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25 Tweets From Parents Now That School Is Back In Session

25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session

While it’s hard to believe, it’s officially September! Which means it’s back-to-school season.

As children get ready for class with their handy rulers and notebooks, some of their parents have also had some motivational words of wisdom before their return.

The transition from summer vacation to school is never easy, but with the help of some of these hilarious tweets from parents, having a comedic sense of humor definitely helps.

Silence is everything
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
When kids are at school, that means they are not at home. Thus, silence.

If you didn’t post a back-t0-school pic…
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
…Did it ever even happen?

Don’t forget your school bags
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Well, maybe they’re not school bags.

School parking lot
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
It’s exactly what you’d expect it to be like on the first day.

A first day miracle
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
We’ll never be this prepared again.

#MondayMotivation
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Never forget why you do it.

Don’t be mad that they’re happy
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
It’s not their fault, they can’t help it.

Shopping for supplies
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
It’s a race.

A rare occasion
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
We all like to try a little bit harder on the first day.

Bye!
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Look kid, I love you, but I love you even more when you’re gone for a few hours.

Just so you know
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
This is pretty helpful information.

“You got so big!”
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Guess it makes sense when you’re literally a child.

Shouldn’t you be happy?
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Yes, cue the tears!

Because it’s cute!
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
And we love organization.

Who needs the gym when you have kids?
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
They are exercise.

Why can’t our lives be just like the cartoons?
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
It doesn’t seem fair.

School supplies ain’t cheap.
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Give us a second and we’ll find $100-worth of stuff to buy.

Late on the first day
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
But for good reason.

The teachers are already tired
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
It makes sense, kids can be exhausting.

Here’s a downside of going back to school
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
If we’re just being honest.

The goals of being a parent are simple
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Just hand off your kids to someone else as soon as possible.

This is just the very beginning
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Just WAIT until they go off to college!

Even MORE stuff to bring to school
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Because the supplies weren’t enough.

Gotta make sure your children are always comfortable
25 tweets from parents now that school is back in session
Even if it means yoga pants.

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25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home

25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At HomeWhile cinder blocks are used primarily for building a basement or foundation for a house, you can use them for a variety of other creative projects.

Whether you want to fix up your outdoor patio area with unique decorations, plant some flowers using out-of-the-box materials, or try another fun DIY project, cinder blocks allow you to make use of building materials in amazing new ways.

Check out these striking ways to use cinder blocks at home, inside and out.
Entertainment Center
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Can’t find an entertainment center that’s quite right for your space? Make a customized one with cinder blocks. You’d spend hundreds paying for a customized one from a store.

Outdoor Staircase
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Stack and scale cinder blocks to create a beautiful outdoor staircase. All it takes is a few inexpensive items from the home improvement store and a bit of elbow grease. No need to hire a professional!

Simple Outdoor Bench
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Some cinder blocks, a few pieces of wood, and some pillows can come together to make an adorable, easy-to-make patio bench.

Garden Planters
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Create a fantasy garden in your very own home with cinder blocks. Check out this gorgeous cinder block rose garden. Who knew cinder blocks could be so beautiful?!

Bedside Table
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Have you been looking for a bedside table? Grab three cinder blocks and you’re done! And the best part? You only had to spend a few dollars instead of a few dozen!

Bed Foundation With Storage
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Need a sturdy and firm bed frame? It doesn’t get firmer than using cinder blocks. Just lay them down and pop your mattress on top. Use glue rubber or felt to the bottom so it doesn’t scratch the floor, and paint them to match your decor.

Fire Pit
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Grab your friends and some marshmallows, and build yourself a cozy fire in this cinder block fire pit. Fill the cinder blocks with gravel so they don’t fall over.

Colorful Backyard Furniture
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
You can even paint your cinder blocks to add a pop of color to your backyard with some fancy furniture. All of your friends and family will want to hang out at your house this summer.

Futon with Cubbie Space
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
All you need is a cozy cushion and some cinder blocks to create this super cute piece in your home. Paint the blocks to match your room’s color scheme.

Outdoor Wall
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
If you’re looking for a little bit more privacy, you can build a wall with cinder blocks. You can even lay some horizontally to add a planter.

Bookshelf
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Make any awesome book shelf with some plywood and two cinder blocks. The holes in the cinder blocks are a perfect spot to display books or another knick knacks.

Planter Table
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
You can even use the same method for building an outdoor wall to create a table with planters. There are so many neat ways you can stack the cinder blocks!

Pyramid Garden
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
You can arrange cinder blocks in a way that creates a pyramid-shaped garden. Fill it with colorful flowers or succulents that are low-maintenance.

Outdoor Buffet
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Make your backyard party central with this outdoor buffet that couldn’t be simpler to make. You can also lay gravel to create a makeshift outdoor patio space.

Outdoor Benches
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
You always have enough seating for your family and friends with these cinder block benches. Use refurbished wood for a beautiful, rustic look.

Block Computer Desk
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Building a desk couldn’t be easier with cinder blocks. Just lay something underneath it so it doesn’t scratch your floor. You can even paint your blocks a funky color.

Outdoor Dining Table
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Make a functional outdoor dining table using cinder blocks and a large piece of thick wood, such as plywood. Plus, the cinder blocks won’t become weathered in the elements.

Cinder Block Fence
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Building a fence can be extremely hard work. But not if you use cinder blocks. Just stack place 4x4s in the blocks’ holes. Makes for an easy DIY guardrail on your deck as well.

Cinder Block Bar
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Have you always wanted an outdoor bar? Well, you can stop dreaming and start doing. All it takes is stacking a few cinder blocks and cutting a piece of wood or use pallets for the bar top. Get the details here.

Outdoor Planter Wall
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
There are so many different designs for turning cinder blocks into a garden wall. Just stack them in different ways. Then fill their holes with soil or gravel and plants.

Outdoor Lounge Couch
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Beautiful outdoor furniture is just a few cinder blocks away. All you need to do is stack them. You can even add an outdoor cushion for comfort.

Cinder Block Birdhouse
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Tired of your bird feeder getting knocked over by squirrels or the wind? Make one out of cinder blocks. Get the instructions here.

Cinder Block Vase
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Use cinder blocks to create an inexpensive centerpiece or vase. Just fill the holes with flowers. They offer a really cool industrial look.

Patio Block Bench
25 Ways To Use Cinder Blocks At Home
Stack some cinder blocks and place wooden 4x4s through the top hole of the blocks. This will serve the benchtop. You can add a cushion for comfort if you’d like.

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25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art

It doesn’t take a whole lot of artistic talent to decorate the walls of your home. That’s what these 40 DIY wall art ideas prove. Forget all that expensive store-bought art. These simple and fun ideas will have your house looking amazing, without the trip to HomeGoods or whatever other home decor stores you typically frequent.

Some of these ideas list detailed how-to instructions, while others we included mainly to inspire you. However, the one thing that they have in common is that these projects are all possible to make on your own. It’s just so much more satisfying when you create something beautiful for your home using your own two hands.
1. Framed Wallpaper

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
Wallpaper isn’t just for covering entire walls. If you frame it, you can hang it up just like you would a painting. The same thing works for patterned fabric. Simply choose a cut that you like and attach it to the wall.

2. Hexagon Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
It’s a beautiful combination of geometrics and metallics. With the right lighting focused on it, this hexagon art piece will literally shimmer. It was created from gold glitter and foil cards attached to canvas. Learn how to make your own here.

