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Bras have been around for centuries, giving women the daily support they need. But not everything you’ve heard about this taboo undergarment is true. Check out these common myths:
Myth 1: Wearing bras long-term may cause your breasts to sag
NYU Professor Dr. Amber Guth blames another culprit for this unwanted body change: time and gravity. Breasts tend to undergo most changes upon pregnancy and breastfeeding
Women come in different shapes and sizes and so do their breasts.
Some women may need more bra support than others.
Myth 2: Wearing a bra to sleep will perk up your breasts
Halle Berry revealed in an interview, that she wore bras to sleep. She may have envious assets but has nothing to do with her bra habits. Naturally, over time breast will become less perky.
Myth 3: Sleeping in a bra causes breast cancer.
According to the experts, Sleeping with a bra does not cause cancer. Studies show There was no real difference in risk between women who wore a bra and women who didn’t wear a bra. Tight bras may cause irritation to the surrounding tissues but there is no evidence that it causes cancer.
Myth 4: A new bra should fit at the last hook
Buying a bra that fits at the last hook isn’t the best idea. Instead find a bra that fits perfectly in the middle hook. Bras tend to stretch out after a while so going down a hook would adjust accordingly.
Myth 5: Your bra size is the same in every brand.
Just because a 34B Victoria Secret bra fits doesn’t mean a 34B Aerie bra will fit the same. Every brand models off different sized women. Always try different on different sizes for each brand go with what feels and fits right.
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There are a lot of myths surrounding what it means to be left-handed and throughout history, those who favor the left hand haven’t always received the warmest welcome.
But there are a lot of cool things about being a leftie. Here are six facts about them you might not have known before:
1. 10 percent of the population is left-handed. Researchers in France found that this percentage of left-handedness hasn’t really changed since the Neolithic times.
2. How do you determine if you’re a righty or a lefty? A study found it’s determined by how our hair grows. If the hair grows clockwise out of the scalp, you’re more likely to be a righty. Lefties don’t show any pattern of hair growth.
3. Left-handed people are better in fights. Researchers believe people who favor their left hand are better in combat because their opponents aren’t expecting the left hand hook.
4. Lefties have different cognitive advantages. An older study found that left-handed people were better at “divergent thinking”, and a more recent research cites lefties have better working memories and mental flexibility.
5. Don’t get too comfortable with your right hand. A study from 2007 found that as we age, we can become more ambidextrous because we start losing dexterity in our dominant hand.
6. If you’re a leftie, you fall into the same group as President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo da Vinci and Marie Curie.
James Breakwell has been going viral for longer than the normal 15 minutes of fame that most viral sensations get. No for the past few years he has been a hit on Twitter because he just posts conversations with his daughters. His FOUR daughters.
Breakwell has been at it since April 2016, and it seems that his million followers do it for one reason. The hilarity of it all. He once told Buzzfeed:
“My wife is grudgingly tolerant of my Twitter addiction. She was well-aware I was a jerk when she married me, so my tweets haven’t changed her opinion of me in the slightest.”
Take a look at some of our favorites and give him a follow here!
5-year-old: I’m not scared of monsters when I'm with you.
Me: Well, thanks.
5: They’ll eat you first because you’re fatter.
— "Bare Minimum Parenting" comes out in 3 days (@XplodingUnicorn) July 28, 2017
5-year-old: *slides a curly fry on her finger like a ring*
Dust off those dancing shoes because ABBA is back and recording music! If you don’t think music has been good since the 70’s, get ready to rock those bellbottoms again. I wish I could name all the hits that ABBA had, but a few include Dancing Queen, Gimme Gimme Gimme!, and Mamma Mia.
It seems that the group coming back together is a “unexpected consequence” that stemmed from the ABBA avatar tour project.
Fans were excited to hear that ABBA had a new tour coming up, but fans were sad when the word that there would be no singing or dancing from the classic band. They are really embracing the virtual “Abbatars” that they’ve been working on recently.
Sometimes you come across a story that makes you feel all good inside. When you’re surrounded by bad news all day long, this is a nice break. This profoundly beautiful story comes to us from Richmond, Virginia.
