MacCallum: School canceled at sign of ‘1st snowflake’ but not for Ebola?

http://twitter.com/#!/countryokie1/status/518006380683206656

A man from Liberia remains hospitalized with in Dallas, Texas, the people in an apartment where he had been staying are being quarantined (kind of), and about 100 people who had contact with the infected man are being monitored.

What about area schools? had a priorities question:

Explain to me why we cancel school at the 1st snowflake, but not for Ebola ? Who loses if the Texas school takes a few days off?

— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) October 3, 2014

Are authorities simply not taking the threat seriously enough?

@marthamaccallum Snow does not transform America. . . when will media get it?

— Sarah Moore (@LooneyTunes002) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum That would be admitting we got a potentially BIG problem. Allot of citizen may die of Ebola cause by PoliticalCorrectness

— Daniel Foynes (@DanielFoynes) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum I don&;t buy Dr Frieden analysis. CDC doesn&039;t know as much as they think about it. He spins as a politician and is guessing

— Kevin Northcutt (@northcutt2013) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum people need to do what is best for their child and not what is best for the schools funding..

— Barbara Carr (@BeYourselfBarb) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum Parents should not send their kids to school. None!

— molcuta (@molcuta) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum so true . I live here at ground zero and Martha , people are really scared to send their little ones to school.

— Ed Butowsky (@EdButowsky) October 3, 2014

Ebola concerns may not have prompted area school closings, but weather has:

@marthamaccallum Agree! Some Dallas schools are closed today do to power outages,blessing in disquise.Too many ppl downplaying Ebola risk

— brandi (@itsjustboo) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum @JaniceDean says lots of Dallas schools closed bcuz storms. Maybe God closed the schools bcuz the superintendent wouldn&039;t?

— Exozone (@Exozone) October 3, 2014

@marthamaccallum mother nature did just that. Dallas ISD closed today. Power outage from big storms yesterday

— Randy Maxwell (@Maxhawk4) October 3, 2014

41 Dallas ISD schools are without power this morning&;here is the list http://t.co/iCZDIkcTV4 http://t.co/zL4tgSlfkx

— Tempestt Moore (@tcmoore26) October 3, 2014

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Out: #BanBossy; In: FLOTUS, celebs’ moms ‘nag you’ to buy O-care [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/LadyLibrty/status/444503530309959682

The desperation &; it reeks.

That March 31 deadline is fast approaching, and the Obama administration is running out of ways to get young people to sign up for Obamacare. Tapping a generic mom doesn&;t seem to have done the trick, so now, they&8217;re bringing out the big guns:

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Something tells us that these moms don&8217;t have to worry about their grown-up children losing their health coverage or being forced to find new doctors.

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Good for her. But last time we checked, she&8217;s not our mom, and we&8217;re not children. So why does Team Obama insist on treating us like we&8217;re just a bunch of naïve kids who don&8217;t know what&8217;s good for us? It&8217;s getting really old — and really stupid:

http://twitter.com/#!/SeanGHiggins/status/444471607634182145

Ugh.

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No, you nag us because you&8217;re nags.

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Great question.

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Let them nag. Let them call us knuckleheads. We know what&8217;s best for us — and it isn&8217;t Obamacare.

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Related:

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‘BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING YOU!’ Ludicrous HHS GetCovered ad fixed; Explains Pajama Boy? [Photoshops]

‘This is stupid. You should feel bad’: Is OFA ‘employing 4th graders’ to promote Obamacare? [pics]

Is the White House sure it wants to stick with the ‘peace of mind’ Obamacare push?

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Here’s What It’s Like When Everyone Thinks Your Girlfriend Is Your Carer

Shane Burcaw and are the most awesome couple you’ve ever seen.

1. Here’s Shane Burcaw and his girlfriend, Anna Reinalda.

Shane Burcaw / Anna Reinalda

2. Burcaw suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. BuzzFeed News asked him about his condition. He said:

I have an enormous penis. Am I allowed to say that? Off to a great start! But seriously, I was born with a disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes my muscles to waste away as I get older. I’ve been in a wheelchair since I was about 3 years old and my body is incredibly weak, so I rely on people to help me with pretty much every aspect of staying alive.

