32 Essential Toys Every ’80s Preschooler Had

If you were a preschooler back in the ’80s…these 32 essential toys might just bring back some fond memories for you.

 

1. Glo Worm

Glo Worm

With it’s soft body design and light-up head, Glo Worm was the perfect preschool kid toy. I mean who else was going to protect you from the monster that lived under your bed? Definitely not the Fisher-Price Little People!

2. Fisher-Price Gas Pump

Fisher-Price Gas Pump

Fisher-Price made the perfect toys to introduce us to the real world, and yes, that apparently also included how to pump your own gas.

3. See ‘N Say Farmer Says

See 'N Say Farmer Says

Seriously, where would society be without this perennial favorite?! I mean it taught us that the cow goes “moo”!

4. Fisher-Price Record Player

Fisher-Price Record Player

This was probably the first sound system you ever owned — which of course you used to play your Read-Along Book records on.

5. Colorforms

Colorforms

These toys had no business being as fun as they were, essentially they were just reusable stickers. But maybe it was the perfectly cartoony design or the simplicity that had us coming back to play with it? Actually, scratch that, it was the addictive plastic smell that had us hooked.

6. Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Let’s be honest, the only thing you really played with in this kit was the stethoscope. But, bonus, the kit did also make a good storage case to carry around other toys!

7. Gumby

Gumby

During the 1980s Gumby had a huge revival, and this stretchy/posable figure was the perfect toy for little kids, as it was virtually indestructible. The one drawback was that, yes, you could eventually pull him apart and expose the wires that made him so darn posable, and maybe poke an eye out.

8. Mini Piano

Mini Piano

This toy provided exactly 20 minutes of fun before you got bored and moved on to another toy — that is, unless your parents got tired of hearing the annoying beeps and took it away before you had a chance to finish playing with it.

9. Mickey Mouse Talking Phone

Mickey Mouse Talking Phone

What kid didn’t want to talk to Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? Sure, they didn’t say anything other then their name, but still you got a Disney character on the phone and it didn’t cost your parents two dollars a minute — looking at you, He-Man.

10. Sit’ n Spin

This thing was a basically a step above playing with an empty box, cause it didn’t do anything other than spin, but somehow, it still provided hours of entertainment.

11. Care Bears

Care Bears

The Care Bears ruled the ’80s, and you want to know why? Because they were created by the greeting card company American Greetings, who pushed them on unsuspecting parents and grandparents, and guilted them into buying them as an “I love you” gift. Plus, their soft bodies and pastel colors made them irresistible to little kids.

12. Fisher-Price Family Farm

Fisher-Price Family Farm

Aside from the Little People, the biggest seller here was the animals. Every little kid wanted to play with farm animals!

13. Fisher-Price Music Box Teaching Clock

Fisher-Price Music Box Teaching Clock

This longtime favorite was supposed to teach you how to tell time, but in reality, it was just fun to wind it up and watch it turn from day to night.

14. E.T. Vinyl Doll

E.T. Vinyl Doll

How big was E.T.? It was like Frozen x The Lion King plus a million. Seriously, it was huge, and of course had a natural appeal toward little kids, which made this vinyl doll (which felt so creepy to touch) a must have.

15. Poppin’ Pals

Poppin' Pals

This toy was probably more for babies than preschoolers, but its pop-up action made it lots of fun to play with.

16. Smurfs Play Camera

Smurfs Play Camera

This toy was a double winner, not only was it a play camera (allowing you to feel oh so grown-up), but it was also Smurf-themed. SMURF-THEMED!

17. Monchhichis

Monchhichis

Let’s be honest, these were more creepy than cute, but that catchy jingle for the commercial made you want one of these, badly.

18. View-Master

View-Master

Another perennial favorite that while simple provided hours of fun.

19. Fisher-Price Cash Register

Fisher-Price Cash Register

I don’t know if this was supposed to teach you how to use money, but I do know that the biggest appeal of this toy was popping that drawer open.

20. Tree Tots Family Tree House

Tree Tots Family Tree House

This little house was perfectly designed to capture your imagination. It was a tree that with the push of a button (on the top of the tree) revealed a three-room house, that came complete with an elevator, staircase, swing, and garage.

21. Rub-A-Dub Dog

Rub-A-Dub Dog

This toy pulled double duty. It was not only a bath toy, it was also a sponge (not a very good one, but still).

22. Fisher-Price Little People Play Family House

In the ’80s, the Little People upgraded themselves to some pretty posh homes (blame the yuppies?). Yes they were the exact same house, but most kids were either Team Yellow Roof or Team Tudor House.

23. My Buddy and Kid Sister

You know why you wanted one of these dolls? Because of the jingle from the commercial, which probably still lingers in the deep recesses of your mind.

24. Fisher-Price Tape Recorder

Fisher-Price Tape Recorder

This had one huge advantage over the Fisher-Price Record Player: IT COULD RECORD YOUR VOICE!

25. Snoopy Sno-cone Machine

Snoopy Sno-cone Machine

No hot summer day was complete without this classic toy. Sure, it took all your preschool body strength to get three slivers of ice slushy, but all that hard work made it taste extra good.

26. Fisher-Price Magic Burner Play Stove Top Range

Fisher-Price Magic Burner Play Stove Top Range

OK, so this probably gives you chills ‘cause it looks like the hot plate you had in college, but back in the ’80s this bad boy wasn’t just a pretend stove, it was a pretend stove that also lit up red!

27. Sweet Pickles Bus

Sweet Pickles Bus

OK, so this wasn’t a toy, but it was shaped like a bus and had a sticker that featured all the characters on it — which for fans of the book series made it an immediate toy (since no tie-in toy line was ever produced for it).

