Family Guide To Everything http://familyguideto.com All things about family Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:22:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Search party believed to have found body of actress Misty Upham http://familyguideto.com/awesome/search-party-believed-to-have-found-body-of-actress-misty-upham/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/search-party-believed-to-have-found-body-of-actress-misty-upham/#respond Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:22:41 +0000 http://twitchy.com/2014/10/16/search-party-believed-to-have-found-body-of-actress-misty-upham-family-holds-prayer-vigil/ http://twitter.com/#!/AJMertz/status/522873440500326401 The body of actress Missy Upham, 32, who appeared in the films “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County,” is believed to have been in recovered Auburn, Wash., after having gone missing Oct. 5. On Thursday, a three-person search party, which included one family member, was searching the forest when they found Upham’s purse and ID. They […]

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The body of actress Missy Upham, 32, who appeared in the films “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County,” is believed to have been in recovered Auburn, Wash., after having gone missing Oct. 5. On Thursday, a three-person search party, which included one family member, was searching the forest when they found Upham’s purse and ID. They discovered a body by a ravine and called 911.

Family and loved ones were searching for Misty Upham. They found her purse and a body. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/7uoxAaQcpG

— Adam Mertz (@AJMertz) October 16, 2014

Family members of actress Misty Upham created this poster. Loved ones are heartbroken #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/D7xc9sqP75

— Adam Mertz (@AJMertz) October 17, 2014

The last tweet of Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) was about an abused bird https://t.co/oLLs9MMPhG So sad to lose this young lady

— RayBeckerman (@RayBeckerman) October 17, 2014

Barbaric. Little bird I found tied by it's leg on Muckleshoot reservation. pic.twitter.com/I5pWYk1pC7

— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) October 1, 2014

Earlier: Misty Upham, the Missing August: Osage County actress, was possibly found dead: http://t.co/34fb46fMqU

— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 17, 2014

#HelpFindMistyUpham My friend is missing! READ RT @CNN http://t.co/TM3lzdx3tJ

— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) October 16, 2014

Prayers up for family of Misty Upham, missing in Seattle area. Hope she is found soon==> http://t.co/QXdCpt5xn2

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 14, 2014

there are so few natives in mainstream film and misty upham's career was rly starting to gain momentum i was so excited to see her develop

— fuzzzzzz (@ponorit) October 17, 2014

Rest in peace, @MistyUpham .

— Jen Richardson (@jen_richardson3) October 17, 2014

@CBC_Aboriginal missing and presumed dead actor misty upham, prayers to your family during this very difficult time.

— patti doyle-bedwell (@Pattidbedwell) October 17, 2014

Very sad news. RT @CBC_Aboriginal First Nations actress Misty Upham presumed dead in Washington state http://t.co/NE57z3PkMU

— The Amazon (@theamazon1) October 17, 2014

RIP Misty Upham, what a tragic loss. My prayers to her family. #MistyUpham

— Heather K. Dahlstrom (@greenhkd) October 17, 2014

Sad news about Misty Upham. My condolences to her friends and family.

— Brandon Brown (@ImBrandonBrown) October 17, 2014

Auburn PD says ME has enough info to presume deceased is Misty Upham & family will be able to hold prayer vigil here pic.twitter.com/n99hAqoWqz

— Natalie Swaby (@NSwabyKing5) October 17, 2014

The prayer vigil is coming to an end. A friend says Misty Upham was a talented actress who was achieving her dreams. pic.twitter.com/wWZ6F6jkkh

— Natalie Swaby (@NSwabyKing5) October 17, 2014

 

 

 

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Community Post: The 15 Cutest Living Fossils http://familyguideto.com/awesome/community-post-the-15-cutest-living-fossils/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/community-post-the-15-cutest-living-fossils/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:22:56 +0000 http://buzzfeed.com/babymantis/the-15-cutest-living-fossils-1opu 1. New Zealand Rock Wrens View this image › en.wikipedia.org New Zealand Rock Wrens (Xenicus gilviventris) are the rarer of the two extant species in the family Acanthisittidae. Unike true wrens, they are exceptionally poor fliers, having evolved in an area without predatory mammals for millions of years. They nonetheless survived the introduction of Polynesian […]

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1. New Zealand Rock Wrens

New Zealand Rock Wrens (Xenicus gilviventris) are the rarer of the two extant species in the family Acanthisittidae. Unike true wrens, they are exceptionally poor fliers, having evolved in an area without predatory mammals for millions of years. They nonetheless survived the introduction of Polynesian rats (500 CE) and humans (1300 CE) to New Zealand, making them tenacious little birdies in addition to being living fossils. Their stubby tails and bouncy disposition only serves to enhance their adorable, ball-like appearance. Which, by the way, is why they made this list.

2. Monito del Montes

Spanish for “little mountain monkey,” the monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) is a diminutive marsupial notable for being the only extant member of the ancient taxonomic order Microbiotheria, as well as the only member of the superorder Australidelphia that is indigenous to the Americas. Which isn’t to say that there aren’t marsupials native to North and South America. Virginia opossums and their ilk are simply members of a different taxon: Ameridelphia. Essentially, the monito del monte’s presence in southern Chile and Argentina raises important questions about the evolutionary history of marsupials. But if you’re thinking that the monito’s ancestors popped over here from Australia, you’re wrong. Scientists ultimately concluded that your favorite marsupials (koalas, kangaroos, etc.) had ancestors in South America millions of years ago that headed “down under” via Antarctica in a single dispersal event. Oh, and as for the cute thing? The monito del monte has a partially prehensile tail, which it WILL use to cling to your thumb, being just about thumb-sized. THUMB-SIZED, I tell you.

