What’s Leaving Netflix in August 2020

By Alex Ungerman‍  for ET©


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Bad Boys may be for Life, but the first two movies in the franchise won’t be forever on Netflix. The streaming service is saying goodbye to Bad Boys and Bad Boys II at the end of the month, as well as a number of other popular titles, including Get Him to the GreekCluelessGroundhog DayChild’s Play and He’s Just Not That Into You.

You’ve still got time to watch all these movies, but you better get on it if you’ve been putting it off! Read on for a complete list of what movies and TV shows are leaving Netflix in August. 

August 1, 2020

Skins: Seasons 1-7

August 3, 2020

Love

Paranormal Survivor:Seasons 1-2

August 7, 2020

6 Days

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

St. Agatha

August 14, 2020

Adventures in Public School

Being AP

Goon

August 18, 2020

The Incident

August 19, 2020

Some Kind of Beautiful

August 20, 2020

Bad Rap

August 21, 2020

Just Go With It

August 23, 2020

Fanatic

August 25, 2020

Blue Is the Warmest Color

August 28, 2020

Bring It On: Worldwide Showdown

The Wicker Man

August 31, 2020

Bad Boys

Bad Boys II

Candyman

Child’s Play

Clueless

Failure to Launch

Get Him to the Greek

Groundhog Day

He’s Just Not That Into You

Jerry Maguire

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part III

The Lake House

Life as We Know It

Murder Party

Observe and Report

One Day

Public Enemies

Rugrats Go Wild

School Daze

Tootsie

United 93

V for Vendetta

Valentine’s Day

I hope your fav is not on the list, but new titles are added every month also.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/what-s-leaving-netflix-in-august-2020/ar-BB15SSoq?ocid=msedgntp

Science-Backed Ways to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

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Exercising regularly helps to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
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Your risk of developing breast cancer — which is about 13 percent for women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) — depends on both factors that you can control and some you cannot.

Factors you can’t control include things such as your age, race and your family history, according to Jane Kakkis, MD, a surgical oncologist and the medical director of breast surgery at MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California.

But lifestyle choices, diet, stress levels and exercise all play a role in your overall chances of developing breast cancer — and they are in your hands.

While you should always speak to your doctor about your personal risk for breast cancer, there are general strategies, like exercising regularly, that can help decrease the odds.

Eat a Healthy Diet.

The benefits of following a healthy diet are clear: For one, it can help you maintain a healthy weight, which is linked to a lower risk of breast cancer. Following a diet that’s low in fat and high in healthy foods such as lean proteins, fiber-filled whole grains and vegetables will help support your overall health and wellness.

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

The ACS recommends the following healthy strategies to lowering your cancer risk:

  • Quit smoking. “Smoking increases breast cancer and a variety of other cancers and causes other substantial health problems,” Dr. Kakkis says.
  • Avoid alcohol. Any amount of alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, according to Dr. Kakkis.
  • Avoid carcinogens. While this is very broad, Dr. Kakkis explains that in general, everyone can do their best to avoid carcinogens in their daily lives as much as possible. That could be everything from limiting radiation exposure from cell phone use to decreasing chemical exposure by swapping plastic bottles for stainless-steel versions.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Get Regular Exercise

Maintain an Optimal Weight

Being overweight increases your risk of breast cancer “substantially,” Dr. Kakkis says. She recommends maintaining a healthy weight that is appropriate for your age and body type. This doesn’t have to involve extreme measures, she notes. “We’re not talking about marathon running,” Dr. Kakkis says. “We’re talking about being in a reasonable range.”

Limit Hormone Replacement Therapy

While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) (also called hormone therapy) with estrogen for women going through and after menopause used to be considered somewhat standard treatment, it is now much more of a personal decision.

Manage Your Stress Levels

Because your immune system plays an important role in recognizing and clearing any potential cancer cells from your body, keeping your immune system functioning at its optimal level might help decrease your overall cancer risk according to a December 2015 report in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

But how exactly do you accomplish that? “Everyone responds to stress differently, so stress reduction is different for everyone,” Dr. Kakkis says.

Exercise and sleep are crucial to not only decreasing the stress you encounter on a daily basis, but also managing how you cope with stress long term as well, she notes. “Exercise begets sleep and being well-rested actually helps you work through and cope with stressful situations,” Kakkis notes.

