6 Spontaneous Trips To Take With Your Friends This Memorial Day Weekend

6 Spontaneous Trips To Take With Your Friends This Memorial Day Weekend

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If youre craving an escape to recharge and get boozy on the beach with your girlfriends, Memorial Day Weekend is the prime time to peace out of town. Break out your red, white, and blue apparel and lets get packing, ladies! Some of us are already booked up to the max with barbecues, pool parties, beach ragers, and lots of day drinking. Bring on the Jell-O shots, and keep them coming. As for everyone else, the holiday weekend crept up so damn fast, we havent even begun to set a game plan into action. With only a few days left to plan, where does a busy gal even start? If your squad loves to live in the moment, here are six trips to take this Memorial Day Weekend. 1. White water rafting in Lake George, New York Bring the party to the Adirondack Mountains near Lake George for a fun rafting...
The Top 15 Most Badass People That You’ve Never Heard Of

The Top 15 Most Badass People That You’ve Never Heard Of

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1. Hugh Glass View this image › While scouting for game in Grand River in 1823, Hugh Glass ran into a grizzly-bear mom who attacked him to defend her two cubs. Unable to reach his rifle as they wrestled on the ground, Glass was able to escape from her death grip and stab her with his knife while she shredded his face, chest, arm, and back with her claws. His wounds were so gruesome that his fellow trappers simply placed a bear hide over him as a funeral shroud and left him for dead so they could get out of the hostile territory and away from the Native Americans who had recently killed half of the
Mars Missions Are A Scam

Mars Missions Are A Scam

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Despite claims by NASA and private outfits such as Mars One, we don't have the know-how or funding to send people to the Red Planet, according to many scientists, policy experts, and one outspoken lawmaker. "To say we have put the cart before the horse is an understatement," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said. View this image › Bryan Versteeg/Mars One Last week, the nonprofit reality-television project Mars One announced its selection of 100 volunteers who may get one-way tickets to Mars. It's only the latest in decades of celebrated Mars colonization projects. And just like all the rest, this one is unlikely to ever happen, experts say. "It looks like a scam," John Logs...
A Mediterranean Mansion with Moorish Flair [33 pics]

A Mediterranean Mansion with Moorish Flair [33 pics]

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Photograph via Joel Schemmel @ Sotheby’s International Realty   Situated on an acre of property at the coveted north end of Siesta Key (directly on the Gulf of Mexico), this opulent Mediterranean mansion with Moorish flair can be yours for a cool $13.45 million USD. Located in Sarasota, Florida, the home was completed in 2007 by premier Sarasota luxury homebuilder Perrone Construction. Outfitted with an incredible pool (complete with a waterfall) and eight exquisite porches to soak in the incredible views, this property is the definition of extravagance. While the interior design would not be the Sifter’s first choice, we would happily attend any soiree at this lavish estate :)   Photograph via Joel Schemmel @ Sotheby’s International Realty Photograph via ...
These “Tell-Tail” Signs Reveal What Your Cat Is Thinking

These “Tell-Tail” Signs Reveal What Your Cat Is Thinking

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Cats are clearly up to something. Seeing us as rubbish landlords or giant useless cats, these tiny lions are without a shadow of a doubt trying to take over the world so its not surprising that, in a race against time, scientists are desperately trying to work out precisely what theyre thinking. Carlo Siracusa a clinical assistant professor and behavioral medicine expert at the University of Pennsylvanias School of Veterinary Medicine may be the one to save us all before its too late. He suggests that one of the best indicators of a cats mood is actually its tail, something that will come as no surprise to dog owners. Speaking to National Geographic, he reveals that a straight-up tail implies that its acting aggressively. If the tail is straight but...
New Melanoma Drug Hailed As A Step Forward In Battle Against Deadly Skin Cancer

New Melanoma Drug Hailed As A Step Forward In Battle Against Deadly Skin Cancer

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The results of a clinical trial into the effectiveness of a new immunotherapy drug for a deadly form of skin cancer are set to be presented at an upcoming conference, with researchers hailing the study as a step forward in the quest to overcome the affliction. Melanoma is a condition whereby the skins pigment-producing cells called melanocytes become cancerous. Often spreading to other parts of the body, the disease typically has a very low survival rate. According to Caroline Robert, who led the study, prior to 2011the average melanoma sufferer lived for less than one year. The difficulty in treating the disease owes to the fact that cancer is simply a mass of malfunctioning body cells, rather than an external pathogen. Because the bodys immune system contains a number o...
21 Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You To Know

21 Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You To Know

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Lights, camera, action. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409916544); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3437869").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409916544); }); View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. Let your photographer know about any quirks of the venue. View this image › thismodernlove.co.uk This Modern Love “This ceremony is in the Ulster Hall, in Belfast, which is a pitch-black space with crazy lighting, photographer Tim Tooth from This Modern Love told BuzzFeed. “I had to respond really quickly, adjusting the way I normally shoot. “I was really happy with the way things turned o...
9 Things To Check Off Your Bucket List During Your Last Summer In College

9 Things To Check Off Your Bucket List During Your Last Summer In College

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In just one year from now, reality sinksin, and youll be off into the real world. With your diploma by your side, youll accomplish all the young adult things you said you would. Youll hopefully begin to pay off your student debt, land your dream job, and maybe even move into that cozy apartment in the city. As much as its bittersweet to say goodbye to your college years, the life of a graduate is full of adventure and endless opportunity. For now, though, youre still a student, and the adulting can wait just a little longer. Summer is the perfect time to embrace the spontaneity and fun, after all. Here are nine ways to take advantage of your last summer as a college student before you begin your final semesters. 1. Reminisce With Your Hometown Friends Skitterphoto/Pexels After high sch...
These Scared Animals Are Simply Too Afraid Of The World.

These Scared Animals Are Simply Too Afraid Of The World.

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Animals are curious creatures. They're always sniffing around and hunting for something. These animals investigated their environment, only to find what they were investigating completely terrified them. Next time, they hopefully will be more cautious before they get too worked up.  The bag is haunted! mooshworld Whatever this cat is looking at is terrifying. weknowmemes Nah dude. collegehumor That's not a tree. mooshworld I told you I was camera shy! zoorescue This person...
10 Unfortunate Fates of English Kings

10 Unfortunate Fates of English Kings

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Historically, the early English kings have a reputation for living high on the hog, and pleasing themselves at the expense of the people they ruled. It was not always so. In the middle ages many of them missed out on a trouble free reign culminating in a State Funeral. We know very little about the first several hundred years of the Anglo-Saxon era. The earliest written records were no more than inventive lists of rulers who established separate kingdoms. The Saxons settled in the west, the Anglos in the east and north, and the Jutes on the Isle of Wight and the opposite mainland. They probably thought of themselves as separate peoples, but they shared a common language and similar customs. One of those customs was fighting everyone in sight. A king’s power depended on his ability to w
The 11 Most Important Celebrity Lumps Of All Time

The 11 Most Important Celebrity Lumps Of All Time

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If celebrity bulge rankings exist, why shouldn’t lumps be held to the same standard? All lumps were ranked and measured on a scale of zero to five Lumpy Space Princesses. Each special lump was ranked by its curve and prominence to determine the rank. 11. These soft, mouthwatering lumps. Warning This image is graphic Click to reveal View this image › Shutterstock Why they’re important: because they’re first thing you wanna spoon in the morning. Lump Rating: 0.5 out of 5 LSPs View this image › 10. These bad bad bad lumps, ooh. Warning This image is graphic Click to reveal View this image › Via veracityvoice.com Why they’re important: because you feel real dirty when you cup ‘em. Lump Rating: 1 out of 5 LSPs...
4 Things I Want From My Relationship That I Learned From My Parents Relationship

