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Things That Are Pretty Much Scams But Most People Accept As Legitimate Business

There are a surprising amount of businesses out there that exist not because their service requires that much time or skill, but because of some dubious sociological precedent in place, or because they actively try to keep people from knowing the truth. Unlike these things people wrongfully think are scams, some industries are just run by bastards. 

Fees, businesses and services that are basically scams.
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Bill Hader gets into the nitty and gritty of what he'd tell his younger self. Anyone out there dealing with anxiety might benefit from giving this one a listen. 

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Stuff People Learned Embarrassingly Late In Life

Sometimes what we think of as common knowledge isn't actually as common as we thought. Well, also people can be pretty dumb. In fact, there might be one or two of these that make you go "holy crap I'm a moron." If you still think Alaska is an island there's probably no hope for you but, what the hell, live and learn.

Obvious things, facts, and common knowledge that people learned too late in their lives.
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25 Life Pro Tips That Are Cheat Codes For Real Life

All great stuff here from Reddit's life pro tips section. Things like always assuming that when you're on hold that the other person can hear you, might keep you out of some very avoidable, and uncomfortable situations. They say that we gain experience through living, but some of us need that hard-earned wisdom or common sense more than others. 

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Dude Almost Falls For Incredibly Believable Scam

We like to see idiot scammers get trolled, but sometimes they're incredibly clever and have access to way more of your information than you thought. Seriously, someone can dig up tons of personal information on you like your family members and past addresses in order to look legit, and frankly that's spooky as hell. This guy had to deal with just that but thankfully had the sense to back out.

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20 Honest Advertisements Telling The Truth About Their Products

These refreshing spins on traditional advertisements, show us what it'd look like if ads actually told the truth about why consumers want their product, or what they can expect from using said products. Sometimes you've had a rough go of it and you just want to eat your feelings away with a pint of Ben & Jerry's; or it's been a booze-soaked night of madness and you wound up at Waffle House at 2am cause you're drunk out of your mind. 

If advertisements told the truth in 20 images.
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23 Military Members Share Things They Wish They Knew Before Joining

Military members are sharing some hard-earned advice about the things they wish they've have known before joining the military. If you're on the fence about joining the military yourself, you might stand to benefit from these nuggets of wisdom. 

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20 Pawn Shop Employees Describe Things People Think Are Valuable But Are Worthless

Pawn shop employees are trying to help enlighten any hopeful people out there looking to make some money off the pawn shop, that their stuff might in fact be worthless. You don't want to find yourself all kinds of excited about some old family heirloom only to realize that it was worth the most while sitting around the place gathering dust. 

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The Madness Of Hatpin Panic Explained In 12 Ridiculous Tweets

Just to think that in the old days there were people out there fighting back against sickening pervs by pulling swords out of their hats. 

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the relatively simple observation that people lacking in knowledge on a certain subject will overestimate their own abilities related to that subject. Or rather, stupid people aren't smart enough to know they're dumb. Basically, the less you know, the more you think you know. This can have real problems when it comes to things like public health and representative democracy. 

They say it effects everybody, so who knows how much we just glossed over writing this description.

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25 Amazed People Share the Biggest Idiots They've Ever Met

The world is a big amazing place filled with all types of people. Some of these people lack self awareness to a profound degree. Like it's actually amazing how bad some people are at thinking.And we love to hear about them. Here's some more dumb stuff people have said.

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An Invaluable Tumblr Post On How To Use Hotels As Hideaways

This informative Tumblr thread breaks down how anyone can potentially use a hotel as a safe haven, if they're trying to get away from someone in a dangerous situation. 

If you're looking around for another helpful Tumblr thread, check out this one, which breaks down what to do if you find yourself buried alive. Ya never know...

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40 Ashamed People Share Basic Information They Realized Way Too Late

If you just keep doing something you learned in childhood without any self reflection, you might end up doing some stupid things for way too far into your adult life. Sometimes song lyrics or figures of speech don't make sense until you see them in writing. People are often wrong, even about their own health, but what sucks is when you're publicly, idiotically wrong for waaaaay too long.

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Informative Tumblr Thread Deconstructs Actual Meanings of Figures of Speech

Some of your favorite sayings may have actually been invented to say exactly the opposite of what they now mean. Hey, you learn something new every day, right? Here's another enlightening thread on something that might be near and dear to you.

good ol' tumblr explains figures of speech and expression and where they came from
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