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11 Things Every Wino Needs To Get Her Drink On Right This Summer

11 Things Every Wino Needs To Get Her Drink On Right This Summer

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Once summer rolls around, every wino needs to be prepared to take it on in fabulous, boozy fashion. From ringing in the sizzling season with festive beach and pool parties, to barbecues and picnics for Memorial Day Weekend, there are some necessities any wine lover simply cannot live without. She needs to be equipped for every backyard rager, girls night out, and beach trip to get her drink on in style. Once the weather warms up, she lives by that ros all day mentality. Its the only way she knows how to roll, and she wouldnt have it any other way. Here are 11 essentials all winos should be equipped with to slay it this summer. 1. Namastay home and drink wine tank top Etsy Preach, though. This chic tank top pretty much speaks for itself. It should be a key player in every winos wardrobe...
The Science Of Suspicion: What Makes Us All So F*cking Jealous

The Science Of Suspicion: What Makes Us All So F*cking Jealous

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We’ve all experienced jealousy at some point in our lives. Whether it be in kindergarten over who got to play with the blocks for the longest or in college when the cute guy you had a crush on for literally forever is chatting up some rando at a bar. It’s something we experience naturally; it heats up our cheeks, blinds us with anger and makes us do some crazy things. But after the heat of the moment, when the dust settles around us, we’re forced to confront our own motivations and what exactly made us feel the way we did. Unfortunately, the truth is rarely pretty and never simple. Jealousy is a factor in every single type of relationship. It’s something that, no matter what, is impossible to avoid. There will always be a little something that ti
Baby Gorilla Delivered By C-Section at U.K. Zoo

Baby Gorilla Delivered By C-Section at U.K. Zoo

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When recently called in to help deliver a baby gorilla by caesarean, itwasnt your average day for gynecologistand professor of reproductive medicineDavid Cahill.Hes delivered hundreds of babies, but this was the first time hed ever been asked to deliver a gorilla, in what was the first C-sectionperformed on a gorilla at Bristol Zoo in the U.K. Along with having my own children, this is probably one of the biggest achievements of my life and something I will certainly never forget, says Professor Cahill. I have since been back to visit Kera [the mother] and the baby gorilla, it was wonderful to see them both doing so well. Despite it being a little touch and go as the infant needed emergency resuscitation directly after the birth, the now 11-day-old western lowland gorilla...
Researchers Plan To Bring The Caspian Tiger Back From The Dead

Researchers Plan To Bring The Caspian Tiger Back From The Dead

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The Caspian tiger, Panthera tirgris virgata, is a subspecies of tiger that went extinct back in the 1960s. These beasts, which can weigh more than 136 kilograms (300 pounds), were among the largest cats to have ever lived. However, a new study in the journal Biological Conservation suggests that they can be effectively resurrected, all thanks to another subspecies of tiger found in the mysterious and frigid eastern realms of Russia. An international team of researchers, funded in part by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has an ambitious plan to capture a handful of these genetically similar tigers and reintroduce them back to Central Asia but before we get into this, a little backstory is requ...
Century’s Worth Of Tourist Photos Help Document Seabird Rise

Century’s Worth Of Tourist Photos Help Document Seabird Rise

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The Swedish island of Stora Karls in the Baltic Sea became a nature preserve with regulated hunting back in 1880, and members of the Swedish bourgeoisie frequented the island in the early 1900s. By the 1920s, the private company that owns the island began offering daily tours. Nowadays, Stora Karls still receives thousands of visitors a year, and that means its seabird colonies have been photographed again and again for almost a century. In the absence of long-term scientific records, researchers studying amateur photographs have been able to track the rise and fall of the islands common guillemots (Uria aalge), a fish-eating seabird that nests in breeding colonies. After suffering severe declines, their numbers are currently at a historic high, according to findings publis...
Six outdoor activities out try out when in Florida

Six outdoor activities out try out when in Florida

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Zip-lining — Brevard Zoo, Space CoastI never thought I would want to feel the merriment of a monkey’s lifestyle, zipping across trees and canopies, and over lakes filled with crocodiles and alligatorsRead more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/six-outdoor-activities-out-try-out-when-in-florida/article8824245.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Ants Craft Their Own Powerful Antibiotics By Mixing Different Substances

Ants Craft Their Own Powerful Antibiotics By Mixing Different Substances

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Many creatures have been revealed to self-medicate, from bears using Osha root paste to repel insects to chimps eating rough leaves to reduce their parasite load. But a new study has now revealed that some wood ants take this to a whole new level: They craft their own antibiotics by mixing two separate substances, the only other creature than humans found to do so. Researchers investigating how the ants keep their nests free of disease have shown how they use a mixture of tree resin and formic acid to produce the antibacterial cocktail that is then used to treat their brood within the colony. Published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, the authors suggest that this could be how packed nestsavoid epidemics that could be devastating for the colonys long-term survival. The ants (Formica ...
Community Post: How To Respond To Republicans Who Tell You A&E Is Restricting That Duck Dynasty Guy’s Freedom Of Speech

Community Post: How To Respond To Republicans Who Tell You A&E Is Restricting That Duck Dynasty Guy’s Freedom Of Speech

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How are you, my favorite Fox News watching (uncle/co-worker/landlord/etc.)? Happy Holidays! Yes, I know you prefer Merry Christmas, but I am an ex-Jew and a current atheist, and I would really like to wish you a Happy Pagan Solstice, so let’s settle in the middle at Happy Holidays. Happy Holidays! Yes, yes. Obamacare. I can keep my doctor if I like him. Elizabeth Warren wants to give every McDonald’s employee $7,000 dollars an hour. Hillary Clinton personally shot eight disabled veterans in Benghazi. Rob Ford was on crack and is still a better mayor than Deblasio with his punkish looking son. We covered this during Thanksgiving. Let’s skip ahead, shall we? That Duck Dynasty Guy! What’s his name? Uncle Jud? Cousin Moonshine? Grandpa Mason-Dixon? P
What Is It Really Like To Drown?

What Is It Really Like To Drown?

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Play Sortie en Mer, the most harrowing PSA in internet history, and find out. View this image › I’m not sure what to call Sortie en Mer (A Trip Out to Sea). Is it an advertisement? Well, yes; it was created by the French ad agency CCLM BBDO and funded by the French outdoor clothing maker Guy Cotten. Is it a movie? Well, yes; it’s been filmed with actors and a set and so forth. Is it a game? Yes: you can do better or worse at it, through your persistence at a single mechanic, which you’ll soon discover. View this image › Perhaps the best way to describe Sortie en Mer is this: It is the most riveting thing I have done on the Internet in ages. Go full screen, plug in some headphones, and try to stay afloat. 5. LINK Sortie en Mer (...
Why Are Humans Altruistic?

Why Are Humans Altruistic?

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The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” can be seen in every community around the globe. In addition to parental guidance, children are also shaped by extended family members, teachers, coaches, neighbors, and friends. But why does anyone care about the well-being of a child that isn’t theirs and participate in allomaternal care, also known as cooperative breeding? Wouldn’t it be more advantageous for all parents to only devote their energy and resources on their own offspring? In order to answer those questions, researchers needed to examine the origins of altruism, which is the practice of performing acts for others without expectation of reward. Researchers examined groups of primates to learn more about how concepts like altruism and cooperation evolved
When robots talking trash made sense

When robots talking trash made sense

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: In a bid to popularise the Swachh Bharat mission, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kancheepuram, has developed a smart outdoor mobile robotic trashRead more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/when-robots-talking-trash-made-sense/article8991416.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Barebones makes the tents of the future, and they’re giving them to people in need.

Barebones makes the tents of the future, and they’re giving them to people in need.