28. Little Boppers

These were basically like those dancing flowers that moved to music, expect they went one step further and actually moved around and danced. Yup, DANCED!

29. Speak & Spell

Speak & Spell

These really weren’t designed for preschoolers, but all those buttons and the voice action made them an irresistible toy to little kids.

30. Popples

Popples

Popples was one of the only toys that was perfect for both playing with and napping with.

31. Fisher-Price Parking Ramp Service Center Parking Garage

Fisher-Price Parking Ramp Service Center Parking Garage

This was the ultimate Little People play set (sorry, airport), mainly because you could race the cars down the ramp (with the Little People riding them), but the crank elevator also had its appeal.

32. Big Wheels

Hands down the best toy a preschooler could hope to get and play with. Sure, you probably fell off this thing more times than you could remember, but it really was your first taste of freedom and playing like a big kid.

So how many of these did YOU have or at least play with. Let me know in the comments. Thanks!

Via: buzzfeed.com

12 Of The Cheesiest Pick-Up Lines You’ll Ever Hear!

These have GOT to be some of THE cheesiest pick-up lines you’ll ever hear! Next time you see a hottie, you’ll know exactly what to fondue.

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The Unbelievable Origin Of Sayings Like “Piss Poor” And Others From A Much Simpler Time

The origin of these sayings from the past truly took me back in time.  It is hard to believe the term “raining cats and dogs” had such a bizarre beginning!

Check out these old sayings from the past to see which ones you remember or possibly still use to this day.

 

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“They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.

If you had to do this to survive, you were ‘piss poor.’

But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in’ and were considered the lowest of the low.”

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“Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.

However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.”

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“Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all the babies.

By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!’”

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“Houses had thatched roofs with thick straw-piled high and no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.

When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.

Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.”

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“The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the term, ‘dirt poor.’

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing.

As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.

Hence, ‘a thresh hold.’”

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“In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot.

They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.

Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, ‘Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.’

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.

It was a sign of wealth that a man could ‘bring home the bacon.’ They would cut off a little to share with guests, and would all sit around and ‘chew the fat.’”

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“Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.

This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the ‘upper crust.’”

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“Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom of holding a ‘wake.’”

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“In old, small villages, local folks started running out of places to bury people.

So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave.

When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they realized they had been burying people alive.

So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (‘the graveyard shift’) to listen for the bell.

Thus, someone could be ‘saved by the bell,’ or was considered a ‘dead ringer.’

Now, whoever said history was boring?”

Viral Internet piece, as compiled by Flo Deems of ToneByTone

via: littlethings

Cleaning Tips For Almost Anything From A to Z

Here’s some great cleaning tips on almost everything from A to Z.  With tips like these  cleaning SHOULD be a “breeze”.

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1. Acrylic Paint on Clothing

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Just dab with some rubbing alcohol.

2. Air Vents

Air Vents

You’re breathing in all that nasty dust and gray gunk! A rag, a knife, and some 409 should do the trick. Get the full directions here.

3. Armpit Stains (Ew)

Armpit Stains (Ew)

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1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub.

4. Bagless Vacuum

Bagless Vacuum

It requires some taking apart. Get the full directions here.

5. Bath Toys

Bath Toys

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Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.

But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn’t get into the toy and start harboring mold.

[Source: We Love Being Moms]

6. Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Using canned air to blow dust and debris out could save your life — exhaust fans are a common cause of household fires.

7. Blinds

Blinds

Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl. Dip a sock in it. Put your hand in the sock and wipe down the blinds. For full instructions, click here.

8. Brass

Brass

Wipe down with half a lemon covered in salt.

9. Burnt Pans

Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.

source: Apartment Therapy; Images by Sarah Starkey.

10. Carpet Pet Hair

Carpet Pet Hair

Use a squeegee.

11. Cast Iron Pan

Cast Iron Pan

Add a 1/4 cup of kosher salt to the pan and wipe with a paper towel. Get more details here.

12. Cheese Grater

Cheese Grater

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Grate a piece of raw potato. The hardness of the potato along with the oxalic acid will get that cheesy gunk off your grater.

[source: Household Magic]

13. Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Grill

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Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!

[source: How to Clean Things]

14. Clarisonic Brushes

Clarisonic Brushes

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Disinfect your Clarisonic brushes with hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and baking soda, and you will drastically cut down on how often you need to buy new heads. Full directions here.

15. Cloudy Glasses

Cloudy Glasses

Vinegar and paper towels will get them sparkling again! Click here for full directions.

16. Coffee Mug Stains

Coffee Mug Stains

Use baking soda. Get the full directions here.

17. Coffee or Spice Grinder

Coffee or Spice Grinder

Pulverize bread or uncooked white rice to pick up lingering aromas. You can also grind 1 tablespoon baking soda and wipe thoroughly.

18. Crockpot

Crockpot

A little oven cleaner (in a well-ventilated room, or outside) and some Bar Keeper’s Friend should get that gunk off. Get the full directions here.

19. Crusty Oven

Crusty Oven

Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a COMPLETELY COLD oven. The fumes will work their magic overnight. Just wipe clean the next day. Get more awesome time-saving kitchen cleaning tips here.

20. Curling Iron

Curling Iron

Just rub a piece of plain steel wool onto the metal rod.

21. Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards

Lemons and coarse salt will work on the wooden and bamboo variety. For full directions, click here.

22. Cutting Boards

Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!

23. Dishwasher

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Use vinegar and Kool-Aid. Get full directions here.

24. Dryer Ducts

Dryer Ducts

If you have pets, you’ll want to do this even more often to prevent fires. It will also speed up the time it takes to dry a load. Get the full directions here.

25. Dyson Vacuum Canister

Dyson Vacuum Canister

You’ll need a can of compressed air, scissors, dish soap, and a flathead screwdriver. Get the full directions here.