3. Barn Wood Corner Gallery

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
The barn wood mounted to the corner of the wall makes for a neat way to display random country items. From old signs to deer antlers, it is a mix of everything great about farm life. The boards are actually old fence posts.

4. Masking Tape Abstract Painting

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
If you have some artistic talent, it wouldn’t be too hard to make one of these. Paint a bunch of random colors on the canvas. Lay down the masking tape on top of it in a herringbone pattern. Then paint over the whole thing in white.

5. Fired Alcohol Ink Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
It takes pretty much zero talent to make these. Just place a few drops of alcohol ink on the glass of the picture frames. Swirl it around. Add some rubbing alcohol and light it on fire. It isn’t as dangerous as it sounds. You can check the instructions here.

6. Wooden Arrows

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
All it takes to make these rustic-looking wooden arrows is a few pieces of wood and a miter saw. You simply cut the boards off at a 45-degree angle and then piece them together. Get more details about the project here.

7. Hanging Scarf

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
Scarfs work great as wall decorations. You don’t need to change anything either. Just hang it up and you’re good to go. Although, it does help to choose a scarf with an interesting pattern.

8. Floral Letter Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
They cut the shape of the letter out of a piece of cardboard. Then glued a variety of artificial flowers to it. You don’t have to just limit yourself to letters either. Really, you can make any design that you want.

9. Rustic Picture Frames

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
These picture frames would go great in any home — rustic or modern. The artist used cheap whitewood boards and then stained them to give them the old and weathered look. Find out how she did it here.

10. Rectangular Fabric Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
These cool rectangles look very stylish, but in reality, they are just pieces of fabric wrapped around sheets of styrofoam. It’s a pretty great idea, and according to the blogger, they cost next to nothing to make.

11. Cut Canvas Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
Although it resembles an intricate cut wood design, it’s really just painted canvas. It takes no special equipment to make one. Just stencil your design onto the canvas, cut it out with a razor blade, and then paint it.

12. Dollar Store Cotton Wreaths

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
This entire project was made from items found at the Dollar Store. She started with a grapevine wreath. Then attached a fall berry sprig, some cotton boll sprigs, and hung them up with burlap.

13. Window Picture Frame

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
Turning an old window into a picture frame is easy to do. Just cut your pictures to size and paste them into the panes. If you want, you can also add some other embellishments like flowers and text like this artist did.

14. String Yarn Sign

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
It looks much more complicated to make than it actually is. Just hammer in some screws or nails into a board in the desired pattern. Then work your way around them going back and forth with a spool of yarn. Find the instructions here.

15. Pallet Plaques

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
They are basically rustic clipboards made from pallets. You can attach notes to them, photos, or anything else you can think of. In our house, we would probably use them to hang up drawings that the kids made.

16. Fish Scale Art

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
The little circles were cut out of poster board. The artist made 687 circles in total. Afterward, the rest of the project was easy. She stapled the circles to the board in layers and sprayed them down with metallic paint.

17. Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
We always thought popsicle sticks were just a craft item that kids used to build little houses. However, this crafter totally proved us wrong. They transformed a bunch of popsicle sticks into this beautiful shelf.

18. Window Frame On Floating Shelf

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
This image provides some great ideas for DIY decorating. Our favorite part is the reclaimed window frame set on the floating shelf. It serves as the centerpiece of the room and ties all of the other decorations together.

19. Gorgeously Simple Flower Display

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
This is so easy anyone could do it. Believe it or not, it’s created by using just paper doilies and orange thumbtacks. Yet it looks so elegant.

20. Clothesline Photo Display

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
This is such a cool way of displaying old Polaroid photos. It’s not hard to make either. Just screw a few eyelets into the sides of the wooden frame, run wires through them, and attach your clothespins and photos.

21. Floral Twig Basket

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
We never imagined a basket could be used for decorating a wall. However, this image proves otherwise. They mounted it above the cabinet and filled it up with artificial flowers and wiry looking twigs.

22. Fabric Wallpaper

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
The artist pasted the fabric to the wall using liquid starch. The hardest part about the process is making sure that the fabric is lined up properly and that there are no bubbles. Once it’s pasted down, it’s not going to be easy to rearrange.

23. Cut Out Wood Star

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
We would love to hang up one of these on the wall in our home or build a giant one and use it as a headboard for a bed. It’s both rustic-looking and beautiful. Check out the instructions for this project here.

24. Rope Letters

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
They started with a package of jute rope. Then molded it into the shape of letters held in place by a mixture of glue, cornstarch, and water. The instructions make it sound a little messy, but the end result is really cool.

25. Pixel Painting

25 Ways To Transform A Boring Wall With Stylish Art
They started with a photo of Iceland, then resized the image down in a photo editor until it was just 10 by 20 pixels. That became their inspiration for this amazing pixel watercolor painting. It’s quite simple to make one. After all, it’s just painting little squares.

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25 Hilarious Signs That Have People Cracking Up

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up

Look on the internet for “funny signs” and you’ll find dozens of them on various websites. There’s nothing like passing a sign in the street that makes you crack up. Some of them might be clever advertisements, while others are thoughts from people who were passing through, just like you.

A good sign can be the difference between a great marketing campaign and a less effective one. Some of the principles of marketing are all about getting people to look. You’ve got to catch their attention and hold it.

Just take the restaurant that figured out a clever way to get people to look at their sign — twice. Above one of the main highways in Austin, Texas, they placed an enormous billboard. Thousands of people every day drove by that billboard, emblazoned with the words “LEGALIZE MARINARA.”

It was a brilliant way to catch people’s attention and then make them look a second time, then give them a chuckle. In short, it was a marketing campaign they remembered!

Okay, not all of these are ads. Some are warning signs, some are graffiti, and some are just incomprehensible. But no matter what they are, these all made us laugh — and they’ll make you laugh, too.
1. How to deal with a bad review

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Every business gets bad reviews, even if they don’t deserve it. This is undoubtedly the best way to address them while also poking fun at themselves.

2. Beans are illegal

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
This sign comes with someone’s guess as to what it means. This is helpful since the rest of us have no freaking clue. Is this just one of those weird laws that some states have?

3. Well, shoot

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
I thought this was America! I should be able to bring my bear in anywhere I want, regardless of who it might maul! These corporate policies are just unreasonable.

4. We’ll just be in here, laughing

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Human beings are terrible at reading signs even when they’re right in front of their face. How many times a day do you think this happens and gives the employees a laugh?

5. Burglars meet up at 6:15

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
The best way to protect your neighborhood is to put up signs like these. Everyone knows that criminals always check to make sure crime is okay in the area before breaking any laws.

6. Do I want to know what’s on the other side of the fence?

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
This sign is colorful to say the least. I don’t know what’s down that road, but suffice it to say, I don’t want to find out. That doesn’t appear to be a wild animal enclosure. What the heck is on the other side?

7. Slim audience for this bathroom

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
On the bright side, this must be the cleanest bathroom of all time, considering the only people who are allowed to use it don’t exist. And hey, there’s never a line!

8. This is his street

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Sure, maybe this guy just happened to be walking down this street and saw this sign. But more than likely, one of his friends saw it and thought, “Tom can stand on his head like that. We need to get him to take a picture.”

9. What a deal!

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Not every deal is a good one. For example, this sign, which proudly proclaims you can save a whole 12 cents on a chicken. Is it really worth it? Probably not.