A few weeks ago, a cute six-year-old pit bull was given to Richmond Animal Care and Control aka RACC. Alongside him though was a blind 12-year-old dachshund and they could tell they were inseparable.
Blue the pit bull and OJ the dachshund were being given to the RACC because their owner had just become homeless. Before this moment though, the two friends had been together for the past four years. You could say that Blue had become a seeing-eye-dog for OJ.
Christie Chipps Peters who is RACC’s director told The Dodo:
“She [the previous owner] said they had been living in her car for a while and she had been through some other personal things recently. All she wanted was to find them a new home together.”
There was only one condition from the previous owner and that was they had to stick together.
It was apparent that these two doggos had a strong bond, and Peters knew that that promise had to be kept. When they first got to the shelter, they were a little timid, but they eventually settled in.
Peters went onto say:
“We don’t see a combination like this very often. It’s so comical and sweet. Blue is like this super tough muscular guy, then OJ is a teeny tiny dachshund. Seeing them together is super cute.”
No matter what, Blue didn’t stray away from OJ even during outside playtime.
Peters continued onto say:
“They’ve been pals for at least four years, so they have this understanding of sticking by each other. When we’d go outside, it was like OJ was Blue’s little shadow.”
There journey wasn’t over yet though. After only two days of being at the shelter, a family agreed to take Blue and OJ home and RACC thought that was the end of their wonderful story. But it wasn’t…
OJ was found wandering the streets after the new owner had agreed to take care of both of them. Not sure how they convinced RACC to let them adopt, but it was so sad. Thank goodness a man saw him wandering the road and eventually his chip got him back to the RACC.
They eventually went to the owner and made them surrender Blue since they hadn’t upheld their previous arrangement. Now the power duo are back safe and sound at the RACC and waiting for a better forever home.
“We very much appreciate the outpouring of community support. The only thing that matters is these sweet dogs get to stay together — and in the end that’s what we have … We will not be doing anything with OJ and Blue Dozer in the next few days other than snuggling them together.”
Hopefully soon they will be in a loving home that will take care of them forever. For now though, Blue has that taken care of.
1. Busy! Busy all the time! What are you even doing? You don't know! 2. Very tired. 3. Some kinda stomach ache??? 4. Definitely sad about something. 5. Bills! Bills all the time! What are you even paying for? You don't know!
Everyone talks about how hard being an adult is but nobody talks about how satisfying it is when the days over, u worked, did some leisure activities, made dinner, cleaned, did laundry, got the dishes washed, u showered & realize even tho life gets hard ur kickin its ass
Recently we told you about a smaller outbreak of E. Coli that only involved 11 states. Originally it was Washington, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Idaho and Pennsylvania that had to worry about lettuce that was grown in Yuma, Arizona. It seems that wasn’t enough though.
Originally their press release read:
“Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.”
The previous warning also concluded that “romaine, including salads and salad mixes” were the types of lettuce to look out for.
Now it seems like the outbreak has spread, so next steps are probably zombies right?
Their new findings were posted on their website and they read:
– Thirty-one more ill people from 10 states were added to this investigation since the last update on April 18, 2018.
– Three more states have reported ill people: Colorado, Georgia, and South Dakota.
– The most recent illness started on April 12, 2018. Illnesses that occurred in the last two to three weeks might not yet be reported because of the time between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC.
As of April 25, 2018, 84 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 19 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Case Count Map page. Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 13, 2018 to April 12, 2018.
Ill people range in age from 1 to 88 years, with a median age of 31. Sixty-five percent of ill people are female. Forty-two ill people have been hospitalized, including nine people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
Illnesses that occurred after April 5, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of two to three weeks.
Even though cases concern products grown in Yuma, Arizona, the CDC is advising that the labels aren’t always correct. In that case, they are saying that all romaine lettuce in the country should be avoided.
Being a parent is hard in 2018 for this generation of parents it seems. You have some woke parents realizing that physically harming a child is bad and the way their parents parented was not effective. Then you have the other side of the coin with the opposite train of thought.
