8 Brides Reveal What Really Happened The Night After They Said, ‘I Do’

Some couples will argue the best part of their wedding is the wedding night. That’s when all of the guests give you hugs goodbye, and you find yourself finally alone with the person you just sealed your future with after one kiss. It’s when the lacy lingerie comes out to play, and for the first time in hours, you have silence.

While some couples imagine their wedding night to be filled with pure, unadulterated romance, sometimes the rest of the night is anything but that. It could be filled with fights, even more partying or with the most realistic option, immediate sleep.

Check out these eight brides, who confessed what really happened on their wedding night:

1. Sweet Dreams

I’m so embarrassed to admit this, but when my wedding ended, I went to sleep, like, right away. We came back to our hotel room, and we both passed out. We weren’t drunk, just super tired. We woke up at 7 am and laughed because no newlywed expects to end their wedding night asleep by midnight.

Nina, 29

2. A Post-Wedding In-Law Fight

I don’t get a long at all with my mother-in-law. We did a good job of avoiding each other at the wedding and only stood near each other when we had to. But after the wedding was over, she found me and told me all the things about the night she didn’t like or that went wrong.

I couldn’t keep my cool because it was rude and tacky to do that on my wedding night. I went post-wedding bridezilla on her and it turned into a one-hour scream fest. My husband is still upset about how our night ended.

Brittany, 28

3. Clean-Up Duty

I had no idea I’d be a cleaning lady on my wedding night. I had to pack up all my decorations and gifts at the venue and shove them into my car and my dad’s car. Then, I had to clean up the bridal suite because my bridesmaids left so much stuff there.

I stayed at the venue for an extra two hours after my wedding ended just to clean up. Nobody else was there, except me and my husband. All my guests went home and still to this day have no idea that I was there doing that.

Paulette, 27

4. We sealed the deal.

What do you think happened after our wedding? We went back to our house and we did the ‘deed.’ It wasn’t our first time, but it was our first time as an official married couple, so that was cool. Then, we passed out. Exciting, I know.

Tiffany, 27

5. I don’t remember.

Who says the bride can’t take full advantage of the open bar? That’s exactly what I did an hour before the wedding ended. I got a little tipsy, and I don’t actually remember leaving the wedding venue. I did wake up the next morning in my hotel room with my husband, so I knew everything was OK.

Rachel, 30

6. It lasted until 4 am.

I thought when the wedding ended, I’d want to run back to the room with my new husband and get down and dirty. But we both agreed that we wanted to keep the party going, so we found a local bar, invited all our friends and kept drinking till 4 am. That was more important to us than having some kind of romantic night together.

Harper, 25

7. Sleepless Sleeping

Let me tell you the truth: You don’t sleep the night before your wedding, and you don’t sleep the night of your wedding. The night before, you have nervous jitters. The night of, you’re hyped up on post-wedding energy and feeling a little shitty because the biggest party of your lifetime is over. I was lying awake in bed while my hubby snored the night away.

Marissa, 29

8. It became a family affair.

My fianc and I booked a suite at the hotel for us to enjoy after the wedding, but when got home to the room that night, we found three of my cousins sleeping on the couch and my aunt and uncle awake drinking our celebratory bottle of champagne. We didn’t have the energy or the balls to kick them out. We gave my aunt and uncle the bed, and we slept on the floor.

It wasn’t ideal, and in the moment, we were pissed off. But now, it’s something we laugh at.

Christine, 26

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/brides-reveal-after-said-i-do/1549101/

Just a Wild Orangutan Using a Saw

A wild orangutan shows off her incredible sawing skills and competes with a ‘Spy Orangutan’. The clip is from episode 2 ‘Intelligence‘ of a new 5 part series called, “Spy in the Wild”.

Narrated by David Tennant; Series Directed by John Downer; Music by Will Gregory

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Community Post: Zombie Gift Guide

1. Zombie Will

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In case you hadn’t heard, the zombie apocalypse will commence immediately after Christmas. Best to have your affairs in order. Personalized Zombie Wills from Walker, Bleedum, and Payne (shipped by DeadEx) take the guesswork out of dispatching your loved ones. Give one to the person you know who has the most ammunition and who knows, maybe the’ll will it to you as thanks. $14.99

2. Zombie Family Car Stickers

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Are you keeping an undead loved one in a closet or barn? “Hey, someone might find a cure!” you say. Well, good luck with that, but in the mean time, why not update the family stickers on the ole minivan? $4

3. Zombie Apocalypse Bedding

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Soon, everything in your world will be covered in blood and there will be cold, rotting hands grabbing at you 24/7. Why not start getting ready for that now with this delightful bedding set? $40-160

4. Zombie Killer Survival Tomahawk

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Michonne has her samurai sword. Daryl has his crossbow. Are you still looking for that signature walker-slaying weapon? Tomahawk is totally open, dude! Wield that blade and spike until the undead rue the day they were turned! Also good for ice climbing, canoe making, and a host of other activities. $29.95

5. Zombie Arm Ring

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A stylish and gentle reminder that they’re coming to get you, Barbara. Plus, a big ring like this makes your fist more likely to crack zombie skull. $166.71

6. Zombie Pencil Holder

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Zombie heads always seem to be so squishy and make such a satisfying noise when penetrated. Why not use one to store your office supplies? $34.95

7. Apocalypse Kit

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So maybe zombies are no laughing matter to that special someone you still need a gift for. Give them the tools they need to be a one-person army and rack up kills without wasting ammo in this zombie killing weapons set. $349

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/simmantics/zombie-gift-guide-bnmp

Trial for Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can begin Monday


In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January.
Image: Jane Flavell Collins/Associated Press

BOSTON — The trial of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can begin as scheduled Monday in Boston after a federal appeals court ruled that the defense had not met the “extraordinary” standard required to justify its intervention.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision Saturday. Tsarnaev’s lawyer had asked the court to delay the trial and move it out of Massachusetts, saying he couldn’t get a fair trial in a place where so many were affected by the bombings.

