• They gave up their typical life to face high winds and stormy seas… in a boat. 

    Matt and Jessica Johnson quit their day jobs, sold everything and bought a boat to sail the world. They haven’t looked back since.

    In August 2011, the 32-year-olds left their hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in their sail boat. Mirror reports that so far the couple has visited 16 countries from South America to the Caribbean and even crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice.

    In their former lives, Matt was a sales manager at a car dealership and Jessica worked at an auto insurance company. But one day, they decided to sell everything, including their home, and save up for this life-time trip.

    “Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career,” the couple told the online news outlet. “So far we’ve also left out the part about having 2.5 kids.”

    But instead of kids, the Johnsons decided to add a new member to their travels by adopting a cat named Georgie. The feline

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  • An HIV-positive man took an interesting approach to testing the stigma attached to having HIV/AIDS by standing on a street with his arms out and asking random people to touch him.

    Janne, the man in the video, partnered up with a broadcasting company and took to the streets of Helsinki, Finland, to see how people would react.


    Although the video is not in English, they can be seen making a sign that reads “I AM HIV-POSITIVE. TOUCH ME!”

    At first people look at him, read the sign and keep on walking, seeming rather confused by the gesture.

    But despite all of the weird glances coming his way, the man stands there, unwavering.

    It pays off when a few moments later one woman stops, squeezes his hand, and continues.

    Eventually, people are seen stopping in their tracks to turn around and give him a pat on the shoulder.  

    The support begins to get overwhelming when two women take it upon themselves to not only touch him, but to hug him.

    To his joy, those were just the beginning of many hugs

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  • 15 ways to overcome smartphone addiction


    Nomophobia is short for “no-mobile-phone phobia”.

    It’s the fear of being away from your smartphone or not having network coverage. And it’s on the rise.

    87% of young adults say that their smartphone never leaves their side, while 80% of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up.

    Smartphone addiction is becoming a big problem. Here are some signs of addiction:

    - You frequently use your phone at mealtimes.

    - You spend more time on your phone than interacting with others in person.

    - You frequently use your phone when you know you should be doing something else more productive.

    - You frequently use your smartphone while performing tasks that require focus, e.g. completing an assignment, writing a report, driving.

    - You feel uncomfortable when your phone isn’t with you.

    - You sometimes check your phone in the middle of the night.

    Are you an addict, or do you know someone who is?

    (If you’re interested, you can take this free online smartphone addiction test designed by The

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  • In an attempt to show women who won’t stop complaining about wearing heels what wimps they are, Brandon Cohen took it upon himself to “straight up dominate the heel game” by wearing a pair of strappy high heels for an entire day.

    Unfortunately for him, things don’t go quite as planned.

    The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with Cohen exchanging his shoes for a pair of black high heels. After only a few steps, he begins to immediately regret his decision.

    “I’m already in so much pain it’s astounding,” he says while he waits for the elevator.

    Cohen is then shown trying — and failing — to power through his daily activities from a whole new altitude.

    When he goes out for lunch, he recognizes his first mistake: parking so far away from the exit.

    As he goes down a stairwell, he grips both sides of the handle bars saying “this is just… not safe.”

    After lunch, at around 2:30 p.m, Cohen tells the person who’s filming that he has to get the car because he’s “not going to be able to survive that walk

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  • Move over, Grumpy Cat. There’s a new adorably dissatisfied kitty winning hearts online. 

    Meet Luhu, the sad celebrity cat that is sure to your Facebook and Twitter feeds. 

    Luhu’s owner, Maggie Liu, has been uploading pictures her cat on her Instagram account, where more than 10,000 followers have been checking in on the cute sad-eye feline.

    The tabby cat lives with her two older brothers, Barher and Bardie, in Beijing, China. And although the three cats share the same mother, Luhu is the only one in the family with those big, sad eyes. 

    Even when playing with her toy panda, Luhu looks adorably distraught. Nothing seems to cheer her up.

    But despite what we may see, Luhu is far from a sad cat. She plays regularly with her brothers and has displayed these sad facial expressions ever since she was a kitten.

    Liu explains on the Instagram account that her cats “faces, tastes and personalities are totally different.”

    Well, different appears to be working. Luhu Internet continues to grow

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  • Back to the Future fans may get a real kick out of this one.