We have the latter in this story, but to his credit he tried to hold back. Meet Mark Bladen, a 53 year old dad from The Gap Brisbane, Australia that was speaking to a boy who had wronged his daughter. Sadly it didn’t really go well for either party in this story.
In an interview with 60 minutes (which comes out this Sunday), Bladen says that he was just trying to give the kid a “good old fashioned talking to.”
He couldn’t help himself when the boy smiled at him, which in his words made, “Dr Jekyll came out.”
Take a look for yourself:
The video shows Bladen yelling and pointing at the boy and eventually he snaps and begins to strangle the boy. Eventually the kid’s friends get him off after screaming:
“Get the f**k off him, get off him!”
So what was the reason for Bladen berating the kid in the first place?
His daughter said that he had been calling her names and giving her insulting gifts. According to The Sun she told reporters:
“[He] called me names like gorilla and King Kong, he would buy me shaving cream for Christmas so that I would shave.”
60 Minutes also talked to his wife and she defended him saying, “He (Bladen) did what any parent would do.”
Friends of Bladen’s also defended his violence. Saying he should protect his “princess” and they would be fine if he did it again.
One of them specifically said, “He’s got to stand up for his family. I would hope that he would do it again, to be honest.”
Bladen pled guilty to the Brisbane Magistrates Court on March 20 for a count of “assault occasioning bodily harm.” He was made to only pay $1000, due to never having any run-ins with the law before.
He was also ordered to pay $500 compensation to the boy.
Bladen said at court:
“I’m very sorry for what I did, very regretful and ashamed.
Please don’t do what I did, I just lost control. It’s definitely not the way to handle things”
His tone changed though in his Channel Nine interview though saying:
“When I was young you treated a lady like a lady and it should be the same way now.
We live in a day of political correctness, and I hate it.”
I guess we can live with a sorry not sorry. I mean the boy was calling his daughter a gorilla…
The full interview will air this Sunday and we will update if it comes available online.
Seán McCormack had never even thought of hiking a huge mountain before. When they heard about a small dog that was trapped on a mountain in Northern Taiwan, they knew they had to do something.
A friend of McCormack’s had forwarded a Facebook photo to him because he is a small time dog rescuer in Taiwan. A one year old pupper was in the photo and he was inside a metal kiln which was in Taroko National Park.
Here’s a photo that changed McCormack’s life for the better.
McCormack was able to track down the woman who took the photo and she had said that she had seen the dog during her hiking trip and he was badly injured. He had already lost his right paw to a trap and his left leg had also been caught by a trap.
“There’s a big problem in Taiwan with traps and snares. Most of our rescues are dogs who have been maimed by one of these devices.”
He told the woman he would attempt the rescue, initially thinking he could just drive there. But this part of Taiwan was very remote. He even put the place into Google Maps, and it said he could drive…but it was super wrong (what’s new there?).
The only way to get there was a six hour hike there and a six hour hike back, with an injured doggo. After reaching out to his friend, Ross Tweedie who owns a company who called Taiwan Adventures. He knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but agreed to do it.
He also told The Dodo:
“It’s a brutal hike. It’s not one for beginners, and Sean was in the beginner category. He told me that he hadn’t done anything like that before.”
And it was very tough, McCormack almost gave up a few times. They finally got there and there was just one problem, they couldn’t find the dog, later named Sandy.
“We looked in the outside kitchen area, but the dog wasn’t there. We didn’t say anything to each other, but I know we were both thinking, ‘Oh crap.’”
But they kept searching and saw something moving underneath a bunch of plastic chairs. McCormack went onto say:
“This little dog was under there, wagging his whole back end. Once we saw him, we both just changed our attitudes again — I suddenly had a lot of energy, and Ross was going to get that dog out no matter who complained about it.”
Sandy wouldn’t have survived much longer if they hadn’t shown up. The wound on his left leg had gotten worse and bone was visible. McCormack recalled:
“He was very happy to see us, but obviously in pain. When we bandaged up his leg, he was so good.”
They got ready to leave and loaded Sandy into Tweedie’s backpack. He didn’t whine or anything, he must have known that his guardian angels had come to save him. Once they made it down the mountain, McCormack rushed Sandy to the vet.
