You Can Stay In This Incredible Ninja Turtles’ Lair In NYC For 10 Bucks

You never know what gems you might find on Airbnb, hidden among the coke dens and overpriced apartments. In New York City, however, it seems unlikely that you’ll be able to find something even remotely affordable (well, something affordable that’s actually inside). But never fear, because there happens to be an exception…

For $10 per night, you can bunk in this ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’-inspired Lair in Tribeca.
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Sure, it’s not the real thing, but it’s definitely better. The pad fits six people and comes with free pizza. What else do you need? Oh, right there’s the glow-in-the-dark basketball court, retro arcade, TV wall, loft space, and video game corner. You’re even promised some “swag at checkout.”

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Young Girl Became Close Friends With A Patient Where She Volunteered. But She Never Expected This To Happen One Day.

When I was in seventh grade, I was a candy striper at a local hospital in my town. I volunteered about thirty to forty hours a week during the summer. Most of the time I spent there was with Mr. Gillespie. He never had any visitors, and nobody seemed to care about his condition. I spent many days there holding his hand and talking to him, helping with anything that needed to be done. He became a close friend of mine, even though he responded with only an occasional squeeze of my hand. Mr. Gillespie was in a coma.

I left for a week to vacation with my parents, and when I came back, Mr. Gillespie was gone. I didn’t have the nerve to ask any of the nurses where he was, for fear they might tell me he had died. So with many questions unanswered, I continued to volunteer there through my eighth-grade year.

Several years later, when I was a junior in high school, I was at the gas station when I noticed a familiar face. When I realized who it was, my eyes filled with tears. He was alive! I got up the nerve to ask him if his name was Mr. Gillespie, and if he had been in a coma about five years ago. With an uncertain look on his face, he replied yes. I explained how I knew, and that I had spent many hours talking with him in the hospital. His eyes welled up with tears, and he gave me the warmest hug I had ever received.
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Woman Accidentally Farts In A Lexus Showroom. But Gets Shocked When She Turns Around.

A lady walks into a Lexus dealership. She browses around, then spots the perfect car and walks over to inspect it. As she bends to feel the fine leather upholstery, a loud fart escapes her.

Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticed her little accident and hopes a sales person doesn’t pop up right now.

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As she turns back, there standing next to her, is a salesman. “Good day, Madame. How may we help you today?”

Very uncomfortably she asks, “Sir, what is the price of this lovely vehicle?”

He answers, “Madame, if you farted just touching it, you are going to sh*t when you hear the price.”

As A Single Mom On Minimum Wage She Couldn’t Give Much To Her Kids. But Is In Tears After Her Little Daughter Reacted Like This.

I was a single parent of four small children, working at a minimum-wage job. Money was always tight, but we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes on our backs and, if not a lot, always enough. My kids told me that in those days they didn’t know we were poor. They just thought Mom was cheap. I’ve always been glad about that.

It was Christmas time, and although there wasn’t money for a lot of gifts, we planned to celebrate with church and family, parties and friends, drives downtown to see the Christmas lights, special dinners, and by decorating our home.

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But the big excitement for the kids was the fun of Christmas shopping at the mall. They talked and planned for weeks ahead of time, asking each other and their grandparents what they wanted for Christmas. I dreaded it. I had saved $120 for presents to be shared by all five of us.

The big day arrived and we started out early. I gave each of the four kids a twenty dollar bill and reminded them to look for gifts about four dollars each. Then everyone scattered. We had two hours to shop; then we would meet back at the “Santa’s workshop” display.
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A Bully Tried To Pick On A Smaller Kid Who Does MMA And It Didn’t Go As He Planned

Bullies getting the hell beat out of them is always fun to watch. Some days before , 25th of March, Facebook page We Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu posted a video of one such incident. It starts out looking like a typical school fight, of a bully picking on a smaller kid. The small kid doesn’t seem like he wants to get involved, but when he does it’s glorious…

After getting his ass handed to him, the bully begs a friend to get the boy off him because he is going “to break my arm.”

Facebook commenters were pretty impressed with the skills on display.

“I can’t believe there is a ten year old out there that can literally beat my ass,” one writes. While another said: “That kid showed it all ! He throws a right cross (boxing ) then a left kick (Muay Thai), goes for the take down a little (grappling) then to top it off some mother f**king (jiu jitsu)!”

The video has acquired 11 million views, though there’s no information on where the video took place. Which is a shame, because this kid is probably owed a few belts.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Porsche!

Get some top pub ammo with our 10 things you didn’t know about Porsche.

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1. The first ever Porsche was the ‘64’, built in 1939 using mainly parts from the Model 64 VW Beetle. The flat-four engine produced just 50bhp; that’s still quite respectable for a 68-year-old car, mind.

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2. The 1950s Porsche 550 Spyder was low enough to enable driver Hans Herrmann and his co-driver to drive under closed level crossing gates during the Mille Miglia in 1954. It was the same type of car that James Dean met his demise in.

