10 Sweet Reasons

Since the Mtl Canadiens shit the bed you really have no excuse but to come out this Friday night and party for a cause… here are our top 10 reasons why you should buy a ticket:

#1 Giving Back

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All proceeds of the evening will go directly to the McCord Museum Foundation to subsidize school visits at a reduced price to the Museum. This program allows 10,000 elementary and secondary schoolchildren to discover the McCord Museum’s collections and learn more about our stories, our people and our communities.

#2 Two Kick Ass DJs

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#3 80ft Open Bar by Brahm Mauer

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Yes you read that right.

#4 Midnight Snack

 

Cause you know that feeling you get when you had dinner but that last drink gave you the munchies? Sugar Ball’s got you covered this year with poutine and mini burgers from Méchant Boeuf, Pizza from Bevo, Campo Portuguese chicken, Grilled Cheese by Traiteur Brera & Mr.Pretzel… Pretzels.

#5 Mirmir Photobooth

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AKA the Kardashian Photo Booth which makes you feel F L A W L E S S.

#6 Montreal’s Finest
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From Estiatorio Milos to Ferreira they’ll have Montreal’s finest restaurants catering the networking portion presented by Davies. Plus our fave Chef Joe Mercuri will be there #WePromiseNotToBeBias

#7 The Sweetest of Sweets

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Make sure to check out our segment on Breakfast Television to get the full lineup.

#8 Celebrating Montreal’s 375th Birthday

We're about to throw a birthday party so big it only happens once every 375 years. Are you ready?? #MontrealTurns375 #JeuneMcCord #SugarBall2017

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#9 Overload of… 

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Candy 👏 Candy 👏 Candy 👏

 

#10 Shots on us all night long…

 

Get your tickets here.

GIRLS

Since the series finale for GIRLS was F@%KING awful we figured we’d reminisce on some of our favorite moments….

#1 Cause… all adventurous women do:

 

#2 When we still liked Jessa… (pre-Adam):

 

#3 When Shoshanna accidentally smoked crack:

 

#4 The end of Marnie & Charlie … what an ending:

 

#5 Cheers to the greatest Gay boyfriend out there:

 

#6 All things Ray:

 

#7 Elijah and Hannah take their unreal relationship to college:

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#8 The Hannah and Marnie moments in this episode 👏:

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#9 When Hannah completely lost it #WeHasnt

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#10 & then this happened #TeamAdam:

 

We’ll miss them GIRLS.

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Our #WCW, AKA, Some Of The World’s Top Self-Made Women

In honour of WCW, we decided to round up a few of the world’s most inspiring gals. Their stories vary, but if there’s one lesson we can learn from them all is to kill that little self-doubting voice that we all have inside our heads – even when our everyone and everything in our surroundings tells us otherwise. Cheers to fearless women.

 

Amal Clooney

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The saying “beauty and brains” isn’t enough to describe the elegance and prowess that is Amal. Her presence in hollywood may be due in part to her marriage to the world’s most notorious bachelor George Clooney, but her fame and international respect came long before. Amal is a Lebanese born, Oxford educated lawyer, specializing in international law, human rights, and extradition. She is known for taking on some of the most challenging international cases, representing WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange during his extradition, and being a published author. She said she doesn’t mind her rising hollywood status as long as it sheds light on her work, and that there’s “a certain responsibility” that comes with being in the spotlight. “I think I’m exercising it in appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work, and engaging with the media on issues that I think are important.” When asked if she would ever give up on her challenging and at times dangerous cases, she made it clear that, “No. It’s not an option.” It’s no wonder this woman was all the motivation Clooney needed to transform from fuckboy to husband material.

 

Ursula Burns

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Ursula grew up in poverty, raised by a single mom in the public housing projects of lower east side Manhattan. Many believed odds were not in her favour as she was black, a woman, and poor. But believing that “where I was didn’t define who I was”, she went on studying engineering as “an oddity in a sea of white males”. After gaining an internship at Xerox, she worked her way up to becoming the company’s CEO, and the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company (she is one of only 16). Ursula should be a lesson to all of us in those moments of self-doubt.

 

Chelsea Handler

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Being as bold, outspoken, and unapologetic as Chelsea requires major ballsiness and a lot of tact. This woman says what all of us are thinking but are too status quo-bound to express, all while being highly relatable. We can’t help but crush on her knack at breaking gender norms while being wildly hilarious at the same time.