10. Oh, good to know

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
There’s nothing like labeling things unnecessarily! However, would we know this large concrete structure is a large concrete structure without a helpful sign?

11. Seriously, think of the animals

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Have you ever tried to give Pepto-Bismol to a lion? Seriously, it’s terrible. Don’t subject a zookeeper to helping a lion getting over its stomachache. You know, from eating you.

12. Something we can all agree on

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
A bad idea? Definitely. But if you have a sick, twisted sense of humor, you might also think it’s just a little bit funny. But no, don’t do it. Bad idea.

13. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Why yes, I’ve seen it and I can’t understand for a second why anyone would do this. Where was this such a frequent problem that they had to put up a sign to get people to stop?

14. They had me there for a second

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Part of the challenge of marketing is getting people to look at your ad in the first place. This car dealership had a unique way of doing just that – one that’s just a little bit unfair. Not cool, guys!

15. The literary sign we all needed

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
This is a much-needed PSA at a local bookstore. If you hold up Romeo and Juliet as the ultimate in couple goals, you probably haven’t actually read the script or seen the play. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well.

16. I’m interested

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
It’s hard to keep going outside to change the church sign in the middle of a heatwave. Someone had this ingenious idea for supplying a TLDR version. I really hope it was an old church lady.

17. No yoga, just passive aggression

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
People love yoga, right? Why not get them to look by asking them if they want to learn? Then when you’ve got their attention, pull the yoga mat out from under their feet because SERIOUSLY, pick up after your dog!

18. I see what you did there

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Everyone driving by this sign stopped, looked, and had a chuckle over the joke. Except for one guy, who saw it right when he needed it. Of course, he drove right into the side of the building.

19. Lead by example?

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
There’s nothing like a sign to display some pithy wisdom! Of course, leading by example is the best way to impart a lesson. Whoever made this sign either thought of the perfect way or made the most hilarious mistake.

20. Makes sense

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Yup, it all checks out — that patio is closed. Why? Well, because it’s not open. Look, we don’t want to think of a real reason. The bottom line is that you can’t go out on the patio, okay?

21. A more helpful pain chart

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
We’ve all been to an emergency room or urgent care that has the pain chart with the smiley faces on the wall to help articulate our pain level. This one is much more helpful. Don’t even think about saying you’re a Courbet when you’re only a Van Gogh.

22. Challenge accepted

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
In areas where moose are common, people know to do everything to avoid hitting them. They can easily crush your car! But it might be a little much to call them invincible.

23. Thanks, I’m going to…not go that way

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Well, I have no idea what a murder hole is, but the good news is that I know where it is. I’m going to turn left and stay alive, but thanks for the offer!

24. Manners: worth $3.25

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
They say being kind costs nothing, but this business disagrees. Being kind will actually save you a couple of bucks. If I add a smile, do I get it free?

25. Are you happy already?

25 hilarious signs that have people cracking up
Geez, Dave, you have so many demands. “Change the sign,” “have a good day.” Thankfully, your demands leave enough room for me to interpret them however I want. I technically did what you asked.

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25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations

When summertime rolls around, dogs are itching to shed their winter coat and sport a fresh new look. Just like us, sometimes they love what they see, and other times their sour expression says it all.

Check out these 65 fun before and after dog photos to see how getting groomed can transform their looks!
Puff Doggy

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This little sweetie went from looking “ruff” and gruff to fine and dandy! Who knew there was a class act hiding underneath all that fluffy fur?

Sad Little Mess

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Bandit went into the doggy parlor looking like a sad, scraggly mess. But, she came out all refreshed and now has a pip in her step!

She Aged Backwards

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Abby went from looking like a tired, worn out old dog to an adorable puppy! Maybe the fountain of youth is dripping into her water bowl?

Rags To Riches

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This bichon maltese couldn’t even see through all the fur covering her eyes. With her new, perfectly coiffed doggy ‘do, all she wants to do is see and be seen. She looks so surreal!

Doggy Next Door To Cool Hipster Boy

Before, this pooch just looked like your average doggy next door. Now he’s sporting a cool mini-Mohawk look!

Bedraggled To Bedazzled

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Before her trim, this gray-haired cutie looked like she just didn’t care anymore. But, look at the change in her posture in the after photo. She’s totally owning her cool new style!

From Gizmo To Marilyn Monroe

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Ruby went from looking like Gizmo from the movie Gremlins to a 1950’s A-list movie star. The cool, sideswept bangs is so cute on her!

Shaggy Rug Carpet

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This poodle mix had so much shaggy hair, he couldn’t even see straight. Now he has plenty of sass, and you can see the interesting pattern in his black and white fur.

Pom-Pom Poodle Power

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This poodle was supposed to be a show dog, but her hairstyle was just all wrong to play that part. A little snip here, some pom-pom cuts there, and she’s ready to win her show dog princess title back!

High As A Kite

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Just look at Max’s tail lift up high into the sky in the after photo! That’s what getting the right summer cut can do for your attitude.

Heavyweight To Lightweight Champion

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
The pile of fur that the groomer shaved off is bigger than the actual pooch! He must feel oodles better without all that extra fluff weighing him down.

Unicorn Punk Pooch

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This former hippy pup went for a retro punk rock look. That bright pink and purple fur is far out, man!

Skinny Lil’ Land Rat To Sweet Baby Seal

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This sweetie looks so “deflated” in the before. But after a good cut and blowdry, she looks like a puffy baby seal!

14)If Barbie Were A Dog…

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
…this would be her #1 go-to look! It’s amazing what a trim around your waist and a pearl collar can do for your appearance. How adorable!

Foxy Roxy

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This Pom Yorkie mix named Roxy probably thought she was just “big boned” before all that heavy fur was shaved off. Now that she’s lost some weight, it’s time to head to the beach for an epic summer season.

What Up Dog!

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This grumpy guy had to squint in order to see the world. He wasn’t much to look at before, but now that he’s so cuddly, everyone is looking at him from a whole new angle.

Scary Mess

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Poor little Ellen had been abused, and when she was first discovered rescuers couldn’t figure out if she was a boy or girl. After 2 pounds of mated fur was shaved off, the big reveal showed her to be a sweet little girl.

Bedhead

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
You know how sometimes you just roll out of bed and don’t even bother to brush your hair before you head out the door? That’s what this pup looked like before. But now that her fur looks perfect 24/7, she won’t have that bedhead problem anymore.

Winter Break To Summer Vacation

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This dude didn’t want to give up his thick winter coat. But, as soon as he found out it was surfing season, he got a cool cut to go along with his funky yellow shades.

Doggy Boss

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This scrappy fella didn’t command much attention before his makeover. Now he’s got everyone’s attention with his spiffy new ‘do! If dogs could be hipsters, he’d be the boss of them all.

Cute Teddy Bear

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
This pooch probably used to bump into a lot of things with all that fuzz covering his eyes. Now he’s just a cute, chocolate teddy bear that everyone wants to bump into.

Nutty For Nutella

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Nutella went in for a little trim, and she came out with the cutest ears imaginable! Sometimes all you need is an inch off the ends to perk up your style.

Booty Makeover

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
Before and after shots of doggy makeovers always show the front view. But even dogs love a good booty makeover!

Straight Up Chic

25 Incredible Before And After Dog Grooming Transformations
It’s amazing what a straightening iron can do, even for doggos. This little lady went from having beachy waves to straight locks, and now she looks like a regal little pup.

