venerdì 30 ottobre 2015

Who Said It: Tyrion Lannister Or Ron Swanson?

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Let's see if you know your stuff!

Which Disney Character Sparked Your Sexual Awakening?

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Hellooooo, Simba. ;)

It might seem unnatural, but sometimes, you can't help but crush on an animated character.

It might seem unnatural, but sometimes, you can't help but crush on an animated character.

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And more than once, we've probably all had ~feelings~ for Disney characters —which is totally OK.

And more than once, we've probably all had ~feelings~ for Disney characters —which is totally OK.

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For example, maybe you sweat whenever you see adult Simba.

For example, maybe you sweat whenever you see adult Simba.

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Perhaps you wish Peter Pan and his adorable, swishy red hair would whisk you away to Neverland.

Perhaps you wish Peter Pan and his adorable, swishy red hair would whisk you away to Neverland.

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20 Creepily Fascinating Things From Scotland Yard's Hidden Museum Of Crime

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The trunk used to conceal a body, the spade used to bury a wife.

The Crime Museum Uncovered has opened at the Museum of London, which means you now get to nose around some of the grim stuff that has been hidden from the public for decades.

The Crime Museum Uncovered has opened at the Museum of London, which means you now get to nose around some of the grim stuff that has been hidden from the public for decades.

The stuff used to murder people, or hide bodies, or burn bodies, that previously only detectives and their special guests were given access to when it was housed at Scotland Yard.

Now the murder bags, the ropes that hanged convicted criminals, and the acid bath kits are all on show.

Here are some more:

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The trunk used by John Robinson to conceal the body of Minnie Bonati, 1927.

The trunk used by John Robinson to conceal the body of Minnie Bonati, 1927.

John Robinson murdered 36-year-old prostitute Minnie Bonati and hid her dismembered body in this trunk. He then dumped it at Charing Cross Station in the left-luggage office.

A few days later attendants noticed a smell coming from the trunk and called the police. Inside, police found five brown paper parcels tied with string. Each contained a piece of Minnie Bonati.

She had been dead for about a week.

On 13 July 1927 Robinson was sentenced to death, and hanged at Pentonville Prison a month later.

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Spade used by Dr Crippen to bury his wife, Cora, 1910.

Spade used by Dr Crippen to bury his wife, Cora, 1910.

Police first heard of Cora's disappearance from her friend, a strongwoman called Vulcana.

Her husband, Dr Crippen, claimed that she had returned to the USA, died, and been cremated, but he changed his story in a later police interview. He said that he'd made up the whole thing up because he was embarrassed: She'd actually run off with some other guy. The house was searched and nothing was found, and the police would have bought the story had Crippen not swiftly fled the country.

When the house (39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden Road, Holloway, now demolished) was searched again, police found the remains of a body buried under the basement floor. It wasn't a whole body, though: The head, limbs, and skeleton were never found.

Crippen was arrested in Quebec after fleeing to Canada with his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, and executed at Pentonville Prison on 23 November 1910.

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Booklet on the Dr Crippen case, c. 1910.

Booklet on the Dr Crippen case, c. 1910.

The Crippen case fascinated the public, and even now there are doubts as to his guilt. New DNA evidence suggests the body under the bricks was not Cora's, or even female.

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I'm A Huge Scaredy Cat And I Tried To Watch Horror Films Every Night For A Week

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And I hated every minute of it.

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The first movie I remember walking out of was Hocus Pocus. I recall crying as I ran to the exit full of fear and regret. I remember watching The Witches for the first time, I didn't finish that either. I walked out of The Others in 2001, the Orcs forced me out of the first Lord of the Rings film and to this day I've still never seen a Final Destination movie.

I'm a coward, loud and proud, a total scaredy cat. I'm terrified of almost everything. You don't need to tell me how pathetic it is to be frightened of movies, I get that. Which is why this year I challenged myself to watch one scary movie every night for a week.

1. I must not have seen the movie before.
2. I must watch the movies after dark, in the dark.
3. I must not get too drunk while watching.
4. I must watch the movies alone.


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Twitter's Made It Clear That "Parks And Recreation" And "Hamilton" Are Soulmates

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Somewhere, Leslie Knope is rapping "My Shot" to herself right now. #ParksAndHam


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Do You Remember How To Balance Chemistry Equations?

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Let's get zen and bring some balance into our lives…

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giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

The Hardest "Star Wars" Quiz You Will Ever Take

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"Remember: Your focus determines your reality". –Qui-Gon Jinn

Never Play Monopoly With The People You Love

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Hold on to your dignity AND your relationships.

On the surface, Monopoly seems like a fun board game you can enjoy with family and friends.

On the surface, Monopoly seems like a fun board game you can enjoy with family and friends.

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But in reality, it's a relationship ruiner.