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When Robert Workman had the chance to sell his family business for a substantial profit 10 years ago, he decided to use the proceeds for good. It was an exciting and humbling moment, filled with possibility. He'd become interested in sustainability and philanthropy and knew that he wanted to start giving back. The only questions that remained were how and where. So he hit the road looking for inspiration. Traveling to the Congo was an eye-opening moment for Robert. Speaking to aid agencies working on the ground and communicating with the people whose lives they were trying to help, he identified an important need that wasn't being met: portable, sustainable, affordable energy generation. Robert convened a team of engineers and got to work. Goal Zero was the result. Goal Zero offers a...
Have A Seat And Get Ready To Love JoeJoe The Capybara

Have A Seat And Get Ready To Love JoeJoe The Capybara

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YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS AT ALL. So. 1. LOOK AT HIM ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE VERY MAJESTICALLY. View this image › joejoe-the-capybara.tumblr.com 2. HIS BFF IS A MUNCHKIN CAT, SO LIKE, HIIIIIIII. instagram.com 3. STYLE GAME: ON POINT. View this image › joejoe-the-capybara.tumblr.com 4. HE PRACTICALLY INVENTED ROMANCE. View this image › joejoe-the-capybara.tumblr.com 5. HE SUPPORTS OTHER EXOTIC ANIMALS… instagram.com 6. …WITHOUT JUDGMENT OR DISCRIMINATION. instagram.com 7. BATHS ARE HEAVENLY, AND HE UNDERSTANDS THAT. View this image › joejoe-the-capybara.tumblr.com 8. HE CAN MIX BUSINESS AND FUN EFFORTLESSLY. instagram.com 9. IMAGINE HOW MANY COWBOYS ARE JEALOUS OF HIS CONFIDENCE. instagr...
Whale Slaughter Creates Ocean Of Blood

Whale Slaughter Creates Ocean Of Blood

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1. View this image › Andrija Ilic / Reuters Inhabitants of Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales during the traditional ‘Grindadrap’ (whale hunting in Faroese) near Sandur on Sandoy island June 5th, 2012. Residents of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark, slaughter and eat pilot whales every year. The Faroese are descendents of Vikings, and pilot whales have been a central part of their diet for more than 1,000 years. They crowd the animals into a bay and kill them. ‘Grindadrap’ whaling is not done for commercial purposes, the meat can not be sold and is divided even
A Makeup Artist Is Using His Talents To Empower Cancer Fighters

A Makeup Artist Is Using His Talents To Empower Cancer Fighters

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This is Norman Freeman, a very talented makeup artist who hasn't had an easy life so far.via: Life BuzzHe was born with an autoimmune disorder and developed alopeciaat a very young age.Having endured these hardships, he’s committed himself to helping others who are suffering through the power of beauty and positive self-images.He was bullied by kids when he lost his hair at a young age.via: Life Buzz“I was teased. People didnt know if I had cancer or what They thought I had cancer, and they still teased me.”His hair grew back, but he lost it all again in college, a devastating setback.via: Life BuzzHowever, his obsession with his lost hair led him to makeup tutorials on YouTube, which then inspired him to attend beauty school.Now, he takes on cancer patients as clients to...
US Drug Policy Is Contributing To The Spread Of HIV Among African Americans

US Drug Policy Is Contributing To The Spread Of HIV Among African Americans

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Scientists have largely agreed that the war on drugs has been nothing short of a monumental failure, and while the catastrophic consequences of this irrational policy are felt by people of all colors and creeds, a new report reveals how US legislations areparticularly damaging to the black community. Pulling together data from a huge number of studies, the researchers find that the nations approach to narcotics increases African Americans risk of contracting HIV. Appearing in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study introduces a model by which the virus is able to proliferate among African Americans via two main pathways: disproportionate incarceration of blacks for drug-related offenses and harsher sentences for blacks than whites. These factors have been produced by laws like...
Reshaping Rwanda: An American In The Heart Of Africa

Reshaping Rwanda: An American In The Heart Of Africa

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A personal look at the present and past Rwanda, twenty years after being devastated by true evil. For the past few days, I debated whether I should write a piece on my travels in the “Land of 1000 Hills.” I knew there would be anniversary look backs, features, and human-interest stories throughout the media. However, I chose to ultimately share some of my experiences in order to spread awareness and pay respect to the lost. This past Monday, April 7th, marked the twenty-year anniversary of the official start of the Rwandan Genocide; a period of three months that claimed the lives of nearly one million innocent people and changed the “Heart of Africa” forever. In 2012, I traveled on an immersion trip to Rwanda for three weeks. During our stay, we lived at ...
Community Post: 13 Things People With A January Birthday Have To Deal With

Community Post: 13 Things People With A January Birthday Have To Deal With

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1. Your birthday might fall right after the holidays, in which case people only get you one present to represent both days. View this image › Via tumblr.com “Here’s a present for you! It’s for both Christmas and your birthday.” REALLY?! 2. It’s winter, which could mean extreme cold, snow, wind, or rain. Or even a combination of all four of these at once. View this image › Via tumblr.com Thanks, Mother N
5 Necessities You Didn’t Know You Needed To Pack For Your Beach Vacation

5 Necessities You Didn’t Know You Needed To Pack For Your Beach Vacation

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It's that beautiful time of year again when you're probably headed to the beach. Before you fully indulge in some sandy summer fun, there are a few things you probably didn't know you needed to pack in your suitcase. You know, those things you see all of the time and say, Hey, why didn't I think of that? Well, think no more. You probably want your beach fun to be as carefree and accommodating as possible, since warm sand doesn't hold all of the answers just a margarita, or two. Here are a few cool summer gadgets that could enhance your beach vacay this season. 1. A Wine Bag, So You Can Ros All Day Bella Vita Wine Bag, $74.95, Bella Vita It's 5 p.m. somewhere, right? Nothing beats having a cold glass of your favorite wine on the beach. The Bella Vita wine bags come in different colors,...
Chimpanzees May Alter Their Hunting Behavior When Being Watched By Humans

Chimpanzees May Alter Their Hunting Behavior When Being Watched By Humans

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Chimps are known to be methodical hunters, surrounding anunfortunate monkey victim before striking it dead, tearing the preyapart, and sharing the spoils. But it turns out that this behavior may be influenced by human observers, who have spent decades habituating the apes to allow them to watch. Researchers observingthese chimpsin the forests of Uganda have noticed that two separate communitiesdisplay vastly different hunting behaviors, despite living in the same environment and having access to the same prey. While one group, known as the Sonso community, focuses almost exclusively on black and white colobus monkeys, another called the Waibira chimpanzees seem to show an equal preference for small antelopes, while also catching a wider variety of prim...
6 Presidents Who Permanently Changed The Office

6 Presidents Who Permanently Changed The Office

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The U.S. Constitution actually has quite little to say about the executive powers of the president, so its been up to the people who have held the office to shape it themselves. Here are six presidents who really left their mark on the highest office in the land. 1. Calvin CoolidgeUntil Coolidge, Americas two presidents were required to shave each other each morning. Coolidge famously refused to shave the other president and demanded that only he receive a luxurious shave and scalp massage. The second president was demoted to shaving Coolidge but never getting shaved in return, and became the vice president.2. Rutherford B. HayesHayes was the first president to regularly use a personal computer, something thats now taken for granted but at the time was considered a baffling and risky mo...
20 Unpredictable Things You Should Have Added To Your 20s Bucket List Already

20 Unpredictable Things You Should Have Added To Your 20s Bucket List Already

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Your 20s is the time for checking new experiences off your bucket list, making spectacular memories, and plenty of those Are we really doing this? moments. There are just some things youto do in your 20s, because why the heck not? We owe it to ourselves to live on the spontaneous side, and have the time of our lives. Bucket lists are all about embracing your life to the fullest, and there's no better time to cross some of those things off your list than when you're in your 20s. To get you started, here are 20 unpredictable, fun things that should have been on your bucket list, like yesterday. 1. Drop A Little Cash OnSomething You Dream About Whether it's a fun experience, or that adorable puppy you keep thinking about, go for it. 2. Crash A Wedding How hard can it be? Call up your bestie,...
35 Of The World’s Rarest Animals

35 Of The World’s Rarest Animals

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1. Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat View this image › zooborns.com There are about 115 northern hairy-nosed wombats left in the wild. They all live in Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, Australia. View this image › australiananimallearningzone.com This wombat’s nose is very important in its survival since the creature has very poor eyesight and needs its nose to smell fo
This Mechanical Engineer Turns Cheetos into Hilarious Works of Art. His Titles Are Perfect…

This Mechanical Engineer Turns Cheetos into Hilarious Works of Art. His Titles Are Perfect…