After all was was said and done, the vet had to amputate a few parts of both his front legs. He wouldn’t have been able to live if this hadn’t happened.
McCormack said after the surgery:
“He’s doing amazingly well. He was just so happy. He immediately started playing with some of the younger dogs here, and he’s just a very sweet, happy dog”
Doesn’t this just make you want to hop on a plane to Taiwan and bring Sandy back home?! Sandy is safe and sound recovering and it all happened because of Facebook. I guess Zuckerberg got something right…
Don’t chew with your mouth open! It’s what my (and yours probably unless you are Bruce Wayne) parents always told me, especially because they didn’t want to hear it. But maybe if we would have known this official science news, we could have replied with:
“NO YOU ARE A PSYCHOPATH!”
I mean probably wouldn’t have ended well but would have been a good story to tell now! If we would have known we could have gotten them taken care of, but now they might have a real psychiatric disorder.
It seems that they were right in their intentions to curb your loud chewing habits, because researchers at Newcastle University have determined this leads to a psychiatric disorder in the people listening.
These scientists have said that people suffering from Misophonia showed changes in brain activity during scans.
Now what exactly is Misophonia? Harvard has defined it as:
People with misophonia are affected emotionally by common sounds — usually those made by others, and usually ones that other people don’t pay attention to. The examples above (breathing, yawning, or chewing) create a fight-or-flight response that triggers anger and a desire to escape.
Misophonia was classified as an actual disorder back in 2001, but the new study published in Current Biology has expounded on the previous study and found some interesting tendencies.
Their very sciencey conclusion said:
Overall, our data show that for misophonics, trigger sounds cause hyperactivity of AIC and an abnormal functional connectivity of this region with medial frontal, medial parietal, and temporal regions; that there is abnormal myelination in medial frontal cortex that shows abnormal functional connectivity to AIC; and that the aberrant neural response mediates the emotional coloring and physiological arousal that accompany misophonic experiences.
So what exactly does that mean?
Basically, people that suffer from Misophonia will go a little crazy after hearing sounds such as pen-clicking, loud chewing and small tidbit sounds like that.
When testing, scientists categorized three different soundscapes. One was neutral, which consisted of a busy café, water boiling or rain. The next was unpleasant sounds (for the general public) which was things like babies crying. Then the third was the trigger sounds such as the aforementioned loudly eating or breathing.
So what can you do about this disorder if you suffer from it? Well it doesn’t seem like they have that in their study. So I have some non-science advice for you!
1. Don’t go to any ramen restaurants, that might just be a living hell for you!
2. Also any buffet you go to will have at least 17 loud, messy and honestly disgusting eaters so avoid those at all cost…
3. If you do find yourself in a loud eating/chewing/breathing situation, carry a pair of headphones with you always.
4. Have a list of excuses ready for when you find yourself in a misophonia situation so you don’t become a psychopath. Here’s a few of my favorites.
– My pet hamster needs to be fed, I must go home.
– I don’t want to be late for my appointment…in bed…at home…
– Please excuse me, I’ve forgotten to share a politically charged image on Facebook
Anddd finally #5…DEEP BREATHS!
If you can’t get out of your misophonia situation you might just have to meditate for a little so you don’t destroy your loud chewing friend.
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This past week, a road was closed in Coolidge, Michigan. It wasn’t because of rain or snow, it was due to a man who was standing on a bridge and was threatening to kill himself.
Michigan State Police closed the road, but thought quickly and got semi-trucks to come through to the bridge. All-in-all 13 trucks lined up, side-by-side, and eventually the situation was handled…
It all began at 1 AM on Tuesday, April 24th, when police were called out to stop a man from jumping into the highway traffic. Once they got the trucks positioned, if the man decided to jump down, the trucks would break his fall.
The Police tweeted out a photo along with the caption:
“This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life.
Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.”
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o
“This is AMAZING! This demonstrates love, care, selflessness, and Heroism! You all ARE the 13 Heroes! Aboslutely Amazing!
