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This Woman’s Hack For Making More Tip Money On Valentine’s Day Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

People often use Valentine’s Day as a chance to splurge on their significant other, but one waitress figured out a (low key amazing) way to spend the day making a little extra money for herself. Twitter user Ellie shared her pretty brilliant plan to …
By Mia Mercado

People Are Fighting Over Whether You Wet A Toothbrush Before Or After Putting On Toothpaste

Are you a water-then-toothpaste person or a toothpaste-then-water person? Or are you, god forbid, a no-water-completely-dry-toothpaste-only person? There is currently a Twitter debate on when to wet your toothbrush when you brush your teeth. Yes, we …
By Mia Mercado

People Who Are Upset By Loud Chewing Noises Face Yet Another Unexpected Side Effect

Are you not a fan of noisy chewers? Is living with loud eaters your own personal version of hell? Your annoyance could be affecting you beyond your enjoyment at dinner table. A new study on how learning is affected by misophonia — the scientific term…
By Mia Mercado

Nobody Knows What The “Mac” In Mac & Cheese Stands For & Twitter Is Freaking Out

Where were you when you realized that “mac” could be an acronym for “Macaroni And Cheese” in addition to being short for just “macaroni”? Was it right now? Do you need to lie down for a second? Twitter is properly shooketh after a few people realized…
By Mia Mercado

This Dog Tried To Run For Governor, But Kansas Officials Said No

State officials have squandered all our hopes and dreams before they even had a chance to be fully realized, saying that no, a dog cannot run for governor of Kansas. I guess Kansas officials don’t want us to be happy. That or they aren’t ready to adm…
By Mia Mercado

9 Things You Did To Get Your Crush To Notice You In The 2000s

The early ‘00s were a more innocent time, when many of our millennial minds were clouded with adolescent hormones and our middle school bodies were shrouded in popcorn shirts and body glitter. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, why won’t we all take a…
By Mia Mercado

This Store’s “Husband” V-Day Card Cost More Than Its “Wife” One — And People Were Furious

A British grocery store is promising to reprice its Valentine’s Day cards after one patron noticed that a "Husband" card was more expensive than a "wife" card despite the two greetings having a nearly identical design. A Twitter user shared a picture…
By Mia Mercado

Men & Women’s Figure Skating Are Scored Differently — Here’s Why

Figure skating is one of the few sports in which women have a perceived societal advantage, at least in the way of audience attention. (Albeit that advantage is still rooted in some sexist notions regarding female sports which deserved to be examined…
By Mia Mercado

This $3000 Burger Comes With An Engagement Ring For The Most Extra Proposal EVER

If your idea of romance involves diamonds and diner food, you’re in luck because one Boston restaurant is selling a burger with an engagement ring in it this Valentine’s Day. The $3000 burger/ring combo is being offered by Pauli’s, a restaurant in th…
By Mia Mercado

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Valentine’s Day Week Plans Are Already Cuter Than Yours

In case you needed something to gush over today, the official Royal Twitter account has shared Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plans for Valentine’s Day week. (Yes, it is being declared a full week now as per the Royal Family’s plans. Call it commer…
By Mia Mercado

This Gym's Reaction To A Woman Who Claimed An Employee Was Stalking Her Will Infuriate You

Sexual harassment often goes unreported, in part because of the accuser’s very real fear of retribution. Take, for example, Reddit user sammydodge who recently shared an experience in which she complained about a gym employee’s stalking behavior and …
By Mia Mercado

The Food Options In The Olympic Village’s Cafeteria Are So Glorious You Might Cry

If there was an Olympic event where athletes just listed the food they ate in a day, it would be my new favorite sport. Anyone who’s watched the Olympics (or just seen the insane muscles on an Olympian) has likely wondered at least once what Olympic …
By Mia Mercado

These Super Bowl Memes Will Make You Laugh Harder Than The Commercials

The 2018 Super Bowl is just around the corner and there are plenty of things for everyone to be excited about. The Super Bowl food! The Super Bowl commercials! The Super Bowl sports! And of course, my sweet internet child, the Super Bowl memes. Who d…
By Mia Mercado

Pepsi's Super Bowl Commercial Has A Narrator You'll DEFINITELY Recognize

Advertisers bring their A-game to Super Bowl commercials, often enlisting the help of a roster of A-list celebrities. In Pepsi’s 2018 Super Bowl commercial, you’ll recognize more than a few famous faces as well as the voice of one of the many Jameses…
By Mia Mercado

Female Olympians Are Still Widely Underrepresented, Especially In These 3 Countries

In recent years, most every country has made notable strides when it comes to female representation at the Olympics. As we await the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, hopefully this trend, established by the most recent Olympic games, will continu…
By Mia Mercado

North & South Korea Are Reporting Dangerous Flu Outbreaks Just Before The Winter Olympics

As officials prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, which are set to start on February 9, they are also preparing for an influx of the flu virus. As CNN reports, both North and South Korea are reporting flu outbreaks just days before th…
By Mia Mercado

The Number Of Adults Living With Roommates Just Keeps Rising — Here’s Why

According to a new survey from Pew Research Center, almost one-in-three U.S. adults has an adult roommate who is not their romantic partner or a college student aged 18 to 24. This rise in shared living is primarily due to an increase in two situatio…
By Mia Mercado

This New Interview With "Left Shark" Is The Pep Talk You Genuinely Need Right Now

Rejoice, internet, for your president has spoken. (No, not that president who gave the State of the Union last night.) The president of the people, the world’s purest hero, and the infamously offbeat aquatic dancer Left Shark gave an interview with N…
By Mia Mercado

This Company Will Send People To Events For You If You Can't Go & It's 'Black Mirror' As Heck

You can get just about anything delivered straight to your doorstep nowadays: pizza, puppies, and maybe soon ... people? This week, Japanese researchers demoed "human ubers," a new technology that would allow people to remotely attend events in a mor…
By Mia Mercado

This Bar Literally Banned Customers From Using The Word “Literally”

Nothing awakens the inner grammarian in some people quite like the word "literally," especially when used to mean "figuratively." The utterance is so infuriating to some that a New York bar has banned customers from using the word "literally." Contin…
By Mia Mercado