If you really want to try out the cream of the crop when it comes to games, you might want to check out the Smithsonian's list of top games from last year. This top 10 list probably has some games you've never tried before. Have you ever heard of Root, which is supposed to be a cross between Risk and Redwall? How about Space Base, a Settlers of Catan type game that you play in space?
If you have a hard time remembering how to spell words, you're in good company. Plenty of English speakers confuse there, their and they're, not to mention to, two and too. But what about homonyms? Once you give the same word multiple meanings things really get tricky.
Between May the Fourth, announcements about new Star Wars movies and the third installment of Rey's saga coming to theaters this year (in which John Boyega just teased us about filming his most shocking scene!), Star Wars is on everyone's brain, so it's no wonder that the Star Wars merch is everywhere. There are new goodies featuring Darth Vader, General Leia and everyone we know and love being made every day and it's an exciting time to be alive.
Lapis Lazuli, it turns out, used to be super valuable in Afghanistan--it was like gold and used in a similar fashion.
If you haven't watched Iliza Schlesinger's bit about mermaids, you must; you'll die laughing. Then you can skip being a mermaid and just buy these mermaid tail cocktail glasses instead. The wine glasses are actually glasses within glasses, as you can see, because setting your mermaid tail in an upright position from which to drink would be super awkward and likely spill.
Little Free Libraries warm my heart every time I see them, and this example is no exception. Repurposing a dead old stump into an actual mini library is a stroke of brilliance! It's such a fun way to create something new and useful out of something most people would simply get rid of, and it serves the community at the same time.
As a lover of rabbits, I can tell you that my buns were not able to barf. Many animals can't, and while it can be a blessing, especially if you're used to cat hairballs everywhere or dogs eating and puking up random weirdness, it can also be a curse. How do you get unwanted items out if you can't barf?
In the wake of so much upset over the new woke Gilette commercial about toxic masculinity, many of us are wondering how everything can be reframed with a positive masculine mindset. It's honestly not that hard to think of ideas, but it can be hard to break old habits and form new pathways--at least until they, too, become habits. It's like changing any other pattern of behavior and I can't commend Family Guy enough for deciding to nix the gay jokes.
Gone are the days when getting your kombucha fix meant gambling with your health and microbes by keeping your scoby alive on your kitchen counter and hoping for the best. While you can definitely still brew your own kombucha at home (and some of my friends are super good at it), today you can find just about every flavor available in many stores. Even the generic grocery store is carrying single-serve bottles of ginger kombucha to enjoy and it's wonderful.
As a candle hoarder, I love unconventional scents that you won't find at the typical store but at, say, geek conventions or in online shops like Etsy. I am a sucker for homemade items to begin with, but when I see a candle named "Hello, Sweetie" as an homage to River Song of Doctor Who fame, you can bet that I'm interested. That happens to be what I'm burning right now.
One of my favorite Grateful Dead fans and I got into a friendly argument the other day. She really enjoys Pandora since it introduces her to new music she loves and suggests new bands and singers based on her love for Jerry Garcia and company. I, on the other hand, prefer to stick to the classics, opting for YouTube or Spotify playlists to enjoy my music without learning about new performers.
Even if you're not a fan of Gilette's history, from its involvemet with NFL players known for their violence to their gendered razors (what even are those?), the company's new ad about toxic masculinity hits a nerve, highlighting outdated masculine tropes, some from the 1980s, that today's world has definitely outgrown and is ready to move away from.
China has a nuclear policy that says that it will not be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict with other nations. However, their policy also says that the Chinese nuclear capability must be able to survive a nuclear attack and retaliate against an enemy.
Ambient office = 100 nanosieverts per hour
Ambient outside = 154 nanosieverts per hour
Soil exposed to rain water = 154 nanosieverts per hour
Ambient office = 88 nanosieverts per hour
Ambient outside = 128 nanosieverts per hour
Soil exposed to rain water = 131 nanosieverts per hour