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This Sweet Dog Was Abandoned At A Shelter, And You’ll Be Stunned When You See Why

Those of us who have visited shelters know that they’re filled to the brim with animals that are in desperate need of finding forever homes. Many people who take on pets forget that these animals need to be treated like family. Thousands of them are abandoned each year because people think they’re too needy, too rough with kids, or too aggressive. But not many are left behind because they’re too affectionate. Meet Jubilee. She’s the adorable one-year-old pup that was abandoned because she always wanted to be […]

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Blind Mother Lived With The Corpse Of Her Son For 20 Years Without Knowing

Brooklyn police described the situation in Rita Wolfensohn’s home as a “reverse ‘Psycho’ scene.” The legally blind woman, from whom most of her family members were estranged, had been living with the corpse of her dead son for 20 years. She had no idea until she took a hard fall and required assistance to get to the hospital. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Relatives quickly discovered that the woman was a hoarder when they entered her home to gather her things, which struck a disheartening chord. Her son’s […]

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Once You Learn These Tricks, No One Will Ever Be Able To Lie To You Again

People lie. That’s a fact. If you ask some researchers, each and every one of us is lied to about 200 times a day (which probably means that we’re doing quite a bit of fibbing ourselves). Want to know the most depressing part of all? We only detect about half of those lies, because everything is terrible and humans are the worst. Let’s change that, shall we? Add these tips to your myth-busting arsenal and watch the liars drop like disingenuous little flies. 1. Keep an eye […]

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When These People Had A Dance-Off, There Was A Very Clear (And Very Small) Winner

When this little guy hit the floor recently, he gave practiced dancers a run for their money. And the whole scene was adorable, obviously. He laid down the slay at the Festival Rumbateate in Camaguey, Cuba, giving everyone in the crowd their full life in the process. This little dude has some serious moves, and much to his competitors’ dismay, he’s not afraid to use them. The other dancers didn’t stand a chance. Not even sort of. I mean, look at him. YouTube / Lourdes Cruz They […]

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50 Ways To Turn 5 Of IKEA’s Best Sellers Into DIY Gold

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); As we speak, I’m sitting in my IKEA chair, drinking from an IKEA mug, and resting that mug on an IKEA coffee table between sips. As a 20-something with approximately zero dollars between rent and bills, I appreciate the fact that I can get sleek furniture for a fraction of what I’d pay if I went to a store where people with lots of dollars like to shop. Business Insider recently released a list of the furniture powerhouse’s best-selling […]

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This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it. For those in the latter group who want to […]

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11 Horrifying Ingredients In Vintage Beauty Products (And The Ones You Use Today)

People have been wearing makeup for centuries. I mean, Ancient Egyptians basically wrote the book on winged liner, am I right? Whether they were 18th-century gals looking to be pale as ghosts, or Ancient Greek ladies on a mission to slay the unibrow game, beauty has been a huge part of culture since the dawn of time. But it’s an ironic industry. As it turns out, beauty products were chock-full of not-so-beautiful ingredients back in the day, ranging from mercury to whale vomit. Oh, and they’re not […]

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The World’s First Supermodel Led A Glamorous Life, But It Ended In Obscurity

Supermodels are among society’s most ubiquitous figures. You might not notice them at first, but if you start paying attention to commercials, magazine ads, and billboards, you’ll start to see the same faces over and over again. Supermodels, heralded as the world’s most beautiful people, sell everything from cheeseburgers to lingerie, and once you become familiar with them, their faces are almost impossible to ignore. And the stunning models of today are not without precedent. A woman by the name of Audrey Munson is known as the […]

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What This Designer Created Will Force You To See Your Favorite Books With Fresh Eyes

When we close the covers of our favorite books, we’re left reeling over the words — the words that cover the pages that fill the books that tell the stories that stick with us forever. Most lovers of literature make a cliched habit of reading between the lines, but how often do we dig into the minutiae of the works we hold close? Although no bibliophile would deny that the act of reading, both aloud and otherwise, is a rhythmic venture, we often lose sight of the […]

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You Throw These Out Every Day, But She Gives Them New Life As Beautiful Art

When it comes to drinking tea, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting that nasty little tea bag out of your mug and into the garbage can. Even though they steep into something that we all love, the little packets are less than appealing when they become saturated messes. But artist Ruby Silvious could not agree with that statement less. The Tacloban City-born creator has a passion for repurposing what most of us see as trash into evocative works of art, and one of her collections — fittingly […]

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