Relationships In Your Twenties Vs. Relationships In Your Thirties

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1. In your twenties, you’ll accidentally hook up after a drunken kiss at a house party. You won’t remember the sex.

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In your thirties, you’ll hook up deliberately after a wildly overpriced meal. You still won’t remember the sex, though.

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Thanks to all that Dutch courage you drank at dinner.

2. In your twenties, you’ll get to know each other primarily through Facebook message.

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In your thirties, you’ll get to know each other primarily through work, mutual friends, or sustained eye contact during Pilates.

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3. In your twenties, you won’t really go on a first date. You’ll just stand near each other at a party.

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You won’t go on a first date in your thirties, either. You’ll do something fun together instead, like a Groupon wine-tasting evening.

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(It’s totally a first date, though, it’s just that no one is calling it that.)

4. In your twenties, you’ll know you’re in a relationship when you ritually delete anyone you could drunk dial.

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In your thirties, you’ll know you’re in a relationship when you ritually delete your online dating profile.

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5. In your twenties, nights out involve getting too drunk at a friend’s house party and crashing on their bathroom floor.

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In your thirties, nights out involve 90 minutes in a pizzeria before rushing home to catch that nature documentary that starts at 9 p.m.

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6. In your twenties, a hangover requires extreme levels of grease consumption followed by a conversation about doing it all again that evening.

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A hangover in your thirties involves catching up with friends over eggs benedict and a latte at your local twee caf.

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Your hangover isn’t that bad, anyway. You only had three white wine spritzers with dinner.

7. In your twenties, you don’t own much stuff. So you may end up sharing a single bed.

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Or clothes.

In your thirties, you have too much stuff. Moving in with someone involves making brutal decisions about whose espresso machine has to go.

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*Sniff*. Good-bye, old friend.

8. In your twenties, you have very quiet sex so as not to disturb your housemates.

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In your thirties, you have sex very quietly so as not to disturb your cat.

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9. In your twenties, you shower together to save on the water bill.

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In your thirties, you shower in the en-suite while your S.O. takes the family bathroom.

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10. In your twenties, you spend Saturday mornings snoozing and sleepily formulating breakfast plans.

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In your thirties, you spend your Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market, gazing bleakly at organic kale.

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11. In your twenties, meeting the parents involves reeling off your CV to prove that you are ambitious and your internship is leading somewhere.

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In your thirties and about to meet the parents? Be prepared for awkward questions about how many children you already have and/or why the hell you’re still single.

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12. In your twenties, a romantic weekend away entails a coach trip to Paris and two nights’ sleep on a mate’s sofa.

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Which is lovely and romantic, but will result in severe back pain.

In your thirties you go to Brussels, because you’ve done Paris a few times, and last time you went you had that fight.

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Also, you choose your hotel based on how close the plugs are to the bed, so you can charge your phone while reading it.

13. In your twenties, getting the seal of approval from each other’s friends is really important.

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In your thirties, it’s more about getting your friends and your S.O.’s friends to like each other.

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14. In your twenties, you pick the wine for dinner based on how much it has been reduced by.

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Or how much it tastes like Ribena.

In your thirties, you are EXPERTS on wine because of that Groupon wine-tasting evening you went on.

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This Riesling totally has legs.

15. In your twenties you judge other people’s PDAs, but know that you’re guilty a lot of the time.

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Thirtysomething PDAs are gross, and only occur when drunk.

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You assume anyone engaging in a PDA is in their twenties, or European.

16. In your twenties, Valentine’s Days are awkward because no one really understand if couples are supposed to celebrate them.

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And one of you will inevitably end up misjudging quite how OTT you’re meant to go.

In your thirties, you only realise that it’s Valentine’s Day because you saw an advert.

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17. In your twenties, you spend a significant amount of time analysing your S.O.’s every move with your friends.

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In your thirties, you and your S.O. judge your friends.

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Your thirties are a turvy-topsy world, yo.

