Doctor Treats His Town With Charlie Chaplin Movies Because ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’

Doctor Treats His Town With Charlie Chaplin Movies Because ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but this community adores their local physician because he uses Charlie Chaplin as a means of treating his patients.
Dr. Ashok Sukhumal Aswani first fell in love with the comedic film actor after watching “The Gold Rush” 40 years ago.
During the film, the Indian doctor says that he laughed so hard, he fell off his chair – and after seeing the movie 200 more times, Chaplin’s theatrics can still make Aswani laugh.
Aswani loves Chaplin so much, he started The Charlie Circle Foundation fan club in his town of Adipur.
The fan club, which has 375 members, hosts a yearly parade in Chaplin’s honor.
The town members celebrate by dancing, eating cake, watching movies, and – of course – donning bowler hats and slacks.
Aswani, who practices herbal medicine, even gives Charlie Chaplin DVDs to his patients alongside his usual prescriptions – because laughter, he says, is absolutely the best medicine.
While there have not been any official studies conducted on the efficacy of the doctor’s methods, there is certainly a lot of science to back it up.
Just to name a few, this 2005 study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows that laughter is linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease; this doctor claims to have cured his own cancer by smiling and watching funny movies; and this survey of American centenarians shows that the majority of the participants credit a positive attitude for their longevity.
So maybe the next time you’re feeling under the weather, you could put a comedy on TV and get a few chuckles in before you call your doctor.

Good News in History, May 23

Good News in History, May 23

Happy 60th Birthday to comedian, actor, and TV host Drew Carey.
He loves being involved in professional sports, and uses a pseudonym to market his soccer photography of the U.S. National Team.
WATCH an interview about how he lost 80 pounds—and how much fun it is to host a game show… (1958) MORE Good News on this Day: Canada’s North West Mounted Police force was established (1873) The Who released the first rock opera, Tommy, about a “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who “played a mean pinball,” a double album that sold more than 20 million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (1969) The first version of the Java programming language was released, one of the most popular languages in use today (1995) Mohammad Khatami, a moderate candidate interested in cultural and governmental exchange with the US, and heavily favored by women and young people, was elected President of Iran (1997) The Sunfull movement of positive encouragement on social media began in South Korea (2007) Following the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Egypt held the Arab world’s first competitive presidential election (2012) The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council of 1232 delegates voted overwhelmingly (61 percent) to end its ban on gay youth membership (2013) Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by national referendum (2015) And on this day in 1813, South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar entered Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and was proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).
Credited with leading the fight for independence in areas of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia, he is revered as a hero in these countries and throughout much of Latin America.
A great admirer of the American Revolution (and a critic of the French Revolution), Bolívar described himself in his many letters as a classical “liberal” and defender of the free market economic system.
Among the books he traveled with when he wrote the Bolivian Constitution were Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws and Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.
Bolívar’s many speeches and writings reveal him to be an adherent of limited government, the separation of powers, freedom of religion, property rights, and the rule of law.
On his deathbed, Bolivar asked his aide-de-camp, General Daniel Florencio O’Leary to burn the extensive archive of his writings, letters, and speeches.
He has won the Kentucky Derby three times, in 2002, 2014, and 2015—and won the Preakness Stakes three times, in those same years.
The first jockey in history to enter the Belmont Stakes with a third opportunity to win the Triple Crown, he finally won the elusive honor in 2015 on American Pharoah, the first horse to do it in 37 years.

From Floor Clerk to President: First Woman to Run Stock Exchange in 226-Year History

From Floor Clerk to President: First Woman to Run Stock Exchange in 226-Year History

Since the moment I stepped onto the trading floor, the @NYSE has always held a special place in my heart.
I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization.
pic.twitter.com/600GP34hZe — Stacey Cunningham (@stacey_cunning) May 22, 2018 Stacey Cunningham has just been named the president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), making her the first woman to run the company in its entire 226-year history.
Cunningham started out as a summer intern at the NYSE in 1994.
Two years later, she became one of three dozen women who were working as floor clerks amongst 1,300 men.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Cunningham says that when she first joined the staff, the women’s restroom was inside of an old phone booth, while the men’s restrooms were described as “palatial.” The women’s restrooms were only redone to match the elegance of the men’s at the insistence of Muriel Siebert, who was the first woman on the NYSE staff in 1967, and the first woman to own a seat on the company board, which she only achieved after her application’s sponsorship was turned down by nine men.
RELATED: Octavia Spencer Says Jessica Chastain Helped Her Make Five Times Her Asking Salary The determined and persistent Siebert was cited as an inspiration for Cunningham’s career.
43-year-old Cunningham has already expressed her excitement in taking over the company.
“Since the moment I stepped onto the trading floor, the NYSE has always held a special place in my heart,” she wrote of her new position on Twitter.
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization.” Share The Inspirational News With Your Friends – Photo by Stacey Cunningham

Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field

Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field

On May 30, 1943, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League debuted to fill a shortage of baseball players due to World War II.
Like the women who filled factory jobs during the war, they stepped up to the plate and proved that women can do what was normally seen as men’s work at the time.
Betsy Jochum (pictured) was the star batter for the South Bend Blue Sox.
Her uniform is now enshrined in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, but Jochum, now 97, says no one today would know about the league at all if it weren’t for the movie A League of Their Own.
“Most of them didn’t approach this thing academically, like, oh, they were pioneers and proto-feminists,” he says.
It was decades before they grasped how much they meant to the workplace, how much credibility they conferred on their gender with sheer physical competency, similar to the more than 475,000 Rosie the Riveters who worked in the U.S. munitions industry.
If Jochum’s uniform is emblematic of what a little opportunity can do, it’s also threaded with stigma and represents the halting one-step-forward, two-steps-back progress that women faced.
When Jochum asked for a raise, her disapproving club owner traded her to Peoria.
“If you didn’t do what they told you, you know how that goes,” she says.
Instead of accepting the trade she retired in 1948, got her college degree at Illinois State and became a middle school physical education teacher in the South Bend schools.

