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20 Simple Things You Can Do During Intercourse To Drive Your Woman Crazy

Wed, 2018-04-18 02:36

Ever wondered what she's thinking about while you're trying to give her the time of her life? Some people claim that knowing what women want is hard, but it's really simple if you do care to know.


Here are 20 things women want you to do during sex:


1. Grab her face while kissing.

Put one hand on each of her cheeks while you're giving her tongue a good time!


2. Use your mouth for more than just kissing.

Slide your lower lip up and down her neck. Keep flicking her lips with your tongue!


3. Try a bit lip biting.

Lip biting can really turn a woman on, but don't overdo it.


4. Also, a bit hair pulling and neck scratching.

The neck is the weakest spot for women, so scratch her nape gently while you're making out!


5. Correct use of your fingers will drive her crazy!

Try to feel her with the tip of your fingers. Also use the back of your fingers, your palm as well as your fingernails, but not the sharp side. Be gentle and don't dig your nails inside!


6. Grab her butt.

Only after you have made out several times, try sliding your hand gently to her butt. Unless she swats your hand away, then try cupping it.


7. As Phoebe Buffay says, some women also appreciate gentle spanking!

Oh yes, we do! Unless you try to redden her butt like an apple.


8. Don’t stick to her lips.

Take a break from her lips and kiss her chest or up and down her stomach. She's going to love it!


9. Look into her eyes while you're going down on her.

What's hotter than eye contact with the one you love?


10. Welcome to the most sensitive area of a woman: her ear.

Breathe gently on her ear, then kiss on it. Lick her earlobe and suck on it. But, for the love of Venus, don't breathe INTO her ear!


11. Lay on top of her.

Women love the weight of you on themselves as well as the easy approach to your back to play with and scratch!


12. Put your thighs against her crotch!

Give your woman some friction in the middle of having sex. It's the best way to turn her on.


13. Whisper dirty words in her ear.

Who doesn’t like some dirty talking? But don’t take it too far calling her a ‘naughty whore’.


14. A wall can be miraculous.

Push her up against a wall and then force your body on her!


15. Ask her what she likes.

The most straightforward way to satisfy your woman. It's also sexy.


16. Illude her!

Make movements to make her believe that you're going to do something naughty, and then do not do it. That will make her ask for more.


17. Suck on her skin.

Again, not too hard!


18. Surprise her!

Make your moves unpredictable and confuse her, in a good way.


19. Kiss her back and neck.

Kiss her skin all along her back up and down!


20. Look into her eyes and tell her that you love her!

Let us not forget the romantic side of sex.

How To Understand Whether You're An Emotional Caretaker In Your Relationship

Wed, 2018-04-18 02:31

An emotional caretaker is somebody who looks out for the feelings, needs, and desires of an emotional manipulator. The caretaker defers according to the manipulator’s aims, giving up their plans and even their health and well-being needs. They give in to “keep the peace” only to please the other person—all that with no improvement in their relationship.


Emotional caretakers are usually caring, concerned, generous, and reliable people. They genuinely want to please others, but they can be easily manipulated because they tend to be passive and overly compliant. They often have high levels of guilt and obligation or worry of anger. An emotional caretaker would feel hurt, angry, or depressed themselves instead of having the person they care about experience those emotions. This makes them extremely vulnerable to being taken advantage of or mistreated in relationships with individuals who are highly self-oriented and selfish.


Many caretakers can’t even realize they're giving up so much of themselves. When they do notice, they might become resentful and angry but they might keep doing it anyway. A caretaker's personality is for some reason magnetizing to an emotional manipulator. In the beginning, the relationship appears to be wonderful — a person who loves to give and a person who loves to receive. Sadly, too often the receiver wants more and more. While the caretaker secretly wishes that things will balance out in the long run, they'll never do.


When caretakers are in relationships with partners who respect, value and have positive regard for them, then they get their needs satisfied, and there's a good balance of giving and taking. Caretakers usually have healthy relationships in their lives. However, in an intimate relationship with a manipulator, an emotional caretaker’s beliefs about giving and caring—along with their fear of anger, hostility, and rejection keeps them virtually hostage. When the caretaker disagrees or desires something different than the manipulator, they usually don’t or can’t stand their ground, set their boundaries, or solve differences as that level of “combat” is out of their range of skills as well as values. They're at the mercy of a partner whose purpose is to get what they want, no matter who it could hurt.


What's the cost of being an emotional caretaker while in a manipulative relationship? In most cases, it's loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety as well as depression; also, a growing sense of hopelessness and helplessness, exhaustion and a sense of emptiness and frustration. Caretakers frequently feel trapped in their relationships because they can't stand hurting the other person, no matter what that they've done.


Instead of reacting, most caretakers respond to danger, anger, and hostility by shutting down. This shutdown process makes their thinking fuzzy, as their muscles tense up, and even heart as well as digestion rates slow down. That reaction can result in physical problems like migraines, indigestion, insomnia, and an overall sense of defeat.


How does someone stop being an emotional caretaker? What's essential to do is to treat yourself with respect. Value your wants and needs and preferences. Set boundaries that do not allow others to invalidate you and put you down, or ignore what is important to you. Learn to fight and to flee when you are in danger efficiently.

Video Reveals The Inhumane And Murderous Experiments Of Japan's Military Unit 731

Wed, 2018-04-18 02:26

Although many Nazis were punished for their crimes committed during wartime, not all the war criminals of World War II faced the consequences of their actions. In fact, the video below includes a detailed list of war crimes that history has mostly forgotten: Japanese Army Unit-731.


