I Never Knew You Could Do THIS With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I Never Knew You Could Do THIS With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes as much as the next carb connoisseur, but they do have one big flaw… Leftover mashed potatoes are entirely unappetizing. They’re cold, clumpy, and all-around disgusting looking. While my taste buds tell me to just throw the mushy potatoes away, I hate wasting food. But instead of dreading…and generally ignoring them in my fridge, now I can actually look forward to the leftovers. Friends, you’re about to fall in love with these leftover mashed potato WAFFLES. I only have one thing to say to you, mashed potato waffles: If you want other ideas on how to use leftover food, check this out! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mashed-potato-waffles/

He Thinly Sliced Up An Apple And Made This Beautifully Delicious Dessert

He Thinly Sliced Up An Apple And Made This Beautifully Delicious Dessert

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But after about a week, I got tired of eating the fruit plain and decided to mix things up. Sure, adding sugar to said apple probably gets rid of any possible health benefits, but I don’t really care. This recipe is simply too tasty to not eat every day. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Perfect for a cute dinner party or even proposing to a significant other, this dessert does it all. Here’s how to make these on your own: Ingredients: 1 red apple (Macintosh, red delicious, etc.) 1/4 cup of water Lemon juice from half a lemon 1 thing of prepackaged puff pastry Cream cheese Sugar Recipe: Cut the apple in half and remove the core. Thinly slice it perpendicular to your original cut. Mix the slices in a bowl with the water and lemon juice. Microwave the slices for […]

College Student Stuns The Judges With Unbelievably Moving Performance

College Student Stuns The Judges With Unbelievably Moving Performance

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, and that’s pretty much the entire premise — and success — for NBC’s “The Voice.” Christian Cuevas might not look like a “typical” rockstar, but when he took to the stage, he blew everyone away. His voice was powerful, but it was actually the story behind his song selection that truly touched everyone’s hearts. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Get ready to be moved by this 20-year-old phenom. That sent chills up and down my back. He’s absolutely incredible! I know tremendous things are in this man’s future. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/christian-cuevas/

Moses The Otter Plays With Lions And Hyenas -- But His Story Wasn't Always So Happy

Moses The Otter Plays With Lions And Hyenas — But His Story Wasn’t Always So Happy

When Moses was just a few weeks old, he found himself in a precarious position. Abandoned on the side of the river, the tiny Cape clawless otter had no mom or dad to care for him. When a friendly police officer found him, the little guy weighed less than one pound! Not knowing how to nurse the baby back to good health, he brought Moses to Annel Snyman at Loebies Guest Farm and Predator Park. There, the little guy grew bigger and stronger…but not as massive as his favorite playmates: What an unlikely group of buddies! Here’s hoping the otter and his bigger cat pals will keep it purely playful as the furry friends grow older. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/moses-otter/

They Were Waiting For Their Flight When An Airline Presented Them With A Miracle

They Were Waiting For Their Flight When An Airline Presented Them With A Miracle

Airline travel has become quite the hassle. Getting everyone to the airport on time, going through the grueling security line, and making it to the gate before boarding can feel like a superhuman feat. But it gets especially ridiculous around the holidays, when wait times swell and delays seem inevitable. That’s why WestJet wanted to surprise a few unsuspecting passengers when they were waiting for their flight to board. Watch how the Canadian airline made so many Christmas wishes come true: “No way!” YouTube So sweet. YouTube What a wonderful Christmas surprise! It just goes to show that not all airline travel is a pain in the neck. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/westjet-miracle/

The Summer Is Almost Here! Make Some Furniture To Enjoy It In Your Backyard

The Summer Is Almost Here! Make Some Furniture To Enjoy It In Your Backyard

If all you want to do this summer is this… Or perhaps this… Then you’re not alone. I just want someplace where I can soak in some sun with a few friends. There’s just one problem — I don’t have any outdoor furniture! Considering that it’s too late to buy a patio set without paying a ridiculous amount, I thought, why not build something myself? If you’re in the same boat, crafting your own outdoor furniture isn’t as hard as it sounds. 1. You can make a pergola in just 10 steps! 2. Use a block of wood and some solar lights for beautifully simple lighting. The 100 Block 3. This bare-bones pallet sectional is perfect if you want something fast but don’t want to skimp on style. Sassy Sparrow 4. Throw an old mattress on a stack of pallets and you’ve got a beautiful couch and side table. Lovely […]

