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Make a Ninja Star Fidget Spinner

Makers continue to go crazy over fidget spinners, those little adult stress toys that you hold between two fingers and mindlessly spin while you’re on the phone, brainstorming, or planning to take over the world. The popularity of these adult shut-up toys has gotten to the point where people are …

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I was hooked on meth for 11 years. If you know and love an addict, this article is for you.

I spent 11 years addicted to methamphetamine and have now been clean for nine. Today, I am a self-defense instructor, a budding entrepreneur, a volunteer first responder, a friend and family member. Yet at my core I consider myself a garden-variety recovered drug addict.<p>So to the fellow addict: You …

4 Secret Body Language Signs to Tell If Someone Is Lying

It is completely possible to reduce the likelihood of being manipulated by others. There are slight hints within our body language that can tell you …

Study: Why sex abstinence drives male rats to drug abuse

Some say sex is the most powerful drug in the world. It does excite the same brain areas as amphetamines - and makes male rats more prone to seeking …

This 6-Year-Old's Letter to President Obama Could Teach Us All a Lesson in Compassion

Meet Alex, the 6-year-old boy who wrote a letter to the President asking if a young Syrian refugee could become part of his family.<p>There's a lot we can learn from kids, and the story of a young boy who wrote a letter to President Obama offering up his home for a Syrian child is no better example of …

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything…

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is perspective, not the truth. – Marcus AurelisThe post Everything we hear is an …

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would…

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.The post If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you …

15 Signs You Have Become More Mature Though You Don’t Even Know It

I’ve always resisted growing up. When I was younger I used to think that, with enough effort, you could preserve the mindset of a child; alas, this …

This Video Uses Balloons To Represent People We Meet In Our Lives And You May Cry At The End

As much as we pretend that we go through our lives alone, if one stops to think about all our life’s experiences and all the people we’ve met, it …

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

The current Dalai Lama is the principal monk of Tibetan Buddhism. He became the political leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen. The fourteenth Lama, …

Landmark Study Shows Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo -- NOT Cancer

No matter how much doctors push the treatment, chemotherapy might not be the best option in the fight against cancer, as a new study shows up to 50 …

Bill Nye Just Blew Up Your Favorite Conspiracy Theory

Aliens haven't visited Earth—yet.<p>God it's great when Bill Nye teaches things. Usually.<p>For Big Think's #TuesdaysWithBill video series, someone asked if the government is hiding information about aliens from the public for fear it would disrupt our lives too much. So, your standard, run of the mill …

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SWAT Team Raids Unarmed Man's Home and Kills Him Over Two Grams of Pot

Tampa, FL – Another life was taken by cops in the senseless war on drugs, this time an unarmed man sitting in a bedroom with two grams of weed.<p>A …

I Don’t Need To Talk Like A Lady, Thank You Very F**king Much

I am a firm believer that a well-landed F-bomb deserves its rightful place in our society. I also believe that, as a woman, I have as much access to …

What's next for Mexico's drug cartels after El Chapo

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman awaits extradition to the United States, he leaves behind what appears to be a new landscape for Mexico's drug cartels.<p>Last week, his son, Jesus Alfredo Guzman, was kidnapped by men authorities believe were members of a rival cartel. Sources tell CNN he was …

Son of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped in Mexico

<b>A son of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was among suspected criminals abducted in a Pacific coast city on Monday, officials say.</b><p>They say Jesus Alfredo Guzman, 29, was one of six members of the Sinaloa Cartel seized by members of a rival gang, Jalisco New Generation.<p>The incident took …

This Artist Explains How To Draw Female Superheroes Who Look Natural Not Hyper-Sexualised

One of the biggest criticisms of comic books has been the overtly sexualized representation of women. Wonder Woman was seen on the big screen for the …

18 sneaky tactics to figure out what other people are thinking before they say a word

Perhaps it's less about what they said explicitly and more about how they looked while they said it. As in, their gaze was freakishly fixed on your face or their left leg kept jiggling.<p>Scientists have spent decades trying to figure out what these nonverbal displays really mean.<p>And while sometimes …

How to Read People: Five Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The Beginner’s Guide to Shell Scripting: The Basics

The term “shell scripting” gets mentioned often in Linux forums, but many users aren’t familiar with it. Learning this easy and powerful programming …

11 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

The Rules of Attraction in the Game of Love

To figure out how we pick mates, scientists have measured every shape and angle of the human face, studied the symmetry of dancers, crafted formulas …

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The Original Disney Princess Fairy Tales Rival Every Horror Movie Ever

The gut-wrenching truth behind your beloved Disney movies puts the gore in all those "Saw" movies to shame. BuzzFeed dropped a video Wednesday (Nov. …

40 Hilarious Halloween Costumes You Have To Try

1) Heisenberger<p>Source: uproxx.com<p>For those of you who have been stuck under a rock these past few years, it’s the naughty-but-lovable Heisenberg from …

The Search Continues For The San Jose Alien

On November 7, 2015 the search for alien life on Earth supposedly came to an end when this creepy little critter was found in a backyard in San Jose, …

Funny video shows pet dogs drag owner off during walk

Hilarious footage has emerged of the moment three dogs drag their owner off her driveway as they go out for a walk<p>An amusing video shows the moment a woman trying to walk her dogs is dragged off her driveway by them.<p>The woman’s CCTV system captured the moment at her home in Devon.<p>She can be seen …

Pets

Pyro mini is a new $150 gadget that lets you shoot fireballs from your hands like a superhero

I test hundreds of products each year that span all kinds of categories. From smartphones, tablets and wearables to clothing, headphones, accessories …

12 Brutal Truths You Need To Consider For A Healthy Relationship

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