Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever

1. Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso ($ 104,100,000) Garçon à la Pipe is painted during Picasso's famous Rose Period, a period in which Picasso preferred cheerful orange and pink colors. The oil on canvas painting, measuring 100 x 81.3 cm (slightly over 39 x 32 inches), depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe…

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Vegetable Garden Stakes As Garden Gifts

Suppose you or someone you know has finished a backyard vegetable garden. And now, you decide that a gardening gift is a fitting reward for all of the hard work that was devoted to complete the vegetable garden project. Most gardening gifts are small inexpensive items like gloves, shovels, spading fork, hoe, compost, and soil…

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Roof-Mounted Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are great way to enjoy your deck or patio when the sun is beating down and no other structures or trees provide shade. Retractable awnings are usually mounted to the wall or the roof overhang (aka .soffit). Another – not so well know option – is to mount the awning on your roof.…

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Chandeliers: New Trends and Designs

Everything really does come back in style, and chandeliers are again high fashion for homeowners. The elegant lighting fixtures lost points in recent decades for their ornate “fussiness” and the (incorrect) perception that they required onerous maintenance. As with anything that comes back in vogue, though, today’s chandeliers feature a few changes from their predecessors,…

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Cape Waits For Decision

In less than two weeks, the fate of a clean-energy project eight years in the making will finally be determined. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced that he will determine if the Cape Wind offshore wind project will go forward by Friday, February 12. Environmentalists greatly supported the Cape Wind project because the plan calls…

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Non-Profit Retirement Planning

U.S. employees of government agencies and organizations and tax exempt organizations should know about tax code section 457 when planning their retirement. This section of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code governs the compensation plans that are deferred and non-qualified for those employees of governments and tax-exempt institutions other than churches. The pension plan…

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Working With PT100 Temperature Sensors

Highly accurate and stable temperature measurement is possible with a PT100 temperature sensor between -200 and +850°C, which makes it a popular choice in many industrial applications. In particular, the high degree of accuracy across the -50 to 150ºC range means that it is the preferred choice for temperature measurement in Pharmaceutical applications, such as…

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Good Writing

Good writing is like sex. Two people are involved – the writer and the reader. Bad sex usually satisfies only one person, most preferably, the writer – the person who leads. Good sex not only satisfies both people, it pleasures them. So, like sex, writing must have all vital points that reach to this pleasure…

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