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  • Tone Breistrand
    Published about a month ago
    7 Historical Events That Happened in June

    7 Historical Events That Happened in June

    Our world is constantly moving forward. June 2020 has been full of demonstrations and uprisings for the Black Lives Matter Movement, as well as it being Pride Month which involves raising awareness for the LGBT+ community. Both of these areas have a long way to go, as well as many other parts of society. It's interesting to look back on historical events that have taken place, how they made their mark on the world and how much the world has changed since then. Here are seven happenings that took place in the month of June.
  • Travacks
    Published about a month ago
    Is It Normal for Adults to Sleep With Plushies?

    Is It Normal for Adults to Sleep With Plushies?

    As the owner of Cute Plushie Friends, an online plushie store, I get asked this question frequently. Is it normal for adults to sleep with plushies?
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published about a month ago
    June 23 is National Pink Day
  • Reuben Salsa
    Published 4 months ago
    101 Unpopular Opinions — The Ultimate Must-See List

    101 Unpopular Opinions — The Ultimate Must-See List

    Beyoncé is overrated David Attenborough is overrated and nothing more than a glorified voice-over artist Strawberries are disgusting White people’s weddings are uniformly dull and monotonous in all facets People drink gin because it’s trendy Quentin Tarantino is a hideous person The whole politically correct gender pronoun thing. Drives me insane: he/she/we/them/her/him. Makes me want to come up with my own version: yeti/Bigfoot/ballbagger/cryptid. Star Wars isn’t very good My dick pic will make panties melt and women faint Marriage no longer works Chinese food is horrible. I hate dumplings, Custard is glorified child’s vomit Rice pudding is squelchy yukkiness in a bowl When people call themselves an “Influencer” but their way of influencing is posting a few meaningless words a few times a week to inspire People who connect with you and then send a huge message that’s full of waffle and bollocks People that connect with you and then message you a few times a week just to say “Hi” or “How are you”? Nutella Chocolate on toast is a cry for help. I always did this as a child and one day I suddenly started having trouble breathing. Thanks Nutella. Now I eat with with a spoon and an epi pen in hand Mashed Potato is the most disgusting thing ever invented Jamie Oliver is the most irritating man on earth Its a bread roll, not a barm or a bread cake or a bap People who call other people “hun” are intellectually challenged Pineapple on pizza Coldplay are overrated Linkedin is better for dating than Tinder The Office US is far better and funnier than the UK original Dark chocolate digestives are better than milk chocolate digestives Scones — definitely jam then cream, why would you do it any other way? 99% of online marketing advice only works if what you’re selling is marketing The bible is to popular culture what Kim Jung-Un is to golf. A pack of lies. Balls taste of better when dipped in salted caramel chocolate Friends the program is shite. Friends IRL are over rated American pancakes with bacon and maple syrup are better than English ones Naming your penis is stupid Gordon Ramsay is pretty damn hot GOTs is so boring. It’s the equivalent of stabbing your eyes with a rectal examiner over and over again 99% of poetry sucks You won’t find true love. Better to settle for average LinkedIn is the best social media platform and everyone should be focusing on it Beer out of a can tastes weird Open office environment is a breeding ground for germs Drinking wine isn’t classy. You’re just a posh drunk. Pugs are ugly not cute Dirty is good Jason Momoa isn’t all that hot. An automatic license is as good as a manual license People who claim to hate online bullying yet do it themselves I don’t like dogs, any size or any breed. They smell Chocolate is gross What is the point of Ed Sheeran? Drakes music is awful, he’s talentless and fooling us all Bovril is better than Marmite Pouring hot water on your windscreen to clear the ice will not crack it Virgins are real Just because I choose not to have children does not mean: I can’t / I don’t like children / make me a weirdo / or you can spend all of your time trying to convince me why I should Just because the average dress size in Australia is a 14–16 does not make it OK. We’re calling it body positivity but we’re actually encouraging obesity. Political correctness is killing the honest opinion in this world. I refuse to change the way I speak just because some people need to get out more Lord of the Rings is complete shite Milk doesn’t build strong bones Marriage is a patriarchal tool that’s gaslit women into giving away their sexual agency and right to take up their own space Gary Vee talks for hours and doesn’t say a thing I think Simba from the Lion King is a little git Musicals are just awful! All that bursting into spontaneous song will not bring about world peace or save humanity Baby on Board stickers on the back of cars are a waste of time. Me noticing a sticker just before I plough headlong into the back of your car isn’t a preventative action Most women can’t drive (note: I am not most women) Harry Potter is crap Religious content should be allowed on every platform Vegans, vegetarians etc… should praise us meat-eaters for keeping their precious plants safe There aren’t enough plants for everyone to switch to a plant-based diet so stop trying to convert the world Brown Cars Mushrooms are the work of the devil and should stay in the ground I don’t like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or Peaky Blinders Nando’s is completely overrated, overpriced and generally shite Humus is grated spew made by the devil to convince meat eaters they’re being healthy Avocados crushed is fucking guacamole and should never be eaten in public The gym is and always has been an insidious place full of narcissistic men intimidating women Mayo is better on chips than ketchup Test cricket is the greatest invention ever made by humankind People who start every sentence with ‘So’ Identity politics People who pick and choose the validity of ‘Science’ when it suits them Slacktivism People who have not yet had to live in the real world, working a real job and paying for their way, dictating to others on how they should live their life Powerpoint is dead Print is dead SEO is dead Foo Fighters is better than Nirvana Earth is a flat disk Reality Stars are not stars. So why do people claim they are? and why are they doing so well financially considering they’ve offered the community nothing as well as being not being talented? Writers — Please can they write their own stuff instead of having reboots/remakes, etc. Why can’t all films that are sequels just put a fucking 2,3,4 at the end of all their films Films or tv shows based on sleeping with each other is not TV entertainment. From 2000 onwards the quality of music and TV have both been in decline Olives are just disgusting. They stink. They’re oily. They have pips! ALL Social media and the self obsessed culture of fake everything Fuck the ’80s. They were awful to live through so why glorify that crap Pot noodle sandwiches are very underrated “Disrupting the xyz industry” is the most annoying slogan/tagline/thing that is said way too often. The word disrupting has essentially lost all meaning job searching can be fun The wedding industrial complex is predatory capitalism Michael Jackson just loved children and chimps
  • Billingsgate
    Published 4 months ago
    Stop Censoring Your [BLEEP]ing Swears!