3. Okapis

Any creature that looks good in horizontal stripes has an automatic advantage when ranking cute animals. Looks like a zebra, doesn’t it? Well, the cloven-hoofed okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is more closely related to a giraffe than any modern equine. Okapis flew under Western scientists’ radar until the 20th century, when Harry Johnston obtained a skull and skin sufficient to identify it as a new species. Incidentally, the animals had been known to Africans for thousands of years before British colonialists “discovered” the creatures. Other ancient civilizations probably knew about okapis as well; an okapi-like creature appears in the carvings at Apadana, a 5th century BCE building at Persepolis.

4. Amami Rabbits

Amami rabbits (Pentalagus furnessi) only can be found on two tiny islands in Japan: Toku-no-Shima and Amami Ōshima, both of which are part of the Amami Island group that the bunnies are named for. These dark-furred rabbits retain a number of primitive features that distinguish them from modern rabbits: shorter ears and legs, bulkier bodies, small eyes, and large, curved claws. These rabbits once lived on the mainland, but their ancestors were wiped out. The surviving population (roughly 2000-5000 animals) persisted due to their isolated habitat. As for their inclusion on this list, I dare you to find a rabbit that isn’t 100% adorable.

5. Pygmy Hippos

Once upon a time hippos were considered to be most closely related to pigs, but recent genetic research has demonstrated they are actually related to whales! Hippos and whales seem to have had a common ancestor that existed roughly 60 million years ago. In any case, scientists believe this ancestry is probably why hippos spend a good deal of their time in the water. But of the surviving hippos, pygmy hippos (Choeropsis liberiensis) most resemble their ancient, semi-aquatic hippo ancestors (the technical term being the most “basal”), and for this reason, the oft rosy-cheeked cuties were included in this list. Well, technically the pink tint is from a secretion pygmy hippos use to protect their sensitive skin, but it’s still cute as hell, right?

6. Red Pandas

Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) get their common name from their bamboo-laden diet, but in reality, are actually more closely related to raccoons than giant pandas. But despite sharing certain morphological characteristics, red pandas are not genetically similar enough to be placed in Procyonidae, the family encompassing all raccoon species. Scientists have therefore placed them in their own species-poor family, Ailuridae. Their closest living relative died out about 3-4 million years ago, meaning the delightful red pandas are literally in a (taxonomic) category of their own. And who can resist their smiles? (Try, I dare you.)

7. Tuataras

Tuataras (Sphenodon punctatus or Sphenodon guntheri) are kind of confusing because they look like lizards, but they’re not actually lizards. They are simply (and you’ll love this) “lizard-like” members of the order Rhynchocephalia. Tuataras have many features of primitive reptiles. For example, their lungs consist of a single chamber. They also have a third, or parietal eye, which is only visible in hatchlings. BUT: since it has a functioning lens, retina, cornea, etc., tuataras have the distinction of having the most pronounced parietal eye of all living four-footed creatures. And even though they don’t have any ears, there’s something undeniably Zen about their faces. C’mon, just look at this sweetheart.

8. Elephant Shrews

So here’s the funny thing about elephant shrews: they might look more like shrews than elephants, but they’re not true shrews. And hell, they actually are related to elephants. In the 1990s, genetic research prompted scientists to propose the clade Afrotheria, which included both elephant shrews and elephants (as well as other creatures like hyraxes, sea cows, and aardvarks). If you’re not into cladistics, this means these animals share a common ancestry. Anyway, elephant shrews would like you to know that they’re not mice with big noses or shrews or moles or anything weird like that; they’re just very old mammals that have been around in Africa for about 30 million years. I personally like to imagine the black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) pictured above as a tiny woolly mammoth.

9. Duck-Billed Platypuses

We sometimes look at the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and wonder what nature was thinking the day when she let evolution cook up this particular beast. In the past, scientists struggled with classifying it based on its physical appearance. And no wonder, since platypuses look like a mash up of otters, ducks, beavers, and a healthy dose of wtf. In reality, they’re creatures called monotremes, mammals that lay eggs. Platypuses wait for the eggs to hatch and then nurse their young with milk they excrete through pores in the skin. (Rather than you know, nipples, because a platypus with nipples might be too much for us to handle.) But it’s these basal mammalian characteristics make platypuses so interesting to scientists. Or maybe it’s the venom spurs on their feet? Well, whatever. They’re cute when they smile, right?

10. Hoatzins

Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin) are big, beautiful South American birds that are born with an obvious genetic throwback: Hoatzin chicks have claws on their wings which provide them an extra degree of maneuverability before they’re able to fly. But if you think about the evolution of wings in general, this arm-like use of flight appendages is highly unusual and therefore very interesting if you’re trying to hash out how birds became, well, birds. The thing is, scientists are still arguing about Hoaztins’ evolutionary history so we’re not strictly sure how Hoatzins relate to other birds just yet, but I think we can all agree that they’re handsome fellows. I mean, my hair will never look as good as this guy’s fancy plumage.

11. Echidnas

Echidnas (family Tachyglossidae) are also monotremes like platypuses, so there’s no need to rehash the whole mammals-that-lay-eggs business in detail. Let’s just focus on how goddamned adorable this baby echidna is. LOOK AT THE TONGUE, YOU GUYS. JUST LOOK AT THE TONGUE.