26. Ear Buds

Ear Buds

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Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.

27. Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

Make a baking soda and water paste, or just use toothpaste. More details here.

28. Floor Grease

Floor Grease

You’ll need a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup washing soda, 2 gallons of very warm tap water mixed together in a bucket.

29. Front-Loading Washing Machines

Front-Loading Washing Machines

You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, and a sponge. Get the full directions here.

30. George Foreman Grill

George Foreman Grill

All you need are some paper towels. Get the full directions here.

31. Glass Cooktop

You’ll need dishwashing liquid or powder, baking soda, gloves, and a rag. Get the full directions here.

32. Glass Bakeware

Glass Bakeware

Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil, add a little dish soap, and scrub.

33. Glitter

Glitter

Just use some play dough.

34. Glue Gun

While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers. Get the full directions here.

35. Granite Counters

Granite Counters

Mix rubbing alcohol and Dawn dishwashing soap to create a granite countertop cleaner. Get the details here.

36. Grease Stains in Clothing

Grease Stains in Clothing

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Rub white chalk over the grease stain. It has powerful absorbing qualities.

37. Grout Mildew

Grout Mildew

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Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.

38. Hair Brush

Hair Brush

This will make a HUGE difference! You can use shampoo or dish washing detergent. Get the full instructions here.

39. Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

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Bar Keeper’s Friend, my friend. Or Lime-A-Way, which comes in a handy spray bottle as opposed to a powder.

40. Humidifier

Humidifier

You’ll want to run white vinegar through it, but outside (because vinegar is stinky). You could also use a solution of hydrogen peroxide.

41. Irregularly Shaped Bottles

Irregularly Shaped Bottles

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Fill the bottle with raw rice, a little water, and a little dishwashing soap. Cover the top and shake.

[source: Lifehacker]

42. Keurig Coffeemaker

Keurig Coffeemaker

Fill the water reservoir about halfway with vinegar. Run a cycle through without adding a filter or k-cup. Then run two cycles of water through to get rid of the vinegar taste/smell.

[source: Passion for Savings]

43. Jean Stains

Jean Stains

Just use alcohol-free face cleansing wipes.

44. Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Use vegetable oil and baking soda. Scrub with a toothbrush. Get the full details here.

{source: One Good Thing By Jilliee]

45. Kool-Aid Stains

Kool-Aid Stains

You’ll need a mixture of ammonia and water, and also a white towel and an iron. Get the full directions here.

46. Lampshade

Lampshade

Use a lint roller to get the dust off.

47. Latex Paint Messes

Latex Paint Messes

Use pimple pads to wipe them up. The alcohol in them softens the latex.

48. Leather Sofas

Leather Sofas

Get scratches and scuffs out of your leather couches with shoe polish.

49. Lipstick Stains

Lipstick Stains

Spray the spot with hairspray, let it set for 10 minutes, dab with a damp washcloth, and wash as normal.

50. Makeup

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

You can make a cosmetics sanitizing spray! Get the recipe here.

51. Makeup Brushes

Makeup Brushes

Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.

For more thorough instructions, click here.

52. Mattress

Mattress

Sprinkle baking soda (and optionally, a nice-smelling essential oil like lavender) over the mattress, let it sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum it up.

53. Microfiber Couch

Microfiber Couch

Use rubbing alcohol or vodka, a light-colored sponge, and water. Get the details here.

54. Microwave

Microwave

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Heat a bowl of water and vinegar for 5 minutes in the microwave. The steam will dissolve stuck-on stains.

55. Mini Muffin Pans

Mini Muffin Pans

A baby bottle brush! Brilliant.

56. Mirrors and Glass

Mirrors and Glass

Use a concoction of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water. Spray and wipe down with newspaper.

57. Moldy Water Bottle

Moldy Water Bottle

EIICHHHH that SMELL. You’ll need bleach, baking soda, and water. It’s a lengthy process, which you can find here.

58. Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Pour on rubbing alcohol and gently rub with a microfiber cloth. Get more directions here.

59. Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

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Coca cola! Get the details here. Supposedly, a product called Pour-N-Restore works, also.

60. Oven Racks

Oven Racks

You’ll need 6 dryer sheets and 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid. Get the full directions here.

61. Paint on Clothing

Paint on Clothing

Just use a razor! Get more instructions here.

62. Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

Soak them in vinegar for 30 minutes.

63. Pen Ink in Clothing

Pen Ink in Clothing

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Spray hairspray onto the back of the clothing where the stain is. If that doesn’t work, check out the other methods here.

64. Pet Hair

Pet Hair

All you need are rubber gloves and a little water. Directions here.

65. Red Wine

For a stain that’s dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.

66. Rubber Stamps

Rubber Stamps

Use baby shampoo and glycerin (which you can find easily at any drugstore).

67. Rust Stains

Rust Stains

Use a resin bed cleaner. Get more details here.

68. Rusty Loaf Pans

You’ll need baking soda, water, a scourer, and oil. Sprinkle baking soda on and leave for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a scourer. Coat in oil so it doesn’t get rusty again.

69. Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Just rub with a plain old eraser!

70. Sharpie Stains in Carpet

Sharpie Stains in Carpet

These three ingredients will do the trick. Full on instructions here.

71. Shower Curtain Liner

Shower Curtain Liner

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Run it through the washing machine with detergent, vinegar, and a few towels (otherwise, you might risk tearing the liner). Get the details here.

72. Shower Head

Shower Head

Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and fit it over the shower head. Secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour, then remove the bag and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.

[source: A Real Life Housewife]

73. Sneakers

Sneakers

Restore your old sneakers with TOOTHPASTE! Get the full instructions here.

74. Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Stainless Steel Refrigerators

After making the spray, the key to getting the fingerprints off is a microfiber cloth.

75. Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless Steel Sink

It’s a lengthy process, but you’ll need vinegar (in a spray bottle), baking soda, olive oil, and Goo Gone. Get the details here.

76. Sterling Silver

Use tartar control toothpaste! Rub it in like you would soap and it’ll get the tarnish off.

77. Stove Grates

Stove Grates

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You’ll need ammonia (which stinks to the high heavens) and plastic bags. The best part is that this method requires no scrubbing.

78. Stove Burners

Pour on a thick coat of baking soda. Follow with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto each burner. Wait 15 minutes, then scrub away all that nasty brown stuff.

[source: The Mortician’s Wife]

79. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals

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Many stuffed animals can’t go in the washing machine, so you have to clean them in a basin. You’ll need a clean toothbrush, two clean white washcloths, a clean white towel, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. Get more details here.

80. Toaster

Toaster

Mix 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar with a few drops of water. Rub it into the appliance and then wipe down with a damp paper towel.

[source: A Real-Life Housewife]

81. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes

Soak them in a vinegar or baking soda solution. Get the full instructions here.

82. Uggs

Uggs

By the end of winter, chances are, your Uggs are covered in water and snow stains. You’ll want to go over them with a stiff brush. Then, use a slightly damp washcloth to rub over the stains. Get more details here.

83. Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

It’s a little complicated and involves actual TOOLS so you’ll want to check out this tutorial.

84. White Heat Marks

Use an iron and some cloth napkins. Full directions here.

85. Wicker Baskets

Wicker Baskets

Give them a rinse in the shower, or with a hose. Set them outside to dry in the sun. Spray with Pam to keep them looking shiny.

86. Yellowed Pillowcases

Yellowed Pillowcases

That yellow stuff is SWEAT and DROOL if that doesn’t compel you to do this right now. Throw them in the washing machine using REALLY HOT water, 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup borax. Get more details here.

[source: One Good Thing By Jillee]

87. Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil. Spray and wipe down the solution.

I hope these cleaning tips help and be sure to pass them on to friends and family. Thanks!

Via: buzzfeed

33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Here’s some genius hacks that are guaranteed to make a parent’s job a little easier. Raising a tiny human being is one of the hardest jobs out there! 

 

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1. If your kids are always using new cups, give them their own designated cups with magnets to stick to the fridge.

Not only does this mean less dishwashing, but cups can be kept at kid-height instead of up-high cupboards.

2. Use a Play-Doh confetti maker to make your own baby puff treats.

Use a Play-Doh confetti maker to make your own baby puff treats.

You can use ingredients that are so much better than the store-bought variety. Get the directions here.

3. Cover a play table in oilcloth to create a water-resistant outdoor picnic table for the kids.

Get the directions and tons more examples here.

4. A Capri Sun in the freezer becomes a fun and easy slushy.

A Capri Sun in the freezer becomes a fun and easy slushy.

Just freeze for six hours, cut the top open, and scoop out with a spoon!

5. Put a sticker that has been cut in half on shoes’ inner soles to show your child the correct foot for their shoes.

Put a sticker that has been cut in half on shoes' inner soles to show your child the correct foot for their shoes.

If your child is already able to put on their shoes but still gets a little confused between right and left, this little sticker trick will help you get out the door faster.

6. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

7. Dawn, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda will get set-in baby food stains out of a onesie.

Get the recipe for this magical solution here.

8. Repurpose a large pump dispenser to fill water balloons.

Repurpose a large pump dispenser to fill water balloons.

9. Liquid Bandage will seal in a temporary safety tattoo on your child.

Liquid Bandage will seal in a temporary safety tattoo on your child.

If your child gets lost at the amusement park, your phone number is emblazoned right there on their arm. Get the directions here.

10. The “You Shall Not Pass” sign provides a visual limit to how much toilet paper your child can take.

The "You Shall Not Pass" sign provides a visual limit to how much toilet paper your child can take.

11. Easily make a Girl Scout cookie carrier out of a Tupperware tray and some duct tape.

Easily make a Girl Scout cookie carrier out of a Tupperware tray and some duct tape.

It’ll make going door to door so much easier. Get the directions here.

12. A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better.

A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better.

13. Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.

It’s used by dentists to stop bleeding instantly. Read more about it here.

14. Gluing pennies is a way to improvise tap dancing shoes.

Gluing pennies is a way to improvise tap dancing shoes.

In case your child is hoping to make it to Broadway someday.

15. Put a “safety spot” sticker on your car to ensure an older child doesn’t wander off while you load or unload the car.

Put a "safety spot" sticker on your car to ensure an older child doesn't wander off while you load or unload the car.

You can improvise your own with a large, round sticker, or purchase the Parking Pal magnet here.

16. A plastic cup will keep little hands safe when handling sparklers on the Fourth of July.

A plastic cup will keep little hands safe when handling sparklers on the Fourth of July.

17. An inflatable pool makes a great safe play area for babies and toddlers.

An inflatable pool makes a great safe play area for babies and toddlers.

18. A small spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water = “Doll Hairspray.”

A small spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water = "Doll Hairspray."

19. Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don’t get all moldy.

Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don't get all moldy.

20. Make sidewalk chalk in deodorant dispensers for mess-free drawing.

Make sidewalk chalk in deodorant dispensers for mess-free drawing.

Get the recipe here.

21. Dollar store shower caddies are great to have around for eating in the car.

Dollar store shower caddies are great to have around for eating in the car.

22. Cut up pieces of fleece to create a teething guard for your baby’s crib.

Cut up pieces of fleece to create a teething guard for your baby's crib.

Get the full tutorial here.