4 Things I Want From My Relationship That I Learned From My Parents Relationship

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My mom and dad have been married for 40 years. I know, its crazy. Instead of having a wedding, they got married in a courthouse and then eloped for a cruise to the Bahamas. The first time my dad met my moms parents, he fell asleep at the dinner table because he had been up working late the night before. Great first impression, right? My mom and dad met because they were co-workers. My parents had huge crushes on one another and were also socially awkward a trait I seemed to have inherited from them. One day, my mom went to deliver a stack of papers to my father in his office, and instead of leaving through the door, she accidentally walked into the closet and locked herself in. When she finally got out, my dadwas so charmed and confused by the debaclethat he decided to ask her out. Thr...
5 Ways To Have An Insta-Worthy Summer When You’re Broke

5 Ways To Have An Insta-Worthy Summer When You’re Broke

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As much fun as it is hitting up the bars throughoutthe summer, dropping cash on endless vodka sodas and Coronas can hurt like a total betch (in more ways than one). Between spending money on booze and embarking on fun weekend getaways with the crew, your bank account will be feeling the pain before you know it. If your future is looking broke AFthis summer, dont fret. You dont have to empty your wallet to have a ton of fun with your friends. Here are five ways to have a lit summer when youre broke, that will show everyone on Instagram youre having the freaking time of your life. 1. Soak up those beautiful rays in the yard with your girlfriends. Jovana Rikalo If you or one of your friends has a pool, or lives neara beach, even better. Of course, this scenario wont be prime for the Instag...
Warm Weather And Cookouts Mean Ants. Here’s How You Can Get Rid Of Them For Good!

Warm Weather And Cookouts Mean Ants. Here’s How You Can Get Rid Of Them For Good!

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Summertime is for picnics, BBQs, and outdoor parties. But the one constant that can ruin any of them, other than the always irritating mosquitos, are ants. While you can shield your guests from those buzzing bloodsuckers with a spray or a scented candle, ants just keep on coming.Or at least that's what we thought...until now! Using these hacks, you'll never have to worry about ants invading your outing again. Who knew ants left pheromones behind even after they've left your home? I'm so glad I know these handy hacks...and just in time for summer fun! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ants-cookout/
Random is a highly overused word

Random is a highly overused word

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Sounded like kids playing, and I live in a relatively quiet little neighbourhood. But it's 2 am so I opened the front door to inspectHumans, around my age, running around setting up what looked like a camp site. They had chairs, a cooler full of booze and food, a propane stove and one of them had set up my sprinkler to my hose...I'm confused, and wander out to ask what is the story behind this.They are just returning from a camping trip, and their car had broken down just by my house. It was a nice night and they were all so hungover, they didn't want to deal with cabs, or figuring out where they were at all....On my lawn. They were having a lawn party, and didn't even invite me!I went inside and thought out calling the cops, or calling some friends to come stay with me...
Baby Whales “Whisper” To Their Mothers To Avoid Being Overheard By Orcas

Baby Whales “Whisper” To Their Mothers To Avoid Being Overheard By Orcas

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As further proof that whales can be enormous, covered in barnacles, and yet remain exceedingly cute, a new study has shown that newborn humpback whales whisper to their mothers to avoid being hunted by killer whales. The new research by Aarhus University in Denmark documented two humpback mothers and eight of their calves in the Exmouth Gulf off western Australia at the time of their southbound migration. Using non-invasive tags attached to the individuals by suction cups, they managed to document the acoustic behavior between mother and calf. The study was published this week in the journal Functional Ecology. Killer whales hunt young humpback calves outside Exmouth Gulf, so by calling softly to its mother the calf is less likely to be heard by killer...
16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

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I'd argue that few things are more perfect than spending an evening in your yard with friends, good food, and a fire pit to keep you cozy. Don't get me wrong, I love going to the beach, swimming in pools, and enjoying the sun, but there's something pretty magical about a roaring fire and s'mores. If your yard doesn't have a fire pit, though, don't give up on this dream! It's actually super easy to make your own, as evidenced by these easy, awesome builds. Check them out! 1. You really don't need any masonry skills to make these things. This guy had no experience. Reddit / mixingmortar 2. You can make it as simple as you'd like. Reddit / OriginalFrylock ...
22 Seriously Cool Cement Projects You Can Make At Home

22 Seriously Cool Cement Projects You Can Make At Home

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View this image › 1. Cement Magnets Tutorial View this image › athomeinlove.com Aileen from At Home in Love made us these nifty little concrete magnets. Here’s how. Materials: a silicone ice cube tray, magnets, concrete mix, a bucket or container to mix the concrete in, a stick for stirring, and a cup to scoop the concrete with. 1. Mix the concrete according to the directions on the pa
Meet The Trans Scholar Fighting Against The Campaign For Out Trans Military Service

Meet The Trans Scholar Fighting Against The Campaign For Out Trans Military Service

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View this image › Courtesy of Dean Spade WASHINGTON — In recent months, one of the key issues relating to transgender rights that has come up in public debate is that of out transgender military service. A leading trans legal scholar, however, tells BuzzFeed the focus is “likely to harm” other progress sought by the transgender community and is coming at “the whims of a few wealthy donors.” From the decision by former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck, to come out as trans to the announcement by Chelsea Manning that she also is trans, trans military issues have received mo
10 Life Lessons From Oscar Wilde

10 Life Lessons From Oscar Wilde

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This St. Patrick’s Day, be inspired by the inimitable Mr. Wilde. 1. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” View this image › Via meangirlgifs.tumblr.com 2. “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” View this image › Via iloveartificial.blogspot.com 3. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” View this image › Via gif-aholics.tumblr.com 4. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” View this image › Via gradtouch.com 5. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” View this image › Via d...
Joe Biden will be at the Oscars to talk about rape

Joe Biden will be at the Oscars to talk about rape

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LOL. Sorry, Hollywood … you only get the V.P.: Lady Gaga is nominated for her song,“Til It Happens To You,” from “The Hunting Groud,” a documentary on campus rape and sexual assault. And since Joe Biden is in charge of the “It’s On Us”White House initiative to stop sexual assault and domestic violence, he’s there to “promote the campaign directly to the Oscars’ audience when he introduces Lady Gaga.” Apparently, Biden will ask the audience and viewers at home to visit the It’s On Us website and take the pledge “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” So Biden will ask the crowd that cheered rapist Roman Polanski winning an Oscar in 2011 to take a pledge to keep women safe from sexual vio...
19 Things You Want To Do With Prince Harry Now That He’s Single

19 Things You Want To Do With Prince Harry Now That He’s Single

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GUYS, not like that. OK, yes, kind of like that. 1. Shake hands with one another. View this image › WPA Pool / Getty Images You’ve got to introduce yourself to each other if you’re his future princess lady! 2. Enjoy some leisure time, really get to know one another. View this image › Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images This seems self-explanatory. 3. Talk about nonsense for hours and hours on end every single night until you don’t feel like it anymore. View this image › Chris Jackson WPA Pool / Getty Images “So you put the beans ON the toast. I see. That’s interesting.” 4. While you’re at it, feel free to discuss your passions and goals as well! View this image › Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images...
Ask a Dev: Can You Remotely Install an App on iOS?

Ask a Dev: Can You Remotely Install an App on iOS?

