For Just $10,000 You Can Get A KFC “Cage” For When You Want To Eat Your Chicken In Peace

Growing up, we all wanted to sit on the bench with Ronald McDonald, or have our picture taken with the Burger King, but now the popular Kentucky-style fried chicken brand is hoping to lure young adults into their new “escape pod”.

Before you start backing away from your red and white buckets, just know that there is actually a pretty wholesome reason for the seemingly creepy contraption.

The Internet Escape Pod is meant as a retreat for people looking to get away from their ever-connected devices and spend some quality time with their family and friends.

The grey dome is made out of steel and stainless steel mesh, and a high-density foam that collectively blocks cell signal and internet service. With a drumstick door handle, it’s a cute (albeit expensive) way to hide from the pressures of online life.

We could do without the massive Colonel Sanders “hugging” us over top of the tent, though.

The Latest Technology

At a whopping $10,000, it seems KFC has found out the price of peace of mind!

This isn’t the first time that the family restaurant brand has released a line of cool gadgets to entertain and impress their customers either.

While their latest non-food related item appears to be all about getting back to basics, KFC isn’t a stranger to mobile device optimization.

They have previously launched several products that act as a supplement to your entertainment systems.

Like this bucket of chicken that would print photo-memories!

They also distributed containers that could charge your phone.

Or the box you could play video games on!

What can we say KFC? We don’t quite know why you’re branching out into the technology sector, but as long as you keep the chicken coming, we won’t complain!

Share with someone you would spend a few hours with in one of these!

For Only $75, You Can Get The Pot That Everyone Has Been Talking About

Let’s face it, we can’t do everything. What with all the cleaning, the errands, looking after the family, and somehow finding time to be chef of the year, it can be trying.

So anything that can make life more efficient is definitely a win in our books. That’s why this Instant Pot is your top choice this Cyber Monday!

If you’re not familiar then prepare to be amazed because this is going to be the life-saving device for your kitchen in 2018!

The Instant Pot is a multi-use programmable pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, saute unit, steamer, warmer, sterilizer, and it even makes cake, so you can celebrate your awesome purchase with a party!

You’re going to want to check out this deal in particular, because the savings are off the charts. Normally you would be spending over $100 or more on a hyper-functional device such as this one, but with 38 off of the price tag there’s no reason to wait and every reason to hurry up and catch this deal! Get your Instant Pot here!

$74.95 for an Instant Pot is pretty amazing, but when you see the sort of recipes you can make with this device, you’ll be cashing out your cart faster than you can say Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip!

With so many options for dinner in one convenient appliance, you’ll have trouble deciding what to make first! So here are some delicious ideas for you to peruse while you wait for your order to arrive!

Maybe start with this Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip? It is great for hosting parties, and you can decide how hot your want it by adding more or less jalapenos!

For dinner, why not try The Perfect Barbeque Crock Pot Chicken? I bet you didn’t consider using BBQ sauce with salad dressing!

I think my favorite recipe though is this Slow Cook Spiced Carrot Cake! It’s almost as sweet as your are!

For Only $75, You Can Get The Pot That Everyone Has Been Talking About

Let’s face it, we can’t do everything. What with all the cleaning, the errands, looking after the family, and somehow finding time to be chef of the year, it can be trying.

So anything that can make life more efficient is definitely a win in our books. That’s why this Instant Pot is your top choice this Cyber Monday!

If you’re not familiar then prepare to be amazed because this is going to be the life-saving device for your kitchen in 2018!

The Instant Pot is a multi-use programmable pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, saute unit, steamer, warmer, sterilizer, and it even makes cake, so you can celebrate your awesome purchase with a party!

You’re going to want to check out this deal in particular, because the savings are off the charts. Normally you would be spending over $100 or more on a hyper-functional device such as this one, but with 38 off of the price tag there’s no reason to wait and every reason to hurry up and catch this deal! Get your Instant Pot here!

$74.95 for an Instant Pot is pretty amazing, but when you see the sort of recipes you can make with this device, you’ll be cashing out your cart faster than you can say Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip!

