What’s More Important? Sleep or Exercise?

It’s a debate that I’m sure you’ve engaged in with family, friends, or colleagues at some point. What’s more important: sleep or exercise?

We’re all incredibly busy and we feel spread thin already, so many of us have that internal debate when it’s time to hit the gym: do we skip our workout, or lose an hour of sleep and rest?

The best answer? According to Dr. Edward Laskowski of the Mayo Clinic, “I couldn’t choose between the two. Sleep and exercise are like food and water.”

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In other words, plan your life accordingly so you’ll be able to do both, because both are so important to our well being as humans. Go to sleep at a decent time so you can get seven to nine hours of sleep, and schedule your exercise routine at a time that won’t interfere with work and social obligations with family and friends.

Yes, that is easier said than done.

Here are the pros and cons of both missing a workout and losing out on sleep. Look them over and then you can decide for yourself.

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Pros of sleeping in and missing a workout include feeling rested so your next exercise session will be even better, and you’re giving your body much-needed recovery time…maybe even more than you realize.

The cons are you’ll obviously miss a workout, which is never good, and you could actually be sleeping too much. One study says that people who sleep less than four hours a night and more than eight hours a night both have the same risk of dying from heart disease.

Now, on to the pros and cons of losing sleep in order to do your workout.

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The pros of this situation are that you’ll sleep better the night that you choose this path because exercise always has an impact on sleep quality, even if you have insomnia or sleep apnea. Another con is that you’re helping your mental health every time you exercise.

And now for the negatives…

Your workout might not be as beneficial because your muscles function the same way your brain does. If your muscles think you should be sleeping, they might not function quite as well.

Also, you might be hungrier if you decide to skip sleep for the workout. A study showed that sleep-deprived people had higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, which makes you hungry, reduces calorie burn, and boosts fat retention.

Another study showed that lack of sleep can make dieting hard because it increases a chemical that makes eating more pleasurable…and that’s not good.

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Like I said, ideally you can do both and use your time wisely, but we know that isn’t always so easy with life obligations.

Therefore, do what’s best for you.

What do you think?

Talk to us in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

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These History Memes Are Perfect For Teaching

It can be hard to get students interested in learning about history sometimes, and even harder to relate lessons and events from the past to today’s world.

What better way to show it to this generation, then, than in the form of a meme?

And to that end, these 11 will really drive the point home.

11. It’s not funny, but it’s still true.

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10. For now, at least.

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9. Never bet against Mother Nature.

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8. That’s apparently asking too much.

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7. Watch and learn…

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6. I am dying at the accuracy.

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5. Nowhere they wanted to is the real answer.

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4. All are poo but some are more fancy.

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3. It’s still baffling, honestly.

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2. It can be a big confusing.

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1. There’s always a bigger gun.

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Hey, even I learned a thing or two scrolling through these – did you?

Let us know which you enjoyed the most (or which helped you “get” something) in the comments! Because that’s just what we do around here… especially if you’re a history nerd like us!

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Drive-In Movie Are Currently Thriving

I love a good drive-in movie. You pull in, drop the tailgate, spread out a blanket, and enjoy the show.

Drive-in movies are about as American as you get, not only because they’ve been around in the U.S. for a long time, but also because this is where the whole tradition began.

Drive-ins actually date back to the 1915 (in New Mexico) but the first patented drive-in opened in Pennsauken, New Jersey, in 1933. Richard Hollingshead was the man behind the first drive-in and he advertised his business as a place where “the whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.”

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Until World War II, there were still only 15 drive-in theaters across the United States. It wasn’t until after World War II and the resulting economic boom that drive-in theaters exploded across the country. Car ownership became a part of everyday American life and the demand for entertainment and drive-ins swept the nation.

By 1958, there were over 4,000 drive-in theaters spread across the U.S.

There was a decline in this phenomenon from the 1970s through the 1990s due to a number of factors including the rise of home video. The energy crisis of the 1970s didn’t help matters as people relied less on automobiles. Also, the implementation of daylight saving time in the 1970s made movies start an hour later and caused crowds to stay away.

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The numbers continued to dwindle and today there are only 305 drive-in theaters left in the U.S. All but five states still have at least one drive-in theater. The exceptions are Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, and North Dakota.