Oh yes, the other really important thing about Burcaw is this: He’s a very funny guy. His blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, has over half a million followers. It’s by turns moving and hilarious: He’s writing about a condition that will eventually kill him. But take a while to read it: His humour in the face of his daily struggles is inspirational.

4. Anyway, a couple of days ago Burcaw wrote an article for the The Morning Call about Reinalda, his girlfriend of two months, and how strangers assume she’s his nurse.

He wrote:

Once, a person blankly asked if she was “the one who takes care of him.” We’ve gotten used to this bizarre, recurring question, and often find ways to poke fun at their ignorance.

“He’s my dad,” Anna will answer with deadpan perfection.

“I just pay her to be my friend,” I will say.

In the thoroughly heartwarming piece, Burcaw said he didn’t think he was worthy of romantic affection for much of his young life. “I worried that my physical limitations would prevent girls from wanting to date me,” he wrote. “I will not be able to pick her up in my car, I can’t give hugs or hold hands very well, and we will be limited in the activities we can do for dates.”

But at college, he “met some spectacular people who helped me shake the notion that love was only for the physically abled”.

He added: “Once I realised that there are girls out there who are more than happy to â&;&;make it work’, the fear of being unloved for all eternity drifted away like a funny joke of the past.”

And he wrote about how he and Anna had bonded over laughter:

One of our main sources of bonding became teaching her how to keep me alive, like how to brush my teeth without choking me, or how to put my shoes on without snapping my ankles … She deserves an award for putting up with my relentless teasing.

5. So we decided to ask them more about their relationship.

Shane Burcaw / Anna Reinalda

6. We started by asking about their first date. Reinalda said:

Our first date wasn’t strictly speaking a date, but it was our first meal together one on one. We were both ridiculously nervous to even be in the same room together, but the wheelchair had nothing to do with that. My first time driving his van was slightly nerve-wracking, but only because the vehicle was older than I am and probably not the safest thing to have on the road. At the restaurant, we sat next to each other, laughed at our stupid shyness and just enjoyed exploring each other’s minds.

I think that by far the strangest thing to me was having a stranger approach the table to congratulate Shane on the success of his book and his column in the Morning Call [a Pennsylvania newspaper]. The whole fame thing isn’t something I’m used to. But cutting his food, giving him sips of his â&8364;&732;dicksweat’, also known as beer, and remembering to drive slowly enough to avoid setting Shane’s head off-balance were things that came without a second thought.

7. And when did they realise a relationship could work? She said:

It was never really a question for me as to whether we could make a relationship work. From pretty early on in our friendship, Shane was practically throwing himself at me. I’m kidding, but we did both express that we had hopes of some day having a romantic relationship, though we agreed that it was best to get to know each other first.

8. And Burcaw told us:

I realised very early on that Anna was smarter and funnier than me, and I knew right then that I wanted a relationship with her if that’s what she wanted.

9. We asked them more about negative experiences they’ve had. Reinalda said:

People are overall very nice about the whole wheelchair thing; they hold doors for us and tend to be respectful of our space, which is lovely. But there are definitely occasions where I’ve felt the taboo of disability creeping up on us. For example if we’re out to dinner, until Shane opens his mouth, waiters tend to look at me to tell them his order. It isn’t a huge deal for either of us, I don’t think. We usually ignore little things like that because it most often comes from a genuine lack of understanding, which is entirely valid.

10. And Burcaw said:

In my 22 years of being in a wheelchair I’ve learned to roll my eyes and laugh at this sort of behaviour. But it is rather annoying. Anna and I make light of these situations by screwing with them.

Shane Burcaw / Anna Reinalda

12. So what do the pair have in common? Burcaw said:

Anna and I really connected over writing. We both majored in English and found that we can talk for hours about books we’ve read, or pieces that we’re currently working on. We may or may not even be working on a book together.

13. And Reinalda told us:

We’re both warm-weather people, and neither of us, Shane in particular, enjoys being cold very much. So most of our outings up until now have been indoor and food related. But we look forward to all kinds of outdoor adventures when the snow melts. We’re actually planning a southern mini-vacation in a few weeks to get a headstart on spring temperatures!