We need more of you in this world, we thank you for reminding us that we can care! We can take a moment! We can Make a differance!!!!!! Outstanding!!!! ”
This photo brings tears — those drivers and their trucks, coordinated by police, wrapped a GIANT HUG around that person, reminding him/her that they matter and are cared for, even by complete strangers! What a beautiful, kind gesture …
“This photo brings tears — those drivers and their trucks, coordinated by police, wrapped a GIANT HUG around that person, reminding him/her that they matter and are cared for, even by complete strangers! What a beautiful, kind gesture.”
We don’t have to wait till September to highlight suicide prevention though. Make sure you know the warning signs to look for in anyone you know so you can help them through their tough times.
If you’ve been living under a rock recently, you would have missed the heroic acts of James Shaw Jr. He helped disarm an active shooter that was trying to shoot people inside of a Waffle House this past week. When asked about what he was thinking during the moments of his heroism, he said briefly:
“I did that completely out of a selfish act,” he said. “I was completely doing it just to save myself.”
Well either way his actions have been appreciated by 4,057 in just over 24 hours on a GoFundMe page that was set up by journalist Yashar Ali.
Here’s what Ali had to say on the GoFundMe page:
“James Shaw Jr. put his life on the line when he took on the gunman who killed four people at a Nashville area Waffle House. Since that horrific shooting, he has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the victims and shown a level of humility that has inspired many of us.
I normally don’t get involved directly in these matters, but James’ grace has inspired me to start this page to give him the support I feel he deserves.
According to news reports, James has a four-year-old daughter. Perhaps this money can be used for her college fund or some other education related expense. But I’d be just as happy if James used some of this money to take his family on a nice vacation.
Funds will be transferred directly to James Shaw Jr. through GoFundMe.”
Some celebrities even have gotten in on the giving. TMZ reports that celebs like Jon Cryer, Kristin Davis, Busy Philipps, Ike Barinholtz and Natasha Ziff have given to the GoFundMe so far…
I just donated and it feels good! Good to help someone who stood up and did the right thing, thank you James Shaw Jr! And I love everyone who is donating too! https://t.co/lkCXKUChXe
They’ve already committed to pay for the funerals of the four people killed in the terrible shooting, as well as paying for the medical expenses of those injured.
Right now as it stands the GoFundMe for Shaw has reached past it’s goal of $125K and I have a feeling that it won’t be slowing soon.
Other commenters said nice things such as:
“This is what a hero looks like. The world should be proud of you, well done!”
“Courage and character indeed good sir! You are an inspiration, on many levels. Thank you.”
“This donation is for your future and however you live your life to support the end of violence within our culture. You should be VERY proud that you are one of the helpers that I tell our kids to see when something bad has happened.”
Let’s hope he joins everyone else in our nation that is against the use of automatic weapons in our country!
Sometimes being a mom is hard, at least I’ve heard that, not like I’ll ever know. Let’s give a round of applause to this mom for standing up for what is right though. She went on Facebook and let out a rant for the ages.
She did so because she suspects that the father of her kids isn’t declaring his total income to the Child Maintenance Service.
“Any child maintenance payments made by you to me do not pay for my holidays. I don’t use YOUR money to pay for my clothes, and your payments certainly don’t fund my minor prosecco addiction.
Your hard-earned cash doesn’t help me pay my gym membership or go into my savings account. (Which doesn’t exist.)
So when you stalk my Instagram and Facebook and see me making the most of my child-free weekends with friends – rest assured I am funding this. In the words of Destiny’s Child, ‘The shoes on my feet, I bought em – I depend on me, if I want it.’”
“Let me spell this out for you – any money you pay to help with the raising of our children goes directly to our children. I’ve got two jobs to fund my own lifestyle and pay for our children. It’s a simple concept you don’t seem to be able to grasp.
So you’re barking up the wrong tree when you bitterly tell me I should maybe “go out less” when I challenge you over your child maintenance payments.
So, what should child maintenance payments cover?
I admit, it goes towards my mortgage – the house which puts a roof over our children’s heads for 11 nights in 14. Their home. It also helps with the associated costs of running that home. I hope you will agree, they need a home.”
She onto say that everything that he was (or wasn’t) doing was effecting his kids. Since they didn’t have enough money, they would have to move house and that would directly effect them to move schools too.