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Most iPhone and iPad owners are familiar with hunting down games and applications in the App Store, but there are other ways that apps can wind up on your Apple device. In the latest installment of our Ask a Dev series, iOS director Sean McMains explains that developers can use tools to distribute beta copies of an app without going through the App Store. He says developers can earn an Enterprise Certificate through Apple that allows creators to distribute apps through their own means. Additionally, the video, above, looks at the best ways to create an interactive storybook on iOS. McManis says that developers can either create a fully independent storybook app or they can create a product within iBooks. "Storybooks have a lot in common with games, so using a kit that's designed for gam...
This Kid Jumped Into a Bass Pro Shops Fish Tank, Apparently Taking Part In an Age-Old Tradition

This Kid Jumped Into a Bass Pro Shops Fish Tank, Apparently Taking Part In an Age-Old Tradition

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In late April 2017, a teenager jumped off a 30-foot ledge into the fish tank of the Bass Pro Shops store in Denver, Colorado. What seems like a one-off dumb prank, though, is actually a dumb prank in a long line of very similar dumb pranks. 'Murica. Poor, innocent Bass Pro Shops. The giant outdoor gear mecca has locations all over the U.S. via: AOL And they’re more than stores. They’reexperiences. They’re oases of fishing poles and camouflage pants. Shopping at a Bass Pro Shops is more akin to a walk in the woods than a trip to the mall. One thing that makes Bass Pro Shops stand out are the giant fish tanks in many of their locations. Real fish swim by while you pick out the hooks with which you will eventually snare them. (The symbolic “them.”...
Stunning Images Of The Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal

Stunning Images Of The Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal

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Andrew Newey, an award-winning UK-based travel photographer, has captured gripping photographs of central Nepalese Gurung tribe members engaged in a dangerous and ancient tradition – honey hunting. Twice a year, the Gurung honey hunters ascend to the base of cliffs in central Nepal and ascend them to collect honey. They use the same tools that their ancestors did – hand-woven rope ladders and tangos, the long sharp bamboo poles that they use to cut the honey-filled hives off of the face of the cliff and drop them into baskets waiting below. After lighting smoke fires at the base of the cliff to smoke out the bees, they climb their ladders and collect their honey. [Read more...] Besides the danger of falling, they also happen to be harvesting the honey of the largest honeybee in...
This Is What Happens When Customs Agents Don’t Inspect Imported Foods

This Is What Happens When Customs Agents Don’t Inspect Imported Foods

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In a world full of spiders, it's hard to pick just one and nominate it as the creepiest arachnid in existence. However, my personal nominee for creepiest bug ever would have to be the Brazilian wandering spider. Not only is it one of the world's deadliest creatures, but it likes to wander (as you might have guessed). Basically, this thing doesn't wait for prey to come to it. Instead, the Brazilian wandering spider travels around hunting for prey and is, for whatever reason, especially fond of bananas. Even though it's native to South America, this bug often finds its way to the States by hitching a ride on some bananas. One stock boy learned that lesson the hard way. What happened to Redditor crackerman2000 a few years ago is an arachnophobe's worst nightmare. He was stocking some ...

This 90-Year-Old Refused Chemo Treatments For Her Cancer. What She Does Instead Is Brilliant

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A cancer diagnosis is always horrible and totally devastating. Its still a huge killer and there is no magic potion or miracle cure to make it totally go away. Instead theres surgery, chemo, and radiation. Not to favorable, but usually the only option for most, even though survival is still not guaranteed. The impact is emotionally heavy and financially draining for many. A woman named Norma was diagnosed with cancer. That same week her husband of 67 years passed away. Thats a double feature nobody wants to ever have to see. Yet Norma was facing it and the standard fare options for the cancer were presented – surgery, chemo, radiation. Heres her story and what she chose to do. In one week 90-year-old Norma was diagnosed with having a cancerous mass in her uterus while having to say g...
Federal Judge Concludes Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Violated The Law

Federal Judge Concludes Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Violated The Law

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Despite extensive resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and despite President Obama ultimately deciding to nix the construction of it, Trump resurrected the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) during his first week as Commander-in-Chief, causing dismay at the time. Now, it appears a federal judge may have just given them a last-minute reprieve. Explaining his decision in a sizable legal opinion, Washington DC District Court Judge James Boasberg has sided with the tribes, agreeing that the Army Corps of Engineers building DAPL failed to consider the impacts of any oil spills on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice. In previous cases, the Sioux argued that the pipelines construction would threaten sites of cultural and histor...
What Is the Best Career Advice That Transcends Industries?

What Is the Best Career Advice That Transcends Industries?

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Image: Mashable Composite, Getty Creative, Luciano LozanoThis question originally appeared on Quora. What are some of the best examples of general career advice? By general, I mean not specific to your field (finance, tech, HR, media, etc.), but to anyone. It could be advice for someone looking for a job, trying to get a promotion, changing careers or for someone who wants to excel at the job he or she already has. Just looking for some golden nuggets of wisdom that have proven useful to you. Answer by Matt Wyndowe, head of product partnerships at Uber. During two years of business school at Stanford, I wrote down the best advice from our professors and lecturers. This advice is from Andy Rachleff, Mark Leslie, Irv Grousbeck, Joel Peterson, Eric Schmidt and many others. Admittedly, a lot ...
Here Are The 25 Most Bizarre Traffic Violations You Can Get. #17… Where Did THAT Come From?

Here Are The 25 Most Bizarre Traffic Violations You Can Get. #17… Where Did THAT Come From?

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Ok, I'll admit that I've got a few parking tickets in my time. Maybe even a speeding ticket. But I knew I did it, and should have expected to get caught. But there is no way I'd ever think to fall victim to these 25 ridiculous traffic laws. You seriously need to know these, especially the next time you're going whale hunting in Tennessee. ;) 25. It's illegal to run out of gas on the highway in Germany. 24. Alaskans: you cannot tie a dog to the roof of your car in your state. 23. In Russia you'll be fined for having a dirty car. 22. In San Francisco it is illegal to dry your car with used underwear. ...
11 Inspirational Wine Quotes You Should Live Life By In Your 20s

11 Inspirational Wine Quotes You Should Live Life By In Your 20s

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For many of us, a fine glass of pinot noir (and maybe some chocolate on the side) can solve just about any problem. Wine is there to comfort usafter a long, grueling day at the office. Its there when were ready to get lit for a prime girls night out. And you just it deserves a quality spot on the couch with you while you watch . In honor of wine oclock (which, if you ask me, refers toall hours of the day inthe summer), here are 11 motivational wine quotes we should all live life by in our 20s. Plus, if youre all about that #WineWednesday life (who isnt?), these quotes can definitely make for some awesome Instagram captions. 1. Wine is like duct tape. It fixes everything. Unknown Cherish Bryck Obviously, this quote belongs at the top of the list, because we all know life can be stressfu...
Community Post: 13 People Proving It Takes Guts To Be Different

Community Post: 13 People Proving It Takes Guts To Be Different

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Inspired by giffgaff: Different Takes Guts 1. Alex Honnald, Free Climber View this image › Via roomofluxury.co.uk Alex Honnold had the courage to drop out of Berkley at 19, to pursue free climbing. On rope free climbs, he has broken a number of speed records, including a free climb of Salathé Wall, and a 2h23m speed record on the Nose of El Capitan with Hans Florine. 2. Tyler Bradt, Kayaker
5 Ways State Laws Could Bypass Obama’s Executive Action On Gun Reform

5 Ways State Laws Could Bypass Obama’s Executive Action On Gun Reform

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Boise, Idaho Driving downtown with my young son, we see a man step out of a large truck dressed in camouflage, holding a rifle with a scope in his right hand. Hes wearing a ball cap with some sort of logo on it pulled low over his eyes, and is wearing dark sunglasses. Strapped to his hip is a large handgun. We dont even slow down, and no one stares. Hes parked close to a local gun store, and barely visible over the side of the truck bed is a pair of antlers. It doesnt take much imagination to picture what the blue tarp back there conceals. New York City A man steps out of a large truck with a rifle in his right hand. On his hip is a large handgun. He is wearing a camouflage jacket, a ball cap pulled low over his eyes and is wearing dark sunglasses. Within seconds, he is surrounded by po...
He Started With A Plain Trailer Hitch And Transformed It Into An Epic Camper

He Started With A Plain Trailer Hitch And Transformed It Into An Epic Camper

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); My idea of roughing it is surviving a power outage without Netflix. I can count the number of times I've been camping on one hand. I just don't find the great outdoors to be all that appealing. With that said, camping is perhaps one of the most inexpensive ways to travel the country. You can quickly cut down on hotel costs by becoming one with nature and getting your Tarzan on. Reddit user hartk1213 was able to create his own traveling hotel, virtually from scratch. If all campers looked like the teardrop one he designed, I might just reconsider my whole stance on the hobby. Hartk1213 started his design with a new trailer hitch. ...
Jaguars May Have Evolved To Hunt Particularly Dangerous Prey