Watching This Little Girl Take A Water Hose To The Face Is Too Funny

Watching This Little Girl Take A Water Hose To The Face Is Too Funny

Kids are inherently curious. Sometimes that curiosity leads to discoveries…but whether or not they’re enjoyable ones depends entirely on the situation. Take this little girl… While out helping water in the garden, the little lady probably thought that it’d be a good idea to get a fresh drink from the hose. But as most adults know, garden hoses have ridiculously high water pressure. YouTube / PopularVideos So this probably isn’t a good idea… YouTube / PopularVideos But despite repeated warnings from her mom presumably, she just giggles! YouTube / PopularVideos Watch how she reacts when the water actually comes on… I mean, I kind of feel bad for laughing, but she was warned! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-hose/

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I’ve had a love affair with guacamole since I was a little girl — long before avocados became the hip food to put on everything. Bacon has also been on my top 10 food list for years. That’s why it’s so hard to understand how I never knew about this guacamole chicken bacon bomb recipe until today. Get ready for a serious party in your mouth. Here’s everything you need to know: Ingredients: 2 avocados 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons of cilantro 1/2 tablespoon of salt 2 tablespoons of lime juice Pepper to taste 1 chicken breast Bacon Recipe: Cut the avocados in half and scoop the meat into a bowl. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Stir to make guacamole. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken, slice in half and cut a slit in the center. Spoon […]

They Began Singing In A High School Hallway And She Immediately Started Crying

They Began Singing In A High School Hallway And She Immediately Started Crying

We don’t realize it, but our high school teachers meet us during some of our most formative years. That’s why, if you think really hard, you can probably come up with one in particular who played a huge role in making you the person you are today. For a number of students at Morgan Park High School in Illinois, that person was chorus teacher Ms. Gabrielyn Watson. Upon hearing about her struggles with health issues, they got together to show her just how much they appreciate all she taught them. (via FaithIt) What a great group! Not only did she teach them all amazing singing skills, it seems she taught them a thing or two about kindness. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/caring-chorus/

Every Year, A Group Of Wild Horses Swims Across A Channel To Find Forever Homes

Every Year, A Group Of Wild Horses Swims Across A Channel To Find Forever Homes

I think it’s safe to say that it’s every little girl’s dream — including my own — to have a pony. I settled for taking riding lessons and just generally enjoying the company of the majestic creatures. But for some lucky kids on Chincoteague Island in Virginia, that dream comes true each and every summer. This is Assateague. The barrier island sits in both Virginia and Maryland. But that’s not what makes it so special. Flickr / Michael Le Roi It’s home to two giant herds of wild horses. Flickr / Dan H. Defensor The legend suggests that the horses arrived on the island sometime in the 1700s when a Spanish galleon crashed off the coast. Flickr / greyloch Ever since, wild horses have made the island their home. The horses eat the dune and marsh grasses and drink fresh water they find inland. But what makes these horses truly […]

This Husky Loves Belly Rubs More Than Anything. If You Start, She Won't Let You Stop!

This Husky Loves Belly Rubs More Than Anything. If You Start, She Won’t Let You Stop!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Every dog owner will probably tell you the same thing — their pup loves belly rubs. But few enjoy them as much as this husky. You see, Nora loves tummy scratches so much so that whenever anyone starts rubbing her belly, she doesn’t let them stop. How does she accomplish this, you ask? Just watch… “Did I SAY you could stop? Nope.” Rumble / ZestyMike googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Oh, Nora. You’re truly an innovator. No one could say no to that persuasive argument…or at least they wouldn’t want to. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tummy-rub-husky/

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer...