With so many options for dinner in one convenient appliance, you’ll have trouble deciding what to make first! So here are some delicious ideas for you to peruse while you wait for your order to arrive!

Maybe start with this Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip? It is great for hosting parties, and you can decide how hot your want it by adding more or less jalapenos!

For dinner, why not try The Perfect Barbeque Crock Pot Chicken? I bet you didn’t consider using BBQ sauce with salad dressing!

I think my favorite recipe though is this Slow Cook Spiced Carrot Cake! It’s almost as sweet as your are!

Here Are The 6 Reasons Why 2018 Is Going To Be A Really Important Year

I believe we can all agree now that it is over, that 2017 was an utter train-wreck of a year. With an increase in violence across the world and tragedy here at home, there was no shortage of reasons to want to get out of that year as soon as we could.

However, now that we have officially entered 2018, we seem to all feel a little more optimistic about things. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this annum is going to be a huge improvement over the last, but not without danger…

From politics to sports, favorable zodiacs to really cool scientific progress, here are the top 6 reasons why 2018 is the year to watch!

Probably the happiest thing we can all look forward to is the wedding between Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle. Last year, we received news that the prince had finally popped the question to the famous actress, and she said yes!

In November, the couple announced further details about their big day, setting the wedding date for May 19th. The last royal union was between Prince William and Kate Hudson, on April 29th, 2011, nearly seven years ago.

While the soon-to-be Duchess is definitely not your average royal, the couple will be keeping with most, if not all, traditions of the British monarchy, including standard military training for the bride-to-be.

We can’t wait for the wedding day!

With another set of Olympic Games this year, the world is excited to cheer on the latest in a championship that has been around for thousands of years. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be the 51st edition of the modern revival since they were renewed in 1896.

While the international sporting event is already significant in its own right, this one has everyone watching to see what happens with South Korea’s unpredictable neighbor.

North Korea has always applied pressure to its southern border and in 2017 the tension seemed at its breaking point with missile launches and military defections. The country’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, has since announced that he wishes the best for South Korea’s events, so perhaps this could be the beginning of a better relationship between the two nations.

What does 2018 have planned for America, and more importantly, you?

If you thought your prepaid cruise was an expensive vacation, imagine paying to go on a literal “out-of-this-world” adventure!

Two lucky people will have the chance of a lifetime this year, going on a week-long trip into space with American tech giant Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX.

Fitness and training has already for the space voyagers, who will be the first humans to travel past low Earth orbit since the last Apollo mission in 1972.

While the new year has already begun here in the United States, the Chinese horoscope doesn’t reset until February.

The animal sign of 2018 is that of the Dog, which is representative of dialogue and solidarity, something the world desperately needs.

While everyone has a zodiac sign specifically meant for them, the Year of the Dog highlights the push towards lifestyle changes in general. Perhaps this is the year that you finally make those big decisions!

This year is also an important time to take a look back at history and see how far we have come, and what lays in store for us, for better and for worse.

As we move through this century, it is revealing to see where we were decades and decades ago, and if we have really learnt any lessons from that time.

In 2018, we reach the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1, the first time that most of the world’s nations actively engaged in combat in multiple continents. The war saw over 70 million soldiers fighting around the world, and over 16 million deaths in the tragic battle for power that would unfortunately be eclipsed several years later.

On a lighter note, we are also at the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which prohibited discrimination concerning housing for American citizens regardless of race.

The past also provides us with a chance to glimpse the future, something one individual tried to do nearly 500 years ago.

While many are optimistic about this new year, there are those who say the future has been predicted to bring misfortune to all, and might start the end-times.

Nostradamus was a seer who lived in the 1500s, and wrote a book called Les Propheties, which has reportedly foretold many of the major events of the past several centuries.

According to the book, Nostradamus predicted the rule of Napolean, Hitler, and even the rise of ISIS.

Interpretations of the text seem to call for a large-scale war to break out between two global powers, that sends the world spiraling into oblivion. The human race will survive, but at a massive cost.

Could it be true?

