40 Times Doggos Acted So Ridiculously When Riding In Cars That Their Owners Just Had To Take A Pic

Our best friends, our bestest boys and girls, can become real goofballs the moment they set their paws inside cars. After all, dogs love showing off their playfulness no matter where they are. But cars have something magical about them that brings out the inner puppy in some doggos.

To brighten up your day and give you something to smile about, Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest and most wholesome photos of dogs riding in cars and all the shenanigans that they get up to. Remember to upvote your fave pics and share photos of your car canines in the comments.

While there are lots and lots of dogs that adore being chauffeured around because car rides give them a sense of adventure and resemble going hunting, other canines have an aversion to vehicles. However, there are ways to encourage your dog to love cars. The Arizona Humane Society told Bored Panda that owners have to use positive reinforcement to get dogs to behave in a certain way. Read on for the AHS team’s insights.

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Kelsey Dickerson from the Arizona Humane Society explained that dogs can be very responsive to their owners’ moods and will often respond to their tone of voice, body language, and demeanor in any situation.

“It is always recommended to use positive reinforcement when your pet is exhibiting behavior that is wanted by giving them high-value treats, verbal praise, and love!” she explained. So if you want your dog to learn to love car rides, positive reinforcement is the way to go and you should steer clear of punishing your pet.

“It is especially important to never punish your pet after it has exhibited a behavior you do not like unless you are actually catching them in the act. When you punish a pet for something it did previously, they do not have the cognitive ability to understand what you are punishing them for and it may even increase the unwanted behavior by causing your pet to have extra stress and anxiety.”

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Friends dog was hanging out my car window, looks like a ewok on a speeder.

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One reason that dogs might avoid car rides is that they associate the trips with negative experiences. For instance—going to the vet or getting carsick.

Meanwhile, shelter dogs might have had traumatic experiences linked to cars that you don’t know about.

Whatever the reason why your dog might be afraid of cars, the steps that you can take to encourage your dog to join you on car rides are simple enough. They just require patience, love, and understanding.

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If your dog is carsick, The Spruce Pets suggests that you get over-the-counter medicine to ease their motion sickness. Obviously, ask your vet for their advice first. Oh, and just to be safe, avoid going for a ride whenever your dog just ate.

However, if your dog is scared of car rides, you’ll have to put in much more effort. But the gist is simple: bit by bit, you have to help your dog associate rides with positive experiences. Treats, praise, toys, and belly rubs can help you ‘bribe’ your dog to approach the vehicle and then get inside.

The important thing is to make sure that your dog doesn’t feel trapped inside. Keep up the encouragement as you start up your engine; make sure to go for shorter trips first. And remember—you can’t rush these things, but soon enough your doggo will a happy car-riding goofball like the rest of ‘em.

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Doing some moving and forgot my dog’s first toy as a puppy was in the backseat – he’s a bit excited about finding it.

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40 Times People Found The Most Unexpected Old Things

Time flies, they say. Oh boy, it does. But it only becomes obvious when you come across something from the past. Quite often, it’s a high school pic of your 14-year-old goth self rocking that camera. That’s a friendly reminder of your cringy legacy full of hopes and dreams before reality hit.

Other times, we come by stuff that’s as old as history itself. And some specimens are weirder than others. Cocaine tablets and a syringe from a 100-year-old nursing kit? Found it. Uranium glassware that glows? Yep. An antique door that helps you find the keyhole in case you’re drunk? Got it. Please enjoy Bored Panda’s compilation of the most amusing objects brought to you from the past by a bunch of people-turned-time-travelers.

#1 I Found This Taped Up In The Toy Aisle Of Goodwill. Couldn’t Tell What It Did But Thought I Could Detail It. Took A $3 Gamble And Then This Happened

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#2 My Grandfather Had A Miniature Set Of All Of Shakespeare’s Plays. It’s 111 Years Old

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#3 These Intricate Old Keyholes

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Some of us get lucky and find some quirky old pieces of history in the attic or after we move houses. That sounds like a good opportunity to make some quick cash, but there’re some things you should know before selling your item to the antique dealer.

