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These 35 Illustrations Hilariously Sum Up The Struggles Of Adult Life (New Pics)

Clare Kayden Hines is a writer and illustrator who shares spot-on observations, universal truths, relatable struggles, and mundane, sometimes ridiculous moments from our daily lives in the form of funny and entertaining comics. Having struggled with anxiety for years, Hines openly expresses her experiences and battles through her art, and many people around the world can deeply relate to it. reply View More Replies… Unfollow 12 hours ago I may not be an adult but I get anxiety sometimes reply View More Replies… Unfollow 12 hours ago So cheesy “I…

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The Shirk Report Volume 574

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Isolation Week 5, things are going well – Families are dressing up like Dad and surprising them – Everything ok in there guys? – Even pigeons are going through it – Bubbles are cancelled…

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6-Month-Old Baby Survives Coronavirus After Fighting Heart Conditions And Lung Problems

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. However, while hospitals are overcrowded and medical staff are seriously lacking protective gear with tens of thousands already dead, there are also glimmers of hope and positivity rising up amid the chaos. Erin Bates is the 6-month-old daughter of parents Emma and Wayne, who, right after having major heart surgery, was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Erin and her family have been fighting for her life for her entire life at this point, and are now celebrating yet another victory as…

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Templafy raises $25M Series C led by Insight partners to deal with enterprise documents

Back in 2018 Templafy — which had come up with a way for enterprises to more easily make templates out of standard documents (yes, it’s a thing) — raised an additional $15 million from existing investors as an extension of its earlier Series B round taking it to $40.2 million raised. The company integrates with enterprise infrastructure to provide corporate content assets, document templates, and automatic validation of created documents for all kinds of clients. On this journey it has used its cash to acquire SlideProof in Berlin, then Veodin and iWRITER in 2019, and opened an office…

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Why Trump failed his nation

(CNN)Watching President Donald Trump wrestle with this epic crisis reminds me of the old fable about the Scorpion and the Frog. This moment of extraordinary pain and crisis calls for steadiness and sobriety; empathy for the widespread pain and suffering of others; absolute transparency; a willingness to listen and learn; and rigorous, disciplined attention to detail. None of these qualities are within his nature. Many governors across America have enhanced their popularity simply by doing their jobs during this deadly outbreak of the coronavirus. Even in a polarized nation, it…

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People Stuck at Home are Recreating Famous Paintings and Its Awesome

During this time of isolation, art lovers around the world have found a way to unite and stay creative: by recreating classic artworks using whatever they can find at home. Several social media ‘challenges’ have gone viral online by institutions like the Getty Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine on Instagram. I’ve compiled some of my personal favorites below. But you can find many more submission on Twitter, Instagram (here too), Facebook, and reddit! 1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci Recreation via Krlmhl on reddit 2. Arnolfini Wedding…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is Coming to Disney+ May 4

Hello, and welcome to a fresh edition of the Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. Today we have a lot of news about changes in Hollywood, and the welcome return of one beloved sitcom. Let's get started. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is Coming to Disney+ Early Welp, this feels right. Today, Disney announced that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be coming to Disney+ two months early. On which day? On May the Fourth, of course. Yes, Disney—likely looking to help fans staying home to slow the spread…

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The Race to Get Convalescent Plasma to Covid-19 Patients

One morning a few weeks ago, Rebecca Haley realized that her job had changed. Haley is the medical director for blood collection at Bloodworks Northwest, a nonprofit that serves 90 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. But, Haley decided, regular blood and platelet donations weren’t the focus anymore. Like thousands of blood centers across the country, Bloodworks needed to collect something new: plasma from Covid-19 survivors. How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?  Plus: What it means to “flatten the curve,” and everything else you need to know about the…

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The Shirk Report Volume 573

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Me when I’m free to go outside again – Choose your quarantine character – Get ready player one! – Week 4, things are going well | Feeling more connected each day | Green?! –…

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These 33 People Found Ways To Make The Best Out Of Quarantine

With more confirmed cases and casualties of COVID-19 cropping up every single, it’s easy to start losing hope. Especially when there are plenty of things to worry about that aren’t just getting sick with a potentially-fatal respiratory illness. Isolation, entire economies on the verge of collapsing, and mostly the uncertainty of our future are just a couple of things that can drive a person insane in no time. But when there’s a push towards one direction, there will always be people pushing back and this post is dedicated to everyone…

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Eventbrite pulls protest listings over violations of stay-at-home orders

Earlier this week, Facebook confirmed that it had begun pulling down select COVID-19 protests, citing violations of state-enforced social distancing. The social media giant was attempting a sort of diplomacy, noting that all rallies/protests would be assessed on a case by case basis, and crosschecked with local government. CNET today noted that Eventbrite has begun taking a similar approach, citing violations of both social distancing policy, as well as its own site guidelines. The news specifically covers a “Freedom” rally set for Ottawa on May 2, which, like a number…

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5 Types of Successful Contests on Instagram

A good way to improve the engagement of its followers on Instagram is to organize a contest. However, to turn this into success, it is necessary to establish a strategy beforehand. Always ask yourself, why offer a quiz? Is it to increase your visibility, increase the size of the community, and reward your loyal customers? The answer to this question will help you choose the participation mechanism to set up. Here, we will discuss 5 types of contests that have already proven themselves. 1)  Encourage the Creation of Creative Content…

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