POSTS BYSTORIES BY FRANCESCA REA

20 Of The Coolest Festivals Celebrated By Different Cultures Around The World

Put away the streamers, the nice music, and the piping hot hors d’oeuvres — in fact, forget everything you know about celebrations. While you might imagine festivals as casual gatherings, when they reach their full potentials, they’re marvelous exhibits of colors, oddities, baby jumpings, tomato tossings, and more (seriously).

20 Creative People That Came Up With Wildly Inventive Solutions To Everyday Problems

Don’t have a rain jacket? Your dog keeps escaping from the yard? You’re in desperate need of toilet paper? These are all annoying problems that we’ve faced at one time or another — but they’re not unsolvable.

20 Strange Household Hacks Using Everyday Items That Make People's Lives So Much Better

You work well over 40 hours a week, you’re tight on cash, and you just want to make your life a little easier. So you invest in fancy cleaning products and spend an absurd amount of your paycheck on five-minute beauty regimes…and it still feels like you’re wasting time and money you don’t have.

16-Year-Old Whose Home Was Disappearing Into The Sea Figures Out A Genius Way To Save It

The Indian island of Majuli is in terrible danger! In fact, the situation is so grave that scientists fear the island might cease to exist in the near future. That’s right, an entire piece of land could just vanish!

A Look At The Wild Plants That Can Harm You — And Ones That Can Save Your Life

Imagine you’re hiking through the forest and all of a sudden you go sliding down the side of a mountain. You’re stuck, you’re all alone, and the only thing in your backpack is a water bottle, crumbs from a Nature Valley bar, and your dead cell phone. What do you do?

20 Places That Only The Bravest People Would Ever Dare To Actually Visit

Sure, the boarded-up house at the end of the street might make passersby shudder. Maybe you silently curse Google maps when it steers you by the long-abandoned factory on the far end of town. But when compared to the most chilling buildings in the world, these neighborhood eyesores are cheery delights

Cruise Passengers Are Startled When Ship Grinds To A Halt Before Seeing What's Up Ahead

The steak or the mahi-mahi for dinner? This is usually the most stressful choice we are faced with while on vacation — everything else is, well, at bay.

Guy Goes On Investigation After Drone Catches Mysterious Footage On Lake

You’re sitting on the shore of a giant lake savoring the serenity. After all, what place could possibly be more tranquil? Then, you notice ripples in the water and a shiver goes down your spine. Because, while the lake seems innocent enough, what’s happening just beneath its surface is a real mystery.

Twin Sisters Insist On Living Identical Lives, All The Way Down To The Husband

Twins have, what some might argue as, the strongest connection in the world. People have long been fascinated by the bond that they share. Some twins might look identical but choose to live entirely different lives, while other twins prefer to try and be as similar to their twin as is possible.

What This Guy Builds With His Bare Hands Has Everyone In Awe

Buying a house is a serious commitment, and to make matters worse, it’s super stressful. It’s such a hassle that it may leave you feeling like you’ll never find the perfect home. Hidden fees, outdated appliances, wrong neighborhood — it’s no wonder so many people wish they could just build their own perfect home. 

Photos Of 20 World-Class Olympians Then And Now Show Some Major Transformations

For world-class Olympians, their sport is their life. They eat, breathe, and sleep their craft in order to get a shot at being the best in the world at something – and having a gold medal to prove it!

Neighbors Outraged At Dad's Backyard Project Are Calling Him Brilliant Now That It's Finished

It’s no secret that parents will go the extra mile for their children. They want to give them everything they never had growing up. So whether the kids want a swing set, a trampoline, or even a sandbox in the backyard, moms and dads will always do their best to provide!

22 Childhood Photo Recreations That Prove Some Families Will Never Change

Looking through old family photos is like taking a trip down memory lane. There’s something about them that makes us want to go back in time and relive those moments of yore, if only it were possible!

Determined Journalist Used Social Media To Hunt Down Man That Took Her Brother's Life Decades Ago

Losing a loved one is never easy. The unspeakable pain of grief can be hard to ever move past completely. But, having a loved one’s life taken from them by the hands of another is even more unimaginable.

Rich Businessman That Shares A Tomb With Marilyn Monroe Had A Weird Request For His Burial

The passing of a loved one is always a difficult thing to experience. It’s comforting to know that, in their final days, our loved ones have expressed to us their wishes regarding their final resting place. Whatever it might be, we honor them.