Jaguars May Have Evolved To Hunt Particularly Dangerous Prey

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Jaguars have long been anoutlier in the feline world. It is unusual for a big cat to have a thickset body, well-developed head muscles, and substantial canines. Andwhile tigers and lions prefer to grab the underside of their prey's neck and crush their windpipe until they suffocate, jaguars instead bitethe nape of the neck,crushingthe spinal column and braincase. Clearly, these big cats do things a little differently. Previously, researchers had suggested that these adaptations had evolved for the predators to more efficiently take down reptilesa behavior technically known as saurophagywhich would fit nicely with the observation that jaguars are the only known big cat to regularly prey on reptiles. But this doesnt cover the fact that the cats only tend to prey on the cold-blooded creature...
Orcas Documented Hunting Rare Beaked Whales For The First Time Ever

Orcas Documented Hunting Rare Beaked Whales For The First Time Ever

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This article contains some gory images that could be considered NSFW (not safe for work, or whales). In scenes which are new to science, Australian researchershave captured photographs of killer whales hunting down a super rare species of beaked whale. The images comefrom a new study published in the online journal PLOS One. This team of scientists tracked the orcas off the southwestern coast of Australia from February 2014 until February 2016. During their two years of observation, they managed to document this amazing beaked whale-hunting behavior on four separate occasions. Strangely, all of their observations were made in February and March. The researchers dont know if this is just coincidence or if this pattern of hunting is driven by seasonal trends. The hunts lasted for one or tw...
Top 10 Bizarre Genetically Modified Organisms

Top 10 Bizarre Genetically Modified Organisms

Animals
This list was an April Fools Day joke for April 1, 2008. Items 10 and 9 are real, the rest are entirely made up. Genetic modification of plants and animals has caused a lot of debate in recent years as the technology becomes much more accessible to scientists. Despite the potential dangers of some modifications, science has continued to test and produce some striking new organisms. This is a list of the top 10 most bizarre. The GloFish was the first genetically modified animal to become available as a pet. It is a natural Zebrafish which has had genetic information from bioluminescent jellyfish added to its DNA. It was originally produced to provide a warning system for pollution but with the addition of further colors its viability for the pet market became clear. It was introduce...
5 Ways to Make a Seasonal Job Permanent

5 Ways to Make a Seasonal Job Permanent

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing and PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit FlexJobs.com or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea. Thankfully, the most expensive season of the year is also a time when companies hire more employees to meet holiday customer demands. For the unemployed, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn money while looking for a permanent job, but also a chance to get a foot in the door with companies. If you're interested in using a seasonal job as a stepping stone to permanent employment, here are five potential ways to turn it into a permanent staff position. 1. Prove Y...
Wii U Will Launch With 24 Games This Sunday

Wii U Will Launch With 24 Games This Sunday

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Wii U Launch Titles Assassin's Creed III A version of the latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga, a week after it was released on other console. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Although Arkham City was released last year, this new edition allows the player to manage Batman's inventory through the GamePad. Call of Duty Black Ops II This version of the immensely popular military shooter allows players to play simultaneous multiplayer, with one player using a TV and the other using the GamePad. Darksiders II THQ's action adventure title about one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse received a Wii U port. Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two The sequel to the creative platformer featuring Disney characters will give voice to Oswald the Ra...
15 Nazis That Should Have Been Executed

15 Nazis That Should Have Been Executed

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Currently, over 60% of the world population lives in a country where capital punishment is practiced. In 2011, at least 676 executions were carried out worldwide. However, this number excludes China, where thousands of people are thought to have been executed. In 2011, 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced to death. Some people have accepted the law of capital punishment and others strongly contend that it is inhumane. The subject has been highly debated in the media and by world governments. In some countries, executions can be carried out only if the person is convicted of crimes against humanity. After the end of World War II, several meetings were held between the United Kingdom, Russia, and the United States to decide what to do with the Nazis. Thousands of German sold...
9 Reasons Fans Of “Supernatural” Need To Read Kami Garcia’s “Unbreakable”

9 Reasons Fans Of “Supernatural” Need To Read Kami Garcia’s “Unbreakable”

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1. First off, it has two fine as hell demon-hunting brothers. View this image › littlehuntertomars.tumblr.com Jared and Lukas Lockhart — here represented by stand-ins Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles — are twin teens on a mission to kill a demon for family reasons. Part of an ancient order called the Legion, they kick paranormal ass, take names, and don’t get along due to conflicting personalities even though they love each other. If this sounds familiar just roll with it because there’s a 97% chance Lockhart boys are at least tangentially related to the Winchester clan.
Earliest Evidence Of Aboriginal People Living On Australia Coast Dates To 50,000 Years Ago

Earliest Evidence Of Aboriginal People Living On Australia Coast Dates To 50,000 Years Ago

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Researchers have discovered some of the earliest evidence for Aboriginal occupation in Australia, providingvaluable insight into how these early pioneers survived. The team found artifacts dating to 50,000 years ago in a cave located on what is now Barrow Island, off the Western Australian coast. The cave contains some of the most detailed and intact records of howthe first Aboriginal peopleon the Australian continent survived. The site containsevidence of charcoal, animal remains, and even worked artifacts such as shells that likelywould have been used as knives and jewelry. This site contains cultural materials clearly associated with dates in the order of 50,000 years, explains Professor Peter Veth, who co-authored the study published in Quaternary...
The Disgusting Billboard For “The Strain” Is Grossing Out Los Angeles

The Disgusting Billboard For “The Strain” Is Grossing Out Los Angeles

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This photo is NOT it — we’re sparing you! UPDATE: The billboards are being replaced in “several locations.” 1. This is not the image on the billboards for FX’s new vampire horror show, The Strain, co-created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. View this image › FX 2. Nor is this! But it could be! View this image › FX 3. Here it is, three blocks from the BuzzFeed L.A. office. Warning This image is graphic Click to reveal View this image › Kate Aurthur/BuzzFeed 4. Yes, this is the big version of what’s on all the billboards. Warning This image is graphic Click to reveal View this image › FX Let it be known I’m all for this show — I liked the pilot, and plan to watch more. It...
FSU Student Survives Shooting After His Textbooks Stop A Bullet (Photos)

FSU Student Survives Shooting After His Textbooks Stop A Bullet (Photos)

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Jason Derfuss Schoolbooks saved a student’s life at Florida State University last night, after they stopped a bullet fired inside the school’s library. Jason Derfuss, 21, had just checked out some books and was about to leave the building when he heard a loud bang. The gunman was 5 feet away from him, he wrote on Facebook, but Derfuss did not realize he had been shot. He told NBC that he ran to his car and called his father. The student emptied his backpack three hours later when he got home and saw his two books punctured with holes. A bullet was found in the last page of a philosophy text. Derfuss had literally checked out the books a minute before the shooting, and he attributes his survival to divine intervention. He wrote, The truth is I was almost kille
69 Inventions Every Twentysomething Needs In Their Life

69 Inventions Every Twentysomething Needs In Their Life

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What if we could turn water into two-buck Chuck? View this image › ThinkStock 1. Pizza that has the nutritional value of salad.2. A full meal that is as easy to cook as mac n’ cheese.3. A Keurig, but for wine.4. A Keurig, but for beer.5. A Brita filter that turns water into vodka. View this image › ThinkStock 6. A smartphone app that tells you when you can do your laundry at your absolute latest.7. Clothes that don’t get dirty so you don’t have to do laundry.8. Or at least underwear that doesn’t get dirty.9. Instagram, but for your resume — i.e., you can put a “filter” on your resume to make it look better.10. A dating app with only the 12 people in the world that you want to date.11. A dating app with only pe...
Eight New Species Of Whip Spider Discovered In Brazil May Already Be Endangered

