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5 Reasons Why We Hate The Dentist And What A Dentist Thinks About Them

Hating dentists comes naturally to many people. Some people hate dentists because they are Dentists, some think dentists are meant to be hated. A few hate them because others do so. But, an important aspect of this is why people hate the dentist. Being a dentist, I’m not gonna take the route of disagreeing with this and brand these people as phobic. There are genuine reasons for people to hate or be afraid of the dentist. Over the past month, I have asked a lot of people-online and offline for the exact reason why they hate the dentist. Now, I am accumulating the most common reasons and what I(as a dentist) think about them.

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Kaboom! 10 Facts About Firecrackers That Will Blow You Away

Firecrackers are essentially un-American, even though we associate them with our most deeply patriotic celebration, the Fourth of July. The fact is that firecrackers are foreign-born novelties, and have been as long as Americans have lit them for a noisy salute to the nation’s birth. As it turns out, firecracker history is as colorful and complicated as the lithographed artwork used to sell them. Warren Dotz, a pop-culture historian, collector, and author of many books, including a pair on cat and dog food labels, spoke with us about their story, while the photos of firecracker labels above and below come from Mike McHenry’s Mr. Brick Label Flickr page.

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10 TV Shows That Were Disrupted By Behind The Scenes Feuds

One would think that after all of the hard work actors put in to make it to the big time, and considering the nearly insurmountable odds stacked against them, that once they finally got a hit television show, they would be happy and not want to make waves. But in a profession known for its famously difficult personalities, it seems that cast feuds are all but inevitable. Sometimes this happens when two actors just don't mesh well together or, more often, when one goes completely off the rails. And woe betide you if you've got beef between star and show runner, because that's a power struggle no one wants to see played out.

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8 Hotel Tours To Make Your Stay More Interesting

Check in to any nice hotel, and the concierge will be more than happy to recommend or reserve a tour of the area. But in some cases, you don't even have to leave the property to take in the sights, because what's right there under your nose is worth further exploration. Here are a handful of hotels around the globe that offer guided tours of some of their more unique and fascinating features.

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Top 10 Common Interview Questions

A job interview is one of the things that you need to get right on the first try. It is a make or break deal that will ultimately decide your career's future. People often make the mistake of coming unprepared for an interview, thinking that their resume and experience is enough to get them through. This overconfidence often leads to disastrous consequences, of course. What they do not know is that these questions are designed to accurately measure an applicant's suitability for a job. The questions look easy enough on the surface, but they require profound and well thought answers.

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10 Families Who Killed Together

The family that plays together stays together so what does that say about those folks who get a little rough? The mothers who arm their offspring, the brothers who take out their elders or those large extended families who make the neighbors very nervous are not the Norman Rockwell type, but they are in a weird way far more interesting.

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Stop Making Excuses In 10 Steps

Are you the kind of guy who always finds excuses for his shortcomings? If so, it's time to find out why and start doing something about it. The habit of constantly making excuses for oneself can have multiple impacts, ranging from laughingly being referred to as undependable to being considered overly defensive and paranoid. You may be strong, forthright and well-respected in all other aspects of your professional, personal and family life, but if you're always covering up your shortcomings with excuses, some kind of negative reputation is bound to develop.

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6 Completely Accidental Inventions

Forget spending days, months and years thinking of the next big thing, these inventions were the consequence of sheer dumb luck and coincidence.

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10 Most Dangerous College Degrees on Earth

When the time comes to choose a college major, students consider a variety of factors, including income potential, difficulty, and, indeed, their aptitude and interest in the course. What should probably also be a major concern, though, is how likely your degree is to put you at risk of accident, injury and death. In light of this, we bring you the world’s ten most dangerous college degrees.

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See The Top 10 Cruise Ship Innovations Of 2013

The year of 2013 was a big one in cruising, showcasing several amazing new ships. Norwegian Cruise Line launched the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway (the largest ship ever to homeport in New York) and Princess Cruises introduced its first new ship in five years (as well as the line's largest ever), the 3,560-passenger Royal Princess, with royal fanfare — the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) serves as the ship's godmother.

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12 Amazing Treehouses Around the Planet

Did you ever have the childhood fantasy of building a great treehouse towering high above? If you did, and actually brought the fantasy into reality, your building may have been limited to just a few pieces of lumber and the house itself only lasted a few seasons. While it was good fun, it never became anything extremely elaborate. Today, for some creative people, their childhood fantasies never left and they have continued to design and build some very impressive homes in the trees. What draws them upward? Is it purely adventure? Maybe it’s part of being human and channeling the inner primitive. After all, there are many indigenous people groups that lived in the trees to protect them from wild animals.

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Hip-Hop's 50 Greatest Album Covers

Dating back to its earliest ties to graffiti culture, the visual component has always played a large part in hip-hop culture. Today's album art mostly serves as thumbtacks for NahRight posts or, at best, just another category on iTunes for OCD sufferers to perfect. But once upon a time, it mattered. LPs were hung on walls, CDs were cracked open, and cassette J-cards were unfolded awkwardly and with as much anticipation as is given to today's Zshare links. From the Daisy Age fluorescence of De La Soul to the digital age fluorescence of Kanye West, we're proclaiming the finest moments of three decades' worth of hip-hop album art.

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