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Struck by the shapes he saw in a bag of store brand cheese curls one night, mechanical engineer Andy Huot started taking pictures of the cheesy creatures. After friends laughed at the quirky photos, his brother told him he needed to start an Instagram account.Innocently enough, Huot opened an account and posted this picture…SasquatchThat photo quickly spread across Instagram and just like that, Cheese Curls of Instagram was born.Huot’s comical fun has transitioned from identifying simple shapes, people, and objects to telling hilarious stories based on what he sees in the Cheetos. He’s even created an elaborate mini studio so he can take better photos for his followers, who now number over 40,000.The mechanical engineer is so dedicated to his project that he works an extr...
Environmental Factors Experienced By A Man Could Impact His Grandchildren

Environmental Factors Experienced By A Man Could Impact His Grandchildren

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There has been increasing interest in the idea that lifestyle choices or stressful events during a persons life might not just impact an individual at the time, but could send out a ripple that also affects their children. Known as epigenetics, the suggestion is that environmental factors and traumatic events can physically change the way a person's genes are expressed, and that this alteration can then be passed on if and when that person has children. But a new study claims to have found that its not just changes to the DNA during a fathers life that can be passed on:Incredibly,changes to a particular protein associated with DNA can also be inherited, not just by their childrenbut also their grandchildren. These findings are remarkable because they indicate that information other than D...
Trump Told The Mayor Of A Disappearing Island Not To Worry About Sea-Level Rise  These Photos Show How Grave The Situation Has Become

Trump Told The Mayor Of A Disappearing Island Not To Worry About Sea-Level Rise These Photos Show How Grave The Situation Has Become

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Twelve miles from either coast of the Chesapeake Bay sits a small island in danger of disappearing. Tangier Island, Virginia, is one of the most isolated and extraordinary places in the continental US. But the island sits just 4 feet or so above sea level, and a 2015 report suggests that little of it will be left in 50 years. President Donald Trump, however, disagrees. The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reports that after Trump saw a CNN report about Tangier Island, the president called Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge to tell him he shouldnt worry about a rise in sea levels. "He said, 'Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,'" Eskridge told The Daily Times. But Business Insider phot...
Ranking The "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Characters

Ranking The "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Characters

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Sure, we are all Groot — but when it comes to who’s on top in Marvel’s weirdest movie, there can be only one. Warning: Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy ahead! BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1407964273); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3413130").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407964273); }); 16. Thanos View this image › Marvel Studios Performed by: Josh Brolin Strengths: Super evil, has a nifty space throne, father to multiple resentful adopted, augmented daughters. Weaknesses: Guardians of the Galaxy is blissfully free of most obligations toward laying groundwork for future Marvel installments, b...
Your Attitude is Key to Your Job Search

Your Attitude is Key to Your Job Search

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Dave Sanford is the Executive Vice President, Client Relations at Winter, Wyman. Dave has been helping clients as they set their recruiting and hiring strategy for over twenty years. To learn more about Dave and how to leverage Winter, Wyman for your business visit www.winterwyman.com. It’s the one thing out of the entire process you can control. That's what makes your attitude vitally important in the job search. You can’t control when someone is going to call you back, or if the person liked you, or what the economy is going to do, but you can control your attitude and how you conduct yourself throughout the process. Battling Depression The job search process inherently comes with ups and downs — moments of excitement and anticipation blended with feeling defeated and beaten down. It’s
This Video Of A Sinking Ship Will Most Likely Give You A Panic Attack

This Video Of A Sinking Ship Will Most Likely Give You A Panic Attack

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Go grab your survival suit because the next four minutes are going to be nail biting. Oh, I hope you’re not afraid of boats. 1. AH … what a beautiful day to be on the open ocean View this image › YouTube / Via youtube.com 2. Oh god what’s happening … View this image › YouTube / Via youtube.com 3. MAKE IT STOP! View this image › YouTube / Via youtube.com 4. AH! NOWHERE TO RUN! View this image › YouTube / Via youtube.com 5. Underwater, no one can hear you scream for your mommy. View this image › YouTube / Via youtube.com 6. Watch the whole video while white knuckle behind your desk chair here. Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=m_NsBvSmzmI. Reddit / Via youtube.com ...
24 Instagram Captions For Your Summer Vacation Pictures That Are Set To Sizzle

24 Instagram Captions For Your Summer Vacation Pictures That Are Set To Sizzle

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Whereverthis summertakes you, whether it be on a beach or camping retreat, dont forget to document all of your incredible adventures. I can confirm that those of us who havent booked vacations just yetare living vicariously through those who are already chilling in the tropics. Wehave serious FOMO, but we know sometime throughout the summer months, it will be our turn to grace Instagram with our epic travels. Keep on sipping pia coladas in Hawaii, or ziplining through the forest, and when youre finished, be sure to share your amazing photos. Make your followers laugh with a pun or a clever quote about your adventures with these Instagram captions for your vacation. For Your Tropical Getaway 1. Unknown 2. Unknown 3. Unknown 4. Unknown 5. Unknown 6. Unknown For Your Camping Trip 7. Unknown ...
Don’t Blame All of Reddit for Boston Bombing Witch Hunt

Don’t Blame All of Reddit for Boston Bombing Witch Hunt

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An attempt by a handful of Reddit users-cum-wannabe digital forensics experts to find the perpetrator of last week's fatal Boston Marathon bombing has been rightfully criticized as unhelpful by multiple commentators, including many reporters and the FBI itself. However, many of those critics have unjustly targeted Reddit as a whole, as opposed to the small but suddenly highly visible minority who engaged in the digital witch hunt. Those who would make such widespread accusations are ignoring several key points about Reddit's structure. 1. Reddit Isn't One Community, It's a Community of Communities There is a vaguely felt camaraderie among Reddit users. It's what draws many users to the site in the first place. That "Reddit community," however, is not one giant, homogenous group. It's more...
‘Breatharian’ Couple Lives Off The Energy of the Universe Instead of Solid Food

‘Breatharian’ Couple Lives Off The Energy of the Universe Instead of Solid Food

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The fact that I'm a vegetarian who is into health and exercise often gets me tagged as a little bit of "crunchy granola" from time to time. I'm cool with that, especially because compared to the couple that you're about to meet, I'm a rock star pulling all-nighters and stuffing my face full of toxic chemicals that are completely unnecessary to survival. Pull up a chair and grab some forbidden snacks, because this one is a doozy. Meetmarried couple Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello, who believe food and water is simply not necessary and that humans can be sustained solely by the energy of the universe. Yes, they are Breatharians, which basically means that they’re full of hot air. But “technically” speaking, it means that they claim that their food-free lif...
“Oh Captain, My Captain” Rest in Peace, #RobinWilliams: To the Actor Who Made Us Feel

“Oh Captain, My Captain” Rest in Peace, #RobinWilliams: To the Actor Who Made Us Feel

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There is more laughter in Heaven now. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1407873049); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3415977").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407873049); }); View this image › Via rantsreviewsandreels.com Yesterday, there was almost an audible gasp heard around the world as news of the death of actor Robin Williams made its way through news stations. I found out about his death while at my actor survival gig. Literally just twenty-four hours before I found out, I was talking to a co-worker about The Birdcage, and mentioned that it is one of my favorite movies: top three. I mentioned that it was like watch...
Kangaroo Visits Family RV And Has So Much Fun That It Brings Back Friends

Kangaroo Visits Family RV And Has So Much Fun That It Brings Back Friends

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Exercise Can Improve Cancer Recovery And Reduce Health-Care Costs

Exercise Can Improve Cancer Recovery And Reduce Health-Care Costs

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One in every two males and one in every three females in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Between 2008 and 2009, Australia spent an estimated A$4,526 million on diagnosing and treating cancerous and non-cancerous tumours. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy have advanced in reach and effectiveness but their side-effects can be tough to endure. These include psychological, social and physical conditions, such as depression and reduced fitness and strength. Exercise has been shown to dramatically improve the lives of people living with cancer, yet it is being underutilised. This is despite the fact it costs next to nothing to administer and research shows it improves patient outcomes while driving down healthcare costs. Why exercise is important in...
13 Tony Nominees Thank The People Who Inspired Them To Do Theater

13 Tony Nominees Thank The People Who Inspired Them To Do Theater

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Behind every successful person lies a parent or teacher who helped them along the way. BuzzFeed sat down with this year’s Tony nominees and asked them who they would like to thank for helping them get into theater. Here are their responses: 1. Danny Burstein, Cabaret View this image › David Bertozzi / BuzzFeed Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Person he would like to thank: Ed Greenberg “Ed Greenberg was my teacher in college, and was also the executive producer of the St. Louis Muny, which is the largest outdoor theater in the country, and he said, ‘You’re great and you should come and be a professional actor.’ He got me my first union job as an actor in St. Louis and I was in the chorus of The M...
New Spider Species Builds Decoy Spiders For Survival

