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20 Fascinating Webcams You Can Watch Online Right Now

20 Fascinating Webcams You Can Watch Online Right Now

D’you ever sit and think to yourself “I wish I could creep over the whole entire Earth right now. Cats, jellyfish, you name it I wanna creep on it.” Luckily for you, Ink Tank have catalogued 20 great webcams you can watch right now! Whether you’re interested in watching wildlife, Abbey Road or grass grow; we’ve got the cam for you!

20 Fantastic Webcams You Can Watch Right Now!

Most people with Internet access have webcams these days, but did you know that there are cams all over the world that stream live, letting you watch intriguing events or see beautiful scenery in real time? Here are our picks for the most interesting webcams that are publicly-accessible (and legal, of course).

1. Cat cams

iPet Companion not only lets you view various cat shelters with your webcam, but you can also play with the cats using a set of interactive tools. Yes, you can play with cats over the Internet. Right now.

2. International Space Station cam

Hang out at the International Space Station, where you can catch live streams of the crew doing their thing and stunning views of Earth.

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    3. Earth Cam

    Take a quick and easy vacation by checking out the many live views from all over the world offered by Earth Cam—from scenic, relaxing beaches to Times Square, Earth Cam has something for everyone.

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    4. Drive Me Insane

    Drive Me Insane features a live cam inside a home, with interactive components. Your goal is to drive the resident insane by turning on lamps. There’s even a disco ball!

    5. Old Faithful cam

    Watch Yellowstone Park’s famous geyser Old Faithful erupt.

    6. Abbey Road cam

    Live cam of Abbey Road, made famous by the Beatles. Watch the hilarity ensue as tourists stop traffic in order to emulate the scene.

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      7. Real Life Cam

      For the voyeurs out there: Real Life Cam lets you observe in real time the private life of other (fully aware) people round-the-clock. NSFW on occasion.

      8. Africam

      Watch African wildlife gather at waterholes on several live cams at Africam.

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      9. Aquarium cams

      Both the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Vancouver Aquarium have several live webcams that let you watch animals live and play in their exhibits, including sharks, sea otters, penguins and belugas.

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        10. Critter Yard cam

        Critter Yard has a live cam with an interactive feature that lets you feed the chickens every 20 minutes.

        11. Watching Grass Grow cam

        For the thrill-seekers, you can literally watch grass grow over at the aptly-named Watching Grass Grow cam site.

        12. Animal cams

        Explore.org offers a number of animal-viewing live cams, such as this cam at the Warrior Canine Connection Puppy Enrichment Center, where golden and labrador retrievers train to become service dogs. Animal Planet Live also lets you watch various animals.

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        13. Northern Lights cam

        Check out the Northern Lights in real time at the Canadian Space Agency’s AuroraMAX cam. Bookmark this cam for later, as the lights aren’t easily observed during the summer.

        14. Ghost cam

        Watch for ghosts at Indiana’s oldest public library, Willard Library, which some believe to be haunted.

        15. FogCam

        FogCam claims to be the world’s oldest web cam, letting people view San Francisco since 1994.

        16.Las Vegas wedding chapel cam

        A live cam at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel lets you watch drunk couples make huge mistakes and Elvis themed weddings.

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          17. Big Rig Travels cam

          Live like a trucker and travel across America in a big rig with Big Rig Steve and his live cam.

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          18. The 72 oz Steak Challenge cam

          Watch diners at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, TX attempt the 72 oz steak challenge.

          19. Loch Ness Monster cam

          Watch for Nessie at the Loch Ness Monster Cam.

          20. Bald eagles cam

          You can watch Pittsburgh’s nesting bald eagles here.

          20 webcams that are a perfect cure for boredom–we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do! Let us know in the comments which is your favorite, or the webcams that we might have missed.

          Written by Kathleen of Ink Tank

          Featured photo credit: Jas via flickr.com

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          The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

          The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

          Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

          your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

            Why You Need a Vision

            Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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            How to Create Your Life Vision

            Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

            What Do You Want?

            The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

            It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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            Some tips to guide you:

            • Remember to ask why you want certain things
            • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
            • Give yourself permission to dream.
            • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
            • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

            Some questions to start your exploration:

            • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
            • What would you like to have more of in your life?
            • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
            • What are your secret passions and dreams?
            • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
            • What do you want your relationships to be like?
            • What qualities would you like to develop?
            • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
            • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
            • What would you most like to accomplish?
            • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

            It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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            What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

            Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

            A few prompts to get you started:

            • What will you have accomplished already?
            • How will you feel about yourself?
            • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
            • What does your ideal day look like?
            • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
            • What would you be doing?
            • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
            • How are you dressed?
            • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
            • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
            • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

            It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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            Plan Backwards

            It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

            • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
            • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
            • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
            • What important actions would you have had to take?
            • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
            • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
            • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
            • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
            • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

            Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

            It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

            Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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