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Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

Challenge yourself to lead a better life. Making a change for the better isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the effort all the same. So what tough-but-worthwhile tricks can you start applying to your life today? The posters on this handy Quora thread had some excellent suggestions. Business Insider also scoured the web for other ways you can challenge yourself to live a better life. Here are some uncomfortable habit changes that could ultimately help you improve your life: Wake up extremely early Ekin Öcalan said he loves to wake up…

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Space-Ready Champagne Is Now A Thing

Imagine this scene from the not-so-distant future: You are floating weightlessly aboard a commercial spacecraft. You are gazing down at the Earth in wonder, pinching yourself for being fortunate enough – and rich enough – to achieve your lifelong dream of leaving the atmosphere. So, what do you do to celebrate? Thanks to French designer Octave de Gaulle, you might have the classic option of drinking champagne. According to a report by AFP, the champagne company Mumm enlisted de Gaulle to create the world’s first zero-gravity bottle of bubbly. – The…

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Book Series To Binge While You Wait For ‘Game Of Thrones’ To Come Back Betches

Game of ThronesThe ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ Series by Sarah J Maas Game of ThronesBeauty and The BeastLaw & Order: SVUThe ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Series by Kevin Kwan Just gonna be real up front and say right now that this is a romance series, so don’t @ me in the comments when you get all hot and bothered on the subway because someone said the word “climax.” Let’s be real, these books are no dirtier than whatever you’re texting your ex after three vodka crans. Just saying. The books follow…

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Top 10 tips for starting at university

“All I’d say is prioritise your workload and make sure you take a break when you feel the workload is getting too much. “ 2. Plan out a weekly budget Mary O’Connell, 23, who did English literature at York University and an MA in Film Studies at King’s College London, recommends setting yourself a weekly budget. “Don’t spend all your money on Freshers Week. If you haven’t really worked before uni then you may not have seen that much money in your account before. But remember that it’s still a…

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So a Gyro Stabilizer on a Boat is Pretty Cool

If you’ve ever been on the water in a small boat on a choppy day you know how wobbly it can get. One (expensive) way of addressing this is by installing a gyro stabilizer on your boat. In this demo by Seakeeper, we see how effective a powerful gyroscope can be at eliminating boat roll. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/gyro-stabilizer-on-a-boat/

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After being shamed, she exposed the double standard all breastfeeding mothers face.

via Facebook There’s a sexist double standard in America that goes something like this: It’s acceptable for breasts to be shown on television, the Internet, in movies, and on newsstands. But if you dare pull a breast out in public to breastfeed a baby—the one activity that breasts were made for—you will probably be shamed. No one understands this double standard more than Wittney Hope. Hope was shopping at the Dillard’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when her baby began signaling that it was time to nurse. To be polite, Hope asked…

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13 Bizarre Jobs You Never Knew Existed

Did you know you can get paid to be a fake mourner at a funeral, for families who fear a low turnout? Or to pretend to be a fan of a celebrity, to make them seem more popular at appearances? If you have the right look, you could even get a job as a fake businessperson in China, for companies who want “Americans” in the background of their press conferences. These are just a few of the bizarre but very real jobs covered in the Personal Experiences section of Cracked,…

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Spanish flu: ‘We didn’t know who we’d lose next’

Sorry, your browser cannot display this map Can’t see the map? Tap or click here. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The joy of Armistice Day celebrations in London in 1918 contrasted with the misery being experienced by many One nine-year-old girl from Coventry whose 35-year-old mother and seven-year-old sister died two days apart wrote to Mr Collier in the 1970s about the impact of the disease. Image caption One letter told of how Spanish flu left people with “disturbed minds” – some sufferers developed a psychosis, which in extreme…

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