7 Insanely Irritating Things That Only Happen On Facebook

Facebook dislike1. When someone tags you (and 30 other people) in a post instead of just putting it on your wall/private messaging you, and then you get notification, after notification as said 30 people start commenting on the post.

2. Baby pictures. New baby pictures. Baby throwing up pictures, baby smiling pictures, baby in a Santa hat pictures. No. Here’s to the parents who create a private page for their child-related posts and give you the OPTION of joining.

3. For the love of god why won’t Facebook remember I want to see my news feed in most recent order? “Hey, does anyone want my spare ticket to the Hunger Games premiere?” at 22hrs. WHAT?

4. Adverts are obviously part of Facebook but it’s the ones that try and trick you that really get on my nerves. Sarah Glass likes McDonalds. No she doesn’t Facebook, Sarah’s a vegan. Why are you lying to me?

5. And while we’re on the topic of adverts… Ordinarily, it would be great if Facebook kept showing me the horses I’ve been looking at online, in case I want to buy one. Except, I don’t want a horse. I’ve just been doing researching for Horse & Hound, and now I have to wait weeks before Facebook realises that.

6. Spam posts which threaten you and your family with bodily harm if you don’t repost, like we’re all 12-year-old girls and still believe in that short of thing. Sure, a lot of them are for good causes but it’s not like we’re going to cure cancer this way.

7. Brag-booking is one thing but vague-booking is EVEN worse! ‘Brian Green is feeling down but he doesn’t want to talk about, which is why he’s only posting in on social media.’ OH, SHUT UP.

The Funniest #TheDress Tweets

If you don’t know what everyone’s on about, you obviously need to re-evaluate your life choices.

WATCH: The New Power Rangers Film Is ALL Kinds Of Amazing!

Yes, you read that right. There is indeed a new Power Rangers film, which has been released on YouTube. Watch it below…

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The short film, entitled POWER/RANGERS, was made by film producer Adi Shankar and music video director Joseph Kahn, who have imagined what might have happened to the Rangers after the war ended.

Although based on the original children’s TV show, this 14-minute long movie is anything but suitable for kids. Having said that, as most fans of the show will now be in their 20s, it works out pretty well.

Full of explosions, blood and gore, POWER/RANGERS stars Dawson’s Creek‘s James Van Der Beek as a traitorous former Red Ranger who’s interrogating Pink Ranger, Kimberly – played by Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff.

Could this be a sign that a feature film is in development? If this incredible short is anything to go by, I hope so!

It’s morphin’ time!

Inside Dans Le Noir? 7 Things You Need To Know

Always fancied going for a meal at Dans Le Noir? but can’t afford the £150 price tag? Eating in the dark can be quite an experience but maybe not in the way you think…

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  1. Its pitch black, no really.

Obviously that’s kind of the idea of Dans Le Noir? but you don’t really realise what that means until you get in there. We’re so used to having our phones, or being around street lights or even recognising our furniture in our room at night, but Dans Le Noir? is nothing like that. You can’t see a thing. You can’t even see your hand in front of your face. You keep waiting for your eyes to adjust but they don’t, and when you walk out they ache because they’ve been trying to focus on nothing for too long.

  1. You’ll be scared at first.

Walking into the restaurant for the first time you’re suddenly overtaken by a surprising sense of fear. A few people even get panicky and claustrophobic and run out. It’s almost as if your survival instincts kick in as soon as you realise you can’t see anything and you immediately want to stop and go back to where it’s safe. You’re imagining stairs are going to appear out of nowhere or someone’s going to attack you from behind, but don’t worry, it doesn’t last.

  1. Personal space isn’t a thing.

You can’t walk into Dans Le Noir? without having your hand on the shoulder of the person in front of you. You can’t find your seat without the waiter guiding you. Heck, you can’t even start a conversation with someone without tapping them on the arm first. Needless to say having your own personal space is someone you have to get over pretty quickly. Easier said than done when you’re in a room full of strangers, but then again you might have an About Time moment.

  1. You feel free… and a little bit naughty.

Once you’ve gotten used to the dark, it’s tempting to do things you wouldn’t normally. Not being able to see anything means no one can see you and it does make you feel liberated. Not only did I have to resist the urge to say things I shouldn’t at first, but I also realised that I stopped worrying about the way I looked to the person I was talking to. Slouching in my chair and biting my nails while we chatted about work, it didn’t matter because they couldn’t see me. One of the waiters even told us that they occasionally they get couples in the restaurant who have to be told to “behave”. Just FYI, if you’re planning on doing this the restaurant has night vision cameras for safety, so absolutely EVERYTHING is filmed.

  1. You’ll get a new perspective on the blind.

The whole idea of Dans Le Noir? is that you get to experience what it’s like to blind and to be led by the blind for once. For someone who hasn’t really spent much time around anyone who is blind, I was amazed at how much I depended on the waiters. They maneuvered the tables in the restaurant with ease, served us food and wine without any spillages and remembered everyone’s name and where they were sitting after the first minute. Things which must be a part of everyday life for them suddenly seemed unbelievable to me once I was the one who couldn’t see.

  1. Everyone yells.

One thing you don’t expected is that it is insanely loud in Dans Le Noir?, and it’s not because your hearing suddenly gets much better when you can’t see. Something about not being able to see the person you’re talking to makes you talk so much louder. Even though you know logically they can’t be that far away you just can’t tell, plus everyone feels the same way so you’re all trying to be heard over 60 other people.

  1. You have to eat like a pig.

Walking into Dans Le Noir? I presumed they’d have some fancy system to make sure we could eat and drink without spilling it down ourselves. Nope, you’re just expected to eat and drink in the dark. That means sticking your finger in your wine glass so you know when to stop pouring, spooning forkfuls of nothing into your mouth as you try to find your food and sticking your hand onto your place to check you’ve actually finished. Not to mention trying to guess what you’re actually eating.