New Spider Species Builds Decoy Spiders For Survival

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View this image › blog.perunature.com / Via wired.com Photos By: Jeff Cremer and Phil Torres The tiny spider species, currently unnamed, was discovered in the area surrounding the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. At only 5mm in length, the artistic spider creates far larger decoys from bits of leaves and dead insects. It then hides near enough to shake the strands of the web when predators draw near, giving off the illusion the large spider is alive. To date, this is the only known species of animal to create larger decoys of
These Guys Have Really Trained Their Hunting Dogs…They Have Such Self-Control

These Guys Have Really Trained Their Hunting Dogs…They Have Such Self-Control

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); When it comes to training a new dog, most people know they're in for a bit of a learning curve. While training just one dog to sit, stay, and poop outside can be daunting, imagine trying to do the same for 120 dogs at the same time. It sounds impossible, right? As it turns out, it's not a totally unattainable goal.The guys in the video below somehow managed to turn rowdy hunting dogs into (almost) perfect ladies and gentlemen. Someone needs to give them their own show on Animal Planet. (via Reddit)If they brought that kind of dog training to the U.S. from France, these guys would become millionaires overnight. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hunting-dogs/
A Giant Among Dwarfs: New Species Of Dwarf Bushbaby Discovered In Angola

A Giant Among Dwarfs: New Species Of Dwarf Bushbaby Discovered In Angola

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They may be small, but they sure are mighty. Researchers have described what they think is a new species of dwarf galago, or bushbaby, except theres a catch: Its three times the size of all other known species of dwarf galagos. Discovered in the rainforests of Angola, Southern Africa, the bushbaby is only the fifth new species of primate to be discovered on the African continent since 2000. With typically big eyes, perky ears, and bushy tail, the Angolan dwarf galago (Galagoides kumbirensis) has a distinctive white stripe that runs between its eyes. But what sets it apart from other bushbabies that are more comparable in size to this new species is its vocalizations. When we first encountered the new species in Kumbira Forest in north-western Angola, we heard a distinctive crescendo call...
FIFA Whiffs at Conservation Effort of Endangered World Cup Mascot

FIFA Whiffs at Conservation Effort of Endangered World Cup Mascot

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Souvenirs of the 2014 World Cup mascot "Fuleco" are displayed at Tancredo Neves International Airport in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on June 9, 2014. Image: Victor R. Caivano/Associated PressCharles Darwin ate one on his trip to Brazil. Apparently it tasted more like pork than chicken. My nine-year-old, football-mad, half-Brazilian son could identify one on his World Cup merchandising and my Brazilian biologist wife knew it was some kind of armadillo, but not which species. It is of course Brazil’s World Cup mascot, the three-banded armadillo, named Fuleco. It was brave to choose such an obscure animal as an official mascot. The English used a lion when they started this tradition in 1966 and the South Africans used a leopard in 2010. It is refreshing to see such a non-emblematic spec
9 Pics That Prove Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich Are The Cutest Couple Ever

9 Pics That Prove Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich Are The Cutest Couple Ever

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Julianne Hough got married to Brooks Laich last weekend, an NHL player and her beau of 3 and a half years. Their Idaho ceremony looked like a dream come true, but that's nothing out of the ordinary for this picture-perfect couple. From a first date at Disneyland to a sunset-by-the-lake proposal, Julianne Hough and Brooks Laichhavebeen relationship goals since day one. Here are some pictures that prove it. The time they showed some love at lunch. Lucky for us, Hough and Laich love sharing cute couple pics online. Here's just one of the many where they seem madly in love. Aww. They indulge in fitness together. Now this is how you work out on the beach Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich pic.twitter.com/TL3ub07lRz Brbr Ross (@1994barck23) September 2, 2016 Look how insanely fit they both...
Galaxy Collisions Might Be Shrouding Black Holes In Dust

Galaxy Collisions Might Be Shrouding Black Holes In Dust

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At the center of most galaxies theres a supermassive black hole, although not all supermassive black holes look the same. Some end up hidden, shrouded by a thick ring of dust, and astronomers have just discovered there is more than one way for these obscured AGNs (active galactic nuclei) to form. Supermassive black holes can be obscured by a compact donut of material a few light-years across, or by alarge disk of dust thousands of light-years across. The latter scenariowas observed in a nearby galaxy called NGC 7582 and galaxy mergers are thought to be responsible for the larger dust rings. Researchers are presenting their observations at the 230th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas, this week. NGC 7582 is a spiral galaxy 70 ...
Spice Girls Rock Out at London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

Spice Girls Rock Out at London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

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All of the Fab Five — Sporty, Posh, Baby, Ginger and Scary — reunited to perform at the London Summer Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday. The Spice Girls, a wildly popular all-girl group from the late 1990s, sang their hits, "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life." They emerged from bedazzled London taxis, wearing outfits matching their spicy personas — albeit more mature versions of them. Eventually, the girls climbed atop the cabs, and sang to cheering audience members, as they were driven around Olympic Stadium. Also known as Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Victoria Beckham (Posh), Emma Bunton (Baby), Geri Halliwell (Ginger) and Melanie Brown (Scary), the Spice GIrls disbanded in 2000, before reuniting for a world tour seven years later. In the days leading up to their Olympic performance, Twit
Hundreds Of Stone Tower Tombs Found In The Desolate Black Desert

Hundreds Of Stone Tower Tombs Found In The Desolate Black Desert

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Thousands upon thousands of years ago, the Black Desert of Jordan was dotted with hundreds of rock towers used to commemorate the dead in the region known as Jebel Qurma. Now, not much is left in this harsh environment except burning hot summers and freezing winters. But that hasnt stopped archeologists fromheading to this land to uncover the mysteries of its ancient rock towers. The Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project, led by Leiden University in the Netherlands, has been on the scene since 2012, using satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and old-fashioned field excavations. Parts of the siteare thought to be at least 8,000 years old. These investigations have already revealed the presence of prehistoric housing, hunting huts, and art from ...
Here’s why American parents are now ditching expensive cribs for a simple, cardboard box.

Here’s why American parents are now ditching expensive cribs for a simple, cardboard box.

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Gibraltar. Malta. Lichtenstein. These are a few of the places with better infant mortality rates than the good old U.S. of A. Don't get me wrong, the U.S. is pretty good overall at the pivotal task of keeping young children alive. But we're still lagging behind a number of nations, including those at the very top of the list, like Singapore, Sweden, and Finland, just to name a few. One of the biggest problems new parents in developed nations face is SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, which is exactly as frightening and unpredictable as it sounds. Experts can't always pinpoint the cause of every death from SIDS, but more often than not, it has to do with unsafe sleeping environments that accidentally cut off the baby's air supply with blankets, toys, or other obstructions. For years ...
17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately

17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately

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Mostfriendships developso naturally that youdon't even realize how or when they started. Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friendtoexisting pals. To help you out on that front, wescoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you. Read on to find out howto develop better relationships faster. This is an update of an article originally written by Maggie Zhang. Flickr/Art Comments 1. Copy them This strategy is called mirroring, and involves subtly mimickingthe other person's behavior. When talking to someone, try copying their body languag...
UK Woman’s Transplanted Kidney Is Now 100 Years Old

UK Woman’s Transplanted Kidney Is Now 100 Years Old

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Today, doctors estimate that a transplanted kidney will continue to function for around two decades, but back in 1973 the prognosis was much lower. It was thought that around 30 to 40 percent of transplanted kidneys would last only five years. One woman from the UK is currently living an astonishing 43 years after receiving a kidney, making the organ in effect 100 years old and defying all predictions from doctors. When Sue Westhead from County Durham was 25 years old, she was diagnosed with kidney disease. As she recounted to theBBC, she could hardly walk and was a different color, andshe was told that she only had one-tenth of the normal re...
Husband Is Confused by Wifes Birthday GiftBut When He Puts It on, Hes in Tears!

Husband Is Confused by Wifes Birthday GiftBut When He Puts It on, Hes in Tears!

