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16 Little-Known Tricks That Are Very Useful In Every Airport

In the exciting time of traveling, it can be met with obstacles and levels of concern before you ultimately reach your final destination. From the process of planning to packing, and even being at the airport itself, you will encounter things that you may find are making it a not so relaxing time for you.

With experience, you will learn what works and what doesn’t in your travel experience, and adjust accordingly. Although we can never exactly plan too perfectly, there are things that we can certainly do to ensure our travel experience is easier and more efficient. It is something that in time you can master, and will result in your travels becoming overall more enjoyable. After all, we are looking for a relaxing and easier time, and shouldn’t be faced with hurdles that we can definitely avoid.

Today, we explore 16 little-known tricks that are very useful in every airport, and for your time of travel. Even though there are things that happen along the way that are a little unpredictable, considering these travel tricks will undoubtedly expedite your travel process and experience and can be carried along with you in all of your future trip planning to come.

1. Use Travel Kits/Cubes To Conserve Space In Your Luggage
Packing is definitely a tricky part of the travel experience and should be prioritized in advance. You don’t want to be stuck last minute at home removing things from your luggage, or even worse, at the airport. Getting travel kits/cubes can help condense the space that your belongings will take, and help fit everything efficiently. From shower products to makeup, to clothes, this will give you a better idea as to the space you’re working with before you start to cram everything into your luggage. It’s important to be cautious and considerate of weight as well, to avoid any overweight fees upon arrival.

2. You Can Take Up To 3 Oz’s Of Liquid On Board, Including Alcohol
This is something that many people are confused about when considering what to bring with them on their flight. You are in fact allowed to bring 3 ozs of liquids on board with you, which includes water, juice, alcohol, or any other liquid. The volume will be calculated by employees when you arrive, so it’s important to be aware of how much you’re bringing ahead of time, to avoid confiscation. The one and only exception is baby food, which can be included in larger amounts, only if you travel with the child. It’s important to note that although alcohol is permitted, it is prohibited to be consumed while on the flight, as it can lead to potentially dangerous circumstances.

3. Consider Late Night Flights For Easier Travel Experiences
Statistics show that during late night flights, there are fewer passengers and fewer travelers with kids. Naturally, we’ve all had experiences with babies and children crying or making noise, that kept us from resting on flights. At night, flights are also less delayed, and your wait-time in lines will be condensed. There is also a lower level of turbulence because the air is fresher at night and there is no sunshine either.

16 Little-Known Tricks That Are Very Useful In Every Airport

In the exciting time of traveling, it can be met with obstacles and levels of concern before you ultimately reach your final destination. From the process of planning to packing, and even being at the airport itself, you will encounter things that you may find are making it a not so relaxing time for you.

With experience, you will learn what works and what doesn’t in your travel experience, and adjust accordingly. Although we can never exactly plan too perfectly, there are things that we can certainly do to ensure our travel experience is easier and more efficient. It is something that in time you can master, and will result in your travels becoming overall more enjoyable. After all, we are looking for a relaxing and easier time, and shouldn’t be faced with hurdles that we can definitely avoid.

Today, we explore 16 little-known tricks that are very useful in every airport, and for your time of travel. Even though there are things that happen along the way that are a little unpredictable, considering these travel tricks will undoubtedly expedite your travel process and experience and can be carried along with you in all of your future trip planning to come.

1. Use Travel Kits/Cubes To Conserve Space In Your Luggage
Packing is definitely a tricky part of the travel experience and should be prioritized in advance. You don’t want to be stuck last minute at home removing things from your luggage, or even worse, at the airport. Getting travel kits/cubes can help condense the space that your belongings will take, and help fit everything efficiently. From shower products to makeup, to clothes, this will give you a better idea as to the space you’re working with before you start to cram everything into your luggage. It’s important to be cautious and considerate of weight as well, to avoid any overweight fees upon arrival.

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2. You Can Take Up To 3 Oz’s Of Liquid On Board, Including Alcohol
This is something that many people are confused about when considering what to bring with them on their flight. You are in fact allowed to bring 3 ozs of liquids on board with you, which includes water, juice, alcohol, or any other liquid. The volume will be calculated by employees when you arrive, so it’s important to be aware of how much you’re bringing ahead of time, to avoid confiscation. The one and only exception is baby food, which can be included in larger amounts, only if you travel with the child. It’s important to note that although alcohol is permitted, it is prohibited to be consumed while on the flight, as it can lead to potentially dangerous circumstances.