But, there’s been a bit of a change lately. With pretty much everything being shut down indefinitely because of the mayhem caused by the coronavirus, drive-ins are currently experiencing a bit of a revival. Because cars don’t count as a communal space, drive-ins in the U.S. have been crowded as of late.

Josh Frank, the owner of a drive-in theater in Austin, Texas, said,

“Who would have thought that drive-in movies would one day again become the most attractive option for going out?”

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins around the country had been experiencing a bit of a renaissance the past few years.

Josh Frank recently opened a second drive-in about 25 miles from Austin in the town of Round Rock.

Frank said,

“It’s been really, really, really something.

If I had opened a Round Rock location years ago, I would be maybe three decades closer to retirement.”

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A man named Spencer Folmar is even planning to open what he claims is the world’s biggest drive-in theater in Florida.

Folmar said,

“A cineplex can be a generic experience.

You might as well stream at home.

I want to create this world of cinema with a unique design.”

While we can only hope that the effects of the coronavirus on society are short-lived, let’s all hope that the drive-in, that perfect little piece of Americana, makes a permanent comeback.

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If You’re Working From Home, We Think These Memes Will Make You Laugh

I’ve been working from home for a whlie now, but for some people, this new reality is a big adjustment.

Maybe you can’t stay motivated, maybe the kids are driving you crazy, maybe your partner won’t leave you alone…the possibilities are endless.

Well, at least these funny memes about working from home should cheer you up.

Enjoy! And then get back to work…

1. From your new office.

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2. Getting tired of hearing that…

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3. Oh, I’m doing great.

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4. You have to look professional.

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5. I’m “working”.

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6. Great job!

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7. That looks familiar…

8. Working my ass off.

9. Sure thing, boss!

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10. This is excellent.

11. No pants = No problem.

12. Dammit, Cheryl…

13. Just go with the flow.

Funny and accurate, don’t you think?

Be honest with us: how’s the working from home going? Are you going insane or do you like it so far?

Tell us all about it in the comments!

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7 Interesting Career Choices You Can Pursue in College

While many of us are programmed to follow a typical track to become a doctor, lawyer or teacher, some people just can’t be contained in that box. For others, a more exciting, unique career path is the only way to go.

Well, a number of colleges around the United States offer out-of-the-box career choices that you can pursue. No matter what your interests are, there is a job for you. Let’s take a look at seven strange career choices you can pursue in college.

1. Business of Cannabis – Oaksterdam University

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As laws change, pursuing a marijuana-related career has become a more attractive option for a younger generation.

Marijuana has many medical benefits, and it can also be a booming business opportunity. With companies creating marijuana-infused drinks, creams and other interesting products, there is a legitimate opportunity to make money with this popular plant.

2. Auctioneering – Harrisburg Area Community College

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It may seem like a #ThrowbackThursday type of career, but becoming a licensed auctioneer can be an exciting, engaging job choice.

Of course, you have to have a knack for working a room—something that not everyone feels comfortable doing. By studying auctioneering at Harrisburg Area Community College, students can learn how to find the best merchandise and develop their voice for the sales floor.

Whether you’re auctioning off vintage cars or cattle, you’ll want to perfect your auction chant and be prepared for an onslaught of bidders.

3. Golf Course Management – University of Maryland

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Outdoor enthusiasts with an appreciation for golf can turn that into a career.

At the University of Maryland, students can learn the ins and outs of how to maintain a pristine golf course surface. This plant sciences degree involves plenty of biology and chemistry classes, so it may not be for everyone.

But if you can picture yourself spending your days on a golf course, this could be the career for you.

4. Turfgrass Science – Penn State University

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Yes, preparing a surface for play is critical for athletes’ safety, and it’s a major!

At Penn State University, you can get the full rundown of how to maintain safe playing surfaces. You will get exposure to subjects such as sod production and athletic field maintenance. Just be prepared to hit the books hard, as this career choice involves plenty of science classes involving biology, meteorology and chemistry. Get steppin’!

5. Costume Technology – DePaul University

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At DePaul University, you can unlock your creativity and learn a valuable (and potentially high-paying) skill that can help you on the fast track to Hollywood.

Costume technology majors will get a full rundown on everything it takes to succeed in a highly competitive industry. By the time you’re done, you will be an expert in design, business and ethics of the costume world. It’s time to make your creative dreams a reality.

