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Mom Shoots Portraits of Girls in Sparkly Dresses and Sports Gear to Change up the Game

From a young age, girls are sent the message that they have to either be girly-girls or tomboys. There’s no in between and there’s no overlapping. Well, not anymore. Heather Mitchell runs HMP Couture Imagery in Alabama, and she shoots portraits of young girls who want to do what they want to do. Her series...

10 Game of Thrones Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Throughout Game of Thrones, superfans have noticed little called easter eggs. The show is known for dropping hints, foreshadowing impending doom on certain characters, or slipping in a joke from the crew. But they’re tiny – take one quick trip to the kitchen, and you might miss them. For those who don’t know, and easter egg...

10 Secrets Behind Starbuck Employees

Do you even remember a world without a Starbucks on every corner? What is it about their cacophony of drinks that make our taste buds sing? Running over 24,000 retail stores, Starbucks ranks high on many people’s lists of the best coffee around. But have you ever thought beyond the cup and noticed the actual...

These 15 Belgian Houses Are So Ugly You Can’t Help But Love Them

There are no shortage of things in this world that go so far down the ugly scale they begin to somehow get cuter – like the scale is actually a loop and not a straight line. I wouldn’t have guessed that this would apply to houses, but thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys, now I do....

13+ People Who Are Basically Level One Bad Guys IRL

When we play games, online or otherwise, there’s always the Big Bad Guy to beat. But way before you get to the last boss, there’s the one you have to defeat on the very first level. Not so Big, he’s still Bad, but very easy to beat. What is the real life equivalent? The 13+...

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This School Replaced Detention with Meditation, and the Results Are Fantastic

If you ever spent any time in detention as a kid, you probably thought, “what is the point of this?” I think it’s pretty universal that detention consisted of staring at a wall and not doing anything, except maybe homework. Not the best. The people in charge at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore,...

These 3D Printed Casts Could Be the Future of Healthcare

If you’ve ever broken a bone before, you know that the long recovery in a heavy, clunky cast in extremely uncomfortable. But two entrepreneurs from Latvia might have changed the game in a great way. Sigvards Krongorns and Janis Olins launched their startup company Castprint to improve the comfort of modern casts. The company uses...

Someone Didn’t Believe Tony Hawk Was Tony Hawk…Again

Tony Hawk just can’t catch a break, can he? Who knows why, but Hawk just can’t get anyone to believe he’s really the man he says he is. We’ve previously documented how often the world-famous skateboarder doesn’t get recognized, and we’ve got a new example – it happened when Hawk was trying to rent a...

17 Tweets That Prove Cats Are as Weird as They Are Adorable

Cats. Humans can totally live without them, but it seems we don’t want to: they’re cute, they’re funny, and maybe we’re hoping that if we feed them they’ll ultimately decide not to murder us in our sleep. The 17 tweets below prove that we’re right to be worried, because the little floofs among us are...

Japan’s Wisteria Gardens are Breatakingly Beautiful

Spring is in the air all around, and after a long and dreary winter, it’s truly a delight to see all of nature in bloom again. This time of year is truly a magical season, but it’s especially gorgeous in Japan. There’s a natural tendency for most of us to think of cherry blossom when...