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3. Consider Late Night Flights For Easier Travel Experiences
Statistics show that during late night flights, there are fewer passengers and fewer travelers with kids. Naturally, we’ve all had experiences with babies and children crying or making noise, that kept us from resting on flights. At night, flights are also less delayed, and your wait-time in lines will be condensed. There is also a lower level of turbulence because the air is fresher at night and there is no sunshine either.

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4. Choose Your Seat Ahead Of Time On Your Airline’s Website
Your airline’s website will always include a seating map, and though it may come at an extra cost to book in advance, it would be wise if you require special seating or have a certain preference. Emergency exit seats will have more leg space, as well as the seats at the very front or end of the aircraft. Children are also usually sat in the front, where flight attends first begin their service of food and drinks. Additionally, the jolting is less in the middle of the airplane, and the seemingly endless line for the washroom is usually going on at the back of the plane if that is something that can potentially bother you.

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10 Everyday Things You’re Definitely Doing Wrong In The Shower

Hygiene and cleanliness are two important aspects in both appearance and also the maintenance of good health. From eating right, to showering, to regularly washing hands, there are many things that we can do to ensure that we are somewhat bacteria-free. Even though showering and bathing have long been associated with the cleaning process, there are several things that we may be doing wrong.

From when to moisturize, to how you dry yourself, here are several ways that your cleaning process might be counterproductive.

Here are 10 everyday things that you might have been doing wrong in the shower.

1. Some people are under the impression that since water and body soap are running over their feet, there is no need to put in direct cleaning work on those stinky feet. But that is a huge no-no.

Getting in between your toes is essential when cleaning because that is where germs and bacteria can fester. Make sure to use a loofah or a cloth to clean and scrub your feet and be sure to wring those towels out!

Furthermore, if you’re using face wash, that’s probably being mixed with your shampoo and/or conditioner which may cause adverse effects because it confuses the skin and affects the quality of the product. And lastly, an excessive amount of water while washing your face can lead to dehydration!

3. This one may be a little more obvious but they are loofahs and razors. These two bath products are designed to scrape your skin and remove dead skin cells, germs and bacteria. Without properly cleaning your loofahs and razors, these two items can be a breeding ground for germs!


All of that yucky stuff you were trying to get off you is transferred to the loofah so be sure to wring it out! Make sure any items that touch your skin (pumice stone, loofah, razors, etc.) are completely dry the next time you hop in the shower.

4. As mentioned earlier, the temperature of your bath water can be influential on the condition of your skin. Too much water or too high of a temperature can be counterproductive to the moisturizing process of the shower.

Skin experts recommend that your shower stay lukewarm and then for the final 5 minutes shock your body with a dose of cold water. I guess ice baths do work?

5. Some people who work out in the morning or during the midday might wait until it’s night to shower all at once. Maybe in an effort to reduce water or because they’re too busy, doing so can actually be harmful to your skin!

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Britain’s Youngest EuroMillions Winner Says Her Life Sucks Since Winning The Lottery

The youngest person to ever win EuroMillions, a lottery in Britain, now wants to sue the lottery bosses for ruining her life. According to reports, Jane Park, who was 17 years old when she scooped the jackpot with her first-ever ticket (come on!), is claiming negligence against the very people that made her an incredibly wealthy teen.

Lottery winner Jane Park, now 21, says 17 was too young to take home $1.25 million with no guidance. According to the UK Mirror, Park felt that at 17 she was too young to deal with sudden wealth and what seemed like the ultimate prize at the time has now become a curse.

“At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse,” Park told the UK Mirror. “I wish I had no money most days,” she admitted. “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’” Many might roll their eyes at a teenage millionaire complaining about the downfalls of living a wealthy life, but Park brings up an interesting perspective. Coming into that much money at a young age can definitely be confusing and overwhelming, especially when you’re not guided in the right direction.

Compared to the lives of her fellow 17-year-old friends, her life was completely changed. Park told the paper she became sick of shopping, missed working for a paycheck and has struggled to find a boyfriend who isn’t using her for her money. Before Park won the lottery in 2013, she made $10 an hour working as an administrative assistant and lived in a modest apartment with her mother in Edinburgh.

Now she owns a purple Range Rover, two residential properties and has traveled the globe but still struggles with feeling empty inside. “People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money,’” said Park. “They don’t realize the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty,” she shared. Park said having it all has only made her question what her purpose is in life. Now she plans on filing a lawsuit against UK’s National Lottery, arguing it shouldn’t allow kids under 18 to play.

You can’t give a 17-year-old that amount of money,” said Park.“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the ­lottery, at least. The current age of 16 is far too young.”