6. Diving Business & Technology – College of the Florida Keys

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If working on the ground level just isn’t for you, consider taking the plunge at the College of the Florida Keys.

Water enthusiasts will love the Diving Business and Technology major that exposes students to all the elements of this underwater career. There are a number of specific jobs you could pursue utilizing this degree, including becoming a dive master, scuba instructor, commercial diver or even an underwater photographer.

Strap on your oxygen tank and goggles and get going under the sea.

7. Paper Science and Engineering – North Carolina State University

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If you’re a fan of The Office, then this career choice will hit home. Surprisingly, the business of paper can be a lucrative career field.

At North Carolina State, you have the opportunity to hone your skills utilizing very expensive laboratory equipment.

So what do you think? Anything here look like a major you’d be interested in pursuing? Wish these were around when you were back in school?

Let us know in the comments!

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7 College Majors You Might Not Know Even Exist

If you’re a prospective college student, there are a number of interesting college majors that you probably didn’t know existed.

From studying specific genres of music to learning more about horses, there truly is a subject matter available for just about every curious mind. Let’s take a closer look at seven college majors that you could consider pursuing if it fits your fancy.

1. Sexuality – San Francisco State University

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Don’t judge this one by the name alone. If you are interested in learning about the wide-ranging topics involved with human sexuality, San Francisco State University is the place to go.

This college major allows you to explore sexuality from a number of angles, including its role in the arts and literature. You might just pick up a few tips that could help you right at home.

2. Jazz Studies – University of North Texas, East Carolina University and University of Louisville

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Music aficionados can study the soulful tones of jazz at a few different colleges, including the University of Louisville.

Not only will students learn how to play jazz music but they also will get exposure to the genre’s unique history and cultural impact. So pick up your saxophone and start applying!

3. Pop Music – University of Southern California

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If the slower pace of jazz studies doesn’t do the trick, you can still pursue a music-related degree at USC. G

et started on your journey to pop fame by learning about the history of pop music as well as the writing process. If you dedicate yourself to learning the ins and outs of the music business and have an ounce of talent, you may just make your music dreams come true.

4. EcoGastronomy – University of New Hampshire

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For health-conscious students, the University of New Hampshire offers a unique college major known as EcoGastronomy.

This program was launched in 2008 and focuses on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture and hospitality. By the time you’re done, you’ll definitely have a deeper appreciation and understanding of where our food comes from.

5. Equine Studies – Becker College

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Animal lovers should certainly consider enrolling at Becker College in Massachusetts for their Equine Studies program.

At Becker, students can even prepare to become a ride instructor. Other programs, including the one at the University of Maryland, offer classes in pasture management and horse reproduction. Saddle up and get studying!

6. Astrobiology – Florida Tech

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Ever dreamed of exploring space? Do you want to discover what happens outside of Earth?

At Florida Tech, you can pursue a degree in astrobiology—a truly out-of-this-world college major. It’s probably best to leave your little telescope at home and learn from the professionals.

7. Resort Management – Ferris State University

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Nobody appreciates a great vacation like me. And one of the critical components to a successful getaway is the resort.

At Ferris State University, students can obtain a degree in resort management and learn everything from golf course maintenance to advertising to stocking a bar. Superior customer service and attention to detail can make all the difference in a guest’s experience.

And at the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to work at a five-star hotel someday?

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Manager Tried to Blame His Screw-Up on an Underling, but Revenge Ensued

I do believe that crappy people eventually get what’s coming to them. I hope so, anyway, and that goes double for people who try to blame the people who work for them when things go wrong.

You’re the boss, it’s your mistake, no matter who makes it. End of story.

A lesson these couple of bosses learned the hard way after someone up the chain made a mistake. They asked an underling how to fix it, he told them, but they didn’t like the answer because it would mean admitting they messed up. Instead they blamed him, he quit, and detailed in a letter to HR *why* he quit.

Read on, my friends, to see how sweet revenge can be when karma gets it right.

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And now the satisfying conclusion…

I find out ABC is suing DTC for fucking up the deal. The deal that the douchebag sales rep manager fucked up, and tried to pin on me.

I reach out to ABC, send them a copy of the letter I sent to HR, in which I detailed precisely how badly DTC fucked them over.

