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Haunted Places to Visit in Tokyo
If you have been watching the Olympics in Japan, Tokyo, you will know that Tokyo is a beautiful city. It is famous for its shopping districts, traditional culture, cheap electronics, and gleaming castles. And their food is delicious. However, when the sun sets down for the evening. The city is alive with paranormal activity.
Lay Off Simone Biles
As always with these things, it’s hard to know where to begin. Just days ago US Olympian Simone Biles — arguably one of the finest if not the finest competitive gymnast ever to stand atop a medal podium — pulled out of her event at the Tokyo 2020 Games, already the most troubled and arguably most pointless Olympics in the history of the Olympic movement. Biles cited a growing need to focus on her mental health, after early scores in her qualifying round were not what she, or the US Olympic Committee or her fans, expected.
Hand-stitching Your Way To Mental Wellness
Life is full of difficult moments – whether it be times in which we feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks we have to get through or are struggling with the feeling that our efforts don’t seem to be getting us to where we want to be very fast. Perhaps it seems like we get no time for ourselves, or alternatively, that nobody has any time for us, making us feel isolated and disconnected from those we care about. The Coronavirus Pandemic, for many of us, has accentuated these worries, bringing them to the forefront of our minds. If we aren’t mindful of this, we risk spiralling. Finding ways to occupy ourselves or give ourselves a break then, becomes imperative – as we learn below from our interview with the one and only Kelsie May!
Back when I was a little girl, around the age of eight, I think I would spend the night at my grandparents’ house whenever my parents worked late or needed some quiet time away. I loved going over to their house and spending the night. Hell, I think I asked every week to stay over, and I usually did. Being a parent now, I can understand why my parents appreciated some alone time away from me.
Giving Up Salt
For my entire life, I had strangely low blood pressure. It was so low, in fact, that nurses would always take it twice when I went for a check up, believing the initial numbers must have been wrong. They would often tell me it was a wonder I was conscious.
briiiing. briiiing. slap. turn off the alarm clock. get up. brush. wash your face. fill a mug with water. trudge to your desk.
Make Your Own Mini Cheesecakes
A cheesecake is still a cheesecake whether it is a mini one or an oversized one. Cheesecakes are tasty and delicious no matter what size they are. If you have a taste for cheesecake, take a few minutes and make your own in a variety of flavors.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
I am, and always have been, a creative person. I’ve dabbled in painting, jewelry making, crocheting, drafting, commercial art, acting, fiction writing, gardening, cooking, and more! However, MUSIC has been the predominant outlet for my creativity ever since I was a small child. As the daughter of a music teacher and bandleader, it was a no-brainer that I would immerse myself in music throughout my life. And this was true up until September 8, 2020.
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Everything You Need To Game Like A True Pro (No Experience Necessary)
I've been a massive gamer most of my life. I started my gaming journey back in 1988 using an Amiga 500 where games would take 10 minutes to set up and play. Most games had multiple floppy disks to load before I could even start playing. I then moved on to a PC when games like Doom and Quake were released, the faster loading and increased level of detail in games was moving rapidly. I was hooked. It didn't matter that the games looked like a pixelated screen; it was about having fun and taking my gaming to a whole new level of excitement. What a time to be alive with so many games available to play! New incredible hardware being developed and easy to access games subscription services makes gaming a lot easier now.
- Sponsored By: Kick Ash Basket
This Product Is Raising The Bar For Grilling: My Take On Kick Ash Baskets!
Summer time means grilling time! And, after a year spent inside there’s no better way to spend the summer than whipping up a barbeque — plus it lends itself to spending some quality time with nature! However, all grilling methods are not created equal. I'm here to offer some of my best tips for how to grill like a pro. From succulent dry rubs, to high quality grilling baskets (that will seriously impress your guests), i'll share all the ways in which Kick Ash Basket™ will save you money while delivering incredible flavors.
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Grill Master Hacks: How To Make Charcoal Grilling Way More Fun
I have been using the Kick Ash Basket™ products since 2015 when I first met its creator, Chad Romzek, at Eggtoberfest. During this event held in Stone Mountain, GA, I was first introduced to the product and its benefits. This was the first generation basket and we were all blown away by the added airflow that it provided in our ceramic grills! Chad had provided a few so we immediately added the baskets to every Big Green Egg grill we could.
The Post Office and Women
The Post Office: An Early Employer of Women Sarah Goddard and Mary Katherine Goddard were known female Postmasters in the 1700s. The post office archives goes on to mention Ann Clay, postmaster in New Castle, Delaware. Elizabeth Creswell postmaster in Charlestown, Maryland and in 1792 postmaster Sarah DeCrow in Hertford, North Carolina.
Leap Into Ink With Me
Hobbies, everyone has them. Some knit, some skydive. Some crave relaxation, inner peace and understanding, some adventure. I have a hobby that gives me both.
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Are Dog Food Subscriptions Worth The Hype? My Take On Ollie!
Hello everyone in the woof world! My name is Winston and I am a supermutt rescue hailed from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. My parents adopted me from Bideawee’s Manhattan location in 2018 and I became a New York City dog. They introduced me to many new things that come with living in the city, many of them are scary (the cars, the honking, the buses and generally all noises from traffic) and took me a while to get accustomed to. However, one thing they did that I am in agreement with right away was to put me on the Ollie diet! And let me tell you why you need to get your parents on the program for you too!
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How To Become A BBQ Grill Master With These Helpful Grilling Tips
My name is Craig Tabor and I am a published cookbook author (Mastering the Big Green Egg), two time Big Green Egg Eggtoberfest Champion, two time World Food Championships competitor, and KCBS certified Judge and Fire Master at Playing with Fire BBQ Emporium in Suwanee, GA. I have been an advocate of the Kick Ash Basket™ products for years, use them in all of my cookers, and offer them for sale in my retail store.
The US Banned Sliced Bread
People love food and wherever you go in the world, that’s one of the topics that you can easily talk to anyone about regardless of your cultural differences. Here in the United States, we’ve had a very old saying for a long time, which is the best thing since sliced bread.
To Light a Lantern
Midway through the Emperor’s 40th birthday banquet, a timid eunuch will enter Qilin Pavilion to announce the arrival of the Empress. Music and dancing will pause, and concubines will sigh, but instead of the Empress’s elaborate phoenix hairpiece and decadent yellow robe, another eunuch will appear, bearing an unassuming box wrapped in brown parchment paper. The eunuch will declare the box to be a special present from the Empress.
Strength Is Simone Biles
In a sport where greatness is undervalued in a means of unfairly "protecting" other athletes from attempting to achieve it, arguably the greatest gymnast of all time was punished, simply for being the best.
The Weight of the First
Fireflies winked in and out of existence as the warm air enveloped me. It would have been a welcome hug if it wasn’t for the humidity that clung to my skin.
Saved By Grace
I didn't know how to love my mother until she died. I’d gotten the call on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The home nurse said she’d found my number in my mother’s list of people to call when she passed. I thanked her for calling.