Do some research beforehand—go on the internet to find some information, and evaluate the item’s condition. Keep in mind that in most cases, you’re likely gonna get 20 to 50 percent off the real retail price.

Sometimes, antique dealers will ask you to state a price you’d like to get. So get ready for a little bit of negotiation. Make sure the dealer is genuinely interested in what you have, and you are truly ready to part with it. If it’s a precious heirloom from your family, you’d better think twice before selling it.

#4 A Nice Couple Found My Great Grandpa’s Purple Heart In A Forclosed Home In A Box Labled “Trash” And Returned It To My Family

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#5 My Friend Just Found This Little Statue While Digging In His Own Garden

The archeologists from the museum told him that it is probably from a grave dating back to 3-4000 years ago. It has been found in Castell’ Arquato, PC, Italy. He proceeded to give it to the Museum Of Parma.

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#6 Found In The Pocket Of My Grandpa’s WW2 Bomber Jacket

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You’ve probably noticed that people use a variety of different terms like vintage, retro, or antique to refer to whatever “old” stuff they have. But these are not synonymous and, in fact, refer to very different things. A true antique, for example, is an object that’s 100 years of age or even older. Every antique item belongs to a different period⁠⁠—for example, Art Nouveau or Art Deco⁠⁠—and these may have a couple of decades separating them.

The term “vintage” usually covers older items in general. If you go “vintage shopping,” you’re shopping for items that have distinctive vintage styles and usually date to anything from the ’40s to ’70s. Meanwhile, the term “collectible” is used for newer items that date to the ’80s, ’90s, and even ’00s. The word “retro” refers to vintage-inspired styles and vibes and may be used for art, fashion, graphic and interior designs, and objects.

#7 I Found These 60-Year-Old Condoms In My Basement

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#8 My Late Grandma Still Had Her TV Operating Guide From 1962

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#9 The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers

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#10 My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

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#11 My Great Great Aunt’s 100-Year-Old Nursing Kit Has A Vile Full Of Cocaine Tablets And A Syringe

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#12 This Page From An Illustrated Captain’s Log From 1777

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#13 After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

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#14 Roman Coin I Found In France While Metal Detecting. Emperor Constantine I. Minted In Trier (Treveri), Germany. Bronze. 306-337 A.D.

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#15 My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead

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#16 This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg, Germany, Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine

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#17 This Railway Ticket We Found In Our Barn. The Stamp On The Back Says Aug 18, 1890

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#18 Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House

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#19 This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God

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#20 36 Vettes From An 80s Promtional. One From Each Production Year From 1953 To 1989 Found Sitting In A Nearly Abandoned New York City Storage Lot For About 25 Years

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#21 My Grandma Has Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover

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#22 Grandpa Still Uses A Decades Old Computer That Still Runs DOS, Typing And Printing And Storing Things On Floppies

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#23 2000-Year-Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask Found At The Base Of The Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico

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#24 New Orleans Still Has Horse Hitches In Various Parts Of The City

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#25 Lovely Antique Aquarium

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#26 This Old Sundial Has Muli-Oriented Panels That Show Time Of Countries All Around The World

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#27 An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

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#28 I Found An Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted

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#29 Mom Found My Old McDonald’s Food Toys That Turned Into Robots

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#30 Have You Ever Wondered How Music Was Typed Before Computers? This Rare Vintage Typewriter From The 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

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#31 Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s

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#32 I Found This Old Lightbulb In My Grandparents’ House Finished In 1902 And It Still Works

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#33 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

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#35 Old European Houses Have A Shoe Scraper By The Door So That You Could Clean The Mud Off Your Soles Before Entering

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#36 Found Three 1969 Newspapers About The Moon Landing In An Old Chest In The Attic

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#37 Jackpot Find At An Antique Market In Greenwich Village NYC. Poison Ring

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40 Times People Experienced Pareidolia And Captured It For Everyone To See (New Pics)

We see faces and familiar shapes everywhere we look. In clouds. In the bark of trees (or Ents as they prefer to be called). In the brick wall in the office kitchen. And just glancing at a car, we can tell that some of them are happy (or less than enthusiastic) to see us.