I talk with one of their lawyers and he’s very happy, especially the part in my letter where I describe how the sales rep lied to ABC.

And then they realize that because their head doesn’t know what their butt is doing, they are totally and completely screwed.

DTC subpoenas me for a deposition.

I have to tell DTC’s lawyers everything that I told ABC’s lawyers. Lawyer stuff.

The day before the deposition, DTC sues me directly. Remember DTC’s stock crashing? They’re suing me for badmouthing the company and attempting to short their stock. (which I wasn’t) However, there’s a twist: Because DTC is suing me directly, I don’t have to say shit to them at the deposition.

Their preparation for the lawsuit goes completely out the window. They know they’re fucked because the read the letter I sent HR, but they don’t know how fucked because they don’t know what else I know or what I’ve told ABC’s lawyers.

Additionally, because they never deposed me, that can’t catch me contradicting myself between what I say at the deposition and at trial.

The result?

Lawsuits and dismissed and everyone who did the originally wronging is fired.

They’re dumbfounded.

No idea how they could have fucked this up so badly. Turns out there were two legal teams: One defending against ABC’s lawsuit, and another trying to scare people away from talking shit about the company on the internet by indiscriminately suing their critics. They don’t communicate with each other, and the one team didn’t mention to the other team that they would be suing a key witness in their case.

DTC settles the lawsuit with ABC. And they drop the lawsuit against me.

And they fire the sales rep, the sale rep manager, and his manager too.

That’s what’s known as justice, my friend, don’t you think?

If you want to fist-bump with me (from a distance), let’s do that – and if you want to argue on behalf of the bosses, well, let’s talk about that!

Leave it in the comments!

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People Share the “Comfort Films” They Watch When They’re Having a Hard Time

We could all use a little comfort right now.

And one good way to do that is through positive and uplifting movies.

We all have those “comfort films” we watch when we want to feel better, and Twitter users shared theirs.

So be sure to add these to your queue if you’re looking for some new movies to watch when you’re having a rough day!

1. A classic.

2. A good choice.

3. Funny Face.

4. Just singin’ in the rain.

5. Gene Wilder was a gem.

6. Pillow Talk.

7. Such a great movie!

8. The Thin Man.

9. You know this one.

10. Frankly, my dear…

11. White Christmas.

12. The Gang’s All Here.

13. All Judy, all the time.

14. Cabin in the Sky.

15. Pee-wee For President!


All great suggestions, in my humble opinion.

We want you to help us add to the list!

In the comments, please share the “comfort films” that you rely on when you need a pick-me-up.

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People Discuss the Things That Only Exist Because of Sheer Stupidity

Some people are smarter than others and have more common sense. There are also some reasons why some people may not always comprehend warnings so easily that have nothing to do with their intelligence—that’s not what we’re talking about here.

Redditors went on record to discuss things that only exist because of people’s stupidity. Let us just say: wow.

Here are some of the responses that stood out.

20. This Sign

Well Reddit, the day has finally come that I can share this gem…

Really now?

This was in front of a catholic school I did some work on.

This is not the only tree in the area, it’s not even the only tree in front of a parking space.

How did this sign come to be? The world may never know.

Mok0bo

19. This Warning on Strollers

“The warning on strollers, ‘Do not collapse while infant is seated.’”

MarkOfTheDragon12

18. This Here Message

“The fucking message on my in dash display on my Honda Fit.

YES I KNOW I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THIS MOTOR VEHICLE.

Imagine the car not telling me that every time I start it, me getting in an accident, and suing Honda for NOT telling me that I’m responsible for the car I’m driving?”

ChuckawaspSlanders

17. These Kinds of Warning Labels

“Warning labels telling you not to eat things that are not food.”

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16. Oh My…

“I worked at Cabela’s for years and they carry a product called “The Butt Out” and its a tool a hunter would use to remove the anus from a deer.

On the back of the packaging in the bottom corner is a warning stating ‘Not for sexual use’”

TheSchoeMaker

15. Do Not Place Child Where?

“Do not place child in shopping bag.”

McManARama

14. Yes, Please Remove The Plastic

“Fruit roll boxes that warn ‘Remove plastic wrap before eating.’”

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13. This Sign

‘Nuff said!

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12. This Interesting Law

“The law in Pennsylvania that specifically states that you can not barter infant children.”