12. Sumatran Rhinoceros

The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is the only extant rhino belonging to the genus Dicerorhinus, and of the extant rhinos, is perhaps the most basal. That is to say, it most resembles its prehistoric ancestors from the Miocene. It’s also the smallest of the surviving rhinos, making it the cutest. Size is inversely proportional to cuteness according to all the mathematicians, you know.

13. Iriomote Cats

Iriomote cats (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis) are a dark-furred, house-cat-sized subspecies of leopard cats that are endemic to a single island in Japan. Scientists don’t know too much about them because they weren’t discovered until the late 20th century and they estimate that there are only 100 of the cats left at this point. The few captive specimens scientists had suggest that Iriomote cats retain some very primitive skeletal features. For example, unlike the majority of living cats, Iriomote cats cannot retract their claws. As for being cute, they’re cats. Is the internet really going to argue with that?

14. Pig-Nosed Turtles

The pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) is the only extant species of the genus Carettochelys, which is truly a goddamned shame, since it is always. so. happy. The thing is, pig-nosed turtles are not quite like any other living freshwater turtle. They have noses that look like a pig’s snout and flippers like sea turtles instead of webbed feet with individual digits. Unlike soft-shelled turtles (which also have snorkel-like noses) they have a bony carapace and developed plastron. Basically, they’re turtles that don’t know what they want out of life except to have a lot of fun. Probably with you, if you’re game. You’re game, right?

15. Chevrotains

Chevrotains (family Tragulidae) are commonly known as mouse deers, likely because the big-eyed ungulate looks like the illicit offspring of Minnie Mouse and Bambi. 34 million years ago during the Oligiocene these things were EVERYWHERE. And they’ve remained virtually unchanged since the Miocene, so it’s your own fault if you’ve never heard of chevrotains before. They’ve looked like this for 5 million years. Get with the program.

SUPER CUTE, RIGHT? Until this happens, anyway.

Seriously, those fangs. Don’t get TOO lost in their eyes, you guys, because they have fangs.

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When I Forgot My Husband http://familyguideto.com/awesome/when-i-forgot-my-husband/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/when-i-forgot-my-husband/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:03 +0000 http://faithit.com/when-i-forgot-my-husband-brie-gowen/ ShareTweet My eyes fluttered open as he moved quietly through the bedroom getting ready for work. I always had been a light sleeper, so despite his gentle steps I still woke as he moved about. Within a few minutes he came to my side and laid a goodbye kiss upon my lips. Have a good […]

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My eyes fluttered open as he moved quietly through the bedroom getting ready for work. I always had been a light sleeper, so despite his gentle steps I still woke as he moved about. Within a few minutes he came to my side and laid a goodbye kiss upon my lips.

Have a good day, sweetie. He whispered. Love you.

It wasnt the kind of goodbye I liked. I enjoyed the mornings where we could linger a bit over coffee together before he headed out for the day, but all week he had been required to go into work early for large orders. He said it was a good thing, and I trusted that. But I hadnt missed the fact of how tired hed been at the end of the day. My hard worker was typically gone from wake up until bedtime for our household of young children.

I couldnt fall back asleep after the sound of the door latching at his departure, and despite the lovely yumminess of my cool covers, I pried my awoken self from the mattress. All the children still slept, and the quietness of our home in the early morning hours held a divine feeling all its own. As I walked into the bathroom my mind was bombarded with all the things I wanted to accomplish that day. Though I wasnt leaving the home like my husband had done, I still worked very hard in my own right.

I managed the home, and all that entails, while also seeing to the plentiful needs of three children ranging in ages from one to six. I taught the eldest two preschool and first grade from the dining room table, and in the in-between times I ran a successful skincare businessfrom home. I had meals to prepare, laundry to fold, a team of entrepreneurs underneath me to reach out to, and a business presentation that evening. I had promised a field trip to the library, and I couldnt forget the fact that I wanted to make time for myself to read the Bible and workout. Staying home with my children was the best decision I had ever made, but I dont think I had ever been busier in my life! As I made my way to the bathroom, all these thoughts and responsibilities rushing through my mind, I felt the Lord speak to me.

Dont forget about him.

My husband. My partner. My best friend. The man who I saw the least in any given work day. Out of all the many tasks I had to complete and things to which I poured out my heart, he was the one that held the highest priority. He was the one I needed to not just dont forget, but the one that I truly needed to pour out to the most. It was easy in the day-to-day rush to become comfortable with the easy rhythm we maintained as husband and wife. After all, he wouldnt mind if he didnt hear from me today. Hed understand I had my hands full. But I wanted better for our relationship. I wanted him to know that the thought of us was on my mind.

I realized that out of all the things I wanted to put effort into this morning for my small business, or all the team members I wanted to speak to, that he was the one I should focus on first. I didnt need to neglect the part of my life that held the highest precedence. I didnt need to put it on a shelf for later.

I started immediately with intercession. I prayed for my husband. I prayed for his safety, and his health of course. I prayed that hed have a good day at work, for wisdom, and for favor. But I also listened to the Lord on his behalf. I prayed for those things, the things I felt God leading me to pray for.

Then I reached out to my husband. Nothing fancy. Just a simple text. Yet it held two important things in its contents. First, it let him know that he was on my mind, that he was loved, and that he was worth my time. Secondly, I let him know that he was appreciated. I let him know that his efforts for our family did not go unnoticed, and that I was proud of him and to be his wife each and every single day. It wasnt a long text, just a short one, but I think it spoke volumes simply in its action.