What do you think 2018 holds in store for us all?

How You Can Save The World By Being Buried In These Strange And “Green” Ways

We go through our lives in an effort to make the world a better place, both for ourselves, and for our children when we inevitably pass on.

It really is the little things from day-to-day, whether it is sorting through the recycling, taking public transit when you can, and turning out the lights when you’re not using them. But when it’s time for your lights to go out, what can you do to ensure the world gets one more good turn?

Apparently, there are good and bad ways to reintegrate a body back into the Earth, and you may be under the impression that some of them are better than others.

You may be in for a shock, but both traditional burial and cremation are actually pretty terrible for the environment.

If you chose for your lifeless corpse to get buried six feet under, you take part in a massive industry that deposits over 1.5 million tons of concrete, 77,000 trees worth of wood, and 4 million gallons of embalming fluid into the ground every single year.

Want your mortal remains to go ashes to ashes? Think again, because a single cremation is the same as taking a 500-mile road trip in terms of gas and electricity, and you add roughly 250 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Let’s let these inefficient ways of disposal die off, and add one of these environmentally friendly ways to pass through the veil to your will!

This funky new way of returning to mother nature will have everyone at your “shroom-eral” taking off their caps! The suit is made up of a particular type of spore that have a taste for human flesh, and while normal decay leads to bad chemicals leaking from our bodies into the ecosystem, these mushrooms gobble it all up, along with your corporeal remains.

You can die with the knowledge that you are naturally reentering the cosmos, and providing a nutritional meal at the same time. It’s also good kharma for all the mushrooms you’ve eaten in your life. Book your mushroom burial suit, and all your friends will remember you as that “fungi!”

Sky burial isn’t one for the squeamish, but if you wanted to follow in the footsteps of Buddhism then this one may appeal to you.

It involves setting the body up on a raised platform and offering it up to the birds. In Tibet, there are a handy supply of vultures to do the deed, and you may want to set up your own where there are more than just pigeons.

The practice was meant to close the cycle of life by offering the physical aspect of a person (a.k.a. the meat) back to the universe. Since there weren’t many trees to build coffins in that part of the world, it also saved them a lot of digging.

Word to the wise, you may want to uninvite the children from the reception portion of this funeral.

If you are looking for a really zen way to dissolve into the backdrop, then you may want to check out this new form of water cremation that is really making waves!

Aquamation, or alkaline hydrolysis, is where the body is placed inside a steel vessel filled with water and a small amount of an alkaline solution which breaks down the body much faster than regular water. Instead of months, you’ll be sleeping with the fishes in a matter of hours!

Similar to aquamation, burial at sea involves releasing the body into the ocean for nature to take its course under the sea. But there’s more to it than simply motoring out past the buoys and dropping off a bag with bricks attached.

Sea burial has been an important part of seafaring and military culture since time immemorial, from the Vikings right up to modern day where we see heroes such as Neil Armstrong honored with this sacred procession.

While there already exists a “green” burial, where a body is interred within a biodegradable casket and decomposes naturally. How could you top this? The better question is how can we top-soil you.

Instead of letting the nutrients within a human body “go to waste” by being buried far underneath the ground, some future-thinkers are looking to utilize traditional composting methods that have been historically practiced with livestock on people.

While not yet legal, the process would turn you into healthy soil within a month that your loved ones could then use in their gardens.

If the future of humanity is in the stars, then why not join the advancement of civilization and send your earthly remains into orbit, or beyond?

While definitely not typical, there have been several instances of this since the nineties. The first “space burial” was done by NASA, flying the cremated remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry into orbit, before they returned back to Earth. There are already a few private organizations that will fly you or your family members to the Moon, one-way.

Share if you would consider one of these healthy alternatives when taking “the next step!”

7 Common Household Items You Never Realized Could Be Recycled

With the world still facing the consequences of pollution, we need to be even more diligent about sending as little trash to the dump as we can.

We all want to do our part for the environment, and surprisingly, the biggest differences can be made with a few small changes to our daily routines!

