Working as a waiter is a great opportunity to observe other people. In a restaurant or café, you can witness situations that can become a never-ending source for stories and jokes. And even though it is not always easy to spend all day on your feet and deal with eccentric customers, every waiter has a lot of things to remember, even if they quit this job long time ago.
Megan Stevens is the owner of a small business named Tree of Hope Creations. Meg and her team are known for creating memorial jewelry and keepsakes from ashes, hair, breastmilk, umbilical cord, and much more. The woman not only finds joy in crafting these meaningful mementos but also finds healing from her own grief by supporting others on their journey of remembrance.
An ordinary wedding can sometimes turn into a huge and stressful revelation. Things went totally wrong for the bride, who found out a shocking detail about her groom and his beloved mama. A wedding makeup artist has claimed one of her brides almost called off her wedding after she discovered her husband-to-be is still breastfed by his mother.
Although we often think of fat as something unwelcome, it has remarkable significance in our bodies. Fat tissue not only releases hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite but also has a surprising influence over insulin sensitivity. But beware, excessive calorie consumption can lead to the expansion and multiplication of fat cells, fueling chronic inflammation and disrupting healthy metabolism. Unravel its secrets with us and seize control of your well-being.
Sometimes mistakes can be lucky. One of the most commonly used office supplies, the Post-it note, was invented by accident. When one scientist was trying to create a strong adhesive but ended up with a weak one instead, his colleague created a bookmark that would stick to the page without damaging it. And the yellow paper was used for creating the prototypes just because it was the only paper left. This is how the product was born, and it now makes a lot of things much easier.Inspired by this story, we decided to find more useful creations that can be very handy in your daily life.
Bet that you’re constantly battling with your family over screen time. We get it — the average person spends a staggering 3 hours and 15 minutes glued to their phone, checking it a whopping 58 times a day! But fear not, there’s still hope for quality family time. We’ve curated a list of 34 cool items that will make your family happily take their eyes off screens and enjoy some exciting time. Say goodbye to digital distractions with our top picks from Amazon.
If you’re constantly giving and giving to others without taking a moment to treat yourself, it’s time to change that. We all have that one person who deserves to be spoiled with love, affection, and presents, and that person is you. That’s right, it’s time to shower yourself with some much-needed self-care and pampering. Indulge in some well-deserved self-love, you won’t regret it.
Traveling is an excellent means of immersing ourselves in another country’s customs and traditions. It enables us to gain valuable knowledge about how other cultures function, what they prioritize, and what makes them unique. Nevertheless, being in a foreign country is not always a smooth ride, and there may be times when we encounter unfamiliar and unexpected situations that can be way outside our comfort zone.
When you want to save some money, meal prepping might just be what you’re looking for. Not only will it keep you from tossing out food you forgot about in the fridge, but it can also help you shed some pounds. But let’s be real, sometimes meal prep can be a real drag. That’s why we picked the top 10 kitchen gadgets that’ll make the whole process a breeze. No more gobbling down meals on the go — we’ve got your back.
You know, garlic might not smell like roses because of the sulfur-containing compounds it has, but the odor won’t bother you before long since you’ll get used to it. As a benefit, that smell will have a calming effect, helping you sleep safe and sound. It’s even better if you eat it! Garlic contains vitamin B1 that is responsible for producing melatonin, a sleep hormone.
Okay check this out: each human foot contains 72,000 nerve endings and 26 bones that help us to stand upright and walk. It also has 250,000 sweat glands that can produce up to half a pint of sweat every day!
Did you know that you can actually inflate a balloon without using your lungs? All you need is a plastic bottle, vinegar, baking soda, a funnel, a rubber, and a balloon, of course. First, pull some baking soda into the balloon using your funnel. And now pour the vinegar into the bottle. You don’t need a lot — just fill about a third of the bottle. Let’s go ahead and put the balloon over the bottle. But don’t tip the soda inside the vinegar yet. Secure the balloon with a rubber band and tip it over to make the soda fall into the vinegar. And now you can step back and enjoy the show. When the baking soda and the vinegar are mixed together they release CO2 that will inflate the balloon.
