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Woman Sick Of How Fake Everything On Instagram Is Reveals The Truth In The Most Epic Way

Woman Sick Of How Fake Everything On Instagram Is Reveals The Truth In The Most Epic Way

Instagram can be a wonderful and inspiring place, full of beautiful and artistic images of the places we want to see, and the people we want to be. However beneath the shiny veneer is a harsh reality. Many of these 'perfect...

Instagram can be a wonderful and inspiring place, full of beautiful and artistic images of the places we want to see, and the people we want to be. However beneath the...

Guy Pissed Off With Immigrant Who Could Barely Speak English Left Speechless After Unexpected Incident In Class

Guy Pissed Off With Immigrant Who Could Barely Speak English Left Speechless After Unexpected Incident In Class

You are probably familiar with the timeless phrase: “Don't judge a book by its cover.” This is a classic case of a guy who did just that, but had the fortune and honesty to recognise his mistake and learn a valuable...

You are probably familiar with the timeless phrase: “Don't judge a book by its cover.” This is a classic case of a guy who did just that, but had the fortune...

Someone Explained Why Veganism Is Not Cruelty Free, And It Might Make You Think Twice Before Going Vegan

Someone Explained Why Veganism Is Not Cruelty Free, And It Might Make You Think Twice Before Going Vegan

There are many reasons why people decide to go vegan, but according to these meat-eaters, the lifestyle shouldn't be adopted because it's "cruelty free." The discussion picked up serious heat after some vegans joined it, and it will surely draw you...

There are many reasons why people decide to go vegan, but according to these meat-eaters, the lifestyle shouldn't be adopted because it's "cruelty free." The discussion picked up serious heat after...

Person On Anti-Depressants Destroys This Motivational Poster With A Single Comment

Person On Anti-Depressants Destroys This Motivational Poster With A Single Comment

We all feel sad from time to time, but some people hit an emotional low and stay there for weeks, months, and even years, and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression isn't only a low mood; it's a serious condition that...

We all feel sad from time to time, but some people hit an emotional low and stay there for weeks, months, and even years, and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression...

Parkland Students Are Trolling Their Mandatory Clear Backpacks By Carrying Things That Scare Conservatives The Most

Parkland Students Are Trolling Their Mandatory Clear Backpacks By Carrying Things That Scare Conservatives The Most

Survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures. Among other new regulations, the school staff provided the students with the newest mandatory accessories: a...

Survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures. Among other new regulations, the school...

I Started This Campaign To Encourage People Love Themselves With All Their Differences

I Started This Campaign To Encourage People Love Themselves With All Their Differences

Hello, I'm Sylvia Mac, a Burn Survivor who is challenging the fashion industry to become inclusive of those with differences and disfigurement. My campaign involved people with scars, health and skin conditions who were very brave wearing swimwear sponsored by Swimwear365 and...

Hello, I'm Sylvia Mac, a Burn Survivor who is challenging the fashion industry to become inclusive of those with differences and disfigurement. My campaign involved people with scars, health and skin conditions...

Bullied 7 Year-Old Finds Cat With Same Rare Eye Condition And Cleft Lip, And It’s Like Destiny Exists

Bullied 7 Year-Old Finds Cat With Same Rare Eye Condition And Cleft Lip, And It’s Like Destiny Exists

A boy who has been bullied at school has cast Expecto Patronum, finding his true spirit animal. You see, 7-year-old Madden from Oklahoma was born with a cleft lip and heterochromia iridum (different color eyes), and some thought it would be...

A boy who has been bullied at school has cast Expecto Patronum, finding his true spirit animal. You see, 7-year-old Madden from Oklahoma was born with a cleft lip and heterochromia...

I Took Self Portraits To Show Some Of The Double Standards In Our Society

I Took Self Portraits To Show Some Of The Double Standards In Our Society

I have spent the last year mentally acquiring social double standards, working them out on paper and then executing each one as a self-portrait. The idea came to me while serving martinis at 11 am to the wealthy people of my...

I have spent the last year mentally acquiring social double standards, working them out on paper and then executing each one as a self-portrait. The idea came to me while serving...

Parents Spent 14 Years Blaming Their Son For Grandfather’s Death, So He Finally Reveals His Biggest Secret

Parents Spent 14 Years Blaming Their Son For Grandfather’s Death, So He Finally Reveals His Biggest Secret

We all have burdens to carry, but the hardest ones are those you have to hide from others. For 14 years, these parents have been blaming their child for his grandfather's death. Mainly, for not watching after him when it happened...

We all have burdens to carry, but the hardest ones are those you have to hide from others. For 14 years, these parents have been blaming their child for his grandfather's...