 

Gisele Bündchen

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The 36 year old mother of two has been the world’s highest paid model in history for 14 years in a row. Despite announcing her retirement from the runway 2 years ago, she continues to reign over every other supermodel, earning 30 million last year alone. Her estimated net worth is over 360 million (outearning her quarterback husband Tom Brady). Gisele struggled for the first 5 years of her career, being rejected by 37 agencies and countless castings, until she finally got her breakthrough with Alexander McQueen (which she attributes to “being in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude”). Yet success like hers can’t be achieved without a proper attitude, as industry leaders admire her positivity, resilent emotional strength, and fearless work ethic. She is also a UN Goodwill environmental ambassador, donates regularly to charities, and remains surprisingly humble (not in any interview did she mention that she donated 1.5 million towards relief efforts in Haiti).

Zhang Xin

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This women is the definition of inspiring. She grew up extremely poor in China and worked as a factory worker until she was able to save enough money to go study. After graduating university she scored a job at Goldman Sachs, from which she eventually branched out to start her own property management company. Her company flourished, and today she is worth 3.6 billion dollars. Cue dropping jaws.

 

Valentina Tereshkova

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You’ve probably never heard of her but she was the first woman in space at the tender age of 26. In 1963, at a time when women’s rights were nowhere near where they are now, she spent 3 days orbiting earth, for a total of 48 times – alone… You know, nbd.  With only a background in skydiving, she wasn’t even an astronaut and was chosen out of 400 other applicants. *Remembers what I did at 26…*

 

Beyonce

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Our world may currently be dictated by old males, but our hearts are reigned by the world’s first unofficial self-made monarch. She’s no mother of dragons, but the staggering scope of her worldwide beehive is something straight out of fiction. Beyonce is, well…Beyonce.

These women are the real definition of #empowered. They’re no different from us, just perhaps more fearless. Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling inspired af.

6 Ways To Feel Like You’re On Vacation When You’re Not…

Say hello to spring break season, the time of year when the restless feels start creeping in and your insta feed starts getting flooded with #jetset photos from where you’d rather be. Our winter may have been a mild one, yet vacation-mode is still a much needed thing – right? So what to do when travelling is not an imminent possibility because you’re either way too busy, too broke, or the more likely scenario: a bit of both? Luckily almost everything you would do on vacation you can do in or around Montreal, and while it’s nice to get out of town every now and then, we’re here to ensure you feel those vacation vibes in the meantime. This is how…

#1 Spas

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The spas in Montreal and the surrounding areas are guaranteed to give you the feels. Some of them, like Spa Nordic or Balnea Spa, are completely surrounded by wilderness and are built next to natural rivers and lakes. Others like Bota Bota, Rainspa, or Spa Scandinave, are an urban oasis which you could stop by on any given weekday. Whichever one you choose, you’re sure to be no less zoned out and pampered than you would be on vacation.

#2 Food & Vibes

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One thing we all love to do while travelling is eat amazing food that we don’t normally treat ourselves to at home. That’s too bad since the amount of 5 star restaurants with amazing menus and perfect vibes is through the roof in Montreal. Our favourites? Barocco, Chasse et Peche, Restaurant Helena, and Provisions Restaurant are to name a few. Want to truly feel like you’re traveling? Visit one of the many international spots such as the Portuguese Ferreira Café, the ambient Kyo Bar Japonais, or the cute and laid back Arepera du Plateau.

#3 Brunch

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If you’re not brunching on vacation, is it really vacation? Fortunately Montreal is equipped with brunch spots that are no less instagram-model approved than the likes of Paris or NYC. Our favourites, like Le Cartet, Maison Boulud, Suite 701, Verses Restaurant, Sparrow, Fabergé, and Bagel etc, are sure to get your insta feed and general state of life-satisfaction up a few notches.

#4 Weekend/Day Trip

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Tired of sleeping in your own (or someone else’s) bed? Book a chalet somewhere around Montreal, and enjoy a weekend of skiing, snow-tubing, hiking, and general by-the-fireplace coziness. Aside from the obvious spots like Mont Tremblant, consider the Parc National des Grands-Jardins, or one of the forest ecolodges at Entre Cimes & Racines (they even have a cute hobbit house for any lord of the rings fans!).

