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My House Feels So Boring After Seeing These 33 Awesome Things. I Want Them All, Especially #5.

My House Feels So Boring After Seeing These 33 Awesome Things. I Want Them All, Especially #5.

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Each of us probably have an idea about what our individual dream homes would look like. Maybe your dream home would have a hammock ... or maybe an indoor slide that leads outside into a pool filled with Jell-O. You can have whatever you want, after all, it's YOUR dream home. But if you need some inspiration, here are 33 awesome things you might want to include in the house of your fantasies. 1. A ping pong table door 2. A steampunk kitty transit system All aboard! 3. This lamp that turns any room into a mysterious forest 4. A hammock for a bed (literally) ...
These 32 Do-It-Yourself Backyard Ideas For Summer Are Totally Awesome. Definitely Doing #14!

These 32 Do-It-Yourself Backyard Ideas For Summer Are Totally Awesome. Definitely Doing #14!

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There are many advantages to owning a home, but being able to customize it may be one of the best. If you're handy with a hammer (and honestly even if you're not) some of these craft projects can take your backyard this summer from "blah" to "WOW THAT IS AWESOME." Thanks to many creative people on the Internet, we have discovered some pretty genius ideas for projects you can work on in your back yard this summer. Check them out! 1.) Set up a lounge movie theater in the back yard using floor cushions. 2.) Plant giant allium flowers to make your back yard look like something out of Dr. Seuss. 3.) Build a simple treehouse for kids or adults. 4....
After Seeing This, I Never Want To Go Back Home Again. And You Probably Won’t Either.

After Seeing This, I Never Want To Go Back Home Again. And You Probably Won’t Either.

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Walk through any random suburban neighborhood. What do you see? More than likely the answer to that question is "the same thing, over and over." For many cities, the neighborhoods in the suburbs will look pretty similar. It's not a bad thing, but building rows of houses of a similar style is pretty common. Living amongst friends and neighbors that have a similar lifestyle to yours can be a supportive and wonderful part of life. However, those cookie cutter neighborhoods are why it's so refreshing to see unique homes and hotels like the ones below. These structures range from inner city living to the country, from costing a lot of money to very little. The most important thing behind these designs isn't the money; it's the inspiration. 1.) Grain silo homes. These...
This Is What Soldiers From Different Armies Are Fed In The Field. Which One Looks The Tastiest?

This Is What Soldiers From Different Armies Are Fed In The Field. Which One Looks The Tastiest?

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No matter what country they serve, soldiers around the world need to eat. Each country creates soldier rations based on national food preferences and what kind of technology is available to them. United States MREs (meals ready to eat) often include a warming element that allows them to brew coffee or have hot meals. The common denominator between these meals is that they are packaged to be eaten almost anywhere. (Also, I have an incredibly strong desire to try one of these.) The German ration pack contains several sachets of grapefruit and exotic juice powder to add to water, and Italian biscotti, but also more familiar treats such as liver-sausage spread and rye bread, goulash with potatoes, and for breakfast sour cherry and apricot jams. ...
28 Signs Your In-N-Out Addiction Is Out Of Control

28 Signs Your In-N-Out Addiction Is Out Of Control

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1. You seriously judge anyone who doesn’t order their burger Animal Style. Loading View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } @keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } 2. Same goes for anyone who order their fries plain. THEY HAVE TO BE ANIMAL STYLE TOO. Loading View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } @keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} }
Here Are 33 Cheap But Brilliant Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Busy. I Wanna Do #15!

Here Are 33 Cheap But Brilliant Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Busy. I Wanna Do #15!

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Keeping kids busy while they are at home during the warm summer months is a challenge for any parent, older sibling or babysitter. It's not easy to fill an 8 hour+ day with fun activities for your little ones. Thankfully, some brilliant people online came up with some fun (and safe) ways to keep children occupied for less than $10. Don't spend a fortune taking them to the movies, swimming pool or mall every day (although that can be fun). Try some of these cheap, but awesome, ideas. You might enjoy them yourself, too! 1.) Make roads for toy cars by using colored tape on carpet. 2.) You can also use tape to create some oversized, fun games. 3.) Turn your driveway into a fun target g...
This Is What The Circle Of Life Actually Looks Like, And It’s Pretty Brutal.

This Is What The Circle Of Life Actually Looks Like, And It’s Pretty Brutal.

