THROUGHOUT HIS TIME as the White House official photographers, Pete Souza has taken over two million photos of President Obama and his family. Check out some of his favorites in this video by Buzzfeed above.
Sunset view from Key West. Photo credit: Nikki’s
This guide has gone through a few things to do in Miami, a few things to do in Key West, and a ton in between. From water activities to filling your belly, soaking in some history and marveling at marine life, there’s plenty of places to stop on the drive from Miami to Key West.
With vivid blue waters that will make you swoon and island breeze that the best vacations include, be sure to plan plenty of time lounging at the beach, too!
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The truth is, your guy wants to be the only thing that makes you smile, according to relationship experts at YouQueen. If you let him know you’re having fun without him, a night with the girls or maybe a hike with friends, then he’s really going to want to be a part of it all.
Guys are genetically programmed to want to be the sole factor in making you smile. However, if you’re smiling when he’s not beside you then you’re going to trigger him to pay attention and increase that internal need to be the one putting a smile on your face.
Super easy when you think about it.
When your man texts you, don’t immediately reply. All this is going to do is increase the odds he’s going to start taking you for granted. When he shoots you a question make sure you leave some time before you respond.
This will increase the chase because he will naturally be wondering what you’re up to. A great thing for you.
After an hour or so, give him a response and remind him you are having a great day (without him) and you’ve just triggered him to miss you more.
This one is a win-win but hear me out. When you make a point of wowing him in the bedroom, you are going to always make him miss you to some degree. Boys do tend to think with their smaller head!
Use your bedroom specialty to make sure he remembers and misses you. And if he happens to pull the nonchalant card acting like he doesn’t miss you, play it right back to him. This will drive up his curiosity and make in want you more.
Lovemaking is personal and involves emotions and if it’s great, you’ve really got him hooked, at least for the moment. Use this to make him miss you.
If a guy’s giving you the cold shoulder or not as much attention as he should, stop all contact for a few days. Be too busy to text or talk and give him the chance to really miss you. This is a tough one to pull off sometimes but well worth it.
Make sure he is the first one to contact you so you’re in the driver’s seat. This is guaranteed to make him miss you more.
There’s nothing that’s going to make a guy miss you more than looking hot to trot when he does spend time with you. Even if you aren’t with him and know he’s going to see you, like when you’re out at a party, be sure to go all out on looking amazing. Leave him drooling if you can.
Psychology Today says when guys are visually stimulated that’s interconnected with emotion. And we all know emotion and logic don’t mix. Play with his emotions and you’re going to make him really miss you. Whether he gets the prize or not is completely up to you.
Don’t overdo it here but if you show an interest in another guy and act like you are having fun, even if you aren’t, you’re going to tap into those evolutionary traits men have of dominance. He’ll have no choice but to want you more and put a plan in place to let you know he’s missing you.
Eye candy is great for making him miss you more. Dare you to try it!
If you aren’t with this particular guy anymore and happen to see him, try and act extra polite. In particularly when he’s with another girl you need to flash those pearly whites and act like you are crazy happy with life. This is going to drive him nuts in a good way.
Trust me, you will be the one on his mind.
Just be sure you don’t stay too long and try and make it awkward. In and out and on you go is the way to play it!
Sure, when you break up with someone you are sad and miserable. What’s important is that you don’t show this to him. If you seem to be totally happy and content, he is going to miss you terribly. On the flip side, if you are a mess, you’re guaranteeing he’s already forgot about you and moved on.
This one may seem weird but scent and emotions can be extremely powerful. If you happen to have a perfume he goes crazy over, make sure you wear it ever chance you get. Put on a little extra, even just to be sure he gets a whiff whenever you walk past.
With the scent, he’s going to remember and he’s going to miss you, that’s a given.
It’s safe to say that if a guy is really into you, he’s going to be the one shooting off the text messages. But it certainly doesn’t hurt to send him a couple of cute reminders of why he should be missing you. Just don’t go overboard or you’re going to seem desperate.
Perhaps before you hop into bed at night, you can shoot him a message reminding him you are thinking of him, but only if you are in a relationship. That one is guaranteed to make him miss you. If you can’t think of anything sweet to say over text, check out these examples of romantic text messages.
You want to be the woman no guy can imagine being without. Start by chill-axing and being yourself. Make sure you are happy with yourself and know what direction you’re heading in life. Keep things fun and inviting, light might be a better word for it.
Newsflash – Guys are programmed to think all women are hard work. You want to be the girl that lights up his life and every room you walk into. Do this and you’re going to have him missing you as soon as you’re out of his sight.
Guys think with their eyes first and without a doubt they do appreciate outer beauty. This doesn’t mean they only like you for your boobs and butt. However, if you are willing to throw in some sexy dress treats, that’s what is going to pop into his head when he doesn’t have you beside him.