Unit-731, officially known as a "research and development unit," took its "research" to atrocious attempts to examine the human body and the ways weaponry affected it.


What on the surface was portrayed as a water purification department, in reality, partook in nefarious and horrifying human experiments which cost the lives of about 3,000 people - men, women, kids, and even infants.


Despite the numerous crimes against humanity known to be committed by Unit-731, it never received any punitive actions. Watch the video below to understand how depraved they were, and how that helped them get away with it.


Unit 731 Japanese Human Experimentation: Warning This Will Stick With You

8 Amazing Benefits Of Walking Every Day

Wed, 2018-04-18 02:19

Providr.com Editorial Team


Staying in shape can be challenging, but it is something that everybody should do to maintain their health. However, you don’t have to join a gym or run five kilometers per day. Regular walks can be more than enough to boost your health and keep you fit. There are numerous health benefits that you can enjoy by walking regularly.


Apart from improving your mental and cardiovascular health and aiding in weight loss, walking every day can be a perfect way to get some fresh for your lungs, and it can also be a way to get some much-needed vitamin D from sunlight. Even just getting out of your house and moving around is enough to improve your mood and well-being.


Here are eight benefits of walking that you might experience if you walk even just half an hour per day:



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1. It improves your mental health: One of the primary benefits of walking is that it boosts your mood. According to the Mayo Clinic, walking helps improve symptoms of anxiety and depression


2. It aids effectively in weight loss: According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, walking can lower the effects of 32 obesity-promoting genes in our body.


3. It reduces the risk of certain cancers: Two studies from the American Society for Clinical Oncology have shown that walking three hours per week can lower the risk of dying from bowel or breast cancer by half.


4. It boosts your immune system: Walking at least half an hour per day was shown to raise the level of white cells in the human body’s immune system in a study conducted at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.


5. Can be useful in preventing diabetes: According to the American Diabetes Association, aerobic exercise can help our body use insulin better. That includes a brisk daily walk after meals.


6. It lowers cravings for sweets and our need for “stress eating” and comfort food: Studies from the University of Exeter discovered that walking for only 15 minutes can curb cravings for sugary foods. It also reduces cravings during stressful situations.


7. It benefits cardiovascular health highly: A study from Harvard Medical School discovered that walking roughly 20 minutes daily can lower the risk of heart disease by 30%.



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8. It helps with mobility into advanced age: A study by the American Medical Association found that walking promoted better physical health in people aged from 70 to 89. Those who exercised regularly in their younger years dramatically reduced the chances of having any physical disability.

16 Breathtaking Pictures Prove What It Takes To Be A Great Photographer

Tue, 2018-04-17 20:11

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Taking great pictures is not easy, and anybody who has had to go the extra mile for a perfect shot knows it. These hard-working photographers worked hard and put in a fantastic amount of effort to take great photos, and the results show that excellent images require some bravery and perseverance on behalf of photographers.


These great photos all capture a moment that is perfectly timed. Whether it was artistic or political, each great picture tells the story of the photographer who was behind the camera at that moment.


These 16 extraordinary photographs took an immense amount of effort from artists who aren't only trying to express their vision but share the special wonders of the world with a wider audience. They say that a picture's worth a thousand words. However, these photos mean so much more than that, not only in the regard of their content but also in the regard of the people behind the camera who were willing to go out there and sometimes put themselves in danger to capture an incredible image.


1. This image, captured by Indonesian photographer Okka Supardan, must've required a great amount of patience as well as timing. However, it paid off by capturing the action, suspense, and effort in only one shot.

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2. This photo, named “Full Moon Service,” was shot and edited by a Swedish photographer called Erik Johansson. Not only would it have taken a sharp eye, but also expert Photoshop skills.

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3. This picture was taken during a political crisis in Caracas, Venezuela. The photographer, Ariana Cubillos, told The Guardian “There was so much going on at that moment – I only had a second to take the picture.”

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4. This photograph depicts Mauli Dhan, a Nepalese honey hunter, who climbs a precarious rope ladder to retrieve hallucinogenic honey from a cliffside hive.

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5. Photographer Justin Hofman captured this stunning image by essentially swimming through garbage. It proves how much waste has made its way into our oceans.

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6. This is another surreal shot, captured and edited by Erik Johansson. The composition of this unique photo seems like the works of MC Escher must have inspired the photographer.

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7. This classic image, captured by Cecilia Wessels, made the rounds on the internet shortly after she posted it on Facebook. Her husband was apparently pretty brave to do yard work with a tornado raging nearby.

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8. This beautiful photo of a Weddell seal under the Antarctic ice was taken during one of the deepest dives ever under the frozen continent.

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9. Participants in the bulls' running prepare themselves for the rushing animal in Pamplona, Spain. Photographer Jesus Diges got too close to danger for this shot.

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10. Great photographs are often a result of perfect timing. For instance, this picture of volcanic lightning during an eruption in Mexico must have taken a lot of diligence and patience.

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11. Is taking a beautiful picture worth getting this close to a great white shark? Maybe it is because the image is impressive (and also a little bit scary).

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12. Photographer Carl De Keyzer was given access and permission to take photos while in North Korea, which is not easy to acquire. His images of the little-seen nation are stunning.