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ShareTweet When you woke up this morning, you probably opened your eyes to a bedroom that was lit, looked outside to see a sky that was blue and a yard that was green. Maybe the flowers were blooming colors of red, pink, yellow or purple, and your orange juice was just thatorange. For most of us, we dont think much about our ability to recognize everyday colors. We dont look up at the sky and imagine what it must look like for someone who cant see the color blue. Thanks to a viral video this week, were all being reminded of the blessing that it is to see Gods beauty for what it isvibrant, colorful and full of life. At an outdoor birthday celebration with his family, a man is shown opening a gift from his wife and sons. He opens the box, pulls a few thing...
If Your Car Is In Water And Sinking Fast, This Is What You Need To Do To Survive

If Your Car Is In Water And Sinking Fast, This Is What You Need To Do To Survive

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What are you supposed to do if you get caught in a car that's going under water? It might seem like an unlikely scenario, but last year, more than 100 people were killed when their cars were caught in a river or flash flood. The water rises incredibly fast and the light grows dim...but what's more alarming is that the first 30-60 seconds are crucial for your survival. Here's how to escape with your life. Let's all hope that we never have to put this knowledge into practice. But if you do, you'll certainly be in a far better position to save your life than before. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/car-sinking/
Wolves Hunt Less When Living Alongside Bears

Wolves Hunt Less When Living Alongside Bears

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Bears and wolves are both apex predators, but when they live alongside each other, the canines often play second fiddle. It has long been suspected that as bears chase wolves off their kills and feed on the free meal, the wolves have to compensate for the loss of food by going on the hunt again. But paradoxically, researchers have actually found the opposite. Studying populations in both Yellowstone National Park in the US and Scandinavia, two areas where wolves and bears both coexist, they found that the canines are actually hunting less in the presence of bears. This seemingly bizarre turnaround goes against what the evidence from other apex predators living with bears shows. Lynx and mountain lions, who are also the unfortunate victims of the larger predator elbowing them out of the wa...
This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink In A Day

This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink In A Day

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Sixty percent of your body is made up of water. Which basically means you, and I, and every other human in the world, are all just giant cucumbers with anxiety. I dont know about you, but Im actually totally down with being a delicious veggie, anxiety and all. Of course, the human body is a little more complex than a cucumber. Water is your bodys principle chemical component, and every one of your bodily systems depend on it for survival. So, even though most of us dont really actively think about it, the amount of water we put into our bodies is pretty damn important. But, is there a definite answer as to water we should be putting into our bodies every day? Or are we all just anxious cucumbers running around trying to find answers well never get? Elite Daily spoke withNicholas Berbari,...

This Toilet Paper-Free Lifestyle Is Called Neo-Peasant Parenting. Yup, That’s Real.

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For some people, thinking about the "good old days" means going way, way back. People love the old fashioned lifestyle, but one group of people is taking it to a new extreme. Neo-peasant groups are communities of people who live off the land with their families, relying on hunting, fermenting, and farming for food. They reject modern conveniences in favor of a way of living that they say is totally fulfilling and self-sufficient (if not a little mind-boggling). Many of them go so far as to ban the use of things like toilet paper around the house! Neo-peasants incorporate canning and fermenting into their everyday diets, and they use natural sources of heat like wood-burning stoves. Read More: They Cut Their Gender-Reveal Cake ...
Roger Goodell Is A Dictator

Roger Goodell Is A Dictator

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View this image › David Goldman / AP According to an AP story posted this afternoon: Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s confident bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of the New Orleans Saints scandal. Goodell says the actions taken by the league “speak very loudly.” Via sportsillustrated.cnn.com At the risk of lapsing into sarcastic-bastard mode, Generalis
A Brief History Of Unexpected Things Spiders Have Been Caught Eating

A Brief History Of Unexpected Things Spiders Have Been Caught Eating

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Like them or loathe them, theres no denying that arachnids would make a very unfussy dinner guest. Recently, a tarantula was spotted in the wild by scientists munching down on a snake, in behavior that had never been documented before (and we have kindly shared with you above). You can read more about theextraordinary case here. But this isnt the only case of spiders, both great and small, being ambitious hunters. Whether its through injecting venom, web trapping, or just old-fashioned biting, arachnids are remarkably indiscriminate about what they eat. Heres a brief (and by no means exhaustive) history of crazy things that arachnids have been caught filling their fluffy little bodies with. "Prawn Cocktail" You might assume that crunchy crustaceans ha...
Soup Kitchen Offers Homeless Pets And Their Humans Meals And So Much More

Soup Kitchen Offers Homeless Pets And Their Humans Meals And So Much More

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Homeless individuals oftentimes have pets that keep them company, providing much needed companionship on the streets. Its difficult to go inside an establishments to get food when you have your pet with you and are houseless. A soup kitchen in New York City aims to change that as they are allowing in homeless individuals and their pets, and they are actually providing medical care for the animals as well. From late spring through the fall, located inside of Graffiti Church is an organization called Collide which is part of the Graffiti Community Ministries. Twice a week they feed the homeless individuals and their pets. Collide states the following in regards to their mission: These weekly meals allow us to connect with our clients while outfitting them with supplies needed for them...
Law-abiding: Congressman reports deer properly using crosswalk and signal

Law-abiding: Congressman reports deer properly using crosswalk and signal

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http://twitter.com/#!/jaredpolis/status/320935322013810688 Twitchy is happy to report that deer in Boulder, Colo., are obeying the law and using proper crosswalk protocol when crossing the street. @jaredpolis Saw this yesterday, same place. At least 6, crossed at the pedestrian walk signal. No jaywalking deer in Boulder! — GM Know (@GMKnowBoulder) April 7, 2013 Law-abiding deer are hard to find these days. @jaredpolis and they say Canada is polite ;) — Coral Reefer (@CoralReefer420) April 7, 2013 The individual in the following video wants answers as to why deer crossing signs are posted in areas with a high volume of traffic. Contact Rep. Polis (or Sen. Charles Grassley?) today if you have concerns about signs blatantly encouraging deer to cross...
Watch Live As NASA Makes An Announcement About Its Search For Other Worlds Today

Watch Live As NASA Makes An Announcement About Its Search For Other Worlds Today

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Today at 11am EDT (4pm BST), NASA is going to be making an announcement about new discoveries from its Kepler mission. NASA is keeping the news under wraps for now, so we dont know what its about just yet. Previous announcements like this have concerned Earth-like worlds and a treasure trove of discoveries. This time around, it looks like it might be about the Kepler mission in general, rather than a specific discovery. In a short summary, NASA said they would reveal the latest planet candidate results from the agency's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission. Youll be able to watch the announcement live here, and weve also embedded the stream below. - The Kepler space telescope was launched in 2009, and since then it has found thousands of worlds beyond our ...
S’mores And Smiles: My Weekend At A Digital Detox Summer Camp For Adults

S’mores And Smiles: My Weekend At A Digital Detox Summer Camp For Adults

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This summer I turned in my electronics and spent a weekend in Northern California digital detoxing and playing games. It was absurd. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1407420530); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3403321").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407420530); }); View this image › Image courtesy of Dan N. Johnson and Camp Grounded I never liked summer camp as a kid. I spent eight weeks at an all-girls sleepaway camp when I was younger, and all I remember is feeling totally overwhelmed by my emotions and fears. At age 24, I decided it was time to replace those anxious memories. So I went back. Nestled among the r...
25 Endangered Animals Our Next Generation Might Not See

25 Endangered Animals Our Next Generation Might Not See

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Although there might be up to 30 million different animal species in the world, which may seem like a lot, scientists estimate that 99.9% of all species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct. Extinction is a natural process; a typical species used to become extinct within 10 million years of its first appearance, although some species survive with virtually no morphological change for hundreds of millions of years. However, these days, when the planet is bursting at the seams with over 7 billion humans, the species loss is occurring at a rate 1,000 times greater than the natural background rate. Ruthless human expansion, hunting, and the destruction of natural habitats, climate changes, pollution and other factors have caused an incredible number of animals to become extinct. So...
10+ Of The Oldest Color Photos Showing What The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