But in reality, it's a relationship ruiner.

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First of all, before the game even starts, people fight over the pieces.

First of all, before the game even starts, people fight over the pieces.

Everyone wants to be the top hat. No one wants to be the thimble. Take this early tension as a sign of what's to come.

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It may seem like everyone's there to have a good time...

It may seem like everyone's there to have a good time...

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32 Memes Only People On The Internet Before 2010 Will Understand

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Time for a trip down meme-ry lane.

These guys for every reaction face.

These guys for every reaction face.

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Ye olde rap battles with Joseph Ducreux.

Ye olde rap battles with Joseph Ducreux.

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The inexplicable O RLY owl.

The inexplicable O RLY owl.

Who decided this owl looks so sarcastic? The world may never know.

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Those Inception memes.

Those Inception memes.


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18 Wedding Ideas For People Who Are Obsessed With Halloween

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For when you say "I boo."

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Send guests an incredibly creepy save the date.

Send guests an incredibly creepy save the date.

Get the DIY here.

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Carry a dramatic and elegant fall bouquet.

Carry a dramatic and elegant fall bouquet.

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(Secret skull optional.)

(Secret skull optional.)

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17 Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up The Struggle Of Waiting For "Fallout 4"

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Too bad patience isn't a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat.

When you gain a new perspective on history.

When you gain a new perspective on history.

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When you see the sweet Fallout merch being dropped in anticipation of the release.

When you see the sweet Fallout merch being dropped in anticipation of the release.

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When you realign the priorities of your life.

When you realign the priorities of your life.

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Which Hogwarts Houses Do These Recent "Doctor Who" Characters Belong In?

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You decide!


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5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

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During Chris Hadfield's first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.

Hadfield's job was to relay the speed and range information to the pilot as they were docking. This was super important because the docking was an extremely high-precision event. They had a two-minute window to dock, and they had to be traveling a 10th of a foot per second (plus or minus 3/100ths of a second). Failure to do so would be catastrophic.

"If you hit Mir just a little too soft, then the spring mechanisms would bounce you off," Hadfield explained. "If you hit Mir just a little too hard, then you would break Mir in half and kill the three people on board. So you've got to hit it exactly right."

Even if you're doing it on the fly and making it up as you go along, you can make it up in a smart way," he said.

When the crew was about 30 feet away, the two sensors started telling them different things. "One of them told us we were at 32 feet, and the other one told us we were at 20 feet," Hadfield said, "They're either both wrong or one of them is completely wrong. Now, what do you do? There's nobody to ask. If the crew onboard the flight deck of the shuttle don't solve this problem in the next 30 seconds, then the whole flight is bust and done."

Hadfield said he "went back to basics." He knew the docking module's dimensions, and he used his thumb to eyeball the distance through a window. This told him that they were about 21 feet away and not 32 feet away. He used his stopwatch to do the math to figure out how fast they were going and when they should fire thrusters. They ended up being spot on, hitting the docking target at the correct speed and well within the time envelope (about 3 seconds early, he told BuzzFeed Science).

"It wasn't for a few minutes before one of us looked around and said, 'Hey, we did it! We're actually here.' That was a big relief of emotion on board," Hadfield said.

Bob Curbeam was no stranger to spacewalking when he was installing upgrades to the International Space Station. Still, he wasn't expecting a cooling line to break and spew toxic ammonia all over his suit.

A spacecraft is a closed system, meaning that the only air you have to work with is the air you brought up with you. That means an astronaut better be damn sure they are not bringing anything toxic back into the air with them. First, Curbeam had to stop the leak. Then he had to figure out how he was going to get back into the space shuttle without bringing in the volatile ammonia contaminating his spacesuit.

Curbeam handled the leak with no problems. "Even though we're doing things on the fly, we understood the hardware, and the system, and how it works so well," he said. "The training is so good, that even if you're doing it on the fly and making it up as you go along, you can make it up in a smart way."

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Then next problem was the contamination. Some good old-fashioned science helped with that one. Ammonia has a low boiling point, so he just needed to vaporize it off of his suit. To do this he simply "baked" himself in sunlight for an extra 30 minutes — arguably one of the most surreal and terrifying sunbathing methods a human can experience.

Later, a fellow astronaut brushed off the suit and equipment. To be doubly sure, they partially vented the shuttle airlock. Next, to be even MORE careful, the shuttle crew all wore oxygen masks inside until they were positive nothing had made its way in.

Nothing did make its way in, and Curbeam added more time to his already impressive cumulative spacewalk time.

Scott Parazynski had to perform some hero-level spacewalking when a jammed solar panel threatened the safety of the entire ISS (International Space Station) crew and the ISS itself. The main mission objective was to install a new module on the ISS that would serve as a node for the addition of future research laboratories. Part of the mission required changing the location of an array of solar panels.

