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24 hours a day…14,440 minutes…86,400 seconds…There’s only so much time in a day! With every minute—every second—counting toward productivity, it’s no wonder why life hacks have become increasingly popular among people who are looking to make life easier and get things done faster. So, what exactly is a life hack? First coined over a decade ago in the IT world and now a part of everyday conversation, a life hack is defined as a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

From cooking and cleaning to charging your phone and giving first aid, life hacks can be used in just about every walk of life. Typically shared on social media outlets, self-help channels and websites around the world, you’ve probably seen the more common hacks such as using old socks as dust rags or using muffin tins to serve condiments at a summer picnic. Yet, we imagine there are quite a few others you might have missed!

Whether it’s “trash talking” garbage tips, slicing vegetables, dieting or painting tricks, join us at life hack central where we’re here to simplify your life with 30 genius life hacks you need to know about right now. Don’t worry, there’s no need to thank us. We’re just happy to help!

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    “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world…” The toy industry was completely changed on March 9, 1959 when Ruth Handler and the Mattel toy company introduced the first Barbie doll. Since then, Barbie has become an icon in both the world of dolls and fashion as almost every little girl in the United States has had a Barbie at some point over the last 50 years. And, while Barbie has been incredibly popular, the doll has also seen its fair share of criticism over the last few decades.

    Much of the criticism surrounding Barbie stems from the idea that the doll creates a negative and impossible standard of beauty for young girls to obtain with her tiny waist, oversized bust, long hair and delicate features. To others, however, Barbie is more than just a doll and is something to aspire to regardless of the physical, emotional and financial costs. These women have happily accepted the Barbie challenge.

    While naturally looking like Barbie is impossible, there are a few women around the world who have pulled out all the stops to look like real life Barbie dolls. Who are they and just how far have they gone? Known as human Barbies and relying on everything from makeup, costumes and contact lenses to plastic surgery and extreme diets, let’s take a look at these living Barbie dolls when they’re all dolled up and when they’re au natural!

    I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world…

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      The bond between a father and son is one that can never be broken, no matter how hard it seems like some of us try sometimes. In the case of one father from China, he wanted to document how his son was growing up before his very eyes by taking a nearly identical photo each year of his son, Tian Li, on his birthday.

      For nearly 30 years now, the man named Tian Jun from China’s Guizhou Province has taken these photos and kept them until his son became a man and now he is sharing them with the world. The child has grown a lot while his father has also changed, and there was a lot that was going on in the world during the time he was growing up.

      It’s a powerful series of images that show the aging process in an almost gut-wrenching way as you have to see the father get old while his son starts to look like he did toward the end of the pictures. Here is the amazing series of photos that the father and son took over the past three decades.

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      Whether it’s fat free or low calorie, throw the diet food in the trash because it’s time to chow down! While many of us try to watch what we eat to avoid gaining those unwanted pounds, there are some meals where it’s nice to indulge even if it’s not the healthiest thing on the menu. From supersized meals and cheesy appetizers to fried foods and gallons of ice cream, sometimes food just tastes good.

      Food challenges and competitive eaters take this kind of indulgence to the next level. While you think ordering a six-ounce steak is big news, think again as food challenges center around the theme: bigger is better. In fact, that six-ounce steak looks more like a bit sized snack when it comes to some of the top food challenges around the world.

      If you’ve ever seen “Man vs. Food”, you’ve probably heard of food challenges that border on delicious and daunting to incredibly insane. Of course, with so many appearing on the show, we’re fairly certain that there are dozens of others you’ve never heard of, which inspired our list! Between seafood and steaks to desserts and everything in between, we found 25 of the craziest eating challenges around the world that are sure to leave you hungry for more! Grab your fork and pass the potatoes as we get set to dive in!

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      Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated? Do you remember when Martin Luther King was killed? Where were you on September 11, 2001? These are the moments of history that the world will never and should never forget, many of which have been captured forever through the lens of a television camera.

      Despite ongoing complaints with modern media coverage and network bias, it’s undeniable that news stations are often essential tools for breaking news. As world events occur, news reporters and camera crews make their treks to the scene of the event to find answers to what the world wants to know. Often, they are left digging in the trenches for the smallest pieces of truth while the rest of the world waits to hear the details of the who, what, when and where.

      From standoffs with police and bombings to heartbreaking tragedies and natural disasters, television has given the world a firsthand look into some of the most compelling and tragic events in history. As reporters and media outlets fight their way for their place in modern journalism, we uncovered an era of live television that is sure to give you chills. Whether you remember these events or you’re seeing them for the first time, some images may be disturbing and shocking as we take a look at the top 10 most insane moments ever caught on live television.

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      From where you left your car keys to finding a lost $20 bill in your pocket, thankfully these are a few of the biggest mysteries and surprises we will ever have to experience. This also means that most of us don’t lie awake at night trying to figure out the complex mysteries of the world. Instead, we spend our time staring at the ceiling by hashing out our plans for the weekend, fretting over a big meeting or even counting sheep.

      But, do you ever wonder about the mysteries of the world outside of your own life? Between missing people, murders and possible alien life forms, the world is full of big question mark mysteries that have gone unsolved. So which ones stand out from the rest as being the biggest and most perplexing head scratching mysteries?

