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Strange abandoned places on Earth

I’ve previous post about unbelievable places on Earth to visit before you die. Now I’d like to share some strange and sometimes haunting abandoned places on Earth. These abandoned places and real life ruins offer an eerie glimpse into what a world without humans might look like.

Learn offensive hand gestures from around the world you should avoid

Travelling around the world has plenty of benefits: seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Well, if you’re going to travel off the beaten path, be careful; so much as a thumb in the wrong direction could prove to be a huge insult to…

Unbelievable places on Earth to visit before you die

Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural. And it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to experience all of these unbelievable places. Most of us will probably never see all that the world has to offer us–but…

Hold onto your wallet and check out America’s most expensive burgers

America is obsessed with burgers. From the Big Mac to what they serve up with a fistful of fries at diners, it’s become a daily staple for some. But what about the expensive burgers you get at upscale restaurants? Restaurants where the beef is exotic and handmade. Hold on…

Infographic: A 7 day plan to stay productive

Online task managing website HiTask has created an infographic titled ‘7 Day Plan to Stay Productive’. It aims to help readers complete daily tasks and reach their weekly goals.

Every brand video ever, in one sweeping parody

This fake brand video highlight reel is designed to emotionally connect consumers to a giant corporation.

Humorous comic depicts the styles of writing

No matter what the genre, a good writer needs to set the mood for their readers. Understanding the different styles of writing can give perspective into taking a blank page and figuring out how to mix things up to get the words flowing.

How not to kill yourself using everyday household items

Do you ever wonder, “How much of this can I accidentally ingest before I die?” For your safety (and enjoyment) here’s a bunch of household items you should only enjoy in small quantities or not at all. Some things just don’t belong in your mouth. Don’t…

Infographic: How to pee in the toilet with morning wood

It turns out that morning wood is more than just a nuisance. It has a lot to do with our sleep cycle, which is why most guys have to deal with every morning.

A list of 45 tips for men

Being a man has it’s advantages, but sometimes we all need a few pointers. Chances are you won’t remember all of these tips for men that are provided below, but if you remember a few it might make you a better man.