Eight New Species Of Whip Spider Discovered In Brazil May Already Be Endangered

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Despite its threatening-sounding name, the whip spider is actually pretty harmless to humans.Although unfortunately, that courtesy is not always reciprocated, which is why several newlydiscovered species could soon be facing the prospect of extinction. Members of the Amblypygi orderalso known as whip spiders ortailless whip scorpionsare arachnids that use six of their legs for walking and the other two as antenna-like "feelers."The discovery of the eight new species brings the total number ofAmblypygi species in Brazil to 25, which is more than any other country although with human activity threatening the survival of these spiders, the South American country may not hold that record for very long. According to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, four of the eight p...
8 Endangered Species Still Hunted

8 Endangered Species Still Hunted

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Hunting for sport, for trophies, and for food is a very popular enterprise around the world. For many people, shooting an animal and watching it fall is a satisfying, not horrific, experience. Many hunt out of a desire to enjoy hurting the animal. Most hunt out of a desire to get out into the wilderness and pit their intelligence against a wily and/or dangerous animal. It is easy and cheap to acquire a big game hunting license in the United States. But most North American game animals are very plentiful. The ultimate hunting experience is universally accepted to come from Africa, where a large percentage of Earth’s most magnificent beasts roam free, and with that magnificence comes a danger level that entices sportsmen from around the world to risk their lives against these mons...
6 Gorgeous DIY Drinking Glasses To Make Before Summer’s Over

6 Gorgeous DIY Drinking Glasses To Make Before Summer’s Over

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1. 1. Geometric Drinking Glass The first four drinking glasses were all fashioned by Agnes at Little Empty Room . First up, this triangular design. Materials you’ll need: a simple glass, scissors, and black adhesive foil. View this image › Now cut the foil into triangles of different size. Then, simply stick the foil onto the glass, placing larger triangles on the lower portion. That’s all there is too it. 3. 2. Feather Glass
Former Millionaire In China Goes Into Debt Rescuing Hundreds Of Stray Dogs

Former Millionaire In China Goes Into Debt Rescuing Hundreds Of Stray Dogs

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China is known for many things, but treating animals with dignity isn’t one of them. At least, until now. One businessman is trying to change the perception of China by creating his own rescue center for dogs – and spent millions of his own dollars in doing so. In order to save hundreds of dogs from getting slaughtered and eaten, a former Changchun millionaire has gone broke founding an animal rescue center that helps to find local strays a loving home. 29-year-old Wang Yan, from Gelong town in Jilin province, once had a net worth of several million yuan. But he has since given it all away, in a journey that started one day in 2012 when his beloved pet pooch went missing. “I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail,” he remembers. “Finally som...
9 Types Of People You’ll Inevitably Get Stuck On Planes With

9 Types Of People You’ll Inevitably Get Stuck On Planes With

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There is always one of them on each flight. Chances are you’ve already met. 1. The Supermom View this image › Disney / Via topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com They have coloring books, crayons, crackers, kids on leashes, prizes for who is the quietest, flashing toys, portable dvd player, etc etc. They often say: “You are being so good; someone is ready for their reward for when we land.” 2. The Not-so-Supermom View this image › giphy.com They often have their child leashes tangled, they are yelling louder than their child is crying, or are on their phones completely oblivious of their child’s actions. They can be heard saying: “Now where did he go?! That kid…” 3. The Fearful-flyer View this image &rsaqu...
10 Of The Weirdest Alien Encounters People Really Claim To Have

10 Of The Weirdest Alien Encounters People Really Claim To Have

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There’s a certain template people have for how they envision aliens. The hypothetical beings will be featureless, grey, small and slender-bodied. Additionally there is a perceived formula for how the alien encounter/abduction goes. Someone in an isolated environment sees a glowing ship and is taken on board for medical experiments, then returned with their memories partially suppressed or erased. But many close encounters of the third and fourth kind are hugely different from that. Some are much more bizarre and elaborate, others are counterintuitively uneventful (down to earth, as it were). These stories are sometimes so bizarre that you at least wonder how someone could have come up with them. Are we saying that any of these encounters with non-Earthlings are real? Let’s just remember
This camp lets kids show off their imagination and battle skills. Cardboard required.

This camp lets kids show off their imagination and battle skills. Cardboard required.

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There's a camp in Minnesota that's taking kids on quite an adventure. GIF via Julian McFaul/YouTube. An adventure in cardboard, that is. For the past few years, the Minneapolis-based camp Adventures in Cardboard has been opening up the hearts and minds of area youth through outdoor arts and play and lots of it. All images come from Amy Wurdock, used with permission. Created by artist and teacher Julian McFaul, the camp is based around workshops that encourage kids to use nature and their imaginations to create their own fun spaces, both mentally and physically. And they've got plenty of space to do it. With six locations scattered around the Twin Cities, you can find campers on fantastic wooded trails, high open country fields, and miles of lake or river shor...
How House Prices Have Exploded, As Told By Old Episodes Of “Location Location Location”

How House Prices Have Exploded, As Told By Old Episodes Of “Location Location Location”

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1. You know Location Location Location, don’t you? View this image › channel4.com It’s on every forty five-minutes on More4. It consists of Kirstie and Phil helping someone who sounds quite bored find a house. 2. Is it a new-ish show? Nope. Of course not. View this image › channel4.com Location Location Location has been around for ages. So much so that if you watch really old episodes you
What You Face When Following Non-Traditional Religion

What You Face When Following Non-Traditional Religion

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In this day and age, there is no way to tell what religion someone is just by talking to them. The responses you get when telling someone you follow a non-traditional religion can be quite interesting. 1. “You say you are ‘not exactly’ Christian, are you atheist?” No. I do not claim to be fully Christian because I do not follow every order given to humans in a collaborative text written over 3,00 years ago. Quite honestly, I think it would be very difficult to find someone who does. I believe Jesus was a real man and he was a revolutionary world peace figure. But because I don’t identify as Christian does not mean I automatically assume there is absolutely nothing after death. View this image › tumblr.com 2. “Oh so you’re J...
20+ Star Wars Gifts Perfect For Friends In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

20+ Star Wars Gifts Perfect For Friends In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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With the new Star Wars movie right around the corner, this holiday season is bound to be dominated by Star Wars-themed gifts. With that in mind, we've found all the coolest Star Wars gifts available this season to reawaken the Force within you. If you know of any awesome Star Wars gifts that belong on this list, share them with us you must! #1 Star Wars Led Umbrella #2 Death Star Ice Sphere Mold #3 Star Wars Bedding #4 R2-D2 Home Star Planetarium #5 Star Wars Light Up Chopsticks #6 Stormtrooper USB Car Charger #7 Death Star Waffle Maker #8 Giant Death Star Indoor/Outdoor Mood Light #9 AT-AT Bookends #10 Star Wars Pun Fork ...
12 Strange And Unexpected Side Effects Of Climate Change

12 Strange And Unexpected Side Effects Of Climate Change

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Climate change is a catalyst of chaos sea levels are rising, ice caps are being destroyed, and more powerful natural disasters are on the prowl. Chances are, though, that you arent aware of plenty of things that this man-made phenomenon is going to exacerbate. Lets take a brief sojourn into the very near future to see what wackiness a warming world will deliver. 1 Youll get sick more, and maybe get diabetes A recent survey showed that less than a quarter of the Americans that accept the science of climate change acknowledge that itll also make illnesses worse. Unfortunately, study after study has shown that if the environment is warmer, diseases will prosper. Mosquitos carrying viruses will reach higher latitudes, contaminated water will become more ...
The Girl Who Survived The Brain-Eating Amoeba

The Girl Who Survived The Brain-Eating Amoeba

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July 19, 2013The hazy glare of another hot morning shone through the blinds when Kali Hardig plopped onto a gray, floral-patterned couch and waited for the throbbing in her head to subside. It hurt really bad. Almost as if her long, sun-drenched hair were on fire. Kali, who was then 12 years old, didn’t even want to get out of bed. “Mama,” she said, “just let me sleep.” Traci, her mother, said she didn’t want Kloee, her bouncy little Yorkie, up on the couch. Even with the Tylenol and Motrin, her temperature was still over 103℉. Kali couldn’t hold her gaze. Her eyes rolled back into her head.She had an appointment for 3 p.m., but around noon, Traci called her husband, Joseph. “I got her in, but I don’t know if she’s goin...
New Hope For Endangered Species As World’s First Mexican Wolf Pup Born Using Frozen Sperm