18. But, regardless of whether you’re in your twenties or your thirties, there’s something that unites everyone in a relationship

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Wine. All of the wine.

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New Las Vegas Family Fun Attractions #LUXEVEGAS

Planning a family trip? Put Las Vegas at the top of your list! In this installment of #LUXEVEGAS, Robin Leach provides all the insight you need into the family friendly attractions on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Have a vacation the entire family can enjoy!

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22 Jump Street Is One Of The Most Self-Aware Sequels Ever Made

With winks toward its sequel status, its epic bromance, and its cops-undercover-as-kids premise, 22 Jump Street is the summer’s most self-mocking movie. And it’s even funnier than the first installment.

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Filmmaking team Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have now made a movie based on a 32-page picture book (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), another one based on a line of toys (The LEGO Movie), a big screen adaptation of a very ’80s TV series (21 Jump Street), and a sequel to the same (22 Jump Street). These are the kind of projects that, when they’re announced, are viewed as signs of how creatively desperate Hollywood has become. Look what they’re trying to making a movie out of now!

But all four of the aforementioned films have been improbably and rousingly good, proof that talented writers and directors can use any material as a launching pad for something entertaining and cinematic. Lord and Miller also have been getting more and more self-referential about making supposedly mindless studio movies, from 21 Jump Street’s constant winking at its cops-go-undercover-in-high-school premise (You look really old. Were you held back?) to The LEGO Movie’s have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too subversion of its giant exercise in product placement.

But 22 Jump Street, which hits theaters this Friday, is Lord and Miller’s most meta effort yet. It’s a movie that doesn’t just continue to poke fun at its own setup, but digs into the conventions of buddy cop movies and franchises, spinning and spinning until it catches its own tail. It doesn’t have the pleasant surprise factor of the first film, but it’s actually even better.

Ladies, nobody gave a shit about the Jump Street reboot, but you got lucky.

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22 Jump Street is, first and foremost, a sequel about sequels. Reprising his role as Deputy Chief Hardy at the beginning of the film, Nick Offerman delivers the equivalent of studio notes to Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) after their attempt at a slightly more standard drug bust goes wrong: Do the same thing as last time! It’s a refrain that continues throughout the movie as the dynamic-ish duo goes undercover again, this time as college students.

Schmidt and Jenko are using their old sibling aliases and are still living together, this time in a dorm rather than with Schmidt’s parents. They’re still looking to bust a designer drug ring, with the new product in question being WHYPHY, a combination of Adderall and ecstasy. And one of them gets a little too caught up in the life he’s faking, only this time it’s Jenko, who tearfully notes, I’m the first person in my family to pretend to go to college.

How much of an obligation a sequel has toward being more of the same, only bigger, is an ongoing concern of 22 Jump Street. The movie even includes a hilariously unlikely in-universe explanation for its title and at one point suggests a character’s probably the villain solely based on his being the rough equivalent of the villain in the first movie. (He’s not, and 22 Jump Street actually manages to quite deftly balance being a sequel with being a movie in its own right.)

It’s a self-mocking tendency that reaches brilliance during the closing credits, which I won’t spoil other than to note that if 22 Jump Street willed itself into existence with the throwaway punchline of the first film, then the jokes that make up the end of the second suggest Schmidt and Jenko are destined to be around for a long time.

It’s just drinking games and bonding. Why is that so painful for you?

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21 Jump Street offered up the twist that seven years after graduating themselves, popular doofus Jenko and nerdy outcast Schmidt discovered their social valuations had switched in a post-Glee teenage world in which the rules for what’s cool were very different. Jenko’s bullying and affected blas attitude no longer marked him as the top of the high school food chain, while Schmidt’s nice guy quirk won him a spot with the cool kids and got him the girl (Brie Larson, who sadly doesn’t show up in this new installment).

