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Why God Made Jesus Ugly

ShareTweet I noticed something deflating the other day. I was playing around on Google doing some research for my blog. I typed “Why did God. . .” and then I stopped. I noticed a question that appeared: Why did God make me ugly? And then I sighed. I almost never feel sympathetic for things like this, but for some reason, this time I did. I felt hurt for the people who felt the need to ask Google such a disheartening question. But who can you blame? Our world doesn’t help. In the day…

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“It Just Went Too Fast”: A Letter to My Daughter-in-Law

ShareTweet I am sitting in a coffee shop right now. A few months ago I sat in this exact chair as I met with a young lady. We were talking about how much she loved my son. She told me she could see herself married to him. I could see the sincerity in her eyes, and I believed her. I told her I wanted to be her friend, and would support this new relationship as best as I could. I warned her I could be a little bit overprotective about…

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I Didnt Know

ShareTweet As a mom, just like you never know when the “firsts” are coming, you also never know when the last time is truly the LAST time until the moment has passed you by. First steps, getting dressed all by him/herself, and the moment they say “I love you” are all amazing “firsts” to hang on to, but along with them, you can’t forget the bittersweet sting of the “lasts”: the last time you rock them to sleep, the last time they need a bottle, and the last time you…

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How Hollywood Thinks The World Looks (Vs. How It Looks)

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Movies and television are shaping the way you view the world, every time you stick them in your brain holes. And while nobody thinks that what they’re seeing is reality, it turns out that even their depictions of the real world are way off the mark. For example … 19 Entry by Buttersnix 16 Entry by Busteq 13 Entry by Harvey Sapigao 10 Entry by wonderfloam 7 Entry by burritomouth 4 Entry…

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19 Hilarious Fails You Just Have to Laugh At

When people say they “nailed it,” that usually means that whatever it was was a total disaster. It’s so much fun to laugh at people’s extreme fails, and that is why I’ve gathered you here today. Advertisement These pics all scream: Pizza Face via: Reddit There’s a hilarious amount of hope in that smiling pizza face, which makes the disaster it became after cooking just that much funnier. Advertisement Transfer the image via: Reddit This did not go well. To say the least. I don’t think this person followed the instructions.…

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Formerly Jailed Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Gives Support to Ex-NYC Jail Union Boss at Retrial

Former New Jersey Nets player and ex-convict Jayson Williams gave moral support to former jail guard union boss Norman Seabrook on Thursday at his retrial for an alleged kickback he received for putting union cash into a hedge fund without authorization. Hes like family to me, Williams told the New York Daily News. Seabrook is accused of accepting a $60,000 payment for making a $20 million union investment into a shady hedge fund. Williams and Seabrook have reportedly known each other for over a decade, with Seabrook helping out with…

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18 Easy Ways to Trick Your Brain into Believing Youre Actually Happy

Endorphins are the human brain’s au naturel drug of choice. Our bodies release these feel-good neurochemicals when faced with high levels of stress, fear, or pain. Once released, endorphins then attach themselves to specific receptors in your brain, creating a chemical response that diminishes your perception of pain and increases your overall sense of well-being. Advertisement When it comes to endorphins, there’s usually a catch; no pain, no gain. We’re here to help you manipulate your own brain into believing that you deserve to be happy. 1) LOL 2) SUN…

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Ways The World Was Clearly Not Designed With You In Mind

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. We like to think of ourselves as accommodating and inclusive, these days, but sometimes it still seems like the world around us was designed with somebody else entirely in mind. Clothing that never seems to fit your body shape. Flesh-colored Band-Aids that don’t match your skin. Tools that assume that everyone is right-handed. We could go on and on. Instead, we asked our readers to. They told us … 25 Entry by…

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Spanish anti-Uber taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation

A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities. The VTC licenses are used by Uber and local ride-hailing rival Cabify to offer professional driver services in the country. So the government’s decision looks likely to limit the size of their businesses in regional markets which choose to uphold the cap. Previous decisions by European courts have essentially closed down Uber’s p2p (non-professional driver)…

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Black, White, and Belonging: My Brush With Curlfest

As a little girl, my hair salon was the living room floor. I would sit in front of my mother as she listed my optionsponytails, braids, half-up/half-down. All were relatively easy, but none were painless as I sat tearfully while a standard hairbrush ripped through the knots in my curly hair. Being mixed was a fact of my life, but not something that I considered notable. People asked me all the time what race I was, and Id tell them and think nothing more of it. My hair was thick…

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The Only Person To Ever Golf on the Moon

Image Credit: NASA On February 6, 1971 Alan Shepard became the first and only person to ever golf on the moon. To pull off the feat, Shepard used a modified six iron with the club head affixed to the handle of a ‘contingency sample return device’. Shepard duffed the first ball, but estimates his second shot travelled more than 200 yards. You can watch the historic moment in the embedded video below. After returning to Earth Shepard donated the club to the USGA Museum in 1974. A replica can also…

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