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This Porn Site Wants To Pay Your Tuition.
College guys have been supporting the porn industry for years, and now one such website wants to give them something back. Popular porn site (or so I've heard) PornHub is offering a $20,000 PornHub Cares scholarship for college students displaying leadership and community involvement. Eligible students must be 18 or older, have a 3.2 GPA or higher, and be enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester. Apparently, all applicants must send in a two- to five-minute video and an essay answering the question, "How do you strive to make others happy?" If you're thinking of making THAT kind of two- to five-minute video, then think again. According to Pornhub Vice President Corey Price: "You don't have to film a porn to be a winner. In fact, anyone who submits a sex video will not be seriously considered. If you're against pornography and an anti-pornography crusader, this is probably not the scholarship for you." For some pretty obvious reasons, there's been some backlash, particularly from national women's groups who feel the scholarship has its heart in the wrong place. A statement released Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation comments that the scholarship is: "...an amazing and deceptive marketing tactic that aims to exploit financially struggling female students. It's really unfortunate we're forcing our kids to sell their bodies to get an education." How do you guys feel about the PornHub Cares scholarship? Would you apply for aid from such a controversial website? Or is tuition money simply tuition money at the end of the day? Personally, I don't know if I'd be comfortable seeking out a scholarship from a porn site, but I wouldn't judge anyone who did. Money is money, after all. And, realistically, it's nice to see a stigmatized billion dollar industry work to turn a new leaf.
15 Genius Ways to Use Tea Bags
Tea is a staple in our family! Not only do we use it as an enjoyable beverage, we also use it around our house! Read on to find out how to make the most out of used tea bags! 1. Rust Proof Cookwares Using a damp black tea bag wipe the surface of your cast-iron cookware after each use to keep them in top condition. Compounds in tea coat the pan with a protective layer, warding off rust-causing oxidation. 2. Tenderize Meat Marinate the meat in tea before cooking and it will make it tenderer and easier to digest. You can use black tea for an extra taste. 3. Clean Carpets and Rugs Sprinkle dry tea leaves along with some baking soda onto dingy, smelly carpets and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes. The tea and baking soda will absorb smells and dirt to leave your carpets feeling and smelling super fresh and clean! 4. Clean Windows And Mirrors Brew a pot of tea, let it cool down and then dip a cloth in the liquid. Use the clothe for wiping the mirrors and windows, then use a dry cloth for a perfect shine! 5. Renew Wood Surfaces Use tea made from pre-brewed bags to clean and shine hardwood floors and polish wood furniture. 6. Bath SPA Place one or two bags of tea leaves in your bath to relax your muscles and rejuvenate your body. The antioxidants in the tea leaves will help rehydrate and soften your skin, and the scent of the tea can be greatly relaxing. Tip: Use a Jasmine or Chamomile tea! 7. Natural Mouth Rinse Peppermint tea acts as a natural antiseptic and relieves mild toothaches! In addition, you can stop bleeding gums by placing a cooled teabag in the mouth for a couple of minutes. 8. Plant Fertilizer Did you know tea contains nitrogen, which is a great fertilizer for leafy plants. Use any leaf over tea bags or tea leaves to feed your household plants! Water your plant with the last of the cool tea from your pot, or you can add the tea leaves straight into the soil around your plant. 9. Dye Paper and Cloth Dye white cloth in shades of natural shades! Depending on the tone you want you can steep tea bags and use the weak tea water to turn boring white fabric and clothes into sepia, oatmeal, light brown and pale green shades. 10. Fire Starter Here's an easy way to start fire. Squeeze out excess water from used tea bags. Let it completely dry and and dip it in melted wax. Let excess wax drain from tea bag. Arrange waxed tea bags on tray to harden. These light easily and burn bright! Bonus: 5 Tips in One This short two minutes video teaches you how to use tea bags to soothe minor skin irritations, deodorize your shoes, freshen up your fridge, degreaser your dishes, and keep bugs away.