New Hope For Endangered Species As World’s First Mexican Wolf Pup Born Using Frozen Sperm

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If youre looking for some good news today amongst the regular doom and gloom, then this should do it: The worlds first endangered Mexican wolf pup has been born using frozen sperm, and it is adorable. Not only is it adorable, but its also a historic first in conservation, a collaboration between wildlife protection institutions and the government that has culminated in the first ever endangered Mexican wolf successfully givingbirthafter artificial insemination from preserved frozen sperm. This could have real potential for the success of the long-term conservation of endangered animals, offering new hope for repopulating endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. Seriously, it's adorable.Endangered Wolf Center, St. Louis, Mo...
They Found A Tangle Of Newborn Kittens In The Bushes, But Watch What Happens

They Found A Tangle Of Newborn Kittens In The Bushes, But Watch What Happens

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"I had heard the stories, but then it happened to me." When Imgur user arthisbeapirate heard strange noises coming from her bushes, she went to investigate. Pulling the leaves back, the woman and her neighbor discovered three tiny, day-old kittens. And no mother.Initially leaving them with the hope that the momma would return, arthisbeapirate had no idea that this simple, fluffy discovery would forever change her life... After hearing little chirps coming from her bushes, arthisbeapirate expected to find baby birds. Instead, she discovered three tiny kittens. Imgur / arthisbeapirate Soon, she'd find a fourth one not too far off. They left the tiny tykes, hoping that mom ...
How The Chase For Blockbusters Came To Rule Show Business

How The Chase For Blockbusters Came To Rule Show Business

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View this image › Iron Man Buena Vista Pictures / Via boxofficemojo.com Maybe at one time, the internet looked like it could have been the entertainment industry’s great equalizer, a force that would finally break the chokehold of The Machine by giving consumers more choice and artists more freedom. Not anymore, argues Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse, who has pulled together several years of research on the worlds of film, TV, and publishing for a new book entitled, Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking and the Big Business of Entertainment, out
Boy Walks Up to Car to Beg for MoneyBut What He Sees Inside Just WRECKS Him

Boy Walks Up to Car to Beg for MoneyBut What He Sees Inside Just WRECKS Him

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ShareTweet Weve all seen themthe homeless beggars who stand near stop lights and on the streets of the downtown, asking passerbys for change. Some people give them money or buy them a meal. But most scoff under their breath, or turn the other cheek, assuming that any money given to this poor person will automatically go to drugs or alcohol. In the United States, were used to seeing grown people begging for money and food. But in countries all over the world, many children are the ones out begging for survival. John Thuo is one of those children. Facebook The young boy from the streets of Nairobi, Kenya has spent years collecting change from people passing by. Its no way to live, but its all John had ever known, and with no family to properly care for...
Washing Your Hair Is Making Orangutans Go Completely Extinct

Washing Your Hair Is Making Orangutans Go Completely Extinct

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The shampoo you use, the pizza you devour late at night, your lipstick and even your favorite chocolate all likely contain palm oil the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, its in roughly half of all the consumer products youd find in your local supermarket. But the high demand for palm oil is rapidly contributing to deforestation in places like Indonesia and Malaysia, which is having a devastating impact on a number of species. In the past quarter century, the Independent reports, over 25 percent of Indonesias forests roughly 76 million acres have been cleared. Much of these forests were cleared in order to make room for palm oil plantations. Its a lucrative industry. In 2014 alone, Indonesia produced 33.5 million tons of palm oil, which ...
Pod Escapes From Facility In Town Infamous For Bloody Dolphin Slaughters

Pod Escapes From Facility In Town Infamous For Bloody Dolphin Slaughters

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In the Japanese town infamous for its bloody and controversial dolphin hunts, four dolphins have escaped their enclosure. A fisherman spotted thefour bottlenose dolphins swimming outside their netted outdoor enclosure at DolphinBase center in Taiji this week, AFP reports. Members of staff from the facility believe the netted enclosure had been slashed open by a sharp object. Police are now investigating the case onsuspicion of criminal damage. The dolphins managed to escape through holes in the net. According to the DolphinBase blog,three returned to their enclosure on their own accord, but one remains outsideand is swimming nearby. DolphinBase added that dolphins rarely swim toofar from their pod, especially if they are in an established group. They also described the actions of the culp...
6 Topics To Avoid During Your Best Man’s Speech

6 Topics To Avoid During Your Best Man’s Speech

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1. The Bachelor Party View this image › tumblr.com Regardless of whether the bachelor party was a carbon copy of The Hangover or a quiet weekend spent camping out in the mountains, it is a topic that is completely off limits. Not even the subtlest of jokes about the bachelor party should arise in your best man’s speech. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and that rule applies whether the bachelor party was in Sin City or Serengeti. In fact, avoid talking about the bachelor party at all during the wedding. Consider the fact that you got the best groomsmen gifts on the market a bribe to avoid any mention
This Is The Story Of The Most Haunted Road In America. Would You Drive On It?

This Is The Story Of The Most Haunted Road In America. Would You Drive On It?

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At first glance, Clinton Road in West Milford, New Jersey, doesn't really look like anything special, but the stories surrounding the road have convinced many that it's a hotspot for paranormal activity. Running about 10 miles through woodlands from Route 23 near Newfoundland to Upper Greenwood Lake, the narrow two-lane highway has earned quite a reputation for being home to strange and frightening happenings like witch, Satanist, and Ku Klux Clan gatherings. Some claim to have seen ghosts or other unexplained creatures while driving on the road -- one cyclist even found a dead body there in the early 1980s. It is no surprise, then, that a number of spooky legends are associated with this lonely stretch of highway. ...
33 SF/F Books Coming Out In April 2014 That You Need To Read

33 SF/F Books Coming Out In April 2014 That You Need To Read

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Now that Spring has arrived, you might be tempted to escape from your house and into the relative warmth and sunlight that’s coming. Don’t forget to check out the next cohort of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books coming out in April. 1. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison View this image › img2.imagesbn.com What it’s about: The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure ...
They Look Like Epic Photographs Already But Watch What Happens When He Pans Out

They Look Like Epic Photographs Already But Watch What Happens When He Pans Out

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Photographers have an incredible gift for capturing life in images we can respond to emotionally. While it's amazing to simply look at the photos, sometimes the process of getting the image can be just as fascinating. That's why publications like National Geographic often include the photographer's own words to describe how they got the perfect shot.One man, however, is proving that you don't have to go far to get an amazing photo. In fact, he doesn't even need to leave the house. This photo by Vatsal Kataria shows an incredible ocean landscape... or does it? In reality, this island paradise is actually a miniature scene built from plaster in Kataria's workshop. Kataria says that while most people think they need expensive...
12 Historic Events That Didn’t Play Out Like Our Teachers Led Us To Believe

12 Historic Events That Didn’t Play Out Like Our Teachers Led Us To Believe

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Popular culture has a habit of rewriting history. Throughout my early years of schooling, I just assumed that everything I read in textbooks was true. As I grew older and began to question what I'd been spoon fed for so many years, I grew to be inquisitive. It was at that point when I realized that I couldn't just take everything at face value. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Historians are people, too. They make mistakes. And it's no secret that any story passed between human beings runs the risk of alteration. Like a never-ending game of telephone, the relaying of so-called facts often becomes a jumbled mess of misinformation. To help set the record straight, here are 12 widely accepted historical myths that simply aren't true. ...
People Are Horrified This ‘Proud Dad’ Let His Daughter Bite Into A Deer Heart