 

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Craftsmen Around The World React To H&M’s Controversial Ad

The acclaimed dress brand H&M has as of late distributed a promotion for its new hoodie that peruses “Coolest monkey in the wilderness.” Sounds guiltless, yet the purpose for all the outrage it caused was a dark kid displaying for that advertisement, which was not generally welcomed all around the globe.

A few people asserted that while the advertisement was presumably an oversight, it was likewise very hard of hearing and harsh. In South Africa it even brought about consuming, destroying and taking garments from H&M’s stores. Specialists around the globe, in any case, responded in a way they know best – they transformed the hostile hoodie into something positive by making delightful centerpieces. Look down, vote in favor of the best and include yours!

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15 Memorable Red Carpet Dresses That Went Down in History at the Oscars

Not only is the Oscars the main award in the world of cinematography, but it is also a show of breathtaking fashion. The evening dresses that the actresses wear on the stage to accept the cherished statuette and those that just walk along the red carpet dictate trends for the coming year. Some of them become legendary and a part of fashion history.

15. Jennifer Lawrence, 2013


The outfit from the Dior fashion house that Jennifer Lawrence was wearing when she was going to the stage to get her Oscar statuette for her role in Silver Linings Playbook is a real masterpiece. By the way, this dress is the most expensive in the history of the Academy Awards with a price of $4 million.

14. Nicole Kidman, 1997


Thanks to this well-chosen dress, Nicole Kidman became the main star of the red carpet at the Oscars in 1997. However, that year she wasn’t even nominated for an award. The green dress with its intricate embroidery is included in all ratings of the best fashion from the Oscars.

13. Marion Cotillard, 2008


This “mermaid” dress from Jean-Paul Gaultier became a lucky one for Marion Cotillard. She got her Oscar statuette for the role of Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

12. Halle Berry, 2002


In 2002, Halle Berry got her cherished statuette for her role in Monster’s Ball and made a furor by appearing in one of the sexiest outfits in the whole history of the Oscars.

11. Cher, 1986 and 1988


Cher’s dresses are as extravagant as the singer herself. Both of her outfits became legendary, but the dress from the year 1988 turned out to be a lucky one for her because she won the award for Best Actress for Moonstruck.

10. Gwyneth Paltrow, 2012


The dresses of Gwyneth Paltrow are invariably and deservedly included on lists of the most beautiful celebrity images of the Oscars. The snow-white dress from Tom Ford complemented by laconic decorations is just the peak of elegance, and the actress looked like royalty in it.

9. Madonna, 1991


At this Academy Awards ceremony, Madonna appeared in the image of Marilyn Monroe. The singer was wearing a tight-fitting sequined dress, and her image was complemented by a fur boa and diamond jewelry. That evening, Madonna came to the stage to sing the song “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from Dick Tracy. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

8. Barbra Streisand, 1969
The pantsuit which Barbra Streisand wore to receive her award for her role in Funny Girl was included in all kinds of rankings — the best and the worst outfits in the history of the Oscars. First of all, she wore this pantsuit instead of a traditional dress. Secondly, it turned out to be completely transparent. The actress confessed that she didn’t know that the lights would shine through her outfit.

7. Hilary Swank, 2005

Hilary Swank got her Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood. She also impressed fashion critics and fans with her image. The luxurious dark blue dress from Guy Laroche was chastely closed in the front and very open in the back and became a standard of refined sexuality. This dress is always at the top of the best images from the Oscars.

6. Marilyn Monroe, 1951


Marilyn Monroe never won an Academy Award, nor was she nominated. Nevertheless, all eyes were on her at the ceremony in 1951. The actress was presenting one of the awards and chose a lush black tulle dress with a deep neckline.

5. Cate Blanchett, 2014


In 2014, Cate Blanchett came to the stage to get her statuette for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. She wore a semi-transparent Armani dressThe outfit was decorated with hundreds of flowers made from sequins, and her image was very soft and tender.

4. Elizabeth Taylor, 1961


In 1961, Elizabeth Taylor won the award for Best Actress for her role in Butterfield 8. For this ceremony, she chose a stunning Dior dress that enhanced her thin waist.

3. Julia Roberts, 2001


Julia Roberts became the owner of an Oscar statuette in 2001 for her role in Erin Brockovich, a biographical filmHer vintage Valentino velvet dress with a luxurious plume was appreciated both by fashion critics and viewers.

2. Grace Kelly, 1955


The image of Grace Kelly in a pale green dress with drapes from Edith Head, a designer of Paramount Studios, became a symbol and classic of Hollywood glamour. Grace got her award for her role in The Country Girl.