"Things were going along really, really well," Parazynski told BuzzFeed Science, "until the crew inside commanded these large solar panels to extend." They got jammed up and the panels began to tear.

"It was unsafe to continue to extend this panel any further; you couldn't retract it either," Parazynski said. "There was concern that if we even tried to undock the space shuttle it might rip apart and hit the shuttle, and we could have another space shuttle Columbia disaster on our hands. Or, we could damage the International Space Station and have everyone evacuate."

After 72 hours of grueling work on the ground, NASA came up with a plan — Parazynski would have to travel further away from the safety of an airlock than had ever been previously attempted. It wasn't only the distance that was nerve-wrecking. Parazynski explained:

"There was a real danger that we could do even worse damage to the Space Station. Then there was the potential of risk to myself, because if there was any metal to metal connection with the solar panel, or arcing, it could actually electrocute me or cause ignition of the 100% oxygen in my spacesuit.

"All the tools that I was working with had to be specially insulated. The metal parts of my spacesuit had to be wrapped in special tape," he said. Thankfully, everything worked out, and the mission was a success. "I still to this day think it's one of NASA's greatest accomplishments," Parasynski said.


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Jerry Linenger was in the middle of an extended stay on the Mir space station when a catastrophic fire threatened what was then meant to be the longest period of time of any American astronaut spent in space.

The station normally held three astronauts at a time, Linenger told BuzzFeed Science, unless the crew was in the middle of switching personnel over, when two crews would be in the station at the same time. With six astronauts on board the station the amount of oxygen produced by the regular tanks was sometimes not sufficient, and in those cases the crew needed to open a supplemental tank.

Things went from jovial to terrible in a split second, when the tank of concentrated, combustible, oxygen-based chemicals caught fire and turned into what can only be described as a huge, unstoppable blowtorch. "I was sucking down some dehydrated borscht," Linenger said, "and next thing you've got the master alarm blaring."

This was pretty much a worst-case scenario for the astronauts and cosmonauts on Mir. There are three things that you are on your own for — Linenger said, "You better respond more or less automatically to [them] because there's no one that can help you."

Those things are fire (check), toxic substances in the air (from a super-hot flame burning through equipment), and rapid decompression (which would almost certainly happen if the flame burned a hole through the thin aluminum separating the inside from the vacuum of space).

"Things were going along really, really well," Parazynski told BuzzFeed Science, "until the crew inside commanded these large solar panels to extend." They got jammed up and the panels began to tear.

The fire blazed for 14 minutes as Linenger and his crew made sure that secondary fires didn't catch by dousing things in its path with fire extinguishers. "The flame ate up the chemical, melted the canister, melted insulation — our wires for example — around that area," Linenger said, "It was a hot, hot, hot fire burning out of control."

As three astronauts were fighting the blaze, the other three crew members were preparing a Soyuz for an emergency escape. But there was a problem. One of the two Soyuz ships was blocked by the fire, so only three of the six would be able to escape Mir. "That would've been a tough decision," Linenger said with striking nonchalance. "Who goes and who stays?"

Luckily for the crew, that tough decision never had to be made. "We were able to finally keep it from spreading," Linenger said, "and then we faced the problem of trying to deal with the smoke and trying to breathe in a contaminated atmosphere." The team assessed the damage and wore oxygen masks until they were sure the environmental risks were gone.

"You've got to get rid of the distractions, put the fear away, and you sort of realize, 'If I don't stay calm, I'm dead.'"


"I still to this day think it's one of NASA's greatest accomplishments," Parasynski said.

Soyeon Yi, the first Korean in space, was celebrating a successful and productive visit to the ISS as she boarded a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to return home to Earth. That's when everything went wrong.

There were some problems with the detachment of the Soyuz, and that put the crew on a less than desirable trajectory. The onboard computers sensed this and switched to a "ballistic reentry," a backup method that relies solely on atmospheric drag but ensures that the heat shield is still able to protect the inhabitants of rapidly falling spacecraft.

They were coming in steep, fast, and hot, but they were nowhere near on course.

Normally, Soyeon told BuzzFeed Science, you expect there to be two or three recovery helicopters right there when you land and a whole team to help you out of the vehicle. "When we landed," Soyeon said, there was "nobody around us."

Everything was a big struggle at that point because the force of gravity is overwhelming when you have spent time in space, and the crew had to "crawl" out of the craft on their own.

"If the crew onboard the flight deck of the shuttle don't solve this problem in the next 30 seconds, then the whole flight is bust and done."

"Finally," she said, they were able to get out of the capsule and "lie on the grass." It was then that some shocked and almost certainly terrified Kazakhstani nomadic herders came across what must have looked like an otherworldly scene.

"They had no idea about the space program, they had no idea about astronaut[s] and they [had] really big, huge eyes," she said. "They finally realized we [were] humans, not an alien, and they help[ed] us."