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Life in nature is short, nasty, and brutish. That's something a lot of us have forgotten, living in "civilized" towns and cities. That's where the work of New York City photographer Catherine Chalmers comes in.  She started raising small animals (fruit flies, mice, frogs, snakes) in her apartment as a way to reconnect with nature while living in an urban jungle. As they grew she documented the most natural part of their world: hunting and feeding. Warning: These images might be disturbing to some people. Also, Mufasa lied to you. The Circle Of Life isn't beautiful at all. Frog about to eat a praying mantis. ...
Do You Know What Else Can You Do With a Phone Box? These People Figured It Out.

Do You Know What Else Can You Do With a Phone Box? These People Figured It Out.

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Thanks to cell phones, phone booths are becoming more and more obsolete. Some may lament their passing, but time, and technology, continue to march steadily on, usually to everyone's benefit. Phone booths, once commonplace structures, have been removed from many cities, or, in some cases, repurposed for other uses, such as being used as tiny public libraries in some towns in the U.K. The classic red phone box of Great Britain is one of the most popular styles to be incorporated into other things, due to its bright color and iconic status, but plenty of other countries have turned their public phones into something eye-catching as well. A red green house. Flickr/Denis Sweeney I...
This Artist Recreated His Favorite Movie Scenes. Wait Until You See How He Did It.

This Artist Recreated His Favorite Movie Scenes. Wait Until You See How He Did It.

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Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney loves movies. For his latest photo series, "FILMography" Moloney explores his love of film in a really unique way.  Through careful analysis, he recreates iconic scenes from his favorite flicks, in their real world locations. How he does it though, is brilliant. Check it out. 1.) Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). Christopher Moloney 2.) The Avengers (2012). Christopher Moloney 3.) Annie Hall (1977). Christopher Moloney 4.) Black Swan (2010). Christopher Moloney 5.) Elf (20...
How One Man Is Waking Up In Russia Is Just Epic. I’m So Jealous.

How One Man Is Waking Up In Russia Is Just Epic. I’m So Jealous.

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An unknown man in Russia is trekking across the back country of his native land and waking up to some of the most beautiful images you've ever seen. They blow away any morning view you've had in your whole life, and leave you with a crazy case of wanderlust. Because seriously, who knew Russia had such beauty?? The Muddy Lakes. I Want To Be Here Near Mirali Peak. I Want To Be Here The Kulikalon Lakes. I Want To Be Here The Alaudin Lakes. I Want To Be Here I Want To Be Here Big Allo Lak...
Half Way Through These Photos, I Could Barely Handle It. But I’m Glad I Made It To The End…Amazing.

Half Way Through These Photos, I Could Barely Handle It. But I’m Glad I Made It To The End…Amazing.

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2013 was a chaotic year, full of highs and lows that will remain in the history books. President Obama was elected for a second term and celebrated at the Inaugural Ball, multiple natural disasters occurred around the world, innocent men and women were gunned down in a mall in Kenya and much, much more. Reuters released its list of Best Pictures of 2013. Not one of them will disappoint. Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby son Prince George. This Balinese man kicks up fire during the Perang Api (Fire War) ritual ahead of Nyepi day. A man stands in front of his burned mosque in Meikhtila, Myanmar. ...
Hate Using Public Bathrooms? You Won’t After You See These Masterpieces.

Hate Using Public Bathrooms? You Won’t After You See These Masterpieces.

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Finding the right bathroom is a peculiar but constant struggle that nobody seems to want to talk about. For me, the perfect public bathroom isn't just clean, but it is also silent and tranquil. I require a place that allows me to concentrate on the matter at hand. No one wants to feel stressed out in a restroom. Have you ever been to a bathroom so nice that you felt like you just went on a vacation? Like you could just stay in there forever? The Cintas Corporation wants to encourage that kind of aesthetic in our bathrooms by holding the annual America's Best Restroom Contest where the organization with the fanciest toilets wins $2,500 in cleaning services and supplies. Check out the finalists below and if you're a real potty connoisseur, cast a vote for you...
It Might Look Like A Normal Stack Of Firewood. But When You Step Closer… WHOA!

It Might Look Like A Normal Stack Of Firewood. But When You Step Closer… WHOA!

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If you were walking through the woods and came across this looming in the distance, you would probably think that it was just a large stack of cut logs. From all angles, it seems like a normal pile of firewood. However, as you get closer, you'll see that something doesn't look quite right. It's not just a bunch of logs, but something much, much better. Check this out. From a distance? This looks completely normal. Thomas Mayer But then, as you get closer... you'll see some lines... Thomas Mayer Which are actually windows. This creatively designed pile of logs is actually a perfectly hidden cabin. Thomas Mayer ...
A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who goes by Slava, really likes mushrooms. After photography, which is his main passion and one inherited from his father, he counts mushrooms as some of his favorite things, and describes himself as an "avid mushroom hunter." Naturally, he decided to combine hs two favorite things in the world and the results are incredible. Using macro photography, Mishchenko captures their miniature, magical world, documenting their often overlooked existence as well as that of their fellow forest dwellers: ladybugs, frogs, dragonflies and especially snails.  Snails also feature regularly in Mishchenko's work, and, like mush...
These 31 Rooms Will Blow Your Mind. A One Way Ticket To Any Of These, Please?