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13. Cory Richards, who snapped this picture in Africa, put himself in harm’s way since hippos are among the most dangerous and aggressive animals on Earth.

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14. Not many people would like to get this close to a massive storm system, but great photographers such as Maximilian Conrad would go the extra mile.

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15. Getting a photograph this perfectly framed and executed takes a lot of time and patience, but for photographer Nigel Hodson, the result is the ideal reward.

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16. This aerial picture of Chinese martial artists shows the heights that hard-working photographers are willing to go to capture the perfect photo.

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Abusive Father Kept His Little Daughter Locked In A Basement For Over A Decade

Tue, 2018-04-17 20:10

Feral children stories are almost never happy ones, but only a few happen to be as terrifying as the case of Genie Wiley. The girl was isolated and abused, and she never fully learned to speak. All attempts to help her learn failed in the end. Her case taught us much about the brutal consequences of child abuse. However, many people have questioned how the girl was treated in her life, and whether there was something that could've saved her.


Few facts about Genie Wiley are cheerful ones. Even as an infant, her life used to be a wasteland of abuse and neglect at the hands of her father. After she was rescued in 1970, her life was still a perpetual struggle of confusion, stress, and later further abuse. Her tale as a feral child is deeply disturbing.



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Be aware that some of the content below is graphic and distressing. And, alas this story doesn't have a happy ending.


Genie Wiley, as researchers have called her, was born in southern California. When she was an infant, she was diagnosed with a form of mental delay. After that, she pretty much disappeared from public view entirely, for alarming reasons.



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Her father snapped when his mother died. He quit his job, started to hide his family from the world at large, and mistreat his kids, especially Genie. He felt disdain for her, maybe because she was frail and a little slow as an infant. So, he started to isolate her from not only the outside world but from her family as well. He discouraged his wife and the other kids from speaking with her and finally locked her in a room with no sunlight. When that wasn't enough for him, he even confined her to the basement. He would only speak to her to bark or growl at her and refused to interact with his daughter in any other way. She was rarely fed or given water. That was the little girl's life for more than ten years.


Isolation wasn't Genie's only problem. She was punished for making noise and for acting out, particularly around feeding time. If she couldn't easily chew or swallow her food when fed, her father would shove her face into the plate and refuse to feed her anymore. If she attempted to communicate by making sounds, she was beaten with a large wooden board. At one point, her father had even hit her with a baseball bat, all before Genie was even twelve years old.


As she approached her teen years, Genie was still isolated and treated like an animal. She was frequently dirty and unbathed; her father tied her to a potty chair so that she could relieve her bowels somewhere else than the floor. He'd then leave her like that for days and days on end. The abusive father kept his daughter from escaping by creating a make-shift straightjacket for her to wear at almost all times. When she wasn't tied to the chair, she was confined to a sleeping bag or a crib. Later, researchers observed signs of inappropriate sexual behavior that suggests the girl might've been sexually abused too.


Sadly, Genie wasn't the only one to suffer that kind of heinous abuse. Genie's father never wanted children and disliked them immensely. Even with that intense dislike, he had four kids with his wife and started to mistreat all of them little by little. At first, he was beating his wife and didn't allow her to leave their house. These beatings became so serious that the woman was left partially blind.



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When Genie's mother became pregnant and had her first kid, a daughter, her husband showed signs of aversion to sound. When the baby cried, his father found it disturbing. He put the infant in the garage, where it caught pneumonia and eventually died. Their second child, a son, was born with a congenital disability and died at only two years of age because of severe neglect. The couple had one more son, John, who, despite his Rh incompatibility, survived and remained healthy. The boy was raised partially by his grandparents, but he still was forced to be quiet, because of his father's hatred of sound. Then, Genie was born into an already terrifying and abusive house.


While Genie's mother was not the best parent, it was her actions that eventually did save the poor girl. Genie's mother had attempted to interact with the kid when she could, although she suffered severe beatings most of the times. She also tried to give Genie extra food, but the girl often couldn't eat. Nobody was allowed to leave the house, apart from Genie's brother to go to school. However, one day, after an argument, the mother decided to run.


She took Genie and left while her husband was out of the house. As she was blind, Genie's mom decided to try to get help for the blind but went to the social services office accidentally. A social service worker instantly noticed that something was severely wrong with little Genie. She looked like she was around six or seven years old, while she was thirteen. Then, the social service workers contacted the police. They took Genie into custody, where she shortly became a ward of the state.



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When Genie finally got to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, she was in terrible shape. A team inspected her and found her malnourished, filthy, and weak. She weighed only 59 pounds despite being thirteen years old. Her whole body seemed to move strangely. The teen walked awkwardly, spat all the time, and could not straighten her limbs all the way. Her muscles were unbelievably underdeveloped, and she couldn't feed herself. In fact, when they fed her, she couldn't chew and had trouble swallowing. Genie was entirely incapable, and responded only to her name and maybe the word "sorry," but didn't speak at all herself.


The second step of that assessment was to check Genie's cognitive abilities. Testing her was hard because she couldn't speak or respond. However, when they managed to assess her, the doctor who examined her said that Genie was "the most profoundly damaged child I've ever seen." As her assessment showed, she had the cognitive level of a one-year-old.


