Thursday, April 19, 2018

12 Airport Hacks You Never Knew

12 Airport Hacks You Never Knew

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I absolutely adore traveling. It's one of my ultimate favorite things, but sometimes the airport can be the worst experience ever and can really put a damper on your trip. But, that's where I come in! These hacks are things that even the most avid of travelers had no idea about! 

For smooth and safe travels, check out these important hacks:

1. Check if you apply for Global Entry or TSA Pre programs, so you can skip all the unnecessary security hassles. 

2. Fly the red eye flights, and save money, time and the rush of people!

3. You're actually allowed to bring your own alcohol on the plane if they're 100 ml or less and fit in a 20 cm x 20 cm Ziploc bag.

4. Most people are right-handed and are known to turn right on impulse, so pick the security lane that's on the left to avoid line-ups!

5. Carry an empty water bottle in your carry-on. Products are ridiculously overpriced at airports, so fill your bottle up at the water fountain for no money!

6. Use sites like Seat Guru to find out if your potential seats were given a good rating by previous flyers. 

7. Ask for upgrades! You'll never know if something might be up for grabs, if you don't ask!

8. If you get sick easily or fear turbulence, make sure you hop on a morning flight. Factors that cause turbulence usually occur in the afternoon.

9. If you're going to park and fly, make sure you find cheaper parking than the airport here.

10. If you're traveling with kids, some airports have family lounges where mom and dad can grab a drink while the kids play.

11. When you do park, snap a photo of your parking spot so you don't forget after a week or two of awesome traveling!

12. If you go over your weight limit, wear your extra clothing. You'll probably sweat, but hey, at least you won't get charged up the wazoo!

15 Total Nightmare Stephen King Facts

15 Total Nightmare Stephen King Facts

When you think of stories that are nightmare fuel, there is only one name that comes to mind: Stephen King.

I mean, there are a bunch more but millennials only speak in absolutes. 

King has penned It, The Shining, Carrie, The Dark Tower, Cujo,and The Green Mile to name a few. Just having his name attached to something instantly brings it up to a 10.

But what made the man he is now?

1. He saw his friend get struck and KILLED by a train when he was just a kid.

No one's brain could be normal after that...

2. He had some SERIOUS drug addictions and alcoholism problems throughout the '80s.

He started getting help after his family showed him all the Xanax, cocaine, beer cans and Valium in the trash. He's been sober ever since.

3. He's LEGITIMATELY terrified of the number 13.

He suffers from triskaidekaphobia and has said, “The number 13 never fails to trace that old icy finger up and down my spine. When I'm writing, I'll never stop work if the page number is 13 or a multiple of 13; I'll just keep on typing till I get to a safe number. I always take the last two steps on my back stairs as one, making 13 into 12."

4. In 1999, he was hit and NEARLY KILLED by a van close to his house. He bought that van for $1,500 and WAILED on it with a baseball bat. 

He suffered from a collapsed lung, a broken hip, a gash to the head and a leg broken in nine places. His nurses were told to NEVER make Miseryjokes.

5. He loved 28 Days Later so much that he bought all the tickets at one screening. AKA all 275 tickets.

He also went to a screening of Pan's Labyrinth and sat next to director Guillermo Del Toro. King squirmed in his seat, and Del Toro described it as "the best experience ever."

6. He threw out the first draft of Carriebut his wife said to make it longer instead of a short story.

His wife Tabitha saw potential and pushed him to keep going. He dedicated the book to her.

7. His drunken stupors and alcoholism made him forget writing a bunch of his own books, including Cujo.

The Onion once wrote an article that Stephen King couldn't remember writing The Tommyknockers... and then King admitted that was actually TRUE. A bunch of novels from the '80s were washed away with the drinking.

8. He most relates to Jack Torrence, the guy who went nuts in The Shining. He said it was autobiographical.

Originally he saw Jack “as a heroic character battling his demons the way strong American men are supposed to do.”

9. He once went to an unannounced book signing and people thought he was a homeless man.

Yep... that Australian book shop was in for quite a shock when the vandal didn't just come in to sleep on the floor.

10. His deadbeat dad who ran out on him left a collection of H.P. Lovecraft short stories behind, and it inspired King to start writing.

He found his father’s book in the attic and didn't care that the book had a demon on the cover.

11. His only regret in life was showing up in an American Express commercial. Can't imagine why...

He told fellow author Neil Gaiman that if he got to live again the ONLY thing he'd change was being in that commercial.