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer…

Truth: Bees put food on the table for much of the world. Scientists warn that a diminishing bee population could spell the death of many crops and plants. In fact, according to the Natural Resouces Defense Council, “30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants” depend on the black and yellow cross pollinators. But you certainly wouldn’t know their numbers are dwindling or that they’re more concerned with working than rising up against us by the looks of this video… Yeah, that’s more than a little concerning. Every day I become a little more wary of going outside. Thanks but no thanks, bees. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/crazy-bee-swarm/

A Few Hilarious Reasons Why You Shouldn't Take Your Baby Black Friday Shopping

A Few Hilarious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Baby Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving is great — you’re surrounded by family, friends, and copious amounts of food. But the day after, dubbed Black Friday, when stores throw their doors open for epic sales, produces mixed feelings among many. Some choose to ignore the great deals in fear of getting trampled for the last flatscreen TV. Others feed off the excitement, setting their alarms for 3 a.m. in an effort to be the first in line at the register. But adults aren’t the only ones who experience this struggle — just look at how some kids react: On second thought, if you are heading to the stores this Friday, I’d suggest paying a few extra bucks for that babysitter…unless you plan on recording the whole thing, in which case, send us the hilarious clips! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/black-friday-baby/

This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust...So Smart!

This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust…So Smart!

My dog goes on high alert whenever anyone walks by the front door. Even if it’s someone she knows and loves…she just doesn’t trust anyone until they’re inside and she’s given them a thorough once-over. It’s great for protection, but it can also be super annoying after awhile. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); This dog, on the other hand, knows exactly who to trust — and precisely who he should never trust. Just watch as his dad tells him which treat is from which person… What a smart pooch! I know my girl would walk straight up to anyone, even the dog catcher, if they had a tasty treat in their hands. She’s not trusting…unless they have food for her. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-treat-trust/

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

As it turns out, these handy cookie cooling racks aren’t just good for driving me insane as I wait for my baked goods to become edible. Flickr / Kari Sullivan Just in time for summer, the fruit chopping trick below will save you time and annoyance…plus, it’s pretty fun to do. Grab a baking cooling rack, a banana (or avocado), and get slicing! This is genius! And if you needed another reason to use this hack, bananas are actually really good for you. Maybe you’re not into fruit salad? Here are some ripened banana recipes to try instead. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cooling-rack-hack/

What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

You don’t have to have a tiny kitchen to know that opening the drawer with all your baking pans and sheets in it is no fun. Either it’s overflowing with far too many tools that you’ll — let’s be honest — never use, or the few ones that are in there have gathered more caked-on ingredients than you’d care to admit. Whatever your situation, before you toss those less desirable or unneeded cooking implements in the trash, give this adorable DIY a try! Not only will you be giving your baking sheet a new life, you’ll also be saving space that used to be eaten up by all your makeup — win-win! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baking-sheet-makeup/

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

Is there anything a glass of wine won’t treat? From bad days to breakups, a nice bottle of red is sure to make you feel just a little bit better, if not entirely! But if you find yourself without a way to open your wine, some people opt for more inventive routes to their sweet libation. Sadly, though, sometimes these hacks mean that part of your cork winds up in the bottle. While it’s still obviously drinkable, at the end, what do you do with that stray piece? Just grab a plastic bag and do this… This is oddly really satisfying… YouTube Okay, so it might not be the most useful wine trick, but it’s definitely one of the coolest to watch! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wine-cork/

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

Consider this: the average American household spends over $750 on fruits and vegetables every year. That’s a lot of money that you could be saving with a simple backyard produce garden. Sure, having a garden is no small task, but getting one started is a lot simpler than you think. All you need are some kitchen scraps from the fruits and veggies you want to grow… And to think, you were going to throw out that bottom part of the celery! If you maintain your crops, keep the critters away, and harvest the fruits of your labor (we had to!), you’ll be saving money at the grocery store in no time. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitchen-scraps/

This Looks Like A Normal Table...But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

This Looks Like A Normal Table…But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

Considering that I have very few crafty bones in my body, I’m always super impressed with people like Instructables user bongodrummer. Up until today, I had no idea that: 1. Coffee tables could be this cool…OR 2. That I could be completely jealous of a table’s musical talent. If you’re confused, read on. You won’t be disappointed… Here’s the finished product. Instructables / bongodrummer It’s a pretty unique looking table, but it’s hiding an awesome secret… Instructables / bongodrummer But first, let’s start from the beginning. This was the huge log that bongodrummer had just hanging out in his field. Instructables / bongodrummer After getting rid of the bark, he sliced it in half and let it dry. Instructables / bongodrummer After it was fully dried out, he cut it again to reveal this beautiful cross section. Instructables / bongodrummer Unfortunately, the wood had split and warped during the drying […]

