People spend millions of dollars on beauty and cleaning products when, to be honest, a lot of things can be made at home. Yes, it might take a little bit of work, but it can also only take two ingredients. Two. That’s it. In fact, you probably have most of these things in your house already.
It’s tough to give the strange people you meet on public transportation the benefit of the doubt.
Between the weird, smelly sandwiches they insist on eating to their utter disregard for your personal space, some of the strangest people you meet will be on the train. But one viral Facebook post might make you think twice about judging fellow passengers.
When 6’5″ tall bald man entered the sky train in Vancouver shouting, cursing and generally scaring everyone around, it was a 70-year-old woman who swooped in to ease the situation.
In a miraculous display of humanity, the woman reached for the man’s hand and held it, according to a Facebook post written by an observer.
“While everyone was scared, this one seventy year old woman reached out her hand, tightly gripping his hand until he calmed down, sat down silently, with eventual tears in his eyes,” witness Ehab Taha wrote.
Sometimes these kind of situations just need a mother’s touch, and the woman gave that to the man quite literally.
“I spoke to the woman after this incident and she simply said, ‘I’m a mother and he needed someone to touch,'” Taha wrote.
Taha’s takeaway from the event is one we could all use to remember in our most stressful commuting moments.
“Don’t fear or judge the stranger on the bus: life does not provide equal welfare for all its residents.”
Hollywood writers never fail to amaze and entice us with characters that draw us in due to compelling personalities and storylines that are flawlessly depicted by the actors and actresses cast. But there are also times that the stories seem to write themselves, and those are the times that characters are based on real life.
Whether it’s a famous face from history or someone who had an amazing true story, these roles often lead to Academy Awards the for the people who play them on screen. Here are some of the most notable times they heard, “And the Oscar goes to…”
There’s no denying that animals are awesome. They sleep wherever and whenever they want. They go with their gut even if it results in questionable decisions. And they basically live to eat. These should be goals, people! Goals!
And even though they don’t walk around with a phone snapping selfies, the mere humans who share their oxygen do, and sometimes they capture awesomely awkward moments.
Let’s be honest. Most of the time when people say, “No pun intended,” they actually kind of sort of intended it and think they’re clever but don’t want to act like they meant it in case nobody else caught the pun.
OK. Maybe that’s just me.
But the Instagram account Punny Pixels took those everyday phrases we throw around and created visuals to illustrate those puns. They’re so freaking simple that it’s ridiculous, but they’re also so freaking clever that you’ll wish you had, well, “intended” them first.
Growing up with siblings is never just smooth sailing. Of course you always have someone to hang out with when there’s no one else around, you can both complain about your parents, and you’re guaranteed an extra gift from them on the holiday, but they’re still a pain in the butt.
You fight. You get annoyed. You do things that you might not exactly be proud of — okay, maybe you secretly are, like the people on Whisper and Reddit who shared the funniest thing they did to a sibling growing up.
These days it seems like $1 really doesn’t get you much. Maybe a pack of gum or a scratch-off lottery ticket you hope will net you at least $2. Profit!
But the people at BuzzFeed asked their community what kind of food $1 can buy in their country for the equivalent of $1 in America currency. After all, it always comes back to food, and you know if you had extra money you would totally buy the name brand cereal even when it wasn’t on sale.
But if you have an extra dollar, check out what grub you could get around the world. Take it with a grain of salt — some of the choices are kind of weird — but the differences are pretty staggering.
Hungary — a whole bottle of wine
Then again, they say the cheaper the liquor, the cheaper the hangover…
If you drink coffee and travel, you know one of the first things you do when you land is look for that familiar green awning. Yes, Starbucks speaks the universal language of coffee love to people from all over the world, promising that lift with a uniquely bitter aftertaste.
The point is that Starbucks is everywhere. Need proof? Here you go.
Chances are you probably flip right past the dedication page when you start a new book (you know, those things with pages that you don’t have to plug in and charge). Well, my friends, you might just be missing out on a page the author took the time to make a little bit more creative…for better or worse.
How many times have you looked at a recipe and thought it looked great only to discover that the list of ingredients was a mile long and would cause even an Iron Chef to roll their eyes and stick a frozen pizza in the oven? Exactly.
Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and it can be delicious with only three ingredients or less. Now, we’re not talking about peanut butter and jelly or a bowl of cereal with milk — although there’s nothing wrong with those — but rather more innovative creations like Nutella cake, jalapeno poppers, pulled pork, and ice cream.
You’ll wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
One Ingredient Banana “Soft Serve”
The recipe that has been sweeping the Internet for the past couple of years is so simple it’s not even a “recipe.”
It’s actually frozen bananas thrown in the food processor until they reach the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Seriously.
It’s really that good, and the possibilities for modifications are endless — peanut butter, cookies, other fruit, and so many other things.