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25 Easy, Inexpensive DIY Projects For Decorating Your Home

25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeMost people think it takes a lot of money to decorate a home. However, we’ve gathered 65 of our favorite home DIY projects that prove that is definitely not the case. The one unifying factor among all of these projects is that they are cheap. Dirt cheap. Some are even free, made entirely from recycled products and old items you probably already have lying around in a closet somewhere.

That doesn’t mean they don’t look amazing though. You might be surprised by just how little it costs to decorate your home when you start doing the work yourself. In addition to all of the fun you can have creating your own home decor items, the amount of cash you can save is pretty astounding. Once you check out these projects for yourself, you’ll see what we mean.
1. Pineapple Planter
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeWe love the idea of having a succulent planter that looks like a pineapple. They don’t cost a lot of money either. In order to make it, the artist started with a terracotta pot as a base. They then molded the pineapple shape on top of it using air-dry clay.
2. Coffee Crate Lid Sign
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThey started by cutting three fence planks and fastening them together to make them look like the lid of a crate. The coffee company logo was applied using a stencil. According to the artist, the secret to making it look authentic is utilizing old items like rusty hinges.
3. Glass Globe Terrarium
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeWhen turned on its side, a bowl is easily transformed into a terrarium. For this project, they used a glass bubble ball bowl. Wooden finial dowel cap ends were attached as legs to keep it propped up.
4. Wood Bath Caddy
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your home
A bath caddy is a great way to treat yourself to a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. It’s a DIY project that anyone can complete and takes just a few hours of work. This rustic-looking one was made using reclaimed wood.
5. Mini Animals Canvas Art
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThis cool canvas art looks both funky and modern. They created the works by using kid’s animal toys, cutting them in half, and mounting them to the canvas. They were then painted with acrylic paint
6. Rope Trash Can
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeWhy spend a lot of money to revamp your bathroom when you can do it on the cheap? To make this rope trash, they started with a $1 Dollar Store metal wire trashcan. It was then covered with leftover rope using a glue gun.
7. Macrame Hanging Planters
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThese hanging planters were crafted using colored jersey knit fabric. They are very easy and cheap to make. Simply cut the fabric into eight strips and tie the pieces together.
8. Mason Jar Pallet Organizer
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homePallets can be found for free behind a lot of stores and construction sites or can be bought at Ikea for just a couple of dollars. Once stained or painted, they actually look pretty awesome. The mason jars can be attached using pipe fittings.
9. Succulent & Supply Holder Bookends
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThese fun bookend planters and organizers were created using two toothbrush holders and some cork drink coasters. When you attach these random items together, they are transformed into something completely different.
10. Side Vanity Storage Unit
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeMost people just leave their plunger, spare toilet paper, and other essential bathroom items haphazardly strewn in a corner. However, creating a little storage unit like this is a great way to keep those unsightly items tucked away but still close by for when you need them.
11. Painted Leaves Wall Art
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeInstead of buying expensive art for your home, why not create your own for free? It doesn’t take a professional to create really cool painted leaves and other artwork. You just need to learn a few simple techniques.
12. Toilet Paper Holder Shelf
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeInstead of attaching the bronze toilet paper holder directly to the wall, they opted to build this little shelf so they would have a place to set bathroom accessories like air fresheners and flowers. It is made from stained scrap wood.
13. Wooden Slab Key Holder
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeWooden slabs like this can be bought at most craft stores or can be acquired for free by sawing one off of a fallen tree. It’s best to seal the wood with polyurethane before painting it to keep it from rotting and to avoid attracting unwanted pests.
14. Cardboard Box Basket
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeA lot of people would never believe that cardboard boxes could be used to decorate a home, but it’s totally possible. Once you wrap a box in twine, they look just as good as regular baskets, but cost next to nothing to make.
15. Flower Embellished Throw Pillow
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThey started with a cotton velvet pillow cover as the base. Yarn was used to make the pompoms for the beautiful Billy Ball flowers, and the stems of the flowers were made with embroidery floss.
16. Flush Bathroom Sign
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThis sign would go perfect in the bathroom of a country farmhouse. In order to make it, they attached metal letters to a wooden plaque and painted the whole thing with a Parisian grey paint.
17. Lampshade Vases
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeIt’s amazing what you can find at thrift stores for cheap. This blogger found some vintage glass lampshades and upcycled them into these beautiful vases.
18. Pantry Organization Labels
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThese labels have a rustic look that would blend in perfectly in the pantry of any country home. In fact, you don’t even really need a pantry. They are nice enough to be set right on the kitchen counter!
19. Tree Branch Wall Art
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeDried branches from a beach, forest, or riverbank can be turned into lovely wall art. You want to make sure to select ones that are totally dry. Live branches will not work for this purpose.
20. Pallet Wine Rack
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeBy removing a few of the back support boards off of a pallet and reattaching them onto the bottom, you can easily make your own rustic wine rack. You’ll just have to cut a few notches for the stems of the glasses.
21. Pompom Flowers
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeFresh flowers are great but they don’t last very long. These pompom flowers will last forever. They are created by wrapping yarn around a fork and then bringing the ends up through the center in between the tines.
22. Round Jute Placemats
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThese cool farmhouse placemats were made from jute rope. It takes about 34 feet of rope to make a placemat that is 13 inches across. However, with a smaller amount of rope, you can also make drink coasters.
23. Book Page Roses
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThese book page roses are such a fun idea. They would look great as centerpieces at a wedding. If you don’t have any old books that you would like to cut up, it is also possible to make them out of newspaper or magazine pages.
24. Rope Serving Tray
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeThere are so many items that can be made from rope. It is such a versatile craft item and the best part is it’s super cheap. In this project, they built a serving tray by gluing rope to a foam board.
25. Burlap Storage Box
25 easy, inexpensive DIY projects for decorating your homeIt’s easy to upcycle a cardboard box and turn it into a fashionable boho-chic storage box. You’ll just need to acquire some burlap. The material is commonly used in gardening or to transport coffee beans. If you ask around, you should be able to find some empty sacks.

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25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The BallIt’s not easy being a designer. Even for the best of designers, it’s pretty much inevitable that eventually, they’re going to make a mistake — sometimes a big mistake! That’s what these designers did. These artists’ projects were originally created with the best of intentions, but ultimately, they had all sort of unintended consequences.

We’ve gathered 75 of the most hilarious design fails to share with you today and brighten your spirits. It doesn’t matter how bad your day is going, at least you can take solace in the fact that you’re not the designer who accidentally made a school bus advertisement telling kids to quit school.
1. Ndeeisgihgbnocrehnotoedr

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
This sign makes perfect sense! Can’t you understand it? What they were actually trying to say was “Neighborhood Design Center”. However, their approach of alternating the letters of the three words didn’t exactly turn out the way they imagined.

2. Trusting the “multilingual” ad designer

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
We’ve been trying for at least 10 minutes to figure out what kind of business this is, but we still have no idea. Is it a hair salon, a modeling club, or a translator service? Our best guess is that it’s a hair salon and the translation application they used simply didn’t connect properly.

3. Poor URL choice

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
The Fagas Strap company definitely dropped the ball on this one. They needed to decide on a new domain name for their website and this is what they came up with. Once you get rid of the capitalization and spaces between the words Fagas and Straps, it becomes something slightly more offensive.

