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POTUS proud of NBA for joining Everytown’s gun control effort

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has scored quite a coup by convincingseveral NBA stars to appear inits new video. The New York Times reportsthat the idea originated with director Spike Lee, who approachedESPN president John Skipper, who then took the idea toNBA commissioner Adam Silver.

We sincerely didn’t know the NBA had apresident of social responsibility, butKathleen Behrens, who holds the position, told the New York Times, “We know far too many people who have been caught up in gun violence in this country, and we can do something about it.”

The video is available for viewing on YouTube, but comments are blocked, so keep your opinions to yourself.

President Obama, currently on vacation in Hawaii, tweeted his thanks to the NBA for contributing to Everytown’s gun control effort.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/23/president-obama-proud-of-nba-for-joining-everytowns-gun-control-effort/

For A Quick, Simple, And Cheap DIY Ornament, Try Glue Gun Snowflakes

Every year, I look for new and exciting DIY projects to make during the holidays.

I love to craft new and festive decorations for my home. The focal point of any wintery house is the Christmas tree. This year, I used blue lights to give off a chilly feel, and I’ve been looking for the perfect ornaments to celebrate all things winter.

That’s where this tutorial by Dave Hax comes in. He’ll take you step-by-step through creating an amazing DIY snowflake ornament, and all you need is a glue gun, some glitter glue sticks, and wax paper. It couldn’t be simpler!

You can trace pre-printed designs, or go rogue and design your own snowflakes.

Youtube / DaveHax

Read More: 20 Projects And Hacks That’ll Make You Want To Stock Up On Tinfoil

They say that every snowflake is unique, and each one of these ornaments will be one of a kind. If you know any crafters like me, share this!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/glue-gun-snowflake/

Ever Wondered What The Inside Of A Rattlesnake Nest Looks Like? Prepare For Terror

If you’ve ever wondered whether snake pits like the ones Indiana Jones is so afraid of actually exist, you’ll want to see this. A man recently attached a GoPro to a drone and flew it into a snake pit, and it was really filled with a gaggle of snakes. Needless to say, they weren’t pumped about the intrusion.

Growing angrier by the second, it was only a matter of time until they struck. What happened at the 2:15 mark will have you jumping out of your seat!

Well, I know what will be fueling my nightmares until further notice. If that guy tries this again, he might need Indy’s help!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rattlesnakes/

Toddler’s Lion Impression Isn’t Exactly Fierce, But It Is Incredibly Cute

Kids love to dress up like and imitate their favorite animals.

Personally, I loved to act like a peppy dog. It’s an adorable phenomenon, and the videos that pop up online after Halloween each year are too cute to handle. The video below, which shows a little tyke pretending to be a lion, is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

Watch the cuteness that happens when the toddler’s parent tries to get their little lion to roar.

Read More: There’s Literally Nothing Better Than A Baby’s Laugh, And This Is Proof

That’s okay, little one. You’ll grow up to be a big lion!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/toddler-lion-costume/

Report: 9-alarm fire rages in Boston neighborhood; Some injuries [photos, video]

http://twitter.com/#!/littlegormie97/status/507317998525624320

Reports of a major fire in Boston:

http://twitter.com/#!/jaysvoboda/status/507289158482931714
http://twitter.com/#!/PetesWire/status/507295469111083009
http://twitter.com/#!/cargillcreative/status/507316952399093760
http://twitter.com/#!/stacos/status/507312629581611008
http://twitter.com/#!/mediccole/status/507313292583636992

Injuries have been reported:

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveGrzanich/status/507317161187368960
http://twitter.com/#!/PetesWire/status/507301682636943360

Prayers for all involved.

http://twitter.com/#!/jeanmgriffin/status/507311909654507520

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/03/report-9-alarm-fire-rages-in-boston-neighborhood-some-injuries-photos-video/

This Guy Appears To Make Short Skits While Playing With A Dead Body

Pretty much everything that can exist does exist in some form online. While this is exciting at some level, it’s also a terrifying prospect. Most of use aren’t disturbed enough to think of all the weird, crazy things that we sometimes encounter on the internet, but the many creeps who call the web home certainly are.

And some sickos are a cut above the rest. Take, for example, a YouTuber who goes by Jake.

Jake’s channel consists solely of disturbing black and white video sketches that seem to incorporate a dead body wrapped in a garbage bag.

Saying that this footage is disturbing is putting it mildly.

All of the short flickers of text that come across the screen in these videos don’t make them any better.

One enterprising Redditor was able to piece together all of these texts. The result is actually a poem.

