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Last Updated on May 2, 2018

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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          Last Updated on December 2, 2018

          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

          Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

          The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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          The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

          Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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          Review Your Past Flow

          Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

          Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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          Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

          Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

          Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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          Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

          Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

          We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

          Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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