If you tend to see faces, animals, and other things in everyday objects, too, then you’ve encountered the wonderfully weird phenomenon known as pareidolia! It’s an experience a lot of human beings share because we’re wired to look for familiar patterns in random streams of information.

Scroll down for the full interview. Bored Panda has collected some of the most interesting and pareidolia-inducing pics, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know which ones you liked the most and why. Oh, and let us know if you can’t spot anything familiar in any of the photos! We spoke with professor Kang Lee from the University of Toronto about pareidolia in detail, so be sure to read on for the full insightful interview.

And when you’re done with this list, have a look through our earlier posts about pareidolia right here and here. And let’s not forget about this one right here!

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“Pareidolia illustrates the interaction between the visual cortex and the frontal cortex of the human brain. It suggests that our brain is highly sensitive and expecting to encounter and process some special classes of objects in our environment because they are biological and socially important to our adaptions to the environment,” professor Lee explained to us.

“For example, when you are walking in a dark street in the evening, your brain is on high alert to detect whether any threat will jump out any moment. In this case, you are more likely to have face or human pareidolia because it is important for you to err on the side of caution if you mistake a tree as a human being.”

The professor pointed out that this is the reason why pareidolia often occurs in ambiguous situations. “However, for some people, their frontal cortex’s expectation for certain objects (e.g., faces) become so high that they see faces in many situations where no faces exist.”

“Even in this kind of situation, it is normal. There is nothing wrong with these individuals,” he stressed. “Pareidolia is different from paranoia or delusion or abnormal vision of individuals with psychosis. In fact, a recent study shows that those people with pareidolia tend to be more creative. Also, people who are religious may be able to see religious icons in non face objects as well.”

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Professor Lee highlighted that pareidolia as a phenomenon shows how powerfully our imaginations (which comes from our frontal cortex) can affect our perception (which takes place first in the visual cortex which is located in the occipital lobe in the back of our head).

He added that pareidolia also tells us that “what we see are not things over there in the world but actually the co-creation of what is out there physically and what is in our mind mentally through our expectations and imaginations.”

“Pareidolia is a broader phenomenon as it extends to touch and sound and other sensory channels. For example, you sometimes sense your phone vibrating when it is not, it is a tactile form of pareidolia. When you hear voices in a noisy environment, it is an auditory form of pareidolia.”

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“If someone reports seeing Jesus in a piece of toast, you’d think they must be nuts,” professor Lee previously told BBC Future. “But it’s very pervasive. We are primed to see faces in every corner of the visual world.” According to him, our imaginations exert a very powerful influence over our perceptions.

(On a semi-related note, no wonder we keep bumping into things—we’re too busy imagining what it’d be like to fly on the back of a fire-breathing dragon.)

#10 There Is A Lion Wearing Sunglasses On The Belly Of This Grasshopper

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According to Live Science, people who are religious or have very strong beliefs about the supernatural see faces in objects and landscapes more often. Cosmologist Carl Sagan thought that pareidolia is a survival mechanism that helps us recognize faces from a distance and determine whether we’re being approached by an ally or an enemy.

Meanwhile, legendary artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci saw pareidolia as an artistic device: “If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills.”

There’s also something called the electronic voice phenomenon, aka auditory pareidolia, where people hear hidden messages that were supposedly placed there on purpose by songwriters. And that… that’s given rise to plenty of conspiracy theories, like the one that began circulating in 1966 that musician Paul McCartney had supposedly died and been replaced by a lookalike. Conspiracy theorists looked for clues in The Beatles songs and album covers.

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#26 This Shadow Looks Exactly Like A Man’s Head. Lone Peak, Big Sky, Montana

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#37 The Pattern On My Dog’s Chest Looks Like A Cat Mid Sneeze

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Best Kids Games Online

In the age where all sources of entertainment are available to all age groups, it becomes a challenge to pick and choose the ones that are suitable for our kids, who are still growing and can be influenced easily by exposure to material that is not appropriate to their age.

