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My DIL Refuses to Accommodate My Allergy at the Family Dinner

My DIL Refuses to Accommodate My Allergy at the Family Dinner
Family & kids
2 months ago

Hosting family members can be a difficult task, and trying to accommodate different tastes, preferences and allergies can seem daunting. A MIL was surprised when her daughter-in-law decided to not even try to adapt the menu to her allergy at the dinner she was hosting. The woman turned to Reddit, wondering if her response to the situation was reasonable.

My Sister Is Ruining Our Annual Family Reunion With Her Beliefs

My Sister Is Ruining Our Annual Family Reunion With Her Beliefs
Family & kids
2 months ago

Hosting the perfect dinner can come with many challenges. People can have very different preferences when it comes to food, and accommodations might need to be made. A man got into a conflict with his sister when he found out she would only serve vegan dishes at the family reunion. He posted the story to Reddit, wondering what he should do about the situation.

I Told My Friend Her Husband Is Cheating on Her, Now I’m Her Worst Enemy

I Told My Friend Her Husband Is Cheating on Her, Now I’m Her Worst Enemy
Relationships
4 months ago

A happy and strong marriage can suddenly turn into a fragile union which can fall apart quickly when infidelity appears on the spouses’ doorstep. Our today’s heroine is currently living in a real drama, and she got involved into it against her own will. She has accidentally found out that her best friend’s husband is cheating on her, and now she’s devastated, as she doubts whether she served the bitter truth to her friend in a right way.

We Are Not at the Top of the Food Chain, and Here’s Why

We Are Not at the Top of the Food Chain, and Here’s Why
Curiosities
8 months ago

Picture the food chain as this huge dinner table, where every critter has its place. The problem is, they’re also available for grabs on the menu! We’ve got all sorts of living beings out there, from teensy-weensy algae to enormous blue whales, and they all have one thing in common — they need food to survive. The way every creature manages to survive is because of this never-ending movement of nutrients in nature. Take the grass we walk on: it’s like a self-sufficient chef who cooks up its own meals using sunlight.

Why They Can’t Bring Titanic Out of the Ocean

Why They Can’t Bring Titanic Out of the Ocean
Curiosities
8 months ago

Back when it was built, the Titanic was one of the largest and most luxurious passenger ships, with high-class features like a grand staircase, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium. People thought it to be unsinkable because of its advanced safety devices.

24 Facts About Animals Are Actually False Myths

24 Facts About Animals Are Actually False Myths
Animals
8 months ago

Looking for something slimy? Well, many people tend to believe that snails are just slugs with shells, but even though they look so similar, they’re completely different species. Slugs don’t need any protective shells as all their internal organs are, well, internal — inside their slimy bodies. They can squish themselves and get into hard to reach places, which is why slugs can often be found in the most unlikely spaces, like under tree bark or inside tiny crevices, or at the library pretending to study for exams. Snails, on the other hand, are tightly connected with their shells and can’t survive without one. Unlike hermit crabs, which replace their shells as they grow, snails are born with a shell on their back. Baby snails look adorable with those fragile translucent bubbles that calcify and become bigger and tougher with age. Cute.

50+ Things You Keep but Need to Throw Away Today

50+ Things You Keep but Need to Throw Away Today
Tips & tricks
8 months ago

Hey look! Are all of the bristles on your toothbrush bent out of shape? Like me? Only kidding. Well, it’s time to throw it in the trash! Our mouths are full of harmful bacteria, so toothbrushes need to be replaced every three to four months if you want to have a safe and hygienic morning.

The World Held Its Breath as Valentine’s Asteroid Neared Earth

The World Held Its Breath as Valentine’s Asteroid Neared Earth
Curiosities
8 months ago

Ah, yes. February 14, 2000. Just a regular Valentine’s Day, some flowers and some candy, the beginning of the new millennium, and... A good day to make history. NEAR Shoemaker (which stands for Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) spacecraft, launched in 1996 [February], finally got a date with asteroid 433 Eros. It wasn’t about swiping right but going around Eros and completing the first soft landing on an asteroid ever.NEAR almost didn’t make it there, because an engine misfire from 1998 brought it into the wrong trajectory, and it missed the target. Yet, engineers decided to let NEAR do the circle around the Sun for one more year — and it eventually made it.NEAR Shoemaker was created to find, target, and stalk some smaller space objects for around a year and collect important data about them. This spacecraft got more than 160,000 pictures of the asteroid’s surface which helped with research in the years to come — before that, some scientists took asteroids for just some random flying piles.

