Get Ready For Summer With GrassCity.com

Summer is almost here, do you have the right gear? By that I mean bong.

It's almost summertime which means you're going to be spending a lot of time outdoors. Naturally, what this means is that you're going to be doing a lot more smoking outdoors.

Sometimes a dry piece just won't cut it. That's when you know it's time to bust out the water piece. These bongs from Grasscity are perfectly suited for chilling out under the stars.

Glass Straight Mini Ice Bong

Don't be fooled by this mini bong, it packs more punch than you would think. The mini bong is 20cm, or just over 7.8 inches tall. Made from borosilicate glass, with a straight mouthpiece, this bong can easily be packed into a backpack, to be taken anywhere you want to go. The mini bong also comes with ice notches, so it will perfect for the upcoming triple digit days.

Uni-Bong Maker

The Uni-Bong Maker is perfect for all summer activities, because all you need is a plastic bottle, some water, and you're good to go! The Uni-Bong Maker is made from durable plastic, comes with a glass downstem, and an attached bowl for hassle free portability. This little attachment is perfect for camping.

Sesh Supply Charybdis Propellor Perc Recycler Bong

Made right here in the US, this special from Sesh Supply comes with a propellor-style percolator and a recycler, to ensure that you get the freshest hit possible. Though this bong is only ten inches tall, it's not quite as portable as the rest, but it's still perfect for chillin in your backyard.

Magic Mushroom Ceramic Stealth Water Pipe

This cute little mushroom pipe is different from every other stealth pipe you've had. Though it is only 4.7 inches tall, it still comes with a small chamber for water, so you still get the smooth taste of a bong. The pipe itself is ceramic, with a metal bowl, and a mushroom cap that fits onto the bowl. This little mushroom bong is super durable, portable, and perfect for taking a quick smoke break on a nature hike.
Blaze Glass Medusa Recycler Glass Bong

This bong from Blaze Glass is something special. The built in multi-tubed recycling system guarantees you the freshest hit possible. Made from the best borosilicate glass, the stable foot makes this bong perfect for passing around a backyard fire pit.

Who says bongs have to stay indoors?

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Nature Hates Boating, and You Should, Too

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 12.5 million boats. From small fishing boats on inland lakes and rivers to giant cruise ships and yachts sailing the high seas, Americans love their boats. After all, a day on the water, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face is an enjoyable pastime.

Unfortunately, it isn't great for the environment. Every time we take a boat out on to the water, it contributes to environmental harm.

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The Freezing Homeless Child! (Social Experiment)

Are you tired of watching "social experiments" online? This author isn't because of experiments like this one. Let me explain. This video already has over 22 million views, and we'd sure like to see it get at least 22 million more! Before you watch this, I'd like to ask a favor of you. Close your eyes and picture a child that you love dearly. Or, imagine yourself at the age of seven. Then watch and imagine that the little boy in this video is you.

It's 5 degrees and windy in the city that never sleeps, New York City. A homeless boy dressed in only a torn tee shirt tries to make eye contact with passers-by, but few do, and those that do make eye contact continue to walk by. At one point, the boy takes his only possession, a thin garbage bag, and gets himself inside of it as best he can. He lays down directly in the path of all who are strolling along that sidewalk. There are many.

Watch what happens. Most people act as if he doesn't even exist. Some look at him, but still walk away. He could die in those conditions, and would if he stayed there for not too much longer. Two hours go by, and nobody stops to help. Nobody. Zero. Nada.

Finally, a man does stop and kneels beside him. He asks the child if he is homeless. He asks where his family is. He asks how old he is (he is seven-years-old). He asks if he is hungry. He gives him his coat and explains that he, too, is homeless. He shows such obvious compassion to the boy as he tells him that he is too young to be homeless, but when you are homeless, you look out for one another.

That is when the experiment comes to a halt as the two older brothers of the boy actor, who were recording the experiment, come out from hiding and generously thank the homeless man who stopped to are for their brother.

My friends, this is not a lesson for little boys. Nor is this a lesson for the homeless. This is a lesson for all of humanity. As you will see at the end of the video, the lessons to be learned are clear:

"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody." ~ Malcom Bane

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love is put in the giving." ~ Mother Teresa

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Watch: Incredible Indoor Skydiving Competition At iFLY Dallas

Wind Tunnel Flying at the "Flightmare Before Christmas" competition at iFLY Dallas, December 5-6, 2014.

Various disciplines were judged, including: 2-way FS, 4-way FS, 2-way VFS, 4-way VFS, 2-way Dynamic, 4-way Dynamic and Neo-Freestyle. Plus 3-way Scrambles and a Kid's Speed Round.