Playing games is one thing that all kids love and there are countless websites over the internet that offer online games for kids. However, adult supervision is still crucial in this regard. The games kids play should also serve educational purposes because at the end of the day, kids spend a substantial amount of time on the computer and that must not go in vain.

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We have enlisted a few games that kids can play online without fearing any harmful effects related to violence, psychological manipulation, and sexual content:

Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic

This game has been specifically designed for educational purposes as it promotes reading habits in kids. Guardians who want their kids to enjoy and learn at the same time can use this game as an outlet. The main theme of the game is to build a tower with rhyming words, which helps in enhancing their vocabulary, spellings, and reading skills, all at the same time.

Burger Now

On a lighter note, this one is especially for foodie kids who all they think about is food, whether it is virtual life or real. Burger Now is an exciting, timed game in which the player is given a menu for every customer, and they have to prepare the item in a specified time-limit. With every order served, the scores keep adding, and in case of a late or slow delivery, the customers get grumpy and leave the counter. This is a game you don’t have to worry that your kid is playing as it is safe and age-appropriate to kids of almost all ages.

Build Your Snowman

Yet another game for kids is Build Your Snowman, which comes with different options for decorating a snowman. The time does not require any particular skill, and any kid can play this game without worrying about having to lose or win. It’s just that simple!

Puzzle Bobble

This classic game reminded us of the nineties games. When all kids used to get home from school and play puzzle bobble. Puzzle bobble is a fun game that allows the player to burst bubbles of the same colors and level up. The game is fun and has various stages. Its difficulty rises with each level, which is what makes it exciting for kids.

Cars 2

For automobile junkies, Cars 2 is the best kids’ game out there. It is based on the popular animated movie Cars and involves racing, as is evident from the name itself.

What needs to be ensured is that kids play games that provide not only entertainment but also serve some useful or educational purposes. Or are not harmful, at the least. That is why the games listed above made our list of the best kids games online.

How To Market Your Business Online

In the early stages of your startup, you may not have wads of cash to spend on marketing. However, that does not mean that there are not effective ways to get your brand out there to get a name for yourself.

Small businesses only had a few ways to market their products cheaply before the Internet was invented. They promoted their products through methods like printing out fliers or sponsoring small local events. You need to know where to look, as they’re so many opportunities out there on the web for you to market to your target audience. It is known as digital marketing or internet marketing in simple terms.

Here are some ways to promote your business online:

1. Learn To Setup Google Business Profiles: Register your business with Google Places. It allows you to be founded easily on Google searches because it is straightforward and easy to optimize. Yahoo! Local and Microsoft’s Bing can also be used to register your business for promotional purposes. All you have to do it fill out the form and register. You will get your business verified through their confirmation process. It can be done with either a phone call or through snail mail verification.

2. Welcome To Social Media: Social media is not only for your scrolling news feed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. Social media can be used as an engaging tool to market and engage your audience. It has become a source of marketing and an affordable way for businesses to get their name out. You can boost your business through ad promotions, sharing links, joining groups, and coordinating events with peers and other local business owners. 

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3. Start Blogging For Your Business: Starting a blog not only gives you confidence but also gives your work a unique impression. It helps your company get its name out through followers and connect with your consumers more directly. Nevertheless, the key to success is to keep your stream updated as frequently as you can. Get a branded domain for your company so that you can advertise it properly. Stay active with your blog, because a dormant and abandoned blog does not provide the value it once did. 

4. Multimedia on YouTube and Flickr: YouTube is one of the most significant search engines on the planet. Make videos, upload them, get subscribers, and promote your business. To make things work out, you need to create content that captivates viewers and is relevant to your business. Here simplicity will not work; you need creativity and quality production to retain viewers. 