#5 Oasis Surf

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Surfing in Costa Rica has its perks, we admit. Yet having access to an amazing year-round indoor surfing spot, requiring only a quick drive to dix30 – has got to be the next best thing. They offer levels from beginner to expert, as well as a surf & turf menu and cocktails. Fun!! Assemble the squad and go laugh at each other.

#6 Bora Parc

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Although we’ve never been, North America’s largest indoor waterpark recently opened next to Quebec City, and surely caught our attention. Featuring a massive wave pool, 15 water-slides, an adventure river, surf pool, and 9 bars/restaurants, the tropical-themed playground seems like a promising way to spend a Sunday with your besties.

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It’s been close to ten years since the last episode of Sex and the City aired on TV, so why is it that we are continuously glued to the TV when reruns or marathons are on? I’ll tell you why, it’s because this show is a f*cking masterpiece. When I was younger and stumbled upon old episodes playing, I immediately loved it because of the characters sense of humor and also because any girl with an interest in fashion can’t help but love all the looks and especially the enormous shoe collection each character has! 
However, as I got older and began to experience my own version of relationships, heartache and finding my “soulmates” of girlfriends, this show grew on me in a whole other level. Just recently I watched all of the season from start to end so I could piece together how every relationship and characters story unfolded. One of the most amazing things about this show is how unique each character is and how on some level we can each identify with one of the four women. Sex and the City talks about issues relating to sex, boyfriends, the life of a single girl and does it in a way that builds women up and makes them believe they should be confident and sexy. Each episode addresses issue that we all go through but are either way to shy or embarrassed to talk about! But while watching we laugh because we experience the “I’ve been there moment” and feel relief that we’re not alone! 
 
Sex and the City is by far one of my all time favorite series and I think that the older I get the more I’ll find pieces of it that I identify with! From the beauty, fashion, pain, smiles, tears and laughter, this show establishes the framework of amazing friendships and the image of the empowered, beautiful and sexy gal! Here’s a list of some of our favorite moments! 
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Written by Emilie Berbrier

Why It’s Better To Be Single On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is bullshit (AKA If I don’t get something I’ll probably cry).

Raise your hands if you’ve caught yourselves feeling this way at least once today 🙋🙋🙋. But let’s be real for a moment: We’ve enjoyed being single every other day of the year, so why should today be any different? You can totally have an amazing day sans romance, and we’ve compiled a list of ways for you to do just that. Besides, what would Beyonce do? Queen B sure as h*ll wouldn’t be sitting around feeling sorry for herself and neither should you.

You’ve read our articles on how to find a S.O. in 2017, but what do you do when it’s Valentine’s Day, a S.O. is yet to be found, and everyone and everything gives you those single af feels? We got you – pour yourself a martini, and read this…

Count all the money you’re saving 💸💸💸💸

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Not just on Valentine’s day, but relationships in general are expensive af. Between the birthday gifts, christmas gifts (throw in gifts for his family too), anniversaries, and not to mention all the money you spend on looking extra to keep the man counting his blessings, relationships can easily add up to well over a thousand (if not thousands) of dollars per year. If remembering that you get to keep all that cash to yourself doesn’t entice you to let out a devilish cackle, the next point should…

Treat yoself, pamper yoself, spoil yoself

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Since you’re not spending money on your S.O. today, you may as well invest it on keeping yourself in that “life is so damn good” state of mind. Book a spa day, take a trip to Sephora, go on a pinterest-induced redecorating binge, or pay a visit to your favourite clothing store and never look back.

E.A.T.

You’ve been eating healthy all year long (or at least telling yourself to), so why not spend Valentine’s Day indulging in whatever you want – all day. No one will care, or notice for that matter. Besides, you’ll have plenty of time to hit the gym over the weekend since you won’t have to spend it with a man. Summer bodies may be made in the winter, but when you live in Montreal and it lasts 6 months, no one’s in a rush.

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What about non-romantic love? The love in your life isn’t limited to a man, and no one ever said Valentine’s Day was exclusively about him. Round up your girl squad for dinner at your place, make a fancy meal together, and spoil each other with luxe little gifts whilst drinking plenty of wine.

Vaca mode 💵💵💵💵

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A trip > flowers. Going back to our realization that less bf = more 💵💵, why not use that money on treating your fine-ass self to a vacation? Be it a major getaway, or a few day road trip to NYC, who wouldn’t want to get out of Montreal in February?? Go re-charge those batteries (you’ll need them to plot your world domination).

