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15 Most-Hated Types of Instagram Pictures

15 Most-Hated Types of Instagram Pictures

As of December 2014, Instagram has 300 million users, easily surpassing Twitter’s 284 million. Of those 300 million, 75 million are daily users. That’s a lot of food pics.

We all know that your friends will click “like” on your pictures (even if they didn’t really like it) just because they like you and you posted it. What they won’t tell you is how much they hate some of your pictures. And there are certain types of Instagram pictures everyone hates. Let’s take a look at the types of Instagram pictures you’re alienating your followers with.

1. Bad food

badfood

    You’ve got huge competition in the #foodporn category. So if you’re going to snap shots of food, they better be good! We don’t want to see pics of your half-eaten burger. We don’t want to see your plate of spaghetti (unless it was done by Chef Ramsey himself). And we definitely don’t want to see the above. Whatever it is. Ew! Make sure your food looks appetizing, you lighting is exceptional and your angle, pristine.

    2. The two-hundredth picture of your cat

    cat

      Leave the cats on Facebook. Really. We don’t need more Instagram pictures of cats. There’s no need to flood every channel you have with shots of your cat standing on his hind legs or gnawing on your sock. Now, if he’s actually navigating the streets behind the wheel of your car. That? We want to see.

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      3. Your nine-millionth vacay pic

      anothervacay

        Yes, you went to Europe. Yes, we saw your images of the plane, of the plane food, of the visa desk in Paris, of the hotel bathroom, of the bar in the hotel lobby, of the—come on. We get it already. Shoot the scenic spots and keep them hilarious. Instagram pictures are supposed to entertain us, thankyouverymuch.

        4. Badly designed quotes

        notsoinspirational

          We’re all looking for inspiration. It’s another essential purpose of Instagram pictures. Howevs, if you post a quote, at least make it worth reading and aesthetically pleasing.

          5. Your humblebrag

          humblebrag

            Oh, you didn’t mean to show off. We know. Don’t tag it #humblebrag. Tag it #fullonbrag.

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            6. Christmas presents

            Christmas

              Okay, okay, okay. The holidays are over. You raked in the goods and couldn’t be happier. Well, not everyone celebrates the holidays and we don’t want to see every present you opened. And we don’t want to see your Shinola. (Note the #humblebrag tag.)

              7. Your influx of #latergrams all at once

              Dude, you take pics. It takes three seconds to get them up on IG. Do it when you take the pic or scatter them out over time (especially since there’s a nifty way to schedule your IG posts now). One trip to the amusement park a week ago and all of a sudden, my feed is nothing but your Instagram pictures and it takes me ten minutes to fish through your #latergrams to get to the shots I really want to see. Grrrrr.

              8. Bad nails

              badnails

                Why would you even shoot these? I mean, with all the elegantly done shots of perfectly manicured digits, you decide we need to see how gross yours are? Thanks. But no thanks.

                9. Duck face, duh

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                duckface

                  OMG. For real? Who even makes the duck face anymore? If you’re a Kardashian, it’s acceptable (expected?), but you’re not. So don’t. Let us see the real you… the you you were before pro filters on Instagram.

                  10. The same setting in every pic

                  repeatsetting

                    Get off the yoga room floor. Don’t you eat or run or something? Show us some different angles. Show us some beautiful lighting. Show us that you do do more than Warrior Pose.

                    11. Dude selfies in the bathroom mirror

                    boyselfie

                      What? We are so tired of seeing buff guys take pics of themselves in the bathroom mirror with nothing but their skivvies (or a towel) on. You think you’re hot. We get it. And we’re not impressed with your ego-filtered shots.

                      12. OOTD

                      We do NOT want to see your outfit of the day, every day. Unless you’re a celebrity. Even the famous Kutcher, might not be able to get away with flaunting his stuff for his fans everyday. Oh…wait…yeah. He can.

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                      13. Out of focus

                      blurry

                        For real? Instagram has a wealth of filters to make your shots look good. Why would you post Instagram pictures that even a filter can’t come close to fixing? We do not want to see your traffic shots of blurry cars.

                        14. Receipts

                        receipts

                          Ohh! You bought Christmas presents?? Woohoo!! We are stoked for you! Let’s see those receipts! Not. We don’t care how much you spent.

                          15. Snow on the porch

                          snow

                            Really? It snowed? Amazing. Especially since you do live in Toledo. Florida snow? Probably more acceptable. But eight inches amassed on your grill in Ohio? Not so much.

                            Notice in all of this? I end making fun of myself. We’re all guilty of posting Instagram pictures we shouldn’t. And it’s fine once in a while to violate the “rules,” but just make sure that most of the time you’re posting stuff we really want to see, too.

                            Featured photo credit: Instagram via melltoo.me

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                            Last Updated on October 17, 2019

                            How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                            How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                            You see your partner every single day. They are the first person you talk to in the morning and the last person you kiss goodnight.

                            But does seeing each other day in and day out equal a healthy relationship? Not necessarily.