The Best Cast-Iron Skillets For The Traditional Cooking Experience

The Best Cast-Iron Skillets For The Traditional Cooking Experience

That’s why some of these cast-iron skillets look expensive for what they offer—compared to a Teflon-coated pan you might scratch up and trash within a year, you’ll own a cast iron pan for life.
Good cast iron is an investment.
Here are some of the best cast-iron skillets around.
It’s a hefty sized skillet that’s perfect for family cooking, providing you’re strong enough to lift it in and out of the oven.
Its deep lip means it’s good for cooking up mostly everything imaginable, while still being great for some quick pancakes or searing a steak.
The holder needs to be removed if you put the skillet in the oven, but it’s perfect for moving pans around on the hob or campfire—keeping your hand safe from the heat all the while.
The 10-inch variety here is the perfect size for family meals, with its pour spouts proving perfect for easy cleanup duties.
If nothing else you’ll have a cheap but durable introduction to cast iron and maybe even a camp skillet that gets passed down through the generations as the little-skillet-that-could.
Utopia Kitchen 12.5 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet ($27) Offering a lot of what more expensive companies provide, but at a better price, the Utopia Kitchen 12.5 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet is a good option.
There’s a silicone handle for extra safety when handling it, with the handle itself able to cope with temperatures up to 450F.

How to Change Your Default Credit Card on Amazon (And Clean Up the List)

How to Change Your Default Credit Card on Amazon (And Clean Up the List)

Amazon keeps all your old payment methods in your account, even those that have expired.
You’ll see a list of all the payment methods currently attached to your account.
Now that the list of cards on your account is looking a lot better, it’s time to change the default settings.
If you see another payment method listed further down on the page, you can click the “Make Default” button to the right of that method to make it the default.
Select the “Manage Payment Options” entry, and you’ll see a list of all the credit cards currently attached to your account.
To remove a payment method, tap the “Delete” button under that method.
To add a new method, tap the “Add a Payment Method” option.
To change your default address, tap the “Make Default” button.
To change the default payment method, tap the payment method (or if there isn’t one, tap the “Select a Payment Method” option).
From now on, that’s the card Amazon will try to use by default.

Musicians Play for Hundreds of IVF Embryos at Fertility Clinics: ‘It was a very emotional experience’

Musicians Play for Hundreds of IVF Embryos at Fertility Clinics: ‘It was a very emotional experience’

“Nunca pensé que era una idea loca porque sé que la música, desde siempre, es terapia.
Creo que puede curar, es algo básico, muy profundo; el ritmo de la Tierra también es música” – @Sharon_Corr, sobre los beneficios de la música en @LaVanguardia: https://t.co/dOsWNr0RFD pic.twitter.com/ut1R90Qs1I — DisfrutaLosCorrs (@DLC_Spain) May 22, 2018 Two musicians are being hailed for an unusual performance earlier this week that was not only a positive step forward for science, but also an emotional contribution towards the next generation.
Sharon Corr, the violinist for Irish pop rock band The Corrs, was recently asked to perform for “hundreds of embryos growing in incubators” at the Institut Marques fertility center in Barcelona.
Her performance was part of the facility’s initiative to expose all of their embryonic residents to micro musical vibrations for 24 hours a day.
The institute is building on past research which claims that embryos who are exposed to music are more developed than those who aren’t.
Additionally, in vitro fertilization is shown to be 5% more successful with musically-exposed embryos.
WATCH: African Children Hear a Fiddle for the First Time and Their Reaction is Priceless “It was a very emotional experience,” she told the Independent of her performance.
“It is great to think that possibly we can be part of the future, that we can make it change.
“I am so amazed about the whole process and how it works and yet, in a way, I am not surprised that music really helps the embryos to form; this does not surprise me because music is the greatest therapy in the world so I feel very honored to be asked to do this.” (WATCH the video below) Tras casi un mes mordiéndonos la lengua… ¡por fin os podemos desvelar que el viaje al que hacía alusión @Sharon_Corr en su cuenta de Instagram era para nada más y nada menos que dar un concierto con @AlexUbagoficial para los embriones del @imarques_ES!
https://t.co/exBteIlzos pic.twitter.com/N6BFfa1LAU — DisfrutaLosCorrs (@DLC_Spain) May 22, 2018 Grow Some Positivity: Share The News With Your Friends – Photo by Institut Marques

Plasma rain in the sun’s atmosphere falls in surprising places

Plasma rain in the sun’s atmosphere falls in surprising places

A search for plasma precipitation in the sun’s atmosphere reveals that the rain turns up in unexpected places.
But it can happen anywhere in the corona where temperatures go from higher to lower, Mason says.
“My job was to find it,” Mason says.
She did find rain showers, however, in much shorter loops called null-point topologies, which stretch only to about 0.1 solar radii above the surface.
STEADY STREAM On the sun, a small coronal loop rained condensed blobs of plasma, as seen in this video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory from April 2015.
The finding is surprising because shorter loops should have less of a temperature difference from bottom to top than the tall streamers, making such precipitation more difficult.
What’s more, Mason thinks the shorter loops don’t actually rain more than streamers, but that the plasma blobs in such loops might be larger and easier to see.
In tall streamers, because the temperature changes more gradually, blobs would end up being smaller — possibly as small as sand grains.
Mason later found much dimmer rain in mid-sized pseudostreamers, which supports that idea.
One long-standing solar mystery is that temperatures in the corona are millions of degrees higher than those at the sun’s surface (SN Online: 8/20/17).

