In April we said farewell to many beloved figures, including a supercentenarian, a writing trailblazer and a modern rock star.
kate middleton without makeup
Kate Middleton is about to become one of the most widely known women of the world, and you’d think it wouldn’t be hard to find a picture of her without makeup. But when that woman is about to become an English princess it all makes a little more sense. But here are a few shots of Kate without makeup.
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Playhouses That Put Real Homes to Shame
These no-holds-barred mini-mansions have all the comforts of home & cost tens of thousands of dollars. Check out nine of the most amazing models around.
This 6-by-11-foot model from Lilliput Play Homes sells for $9,600. Its cool-kid features are a working brass-plated doorbell and knocker, sponge-painted interior walls, simulated wood floors, a skylight, a sunny upstairs balcony and a shady, columned porch. You can add a baby grand piano, tables, curtains, a tea set and an antique-designed kitchen stove by purchasing an accessory package.
Owners include NBA star Kobe Bryant and Hollywood socialite Candy Spelling, who purchased a playhouse for her daughter Tori's kids.
11 amazing camouflaged animals
ChameleonFew animals are as famous for camouflage as chameleons, whose color-changing skills have made them icons of adaptability. But that probably wasn't the reason they evolved the ability — instead, scientists think they mainly change colors to communicate. Certain hues signal certain moods: Some advertise anger, others mean "I'm ready to mate!" And while this color code may be why chameleons evolved shifty skin, many have clearly seen its value as camo, too. Some even target specific predators — one species in South Africa blends in with the ground to avoid birds, but blends in with the sky to avoid snakes. The key is the chromatophore, a type of pigmented cell layered underneath chameleons' transparent outer skin.