23. A crib sheet will keep an outdoor baby from getting bitten up by mosquitoes.

A crib sheet will keep an outdoor baby from getting bitten up by mosquitoes.

Sometimes you want to keep baby outside with you while working in the yard. A crib sheet provides shade and protection from bugs.

24. Use an egg carton for card games.

Use an egg carton for card games.

25. Use a glue gun to prevent shoes from slipping.

Use a glue gun to prevent shoes from slipping.

26. Catch kids trying to sneak out with this clever little hack.

Catch kids trying to sneak out with this clever little hack.

LOL.

27. Have more than one child? Use the dot method to separate their clothing.

Have more than one child? Use the dot method to separate their clothing.

In this household, the oldest child gets one dot while the younger one gets two.

28. Make a “busy wallet” with drawing paper, fun stickers, and a pen to occupy kids while they wait for their food.

Make a "busy wallet" with drawing paper, fun stickers, and a pen to occupy kids while they wait for their food.

The best panacea for kids who get fidgety at restaurants.

29. Add Jell-O to your popsicles so they don’t melt into a drippy mess.

Add Jell-O to your popsicles so they don't melt into a drippy mess.

Get the recipe for this slow-melt popsicle recipe here.

30. Bringing a baby bath to the beach means a baby doesn’t have to miss out on splashing fun.

Bringing a baby bath to the beach means a baby doesn't have to miss out on splashing fun.

Just fill the tub up with beach water.


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Model: Johnny

31. A $3 thrift store camera bag makes the best diaper bag ever.

A $3 thrift store camera bag makes the best diaper bag ever.

SO MANY COMPARTMENTS.

32. Put a padlock on your plugs to keep your kids from plugging in electrical appliances.

Put a padlock on your plugs to keep your kids from plugging in electrical appliances.

33. And finally… this solution will SAVE YOUR LIFE (and your beds) during the potty-training phase.

And finally... this solution will SAVE YOUR LIFE (and your beds) during the potty-training phase.

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Heather Spohr from The Spohrs Are Multiplying placed wee wee pads underneath her child’s fitted sheet to protect the mattress from accidents. She actually double layers them — one layer of wee wee pads, one fitted sheet, one layer of wee wee pads, another fitted sheet — so that she could remove the top layer after bed-wetting without having to re-fit the bed. A serious time and sleep saver during a challenging time.

Get even more brilliant parenting hacks here.

Via: buzzfeed.com

Dogs Who Are Guaranteed To Make You Smile

These dogs just want to make you smile and improve your day. Will you let them?

This dog is extremely excited about this endeavour.

Here, we have the most perfect dog costume ever invented.

Here, we have the most perfect dog costume ever invented.

If this dog can get through this wind, you can get through anything.

If this dog can get through this wind, you can get through anything.

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And look amazing doing it.

And look amazing doing it.

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Are you smiling yet? This good dog is because broccoli is delicious!

Are you smiling yet? This good dog is because broccoli is delicious!

This this golden retriever is more excited about Taco Bell.

Or you could just take a seat and have a fine dinner with this young gentleman.

Or you could just take a seat and have a fine dinner with this young gentleman.

Is this face doing anything for you?

Is this face doing anything for you?

This little man recommends getting into a little bit of trouble.

This little man recommends getting into a little bit of trouble.

How are those cheeks?

Have you met this future seeing eye dog?

Have you met this future seeing eye dog?

Maybe you prefer a more scholarly beast?

Maybe you prefer a more scholarly beast?

Go ahead and get comfy.

Listen to some jams.

But don’t fall asleep!

But don't fall asleep!

Be yourself.

Be yourself.

Smile, because you’re the best and dogs exist!

20 Things You’re Bound To See In The South

People in the South are a lot more fun to be around anyway. Hope y’all come back now…ya hear?

1. This truck.

This truck.

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2. This news headline.

This news headline.

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“Man forced to eat beard.”

3. This parking lot.

This parking lot.

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4. This auto shop.

This auto shop.

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5. This hot tub.

This hot tub.

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6. This old feller.

This old feller.

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7. This sign.

This sign.

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8. Or this sign.

Or this sign.

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9. Or maybe this sign.

Or maybe this sign.

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10. This truck decal.

This truck decal.

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11. These hair rollers.

These hair rollers.

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12. These industrious young men.

These industrious young men.

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13. This barbecue grill.

This barbecue grill.

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14. This wreathe

This wreathe

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15. This motorcycle.

This motorcycle.

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16. This ferocious lion.

This ferocious lion.

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17. This fire alarm.

This fire alarm.

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18. This proud pet owner.

This proud pet owner.

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19. This boat.

This boat.

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20. This Santa Claus.

This Santa Claus.

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‘MERICA!

'MERICA!

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33 Dogs Who Have The Most Unique Markings On Earth!

These amazing dogs have such unusual colors and markings that once you’ve seen them, you’ll never be able to forget them.

Some of these markings are a result of a rare genetic variations or conditions, but all of these dogs are undeniably beautiful.

Of all the adorable and stunning dogs on the Internet, these 33 dogs have some of the most memorable and gorgeous markings!

This sweet husky has a natural little mask.

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This puppy also wears a mask!

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Everyone *nose* that this puppy has a lot of love to offer!

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This is Puck. He’s beautiful Australian Cattle dog mix. He was found as a stray in Baton Rouge and his foster caregiver ended up adopting him!

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This dog is a Panda German Shepherd. Panda German Shepherds come from a single bloodline, which does not include White German Shepherds. This coloration is a result of a piebald mutation, which shows up in many species, although the mutation itself is rare.

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This is an adorable Akita puppy who is always wearing socks.

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This little guys’s markings are so beautiful!

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This unusual spotted dog bears a resemblance to painted wild dogs of Africa or a cheetah!