As you may expect, Genie's case attracted the scientific community's attention. There had only been few cases of truly feral children to study, so she presented a unique opportunity. Researchers and psychologists began trying to teach Genie words, allowed her to explore the outdoors under supervision, and taught her how to walk, move and behave in public. The girl initially had significant problems, such as masturbating in public, urinating and defecating, and couldn't pick up words. However, she embraced exploring and quickly started to learn how to dress and recognize shapes and objects by name. She started stringing words together and even expressing thoughts. When they asked her what happened in her previous home, Genie spoke in a halting manner:


Father hit arm. Big wood. Genie cry ... Not spit. Father. Hit face — spit ... Father hit big stick. Father angry. Father hit Genie big stick. Father take piece wood hit. Cry. Me cry.


It was a major improvement, but, unfortunately, this was as far as Genie's language development could progress.



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Research on the girl has long raised questions of morality. Scientists weren't abusive to her by any means, but it's been questioned whether her therapeutic recovery was mostly constant testing and pushing to learn how to speak. On top of that, many of the scientists got close to her, and they might have even used her as a means to an end.



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The researchers were continually arguing over how Genie's care should go. One particular researcher, Jean Butler, sometimes allowed Genie to stay in her house. When there was an outbreak of measles, the girl was quarantined there, and Butler soon started to restrict access to her. Other members of the team noted that Butler seemed to be obsessed with Genie, and claimed that the researcher wanted to be the next Anne Sullivan. They suspected that she wanted to use the girl to become famous. Butler applied for foster custody, which was subsequently denied.



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Interest in the case dwindled, and funding dried up eventually. Without any real results, the scientists lost contact with Genie who was left in foster care, and later placed back with her mother.

24 Pictures Of Famous Women With And Without Makeup

Tue, 2018-04-17 20:09

Celebrities always look flawless on the covers of magazines or in close-ups. Have you ever wondered what they look like without their makeup? Did you ever want to meet the women behind the mascara and the flawlessly drawn-in red lips? While many wouldn't leave home without wearing makeup, you are about to see a group of famous women who dared to let the world see their faces in their natural state.


These beautiful barefaced celebrities took to Instagram or other social media to let the world know that very few (if any) people wake up perfectly camera ready. Also, you will uncover some celebrity makeup secrets and then decide for yourself whether all that Hollywood retouching is worth it. After scrolling down to see these photos, you will likely end up loving and admiring your favorite female celebrities even more – with and without their makeup.


Gwyneth Paltrow

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 45


Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Jennifer Lopez

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Age: 48


Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Castle Hill


Gal Gadot

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 32


Birthplace: Rosh HaAyin, Israel


Tyra Banks

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Age: 44


Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Adele

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Age: 29


Birthplace: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom


Sofía Vergara

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Age: 45


Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia


Lady Gaga

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Age: 32


Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America


Shakira

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Age: 41


Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia


Olivia Wilde

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Age: 34


Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America


Zooey Deschanel

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Age: 38


Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Laura Prepon

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 38


Birthplace: Watchung, New Jersey, United States of America


Kesha

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 31


Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Rebel Wilson

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 38


Birthplace: Sydney, Australia


Alicia Keys

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 37


Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America


Cameron Diaz

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 45


Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America


Eva Longoria

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 43


Birthplace: Texas, USA, Corpus Christi


Portia de Rossi And Ellen Degeneres

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 45


Birthplace: Horsham, Australia


Anne Hathaway

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Age: 35


Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America


Anna Kendrick

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Age: 32


Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America


Kat Dennings

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 31


Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America


Katherine Heigl

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 39


Birthplace: West End, Washington, D.C., United States of America


Liv Tyler

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 40


Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America


Milla Jovovich

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Age: 42


Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine


Drew Barrymore

Photo: Instagram/Instagram


Age: 43


Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Church in San Francisco Opens Its Door For Homeless People To Sleep Overnight

Tue, 2018-04-17 20:08

Approximately 15 years ago, the St. Boniface church in San Francisco started opening its doors for homeless people in need of shelter. Father Louis Vitale of the church along with community activist Shelly Roder, started the effort, which is known as The Gubbio Project in 2004.


Hundreds of people every day pass through this church, use the pews to sleep on, and get blankets from the staff.


According to the Gubbio Project’s website:


“No questions are asked when our guests walk into the churches; in an effort to remove all barriers to entry, there are no sign-in sheets or intake forms. No one has ever been turned away; all are welcomed, respected and treated with dignity”.

The facility is still open for local churchgoers that want to visit throughout the day. However, 2/3 of the church is reserved for the Gubbio project.


As a representative of Gubbio said:


“This sends a powerful message to our unhoused neighbors – they are in essence part of the community, not to be kicked out when those with homes come in to worship. It also sends a message to those attending mass – the community includes the tired, the poor, those with mental health issues and those who are wet, cold and dirty.”

One of the primary complaints that people frequently have concerning homeless shelters is that they may feel like prisons, and might be extremely dangerous as well. However, the Gubbio project seems to be different. 95 percent of those surveyed claimed they always or mostly feel safe at The Gubbio Project, and that those who pass through aren't treated like prisoners in opposition to many other shelters.


Alas, the world doesn't always treat homeless people with kindness. In 2017, Seattle was planning to build razor-wire fencing to prevent homeless populations from camping. San Francisco was also using Robots to scare homeless away from encampments and also to report them to police. The same city spent $8,700 installing big boulders under overpasses to stop homeless people from setting up camps. There were many homeless encampments in the area until the people were forced out. Now the City’s government is doing everything possible to keep the camps out of that area.