That’s Why Airports Are Carpeted + 15 Secrets You Won’t Be Told About

That’s Why Airports Are Carpeted + 15 Secrets You Won’t Be Told About
Curiosities
8 months ago

Many airports have carpets in their gate areas. This nicety usually comes with a few other perks: lower ceilings, comfortable seats, and pleasant, natural lighting. All this costs more for airports, and carpets are not as easy to clean as hard floors are, but they create a cozy feeling for passengers waiting for their flight, making them more relaxed. Still, it isn’t just a gesture of goodwill on the part of airports: according to social research, calm passengers are about 7-10% more likely to go window shopping and actually buy something in the lounge area or duty-free zone. So by investing in the passengers’ comfort, airports actually increase their own income.

These 10 Products From Amazon Will Help You to Throw an Unforgettable Party at Home

These 10 Products From Amazon Will Help You to Throw an Unforgettable Party at Home
Shopping
year ago

Throwing a party can be a lot of fun, but it’s also an activity that requires some planning. When you want to host a memorable event, there are a couple of things you should consider, like: choosing a theme, setting a menu, preparing drinks, offering entertainment, and setting up a photo booth.In this article, you’ll find a list of cool products that can help you plan a great party with minimal effort.

Do You Eat Burgers Rare? Stop It Right Now

Do You Eat Burgers Rare? Stop It Right Now
Curiosities
7 months ago

Always choose wisely when ordering meat at a restaurant. Especially when it comes to the ground meat most of us have in burgers. Why? When the piece is ground to reach the desired consistency, harmful elements from the surface of the meat can get inside. And it can potentially render the dish unsafe to eat.

19 People Who Are Already All Set for Christmas

19 People Who Are Already All Set for Christmas
Curiosities
year ago

Winter has just started, but Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, and even a Christmas menu have already appeared on the streets, in shopping malls, and in restaurants. The heroes of this article decided not to wait until the last minute and started their Christmas preparations early. Some of them made up some interesting presents for their family, while others decorated their houses and yards, and we’re all inspired by their example and feel that Christmas is right around the corner.

How to Plan a Wedding: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Wedding

How to Plan a Wedding: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Wedding

According to some estimates, 2022 will be a record-breaking year for marriages, and all couples are planning their weddings to be as unique as possible. Depending on how you envision it, there are steps to take for wedding planning. Inspiring ourselves through our favorite celebrities, for example, may provide us with ideas on how to make our day as meaningful and loving as we have always desired.

Woman Brings Her Own Food to a Vegan Wedding and Causes a Fiery Reaction

Woman Brings Her Own Food to a Vegan Wedding and Causes a Fiery Reaction
People
year ago

For most people, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that the newlyweds, especially the bride, want to make absolutely perfect. While some brides are tolerant of “little” mistakes and imperfections, others can be quite sensitive to things that seem insignificant to others. That’s why it’s sometimes hard to tell if our behavior is appropriate or not.

20+ Short Facts That’ll Turn Your Life Upside Down

20+ Short Facts That’ll Turn Your Life Upside Down
Curiosities
2 years ago

The joy of discovery is truly the liveliest thing our mind can ever feel. And the world is still full of different wonders, ’whys,’ and ’how this is even possibles.’ People voluntarily removing all their teeth, trees that live for thousands of years, and avocados that may be toxic or not — it’s hard to believe in all these things. But with them, our world will always be a never-ending source of many great surprises.

18 Tips From Chefs That Will Help You Spot a Bad Restaurant From a Mile Away

18 Tips From Chefs That Will Help You Spot a Bad Restaurant From a Mile Away
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

We all have a favorite restaurant that we like to go to, either because of the good service of the people who serve us or because of the seasoning of the food they serve. However, there are some details that, as customers, we may not notice at first glance, but that some chefs have shared as warning signs to take into consideration to know if the place where we go to eat is good or not.

20+ Pics That Show the True Colors of the Country They Were Taken In

20+ Pics That Show the True Colors of the Country They Were Taken In
Places
2 years ago

Human beings tend to be creatures of habit. We go to the same places all the time, eat the same types of food, and see similar landscapes. That makes us sometimes forget that there are other expressions of culture that are totally different from ours. That’s why, when we face foreign populations, their habits could seem strange to us and we find it hard to adapt to them. But the truth is that each one of us has a little piece of the planet, so it’s important to look beyond our customs and accept the unknown.

18 Chefs Shared How to Tell If a Restaurant Is Worth Visiting

18 Chefs Shared How to Tell If a Restaurant Is Worth Visiting
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

When we go out to eat at a restaurant, we always expect excellent service accompanied by amazing food. But many of us have had the misfortune of going into a restaurant that turns into a real nightmare. It’s always good to know tricks for how to recognize a good place or lousy service without having to order or try the food everywhere.