Trolls Tell 23-Year-Old Mom Her ‘Disgusting’ Stretch Marks Make Them Want To Vomit, But She Had The Best Response

Trolls Tell 23-Year-Old Mom Her ‘Disgusting’ Stretch Marks Make Them Want To Vomit, But She Had The Best Response

Stretch marks don't usually belong to the celebrated side of pregnancy, but they are part of the experience nonetheless. After having quadruplets, 23-year-old Doreen Ching from Malaysia has decided to share private photos of the impact that giving birth had on...

Stretch marks don't usually belong to the celebrated side of pregnancy, but they are part of the experience nonetheless. After having quadruplets, 23-year-old Doreen Ching from Malaysia has decided to share...

Trolls Tell ‘Curvy’ Woman She Does Not Deserve A ‘6-Pack’ Husband, And Her Response Is The Best

Trolls Tell ‘Curvy’ Woman She Does Not Deserve A ‘6-Pack’ Husband, And Her Response Is The Best

Ever since the dawn of the internet, there have been trolls. These broken, deeply insecure people love nothing more than to bring others down to their level by preying on their insecurities. When Instagrammer and Podcaster Jenna Kutcher was messaged by...

Ever since the dawn of the internet, there have been trolls. These broken, deeply insecure people love nothing more than to bring others down to their level by preying on their...

This Travel Blogger’s Fake Photos Reveal What Most Instagram Celebrities Don’t Want You To Know

This Travel Blogger’s Fake Photos Reveal What Most Instagram Celebrities Don’t Want You To Know

In this age of social media and constant sharing, everybody knows that not everything is as it seems. Carolyn Stritch, a 32-year-old travel blogger from the UK, stunned her 190k followers by revealing that she tricked them to prove a point. "I...

In this age of social media and constant sharing, everybody knows that not everything is as it seems. Carolyn Stritch, a 32-year-old travel blogger from the UK, stunned her 190k followers by...

Breathtaking Portraits Shed A Different Light On People With Down Syndrome

Breathtaking Portraits Shed A Different Light On People With Down Syndrome

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To celebrate, Finnish photographer Veikko Kähkönen teamed up with FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) to produce extraordinary pictures of people with Down syndrome. The aim of the campaign was to inspire, raise awareness,...

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To celebrate, Finnish photographer Veikko Kähkönen teamed up with FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) to produce extraordinary pictures of people with Down...

This Veteran’s Rant About Arming Teachers Is Going Viral, And Everyone Must Read It

This Veteran’s Rant About Arming Teachers Is Going Viral, And Everyone Must Read It

Stoneman Douglas High School and other recent mass shootings across the US have reignited the debate about the gun situation in America. In wake of this, President Donald Trump has talked about arming the teachers...

Stoneman Douglas High School and other recent mass shootings across the US have reignited the debate about the gun situation in America. In wake of this, President Donald Trump has talked...

9 Iconic Brand Logos Get Transformed Into Female Versions, And The Results Look Awesome

9 Iconic Brand Logos Get Transformed Into Female Versions, And The Results Look Awesome

This year’s women’s day was all about empowering women and more companies than ever have come together to celebrate this day. Creative Equals, an organization aiming to support talented women and promote diversity in creative industries, has decided to replace iconic brand logos...

This year’s women’s day was all about empowering women and more companies than ever have come together to celebrate this day. Creative Equals, an organization aiming to support talented women and promote diversity...

UK Activists Raise Awareness By Replacing White Actors With Black Leads In Movie Posters

UK Activists Raise Awareness By Replacing White Actors With Black Leads In Movie Posters

Diversity is still a hot issue in the modern world and a group of young activists from the UK took upon themselves to make a difference. LegallyBlack is a group of Advocates for Social Justice who came together to fight the way...

Diversity is still a hot issue in the modern world and a group of young activists from the UK took upon themselves to make a difference. LegallyBlack is a group of Advocates...

Iconic Movie Posters With An International Women’s Day Twist Shows Gender Inequality In Top Films

Iconic Movie Posters With An International Women’s Day Twist Shows Gender Inequality In Top Films

To help raise awareness of gender equality and the non-profit organisations Creative Equals and SheSays we are recreating iconic film posters with a female twist. Not only is there a lack of BAME talent in major films but there is also a...

To help raise awareness of gender equality and the non-profit organisations Creative Equals and SheSays we are recreating iconic film posters with a female twist. Not only is there a lack of...

The Worst Mistake Of My Life: How Seeking Healing With Ahayuasca Worsened My Mental Illness

The Worst Mistake Of My Life: How Seeking Healing With Ahayuasca Worsened My Mental Illness

Consider yourself lucky if you don't know what it feels like to want to die. To be overcome by such a powerful wave of despair that it does not allow you to come out for air, engulfing you so deeply that you...

Consider yourself lucky if you don't know what it feels like to want to die. To be overcome by such a powerful wave of despair that it does not allow you to...

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