You have no idea how much that means to me. He answered back. Thank you.

And with that I made sure he wasnt forgotten. I ensured that despite the hectic pace of life I didnt neglect to feed into my marriage. After all, it was the thing that fed me most. When life handed us troubles, or even when it handed us joy, he was the one I wanted to share that with. He was the one I wanted to remember in the moments when my day seemed to be spinning too fast.

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Outrage Over Shutdown’s Effect On Grieving Military Families http://familyguideto.com/awesome/outrage-over-shutdowns-effect-on-grieving-military-families/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/outrage-over-shutdowns-effect-on-grieving-military-families/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:23:05 +0000 http://buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/outrage-over-shutdowns-effect-on-grieving-military-families View this image › AP / Steve Ruark Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stood at attention as the bodies of four fallen soldiers arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Wednesday morning. Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25; Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24; Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24; and First Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, […]

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AP / Steve Ruark

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stood at attention as the bodies of four fallen soldiers arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Wednesday morning. Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25; Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24; Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24; and First Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, were killed by an IED Sunday while serving in Afghanistan. Thanks to the government shutdown, the families of the four soldiers have been denied death and burial benefits.

The government shutdown has caused a delay in payments to the families of the 26 soldiers who have died in action since it began. As the official Army website explains, in the immediate aftermath of a soldier’s death, the government pays the grieving family a lump sum of $100,000 to help them pay for expenses until survivor benefits kick in. This “death gratuity” has been suspended as a result of the government shutdown.

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters, whose husband Joseph was one of the four soldiers returning Wednesday.

“My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of,” she told NBC News.

“Families shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to bury their child,” agreed Shannon Collins, whose Marine son, Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins, died Saturday in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno and Special Agent Joseph M. Peters were killed by an IED in Afghanistan on October 6, 2013. US Army

Amid outrage over the lapse in payments to military families, the House of Representatives scrambled Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation to restore death benefits. It is unclear when the Senate will take up the bill, named the “Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act,” but it is expected to pass there as well.

But over the past week, members of both political parties have expressed disgust over this unintended consequence of the shutdown. “Shouldn’t we as a body, Republican or Democrat — shouldn’t we be embarrassed? Ashamed?” Sen. John McCain said angrily on Tuesday. “What do American people think when they see that death benefit for those who served and sacrifice — they’re not eligible?”

On Wednesday morning, Senate Chaplain Barry Black specifically mentioned the suspension of death benefits in his daily opening prayer. “Lord, when our federal shutdown delays payments of death benefits to the families of children dying on far-away battlefields, it’s time for our lawmakers to say enough is enough,” he said. “Cover our shame with the robe of your righteousness.”

In a statement to MSNBC, an Obama administration official said that the president was “very disturbed” to learn of the suspension of military death benefits.

“The president expects this to be fixed today,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said during his daily press briefing Wednesday.

AP / Steve Ruark

Until benefits can be paid to the families, the Fisher House Foundation, a private charity that supports members of the military, has offered to pay the death benefits for fallen soldiers’ families until the government shutdown ends. CNN reports that the foundation offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.”

“This was one of those decisions that I wish I had every day: the no-brainer kind,” said President Ken Fisher in an interview with MSNBC. “I mobilized my board almost immediately and some time shortly thereafter I received a phone call from Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia asking if Fisher House would step up and actually fill this gap. Fisher House has always been about family, so you know, it was something that I just felt compelled to do.”

“It’s a privilege to be able to do it. I just hope that somebody [in D.C.] wakes up and decides that ‘Enough is enough.’ People are suffering because of this, especially the 1% of this nation that raise their hands and serves to defend us. When they raise their hand, they take an oath. We also take an oath. We take an oath to take care of them if they’re wounded, either mentally or physically, and we take an oath to take care of their families if they don’t make it home. That’s what has to happen right now.”

MSNBC showed the arrival of the fallen heroes:

MSNBC / Andrea Mitchell Reports

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Female Powerlifter Gives Judges An Unfortunate And Wet Surprise http://familyguideto.com/awesome/female-powerlifter-gives-judges-an-unfortunate-and-wet-surprise/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/female-powerlifter-gives-judges-an-unfortunate-and-wet-surprise/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:23:19 +0000 http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/02/female-powerlifter-gives-judges-an-unfortunate-and-wet-surprise-80296/ We all know what our worst nightmare is. For some of us, it might be tripping as you go up onstage to give a speech. For others, it might be farting during sex. I think most people will agree that projectile vomiting in front of or on anyone else is a biggie. No one wants […]

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We all know what our worst nightmare is. For some of us, it might be tripping as you go up onstage to give a speech. For others, it might be farting during sex.

I think most people will agree that projectile vomiting in front of or on anyone else is a biggie. No one wants that.

Whilecompeting at the Raw Unity Powerlifting Championships last week, powerlifter‘blondbeautybri‘ managed to pull an impressive weight in the deadlift. She also threw up… like everywhere. She’s not ashamed, though.

The brave girl took to Instagram to kindly point out she couldn’t give a sh*t…

“I’m not embarrassed not ashamed of this I’m actually proud of myself for not giving up like most lifters would! So many people are saying so many things like it’s “gross” “nasty” “chicken dance” whatever yes it’s gross and nasty and yes I like to do the chicken dance to pump my lats before my lift but at the end of the day I still got my final attempt deadlift and I wouldn’t change anything at all.”