      Ask no further because we found 10 unsolved mysteries in the history of the world that will truly boggle your mind. From mysteries that date centuries back to more modern puzzles, these shocking unsolved mysteries will leave you questioning what happened and why? Are you ready? Let’s start our list with one of America’s most beloved pilots and travel around the world for these incredible unsolved mysteries.

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      “O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light…” From emperors to kings and queens, there is none more important to Americans than the President of the United States. With patriotism to the red, white and blue and the promise of continual freedom, Americans gather together to elect the newest leader of the free world every four years with the hopes of change, peace, and good fortune.

      With America’s history steeped in greatness thanks to forefathers like George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, today’s elections seem more like a popularity contest or a joke. As media coverage grows over candidates like Donald Trump and Kanye West’s promise for a 2020 campaign, the title of President seems to be a race focused more about money and charisma rather than on issues that matter.

      In the spirit of the presidency and as we gear up for campaign season, we can’t help but wonder about our past presidents. Who were the smartest and what did they study? While it’s nearly impossible to say which President was in fact the most intelligent, we found the top 20 smartest U.S. Presidents based on their grades in school. From our country’s first Commander-in-Chief to our more recent presidents, let’s take a look at the history of the United States’ greatest leaders!

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      Who doesn’t love an epic adventure complete with an adrenaline rush? From touchdowns and scoring goals to scaling the tallest mountain in the world, some people have a real need to challenge themselves both physically and mentally to prove their endurance and ability. Others, simply love to compete.

      Whatever the reason, some athletes are at a greater danger than others simply because of the nature of their sport. As reports of sports injuries grow to new heights, athletes of any skill level face the reality of life threatening injuries and death. But, even despite the statistics, their dedication to their sport outweighs any risk of harm.

      Which sports, then, are the most dangerous for athletes and enthusiasts? We found 10 of the most dangerous sports in the world, some of which you’ve heard of and some of which will be new! So which sports made the list and why? Let’s get started, but remember, don’t try any of these at home!

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      The sixth season of Game of Thrones is right around the corner, and people are more excited than ever to find out exactly what lies in store for the show’s last seasons. After so many cliffhangers and memorable deaths in the show’s closing episodes, there is finally an opportunity for us all to get some closure and see where we’re heading next. There are loads of Game of Thrones questions to be answered. Who can we expect to see returning for the next season, where will these story arcs be taking place, and how many of our favorite characters will have to mercilessly die to keep Westeros safe?

      Leaked casting information, set photos, writer interviews, and leaked script information has given us a pretty good idea of season 6’s direction, and now we just have to wait for it to unravel. But what spoilers have us the most excited to see exactly how the next season is going to unravel? Here are the top 10 Game of Thrones season 6 leaks that will make you crazier than the Mad King. You’ve been warned, there are some serious spoilers past this point, so don’t blame me if you lose your head, Ned.

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      Tail chasing, mailman barking, fetch playing and four-legged furry snuggles are only a few reasons why dogs are truly man’s best friend. As so many welcome dogs into the family, an astonishing 3.9 million other dogs live in shelters each year. Some are abandoned while others are lost – all of whom need a home (or to return to a home) filled with love and care.

      While we wish that every lost dog could be reunited with their owners, sometimes happy endings just don’t happen, especially when the dog has been missing for more than a couple of days. But, despite this reality, many owners refuse to give up hope that their dogs will come running around the corner, forever barking their way back into their lives once again. After all, miracles do happen.

      Don’t believe us? Grab some tissue because we found 6 dog owner reunion stories that will spark your faith and bring you to tears! Are you ready? Let’s take a look at these heart-warming stories where owners and their dogs have been reunited after months and, even years, of searching!

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      No matter who you are, no matter how old you are and no matter how cool you think you are, you have taken a selfie. You can try and pretend like you have never snapped one, but we all know you have, don’t deny it. For the most part, we usually just take selfies with friends or family, or possibly in a mirror by ourselves, but those are boring and nobody really cares all that much about seeing them.

      There are some selfies out there, however, that really belong in a museum. Between death defying stunts, leaving the Earth’s surface or getting a group of people together in a rare situation, there have been some legendary selfies taken by people. Out of the millions of selfies that are taken on a daily basis, which ones stand out as the best of all time?

      It’s time to hand out the selfie awards and check out the 10 best that have ever been snapped, and they are ones that the normal person will never have a chance to take.

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      The good thing about technological advances over the past century or so is the fact that history will be very easy for future generations to uncover the history that we are presently making. Before the rise of technology, though, there are a lot of mysteries that we have yet to solve. A lot of the clues are there, but the final answers are still up in the air.

      We keep discovering ancient artifacts that baffle us, not lending much evidence as to where they came from. The mysteries that can’t be solved right away by scientists have been left as mysteries, while some people like to think that there used to be a lot of aliens around in ancient times, but that probably isn’t the case.

      So what discoveries from the past are the most mysterious? These are the findings that have baffled scientists, archaeologists, historians and the general public and may unlock the secrets of our past. Here are the 10 most seemingly impossible ancient discoveries that will make you question everything.