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African Painted Dogs are wild dogs and an endangered species.

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This unusually colored Rottweiler may be due to vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation. The cause is unknown.

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This sweetie wears her heart on her chest!

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Bull the Labrador Retriever is a chimera. He may have a somatic mutation.

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A dapper dappled dachshund puppy!

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This dog has a very distinguished moustache that looks a lot like detective Hercule Poirot’s.

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This little guy looks a lot like a panda.

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These Labrador Retrievers have a somatic mutation, which causes yellow labs to show black spots. This mutation is not inherited or passed on to the offspring.

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Some dogs have lovely markings that resemble familiar shapes.

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While other dogs sometimes have markings that are a bit unfortunate.

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Other dogs’ markings bring a smile to my face…

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Just like Groucho Marx.

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This puppy’s coat is gorgeous!

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This puppy has a serious expression and a beautiful-colored coat!

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This dappled Dachshund has beautiful eyes.

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This little guy has a natural little moustache. His name is Inigo Montoya and he was born in the middle of Movember.

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This cutie is a Boston Terrier.

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Gorgeous! These little ones are Mudis, a rare Hungarian herding breed.

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These puppies created a sensation because when they were born they looked like pandas.

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Zuma is an English Cocker Spaniel was born with blue eyes and a tri-colored coat. But his beautiful colors came at a price. The same genes that made him so beautiful also left him deaf and with a form of tunnel vision. He was facing euthanasia when his rescuers, the St. Louis Senior Dog Project, swooped up and rescued him.

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This is the most unique Bernese Mountain Dog I’ve ever seen.

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These dogs are awesome not only because of their amazing coats, but also because they’re loyal, friendly and loving dogs!

Via: reshareworthy.com

The Last Taxi Ride ~ Kindness Really “Pays Off”

The story “The Last Taxi Ride” nearly had me in tears! It’s people like this that really shows that sometimes kindness and compassion…really does…”Pay Off”. Hope you enjoy this one. 

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Via: iwastesomuchtime.com

26 Important Reminders Why Birth Control Exists

In case you forgot…Here’s some important reminders why birth control exists.

1. Because no one should wake up like this in the morning:

Because no one should wake up like this in the morning:

2. Or like this in the afternoon:

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3. Because toothpaste should never be a decoration:

Because toothpaste should never be a decoration:

4. Because pillows shouldn’t be disrespected like this:

Because pillows shouldn't be disrespected like this:

5. Because not everything is waterproof:

Because not everything is waterproof:

6. Because peanut butter is not an effective way to paint the kitchen:

Because peanut butter is not an effective way to paint the kitchen:

7. Because keyboard keys are not meant to be used as currency:

Because keyboard keys are not meant to be used as currency:

8. Because no one’s walls should look like this:

Because no one's walls should look like this:

9. Because a present to the face is the worst kind of Christmas present:

26 Important Reminders Why Birth Control Exists

10. Because shirts don’t work like this:

Because shirts don't work like this:

11. Because your carpet doesn’t look better in blue:

Because your carpet doesn't look better in blue:

12. Because no one needs this kind of car decal:

Because no one needs this kind of car decal:

13. Because this is terrifying:

Because this is terrifying:

14. Because your physical well-being is important:

Because your physical well-being is important:

15. Because no one needs to go through this war zone:

Because no one needs to go through this war zone:

16. Because you really need to watch your shows:

Because you really need to watch your shows:

17. Because you need a coffee more than anything else in the world:

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18. Because no one should have to deal with this:

Because no one should have to deal with this:

19. Because this poor stuffed animal did nothing to deserve this:

Because this poor stuffed animal did nothing to deserve this:

20. Because of the laws of physics:

21. Because a shovel is not part of a balanced diet:

Because a shovel is not part of a balanced diet:

22. Because you’ve got places to go:

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23. Because no one should look this joyous around chalk body lines:

Because no one should look this joyous around chalk body lines:

24. Because markers don’t make a good computer stylus:

Because markers don't make a good computer stylus:

25. Because of the poor, poor retail workers of the world:

Because of the poor, poor retail workers of the world:

26. Because magazines are for reading, not for flushing:

Because magazines are for reading, not for flushing:

But mostly for your own sanity.

 

Via:  Buzzfeed.com

24 Reasons Husbands Can’t Be Trusted To Do Anything Right

Some funny reasons why husbands can’t be trusted to do ANYTHING right. 

1. They should never be asked to fold fitted sheets.

They should never be asked to fold fitted sheets.

2. They should never be left to take care of infants.

They should never be left to take care of infants.

3. For real…

For real...

4. They should never be left alone near rivers, especially if there are children around.

They should never be left alone near rivers, especially if there are children around.

5. They should never be put in charge of making the lattice for your apple pie.

They should never be put in charge of making the lattice for your apple pie.

6. They should never be left in charge of the house or kids.

7. They should never be asked to watch the baby.

They should never be asked to watch the baby.

8. They should never be given access to googly eyes.

They should never be given access to googly eyes.

9. They should never be left alone with feminine products.

They should never be left alone with feminine products.

10. They should never be in charge of pest control.

They should never be in charge of pest control.

11. They should never be responsible for decorating anniversary cakes.

They should never be responsible for decorating anniversary cakes.

12. They should never be allowed to wrap the Christmas presents.

They should never be allowed to wrap the Christmas presents.

13. They should never be allowed to pump the gas.

They should never be allowed to pump the gas.

14. They should never be left in charge of lunch for tomorrow.

They should never be left in charge of lunch for tomorrow.

15. They should never be allowed near poetry fridge magnets.

They should never be allowed near poetry fridge magnets.

16. They should never be left in charge of the calendar.

They should never be left in charge of the calendar.