"Don't Worry About Money While Traveling" Is Terrible Advice
Travelers and stuck at home Wanderlusters alike have all heard this phrase, "Don't worry about the money, its about the experience." Well, I am here to tell you that that advice is kind of bullshit. Don't get me wrong, traveling is worth dropping the money, and trust me you will drop money. But taking the spending cost out of the equation will not only leave you completely broke with no hopes for a future trip, but it will also ensure that you will not get the full experience of your travels! Traveling costs money. You have to pay for flights, hostels, food, transportation, tours, city passes, clubs, drinks and every other activity you feel the need to buy or experience aka hang gliding in the swiss alps. And while this is all 100% doable, (people do it all the time), smart travelers are aware of the minimum amount they need to spend, and then factor in more money on top of that for the issues that are bound to arise during the trip. This way they know exactly how much to save and ways to budget money before getting on that flight. Having a set amount of money that you plan on spending means you can figure out just how long your trip can be without having to struggle to pay for simple things like getting on a train or buying a round with your new friends that you met at the hostel. Because trust me you don't want to spend your whole trip worrying if you can spare the 4 euro to buy a drink for your roommate. Heres what will happen if you take this terrible advice: You will run out of money. I have heard of some peoples trips being cut short, or they had to move to crappy but cheaper hostels, or they couldn't even do stuff like the Heineken Experience because they couldn't pay to get in! Yes there are free walking tours and you can explore yourself for free, but seeing only the outside and not paying the money to explore further is a half hearted attempt at traveling. Actually, this means you are wasting all this money to experience only the first layer of the countries experience. The best thing you can do is be honest with the amount you believe you are going to spend and try to stick to it. Pay attention to the money, because you need to it fully experience traveling. But then again, don't let the money control your trip because you will figure out some creative ways to save what you have! So yes, you will be spending a decent chunk of change....but its worth it as long as you're smart about it
Legos Are Now Worth More Than Gold.
Looking to invest your money somewhere safe? Well, you might want to head to your local toy store. According to a recent report in the UK's Telegraph, financial analysts are beginning to suggest that - when it comes to turning a profit - Legos are the new gold. Within the past 15 years, the FTSE 100 - an index of 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange - has increased in value by roughly 4.1%. And while gold investments have seen an increase 9.6% annually, LEGO sets kept in pristine condition have surpassed them with a 12% increase on average. Bottom line? Legos are an investment that packs one serious return. So what kind of LEGO sets should you be investing in? According to avid collector Ed Maciorowski (seen right, with lots of Legos), the money is in franchise picks - movies, TV shows, and even more specific product lines within the LEGO brand: "The neat thing is that all sets are retired at some point, and several hundred are retired each year a movie run ends, a licence expires or the Lego company wants to refresh its range. That means anyone with a set at home – large or small, it doesn't matter – could have quite an investment on their hands if it's in good condition, as this stuff appreciates very well in value." The most coveted LEGO set, for example, is the 2007 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon - which originally retailed for $500 and currently goes for over a cool $4,000. However, financial analyst Laith Khalaf warns that 'trendy' investments come with much more risk than more traditional options: "The returns from Lego look pretty awesome, but investors need to beware that the value of collectibles can be vulnerable to fads. There’s absolutely no harm in buying some pieces as a hobby, and you may well make some money, but as a main building clock for your retirement, I would suggest sticking to more traditional shares and bonds." So what do YOU think? Would you take the risk of investing in LEGO sets, or would you stick more traditional options like gold? Let me know in the comments below, and for more WTF news, follow my WTF Street Journal collection!
6 Genius Uses for Baby Oil
You'll be surprise what baby oil can be used for other than moisturizing the skin of newborns! 1. Fixing squeaky doors - This was my inspiration for writing this card. My bathroom door was squeaking the whole afternoon and I decided to do something about it. So I took out a bottle baby oil, pour a bit on a paper towel, then lubricate the door hinges and voila! The annoying noise is gone! 2. Prevent stretch marks from pregnancy - I have three children and for all three pregnancy I applied baby oil on my belly and thighs twice a day to prevent itchy skin and stretch marks. This method has worked for me, but if you're sensitive to baby oil you can use Bio Oil or vitamin E oil. 3. Post-shaving moisturizer - I actually learned this from the lady does my waxing. She said massaging oil over the waxed area will help soothe redness and moisturize the legs! 4. Detangling necklaces - I use to store all my necklace in a jewelry box but it gets tangle with one another. When that happens I add a little bit of baby oil to the worst knot and rub it around, it'll grease up the chains and untangle in no time. 5. Fixing stuck zippers - Once in a while my son would have a stuck zipper on one of his hoodies. To fix the zipper, I would rub baby oil on both sides of the zipper. Then work it back and forth and the zipper will slide in no time! 6. Shoe Polisher - This is how I keep my husband's leather shoes and my pumps shiny and clean - wiping baby oil on the surfaces to remove dust and grim. It's cheaper and better than store-bought shoe polisher. 7. Fool-proof nail polishing - I am not an expert when it comes to polishing nails, so I get paint on my skin. To make it easier to rub off I apply a little oil around the edges of the nail with a cotton swab. Then, when the nails are dry, the excess paint will rub right off.