14. Then we asked them about the one thing they really like about the other person:

Reinalda told us: “He takes wonderful care of our betta fish, Crème de Menthe.”

And Burcaw said: “She has the world’s most adorable yawn, which reminds me of Little Foot from The Land Before Time. She’s constantly making me laugh. It’s so tough to pick my favourite thing about her, because there are so many things about Anna that make me feel unbelievably lucky to even know her, let alone be in a loving relationship together.”

15. And these guys are pretty upbeat about the future, you know.

Burcaw told us: “It’s probably a little early to be saying this, but I’m going to have her babies.”

Pretty awesome, huh? And if you enjoyed that, Burcaw would like you to go to his shop and buy an autographed copy of his memoir: “The proceeds will go to my nonprofit organization, which helps people with muscular dystrophy!”

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29 Delicious Dips To Share With People You Like

When I dip you dip we dip.

1. 5-Ingredient Layered Pizza Dip

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Take your favorite late night indulgence to the next level. Get the cheesy recipe here.

2. Bread Bowl Spinach Dip

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What’s creamy on the inside and carby on the outside? Answer: this unreal dip.

3. French Onion Dip

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Add a little je ne sais quoi to your party. Learn how here.

4. Fiesta Baked Bean Dip

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The spices and flavors in this creation will drive you absolutely loco. Get the details here.

5. 5-Ingredient Cannoli Dessert Dip

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Who ever said that you can’t have dip for dessert? Prove the haters wrong with this recipe.

6. 7-Layer Dip

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You won’t be able to wait to take the plunge into this culinary masterpiece. Try it out here.

7. Black Bean Hummus

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Kiss the boring old chickpea goodbye, and say hello to the black bean. Check out this life-changing hummus recipe.

8. Creamy Pesto Dip

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It’s actually really easy being green. Let this dip recipe show you how.

9. Skinny Black Bean Dip

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With this healthy dip recipe, you no longer have to sacrifice your beach bod when you party snack.

10. Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus

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This hummus is a lil’ sweet, a lil’ spicy and a whole lot satisfying.

11. Creamy Peanut Butter & Honey Yogurt Dip

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With this simple recipe, you can easily get your dip on for breakfast too.

12. Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip

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Holy smokes. Get the show-stopping recipe here.

13. Lentil Hummus

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Your lonely bag of pita chips has been waiting its whole life for this hummus recipe to come around.

14. Parmesan Cheese Dip

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There’s no such thing as too much cheese. Add a little more to your life with this recipe.

15. Sun-Dried Tomato & Brie Dip

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Add just the right amount of class to your next party. Get the recipe here.

16. Super Fresh Salsa Dip

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You really won’t mind if this salsa gets a little fresh with you. Recipe here.

17. Chunky Guacamole Dip

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This recipe will never fail to guac your world.

18. Beet Hummus

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If you’re looking to add a little burst of color to your plate, this hummus will definitely do the trick.

19. Pizza Fondue Dip

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This dip is everything we love about American-Italian cuisine, in ONE DISH. Get it here.

20. Marshmallow Creme Dip

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Skip the fancy restaurant dessert and snuggle on the couch with this homemade fondue dip instead.

21. Sriracha & Greek Yogurt Dip

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Keep up with all the latest food trends with this creamy, spicy dip recipe.

22. Traditional Italian Garlic Dip

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You probably won’t want to make this before a date. So ditch the date and stay home with this dip instead.

23. Guacamole Hummus

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This lovechild of guac and hummus is the Cronut of dips. Except you won’t even have to wait in line for it, so it’s better.

24. Creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto Dip

Oh you fancy, huh? Then this versatile pesto dip is your match made in food heaven.

25. Strawberry Peach Guacamole Dip

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This tangy guac will have you pining for those warm summer days.

26. Cheesy Artichoke Dip

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We’ve finally found the ultimate comfort food. This mind-blowing cheesy masterpiece will never fail to melt your heart.

27. Bean Dip in a Cup

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With this recipe, you no longer have to fight off the other party guests for a chance at the dip bowl.

28. Pesto Hummus

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If you thought pesto had done it all, this dip opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Get the deets here.