What’s New in Windows 10’s Redstone 5 Update, Available Fall 2018

What’s New in Windows 10’s Redstone 5 Update, Available Fall 2018

For example, you could have a window containing a Microsoft Word document, a Microsoft Edge web page, and a File Explorer tab.
RELATED: How to Use Sets in Windows 10 to Organize Apps Into Tabs Alt+Tab Now Shows Tabs, Too Microsoft has changed the way Alt+Tab works.
Sets tabs and even Microsoft Edge browser tabs appear alongside your open windows when you press Alt+Tab.
RELATED: Microsoft Adds a Dark Theme to File Explorer in the Latest Windows 10 Update Search Previews in the Start Menu The Start menu’s search feature, also known as the Cortana search feature, now has search previews.
However, there’s a setting under Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard that makes the new tool appear when you press the Print Screen key on your keyboard.
You’ll see more acrylic-style Fluent design throughout Windows, including in the Windows Security application, in the Timeline, and on the Sets tab bar.
For example, links you click in the Start menu’s search feature already always open in Microsoft Edge.
RELATED: How to Enable Copy and Paste Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10’s Bash Shell Launch a Linux Shell From File Explorer You can now directly launch a Linux shell in a specific folder from File Explorer.
To use it, select some text in a Notepad document and either click Edit > Search With Bing or press Ctrl+B.
If it works well, Microsoft might integrate this feature into Windows.

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids about Responsibility

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids about Responsibility

Now, considering that talking won’t help much (it’s not that they don’t want to listen – it’s their attention span), you need to come up with different ways to make this fun.
Soon, they’ll find the tasks a lot more enjoyable.
You can get a dog or a cat.
Collecting Coupons Cutting colorful pieces of paper can be fun for kids, especially if they get to eat their favorite cereal and get a toy as well.
You can join forces with your child, browse through fun items, and save money together.
However, if you’re planning on teaching children about responsibility, encourage them to work hard for their money.
If you want this system to work, make sure that you explain everything in detail.
For a chore completed carefully and properly, you can take them somewhere cool, award them with a few bucks or come up with an activity you both enjoy together.
Children are like sponges.
By doing that, you can be sure that you have done your best in teaching kids about responsibility.

Photographer Can’t Believe His Eyes After Seeing The Way This Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit Escalates

Photographer Can’t Believe His Eyes After Seeing The Way This Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit Escalates

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your sandwich and does a runner?
You’d be furious wouldn’t you?
Spare a thought then for this poor red fox, whose rabbit was dramatically stolen by a cheeky bald eagle on San Juan Islands, WA, just recently.
“I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox.
Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air.” Kevin was on the San Juan Islands watching young foxes, called kits, play and hunt on the prairie.
“A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow,” he wrote.
Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle.
I turned around and saw it approaching fast.
While taking a pretty heavy landing, the fox showed no signs of injury from its flight.
I knew it wanted the rabbit” “To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected” “I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner” “Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle” “The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle” The entire airborne battle lasted around 8 seconds, bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘flying fox’ The fox was fine after its flight.

Stephen Colbert Isn’t Sure This Is a Constitutional Crisis

Stephen Colbert Isn’t Sure This Is a Constitutional Crisis

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‘A Pillow Over the Constitution’s Face’ Stephen Colbert is not happy with the way things are going in the Russia investigation.
“Now, some people are calling this a constitutional crisis, but I don’t know about that.
A constitutional crisis technically requires that one branch of the government push back against another branch of government.
Sometimes you just have to pull the car over, get a breath of fresh air, maybe puke in the grass.
Today is one such day, because the president of the United States has ordered the people investigating him to investigate their investigation of him.” — STEPHEN COLBERT Waiting for Jong-un Jimmy Fallon noted that Trump now says his meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, might not happen after all.
Trump promises to test Kim’s food before he eats it, and keep testing it until it’s totally gone.” — JIMMY FALLON “I heard that White House aides have told Trump to switch out his cellphone on a monthly basis, but he says it’s too inconvenient.
Trump said, ‘The only thing I switch out on a monthly basis is my staff.’” — JIMMY FALLON The Punchiest Punchlines (Fake Mistakes Edition) “It turns out, the president has staffers who help him compose those tweets, and according to The Boston Globe, the staffers add grammatical errors to make them seem more authentically Donald Trump.
And they do — to idiots.” — JIMMY KIMMEL “A sinkhole has opened up on the White House lawn.