4. Unfortunate graphic placement

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
They could have painted the graphic of the woman exercising literally anywhere else on the bus. Instead, they chose to place it exactly where the handles line up with the woman’s, well, check out the photo. You’ll see what we mean.

5. Measurement lines on an opaque bottle

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
Adding measurement lines to water bottles is always a good idea. That is if the bottles are see-through. When the bottle is a solid opaque color, it sort of defeats the purpose.

6. Being gay was a sin they said

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
There’s something a little off about this artist’s representation of two of every animal being loaded onto Noah’s Ark. The traditional idea of the religious story is that each animal pair includes one male and one female, but both of the lions in this image are boys.

7. Giant is seconds from being paralyzed

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
At first glance, you might think that this advertisement is completely normal. However, take a look in the top right corner. It provides insight into what’s really happening here — a giant man is diving into shallow coastal waters.

8. This amazing pregnancy test

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
When you look like the baby is about to pop out tomorrow, but you still aren’t entirely sure you’re actually pregnant, don’t fret. Predictor can help you verify your late-stage pregnancy. It’s pretty hilarious how surprised this couple appears after viewing the results.

9. Better than cream cheese? No!

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
Let’s hope for this brand’s sake that the employees at the grocery store don’t accidentally place their fake cream cheese containers on the shelf crooked. If they do, then the label isn’t going to convert the customers very well.

10. Two flamingos, one vagina

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
There’s nothing quite like placing an image that looks like a vagina right on the crotch of a pair of yoga pants. Maybe that’s just our dirty minds playing tricks on us though. Technically, it’s the necks of two flamingos.

11. If you’ve got it, flaunt it

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
It took a few seconds to understand what this Redditor was referring to when he claimed this Speedo advertisement was a design fail. It’s another dirty mind at work! The second leg in the photo looks more like a third leg if you catch our drift.

12. Cyborg baby

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
We are the Borg. Resistance is futile! We don’t know who placed this image right on top of the safety light of the bus, but at least the message it conveys is partially true. Once you have a baby, you basically live to serve them.

13. Correct punctuation is a must!

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
When it comes to pancake toppings, Boy Syrup is the best around. We know it’s the first thing we reach for after cooking up some tasty flapjacks. We just don’t understand those people out there who prefer regular maple syrup at all.

14. Sh*t yourself

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
The reflection of the letters on the water completely changed the meaning of this swimsuit advertisement. The “u” in “suit yourself” looks more like an “H”. It makes a big difference.

15. If only I had some scissors…

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
This design fail is self-explanatory. “To remove scissors from pack: Carefully cut cable ties using scissors, as shown in diagram,” the instructions read. They didn’t consider the fact that someone might be buying scissors because they don’t have scissors.

16. Toilets and mirror ceiling

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
Maybe it’s just us, but we don’t think putting mirror ceilings in a public bathroom with multiple toilet stalls was a good idea. Users of this bathroom would get a big surprise if they ever happened to look up.

17. Hot dog anyone?

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
Sometimes a design is so awkward that it makes you just want to shake your head and ask “what was this designer thinking?” This is definitely one of those occasions. The hot dog poking out of the bun was already bad enough. Then they painted the mustard on.

18. This floral print dress

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
Flowers are a lovely addition to any dress design. However, placement is so important. From the back of this white dress, it totally looks like someone had a little accident on their way to the bathroom.

19. The DESIGN SCHOOL I graduated from sent this postcard out

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
It’s one thing for some random science university program to accidentally send out a confusing postcard like this, but a design school doing so? It looks like someone probably needs to re-enroll and try again. Either that or change careers.

20. Two signs, one pole

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
The signs on their own are fine. However, placing them right next to each other on the same pole sort of sends the wrong message. In these woods, the children are slow and you can hunt them with a shotgun.

21. Proof your layouts, people

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
The magazine is actually called “Where”, but you would never guess by glancing at the cover. The layout looks a little bit like they are calling the woman in the dress an “Orange County whore”. The designer definitely should have gotten a second pair of eyes on this one before publishing.

22. Misshapen cake

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
It is supposed to be a cake celebrating a girl named Emma’s first birthday. However, the reality is that it looks like a dick with balls that says weed. We imagine the label could also lead someone to believe that it is a cake shaped like a weed pipe.

23. Awful pool design

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
While we’re on the topic of things shaped like dicks, check out this pool design. Maybe from the ground level, it’s not noticeable, but from up above it certainly is. The hot tub at the head of the pool seals this pool’s fate as a massive design fail.

24. Attention, here we have a crappy sign

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
This toilet is only for disabled elderly pregnant children. So in other words, it’s for no one. Thanks for shopping with them though!

25. Happy 20170!

25 Hilarious Design Fails Where Designers Dropped The Ball
We imagine it’s a New Year’s sign from 2017, but it’s hard to tell. It looks a lot more like a light-up glasses store celebrating 20170 years of stupidity. At the very least, it’s clear their glasses aren’t really helping them see better or they would never have put the sign up.

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27 Ways To Make Your Room Look Bigger

From dorm rooms to studio apartments, millions of rooms suffer from being too small for comfort. Thankfully, there are dozens of ways to open up space without much work at all. These expert tips will help you take your small room to the next level.

White Walls

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
One of the first rules in making your space look bigger than it is will be painting your walls white. This opens up space and makes the room automatically feel less stuffy.

Sheer Drapes

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Hanging sheer drapes or curtains will give you better lighting and open up your space. Having thick curtains will only take away from this as they weigh your walls and windows down.

Raised Furniture

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Having low to the ground furniture without any space underneath them can really close in a room. Exposing the legs of your couch, bed, ottomans, and more will make your floor space look much bigger.

Natural Light

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
This one is easier said than done, but if you can pull it off, then do it! Adding extra windows (if you can afford them) is a great bet. However, if you can’t, just make sure that the furniture isn’t covering what light you do have.

Declutter!

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
I cannot stress this enough, please take out anything that you don’t love. Knick-knacks do nothing but make a room look tiny. Find somewhere to put your stuff that isn’t out in the open or get rid of it.

Simple Prints

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
If you have a zebra print rug, you’re doing it wrong. Keep your couch, rug, and lampshades simple. Using simple patterns can really flatten a room and draw the eye to the more spacious ascpects.

Less Furniture is More

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Rather than having four chairs, two couches, and a loveseat, stick with one couch and a loveseat. That is, if you don’t need the extra seating. The point is, the fewer pieces of furniture you have, the better.

Add Mirrors

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Got an empty wall? Add a mirror. These mirrors will reflect the light in the room and create an endless space. The best place for these are the walls opposite the windows!

Tall Bookcases

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
This one is all about preference, but if you love a good bookcase, then add one floor to ceiling. This will elongate the space! Just make sure your case isn’t too cluttered.

Small Lamps

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
One important thing to remember when picking out a small lamp is to get one that adds a lot of light. A small lamp will give you the light you need without taking up a ton of room.

Choose Vertical or Horizontal

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
It doesn’t matter which one. The only thing that matters is that you choose one or the other. Mix and matching will create chaos that will make your room seem like a tiny puzzle.

Furniture Away From Walls

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Keeping your furniture a few inches from your walls, creates an illusion of more space. It’s an ancient trick that still works to this day, so utlize it!

Adjustable Furniture

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Looking for that perfect table? Try one with a removable center insert. That way, you can add it in when company visits and take it out when you’re alone.

