Facebook is good for more than keeping up with friends and family--waste time the right way by following these top pages.
<strong>Category:</strong> Inspiration, humor Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Had a frustrating day at work? In a fight with your daughter-in-law? Things will look up if you add <a href="https://www.facebook.com/positiveoutlooks" target="_blank">Positive Outlooks</a> to your Facebook feed -- this site is dedicated to helping people "find the sunshine within" by encouraging their 1.5 million fans toward optimism with a dose of common sense and a good laugh.
The Artful Parent
<strong>Category: </strong>Craft, activities, and related giveaways Whether you host the grandkids daily, weekly, or whenever possible, fun ideas for DIY crafts and activities are always welcome, and if you follow <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Artful-Parent/116459441711992" target="_blank">The Artful Parent</a>, they'll be delivered right to your Facebook feed. Get step-by-step instructions (with pretty photos) for projects like yarn painting, modeling with air-dry clay, and constructing flower-petal crowns. Plus, Artful Parent regularly posts giveaways for games, art kits, and more.
Science Is Awesome
<strong>Category:</strong> Science "We're dedicated to bringing the amazing world of science straight to your newsfeed in an amusing and accessible way," says the About page of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceIsSeriouslyAwesome" target="_blank">Science is Awesome</a>, which posts scientific updates, quotes, cartoons, jokes and photographs to get YOU (and your grandkids) excited about science. On this page, you'll find amazing photos of phenomena in our natural world, as well as thought-provoking quotes and links to latest scientific discoveries.
<strong>Category:</strong> Yummy food photos Love looking at photos of desserts you shouldn't be eating? Who doesn't! Treat yourself to an eyeful of beautifully photographed sweets from Sprinkle Bakes, the Facebook page of dessert recipe blogger Heather Baird. Each of her 45,000 Facebook fans gets a daily dose of cupcakes, cookies, meringues, and much more, including artfully decorated cakes she creates for Etsy.
<strong>Category:</strong> Learn something new and get inspired Born of the wildly popular conference series dedicated to "ideas worth spreading," <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TED" target="_blank">TED</a> stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. To a legion of more than 3.2 million Facebook fans, TED posts videos on everything from tips for growing an incredible garden to an 11-year-old banjo virutoso. It'll make you think!
The Fluffington Post
<strong>Category:</strong> Adorable animal photos Looking for a healthy dose of "awww!" in your Facebook feed? <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thefluffingtonpost" target="_blank">The Fluffington Post</a> is the one for you. "Your #1 source for fluffy animals," this Facebook page posts the most outrageously cute photos of cats, dogs, bunnies, hedgehogs, and tons of other animals you never knew you'd want to see -- all accompanied by tongue-in-cheek captions for a chuckle with your animal eye candy.
<strong>Category:</strong> Personal finance Best-selling author and host of his own show, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daveramsey" target="_blank">Dave Ramsey</a> has one dual-sided goal: to help you get out of debt and enjoy financial security. And he uses Facebook as a direct line to inspire his 1.4 million fans on their journey. Through one to three daily tips and inspirations, you may learn a new way to save more for retirement or be encouraged to name your true passions and strengths. Either way, your bank account will thank you for liking Dave Ramsey.
Awkward Family Photos
<strong>Category:</strong> Absurdly funny family photos We all have them: family photos that seemed like a good idea at the time, but on second thought are just the goofiest! <a href="https://www.facebook.com/awkwardfamilyphotos" target="_blank">Awkward Family Photo</a> thrives on self deprecation. Fans of this blog submit the most awkward family photos they can rummage up, often including odd props, unfortunate fashions, and kids who really, really wish they didn't have to pose for that photo.
<strong>Category:</strong> Humor, activism, and a healthy dose of sci-fi geekiness Best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Sulu on the original Star Trek TV and film series, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei" target="_blank">George Takei</a> has earned himself a new title: "King of the Internet." The actor/director shares his quirky sense of humor with more than 4.3 million Facebook fans by posting funny photos, Star Trek-themed jokes, heartwarming videos, and consciousness-raising comments on everything from gay rights to the current state of our world.
On This Day in History
<strong>Category:</strong> Historical fact-of-the-day Perfect for history buffs, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/On-This-Day-in-History/322515374458299" target="_blank">On This Day in History</a> is like a tear-away, fact-of-the-day calendar for your Facebook feed. Did you know that the postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States on July 26, 1775? Or that Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs on June 3, 1932? Learn fun facts like these every day when you like OTDIH.
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