With all of the rising hatred around the world right now, it feels impossible to relate to other people.
If the comments sections on social media posts are any indication of how people really feel about each other, then it seems like we are doomed to experience fewer and fewer meaningful human connections until we separate ourselves completely.
But as the people of Choir! Choir! Choir! demonstrate, sometimes the only thing you need to connect with other people is a common interest, like singing your heart out in unison.
In 2011, Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman started the choir as a weekly get-together in Ontario, Canada, for people to sing pop music and enjoy each other’s company.
But they never anticipated that the number of members would reach into the thousands.
They came into the spotlight very quickly, going on to perform at several live events with musicians like Patti Smith and Tegan and Sara.
Now the choir meets twice a week at a tavern in downtown Toronto, beginning each session by handing out lyric sheets to everyone and mastering a song by the end of the night.
The best part is that they record all of their sessions for your viewing (and listening) pleasure. Trust me, you’re gonna want to experience their music for yourself.
The diversity of their many voices shows that amazing things can happen when different people work together.
And their latest performance in the Luminato Festival at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto with 1,500 of them singing “Hallelujah” is nothing short of epic.
If you’re dying to hear more and want to follow all of their awe-inspiring performances, you can find them on their Facebook and YouTube pages. If you’re in the Toronto area, you can even join them!
Everyone thinks the story of how they met their significant other is great and completely unique. Well, they happen to be right.
When you think about it, meeting someone you love, even if it’s temporary, is pretty incredible. There are billions of people on Planet Earth and you can find one that fits you perfectly. Whether you date online, in person or work together, meeting a special someone is pretty exciting. You’re beating the odds when you meet someone you truly love.
These people met in such unique ways, it’s hard to believe it really happened.
1.) Communication is everything–no matter how you communicate
2.) Love that can stand the test of time.
3.) It’s nice to have the same interests
4.) Love comes from tragedy
5.) Winning the lottery…of love
6.) Sometimes you need a matchmaker
7.) Sometimes you just know
8.) Keeping it in the family is still weird though
9.) This unlikely pair gained fame
True love may be rare, but when it happens? It happens.
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So you’ve been thinking about making your Valentine’s Day a little kinkier. You’ve come to the right place.
First, let’s set the mood.
It’s vital to educate yourself first, and this book is great for both newbies to BDSM (erotic practices involving dominance and submission, roleplaying, and restraint) and those already in it to win it. This is a solid all-around guide for anyone who is seriously considering exploring safe, sane, and consensual BDSM. $20 here.
Nervous that your partner may not be into BDSM but still want to bring something unexpected to the bedroom? These are the perfect item to start your toy collection. $4.95 here.
This is a great multifunctional whip for newcomers. Made of genuine bull leather tresses, it’s soft enough for beginner play but heavy enough to deliver a firm whack if you wanna go up a level. The handle is hand-blown glass and doubles as a glass dildo for vaginal or anal play. It can also be heated or cooled for temperature play. $25 here.
Babeland is a great store with multiple locations in New York City and one in Seattle. Started by women, their primary focus was to create a woman-friendly sex shop where women can safely explore their sexuality. (But don’t worry boys, there are still plenty of great gifts in there for you, too.) This Bondage in a Box kit is $28 here.
Maybe you became curious about BDSM thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey. If that’s the case, you might want to add this replica of Christian Grey’s silky gray tie — perfect for blindfolding or binding — to your cart. $10.95 here.
Yes, these can be sharp. But if (and only if) you know how to play it safe, this can provide the perfect amount of pain. Try using it on yourself first, it’s important to know what it might feel like to your partner. $3.69 here.
I mean, who doesn’t want to be caressed by a feather? The other side can be used for the occasional smack. $8 here.
Elevate your senses by taking some away. Why? Because the surprises and touches will be that much better blindfolded. (And if all else fails you can always use it for sleeping.) $8 here.
Getting ready to up the game? Try these. Totally adjustable and comfortable. $4.75 here.
Got a sexy vacation coming up? These under-the-bed restraints are simpler than they look and fit any bed. They’re also small enough to store under the bed, so they’re ready when you are. $11.38 here.
Been thinking about kinbaku — which is Japanese for tight binding? These are essential for tying things up using simple yet visually intricate patterns. Looks difficult? Don’t worry it can be as easy as tying your shoes. $4.85 here. Still unsure? Check out The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage for in-depth tutorials and pictures. $22.59 here.
12. Bar Spreader
Both ankles and wrists can fit into this toy that reduces movement. This bar spreader is comfortable, fun, and easy to wear, with adjustable sizes. $17.99 here.
13. Ball Mouth Gag
A classic — with holes for easy breathing. $5.68 here.
Remember: The most important parts of BDSM are to be consensual, have fun and play safe!
The stars had an adorable exchange on Twitter.
1. Lady Gaga is pretty much killing it right now.
She blew everyone away with her Sound of Music performance at the Oscars, she’s going to be in the next season of American Horror Story AND she got engaged to the very hunky Taylor Kinney.