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5. SEO Your Website: Seo (search engine optimization) is one of the latest techniques to bring your brand to the top of Google. It cannot be ignored in a world of constant Googling. Make sure your site is primed for performance on search engines, you will need to understand on-site optimization and off-site optimization so that your website will compete for top rankings in Google search. 

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6. Press Release: The press release is one of the best ways to get to the top. Never hesitate to shoot off a press release every time your business does something newsworthy.

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Join in a relevant community and learn and progress.

Time To Retire And Golf

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Wake Up!

Don’t just sit there and dream about it, prepare for your retirement like you know it’s coming! Trust us, one day you will wake up and that day will be here. One minute you’re working on the Ford assembly line in Wayne, Michigan, and the next minute your crushing beer cans while swinging the 9 iron across several Michigan golf resorts. It’s a scary reality, and it happens to everyone, so you might as well make the best of it. So what do you do when the work bell rings for the last time? You pick up a golf club and you head out to the greens for some rounds with the fellas. Golf is a low impact sport that can be played all the way through to hospice. So here are some things to consider before hanging up your work boots for a pair of golf shoes.

Learning to Golf for Retirement

If you finally hit your retirement age after so many long years in the workforce, you may be wondering what you should do with all your new free time. Now that you do not have a job to go to anymore, the world is open to so many new possibilities and hobbies for you to explore, learn, and grow both mentally and physically. One of the top retirement hobbies is golfing.

Golfing is an excellent sport for everyone of all ages. It is not as intense as football or soccer, yet it still requires precise planning and body strength. For older and retired folks, it is an overall great solution to stay in shape, meet new people, and gives you something to look forward to. Most golf courses are also brew-friendly, so walking 9 holes with a cold one in-hand isn’t out of the ordinary, and this is just another reason why golf is awesome!

Staying in Shape

The physical benefits of golfing are well known, especially for those who play regularly. According to Golf Digest Magazine, on average, golfers will walk about 4 miles during a typical 18-hole course and burn roughly 1,400 calories. If riding in a cart instead, you are estimated to burn about 850 calories. From all of this physical activity, you not only gain stamina, but you also increase your muscle strength (arms, legs, and core) and enhance heart health. These are all aspects that are extremely important for everyone to keep up with, but especially critical as you age. Look, we are all going to die, if you are going to have a heart attack, it’s better to have one on a grassy green fairway than a lazy boy recliner watching re-runs of Lone Ranger.

Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Golfing is excellent at keeping you sharp by working your brain. Mens golf, and women’s golf continue to grow and will provide you with a healthy platform to stay strong physically, and mentally. You have to continuously think about calculations such as ball location, wind strength and direction, and how tall the grass is. Just like all exercises, golfing also has been shown to release endorphins, which is the hormone that makes you feel good. From keeping your brain fit to feeling great after you play, this is perfect for ensuring proper mental health during your retirement. All that walking is great for cardio, and the extra oxygen pumping to the brain is going to support your mental health, as long as you aren’t puffing a bunch of recreational THC cigarettes.

Social Benefits

When you retire, chances are you will not be associating with as many people or as often as you were when you went to work every day. The rapid transition from being around people every day to generally alone can cause depression. This is why it is critical to stay social once you retire. Golfing is a great way to form new and lasting friendships with people who have the same interests as you. It also gives you something to look forward to and people to share your golfing experiences with. You can certainly play golf on your own if you wish, but if you feel like becoming more social, golf can bring people together and form new relationships. If you’re retired, but not yet knock’n on heaven’s door, golfing might also give you an opportunity to meet some older ladies. If the hardware is still active, you might be playing more than 18 holes.

Conclusion

Golfing is a wonderful sport that is both relaxing and challenging. This is an ideal combination that makes golfing an addicting sport to take on. Since you are retired or soon to be, feel free to go at any time of day during the week to either avoid or immerse yourself in the busy hours. Enjoy your freedom and ability to perfect your swing on your own time and have fun in the process.

Finding the Right Luxury Apartment

Wake Up!