Open Windows

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Now I don’t mean to keep your windows open all the time. Rather, make sure that your curtains are pulled to the side and not covering that beautiful light. Simple tip, big results.

No Heavy Pieces

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
This may be hard but if your favorite piece of furniture belongs in the stone age, you are on the wrong track. Keep things light and airy!

Leave Middle Space Empty on Walls

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
While furniture should be raised, wall art should be lowered. There should be three spaces in your wall: top, middle, and bottom. Keep your wall art either in the top space or the bottom space.

Simple Structures

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Busy may seem fancy to you, but the truth is, simple structures will make your room look much nicer. The simpler your furniture and accents are, the better.

Clear a Pathway

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
This little secret is used by interior designers everywhere! If you didn’t know, you would never notice! In each room, make sure that you can walk directly to the next room/door without running into anything. Simple as that!

Glass, Glass, Glass

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
There’s nothing that opens up a room like transparency. Using glass tables, chairs, and accessories can do wonders for your space. Just remember, don’t throw rocks in your room of glass!

Hidden Storage

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s amazing how many people forget to utilize it. Adding hidden space is the best way to add to your open space.

Long Curtains

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Do not get short curtains, I repeat, do not get short curtains! This will only make your room look stubby. Curtains that lengthen your windows will lengthen your room.

Don’t Let Curtains Touch Ground

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
While it is true that you should get long curtains, a common mistake is getting them too long. A rule of thumb is to not let them touch the ground. Almost touching is perfect!

Big Wall Art

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
I can’t say that the bigger the wall art, the better. But I can say that bigger wall art is superior to smaller wall art in small spaces. Having a bunch of tiny pictures will only clutter the room. Stick with a large accent piece.

Standing Lamps

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
While small lamps work well in bedrooms, more often than not, standing lamps work well in living areas. But make sure that they have thin stems and small shades or you’ll only be looking for trouble.

Large Furniture Can Help

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Heavy furniture is a big no-no, but large furniture is a yes! It’s a touchy game to play, but in bedrooms especially, larger pieces tend to make the room feel less cluttered and more spacious.

Great Overhead Light

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
There are a few things to remember with overhead lights. First of all, it has to be bright. Second, get something that really speaks to a room. A pretty piece that isn’t too bulky. And third, nixing it all together (if you have good natural light) isn’t a bad idea.

Ceiling Shelves

27 Ways to Make Your Room Look Bigger
Now this is a strange concept, but bear with me. Adding shelving to the top of the room can draw your eye upward, making the room seem much taller than it is.

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25 Doctors Share Outrageous Experiences With Dumb Patients

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsSome people still haven’t figured out how the human body works. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need to start conversations like:

“Dear Doctors of Reddit, what was your dumbest patient experience?”

But, we also wouldn’t get to laugh (or cry) at all the incredulous answers they come up with!

Here are 60 of the most outrageous patient stories doctors experienced with patients.

She Broke Her Water – And Her Vajayjay

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patients

Half Diet, All Nonsense

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsSorry mate, adding diet soda doesn’t actually cancel out all the calories.Here’s how @Frishypharma reacted to this girl’s poor math skills:

“Was working at a clinic. I was speaking with a non-controlled diabetic patient about her sugar intake and she said she drinks a 32 oz soda every day. I ask her if it’s regular or diet and she replies with “It’s half-regular. I let the ice melt first so there isn’t as much sugar in it”. Sorry but that isn’t how it works.”

That’s Not What Smucker’s Jelly Is For

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsShe has jelly for brains.@rawrthesaurus:

“Had a young woman with recurring UTIs that began after a recent partner and with no STDs; went through the standard questions trying to figure out what could be causing them and eventually found out she had been lubricating with jelly. Not KY jelly. The mixup had literally been a joke on House. It took me some effort to keep a straight face, but we eventually resolved the problem and she stopped getting UTIs.”

Bad Case Of The Fart-Attacks

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsIt hurt so much, everyone thought she was a goner.In this thread, an anonymous Reddit user said:

“A lady comes screaming into the ER, Now she’s all dressed up, so are her 2 grown daughters. All of them screaming hysterically that their mother is going to die. I go by them and nearly get tackled by the SIL, husband of one of the daughters.”

The family had just come from a wedding, where mom had apparently eaten one too many potatoes. After a shot of pantoprazole, her fart embolism went away.

Dehydration Therapy Hack

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsYeah, it turns out that dehydration therapy doesn’t actually work.

“I had a patient who was a completely non-compliant diabetic, smoker, morbidly, who had his first heart attack at 45. His blood pressure was also super high. And instead of taking his anti-hypertensive medications, he went to the gym. In the gym: he would sit in the sauna for a very long time, and sweat a lot, and lower his blood pressure by becoming dehydrated.”

High Blood Pressure Trick

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsIf they keep at it, they won’t have to worry about blood pressure at all.@aberdine_8 said:

“So – the patient had low blood pressure – so their self treatment: eating more fatty foods in order to decrease the size of their blood vessels in order to increase the blood pressure within their system…”

Fancy Bacon Foot Wrap

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsA diabetic treated his little piggies to a bacon foot wrap.@Rdthedo explains why this isn’t a good idea.

“We had a diabetic foot patient a couple weeks ago who thought that wrapping his foot in raw bacon would help get rid of bacteria not too long ago. Not too long ago was also about 4 toes ago….”

Mom Doesn’t Know Best

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsSometimes mother nature doesn’t always know what’s best, either. Otherwise, she wouldn’t let scary people like this mom exist.

“Had a pregnant woman who’s ultrasound showed the baby had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (Half a heart, 100% fatal without surgery) who stopped seeing her OB so she could have the baby in the forest and bathe it is breast milk to cure him. SMDH”

Battery Shoved Up His Nose

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsMom should have known better than to argue with the doctor!@TableWallFurance remembers this story well:

“The kid had cruddy green/bloody stuff coming out of his left nostril, and a lot of redness and swelling of only the left side of his nose and the adjacent cheek. Mom was sure he caught a sinus infection and just wanted some antibiotics…Mom was insistent that he NEVER puts things in his nose.”

He found a button battery from a watch stuffed up in there. In another couple of days, it would have started burning a hole through the boy’s nose.

Worst Diet For Pregnancy

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsAfter she miscarried, this woman’s pregnancy hormones remained alarmingly high. She forgot to clue her doctor in on an important piece of diet information.From @KaylaChinga:

“Docs are worried because she might have some retained placenta or pituitary disorder and this could be super bad for future fertility. We call her in for a conversation about the hormone levels not going away. After talking together about what might be wrong, they are going to go home and think about further tests. She says “I need to go. I have an appointment at the weight-loss center for an HCG shot. Turns out that she is on the HCG diet. HCG IS the pregnancy hormone.”

Effective Family Planning Method

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsrelated this scary medical office tale:

“Patient inquiring about birth control was adamant she wanted an IED.”

Studies have shown that “improvised explosive devices” will prevent pregnancies 100% of the time.

Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsWishful thinking won’t make the warning labels on packs of cigarettes go away.@5123 says:

“I’m a corpsman, not a doctor, but I once had a patient tell me that there was no credible research that smoking was bad for one’s health.”

He Just Couldn’t See The Truth

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patients

He thought the glaucoma machine was responsible for making his family go blind.