Film by: Luke Hively Watch the Flightmare

Competition Promo Video: http://youtu.be/SYFQ5xXUTAo

Music: "Bipolar Bot" by John Hunter Jr, Jonathan Slott, Nicholas Seeley - OM179Sci Electric, UPPM France "Echo Echo" by Boris Nonte, Gregg Lehrman - BER1222Symphony X, UPPM France "Choral Impact" by Assaf Rinde, Thomas Sidebottom - UTS009Remixed Eternal Hero, UPPM France

SlotZilla – The World's Ultimate Zipline In Las Vegas

SlotZilla at Fremont Street Experience is a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zip line attraction and is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas.

SlotZilla offers two ways to fly, the lower "Zipline" and upper "Zoomline." How much is SlotZilla? It's $25 for the Zipline, $45 for the Zoomline. Save $5 on either line by flying before 6:00 p.m.

The Zipline costs $25 and starts off 77 feet up. Flyers land halfway down the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian promenade, between the Four Queens and Fremont casinos.

Both the Zipline and Zoomline are now open!

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Bald Eagles Are Dying And It's Our Fault

From their website: Blue Mountain Wildlife's mission is to preserve wildlife and the habitats in which they live. A healthy world will support healthy, thriving wildlife and healthy, thriving humans. We do this through wildlife rehabilitation and public education.

Orphaned, injured or sick wildlife are provided the necessary treatment and care enabling their return to the wild.

Educational programs and outreach enhance people's understanding of the impact their actions have on wildlife and the natural environment.

Most of the animals brought to BMW have had negative encounters with humans, such as collisions with vehicles or manmade structures, gunshot wounds, poisoning or destruction of nests. Wildlife has not evolved to coexist with these situations, and humans have a responsibility to both understand and ameliorate their impacts.

Upon receiving an injured, ill or orphaned animal, a trained rehabilitator evaluates the condition of the animal and provides medical treatment.

Animals requiring specialized care are taken to Pendleton Veterinary Clinic. Feeding, administering medication, physical therapy and reconditioning are among the many daily care tasks that are necessary for restoring an animal to a releasable condition.

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A Rabbi, A Priest And An Atheist Smoke Weed Together

Many a joke has begun with a rabbi, a priest, and an atheist walking into a bar, but in a real-life scenario featuring the unlikely trio, there's no punchline — just lots of marijuana.

The two holy men and single non-believer agreed to smoke together in a new video for Cut.com, which captures them lighting up and discussing spirituality while high.

The trio gets along marvelously while discussing religion, the existence of god, and what scripture says about Mary — Jane, that is.

The clip appears to have been filmed in Washington State, where recreational marijuana is legal.

Rabbi Jim Mirel, Reverend Chris Schuller (an Episcopal Priest), and a man named Carlos Dillard — who characterizes himself as an atheist, but whose views in the video appear to be agnostic — sit down to smoke together.

Both the rabbi and priest admit they've tried marijuana before, though neither has smoke in years. Carlos, meanwhile, says the last time he smoked was about an hour earlier.

Before partaking, the priest adds that 'most people who identify as Christian are probably not to down on smoking marijuana', but 'notes that there's no biblical precedent' allowing or prohibiting it.

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Mermaids Swim In A 10,000 Plastic Bottle Ocean To Show How Much Average Person Pollutes Earth

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong (previously here and here) is fascinated with water, but the artist kept his lense above the surface for his latest project Mermaids Hate Plastic to highlight a serious problem.

Statistically, an average American uses about 167 plastic bottles each year, so by the time he's 60 the total will be around 10,000. Because of that, Von Wong borrowed 10,000 plastic bottles from Tomra waste management center, took everything to a warehouse and began working with a large group of collaborators.

The end result is series of captivating aesthetically pleasing images about an environmental issue, done in a really unique way.

Plastic in the ocean causes much more than water pollution, it releases toxins that can potentially contaminate water sources and this also negatively affects air quality.

To get more information about the project and its cause, check out #MermaidsHatePlastic.

More info: vonwong.com | Facebook | 500px

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Principal Shaves Head For Bullied 6th Grader Whose Grandfather Has Cancer

When Tim Hadley learned one of his students had shaved his head in honor of his grandfather with cancer, the principal was proud.

But when the child's mom called him saying he had the worst day of his life, Hadley felt responsible. Jackson Johnston had been bullied by other students who didn't know why he cut his hair.

Instead of punishing the bullies, Hadley held a special assembly for the Johnston, who he let shave his head in front of the school.

10 SHOCKING Facts You Never Knew About North Korea

The most isolated nation on Earth holds many secrets.

