People Love This Little Girl Who Dressed Up As Cindy Lou Who For A Grinch Christmas Party

T’was 2 days before Christmas,
And all through the night,
Folks kept retweeting this,
Because it made them smile bright.

But what @BigAnt_Szn couldn’t have known,
Was that her tweet would go viral,
Due to the photos shown.

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A photo for reference,
For those who do not know,
Why so many on Twitter,
Loved her costume so.

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But there was one user,
Who was rather perplexed,
By how this little girl,
Managed to do this to her head.

That’s when @BigAntSzn replied to the dude,
Despite his phrasing being a little bit rude,
As far as how they managed to get her hair to stand up,
It turns out that they simply used a small cup.

Pretty neat all around.

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A Total Stranger Paid For This Woman's Christmas Shopping When Her Card Was Declined

Zara Chowdhury from Manchester in the United Kingdom was shopping at LUSH recently when she got to the checkout and her card was declined. After waiting ten minutes, the cashier tried the card again and it was declined for a second time. 

Chowdhury asked the cashier to keep her basket behind the counter while she ran to an ATM to take cash out. But when she came back, she was shocked to find that someone had paid for her items, at the cost of £43 ($ 52.)

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Chowdhury took to the LUSH Facebook page to thank Bethany for her generosity:

“Hi my names Jemma I’d just like to make an appeal to say thank you to some one who done something very generous.”

“I was out shopping at Trafford centre with my son getting a few gifts from LUSH when I was ready to be served my card declined so I waited 10 minutes to try again but unfortunately it declined again so I told the woman behind the till to leave the stuff behind the till whilst I go cashmachine which was 10 minutes from the store by the time I come back the woman come from behind the till with a bag which had the stuff I was going to buy in it she said some one has brought it for you and left a note!!!”

“I was in shock and asked her who the woman was I went round looking for her which I couldn’t find her I just wanted to say thank you and I really appreticate what she has done!! Goes to show there are some really nice people in the world.”

“CAN EVERYONE PLEASE SHARE SO I CAN FIND OUT WHO SHE IS AS WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU PERSONALLY XXX SHES CALLED BETHANY BY THE WAY.”

Bethany’s gesture has been shared over 11,000 times, with commenters offering praise.

“Bethany has given everyone seeing this post that lovely Xmas feeling knowing lovely people out there,” one commenter wrote.

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This Teacher's Reaction To His Students Buying Him A Pair Of Vans Is Adorable

At the beginning of the school year, 17-year-old Dyani Heredia’s teacher, Taylor Kerby, complimented a student on his shoes and said he wanted some. So for Christmas, the entire class decided to pool their money together and get the psychology teacher his first pair of Vans.

And his reaction is just too damn sweet. 

Heredia explained on Twitter that Kerby is one of her favorite teachers, and they decided to surprise him at the start of the class when everyone shares a good thing that happened to them. 

Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter have watery eyes. 

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18 People Who Will Stop At Nothing To Protect Their Christmas Trees From Pets

Pets are, unquestionably, an integral part of the family, so it’s only fair that they be included in holiday celebrations. Frankly, the best owners are the ones who purchase their furbabies stockings to hang up for Santa. 

However, as angelic as our pets are, they can become complete monsters when it comes to the Christmas tree. In all fairness, the tree looks like a new toy climb and those ornaments are just asking for it. 

So, pet parents have had to take some serious measures to protect their trees. Here are some loving pet owners who are NOT messing around with the safety of their Christmas trees this year. 

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14 People Who Took Christmas Decorations To The Next Level

I’m a terrible decorator. If you’ve ever seen my idea of what a “fixed” bed looks like, you’d probably think that a second grader was behind it.

And don’t even get me started with festive decorations. Sure, I love the holidays and treating people to gifts and food and drink, but if you expect me to make a place look nice, well, you’re asking the wrong guy.

Which is why I’m mesmerized by these people who went all out on their Christmas decorations.

1. Like this guy who sawed a Christmas tree in half so it could look like it’s popping out of his home.

2. Turning old tires into enormous festive ornaments.

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3. This house’s Christmas display perfectly synced to a festive rock-track.

4. Another amazing Christmas light show spectacular.

5. A teacher who loves puns a little too much. 

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6. This Christmas tree.

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7. This massive LEGO Christmas tree made from over 500,000 bricks.

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8. These Christian and Jewish roommates who compromised on the tree.

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9. This vomitarium of inflatable holiday goodness.


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10. This multi-faith miracle.