12. After he heard that a high school gunman held his class captive because of his book, Rage, King let the book fall out of print in the U.S.

Jeffery Lyne Cox, a disturbed high school student, said he was inspired by the book. Ragewas King's first novel, written under the pseudonym "Richard Bachman."

13. Of the five people in his immediate family, four of them are writers.

Tabitha King, Stephen's wife, has published seven novels. Their eldest is a horror writer, their youngest one writes short stories. However, their daughter is a minister and gay rights activist.

14. He said that Ronald McDonald was one of the influences for Pennywise, the clown in It.

According to Guinness World Records, Stephen King's books have been adapted into films MORE than any other author... 

COMMENTand tell us which Stephen King story scares you THE most!

This Incredible Video Shows How A Baby Develops In The Womb

This Incredible Video Shows How A Baby Develops In The Womb

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The creation of a life seems like magic. How is it possible that an actual human is created, inside the body of another person, in just nine months?

Most of us have some idea what it may look like for a baby to develop in the womb, but we've never been able to visualize the entire process continuously in a video. Given that it's impossible for us to remember what it was like, here's a video that nicely works through all of the important stages of development.

Another interesting aspect of the video is the baby's repositioning just before birth!

Check it out for yourself!

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12 Beauty Products You Don't Have To Splurge On

12 Beauty Products You Don't Have To Splurge On

There's nothing quite so satisfying as making purchases for your makeup bag. I don't know about you, but I could spend hours wandering the makeup and hair aisles. I'm always in search of the newest beauty products, but my limited budget has often held me back. We shouldn't have to compromise when it comes to our beauty routines, and I now know that we don't actually have to. I've compiled a list of amazingly affordable beauty products that are all under $13. Some are even way under. So if you're in search of quality products that won't break the bank, keep on reading! 

1. Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof

Tackle school, work, a night on the town, or a pool party in this long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner. 

2. NYX Micro Brow Pencil 

This brow product boasts an easy-to-blend pencil on one end and a styling brush on the other. 

3. Maybelline Lip Studio Colorblur Cream Matte Pencil & Smudger 

Maybelline's lipstick pencil makes it easy to have a bold or soft lip look. 

4. Revlon ColorStay Foundation 

ColorStay foundation is light, long-lasting, and even works well on oily skin. 

5. Maybelline Colossal Spider Effect Mascara 

This mascara is clump and flake-free, and it has a fat brush for added drama. 

6. CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

I encountered this product for the first time in grade nine. It hasn't left my makeup bag since. 

7. Neutrogena Shine Control Powder

Say goodbye to shiny skin with this light, natural, and long-lasting powder! 

8. Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Matte Lipstick

If you're in search of a bold, moisturizing lip look, this lipstick is a must-have. 

9. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner 

Easily transition from day to night with this versatile eye palette. 

10. e.l.f. Baked Blush

If you're looking for a natural glow with just a hint of shimmer, this blush needs to make its way into your beauty routine.

11. Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo 

I started using this product two years ago and I don't think anything could make me part with it. It's lightweight, works instantly, and doesn't have the unpleasant smell of many other dry shampoos. 

12. Ardell Wispies False Lashes 

These falsies are easy to apply and add the right amount of drama without looking unnatural.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Snakey The Ball Python Loves Wearing Festive Hats

Snakey The Ball Python Loves Wearing Festive Hats

There are tons of pets on the internet who are famous for wearing cute outfits. Dogs, cats, bunnies, even hedgehogs — if it's cute, someone has put a hat on it. I never would have thought to put a hat on a snake, though. 

The owners of the aptly named Snakey are clearly geniuses, though. 

Who would have thought that a snake could be this adorable?

Clearly, Snakey's owners are smarter people than I am.

4-year-old Snakey even celebrates holidays, like when he rang in the New Year!

He also celebrated Chinese New Year!

His hat is in honor of it being the Year of the Rooster.

Snakey loves his holidays! Click through to the next page to see some of his other festive hats!

Hoppy Easter!

Those teeny tiny bunny ears are just too much! D'aww.

For Thanksgiving, his owners even made him a little dinner set for his photo shoot.

And he gets patriotic for the July 4th weekend.

I bet he just sleeps through the fireworks.

UNICORN!

It's a snake, named Snakey, wearing a unicorn hat. Need I say more?

Isn't Snakey the cutest?! SHAREhis dapper hats with all your friends and family!