North Korea, otherwise known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a unique nation for all the wrong reasons. It is easily the most backward, isolated country on the planet.

Because of this isolation, information about the nature of the country, and the regime in power, is scarce and often not widely known.

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This Is What Each Zodiac Sign Has Trouble Admitting To Themselves

There are things inside of each of us that are hard to face down. Many things we push to the dustiest corners of our minds to simply not have to think about.

But it's important to consider the things that you don't like to admit to yourself. It's how you grow. Here's what each zodiac sign has trouble admitting.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You don't like admitting that you have trouble staying focused and have trouble seeing things through to the end.

You come off as flakey, especially in a professional setting, when people rely on you for things. This inability to see things through makes you look less credible to your peers.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You won't admit you're wrong, even when you know you are, and that kills the people around you.

Your prideful behavior will push people away from you - people you love. It's important for you to face that and get it under control.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You are the ultimate promise breaker. You tend to tell people things they want to hear, but you rarely follow through.

It's easy for you to get lost in the moment. Your worst tendency is double booking yourself and needing to cancel with one.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You act like a tough guy but you're incredibly sensitive. This causes you to lash out madly at even the slightest barb or insult.

Your anger issues are often out of control, whether you yell and throw things or keep things bottled up without talking about it. Admit when people hurt you. It will help you heal.

Discover Who You Are Most Compatible With, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Here is a list of the 12 zodiac signs that make the perfect couples.

1. Aries and Aquarius

The relationship between an Aries and an Aquarius is built on the adventurous nature of both of these signs. Not only is each sign pretty much always willing to try something new, they also enjoy having a partner for their grand, spontaneous adventures.

While other couples' relationships will grow stale with time, the same cannot be said for the Aries and Aquarius.

2. Taurus and Cancer

The Taurus and the Cancer share an intense bond with one another on both a physical and emotional level. These are two signs that seem to just understand one another without having to dig deep, even though that's what eventually happens as their relationship flourishes over time.

They are always grateful for each other, showing appreciation even when it's not necessary, which often sees them sharing a love that stands the test of time.

3. Gemini and Aquarius

These two signs share a bond that thrives on intelligence and creativity. This couple enjoys a strong emotional link that is made even stronger by accepting one another's ideas.

And while the Gemini and Aquarius prefer to spend every single second with each other, they both enjoy having their independence. Each partner recognizes that their independence only brings the two of them closer together.

4. Cancer and Pisces

The relationship of the Cancer and the Pisces is strong and passionate simply because they accept one another for who each person is.

Each person knows who they are and where they stand, and the other isn't keen on trying to change that. In fact, they love them more so because of it.

With the Pisces' need to connect with those around them, and the Cancer's need to nurture those around them, it's a match made in heaven.

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6,000 Sex Trafficking Victims Who Were Rescued By Ashton Kutcher All Had THIS One Thing In Common

It might surprise you to learn that Ashton Kutcher, while famous for shows such as "That 70's Show," "Punk'd," and his newest series, "The Ranch," is actually fairly involved in the fight against human sex trafficking and child pornography.

In fact, he and his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, founded an organization almost nine years ago (called Thorn) with that very goal in mind: to eliminate sex trafficking and save victims of sexual abuse.

Kutcher spoke with Kathie Lee as a guest on "The Today Show" in October, but instead of discussing his new television series, Kutcher had something else he wanted to discuss.

And that was Thorn's recent successes--particularly, that they had saved over 6,000 sex trafficking victims and recovered 2,000 of the traffickers themselves.

What's interesting is that Kutcher and Thorn have discovered a startling trend seen among the victims: they're all sold online, as if they were products on any other type of consumer website. So that's where a majority of Thorn's efforts have been placed.

"We're building digital tools to fight human trafficking. Basically, the purchase and commerce for human trafficking is happening online, just like everything else now, and so we're building digital tools to fight back against it."

And they're cultivating quite the arsenal to fight online sex traffickers.

"We partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children.

The site also lists 20 members of what it calls The Thorn Technology Task Force, comprised of technology companies that lend their knowledge, time and resources to the work that we do.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe are listed among the names who are helping Thorn's cause."

Since the organization's founding almost a decade ago, they've gathered a large amount of data that indicates that sex trafficking is so common online now that you don't even have to go to the dark web to seek it out.

You could probably find it on Craigslist. In 2015, Thorn surveyed victims of sexual trafficking and 75% of them said that they had been sold on the Internet at least once.

"We've built a tool to help law enforcement prioritize their caseload and recover victims and find traffickers. And we've found and identified and recovered over 6,000 trafficking victims this year. And we've found, identified, and recovered 2,000 traffickers."