She kept going on and said where his non-existent money goes to:
“The money pays towards their swimming lessons that I take them to, which you’ve never showed up to, because I want them to have that life skill, it pays for our son’s football coaching and matches. (He’s doing well by the way, you really should take the time to come and watch him – he would be amazed if you turned up.)
It helps pay for their birthday parties with their friends which your wife won’t let you attend because even after all this time she’s still jealous of you and I being in contact.”
“You failing to pay is just another parenting fail. It’s just as bad as failing to turn up to our son’s Christmas play after promising him you would be there. It’s on a par with refusing to take our son to his much-loved football on YOUR weekends, it’s just like making our daughter stop her dance class on the day you have her. The list goes on.
I don’t expect you to do the right thing. You are a rubbish father. Luckily, they have me.”
This mom wished to stay anonymous but if she hadn’t, I bet she would have a GoFundMe with overflowing funds!
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Everybody needs their morning pick-me-up whether you like coffee, tea or a sweeter drink.
These tips and tricks will help you get the most bang for your buck during your next trip to Starbucks.
Order your drink black:
Instead of paying extra for added milk in your latte, use the milk they set out for you for free
Ask for your ice on the side:
If you order your drink sans ice, you’ll get more coffee in your cup. Then just ask for a cup of ice and you can add it yourself.
50 cent refills:
If you’re camping out at your local Starbucks to get work done, you can get 50 cent refills on coffee or tea the entire time you’re there, but once you leave the offer expires.
If you would rather not keep getting up for refills, you can order a french press of coffee to keep you going through your cram study session.
10 cent discount:
Earth conscious companies always love when their customers are too. If you bring your own tumbler, Starbucks will take 10 cents off your drink purchase.
Order your tea without water:
Baristas add water to the iced teas before serving them. So if the strength isn’t up to your liking, order it without water to get a stronger cup.
Skip the line:
If you download the Starbucks app, you can purchase your drink before you’re even in line. That way once you get to the store, you can grab your already made drink from the barista and dash out the door.
Give your furry friend a treat:
Starbucks loves dogs as much as you do. So order a ‘puppycino‘ and your pup can get a side order of whipped cream
Don’t forget the secret menu:
If nothing’s striking your fancy on the menu board, you can order something off the Starbucks secret menu. Favorites include: red velvet, oreo and s’mores frappuccinos.
If you turn in your old, empty coffee bean bags, Starbucks will give you a free hot or iced coffee.
Dogs prove on a daily basis why they are the best creatures on earth. Today’s proof is coming from a pupper named Thai. He likes to take his human mom to stores he likes to go in and heeds anywhere she actually wants to go to.
It all started when Thai would lead her owner, Danielle Sykora, to Starbucks. Danielle is blind and needs a seeing eye dog to go anywhere, that’s when Thai came on the scene, which was four years ago. So when Danielle went to school, she would go to Starbucks and Thai learned about the legendary (according to dogs) Puppaccino.
Even though Thai is supposed to take Danielle to things she wants to see, sometimes he veers off to adventures he wants to be on.
Danielle attends Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and on the weekends the duo travel back home to New Jersey. Danielle, Michele and Thai love to go shopping at the mall when they are all together.
One time though, along with their dad, Michele saw Thai taking a bit of a detour. Apparently Thai enjoys the “Cool Dog Gear” shop and wanted to take a look, and Danielle had no clue.
“Thai and Danielle have a relationship only a person with a service dog could ever understand. He is her eyes. He goes with her absolutely everywhere.
Even when Thai isn’t working and we are home, if she leaves the room he will get up and follow her everywhere.”
Danielle has been blind since she was two, after going through retinoblastoma surgery. With Thai around now though, life has been much easier for Danielle. Michele said:
“[A cane] only shows you obstacles below waist level. Thai helps her get around much more easily and finds things on command such as elevators, empty seats, stairs, and obviously … pet stores.”
“The foundation my sister got him from, The Guide Dog Foundation, selects dogs for you based off their personality. Thankfully, they stuck her with Thai because not only is he her service dog, but he is definitely our family’s entertainment as well.”