At least a dozen activists were arrested in February 2018, for feeding homeless people in Wells Park in El Cajon in California. Even a 14-year-old kid was arrested. Authorities claim that the law aims to prevent the spread of disease. However, according to activists, the law is criminalizing the homeless.


As Mark Lane told RT:


“It means they are criminalizing homelessness. They’ve created four laws against the homeless. No camping, no sleeping in cars, no panhandling and no feeding the homeless”.

Photo credit: David Levene


Reference: The Mind Unleashed

My Kids Are Not An Inconvenience (For You)

Mon, 2018-04-16 01:21

We just moved into a new neighborhood and I met an elderly woman a couple blocks down the street. She looked at me in shock (almost horror) when I told her that we have four kids and she kept saying, “Four? Four??” Then she looked at me square in the eyes. “I guess that will be okay,” she said, “as long as they are quiet.” She was dead serious.


I think I understand her perspective. This is her street and she’s probably lived on it upwards of fifty years. It would be hard to deal with change and disruption of her normal. It probably feels like the invasion of the Brady Bunch.


However, I often feel like we bother people by being us. Not necessarily by anything we do, but just the idea of what we “might do”. When we’d wait our turn for our passports and tickets to be checked at the airport, we’d hear heavy sighs behind us like, gawd are you kidding me. I felt like turning around and saying, “FYI sir, we paid for six tickets, you paid for one, so we have every right to be here.”


Kids are a normal part of society; it’s always been that way. You are not actually entitled to a child-free life. Sorry, not sorry. You don’t have to have them yourself, and you can go to as many adult-only things as possible, but you don’t get to expect that we are going to keep kids out of your way in the world we all share: parks, sidewalks, grocery stores, restaurants (yes, I take my kids to restaurants and I won’t apologize), the beach, airplanes…etc.


We teach our kids to respect people and to not act like wild animals (except the four-year-old, she’s kind of a loose cannon). We teach them to give up their seats on a train for an elderly person and to look someone in the eyes when they shake their hand. We teach them not to wrestle or yell in inappropriate places and to say please and thank you. They aren’t perfect at it by any means, but they’re pretty damn good. Outside of that, I will not apologize for having kids, and I won’t apologize for my kids being…kids.



Jess Marie


I won’t apologize for them laughing loudly while they ride bikes in the cul de sac. I tell them not to yell, but I don’t feel bad when an occasional “whoop” slips their lips. They are kids. Kids are a normal part of life.


When we asked for a rental application for a certain house, the property manager replied with a simple one line e-mail, “Sorry this house is too small for your family.” It was a three bedroom, which is the size of home we’ve always lived in. No questions, no asking if we were sure it would work for us. It was a clear “blow off” from someone who didn’t want to be inconvenienced by children. (If you’re ever in that situation, know your rights).


These “annoying kids” are the future.


A baby in an airplane who is screaming is not “annoying you” and making your flight terrible, they are likely in a lot of pain. You can put on your headphones and crank the music. I guarantee this scenario is a lot worse for the baby and for the parents than it is for you.



Jess Marie


I’m not trying to start an argument here (although I might anyway), and I’m not even trying to villainize anyone for being annoyed at my kids…hell, I get annoyed at them too. We should have a glass of wine and commiserate together. But actually…buck up buttercup.


Kids are a part of life…period.


In my opinion, they bring a lot of sunshine and joy to the world. I know I like mine.



Jess Marie


We visited a church recently where all the generations were represented. We were welcomed like family, the kids even received several handshakes and someone went to find them crayons.


I loved it.


We need each other.


We need the grandmas and the grandpas and we need the babies and the obnoxious four-year-olds and everyone in between… like it or not.


Source: Wonderoak

22 Magical Photos Of Cherry Blossoms That Have Just Bloomed In China

Sat, 2018-04-14 18:15

People around the world usually associate Cherry blossoms with Japanese spring. However, China's blooms are so extraordinary; they might become the country's national symbol as well. An ocean of colorful blossoms has just flooded China, and it will probably stay vibrant through April.


Residents and tourists from all around the world are flocking to the plenty different sites to admire spring's gorgeous floral children. At Kunming Zoo in Yunnan Province, for instance, the 19th Cherry Blossom Festival started on 7 March 2018 and lasted until the 7th of April. It features more than 5,000 flowering cherry and crab-apple trees. This year's Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival is running from 16 March to 15 April in Gucun Park, demonstrating over 12,000 cherry blossom trees of 82 varieties.


Take a look at the jaw-dropping pictures below and vote for your favorites!


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Heartwarming Illustrations Of Dads Demonstrate How Important Their Role Is

Sat, 2018-04-14 18:14

While almost any man can father a kid, there's so much more detail to know about the vital role of a dad in a child’s life.


Fathers are essential for the emotional well-being of their kids; they are capable caretakers and disciplinarians.


As it would happen with a mother, an affectionate and supportive father can contribute significantly to a child's social development.


Luckily, modern societies tend to understand better that the father's love is as essential to a child's development as the mother's. Women are not the only one who care for their kids.


The following beautiful illustrations show the heartwarming relationship between a father and his children.













Reference: Thinking Art

7 Beautiful Ancient Monuments: This Is What They Would Look Like Today In Their Original Locations

Thu, 2018-04-12 21:36

Ancient ruins give us an excellent window into the past: how people used to live, the places they inhabited and their everyday lives. Historians, architects and travelers alike marvel at those remnants of the past. However, it’s often difficult to get a sense of what those magnificent buildings would've looked like at their peak. So, we stepped back in time and recreated some of your favorite ancient ruins in their original locations around the world.