You go, girl! Just don’t lift near/in front of or just in the general vincinity of where I am. Thanks, but no thanks.

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The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World http://familyguideto.com/awesome/the-largest-ice-and-snow-hotel-in-the-world/ http://familyguideto.com/awesome/the-largest-ice-and-snow-hotel-in-the-world/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:23:26 +0000 http://twistedsifter.com/2013/02/icehotel-sweden-worlds-largest-ice-snow-hotel/ Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs. Each winter, […]

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Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs.

Each winter, some 50 000 visitors from all over the world come to see ICEHOTEL to experience the tranquility, the northern lights and all of the activities offered in a wilderness 200 km from the Arctic Circle. The development covers 5,500 square metres (59,200 sq. ft) and is constructed from 2,000 tonnes of Torne River ice and 30,000 tonnes of snice, a mixture of snow and ice that strengthens the structure. Some 100 people are involved in the construction of ICEHOTEL, half of which are artists especially invited to design particular areas of the hotel.

Building the hotel is a year-round process. In March and April, 4,000 tonnes of ice is harvested from the Torne River and kept in cold storage over the summer. Construction takes place in November and December and the entire ICEHOTEL is then open between December and mid-April, when the structure begins to slowly melt and return to the Torne River.

Below you will find highlights from this season’s designs and creations from artists around the world. Additional information about the hotel and how it began can also be found throughout the gallery.

http://icehotel.com/

1. Entrance

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions

2. Blue Marine Suite

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Photograph Paulina Holmgren | Artists: William Blomstrand & Andrew Winch

3. Absinthe Minded Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Tjåsa Gusfors & Ulrika Tallving

4. Cold and Crazy Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Jonas Gencevicius & Jurgita Genceviciene

5. The Flower Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito

6. Rain of Memories Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Alessandro Canu & Jose Carlos Cabello Millan

The History of ICEHOTEL

 
During the 1980s the company Jukkas, now ICEHOTEL, conducted tourism activities during the summer months and became, as an innovator and leader in its niche, the first tourism operator in Europe to offer organized whitewater rafting. Business was quiet during the winter months, however, and no one thought it could be otherwise. “Who would want to travel here to the cold, snow and darkness?” locals reasoned. But Yngve Bergqvist, founder of ICEHOTEL, had a different idea.

Inspired by Japanese ice sculpture, he invited artists from Norrbotten to participate in a workshop in 1989. Two sculptors from Hokkaido, Japan, were instructors and the first ice sculptures were created on the shore of the Torne River in Jukkasjärvi. An igloo, built using a mould-forming technique, was the first specially designed ice-and-snow structure to be erected here. The 60-square-metre igloo was named ARTic Hall, and many curious visitors came to Jukkasjärvi to see art exhibited in the igloo. The following year, the technique was refined and the new version of ARTic Hall covered 250 square metres. The construction technique was patented in both Sweden and Norway.

Next, Yngve Bergqvist and his associates held evening church services, showed films, opened a bar and even tried sleeping in subzero temperatures inside the igloo. Needless to say, the igloo attracted considerable attention. Sweden’s king first visited the igloo in March 1992. Since then, he and the royal family have guested ICEHOTEL several times.

The first party of overnight guests to stay at ICEHOTEL was a Swedish Armed Forces survival group. The first conference group came from Vesatel, an international space satellite company. Lars Byström and 15 guests slept in sleeping bags on reindeer hides. The indoor temperature was minus five Celsius, and they awoke thrilled and exhilarated. ICEHOTEL was born.

7. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com | Artists: Åke Larsson, Mats Nilsson and Jens Thoms

8. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com

9. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com | Artists: Åke Larsson, Mats Nilsson and Jens Thoms

10. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Sofi Ruotsalainen, Mikael

11. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com | Artists: Åke Larsson, Mats Nilsson and Jens Thoms

12. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions | Artists: Anders Rönnlund & Anders Eriksson

The ICEHOTEL Experience

 
Turning in for the night involves slipping into thermal underwear, pulling a woolly hat over your ears, and then climbing into a sleeping bag atop reindeer hides and a mattress covering a block of ice. After your morning wake-up call (a cup of hot lingonberry juice), it’s time for a sauna, followed by breakfast from a well-stocked buffet and a day of activity.

Most guests sleep one night ’on ice’ and a few nights in the warm accommodation also on premise. Among other activities, ICEHOTEL arranges guided Northern Lights tours by snowmobile or bus, dog-sledding and reindeer-sledding excursions, horseback riding to watch moose, ice sculpting, and Raidú – an encounter with the Sami culture.

13. Beam Me Up Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist

14. Dragon Residence Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj & Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan

15. Eternity Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Fernando Inçaurgarat & Alfredo Juan Diez

16. Cube Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Marie Deblocq & Luc Voisin

17. Nest Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren

ICEHOTEL is open to the public as an art exhibition. Those who wish can join on a guided tour of the Main Hall, Art Suites and Ice Rooms. ICEHOTEL 2012/2013 will have 65 guest rooms and will be open from 7 December. They close in mid-April, when ICEHOTEL slowly begins to melt and becomes the world’s most modern ruin.

18. ICEBAR

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions | Artists: Mark Armstrong & Lena Kriström

19. Church

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Javier Opazo, Ethan Friedman & Rob Harding

20. Reception

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Lena Kriström & Susan Christianen

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Photograph by Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions

The ice chapel that is right next to ICEHOTEL is opened every year on December 25th, whereby it is formally handed over to the Swedish Church. Couples from all over the world come to Jukkasjärvi to vow each other eternal fidelity. Children from far and near are baptized here. Already married couples can renew their vows in the chapel. Every year there are about 140 weddings and 20 baptisms at the ice church.

