It’s Just Not Right !

When you're sitting at work and you see a dog on instagram with 5 million followers and you realize he's making more money than you.

Experience is
the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test
first and the lesson afterward.
- Oscar Wilde

Wife: Honey. am I fat?
Husband: No dear, I like the way you are.
Wife: I'm hungry, carry me to the fridge.
Husband: You wait, I carry the fridge to you.

here are six stimulus checks hidden in chocolate bars throughout the country.

Well it was solid 5 days. Here's to
2022.

Source: Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward. – Oscar Wilde – iFunny 🙂

Could a Schitt’s Creek Movie Be Happening?

Everybody remain calm because a Schitt’s Creek movie could literally (said in Moira accent) be happening. And we love that journey for them.

In an interview with Jeremy Parsons and Janine Rubenstein for the People, EW and TNT’s SAG Awards pre-show, Sarah Levy, who played Café Tropical owner Twyla, said she’d be “here” for a movie.

“I keep hearing about a movie!” Levy said. “This remains to be seen, but I’m here for it if that’s the case.”

The actress starred in the popular sensation alongside brother and father Dan and Eugene Levy, who co-created the series. The show was nominated for five SAG Awards last night for its final season, and took home the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, as well as Female Actor in Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara’s role, Moira Rose.

Sarah told Parsons and Rubenstein that the family has had many conversations about the show around the dinner table over the years.

“It’s just been an ongoing conversation for close to a decade at this point, and so the success of it hasn’t changed the conversations,” she said. “It was really just the quality of the show that was the most important part, and everything else was just the cherry on top.”

The show premiered in 2015 on Canadian network CBC and followed an affluent family’s fall from wealth when they’re forced to move to their only piece of property left: a small town in the middle of nowhere called Schitt’s Creek, where they meet and grow close to the locals who live there played by Emily Hampshire, Chris Elliot, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan and more.

Years after the show’s premiere it garnered much attention and praise and has become a huge global sensation. Last year, they even swept the Emmys, taking home a whopping nine awards for their final season.

What a, er, happy ending a movie would be for the Rose family and their friends. So here’s to hoping we see all the beloved characters on the big screen because it would be “simply the best.”

By Tessa Petak for InStyle

Source: ‘Schitt’s Creek’s’ Sarah Levy Said She Would Be Here For a Movie | InStyle

Please stop doing this when you create a new password

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One of the things that often goes hand-in-hand with the countless hacks and data leaks we’ve written about in the past, and which continues to dominate cybersecurity news headlines, is the frequency with which people keep making the same dumb password-related mistakes over and over again.

One of the most egregious mistakes that people make — and the reason so many people’s account credentials end up being found in the hands of hackers, thanks to sites like Have I Been Pwned — is the re-use of passwords across multiple accounts. According to a new survey from the UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), another involves people using their pet’s name as an account password.

Millions of British people are actually doing this, according to a BBC summary of the survey’s findings. And, it should go without saying, this is obviously a pretty shoddy password choice, since a pet name is something a hacker could easily guess or find out. “We may be a nation of animal lovers,” NCSC communications director Nicola Hudson told the BBC, “but using your pet’s name as a password could make you an easy target for callous cyber-criminals.”

The NCSC survey, meanwhile, doesn’t stop there, because people’s terrible password choices extend well beyond Fido and Senator Buttons. Also identified in the survey:

  • 14% of people said they use some form of a family member’s name as a password;
  • 13% pick a notable date of some kind;
  • And 6% make another of the most egregious password mistakes (using “password” in some form, as their, erm, password).

Roughly 40% of the survey respondents said they had never chosen a password that would be as easy to guess as one of the previous choices. Meanwhile, some of the additional dumb password options that people in this survey copped to include the password being connected to a favorite sports team, TV show, or a string of obvious numbers like “123456.”

Along those same lines, we noted in a previous post recently just how often people use embarrassingly obvious numerical passwords that even a child could guess. Such that, as we noted in the post, you can probably guess some of the top three worst iPhone passcodes that users often default to when they can’t be bothered to think of a hard choice (mind you, these are all four-character passcode options, but you should definitely take advantage of your phone giving you the option to choose a longer passcode to lock your device) — In order, the top worst option is “1234,” followed by “1111” and then “0000.”

Best practices that the NCSC recommends include picking random words to string together as a password, along with adding in special characters like an exclamation point. Perhaps even more important is creating a separate, unique, and strong password for your email account, since email is often what’s used to reset passwords that you have elsewhere.