CaptainTheGabe, an optician, had this to say:

“He said that puff machine gives you glaucoma and we weren’t going to pull that on him. He told us his father got an exam, and had glaucoma after using that machine. His uncle and brother also had no signs of glaucoma, and after getting the puff test, both people had been diagnosed with the disease. Glaucoma doesn’t have any outward symptoms before you start going blind…he has a very strong familial disposition to glaucoma, and refused to be tested for it.”

Doctors Don’t Heal, But Books Do

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsIf the book was a popular bestseller, then it probably has even more healing power.This particular incident stuck out like a sore ulcer for @jdubs33:

“80+ y.o. patient who was declining with multiple diagnoses and about 3 decubitus ulcers. Daughter was adamant that her father be kept on his strict “paleo” diet because that would “supercharge” his healing. She had a stack of diet books. He simply wasn’t getting enough nutrition to heal the ulcers. He didn’t like the diet at all btw. At some point you kind of have to stop being polite and just tell patients/ family members bluntly that you don’t have time for this shit and what you recommend and they can do what they want and just document everything. It happens a lot but she sticks out.”

Could He Hear Any Better?

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsIf you can’t see well enough to know what you’re putting into your eyes, then it’s probably time to get a new pair of glasses.This optician, who shall remain anonymous, said:

“Had a patient put EAR DROPS in one eye. White part of eye (conjunctiva) scarred over entire cornea and was left with no light perception. Asked me if he should have come in sooner. It had been 4 months. He needs a cornea transplant…

Paging Dr. Liar, Your Pants Are On Fire

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsThe little boy who cried wolf grew up to be a pathological liar who likes to go to the dentist.Dental student @Macabalony hears baloney all the time from patients:

“One patient in particular is pathological liar. During one visit, they claimed to have gone to medical school. Next visit was that they did dental Army. Last visit was that they had a PhD. The patient will say things like “Hey doc do you need me to move my head mesial or distal?” No. I need you to move your head right. “Hey doc, are these cavities being cause by the anaerobic pathology microbes?” No. They are cause by you eating snacks all day and not brushing.”

They Made It All Up

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsSome doctors are big meanies who have nothing better to do than pick on their patients, just because they can.@Gastro_dude said:

“Not my story, rather my collegues. A patient was admitted for anemia and a localized cancer was found, she was refered to surgery so she can get cured from her localize cancer and she started telling everyone that it was the doctors who caused the cancer and that she was doing just fine before coming to the hospital. She lectured the surgeon and my collegue, who pleaded her to get her surgery (so that the cancer doesn’t advance), and yet she refused, saying she knew better and probably didn’t even have cancer…”

That’ll Show ‘Em

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsThis man insisted on getting a second opinion for the heart attack he was having. Because, what if it wasn’t really a heart attack?@Dyspaereunia didn’t treat this patient, but witnessed what happens when dumb gets dumber:

“I didn’t treat this patient but I was on shift when this guy came in with tombstones on his ekg in the setting of chest pain. He told the ED doc, “I want a second opinion before going to the cath lab.” This ekg is unmistakable. The interventionalist had to come down to the emergency department to tell him he was having a heart attack.”

This Doc Couldn’t See Straight

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsHe was a doctor alright, but not the right kind.@smokesmagoats was a young optician in her mid-twenties when this crazy thing happened:

“I had a guy come in saying he was a doctor and he wrote himself an RX for glasses and he brought frames. A few days later his lenses come back, he puts on his glasses, and he can’t see. So I check the lenses and the RX match what he wrote. I try to explain that there’s only two options, either they need to sit differently on his face or the RX isn’t good.”

Turns out that he wasn’t even an eye doctor – he was a lung specialist!

Overcome By Hysteria

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsThis is what happens when hysteria takes over all common sense.@xxsheaxx loves her job for crazy reasons like this:

“Had a mom in hysterics because she was convinced that her neighbor’s, friend’s, step son’s, teacher’s dog has MRSA so her baby was going to die. It took everything within me to not tell her that most of the hospital staff have MRSA. But it took 3 hours for me to finally calm her down after I called: infectious control, her pediatrician, gynecologist, and family doctor. Yes I had to call all these people; yes they laughed at me; yes she was beside me the whole time questioning their judgement.”

Sneaky Parents

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsHospital food may be bad, but it’s still better than fast food!

@xxsheaxx also had this story to share:

“Patient was a young child who came in with an extremely high Blood Glucose level. Once she was stable we did some teaching and kept her for a few days for observation. For some reason every-time I checked her, her levels would be extremely high although we were appropriately treating her. Turns out her family would bring her fast food for every meal and hide it in the side table. More teaching and resources were put into place.”

He Never Knew It Was Missing

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsHere’s a birds and the bees anatomy lesson from @markko79:

“Nurse here. The number of American 20-something males who don’t know what circumcision is is ridiculously high. They think that boys are “born circumcised.” Evidence: New fathers (and mothers) asking me what’s wrong with their newborn son’s penis. “Ummm… He still has his foreskin. Many parents choose to have it removed when the baby is a couple days old. It’s called circumcision.” Often followed by a parent’s question: “What’s circumcision?” That’s when I face palm.”

Hammer Trick Doesn’t Always Work

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsAfter reading all the crazy shenanigans that happen at doctor’s offices, Reddit user @Tkcat jumped into the conversation with a story from the patient’s point of view!

“Im ashamed to say I have a story that fits here. I have a ganglion cyst on the inside of my wrist, when it starts getting large I smash my wrist down on a hard table and it goes away. I developed a similar bump on the top of my foot. I couldn’t smash it down like my wrist so I tried hitting it with a hammer. Didn’t do anything and it was getting bigger and interfering with my shoes so I got it investigated. Not a cyst, but arthritis in the joint. No wonder my hammer trick didn’t work. The radiologist did find my treatment method amusing, but advised me to get any more lumps checked out rather than randomly hitting things with a hammer.”

She Chose Nerves

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsThe auntie of @SomeYorkTown knew why exactly her veins were blue.

“My aunt (who has varicose veins, pretty obvious to anyone who sees it) once asked me why her legs hurt and what those bluish lines under her skin were. I almost went on to explain to her about dilated veins when she interrupts and decides for herself that those are her nerves. Dying nerves. And the blue stuff was blood clots inside the nerves. I’m a med student.”

He Couldn’t Just Quit

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patientsPeople were relying on him for their livelihood.Another story from @SomeYorkTown:

“I was doing a respiratory system examination on this guy who frequently(about once a month) gets admitted in the general ward with complaints of breathlessness. He’s had COPD for a couple of years. Quite bad. And he tells me that he isn’t going to quit smoking because ‘God’ told him not to. When asked why, he tells me that the people who are relying on him for their daily livelihood won’t survive if he stopped. I went on to ask him if he meant the people at the cigarette factory or the health industry. He didn’t get the sarcasm though.”

He Took The Blue Pill…

25 doctors share outrageous experiences with dumb patients…when he should have taken the red one.@SomeYorkTown says:

“Patient comes to the surgery clinic with complaints of mass per rectum. (Now I wasn’t there the first time he came). But the surgeon wanted to do a couple of investigations and advised him to get admitted. The guy decided he doesn’t want to. Couple of months later, he comes back to the clinic. Apparently he went to one of these alternative medicine places or whatever and they had tied this metal wire(not exactly sure why) around the mass. By then, this mass has eroded through it and was bleeding and had gotten much bigger. Turned out to be a cancerous growth.”