The Parthenon

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Back in ancient times, this beautiful temple sheltered a monumental golden statue of Athena, the famous Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, and war. Sitting on the top of the hill at the Acropolis, an ancient citadel in Athens, Greece, the Parthenon cuts an impressive shape. In 1687, it was seriously damaged during the Great Turkish War. However, much of the sturdy Doric architecture withheld the blast. A good chunk of it is still undamaged today. Nowadays it is a tourist hotspot attracting millions of visitors each year. Here it is, fully restored.


Nohoch Mul Pyramid (Coba)

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Cobá is a Mayan ruin in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The site is considered to have been first settled between 100 BC and 100 AD and abandoned around 1550 once the Spanish conquistadors arrived. At 137 feet tall, Nohoch Mul is the tallest Mayan pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula and the second tallest Mayan pyramid worldwide. It was discovered back in the 1800s. However, the archaeological site was not opened to the public until 1973, since the thick jungle which surrounded it made it hard to find. It is off the beaten path, but you can get there by public transport or car nowadays.


Temple of Jupiter

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Built in dedication to Jupiter, the god of the sky and thunder, that temple was the main center of religious life in Pompeii, an ancient small Roman town on the Bay of Naples. It stood dominant in the Forum, with Mount Vesuvius looming hauntingly behind it. A nearby volcano erupted in August of 79 AD and tragically destroyed Pompeii. The site was then rediscovered in the 16th century. Many years of excavation have allowed millions of annual visitors to have fantastic insight into the everyday life of this 1st-century Roman city.


Milecastle 39 (part of Hadrian’s Wall)

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Stretching 73 miles across several of the most dramatic countrysides in England, Hadrian’s Wall dates back to the 1st century AD. Up until today, historians still debate the reasons for the construction of the wall. The most well-known theory is that on becoming Roman Emperor in 117 AD, Hadrian had the wall built to increase security: forts known as milecastles were placed along the wall at intervals of about one Roman mile. Here is one the milecastles recreated, so if you are planning a visit to the wall, why not try to locate it?


Luxor Temple

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Since its inception, Luxor Temple, that took its name from the Arabic term, al-Uksur (“fortification”), has been a sacred site. Commissioned by Amenhotep III in 1380 BC, the temple was renovated by Rameses II approximately a hundred years later to incorporate an excellent pylon gateway as well as an open courtyard. It was once joined to the neighboring Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes, that guarded the temple gates. With epic obelisks and architraves, Luxor Temple represents ancient Egypt’s most historical stone architecture. It is a testimony to the country’s history and a must-see on any holiday in Egypt.


The Pyramid of the Sun – Teotihuacán

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Teotihuacán was among the first urban centers in central Mexico, and it's now one of the most significant archeological sites in Mexico. It was constructed between the first and 7th centuries CE. However, we know very little about the people that built it and lived here. They constructed the first sophisticated cities in the area and then mysteriously vanished. The Pyramid of the Sun is the most massive building in Teotihuacan and among the oldest pyramids in central Mexico. As you can see from the reconstruction, it was a breathtaking structure.


Area Sacra di Largo Argentina – Temple B

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That square in Rome houses four Roman temple ruins. It was found during construction work back in the 1920s. Temple B is the latest of the four temples, and six of its columns, the original flight of steps and the altar are all still untouched. Visitors to the area won't only find an amazing archaeological site, but also hundreds of adorable cats living among the ruins. Volunteers feed, clean and look after the animals. Visitors are encouraged even to adopt one of them. Here's what the temple would've looked like, minus the cats.

28 Creatively Hilarious Desktop Wallpapers We Wished We Had Thought Of First

Thu, 2018-04-12 21:32

We stare at our computer screens for many hours every day, so why mustn't we amuse our eyes while we are tiring them?


Below there are some genius desktop backgrounds that will make you want to change your wallpaper ASAP.


Scroll down to see how creative people approach design on original desktop backgrounds and vote for your favorite!


How To Organize Your Desktop Like A Boss

Sabird1


Explorer Is Terrifying

Wertson


This Is My Co-Workers Desktop. Amazing

Onetufbewby


My Desktop Set Up At Work

pirate_door91


Chrome Vs. Firefox

cluebees.com


That's The View From My First Year University Bedroom

supreme_meow


How My Friend Returned My Computer After Fixing It

croft1342


Magnificent Idea

pdmcmahon


My Wallpaper Because Of You All

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The Best Wallpaper For A 4 Monitor Setup.

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Oh, You!

Coworkers Adding Heads To Animals On Desktop Background

my80jo


Ups

Now I Want To Share My Desktop

Zabroccoli


I Couldn't Think Of A Wallpaper, So I Did This

don_Juan_oven


So I Created A Brand New Desktop Background For My Dual Monitors At Work

turtledave


Hilarious Internet Explorer Desktop Picture

brightside.me


Now This Is A Walking Dead Wallpaper

Isai76


A Corporate Executive Hands Me His Sons Laptop And Asks Me To Do Some Maintenance. I Was Greeted With This Desktop

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My Boss Is Over 60 Years Old, And This Is His Desktop

PriestTJB


I Secretly Added A Minor Detail To My Colleague's Desktop Picture. Me!