Here’s a transcript:

There was a lady all skin and bone; Sure such a lady was never known. It happened upon a certain day, this lady went to the church to pray. When she came to the church stile, there she did rest a little while; When she came to the church yard, there the bells so loud she heard. When she came to the church door, she stopped to rest a little more; When she came to the church within, the parson prayed ‘gainst pride and sin. On looking up, on looking down, she saw a dead man on the ground; And from his nose unto his chin, the worms crawled out, the worms crawled in. Then she unto the parson said, “Shall I be so when I am dead?” “Oh yes! Oh yes,” the parson said, “You will be so when you are dead.” Here the lady screams.

This one might be the freakiest of all.

(via Reddit)

Well, I’m never sleeping again. I’d really like to know what exactly is happening in these videos and why, but I would settle for knowing whether or not that’s a real body.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dead-body-youtube/

Female celebs confess to love of Hillary’s pantsuits in video

With only hours left before the Iowa caucuses, Lena Dunham is circulating a hastily shot and edited video showing a number of female celebrities reciting the line, “I’m with her,” with all the passion and persuasion of an automated answering machine routing your call to the help desk. To Dunham’s credit, we did recognize nearlyhalf of these big time celebs without peeking at the name cards.

All of these women love Hillary’s pantsuits, but what will they think of her bracelets when she’s finally indicted? A majority of Dunham’s followers are #FeelingTheBern, and display an encyclopedic knowledge of Clinton’s scandals.

Gossip monger Perez Hilton? He’s with her.

Now look what you’ve done, Dunham.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/01/lena-dunham-female-celebs-confess-to-love-of-hillarys-pantsuits-in-new-video/

Steven Crowder takes on Lena Dunham and “rape culture” [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisLoesch/status/522236102988820480

The left is obsessed with taking strong words and robbing them of their real meaning. “Racism” and “hate” are now applied to simple disagreement. With all the talk condemning “rape culture” are they minimizing the real crime of rape? Steven Crowder tackles the issue (and —shudder— plays Lena Dunham again) in his latest video.

New video up tonight! Will be taking @lenadunham to task and addressing our plaguing "rape culture" problem.

— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 14, 2014

Video: Steven Crowder destroys Lena Dunham’s rape story and rape culture at the same time.  This is the… http://t.co/ZZwc30K1jA

— RedBloodedAmerica (@RedBloodedGuy) October 15, 2014

Oh dear god he's back https://t.co/cTcEjYejrs

— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) October 15, 2014

@rilaws "We'll get to rape culture in a sec" is something I never should have heard Steven Crowder say.

— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) October 15, 2014

@lenadunham watch this. Quite Intriguing. NEW VIDEO: Steven Crowder tackles Real Rape v. “Rape Culture” http://t.co/fdhekHr97b

— Matt B (@mbs213) October 15, 2014

Something tells me that @scrowder will not receive an invitation to speak at a women's dept. on campus any time soon http://t.co/fONgQJt53b

— Jason Mattera (@JasonMattera) October 15, 2014

Probably a good guess.

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Don’t look now feminists, but a Dem senator just supported ‘campus rape culture’ [photo]

‘Monster Hunter’ author Larry Correia targeted for departing from ‘rape culture’ orthodoxy

‘Rape culture wins’: Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women

Revolting: Demented lib comments on rape culture by depicting Paul Ryan as rapist [pic]

Twitchy coverage of Steven Crowder

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/16/steven-crowder-takes-on-lena-dunham-and-rape-culture-video/

30 Free Workout Videos To Help You Get In Shape

You don’t need to work out for hours: These workouts are all 30 minutes or less. And you can do them pretty much anywhere, anytime (as long as you have an internet connection).

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Friendly and cautionary note: Not everyone is going to be able to do all of these workouts, and some people won’t be able to do any of them. And what’s hard for one person might be easy for another — it all depends on your individual level of fitness. Before you begin any new exercise regimen, you should talk to your doctor about what’s safe and right for you. And if you feel faint or dizzy or pain during the course of any of these workouts, stop immediately and seek medical attention.

5- to 10-Minute Workouts

Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed

1. Tone All Over Workout (Women’s Health)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells — one heavy, one lighter (in case you need it)
The gist: High-intensity circuit training (HICT) workout. You’ll do five exercises in five minutes. For each move, do as many reps as you can for 50 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and move on to the next move. You can stop working out after one circuit if you need to, but for best results repeat the whole circuit three or four times in a row.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, lunges, hops

2. 5-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout (Shaun T for Dr. Oz)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. Very intense! Constant movement.
FYI: Includes running in place, hops, lateral movement, squats

3. 5-Minute 5-Move Leg and Butt Routine (Women’s Health)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells, one heavier, one lighter if you need it
The gist: HICT workout — five moves in five minutes, 50 seconds per move, 10 seconds rest. Repeat the whole circuit a few times for best results.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, squats, lunges

4. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Length: 7 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, 12 moves total. Repeat the whole circuit a few times in a row for best results.
FYI: Includes jumping, squats, running in place

5. Spinal Cord Injury Aerobic Workout: Paraplegia

Length: 7 minutes and 45 seconds
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A series of upper-body exercises performed back to back.
FYI: This workout was created by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD).

From the YouTube video page: NCPAD presents “Exercise Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Paraplegia”. This video is funded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center and developed in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.

6. 8-Minute Boot Camp Workout from XHIT Daily

Length: About 7 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. Six moves, 30 seconds each, and then repeat. For better results, repeat the whole thing at least one more time.
FYI: Includes squats, kicks, running in place

7. 8-Minute Full-Body Tabata Workout (Class FitSugar)

Length: 8 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Tabata workout. Alternate between two moves, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds total. Then repeat the circuit again with two different moves.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, lunges

8. Spinal Cord Injury Aerobic Workout: Tetraplegia

Length: 9 minutes 20 seconds
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A series of upper-body movements performed back to back.
FYI: This is another video from the NCPAD, made for people with spinal cord injuries resulting in tetraplegia.

10- to 20-Minute Workouts

Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed

9. 10-Minute No-Equipment Fat-Burning Circuit from Turbulence Training

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity bodyweight workout. Five exercises total. For each exercise, you do four rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest. Then you move on to the next move.
FYI: Includes running in place, lunges, burpees, jumping

10. 10-Minute No-Equipment Home Workout, Full-Body Exercise (Class FitSugar)

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: 10 moves, back to back, in 10 minutes — no rest.
FYI: Includes lunges, burpees

11. Intense Ab Workout (POP Pilates)

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: Yoga mat
The gist: Abs-focused pilates routine. Great to add to the end of another, longer workout.
FYI: LOTS of crunches and crunch-like things, y’all

12. Afrobeat Werrrkout! With Scola Dondo

Length: Roughly 13 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Cardio dance workout, with some bodyweight exercises to warm up.
FYI: Lots and LOTS of jumping, dancing, some burpees, squats

13. Yoga Shape Up: Detoxifying Workout (Wai Lana for BeFiT)

Length: 14 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A very gentle routine to help you relax and unwind.
FYI: Includes some twists

14. BabyFit’s Lower Body Workout for Pregnancy (SparkPeople)

Length: 14 minutes
Equipment needed: None, although you might want a chair for balance (and you can add dumbbells if you are up for it, to make it harder)
The gist: Short lower-body strength and stretching routine, designed by certified prenatal fitness specialists
FYI: Includes some squats. Before you do this workout (or any workout) during pregnancy, talk to your doctor about what’s safe for you.

15. Level 1 Beginners Workout (Chris Powell)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Total-body bodyweight moves performed one after another, no rest between moves. Good for fitness beginners.
FYI: Includes jumping, lunges, some lateral movement

16. 15-Minute Insanity Cardio Workout Exercises (HASfit)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: Light dumbbells
The gist: High-intensity cardio moves performed back to back with no rest between moves. Best for people with intermediate to advanced fitness levels.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, jumps, high knees, mountain climbers

17. 15-Minute Total Body HIIT Workout (FitnessBlender)

Length: 15 minutes (not including your warmup)
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity interval training (HIIT). This is very intense. You have four pairs of exercises. For each move, you do 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, and alternate from one move to the next in each group. Do 3 sets per group, then move on to the next group. The last round of exercises will be a burnout round.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, clapping push-ups, jumping lunges, burpees

18. Spring Break Abs & Core Workout (Mike Chang for BeFiT)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: A small towel
The gist: Core and lower-back workout moves, back to back with no rest
FYI: Includes some hops, lateral movement

19. 15-Minute Bodyweight Burn (David Jack for EVEN Hotels)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: Workout mat
The gist: Starts with stretches, progresses to bodyweight strength moves (40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest).
FYI: Includes squats, split squats

20. The Total Mobility Workout (Sonima)

Length: 18 minutes
Equipment needed: A bench or sturdy chair
The gist: This workout was designed by Pete Egoscue, an alignment and movement expert, and it’s good for people who are trying to improve their mobility and posture. Good for beginners.
FYI: Includes running in place, squats

20- to 30-Minute Workouts

Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed

21. Strengthen Your Core (Yoga Journal To Go)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: Two blocks
The gist: Yoga sequence to help you build core strength and awareness.
FYI: Includes a back bend (flip the dog pose)

22. Shaun T 20-Minute Workout

Length: Roughly 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity circuit workout. Series of four-minute circuits. Each circuit has four moves; do each move for 15 seconds, no rest between moves, four rounds total. Very intense, but modifiable. There’s also a break in the middle.
FYI: Includes running in place, jumps, burpees, lateral movement, squats, mountain climbers, high knees

23. Denise Austin’s Prenatal Cardio Workout for a Fit & Firm Pregnancy (BeFiT)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Low-impact cardio workout for pregnant women.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, marching in place. Before you work out during your pregnancy, definitely talk to your doctor about what is safe for you.

