Alternative News 15 Ways to Get Past an Awkward Moment Aug 13, 2012 We’ve all been in awkward situations, our lives are full of them. Nobody’s perfect, but how you handle it can turn an awkward moment into a partial win. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. *Bonus* If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:
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16 Amazing Facts About Sleep That Will Surely Impress You You need to sleep every day and sleeping is so important to you that lacking it could shorten your life. But I guess you didn’t really know much about sleep until you read this, right? Some of the facts about sleep really surprised me! 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep | visual.ly Want to sleep better? Weird & Unbelievable Facts New research published in Live Science  claimed that the humans have been predominantly right-handed for over 500,000 years, however, left-handed people make up 10 percent of the population, undoubtedly making them the odd ones out. There has been lots of research into why some people prefer … READ MORE Whether it’s leading countries, being part of a creative community or just wanting to experiment – at some point, some of the most famous names in history have tried or been addicted to drugs of some kind. Here’s the round-up of the most brilliant minds in history … READ MORE We all had that one weird kid in our class or that one friend who is so different that he stands out like a sore thumb. Leaving China for the first time, a 1,000 year old statue shares an interesting secret. We all are familiar with optical illusions – visual images that trick our eyes into seeing things differently than they are in reality. Here are 40 weird historical facts you probably didn’t learn in school.
50 Animated Gifs for Every Situation Ever If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be worth some kind of number I can’t even begin to comprehend. If you’ve ever found yourself browsing the Internet and felt compelled to respond with a witty reply, only to come up: wow, mind. blown., golf clap, etc. Then these animated gifs are for you! With the simple copy and paste of one of the images below you can make your feelings resonate while bathing in the adulation of Internet pundits the world over. This is the Sifter’s seventh installment of the Awesome Animated Gif Series. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:Paid Content:
List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Arts and culture Food and cooking Roll-style Western sushi. Searing meat does not "seal in" moisture, and in fact may actually cause meat to lose moisture. Legislation and crime Literature The Harry Potter books, though they have broken children's book publishing records, have not led to an increase in reading among children or adults, nor slowed the ongoing overall decline in book purchases by Americans, and children who did read the Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read more outside of the fantasy and mystery genres. Music Religion Hebrew Bible The forbidden fruit mentioned in the Book of Genesis is commonly assumed to be an apple, and is widely depicted as such in Western art. Islam
Muslim Lolita Fashion Is A New Trend Inspired By Japan In an awesome fashion mash-up that nobody could’ve foreseen, Muslim fans of the Japanese lolita fashion trend have begun pairing these sweet-as-candy outfits with their hijabs, creating a unique new style that Japanese lolita fans are falling in love with. The lolita trend, at its most basic, involves wearing modernized Victorian- or Rococo-style dresses and outfits that are heavily accessorized and painstakingly coordinated into elaborate costumes. The trend’s fans (called ‘lolitas’) then meet up at various events to spend time together and appreciate each others’ outfits (or, as they call them, ‘coords’). Two Muslim lolitas, Noor and Alyssa, have pioneered the combination of lolita costumes with their Muslim hijabs. While fittingly stylish and flamboyant, their costumes still fully adhere to their religious principles. More info: Tumblr (Alyssa) | Tumblr (Noor) | Blogspot (Noor) (h/t: rocketnews, vice)
I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” This is our ongoing quest for clever and simple tips to make your life easier. By the way: should you thirst for more genius ideas, be sure to check our other Life Hacks: -More genius like making a temporary tattoo and studying tricks -Genius ways to hide eyesores in your home: from laundry rooms to cracked flooring -Genius cooking hacks that make you look like a master chef -Brilliant parent hacks from handwriting to temper tantrums -Brilliant girlie life hacks -“Brilliant” parenting hacks from Gamer Dad Be Socialable, Share You Might Also Like Comments
Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things? Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday. Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals -- cute, funny and "neutral" photos of fluffy, fluffy puppies. The lucky participants then rated how they felt about the pictures: whether they agreed with the statement like "I just can't handle it!" The study's researchers, led by Rebecca Dyer, a graduate student in psychology at Yale University, dubs the phenomenon "cute aggression." "We think it's about high positive-affect, an approach orientation and almost a sense of lost control," she said. But for the sake of thoroughness, researchers did a second experiment to test whether the aggression was simply verbal, or whether people really did want to act out in response to wide-eyed kittens and cherubic babies. [LiveScience]
14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= "><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly. The threads on the jeans then will very effectively both fix any tiny bends in the blades that inevitably happen and will also sharpen the blades on your shaver cartidge. 2) How to make your teeth whiter Baking soda makes a good teeth whitener. 1.