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23 Teachers Who Had to Deal with Awful Parents

Teachers have tough jobs. Dozens of students, ever changing curricula, low pay, and long days. But throw in crazy parents and their ridiculous requests, and all of a sudden keeping you cool may be harder than brain surgery! Check out these 23 Reddit teachers who share some of the craziest reasons parents have contacted them....

Escape from Alcatraz: The Real Story of the Infamous 1962 Prison Break

Most people know about the notorious 1962 Alcatraz prison break from the 1979 Clint Eastwood film Escape From Alcatraz. The film thrust the true story of inmates Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, and his brother John Anglin into the public consciousness and was regarded as one of the best movies of 1979. While the film version of...

International Literacy Day Aims to Rewrite Stories – and Lives

“I didn’t know how to read. It really makes you feel embarrassed. It was a hard time.” Can you imagine being an adult who struggles to read the simplest of signs, forms, or pamphlets? For many of us, it’s hard to contemplate, but for the thousands of people like 46-year-old Wanda Stewart, not being able...

Here’s How Playing Board Games Can Make You a More Well-Adjusted Adult

The world we live in today is a paradox in many ways – we grow more connected by our devices and the internet, and yet these advancements rid us of any requirement for face-to-face interaction, and so we feel more isolated than ever. A hundred years ago (heck, 50 years ago) we interacted every single...

Crush Your Holiday Shopping Early With These Hilarious Soaps

You know those people on your Christmas list that you just dread shopping for? Maybe your uncle refuses to tell you what he needs or your weirdo neighbor insists on exchanging gifts every year. Whoever it is, they never like it and they always ask for the gift receipt. So, why not wrap your gift...

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Want a Professional-Looking Portrait? Grab Your iPhone and a Big Mac Box.

Pretty much everyone carries around a nice camera these days, considering the quality of the ones built into our mobile devices. That said, many people still fork over quite a bit of cash to get professional photos done at least once a year, because great-looking pictures require great training, knowledge, and equipment…right? Well, according to...

35 Things Right in Front of You That Will Blow Your Mind

There are hidden gems around us everyday, all the time. Check out these 35 observations AskReddit users shared showing just how cool, fun, and interesting stuff is hidden right beneath our very noses! 1. It’s true You aren’t extraordinary. You’re extra ordinary. 2. Seriously? The logos for Grand Theft Auto and The Price is Right use...

Marni Nixon: You Definitely Know Her Voice, But You’ve Probably Never Seen Her Face

Marni Nixon was a classically trained singer who “starred” in numerous Hollywood smash-hit musicals…or at least, her singing voice did. Though she was not credited at the time, Nixon dubbed all of the songs for names like Deborah Kerr (The King & I and An Affair to Remember), Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady), and Natalie...

7 People That Could Have Legit Vanished Into Another Dimension

Okay, maybe I’ve been watching too much Stranger Things while preparing for Season 2, but these 7 people disappeared so completely – no trace whatsoever – that the upside-down seems as likely a culprit as anything else. I don’t know about you, but disappearance stories really creep me out. If you’re the same, buckle up…and...

This is How You Win an Argument

Arguing is a pretty big part of everyone’s lives on some level, including your own, whether you realize it or not. Even if you’re not a high school debate student or a courtroom lawyer, you probably still get into arguments with friends and family sometimes. Or all the time if you’re like me. Either way,...