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15 Outrageous But Cool Things You Can Buy Online

15 Outrageous But Cool Things You Can Buy Online

Just because you don’t need something, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get it. We all have things that we don’t need, but still bought them because we really wanted them. Sometimes, you just have to get that really cool but unnecessary item, just for the fun of it. We don’t have to justify all of our purchases, and we are allowed to have fun once in a while. With this in mind, check out these 15 really outrageous but cool things that you can order online right now.

1. 4D Master Gummy Bear Anatomy Model

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    Anyone who loves gummy bears needs to have this model. The outer casing is a plastic bear, and the parts inside show you just what a gummy bear looks like from the inside (just kidding…the gummy bears you eat don’t actually have bones, muscles, organs, etc.). You also get the fun of putting it together yourself.

    2. Bacon Scarf

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      Who doesn’t love bacon? If you are a bacon lover, this is definitely the scarf for you! It actually looks like real bacon! It is 180cm long and 35cm wide, and made from 100% silk. You will almost be able to smell the bacon every time you wear it.

      3. Faceted Meteorite Ring

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        Not only is this a cool thing to buy, it is actually an item that is very pretty and will go with just about anything. These rings are carved from an actual meteorite, the Muonionalusta Meteorite to be exact. This meteorite is believed to have landed on the earth 110,000 years ago, and you can have a small piece of it.

        4. Kim Jong-Un Scratching Post

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          If you hate this dictator, you will love watching your cat claw the stuffing out of him! This is an awesome item for cat lovers, and for those who hate fascist dictators.

          5. Two-Fisted Drinker Mug

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            If you love your beer, this is the beer mug for you, with one handle and two mugs! You can either enjoy two glasses of your favorite beer at once, or have a different kind in each glass if you like to experiment.

            6. Toblerone Jumbo

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              Chocolate lovers will go nuts (no pun intended) for this giant (4.5kg) Toblerone bar. This is the largest chocolate bar in production, and unless you plan to share, it will likely take you a couple of months to finish eating it.

              7. DCI BBQ Branding Iron

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                Barbecue enthusiasts will really enjoy being able to “brand” their own meat. You can have these branding irons personalized, so the cut of meat you grill is literally from your own personal brand.

                8. Giant Gummy Snake

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                  Here is another awesome item for gummy bear lovers, a giant, 26-pound gummy snake! This delicious treat is going to take a while to eat. If you feel so inclined, you may even want to share it with someone you love.

                  9. Beard Beer Can Cozy

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                    Beards are all the rage these days, so why not give your beer a beard too? Beer can cozies are great for keeping your beer cold and your hands warm, and this one is super-cool, combining the comfy cozy with the beard that is so popular right now.

                    10. Studio Banana Things Original Ostrich Pillow

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                      No matter where you are, you can enjoy a peaceful nap when you are using this pillow. You can use it to basically shut out the rest of the world so you can relax. It may look a bit weird, but who cares? You will be comfy and cozy, and that’s all that really matters.

                      11. Latika Soap Bag of Coal Soap

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                        If you have someone on your naughty list this year, give them a lump of coal in their stocking. Better yet, give them a few lumps of coal-shaped soaps. This black soap has an awesome aroma of smoked wood, with just a touch of vanilla and raspberry. There is actually activated bamboo charcoal in this soap, so it truly is a lump of coal.

                        12. Cocktail Shrimp Neck Pillow

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                          Enjoy sleeping on this delicacy, and you don’t even have to worry about cooking it first. This neck pillow can be used just about anywhere when you need to rest your neck, even if it does look a bit weird.

                          13. Selfie Toast

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                            The selfie craze is going to the next level. Now, you can turn your selfies into edible toast with the toaster that uses your images to create images on toasted bread. This is a real toaster, and it can burn any image you like onto your toast. Imagine scaring overnight guests with photos of what they did the night before burned into their toast!

                            14. Meat Cards

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                              If you are looking for a business card that is going to make you stand out, start handing out cards that are made out of meat. These cards are made with jerky, so they are as delicious as they are impressive.

                              15. Moss Bath Rug

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                                Do you love the feel of moss between your toes? If so, bring that feeling indoors with a bath mat made of moss. It is a living mat, and you don’t have to worry about decay or rot thanks to a foam tray that allows for easy watering of the moss (it only needs a few drops of water a day to thrive).

                                Featured photo credit: STUDIO BANANA THiNGS via studiobananathings.com

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                                Last Updated on September 10, 2019

                                7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                                Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                                Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                                This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                                One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                                Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                                Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                                1. Gratitude

                                Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                                The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                                Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                                So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                                  2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                                  This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                                  For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                                  What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                                  Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                                  3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                                  This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                                  Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                                  An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                                  Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

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                                    4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                                    According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                                    There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                                    5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                                    Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                                    Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                                    6. Rise Earlier

                                    The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                                    For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                                    So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                                    Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                                    7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                                    Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                                    Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                                    It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                                    Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                                    Featured photo credit: Carli Jeen via unsplash.com

                                    Reference

                                    [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                                    [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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