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11. WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?

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12. Hopefully this mall isn’t in Tokyo or New York…

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13. This gravity-defying tree. 

14. This Ohio Family’s house that literally looks like belongs to Santa.


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Parents Turn To Facebook To Help Find The Custom-Blanket They Took Their Baby Home In

I remember nearly every detail, down to the socks he was wearing, when I first brought my son home from the hospital. The way I gingerly put him in the car seat. The way my wife kept looking at him as she sat in the back of the car. His little polar bear onesie and how the flowers in the vase tipped over and got water all over my laptop, breaking it. Me being angry for two seconds then looking at my son’s face and forgetting all about it.

I still have the clothes my baby boy was wearing that day tucked away. I can’t wait to show him that blanket and outfit in the future. And who knows? If he has a kid one day maybe they can use the same outfit and blanket, but that’s years from now.

Most likely the blanket and clothes will be lost or destroyed from now until then, but I admit that if I lost that t hing now, I’d be crushed.

Just like this family was to discover that the homemade blanket they brought their baby girl from the hospital in went missing.

So her parents put out the word in hopes that their blankie would be found.

Today at brunch (McGuire’s) somewhere between our walk inside, while we were eating, or our exit out of the restaurant, our precious girl’s blanket went missing. (This is the blanket she sleeps with every night and was brought home from the hospital wrapped in). Unaware of this until we made it home, I rushed back to McGuire’s with no luck, searched the whole restaurant up and down along with the parking lot. I know social media is big nowadays so every share means a lot and we would really like to have the blanket returned, no harm no foul on whether it was accidentally picked up and forgot about or whatever may have happened to it. Please share this and hopefully this hand-made, sentimental blanket can be returned to the rightful owner, contact me if it is found, thank you all. Corey Ness – (850)-293-2176! ?

People began sharing their message, but so far, it hasn’t turned up.

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If you happen to come across the blanket, hit them up!

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Guy Finds Mystery Bag In His Home And Discovers Someone's Been Stalking Him For Months

Creepy things happen to people on a daily basis and have been for centuries. Now, thanks to the internet, we can all share our spooky happenings to creep out the rest of the web.

You can’t believe everything you read, however, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy getting a scare out of a good story every once in a while.

Imgur user Ashontez’s recent post doesn’t have any supernatural or “creepypasta” elements to it, however, it’s so scary that when I read it I hoped it was fake.

Because he found a mystery bag in his house that was apparently left there by a stalker who planned to camp out in their home.

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Ok guys…strap yourselves in…this is one hell of a shitstorm. I posted this to reddit two days ago and I wanted to share with you guys. TL;DR In the Title

So, I just got a new job back in October, working Tech Support on the graveyard shift. I work from 1am – 12pm Friday through Monday’s. Needless to say, adjusting my sleep schedule has been quite the task, but I have managed. On the days that I don’t work, I still follow my work schedule, waking up at midnight, and staying up until at least 2pm before falling asleep as to keep my sleep schedule in line with my work schedule. I bought blackout curtains to help with this, as trying to sleep with the sun shining is not easy for me, I usually require complete darkness. I live alone, I started noticing weird things happening around my apartment when I would get home from work, or after waking up on my days off. Just little things at first, lights being on, that I swear I turned off, doors being left open or closed.

He describes the layout of his apartment, which is important to understand just how creepy the story is.

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Just so everyone can get a bit of understanding about my apartment: I live on the 2nd floor, and my building is right behind the leasing office. The entrance to my apartment requires you to enter the building first then there is a hallway with 2 apartments on either side, then you can enter the apartment. Each apartment has two deadbolts. One that you can unlock from the outside, and another that requires you to unlock from the inside. There is also a balcony, which faces east, complete with a large, sliding glass door and screen. I use it quite frequently, as I had potted plants out there, but have brought them inside due to the cold weather. My apartment is the one closest to the camera, I intentionally left out the number, for obvious reasons.

It turns out the uploader’s credit card was stolen. This is where it gets creepy.