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My Co-Workers Desktop Background.

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I Could Not Possibly Be More Proud Of My Son's Desktop Background

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My Friend's New Desktop Background/setup.... Meep!

chelseaott


I'd Like To Share My Favorite Wallpaper

cels0_o


I Was Sick Of Looking At My Desktop, So Now I Look Through It

prc41


Owl Desktop

The Cyber Clothesline

30 Of The World's Most Incredible Sculptures That Took Our Breath Away

Thu, 2018-04-12 02:20

Forged out of stone, metal, and wood, the world's cities and parks are full of stunning sculptures. They're thoroughly majestic and represent humans' artistic nature. Each one is telling a unique story about our existence. Statues do not entertain onlookers; they come from artists who need to express their inner desires and thoughts as they experiment with different forms and materials. Countless amounts of sculptures are made all over the world, but only a few inspire a sense of awe.


Here are 30 stunning sculptures from cities all around the world that prove the creative capacity of the human brain.


Cap'è caxx by Yoan Capote

Love Land erotic art park on Jeju Island Korea

Fat Lady Statue in San José, Costa Rica

Expansion sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge

Guardians of time, Stonehenge - United Kingdom

Santo Domingo Savio, Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia

Amazing sculpture in South Korea

Water nymphs, York House Gardens Oxford, England

Kiss of death, Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona

Toilet paper roll sculptures

Cartoon kleenex sculpture, New Zealand

Reflection sculpture in the United kingdom

The inevitability of time sculpture, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai

Vigeland sculpture park, Oslo Norway

We're all in the same game, just different levels artwork

Cattle Drive Sculptures, Dallas

Tangled up in cords artwork

Glass heart model, Ukraine

Art comes to life, Karaj, Iran

Guardians of time, Berlin cathedral

Statue of an angel at the Powazki Cemetery, Poland

Park of the monsters, Bomarzo Italy

Octopus chess, George street, England

Lion monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

Swamp sculpture, Eastern Ireland

Through the mirror, David Marshall lodge, Scotland

Villa di Pratolino, Florence, Italy

The sculpture group, Annapolis ,USA

Bench artwork The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Florida, USA

Colossal, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo

Digital Artist Colorizes The Last Heartbreaking Pictures Of A 14-Year-Old Polish Girl In Auschwitz

Thu, 2018-04-12 02:17

Digital artist Marina Amaral has been colorizing historical photographs for three years, and she has recently updated the last pictures of a 14-year-old Polish prisoner in Auschwitz. By breathing life into the black-and-white photos, Amaral managed to emphasize the tragic past of Czeslawa Kwoka visually.


The photographs were originally taken by Wilhelm Brasse, who was also a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.


Czeslawa was one of the around 230,000 kids, and under-age people among the total of 1,300,000 people deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1940 to 1945. The girl was transported from Zamosc in Poland, to Auschwitz, on the 13th December 1942. On the 12th of March 1943, 14-year-old Czeslawa Kwoka died; the circumstances of her death weren't recorded.


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Czesława Kwoka was only 14 when sent to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi death camp.

Digital Colorist Marina Amaral brought this heartbreaking moment back to life in color.

Another inmate in the camp took the original photos. They were part of the project to ‘document’ those taken to the death camp.

Czesława sat in front of the camera mere minutes after she had been beaten by a female prison guard.

'She cried but she could do nothing. Before the photograph was taken, the girl dried her tears and the blood from the cut on her lip'

With fresh blood still on her face, her last pictures are a stark reminder of the atrocities that took place in that camp.

There are plenty more historical photographs colorized by Marina Amaral, such as the Burning Monk.

A Victim Of American Bombing

English Orphan In London, 1945

A French Boy Introduces Himself To Indian Soldiers

Abraham Lincoln

Airmail Pilot

Broad Street, New York

Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley And Lisa Marie

Three French Boys Looking At A Knocked-out German Panther Tank

John And Jacqueline Kennedy

Inmates At Wobbelin Concentration Camp

Migrant Mother

Medics From The Us 5th And 6th Engineer Special Brigade

Grigori Rasputin

Polish Refugees

Drink Dr. Pepper

Winston Churchill

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12 Beautiful Illustrations By Ghanaian Artist That Portray The Ups And Downs Of A Relationship

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:24

Ghanaian illustrator Poka Art has a realistic perspective regarding the struggles, daily obstacles and moments of joy in relationships.


The illustrations recreate some of the simplest but significant stages of a relationship almost every couple will face.


Below you can take a look at some of Poka Art’s amazing work:


1. Every couple can relate to having different hobbies, but still spending time together.

2. It’s essential to keep things light.

3. A good chunk of every relationship is spent eating, right?

4. Gloomy, rainy and stressful days are also part of every relationship.

5. All relationships have their ups and downs.

6. Some of us might have experienced the troubles of a long distance relationship.

7. Treat your partner exactly how you want them to treat you.

8. The best place to be is in her/his arms.

9. But what about those times when you're on your own?

10. Some have experienced the miracle of bringing a child into the world.

11. That can make daily tasks a bit more difficult.

12. It also means no sleep.

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Shocking Post Reveals How Much Google And Facebook Know About Our Lives

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:23

Most of us probably have this nagging feeling that all the fun and convenience that we get online and take for granted should be paid for somehow. We are aware that companies such as Facebook and Google collect our data, which are used to target us for advertising better. So what? We can ignore the ads anyway, can’t we? We have nothing to hide, you would say.