The shepherds helped get one of the crew members who remained in the Soyuz out. The astronauts even asked the nomads if they had a cell phone. (They did not). Eventually, realizing nobody knew where they were, they went back into the Soyuz and used a GPS and satellite phone to make contact with the Russian Space Agency.

Finally, a helicopter arrived on the scene, nearly 300 miles away from their expected location.

Soyeon said that the whole experience was probably a lot more terrifying for everyone wondering where they were than it was for her. She thought of the thousands of Koreans who had no idea what had happened to them, knowing many people were intently watching the first person from their country return from space.


These astronauts will be featured on the new show Secret Space Escapes, premiering Nov. 10th at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT on the Science Channel!


17 Times "Steven Universe" Made You Cry

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I swear that Lapis is controlling these tears. (Warning: Spoilers.)

When Connie said this.

When Connie said this.

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And Steven did this.

And Steven did this.

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When Greg realized what it meant to be a dad to a half-gem.

When Greg realized what it meant to be a dad to a half-gem.

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When Steven hugged Pearl from behind and we all felt a little jealous.

When Steven hugged Pearl from behind and we all felt a little jealous.

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19 Maps That Will Change How You See Your Favourite Fictional Worlds

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Real-world geography has nothing on these.

This map of Frodo's journey if he had Google Maps.

This map of Frodo's journey if he had Google Maps.

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This map of the world reimagined in the style of Super Mario's Mushroom Kingdom.

This map of the world reimagined in the style of Super Mario's Mushroom Kingdom.

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This map charting all the locations characters played by Liam Neeson have killed in.

This map charting all the locations characters played by Liam Neeson have killed in.

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This map of Westeros depicted through Google Maps.

This map of Westeros depicted through Google Maps.

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Is This The Moment Poot Lovato Was Born?

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Poot's first public appearance may have been discovered.

In case you're not up to date, Poot Lovato is the notorious Demi Lovato meme that has been taking the internet by storm.

In case you're not up to date, Poot Lovato is the notorious Demi Lovato meme that has been taking the internet by storm.

Poot was first brought to life on Tumblr, when user cstcrpt uploaded this photo of Demi Lovato, saying it was her twin, Poot, who had been locked in a basement her whole life.

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This Guy Totally Nailed What A Modern Day Aladdin Would Look Like

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♬ I can show you the wooorrrlllddd. ♬

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This Actor Had The Best "Game Of Thrones" Themed Birthday

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Well, at least nobody died at this party.

A few days ago, Indian TV actor Kritika Kamra turned 27, and her friends decided to throw her a Game Of Thrones themed party.

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People came dressed as their favourite characters.

People came dressed as their favourite characters.

While the birthday girl decided to put on her best Khaleesi impression.

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24 Hilarious Tweets Every Grammar Nerd Will Appreciate

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"I used to love correcting people's grammar until I realized what I loved more was having friends."


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Who Said It: Jennifer Lawrence or Katniss Everdeen?

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Can you tell the difference between the girl on fire character and J. Law herself?

One Woman, Three Tim Burton Characters

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"These looks, themselves, are strange and unusual."

With Halloween coming up, makeup and SFX guru Kristina Ellery transformed one lucky woman into three iconic Tim Burton characters and they're mesmerizing.

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24 Times "Skyrim" Was Accidentally Hilarious

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Can kill a dragon using just his voice…dies from a 10-foot drop.

This walking contradiction.

This walking contradiction.

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This brilliant illustration of how sneaking works.

Bandits.

Bandits.

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This person, who clearly abused their power.

This person, who clearly abused their power.

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mercoledì 28 ottobre 2015

Which Character From "The Flash" Should You Marry?

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Here's hoping you get Cisco.

24 Times Cisco Ramon From "The Flash" Was An Actual Cinnamon Roll

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I decide the nicknames around here.

When he got cheeky with the comic book references.

When he got cheeky with the comic book references.

Some comic book...

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When he got his badge.

When he got his badge.


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19 Struggles Every Blogger Will Recognize

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Blogging is the way, the truth, and the life.

When you finally think of the perfect URL and then discover it's already taken.

When you finally think of the perfect URL and then discover it's already taken.

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Or if you want to change your URL, you have to make sure your old one redirects to the new one.

Or if you want to change your URL, you have to make sure your old one redirects to the new one.

You don't want to lose your traffic.

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Not to mention having to change all your social media names.

Not to mention having to change all your social media names.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bloglovin' just to name a few.

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When you have to go through the painful stress of switching from a Wordpress.com to a self-hosted, Wordpress.org site.

When you have to go through the painful stress of switching from a Wordpress.com to a self-hosted, Wordpress.org site.

WHAT LAYOUT DO I USE? WHY IS HTML SO HARD?

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