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  • Do you have a personal item like a jacket or handbag that you love? How about one that you’re in love with? Well, one woman on Instagram is chronicling her love affair with, of all things, a pink JanSport backpack. Genevieve Blau from New York has been documenting her relationship on the social media app for about a month. It all started with one photo with the caption: “Guys, my JanSport and I have been friends for 10 years now. We finally decided it was time to take things to the next level. It’s our first official date!!”

    Using the hashtag #JansportDate, Genevieve and her pink bag have had some pretty romantic dates. Taking in a show, having some margaritas, watching a hockey game, even a stroll in the park.

    Let's go Rangers. #sportsbar #bros #happilytaken #jansportdate

    A photo posted by Gen Blau (@heresthedoodle) on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:40pm PDT

    Of course, the photos are all in good fun. Genevieve said she got the idea when dining alone in a fancy Italian restaurant, just her

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  • Talk about shaking it off.

    Two years ago Ronnie Brower weighed a staggering 675 pounds, and his doctor told him if he didn’t make some drastic changes he would be dead within 10 years.

    But now, thanks to hard work, harder workouts, a dedicated teacher, and some inspiration from Taylor Swift, Ronnie has dropped down to 250 pounds!

    Ronnie’s friend and former teacher Joe Bufano promised Ronnie that he would take him to see Taylor Swift perform after he lost 400 pounds.

    Ronnie listened to Taylor Swift throughout his weight loss, and now, to celebrate reaching his goal weight, he will see her perform live.

    “He told me in his darkest days ... he would often listen to Taylor, and it was the messages in her music that kind of gave him some source of joy and happiness. It kept him buying into life,” Bufano told the Daily Dot.

    Now that Ronnie has met his weight loss goal, Joe has another goal — to have Ronnie meet the pop icon herself. Joe posted a video chronicling Ronnie’s transformation set to

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  • Meet Kristie and Tavis, an engaged couple in their late 20s who were given the chance to grow old together in a span of hours.

    Thanks to the folks at The Cut and YouTube’s Field Day channel, the couple got the chance to fast-forward through their marriage to get a glimpse of what they’d look like in their 50s, 70s and 90s.

    “My mom thinks this is the coolest thing ever,” Kristie said in the video, “She said, ‘What a treat for us. Because we’ll be gone when you’re that age. To get to see that…’ It’s a neat way to think about it.”

    Using family photos for reference, a team of makeup artists began to age the couple and take them on the journey of a lifetime.

    As the couple got older, things started getting emotional as they discussed what their lives had in store for them at each age.

    “I can’t help but think about what the potential last 50 years were. To see her look like this makes me think of where we have gone to be next to each other looking like this,” Tavis said in the video.


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  • A video of a young boy discovering an ancient artifact is making the rounds on the Web today. Well, to be clear, he encounters a payphone on the street. He picks up the receiver and stares at it blankly. The woman recording the video, who we assume is the boy’s mother, asks, “Do you know what that is?” After the boy gives her a puzzled look, she laughs and says, “He has no idea what it is.” She tells him it’s a phone booth, and after some thinking, the youngster asks, “Is this an old-fashioned phone?”

    Yep, exactly. It’s an old-fashioned phone. Wait until he finds out what a VCR is! Has your kid been confused by any old technology and made you laugh?  Share it with us on our Facebook page!

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  • Opie Hughes has been colorblind his whole life and has never been able to truly experience color. But thanks to a pair of unique glasses, all of that has changed.

    When Opie’s kids gave him a gift, he had no idea what was in store. Hidden inside a box, inside a box, inside bubble pack, inside a case was a pair of EnChroma glasses. These special glasses have colorblindness-correcting lenses that allow the user to fully take in all of the colors around them.

    Opie’s sister Katherine Empey captured the incredible moment when her brother first put the glasses on and was able to see his surroundings in full color.

    Needless to say, Opie was pretty overwhelmed by the experience and broke down in tears as he took in the vibrant new world around him.

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