The best is when you suddenly out of nowhere show up in a super hot dress that leaves all jaws dropping, with eyes only for your guy.
Definitely this one will get you high marks in the “miss you” department.
Sure, guys are supposed to be the strength in a relationship, the fixers and the doers. It’s also important you show him you can listen and take action too. Men are problem solvers and don’t want to talk till the cows come home, which they never do.
When your man has an issue, listen to what he has to say and remind him that you believe he will figure it out. Another piece of the puzzle of making your guy miss you like crazy.
Whether you’ve been with your man a few days to years it’s VIP that you play hard to get. No doubt men are hunters and love figuring out how to get around the bases. This will excite them and make them want you more.
This means, don’t be a slave to your phone or text messages, be busy some nights when he’s like to spend time with you, and make sure you always find time to do your own things without him.
Independence is sexy and a tool that will always keep him on his toes. You don’t need him per say but you do want him. Only a crazy wouldn’t miss that!
Men’s Health reports if you want a guy to miss you, it’s important for you to slip into adventure because that’s where men shine. Stop talking about his feelings and take action in life. Guys want to rule the jungle. They want to climb higher and ride further. With you right beside him cheering him on.
Make him feel like the king of the world. That’s your golden ticket to make him miss you.
President Barack Obama is looking for a new ride.
Not that his current limousine – dubbed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” – isn’t faring well, but it’s a 2009 model, which he takes wherever he travels, and the Department of Homeland Security says it’s time for an upgrade.
Designed to look like a 2008 Cadillac DTS, The Beast is a hybrid that reportedly blends Caddy components with the guts of a Chevrolet Kodiak commercial truck – but with heavy armor. Such heavy armor that the car reportedly weighs 7.5 tons.
The armor includes 8-inch plates capable of stopping an improvised explosive device, or IED, and 5-inch multi-layer windows that make the doors as heavy as those on a 757 jet. The car is sealed against biochemical attacks.
Although details of the presidential limo are classified for security reasons, various reports say that it features James Bond-style options, including a night vision system. It also carries communications gear and, in the trunk, a blood bank matching the president’s type.
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Special loops replace door handles, which allow Secret Service agents to hold on when running alongside the car. Goodyear run-flat tires fit into extra-large wheel wells.
Secret Service agents who have specialized training in evasive driving techniques, including a J-turn, pilot the vehicle. The J-turn, taught at the Secret Service training facility outside Washington, D.C., can turn the limo 180 degrees in matter of seconds to escape trouble. (The J-turn is also known as the “moonshiner’s turn,” based on a signature bootlegger driving maneuver.)
As for which car maker will land the contract, that’s a secret. Ford, Chrysler and GM have alternated as limo providers since 1939.
“We at Cadillac consider it a great honor and responsibility to carry on the tradition of presidential cars,” Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told Motor Trend. “There’s absolutely nothing we would say directly about the future. The Presidential Limousine is built to an exacting set of specifications – and one of the specifications is that we not discuss inner workings of the project.”
The new limo promises to be even sturdier than The Beast. According to FedBizOpps.gov, work on the New Design Armored Limousine “will include concept development, armor design, initial automotive component selection and chassis development, material testing, armor system modeling and simulation, and armor system fabrication and testing (live fire).”
1899-president: Presidential vehicles evolve
Obama’s current Cadillac is a significant upgrade – at least from the standpoint of safety and communications capabilities – from cars used by earlier presidents.
William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile in November 1899, though Teddy Roosevelt was the first to commission a government-owned car, a white convertible Stanley Steamer. (William Howard Taft, Roosevelt’s successor, also opted for a Steamer when he converted the White House stables into a garage.)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt rode in the specially built "Sunshine Special.” It was based on a Lincoln K-Series chassis with a V-12 engine. It was aptly named as FDR preferred to ride around with the top down.
Those early limos were convertibles, a favorite for politicians at all levels who knew the value of being seen by their constituents. But that was to change forever on Nov. 22, 1963.
As far back as 1954, a nervous Secret Service had developed a protective bubble-top for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s limousine. There was one available for the Lincoln that his successor, John F. Kennedy, was riding in that fateful afternoon in Dallas, Texas. But Kennedy liked being seen by the public – which made it easier for assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to fire a series of deadly shots from the Texas Book Depository near Dealey Plaza.
That midnight blue 1961 stretch Lincoln Continental was pulled from service, rebuilt and returned to the White House fleet – though it is today on display at the Henry Ford, a suburban Detroit museum. Among the updates available to President Lyndon Johnson was a bulletproof hardtop and additional body armor. The vehicle remained in service through the Nixon Administration.
The cruel realities of the world revealed by the Kennedy assassination changed the design of presidential limos – and for vehicles used by political leaders worldwide.
Problems do occur, however, as when the diesel-powered Beast broke down at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport. But such incidents are rare – and there was a backup limousine available.
Paul A. Eisenstein contributed to this report.