If you have been surfing the web, looking for the right luxury apartment, you can stop right now! First, most of them are overpriced for the amenities they offer. Seriously, why do you need half the stuff they offer? Are you that high maintenance? Well, here’s the scoop! There are some that are pretty rad and might be worth the expense, it’s just a matter of finding the one that is right for you. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a luxury apartment in OKC, or a luxury apartment in Seattle, these rules apply no matter where you are in the country looking for your next place to call home. So, here we will break down some of the obvious things you should look for when searching for your first luxury apartment.

What To Look For In a Luxury Apartment

When looking for a new apartment, it’s easy to get overwhelmed whether you’re looking to buy or rent. With so many options and considerations, the last thing you want is to make a decision you’ll later regret. Therefore, we’ve broken down some key considerations below. As long as you pay attention to everything we mention, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a home that suits your needs whether these are short-term or long-term.

Location, Location, Location

When faced with thousands of search results online, one of the easiest and quickest ways to filter is through location. There’s no point finding a home of your dreams only to then discover it’s 50 miles away from work. Of course, you need to consider location with regards to the following; 

  • Work 
  • Schools 
  • Family 
  • Shops 
  • Public transportation 
  • Any clubs you attend

Amenities

What’s important to you inside the apartment and apartment building itself? Do you need a washer and dryer? Would you like a shared gym for the building? Do you need a parking spot? As well as the amenities in the building, you can again think about the amenities in the local area. For example, where are you going to go if you need some milk late at night?

Cost

When trying to find the right apartment, too many people only consider rent when thinking about finances. Since this isn’t going to be your only expense, you can’t afford to forget trash, maintenance, water, pet fees, internet and cable services, utilities, and all the other expenses that come with the apartment. Although it sounds like hard work, researching these costs could save you hundreds of dollars each month.

Potential

In the title, we posed the question of what you need to look for in an apartment. As well as thinking about right now, you also need to think about the future. Will you change jobs? Are you planning on having children? Is a child soon to be going to school? If you don’t think about the future, it will only be a matter of time before you need to move again. Consider where you want to be in five years and whether a potential apartment will accommodate this.

Sleeping Habits

Another consideration people often ignore is sleep. For light sleepers, location is an important factor, as is the layout of the building. If you’re a light sleeper, having another apartment in every direction could cause problems. Therefore, you might want to look for single-story apartments or even those on the top floor of a building. This way, you aren’t disrupted by noisy neighbors each night.

Help with Pets

It goes without saying that those with pets will need a landlord happy enough for you to keep them in the apartment, but some actually go further these days. Why go to an apartment where your pet is accepted when you can choose one where your pet will be loved? For example, some have dog walking/sitting services whenever you need, dog parks, grooming stations, and more all nearby.

Accommodating Your Lifestyle

At this stage, we hope you’ve noticed a theme to our guide. There’s no universal ‘best’ apartment, and you’re not going to find the perfect answer online. Instead, you need an apartment that will accommodate your lifestyle without you having to sacrifice anything. In the right location for YOU, with amenities in the building, a cost within your budget, and potential to meet your needs in the future, you’ll have an apartment that quickly becomes a home!

People Are Loving This Ohio Judge Who Gives A Taste Of Their Own Medicine To Animal Abusers

Animals have rights just like us and they should be respected. And no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty. These sound like two very basic ideas, right? Unfortunately, there’s an unseemly number of people who enjoy abusing animals or don’t even realize they’re doing it. Some of them even escape the long arm of the law.

But those who don’t may have ended up in front of judge Michael Cicconetti of Painesville, Ohio. The now-retired judge used to give out creative and unusual punishments to animal abusers as a way to give them a taste of their own medicine. That way, the lesson that hurting animals is wrong is more likely to stick.

Just to be clear, the judge never gave out illegal or dangerous punishments. But he did want to teach people who are cruel to animals something about not being utter jerks.

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Judge Cicconetti used to give out very creative sentences where the punishment actually fit the crime

He made one woman, who left 35 kittens in the woods, spend a night in the woods all by herself

Meanwhile, a woman who kept her dog in filth spent the day in the town dump

You can hear the judge talking to the defendant right here

But what kinds of punishments did the judge give out? In one case, a woman abandoned 35 kittens (yes, you read that right—35) in the woods. So the judge knew she needed some help understanding that what she did was wrong.