A young girl named Asia told Thorn during their survey that "people are posted and sold online multiple times a day.

As far as the ad that was posted up [for me], there was a girl who eerily looked like me…just [like] you can go find a car, there was a picture, and a description, and a price."

Kutcher says that, even though his organization has seen quite a bit of success over the years, he wants to get rid of sex trafficking and child pornography on the Internet completely:

"Our next battle, my next commitment…I'm going to make a pledge that I'm going to eliminate child pornography from the internet."

This is no small feat, considering Polaris (an anti-trafficking group) reports that there are currently close to 4.5 million people trapped and working against their will in the sex trafficking industry.

In the Atlanta, Georgia area alone, one Urban Institute study discovered that the underground sex trade industry held a value of upwards of $290 million.

Each Zodiac Sign Is Romantic In A Different Way. How Do You Express Love?

Everyone is a little bit different, and one of the ways we see those differences manifest is in our zodiac signs. Each zodiac has unique traits, at least to that particular sign.

Each sign, of course, has hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people in it. One way our signs set us apart is in how we show love and affection.

Each sign does it a little differently. Here's how:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is the first and most stoic of the signs on this list. They tend to be dry and seemingly humorless, but don't worry, they're still a lot of fun.

Their idea of flirting is using sarcasm and ridiculing you. But don't take it too personally. With an Aries, these are good signs.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is the most analytical, observant, and perhaps cynical of the signs. They tend to be very straight forward with their feelings, not simply stating that they like you, but why too.

They tend to find real specific things about you they adore. They may not compliment you very often, but don't worry. They still love you.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are sometimes stubborn, but still light hearted and fun to be around. Even though they may not find you romantically interesting, they don't shy away from a little friendly cuddling or flirting.

Often times, they'll just come right out and say they like you. They don't deal with real serious friendship too well.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are the caregivers of the signs and easily the most romantic. I'm talking old school romantic. They like sending flowers and gifts and writing little notes.

They're the ones who remember your birthday, your parents' birthday; even your pet iguana's birthday. They're kinda nuts like that.

6 Things You'll Learn While Everyone Else Is Busy Getting Married

Your "type" will change as you do

People always say your twenties are your years for experimenting and figuring out just what it is you want in a partner. As we get older, our values in a partner start to realign more with our own values and goals in life.

A crazy, passionate sex-fueled relationship might be ideal when you're young, but as you get older you might want someone who is more stable, honest and supportive of your ambitions in life.

You have more time to figure out the career path right for you

Those who aren't keen on jumping into marriage in their twenties learn to derive validation from places other than their relationships and partners.

A big part of this is building a career that motivates you to always be learning and growing. You'll be happier for it and won't rely so much on a relationship for your happiness or well-being.

You create strong bonds with friends

When you're not in a relationship, you have a lot of time to strengthen your bond with friends. These are the people you want to be there for you when things start going wrong in life.

They're your support system. If you pick good ones, you'll never be lacking someone to lean on when you need a pillar of support.

3 Reasons Why Modern Relationships Are Falling Apart

Almost all of us have had our hearts broken at one point or another, and well, there's not much else to say other than that it sucks.

But, we cannot deny that learning how to handle breakups is a normal part of life. Within each failed relationship is a lesson to be learned. And if can learn that lesson, we are able to grow from it.

At the moment, the divorce rate in North America sits at about 50%. That means half of all marriages end up failing.

While many divisions happen because of things like money problems, differences in personalities, or simply because we get bored, there are some fundamental problems that can cause hardship for any relationship.

Here are the three main reasons we believe modern relationships are having such a hard time right now:

We're not communicating with one another effectively

One of the first lessons we learn when navigating our relationships is that communication is at the foundation of every successful partnership.

Why? Because it's incredibly hard to satisfy the needs and desires of your partner, as well solve any problems the two of you may be having, without openly speaking what's on your mind.

When our partners do things that hurt our feelings or upset us, and we don't say anything about it to them, it breeds resentment.

Eventually, after keeping all of our emotions inside for too long, we blow up. This can cause serious damage that isn't always repairable.

It's best to just openly express how you're feeling when you're feeling it in a calm, non-hostile manner, so that the two of you can work it out constructively.

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According To Psychiatrists, These 7 Habits Are The Secrets To A Happy Relationship. #5 Is A Must!

While it should be fairly obvious to both people in a relationship where the relationship stands, sometimes two people end up on different pages of the same book.

International speaker, psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Mark Goulston wants to help couples improve in this area by giving us a few habits and signs of a happy and healthy relationship.

Whether you've recently entered into a relationship and want a picture of what you should strive for, or you've been with a partner for many years and want to see how many of these are accurate for you, these seven habits are a good place to start.