10+ Of The Oldest Color Photos Showing What The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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When you think of old photographs, you naturally think in terms of black and white, but as you can see from these stunning photographs from the turn of the 20th century, color photography has been around for a lot longer than you think. Before 1907, if you wanted a color photograph then you (well, a professional colorist) basically had to color it in using different dyes and pigments, but two French brothers called Auguste and Louis Lumière changed all that with a game-changing process that they called the Autochrome Lumière. Using dyed grains of potato starch and light-sensitive emulsion, they were able to produce vibrant photographs without the need for additional colorization. Despite being difficult to manufacture and also somewhat expensive, the process was very popular...
‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Jaime Camil On What Fans Can Expect In Season 4  EXCLUSIVE

‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Jaime Camil On What Fans Can Expect In Season 4 EXCLUSIVE

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Fans of know Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega, Jane's earnest, telenovela star father whose benign narcissism is frequently mined for some of the series' best one-liners. Giphy The real Camil is a classically trained opera singer, Broadway actor, and, yes, telenovela superstar all across the Americas. Elite Daily had the chance to speak with Camil at the premiere of Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 9. He was accompanied by his young son and focused on hunting down Spiderman. Netflix In real life,Camil is a down-to-earth, devoted father with all of Rogelio's talent but none of his attitude. But the perpetually self-adoring Ro did rear his head once during our interview, when the conversation turned to Jane being a great role model and C...
Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania

Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania

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This stunning giraffe has not been photoshopped, she’s real! Omo, the 15-month-old beauty whose skin looks as if it was bleached, is suffering from leucism. It’s a condition that results in a partial loss of pigmentation. She was spotted in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania by Dr Derek Lee, founder and scientist at the Wild Nature Institute. “Omo appears to get along with the other giraffes, she has always been seen with a large group of normally coloured giraffe – they don’t seem to mind her different colouring,” he explained. “We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival. We hope that she lives a long life and that some day she has calves of her own.&rdq...
6 Secrets to Millennials’ Workplace Happiness

6 Secrets to Millennials’ Workplace Happiness

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Image: sv_sunny/Getty CreativeYou might have heard some rumors about millennial workers: They're entitled, lazy and always looking for a pat on the head. Take these assumptions with a grain of salt: Millennials are the future, and it’s impossible to paint an entire generation with one single swipe of the paintbrush. As more Boomers retire and millennials flood the workforce, you also can’t ignore the secrets to keeping these tech-savvy workers happy. Below, we've outlined a few. Why millennial workers matter By 2020, millennials will make up an estimated 50% of the workforce, according to a study by PwC. This is a pretty handy answer to the question of why companies should care about the happiness of millennial workers. Here’s another important factor for improving happiness: Engagement a
Things You Learned From Troop #332 (Better Known As Troop Beverly Hills)

Things You Learned From Troop #332 (Better Known As Troop Beverly Hills)

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In honor of the glorious time known as “cookie time”, let’s take a look at our favorite troop leader from troop #332 and see what she might have taught you besides cookie-hawking skills. 1. You learned how to dance or more specifically do the “Freddy” View this image › Via tumblr.com Which really just resembles half-assed jumping jacks. 2. You learned scary stories come in all shapes and sizes View this image › Via tumblr.com and to be honest…I haven’t heard of a scarier tale since. 3. You learned what to bring when you go camping View this image › Via tumblr.com So I *can* bring my laptop, flat-screen, espresso machine, and silk sheets after all!! Whew - that’s a relief! 4. You learned ho...
17 Cooking Hacks You Can Learn In Just Six Seconds

17 Cooking Hacks You Can Learn In Just Six Seconds

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Whether you’re a master chef or just want to heat up some leftovers, you can learn these kitchen tricks in no time at all. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409234044); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3429013").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409234044); }); View this image › Hannah Jewell / Thinkstock 1. Make whipped cream in a water bottle. vine.co Cream = hacked. 2. Put a heart in your pancake. vine.co Pancake = hacked. 3. Make your bacon curly by dipping it in cold water before it goes in the pan. vine.co Bacon = hacked. 4. Barbeque a better burger by pressing a little dimple into it. vine.co Bu...
5 Jobs Moms Can Do From Home

5 Jobs Moms Can Do From Home

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing & 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 A U.S. Census report released this month shows that the number of people who work from has soared by 41% in the past decade. These findings demonstrate that there is hope for moms (and dads!) who prefer the flexibility to work from home while raising children. Which leads to this question: What kinds of professional job opportunities are there for telecommuting parents? Generally, parents want a job with little to no travel keeps them closer to home in time fo
23 Celebrities Who Spoke Out About Overcoming Sexual Assault

23 Celebrities Who Spoke Out About Overcoming Sexual Assault

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Sexual assault is a traumatic experience all survivors process and heal from in different ways. Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Elite Daily rounded up celebrities who have spoken up about experiencing sexual abuse, as well as how they overcome such painful moments in their lives. Here are 23 celebrities whohave experienced sexual assault firsthand, and are committed to speaking out about it in order to stop rape culture: 1. Gabrielle Union REX/Shutterstock While she was 19 years old and working at a Payless shoe store, Union was raped at gunpoint by an employee from another store location. The actress toldOprah.com, It wasnt long before I became uncomfortable with feeling like a victim. She credits therapy and a carefully curated social circle forher healing.Empowering o...
How To Chose The Best Mobile Phone For You In 2014?

How To Chose The Best Mobile Phone For You In 2014?

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With new mobile phones coming out almost every other month, how do you choose the best one that fits your needs and your budget? These days, it’s so hard not to be dazzled by the array of fancy gadgets available in the market. It seems like mobile phone developers are seeking to one-up each other in terms of which gadget can deliver the best performance for the best value. With new mobile phones coming out almost every other month, how do you choose the best one that fits your needs and your budget? The answer? Don’t get overwhelmed. It may be very tempting to splurge for the newest model that comes out, but eventually there will be something bigger and better a few months after. The best thing you can do is to evaluate what you actually need, and choose a phone that ...
10+ Hilarious Pics Of Dogs Acting Weird (Add Yours!)

10+ Hilarious Pics Of Dogs Acting Weird (Add Yours!)

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Hey Pandas! Recently we asked you to send us your pictures of your dogs acting weird, and as you can see from this hilarious list compiled by Bored Panda, you certainly didn't disappoint us! We've taken a bunch of your best pictures and combined them with some of our own favorites from across the internet to create this loving homage to our canine companions acting too weird for words. Scroll down to see if you can find your own crazy pooch, and feel free to send us your pictures if you haven't already done so! #1 I Was Trying To Enjoy A Nice Bath, But This Happened #2 My Friend's Dog Has A Strange Habit - He Sucks His Foot. This Is A Regular Thing For Him To Do #3 Hmmm #4 So I Walked Into The Great Room And Found My Dog Like This. Th...
This Dog Looks Stunning Now, But Wait Until You See Where She Came From

This Dog Looks Stunning Now, But Wait Until You See Where She Came From

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When rescuers at Rudozem Street Dog Rescue in Bulgaria received a post on their website about a street dog in need, they immediately sprung into action. A concerned resident in a nearby town notified the rescue team after seeing a dog that was on the brink of death. The poor pup was completely malnourished, and if she didn't receive help, she would surely die.What they saw when they arrived on the scene absolutely broke their hearts. It didn't take long to track the poor dog down. She was clearly in a lot of pain. Rudozem Street Dog Rescue If the dog had any hope of survival, she'd need immediate medical care. Rudozem Street Dog Rescue As you can see, her time on the streets took a dang...
Stunning Drone Footage Of Blue Whale With Her Calf

Stunning Drone Footage Of Blue Whale With Her Calf

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Taking a break from cruising the depths of the Antarctic oceans, a blue whale and her calf came up for a breath of air in this incredible video. The footage was shot from a drone flown bycrew members aboard theSea Shepherd Society's shipSteve Irwin. The wildlife conservation activists are currently sailing their ship around the Antarctic as part of Operation Icefish 2015-16 to search the Southern Ocean for illegal hunting activities. Its difficult to get a sense of perspectiveagainst the open expanse of the ocean, however these whales are known to grow up to 30meters (98 feet) long. Hunting these gentle giants has been illegal since the 1960s under an international treaty. Despite this, blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) still remain an endangered species. ...
Oreo Candy Canes Are Coming This Year And Suddenly We Can’t Wait For Winter