Check out this list of things that you can find lying around your house that it’s time to get rid of in the best possible way!

We all know that aerosol cans aren’t the best for the ozone layer, and it’s confusing where to put them once you’re done with them. Since they have dangerous chemicals, should they go into the garbage?

No! Most cans are made of aluminum and steel and can be recycled many times over!

Single-serve coffee containers have been catching a lot of flak from the environmental community lately because of people throwing them into the trash.

Don’t chuck them in the bin! Clean them out and pop them into the bins with the green arrows!

In fact, some stores will even have a free drop-off points, so you can return your old pods as you pick up your new ones!

You may not have known this, but the little batteries that we use everyday to power the things we love in our home actually do a lot of damage to our ecosystems when they are tossed into landfills.

Any alkaline, lithium, or zinc-based batteries can be recycled, either at home, or in special containers that many cities will offer for any type of electronics that have past their usefulness.

Make sure you check your local guidelines regarding their proper disposal before doing so.

You may have thought that all that grease on the cardboard prevented yesterday’s pizza box from being recyclable. Well, lucky for you (and the environment) that’s not the case!

Make sure you get as much food content as possible scraped off the box, but otherwise it is good to go!

This one is tricky, but may be one of the best things you can do in the long run!

While they absolutely should not go into the black bags at the end of your driveway, they also can’t go right into the recycling in most states. This is because of the mercury content that may spill.

Check out your municipal government’s light bulb recycling program to see where you can safely drop yours off!

Are these plastic! Yes! Can they be recycled? Yes! So I can just toss them in? No!

Since these are so small, make sure you properly store them inside a larger plastic container so that they don’t slip through the recycling sorting machines.

This tougher material may be a source for confusion, but rest assured, you can indeed recycle those milk, juice, and stock containers! They are 80 paper, so toss them in with those pizza boxes!

Share in order to spread the word and save the world!

6 Foods You Should Never Microwave For Your Family’s Safety

The microwave is an incredible tool that has completely transformed the kitchen, but it’s not something that can safely be used for just anything.

You can save a lot of time with this machine, but many people seem to think that it is a magical box that somehow “heats” whatever is put inside of it.

Turns out, there’s quite a few things that you should keep out of your microwave, and it has nothing to do with radiation poisoning.

Eggs are delicious, and hard boiled eggs are some of the tastiest, and healthiest ways to eat them!

But don’t just pop one in your microwave to cook it faster. The moisture content inside the shell will heat rapidly, and the build-up of pressure will cause your snack to egg-splode!

Some recipes call for an addition of dried herbs, but if all you have are fresh bay leaves then you really don’t have time to wait for them to dry out in the afternoon sun.

Unfortunately you can’t just set a timer for a minute and get results, you’ll just end ruining your herbs.

We’ve covered this before, but a lot of people are still trying to thaw out their forgotten frozen foods by using the microwave.

Not only does this create a breeding ground for bacteria, but instead of defrosting the meat, you end up just cooking the outsides while the center remains frozen.

Check out these other non-microwavable items, you might be putting your infant in danger if you use it for one of them.

You don’t want to be giving your baby cold formula, but you really shouldn’t be using the microwave to get it to the right temperature.

Because it doesn’t heat evenly, you end up with hot spots that could scold your child. Try using the stove instead!

Not only does this not work (you end up with mushy fruit) but the rapid heat causes carcinogenic substances to develop.

For those who love their spicy food hot in both ways, be warned! When you microwave hot peppers you vaporize the capsicum, which gives you a blast of eye-watering pain when you open the door. Watch out!

School Bus Full Of Students Slides Dangerously Out Of Control

As a kid, I always looked forward to my morning school bus rides. It gave me the chance to get a little bit of extra shut eye or some more time to finish the homework I was supposed to have had done the night before (shhh)!

It was also a great opportunity to hang out with friends and maybe pass messages back and forth, along with the occasional paper airplane. If we ever got out of hand, we knew the bus driver would settle us down to keep everything running smoothly.

Unfortunately, there is only so much a driver can do when Mother Nature starts working against them.

