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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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          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

          The result: no more mental stress.

          2. Unplug

          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

          3. Easy on the Caffeine

          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

          The result: mental stress will be gone!

          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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