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26 Unavoidable Things That Happen Every Time You Visit Home

26 Unavoidable Things That Happen Every Time You Visit Home

Aren’t families the best?

You’ve been promising to go home for months. You can’t avoid it any longer. It’s time to hop on that train.

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1. You inevitably arrive late, which makes everyone very angry.

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2. Within moments of walking through the front door, you’re fixing someone’s phone.

Within moments of walking through the front door, you're fixing someone's phone.

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3. Your reward? A running commentary of every grainy photograph they’ve taken in the last 12 months.

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4. You soon discover that your bedroom has been entirely redecorated…

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5. … and all your childhood belongings have been thrown away.

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6. To compensate, your mum tries to give you every item of clothing she’s thinking of throwing out.

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7. Followed by all of her old glass ornaments and wall hangings.

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8. Eventually you all sit down to eat.

Eventually you all sit down to eat.

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9. Someone has a new, problematic dietary requirement. This causes a lot of stress.

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10. You spend most of dinner explaining what the Internet is…

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11. … telling everyone that you don’t plan on moving back home anytime soon…

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12. … and that you don’t know why you’re still single, thanks so much for asking.

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13. It’s time to empty the dishwasher. Stress levels hit a new high as you fight over who should do it.

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14. Meanwhile, your parents have more questions. Have you put on weight?

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15. Is it time to book a hair appointment?

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16. When are you planning on getting a real job?

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17. After dinner, embarrassing coming-of-age stories are told.

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18. You have never heard any of them before so they are very interesting and not at all repetitive.

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19. At this point, at least one of your parents will overshare and you’ll learn something you really didn’t need to know.

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20. Then they’ll attempt to explain an incredibly complicated political situation in a single sentence.

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21. After you’ve eaten, you’ll probably take some fun photographs.

After you've eaten, you'll probably take some fun photographs.

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22. You’ll fight over the remote control…

You'll fight over the remote control...

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23. … and inevitably end up watching something no one really likes.

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24. So you’ll pop out to the pub. But not before your mum has reminded you to lock the door / close the windows / turn on the alarm. It’s almost as though she thinks you’ve never lived alone before.

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25. The next morning, you’ll be dropped off at the train station 45 minutes early. You know, just in case.

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26. But once you’ve gone, you know you’ll miss them.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/awkward-moments-that-inevitably-happen-when-you-visit-you

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When You See Why He Put His Oven Rack In The Bathtub, You’ll Want To Do The Same

When You See Why He Put His Oven Rack In The Bathtub, You'll Want To Do The Same

I always dread the afternoon I set aside to clean my oven. The built-in cycle releases toxic fumes into my home, and I imagine it can’t be healthy for anyone who’s still inside while it’s running. But without it, how else do you get rid of the burnt-on bits from hundreds of meals? Well, all you really need is a bathtub, a towel, some dishwashing soap, and baking soda!

No toxic fumes or need to scrub for hours? This is the best cleaning hack ever!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/oven-rack/

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Rihanna Serves Vocals On New Single “Towards The Sun”

Rihanna Serves Vocals On New Single "Towards The Sun"

It’ll be featured on the soundtrack for Home.

1. Last year, Rihanna announced she’d be releasing a “concept album” based on DreamWorks’ upcoming animated family film, Home.

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She’s also voicing the main character, Tip.

2. Now, a full year after it was announced, the first taste of the album has made its way online and it’s good! Titled “Towards The Sun,” the song manages the tricky feat of being both family-friendly and distinctly Rihanna.

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3. Also, vocals! In keeping with her other single “FourFiveSeconds,” Rih is singing on “Towards The Sun.”

4. According to a now-defunct Amazon listing, the soundtrack is due out March 17 and is rumored to feature three more new Rihanna songs, as well as new tracks from Charli XCX, Jennifer Lopez, and Kiesza.

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1. “Red Balloon,” Charli XCX
2. “Run to Me,” Clarence Coffee Jr
3. “Dancing In the Dark,” Rihanna
4. “Peaceful Holiday,” James Clark
5. “Boov Death Song,” Jim Parsons
6. “Towards the Sun,” Rihanna
7. “As Real As You And Me,” Rihanna
8. “Deck the Halls,” The Platters
9. “Slushious,” Stargate & Balkan Beat Box
10. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
11. “Cannonball,” Kiesza
12. “Drop That,” Rihanna
13. “Feel the Light,” Jennifer Lopez

5. Fans are already clamoring for a video and it doesn’t look like they’ll have to wait long — last week, the pop star spent her birthday on a music video set.

7. This will definitely keep the famously ~patient and easy-going~ Navy happy until #R8, right?

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleydunlap/rihanna-serves-vocals-on-new-single-towards-the-sun

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World’s Largest Treehouse

World’s Largest Treehouse

Michael Garnier is proud to claim that he lives in the world’s largest tree house. Even though it’s not official, it’s an exciting idea, and seems plausible as the enormous 1,800 sq ft home is supported in the air by seven huge oak trees. The video is featured on LaughingSquid, FairCompanies, and TheBlaze.

 

 

 

Here’s a longer video of more of Michael’s amazing treehouses and wood inventions featured on BoingBoing

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/02/worlds-largest-treehouse/

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App Could Help Find Replacement for Your Dead Pet

App Could Help Find Replacement for Your Dead Pet

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Losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences we go through. And finding a new four-legged friend can be daunting. But a new iOS app wants to make it easier for you to find replacement pets— provided you’re looking for a near-identical match.

PetMatch uses image recognition to find adoptable cats and dogs that look like pets in any given picture. Though Superfish, the company behind the app, isn’t exactly touting it as a search engine to replace dead pets— the company describes it as a tool to find your “picture perfect pet” — the app will no doubt prove useful to parents who don’t want to tell the kids what really happened to Fluffy.

When users upload a photo of a cat or dog, the app compares the image to photos of nearby animals currently up for adoption. The results supposedly display photos of lookalike animals as well as relevant shelter or adoption agency info. Users not looking for an exact match of a former pet can also browse the app’s gallery of adoptable pets.

“Our sophisticated algorithms (and our registered patents) allow us to analyze every picture and provide similar and near identical images in real time – no text tags, no human involvement,” the company writes on its website, adding that their platform can handle up to 2,000 searches a second.

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The PetMatch app matches users with adoptable pets based on uploaded photos.

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Right now, the free app seems to be more conceptual than practical. A search for a white kitten from the app’s gallery, for example, turned up several other white cats — all at shelters hundreds of miles away.

The app also seems to rely heavily on the pet being positioned in the center of the frame. I uploaded a photo of a friend’s cat, who happens to be all black, and the app turned up photos of other black cats sitting in a similar position as the one in my photograph— none of which were closer than a few hundred miles away. Another search based on an adult grey tuxedo cat returned ginger and tabby kittens.

Superfish has another image-based search app in the works, WindowShopper, which allows users to upload photos of products in order to find similar items in online stores.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/05/20/petmatch-app/