What Queen Elizabeth II’s Daily Schedule Is All About

What Queen Elizabeth II’s Daily Schedule Is All About
People
2 years ago

Queen Elizabeth II might be 95 years old, but she is very vivacious. Working from 8 in the morning until 8 at night, she still manages to take some time out to go horseback riding and walk the dogs in the garden. Her breaks only happen 2 days out of the year — Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

5 Tricks We Didn’t Know Restaurants Used on Their Menus

5 Tricks We Didn’t Know Restaurants Used on Their Menus
Curiosities
2 years ago

Every sphere has its own untold rules and the restaurant business is no exception. Each time we order food, we have to use a menu, so this becomes a powerful tool that influences and directs our choices. And while we really just want to grab a bite, we might end up with our eyes being bigger than our stomachs.

12 Unwritten Laws That Almost All Restaurants in the World Use

12 Unwritten Laws That Almost All Restaurants in the World Use
Cooking
3 years ago

A visit to a restaurant or a cafe is no longer a unique or special occasion, unlike a visit to the opera, for example. People hold business negotiations, dine, celebrate birthdays, or just meet friends there. Restaurants have become a regular part of our life, but some features of their work still remain a mystery to us.

13 Table Manners That Only True Ladies Know About

13 Table Manners That Only True Ladies Know About
Tips & tricks
3 years ago

From time to time, we all go to restaurants where we are supposed to show our good table manners. Norms of behavior like not keeping your elbows on the table, holding a knife in your right hand, and not talking with a full mouth are well-known. But there are many more rules than you might think and not knowing them might damage your reputation.

25+ Secrets From McDonald’s That Help the Company Remain the Most Popular Fast Food Chain in the World

25+ Secrets From McDonald’s That Help the Company Remain the Most Popular Fast Food Chain in the World
Curiosities
3 years ago

The McDonald brothers opened their first restaurant in 1940, but it became truly successful thanks to a businessman named Ray Kroc. As a result, he got rid of all his debt and when he died, he had acquired a fortune worth $500 million. His story became the plot of the film The Founder. Today, his company, McDonald’s, was on the top 10 list of the most powerful brands of the world in 2019 and the scale of the company is incredible: the chain has over 37,000 restaurants that serve around 70 million customers every day.

20 Facts About the French We Had to Double-Check to Believe

20 Facts About the French We Had to Double-Check to Believe
Places
4 years ago

There are probably a countless number of stereotypes about each country and nation. Some of them are true and some of them are just strange. France and the French are lucky in this aspect, because they are believed to have very positive qualities: elegance, being stylish, and being passionate. Of course, these things are true, but we should all understand that behind every stereotype, there is a rich and deep national character.

10+ Things Almost Every Restaurant Does to Trick You

10+ Things Almost Every Restaurant Does to Trick You
Cooking
4 years ago

Every industry has its own success secrets, and cafes and restaurants are no exception. As it turns out, there are many methods to subtly make a guest order more dishes, and all the additional treats and confections from the chefs are just other cunning tricks to keep you in the restaurant and push you to order something else.

12 Tricks That Bartenders Use to Make You Spend More

12 Tricks That Bartenders Use to Make You Spend More
Curiosities
7 months ago

Nice bartenders who offer free cocktails and snacks aren’t always sincere: perhaps they’re trying to gain your trust to trick you. They can be true wizards who turn wine into champagne and strong tea with pepper into expensive cognac so well that you don’t even notice it.

13 Ploys Restaurants Use to Make Us Spend More Money

13 Ploys Restaurants Use to Make Us Spend More Money
Curiosities
7 months ago

Visiting a restaurant or a café is a pleasant way to spend your time. That’s why while being relaxed we don’t even think about the fact that the owner of the restaurant could be using special tricks to make us spend more money. There are people who keep checking their bills for the presence of dishes they didn’t order but this trick is not used that often by restaurants anymore. All because they try to think up new and more sly ways to cheat their clients and get more profit.

Restaurant Employees Admit Which Foods They’ll Never Order

Restaurant Employees Admit Which Foods They’ll Never Order
Cooking
3 years ago

Just imagine you're sitting at a table in a restaurant and you are really hungry. But you have no idea which food you're better off not ordering from the menu. Fortunately, thanks to the Internet, we can take a peek backstage to the world of cooking and find out which foods we should never order from restaurants.

12 Everyday Things That Will Soon Disappear

12 Everyday Things That Will Soon Disappear
Curiosities
7 months ago

Landlines disappeared, and so did videotapes. With neverending technological advancements, there are a lot of other things that will go out of fashion or become good for nothing in the near future. Bright Side rounded up a few things that you can’t imagine your life without right now, but they might not be familiar to the next generation at all. This list might be surprising to you as it contains some of your favorite things.