    Stop Censoring Your [BLEEP]ing Swears!

    Language is an ever-evolving ball of lingual energy hurtling around the earth, ping-ponging from mouth to mouth. Words are discovered; words are spread. A subset of the older generation come along, grumbling as they berate some of these new words. A subset of the younger generation overuse some of these new words and further ruffle the grey feathers of those who came before.
  • Monica Ho
    Published about a year ago
    Welcome, Minimalism

    Welcome, Minimalism

    Welcome to my first blog post.
  • Jessica T.
    Published 2 years ago
    EXO Gift Basket

    EXO Gift Basket

    As I'm from the UK, it's often difficult to find something to buy my twin sister for birthdays and Christmas. She's an avid K-pop fan so most of the things I get are from online stores. Unfortunately, I was on a low budget this year and had to accommodate for this. Though this gift basket is specifically for an exo-l, it can easily be modified for any other K-pop fan in your life or anyone who is interested in Korean culture. So, here are the gifts and their corresponding stores:
  • Sasha Konikovo
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Lifehack Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Now

    Best Lifehack Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Now

    Lifehacks first became popular during the early 2000s, when people were amazed at the wealth of information on the net. Everything became easier to do, and everything seemed possible. These days, finding good lifehacks has become easier than ever before.
  • Ben Kharakh
    Published 2 years ago
    Worst Life Hacks That You Should Never Try

    Worst Life Hacks That You Should Never Try

    We all know some life hacks to simplify things. Or at least they're supposed to. But sometimes things end up in the culture that just aren't true, like how it's easier to make a grilled cheese in a sideways toaster (it's not) or how you can make easy-peasy pancakes by putting the batter in a ketchup bottle (you can't). So, here's a list of some of the worst life hacks you should never try because they're just plain silly!
  • Rachel Blanchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Eco Friendly Lifehacks to Make the World a Better Place

    Eco Friendly Lifehacks to Make the World a Better Place

    As the days go, we can tell that our planet is constantly being harmed by many people's harsh actions, from tossing trash out the window to filling the airs with factory smoke and fog, basically suffocating the nature around us. And the sad part is that not many people are realizing this. Not to mention that many of our actions are causing the greenhouse effect, and it's not getting any better. While many of us are consistently recycling, avoiding plastic as much as possible, and turning off lights in rooms that we aren't using, there are so many and easier ways to help our planet!
  • Jus L'amore
    Published 3 years ago
    10 Reasons I Love Target!

    10 Reasons I Love Target!

    I'm obsessed with Target. No, seriously, Target is my answer to all things in life. Need a shirt? Go to Target. Need bread? Go to Target. Need meds? Go to Target. Fake eyelashes? Shampoo? New pans? Pillows? Rug? Toys? TV? Bras? Diapers? Kids clothes? Xbox? GO TO TARGET! I love Target so much that I would consider getting that damn Target dog or giant red entry ball tattooed on my body if it meant I could spend more time at Target.
  • John Doe
    Published 3 years ago
    Five Ways Businesses Trick You into Buying Things You Don't Need!

    Five Ways Businesses Trick You into Buying Things You Don't Need!

    In the 21st century, online marketing has taken over the traditional advertisement channels. As attractive as the idea of shopping online from the comfort of your own home may be, we, as customers, must understand that marketers will exploit every single vulnerability that the online platforms provide to reach us easier and close more sales. After all, the main purpose of all businesses is to make money, otherwise they wouldn't exist. This might come as a shock to us because many companies promote their businesses as "customer-oriented", which should in theory mean that they place customer satisfaction above everything else, which is rarely the case. However, there are certain things we can do to avoid being manipulated into impulsive purchases by understanding the different tricks being used and how we can avoid falling for them. In this article I am going to walk you through the five most commonly used practices and what you can do to beat the system and make your online purchases easier and more enjoyable in the long run.