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7 Subreddits You Should Know About

If you haven’t heard of Reddit.com yet, you are going to now! As technical as the website may look, it’s actually filled with interesting, hilarious, disgusting, and surprisingly helpful subforums. 

When Reddit’s traffic boomed in July of 2010, the reddit community expanded and became more multicultural than ever. Various subforums such as /r/WTF, that consists of gory and unexplainable images, and /r/Askreddit, a subforum filled with users asking a multitude of questions for the reddit community, were filling up quickly with new subscribers and hundreds of throwaway accounts were being created by the minute.

With so many subforums or subreddits out there, there are a few top ones you should check out first before touching on the others!

» http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/

Have a lame or dumb question you just can’t seem to find an answer to or have the balls to ask? Welcome to /r/Explainlikeimfive. This subreddit consists of the most weirdest, quirkiest, and dumbest questions any person would ever ask, but sometimes these questions can become so abstract that they are capable of stumping scientists. A few top questions of this year include “Why does it always seem that my alarm or another person interrupts my dreams just as something big happens?" or even "Why is beef jerky so expensive?”. I’ve asked questioned such as “Why does all garbage seem to smell the same” and have gotten interesting answers. Check it out and ask a few question, you won’t know what you might find out next!

» http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal/

Broke? Want a cheaper way to get things done? Then this subreddit is perfect for you! /r/Frugal users are always posting up tons of ways to save on money. Need to create a living room design while saving on money? You’ll find helpful guides and tips on doing so on this subreddit. Out of new razors? If you rub them up and down a pair of jeans a few times, you’ll have a like new blade again in no time to shave with! This subreddit posts deals found around the website quite frequently and is why it’s definitely a subreddit worth checking out.

» http://www.reddit.com/r/freebies

Who the hell doesn’t love free stuff?! The commmunity on /r/Freebies is always posting something new every few hours and if you can catch the promotion in time, you can find free snacks, make up products, electronics, and even games delivered to your front door. Keep up to date with this one, the offers that get posted on here usually end quick!

» http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/

I just recently found this subreddit the other day and am going to swear on a new skincare routine! This community offers many tips and different routines on how to take care of your skin depending on your skin type and whether or not you have acne or other sensitivities. This subreddit gives you suggestions on certain products to take and also to avoid. Many users post up their before and after pictures from trying on different products and leave descriptive reviews as well as their daily routines in maintaining healthy skin. Definitely something to part take on for healthier and blemish free skin!

» http://www.reddit.com/r/seduction/

How do I talk to this girl? How can I approach men? How do I find the right moment to kiss them? /r/Seduction answers the most anxiety driven questions of dating today. Users frequently post a topics asking for help, tips, and other users experiences on how to successfully do well on a date, move it towards a relationship, and ask others to analyze their situations. Most of the time you’ll find posts about how many others have fucked up or succeeded in doing so. Some experiences are hilariously successful while many others were not, but you’ve gotta pick back up and keep on threading.

» http://www.reddit.com/r/sex

Do you know all there is to know about sex? Do you really know how to go down on a guy or girl? This subreddit will make you question your overall knowledge about it. Users on this subforum are consistently posting various questions about different sexual positions, health tips, how to’s, diseases, and much more. You can never learn enough about the opposite sex and your own body. This subreddit accepts all types of sexualities, whether you’re gay or a transexual, the community will answer your questions and will even post up their own personal experiences so that others can relate. 

» http://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap

I’m sure you’re familiar with the term ‘fap’, if not, it basically stands for the sound that is made when a person (primarily men) masturbate. /r/Nofap promotes the idea of no masturbation in order for individuals to gain more self control of themselves. Many individuals who ‘fap’ too frequently face issues such as erectial disfunction or not being able to finish while doing the deed with their sexual partners. This community helps encourage those with many issues tied with over fapping to stop and take control of themselves and their lives. The users on this subreddit are the most positive and encouraging group of people you’ll ever meet. If you find yourself curious about the negative effects of masturbation or have these issues yourself, definitely check out this subreddit. I guarantee you that you will learn more than you ever hope to.

FINALLY HIT MY 1K MARK AFTER ALMOST 5 YEARS :D (Yeah, I’m gonna brag) It was a slow accumulation of karma.. but I got there!