This Poor Pit Bull Lived Next To A Highway Before Rescuers Saved Him From Horror

This Poor Pit Bull Lived Next To A Highway Before Rescuers Saved Him From Horror

Los Angeles freeways are known for their high speeds, unbelievable congestion, and all-around craziness. They’re daunting to drive on, but this lonely pit bull faced a far scarier reality — he lived in an abandoned lot right next to one. Every day, it was a struggle to not only find food, but also to avoid falling onto the road. Then, his rescuers came. The look of fear in his eyes is so sad. He was so scared and didn’t know that these people were there to save him! Thankfully, Veyron is happy, healthy, and on the road to finding a loving forever home. If you’d like to help make more rescues like this one possible, don’t hesitate to donate to Hope For Paws…every little bit counts! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/veyron-rescue/

This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country

This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country

Personally, I like to travel as safely as possible. I always wear my seatbelt, I watch the safety instructions on flights…you get the idea. I’m not exactly a daredevil. That’s why what 18-year-old Alex Nomernoy does gives me major anxiety. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Not only does he hop onto trains, he rides around on the high-speed cars risking his health and his record. It’s not exactly legal…which is understandable! The trains that he jumps onto — everything from the busy underground to cargo and commuter rails — can (and do) travel up to 150 miles per hour. If your palms are already sweating like mine are, watching it all go down from his perspective is even more incredible. Telling the Daily Mail, “I really like traveling, to observe the world from different angle from roofs and towers.” And boy does he accomplish that. I mean, what if his foot […]

See A Penny, Pick It Up...And Make One Of These 26 Epic Crafts

See A Penny, Pick It Up…And Make One Of These 26 Epic Crafts

Pennies are pretty much useless currency in this day and age. What can they really buy you? But maybe we’re looking at it all wrong…instead of what they can buy you, how about what can they make you? If you’re one to toss your pennies in the change plate at your local coffee shop or overlook a one-center on the ground, you should take a gander at these cool projects. All of them take just a few pennies to make…with epic end results. 1. First things first, if you want to clean some old pennies, just grab some salt and white vinegar. 2. For a simple craft, try this stamped penny pendant. Etsy / KathrynRiechert You can also buy it here. 3. If you have a bunch of different colors, try this framed penny art. I Heart Naptime 4. Mark memorable dates with pennies in a frame. Sew Handmade By […]

If You Like Chicken And Fajitas, You'll Absolutely Love This Easy Recipe

If You Like Chicken And Fajitas, You’ll Absolutely Love This Easy Recipe

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); There’s nothing quite like a sizzling skillet of fajitas at a restaurant. Sure, they’re pretty dangerous to be around, but who cares if you burn your tongue and your fingers assembling a delicious wrap? Not me. Then again, hypothetically speaking, if there was a way to eat fajitas that was just as delicious as the original…but maybe less hazardous to my health, I’d be willing to try. Enter this delicious creation: How tasty does that look? I’m 100 percent pro stuffing yummy food into other delicious ingredients. For other awesome recipes, check these out! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chicken-fajitas/

Two Swans Were Just Eating Some Food In This Pond When A Bunch Of Koi Swam Up...

Two Swans Were Just Eating Some Food In This Pond When A Bunch Of Koi Swam Up…

Swans, as majestic as they are, have a pretty feisty side to them. This poppa swan was super upset when a man helped rescue his baby from a fence and this territorial black swan immediately started picking on a little goose who’d just been released back into the wild! Yeah, they can be pretty menacing when they don’t get their way…which is why this video of some swans with a bunch of koi fish is so surprising. Just watch what happens when the orange fishies swim up while the birds are mid-meal. “One for you, Steve.” YouTube / Joey Delsordo “George, you already got a bite!” YouTube / Joey Delsordo While that particular feeding session happened in a pond in Taiwan, the phenomenon is actually pretty popular the world over. But why do the regal birds so readily share their feed with the demanding fish? According to some biologists, they […]