Oreo Candy Canes Are Coming This Year And Suddenly We Can’t Wait For Winter

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I know summer began, but I'm really looking forward to winter, you guys. Don't get me wrong: I love warm weather. In fact, just thinking about freezing temperatures is stressing me out a little. Butthere's something else in the cold months ahead that's worth looking forward to: OreoCookies & Creme Candy Canes. Yup, you read that correctly: Oreo-flavored candy canes might be on their way onto our trees and into our mouths, and I'm definitely putting themonto my Christmas list this year. Oreo Is Making Candy Canes https://t.co/zqC3lp89B2 pic.twitter.com/CUlLGBGTLX Delish.com (@DelishDotCom) June 21, 2017 The Oreo-flavored candy cane box was posted to Instagram on Wednesday by one of the sweetest accounts on the internet, Candy Hunting. The photo's caption reads, Christmas preview...
Venus-Like Planet Discovered Around Red Dwarf

Venus-Like Planet Discovered Around Red Dwarf

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A new Earth-sized exoplanet has been discovered orbiting a dim red star just 219 light-years away.Earth-size doesnt mean Earth-like, however, as astronomers think the planet could be more similar to Venus than to our cozy world. In a paper, published in The Astronomical Journal, researchers discuss the discovery of Kepler-1649b. The object has a radius only 8percent bigger than our own planet and orbits its star in just under nine days. If it was orbiting anything other than a red dwarf, it would be cinder by now. But the star, Kepler-1649, is smaller and dimmer than the Sun. Its radius is about one-quarter of our star and has a surface temperature of just over 3,200 kelvins (2900C, 5300F),significantly lower than the Sun. While it might not be a molte...
10 Ways To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) And Enjoy Winter

10 Ways To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) And Enjoy Winter

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We Heart It It’s that time of the year again: Christmas is around the corner, and most of us are feeling the festive spirit kicking in. Jolly classic anthems, streets of magical window displays, shopping, shopping and more shopping; we’re counting down the days already. There is a slight downside to this time of year, however. Have you ever found yourself feeling sluggish and lethargic, with low levels of energy, mild depression and little motivation during the cold season? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also referred to as the “winter blues,” is in season. There is insufficient evidence as to why this seasonal sadness affects so many people, but researchers have deduced that there’s a strong chance it has to do with a disruption in our circadian rhythms. Our b
Shrinking Whales An Early Warning That Their Populations Were Close To Collapse

Shrinking Whales An Early Warning That Their Populations Were Close To Collapse

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The commercial hunting of whales during most of the 20th century caused the largest animals ever to exist to shrink in size. This decrease in weight andlength becamenoticeable at least 40 years before the population crashed, suggesting that body size could be an early marker of when animal communities are about to collapse. The researchers, who have published their results in Nature Ecology & Evolution, used data collected on whale abundance, weight, and length between 1900 and 1985, after which the commercial hunting of the animals became illegal. They found that during this period, not only did whale abundance decline, but the weights and lengths of the animals also dropped, in some cased up to four decades before it became apparent that the popu...
Dad Whose Son Survived Same Disease as Charlie Gard Speaks Out: “We Are Beyond Shocked”

Dad Whose Son Survived Same Disease as Charlie Gard Speaks Out: “We Are Beyond Shocked”

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ShareTweet A father from Baltimore is speaking out this week on behalf of terminally ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard, saying that his parents should have the right to seek experimental treatment in the U.S., after the same medical procedures helped save his sons life. Art Estopinans 6-year-old son, Arturito, was born with a similar type of mitochondrial depletion syndrome as British infant Charlie Gard. Facebook According to The Sun UK, Arturito was the first person in the United States to receive experimental nucleoside therapythe same treatment Chris Gard and Connie Yates are fighting to bring their son, Charlie, to the U.S. to receive. Its been six years since Arturito was given just two months to live, as the conditionwhich has only been found in 16 ...
What Happened To Her Should Never Happen To Anyone, Ever

What Happened To Her Should Never Happen To Anyone, Ever

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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetimes. About 20 people every minute are physically abused by a partner, and more than 20,000 phone calls are made to domestic violence hotlines across the United States each day. This is a horrific epidemic throughout the country, and there are still so many stigmas and misconceptions about what domestic violence is and how it happens. One woman, Jade Davis, is bravely sharing her story of survival. Her life on Facebook seemed happy, but in her relationship things were not going well. Facebook / Jade Davis Read More: S...
Why The Native American Pipeline Resistance In North Dakota Is About Climate Justice

Why The Native American Pipeline Resistance In North Dakota Is About Climate Justice

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Over the past months, hundreds of indigenous persons and their allies have gathered near the crossing of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers in the ancestral territories of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Using nonviolent means, their goal is to stop the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that would connect production fields in North Dakota to refineries in Illinois. Their primary fear is that an oil leak would threaten water quality for many members of the tribal community. On Sept. 9, a federal judge denied the tribes request for an injunction to halt completion of the pipeline. But shortly after, federal officials said they would temporarily stop construction pending further review. As a scholar of indigenous studies and environmental justice, Ive been following these develop...
9 Games That Should ALWAYS Be In Giant Form

9 Games That Should ALWAYS Be In Giant Form

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Because usually, bigger is better. 1. Jenga huffingtonpost.com / Via huffingtonpost.com So simple to do, but seriously epic results! Imagine if this set were even bigger!!!! 2. Twister waycoolgadgets.com Now when you ask to play Twister, people might think you actually just enjoy the game… 3. Cards deepfun.com Any card game can turn into a group event with cards this size! 4. Candyland sweetescapehouse.com Have you ever seen anything so awesome? It gets even better…this board is part of a resort dedicated to awesomeness like this. I’m jealous. 5. Pick Up Sticks nelliebellie.com Because they are one of the only times that trying to poke someone’s eye out is a socially-acceptable option. 6. Mouse Trap smithsonianmag.com No words necessary. 7...
Man Spots “Beet-Red” Baby in 120-Degree Car at KohlsThen He Remembers What He Left in His Trunk

Man Spots “Beet-Red” Baby in 120-Degree Car at KohlsThen He Remembers What He Left in His Trunk

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ShareTweet Theres just no excuse for itleaving a child in a hot car means that youre knowingly putting that child at risk for heatstroke or death. Being able to recognize the dangers of a hot car, Steve Eckel is now being called a hero after his visit to a Kohls Department store actually saved an infants life. The Howell, New Jersey resident and retired cop was on his way into the store when he noticed a baby crying inside a car parked in the lot. Steve approached the vehicle to find a 4-month-old infant, dressed in a pink onesie and sweating profusely. She was beet red, shaking, and her eyes were beginning to roll back. Steve knew he only had seconds to act fast. The father of six darted back to his car to get something that would help him break in an...
Miraculous Recovery For The 14-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban

Miraculous Recovery For The 14-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban

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View this image › Handout / Reuters Yousafzai’s doctors report that the 14-year-old is doing well. She’s able to stand up and write notes but is “not out of the woods,” Dr. David Rosser of the U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital told reporters. “She is still showing some signs of infection, which is probably related to the bullet track. [There is] some infection in the bullet track, which is our key source of concern,” he said. She still has a few weeks of recovery treatment ahead, including a skull reconstruction surgery. Yousafzai is a
These People Had a REALLY Bad Year In 2015

These People Had a REALLY Bad Year In 2015

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1Ellen Pao Image: WikimediaFor every action, there is an equal and opposite overreaction by people on the Internet. I mean, people found a red coffee cup offensive and the Internet blew up this year. But its not just a cup that got virtually skewered. Oh no. There is plenty of media coverage to go around. As such, the Washington Post put together a subjective ranking of 15 figures that incited the Internets outrage in 2015. The former interim CEO of Reddit, the front page of the Internet, closed three subreddits, or forums, for violating the sites anti-harassment policies, something that rarely happens. It wasnt all her decision, and a lot of users actually agreed with the decision, but ITS THE INTERNET so thousands of others saw her as evil and demanded her resignation. 2Sam Rader Image...
Why Did Humans Evolve Such Large Brains? Because Smarter People Have More Friends

Why Did Humans Evolve Such Large Brains? Because Smarter People Have More Friends