But college, in 22 Jump Street, is the place in which Jenko comes into his own as the ultimate bro. A sweet-natured meathead who’s comfortable with the alpha male crew, he finds frat life fits him like a glove, quickly endearing himself to fellow muscled numskull Zook (Wyatt Russell) – finally, someone who appreciates his choice of accessories, a puka shell choker barely able to wrap around his massive, bull-like neck. Meanwhile, Schmidt finds himself being too clingy for college hookup culture when it comes to Maya (Amber Stevens), the art major he’s crushing on. The reversal happens because, well, it was Jenko’s turn. (If it’s like the last time, you’re going to have an awesome time, he observes miserably as they settle into the dorms.)

Women may pass through the pair’s lives, but the Jump Street films are all about the epic, self-aware bromance between its two mismatched heroes, how they actually complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses (the new movie throws around jokily obvious yin-yang symbolism), and how time and social pressure always threaten to part them. They’re basically love stories, just platonic ones.

Maybe we should just investigate other people.

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The unspoken joke of the average buddy action movie is that it involves two macho guys bickering or getting starry-eyed over one another like a married couple, a gag that’s often had a sour edge – see, they’re not actually homosexual – even as recent films have brought this dynamic to more and more exaggerated places. 21 Jump Street did its part playing into this trend, albeit while making the subtext pretty close to the text. For all the yelling of suck my dick, when Jenko and Schmidt squabble over who’d be the hypothetical blower and blowee when they hide in a car from baddies by pretending to have oral sex, Schmidt does accept Jenko’s argument as to why he’d be the receiving party.

But 22 Jump Street finally closes the loop on the R-rated comedy’s increasingly uneasy relationship with gay panic jokes by having Jenko take a human sexuality class. After all, what’s college without a political awakening? It’s a side storyline that leads to a pivotal moment in the plot in which there’s open discussion of a slur being casually thrown around by one of the villains. (This sequence has gained an ironic edge thanks to Hill’s recent outburst and subsequent apology.)

22 Jump Street may still find the idea of putting its leads in compromising positions priceless, but this bit manages to feel deeply gratifying, an acknowledgment and refutation of the undercurrents in a lot of this sort of humor. In that scene, and in a later one involving the idea of fight-that-leads-to-sex sex, 22 Jump Street doesn’t just confront tendencies of its genre, it feels like it plants a flag for dude-centric comedies going forward. That’s not just self-referential – that’s some honest-to-god growing up. Not bad for a movie that still loves its dick jokes.

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Community Post: 10 Checkups You Should Be Doing On Your Computer

1. Keep antivirus software up-to-date

Even the best antivirus software will put your computer at risk if you fail to keep it up-to-date. Make sure that a reputable antivirus program is installed on your computer and get in the habit of scanning your computer for viruses and updating antivirus software at least once a week.

2. Keep malware protection software up-to-date

Just like antivirus software, it’s critical to install, frequently run and regularly update reputable malware protection software. A number of reliable applications can be found at download.com and are available as freeware.

3. Keep operating systems updated

As we all know, operating systems are far from perfect. They often contain bugs and security holes that need fixes in an effort to keep your computer running smoothly and safely. These fixes are found in the updates. When new updates become available from the developers, they should be installed immediately to prevent potential problems. These systems can also run faster, smoother and utilizing WAN optimization can benefit the data transfer efficiency.

4. Exercise caution when using the Internet

This is common sense 101 and we’ve all heard it before, but when surfing the web you need to be cautious about what you’re clicking on. If you’re tempted to download something illegally, don’t do it. If you are lured by free offers, stay away from them. The same holds true for porn sites, as they are notorious for harboring malware and spyware. The best rule of thumb is to avoid clicking on anything that is suspect.

5. Be savvy with social media

Social networking sites offer great ways to stay connected and keep in touch with people and what they’re doing. Just remember that any information you post on social media will be totally accessible to others such as the government, advertisers, college admissions offices and all potential employers you may encounter in the future. Plus, anyone you add as a friend will also have greater access to your posted information. The takeaway? Never post anything you really don’t want anyone else to see and make sure your social network is safe from risk.

