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8 Simple Steps To Overcome Shyness
Are you a shy person? Shyness is simply a feeling of nervousness or awkwardness when around other people. No matter who you are, each of us have our times when we feel shy. For example, when you're new on your first day at work, when you're at a party and everyone is a complete stranger, when you're with someone you are attracted to, when you're asked to speak in front of a huge audience, etc. When we're caught in a state of shyness, most of us will take on certain actions to "protect" ourselves. Some of us become reclusive. Some of us turn into introverts. And some of us try to evade the situation altogether. While these actions make you feel "safe", doing them aren't exactly constructive. For example, you can hide from an awkward situation, but you gain nothing out of it except for self-perceived safety. While you can keep turning down social invitations and avoid strangers, at the end of the day you'll still be the same person. You'll not be able to grow as a person nor build new social connections.
The 35 Dirtiest Vanity Plates Of All Time
It takes a certain type of person to get a vanity plate and that person is usually a gigantic douche bag. Almost all vanity plate people were ignored by their parents as children which is why they spend the rest of their lives trying to make people notice them with their Ed Hardy shirts and their "witty" license plates. This is why you should always offer free candy to people with vanity plates because I'm pretty sure they're all on the verge of having a nervous breakdown any second. And let's face it, sports cars.
10 Largest Sharks In The World
There are more than 360 species split across 8 orders of sharks. Some sharks are predators and some are perfectly safe. Some sharks are large and some sharks are small, but humans in general are fascinated with size and because of this I have compiled a list of the 10 largest sharks in the world.
18 Films Considered the Greatest Ever in Each Category
Every so often, a film comes along that resets the standard for itís genre so i decided to list down the greatest ever in each of the categories based on the awards and user votes from multiple sources to eliminate any bias.
Top 10 Worst Oil Spills
Oil spills have occurred ever since we began to harvest it for various uses, as a result of human error, laziness, or pure ignorance. Most recently, the devastating Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been all over the news- oil was pouring out of the blown rig for almost 100 days- so you probably wonít be surprised to find it on this list. More surprising: there have been worse spills in history. Remember 1989ís Exxon Valdez oil spill? It was heavily referred to during the recent Deep Water Horizon oil spill, yet this oil spill doesnít even make the list. Sadly, the Exxon Valdez spill seems miniscule compared to the other spills on this list. Below are the 10 worst oil spills ever recorded in history determined by the amount of oil that was leaked during the disaster.
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The 9 Craziest Professional Sports Hazing Rituals
Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant recently made waves by refusing to participate in his teamís traditional hazing ritual. The utter defiance of the NFL noob sent a shockwave across the sporting universe. How dare an overpaid, overindulged, and overexposed professional athlete act like a mature human being! Bryant should consider himself lucky he didnít have to endure one of these other hallowed rookie hazing rituals.
Top 10 Popular Music Rip-Offs
One of the hardest aspects of creating a hit single is laying down a catchy melody and instrumental progression. It is no secret that some of the most popular bands in music history have recycled some of their melodies and used them in numerous songs. This may get a bit redundant, but the artist who owns the copyright to a progression can alter it in any way they please. Problems arise when a band samples another groupís music without their permission. Every year dozens of copyright infringement lawsuits are filed in the music industry. In some cases it can be hard to determine if a song has been violated, while in others the rip-off is clear. Some acts in the music industry care more about copyright infringement then others. The well established and famous bands, such as The Beatles, Tom Petty and Simon and Garfunkel allow certain remakes of their songs, and consider the action as a sign of respect.
13 More Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You
Former identity thieves spill the beans on everything from which credit card is the most difficult to steal, to why your dumpster is a gold mine for thieves.
6 Good Online FTP Clients For When You Are On The Road
Most of the time, when you need to transfer files to your web hosting account or any other remote server, you might be at home on your laptop where youíve got your favorite desktop FTP client installed. However, when youíre on the road or using a friendís computer, a desktop FTP client may not be available. The fastest solution for transferring files from anywhere in the world is by using an online FTP client. Using such clients, you can transfer images or files from a digital camera or memory stick to a remote server from any computer. Here at MakeUseOf, weíve covered a number of the best desktop FTP clients like FileZilla, which Mark reviewed and various other FTP clients for Windows or Mac. When youíre on the go, desktop FTP clients just wonít do. Youíve got pics on the memory stick that youíve got to upload to your website, and you need to do it now. So pull into a library or Internet cafe, fire up the web, and browse through this list of the five best web-based FTP clients .
10 Classic Dying Lines in Movies
The only thing better than a good death in a movie, is a good line immediately before it. Some lines have achieved immortality in their own right. Here is a brief sample, in reverse chronological order. It is not, and cannot be, complete. There are many, many more. Please add them in the comments. WARNING: Contains spoilers.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Bedbugs
The old rhyme "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" has become a frightening reality lately. With bedbug outbreaks so common they're hardly even newsworthy anymore, people are on high alert for the tiny insects. But with increased awareness comes an onslaught of rumors, myths and flat-out fallacies. So WD went to the experts to differentiate fact from fiction, and found out everything you never knew about bedbugs.