24. Gentle Heart Pump Yoga Flow (HangTightwMarC)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A 20-minute yoga flow routine.

25. Holly Perkins 360 Fit Tone (Exercise TV)

Length: About 20 minutes
Equipment needed: One pair of dumbbells
The gist: Total-body strengthening routine, good for people with beginner or intermediate fitness levels.
FYI: Includes running in place, lunges, lateral movement, squats

26. Shaun T Shoulders, Biceps, and Triceps Workout

Length: Roughly 24 minutes
Equipment needed: Two sets of dumbbells, one heavy, one lighter (find the weight that works for you — Shaun T says that it should be heavy enough that by rep 7, you’re “feeling it.”)
The gist: Strength-training circuits focused on your upper body
FYI: Includes push-ups, boxing, some lateral movement, lots of dumbbell moves

27. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Level 1

Length: 27 minutes
Equipment needed: Dumbbells
The gist: This is a beginner workout with both strength-training moves and cardio. The video offers modifications to make moves harder and easier.
FYI: Includes some jumps, push-ups, squats, lunges, and lateral movement

28. 30-Minute Total Body Strength and Conditioning Workout (Jen Widerstrom and David Jack for EVEN Hotels)

Length: 30 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Total-body strength and conditioning workout. Part 1: Back-to-back exercises for 50 seconds each, with little transition. Part 2: Ladder strength circuit. Part 3: 8 strength and conditioning exercises, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest. Part 4: Stretches.
FYI: Includes lunges, hops, lateral movement, squats, burpees, running in place

29. The Ultimate 30-Minute Cardio Pilates Workout (Class FitSugar)

Length: 30 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells
The gist: 30-minute workout that includes pilates, strength training, and cardio.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, lunges, running in place, lateral movement

30. Beachbody Live! Workout With Debbie Siebers

Length: About 33 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Warm-up includes yoga poses and flows; workout includes mostly plank work.
FYI: Includes squats, mountain climbers

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‘WH grammar fail’! Having health insurance is ‘basic tenant of being a human’ [video]

Yeah … that’s not a compliment.

This afternoon, the White House pimped a new video starring celebrities who haven’t signed up for Obamacare telling us to sign up for Obamacare. Unfortunately, they forgot to run their tweet by the Grammar Fairy first:

http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/447108765129916416

D’oh.

Wouldn’t it, though?

Hey @WhiteHouse
twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…
Tenet – a principal or belief
Tenant- a person who rents or occupies property of a landlord— Chelle (@FL_Chelle) March 21, 2014

But maybe in this particular case, “tenant” kinda sorta makes a little sense:

So there’s that. Oh, and did we mention that nobody’s buying what the White House is selling?


http://twitter.com/#!/Nancy_Bellicec/status/447117066278293504

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/21/white-house-grammar-fail-having-health-insurance-is-basic-tenant-of-being-a-human-video/

These Soldiers Served Their Country. Then THIS Happened?

If you support our troops, you should watch this video. 

No one knows exactly how many U.S. veterans have been deported because the government keeps no official record. Upworthy fact-checkers estimate that at least 3,000-4,000 veterans have been sent away. To us, that’s already several thousand too many. 

Read more: http://upworthy.com/these-soldiers-served-their-country-then-this-happened-2

I Never Thought I'd Get Shivers From A Homemade Helicopter

I’m not exactly sure why, but this story hits me right in the feels. I have my doubts about the helicopter actually being able to fly, but maybe that’s not the only thing that helicopters are supposed to do. Do yourself a favor and spend 10 minutes with Agustin. You won’t regret it.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-never-thought-id-get-shivers-from-a-homemade-helicopter-2

Young Child Dies In Tragic Accident At The Mall. No Wait, Hero Appears Out Of Nowhere And Saves Him.

This video would be too terrifying to watch without knowing the ending, so here you go: A random stranger saves the child’s life.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/young-child-dies-in-tragic-accident-at-the-mall-no-wait-hero-appears-out-of-nowhere-and-saves-him