Thanks go to Tru TV and Dans Le Noir? #TotalBlackout.

How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution

Want to make a change for the New Year? Here’s how to actually stick to it.

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The best way to stick to your New Year resolution is to make sure it’s something you actually want to do. Feel like you should workout more because you ate too much turkey at Christmas? Then you probably won’t be able to stick at it, but if you want to use the New Year to achieve something really important to you it will be much easier. After all, if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing no matter what time of the year.

Get Friends And Family Involved

Your mates might hate you for it but the fact of the matter is that you’ll find it easier to stick at it if you’re doing it with other people. See if you can get someone to join you in a yoga class or January dryathlon, and if not, there’s always other ways to make sure you don’t have to do your resolution alone. Want to read more? Start going to a book club. Quitting smoking? Join a support group. Want to learn a new skill? Go to a group night class.

Set Time Aside To Focus

The easiest way to achieve your resolution is to set aside time each day, week or month to do it. It can be very hard given our busy lives but if you make time to focus on achieving your resolution, you’ll get there in no time. No more excuses about friend’s birthdays you can’t miss, or late nights at the office, make yourself a promise to focus on what you want to achieve during regular intervals and you’ll do it.

Set Yourself A Goal

A lot of us give up on our resolutions because we can’t see any end in sight. If you’re trying a big lifestyle change like eating healthier then it’s hard to stay motivated, but if you set yourself a goal of losing a certain amount of weight, then you have something to strive for. Once you’ve achieve it, reward yourself (in a way which doesn’t undo your resolution), and then set yourself another one, until it becomes habit. If you’re looking to take up running, why not aim to complete your first marathon? Fancy writing a novel? Task yourself with finishing a chapter each month.

Don’t Be Afraid To Make Mistakes

You’re not perfect and the chance that you’ll achieve in your resolution without slipping up from time to time is unlikely. Your success lies in not giving up once you’ve made mistakes, but using it as an excuse to throw yourself back into it. Use any failure as an opportunity to reaffirm the reasons why you’re doing this and what you want to gain.

Good luck!

Why Staying In Is The New New Year’s Eve Going Out

In a few hours 2015 will be here and all around the world people will be celebrating the start of another year. What am I doing you ask? Well, I’m sitting in my parent’s living room, eating a ridiculous amount of chinese and watching The Hobbit on Netflix. But before you feel too bad for me, this is exactly what I want from my New Year’s Eve celebration.

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Honestly I never go out out for New Year’s. While my parents and their friends get ready to hit the town, everyone else I know is queuing up movie marathons or having a few friends over. My brother and his girlfriend are currently at home doing the same thing as me, and my Facebook feed is a mixture of friend’s Instagram-ed dinners and the odd house party preparations.

Everyone knows New Year’s Eve can be one of the biggest let downs of the year and I decided a long time ago I had no desire to be a part of it. Why would I spend a ridiculous amount of money listening to music I hate, surrounded by drunken party-goers, who switch between invading my personal space and getting in fights? Don’t get me wrong, I love partying, which is exactly why I feel ok taking a night off to chill out and let everyone else get on with it.

More and more, people are giving up on the idea of the perfect New Year’s Eve and the best thing about this is that you can have an awesome time anyway (just ask Ted from How I Met Your Mother). Having an argument with your boyfriend and passing out before midnight was something for our teenage years, but it’s now that I relish New Year’s Eve, whether I’m seeing friends of catching up on House Of Cards… just like any other night of the year.

Whatever your plans, I hope you have a good one and happy New Year.

12 Things That MAKE My Family Christmas

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Just a little insight into another crazy family Christmas…

  1. Following my Dad around on one of his many Christmas food shops, while he consults ‘THE LIST’ and mutters about things we’ve forgotten.
  1. Eating off the special plates for our starter but then the everyday ones for the main course. Apparently, it’s something to do with the microwave…
  1. Helping Mum put up the rest of the Christmas decorations on Christmas Day (see: an hour before everyone turns up).
  1. Our complete inability to play charades properly. Mouthing words, pointing at objects and talking between turns are just some of the crimes, and don’t even mention the Commando fiasco of 2012.
  1. Asking Dad if he wants any help cooking and him always replying, “Not just yet”, so he doesn’t rule out the possibility of help in the near future.
  1. Eating Christmas dinner soooooooo much later than everyone else. While everyone’s posting pictures on Facebook of relatives falling asleep in front of the TV, our family is only just sitting down to eat.
  1. Making awkward conversation with childhood friends I only see once a year down the local on Christmas Eve. Not sure why we’re still doing it and at this point, I’m afraid to ask.
  1. Enduring Mum’s lecture on taking your shoes off in the house more than a few times over the festive period, including the bit about how Dad cheats by wearing his slippers inside AND outside.
  1. Tasting the damson gin we made from Nana’s damson trees and put away about 5 years ago.
  1. Trying to find the most obscure ale possible for my Uncle because it’s the only thing he’ll accept as a valid Christmas present.
  1. Repeatedly promising we’ll get up early in the morning and go shopping in the Boxing Day sales… whilst pouring another glass of wine.
  1. Explaining Christmas movies to my Mum. Die Hard, Love Actually, Harry Potter… it doesn’t matter what we’re watching; Mum doesn’t remember what happens, who the actors are or why we’re watching it.

What makes your family Christmas different?

Obligatory cheesy Xmas hat selfie #christmas

A photo posted by Lauren O’Callaghan (@laurenhollyoc) on Dec 25, 2014 at 11:35am PST