Do whatever the f*** you want

Being in a relationship involves a lot of compromise – but sometimes all that compromise can get a little inconvenient and it sure feels good to indulge in your desires without worrying about anyone else’s. Spend today celebrating being able to do whatever you want, because remember that you’ll probably spend only a few of your best years single – and those years are worth cherishing. Next Valentine’s Day you may have a S.O…. so enjoy the single life while you still can!

In the words of Carrie, “ Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they’re meant to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.” And today, of all days, is when you need to remember that.

 

Feeling the Empowerment (not the Kim K kind)

Has anyone else noticed that the notion of female empowerment is finally getting the spotlight we’ve all long been waiting for? And no, we’re not referring to Kim K’s self-proclaimed “empowering” topless selfies. “Thank you Kimmy, you have made me see the empowerment light,” joked Jaqueline Lunn of Mamamia. She explained, and we couldn’t agree more, that “Kim’s nude selfies are not about feminism. They are not about liberation or empowerment. They are about selling the Kardashians. They are about celebrating the “right” type of body – thin, flat stomachs, big boobs kind of like a blow up Barbie.”

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On one hand, women with thin, flat stomachs and big boobs have every right to celebrate their bodies too, just like the rest. But on the other, Kim’s “beauty” is the result of hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours of procedures, treatments, stylists, and full-time photo-editing assistants – to become what the media wants in order to sell herself. We all know she wasn’t born with it, it’s definitely all Maybelline.

Speaking of Barbie, the dolls have had a brand image issues as of late due to the unrealistic body standards they proclaim, and as a result a large decline in sales. Well it seems they’ve finally decided to make some changes… 

Have you seen the heartwarming and quite honestly, unexpected turn their campaign took last year? Take a look! 

Wow, right? This brilliant advert, called ‘Imagine The Possibilities’, sends a touching message: “When a girl plays with Barbie, she imagines everything she can become.”  Our favourite part is that the adults you see in the film are not actors, but real people with real reactions to these little girl’s determination to be professors, business women, or soccer coaches.

What is brilliant about this highly entertaining film is that Mattel successfully reframes how we think about Barbie Dolls. The film positions the Barbie Doll as a conduit for the development of a child’s self image.” writes Will Burns of Forbes.

However Barbie’s breakthrough isn’t the only good news for girls today. A movement called I AM THAT GIRL started a few years ago and has been growing fast, reaching millions of people and sprouting 171 communities around the world. The movement aims to change today’s girl culture by “raising the standards for how girls treat themselves, how girls treat each other, and how the world treats girls”.

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What’s so special about this movement is that it created many communities, dubbed “Chapters”, that connect girls with peers and mentors in their schools or cities, and encourage a safe space to connect and have open, face to face to discussions about friendship, mental illness, and other important things. These communities aim to be a support system for girls aged 14-22, helping them fight self-doubt, find self-love, lift each other up instead of breaking each other down, and hold each other accountable when they get stuck in the patterns of gossip, negative self-talk, and unhealthy behavior.

They even have a retreat that helps girls develop their leadership, emotional intelligence, personal growth, and professional skills.

Wow, where was this when we were teens??

With our xanax-addicted millennial generation being practically walking cucumbers with anxiety (we’re 90% water, get it?), the youngsters following in our footsteps are in no better position. Surely, any young girl today can benefit from these programs!

What do you think, are the young generations on the road to becoming more empowered, or are we drifting further into the loophole fueled by selfies and meaningless likes?

Let us know in the comments!

The Lady’s Guide to Bumble

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to make the first move. I know it’s basically 2017 and we’re supposed to be feminists and all but it’s basic evolution; men are the hunters and women are gatherers. We need to get over it, it’s getting cold out and Bumble is the new Tinder. My girlfriend sent me this screen shot the other day and I instantly thought “shit, we need to step our game up”.

We laugh at the opposite sex’s pickup lines, but we need to look in the mirror. C’mon single ladies, let’s make Beyoncé proud!

I gathered up my research (bumble screen shots) and decided to compile a guide for the single women who mass bumbles the girl waving emoji. I know you’ve done it; screen shots don’t lie.

