.

It is within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - a 360-acre entertainment park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge around both ends of the bridge.

The road leading to and across the bridge from Highway 50 is designated as Fremont County Road 3A and begins about 10 miles or 16 kilometers west of Cañon City.

The bridge remains the highest bridge in the United States and was among the ten highest bridges in the world until 2012.

The Royal Gorge Bridge maintained the title of the world's highest suspension bridge until the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge was completed in 2003 in China..

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Phantom Canyon Road

Phantom Canyon Road is a highly scenic mountain road that connected the gold mines of Cripple Creek and Victor via a railroad with ore processing facilities on the Arkansas River in Florence, Colorado.

Phantom Canyon Road goes to Victor and Cripple Creek, Colorado from a turnoff about 5 miles east of Canon City, Colorado on Highway US 115.

It starts out paved, but before long it becomes a narrow gravel road through this historic route of the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad built back in 1894.

It was built during the heyday of the gold mining era as a connection from ore processing facilities in Florence to the goldfields of Cripple Creek and Victor.

The road increases in elevation from 5,500 to 9,500 feet and offers the chance to see a wide range of plants and wildlife in their natural setting.

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Kale Powell

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona in the United States.

A popular vacation spot visited by about two million people every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead.

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam Project, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - a popular holiday destination on public land managed by the National Park Service.

The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.

It primarily lies in parts of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, with a small portion in Coconino County in northern Arizona.

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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

These Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a national park in the Maranhão state of northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José. It is an area of low, flat and often flooded land overlaid with large pristine white sand dunes. .

It covers roughly 1,500 square klometers or 580 square miles. Even with abundant rainfall while supporting almost no vegetation, this area became a National Park in Brazil on June 2nd, 1981.

Composed of brilliant white sand dunes, at first glance the Lençóis Maranhenses looks like a typical desert, but in fact it is no desert at all. Situated just outside the Amazon Basin, this area is subject to a consistent rainy season during the beginning of the year.

The rains cause an interesting phenomenon - the rain water collects in the low areas between sand dunes and is prevented from seeping down by a layer of impermeable rock which lies just underneath the sand. Varying shades of blue, green and black 'lagoons' result and are surrounded by the desert-like white sand.

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Bazda Caves

Bazda Cavesare about a half-hour drive away from Harran in the Sanliurfa Province in Turkey. The road there is narrow and full of potholes and these caves are not what would be deemed natural caves.

All the walls are straight; almost as though the rock was cut into large square pieces and removed. So, where did the stones come from that had built so much of what once was a very powerful and important nearby city now named Harran?

Archaeologists have found writing on the walls dating back to the 13th century that say the stones that they carved out of the Bazda caves were what was used to create the buildings in Harran.

Hundreds of slaves had worked around the clock to create a city that would be of historical importance at that time.

Interesting because centuries later nobody would remember it or be able to place the name Harran although famous scientists have studied and researched it extensively.

Travelers that venture to Harran and it's beehive houses scattered amongst ancient ruins find themselves at the end of a long dusty drive into the semi-desert area around Urfa.

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Trails of Lycia

These Lycian Rock Tombs were for the burials of Kings and other high-ranking individuals of the Lycian Empire.

This once decadent, lively center of commerce between the Mediterranean and Aegean seas dates from the 4th century, and represents an astonishing multi-cultural tapestry of Persian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine influences.

In addition to the acropolis, Kaunos' key features include elaborate, cliff-side, rock-cut tombs with imposing facades typical of the Greek Hellenic tradition, as well as Roman baths.

There's also a 4th century Byzantine church, a number of both Greek and Roman temples, and a magnificently-preserved, 2nd century amphitheater that seated 5,000 spectators while offering them breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside.

There are several developed trail systems near Dalyan that give hikers a taste of great cultures that existed in the area, like ECO Trails, the Lycian Way Trail, and the Carian Trail.

