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Should Seat-Hogging Students Be Kicked Out of Coffee Shops?

Netizens share their bad experiences with seat-hogging students at a coffee shop.

More and more students now take their homework or spend their studying at coffee shops such as Starbucks. While they are simply customers who are paying for a drink and staying at a comfortable place, some patrons consider them a nuisance, especially when these students hog seats.

Seeing groups of students occupy tables and seats at coffee shops is not uncommon. This becomes more apparent when exam season is approaching. When it happens, paying customers see it as a problem since most of these students stay in the cafe for hours and order only one drink.

Seat-hogging customers, particularly students, discourage patrons from staying in the coffee shop.

This ultimately affects the business.

For example, a student from Millennia Institute in Singapore took to Starbucks Singapore’s Facebook page to complain about her poor experience at the coffee shop.

Huixin was asked to leave the establishment because she was studying.

But instead of getting support from netizens, she faced a backlash from critics, who labeled her as a “selfish” and “entitled” individual.

Netizens believe students should be taking their schoolwork at home or in a library and not in a cafe.

Huixin’s post has since been taken down but not before news outlet Says was able to pick it up. The post went viral that more people started to share their own experiences with the seat-hogging customers. Some have said that students would even leave their things on the chair or table to “reserve” the spot.

Groups of students would occupy seats and some would just sleep.

A single person would even occupy a table for three to his convenience.

Some netizens support Starbucks for their measures against seat-hogging customers.

Students leave their stuff behind and come back.

While others shared their complaints, here's one who's offering a solution.

There are also those who don’t mind having seat-hogging customers, especially students, around. They believe that students should also be praised for their effort and their will to study, even if it’s in business establishments like coffee shops.

What do you think? Do coffee shops or other food establishments have the right to kick out seat-hogging students? Leave your comments below.

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10 of the Most Unusual Places People Have Kept Money

I, for one, couldn’t think of doing #7.

We all have our different ways when it comes to handling and/or saving money. We often go to banks to have it deposited while some of us choose to invest. Heck, some people even grow these fortunes in the most unconventional ways. And perhaps the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is an epitome of this. Remember: his wealth became so massive colossus that he had to resort in burying his money six feet underground.

Of course, not everyone is like Pablo. And not all of us have the same way of hiding money. But if you’re thinking of doing such, then you better be packed with the best of ideas. After all, we’re talking about money here.

Without further ado, below are 10 unusual places people have hidden their money and have acquired it.

#10. Bathroom

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Avoid These 10 Words If You Want to Sound Smarter

‘Irregardless’ is a no-no.

Being a great conversationalist or writer doesn't happen overnight. You have to be eloquent, charismatic, bright, and engaging. Whether you want to sound intelligent for a job application, for a date, or for your everyday dealings, our list should help you.

Below are 10 words you ought to avoid to sound a whole lot smarter. Keep them in mind!

1. Really and very

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We're not saying you should get rid of modifiers altogether, but there are better and more concrete words to use when expressing your ideas. Instead of saying 'really smart,' you can say 'brilliant.' Instead of 'very good,' you can use 'excellent.' ...

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DNA Reveals ‘Powerful Viking’ Remains Belonged To A Female Warrior Commander

For over 130 years, researchers assumed the remains were of a man.

For 130 long years, researchers and scholars assumed that the remains of a Viking warrior and military leader found in Sweden many years ago were of a man. Now, thanks to DNA testing and modern technology, it has been proven that the ancient high-ranking military officer was actually a woman.

The findings were published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and it raises provocative questions about gender roles in ancient society. The discovery is proof that researchers must stop assuming that ancient remains of high-ranking individuals are by default male.

It is often assumed that ancient societies were male dominated, but archaeological discoveries have proven that women also played vital leadership roles.

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