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Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other hominin species. We cohabit in cities of tens of millions of people and, despite what the media tell us, violence between individuals is extremely rare. This is because we have an extremely large, flexible and complex social brain. To truly understand how the brain maintains our human intellect, we would need to know about the state of all 86 billion neurons and their 100 trillion interconnections, as well as the varying strengths with which they are connected, and the state of more than 1,000 proteins that exist at each connection point. Neurobiologist Steven Rose suggests that even this is not enough we would still need know how these ...
The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

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*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, we promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. It’s hard to believe we’re at the halfway point for 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 50 ‘ ‘ for this year. If any image really intrigues you, be sure to click the title link or picture itself. That will take you to the individual post page where you can find out more information. Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in...
Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

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POOLSIDE MOUNTAIN VIEW Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel This is the breathtaking view from the outdoor pool at the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland. Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps with mountain views in every direction, the year round destination is also within walking distance to the closest ski hill. The Cambrian Hotel via mdehevilland Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2013/05/cambrian-hotel-poolside-mountain-view-switzerland/
Here’s Why It Feels Like You Have No Free Time, In One Chart

Here’s Why It Feels Like You Have No Free Time, In One Chart

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Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea. At the 2017 TED conference,the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three bar graphs showing data for how people in 2007, 2015, and 2017, spend an average workday. Relying on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the app Moment, which tracks smartphone use, the chart shows sleep and work take up roughly two-thirds of people's day, no matter the year. Same for their survival activities, such as bathing and eating. But how we spend our precious remaining free time a period of just a few hours, during which we do many of the things that make us individuals has changed dramatically. Compared to 2007, when screens ate up mere minutes of our free time, the ratio has now flipped...
Vampire Bats Make Friends By Sharing Blood

Vampire Bats Make Friends By Sharing Blood

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They may be blood-thirsty creatures of the night, but vampire bats are also surprisingly altruistic and sociable, as new research into their food-sharing habits suggests. The study, which appeared today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds new light on the generosity of these flying mammals, indicating how sharing their crimson sustenance helps to foster key social relationships. The fact that vampire bats regurgitate blood in order to feed those who have been unsuccessful in their nightly hunt is not new information. However, until now, researchers had struggled to understand why some females share their food with bats who are not part of their own kin group. In order to solve this puzzle, a team of biologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama conducted a s...
5 Badass Bachelorette Party Ideas When Your Girl Squad Is Broke AF

5 Badass Bachelorette Party Ideas When Your Girl Squad Is Broke AF

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Being part of the bride tribe is a pretty awesome feeling. Between throwing an incredibly lit bachelorette party, to being there for the bride every step of the way as she plans for the big day, the bridesmaids certainly have their hands full. We all know weddings can be extremely expensive, especially if youre asked to be part of several celebrations throughout the summer. Lets just say your wallet will probably be looking pretty sad once September rolls around. But, you can still throw your bride-to-be an awesome bachelorette party, even if the entire girl squad is broke AF. Here are five bachelorette party ideas for when yourefuse to let being broke cramp the party vibes. 1. Classy Great Gatsby themed pool party This soiree will be nothing short of classy AF, complete with all of the...
Five Cheetah Cubs Who Lost Their Mother Are Being Cared For By A Zoo’s Dog

Five Cheetah Cubs Who Lost Their Mother Are Being Cared For By A Zoo’s Dog

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Earlier this month, five cheetah cubs were born via caesarean section, a rarelyperformed procedure in these big cats. Tragically, their mother died just weeks after the operation. However, all isnot lost for the young cubs, as the zoos resident dog, an Australian shepherd called Blakely, has stepped in as their surrogate parent. Willow, the mother cheetah, gave birth to two male and three female cubs at theCincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Cheetah Breeding Facility on March 8. On March 22, the zoo announcedthat she had passed away after struggling to recover from the surgery. Caretakers at the zoo's nursery have been providingmuch-needed critical care to the young cubs. As Dr. Mark Campbell, the zoos director of animal health, explained to the BBC, carnivores bornvia c...
5 Of The Best Summer Road Trips To Take If You’re In A Relationship

5 Of The Best Summer Road Trips To Take If You’re In A Relationship

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Driving with the windows down and your summer anthem turned up loud is one of those moments we all live for. The freedom of the open road and the warmth of the sunshine are almost enough to make you forget this season eventually comes to an end. There is no better way to celebrate summer than by hitting the road with the one you love. Here are five of the best summer road trips to take with your boo: 1. Pacific Coast Highway Coachella may be over, but there is no bad time to drive through California, especially on one of the most scenic highways in the country,PCH.Hop in the car in Monterey and head south as you journey 123 miles past some of the most Instagram-worthy roadside stops in the nation. All in all, the trip takes about five hours at a leisurely place. It is just enough time to ...
3 Romantic Things To Do Every Day If You Want Your Long-Distance Relationship To Survive

3 Romantic Things To Do Every Day If You Want Your Long-Distance Relationship To Survive

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I was in a long-distance relationship my freshman year of college with my boyfriend, who was still a senior in high school at the time. I was in Boston, and he was in Los Angeles. It was, to put it lightly, an absolute nightmare that resulted in two broken hearts, a lot of long nights, expensive plane tickets, and both of us cheating. Long-distance relationships work, but they require respect, patience, and deliberate attention. You have to go out of your way to make your partner feel special every single day, otherwise, you can fall into the dreaded out of sight, out of mind territory.It's difficult, but with the right person and the right tools, it's worth it. Butwhat's the secret to making along-distance relationship successful? I reached out to dating coachand author of Kali Rogers,...

Charlotte news Twitter account tells conservative county commissioner to ‘take his ass to Tampa’; Update: WBTV claims hacking

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http://twitter.com/#!/sistertoldjah/status/242848338448359425 Local CBS affiliate WBTV — or the person in charge of its Twitter account — apparently has a problem with conservative Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James. Yesterday, @WBTV_News sent out a decidedly unprofessional tweet. It was deleted shortly thereafter, but not before being spotted by several shocked readers: Screen-capped RT @sistertoldjah: WTH? Official news feed —> RT @WBTV_News: @sistertoldjah Tell Bill James to take his ass to Tampa — Erik Soderstrom (@soderstrom) September 4, 2012 https://twitter.com/JasonBWhitman/status/242849536689717249 Unacceptable, bias reporting. RT @WBTV_News @sistertoldjah Tell Bill James to take his ass to Tampa — Madeleine McAulay (@m_mcaulay) Sept...
17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

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And all you have to do is visit them! View this image › 1. City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco View this image › Flickr: mlehmann View this image › en.wikipedia.org Book appeal: City Lights was founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, so it makes sense that its entire second floor is a dedicated poetry space. But throughout the store there are chairs strategically placed so customers can not only enjoy the natural light, but take their time in choosing a title to bring home. 2. Word on the Water in London View this image › pith.tumblr.com View this image › outandaboutinthecity.com Book appeal: This bookstore is on a barge, for starters. You can hop aboard to browse through its selection (and mingle with the owner̵...
Husband Leaves Wife After Fire Burns Away Her LooksThen Strangers Hand Her a Key

Husband Leaves Wife After Fire Burns Away Her LooksThen Strangers Hand Her a Key

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ShareTweet You cant always expect life to go the way you plan. Nobody knows that truth better than Courtney Waldon. While camping with her husband and 5-year-old daughter, Caroline, in September 2016, Courtneys life changed in an instant. Hoping to keep the campfire going a while longer, her husband poured gasoline onto the flame. Within seconds, Courtneys body became engulfed in the blaze. It was the worst pain shed ever felt in her life. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital as Courtney begged God to forgive her. More than 40% of her body was burned, and she truly thought she was dying. At the hospital, doctors placed Courtney into a medically-induced coma, which lasted for weeks. Her face was swollen, her lips were huge, and her tongue was so swollen...
What Happened To This Big Game Hunter Proves That Karma Is Real

What Happened To This Big Game Hunter Proves That Karma Is Real

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Theunis Botha was a South African game hunter who started leading hunting safaris through South Africas grasslands in 1989. via: Big Game Hounds Botha frequently also led leopard and lion hunting safaris with his pack of dogs in southern African countries. He was leading a group of hunters in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a herd of breeding elephants, which let’s be honest, is an interesting visual image. via: Twitter Sensing the danger, three of the animals stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them. What he didn’t see was a fourth elephant coming after him from the other side. via: Big Game Hounds The animal lifted Botha with her trunk right about the same time another member of the group opened fire, killing the elepha...