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Here’s How To Cut Through The Marketing-Speak On 16 Common Products

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Pretty much everything you can buy is plastered with information. Some of it is useful, but most of it is clearly designed to trick people into buying stuff. So we asked our readers to cut through the marketing-speak by translating phrases that are all over common products. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up: 15 Entry by docbtbone 12 Entry by Fermosalua3 9 Entry by bazooka 6 Entry by MelsaWade 3…

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11 Common Red Flags On Dating Profiles (Translated)

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Romance is complicated, and despite all our interconnectedness, it’s harder than ever to meet somebody. Enter dating apps and websites: The new-millennium alternative to singles bars. Theoretically, you could meet somebody great. You could also meet somebody incredibly problematic. But how do you tell, just from your screen? Well, you could look for things like … 10 Entry by sonoftime 7 Entry by sonoftime 4 Entry by lemonstar 1 And the winner…

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The Best Bachelor In Paradise Recap Youll Ever Read: Week 2, Night 2 Betches

deserve a medalBachelor in Paradise,Becca finds Colton curled in the fetal position, weeping into his biceps. I paraphrase. She probably took one look at that crime scene on the floor and was like “you know, I think I’ll stick with my  fiancé.” Okay, this conversation is soooo awkward. Colton is, like, sniffling in the background while Becca tells him how happy and magical her life is. She’s like “if I hadn’t met you then I never would have realized how happy another man could make me. Feel better?” Becca, you’re…

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Bella Thorne Is Selling Atrocious Makeup And Lingerie Now Betches

Through minimal research, it appears that all of these products Bella’s selling may be in conjunction with her record deal. Which makes me wonder, who is funding this whole operation? Her mother? Because I listened to her music, and let me tell you, it is stuff only a mother could love. So without further ado, let’s investigate Bella Thorne’s latest business ventures! I’m not quite sure why Bella thinks that anyone would want to put a brand that says “Filthy” in the name on their person, let alone their face,…

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Does Charcoal Actually Work? 5 Ways You Should Be Using It Betches

1. Teeth Whitening My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Toothpaste If you step into a Sephora, you’ll see that every other skin care product boasts charcoal as the main ingredient for removing skin impurities. Charcoal acts as a magnet for dirt and oils in pores and actually pulls them out. This results in a cleaner, clearer complexion and smaller looking pores. 3. Hangovers Activated Charcoal Capsules PSA, activated charcoal can help with gas and bloating. Uh, why has this info been under the radar for so long??? Charcoal can help absorb…

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The Hidden Messages Within 30 Cliched Sayings

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. You’d think that in today’s world, when we have more ways than ever to communicate and interact, it’d be easier than ever to understand one another. Unfortunately, the reverse is true. People have more ways than ever to conceal what they actually mean. Because we’re all about helping people cut through the bullshit, we asked readers to point out the true meaning behind the things people say. 29 Entry by rs1 26…

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26 Movies You Thought Ended Happily That Actually Ended Sad As Sin

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Most movies and TV shows wrap things up in a nice, happy little package so we’ll walk away feeling warm and fuzzy. The thing is, sometimes those endings aren’t actually happy, when you think about them even for a second. We asked you to splash some well-known happy endings with the cold shower of reason. Here’s what you came up with: 25 Entry by Scott Laffey 22 Entry by T. S. Obiech…

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Marie Roda’s ‘The Challenge: Final Reckoning’ Recap: Burn Votes Are Only Cool When You Agree Betches

Hey all! Marie here with my The Challenge: Final Reckoning episode 6 recap. I really loved this episode, probably because I was in it, and so was every cast member. The challenge really spoke to the different team dynamics and my ability to be hilarious. Hope you thought so too!   This episode begins at the redemption house, where CT has created a breakdown of alliances across the wall. I am impressed with his insight, and most of all, his creativity. I wonder if he paints. Based off of the very few…

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8 Common Wedding Elements No One Actually Cares About Betches

Weddings are expensive AF no matter how you cut it. In addition to cutting costs for things so you can spend your money on important things like a house and a baller honeymoon, nixing things that your guests don’t care about is a smart move. Whether it’s programs or a certain type of dessert, don’t waste your 1. Programs Pass. We mentioned it here, but programs get forgotten, thrown out, or just generally ignored. If you’re really v concerned that people won’t know which version of “All Creatures of our God…

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The Most Annoying Things Couples Do That Really Need To Stop Betches

Being in a relationship is great. You always have a date to those events you dread going to, you don’t need to shave every other day, and the sex is (hopefully) consistent. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for you, but when you start shoving your tongues down each other’s throats during your morning commute on the subway, you make me want to throw up my breakfast. Here is a list of the most annoying things couples do so you and bae can stop grossing everyone out around you. (You might…

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5 Must-Have Pieces That Will Transition Your Summer Wardrobe To Fall Betches

Labor Day plans are underway for many and unfortunately for everyone, this means summer is truly coming to an end. While it will be hard saying goodbye to summer Fridays at work, flirty wrap dresses, and being able to go out without a jacket, it is admittedly nice to welcome a cool breeze, eagerly await the arrival of the v basic PSL, and ditch the dresses for comfy office attire that finally caters to both the temperature outside and tundra temperatures in the office. Despite it being mid-August, it has been rainy,…

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Why Do People Ghost? I Asked A Dating Expert About The Science Behind Ghosting Betches

The explanation might not be what you expect, according to Dr. Jenny Taitz, clinical psychologist and author of In her career as a cognitive behavioral therapist, she’s spoken to ghosts and ghostees alike. “The thought of having an awkward conversation or disappointing someone is something that people want to avoid,” Dr. Taitz says, “And so they just don’t address the conversation.” They vanish into thin air rather than making a quick phone call to tell you that they decided to get back with their ex, because they “didn’t know how…

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10 Affordable Sunglasses That Look Expensive Betches

Edgy Edgy and trendy sunglasses are having a moment right now. From matrix styles to light colored lenses, here are the edgiest shades that will look fire in all your Instas. Free People ‘City Slicker’ Aviator Sunglasses Free People ‘Dyllon’ Metal Round Sunglasses Oversized Oversized shades naturally have a very Olsen twin feel. They give that effortless vibe we all strive for, like, “omg is she famous? Or… just hungover?” Since you can’t see sh*t behind those thick black frames, no one will ever know! Free People ‘Real Deal’ Oversized Sunglasses…

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27 Disturbing Things Your Boss Actually Made You Do

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. There’s a reason The Office was such a runaway hit. It pointed out how bizarre the average workplace is. So we asked our readers to look into their own job histories and tell us the strangest things their bosses actually asked them to do. And it turns out that between insane rules and bizarre requests from disturbingly shameless supervisors, the modern workplace is more headscratching than ever. 26 Entry by Rich949 23…

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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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