6. Avoid opening multi-forwarded emails

We all get emails from well-meaning friends, family members and co-workers that have been forwarded just about everywhere. These are best left unopened, as the likelihood that they contain viruses is fairly high. In addition, spammers love to go after emails that contain loads of email addresses they can use to promote their latest bogus come-ons and campaigns.

7. Lock your screen

Even the most sophisticated security measures will not be enough if you don’t take the time to implement the simpler ones. Locking your screen is a simple practice that will keep your information safe from potential prying eyes and USB devices others could plug in to steal your data while you’re away from your computer. You should also take note of your surrounding to make sure that information you’d rather keep private isn’t visible to those who might be passing by.

8. Change your passwords regularly

As good as your passwords might be, it’s important to change them regularly to prevent your personal information from eventually being compromised by tenacious hackers. Longer, more random passwords are now recommended and you should never use the same password for multiple accounts. While it may be tempting to keep a copy of all your current passwords on your computer, doing so could put all of your accounts in jeopardy.

9. Back up your data routinely

Too busy to back up your data? Should a hack or a system crash occur, you’ll wish you had taken the time to back up your files. All it takes is a few minutes each week to protect your personal files and information.

10. Disconnect and power off

Thanks to most broadband connections, you can stay connected to the Internet 24/7. However, being constantly connected can up the risks of your computer being attacked. For maximum safety disconnect from the Internet and power off your computer when it’s not being used.

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Community Post: Billy Crystal Donates $1 Mil To His Hometown Long Beach, New York

Today Billy Crystal and his wife returned to his hometown of Long Beach, New York to check out the progress on the rebuilding of the beloved boardwalk. While he was there he also bestowed an extremely generous gift to the town: a check for $888,000!

The money was raised by Crystal and his celebrity friends at Muhammad Ali’s annual Celebrity Fight Night back in March. However, today Crystal and his wife decided $888,000 was a nice donation, but that a full million would be much better.

The Long Beach native and his family personally decided to donate $112,000 in addition to the previously raised funds. Crystal remarked that you never forget where you come from, clearly he has not!

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On behalf of the Long Islanders like myself who have been missing sunset strolls on the Long Beach boardwalk, we thank you Billy Crystal!

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15 Wacky Ways People Celebrate New Years

The new year is swiftly approaching (2015? is that you?) and that means celebrations are in order. But these celbrations often vary depending on where you’re from and your local cultures and religions. Check out some of the weird, wacky and cool ways The Business Insider found that people will be celebrating this year:

1. In Argentina, people eat beans on New Year’s Eve for good luck in the year ahead.

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In Argentina, it’s commonly believed that eating beans before the clock strikes midnight means they will have good luck in their careers in the year ahead. And, quite possibly, less luck in the flatulence department.

Some also believe that if they carry a suitcase around their house, they will travel more in the year to come. So come on, get lifting!

2. In China, New Year’s rituals include cleaning and buying presents.

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Though celebrations to honor the Gregorian New Year are held in major Chinese cities such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Chinese Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival does not happen until late January or early February.

Traditions vary across China, but many include cleaning the Chinese people cleaning their homes to get rid of bad luck, buying presents for loved ones, and children receiving money in red paper envelopes. So, not really too different to some western cultures!

3. In Denmark, people eat a really huge cakeand smash dishes.

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People in Denmark prepare an evening meal that ends with a special dessert known as Kransekage, a steep-sloped cone-shaped cake decorated with fire crackers and flags. And it’s giant. Like, absolutely huge.

Also, it is thought that throwing dishes on someone’s doorstep on January 1st assures they will have many friends in the year ahead. We’re definitely trying this one out on our neighbors!