22. Illuminated Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Eszter Sziksz & Nikkila Carroll

23. Iceberg Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Wouter Biegelaar & Margot Eggenhuizen

24. Whitewater Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Elin Julin & Ida Mangsbo

25. Virgin in Space Suite

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Photograph by Paulina Holmgren | Artists: Monica Popescu, Romania & Petros Dermatas

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8-year-old Mili Hernandez loves soccer and keeping her hair cut short.

You wouldn’t think those things would be at odds with one another, but bizarrely, they are.

Last weekend, Mili and her team advanced to the finals of a local tournament in Nebraska. Before they were able to take the field, however, the team was disqualified. The reason: organizers believed Mili was a boy because of her short hair. Seriously. Even worse, no amount of proof could convince organizers otherwise, and the tournament has since ended.

As Mili’s story began circulating, some of the biggest stars in women’s soccer stepped in with messages of support.

Abby Wambach, one of the greatest (if not the greatest) players in U.S. soccer history, posted messages of support on Twitter and Instagram calling Mili “inspiring” and a “natural-born leader.”

“You can do anything you want to do and you can be anything you want to be,” says Wambach in an Instagram video. “And guess what? You can look like whatever you need to look like to do it.”

Two-time World Cup champion Mia Hamm invited Mili to come visit her at one of her Team First Soccer Academy camps.

From there, support began pouring in from professional soccer stars around the world.

“Guess I should’ve been disqualified too,” wrote Australia’s Lydia Williams, who shared a photo of herself with short hair.

“I’ll second that” wrote Orlando’s Maddy Evans.

England’s Rachel Daly added a photo of herself with short hair to Williams response.

As did former American player, Haley Carter, who added the hashtag: #BecauseShortHairStillDoesntCare.

“Keep going Mili,” added South African player Janine Van Wyk.

In response to the backlash, tournament organizers have claimed that their decision was actually the result of a misprint on the team’s roster and not the result of Mili’s haircut.

Regardless of the reason behind the decision, the end result is the same Mili and her team were banned from playing in the finals of a tournament that is now over. There is no fix here; there is no time to convince the tournament to still let her team play.

It’s really unfortunate situation this is kids soccer we’re talking about! especially since it resulted in so much sadness over something as small as a haircut or a typo.

On the bright side, it brought out some of the world’s greatest athletes in support of one very special 8-year-old girl and her very short hair. That’s a lesson Mili and hopefully the tournament organizers will never forget.

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1. Pink vs. L.A. Reid, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”

LA told me, ‘You’ll be a pop star,
All you have to change is everything you are.’
Tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears
She’s so pretty, that just ain’t me.

2. GZA vs. All Labels Everywhere, “Labels”

Basically, everything in this entire song is a shot at a label (over 40 of them!), but here are a few choice lyrics:

You gotta read the label
If you don’t read the label, you might get poisoned

They know their mics are formed at VIRGIN
And if you ain’t boned a mic you couldn’t hurt a bee
That’s like going to Venus driving a MERCURY
The CAPITOL of this rugged slang is WU-TANG

Throw that A&R n—-a off the boat in the ATLANTIC
Now who’s the BAD BOY character, not from ARISTA

Read Get On Down’s full breakdown of all the labels GZA calls out.

3. Amanda Palmer vs. Roadrunner Records, “Please Drop Me”

Please drop me
I don’t fit on your roster
I’m tired of this pointless shit

Please drop me
What do I have to do
I’m tired of sucking corporate dick

4. Kid Cudi vs. Universal Republic Records, “Highs N Lows”

“I was high when the label said that I was dope / I was high in my eyes cuz I had hope”

5. Sex Pistols vs. E.M.I., “E.M.I.”

Don’t judge a book just by the cover
Unless you cover just another
And blind acceptance is a sign
Of stupid fools who stand in line
Like E.M.I.

6. Jay-Z vs. The Industry, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”

Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over
Label owners hate me, I’m raising the status quo up
I’m overcharging n——s for what they did to the Cold Crush
Pay us like you owe us for all the years that you hoed us
We can talk, but money talks, so talk more bucks

7. Mel C vs. label execs, “The Next Best Superstar”

Make a joke; do the show, where does all the money go?
You’re living your dream
Crack a smile in denial; throw your morals on the fire
You’re living your dream
Sell your life; sell your soul telling everyone you know
You’re living your dream

8. Macklemore vs. Labels, “Jimmy Iovine”

Thought it would be shiny and beautiful
Thought it would be alive and like musical
But it feels like someone died, it’s got the vibe of a funeral
There’s numbers on a chalkboard
CDs boxed in cardboard
Artists that flopped, that got dropped and never got to be sophomores
Graphic designers are sitting around
Waiting for albums that never come out
Complainin’ that they have nobody in house

“Rather be a starving artist than succeed at getting fucked”

9. The Clash vs. CBS Records, “Complete Control”

They said we’d be artistically free when we signed that bit of paper
They meant let’s make a lotsa money and worry about it later
I’ll never understand
Complete control, lemme see your other hand
I don’t trust you, so why should you trust me?

10. Ben Folds vs. publishing deals, “One Down”

Says Ben:

“I wrote these for publishing deadlines, I had a pubslihing deal before I had a record deal. And that paid the bills but then as soon as I got a record deal, a publishing deal didn’t make any sense anymore.”