It’s just a regular day. As usual, you’re taking a shower before starting to get ready for work. Everything is going as planned — until it isn’t. One clumsy move, some water spilled on the floor — and you’re flapping your arms in the air, your body nearing the floor with frightening speed. Everything goes black. The first thing you hear is a high-pitched whining in your head. Ouch, your head! Ugh. You carefully get up. There’s no blood — and that’s good. An even better thing is that the annoying noise stops abruptly. Holding your head, you leave the bathroom — and almost stumble over your cat Milo.
Seems a little weird, but very few people can actually digest milk. The thing is, there’s some special enzyme (let’s call it a little helper) that breaks down the sugars any milk has. When people grow up, they run out of this enzyme. And only a little over 30% of all people retain some of it.
It might seem that since European countries are part of Western culture, travelers are unlikely to encounter anything surprising there. However, some moments of their everyday lives or certain customs can be quite astonishing. We found stories from people who visited some of these countries or moved there permanently, compared them with our own experience, and came to the conclusion that this part of the world can be even more puzzling than an exotic country.
A hard-boiled egg will always have a strange little dent on the bottom when it’s peeled. This is caused by a natural air pocket that resides between the white and the shell. When heated, the air expands and escapes through the shell’s pores but not before the egg sets. So the larger end of the egg ends up being flat! If you poke a small hole in the big end of the egg, it lets the air inside escape, giving your egg a much smoother and rounder shape. It may also help with removing the shell after as well!
Sometimes, when you type big text on your phone, it’s pretty hard to get the cursor where it needs to be. You can control this little thing using your space bar. Simply hard press the space bar, and now you can move the cursor wherever it needs to go. Voilà!
The easiest but most effective method to get rid of odors involves the use of a cotton ball and some essential oils. Put a cotton ball, soaked in essential oil, in your trashcan under the garbage bag. This trick will help keep a nice smell in and around the trash bag. Tea tree essential oils, for example, not only smell nice — they also fight bacteria. The products below will help you with a lot of other pesky problems at home.
Time passes and manners change, yet beauty struggles seem to stay with us. No matter how technologically advanced we are, flyaway hairs and strawberry legs will probably keep bothering us for the next 100 years. It’s time to deal with the problem right now because we girls deserve the best.Keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and other natural ingredients can cause irritation and inflammation on sensitive skin. Please consult a competent medical professional before trying any of the mentioned DIY treatments.
Two hundred years ago. 1821. Someone’s knocking on your second-floor window, it’s morning! You look out. There’s a guy with a long pole walking down the street tapping on everybody’s windows...weird? Not really, he’s a knocker-upper. Seriously. Before alarm clocks were standard in every bedroom, these people used to walk through the streets, waking people up so they weren’t late for work. You get up and go to the bathroom. There’s just a chamber pot... great. Well, it’s state of the art.Fast forward two hundred years, 2021. Your favorite song wakes you up, not too loud, not too soft. You open your eyes, grab your phone, turn off the alarm, and scroll, scroll, scroll. It’s time to get out of bed and go to work. You take a shower, brush your teeth, make coffee and boil two eggs for breakfast. 10 minutes later, you put on your business-casual and go outside. Car, highway, traffic jam.
Have you ever noticed how a beautiful mug or glass can make you enjoy your drinks a little more? If your answer is yes, you’re probably into stylish and unusual mugs. Amazon is the place where you can find yourself a perfect cup, and to make your choice a little bit easier, we’ve prepared a selection of cool glasses and mugs that look like works of art. One of them can become part of your mug collection or a good gift for that someone special.
There have been many myths and misconceptions about food and diet that we’ve all been familiar with since we were kids. However, as years go by, science keeps busting more and more of them. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is aware of these myths — unless they are scientists keeping track of all the new studies. That’s why we decided to look around and see which of these misconceptions are still quite popular.