That was the case in Massachusetts, when a bus carrying 20 students tried driving up a hill in a residential neighborhood. The roads were clearly not salted properly, and as it reached the top of the sloping road, it began to stall, and then, drift backwards.

A woman who lives in the neighborhood noticed something was wrong and began filming the bus as it made it’s way up the street.

Just as she started filming, the bus started to slip backwards, slowly picking up speed. As it starts sliding, the back end of the bus turns onto the sidewalk and manages to demolish several mailboxes along the way.

A small silver sedan found itself in the path of the careening bus, and is smashed as the vehicles collide.

Luckily, no injuries were reported from the accident, and the bus drove the students to the school once it was deemed safe. The school is not holding the driver responsible, however, the city is being criticized for not having the residential roads salted in time.

People Are Boycotting The Product Responsible For ‘This Is Us’ Tragic Death

Fans are taking to the internet to decry the home appliance that caused the death of the lead actor from the popular TV series This Is Us.

The show looks at the lives of family members who coincidentally all share the same birth date, and the ways that their lives intertwine. The episodes bounce between several decades, with multiple story arcs that influence the family members.

One of the staple plot lines throughout the show was the death of father, Jack Pearson. It was hinted at from the premiere and as the show developed, theories abounded as people tried to guess what was the cause of his apparent untimely end.

Recently, the show aired an episode that seems to have finally revealed the cause of death for their beloved character, and the show’s creator unwittingly caused a social media firestorm for the product that started it all.

Let’s just say, Crock-Pot wasn’t happy in the slightest.

At the end of the most recent episode “That’ll Be The Day” it becomes clear that it was a faulty Crock-Pot that leads to the tragic death of Jack.

The appliance was given to them with a cryptic warning that the switch doesn’t always work, and when Jack goes to turn it off at night, it starts a fire that ultimately leads to his death.

Fans were heartbroken, and even the show’s creator piped up that he was sad to have reached this point in the show.

After the episode aired, there was an outpouring of fans saying that they no longer trusted their kitchen appliances, and began collectively trashing the brand.

This brought out a response from Crock-Pot who assured everyone that their products are safety-tested constantly, and to high standards.

Even the show’s creator piped up and told everyone to simmer down!

The next episode will ironically air after the Superbowl, Jack Pearson’s last day alive.

Share if you are torn between hate and love for your Crock-Pot!

A Look Inside The Gift Bags That VIP Grammy Guests Were Given

The Grammys are an exciting spectacle to behold no matter what you look for! There are the stunning outfits worn by celebrities looking to impress, the emotional and shocking acceptance speeches, and of course, the drama that unfolds at who wins and who doesn’t.

But while some stars went home without awards, it didn’t mean they left empty-handed!

VIP guests at the award show were all handed gift bags probably worth a lot more than any gilded statue, and it is truly amazing what they were given simply for showing up.

For the 60th anniversary of the award show, it seems like they didn’t hold back with their selection of take-home items for the VIP’s worth over $30,000 each!

Actress Kyana Teresa posted a sneak peek of the goodies that she received in her bag, but it was only a small taste at what the other stars got to keep!

So what does a Grammy gift bag look like?

The bags themselves couldn’t hold the huge amount of products that the stars were handed, so much of it was actually stuffed into duffel bags that had to be ported away late in the evening.

So what was packed into these bags?

Some of the high-priced items include a year’s supply of youthful skin serum by Healing Saint, valued at $2,316, or the $1,200-valued subscription for Oxygenetix products.

The bag also included prizes for the loved ones of celebrities, even if they weren’t allowed to join them!

Like this $300 Wi-Fi enabled pet feeder from Modern Innovations!

But the bags weren’t limited to what they could carry! A ton of luxury experiences were given away to the VIP’s gracing the red carpet!

If the guests of the Grammys feel overwhelmed from their public performances, they can take a mini-vacation to LA’s Golden Door Spa, worth approximately $8,850!

