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20 Creative Gift Ideas For Your Dog

Rogz Grinz Ball

The Dogbrella

Dog Peek

Dog Food Drawer

Doggie Fountain

Indoor Dog House

Pet and Person Rocking Chair

Dog Necktie Collar

Luxury Dog Bed

Amazing Two In One Idea: Fish Tank And Dog House

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16 Simple Studying Hacks To Help You Ace Your Next Exam

Use a mnemonic device.

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Easily remember sequences and key concepts – like PEMDAS – by revamping them into a story you can relate to.

YouTube it.

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Channels like CrashCourse take big topics and break them down into short, easy-to-understand episodes. (And there’s an episode for just about every subject under the sun.)

Download free apps to study on the go.

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Apps like Flashcards+ and Study Blue let you make and organize your own mobile flashcards and review sheets. Too much work? You can also browse through sets that others have already made.

Caffeinate (in breaks!)…

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Caffeine helps kick the brain into gear, but you’re better off opting for frequent, small coffee breaks, rather than downing that venti before you hit the books.

… and pop some gum in between.

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Studies suggest that chewing gum can boost concentration and focus. (Plus, all that chewing should keep you awake, right?)

Give your notes a makeover.

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Amp up your notes with colors and visuals, and you’ll be more likely to recall the details when it’s game time.
Give your notes a makeover. You also learn more effectively when you write things out by hand – so ditch the laptop for a bit.

Block distractions. Literally.

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Can’t focus? SelfControl is a free app that will eliminate your access to distracting websites for a pre-set amount of time.

Tackle small sections at a time…

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Need to memorize a huge chunk of information? Don’t try and do it all at once. Instead, learn a new chunk every day – and don’t start the next portion until you’ve got the last one down.

…but don’t procrastinate!

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Make a schedule – and stick to it. If you’re especially prone to putting things off, use the Pomodoro technique to structure your time.

Get loud.

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Read your notes aloud to yourself, or pair up with a friend and read sections to each other. Actually speaking and hearing the words – instead of just silently reading them on paper – will reinforce the material in a whole new way.

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54 Frightening Facts You Didn’t Know About Disney Villains

1. Most Disney villains wear red, black, purple, or some combination of the three.
2. The Disney Channel has a live-action movie called Descendants in production that focuses on the children of Maleficent, Jafar, the Evil Queen, and Cruella de Vil.
3. The Evil Queen from Snow White actually has a real name: QUEEN GRIMHILDE. It just SOUNDS terrifying.
4. Queen Grimhilde sits on a peacock throne to symbolize her extreme vanity.
5. The Queen was the first Disney character to ever speak in a feature-length animated movie.
6. Lucille LaVerne voiced both the Queen and the Evil Witch she transforms into. She achieved the change in voice by removing her false teeth, then recording her lines.
7. The Queen’s design was based off of multiple sources, but one was legendary Hollywood actress Joan Crawford.
8. The Queen was ranked #10 on AFI’s list of 50 greatest cinematic villains of all time, just ahead of Michael Corleone from The Godfather.

9. Eleanor Audley not only voiced Maleficent, but also Lady Tremaine (the evil stepmother in Cinderella) and Madame Leota in Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride.
10. Maleficent’s design was based off of the devil (her horns), bats (her collar), and medieval Czech designs illustrator Marc Davis found in his house (her flame-like robes).
11. Maleficent’s name in Sleeping Beauty the movie (she isn’t named in the fairytale) comes from the Latin word maleficenta, which means “evil-doing.”
12. Tim Burton was originally supposed to direct the live-action Maleficent movie.
13. Artisans who specialize in fetishware crafted Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent horns for the movie.
14. And Jolie’s children Pax, Zahara, and Vivienne all make cameos in the movie.
15. Cate Blanchett is slated to portray the evil stepmother in 2015’s live-action version of Cinderella.
16. And one of the evil stepsisters (Drizella) is slated to be played by Sophie McShera, who you may know better as Daisy from Downton Abbey.
17. Lady Tremaine is drawn as more realistic than the other villains in Cinderella (Lucifer the cat, her two stepdaughters) to give her a chilling effect.
18. Captain Hook was designed to be a comical villain and a foil for Peter Pan.
19. Walt Disney himself insisted Captain Hook not be killed at the end of Peter Pan because he knew the audience would take a liking to the wily character.
20. Tom Hiddleston (yes, LOKI) voiced Captain Hook in the Disney animated movie Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy.