1. Audrey Hepburn, 1954

This is the very dress that Audrey Hepburn wore when she won her Academy Award for Best Actress in Roman Holiday. The dress is at the top of the list of the best Academy Awards outfits. It was created by Givenchy just for Audrey, and it is the embodiment of her famous style: elegant and refined.

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11 Times Actors Didn’t Just Act—They Expressed Real Emotions

It’s a well-known fact that some of the greatest performances that come from actors are ones that are grounded in acting with real emotion. Acting with emotion is no easy feat. Some of the best-trained actors in the world struggle with getting to the center of a character’s true personality.

Occasionally, actors get so caught up in the moment they are playing out, they can forget their surroundings, lose sight of what they’re doing, and on rare occurrences, they end up hurting themselves in the process.

There are many different methods for bringing a character to life through acting, but we won’t get into that today. Acting and theatre have been around since the earliest recorded histories in Ancient Greece, and will no doubt continue to be an integral part of our culture for years to come.

The following 11 actors and actresses had scenes with such raw emotion that they ended up acting with real emotion. Their expressions come through on camera, and they continue to act.

1) Charlize Theron – Snow White And The Huntsman: While filming many of her ‘screaming’ scenes during Snow White And The Huntsman, it is reported that Charlize injured several of her abdominal muscles. On top of her heavy jewelry, uncomfortable dresses, and sharp crown, her misery isn’t just acting on camera, but in actuality.

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2) Michael J. Fox – Back To The Future: Part III: During one of the takes while filming the ‘hanging scene’ when Michael J. Fox’s character “Marty McFly” goes back to the wild west to save Doc Brown, the rope reportedly malfunctioned, accidentally choking Fox. You can see his real agony during the scene which they kept in the film.

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3) Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained: During the infamous “table scene” DiCaprio slams his fist into a glass, sending shards everywhere (including his hand.) While bleeding from his wound, DiCaprio continued acting, using the cut to fuel his emotions during the scene. Talk about dedication.

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Florida House Votes Down Motion To Take Up Weapons Ban With Parkland Survivors Present

With survivors of the Parkland shooting in the gallery, the Florida House voted down a motion to consider banning assault rifles like the one that Nikolas Cruz used to kill 17 people in the Valentine’s Day shooting of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

On February 20th, Democratic Representative Kionne McGhee asked the House to consider Bill HB 219, a bill that would ban assault weapons like the AR-15 used in the Parkland Shooting and large capacity magazines. While the bill was already under investigation by three smaller committees, McGhee said that the committee’s inactivity meant the bill would essentially be dead unless they moved to have it be considered by the House. “While this is an extraordinary procedural move, the shooting in Parkland demands extraordinary action,” McGhee told the House before the vote. “I ask that you keep this bill and the conversation about the solution to combat mass shootings alive.”

Watching during the vote were several teenage survivors of the recent shooting. These students were part of a student movement to march on the Capitol and arrived a day ahead of their peers.

McGhee’s motion was voted down 36-71 in the Republican-dominated house, and the students present were disappointed in the results of the vote. “It was just so heartbreaking to see how many [voters’] names were up there, especially after it was my school,” 16-year-old Sheryl Acquaroli told Anderson Cooper 360˚. “It seemed almost heartless how they immediately pushed the button to say no.” Acquaroli also opined that the next mass shooting committed with an AR-15 will be the fault of lawmakers: “They had a chance to stop it today. If there is another mass shooting [in Florida] it’s going to be their fault.”

The bill’s sponsor, Representative Carlos Guillermo-Smith, was similarly disappointed. He has been pushing for greater gun control since the shooting on Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub that killed 49 people in 2016. “Unfortunately, just five days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida school, the Florida House just passed a bill that declares pornography a ‘public health risk,’” Representative Guillermo-Smith (below, center) told reporters from the Independent. “Basically, what they have determined is that these are the Republican priorities in 2018: Wasting our time with debate and legislation that declares porn as a health threat, meanwhile we can’t even get a single debate, vote, or hearing on anything related to assault weapons. That’s really sad.”

But neither Representative Guillermo-Smith or the survivors of the Parkland Shooting appear to be giving up. The teen survivors are organizing a “March for our Lives” on Washington, DC, scheduled to take place on March 24th. According to the group’s Facebook page, there are already satellite marches planned in over 15 cities, as well as one in England. The group is asking that “a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.”