I guess going to a few pet stores isn’t much trouble to Danielle for such an amazing friendship with her dog, Thai.
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Freezing your meat is the best way to keep it fresh, but it’s always a pain having to wait for your next meal to defrost.
This new trick is the key to saving you time and electricity.
All you need is water and two metal pots — no hot water, no microwave and no heat.
First, keep the steak in a plastic bag and place it on an upside down pot. Next, fill the other pot up with water and place that on top of the steak. The steak should now be sandwiched between the two pots
And viola… A 1 cm-thick steak should be ready for the grill in just five minutes.
You can test out this new trick or listen to the advice of Dan Souza, a food magazine editor. He decided to test the taste of steak that’s cooked frozen vs. steak that’s cooked after being thawed.
Souza actually preferred the frozen steaks because they lost less moisture while being cooked.
When you are in Florida, you should just expect to see weird things. One day you might see a dude running through the streets naked on drugs and the next you could see a painted red tortoise on the road.
Sadly, the latter happened recently in Osceola County, Florida. The couple who was on the side of the road got in contact
It was Kim Titterington who founded Swamp Girl Adventures, which is an organization that rescues and helps wild animals get back into the wild. She is also a partner at the Central Florida Wildlife Center. Basically the first person you want on the scene was on call!
“The woman said, ‘I didn’t realize we had red turtles like that.’ Then they got closer and realized the animal’s situation.”
No Florida doesn’t have red turtles, it was just a gopher tortoise that was in a bad condition. The poor animal was covered in paint as well as bits of concrete.
This is what Titterington said when she saw the tortoise:
“My first reaction was disgust, because I hate to see any animal in a bad situation, and I was definitely very concerned because we don’t know what kind of paint it was, and we didn’t know how long it had been on there.”
It’s possible that the concrete happened incidentally, but the paint definitely was on purpose in Titterington’s mind.
“Unless we actually speak to the person who did it and find out more details, we don’t know exact facts. But what we do know is that the concrete ended up on him first … and from there, it looks like he was spray-painted. Basically 95 percent of his body was covered in paint.”
Even though they were working to get the paint off, they noticed the turtle was moving around almost as if he was drunk. It seemed as though he had gotten the paint toxins into his body sadly.
They used a combo of Dawn dish soap and a mild vinegar solution to work to get the paint of off Raphael, which is what they eventually named him. They also made sure to get fluids to hydrate Raphael and get those dang toxins out of this system.
Titterington went onto say:
“We noticed a great improvement in his ability to walk and function in about 24 hours. He was walking in a straight line and he was much more responsive.”
Gopher tortoises are very important to the Florida ecosystem because of the burrows they make. These burrows are vital because they also home 360 other types of animals. So this savior was vital to the surrounding Florida area!
Titterington and her team are keeping Raphael just for a little bit longer to make sure he’s ready to go back to the wild. She concluded:
“He’s a very hyper, very driven tortoise. He kind of has this, ‘I’m going to do what I want to do’ attitude, which is very good. He wants to be wild.”
Hopefully soon he will be back in the swamps of Florida!
You’ve probably heard of this guy before. He pops up every now and then in the news, and somehow he’s one of those people that you don’t want to look at but can’t look away. He just really makes you say, “Huh???” He’s spent over half a million dollars on plastic surgery because he wants to look like a dang Ken doll…
Rodrigo Alves is his real name and he’s actually a plastic surgeon himself, so I wonder if he’s gotten all his work at a discount too? Anyways he became addicted to his craft at age 19 and he’s lost count of how many surgeries he’s had. He’s had 8 nose jobs and that doesn’t even make sense.
Honestly he looks like a Jim Carrey character. I sure hope this isn’t an elaborate prank.
He’s now revealing his only regret that thinks about daily it seems. He talked to DailyMail about it:
“I am in pain in the evenings. It’s not unbearable but it’s on my mind and now I wonder what I was thinking.
I’ve been left with two scars on my back, but the worst thing is, I don’t feel any smaller than I did before.”
If you’re wondering what he’s talking about, we have to go back a few months. Rodrigo had four ribs removed which went viral and it seems that a guy needs all the ribs he was given.