He sentenced her to spend a night in the woods. Here’s what he said to her that time: “How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes, listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”

Meanwhile, the judge sentenced another woman whose dog was living in filth to spend a day at the local dump. “I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.” Now those are some seriously Biblical punishments.

Here’s a video that goes into more detail about the judge

Judge Cicconetti started doling out these punishments when he realized that jail time only leads to offenders repeating their crimes. According to the judge, he always makes sure that the sentence fits the crime. Judge Cicconetti absolutely adores animals. That love for all living things started when he got his very first dog, Herman (he was a Dachshund). Now, the judge has a 10-year-old Bernese mountain doggo named Kasey.

Here are some more of the judge’s unusual sentences:

-A man who committed child abuse was sent to a school in a dog outfit and had to talk about child safety.

-During heavy blizzards, he ordered defendants to clear snow at a retirement home.

-A man caught with a loaded gun was sent to a morgue to see corpses.

-A young man who stole a bicycle spent 10 days riding a bicycle to support a local charity.

-A man who shot a dog was sentenced to donating 40 lbs of dog food on every holiday to the Lake County Animal Shelter.

-Two teenagers who scrawled 666 on a nativity figure of Jesus had to lead a donkey through the streets, with a sign saying: “Sorry for the jackass offense, but he is soooo cute!”

-Teenagers who flattened tires on school buses were ordered to throw a picnic for the primary school children whose outing was canceled due to the prank.

-A man who committed a traffic violation while shouting “pigs” at police officers was made to stand on a street corner with a 350-pound pig and a sign that said “This is not a police officer.”

-An 18-year-old male who stole pornography from an adult book store was ordered to sit outside the store wearing a blindfold and holding a sign that read “See no evil.”

-Three men soliciting sex were ordered to wear chicken suits holding signs that read “No Chicken Ranch in Painesville.”

-In January 2008, Cicconetti sentenced a man who stole a red collection kettle holding about $250 from the Salvation Army to spend 24 hours homeless.

-A woman who was convicted of stealing from a church was ordered to spell out the sentence “I stole coins from this church” entirely in coins and apologize to each worshipper as they entered the church.

-A woman who skipped out on a cab fare was ordered to walk 30 miles in 48 hours. Thirty miles was the distance the cab driver had driven her before she skipped out on the fare.

-A woman who pleaded guilty to assault for using pepper spray on a man was given the choice to serve 30 days in jail or serve three days of community service and be shot herself with pepper spray. After agreeing to the latter she was sprayed and found out it was only water.

-A nanny accused of hitting a boy with a belt was compelled to read articles on the consequences of child abuse, and then discuss them in the courtroom in front of the judge, the victim’s mother, and spectators.

Internet users thought that the judge’s sentences were spot-on

Time To Get Your Business up and Running

Wake Up! It’s time to get that struggling business of yours up and running! It is no secret that trying to establish a business is a lot of hard work, from consulting banks, finding a location, figuring out your market, and everything else in-between. There is so much that goes into it, and it can be quite stressful. Luckily, there are many helpful solutions and business guidance available that can assist you with your journey. If you are in the middle of getting your business off the ground, here are some excellent tips for you to get it up and running. You can’t be sleepy though, so grab that cup of Joe, and let’s dive in!

Plan to Succeed

If you question your ability to succeed, you already have a problem. You must go at this with your sleeves rolled up ready to scrap. You will be investing a lot of cash into developing your business, so make your plans foolproof to prevent failure. Know your business goals and create the best roadmap to reach them. Mark out your milestones and address plan changes as you progress throughout the process. Dive in deep and establish your business plan so well that you have no other option but to succeed.