FINALLY HIT MY 1K MARK AFTER ALMOST 5 YEARS :D (Yeah, I’m gonna brag) It was a slow accumulation of karma.. but I got there!

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This five year old Bill Maher video Interview with the Senator of Arkansas, Mark Pryor, is still Golden.

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"What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same. Doubt you’d be happy. So why are you afraid of change?"

Karen Salmansohn (via make-your-own-bible)

The Boogie Man

  • This was a deep conversation I had with a close friend of mine the other day and I just wanted to share it with others. It has helped me out indefinitely and I hope it can help you as well.
  • Broho: You remember when u were a kid
  • B: and your parents tell a child that their teddy bear or their blanket will protect them from boogie monsters ?
  • B: The child believes it full heartedly, to the extent that if they leave that teddy bear at home on a trip a child will panic and cry in fear that he is no longer protected
  • B: but the parents know, its just a teddy bear, its not really protecting you from anything
  • Me: yeah, what is your point though?
  • B: We might no longer have teddy bears in our lives, but we carry mental teddy bears with us. Good looks, nice make up, great job, abs, nice cars, physical fitness... these are all magical teddy bears that people use as shields
  • B: they think that without their looks or without the job, they wont have something to protect them from the boogie monster
  • B: but in reality we know, it's a lie.
  • B: You are already good enough
  • B: You just cant be scared
  • B: Boogie monsters aren't real
"If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path."

Buddha <3

What time is it?!?!

Adventure Time (!!) is a smash hit cartoon aimed primarily at kids age six to eleven. It’s also a deeply serious work of moral philosophy, a rip-roaring comic masterpiece, and a meditation on gender politics and love in the modern world. It is rich with moments of tenderness and confusion, and real terror and grief even; moments sometimes more resonant and elementally powerful than you experience in a good novel, though much of Adventure Time’s emotional force is visually evoked—conveyed through a language of seeing and feeling rather than words.

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One of the best examinations of Adventure Time that I’ve read so far. It’s amazing how deep the animation reaches and how realistic the emotions and lessons are. This show has the power to positively change and influence viewers (mostly children) to become better people by learning from your mistakes, thinking outside of the box, accepting & understanding yourself and others, and much more. Very deep article. Must read.

Change My View, please?

I had a question for /r/changemyview today in which I wanted to ask something along the lines of, “I think popular culture/celebrity culture is completely idiotic, please change my view.”(If you aren’t familiar with this sub forum of Reddit, basically redditors [Reddit users] go on this subreddit and ask the community members to change their views about certain topics they will post in the title.)

When a person constantly gossips about a celebrity’s life and makes a negative comment about them , I automatically lose respect for that person. I do not see any reason for anyone to make someone completely unrelated to you your primary focus of gossip and a conversation starter. So what if they just had a baby or cheated on their bf/gf, it’s their damn life, let them be! Honestly, who are you to judge? But I will digress..

Thank the FSM that Reddit upgraded their search function! I was able to pull up an article that asked this very question and came to realize that celebrity culture is merely another source of entertainment for individuals (Comm Media Effects 101—I should’ve known this already). 

I think celebrity culture is stupid, CMV

BUTTS_LOL: People find entertainment. Celebrity culture is not my cup of tea personally, but what value do people find in reading fiction, or playing video games, or seeing an opera, or whatever you do to pass the time? It’s all just entertainment, and at the end of the day hours spent doing nothing online reading Reddit are just as wasted in some people’s opinions as hours spent watching celebrities on TV are in yours. It’s a different personal preference for forms of entertainment is all.

Thanks for summing this all up for me BUTTS_L0L!

Baby Bird Syndrome

"I’ve wasted a lot of time trying to help people who very clearly aren’t ready to accept help. It’s a “baby bird syndrome” where you pick the wounded animal off the ground and try to slowly nurse it back to health. But what if all that baby bird does is resist your help? For someone who loves a good “fix-it” job, it’s important to know that trying to help someone who doesn’t want or isn’t ready to be helped is a noble effort, but ultimately it’s like asking to be punched in the face." -Gaby Dunn

I can’t agree with Gaby more. If people aren’t ready, we need to stop and realize that we may just be wasting our time and effort in trying.

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"Doubt is the seed of defeat. While the analogy isn’t perfect, the mindset is; go give it your best!"

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