However, it goes much deeper than that. The Cambridge Analytica Scandal might prove to be the catalyst, the event which finally wakes us up to all the ways that people can be manipulated, duped and held to ransom for the amount of data that's held about them. The scandal has opened the door for a broader discussion about data collection and its nefarious uses, and it's leading many people to confront several uncomfortable truths.


Irish IT expert Dylan Curran began a Twitter thread recently, which became viral: he exposed the extent of Facebook and Google’s Data archives of him. “The Facebook archive was 600mb, roughly 400,000 Word documents,” he wrote in New Statesman. “The Google archive was 5.5gb, roughly 3m Word documents.”


That's a shitload of data. Facebook’s dump includes all of our sent and received messages, login locations, as well as even non-Facebook-related texts and phone call history. Facebook is the “drug addicts of data squeezing every last drop from the needle before they move on to the next one,” said Curran.


Google seems to go even further than that. They keep track of everything, even our searches, and emails that we've deleted. In fact, they almost certainly know more about us than we do ourselves.


This data can be used against us in countless ways. While we might think we have nothing to hide, do we want somebody reading our messages and emails? Looking at our photos and videos? Knowing exactly where we were at specific times?


Edward Snowden called it “an exquisite breakdown using real-life examples of how @Facebook and @Google exploited your trust to quietly create a decade-long dossier of your most private activities. With a bonus: how to download a copy of your own.”








































































Dylan was shocked that this is news to people

And he’s planning to continue to spread the word

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Hilarious Illustrations Demonstrate Some Of The World's Harsh Truths

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:15

It's beautiful to know that many artists around the world continuously draw thoughtful illustrations.


Here are some hilarious illustrations that are also extremely meaningful. Some of them are ironically funny, but others can be quite reality-slapping. It can be amusing to discover how relatable they are.


Enjoy!








































20 Brilliant Ideas That Should Become Reality Everywhere

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:13

While some try to take people to Mars or transfer their brains into machines, others try to develop ideas that focus on our earthly daily lives. However, that doesn't mean they are less worthy! Here is a list of remarkable inventions and designs you did not know you needed, and they are genius and simple at the same time.


After You Wash Your Hands, You Can Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

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Free Coffee In Exchange For Some Rubbish

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These Traffic Lights In Ukraine

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The Design Of This Water Fountain Lets The Water Flow Down So Dogs Can Drink Too

rubenmleon


This Sign Is 100% Necessary

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My New Desk's Parts Came Separated By Steps Instead Of By Item

SandyDFS


Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

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Accessibility Matt On The Beach For Wheelchairs And Strollers

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This Toothpaste Describes Both Its Ingredients And Their Purpose

TheLonelyCaricature


This Elevator Has A Call Button 30 Feet Away So The Doors Will Be Open By The Time You Get To Them

lukeallen1


This Pill Bottle Lid Tells You When You Last Opened It

CptnBo


The Curtain Design In My Hotel Room Ensures That There Is No Annoying Light Gap In The Middle

taharoto


This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

CarrollPC


The Roofs Of UPS Trucks Aren't Brown. They Are Translucent, So That The Inside Of The Truck Does Not Need To Be Lit During The Day

mortalwombats


In Copenhagen, There's A Children's Bicycling Playground, Where They Practice Bicycling In The City And Learn All The Rules Before Entering The Streets

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This Fence Is Shaped To Create Seating

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Seniors And Handicapped People Can Extend Crossing Time

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This Restaurant Has A 'Toepener' For People Who Want To Avoid Germs On The Doorknob

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These Bikes Have Airless Tires

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This Swing Is Designed So The Child And The Parent Can Swing Together

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26 Times Life Went Unbelievably Wrong

Tue, 2018-04-10 17:01


We all have our good and bad days. It’s usually about insignificant mistakes that aren't worth paying attention to or mentioning. Nevertheless, some failures are so epic that they can only make us laugh.


Here are the funniest pictures of people who definitely were not having the best day of their lives.


A bigger box would be useful.

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His sandwich got stuck in the vending machine, so he bought a drink to push the sandwich down. Here is the epic result.

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Bad things can often happen to you even after you die.

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That's the best ice-cream I've had in my life! Well, it was.

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I only wanted to do the laundry.

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Someone slammed the door on their way out.

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Someone had a terrible day at work.

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Well, that's how my Monday morning started.

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They won the award for 'The most insane car accident of the year.'

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You can’t be ready for something like this.

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Her hair got stuck in the money counter.

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'I am a baker. After working all morning on this order, I get this text from my boss.'

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A simple way to spoil your day.

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We are very curious about how that happened?

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You must have an exceptional talent to park your car like this.

© domechromer/reddit


That's what a glass of ice water on a black glass table can cause on the hottest day of the year.

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'That's my senior high school yearbook.'

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'He tried to do a turn. Now we are both stuck on this road.'

© luismemotorres/reddit


'That's my dad’s $800 guitar. I’m dead.'

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'I just washed a pillow.'

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'So I walked into my office this morning.'

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'I am going to stay here for a while.'

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'Somebody’s having a horrible day.'

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That's a genuinely accessible toilet in a 4-star hotel.

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Don't ever leave the car window open.

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That was extremely unlucky. Losing a swimsuit wouldn't have been so wrong after all.

© youneverknowwhatyouregoingtoget/imgur

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