The Passages Shipwreck

The Passages Shipwreck

On a stormy Wednesday evening in 1931, the Passages was returning from a successful trip fishing herring in the North of Ireland.
The ship approached in Isle of Man in pitch darkness and gale-force winds.
Suddenly it came to a full stop; in the confusion and chaos the captain had run aground into the soft sand of Jurby Beach.
Rescue flares were shot up, and the rescue party actually had to descend down the nearby headland to reach the crew.
Thankfully, all 13 men were saved.
The Passages remains where it ran aground to this day, minus the cargo of herring, which had to be dumped overboard.
The general outline of the vessel can still be seen at low tide, and the engine sticks up prominently, though most of the hull plating has gone.
The Passages wreck has even been described as a good on-land example of what an underwater shipwreck looks like.

Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand

Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand

It must have been a ghoulish sight.
At the slaughter yards of Frankton Junction, near Hamilton, New Zealand, in October 1886, workers found a sheep picked clean to the bones.
Some creature, they reported, had taken the carcass from the hook where it hung, eaten its flesh, and then departed, leaving only a strange trail of footprints unlike any other they had seen.
Men gathered their guns and revolvers and kept watch for its return.
These, New Zealand’s Daily Telegraph reported, were the “undoubted traces of a saurian monster.” The word “saurian” means lizard-like—other papers concluded that this monster must be an alligator or crocodile, despite New Zealand’s smattering of living reptiles being, without exception, only a few inches long.
For two months, throughout October and November, the people of the Waikato region kept up a near-constant watch for their worrying new neighbor.
Farmboys reported seeing it in the river, with its head poking up from the creek; indigenous Maori told settlers that they had known of it for some time and called it a taniwha.
“Stories are extant among them of a very large animal, like an eel, which has come out of the water at times and chased them, even seizing their legs in its teeth,” reported the New Zealand Herald.
Gradually, a picture of the creature began to emerge—not an alligator, but something still more fearsome.
The United Press Association published their big reveal with the headline: “The ‘Saurian Monster’ Proves To Be A Grey Seal.” It’s unlikely this was an actual grey seal, since they don’t live in New Zealand, but rather a seal who was gray.

The Ephemeral Butter Art of Tibetan Buddhism

The Ephemeral Butter Art of Tibetan Buddhism

But for Tibetan Buddhist monks and laity, artistic butter designs, known as torma or tsepdro, take on a spiritual role.
Traditionally made using yak butter mixed with barley flour and coloring, the symbols are either formed on flat boards or made into freestanding sculptures.
Since butter is both soft and meltable, makers need delicate hands and cold rooms.
“The suffix -ma means mother in Tibetan, which means love.” Different lineages of Tibetan Buddhism have different styles of tormas, but many use similar symbolism.
So are flowers and animals.
Monks often offer completed tormas to deities and spirits.
The painstaking act of making these temporary creations is meant to develop generosity in the makers.
Butter art has “developed outside of Tibet,” Yeshe says, and “even in Tibet, there are monasteries allowed to teach these arts again.” Different lineages and communities in the Tibetan Buddhist diaspora use different coloring agents, ingredients, and designs, which are set down in illustrated manuals.
Sometimes, they’re made of clay, or even gold.
“You’re experiencing discomfort and difficulty in making this offering,” says Yeshe.

To taste the oldest wine still in production, head to Cyprus.

To taste the oldest wine still in production, head to Cyprus.

Commandaria is a sweet dessert wine made in Cyprus from the white Xynisteri and the red Mavro, which are grown on the southern slopes of the island’s Troodos Mountains.
Commandaria has one other special ingredient: history.
It’s widely recognized as the oldest wine still being manufactured, with records of its production dating as far back as 800 B.C.
The grapes are picked only when they are ripe or even overripe, bumping up the sugar content.
After drying them in the sun, vintners then press and ferment the grapes for up to three months before finally aging them in oak barrels for at least two years.
The end result is a strong, sweet dessert wine with aromas of caramel and cocoa, and flavors of raisins, figs, and honey.
Occasionally fortified, Commandaria has an alcohol content that hovers between 15 and 20 percent.
In the 12th century, King Richard the Lionheart captured Cyprus and even held his wedding there.
It’s believed that he served the local wine at the festivities, calling it “the wine of kings and the king of wines.” When King Richard sold the entire island to the Knights Templar in 1191, the knights began producing large quantities of the sweet drink, naming it Commandaria after the region under their control.
The Cypriot dessert wine thrived in European markets over the following centuries.

5 Caribbean Destinations That Aren’t in the Hurricane Belt

5 Caribbean Destinations That Aren’t in the Hurricane Belt

The good news: there are a number of islands that actually lie outside of the hurricane belt, making them a great option for a summer vacay.
Here are five Caribbean destinations that you can enjoy year-round.
It’s also a popular spot for water sports, with world class snorkeling around its stunning coral reef and great surfing breaks for everyone from beginners to experienced wave riders.
While most people come to Barbados to enjoy the abundance of splendid beaches with their soft powdery sand and sweeping bays, there’s plenty more to do on this island than sunbathe.
Grenada Grenada is positioned slightly south of the hurricane belt, which means it misses out on the most intense weather, with the majority of the yearly hurricanes passing it by.
Average temperatures land at a high of 86 degrees year-round, so whether you’re here in winter or summer, you’ll still benefit from lots of sunshine.
The average high remains at 89 degrees year-round.
Unusually for a Caribbean island, the rainy season occurs from October to January, and summer is the best time to visit.
Or you can enjoy romantic horseback rides along white sand beaches.
Many of the island’s best beaches are in highly secluded coves, making them feel like secret hideaways where you can escape the bustling day-to-day life the island enjoys.