“At the end of the day, the students at my school felt one shared experience – our politicians abandoned us by failing to keep guns out of schools,” group organizer Cameron Kasky wrote in an op-ed for CNN. “But this time, my classmates and I are going to hold them to account. This time we are going to pressure them to take action.” And, at a Tallahassee rally after the vote failed, 18-year-old survivor Diego Pfeiffer echoed Kasky’s optimism. “On great decisions in the past, there have been two sides and the good side always wins out in the end … This isn’t about school shootings, and this isn’t about … violence anymore, this is about hope. This is about moving forward with everybody. This is about you guys. This is about everybody here making a difference.”

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Forget Bora Bora, These Awesome Overwater Bungalows Are Much Closer

We’ve all had an idea and a vision of what paradise would be like. There are several places in the world that can give you that piece of paradise, with a heaven on earth feeling. Of those places, Bora Bora has long been regarded as a slice of paradise, with its crystal clear waters and picture-perfect views. Located in French Polynesia, it isn’t exactly a close destination for all.

Viceroy’s Bocas del Toro aims to emulate that experience by bringing paradise much closer to you. Located on the border of Costa Rica, it is an archipelago off the coast of Panama and is a much more reasonable traveling distance for North American residents seeking their own piece of paradise. The exclusive resort will be situated on the edge of a rainforest, with the only access being available by boat, seaplane, or helicopter. The area is best known for its “laid-back Caribbean lifestyle” and is home to a rich history. In fact, Christopher Columbus himself is said to be one of the “visitors” that came to the beautiful region.

The hotel group involved in the development of the luxury resort is Viceroy, who deliver “one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences” in “some of the world’s most sought-after destinations”, as per their official website. They “redefine the very concept of boutique and luxury hospitality” and aim to bring precisely that to Bocas del Toro.

The paradise resort is set to include 186 guest rooms, 42 of which will be luxury overwater villas, much like they have in Bora Bora. Each villa will have its own private pool and direct access to the water and glorious scenery. The accommodations are complemented with eight onsite restaurants and lounges, numerous pools, spas, fitness centers, and meditation rooms. Available to you are guided eco-tours, bike rides, hiking excursions, and a habitat for water birds and endangered fauna known as the San San Pond Sak wetlands. The luxurious property is coupled with pristine surroundings that are sure to encapsulate the paradise feel you are seeking.

 

For those looking to get active during their stay, the property sits on 457 acres of land and offers three miles of private white-sand beaches that are perfect for those looking to sail, snorkel, and surf, along with a surrounding rainforest which is ready to be explored. Other activities available include cycling, hiking, and zip-lining, offering a wide range of activities during your stay. For those who are advocates of our planet, the resort will only be welcoming electric cars, landscape indigenous plants, and the property itself will be eco-friendly, powered by sustainable technologies.

All of this may seem like something out of a dream or your imagination. You may be wondering just how much an experience like this will cost you after all is said and done. Although the company has sent out a press release, reservation time and costs have yet to be revealed. To get an idea, a one-bedroom over-water suite at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora will cost you about $1,600 a night, while other similar accommodations from Malaysia to Mexico may cost you half of that. It’s definitely intriguing to find out where in that price range this resort may fall, but luckily, you still have a couple years to start planning your stay.

Aiming for a 2019 opening, the Bocas del Toro luxury resort is set to pave its way into the vacationing world, offering a piece of paradise that’s a little closer to home. With its turquoise waters, colorful beach towns, and interesting history behind it, the archipelago is destined to find a home in the hearts of travelers. Offering something for everyone, the majestic destination is certainly worth the wait and anticipation, as paradise inches closer to us all.

 

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22 Photos Proving Our Grandparents Were Cooler Than Us

We often treat our grandmas and grandpas tolerably. Grandparents will be grandparents: they think Facebook is a kind of notebook. But we’re just helpless nestlings in comparison to them. Their life was harder, but they had fun anyway. And they didn’t care about Facebook.

“My granny’s on a farm. She smokes, wears pants, and does what she wants.” (1938)

“My grandpa could have become a meme hero if they’d had the internet in 1952.

“My grandpa (on the left) and his friends with beautiful strangers.” (1940s)

“My grandma and her mate during the Second World War.”

“My friend’s grandpa in California.” (1940s)

“My grandparents in 1945. They were married for 45 years and met again in heaven in June 2012.”

“Don’t mess with my granny from North Dakota!”

“My friend’s grandparents are going to a costume party.” (1954)

“I found this picture from the 1930s: my grandparents were good looking!”

“My granddad (on the left) looked like a hipster before it was mainstream.” (1950s)