#1 Check out their profile

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Majority of the time their profiles have an info section, which really helps us out on deciding if we’re going right or left. Pick something out from it and ask them a question, most questions don’t go unanswered. Bonus points if it’s a funny question. Since we’re all so hilarious let’s make our matches laugh. Once you’ve made him laugh, it’s over, you basically have a boyfriend. Just kidding you don’t, but trust me it’s a good start.

 

#2 Call them out

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Be a badass b*tch. If you can’t think of any hilarious questions, call them out on something. All their pictures are group shots? Be like “You must be the balding one, but it’s okay I like shiny heads”. Kind of a back-handed compliment I know but how can they not respond to that? They have either a puppy or a baby in one of their pictures? “You must have done your research”, When they ask you what you’re talking about answer with “who’s baby did you borrow?”. They speak 45 different languages? Tell them they’re intimidating and this is f*cking bumble not their ivy league school application.

 

#3 Send a GIF

 pict5Okay so they’ve got nothing in their profile to work with. It’s all good, we can still do this. Who doesn’t like Gif’s? They’re funny as f*ck and pretty god damn relatable. You guys matched at 6am, what’s better then Jimmy Fallon waving good morning to you before you’ve had your coffee? Trust me Jimmy Fallon’s face is much cuter then mine when I wake up #relatable. You’re super PMS and feel like a beached whale naked in your bed with your heating pad? Send over the GIF of the seal waving “sup”, They’ll have no idea that it’s your spirit animal in the moment but you’ll be like #relatable (in your head, they don’t have to know that). They’ll either answer you back with a Gif and you can judge them on their choice and choose to either unmatch or fall in love, or answer you with words and you got yourself a conversation happening!

#4  Pretend you know them

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“Hey again”, “You look super familiar”, “fancy meeting you here”. Maybe you have met them before, maybe you haven’t. It’s a small world, we basically all know each other. The opposite sex is a curious one, so they’ll definitely have a follow up to that. If you do know them follow up with something cute, not like a “how’ve you been”, you’re not basic. If you met them at a bar try something along the lines of “we should go back there, I bet I can beat you at pool” (even if you can’t who cares). If you have no idea who they are and they’re from Chicoutimi, maybe this isn’t the best one liner for you but who knows you can try, maybe you have been to Chicoutimi I don’t know.

#5 Do what you need to do girl 🙋

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Go with the waving emoji, I’m not saying it can’t work. It’s cuffing season, you can even send them the bride emoji and they’ll answer.

Full disclosure, I still don’t have a boyfriend, even though my pick-up lines are on point. BUT I got bumble literally a week ago and I had a date with emoji guy (not for me). I “rain checked” on pizza oven guy, he was asking so many questions and like who even has time for that. I’m going out with Gif guy Sunday, no lie I actually kind of like him. Not going to jump to conclusions or anything but it’s getting pretty serious (we’re texting). Serious may be the wrong use of the word but I like to stay positive. I just can’t with the other two guys, but hey 1/5 is a pretty good ratio for 2016.

Good luck my (not for long) single ladies!

Forever & Always,

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If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

We live in an ever evolving and chaotic world where breaking news happens literally every minute that passes. Because of the uniqueness of every individual’s religion, beliefs and outlook on the world, it is crucial that we have outside reinforcements such as the government and the state, implement laws so we learn to function as civilized and cohesive beings (or at least try to anyhow). But here’s a thought, what if for one day all the rules and laws that we have been trained to abide by, did not exist? What would you really feel comfortable doing knowing there would be no punishments to pay at the end of the day, and your reputation would not be damaged for life? Of course many of you reading this won’t be brave enough to admit you would do half of these things because this is an unrealistic situation, but give yourself a moment to actually think about it! Living in the ultimate free and careless world is terrifying but could also be extremely fun…

 

#1 If it wasn’t illegal, would you… rob a bank?

Truthfully, anyone who doesn’t say yes to this answer is simply lying. Of course you would put on your typical movie scene outfit, grab a large duffle bag and walk in there confidently and just grab handfuls of cash and walk out.

 

#2 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…dine and dash?

 

#3 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

kidnap all the dogs from pet stores?

Yes. It’s crazy how many times I’ve actually considered doing this regardless of this fictitious day.

 

#4 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

steal a plane and fly it across the world?

 

#5 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

walk into your favorite store and grab everything

you liked off the hangers and walk out?

 

#6 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

go into a car dealership and drive out of there

in your dream car?