4. In Ecuador, people burn effigies of their enemies at midnight.

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Thousands of life-size dummies representing misfortunes from the past year that are burned in the streets.The scarecrows are made from newspapers and pieces of wood, and at midnight, everyone gather outside their homes to burn the dummies together. Like Guy Fawkes night but better!

5. In Estonia, they eat up to 12 in one night.

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For some in Estonia, New Years means eating seven, nine, or twelve meals. With each meal consumed, it is believed that the person gains the strength of that many men the following year. We’re starting to wonder if the guy from Man Vs. Food ever had a go

You don’t eat the entire meal, however – part of the meal is left unfinished for the spirits or ancestors who visit the house on New Year’s Eve.

6. In Finland, people tell one another’s fortunes with melted tin.

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A Finnish new year tradition is called molybdomancy (yes, really), which is the act of telling New Year’s fortunes by melting tin (actually lead) in a tiny pan on the stove and then quickly throwing it into a bucket of cold water.

The blob of metal is then analyzed to see what fate will befall the person in the New Year, like a very dramatic form of tea leaves.

7. In Germany, they eat pigs made of marzipan and watch TV.

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The German people eat jam-filled doughnuts made with or without liquor fillings on New Year’s Eve, as well as a tiny marzipan pigs as a token of good luck. We want in on this one.

The entire country also loves to watch the 1920s British Cabaret play Dinner For One that is broadcast on German television stations in black and white each year, which we can assume is to them what Love Actually or Elf is to us.

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8. In Greece, people hang an onion on their doors.

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It’s believed that hanging an onion, or kremmida on your door on New Year’s eve as a symbol of rebirth in the coming year. The following morning, parents traditionally tap their children on the head with the kremmida to wake them up before church we can just imagine it now.

Greeks also commonlybreak a pomegranate on their doorstep before entering their houses on New Year’s Day, another symbol of prosperity and good luck.

9. In Ireland, women put mistletoe leaves under their pillows to find husbands.

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Single women in Ireland place sprigs of mistletoe under their pillows on New Year’s night in the hope that it will bring them better luck and a future husband They probably also sleep with a bottle of wine.

Also according to Irish superstition, be wary of who enters your home after the 31st – if the visitor is a tall, dark handsome man, your year will bring good fortune (obviously. And especially if he enters your bed). If it’s a red-headed woman, she will bring a lot of trouble.

10. In Japan, it is believed the God of the New Year comes down to Earth.

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On New Year’s Eve in Japan, Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times to welcome Toshigami, the New Year’s God.

The Japanese also clean their homes and send thank-you cards callednengajo that wish a Happy New Year and give thanks to friends and relatives.

11. In Macedonia, people celebrate New Year’s Eve twice.

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In Macedonia, New Year’s Eve is celebrated both on December 31st as well as on January 14 according to the Macedonian Orthodox (also known as the Julian or Lunar) Calendar.

Fireworks happen throughout the day on the 31st, and Macedonian children receive gifts from relatives on the 14th.

12. In Serbia, New Year’s Eve is like Christmas.

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New Year’s Eve is celebrated like Christmas in Serbia, where it is believed Santa Clause (or Deda Mraz) visits houses to leave presents under the family spruce tree.

The population then celebrates the Serbian New Year on January 13, according to the Julian calendar.

13. In Spain, they eat 12 grapes for luck.

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Spaniards eat a grape with each of the twelve chimes of the midnight countdown while making a wish. The tradition dates back to 1895 when some savvy vine farmers realized they had a surplus of grapes and started the tradition to get more customers.

Many then celebrate with a late-night family dinner before heading out to Spanish nightclubs after midnight until 6 AM.

14. In the Czech Republic, fireworks displays light up the sky.

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In Prague, visitors can watch an incredible fireworks display on the world famous Charles Bridge after the clock strikes midnight.

15. Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, is said to be a day of judgement

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is known as theDay of Judgment, when God inscribes the fate of every person for the upcoming year in the Book of Life or the Book of Death.It takes place over two days in early autumn and usually involves synagogue services and a large meal with family and friends.