These 31 Rooms Will Blow Your Mind. A One Way Ticket To Any Of These, Please?

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You may think interior design is easy, but creating the PERFECT room isn't. Each of these rooms are perfect in their own way and would be difficult for just anyone to pull off. They combine the perfect locations, views, design and furniture to create a space that's so amazing, it seems like it's straight out of a catalog. No matter what you like, you'll fall in love with at least one of these rooms. You could read a book... or you could look out over a valley. Binge watching Netflix just got a whole lot better. Who needs another wall when you have the ocean? I hope you like wood. This house make...
If You Hate Your Neighbors Or Fear A Zombie Apocalypse, This Isolated House Is Absolutely Perfect.

If You Hate Your Neighbors Or Fear A Zombie Apocalypse, This Isolated House Is Absolutely Perfect.

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Off the south coast of Iceland there is an island group called Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands in English), and one of those islands is Elliðaey. A tiny little island sticking out of the cold North Atlantic Ocean which is solely populated by seabirds that use the island as a nesting site, particularly puffins. What makes this little island so interesting is the single mysterious house that stands on it. The only house on Elliðaey island off the coast of Iceland. Some 300 years ago this island was inhabited by five families that lived in huts and survived on fishing, raising cattle on the island and hunting for puffins nesting on its cliffs. Years later, in 1953, the Hunting Association of Iceland decided to build a...
These 10 Amazing Pools Need To Go On Your Bucket List Immediately.

These 10 Amazing Pools Need To Go On Your Bucket List Immediately.

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If you love swimming, you know that besides the sensation of being in the water, your surroundings are important, too. Looking up at the sky is always better than looking up at the ceiling of the local community pool--not that the community pool isn't awesome in its own right. Here are some pools that take aquatic bliss to a whole new level (sometimes literally), with breathtaking views, impressive sizes and exclusive access. They can be found all around the world, but it might be a bit pricey to just go for a dip, as they're all attached to resorts and five-star hotels.  Oh well. Take a look at them anyway and use your imagination. They might just give you some travel inspiration, too! 1.) Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico ...
These 29 Business Cards Are So Brilliant You Can’t Help But Keep Them. But #17, That’s Just Wrong. LOL.

These 29 Business Cards Are So Brilliant You Can’t Help But Keep Them. But #17, That’s Just Wrong. LOL.

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How many business cards have you kept and remembered after meeting someone new? A few? One? None? More than likely, you have thrown away or stored most of the business cards you were handed without giving them more thought. It would impossible to do that with these 29 business cards. They are all so delightfully creative and memorable, it's hard to imagine them anywhere but lying on your desk or tacked to a bulletin board. 1.) A business card that's also a cheese grater 2.) Mini plungers, complete with the plumber's contact information. 3.) LEGO agents for a business ...
See This Hidden Trap Door In The Ground? Just Wait Til You See What’s Down There… WHOA.

See This Hidden Trap Door In The Ground? Just Wait Til You See What’s Down There… WHOA.

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If you fear a nuclear war (or even just the future), then you probably think of a few backup plans for emergencies to protect yourself and your loved ones. You may not have the money to build an all-out zombie fortress, but if you have less than $40k on hand, you're in luck. If you fear what may happen in the future... Atlas Survival Shelters You don't have to worry. Atlas Survival Shelters You can buy yourself a small slice of safety for $36,000.00. Atlas Survival Shelters The personal bunker would be equipped with an air filtration system, blast door, and under floor storage. ...
Your Backyard Is Not Complete Without These Amazing Products.

Your Backyard Is Not Complete Without These Amazing Products.

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Kids still bugging you to take them somewhere fun this summer? Lucky for you, the perfect vacation spot can be conveniently located right in your backyard! Who needs Disneyworld when you can project your favorite movie on a Mickey Mouse-inspired screen after a long day full of bumper-floaties, bouncy Twister, and refreshing beverages. Take a look at all the goodies you can grab to turn your home into the happiest place on earth. 1. Keep your drinks fresh in this floating cooler. 2. And keep them handy in this floating cup-holder. 3. Relax with with a floatie that fits all your friends. 4. Break out a game of poker in the pool with ...
What They Did In These 20 Rundown Buildings Is Almost Unbelievable. But It’s Totally Brilliant.