Other Stress-Management Strategies to Try

If stress is a concern for you, along with speaking to a health professional, you can also try a variety of stress-management techniques, such as:

  • Journaling
  • Focusing on gratitude
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Meditating
  • Working with a therapist

And as you look to decrease your risk of breast cancer, take small steps along the way, rather than try to overhaul your entire lifestyle all at once, Dr. Kakkis recommends. The goal is to take small steps to optimize your life, she says. “Make one change, stick to it, then make another change. You can’t always go from zero to 100 percent.”

By Chaunie Brusie, BSN, RNJuly 11, 2020 Medically Reviewed by Angela Wright Marshall, MD, FACP

Source: https://www.livestrong.com/article/13727066-breast-cancer-prevention/

Why Are There Thick Patches of Grass On My Lawn?

Lawns look best when they show off their uniform dark green color. But what happens when trouble shows up in the form of unsightly patches of thick grass? Here’s what you need to know.a person standing on a lush green park© Willowpix/Getty Images

What Do Thick Patches Look Like?

Thick patches in your lawn are easy to spot. They may be darker or lighter in color and often have a finer or thicker leaf (blade) texture than the surrounding grass. The leaves may also be softer or stiffer to the touch.

What Causes These Thick Patches of Grass?

Patches of thick grass can be caused by several things:

  • Regular lawn grasses out of place;
  • Bunch-type grassy weeds;
  • Dog urine;
  • Decomposing organic matter in the soil;
  • Leaky sprinkler heads.

How Do You Fix These Thick-Grass Patches?

Regular Lawn Grasses Out of Place

Some lawn grasses that don’t blend well with other grasses, like tall fescue, can invade your lawn and grow in unsightly clumps. This creates an uneven look and possible tripping hazards in an otherwise smooth lawn. Other out-of-place lawn grasses, such as Poa trivialis, annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass, are common invaders that can grow into thick patches of grass that gradually increase in size over time.

For a non-chemical solution, these patches of unwanted grass can be cut out with a spade or sodcutter. Make sure you remove as many of the roots as possible or you’ll see some of these plants grow back. You can also spray these areas with a nonselective herbicide like glyphosate. This will provide a total kill with little grow-back. Once the patches are removed or killed, you can seed or sod these spots.

Bunch-Type Grassy Weeds

Many bunch-type grass weeds, such as crabgrass, can show up as thick clumps. Crabgrass is yellowish-green and usually shows up in mid-summer, especially along driveways, curbs and sidewalks where soil is warmer and drier.

Undesirable lawn grasses and grassy weeds can be dug out and removed by hand, if practical. Spraying a non-selective herbicide will also work, or you can try natural weed killers.

After removal, reseeding the dead areas will fill the void left behind.

Dog Urine

Dog urine can also cause areas of your lawn to thicken and turn darker green. The urine acts as a fertilizer, unless the concentration is so high that it kills the grass. Flushing these areas with water can help. Applying fertilizer to the entire lawn to mask the color difference will also work.

Decomposing Organic Matter in the Soil

If the dark, thick patches appear in a circular pattern, you may have a fairy ring. This is a color response caused by decomposing plant material under the soil surface. Mushrooms often pop up in and around these rings of darker grass. To remove, simply bust up the mushrooms with a leaf rake.

Fear not — though these fairy rings may look odd, this condition will not harm your grass. An application of fertilizer will mask the dark-green circular pattern so it’s not as noticeable.

Leaky Sprinkler Heads

Leaky sprinkler heads can cause your lawn to look greener and thicker in spots immediately surrounding the leak. Check the sprinkler head and pipe joints for leaks and fix or replace defective sprinkler heads.

Article by Joe Churchill for Family Handyman

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/why-are-there-thick-patches-of-grass-on-my-lawn/ar-BB174nRc?ocid=msedgntp

How to Safely Remove Poison Ivy from Your Garden

Article by Caroline Biggs  for Martha Stewart

Nothing ruins a day outdoors like a run-in with poison ivy. “Poison ivy is a member of the Toxicodendron genus of plants in the Anacardaceae family that includes poison oak and poison sumac,” explains gardening expert Melinda Myers. “All parts of poison ivy contain an oil resin called urushiol that causes skin rashes.”Plus, tips on how to dispose of this invasive, rash-causing plant properly.© Getty / AprylRED Plus, tips on how to dispose of this invasive, rash-causing plant properly.