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3. The Porsche 917/30 (or TurboPanzer to its friends) packed over 1,100bhp and as much as 1,300bhp in qualifying spec. It was capable of 0-62mph in less than 2.0 secs and had a top speed of 257mph.

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4. The Porsche 928 was the only car ever to have both factory-fitted front and rear flip-down sun visors.

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Mother ‘could face charges’ in gorilla shooting as she says: ‘Accidents happen’

Pressure mounted for a mother to face criminal charges after her four-year-old son climbed into a gorilla’s enclosure, causing the animal to be shot dead by zookeepers.

The youngster, thought to be called Isaiah, was rescued unharmed after sharpshooters gunned down Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla, at Cincinnati Zoo.

Video emerged that appeared to show the gorilla holding the boy’s hand after he fell in to the enclosure.

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Photo via The Telegraph / Harambe and the boy

The animal then appeared to put the child in a corner and stand guard in front of him.

More than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for the mother to be “investigated for negligence” and “held accountable for her actions”.

Michelle Gregg, a woman claiming to be the boy’s mother, defended herself on social media.

She said: “As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child. If anyone knows me, I keep a tight watch on my kids.

“Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today.

“What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one. God protected my child.”

She said her son had suffered “a concussion and a few scrapes”.

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French Legislation Suggests Employees Deserve The Right To Disconnect

Checking your work email on a weekend or a holiday? As part of planned labor reforms, new legislation in France would encourage companies to create policies to help their employees disconnect from the office.
Buried inside a hotly contested French labor reform bill is an amendment suggesting that companies of 50 or more employees draft formal policies to limit the spillover of work, specifically as it’s related to “digital technology,” into the private lives of employees. This, according to the BBC, would involve establishing a policy that specifies hours when employees aren’t supposed to send or receive email.

“All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be, and that the stress is constant,” Benoit Hamon of the French National Assembly told the BBC. “Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash— like a dog. The texts, the messages, the emails — they colonize the life of the individual to the point where he or she eventually breaks down.”

The BBC reports that companies would be expected to voluntarily adhere to the measure.

Work-related burnout appears to be a growing concern for the French government. In February, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine formed a working group in an effort to define and treat work-related exhaustion. According to an April article in the French daily Les Échos, about 1 in 10 of the nation’s workforce is at a high risk of job-related burnout.

“The development of information and communication technologies, if badly managed or regulated, can have an impact on the health of workers,” Article 25 of the bill reads, according to a New Yorker translation. “Among them, the burden of work and the informational overburden, the blurring of the borders between private life and professional life, are risks associated with the usage of digital technology.”

Some have lauded this clause as a win in the battle against over-connectedness.

“The right to disconnect isn’t necessarily an obligation … but it’s an opportunity — to claim a little breathing room; to realize that the world won’t stop turning, or even producing words or widgets, without one person’s constant vigilance,” wrote The New Yorker’s Lauren Collins this week.

Others, though, have warned that the provision doesn’t go far enough.

Jon Whittle, a researcher at Digital Brain Switch, a U.K. project looking at the impacts of digital technology on work-life balance, told The Washington Post that some employees may feel even more overwhelmed at the thought of returning, in the morning or post-vacation, to a deluge of emails.

“I think the topic of work-related well-being is much larger than simply stopping email after-hours,” Whittle said. “Email is just a medium used to communicate. The real problem is the culture of having to constantly do more and constantly do better than competitors.”

Even if the disconnection provision has received praise, the overall labor reforms have not been positively received.

Referred to as the El Khomri labor law after Labor Minister Myriam El Khomri, the legislation has been enormously unpopular. Critics of the bill say it will weaken unions, threaten employee rights and enhance job insecurity for young people. In recent months, opponents have staged widespread, at times violent, protests.

A woman in France protesting the controversial labor reform bill:

Earlier this month, the French government invoked a rarely used power to force the legislation through the lower chamber of Parliament.

“It is my duty to move forward and make sure this text is adopted,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Parliament after an emergency cabinet meeting, prompting an onslaught of both boos and cheers.

Dad Pens A Brutally Honest Post About His Wife’s Struggle To Get Pregnant!

For three years, Dan and his wife Leah tried to get pregnant. And for three years, the couple from the Cincinnati, Ohio found themselves caught in a seemingly endless cycle of struggle and perseverance. There were hormones for Leah. Intrauterine insemination, needles, and anxiety-ridden ultrasounds. Insurance issues. Financial strain. The fact Dan and Leah were in their late 30s, and “clocks are ticking.” Not to mention those awkward moments when other people would ask when they were going to have kids.

It was a lot to handle, to say the least, but together Dan and Leah pressed on.

Recently, Dan took to Facebook to pen an open letter describing the journey towards pregnancy — from a very detailed description of what it’s like to make a sperm deposit, to trying to put into words the heartbreaking experience of miscarriage. Dan’s message is so brutally honest, so raw and real, and so eloquently (and even hilariously) written that it’s going viral and starting a whole new conversation about pregnancy.

“Do you have a minute? I’ve got kind of a long story,” Dan begins.

Trust me, you want to hear this.

Credit: Facebook / Dan Majesky.

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