Know the Operational Needs

Though focusing on what you are selling and whom you are selling it to is essential, do not neglect your operational needs. To create a thriving work environment, you need to figure out precisely what your business needs to operate. This could be organizing your staffing needs, your payment options, human resource procedures, creating a website, and much more. Have all the internal rhythm details nailed down ahead of time to ensure a smooth system from day one.

Do Not Procrastinate

Oh, the P-word! So dangerous in business. Some areas of planning may be great to work on, while others can be dull and boring. For those, it can be tempting to put it off, which will only push your grand opening day out to a later date. It can be daunting but do your best to avoid procrastination and focus more on your overall goal to find the motivation to push through.

Learn from Others

Don’t be a know-it-all. Take some time and expand your knowledge in business areas that you may be lacking in or want more details about. You can find great online courses, conferences, or perhaps consult a mentor who has experience in that area. Learn more about the fulfillment process, accounting, or managing people. By doing this, you will gain tremendous insight into the business realm and learn from people who have been there before so you can optimize your business’s success. Leverage software and automation to get more work done during the day. You can find great sales CRM’s and accounting applications to manage your prospects, clients, and your staff through HCM software.

Be Open to Change

With the evolution of online businesses, be open to changing your marketing methods and even altering your products to stay in high demand. For instance, if your customer base is asking for a new service or product that you do not have, consider adding it to your offerings to fill that demand gap.

The Never Ending To-Do List 

The to-do list for new business owners seems to be everlasting. There is always something that needs to be done. But with the right mindset and proper planning, all that hard work will pay off in the end. Even though businesses can be a challenge to start, knowing exactly what you need to do and how to do it will ensure that it will be successful the moment you really WakeUp and get this thing up and running!

Instead Of Taking Their Unappreciative Kids Out, This Family Took Their Modem On A Day Trip To The Seaside

Parenting is difficult in the 21st century. With easy access to technology, it’s harder and harder to keep your kids away from screens and get them to be active outside and with their family members. However, there is always a solution!

Like when your kids refuse to go on a fun family trip, you get rid of their internet connection by taking your modem on the trip instead. That’s exactly what Australian parents Cassie Langan and her husband did. Not only that, they took a whole bunch of photos of the modem having the time of its life. The story was so awesome, it went viral.

Bored Panda reached out to Cassie in order to hear more about her story, how her kids reacted, and what the internet’s response was like. Cassie was happy to talk to us. Scroll down for the full interview.

While we’re on the topic of tech, after you’re done with this post, why don’t you check out our in-depth article about a mom who forbids her kids from using phone and TV screens and the positive effects this has.

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Two Aussie parents took their modem on a trip to the beach when two of their three kids refused to spend some quality family time together

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

According to Cassie, her husband works as a truck driver. That means that he’s on the road all week and only comes back home to his family on the weekends. Meanwhile, Cassie said that her “daughter works weekends and I work in retail, so I often work weekends too.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

“It’s not often that we are all home at the same time,” she noted. “So Chris and I thought we’d take the kids on a day trip to Warrnambool to go to the model train show that was on there, as hubby and the boys love trains.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

However, things did not go as planned: “Our 17-year-old daughter refused to go and our 10-year-old son had a tantrum listing all the reasons why it was unfair that we were making him go.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Cassie continued: “Our 13-year-old son was the only one who reluctantly agreed to go. In the end, we said to the kids that if they weren’t going to go, we’d take the modem instead and they said ok.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

When they all got back home from their trip, something magical had happened. “When we got home, our 17-year-old was so bored she actually cleaned her room and spent time with her younger brother.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

“When I showed my 10-year-old the photos, he said that ‘it’s not fair, we hate him and love the modem more,’ and stormed off to his room,” Cassie told us about her children’s reactions to what happened.

“The reason I made the post public is that there is so much on social media at the moment about politics, bushfires, drought, and people having a hard time in general that I thought if my post brightened one person’s day, it would be worth it,” she said. And we’ve got to say, it’s working. It certainly brightened up our day.

“I am absolutely blown away by how many times it has been shared and the number of people who it made a difference to their day. As for my kids, after the post went viral…. they finally see the funny side.”

The story took the internet by storm