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7 Ways Your Big Brother Ruined Your Life And Made You Into The Man You Are Today

Your big brother has always been the coolest guy you know. He was your first best friend, but also your first bully. Even if you think you’re too old for him to pick on you, you know deep down that you’re lying to yourself. You’re playing into his game. This is exactly how he wants you to think. It doesn’t matter how old or how big you get, the effects of his brand of psychological torture will continue to manifest themselves in ways that surprise you for the rest of your life Here’s how your brother molded you into the person you are today.



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1) When You Listened To The Radio, You Only Sang The Backup Parts Out Loud Because Big Bro Always Sang Lead.

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You know the lyrics just as well as he does — but it doesn’t matter because you aren’t Michael Jackson (RIP) and this family band ain’t the Jackson 5. You only sang backup so big bro could crush the part of the song people actually recognize. To this day, when I hear Tom Petty’s “American Girl”, I catch myself singing only the “make it last all night!” part even though I’m alone in my car.

2) You Always Had To Play Video Games Using The Broken Controller.

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He’s better at most games because he’s been alive longer than you and has gotten more practice, but somehow, you still had to play using the control with the broken stick or unresponsive “L” button. Even though the Super Nintendo is technically both of yours, he was bigger than you and the rules that govern the jungle also apply to sibling relationships.

3) You Love Wrestling And Have A High Threshold For Pain.

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Big bro is a master at performing every wrestling move — because he practiced them all on you and would make you tap out every time the commercials came on.

4) At Some Point… You Have Had To Fake Cry Just To Escape.

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Take advantage of his remorse. He doesn’t want to hurt you-hurt you. If he thinks he’s gone too far, he’ll usually stop. Just get a light misting into your old peepers and whimper a little bit. This method has gotten me out of some serious pickles.

5) You Inherited His Clothes When He Grew Out Of Them.

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If he was a punk, you were probably the recipient of some pretty dope hand-me-down JNCO jeans and ZERO t-shirts. Badass!

6) The Breakup You Had With Your Imaginary Friend Still Hurts And Has Informed Your Adult Relationships.

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You needed to grow up, so naturally your brother told you the things that your imaginary friend was saying to him behind your back. You didn’t need that Judas anyway, you had a manipulative older brother to hang out with.

7) You Have Defended Yourself By Lying On Your Back While Flailing Your Arms And Legs Like A Turtle Who Knows It’s About To Die…

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I think it was the Sphynx who said, “You must lash out with every limb, like the octopus who plays the drums.” Try this one as an adult, like at the bank or something. It should still totally work unless it doesn’t. I don’t know. I rarely go to the bank.

For Better Or Worse, You Are Who You Are Because Of Him.

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Now, if only you had a little brother of your own…

A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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Talk about a girl with a big heart.

It turns out, kids have no qualms about leading the example when it comes to selflessness and kindness in today’s time of uncertainty. While so many of us bemoan our lack of access to entertainment, friends, and personal care, young generations are looking to offer support where they can. Just look at this 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut who understands the importance of empathy, compassion, and love during this time of quarantine.

She worked on a pretty big project to make sure kids her age felt all three.

Chelsea Phaire has spent her time in quarantine sending kits to more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes.

Phaire explained in a recent interview with CNN that she wanted to create the kits to give children something to look forward to and feel positive about. Phaire’s art kits include paper, coloring books, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. They are being sent to schools and shelters across the country as part of an organization founded by Phaire and her parents called Chelsea’s Charity.

“Since she was seven, she was begging me and her dad to start a charity,” Candace Phaire, Phaire’s mother, told CNN. “She was so persistent, every couple of months she would ask, ‘Are we starting Chelsea’s Charity yet?’ When she was turning 10, she asked us again, and we decided it was time to go for it.”

Set to enter the 6th grader this coming fall, Phaire and her parents launched Chelsea’s Charity on her birthday in August 2019.

At the time, Phaire asked party guests to donate art supplies to the charity instead of giving her birthday gifts. Soon after her birthday party, Phaire made the decision to use all of the donations she’d been given to send out her first 40 art kits. The kits were collected and sent to a homeless shelter in New York. It wasn’t long before Phaire and her parents set up an Amazon wishlist account for the art supplies.

Before the pandemic, Phaire and her mother delivered almost 1,000 kits to kids in foster care homes, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and schools impacted by gun violence.

At the time, Phaire and her mother traveled around to give kids their kits in person. Since the start of the pandemic, however they’ve mailed the kits. “I feel good inside knowing how happy they are when they get their art kits,” Phaire explained. “I have definitely grown as a person because of this. Now my dream is to meet every kid in the entire world and give them art. Who knows, maybe if we do that and then our kids do that, we’ll have world peace!”

Stuck At Home: Mamas Are Showing What They Do To Keep Their Kids Entertained While In Quarantine

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Stuck At Home: Mamas Are Showing What They Do To Keep Their Kids Entertained While In Quarantine

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The quarantine struggle, while entirely essential, is getting real. As the summer months grow nearer and the expectations of a lively summer outdoors with friends grow dimmer, we’re all having a hard time being forced to stay at home. No doubt, parents have it particularly hard.

This is especially true considering the fact that many of them are having to not only act as teachers but also has their kids’ sole entertainers.

Recently, we asked FIERCE readers how they are keeping it together while entertaining their kids, and the answers were not only hilarious but helpful!

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Mostly because so many of the mamas on our page have admitted that as tough as times are, they are managing to handle their kids in stride.

Check out some of their advice tips below.

Find a movie that’s their jam and put it on loop.

“Keeping Steven universe the movie on loop….I know every line now.” – heytymari

Netflix and play

“Legos, cars, coloring, play doh, Disney plus, Netflix, blow up pool, sprinkler, long baths, mud kitchen, and cooking with our three year old. The teens can take care of themselves.” –steeringthestrugglebus

Get into the back yard

“Lots backyard projects, water activities, vinegar/baking soda potions, kinetic sand… you name it we’ve done it! Gotta keep my 4 year old busy.” –  heymijita

Make slime

“Making bath bombs and slime!!!!! Basically arts and crafts!”- this_is_my_ig_yo

Getting them to contribute to the house can be helpful.

“Teaching how to do dishes, sweeping, mopping, baking, cooking with grandparents virtually, childrens podcasts, bike riding, playing games, watching movies as a family, science experiments, making slime.”- 2boldlatinas

Getting entertainment ideas from Pinterest

“Reading, Roblox, Tie-dying, painting, playing b ball, zoom with friends, laser tag, baking, and the rest of the ideas I get from Pinterest.” – natalianaomibrand

And if all else fails Quarantine is also the perfect time to teach your kid some Salsa moves.

“Mom of a almost 3 year old boy. It’s so hard to keep him entertained but we we try with some: dancing, signing, having him “shower” his toys, draw, play dough, bike and scooter outside, have him help me cook and clean, wrestle with his dad, (lmao) etc.” – niraarin