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Now that they’re not here, it had gotten harder to pass off these weird occurrences as my cats. Doors are still being left open and closed, and food has been disappearing from my fridge. At first I passed this off as just me being my usual self and just not remembering that I ate something when I was half asleep or bored. Recently, my boss gave me permission to work from home, as this shift is brand new, as the company is moving to 24/7 support, and the building owner refuses to heat my floor for my shift for only two people. So, I’ve been doing that for the past couple weeks and last week, I noticed, the metal rod, that acts as a secondary lock on the balcony door, wasn’t engaged, so I put it back. I didn’t think much of it at the time, as my computer faces my balcony door(I like to people watch and watch the sunrise, sue me) and I sometimes fidget with it with my feet while playing video games. On the 11th of December, my Credit card information was stolen and my account was charged +$ 3000. I was in the office that day, as a favor to my coworker, who was really creeped out being in the office alone in the middle of the night. The charge was made at 11:40am, just a few moments before I gotten off work, and I had the card on me still. (This is relevant, I promise) I was restless, and didn’t sleep well. I wake up at midnight, per usual, on Monday morning, and get my set up ready to take calls. Now, almost no calls come in on the weekends, so i’m usually screwing around on Reddit, Facebook, YouTube and Netflix.

 
And this is when the creepiness hits insane lengths.

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Around 3:00am I was catching up on The 100 when someone unlocked my fucking door! I don’t mean, picked the lock, I mean used a key. Thank god the secondary deadbolt was engaged but the person jiggled the door to try and get it to open. I ran and grabbed my gun looked out the peephole, but saw nothing. I opened the door, with the intent to shoot someone, but the person was already gone. Before you ask, yes I called the cops, no they didn’t find anything. There are no cameras in the hallways of the building, or outside them for that matter, and they told me that there wasn’t enough evidence for them to do anything about it, and left. I didn’t sleep at all the next night, and decided to stay home, on my days off, to try and catch the person, if they tried to come back. I also asked the leasing office if they handed out any extra keys to my apartment and they said “no.” and informed them that I changed the locks on my door. You remember the picture from before? Showing my apartment door? Well the white door, just on the other side of the fire extinguisher, is my storage closet, opened with the same key for the deadbolt. I keep my Christmas tree/Decorations in there and decided it was time to set it up. As i’m pulling out the tree this evening, its only a 5ft tall fake tree that has all the lights attached to it already, I notice a bag, back behind it. A small, black duffel-bag, in it, I found a change of clothes, sunglasses, shoes, toiletries and a notebook. What was in the notebook horrified me.

The notebook was packed with notes about the poster. What he found was so chilling he had to call the cops.

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There were notes about me. What hours/days I worked, notes about my cats, and updated notes that they were no longer there and the date, my fucking credit card number! As I went further and further back in the notes, I found two words, circled multiple times “Balcony Door.” Which I assume is how the person entered my apartment for the first time. This creep had been living in my apartment while I’ve been at work for the past month and I didn’t even know it! The worst part is, that I was in my apartment at the same time as this guy, at some point, and didn’t even know it. That’s the only way he would have gotten my credit card number, and my house key to make a copy somewhere!There are more notes, but I didn’t take photo’s of them before the police arrived. I was practically in shock and when I saw these notes, I completely shut down. There were notes about when I would leave on my days off, what I brought back, from where (probably based on shopping bags) How long I was gone…this guy stalked me for at least two months… They have found the person responsible for using my Credit Card info, and they’re attempting to find her! They’re hoping that they will be able to get some information on the guy who gave her my information, as the pants in the photo are in Men’s 34/34.

Thanks for reading everyone.

For clarification: I did call the cops, they have the bag and everything inside. The only thing is, the guy hasn’t come back for the bag, and the thing about fingerprints is that it can take months to a year to get an analysis back if its not “high priority” and to them, they have homicides to deal with, so Home Invasion is kind of bottom of the ladder. They pulled the security footage from the leasing office, but nothing was found. They are going to try to get CDOT to pull the footage from the Light Rail Station down the road to see if they find anything.

The thief was basically living in this dude’s apartment and assumed control of his life while the guy was asleep, all while stealing his identity.

Hopefully they’re able to catch whoever’s behind this.

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You're Less Likely To Die If You Have A Female Doctor, According To Science

While the field of medicine was once dominated by men, female physicians now make up about one-third of the physician work force — and over half of all medical school graduates are women.

As it turns out, research suggests that men and women practice medicine differently — and one group is having more success than the other. 

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that female doctors working in hospitals have lower 30-day patient mortality and readmission rates.

What, exactly, does that mean? Well, according to according to researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, patients with female physicians are less likely to die. 

Scientists reviewed 1.5 million 30-day hospitalizations of elderly Medicare patients taking place between 2011 and 2014. Within that time period, patients treated by female physicians had lower mortality rates than patients with male physicians (11.07 and 11.49 percent, respectively). Patients treated by female doctors also had lower readmission rates (15.02 percent compared to 15.57 percent). 