29. Creamy Peanut Butter Hummus

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Deciding what to pair your baby carrots with can be extremely stressful. So let this creamy hummus recipe make the decision for you.

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Keep Kids Learning During Spring Break With These Awesome DIY Science Experiments

Spring break is almost here for students, but as a parent, you can teach your kid that doesn’t have to stop for the Easter bunny. The cool thing about experiments is that they can be super fun for kids….and adults! Here are some simple but awesome ways to teach kids how the world works!

1. Make a leak-proof bag.

Fill a plastic bag with water and stick pencils all the way through both sides. If done correctly, there won’t be any leaks! This is because the bag is made of polymers, which are long chains of molecules that separate instead of breaking.

2. Create “elephant toothpaste.”

Ask your kids if they want to see how elephant’s brush their teeth. Just pour hydrogen peroxide into a bottle, add food coloring, and dish soap. In a separate cup, add yeast and warm water together. Pour the yeast mixture into the bottle and MAKE WAY for the foam!

3. Learn about buoyancy with ketchup packets.

Fill a one or two liter bottle three quarters of the way up with water. Now throw a ketchup packet in there and see if it floats to the top. Change it up by putting a mustard or soy sauce packet in to see if the results are the same.

4. Make your own goo.

Oobleck, quicksand, slime, whatever you call it, this classic experiment can get a bit messy, but it’s always a good time. Just mix together cornstarch, water, and some food coloring, and you’ve got yourself some bona fide muck to play in.

5. Create art with milk and food coloring.

Simply pour some milk onto a plate, add a few drops of food coloring, and one drop of dish soap. Suddenly, you’re on a trip to swirl town!

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6. Learn why sunscreen is important.

Sunblock is extremely unpopular with kids (and some adults) but it’s important for your skin’s health! Prove it by having your kids spread sunscreen onto a black piece of paper. Put it in the sun and see what happens. The bare parts will fade, while the protected spots will remain dark.

7. Make gummy bears grow.

When you place them in a little salt water, gummy bears grow right before your eyes!

8. Watch what happens when you throw Ivory soap into the microwave.

Be careful — this one is hot, but it’s very cool! Throw a bar of Ivory soap into the microwave for one to two minutes and watch what happens!

9. Turn celery different colors.

Show your kids how cool celery actually is by placing stalks of it in cups filled with water and various drops of food coloring. After a few hours, the celery should absorb the water, causing them to turn colors (hopefully) making them less “icky” to .

10. Watch lemons “erupt.”

This is a much better-smelling alternative to the classic vinegar volcanoes. Cut open a lemon and add baking soda. If you want to jazz things up, just add food coloring!

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11. Play with bendable candy canes.

No matter how far from the holiday season it is, there are bound to be some candy canes lying around your home. Unwrap them, place them on aluminum foil, and stick them in the oven at 350 degrees. When you take them out after two or three minutes, your kids should be able to bend them like a toy!

12. Blow up balloons with vinegar and baking soda.

Place vinegar into a bottle and baking soda into a balloon, then stick the balloon on the bottle. When the baking soda falls into the vinegar, the ballon slowly inflates!

13. Make your own bouncy balls.

Create a mixture of glue and cornstarch, add food coloring, and pour your mix into a container of borax and water. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, take it out and form the goo into a ball. Let it dry and you’ve made yourself a bouncy ball!

14. Learn about the buoyancy of oranges.

Did you know that oranges float, but when they’re peeled, they can’t? Show this to your kid by placing two oranges — one peeled, one unpeeled — into a bucket of water.

15. Make your own butter.

This is a pretty fun (and delicious) way to get kids into cooking. Just pour some double cream into a jar and shake until it becomes the good stuff!

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Most of these experiments can be done in far less than an hour, so your kids will have plenty of time to soak in that spring weather before and after a healthy dose of knowledge!

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‘Screw you Michelle Obama’; School students still unhappy with healthy ‘poopy’ lunches

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Kids these days. You just can&;t please them. Take First Lady Michelle Obama&8217;s attempts to impose North Korean work camp meal standards at our schools. Don&8217;t the kids realize it&8217;s for their own good and that the government knows better than they do?