This Woman Has Made It Her Life's Goal To Rescue Dogs In Need All Over Nepal

This Woman Has Made It Her Life’s Goal To Rescue Dogs In Need All Over Nepal

A little over six years ago, Kate and Doug Clendon took in a dog with a broken leg, but that’s just where their journey started… The New Zealand couple cared for the pup in their house, got it veterinary help, and returned it to the community it called home. But when word spread of their selfless deed, more dogs came to their doorstep and the need for a more permanent solution arose. That’s when they decided to devote their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming poor dogs in Nepal. Community Dog Welfare Kopan was born. Kate and Doug Clendon wanted to help as many dogs as they could, so they built a shelter next to their house in Kathmandu. Facebook / Community Dog Welfare Kopan Though Nepalese people believe it’s important to care for not only their dogs but those of the community, the country is incredibly poor. Facebook / […]

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful — Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

When it comes to keeping neighbors’ prying eyes off of your backyard or first floor, erecting a fence is generally the easiest thing to do. But if your neighborhood is tight-knit, putting up a fence can seem a bit offensive (pun intended). If you still want to maintain a sense of privacy without the ugly side effects, here are just a few things you can do to spruce up an otherwise offputting fence. 1. Turn your fence into a wall that your kids are allowed to write on! The Good Life 2. Glue marbles to it and they’ll beautifully catch the light every afternoon. The Wool Acorn Shop & Blog 3. Hanging old trays you’ll never use indoors is an elegant way to recycle them. Jennifer Rizzo 4. You can do the same with vintage china. A Cultivated Nest 5. Old frames with fresh coats of paint perfectly complement small […]

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I hate wasting food so I try to freeze things when I find that I won’t be able to cook them for a while. But getting that air-tight seal is almost impossible without one of those fancy vacuum machines. I’ve tried it all — sucking the air out manually, using a straw, squishing the bag until the air leaves…but nothing really works. Ultimately, when I go to get my frozen food out, often it’s got freezer burn! But now that I know this super quick water trick, I’ll never have that issue again. This is seriously genius. Thanks, science! YouTube / ViralNova googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Will you use this trick the next time you freeze something? It’s so simple! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vacuum-seal-food/

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets -- Awesome!

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets — Awesome!

Getting your kids to go outside and play can be like pulling teeth. Unless you have a sweet swing set, a cool pool, or some awesome outdoor toys, they’re more likely to want to stay indoors where there’s no dirt and plenty of snacks. So how do you get them outdoors without physically locking them out for a few hours in the afternoon? (By the way, never do that!) Well, one dad came up with a genius idea that involved just a few wooden pallets and two days of work. Get ready to be jealous of his parenting skills… Flickr / Reuse Warehouse It’s great that he made this bare bones so that his kids can grow into it, decorate the house, and add to the space however they want. What a fun, quick project! So, what are you waiting for? Time to start hoarding pallets! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pallet-playhouse/

What He Finds Dumpster Diving Will Make You Sick -- But Not For The Reason You'd Expect

What He Finds Dumpster Diving Will Make You Sick — But Not For The Reason You’d Expect

Have you ever thrown out food because it said it was past its “sell by” date? What about your leftovers at a fancy restaurant? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, in 2008, 43 billion pounds of food were thrown out by retail locations (grocery stores) and 86 billion pounds were disposed of by households and food service operations (restaurants, cafeterias, fast food, and caterers). That’s nearly 130 billion pounds of food. But what does that really translate to? Comedian Jeff Seal took to the streets of New York City — a place where the cost of living is the fifth highest in the world and the homelessness problem is undeniable — to find out. While the USDA says that food loss is actually economically efficient in some instances, they also note that there’s only so much we can do to recover the loss given, “(1) technical factors (e.g., the […]

They Were Hanging Out In Their Yard When They Heard Something By The Fence...

