After the terrible mass shooting in New Zeland that left 50 people dead, the country says enough is enough, passing a ban on military-style semiautomatic guns and assault rifles immediately following the atrocity. Citizens willingly came forward, handing in their guns, and Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has received international praise for standing up against violence so quickly and unflinchingly.
Who fancies a Cheshire Cat, Banshee or Delicate [Expletive] Flower with me? These are all types of teas and tea lattes you can get at Burial Grounds Coffee, where you can relax in a welcoming environment, relax with your favorite drink...
Have you ever thought of transforming antique ceramic dinnerware into something entirely new, wearable and artful? Artist Gesine Hackenberg did and the results are incredible! From necklaces to earrings and more, the Amsterdam-based artist creates all kinds of pieces from old plates.
Scientists previously thought that the Sehuencas water frog was down to one male, the last of its kind. When a group of biologists set out to find more of the frogs and were able to locate a handful of both male and female water frogs, you can imagine their joy! The frogs were found in Bolivia and present a chance to save the species.
A friend of mine loves salted caramel so much that she's in denial about it being a seasonal item at Starbucks and brings her own salt! I say more power to her; I bring my own ingredients all of the time, too. But whose idea was it to start mixing sweet with salt in the first place?
Screen Rant recently published a list of the top 9 Family Guy guest stars and I have to say that I agree with several of them. I think Drew Barrymore was great on the show, as was Betty White. I think Carrie Fisher was phenomenal but she was more of a recurring character than a guest star.
My favorite way to relax in this crazy world we live in is to laugh, and luckily SNL has been on fire in recent years. I remember taking a break from the show in college, feeling as if it had gone a bit stale, but I've been watching many bits on YouTube lately and find solace in the skits.
Different gardeners swear by different tips, tricks and methods, and often something that worked for one person just won't for another. Then again, there are often tried-and-true tips that work for most people, so you never know what to expect. I recently read about an expert saying that patience is really key to getting the best garden results and I'd have to agree.
We were checking out at VStock the other day when I saw a copy of Geek Battle: The Game of Extreme Geekdom at the counter and fell immediately in love. Geek Battle is a trivia game with categories featuring all things geek, including video games, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, science and tech.
Everyone's clutching their pearls at the news of measles outbreaks in the United States, where the disease had been once eradicated due to vaccinations, but this has been happening for years. Mumps, whooping cough and chicken pox are also resurging, and I have heard so many arguments that scare me much worse than the tinfoil theories do.
The word amazing is overused so often that I loathe to use it, but in this case I think it's completely necessary. Have you ever heard of eating underwater? Under is a new European restaurant that allows you to go five meters under the sea and dine while you watch real marine life swim by! This Norwegian restaurant is a bucket list item for sure.
My family loves citizen science projects. Our favorite is probably Penguin Watch, where we pick out penguins in various photos to help scientists count the populations and keep track of adult and baby penguins. It's fast, free and fun, and you're helping scientists in the process.
It's the third day of National Poetry Month as well as National Poetry Writing Month, or NaPoWriMo! Every year I write a poem a day to celebrate this event, and this year I have something extra special with a Wall of Poems on the wall. It's really just some blank paper taped together, but I'm encouraging everyone to write a poem when they think to do so.
We often find ourselves shopping for the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift, but what about presents for stress relief? Who do you know, after all, who isn't suffering from some sort of stress, anxiety or even depression? Our current political climate is thought to be to blame by many people for so much widespread stress, but our modern lifestyles are also to blame. Our nutrition, sleep, exercise and basic needs often are neglected, and for what? A fast-paced age of tech where every notification seems so important?
Can we all just agree that the best part of the Internet is free access to unlimited cat photos and videos? I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at cats (or bunnies or llamas, for that matter. Or baby goats or...), and this collection of cats perched on glass surfaces is unique because you get to see the felines from the opposite side we usually catch them from!
Since the sickness has been strong in our house, I've been reading a lot. Reading and coughing are pretty much what I do right now. Some of the books I've read this week include: