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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Awww, what an unusual marking on that puppy

A puppy has been born in Japan with a large, clear, love-heart-shaped pattern in his coat. What could be cuter than a puppy? How about a puppy with a heart-shaped marking on his coat? (Or, more specifically, a puppy with a marking that resembles the way a heart is typically rendered in popular culture.) Such a critter was born in the northern Japanese city of Odate in May 2007, part of a litter raised by breeder Emiko Sakurada. The little fellow, a long-coated chihuahua dubbed "Heart-kun," came into the world with a perfect heart-shaped pattern in his fur. Ms. Sakurada said that she had never seen a similar marking on the approximately 1,000 other puppies that she had bred, and that she had no plans to sell Heart-kun, who has "brought good fortune" to her and everyone who crosses his path. This short video clip provides some glimpses of Heart-kun and Emiko: In August 2009, Heart-kun's mother gave birth to a litter of four puppies, one of which, like his ol

Top 7 designer taps under $500

 Prasad: Top 7 designer taps under $500 The top seven designer taps that are budget-friendly yet stylish. The world of interior design has never been known to be a budget-friendly affair. Since time immemorial, the rich and the famous have set the bar high with their no-expense-spared tastes that made the salaried classes feel just how ordinary our consumerist lives were. Though most of us cannot afford to spend a major portion of our lives' savings on getting diamond-studded furniture, we settle for statement pieces that highlight our personality instead of our bank balance. For most home owners, the quest for finding the perfect bath fixtures almost never ends, but if you are looking to spruce up your bath space, it might be a good idea to put yourself on a budget before going on a shopping spree since the world of faucets alone is filled with glamorous items that sometimes cost as much as a pre-owned car! For budget renovators, we present our pick of top seven designer taps th