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Chaco Canyon, is where an 11th century pictograph at Chaco Canyon may depict the supernova of AD 1054.

This supernova and the Moon were in this configuration when the supernova was near its brightest. An imprint of a hand at the top signifies that this is a sacred place.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a major unit of the United States National Park System located within the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico.

It preserves extensive ancestral pueblos of prehistoric native American Indian communities. Chaco Canyon's largest pueblo, Pueblo Bonito, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For many years, people referred to the great houses in Chaco Canyon as ruins, but modern Pueblo Tribal members consider it more respectful to refer to the sites as ancestral pueblos.

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Frijoles Canyon

Frijoles Canyon , hosts ancient cliff dwellings situated in such stunning scenery that anyone who visits Santa Fe, New Mexico will want to visit Bandelier National Monument to hike around them. It sits about an hour distant from the city via St. Francis Drive, also known as Highway 84/285 that goes to Los Alamos.

Take St. Francis Drive/Highway 84/285 past Pojoaque and merge right onto New Mexico Highway 502 to Los Alamos. Once on 502 continue on towards Los Alamos and keep an eye out for an opportunity to bear right and exit onto New Mexico 4 for 12 miles towards and passing White Rock.

Once past White Rock the entrance to Bandelier National Monument is on the left. There is a fee for entrance which is $6.00 per day for a single vehicle, $12.00 for a seven-day pass or $30.00 for an annual pass to the monument. A free camping permit can be obtained on site.

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Carolina Sevilla

Carolina Sevilla is the former Consul at the Consulate of Costa Rica in New York City, the former Minister Counsellor to the Security Council Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. She is now the founder and managing director of 5minutebeachcleanup and the Director of Operations for BIONIC YARN.

BIONIC® transforms recovered plastic recovered from ocean shores into high-quality thread repurposed to create high-performance gear for O'Neill, Moncler®, Chanel®, Polo Ralph Lauren®, G-STAR Raw® and Burton Snowboards®, as well as reclaimed evening dresses for H&M® Conscious Exclusive collection and others.

Carolina studied International Human Rights Law and recieved her Masters in Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica and attended Universidad Federada Colegio Santo Tomas where she recieved a Master of Arts in Law - also in San José, Costa Rica.

She left her career in New York City to move back to Costa Rica to start an ocean clean-up initiative she named the 5 minute beach cleanup which she manages from her tree house on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica most months of the year or from San José in her home country of Costa Rica the rest of the time. Her videos have gone viral with over 22 million views - the global movement has over 30,000 followers. Recently at the Clinton Foundation - Clinton Global Initiative, Former US President Bill Clinton gave 5 MINUTE BEACH CLEANUP FOUNDATION a Commitment to Action for one of the 5 Minute Beach Cleanup Foundation's programs called Ocean HeroesⓇ.

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women of the world

Troublesome Patriarchal Dominance - Time For More Women in Positions of Power

unique women of the world

Women from around the world that are living on the edge, doing something special, making a difference or generally in possession of a unique nature. In my book these women should be put in positions of power and allowed a chance to see what they would add to our world, instead of the men that promise blah-blah-blah and then fill their own pockets as well as the pockets of their buddies. The way I see it, any of this diverse group of women would be an improvement. These are the kind of women that should be put in positions of power. They would make positive contributions with their time and resources and leave the world better for having been here. And not to mention the fact that they all certainly look far more appealing...

From century to century throughout history the men have ruled the roost in politics and business and relegated the home as the place where the women were to direct their attention and efforts. The women have done their job admirably, but the men have failed miserably in most cases. Their politics are corrupt and their businesses have turned into large greedy corporations. The patriarchal model is evidently not working so well - so maybe it's time to hand the reins over to the women. The wars and conflicts around the world are the result of male dominance in politics, and more often than not, are set in motion to benefit male controlled corporate interests. Turn on the evening news anywhere in the world and you'll see images of angry men in conflict and women and children in flight. It is time for change...