                            Spending quality time with your partner is the best way to ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong. This means going above and beyond sitting together while you watch Netflix or going out for the occasional dinner. You deserve more from your relationship – and so does your spouse!

                            What does quality time mean? It means spending time with your spouse without interruption. It’s a chance for you to come together and talk. Communication will build emotional intimacy and trust.

                            Quality time is also about expressing love in a physical way. Not sex, necessarily (but that’s great, too!) but through hand-holding, cuddling, caressing, and tickling. Studies show that these displays of affection will boost partner satisfaction.[1]

                            So how do you spend quality time with your partner? Here are 13 relationship tips on making the most out of your time with your partner.

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                            1. Recognize the Signs

                            If you want a healthy relationship, you have to learn how to recognize the signs that you need to spend more quality time together.

                            Some telltale signs include:

                            • You’re always on your phones.
                            • You value friendships or hobbies over quality time with your spouse.
                            • You aren’t together during important events.
                            • You are arguing more often or lack connection.
                            • You don’t make plans or date nights.
                            • You’re not happy.

                            If you are experiencing any of these relationship symptoms, know that quality time together can reverse the negative effects of the signs above.

                            2. Try New Things Together

                            Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or speak another language? How about skydive or ballroom dance?

                            Instead of viewing these as solo hobbies and interests, why not involve your partner?

                            Trying new activities together builds healthy relationships because it encourages spouses to rely on one another for emotional and physical support.

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                            Shared hobbies also promote marital friendship, and the Journal of Happiness Studies found that marital satisfaction was twice as high for couples who viewed each other as best friends.[2]

                            3. Schedule in Tech-Free Time

                            Your phone is a great way to listen to music, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with friends and family. But is your phone good for your relationship?

                            Many couples phone snub, or ‘phub’, one another. Studies show that phubbing can lower relationship satisfaction and increase one’s chances of depression.[3]

                            Reduce those chances by removing distractions when spending quality time together and showing your partner they have your full attention.

                            4. Hit the Gym as a Couple

                            One way you can spend more time together as a couple is by becoming workout partners. Studies show that couples are more likely to stay with their exercise routine if they work out together.[4] Couples also work out harder than they would solo. One study found that 95 percent of couples who work out together maintained weight loss compares to the 66 percent of singles who did.[5]

                            Join a gym, do at-home couples’ workouts, try couples yoga, hit the hiking trails, or get your bikes out. No matter which way you choose to exercise, these healthy activities can promote a healthy relationship.

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                            5. Cook Meals Together

                            Pop open a bottle of wine or put some romantic music on while you get busy – in the kitchen, of course!

                            One of the best relationship tips for spending quality time together when you both have busy schedules is to cook meals together.[6]

                            Spice things up and try and prepare a four-course meal or a fancy French dish together. Not only is this a fun way to spend your time together, but it also promotes teamwork.

                            If all goes well, you’ll have a romantic date night meal at home that you prepared with your four hands. And if the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you are guaranteed to have a laugh and create new memories together.

                            6. Have a Regular Date Night

                            Couples experience a greater sense of happiness and less stress when they are spending quality time together.[7] One of the biggest relationship tips for a healthy partnership is to include a date night in your weekly routine.

                            The National Marriage Project found that having a weekly date night can make your relationship seem more exciting and helps prevent relationship boredom.[8] It also lowers the probability of divorce, improves your sex life, and increases healthy communication.

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                            Some great ideas for what to do on your date night include:

                            • Have a movie marathon – Gather up your favorite flicks and cuddle up on the couch.
                            • Play games together – Cards, board games, video games, and other creative outlets are a fun way to spend quality time together.
                            • Recreate your first date – Go back to that restaurant and order the same meal you did when you first got together. You can spice up your evening by pretending you’re strangers meeting for the first time and see how sexy the night gets.
                            • Plan a weekend getaway – There’s nothing better than traveling with the one you love.
                            • Dinner and a movie – A classic!
                            • Try a new restaurant – Make it your mission to rate and try all of the Mexican restaurants/Irish pubs/Italian trattorias in your area.
                            • Have a long sex session – Intimacy promotes the release of the oxytocin hormone which is responsible for a myriad of great feelings.[9]

                            Here’re even more date night ideas for your reference: 50 Unique and Really Fun Date Ideas for Couples

                            Final Thoughts

                            The benefits of spending quality time together are endless. Here are just some of the ways it can contribute to a healthy relationship:

                            • Improves emotional and physical intimacy
                            • Lowers divorce rates
                            • Improves communication
                            • Reduces marital boredom
                            • Bonds couples closer
                            • Improves friendship
                            • Boosts health
                            • Reduces stress

                            These are all excellent reasons to start making date night a regular part of your week.

                            It’s easy to have a healthy relationship when you set aside dedicated time to share with your spouse. Try new things together, make your spouse your workout buddy, and look for innovative ways to be close and connected.

                            These relationship tips will bring great benefits to your marriage.

                            Featured photo credit: Allen Taylor via unsplash.com

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