    Lexus, the motor company most famous for its high-end SUVs, is introducing its latest mode of transportation … the Hoverboard. 

    The latest video in Lexus’ Amazing in Motion series reveals what appears to be a legitimate, rideable hoverboard that can float an inch off the ground. And while it’s not quite what we saw Marty McFly riding in Back to the Future 2, this impressive creation is far more technologically advanced.

    “When technology, design and imagination come together, amazing things can be achieved,” posted Lexus in their promotional video on YouTube.

    On the website, Lexus describes what went into making one of these cool hoverboards, which they’re calling the SLIDE. It uses magnetic levitation to achieve its floating movement. Through liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets, the hoverboard is able to support an actual rider. 

    The design of the SLIDE is unique, too. It features the Lexus symbol on

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  • The miracle of birth is a truly, truly beautiful thing.

    These baby shower cakes are not.

    While great swathes of the global population celebrate the arrival of new life into the world with all manner of heartwarming ceremonies, in parts of the Western world it has become a custom to throw a baby shower complete with a novelty cake.

    Generally, these cakes are a thing of beauty but sometimes they go horribly awry and we have the photos to prove it.

    Be warned: these are not for the faint of heart.

    We get where they're going with this but that protruding foot just makes us think of 'Alien'.


    Ingenious use of the baby scan but hot pink and zebra print? Really?

    What the hell is that 'baby' suspended in? To be fair, this is probably quite realistic but still utterly gross.

    Is this fondant woman delivering her own baby? Excellent eyebrow detail, really exemplifies the excruciating pain that is childbirth.

    Ah yes, remember in the olden days when babies were delivered through the mouth of a lion?

    A bun in

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  • Talk about a special bond between two friends.

    Glenn and Buzz have been inseparable since the day they were abandoned but now they’re looking for a new home together.  

    Glenn, a Jack Russell, is permanently blind but gets around with the help of his guide dog Buzz, the Staffordshire bull terrier. 

    “Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes and it’s as simple as that,” Sue Biebly from Stray Aid rescue centre told the BBC. “Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz, and if they were separated even for a few minutes they both bark and become distressed, so they would need to have a loving home together.”

    Three weeks ago, the abandoned pair was found in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, England. They’re now being cared for and reside at the Stray Aid rescue centre, where the staff hope to find a loving home for the pair.

    The centre says the dogs, who are believed to be between nine and 10 years old, were dumped at the tunnel because of their age. Since becoming his guide dog, Buzz cannot stand to be separated from

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  • Doctors in Chile have discovered a 50-year-old fetus inside a 92-year-old woman’s abdomen.

    After suffering a nasty fall, the woman was admitted to a hospital. That’s where doctors learned via X-ray that she was carrying a decades-old, 4.4 lbs fetus, the BBC reports.

    The rare phenomenon, known as a lithopedion, is the result of a fetus dying during pregnancy and becoming calcified.  

    Marco Vargas Lazo, the director of the hospital, called the case “extraordinarily rare.”

    The fetus, he said, was large and developed, occupying all of her abdominal cavity.

    According to reports, there are only 300 known cases of “stone babies” in the world.

    The study states that the chance of “abnormal pregnancy” is one in 11,000, with lithopedion occurring in 1.5% to 1.8% of those cases.

    After looking at all of the recorded cases, the study found two-thirds of the diagnosis happened in women over the age of 40. The “period of fetus retention” ranged from four to 60-year-old women.

    The 92-year-old did not

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  • Give yourself a pat on the back.

    Parenthood is tough, and you’re doing the best you can.

    You thought the worst was over when you no longer had to deal with dirty diapers, multiple middle-of-the-night wakings, and temper tantrums.

    But it seems like the worst isn’t over. In the blink of an eye, you now have a defiant child on your hands.

    He talks back to you. He disobeys you. He doesn’t pay attention in class. He refuses to do his homework.

    Maybe the situation is more serious than that. Maybe he’s hanging out with bad company, or maybe he’s started smoking or drinking.

    You’ve tried everything, but things haven’t improved. But rest assured that there’s hope, because the situation can get better.

    Having mentored many rebellious, defiant children, I’ve come up with a list of 10 strategies that work:

    1. When you’re angry, walk away temporarily.

    It’s reasonable to get angry when your child is rude or disrespectful. But if you’re on the brink of losing control of your emotions, walk away.

    Tell your

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