During that time it was suggested to me that if I simply turned in their quota of songs, good or bad, I would be paid. I declined for about three years on grounds of a concept called integrity. I got a little wiser because I got broke. So, I turned in some shitty songs that I wrote really fast […] It’s called “1 Down And 3.6 To Go.” In case you can’t tell from the title, I was supposed to turn in 4.6 songs.”

11. Pink Floyd vs. the music business, “Have a Cigar”

“Well, I’ve always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely.
The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think.
Oh by the way, which one’s Pink?”

12. Against Me!, “Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners”

At this level of success of entertainment
There are certain connontations
It’s a “You give, we take” relationship
No, the kids wouldn’t understand it
Come on now, how long do think this is really gonna last
How long can you hold their attention before they move on to the next band

13. Jadakiss vs. Interscope, Gang Starr’s “Rite Where U Stand”

“You wanna know why I invest all my money into haze and into dope
Cuz right now, I’m currently a slave for Interscope”

14. Jay-Z vs. that paper, “U Don’t Know”

“I’m rapin’ Def Jam ‘til I’m the hundred million man / R., O., C”

15. R.A. The Rugged Man vs. Every Record Label, “Every Record Label Sucks Dick”

And the executives at labels, they about equal to McDonald’s workers
They all down to jerk us, trying to keep us poor on purpose
They expect that respect that they don’t give, so don’t think that it’s negative
If you don’t want to let a record executive live

16. Nick Lowe vs. United Artists, “I Love My Label”

Oh I’m so proud of them up here, we’re one big happy family
I guess you could say I’m the poor relation of the parent company
They always ask for lots of songs
but no more than 2:50 long, so I write ‘em some
They never talk behind my back
and they’re always playing my new tracks when I come along

17. GZA vs. A&Rs, Wu Tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck”

First of all, who’s your A&R?
A mountain climber who plays an electric guitar?
But he don’t know the meaning of “dope”
When he’s looking for a “suit-and-tie rap”
That’s cleaner than a bar of soap

18. The Rolling Stones vs. U.S. promo man George Sherlock, “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”

“Yeah, I’m sharp, I’m really, really sharp
I sure do earn my pay, sitting on the beach every day
Yeah, I’m real real sharp, yes I am
I got a Corvette and a seersucker suit, yes I have”

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1. 1. “Hi, I’m Britney Spears”

2. 2. “You can call me Brit.”

4. 4. “I go through life like a karate kid.”

5. 5. “I could kick any boy’s ass!”

6. 6. “I’m awesome!”

7. 8. “Be nice! Or else…”

8. 9. “Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool, fuck you, I’m out.”

9. 10. “You’re sweet.”

10. 11. “Love is a cool thing, but it’s something that you work at.”

11. 12. “I think everybody should be pro love.”

12. 13. “I think everyone should be treated equally.”

13. 14. “Obviously!”

14. 15. “Marry Prince William? I’d love that. Who wouldn’t want to be a princess?”

15. 7. “Chocolate for me is just like an orgasm”

16. 16. “My god, I hate fuckin’ waitin’.”

17. 17. “It sounds like to me that you’re running away from your problems…”

18. 18. “I always listen to ‘NSYNC’s Tearin’ Up My Heart. It reminds me to wear a bra.”

19. 19. “I eat like a horse.”

20. 20. “Excuse me, where is your loo?”

21. 21. “A turd!”

22. 22. “I used to be a pretty cool chick”

23. 23. “People shave their heads all the time.”

24. 24. “I had totally lost my way. I lost focus. I lost myself.”

25. 25. “You do something wrong, you learn from it, you move on.”

26. 26. “Now I’m okay.”

27. 27. “I don’t really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won’t forget it.”

28. 28. “Grammy’s can kiss my ass!”

29. 29. “I’m serious, you should put ranch dressing on it.” (On pizza?) “Ya, it’s delicious, you should try it!”

30. 30. “My family, we’re so southern and ghetto”

31. 31. “Christina Aguilera and I are friends no matter what the media makes up.”

32. 32. “She (Christina) comes up to me in a club in front of all these people and tries to put her tongue down my throat!”

33. 33. “When someone has been rude to you so many times, it’s like, ‘You know what, Christina, I’m really not about the fake … anymore.’ “

34. 34. “You’re scary and I feel really dark when I’m around you.”

35. 35. “She probably needs to get laid.”

36. 36. “I don’t listen to rap music.”

37. 37. “When I tell them the way I feel, it’s like they hear me but they’re not really listening.”

38. 38. “This is the Poo Cocktail Supreme”

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If you’re a virgin reading this article, I likely won’t have to do much convincing. Netflix is a service that has filled a major void in my life, and that void is not sex. I’m having plenty of that, but not enough Netflix, in my honest opinion.

I’m the type of guy who will push my naked girlfriend out of the way if she’s in front of the television when I’m in the middle of a “Breaking Bad” binge.

I’m the guy who will have Netflix on in the background while having sex and will stop mid-thrust to turn the volume up so I can hear dialogue.

This behavior may seem puzzling to some, but if you’ve seen “Breaking Bad,” then you may be able to sympathize with me. Each television show and movie is a new adventure, and the best part is they are all guaranteed to last longer than two minutes.

The only protection you need while watching Netflix is self-control. One episode can turn into eight in the blink of an eye, but I can’t even say that’s a bad thing.

Before this article gets too dry, allow me to lubricate your minds with the 10 reasons why Netflix is better than sex.