People Are Horrified This ‘Proud Dad’ Let His Daughter Bite Into A Deer Heart

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Whats the last thing you had for dinner? Whatever it was, wherever it was, it couldnt have been asexotic as this. On Tuesday, this screenshot of a proud dads boastful Facebook post started during the rounds on social media, and it was had people horrified. Wtf Yes, that is a father,bragging about the fact that his 8-year-old daughter just ate awarm quivering deer heart. Yeah. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the reactions from people whove seenand commented on the image arein the tone you probably expected. this is fucking absurd pic.twitter.com/14gDVpVyqG Dax (@acidhunk) August 24, 2016 Just seen a pic on FB of a little girl eating a deer heart Nope nope nope I'm out. I'll forever be traumatized by that picture. Taylor (@taylor_loomis) August 24, 2016 I can't believe t...
Three-Quarters Of Endangered Species Are Threatened Through Overexploitation By Humans

Three-Quarters Of Endangered Species Are Threatened Through Overexploitation By Humans

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There are an estimated 8,688 animal species whose existence hang in the balance. But while much of the recent debate on conservation has become focused on climate change, a new study suggests that the old threats of guns, nets, and bulldozers remain the main danger. Addressing these old foes of overharvesting and agricultural activities are key to turning around the biodiversity extinction crisis, said lead author Sean Maxwell of the University of Queensland in a statement to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This must be at the forefront of the conservation agenda. The study, recently published in Nature, is in prepa...
Found: The Missing Part Of Brain’s ‘Internal Compass’

Found: The Missing Part Of Brain’s ‘Internal Compass’

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If you have taken a walk and would like to return home you need to have an idea of where you are in relation to your destination. To do this, you need to know which way you are facing and also in which direction home lies. This all seems fairly instinctive to humans and other animals, so how do we manage it? Our understanding of this surprisingly difficult question has just taken a step forward in a new paper written by Michael Chadwick and colleagues and published in the journal Current Biology, which pinpoints where in the brain our instinctive sense of the direction towards our destination lies. One way to successfully navigate from any point to a destination is to learn and remember information about your surroundings and use this information to orient yourself....
Turkey Hunting In Public Prank

Turkey Hunting In Public Prank

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Off the wall YouTuber Nathan J Barnatt is best known for his out of this world antics, pranks, and public humiliations. For Thanksgiving this year, he dressed up as a turkey and ran around in public gobbling, all the while his friend and fellow YouTube prankster, Ed Bassmaster, chased him dressed as a turkey hunter .     Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/11/20/turkey-hunting-in-public-prank/
Life Would Go On in Hot, Stinky World Without Microbes

Life Would Go On in Hot, Stinky World Without Microbes

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What would happen if there were no microorganisms on the planet? Life would go on, but it might be permanently bubble-wrapped or smothered by feces—and it definitely wouldn’t last very long. This perspective was published in PLOS Biology this week. To explore the value of microbial services, Jack Gilbert from Argonne National Laboratory and Josh Neufeld from the University of Waterloo wanted to see what would happen in a microbe-free world. They carried out their hypothetical scenario in three steps: First, they got rid of the human gut microbiome, then they cut out all bacteria and archaea (a kingdom of single-celled microorganisms), and finally they concluded by purging the world of all the little guys, including viruses, fungi, protists, and algae. Microbes may be
25 Unbelievable Photographs Of National Parks From Around The World

25 Unbelievable Photographs Of National Parks From Around The World

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National Parks are in charge of preserving traces of our rapidly deteriorating ecosystems. These give those of us who appreciate nature a window into the beauty of that which is becoming extinct and/or non existent. These 25 unbelievable photographs of national parks from around the world will hopefully spark a desire in you, to go experience these gems for yourself. 25. Manuel Antonio National Park (Puntarenas, Costa Rica) www.bestsingletravel.com 24. Lake District National Park (Lake District, United Kingdom) www.meetup.com 23. Sequoia National Park (California, United States) www.hdwpapers.com 22. Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio, United States) www.eventbrite.com 21. Serengeti National Park (Serengeti, Tanzania) wallpaperweb.org 20. Ar...
This Is How To Style Slip Dresses For Every Summer Occasion

This Is How To Style Slip Dresses For Every Summer Occasion

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If I could have any side gig, I think I’d be a lingerie designer. Or Khaleesi, but that seems more like a full-time job. Personally, I believe that great innerwear should double as outerwear. If I’m wearing a particularly pretty bra, I want the world to know! Is that so bad? Luckily for me, lingerie and loungewear are trending. Bralettes can now double as tops and bodysuits are now acceptable outdoor attire. My favorite part of the look, however, has been the spotlight on a typically hush-hush part of our wardrobes: slip dresses. Slips are kind of the unsung hero of our closet. They make our sheer dresses less peek-a-boo and add length to shorter hems. They’re also one of the chicest things to wear this summer. Yes, really. Whether you have a tried-and-true slip or you&r...
This Text Killed My Son: Mom Makes Heartbreaking Plea After Bullied Teen Takes His Life

This Text Killed My Son: Mom Makes Heartbreaking Plea After Bullied Teen Takes His Life

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ShareTweet Theres a phrase that many of us learned as kids: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words could never hurt me. If youre anything like me, your parents or teachers taught it to youalmost like a comebackto keep you from tattle-taling on someone who said something that hurt your feelings. Now that Im older, Ive realized that weve got it all wrong. Broken bones are way more preferable than words. Words paint scars on our hearts. They mess with our heads, and they hurt way worse than any rock thats ever been thrown at me. The Bible even says that words are the most powerful weapon we have. In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it boasts of great things. Consider how small a spark sets a great forest on fire. The tong...
Top 10 Strange Topics That Need More Explanation

Top 10 Strange Topics That Need More Explanation

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The world if full of mysterious objects, people, places, and events that need more research. In the last 30 years, humans have made some incredible scientific advancement in the area of archeology, astronomy, computer technology, radar, physics, chemistry, biology, and statistics. People are beginning to understand more about how the Earth was made and have identified anomalies that exist in space. Some of the research has opened up questions about historic events and scientific theories. We can only hope that people will evolve and gain a better understanding of bizarre historical events, instead of moving in the opposite direction. This article will examine ten strange topics that need a bit more explanation by world governments. On the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated i...
The Identity Crisis Of Being A Lesbian Who Hates Sports

The Identity Crisis Of Being A Lesbian Who Hates Sports

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I'll never, ever forget my first big-time lesbian crush. I was a lowly sixth grader and the object of my obsession, Cleo*, was a wildly popular eighth grader. I spent my days admiring her from afar, but cool Cleo was in no way aware of my meaningless middle school existence. Understandably, of course. I was a pimply 12-year-old brunette traipsing down the hallways in hideous high-heeled Sketchers. Cleo was the notorious 14-year-old basketball star of our preppy middle school in the suburbs of Fairfield County, Connecticut. You could find her lurking around the soccer field after school, her kneecaps scraped raw, her body adorned in a layer of sweat; a smattering of lush East Coast mud tarnishing her oversized jersey; a dumb, blissful smile stretched across her foundation-free face. Her un...
This Sloth Institute Takes Care of Orphaned Baby Sloths and It’s Even More Adorable Than It Sounds

This Sloth Institute Takes Care of Orphaned Baby Sloths and It’s Even More Adorable Than It Sounds

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1Look at that face...It's adorable, right? But unfortunately, it's also being threatened by human encroachment. via: Bored PandaThankfully, there are people out there trying to do something about it.People like Sam Trull. 2She was introduced to sloths in 2013 when she joined a small wildlife rehabilitation clinic on the Pacific Coast,where she met Kermie, a two-week-old baby two-toed sloth who had recently lost his mother. via: Bored PandaTrullcuddled Kermie, fed him, and played with him, but ultimately never forgot that the goal was to return him to his jungle home, which is easier said than done. 3That's what gave her the idea to start The Sloth Institutethat nowhelps rescue, rehabilitate, and ultimately release sloths back into the wild. via: Bored PandaThe Institute has three main goa...
Pair Weed With Your Workout: 5 Activities And Complementary Strains

Pair Weed With Your Workout: 5 Activities And Complementary Strains

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Its a sad fact that even in the world of burgeoning legalization, people who smoke weed still have abad reputation for being lazy, unproductive, out of shape and unhealthy. In reality, marijuana complements exercise just as wellas it does sex, food and just about everything else in the world. Because bucking these unfortunate stoner stereotypes is so important, here are a few choice exercises for the active pothead in all of us. Yoga It might sound clich, but stoned yoga really is the best yoga. In fact, in Colorado, you can take stoned yoga classes that specialize in the combination of marijuana and mindfulness. We recommend pairing your stoned yoga sesh with a good indica like True OG. True OG originates from Southern California, where OG actually means ocean grown. It has taken second...
They Were Driving Along A Road In The Woods When This Amazing Thing Happened!

