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36 Things To Do With An Extra Second

Live your leap second to the fullest.

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1. Wink at your crush.

2. Like a picture of a dog on Instagram.

3. Text "Cool!" or "Great!" instead of "k."

4. Pluck that chin hair you always stroke thoughtfully throughout the day (don't worry, a new one will come along).

5. Do a good stretch.

6. Fart surreptitiously.

7. Flip your pillow to the cold side.

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8. Take a deep breath (you'll only have time to inhale, exhale on your own time).

9. Look up from your phone.

10. Give yourself a hug.

11. Or a high-five.


13. Squeeze an avocado to make sure it's perfectly ripe.

14. Smell a book.

15. Do finger guns.

16. Take a one-second nap (known in some circles as "blinking").

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17. Click "unsubscribe."

18. Click "not attending."

19. Click "mute."

20. Cup your boob (the good one).

21. Floss that one tooth.

22. Leave a penny for someone to find (heads up only).

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23. Say your favorite word aloud and revel in how great it feels.

24. Put your ring on a different finger than usual.

25. Listen to the first second of a song you know inside and out and can identify from said first second.

26. Picture your very best friend.

27. Picture the best baby you ever saw.

28. Picture a butt.

29. Picture a pizza.

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30. Smooth your eyebrows.

31. Masturbate extra.

32. Tear the page off your page-a-day calendar.

33. Look at how much time has passed since you started the calendar. (In a good way! You've come far.)

34. Say someone's name at the end of a sentence when you're talking to them; people like that.

35. Throw that thing away.

36. Sit up straight.

Thanks to Rachel Sanders, Rachel Miller, Julia Reinstein, and Christina Lan for their ridiculous and wonderful contributions.