Being in a relationship in the digital age is tough. There’s the pressure of being Facebookofficial, the constant text message misunderstandings and the ever-present gnawing fear that the reality we live in is actually a computer simulation created by sentient machines.
But let’s just focus on the texting thing for now, okay?
You might have the misguided impression that you and your significant other have an open and honest texting dialogue. You say what you mean, you don’t play games and you understand each other. You are so wrong. None of us have any idea what our significant others are really saying in their text messages.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help. This translation guide will guide you through some of the common texts exchanged between you and your S.O.
Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of natural wonders: pink lakes, stunning lavender or tulip fields, breath-taking canyons and mountains, and other places you can hardly believe actually exist!
Some of the pictures in this collection will be of all natural sights you can find while traveling around the world, while the others have experienced human interference – but even in these cases, the result of such collaboration is spectacular. The Japanese learned how to tame thousands of orchids and form a romantic tunnel out of them; another one was formed all the way in Ukraine by a passing train; and what eventually ends up as hot tea in our mugs, first grows in stunning tree fields in Asia.
No wonder that traveling in one of the best forms of recreation – even looking at these pictures takes your mind to far away places… And yes, all those of those places are real!
Feel free to add more places in the comments under the article.
Image credits: Oleg Gordienko
Brazil had an entire lineup filled with stars. Unfortunately for the Selecao, Mexico had Guillermo Ochoa. The goalkeeper held the hosts of the 2014 World Cup scoreless with a masterful performance in a 0-0 tie at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Tuesday.
“He was the hero tonight,” Mexico defender Rafael Marquez told ESPN’s John Sutcliffe shortly after the match. “He did great work tonight.”
With Neymar and Oscar contributing to wave after wave of Brazil attacks, Ochoa resolutely defended his net against the onslaught. By the time the referee whistled for full, Brazil had tallied 15 shots and 24 crosses yet Ochoa still had a clean sheet.
In the 26th minute, the 28-year-old from Guadalajara, who isn’t even currently on a club team, let everyone know it would be an effort to remember. Ochoa made a leaping save to deny Neymar a goal, who had headed a cross from Dani Alves toward the net. Just before the ball could sneak inside the post, Ochoa came soaring in to push it clear. Brazil so narrowly missed a score on the play that ESPN showed what the goal-line technology available at the World Cup had to say about the effort.
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Before the break, Ochoa was called off his line to end another Brazil foray into his penalty area. There were five yellows shirts in the box. The lone man in blue handled it.
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As the second half advanced toward full time, Brazil kept knocking on the door. With crowd roaring for a goal for the home side, Ochoa kept that door closed.
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