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Valentine crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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Valentine crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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Friday Fun: Office Supply Images That Are Oddly Satisfying

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Are you the type of person who takes pleasure in perfection? Then this post will probably be home to the best eye candy you’ll see today! Everyone can appreciate an organized office. We love cute little storage boxes and neatly organized desk drawers like the next guy. But when someone color codes all of their craft paper by color grade in clear acrylic magazines, that’s next level perfection. Here are some of our favorite images across the internet showcasing just how perfect and oddly satisfying office supplies can be.

 

  1. This perfectly color coded (and brand new) assortment of crayons

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2. This company parking lot that puts yours to shame.

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3. This needs no introduction.

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4. These perfectly sharpened and color coded pencils. 

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5.  This drawer organizer that literally designates a place for everything.

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6. These perfectly shuffled sticky notes that are too pretty to use.

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7. Or these perfectly color graded notes that should be on display at a gallery.

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8. Tiny rubber bands anyone?

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9.  Sooo satisfying!

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10. Filing goals.

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11.  This cable management system makes us wonder how we’ve been living up until now.

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Keep up the good work, office supply lovers!

Office SUply images that are oddly satisfying

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Oklahoma ranked one of the worst states to grow old in

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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you’re looking for somewhere to grow old, you may want to consider avoiding these 10 states, according to a new report from 24/7 Wall St.

To determine the best and worst states in which to grow old, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed statewide data as well as elderly population-specific data. The data includes income, health, education, and environment and access. 

According to their data, Oklahoma is the ninth worst state to grow old in.

By a number of measures related to income, education, and health, Oklahoma ranks as one of the worst states to grow old in. A college degree can help seniors retain cognitive ability in old age. In Oklahoma, however, just 22.5% of residents age 65 and over have a bachelor’s degree, compared to the 26.7% of seniors who do nationwide. College attainment is also highly correlated to income, and the typical senior-led state household earns just $37,596 a year — the eighth least of any state.

Income and educational attainment are both major factors in health and longevity. Some 42.1% of Oklahoma seniors have a disability, the third largest share in the country. The life expectancy in the state is just 76.1 years, the fifth shortest of any state.

You can see the lists of “Best States to Grow Old In” and “Worst States to Grow Old In” below.

24/7 Wall St.’s 10 “Worst States to Grow Old In”

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Alaska
  4. Louisisana
  5. Arkansas
  6. Kentucky
  7. Alabama
  8. Tennessee
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Florida

 

24/7 Wall St.’s 10 “BEST” States to Grow Old In”

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Vermont
  3. Minnesota
  4. Virginia
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Colorado
  7. Maryland
  8. Washington
  9. Connecticut
  10. Kansas




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What does living in a dictatorship feel like?

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According to writer G. Willow Wilson, living in an authoritarian society does not look like “something off the Syfy channel”.

It’s a mistake to think a dictatorship feels intrinsically different on a day-to-day basis than a democracy does. I’ve lived in one dictatorship and visited several others—there are still movies and work and school and shopping and memes and holidays.

The difference is the steady disappearance of dissent from the public sphere. Anti-regime bloggers disappear. Dissident political parties are declared “illegal.” Certain books vanish from the libraries.

How does a society go from a democracy to an autocracy? It’s like that line of Hemingway’s from The Sun Also Rises about how to go bankrupt: “Gradually and then suddenly.”

So if you’re waiting for the grand moment when the scales tip and we are no longer a functioning democracy, you needn’t bother. It’ll be much more subtle than that. It’ll be more of the president ignoring laws passed by congress. It’ll be more demonizing of the press.

Until one day we wake up and discover the regime has decided to postpone the 2020 elections until its lawyers are finished investigating something or other. Or until it can ‘ensure’ that the voting process is ‘fair.’

I don’t know about you, but Trump and the Republican Congress working to “postpone the 2020 elections until its lawyers are finished investigating something or other” seems like a completely plausible scenario. I would not be surprised if we see conservative pundits start floating this idea, slowly normalizing it over a matter of months until it seems like a plausible option. After all, it’s much easier for Republicans to remain in office if they got rid of those pesky elections (in lieu of gerrymandering and voter ID laws).

Update: In a poll from August 2017, 56% of Republicans polled said that they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump and Republicans in Congress were in favor of it. (via @taestell)

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MaryEllenCG
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This thread is making the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
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skorgu
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GOP. Delenda. Est.
jhamill
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56% of Republicans?!? Seriously? I can't even with that.
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This is...very bad...

17 Valentine's Day Cards That Actually Fit Your Relationship

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Hopeless romanticism aside, I'll be the first to admit that true love doesn't always look like it does in the movies. (Just ask how much my husband hates it when I finish his sentences… even though that's really a sign of how perfect we are for each other, obviously.)

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This Heart-Shaped Plant is Your New Valentine

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It's pretty clear how this "Sweetheart Plant" got its nickname, with its spade- or heart-shaped leaves (or bum-shaped, if you want to be cheeky about it). It's also called a Hoya Heart, Wax Heart, or a Lucky Heart. Hoya Kerrii (its official plant name) are actually tropical succulent vines that can grow quite long, but you most often just see individual cuttings of their thick waxy leaves in a single pot. They make pretty cute Valentine's Day gifts for anyone who doesn't want traditional roses or a box of chocolate. Here's what you need to know about them:

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