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20 Genius Hacks That Will Make Everyone's Time In The Car So Much Better

While road trips provide an opportunity for friends and families to bond over long stretches of open highway, they can be a bit of a pain in the butt (sometimes literally). Between boredom, discomfort, and everyday messes, these lengthy trips are often nightmarish—but they don’t have to be!

Twins Who Look Just A Little Different At Birth Are Unrecognizable 18 Years Later

Once you’ve had a few kids, you’ve probably seen it all; the antics of your young ones likely don’t surprise you anymore. Then again, there are always exceptions—and one mom from England recently had a different experience.

Seemingly Harmless Facebook Post Turns Into A Nightmare For A Group Of Small-Town Friends

Every day, millions of people post all sorts of comments, thoughts, and pictures on their social media profiles. Updating social sites has become so ingrained in our culture that it’s now considered a necessary part of our day-to-day routines.

Grieving Father Will Stop At Nothing To Expose Corrupt Cops Who Killed His Son

There’s no worse feeling than the one of helplessness when you lose a loved one—especially in a violent way. Not only do you have to contend with the sadness and loneliness of that loss, but suddenly, there’s a newfound sense of anger.

Distraught Mother Confronting Her Son's Killer In Court Has An Unusual Request For The Judge

Courtrooms are rarely the venues for intrigue and emotional outbursts that TV and film make them out to be. Rarely is there a surprise witness brought in at the last minute or a piece of forgotten evidence dramatically introduced before closing statements. Recently, though, one Cincinnati mother managed to stun an entire courtroom to a cinematic degree.

52 Years After Her Mother Vanished, Woman Places An Ad That Blows The Case Wide Open

It should go without saying, but parents are crucial to a child’s upbringing. When children lose that essential part of the family unit, it can be traumatizing, and it often deeply affects them well into adulthood. That appeared to be the case when a mother named Lucy Ann Johnson mysteriously disappeared in 1961, leaving behind a husband and two confused young children.

Couple's Neighbor Asks For Their Help But They Realize Too Late What She's Really After

As the Ten Commandments suggest, it’s important to love thy neighbors—and this goes double in small Southern towns, where everyone knows your name. You see them just about every day, after all! Unfortunately, love is blind, so they say… and one South Carolina couple found that out the hard way.

Former Beauty Queen Stalked Her Mormon Crush For Years Only For It All To End In Tragedy

Most relationships develop slowly over time, but on rare occasions, couples will meet in rom-com-worthy scenarios, connect on a physical level, and, by the third date, start talkin’ baby names and wedding details. It’s true—sometimes, romance just clicks. Joyce McKinney’s 1970s romance started out that way… before everything changed.

Teen's Response When Asked Why She Shot Up A School Is Beyond Bone-Chilling

Early on January 29, 1979, children started lining up outside of Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California. Unbeknownst to them or the school’s staff, a teenaged girl was watching their every move from the dilapidated home she shared with her father across the street.

Guy Digs A Huge Hole In His Back Yard And Ends Up Driving His Neighbors Wild With Jealousy

Do-it-yourself projects can be a rewarding way to spend your time, especially if you’re building something you’re passionate about. However, when one man started digging a giant hole in his back yard, his neighbors thought he’d lost his mind.

Body Of Teen Missing For 7 Years Turns Up In A Place So Crazy It Only Raises More Questions

When police investigate a crime scene, they can often determine the exact sequence of events that led up to the incident based on the evidence. Other times, though, police are baffled because the circumstances are just so bizarre.

Simple Trick For Opening Cans Without Tools Could Be A Lifesaver In An Emergency

If you ever find yourself in a survival situation where food is scarce, canned goods are going to be your best friend. There’s just one problem: canned good usually require can openers, and tools like that might be hard to come by in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or the outdoors).

Couple's New Dream Home Turns Nightmarish After They're Harassed By A Mysterious Stranger

For most people, buying a home is high on the list of lifetime goals. And since the process of saving for and choosing a house can be difficult, it ultimately makes it all the more special when you finally decide where you’ll settle down with your family.

Two Rescuers Go Above And Beyond To Give Unresponsive Little Girl A Chance To Survive

While grown-ups have to deal with a lot of challenges, a child’s biggest concern should be whether or not her friends will want to play tag or jump rope at recess. But on one autumn night in 2017, kindergartener Janessa Sims had far more serious worries on her mind.

Identical Triplets Separated At Birth Later Discover Their Role In A Sinister Social Experiment

We all like to think we’re unique individuals with our own look and style, but at some point or other, we’ve been told we have a doppelgänger somewhere in the world. It’s these bizarre occurrences that make us question whether we’re as unique as we’d like to believe.

Woman Returns Home From Vacation To Find That Uninvited Guests Have Completely Taken Over

Unless you’re saddled with small children or a packed-tight itinerary that would make a doctor’s schedule look relaxed, vacations should be a time of peace and rest. That’s all Crystal Taylor wanted—and didn’t get—when she packed her bags for a trip south.

Mom Expecting Normal Twins Soon Realizes Just How Dangerous Her Situation Really Is

For parents anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby, the fear of some sort of health complication can be the scariest thing imaginable. Naturally, when Lisa and Darren Hansen found out their unborn twins were in serious danger, they felt their hearts drop.

Woman Gets Duped Into Attending A Funeral Only To Realize The Service Is For Her

When a person you love regularly engages in an activity or habit that puts their life at risk, helping them get back on track can feel like a hopeless task. However, that doesn’t stop friends and family from trying. When it comes to someone you care about, it’s worth it.

Young Cop Seems Like A Model Police Officer Until Her Secret Double Life Is Exposed

By all accounts, Officer Samantha Sepulveda was one of the more renowned members of the Freeport Police Department in Long Island, New York. During her first several years, she was determined to break down every possible gender barrier that could set her back in what was, by and large, a male-dominated field.

Police Say These Safety Tips Could Prevent People From Being The Victim Of A Burglary Or Worse

We’d like to think most criminals are like the two goons from the Home Alone films: easily thwarted with a few traps developed by a little kid. The unfortunate fact, however, is that criminals have become exceedingly clever.

Little Girl Finds A Secret Room In Her House That Leads Into An Even Wilder Surprise

When preparing to welcome a new arrival into the family, expecting parents will take all sorts of steps to ready themselves and their home. They’ll read all of the baby books, childproof the house, buy more diapers than they can count, and paint the nursery.

Teen Vanishes Into Thin Air Under Suspicious Circumstances At A Local House Party

Realizing that a family member or a close friend has gone missing is one of the worst situations imaginable. The nagging uncertainty over where they are—and what could have happened to them—just further proves how crucial it is to trace there whereabouts and bring them home safely.

How One Girl's Heroic Escape Saved Her Chained And Starving Siblings From Their Parents

Ask just about anyone who has a tight-knit family and they’ll tell you it’s the absolute best. While some people yearn for their independence the moment they turn 18, some people simply can’t imagine life without their family members. From the outside, the Turpins of southern California felt the same way.

Self-Proclaimed 'Prophet' Abducts His Own Children As Police Race To Save Them In Time

In a healthy marriage, you should be able to trust no one more than your partner. Ideally, you’d be able to confide in each other about everything. And once kids enter the equation, it’s important to know you can lean on one another to keep your family safe and happy.

Fishermen Reeling In A Massive Catch Start Freaking Out When They See What It Looks Like

There isn’t much that can surprise an experienced fisherman out in the water. Sure, it can be exciting to make a big catch, but for the most part, you always know what you’re up against. But even these fishermen in Zhoushan, China, must have been shocked when they reeled in one strange haul.