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5 Things You Should Know – Part 463

Jun 27, 2022

Here are 5 things you should know. 1. Plan B pills have a four-year shelf life and can be bought online directly from the manufacturer with no ID or Rx required. If you live in a state where your reproductive rights may soon be in jeopardy, you may want to order now before state officials start banning sales. Source: https://www.planbonestep.com/ 2. Taking a video of your rental car when you pick it up may save you from false damage claims. 3. Pregnancy tests from the dollar store a ...read more

25 Uplifting Headlines of the Week – Part 277

Jun 27, 2022

Here are this week’s uplifting headlines. 1-5 Uplifting Headlines of the Week 1. More than 200,000 borrowers now qualify for student debt forgiveness. – Source 2. EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’. – Source 3. ‘We aren’t going anywhere:’ Drag Queen Story Hour forges ahead after Proud Boys’ disruption. – Source 4. Drones are swallowing tonnes of plastic waste before it reaches the ocean. – Source 5. Atlanta lawyers will rep anyone prosecuted ...read more

I Tried K18, the Better-Than-Olaplex Mask, and It Saved My Damaged Hair

Jun 27, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. We tested the salon-loved K18 hair mask to see if it really holds up to heat- and color-damaged hair. Spoiler alert: It exceeded our expectations. Madi Koetting/rd.com I’m a curly-haired girly, and my strands have undergone several phases through the y ...read more

That Time Over 1000 People Were Crammed Onto One Plane in a Desperate Rescue Attempt

Jun 27, 2022

The Boeing 747 is among the most iconic and celebrated aircraft in history. Since first taking to the skies in 1969, the world’s first “Jumbo Jet” has become synonymous with luxury and reliability in air travel, the more than 1,500 aircraft produced having carried over 4 billion passengers over the last 50 years. But sadly the reign of the venerable “Queen of the Skies” is slowly coming to an end as more and more airlines trade in their ageing fleets for newer, more fuel-efficient ...read more

These Teens Serve on the Front Lines of Their Local Fire Department

Jun 26, 2022

In an unexpected turn of events, these teenagers went from math class to answering ambulance calls. Amy Feiereisel EMTs Cooper Antonson, Reese Mono, and Sophia DeVito When 16-year-old Grayden Brunet joined the Sackets Harbor, New York, volunteer fire department in 2017, he was the youngest on the squad by 20 years. He was so stoked to be following in his dad’s footsteps that he persuaded two classmates, Niklas Brazie and Dalton Hardison, to sign up too. A few years later, the older fi ...read more

100 Best Friend Captions for Instagram That Perfectly Sum Up Your Friendship

Jun 26, 2022

From funny to sentimental to cute—pictures with your favorites deserve only the best. If there’s one thing that’s remained true over the years, it’s the old Irish proverb about friendship: “ A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” If you have pictures with your best friend, they’re surely cherished—maybe you’ve framed them, or you want to share them online for all to see. If you’ve pondered best friend captions for Instagram, you’ve co ...read more

The Badass Sergeant Who was His Own One Man Army

Jun 26, 2022

In 1814, some 20,000 troops of the British East India Company launched an assault on the Kingdom of Ghorka in what is today Nepal, seeking to expand their influence into the Indian subcontinent’s mountainous northern territories. To their surprise, the British encountered unexpectedly fierce resistance from local mountain warriors known as Ghorkalis, and the conflict quickly degenerated into a bloody two-year slog. So impressed were the British by the Ghorkalis’ fighting spirit that def ...read more

15 Fascinating Facts About New York State

Jun 26, 2022

Most commonly known as the Empire State, New York was the 11th state to join the United States of America on July 26, 1788. It has a population of 19,453,561 people (as of 2019), making it the fourth most populous state. New York is bordered by the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Jersey. With 54,555 square miles (141,300 square kilometers) of land and water, it is the 27th largest state. The capital of New York is Albany, situated in the far ea ...read more

33 Smart Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Jun 26, 2022

Feel like the household demands on your hard-earned cash are higher than ever? You're not alone. Luckily, there are steps you can take that add up to noticeable savings. RD.com, TMB Studio With news of gas and grocery costs continuing to skyrocket, it’s natural to want to cut spending however you can. Focusing on how to save energy and reduce home energy costs is a smart move, given that the typical U.S. household spends more than $2,000 per year on heating, cooling, powering electron ...read more

Random #340 – 50 Unbelievable Random Facts

Jun 26, 2022

1 Secessio Plebis Secessio Plebis was a form of revolt first introduced in ancient Rome. When the ruling class of Rome would become too corrupt or unjust to the commoners, the commoners would band together, evacuate the entire city, and leave the elites to fend for themselves. 2. To collect taxes, Christian IV of Denmark asked captains of ships crossing the Øresund to estimate the value of their cargo, which was applied as the tax base without further audit. This als ...read more