They Were Hanging Out In Their Yard When They Heard Something By The Fence…

Brian Pankratz was enjoying an uneventful afternoon with his daughter in their backyard when he heard something rustling by their fence. When he went to investigate the disturbance, he was alarmed to find a helpless doe stuck quite literally between a rock and a hard place. Their fence borders a rock wall on their property but there was apparently just enough space for the poor deer to fall into. Jumping into action, he called his neighbors and then the local volunteer fire department. Watch the amazing rescue go down! She looked dazed but pretty much unharmed! (via The Dodo) It’s really quite incredible how quickly they were able to get her out of there. I imagine any more time spent in that tight space could have had terrible repercussions on her health. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/deer-fence-rescue/

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

Hardwood floors make an elegant statement in any home, but cleaning them is anything but pretty. They scratch easily, dirt gets between the slats, and if you have pets, the smell from their messes is almost impossible to get rid of. If you’re looking for a solution to one — or all — of your hardwood headaches, check out these simple tricks for cleaning, treating, and all-around saving your beautiful flooring. 1. Remove permanent marker from hardwood by spraying the spot with cologne! You can also get marker stains off with a little toothpaste. 2. Get rid of dents by wetting the spot and dampening a cloth or paper towel. Rub and iron over the cloth on the spot in a circular motion, checking after a minute or two on the progress. Apartment Therapy / Natalie Espinosa 3. Get rid of creaky floors by dusting any noisy spots with baby […]

You Can Make Onion Rings So Much More Delicious When You Do This With Them

You Can Make Onion Rings So Much More Delicious When You Do This With Them

When I order a burger at a restaurant, I always get onion rings. I mean, can you really have a burger without them? Sure, you could have fries…but they’re just not as good. It’s science. Case in point: can you stuff a cheeseburger inside french fries? No. But you can do this with onion rings? If you’re looking at me like I’m crazy, get ready to start drooling in 3…2…1! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); I know, this is basically the best thing since sliced bread — no, it’s better! Here’s what you need: Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 onion Cheddar Flour Egg wash Bread crumbs Oil for cooking Ketchup for dipping Recipe: Mix the ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion powder in a bowl. Cut either end off the onion and peel the excess skin. […]

This Man Embraced The Excitement Of The Olympics With His Own Swimming Competition

This Man Embraced The Excitement Of The Olympics With His Own Swimming Competition

The Olympics have come to a close. Whether you paid close attention to them or not, you’re probably aware of how popular the swimming competitions were. The swimmers would emerge decked out in winter coats and proceed to a ridiculous warm-up of flailing their arms around. While all that was amusing, when they hit the water, it was 100 percent business. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Presumably not wanting the games to end, this guy came up with his own version of swimming — and it’s pretty ridiculous. He was so fluid with those turns…and in just inches of water! I can only assume that it was pretty muddy doing this. No thanks. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/puddle-swimming/

He Sold All His Belongings And Hit The Open Road. This Is What He Saw -- Amazing!

He Sold All His Belongings And Hit The Open Road. This Is What He Saw — Amazing!

I like to call myself a jetsetter and while I’ve been to more than 10 countries, my travel list thusfar is nothing compared to that of Alex Chacón. When he graduated college back in 2012, Chacón was on the path to become a doctor. Instead of jumping right into med school, though, he opted to travel the world for a few months. He sold all his belongings and hit the open road. The goal? He hoped to “discover the world, and find out how people were living and surviving elsewhere.” And that’s just what he did. But along the way, the pre-med student fell in love with the journey. While seeing new places is always an incredible experience, viewing each location through Chacón’s lens is particularly breathtaking. If you don’t believe me, just check out his latest adventure — get a glimpse of more than 50 countries from spectacular viewpoints. […]

21 Ways To Repurpose Those Old, Ratty Jeans You Can't Wear Anymore

21 Ways To Repurpose Those Old, Ratty Jeans You Can’t Wear Anymore

We’ve all got them…a pair (or 10) of old jeans that we really shouldn’t be wearing anymore either because they have too many holes, don’t fit, or are just out of style. Even if you’ve retired them from your repertoire, they continue to take up space in your wardrobe. If you can’t bring yourself to donate them, there are tons of other ways to reuse your old jeans around your home. Claim back your closet all while avoiding a painful goodbye! 1. Make a no-sew gardening belt. 2. You can also just make them into shorts. 3. If you cuff them, add some flare with a fun piece of fabric. Sausage Jar 4. Wear your old jeans around your neck with this cute accessory. 5. Make a fun and functional camera case! Flickr / Lenore Edman 6. Don’t waste any part of your jeans by using the seams for coasters. […]

