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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 January 17, 2019

                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                Listen carefully:

                                We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                1. Pray Daily

                                You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                3. Smile Often

                                Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                8. Go Exercise

                                Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                The Bottom Line

                                It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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                                Featured photo credit: Lesly Juarez via unsplash.com

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