17. They should never be in charge of cleaning the shower.

18. They should never be in charge of dressing the kids.

They should never be in charge of dressing the kids.

19. They shouldn’t be allowed to design your mutual credit card.

They shouldn't be allowed to design your mutual credit card.

20. They should never be given access to label makers.

They should never be given access to label makers.

21. They should never be allowed on Pinterest.

They should never be allowed on Pinterest.

22. They should never have a credit card in the presence of ice cream. They’ll just use it as a spoon.

They should never have a credit card in the presence of ice cream. They'll just use it as a spoon.

23. They should never be in charge of naming new puppies.

They should never be in charge of naming new puppies.

24. They should never be told that they’re not allowed to drink beer near the new carpet.

They should never be told that they're not allowed to drink beer near the new carpet.

Source: buzzfeed

11 Signs You Need To Find A New Apartment Right Now!

Signs that it may be time to find a new apartment RIGHT NOW!

1. Your landlord never fixes anything.

Your landlord never fixes anything.

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“Oh, your ceiling leaks every time your upstairs neighbor showers? I’ll get to it in the next couple of months.”

2. Your roommate is the queen/king of passive-aggressive notes.

Your roommate is the queen/king of passive-aggressive notes.

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Half the time you don’t even understand what you did wrong.

3. Actually, everyone leaves a LOT of notes.

Actually, everyone leaves a LOT of notes.

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Eh.

4. Everyone in your building has very grouchy babies.

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And they CRY. A LOT.

5. You literally have no cell service.

11 Signs You Need To Find A New Apartment Right Now

Your apartment is pretty much a BLACK HOLE.

6. Your monthly rent costs as much as a downpayment on a small house.

Your monthly rent costs as much as a downpayment on a small house.

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The rent is too damn high.

7. There are mice playing house in your pantry.

11 Signs You Need To Find A New Apartment Right Now

Sounds cute, but it’s mostly just disturbing.

8. You bought stock in pepper spray.

You bought stock in pepper spray.

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Your walk home feels vaguely post-apocalyptic. Is that a wolf on a motorcycle? Just don’t make eye contact.

9. You had a fling with your hot neighbor, and now you see them in the elevator EVERY DAY.

You had a fling with your hot neighbor, and now you see them in the elevator EVERY DAY.

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SO AWKWARD.

10. You no longer receive rent invoices, but you do receive late notices on rent.

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Gee, thanks.

11. And, of course, ghosts.

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oOoOoOoOoOoOo. Spooky.


Via: buzzfeed.com

21 Dogs Who Don’t Realize How Big They Are

These dogs don’t seem to realize just how big they are! But judging from their pictures, they bring their owners even BIGGER smiles! Can you imagine what it takes to feed these dogs though…WOW! 

1. This dog who just wants to tan.

This dog who just wants to tan.

2. Giant George, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

Giant George, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

3. This dog who wants a hug.

This dog who wants a hug.

4. This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

5. This dog trying to watch TV.

This dog trying to watch TV.

6. This dog who doesn’t like to go to the vet.

This dog who doesn't like to go to the vet.

7. This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

8. This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

9. This dog who you can’t hide treats from.

This dog who you can't hide treats from.

10. This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

11. This dog who likes chairs.

This dog who likes chairs.

12. This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

13. This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

14. This dog who just wants to be a kid.

This dog who just wants to be a kid.

15. This dog who doubles as a stool.

This dog who doubles as a stool.

16. This guy who’s convinced he’s a lap dog.

This guy who's convinced he's a lap dog.

17. This dog who just wants to cuddle.

This dog who just wants to cuddle.

18. This dog who’s basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

This dog who's basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

19. This dog who’s investigating something.

This dog who's investigating something.

20. This dog who’s dreaming of bacon and bones.

This dog who's dreaming of bacon and bones.

21. This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

 

35 Ridiculously Dumb People Who Will Make You Feel Like A Genius!

There’s always someone dumber than you think out there people…Watch out! 

1. Anyone who has apparently never attended a day of schooling in their lives:

Anyone who has apparently never attended a day of schooling in their lives:

2. Anyone who thinks you can use an iPad as a phone:

Anyone who thinks you can use an iPad as a phone:

3. Anyone who thinks this is an option:

Anyone who thinks this is an option:

4. Anyone who thinks we celebrate Milk Day in January:

Anyone who thinks we celebrate Milk Day in January:

5. Anyone who thinks that this caption somehow makes sense:

Anyone who thinks that this caption somehow makes sense:

6. Anyone who makes a mistake like this:

Anyone who makes a mistake like this:

7. Anyone who thinks they can fool people with Photoshop like this:

Anyone who thinks they can fool people with Photoshop like this:

8. Anyone that feels the need to pose this question:

Anyone that feels the need to pose this question:

9. Anyone who washes their car like this:

Anyone who washes their car like this:

10. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea/even an idea at all:

Anyone who thinks this is a good idea/even an idea at all:

11. Anyone that somehow thinks this is a question that needs to be asked:

Anyone that somehow thinks this is a question that needs to be asked:

12. Anyone that uses an umbrella like this:

Anyone that uses an umbrella like this:

13. Anyone who thinks this will help:

Anyone who thinks this will help:

14. Anyone who has no idea how time works:

Anyone who has no idea how time works:

15. Anyone who travels like this:

Anyone who travels like this:

Or like this:

Or like this:

16. Anyone who is this behind on abbreves:

Anyone who is this behind on abbreves:

17. Anyone who makes this tragic mistake:

Anyone who makes this tragic mistake:

18. Anyone who is unable to read their steering wheel:

Anyone who is unable to read their steering wheel:

19. Anyone who thinks this is a good way to get new phone numbers:

Anyone who thinks this is a good way to get new phone numbers:

20. Anyone who thinks a tattoo like this is a good idea:

Anyone who thinks a tattoo like this is a good idea:

21. Anyone who thinks this happened:

Anyone who thinks this happened:

22. Anyone who does this immediately after giving birth:

Anyone who does this immediately after giving birth:

23. Anyone who asks a question like this:

Anyone who asks a question like this:

24. Anyone who thinks a selfie tattoo is a good idea:

Anyone who thinks a selfie tattoo is a good idea:

25. Anyone who packs a lunch like this:

Anyone who packs a lunch like this:

26. Anyone who is unaware of how mirrors works:

Anyone who is unaware of how mirrors works:

27. Anyone who can mess up sitting in a chair so spectacularly:

Anyone who can mess up sitting in a chair so spectacularly:

28. Anyone who falls for this:

Anyone who falls for this:

29. Anyone who goes to Facebook for medical advice:

Anyone who goes to Facebook for medical advice:

30. Anyone who takes their food pics on Instagram like this:

Anyone who takes their food pics on Instagram like this:

31. Anyone who thinks that’s how “puberty” is spelled:

Anyone who thinks that's how "puberty" is spelled:

32. Anyone who apparently has never been in an elevator before:

Anyone who apparently has never been in an elevator before:

33. Anyone who has a problem like this:

Anyone who has a problem like this:

34. Anyone who thinks people can die from this:

Anyone who thinks people can die from this:

35. Anyone who proposes like this:

Anyone who proposes like this:

And the entire class of 2015:

And the entire class of 2015:

 

Via: buzzfeed.com

Dogs Are My Favorite People And Here Is Why

Dogs have a special way of comforting, protecting, and overall…bringing happiness to their loved ones. It’s no wonder that dogs are considered “man’s BEST friend” and are my favorite people!

 

I hope you’ll share this with friends and family who also LOVE DOGS…Thanks!

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Earthships – Are They The Home Of The Future?

 Earthships are the 21st century’s  100% sustainable homes that offer comforts like no other green building style you have ever seen! They are the modern way of living  cheap and in harmony with nature.  Here are 11 reasons why Earthships are so amazing:

 

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1. Grow your own food!

The Earthship is equipped with 2 greenhouses that can grow crops through the whole year! That means that no matter what the climate is, you can eat vegetables and fruits for free by growing them in your own house. If you need meat or eggs, you can also build a chicken coop into your Earthship. A fish pond is also a great option for the seafood lovers!

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2. Cheap energy!

You can use renewable sources like solar panels and wind turbines to provide all the power your home needs. That is, of course, if you’re not the senseless consumer modern society taught you to be.

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3. Sustainable water system.

Whenever it rains, the roof of the Earthship collects the water in a cistern, which then distributes it to sinks and showers. The used ‘gray water’ from the sinks and showers is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. At this point water is cleaned by the plants and it’s ready for use again– that’s why it’s pumped back to the bathrooms for the toilets. After that the water from the toilet is pumped to the outdoor garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

4. A secure shelter for any weather.

Earthships are adapted to any kind of climate– no matter if it’s freezing cold or  hot like hell, Earthships sustain a constant temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit  (22 degrees Celsius). The secret is in the structure of the building– tires filled with dirt or ‘thermal mass’. Through this method, solar power is being absorbed and can also be released depending on the interior’s temperature. In order for the sun to heat up the thermal mass, the large front windows of the greenhouse should be facing south.

5. No bills = freedom.

Having all those basic necessities for free brings us to the next huge advantage– you’ve freed yourself from the modern form of slavery! You no longer need to work in order to survive– no more wasted valuable time! You can fully concentrate on the things you love doing and on improving yourself and the world around you. The only responsibility you’ll have will be to take care of your greenhouse and Earthship, which is totally worth it! Imagine the world we’d live in if everyone had that much free time to do the things they truly love to do instead of working jobs they don’t even like!

6. Build your own one!

This can be done surprisingly fast even by an amateur builder! A fine example of that is a married couple, who built  their own 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They both had no experience in construction and managed to build their green home using only printed schematics. No workers were hired nor were the costs for equipment high. If a couple in their forties can do it– anyone can, too.
Read: The first completely sustainable island is in Scotland

7. Cheap

Earthships are pretty cheap compared to universal houses. They vary from 7,000 to 70,000, depending on whether you want an average or a huge one. The price fits buyers from all social classes.

8. Sustainable and trendy.

Most people picture a primitive home that lacks the comforts the 21st century has to offer, when they hear sustainable or Eco-homes.  Take a look at these pictures and you decide if Earthships have anything to do with primitive or old-fashioned:

 

9.Made of byproducts of modern societytire-pile1

The basic parts of the Earthship are recycled byproducts– that’s the reason why they are so cheap. As I mentioned above, tires filled with dirt make up the structure of the Earthship. Used tires are pretty easy to acquire and there are places where they’ll actually pay you to take them away! Another example are the walls– they are concreted plastic and glass bottles. I’m sure you can find these and a lot of the other materials needed pretty easily in every urban environment.

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10. Open-minded.

Earthships succeed in one thing for sure– encouraging people to think differently. They inspire us to build our human society in harmony with nature and not against it. What if we apply the sustainable model not only in our homes but in the world around us? What else can we make cheaper, more sustainable and Eco-friendly ?
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11. The Earthships crew

The supporters and activists of the Earthships carry the same values as the Earthship itself. There are widely spread movements around the world that build sustainable homes in different countries. If you don’t want to live alone or build one by yourself, you can always contact such organizations and be a part of spreading the change!

Hat tip to High Existance for inspiring us and providing the images.

 

Source: iheartintelligence