Both men and women in Ancient Egypt followed a beauty regimen, and taking care of their skin and hair was an essential part of their daily lives. Although most of us know that the ancient Egyptians took good care of their appearance, it may surprise many of us that we can still use some of their beauty practices.
With all its oddities, inventions, and natural wonders, our world can be a pretty amazing place. And just when you think you learned everything there is to know, you come across bits of trivia that catch you by surprise. Knowing some of these fun facts probably won’t advance our everyday lives much, but they’ll surely make any conversation a lot more interesting. And yes, knowing them can actually make you (feel) smarter.
As we all probably know, eating the right foods at the right time is what keeps our health on track. However, there are some foods that don’t go well together, even if they are both equally healthy. It’s important to keep in mind that there are food combinations that can be detrimental to our health, no matter how many health benefits each of them has. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to consult with your nutritionist before making any changes to your diet.
Scientists claim that to feel happy, we need to eat more food that contains tryptophan. It can be found in milk, butter, peanuts, and egg yolk, in addition to many other products. But as it turns out, we can buy some happiness for ourselves at the nearest market. In today’s article, we’ll deliver you some cheerful vibes, and while you won’t have to eat anything, prepare your eyes and heart for a dose of sweetness.
We oftentimes read how famous actresses, singers and models share their parenting experiences in interviews. As a rule, they say that motherhood helped them find themselves and that they learn a lot from their kids. Rihanna, for example, declared that having kids has always been the biggest dream of her life. But sometimes celebrities are ready to speak about not only the positives of motherhood, because it includes lack of sleep, and even health issues.
A wide range of ultra-modern cosmetology procedures and the newest equipment are available for celebrities. But it doesn’t stop them from using simple beauty care methods like apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice in their beauty routines. Progress is a good thing, but proven methods from the past work well too.
We all want to see only fresh food in grocery stores and supermarkets, however, the reality of this is quite different. Expired foods sit next to fresh ones on store shelves, and it’s not that easy to tell them apart.
The number of inhabitants, territorial surface, neighboring countries, government system, and some other geographical characteristics is what we usually learn about a country when we study it at school or do a quick search in an encyclopedia. However, behind those numbers lies something that makes each and every country fascinating: its very own culture, habits, and customs. These are often very different from ours, which is why we’re so amazed when reading stories from thousands of kilometers away.
We may consume bread, eggs, bananas, and milk every day, but still, we forget about recommended portions we need to have. While trying to get more vitamins and minerals, we may overdose and harm our health even more.
There are a few different labels on products that inform you about the freshness of food. For example, “sell by” labels are just so stores know when to pull a product from their shelves. “Best if used by” labels tell us that it might still be safe to eat something after that date, but its flavor might not be the same. So maybe those dates aren’t exactly an indicator that we should throw products away and buy fresh ones.
Water sports, especially synchronized swimming or artistic swimming, require strength, flexibility, and a lot of endurance. As spectators, we see in a few minutes the final result of a whole training program, and we tend to overlook the long days of practice and perfecting techniques behind the show. There’s no doubt that when these athletes get in the pool, they can swim and move like true mermaids.
The debate between “cereal first” people and “milk first” people will never grow old. And we’ll never stop being surprised by people who do regular things in an unorthodox way. Sometimes it’s something endearing, like wild design decisions, but other times, their behavior can be outright obnoxious.
It might come as a shock, but your teeth are NOT luxury face bones. Healthy teeth are a cornerstone of good health in general and it’s for a good reason. Not only can you not eat well without them, but they’re also necessary for you to speak properly. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your entire body, and tooth discrimination is, unfortunately, very real.
A tasty hamburger, ice cream, or a cold soda have been craved more than once after seeing them in commercials. But then comes the disappointment when we realize that the real product is not what we were shown. The secret behind this deception is called food styling, and it’s a technique used by photographers to make us taste through our eyes.