This Dog Has Found A Clever Way To Never Need Humans For Entertainment Again

This Dog Has Found A Clever Way To Never Need Humans For Entertainment Again

For the most part, our pets rely on us for just about everything. They look to us for food, shelter, and, perhaps most importantly, affection. With that last one comes cuddling responsibilities, belly rubs, and of course, lots of games. This dog, however, has become quite independent. When Mojo’s parents stopped throwing the ball for him one day, he decided to take matters into his own paws and got pretty creative with his surroundings…just watch! Next thing you know, he might be feeding himself and heading off to a regular nine-to-five desk job. Watch out, silly humans! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fetch-for-himself/

20 Of The Most Beautiful Places During The Wintertime

20 Of The Most Beautiful Places During The Wintertime

I’ll be the first to say that winter is not my favorite time of the year… But it’s hard to ignore its appeal when you see these beautiful winter destinations. While beaches are beautiful, you may find yourself lusting after some fresh powder after witnessing these snowy getaways. 1. Tromso Island, Norway Flickr / Moyan Brenn 2. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland Flickr / Moyan Brenn 3. Sisimiut, Greenland Flickr / Greenland Travel 4. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Flickr / Pedro Paulo Boaventura Grein 5. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Flickr / Ayrcan 6. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Pixabay var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb9613a970a”, auid: “537251602” }); 7. Acadia National Park, Maine Pixabay 8. Denali, Alaska Flickr / Joseph 9. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina Flickr / pclvv 10. Mt. Rigi, Switzerland Flickr / Viator.com 11. Eagle Lake, California Flickr / Bureau of Land Management 12. Steens Mountain, Oregon […]

20 Golden Retrievers That Will Totally Make Your Day...Well, Golden

20 Golden Retrievers That Will Totally Make Your Day…Well, Golden

Growing up with dogs is a true joy. Growing up with golden retrievers is a dream come true. Like all dogs, goldens are always excited to see you, are super cuddly, and encourage endless belly rubbing. The only difference is that these fluffy balls of joy are also super cute from the moment they’re born to their ripe old age. If these photos don’t put you in a bright — dare I say golden — mood, I don’t know what will! 1. They’re so wiggly when they’re young. Rumble / lizzibear 2. It’s okay if you treat them like your babies. They’re pretty into it. Reddit / Wildchild0822 3. Golden litters are basically the best things ever invented. Reddit / fattastic44 4. They’re so majestic, they tend to make others look bad. Reddit / Taydawn96 5. When you come home, they’re so overjoyed, they have to mark the occasion with […]

18 Amazing Places You Can Stay While Traveling (That Are NOT Hotels)

18 Amazing Places You Can Stay While Traveling (That Are NOT Hotels)

For some, a bed and a bathroom is all they really need from a place to stay while traveling. For others, their temporary home is half of the fun! When it comes to journeying near and far, a hotel is a great option, but for true adventurers, it tends to be the last resort. Who wants to stay in a hotel when you could call an airplane, a tree house, or even a castle your home for the night? Seriously, if you only knew how many cool lodging options there were, you’d be amazed. We’ve found some of the wildest ones to get you started… 1. Boom box cliff house, Kehena, Hawaii HomeAway Get an epic view of the crystal-clear waters from every single room. 2. 1SQM house, Berlin, Germany Airbnb Opt for bare-bones living with this rolling pod. Plop it wherever you’d like in all of Berlin! 3. Wine […]

They Asked Strangers To Stare At Each Other For 4 Minutes. By The End, I Was Crying.

They Asked Strangers To Stare At Each Other For 4 Minutes. By The End, I Was Crying.

How often do you make eye contact with complete strangers…or even your good friends? If you’re like me, the answer is surprisingly not too frequently. For some, looking into a person’s eyes feels uncomfortable, awkward even. But Arthur Aron, a well-know social psychologist, claims that just four minutes of sustained eye contact brings people together more than any other type of interaction. In an effort to test this theory out, Amnesty Poland brought a bunch of complete strangers together. It wasn’t until the end that they found out just who the other person was. According to Eurostat, more than 1.3 million refugees entered Europe last year. More flow across the borders today. No matter what you think the U.S. or Europe should be doing about the influx of people in need of help and asylum, it’s important to remember one thing… Above all, stripped of all borders, languages, and beliefs, […]