Found throughout most of the United States, it’s not uncommon for poison ivy plants to pop up in residential backyards and gardens—especially if you live in a rural area. “Poison ivy prefers moist woodland environments, but can be found in gardens and landscapes, creeping in from surrounding woods, along fence rows, pastures, and disturbed sites where birds and deer visit and deposit the seeds,” Myers explains. Fortunately, if you do happen to find a patch of poison ivy in your garden, she says there are ways to safely remove it without getting a rash.

Learn how to identify poison ivy in your garden.

Myers says if you know what to look for, you can spot (and remove) poison ivy in your garden while the plants are still small and manageable. “Poison ivy has leaves in clusters of three, called a compound leaf,” she explains. “These clusters alternate along the stem—they are not opposite each other. The leaves can be shiny especially when they emerge in spring and the edges of the leaves may be wavy, have teeth, or be smooth. The leaves usually turn red in fall but can be yellow. The flowers appear in spring and berries ripen to a grayish-white in late summer and persist into winter.”

Don’t underdress for the occasion.

Since all parts of a plant, including the stem, leaves, and roots, contain rash-causing urushiol oil, Myers says it’s crucial to protect your skin when dealing with poison ivy. “Always dress for the job,” she says. “Cover your skin, wear waterproof gloves, and I would even suggest safety glasses when managing poison ivy plants and debris.”

Try a targeted spray.

Once your face, hands, and skin are covered, Myers says you can use a poison ivy-specific chemical spray, such as Ortho Max Poison Ivy and Tough Brush Killer (from $8.99, amazon.com), to eliminate a patch of poison ivy plants in your garden. “Be sure to read and follow label directions,” she says. “You will need multiple applications as this plant has an extensive root system and will keep sending up new stems. Keep in mind these chemicals will damage or kill any nearby plants they touch, so spot treat or paint the poison ivy leaves with the chemical to avoid damaging desirable plants.”

Remove it manually.

If you prefer to keep your garden chemical-free, Myers says you can simply keep cutting poison ivy back to remove it. “Continually removing the above ground portion eventually kills the plant, but you must be persistent and thorough,” she explains. Myers also says you can help diminish the growth of poison ivy in your garden by covering it. “Control isolated patches of poison ivy with black plastic. Edge the poison ivy infested area and cover with black plastic for several months or clear plastic for six to eight weeks during the hottest months of the growing season.”

Dispose of poison ivy properly.

After you’ve removed a poison ivy plant from your backyard, Myers says it’s important to dispose of it correctly. “Do not burn or compost poison ivy debris,” she says. “Instead, put all poison ivy debris into large garbage bags and dispose of it in the trash. Rake the area to capture any stems you may have missed. Mulching the area with a four- to six-inch layer of clean woodchips can help isolate any urushiol-containing plant debris you may have missed, reducing the risk of future exposure.”

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/how-to-safely-remove-poison-ivy-from-your-garden/ar-BB173oWj?ocid=msedgntp

Just so there’s no mistake. Here is what poison ivy looks like:

Poison ivy leaves are easy to miss among those of other plants. This poison ivy vine, with groups of three leaflets, is climbing a tree trunk along with Virginia creeper.
Poison ivy leaves are easy to miss among those of other plants. This poison ivy vine, with groups of three leaflets, is climbing a tree trunk along with Virginia creeper. (Morton Arboretum)
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Yes, You Do Need to Wash Your Fabric Face Mask After Each Use

While it’s incredibly important to wear a face mask in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it’s equally important to make sure you wash your masks properly. Just how often should you clean a cloth mask? The short answer – and the one you probably don’t want to hear – is every time you wear it. Mike Sevilla, MD, a practicing family physician in Ohio, told POPSUGAR that it’s wise to wash your fabric face mask after each use, a recommendation that’s in line with the CDC’s guidance.a person looking at the camera: Yes, You Do Need to Wash Your Fabric Face Mask After Each Use© Getty / FatCamera Yes, You Do Need to Wash Your Fabric Face Mask After Each Use

When you come home, take care to remove your mask properly. You should avoid touching the fabric, handling only the ear loops or ties as you take off the mask. If possible, place it straight into the washing machine or sink to be washed, and immediately wash your hands. If you can’t wash it right away, place the mask in a resealable plastic bag to wash later.

Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, a practicing family physician in North Carolina, told POPSUGAR that she recommends having multiple face masks on hand, if possible, so it’s easier to rotate them. That way there’s less worry about having time to wash and dry them between each use.

How Do I Wash a Cloth Face Mask?

Follow the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning your mask. If you have a washing machine, you can wash the mask with your regular laundry, using detergent and the warmest setting possible. If you need to wash cloth masks by hand, soak them in a bleach solution for five minutes before rinsing. (You can add the bleach to water, but avoid mixing it with any other chemicals, like ammonia.)

“I advise my patients that it’s OK to place the face covering in the dryer, but make sure that you dry at the highest setting,” Dr. Sevilla said. “For air-drying, lay flat the face covering and allow it to dry completely. If possible, place the face covering in direct sunlight.”

By Hedy Phillips for Popsugar©

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/yes-you-do-need-to-wash-your-fabric-face-mask-after-each-use/ar-BB171xsU?ocid=msedgntp

The Tie-Dye Maxi Dress-Just in Time for Summer Humidity

Article by Eden Lichterman for InStyle.com

We all have that one item in our closets that we always want to wear no matter how many other choices we have lying around. Maybe it fits just right, or maybe it’s made from a buttery-soft material that feels like pajamas. For over 2,000 Amazon shoppers, this flowy tie-dye maxi dress is that wardrobe favorite. It’s a comfy-yet-cute staple that will bring out your inner boho, and it will keep you cool as summer temperatures peak. Its breezy silhouette is basically built for humid heat.© Courtesy/Getty Images Its breezy silhouette is basically built for humid heat.

With 23 different pattern options, each shopper can find a tie-dye print that speaks to them for no more than $30. The dress ranges in size from XS to XL, and it’s made of a stretchy rayon and spandex blend. It features two side slits that come to the knee, convenient pockets, a deep v-neck, and cuffed short sleeves. You can wear the dress as it comes for a looser fit, add a belt to accentuate your waist, or even tie the bottom in a knot to show off some leg. a person wearing a dress: Courtesy© Provided by Instyle Courtesy

As temperatures reach the 90s and beyond in many areas of the country, it’s important to have a sundress that’s light and flowy but doesn’t show anything you don’t want to show. This tie-dye maxi does the trick: “Great summer lounge dress!” a reviewer wrote. “It’s flattering and comfortable for all body types. Nice material — it’s thin but not see through.” Another mentioned how the fabric “glides over the skin without clinging.” (That person now owns this dress in at least two different styles.)

While this dress is designed for the thick of summer, it’ll also work well into the fall: You can wear it now with flips-flops and a sun hat, and in a few months, throw the dress on with a jean jacket and boots. As one reviewer says, it’s“the perfect boho number that can be taken through the seasons!” 

Shop the lightweight maxi in standout colors below.a person in a dress: Courtesy© Provided by Instyle Courtesy

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Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/this-tie-dye-maxi-dress-is-about-to-become-your-late-summer-uniform/ar-BB172V0d?ocid=msedgntp

Negotiation Secrets

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I did it professionally for 30 years, but we all do it everyday. It can be as simple as, “What restaurant do we want to go to tonight?” or “Where shall we vacation this year?” Or it could be a more dreaded interaction like buying a car. It’s called negotiation, a word that some people fear doing or even thinking about. Many think that’s it’s not in their nature to haggle although some relish the idea. Like it or not, it’s something we need to do everyday.

Fortunately, the simple one’s are easier to mutually conclude. “I have a taste for Thai, how about you?” or “I’d like to go to Europe this year. What do you think?” Simple give-and-take won’t cause your stomach to bunch into knots unless your counterpart is obnoxious. The simple ones usually end with all parties being heard and satisfied at the conclusion reached. That being said, if your party includes children who only want Mickey D’s or only want to go to Disneyworld, good luck with that!

The skillful use of emotion during more difficult negotiations has always appealed to me as a way to make a major impact in the results. Not a shoe-banging type of emotion, but a way to make the other party empathize with the feeling. As an example, here are some ways to skillfully use emotion to counter any logical argument from the other side:

Using an appropriate tone of voice and corresponding body language would very likely shift the other party to respond more from the personal side. Control of the negotiation would very likely flow to your side to now ask again for that concession you are seeking.

One more nugget for you, we Americans are uncomfortable with silence. Use this technique when facing a difficult situation. It will rattle the other party.