While the percentage differences between patient groups may seem insignificant, the number of lives affected is, indeed, significant. 

According to the study’s authors, “32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians [each year].”

And how do we account for the gap in quality of care? Previous studies have found that female doctors are more likely to follow clinical guidelines, offer preventative care, and recommend psychological counseling to patients. 

But more research will be necessary to determine the specifics. “Understanding exactly why these differences in care quality and practice patterns exist may provide valuable insights into improving quality of care for all patients, irrespective of who provides their care,” the study’s authors wrote. 

Despite the difference in patient outcomes, female doctors are still paid less, on average, than male doctors.  

In an editorial piece accompanying the study, doctors from the University of California, San Francisco noted that female academic physicians are also less likely to ascend to the rank of full professor than men.

However, some doctors believe that these new findings will catalyze equal pay for women. 

With an ever-increasing focus on pay for performance, women are likely to begin making more money in the field — eventually narrowing the gender wage gap plaguing medicine. 

As the doctors wrote in their editorial: 

These findings that female internists provide higher quality care for hospitalized patients yet are promoted, supported, and paid less than male peers in the academic setting should push us to create systems that promote equity in start-up packages, career advancement, and remuneration for all physicians.

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This Woman Found A Snake Wrapped Around Her Christmas Tree Decorations

Although I never grew up decorating Christmas trees, there’s nothing like gazing upon a well-decorated one to put me in the Holiday spirit.

Every time I walk through a Target or Michael’s I look at all the ornaments and start planning an imaginary tree in my head. How would I decorate it? Would I go all avant-garde and make a black and white tree with white decorations? Or would I go classic and cut down my own to bring it inside and do it up in red and gold?

Or would I just put a highly venomous snake on it, just for kicks?

That’s what happened to Cheryl, a woman from Frankston, Australia, who found a slithering surprise in her Christmas tree.

The photo was posted by Barry Goldsmith on his Snake Catcher Victoria Australia Facebook Page.

In an interview with Mashable, Goldsmith said it was the first time he’s ever seen a snake in a Christmas tree and a Tiger Snake, no less.

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The snake catcher went on to say that people panic when they see a snake and even try to kill it by cutting their heads off, which is super dangerous:

“I’m all about stopping people from trying to hurt themselves. Usually people cut the head off the snake, and don’t realise it that its head is actually still alive for about 15 minutes … lots of people get bitten while trying to pick up the severed head of the snake.”

You read that right, these things can live for 15 minutes after getting their heads cut off. People on Goldsmith’s FB page were shocked at the find.

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The snake was unharmed and successfully transported out of the woman’s home. Looks like folks in Australia who celebrate Christmas with real trees have more to worry about than just bugs. (h/t mashable)

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This Guy's Reaction To Exotic Animals Is The Purest Thing To Happen In 2016

If you look at any teenagers online profiles, it would be pretty easy to write off this generation of high school students as Instagram obsessed brats with no real passion for anything outside social media. However, for every kid glued to their iPhone, there’s a kid appreciating the incredible world around them. The latter are our hope for the future.

One of those hopes for the future is 17-year-old Jalen Brooks, a high school senior from Riverside, Illinois. A herpetologist came to his high school zoology class to show the students rare animals that had been confiscated from the illegal pet trade… And let’s just say, Brooks was pretty damn mesmerized. 

Classmate Jill Lojas tweeted a video of Brooks’ epic reactions to the presentation. 

Clearly, Brooks could NOT handle the majesty of the animal kingdom. 

“It began when he pulled out the biggest duck species there is! I was super intrigued,” he told BuzzFeed News. “After that,  then he pulled out the largest python I’ve ever seen and I lost it.”

Twitter is now “losing it” over Brooks’ enthusiasm. TBH, it’s just so pure and refreshing.

The video has been retweeted nearly 140,000 times — and it’s getting the meme treatment. 

As if the story isn’t adorable enough already, Brooks’ account of the whole thing is priceless. “He pulled out a series of crazy reptiles that were honestly dinosaurs in my opinion,” he said. “Then he pulled out the largest python I’ve ever seen and I lost it.”

Some people were equally impressed by the animals, and they wondered why their zoology classes weren’t this cool. 

It didn’t take long for the memes to start flowing in. 

The newfound Twitter fame has even landed Brooks some A-list followers, including NBA star Stephen Curry. 

Jalen, never lose your sense of wonder. 

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2016 sucked, but the world is still magical.

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