The appeals court ruled 2-1 to avoid intervening in the trial’s timing and location.

“The judges in the majority are satisfied that full consideration has been given to the issues raised by the petition, and it is clear that the petition falls short of meeting the requirements for issuing the extraordinary writ of mandamus,” two judges said in the majority opinion. One judge dissented, saying he didn’t have enough time to carefully consider the petition filed Wednesday.

One of Tsarnaev’s attorneys, Miriam Conrad, declined to comment Saturday.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges connected to the April 2013 explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Some of the charges carry the death penalty.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole, who is presiding over Tsarnaev’s case, said jury selection should start as scheduled because it would be too inconvenient to delay it. He had denied a defense request Dec. 29 for a delay.

O’Toole said Friday that delaying the start “would cause some unknown degree of disruption” to the more than 1,200 people called as potential jurors and to the court. He had granted a two-month trial delay last fall and also rejected a previous request to move it.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/01/03/trial-scheduled-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/

11 Inspirational Wine Quotes You Should Live Life By In Your 20s

For many of us, a fine glass of pinot noir (and maybe some chocolate on the side) can solve just about any problem.

Wine is there to comfort usafter a long, grueling day at the office.

Its there when were ready to get lit for a prime girls night out. And you just it deserves a quality spot on the couch with you while you watch .

In honor of wine oclock (which, if you ask me, refers toall hours of the day inthe summer), here are 11 motivational wine quotes we should all live life by in our 20s.

Plus, if youre all about that #WineWednesday life (who isnt?), these quotes can definitely make for some awesome Instagram captions.

1. Wine is like duct tape. It fixes everything. Unknown

Obviously, this quote belongs at the top of the list, because we all know life can be stressful AF sometimes.

2. What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. Diogenes


Because were all about saving in the bank.

3. I make wine disappear, whats your superpower? Unknown


What a divine superpower to have, amirite?

4. You cant buy happiness, but you can buy wine and thats kind of the same thing. Unknown

And it only gets better by the glass, especially when you have awesome company sipping along with you.

5. Im like a fine wine. I get better with age. The best is yet to come. Richelle Mead

Pour another glass, and let the positive vibes roll.

6. The only thing I throwback on Thursdays is a glass of wine. Unknown

Preach. #TBT at its finest.

7. Staying forever young involves lots more wine. Unknown

Some say wine itself is the fountain of youth, so drink up, baby.

8. Wine a little, laugh a lot. Unknown


Because adulting is just way too overrated sometimes.

9. Wine! Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad. Unknown

I mean, I have nothing against arugula, but wine trumps all.

10. When life gives you lemons, sell them to buy wine. Unknown

Because, priorities.

11. Sure your prince will come, but just in case, theres wine and chocolate. Unknown

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Overall, wine is love, and wine is life. And just to be perfectly clear, Andre Simon said it best: Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/wine-quotes-live-life-by-in-your-20s/1954962/

“Mean Gurlz” Is The Best “Mean Girls” Parody Ever

1. All other Mean Girls memes can go home. This is the best.

2. No. Seriously. You have no idea how good this video is.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/mean-gurlz-is-the-best-mean-girls-parody-ever

Is it Time to Adopt Windows Phone?


Ecosystems Suffering Biodiversity Losses Are Less Resilient To Change

Over the last 40 years, Great Britains ecosystems have become less resilient to the impacts of environmental change, according to new work published in Nature Communications this week. Researchers studying over 4,000 wildlife species found significant declines among animals that perform key functions including pollination and pest control.

Within a single ecosystem, various species have different roles in important services ranging from crop production to decomposition to climate regulation, which includes capturingCO2from the atmosphere and storing it in tissues. While bees pollinate flowers, for example, earthworms decompose dead organic matter. Sometimes, the roles of different plants and animals overlap and this “functional redundancy”helps buffer species losses. But while biodiversity has been declining at the global level, the impact on the resilience of ecosystem functions remains unknown.

Bees, flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, and wasps help transfer pollen when they visit flowers of the same species, while small predators ranging from ladybugs to birds are natural enemies of crop pests. The team discovered significant drops in the groups of species that are able to perform pest control and pollination services: 16 and 27 percent of species in the two respective groups have shown statistically significant declines.

Meanwhile, groups that perform duties related to decomposition (such as ants and millipedes) and carbon sequestration (vascular plants, mosses, and liverworts) appear relatively robust: Declines were observed in 7 and 10 percent of species, respectively.

Then, to see why some roles remained stable over time, the team separated the species that were already present in Great Britain before 1970 from those that arrived afterwards. New arrivals, they found, have mostly been species fulfilling carbon sequestration and decomposition functions. In theory, new arrivals could be invasive ones, Oliver explains to IFLScience. Only a small proportion of new arrivals seem to do damage, and theyll need to be managed on a case-by-case basis. “What is needed is a more thorough assessment of both the potential benefits and costs of non-native species,” he adds, “rather than black-and-white policies that either say keep all non-natives out or welcome to all non-native species!'”

As for pest control and pollination, the new arrivals werent sufficient to offset declines. That means that species vital to agriculture and food production may be less resilient to environmental change and theyre being eroded rapidly.

Image in the text: dark green fritillary butterfly by Tom Oliver.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/ecosystems-have-become-less-resilient-change