1. There Are No Limits With Netflix

Twenty episodes a day is the norm if you’re marathon-watching, like so many viewers do nowadays. If you’re having sex 20 times a day, please teach me your ways.

What’s great is the ability to view content in succession without stopping, but with sex, breaks are needed for obvious reasons. There is no downtime when you are on a Netflix binge.

Eye orgasms last for as long as you want them to, and once you think you have blown your content load, you are instantly ready to jump back into a new episode or movie.

There’s no waiting until the chamber is reloaded, and you can go on for as long as your little heart desires. I often tell my girlfriend I can’t compete with Netflix in terms of duration and longevity.

The show ends when it ends, and sometimes, it’s cut short because one viewer got a little too excited during the opening credits.


2. Netflix Does Not Cause Unhealthy Attachment Issues

With Netflix, love and attachment can be present without it being overbearing and unhealthy.

Netflix gives you space, if you need it. It’s always there for you, but it does not need to be with you at every waking moment. Once you have sex with someone, it changes a relationship, either for better or worse.

You want to spend every waking moment with that person and have crazy sex all day instead of spending time with family or friends.

Well, there needs to be a healthy balance, and with Netflix, this attachment is much more manageable.

Since Netflix is an inanimate object and has no feelings or emotions, it won’t get angry if you neglect it to go spend time with your parents who you haven’t seen in over a year.


3. Netflix Foreplay Is Optional, But Not Necessary

Watching movie and television show trailers is basically Netflix foreplay. You test the waters and see what your partner (Netflix content) is made of, but half of the time, it’s almost better to skip the trailers completely.

They can give you false expectations of a film or show, and often, the trailers do a poor job of portraying what the show or film is even about.

With sex, foreplay can be fun, but it can also be awkward and disastrous if you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. It’s fun as hell and something you can’t avoid, so get good or get out!


4. Location, Location, Location

Can you have sex while waiting at your gate in an airport? No. Can you watch Netflix in the same exact scenario? You sure can. Sex is limiting in terms of where you can have it (although some would probably disagree with this statement).

You can have sex in public if you want, but I’d honestly feel more comfortable whipping out my laptop and firing up a new Netflix show or movie.

When you have an urge to watch Netflix with your partner in a public place, there are no laws or rules prohibiting you from doing so.

If you have the urge to bang in a public setting, the risks far outweigh the rewards.


5. Drunk Netflix Is Better Than Drunk Sex

If you’re drunk and come home after a late night, Netflix will always perform at the highest level. The same thing can’t be said for two drunk people struggling to have mediocre, sloppy sex.

Alcohol won’t affect your ability to watch an awesome Netflix show while completely hammered. It will also remember what you were watching during the previous drunken night so you can pick up where you left off.

Depending on how drunk you are, your partner may not even remember the poor, drunk attempt at sex in which you both foolishly participated.

Take my advice: Next time you come home drunk and want to have sex, just turn on Netflix and cut your losses.


6. Netflix Is Safe And Disease-Free

Netflix can’t give you STDs. You can be as irresponsible with your viewing habits as you want, and you will still never run the risk of catching any life-threatening diseases or illnesses.

You may have withdrawals if you go on a Netflix binge then don’t know what to do with your life after “House of Cards” ends, but the new season starts soon, so the wait is almost over!

In contrast, safe sex is possible, but only if you are a responsible adult. Millennials tend to get in that YOLO mindset and do things we later regret. The important thing to remember is that there are rarely any costly, long-term regrets when you watch a bad Netflix movie or show.

Herpes is for life, bad content isn’t.


7. Both Partners Always Leave Happy And Satisfied

Compared to having sex, there’s a better chance both partners will leave a Netflix viewing feeling content and satisfied.

Let’s face it: We can’t please our partners in the sack 100 percent of the time. One may finish earlier than the other, and both may regret waking up in bed with a random stranger, faintly remembering the awful sex the previous night.

Watching Netflix, you instantly have the comfort of knowing you will not run into any major disappointments or letdowns. F0r all the bad content on Netflix, there is so much great content waiting to be discovered.


8. There Are Never Any Unexpected Complications

Can’t get it up? No problem. If you have an Internet connection, Netflix will fire up rather easily. Girl on her period? The only “True Blood” I’m interested in is the HBO show available via Netflix DVD-by-mail.

Complications arise and prevent people from having sex, but complications with Netflix viewing are few and far between. There are times when your stream may be running slow, but if you want to avoid that, you can always use the DVD-by-mail service.


9. No Protection Needed

As I stated in the opening paragraph, self-control is the only protection you need when watching Netflix.

It’s a slippery slope when you find a show you absolutely love then realize you have seven seasons worth of content available on-demand. Your main form of Netflix contraception is having the ability to say no.

But, what’s the worst that can happen if you don’t say no? You end up watching an entire season in 10 hours that you would have finished in 10 weeks if it were airing live on cable, network TV, HBO, or otherwise? Ain’t nobody got time for that!


10. Performance Is Not A Deal-Breaker

If your partner does not perform to your standards, he or she either has to get better or you may be tempted to find better elsewhere. It is so easy to stay committed to Netflix when it never lacks in the performance department.

Netflix will always give me the greatest pleasures, and I expect that high level of pleasure each and every viewing.

If you find yourself liking sex more than Netflix after reading my 10 reasons, please binge-watch “Breaking Bad” and reevaluate your life. That is all.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/10-reasons-why-netflix-is-better-than-sex/673494/

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