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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 March 13, 2019

          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

          1. Work on the small tasks.

          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

          2. Take a break from your work desk.

          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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          3. Upgrade yourself

          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

          4. Talk to a friend.

          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

          7. Read a book (or blog).

          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

          8. Have a quick nap.

          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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          9. Remember why you are doing this.

          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

          10. Find some competition.

          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

          11. Go exercise.

          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

          12. Take a good break.

          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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