What They Did In These 20 Rundown Buildings Is Almost Unbelievable. But It’s Totally Brilliant.

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"Upcycling" is a trend that is sweeping the globe. When you upcycle, you reuse in such a way as to create something that is even better than the original. These dilapidated buildings should have been scheduled for demolition, but thanks to some creative minds and this incredible trend, something better happened. Broken bricks and sagging roofs were transformed into something completely different. Whoever bought these buildings didn't just recycle what was there. They improved upon it... with awesome results. 1.) An underground bomb shelter was turned into an urban farm. Zero Carbon Foods built a farm in this London air raid shelter. 2.) A church was turned into a bookstore. ...
Ecologically-Minded Artist Creates Stunning Dreamscapes. So Surreal.

Ecologically-Minded Artist Creates Stunning Dreamscapes. So Surreal.

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Amy Guidry's landscapes almost look familiar, with blue skies, clouds and distant mountain ranges. But what's populating them is entirely different. Her hybrid creatures, disconnected (though still alive-seeming) animal parts and eerily calm human faces let the viewer know that something else is going on here. Something much larger.  That's the point, though. In her "In Our Veins" series, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based artist explores the inter-connectivity of life on this planet, the relationships between humans, animals and the earth. "Concepts such as life and death, survival and exploitation, and the interdependence and destruction of living and nonliving organisms are illustrated throughout," she explains. The series is extensive, but we've compiled some of our ...
What They Converted This Old School Bus Into Is Simply Awesome. I Want This Thing So Bad.

What They Converted This Old School Bus Into Is Simply Awesome. I Want This Thing So Bad.

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It all started when they bought a 1995 International Flat Nose Genesis school bus for $3,000. They hoped to convert the school bus into a bus they could use for their band and ministry traveling. It sounds boring, but I never realized a school bus could end up looking this good. They drove 8 hours both ways to pick her up, but this bus was worth it. Good News Bus The first step was getting rid of the seats, which was a long and painful process. Good News Bus They also removed the plywood that was on the inside of the bus and also some of the windows, adding insulation and walls in their place. Good News Bus ...
These Foods Will Totally Get You High, Bro. Like, For Real, Dude.

These Foods Will Totally Get You High, Bro. Like, For Real, Dude.

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You’d have to be stoned to believe that smoking a banana peel would get you high. Some other websites will fraudulently tell you that. However, the following foods aren’t a bunch of things we wished had the power to make us trip after misplacing our ‘shrooms on a camping trip. These are the real deal. NOTE: We don’t actually advise any of you to try and get high with these foods, but that's not because it won't work. Also, please don't. It's just a terrible idea. 1. Nutmeg - Consuming 4-8 teaspoons of ground nutmeg might make you hallucinate, but will definitely make you feel awful. 2. Sparidae Fish - If you eat the head of a fish from this family, things can get even weirder than they were when you decided ...
Here Are 30 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Stuff You’re About To Throw Away. #12 Is Pure Genius.

Here Are 30 Brilliant Ways To Use Old Stuff You’re About To Throw Away. #12 Is Pure Genius.

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Before you throw anything away, really think about it. For example, if you've finished burning a candle that comes in a big glass jar, don't waste it. Instead, drain out the leftover wax and use it as storage. This is called "upcycling." Upcycling is "the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value." And it's not just for people who love arts and crafts. These ideas are worth trying (and will make your home a whole lot cooler). 1.) Using an old ladder as a bookshelf. If you don't have a spare ladder handy and would like this piece for yourself, visit the Naturally Cre8tive store on Etsy. 2.)...
18 Things Everyone Will Experience When Apartment Hunting

18 Things Everyone Will Experience When Apartment Hunting

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1. You set a solid price range and promise yourself you won’t deviate from it, because that’s what adults do. View this image › AMC / Via ibtimes.com And that’s what you are right now, damnit. 2. You will completely forget about your price range and spend more than you can actually afford, because every decent apartment is not within your budget. View this image › AMC / Via jatemmuitofilme.wordpress.com A
The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

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While it’s true, they are “The Great Outdoors,” there’s a certain confidence we all have in the indoors that doesn’t require us to try and build it up in our minds so we can’t help but feel bad for not enjoying it. Everyone loves being indoors. Even if they love going outdoors, you don’t have to do any convincing to get them to come back in--unless it’s a really bad date. With The Soul Box, you can enjoy everything you like about the outdoors without sacrificing the perks of being indoors. Owning one makes for some glamorous camping or “glamping,” as it is actually called. Take a look! 1. The Soul Box by Studio Allergutendinge Studio Allergutendinge 2. Open t...