After all, the real relationship starts once the honeymoon phase has passed. If you can't figure out how to keep the love flowing, you risk losing it altogether.

1. You fall asleep together as often as possible

In those first stages of a relationship, bedtime is often exciting because you know there's a high chance of you and your partner getting to practice your sexy times.

As the relationship grows, the sexy times might not be as frequent, but happy couples still love falling asleep next to each other.

Even if one partner has to leave before the other wakes, falling asleep together is a good sign of a healthy relationship.

2. You establish interests that both of you enjoy

Once the beginning stages of love settle a bit, people often discover that they don't have as much in common with their partners as they'd thought.

That's okay, as long as you remember just how important it is for the two of you to develop new interests that both of you can enjoy together.

On the other hand, it's also very important to keep growing your own interests as well. If you can do both, you'll be happier for it and your relationship has a greater chance of flourishing.

3. Choose to trust and forgive before you do anything else

Trust is a must in every relationship.

You and your partner will undoubtedly have disagreements over the course of your relationship.

Instead of approaching them defensively or with malicious intent, choose to trust that your partner never deliberately wants to hurt you and forgive them if possible.

4. Choose to see the good over the bad in your partner

As humans, we have an incredible knack for judging others.

It's very easy for us to pick out all of the little tiny flaws that every person has. If you find yourself dwelling on all of the negatives of your partner, you will likely not be happy with them.

Instead, focus on all of the things that make them great. You can just as easily pick out all of the good things instead of the bad.

They might do some things that make you irritated from time to time, but remember that they also do a lot of things that make you smile.

5. They embrace each other after having been apart

Did you know that your skin has a quite a good recollection of all the times it's been touched (or not touched)?

It makes sense. Think about every time you've been away from your partner for some period of time. The first thing you want to do when you see them is wrap your arms around them and never let go.

Happy couples always find each other's embrace after a long day of work or being apart.

6. They always say "goodnight" or "I love you" before going to bed, even when mad

You and your partner could have spent the entire day fighting and bickering with one another.

But saying 'I love you' or 'goodnight' before going to bed tells your partner that you value your relationship more than whatever it is you were fighting about earlier.

It lets them know that you still want to be with them and are willing to work things out.

7. They like showing their partners off / are happy to be seen with them

Have you ever had a partner who became weirdly distant or standoff-ish when the two of you were in public?

Not a very good feeling, is it?

People who are happy with their relationship and partner want to show their partner off to the world.

They like being out in public together and aren't afraid to show others that they're in love by using simple affectionate gestures, like holdings hands or subtle touches.

The Brutal Truth About Why You Are Impossible To Please, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

People have a hard time getting to know you because you are generally a very closed off person. Your privacy is important to you and you aren't willing to open yourself up to just anybody.

Before letting someone into your personal life you need to see if they are a trustworthy person who will stay true to your values and won't gossip, or do anything to hurt you.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

You find the idea of having a traditional relationship like everyone else incredibly boring.

In order for someone to get close to you they need to show you that they have an open, creative mind and aren't afraid to be judged by society as being non-traditional.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

It's difficult for you to get close to other people because you have become so comfortable being alone.

You wont go after someone unless you find them extraordinary, or exciting because anyone who doesn't interest you isn't worth your time.

20 Simple Ways To Say "I Love You" Without Saying A Word

Do you remember the first time you realized you loved someone? If you were like me, you got that intense urge to tell them just how you felt, but you also hesitated to say it because you knew just how much it meant.

Not to mention, what if they didn't feel the same way about you? But, once you told them and they reciprocated the feeling, you were on cloud nine!

Saying "I love you" is a small phrase that lets a person know you care about them, but as the saying goes, "actions speak louder than words."

The Huffington Post asked readers what kinds of small things their partners do regularly just to show how much they care and they had some pretty amazing responses!

Here are 20 ways we can let our partners know just how much they mean to us without having to say a word:

1. "My fiancé keeps a hair tie in his pocket because he started noticing I always forget! Whenever he sees one, he always sticks it in his pocket for later when I inevitably forget to bring one when we go out." — Leah W.

2. "He helps out with things my parents need done." — Rima B.

3. "Every morning before he goes to work, he loads the dishwasher and puts away the toys so when we wake up, we have a nice clean house to start the day with." — Sarah B.

4. "He warms my side of the bed for me before I come to bed." — Cathrine L.

5. "After a long day, we relax in our living room and watch a little TV. He sits on the couch and I lay down. He reaches for my foot and begins to rub. Next is the other foot. I don't ask, he just does it. I would say that's love." — Deby H.

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