There was everything from VIP luxury transportation to and from airports of their choosing (worth $1,500 from Alpha Priority Worldwide) to a $5,000 mixology class so that the stars can learn to pour their own drinks for a change!

Which prize would you want to have the most?

These Slick Criminals Are No Match For The All-Seeing Google Earth

Have you ever seen the Google Earth van go by? It’s a large vehicle, usually with a ton of camera equipment strapped to the top of the roof, and very obvious to see coming.

Over the past decade, Google has sent out hundreds of these teams to take pictures of over 5 million miles of roadway in over 39 countries. Their maps are the most up-to-date and offer an intimate view for anyone looking through to see exactly where they are going.

This means that they end up capturing much more than just road signs as they make their way through neighborhoods.

Unfortunately for these criminals, Google Earth was there to take their picture, and it wasn’t their best side!

This picture led police to the right suspect in a stolen bike case. Not the only law he was breaking either; where’s your helmet?!

When the Google Earth satellite flew over top of this forest in Oregon, officials noticed something strange about the way these trees were lined up. They tracked the farm down to someone with a licence to grow 30 plants, but was definitely over-producing.

When Greece was cracking down on tax evaders, they matched addresses with aerial shots of neighborhoods of suspects. Quite a few people said they didn’t have a pool, and yet, a blue rectangle was found in their backyards…

A land-owner curious about his property was looking at Google Earth to survey the area one day, when he thought he spied an illegal hunting cabin on his land.

When he investigated he found an SUV, and when the police showed up, he was surprised to find he had just located a stolen car!

A trailer home was stolen out of a driveway in the UK several years ago with no leads, until Google Earth offered this image of an unknown man on the property of the victims. Two years later, it led to his arrest and the recovery of the stolen caravan.

The maps service has led to the solving of much worse crimes than this, and it’s hard to believe that some of these culprits didn’t see it coming!

Google Earth really has become the eye in the sky, but even the driving cameras have picked up some crazy things happening right before their “eyes.”

These might be one-offs, but imagine what we could capture if this was on all the time…

Did you know that there are entire websites dedicated to combing through Google Earth to find pictures of prostitutes? Well, okay, that’s pretty believable.

But more surprising is the number of sex workers that the website has managed to pick up over the years.

Then again, maybe a lot of drivers are just asking these ladies for directions?

It’s not only the small-time crime that Google has been able to shut down. After a rash of illegal deforestation began occurring in the Philippines, authorities reached out to the company for help to spot logging attempts.

They looked for the tell-tale signs of clear-cutting and matched it with locations with and without licences to log. So far, they have managed to nab over a dozen illegal logging operations.

You think that most people committing major crimes would be smart enough to do it discreetly, right? Wrong.

When Google Earth rolls by, even though there are like, ten cameras pointing in all directions, so many people don’t take a hint that people will be looking at these images sooner rather than later.

In Brooklyn, New York one group of would-be criminals didn’t think that their shady practices would make it to news headlines. They were very much mistaken.

The group, who were blatantly selling heroin in broad daylight, were documented by a driving team, and the images were turned over to the police.

Imagine how shocked they were when photo evidence was shown in court!

Some days at the office are more exciting than others. This Serbian Google driver had quite the story to go home with, when they inadvertently recorded the end of a police chase.

They managed to snap a few shots of the car chase before the suspects crashed and tried taking off on foot.

They didn’t get too far though, the police managed to chase after them and put the lot of them in cuffs.

I guess Google is always watching out for us!

Share if you have seen something weird or funny on Google Earth!

Tell Your Annoying Friend The Truth, Vaping Does Cause Cancer

It’s been several years since electronic smoking devices became popular throughout society, largely in part to the assertions that it had no negative side effects.

Instead of smoking cigarettes, the devices use ‘vapor’ to deliver the nicotine into the user. It was touted as the safest way to consume the calming drug, and became a sensational fad for the large plumes of smoke that were a by-product of using them.

However, scientists recently released the results of a series of tests which proved that e-cigarettes were not the “safer” alternative to regular tobacco consumption.

Instead of combustion, which contains a vast amount of cancer-causing chemicals from the burning, vaping introduces more organic elements into the bodies of users.