MostlyFuckedUp

11. This Stern Warning

“The tag on the iron that says ‘Do not iron clothes while wearing them.’”

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10. This Instruction for RVs

“In the user manual for RVs it specifies that the driver must remain in the drivers seat at all times when the RV is in motion because someone thought that cruise control was auto pilot and went to take a shower while on the freeway and crashed.

If I remember right, part of their argument against the company was that the manual did not say he had to remain in the drivers seat when cruise control was being used…”

TimeMasterBob

9. This One

At least it turned out to be good for humanity.

“Penicillin, because someone didn’t bother to clean the culture dish.”

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8. This Reddit Thread

r/facepalm is a direct consequence of human stupidity.”

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7. This Legal Disclaimer

“This one isn’t just non-stupid, it’s a sneaky legal disclaimer.

From the Harvard School of Public Health:

Your prescription pills contain more than just active ingredients to treat your medical condition. They’re also full of inactive ingredients — additives with many jobs, such as helping a pill keep its shape.

Many of those inactive ingredients have the potential to cause adverse reactions, according to a Harvard study published March 13, 2019, in Science Translational Medicine.

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-risk-of-inactive-ingredients-in-everyday-drugs

Furthermore, United States food allergen labeling laws don’t apply to medications. So when a medication contains inactive ingredients that are derived from peanuts, from milk, or from other common food allergens–the only way to find out is to make a proactive request to a physician or a pharmacist to check a professional reference. Consumer information often says nothing more than “inert ingredients.”

In other words the manufacturer may be hiding undisclosed food allergens in the inactive ingredients. So that drug commercial statement is basically saying It’s totally on you to get into the weeds and do some really non-obvious research, and if you didn’t already know this is a thing then IDGAF.”

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6. This Business Model

“Multi-Level-Marketing (aka pyramid schemes).”

The78thDoctor

5. The Kinder Eggs Ban

“The ban on Kinder eggs in the US.

Are people really stupid enough to swallow those eggs whole? Even if they didn’t know about the toy, you can’t possibly want to deepthroat a fucking egg, can you?”

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4. A Short February

“July and August having 31 days back to back like that extra day would’ve ended with February But some people just want to watch the world burn.”

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3. This Contemporary Issue

“The current shortage of toilet paper.”

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2. This Allergy Warning

“Do not use this drug if you are allergic to this drug.”

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1. This Outdated Theory

“Flat earth theory.”

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There you have it!

Witty Redditors have noticed that some things truly are just common sense and we need to simply use our brains!

For everyone else, at least these things exist.

Is there anything you’d add to the list? Please share in the comments!

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Interesting Photos That Prove the Future Is Now!

We all think about the future and what it will look like…

Well, I tell you to look no further than TODAY! Because there is a lot of really amazing and innovative things going on all over the place.

Some of them are big, some of them are small, but they all make a difference and should be recognized.

Here are 11 cool examples that prove THE FUTURE IS NOW.

1. I wish all food did this!

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2. Clear directions.

Scented and unscented soap in a nice restaurants bathroom from mildlyinteresting

3. This is brilliant.

Our refrigerator has revolving levels so you can reach everything easily from mildlyinteresting

4. Nice and quiet.

Chairs at my new job have rollerblade wheels so we can roll quietly from mildlyinteresting

5. No need to ask.

This library has a directory for topics people might be embarrassed to ask for. from mildlyinteresting

6. That’s pretty cool.

This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways. from mildlyinteresting

7. A very smart idea.

New credit card 3 digit (CVV) changes every 4 hours from mildlyinteresting

8. You gotta get LOW.

The hotel I am staying at has the fire evacuation plans at ground level so you can see them if smoke has filled the hallways from mildlyinteresting

9. Give it a road test.

This baby store has different surfaces to “road test” the strollers from mildlyinteresting

10. Always comes in handy.

This shirt has a piece of lens cloth sewn on the inside for your glasses. from mildlyinteresting

11. Keep it clean.

My roommates spatula has a stand so the bit that touches your food doesn’t touch the counter from mildlyinteresting

Those are all really cool! Who says we’ve run out of good ideas these days?

Now we want to hear from you! Have you seen or read about any really cool new products or ideas lately?

Talk to us in the comments!

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