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Wow, when you lose the lunch ladies, well &; you&8217;ve lost the lunch ladies.

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Here Are 16 Foods So Bad For You They’re BANNED In Some Countries. But Not America.

There are foods that you eat, possibly every day, that are so toxic that they are banned from being used in countries. The European Union, China and other superpowers have backed off from using some heavily and chemicals that have been proven to cause health issues when consumed. But not the United States. You have probably consumed at least one of these items in the past day, if not more. Each and every one of them have been banned in other countries.

1.) The burgers you eat every day.

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2.) Eat chicken nuggets? Or other fast food chicken?

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3.) Pssst, there is poison in your chicken.

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4.) Mmm, asthma pork chops.

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5.) Energy drinks are worse than you thought.

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6.) How does TAR make its way in?

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7.) Chicken washed in chems… yum.

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8.) The bread you’re eating is awful.

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9.) Bleached flour can’t possibly be tasty.

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10.) I think I would prefer the rotten meat.

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11.) Mmm. Antibiotics.

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12.) This is how mutants are created.

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13.) They create tumors… but we totally eat them.

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14.) It’s what’s in your baby formula.

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15.) How to sterilize the masses.

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16.) That’s right. Anal leakage.

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(H/T Piximus) It’s been proven that countless processed foods and additives are terrible for the population’s health, yet the United States has yet to ban them. This is just another reason to start growing your own fruits and vegetables in your back yard… you won’t get anal leakage. More people should know just what they are eating. Share this information with others by clicking on the button below.

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Watching This Video Of A Sea Lion Eating A Shark Will Leave Your Jaw On The Ground

We all think of as the top predators of the sea. They are lean, mean, chomping machines. They’ve had several movies written and produced about them, several documentaries, heck, Discovery Channel has a whole week dedicated to them every year.

But when you see this gang of sea lions take down some sharks, you will start to second-guess their position at the top of the sea’s food chain. This video was taken aboard The Western Pride out of Davey’s Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watching in Newport Beach, CA.

Move over, sharks, sea lions are top dog now.

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Just look at how ruthless this sea lion is as it attacks these sharks.

Not even an approaching bird can rip the away from the sea lion’s jaws.

Best for last: the fin.

Note to self: don’t mess with sea lions.

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These incredible moments were captured by photographer Slater Moore — I imagine he felt pretty amazed by the occurrence. If you’d like to see more of his work, don’t forget to check out his Instagram.

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18 Stunning Photos That Prove Earth Isn’t So Bad

Suck it, !

1. Need a reason to stop staring at your phone? Look up!

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Redwood National and State Parks, California, United States

2. Everything the light touches is beautiful.

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South Africa, Africa

3. See the marvelous architecture and brooding clouds? It’s like something out of Lord of the Rings.

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Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy

4. And that canoe in the middle? It’s exactly where you’d want to be.

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Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

5. If you love the tropics, raise your hand.

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El Yunque, Puerto Rico

6. Or visit the mountains, if you prefer somewhere colder, but equally as epic.

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Bernese Alps, Switzerland

7. In the fall, this kind of foliage will warm your heart.

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Yugansky Reserve, Russia

8. Or you can take a dip in the center of natural symmetry.

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Lake Padarn, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

9. This could be the most beautiful walk of your life.

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Great Wall, China

10. And just look at that sunset!

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Uluru, Australia

11. This monumental landscape actually touches the sky.

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Kalalau Beach, Hawaii, United States

12. You don’t have to climb it, just admire it.

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Pedra de Gávea, Brazil

13. Even one of the busiest cities in the world can seem peaceful from a new angle.

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New York City, United States

14. These bizarre and brilliant shapes form an alternative skyline.

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Reed Flute Cave, China

15. And in beautiful storms like this, you won’t mind forgetting your umbrella.

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Queensland, Australia

16. Even deadly volcanoes have their charm.

Tom Bricker / CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: tombricker

Halema’uma’u Crater, Hawaii, United States

17. And don’t get us started on the wonders of the ocean.

USFWS – Pacific Region / CC BY / Via Flickr: usfwspacific

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, United States

18. Why to , when there’s still so much to see on Earth?

Tong Yong / CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: tonyyong

Yunnan Province, China

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