But this doesn’t mean it is necessarily healthy.

In a series of tests, researchers subjected mice and human cells to the vapor produced by e-cigarettes and recorded the results.

They were expecting to see a lower risk of lung cancer, but what they found shocked them and the entire medical field.

When the scientists introduced the vapor effects to the rodents, they found that there was some benefits to using e-cigarettes as compared to smoking.

The vapor subjects had 97 less lung carcinogens in their systems as compared to the tobacco group.

However, even though there were less cancer-causing chemicals found in their bodies, there was an increased risk of lung and bladder cancers, as well as heart diseases.

Researchers believe it was because of the other chemicals found in the nicotine-based solutions that create the vapor clouds.

Supporters of the e-cigarettes have come to its defense and point out that adult smoking has fallen to an all-time low of 15.

Is it still worth the risk? Share your opinion with us and tag a friend who uses e-cigarettes to see how they feel about this new research.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Your Washer And Dryer

When you have a messy situation on your hands (or your shirt) you want to be able to solve the problem fast and efficiently.

While it’s easy to toss something through your laundry machines, sometimes it can be a lot more complicated than that.

Before you stain your reputation as laundry queen, check out these 6 tips!

Duvets & Pillows

We’ve all been told by our mothers to always remove the lining of these articles, but what about the inserts themselves?

Don’t let these pieces fester! If your machine is big enough, go right ahead and set them onto a gentle cycle.


This is a Yes/No situation.

Those snazzy sneakers you wear around town? Double check the label, but most are good-to-go!

Your running shoes are a different story. Their material is usually of a higher-quality that a wash cycle can degrade. Better stick to a hand wash for these.

Plush Toys

Kids won’t eat their soup, but have no problem feeding it to their teddy bears!

If you have a messy toy to deal with, place them in a protective pillow case and put them through a cycle to come out fresh and good as new!

Now let’s take a look at Part 2…


Turns out, not everything can be bunged into the dryer, and it’s just as important as sorting colors from whites in the wash.

Always read your tags so that you avoid fading your favorite items!

Silk and Wool

Not everything is dryer friendly!

Expensive materials like silk and wool are not made to handle the intense heat and pressure of a dryer.

Go vintage and hang them out to dry once they have been put through the wash!

Check, Double Check, Triple Check

It’s always the one time you didn’t make sure to empty your pockets that something horribly wrong happens.

The extra pat down is worth avoiding the catastrophe of leaving a pen, candy, or (heaven forbid) a crayon in the dryer.

Share these tips so that your friends look as fresh as you do!

Here Are 6 Tips For Safely Handling Essential Oils Around Your Cats

You may have just received a brand new diffuser for Christmas, and probably can’t wait to try out all sorts of wonderful essential oils to scent your home. But cat owners should take caution, because these oils can seriously harm your feline friend if you are not careful.

Follow these six tips in order to create a relaxing, and healthy atmosphere for you and your cats!

Since diffusers cause the oil to spray into the air where it can enter you and your cat’s lungs, you want to make sure that what they are breathing in doesn’t put them in danger.

Two components in particular to watch out for include phenols and monoterpene hydrocarbons, but as a rule you should only be using pure essential oils.

This one should be obvious, but if your hands or clothing comes into direct contact with the essential oil, do not pet or cuddle with your cat until it has been properly cleaned off.

While toxic oils are useful for cleaning certain household items, take caution not to use it on anything your cat could reach or try and lick. Showerheads are okay, kitchen sinks are not.

Keep reading for more safety tips to protect your curious kitties!

Most cat owners are aware of the insatiable curiosity that our furry friends have had since they were kittens, but that just means we have to take extra care as their guardians.

Keep your oils out of reach and locked away, because you never know just how inquisitive your cat can be until it’s too late.

Some people like to set their diffusers up on plates, but remember, those plates need to be cleaned off after they’ve been used. Even if no oil was spilled on the surface, the vapor has still had a chance to settle.