Nothing in this world is guaranteed except you will negotiate sooner than later. The results are more in your favor when using this tips. Remember that we don’t get what we wish for. We get what we negotiate for.

Source: NAPM’s 84th Annual Conference for Supply Chain Managers.

Note: My apologies for the messy insert. It’s 20 years old so I wasn’t able to clean it up as I would have wanted to.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chips in a bowl

by Chrystal Johnson of Happy-mothering.com

Peanut butter gives the perfect salty balance to the sweetness of homemade ice cream. This peanut butter ice cream recipe brings all the flavors together with chocolate chips too.

Next time you want a decadent, sweet and salty ice cream for dessert, give this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe a try.

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  • Whisk together the half and half, sugar, salt and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for around 2 hours to ensure it’s cold.
  • Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and allow it to churn for about 20 minutes.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into the ice cream maker and allow it to churn for another 5 minutes.
  • Drop the peanut butter in 1-2 tablespoons at a time so that it swirls evenly throughout the ice cream.
  • Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe dish and freeze for at least one hour or longer before serving (unless you prefer a soft serve texture).

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Source: https://www.happy-mothering.com/chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-ice-cream/

Why You Should Deadhead in Your Garden

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Deadheading Your Flower Garden

Gardening often involves dirty fingernails and dirty knees, grass stains and muddy cuffs, and an old hat faded by sweat and streaked with soil. But there is one gardening chore that doesn’t have to involve sweat in the eyes and an aching back: deadheading.

It’s a task you can usually do without getting dirty, and you can squeeze it in even if you only have a few minutes to spare. In fact, one of our favorite times to deadhead is when when we’re talking on the phone, because you really only need one hand in most cases. It’s easy, it’s fast, and — most importantly — it really matters.

Flowers Bloom Better and Longer

When a flower fades and petals drop off, plants know the time has come to produce seeds. This is the main goal of a plant, remember, to reproduce. The flowers are just the beautiful lure they use to draw in pollinators. So once the flower is done, plants throw all their energy into turning that flower head into a seed head. This is especially true of annuals that only bloom once a season. Deadheading allows gardeners to “fool” the plant into flowering again, since they have no seed heads to grow.

Flower Gardens Look Tidier

Dead flower heads are often just plain unattractive. Removing them makes your garden look neater immediately, even if a few weeds are still lurking nearby.

Deadheading Keeps Aggressive Plants in Check

Plants are usually determined to spread their seed far and wide, and sometimes that’s not especially welcome in more cultivated flower gardens. By trimming flower heads before they have a chance to produce seeds, you can keep more aggressive plants from re-seeding and taking over.

Allows You to Keep a Close Eye on Your Garden

To all those reasons, we would add a fourth — deadheading your flowers is a simple task that allows you to stay in contact with your garden beds.

The hot sun and humid temperatures wilt even the strongest gardeners in just a few minutes, so sometimes a week or two will go by and we realize we really haven’t looked closely at my gardens at all. So once the sun has set, walk around for a few minutes in the (relative) cool of the evening, snipping deadheads and checking your plants for any signs of disease or pests, as well as looking for new blooms and growth we otherwise might have missed the chance to enjoy.

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Deadheading Tips

Really, this task is pretty easy. But here are a few things to remember to make it worth your time.

  • Remove the whole flower head, not just the dead petals. Remember, once the petals are gone, the plant will start putting energy into turning that flower head into a seed head. Snip off the whole thing to stop that process. (Look closely though. Some plants will start another bud directly next to the first one on the stem, so be sure you’re not removing new buds as well as dead flowers.)
  • Carry a small pair of scissors. Some flowers are easy to snap off by hand, like marigolds, but others have tougher stems. A pair of small sharp scissors will make a clean cut, reducing the area for disease to get into your plant.
  • Tuck a bag in your pocket. If you’re focused on keeping your garden tidy, or want to make sure you are keeping aggressive plants under control, throw the deadheads into a small bag to dispose of later. If you’re not worried about that, you can just drop the deadheads on the ground around the plant.

One last thought: If and when you’re ready for your plants to produce seeds, be sure to leave a few deadheads on your plants so the process can get going. If you feel the need to tidy up, you can pull off the dead petals, but leave the flower heads there to become seed heads.

Article by Jill Staake for Family Handyman

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/what-s-deadheading-and-why-you-should-do-it-to-your-garden/ar-BB16RHpA?ocid=msedgntp