 

#7 If it wasn’t illegal, would you…

actually kill someone?

This is a loaded question obviously, which most of us wouldn’t even discuss out loud. However did you not just think to yourself of the one person you really have it out for? Let’s be honest…

Just for reference, we’re not suggesting you do any of this! But we’re just giving you fun and adventurous things to fantasize about… 😉

Written by Emilie Berbrier

8 Myths You Thought Were True

#1 Bubble-gum takes seven years to digest

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Claim: You shouldn’t swallow your chewing gum because it takes seven years for the body to digest.

Truth: We’ve all heard this one, or some version of it — that God forbid, if you accidentally swallow your gum, it’s going to be stuck in your stomach for nearly a decade.

This myth may have partly evolved from the fact that chewing gum is indigestible by the human body. But this simply means the body can’t break it down; the body will still move it through the digestive system just as effectively as anything else you eat.

“Most people empty their stomachs 30 to 120 minutes after eating, and that includes gum,” explains Dr. Nancy McGreal.

 

#2 Your heart stops when you sneeze

Claim: Every time you sneeze your heart stops for a split second

Truth: “A sneeze begins with a tickling sensation in the nerve endings that sends a message to your brain that it needs to rid itself of something irritating the lining of your nose. You first take a deep breath and hold it, which tightens your chest muscles. The pressure of air in your lungs increases, you close your eyes, your tongue presses against the roof of your mouth and suddenly your breath comes out fast through your nose.” This in no way has to do with heart, hence it doesn’t stop every time you sneeze.

 

#3 You swallow spiders in your sleep 

Claim: In our sleep, we swallow on average 8 spiders a year

Truth: Luckily for all of us, the “fact” that people swallow eight spiders in their sleep yearly isn’t true. Not even close. The myth flies in the face of both spider and human biology, which makes it highly unlikely that a spider would ever end up in your mouth.

 

#4 Knuckle cracking causes arthritis

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Claim: “Cracking joints” and “popping knuckles” is one of the many causes of arthritis

Truth: Knuckle “cracking” has not been shown to be harmful or beneficial. More specifically, knuckle cracking does not cause arthritis.

Joint “cracking” can result from a negative pressure pulling nitrogen gas temporarily into the joint, such as when knuckles are “cracked.” This is not harmful.

 

#5 Coca-Cola can dissolve a penny over night

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Claim: If you leave a tooth, nail, penny, piece of meat, etc., in a glass of Coke overnight, it will have completely dissolved the next morning.

Truth: There are plenty of reasons to cut back on your soda intake, but this is not one of them. This widespread myth was often used as a warning to soda drinkers: “Imagine what it could do to your insides!” 

But here’s the thing: While Coca-Cola can eventually dissolve such items as teeth over time (not overnight) due to its citric acid and phosphoric acid content, so can plenty of other things we eat and drink. The pH level of Coca-Cola is even less than that of an orange, so if you’re worried about soda’s corrosive abilities, you should probably quit the OJ too.

 

#6 Multiply how old a dog is by seven

to find out its real age

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Claim: Calculate a dog’s age by multiplying human years’ times seven.

Truth: Recent research and media have reported this method as outdated. By the time your dog is one-year-old she’s already a teenager, and extra years get added as the dog gets older. Check this chart here for exact conversion.

 

#7   Muscles weighs more than fat

Claim: In the human body, our muscle mass is denser, so it weighs more than our fat.

Truth: “A pound is a pound!” Common sense tells us a pound of muscle and a pound of fat have to weigh the same, but they do differ in density. This means if you look at five pounds of muscle and five pounds of fat side by side, the fat takes up more volume, or space, than the muscle. So if there’s something to be said, it’s that fat weighs more than muscle.

 

#8  The 5 second rule

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Claim: If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within 5 seconds, you can still eat it because it’s yet to be contaminated.

Truth: This so-called rule says food is ok to eat if you pick it up in 5 seconds or less. Believe it or not, scientists have tested the rule. We’re sorry to report it’s not necessarily true. Bacteria can attach itself to your food even if you pick it up super-fast.

So food left there for 5 seconds or less will probably collect fewer bacteria than food sitting there for a longer time. Fast may not be fast enough.

Bacteria can attach to your food as soon as it hits the floor. That means food left on the floor for an instant can get contaminated if conditions are right.