Women Of Substance - Interesting and Unique Women

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

Worldwide women are asserting themselves and taking charge of everything from the corporate boardroom to more artistic and unique positions in the world of art, design, cuisine and adventure travel. On the African continent women are raising themselves into postions of power in politics, the arts and business. Women are no longer to be kept within stereotypical confines and are no longer asking for empowerment, but are simply taking charge over their lives and the situations and events that affect them. Above are just three of these self empowered females.

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

When it comes to being on the front lines amidst the unrest that has been reshaping countries around the world, it is now women who are placing themselves at risk to bring news to the rest of us about not only the conflicts that mainstream media reports, but often to expose corruption and abuses that might well never surface if it wasn't for these women on the ground in these locations bringing these misdeeds to the attention of a worldwide audience. The women above are three - one from Tunis, one from London, and one from Cairo that played integral roles in bringing the world's attention to injustice.

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

The patriarchal cultures around the world have dominated for thousands of years and more often than not have brought conflict and mayhem. The women of today are not the incompetent and helpless creatures that, in times past were portrayed as inferior to me and therefore needed to remain on the sidelines to let the dominant males run everything. Todays women are physically strong, mentally tough and talented at whatever they put their minds to. So, it is bloody well time that the men stepped to one side and ceased to deny these remarkable women like the ones above their due.


Prominent Womens Groups - Women Around the World


As a global women's advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. WEDO's mission is to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles, as well as the linkages between them are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.


Started in 1915, when 1,200 women from a diversity of cultures and languages came together in The Hague during the First World War, to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. They issued resolutions, sent out delegations to most countries engaged in the First World War and created our organisation: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF for short.


W4 - Women's WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. Connect with us and co-create opportunities for girls and women to thrive.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Kristin Espinasse
First French Essais:
Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France
by Kristin Espinasse

Kristin Espinasse is the American woman behind the blog French-Word-A-Day.com. Her personal essays make up the books "Words in a French Life" and "Blossoming in Provence." As a columnist at France Today, her back page "Dernier Mot" is read by Francophiles bimonthly. She lives in Provence with her French husband, their two children, and two golden retrievers. Sign up for her free word journal at www.french-word-a-day.com In her latest book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes cultural "tests", always finishing with an "A" for amour de la vie!



Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.


The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.


The Women's Refugee Commission is having positive impact on the lives of displaced women, children and youth around the world. Their programs focus on reproductive health, economic livelihoods, displaced youth, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.


The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is an international, non-profit organization of women graduates. We were founded in 1919 by women who believed in the importance of education and working together for peace, international understanding and friendship.

Women in the World Foundation

Women in the World is a movement dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions. The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls.
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International Museum of Women

International Museum of Women invites you to experience this innovative twenty-first century museum and be a part of advancing the lives of women around the world by participating in their global online exhibitions and supporting their efforts with a secure online donation!

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Handmade Palestine

Looking for a meaningful gift? Interested in supporting fair trade or the environment? Handmade Palestine brings you the work of over 20 women's cooperatives, artisans and designers from all over the area - Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Gaza, Hebron, Haifa, Nablus and Ramallah. All these individuals struggle to sustain livelihoods under military occupation and are tremendousely grateful for your generosity and support. Your purchase enables them to recieve fair trade for their work and with every other penny plant trees at Mashjar Juthour.

See thier fine work at www.handmadepalestine.com

The Girl Who Ran Across Africa

At the age of 27 Emma Timmis became the first female to run the Freedom Trail, a 2,400 kilometer through track from Durban to Cape Town in South Africa. This later led to running West to East across the continent of Africa, from Namibia to Mozambique.

This incredible run took Emma 89 days, covering the distance equal to 94 marathons, or almost 4,000 kilometers.

Emma suffered an injury that kept her at home for an extended period, so she wrote a childrens book about her runs across Africa to inspire young girls. The book is now available from her website at: www.emmatimmis.com

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