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10 Truly Strange Ways To Read Your Fortune

Alectryomancy

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Alectryomancy was the practice of divining the future through the fortune-telling power of chickens. First, a chicken was placed amid piles of grain. Each pile represented a letter, and the answer the diviner sought was spelled out by the chicken pecking at the piles. The chicken, preferably a pure white cockerel, would first have its claws cut off. The severed claws were then wrapped in lambskin and fed to the chicken, which was presumably hungry enough to swallow them. After that, the diviner chanted a magical prayer while holding the chicken and placed it down in front of the piles of grains. This had to be done when either the Moon or Sun was in the constellation Ares, or it wouldn’t work.Alectryomancy was thought to have predicted the successor to Roman Emperor Valens, though the details are sketchy and often contradictory. Some say Valens himself ordered the divination so he could find and eliminate any potential opponents who would try to seize the throne from him. But Valens was a staunch Christian, so the more likely scenario, if it happened at all, is that his political rivals used the practice to determine whom they should aid in their struggle against him and his platform of Christianity.Whatever the case, the chicken spelled out the letters th, e, o, and d in Greek. Valens proclaimed the divination illegal but put the man predicted by the chicken to death. For good measure, he also executed a number of other men whose names began with the same letters. Valens himself was later killed in battle, and eerily, his successor proved to be a man named Theodosius. Unfortunately for those who wanted Valens ousted, Theodosius was also a celebrated Christian.

Haruspicy

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Haruspicy meant predicting and even influencing the future through the detailed study of animal entrails, usually the liver. Although it was most famously used by the Romans, it was actually an Etruscan practice. Believing that their god Tages gave it to his followers, the Etruscans continued to use haruspicy even after their civilization was assimilated into the Roman Empire. The Romans viewed haruspicy and its practitioners as quite powerful—even the renowned Roman philosopher and politician Cicero wrote about them.The most famous haruspex (which is what the method’s diviners were called) was named Spurinna. He was well respected in his time, called upon by no less than Julius Caesar to make predictions. His most famed prediction was later immortalized by Shakespeare in his play about the doomed emperor. The diviner warned Caesar to “beware the Ides of March,” which corresponded to March 15, the day Caesar was assassinated.Reality, however, somewhat stole Spurinna’s thunder. The soothsayer’s actual prediction—that danger threatened Caesar no later than the Ides of March—was somewhat less precise than the line immortalized by the famed playwright. While that may seem eerie enough, it’s been suggested that Spurinna may have already been aware of the assassination plot.

Parrot Astrology

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Originally from southern India, parrot astrology gained the most popularity in Singapore. Despite its name, the birds used to divine the future are actually parakeets, usually green. Though every fortune-teller has his own unique style, a session often begins with the customer saying their name while the fortune-teller sets out a number of cards based on Indian cosmology. They will then open the bird’s cage, and the parakeet walks out and selects a card to determine the customer’s fortune. Once a card is chosen, the bird returns to its cage.Amazingly, one psychic parakeet named Mani successfully predicted the correct winners for all of the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal ties as well as the Spain-Germany semifinal. Sadly, though, the bird’s hot streak ran out when he failed to predict the final. Despite Mani’s fame, parrot astrology is a dying art. Singaporeans are losing faith in parakeets’ ability to predict the future, and most of the mystics’ income now comes from tourists. Their numbers are dwindling.

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