5 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Child to Private School

5 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Child to Private School

Parents consider sending their children to private school over public school for several reasons, and while a private school setting might be best for your child’s learning style, you need to evaluate the decision carefully before signing up.
The national average private school tuition is about $10,302 per year, according to Private School Review, but of course this cost varies drastically depending on the area.
Most private high schools cost more than private elementary schools, as well, so your cost will go up if you keep your child enrolled throughout their school life.
Really consider if you can afford the school and the sacrifices you might have to make along with it.
Unfortunately, the costs of sending your child to a private school don’t stop at the monthly tuition bill.
It’s important to dig deeper into these issues because you might discover that behind the high price tag and fancy test scores, the private school you had your eye on isn’t much safer or better at getting students accepted to top colleges than you thought.
What will this school do for my child?
No one knows your child better than you do, so evaluate potential schools for what they will offer your child.
School is more than just academics; it’s the place where students learn to socialize and create strong friendships.
You know your kid best, and you know what’s the best for your family.

Best Money Tips: High-Paying Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree

Best Money Tips: High-Paying Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup!
Today we found articles on high-paying careers that don’t require a college degree, side hustles you can do on the go, and foods you should never eat on a plane.
Top 5 Articles 25 High-Paying Careers That Don’t Require A College Degree — Many expanding, high-paying job fields don’t require a bachelor’s degree from entry-level candidates.
[Money Under 30] 6 Side Hustles You Can Do On the Go — Some side jobs require you to work at certain times or locations, but these hustles offer enough flexibility to accommodate your time, schedule, and preference.
[Everything Finance] 10 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat on a Plane — Be considerate of your fellow passengers and leave stinky, crunchy foods at home.
[Matt About Money] Tips That Will Help You Get The Right Mortgage — Applying for a mortgage is a stressful and time-consuming process, but these tips will help you get the best mortgage for your needs.
[The Christian Science Monitor] Don’t Let Ego Make You Buy A Bigger House Than You Need — It’s easy to rationalize your way into buying a house that is too big for you and your family.
Just remember to keep it practical when it comes to registry items and anything you buy before the baby comes.
[Crazy Organized] How to upcycle old fabric into a gorgeous solid storage cube — Learn how to upcycle old scraps of fabric into versatile storage cubes!
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How to Change a Google Photos Album Cover on PC or Mac

How to Change a Google Photos Album Cover on PC or Mac

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The 5 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

The 5 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

Along with serving as a dependable speaker, many of the options below can also be used to answer calls and can quickly connect to other devices through wireless Bluetooth streaming.
What is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker?
The durable design offers up to 12 hours of playtime.
APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Amazon’s #1 best-seller in satellite speakers, the APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker has dual 10W high-performance drivers and passive subwoofer.
The hands-free speakerphone has up to 10 hours playback time and can be used to answer calls.
The durable speaker offers fast charging and up to six hours of playtime.
It’s available in various colors and comes with a USB cable, aluminum alloy metal hook, and a detachable suction cup on the back so it can be easily attached to any smooth surfaces.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker The JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is truly the best that money can buy.
It’s also backed by more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon and is available in a range of colors.
And those are our recommendations for the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers.

New Era of Electric Planes Begins as Startup Backed by Boeing, JetBlue Gets Its First 100 Orders

New Era of Electric Planes Begins as Startup Backed by Boeing, JetBlue Gets Its First 100 Orders

Zunum Aero has just received its launch order of 100 hybrid-electric airplanes from JetSuite.
The 12-seat passenger jets are set to be delivered by 2022.
“We are thrilled to announce that JetSuite is going to be our launch customer,” Zunum Aero CEO Ashish Kumar told Business Insider.
The order is slated towards the lucrative regional airport industry, which Forbes describes as being served by “roughly $1 trillion worth of aging, noisy aircraft.” MORE: In World First, Norway Will Only Be Allowing Electric Ships to Enter Their Pristine Fjords Zunum, which is backed by Boeing HorizonX, JetBlue Technology Ventures and the State of Washington Clean Energy Fund, says that their planes will offer cheaper, faster, and more convenient eco-friendly air travel to rural American communities without the stress of having to access major airports or TSA lines.
Though the jets are currently being designed as hybrids, Zunum says that they plan on making the planes fully electric once the necessary technology is developed.
In the mean time, the planes have a 1,000-mile range and are capable of taking off with just 5,500 feet of runway.
The hybrid planes also boast up to 80% less noise than conventional aircrafts, as well as between 80 to 100% less carbon emissions.
Just 8 measly cents per mile, or roughly $250 per hour of air travel.
“By having smaller aircraft fly economically against airliners, we can really blow open the air system to every community.
“We can offer higher frequency of flights to airfields closer to your home or to your final destination without having to deal with baggage belts and TSA lines,” the Zunum CEO added.

ABC Will Replace ‘The Chew’ With Afternoon Hour of ‘Good Morning America’

ABC Will Replace ‘The Chew’ With Afternoon Hour of ‘Good Morning America’

“Good Morning America” is about to surface again in the afternoon.
The new hour of the show will replace the daytime cooking program “The Chew,” which will continue to run until September.
The new hour is expected to be taped, not presented live, according to a person familiar with the matter.
One current scenario being sketched out for the new program would involve making use of the live, in-studio audience assembled each morning for the original program’s second hour.
ABC said anchors for the program and a special title would be announced in months to come.
In April, the show launched a morning newsletter and unveiled a revamped “GMA” website that was not tied to ABC News’ content deal with Yahoo.
“We have so much content and a two-hour program isn’t even enough for the amount of stories we have to tell, and the amount of information we have,” he told Variety.
“Today” last week edged out “GMA” in overall viewers.
Season to date, however, “GMA” has captured 28,000 more viewers than “Today.” “We recently expanded ‘GMA’ through our social channels and a newly launched website,”said James Goldston, president of ABC News, in a statement.
“Before ‘The Chew,’ no one had attempted a talk/food hybrid,” said Gordon Elliott, the show’s creator and executive producer.” I know I speak for all of the people who work on the show when I say it was the best television we have ever had the privilege to produce.”

‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ Recap: [SPOILER] Wins Season 36 After Epic Final Tribal

‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ Recap: [SPOILER] Wins Season 36 After Epic Final Tribal

Sebastian has an extra vote, while Wendell and Domenick both have hidden immunity idols in their back pockets, and Dom also has a fake idol he can use to trick someone out.
At the reward, Wendell, Sebastian and Angela agree to vote for Donathan, but Sebastian has that extra vote in his back pocket and is ready to make a move and vote out Domenick.
Wendell wins the challenge, guaranteeing himself a spot in the final four.
Dom also has an immunity idol, guaranteeing himself a spot in the final four.
It’s time to think ahead: At the final four, whoever wins immunity gets to decide one person to bring to the final three, leaving the other two to fight for the last spot in a fire-making competition.
Plus, if Laurel wins that final four immunity, he’ll have leverage for why she should take him to the end.
Dom wins the challenge, and is guaranteed a spot in the final tribal.
Dom has a decision to make: Will Laurel or Angela have a better shot at beating Wendell in the fire-making, so they can get Wendell, the threat, out before final three?
Plus, she makes sure the jury knows she was the catalyst behind a lot of Dom and Wendell’s decisions in the game, not the other way around.
He also points out how big of a move it was for him to use that fake idol, and urges the jury to vote for who played the best game, which he thinks is him.

Tearful Jessica Walter Says Jeffrey Tambor ‘Verbally Harassed Me’ on Arrested Development Set

Tearful Jessica Walter Says Jeffrey Tambor ‘Verbally Harassed Me’ on Arrested Development Set

For the first time since Arrested Development aired in 2003, actress Jessica Walter has publicly revealed that her onscreen husband, actor Jeffrey Tambor “verbally harassed” her on set.
“[In] almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set and it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now.” Walter added, “I have to let go of being angry at him.
He never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever.
I have to give you a chance to, you know, for us to be friends again.” Tambor first mentioned the “one blowup” with Walter on Arrested Development in an interview earlier this month with The Hollywood Reporter, telling the publication that he has “profusely apologized.” During the NYT interview, Tambor also brought up the apology when asked if he had reckoned with the incident involving Walter.
“I have, and am continuing to do.
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Bateman, 49, also commented on Tambor’s behavior, telling his castmates, “Not to belittle it or excuse it or anything, but in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, ‘difficult.’ ” To which, Shawkat, 29, responded: “But that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable.
And the point is that things are changing, and people need to respect each other differently.” Though Walter spoke out about Tambor’s verbal harassment for the first time, she revealed the past incident will not prevent her from working with him in the future.
We’ve known each other for years and years and years,” she said, adding, “Of course, I would work with him again in a heartbeat.” On Friday, Walter joined Tambor on the red carpet at the season 5 premiere in Los Angeles, which marked his first red carpet since his departure from Transparent.
It doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to just stop being somebody’s friend, you know?

‘Survivor Ghost Island’: Jeff Probst Breaks Down the “Historic” Finale

‘Survivor Ghost Island’: Jeff Probst Breaks Down the “Historic” Finale

Thirty-six seasons, we had never had a tie.
For the first time since season one, I was going to read the votes in front of the players.
At the Survivor Game Changers finale, you publicly revealed the tie mechanics for the very first time: the third place finisher becomes the final member of the jury and makes the final call.
One of the most unique aspects of this season was the partnership between Dom and Wendell.
So, when I walked out with the votes, you could feel that everybody was at the end of their energy.
In the end, Wendell is your winner.
I think Wendell is a tremendous player and will be a great representative of Survivor.
It just came down to one vote.
But now that we’re finished, I think it shows that we can continue to take big risks and try new ideas.
What did you make of the Final Tribal Council tie?

Portals That Connect People From Different Countries Are Helping to ‘Start World Peace’

Portals That Connect People From Different Countries Are Helping to ‘Start World Peace’

Shared_Studios is an organization that builds ‘portals’ in different countries so that video cameras can join people together, even if they’re from remote or conflict-related regions.
In these unassuming gold-colored shipping containers, international visitors get to meet each other, share meals together, contribute to entrepreneurial collaborations, and even compete in dance-offs – all from the comfort of their own countries.
“Every portal connects to every other portal in the network.
When you enter one you come face-to-face with someone in an identical portal somewhere else on earth and can converse live, full body, as if in the same room.” “When people come in they describe feeling as if they are breathing the same air.
With eight sites in the US already, the initiative is set to launch in Australia, India, Lebanon, Yemen, and Colombia this year.
When Obama experienced the initiative firsthand, he was impressed.
“It’s an amazing technology, making it seem like you’re standing right in front of me,” President Obama said, speaking to participants appearing on a life-size virtual screen.
Co-founder Michelle Moghtader says: “We want this to happen all over the world, for everybody.
Any location can really be a portal, as long as it has internet and a source of electricity.” LOOK: An 8-Year-old Asked, What if the Whole World Made a Painting Together?
“Being in the portal project kind of changed my life,” said Milwaukee Portal Curator Lewis Lee, “but I think it’s just starting world peace.” “No matter how far away we are, we can still be brothers and sisters,” said Mexico City Portal Curator Tomas Ramirez.