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29 Gorgeous Castles From Around The World

1. Castle Howard, Yorkshire

One of the grandest private residences in Britain, this beautiful estate has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years.

2. Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany

Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace in Germany, which receives more than 300,000 visitors per year.

3. Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle is a fortification that dates back to the 11th century, designed by William the Conquerer.

4. Malbork Castle, Poland

Malbork is the largest castle in the world (surface area), and the largest brick building in Europe.

5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Ludwig II of Bavaria built this castle as a personal refuge. After he died in 1886, Neuschwanstein opened to the paying public and has since had over 60 million visitors.

6. Chteau de Chambord, France

This palace was built to serve as a hunting lodge for Franois I, and has very distinct French Renaissance architecture. It opened to the public in 2007 and has drawn in more than 700,000 visitors.

7. Osaka Castle, Japan

One of Japan’s most famous castles, Osaka has a five-story exterior and an eight-story interior. It was built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from attackers during the 16th century.

8. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

This 11th-century castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennengebirge mountain range. Exterior shots of the castle were used as a French hotel in the movie Just Married.

9. Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Kilkenny was built in 1195 by William Marshal and now serves as a conference and graduation venue.

10. Pele Castle, Romania

This Neo-Renaissance castle is located in the Carpathian Mountains, built between 1873 and 1914.

11. Schloss Moritzburg, Germany

Named after Duke Mortiz of Saxony, this palace lies on artificial land and is surrounded by woodlands used for hunting.

12. Castillo de Coca, Spain

This castle was built on the site of ancient Cauca, the birthplace of the Roman emperor Theodosius. The castle now serves as a training school for foresters.

13. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, California

The Sleeping Beauty castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein (#5 on the list) and stands as a landmark in Disneyland.

14. Kronborg Castle, Denmark

Built in the 1420s, Kronborg is one of the most important fortifications in Northern Europe. It has been immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

15. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick’s interior and exterior was used to film Hogwarts scenes in the Harry Potter films and has roughly 800,000 visitors per year.

16. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

This 12th-century palace is positioned upon the volcanic Castle Rock and has become a recognizable symbol of Edinburgh.

17. Highclere Castle, United Kingdom

Highclere is a 19th-century castle that serves as the main filming location for the hit-TV show Downton Abbey.

18. Chteau de Versailles, France

This royal chteau in France has a whopping 2,300 rooms, 67 staircases, and 5,210 pieces of furniture.

19. Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Prague Castle was named the largest ancient castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, occupying 70,000 square meters.

20. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Kylemore was built as a private residence for wealthy London doctor, Mitchell Henry. The estate was sold to the Duke and Dutchess of Manchester in 1909, but they were forced to sell due to gambling debts.

21. Bodiam Castle, United Kingdom

This 14th-century moated castle was built by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years’ War.

22. Burg Hochosterwitz, Austria

One of Austria’s most impressive medieval castles, Hochosterwitz sits 520 feet high and can be seen 19 miles away on a clear day.

23. Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

This island castle consists of 100 individual buildings, merged into the palace it is today.

24. Catherine Palace, Russia

This residence began construction in 1717 and was built for Catherine I of Russia to provide a summer palace for her pleasure. In 1752, it was redesigned in Rococo style.

25. Windsor Castle, England

This 11th-century royal residence is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.

26. Hogwarts at Universal Studios, Orlando

Based off the wildly successful Harry Potter films, Hogwarts was brought to life at Universal in Orlando, Florida.

27. Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

Balmoral has been a residence of the British Royal Family since 1852, when it was purchased by Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert.

28. Conwy Castle, North Wales

This medieval fortification was built by Edward I in 1283 and cost roughly 15,000.

29. Schwerin Castle, Germany

First reports of the castle were made in 973, and currently serves as the seat of the state parliament.

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