If you find it necessary to still use toxic oils in some way, then dilute the solution with water to reduce the toxicity in the air and residue.

Remember, the point of essential oils is to relax, so follow these tips so you and your cat can lounge about stress-free!

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5 Things That Will Make Your Life Better For Under $20

In this hectic time of year, we all want to take some time out of our busy schedules and just work on ourselves, you know?

Well, why not pick up this assortment of health and wellness products while saving some money on this Cyber Monday?

If you have never taken a bath with one of these bombs, you have been missing out! You get 8 unique aromas to help you unwind after a busy day of shopping, how nice!

Buy your set here for only $14.99!

This $18.25 sampler is the perfect gift set for someone who is just beginning to learn about different types of tea. Or better yet, a fantastic way to stock up on your own loose tea collection!

Get brewing with your tea chest here!

This deal is absolutely essential. The diffuser includes 6 adjustable aromatherapy options with a 125 ml capacity, meaning you can take in the soothing smells of your oils for longer!

This particular unit only costs $14.95, and uses ultrasonic technology to circulate the particles across the room, creating a relaxing atmosphere.

This deal is not to be ‘mist!’ Snatch it up here before it’s gone!

This spa-like kit comes with 6 separate pieces for all of your hygienic and beauty needs! There’s a quick-read thermometer, silicone toothbrush, nail clippers, nasal aspirator, medicine spoon, and even a cradle cap brush. All this for only $15.59 today!

Himalayan Salt Lamps are some of the coolest things you can use to decorate your home! The base color of this dimmable decor item is a soft pink, but you can change the color as you wish. Salt lamps are good for your health as well, emitting negative ions that help you sleep better at night!

Pick up your Salt Lamp here for just $17.99!

Are you going to pick up one of these holistic products today? Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments!

A Hangover Cure That Actually Works, Right When You Need It Most

I think the lie that’s told the most is probably “I’m never drinking again” and with St. Patrick’s Day a fresh yet hazy memory, it’s probably a lie someone’s telling themselves right now.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have the carefree fun of a night out without the nauseous self-loathing of the morning after? You actually can, and it’s a lot more simple than you might think.

I know what you might be thinking, hangover cure recommendations are as old as mankind’s ability to talk, but this isn’t your grandpa’s “hair of the dog that bit ya” remedy.

Morning Recovery is basically a shot of peach juice, and if it’s your last shot of the night it’s guaranteed to make you feel better the next morning. Designed by a team of scientists that includes an ex-Tesla engineer, Morning Recovery replenishes everything your body loses after a night drinking.

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It’s not going to give you back your dignity, or delete those texts you sent, but it will fill you up with electrolytes and nutrients that you will sorely need the morning after.

Morning Recovery tastes like peach juice and is only about 3 ozs of liquid. That makes it easier to take and actually really tasty. If you remember to take it before bed you will be totally fine the next day. It’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, electrolytes and other things that provide a big boost to your liver.

I’m not reading off a press release, I’m speaking from experience. I was allowed to test Morning Recovery to verify their claims. It couldn’t have come at a better time because I had some friends visiting from Boston. I’ve never been able to keep up with them before, but I did my level best this time.

When you’re out with friends you drink and talk and talk and drink and then it’s 2:00 a.m. That’s exactly what happened to me, but I had a secret weapon this time.

I didn’t have a great sleep, but I never do when I drink, but when I woke up I had none of the dizzy, fuzzy-headedness that I normally associate with hangovers. I wasn’t nauseous, which was a blessing, but my mouth was dry.

I had a big glass of water and a piece of peanut butter toast and was great for the rest of the day.

My friends? Not so much.

This is the only time I’ve ever successfully completed a scientific experiment, but I couldn’t have been happier with the results.

Keep in mind that Morning Recovery doesn’t make you sober, it just helps you feel better the next day. The best way to beat a hangover is to not get too crazy.

This might come too late if you’re reading this with the lights down low and a bottle of water at your side, but keep Morning Recovery in mind for the next time. They have a great thing going on, and if you wanted to try it out for yourself, here’s how.