Watch Dog Rush to Rescue Struggling Canine Friend After He Falls into Backyard Pool

Watch Dog Rush to Rescue Struggling Canine Friend After He Falls into Backyard Pool

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but these two pups are clearly going to be close companions after this ordeal.
Smokey and Remus were playing in the backyard of their owner’s home in Mesa, Arizona last month when their shenanigans got a little too “rambunctious” and Smokey fell into the pool.
The security camera footage that captured the incident shows Smokey attempting to crawl back up from the pool onto dry land.
When he can’t seem to get out of the water, he starts to get visibly more distressed.
Eager to help his friend, Remus tries to direct his friend towards the pool steps.
After a few unsuccessful attempts, he simply decides to take the plunge and jump into the pool so he can give Smokey the boost that he needs to get a grip on the pool ledge and pull himself out.
She then reviewed security footage and was moved by her pup’s valiant rescue of Smokey, who is her daughter’s pet dog.
Becerra posted the video to social media, saying “Remus may be a crazy pup but he’s got a heart of gold!
!” She also added that her husband had only stepped inside for a few minutes when Smokey fell into the pool.
Not only that, the dogs have played in the backyard dozens of times without any incident.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jason Bateman (‘Arrested Development’ & ‘Ozark’)

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jason Bateman (‘Arrested Development’ & ‘Ozark’)

And I would die to play Will Ferrell’s straight man!
Its first season was recognized with the best comedy series Emmy in 2004; Bateman’s work on its second season was recognized with the best actor in a musical or comedy series Golden Globe in 2005.
Now, in 2018, the 49-year-old is poised to land best actor Emmy nominations for two different shows, both of which hail from Netflix: the rookie drama series Ozark, which he also executive produced, directing four of its 10 episodes (Bateman has already received best actor Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for his work on that show); and Arrested Development, which was revived at Netflix in 2013 and returns to the streaming service Tuesday (he has previously received a total of two Emmy, two SAG and two Golden Globe noms for his work on that show). “That was a really challenging 10 years,” he says, admitting that he fell into booze and drugs while trying to live the sort of carefree life that his contemporaries had enjoyed years earlier when he was already working. “I did realize that it was something special,” he says, not least because, as he puts it, “Arrested Development was my sense of humor at that time.”
While Bateman’s prior TV experience had been on multicamera shows, which are shot more or less in-sequence in front of live audiences, he found that he also loved working on a single-camera show, even though it is shot more like a movie with no audience at all. “There’s a laugh that you can get when there’s no audience there, but there’s a camera there, by not winking,” he explains.
It’s a shared thing with an audience member that you don’t see, you don’t hear and you’re never gonna meet. “When I stopped doing drugs and drinking, it was a year after we had been doing Arrested Development,” he acknowledges.
Bateman hoped to helm all 10 episodes of the first season, but scheduling made that impossible, so instead he directed its first two and last two episodes.

Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen Against Sexual-Assault Allegation in New Essay

Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen Against Sexual-Assault Allegation in New Essay

On Wednesday, Moses Farrow, the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, published an explosive 4,600-word personal essay in which he defended his filmmaker father against sexual-assault allegations; accused his mother of inflicting “fatal dysfunction” on their household; and recalled his memory of events on August 4, 1992—the day Dylan Farrow claims Allen lured her, at age 7, to the attic of the family home and assaulted her.
Moses, a family therapist who is reportedly not in touch with his mother or siblings, writes that it “has taken years of self-reflection, professional help, and support from those I love—and who love me in return—for me to appreciate the sad truth of my childhood and of what my mother did to my siblings and me.” In a blog post titled “A Son Speaks Out,” Moses claims, “The fatal dysfunction within my childhood home had nothing to do with Woody.
It began long before he entered the picture and came straight from a deep and persistent darkness within the Farrow family.
There were numerous alcohol-fueled arguments between her parents, and Mia told me that she was the victim of attempted molestation within her own family.” Moses goes on to accuse his mother of mentally, verbally, and physically abusing, as well as brainwashing, him and his siblings.
He alleges Mia coached Dylan in her accusations against Allen.
He claims that, on August 4, 1992—when Moses was 14—he had “promised [his mother] to keep an eye out for any trouble.
I do remember that Woody would leave the room on occasion, but never with Dylan.” And he compares Allen to alleged serial predator Harvey Weinstein—whom adopted brother Ronan Farrow helped topple with his bombshell New Yorker exposés—writing, “In this time of #MeToo, when so many movie heavyweights have faced dozens of accusations, my father has been accused of wrongdoing only once, by an enraged ex-partner during contentious custody negotiations.
Moses does not address, for instance, the fact that “Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the abuse allegation was presented to the authorities or made public.” Per Orth’s 1992 feature, Allen voluntarily sought treatment over two years for his alleged “‘inappropriate’ fatherly behavior toward Dylan”—several disturbing accounts of which are detailed in the report.
According to Orth, Mia’s “lawyer told her on August 5, 1992, to take the seven-year-old Dylan to a pediatrician, who was bound by law to report Dylan’s story of sexual violation to law enforcement and did so on August 6.” Even when Allen was in therapy, a family friend told Orth that Mia attempted to keep it out of the media: “She didn’t want Woody’s name tarnished,” the source said.
First, Allen told investigators he had never been in the attic where the alleged abuse took place.