They Were Driving Along A Road In The Woods When This Amazing Thing Happened!

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When I tell people I'm from Maine, they ask, "Did you ride moose to school?" While they're (hopefully) joking, I always play along and laugh about our lack of running water, too. The truth, though, is that I can't remember a time I've actually seen a moose. I probably saw one from far off as a girl when my family and I spent summers camping and winters on the slopes...but I have no actual recollection.But when it comes to this little girl's encounter with a moose, I can't imagine she'll soon forget the meeting -- this is simply too amazing to not remember! How awesome is that? I would switch spots with her in a heartbeat! If you want the chance to experience moose (and more!) up close, visit Parc Omega on your next trip to Ottawa or Montreal. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/m...
This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

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When you're a hunter who kills and cooks your own food, the last thing you expect is for your catch to come back to life at some point during the cooking process. That goes double if you happen to be into hunting and cooking rattlesnakes. Sadly, this is a thing that actually happens sometimes. Take, for example, what happened to the guy in this video. He caught a couple of rattlesnakes and was preparing to cook them when one seemingly came back to life...despite being headless and skinless. Mildly NSFW, especially if you're about to eat lunch. (via Reddit)When this happens with dead animals, it's usually because someone put salt on them, which can make the nerve endings fire and cause twitching. However, according to the video descriptio...
Take A Step Back In Time With An Explorer As He Walks Around A Soviet-Era Bunker

Take A Step Back In Time With An Explorer As He Walks Around A Soviet-Era Bunker

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A man was recently walking through a factory in the industrial area of an unidentified city when he stumbled across something incredible. After noticing a strange concrete block with a metal gate, he decided to open it up and explore what was inside for himself. "I opened it and a climb later I was in a dark, small tunnel, leading to an underground bomb shelter or safe house," he said. That's when he walked into what he believed to be a Soviet-era bunker, complete with working lights, gas masks, military equipment, and even survival instructions on the walls. Watch as he travels back in time. What an amazing find! Read More: Researchers Released Nuclear Bomb Footage To Deter World Leaders From Using Them I wonder how long it's been since anyo...
Is There Life On Mars?

Is There Life On Mars?

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The question of life on Mars is arguably the greatest of our time. And were getting very close to an answer much closer than you might think. Mars has gripped us for decades, with science fiction authors of old imagining this world might be inhabited by intelligent beings like us. Scientists in the mid-20th century, too, thought at one point that Mars might have vegetation or other living matter on its surface. Their dreams were quashed when NASAs Mariner 4 spacecraft returned the first images of Mars in 1965, revealing it to be a desolate world. But the allure remains, mostly because our neighbor appears to have had Earth-like conditions in its distant past. It seemingly had all the necessary ingredients for life too, albeit probably only microbial life, so if it didnt exist there, just...
11 Weird, Gross Things You Only Do With Your Best Friend

11 Weird, Gross Things You Only Do With Your Best Friend

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Your forever friend has held your handthrough your worst moments, and youve been a shoulder to lean on through hers. The relationship you have with yourbest friendis a special, irreplaceable bond one that probably leaves people around you shaking their heads because theyll never understand your inside jokes. Youtwo know each other inside and out, and theres literally no one (or very few people) you trust more than her. Shes the one galyou vent to aboutcollege stress, relationship woes, and any family problems. Luckily, since youre besties until the end, your friendship transcends every level of embarrassment. You can be your weirdest, truest self around her, with no judgments attached. This ones forall of the best friends out there. Here are 11 gross things you and your bestie can only r...
11 Ways To Have A Summer Break, Even Though You Work A 9-To-5

11 Ways To Have A Summer Break, Even Though You Work A 9-To-5

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Schools out doesnt exactly have the same ring it did when you were a non-bill paying grade schooler. Working a 9-to-5 is also a far cry from the summer jobs in undergrad and even farther from the three-month hiatus from bells, teachers and homework in high school. Sigh. Were grown now, folks. Giphy But that doesnt mean you cant still have a super turned up summer. In fact, youve got something you didnt have during your school days: actual, factual money. Giphy OK, maybe student loans mean you dont have much more. But adulting has a fewperks so take advantage of them with these ideas for having a blast this summer. 1. Have the water fight of the ages. Giphy Call your friends over one sunny weekend this summer,fill up a few balloons, grab that Super Soaker and channel your inner 90s ...
This Network May Pick Up “Last Man Standing” After ABC Leaves Tim Allen “Blindsided”

This Network May Pick Up “Last Man Standing” After ABC Leaves Tim Allen “Blindsided”

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ShareTweet Tim Allen has long been known for his comedic talents and family-focused programs. For years, fans watched the tool man on Home Improvement, making Tim Allen a household name. These days, Allen has made a new name for himself as Mike Baxter, the Outdoor Man, in his hit comedy Last Man Standing. Facebook Despite six seasons of successful ratings, and a committed fan-base, ABC shocked everyone in May when the network decided to unexpectedly cancel Last Man Standing. The hit conservative-comedy was ABCs anchor show on Friday nights. According to Deadline, which first reported the cancellation, Last Man Standing has routinely won its 8-8:30 p.m. time slot, with an average 6.4 million viewers weekly, and boosting viewership for the programs that ...
Community Post: 20 Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Coming Out For February, 2014

Community Post: 20 Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Coming Out For February, 2014

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1. Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel, Ben Aaronovitch View this image › img2.imagesbn.com What it’s about: A murderer is on the loose in London, and the suspect might be a run of the mill serial killer or a magician. Peter Grant, a magician constable has to navigate some tricky and strange jurisdictions to close the case. Why you should get it: Magical crime novels in London are always a fun read, given the city’s long history. This one looks to be particularly interesting. Release date: February 4th 2. Fallout by James K. Dec
Searching For Meaning: 8 Ways To Find What You’re Looking For In Life

Searching For Meaning: 8 Ways To Find What You’re Looking For In Life

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Cara Llewellyn If there’s one search common across all cultures, it’s the search for a meaningful life — to be able to feel like who you are and what you do matters. The tough part is everyone has an opinion, and with so many options, clarity can be confusing. But, there are common threads that run between what philosophers, psychologists and spiritual teachers have taught throughout history. Here are eight ingredients that make for a truly meaningful life: 1. Your talent in action Everyone is talented at something. If you don’t believe that, you simply haven’t found it. Einstein said, Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. We often trade in our uniqueness for the comforts of
If You Have a Boy or a Man In the House, You Need To Read This Mom’s ‘Pee Instructions’

If You Have a Boy or a Man In the House, You Need To Read This Mom’s ‘Pee Instructions’

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Let’s be real and say that men don’t always have the best aim, and if you have young boys in the house, you know that it starts at a very young age. Giphy There’s nothing more disconcerting than stepping away with a damp sock or worse even though you remind them, “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.” It’s not a hard concept to grasp, but yet the battle still rages on, a battle that mom of three Kristina Kuzmic is all too familiar with. She shared a of the “love notes” she leaves for her family, and it went insanely viral as women everywhere said, “SAME.” via: Here’s just a few of the more than 8,000 comments: “Make these laminated, with a adhesive base on ...