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Changing the Way We Drink
In the last few years the craft spirits and liqueur scene has exploded with a number of fantastic producers creating high quality, interesting beverages. In a world where the choices are so varied, I wanted to take a look at one brand that is pushing the boundaries of what spirits can be, and with it, changing the way people drink.
Prague: A Travel Guide
Prague is one of those European cities that's almost too good to be true — beautiful, fairy-tale architecture, vibrant culture and nightlife, and warm and friendly locals.
Why Sustain Natural’s Feminine Products are Worth the Price Despite Questionable Health Claims
Father-daughter duo Jeffrey and Meika Hollander founded Sustain Natural with a mission: to advocate for sexual and reproductive health while reducing the environmental footprint typical of health and beauty companies to promote a better, safer world for anyone with a vagina. The company started by creating condoms, lubricant, “post-play wipes,” lip and body balms, massage oil, and body washes, adding a line of period products on May 22, 2017.
The Longwinded Tale of Neville Longbottom
I was introduced to the Harry Potter series by a primary school teacher in 1999. The books (and later the films) were something that I connected with immediately. Harry himself was an inspiring character, and I learnt a lot about dealing with hardships and friendships from his life story. But the character that I have always had the strongest connection to would have to be Neville Longbottom. His life story has so many similarities to my own.
The Facebook Algorithm Explained
A few years ago, back when Facebook relatively had a lot fewer users, you would be able to view every post from pages you liked in your timeline. Now, with almost 2 BILLION users active on the site, as well as the insane amount of marketers and advertisers getting their content on ad space on Facebook, there really isn’t enough space to push all content on people’s feeds.
What is Zombie Fungi?
Have you ever had the thought that some humans are nothing more than a puppet on a string? I'm here to validate those thoughts.The cryptococcus fungus species can infect an organism and easily take over its brain and cause it to do things it normally wouldn't - ultimately leading to its demise. The fungus' goal is to grow and spread its spores. And this fungus LOVES your bran sugar, particularly inositol which is found in abundance in the spinal cord as well as the human brain.
Conversation with Robert Kennedy Jr.
It is no secret that we are currently in an unprecedented environmental tailspin. Carbon levels are rising dangerously, the polar ice caps are melting, and species are rapidly disappearing etc. While the rest of the world has taken steps to mitigate the damage humans cause the planet, The United States has taken a cynical and irresponsible path towards climate change.
"Secret Empire" Concludes as "Generations" Begins
The House of Ideas will enter a new era in August as several critical stories conclude, and a new chapter of the Marvel Universe begins.
Dear Donald... Be A Better Man
When it was first announced that you might run for the role of President of the United states, I laughed. Many of my Canadian friends laughed. We were so sad to see Obama leave the office, disheartened to see what Hillary was facing, and worried about who the new President would be. But still, your bid seemed like a joke to be played out in social media, and one that would never come to fruition. It was hubris, and you were clearly a narcissist. The American people would not allow it. This was not the first time I watched in disbelief as the American people voted against their own interests. I was similarly shocked by the level of support that George W. Bush received, and horrified by the antics of Sarah Palin. But I never even imagined that the people, the presidency, would stoop so low.
One Bowie Fangirl's Interpretation of Blackstar
Although as a child, I was fed a fairly varied diet of good music, it’s fair to say that my ‘bread and butter’ was definitely Bowie. From starry-eyed mooning over Labyrinth to teen sulking accompanied by Station to Station, his music pervaded a substantial portion of my life.
I Love Time Travel, Even Though It’s Impossible
Time travel has been a source of fascination for decades, serving as the central theme in some of our most treasured science fiction stories. But is time travel really possible? Although I’ve recently penned a novel centered on time travel, the truth is I personally don’t believe that it is possible. There are of various opinions, science, and theories circulating around this issue and there are a number of things that seem to negate the possibility of time travel, or at least prove to be quite problematic.
It’s Not All About Cats at These Pet Cafés Around the World
The ubiquitous cat cafés popularized in Japan have changed the way people think about boutique tea and coffee establishments. There was a time, not long ago, when these animal-themed eateries, sometimes located in pet shops or pet supply outlets, were the chief go-to locales for those seeking to pair a baked sweet and a warm cup of tea or coffee with the company of furred friends. Nowadays, the concept of the animal café has overflowed the country’s borders to find homes in countries across the globe. It’s no longer all about our feline friends, either. The cafés listed here, all of them found outside Japan, are thinking far outside the catbox in terms of resident animal friends to bond with on your next visit.
A Weekend Trip to Experience While Traveling Canada
I have been living in Canada since November 2016, and I thought I should share my first hand experiences from here while I move from place to place.
Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?
At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation (don’t be a victim! a constant mantra); however, in a purely legal sense, those of us who have been victims of horrific sexual abuse or traumatic events are recognized by the law as victims, just as those who perpetrated those crimes are perpetrators. What happened to us is criminal, and those who committed these crimes are criminals.
Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?
The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an engineer or astronaut who quickly devises an ingenious solution to a tough problem while under extreme pressure.
Most Underrated Bands of the 80s
We’ve all over-committed on karaoke night and ruined “Tainted Love” for our friends and family, right? There’s no denying that the 1980s gave us some of the most memorable one-hit wonders and music icons of the modern era, but there are a lot of great 80s musicians that don’t get enough credit. These are some of the most underrated bands of the 80s to check out.
Life Inside America's Most Toxic Zip Code: A Warning of What Happens When Democracy Fails
48217. This innocuous number is a zip code of a town section so derelict, so toxic, and so blighted that locals no longer call it by its own name. It's just a zip code that is part of the Southwestern corner of Detroit - a city already known for its rough living, corrupt cops, and street violence.
Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
We are girls who love fish and seafood. Lyssie is obsessed with sardines, to put it mildly (she could eat them at every meal and be happy as a clam.) Tammy tends to think that it’s not only the taste that Lyssie loves, and that they’re a great source of inflammation-fighting omega-3s, but she feels like we have a lot in common with the little guys since we’re small too –only 5-foot-2, and that’s on a good day. 😊
This 1969 Pamphlet is the Ultimate Guide to Growing Cannabis
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, cannabis cultivation was as taboo as it got. No respected book publisher would talk about how to grow marijuana - let alone describe the steps in detail. For the most part, it was one of those topics that was never broached except in closely guarded circles, in hushed voices.
Unexpected Party Foods That Your Guests Will Adore
Planning a party means that you will end up having to come up with a party menu that meshes with your guests. Regardless if you're a casual party planner or looking to make a more upscale party planner, there are probably a couple of platters that just seem to make sense.