Is Building Muscle Possible in Your 40s? (Build Muscle the Batman Way)

Is Building Muscle Possible in Your 40s? (Build Muscle the Batman Way)

Ben Affleck just recently got in bodybuilding-shape for the movie Batman vs. Superman.
What few people know is that Ben Affleck is 45 years old at the moment.
Mainly because he follows these 3 rules: Rule #1: Stick to the basics Ben Affleck doesn’t like working out, that’s where most people begin.
I’m a huge supporter in making your workout and diet sustainable, yet this is much harder if you are 40+ years old.
You have to hold yourself accountable to your workout schedule.
What works with most of my clients is setting a specific workout time in the morning.
Training early in the morning can also help with rule #3.
Rule #3 Enjoy the process Ben Affleck told an interviewer that he noticed that once he went for a workout, other things started to improve in his life.
While we’ve seen in rule #1 that training is usually not that enjoyable, the other effects in your life are absolutely great.
You can build muscles after 40 Ben Affleck is a monster.

How to Upgrade Your Critical Thinking Skills for a Sharper Mind

How to Upgrade Your Critical Thinking Skills for a Sharper Mind

Critical thinking can be explained in a number of ways.
Finally, it is our ability to unravel different strands of significant information through a continuous stream of feedback so that we continuously destroy and create new mental models allowing us to act closer to reality.” – Dr. Jamie Schwandt Critical thinking framework: OODA Loop I use John Boyd’s OODA Loop as a framework for critical thinking.
What was the number I first thought of?” To solve, read the problem backwards.
; and 4) If this assumption proves wrong, will this change your line of thinking about the issue?
Seek out what’s NOT right in front of you (determine what’s missing).
Key questions to ask: What evidence is not being seen for the hypothesis to be true?
Key tools to use: How-to guide: Tools to apply the critical thinker’s OODA Loop Argument deconstruction The UFMCS provides a powerful framework for deconstructing an argument.
Here the argument = problem (or premise) + reasons + conclusion Check to make sure the right problem is identified and examine the point of view of the other person.
List the hypotheses first then the evidence (think deductive reasoning).
Reason backwards by creating a divergent systems diagram with each hypotheses from right to left (to mimic backwards reasoning) Start to converge by preparing a matrix listing the hypotheses across the top with each piece of evidence down the side.

Why Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s Unlikely Relationship Makes Perfect Sense

Why Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s Unlikely Relationship Makes Perfect Sense

Buh-bye Mac—hello Pete!
After reporting on Monday that Ariana Grande and Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson were dating, a source now tells E!
News that while the romance is recent, the two “have known each other for years.”
The source also added that “No Tears Left to Cry” singer, who hosted SNL back in March 2016, run in the same circles.
Ariana was recently in the city that never sleeps for the 2018 Met Gala, where she stole the show in her or the red carpet in her Michelangelo-inspired gown by Vera Wang on May 7.
The Timing May Be Right: On May 9, E!
News reported that she and her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, had split after almost two years of dating.
He Makes Her Laugh: As for what the unlikely duo has in common, the insider said, “She loves that Pete makes her laugh and they share a common sense of humor.”
The source added, “They are both happy together and Ariana is in a better place since splitting with Mac.”
Perhaps the two will find solace in each other?

Remembering Philip Roth

Remembering Philip Roth

From the moment I read him, I knew it was going to be O.K.
I had written a book but assumed that no one would read it—and, anyway, I was preoccupied with three older children, a passel of miserable cats, barn spiders in the eaves of the house, and a pot of rice.
I put the lid on the pot and tried to understand what I was reading.
I was reading a letter from Philip Roth.
I read the letter over and over.
I had a letter from Philip Roth.
I never made a list for myself of the books he was reading, because they were so monumental—historical series that required intense and sustained concentration.
Suddenly, Philip pointed out that, when you get to a certain age, people see you and the first thing they say is “You look great!” “I know,” I said.
Triply self-enclosed, even: in Rothian self-regard; in his alter-ego, Zuckerman; in the writing studio, the daily life of which he once compared to being in a hospital emergency room (“and I’m the emergency” goes the famous quote).
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A Fire Pole to the Moon

A Fire Pole to the Moon

We can picture what the child was thinking, but to be quite accurate, Munroe first had to go through the reasons we can’t install a fire pole between the earth and the moon.
Then he discarded those reasons in order to answer the question about a fire pole that existed anyway.
If you climb up the pole far enough, Earth’s gravity will take over and start pulling you down.
When you’re hanging onto the pole, there are three forces pulling on you: The Earth’s gravity pulling you toward Earth, the Moon’s gravity pulling you away from Earth, and centrifugal force[6] from the swinging pole pulling you away from Earth.
[7] At first, the combination of the Moon’s gravity and centrifugal force are stronger, pulling you toward the Moon, but as you get closer to the Earth, Earth’s gravity takes over.
Unfortunately for you, space is big, so “pretty close” is still a long way.
As you let gravity take you down to earth, you have to deal with increasing speed, friction, weather, and the movement of the earth.
I hope you brought your parachute.
Munroe’s highly-detailed answer probably won’t be a lot of fun for a 5-year-old dreaming of space travel, but for we nerds who enjoy his xkcd comics, it’s a pretty cool story.
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