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25 Fashion Trends That Can Rest In Peace

If ever there is anything constant in this world, that would have to be the fact that everything changes. And if we are talking about change, one of the most prominent proofs of constant change is the way fashion trends have come and go over the decades.

Every decade has its own fashion statement. And looking back, we can definitely see some trends that are a big “nuh-uh” in the current generation. We simply don’t want these fashion trends to come back! Read on the next 45 slides if you are interested in knowing about these dreadful trends that we think are best left in the past.
1. Crocs

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Crocs are not really the best choice around if you want to have shoes that will help you look your best. They do not complement any fashionable garb and apart from that, they are totally uncomfortable to wear. Wearing a pair of Crocs is like getting sauna for your feet alone. Wearing it with socks is even worse because it would be totally weird!

2. Wearing socks with sandals

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Aside from the fact that this fashion trend is really terrible, wearing socks with sandals does not make any sense at all! Sandals are actually designed to be worn with exposed feet, so why do people need to wear socks with it? Though we still see some Dads and elderly men wear their sandals this way, we are still hoping this kind of fashion statement eventually fades away.

3. Popped collar

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Unless you’re trying to look like a modern-day Count Dracula, wearing your collar up is definitely a big “no-no”. Collars are meant to be worn the way they were designed to be worn, not force them up to cover your neck or nape.

4. The Mullet hairstyle

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
The Mullet hairstyle, which originated in the ’90s, was popularized by the band Beastie Boys who coined the term “mullet head”, which also happens to be the title of one of their songs. The mullet is a hairstyle wherein the hair at the front and sides of the head are cut short while the hair at the back is long. It worked out for guys two decades ago, but wearing a mullet today is not exactly a great idea.

5. Visors

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Visors are great to wear when you are out in the sun but do not want to be bothered by the light. However, there was a trend in the ’90s wherein people wear their visors upside down and think that they look totally cool. This style totally defeats the purpose of the headwear!

6. Bedazzled Jeans

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Yes, jeans look better when they have really nice designs and maybe a few accents. But, a fully bedazzled pair of jeans? That’s taking it way too far already and besides, can you imagine the difficulty of putting this fashion statement in the laundry?

7. The Speed Limit Skirt

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
This skirt originated way back in 1910 when women wore narrow skirts that would usually rip if they ever stepped too wide. To solve the ripping issue, women back then decided to place loops on the hem of their skirts but that made them walk funny. Thank goodness, we are all about women freely wearing their skirts the way they want to these days!

8. Mind-bending patterns

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
In the 1960s until the 1970s, people were all about patterns in their clothes. Everyone just loves patterns that even the most bind mending designs are also used to create clothing. This style actually started in San Francisco where wearing bright and ornate colored patterns were absolutely popular!

9. Shoulder pads

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
In the ’80s, wearing shoulder pads was not only done by women but by men as well. The padded shoulders of the coats worn are meant to accentuate the broadness of one’s shoulder, which was apparently a standard of beauty at the time. This style might have faded over the years but sometimes, celebrities still try to incorporate it in their looks because shoulder pads are considered as iconic and authentic 80’s looks.

10. Beehive hairdo

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Can you imagine the time and effort that doing this hairstyle took? Apparently, women from the 60’s considered this hairstyle as one of the most elegant hairdos of their time. To be honest, they look like they are carrying watermelon-shaped objects in their hair.

11. Bullet bra

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Women used to wear bullet bras to make it appear as if they have a bigger bust size. Looking at it today, this fashion trend actually looks kind of funny, but of course, who are we to judge the beauty standards of long ago when we have our own standards to mind today?

12. Underwear on top of Spandex

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Wearing sporty underwear on top of spandex was a huge fashion statement back in the ’80s. Although, it’s quite bizarre why people would ever wear their clothes the wrong way because underwear is supposed to be worn “under the clothes”, right? And the spandex and underwear combination should be colorful too, or the look won’t be completely successful at all.

13. Bright blush

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Nowadays, make-up in women is all about contouring and highlighting and whatever technique is needed to emphasize and amplify a person’s facial features. However, the ’80s only had one rule when it comes to getting the perfect blush: make it brighter!

14. Platform shoes

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
In the ’90s, some women are into wearing high platform heels that make them loom over other people. This might look a lot safer than wearing stiletto heels but that doesn’t mean it won’t hurt your ankles, too. Those chunky heels don’t look lightweight at all!

15. Huge teased hairstyle

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The ’80s were definitely all about being more: brighter shades, bigger clothes and of course, even bigger hair! Women used to tease their hair too much that their locks look like mini tidal waves of hair strands situated on top of their head. The hairspray industry must have really had lots of profits because of this overly styled hair trend.

16. Insanely low-rise jeans

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And now, let’s take a look at a fashion trend that came from the beginnings of the 20th century: insanely low-rise jeans! The jeans are riding way too low that bending over would mean showing people what they’re not supposed to see. Although low rise jeans are still worn by some people these days, we can say that, at least, they do not allow their underwear to show anymore.

17. Harem pants

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Harem pants are ultra-comfortable pair of trousers that have crotches that go way too low they’re almost touching the ground! These are not really flattering pants. But still, the comfort they bring is totally unquestionable.

18. Fake tan

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Having a great tan has always been a beauty goal for many. However, getting the perfect tan is completely difficult, that’s why people from way back the 2000s decided to use fake tan instead! Spray tanning was a huge thing in said time and sometimes, people get way too addicted to fake tanning that they end up becoming orange instead of a beautiful golden shade.

19. Butterfly clips

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Can you remember those cute little butterfly clips that teenagers from old TV shows wear on their hair? They are just so pretty that a lot of teens were into wearing these simple yet adorable hair accessories, too. Today, various hair clips are still widely used although people are not focused entirely into wearing butterfly-designed ones anymore.

20. Baggy pants

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Baggy pants were a big thing in the 2000s not only in the UK but anywhere in the world. The pants are not just light, they are also very, very comfortable. However, baggy pants are not exactly flattering especially for women so we definitely hope that super baggy pants remain to be a thing of the past.

21. Leg warmers

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Leg warmers are actually part of the whole aerobics get-up in the ’80s where people wear their undergarment on top of spandex. Wearing leg warmers over spandex was also a huge deal back then. But seriously, what are leg warmers for anyway? Yes, they give warmth to the leg but if you don’t cover the entirety of your feet and focus only on the legs, can you really say that your legs are toasty warm?

22. Neon colored clothes

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
The ’80s were all about being more, indeed! In terms of clothing, people from the said time were also about wearing shocking colors! They mix and match bold, neon and vibrant palettes and consider it as a fine fashion masterpiece. Wearing such a bright combination these days may be accepted by a few but for the majority, bright color mix-ups are still not as welcome.

23. Huge perms

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
Here’s another big hair story! Of course, this trend is also from the ’80s and we can see just how much people loved to go the extra mile when it comes to their hair, whether it is curly or straight!

24. Side ponytail

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
The side ponytail was quite popular among young girls of the past because it looked cute and really adorable. The front image of a person wearing this hairstyle can be lovely, but a look at the back of the person’s head might make you think otherwise.

25. Patterned shirts

25 fashion trends that can rest in peace
We’re not unfamiliar with this fashion trend at all! There are still a lot of men who wear patterned shirts and most of them are Dads or uncles whose look won’t be complete without their patterns! If for this reason alone, we can maybe give this fashion trend a chance and accept it as a signature fashion statement for fathers and old men.