Article by Andy Meek for BGR

Source: Please stop doing this when you create a new password (msn.com)

Cashew Cabbage

Cashew Cabbage
By Susan Feliciano @frenchtutor

The New Year always sparks my resolve to eat more vegetables. I have not made this cashew cabbage recipe in a long time, but the flavors are wonderful, plus it’s versatile – you can use what you have on hand.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbspcooking oil, for high heat
  • 1 smallonion, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalk(s)celery, thinly sliced
  • 1carrot, peeled and cut julienne
  • 1 csliced mushrooms
  • 1bell pepper, cut julienne
  • 1 cwhole cashews
  • 1/4 cwhite wine
  • 1/4 clow sodium soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 lbfinely shredded green cabbage
  • 1-2 dash(es)dark sesame oil
  • 1-2 dash(es)garlic powder
  • ·fresh ground black pepper (if desired)

How to Make Cashew Cabbage

Step-by-Step 

  1. In a wok or large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onion, celery, and carrot for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, pepper, and cashews, and stir-fry another 3 minutes.
  2. Add wine, soy sauce, and cabbage. Stir well, cover, and steam until cabbage wilts slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in sesame oil and garlic powder.
  3. Continue stirring until cabbage is done to your liking. May season with black pepper if desired.

Source: Cashew Cabbage | Just A Pinch Recipes

Why Do Cats Lick You?

Domestic cat licks human finger

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We spoke to some animal expurrts to find out.

Picture this: You’re cuddled up on the couch, with your favorite show on TV and maybe a fluffy blanket. Suddenly, your beloved kitty pads over and jumps up on the couch next to you. With a cat in your lap, the coziness is complete. Except instead of the warm furry weight you expect, you feel a rough, sandpapery tongue on your hand. It kind of hurts, right? Cat tongues have little tiny backward hooks on them to pick up debris from their fur, and it sort of feels like they’re exfoliating your skin. But more importantly, why do cats lick you in the first place?!

If this scene sounds familiar but leaves you feeling confused, you’re not alone. Cats and humans have been suffering communication problems for years: We don’t speak meow, and they can’t get our alphabet right. Fortunately, we’ve reached out to cat experts who know exactly what your cat is trying to tell you when they treat you like they would their paw.

It means you’re their family

Cat families and cat friends groom each other regularly. If you’ve got more than one cat at home, you’ve probably seen one licking the other’s face while they lounge in a sunbeam. It’s pretty cute! But why do cats lick you? Well, it’s a good sign that you’ve been accepted into your cat’s inner circle: an honorary cat, if you will. Basically, your cat loves you!

“To a cat, it doesn’t matter that you are human,” says Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM. “Once they have come to care for you, they will treat you the same way as any member of its group.” According to Jodi Ziskin, Healthy Pet Coach and Director of Communications for Treatibles, cats are excellent communicators: “They use their eyes, head butts—aka head boops—and vocalizations” to get their messages across. Ziskin says that cats’ “gentle ‘love’ nibbles or light licks” are a way of showing affection and that some cats even give kisses! She says that your pet may also show affection by purring, nuzzling up to you, or rubbing their head against your body. 

It’s how they comfort you

Have you noticed your cat being more attentive when you’re feeling down? Dr. Ochoa says that if you are sick or otherwise stressed, your cat may lick you to help calm you down or make you feel better, “just like it would another cat in the wild.”

According to Dr. Ochoa, “cats have a very good sense of illness in other members of their group,” so if you’re feeling less than stellar you might find your feline companion lingering by your side. There’s evidence that owning a pet helps you to be happier and less stressed, so some cuddle time with your cat might be just what you need to get over that breakup or head cold.

And also how they comfort themselves

Since cats spend so much of their day grooming themselves, when they’re anxious it can tip over into over-grooming. “Some cats lick when they are stressed as a way to comfort themselves,” says Ziskin. “They may lick themselves or their person. A way to tell if the licking is stress-related is if it goes on for an extended period of time.” Because your cat is closely bonded to you, they may lick you to relieve their stress as well as themselves. If your cat has any bald spots or you see them constantly licking themselves (or you!), it’s best to take them to the vet.

Or they could be marking their territory

Cats are territorial animals, which means that many kitties consider their humans (you!) to be their property or “territory.” Yup, that means that one of the answers to the question “why do cats lick you” is that they’re marking you to other cats as their own. Dr. Ochoa compares this behavior to “spraying”—the way that cats use urine to mark their territory. So, it could be worse! According to Dr. Ochoa, licking is “a way of letting other cats know that they care about you and that you belong to them.” That’s kind of sweet, no? We just wish it wasn’t saliva-based.

Why does my cat bite me, then lick me?

Kitties sometimes bite themselves as they groom as part of the fur-cleaning process, and when they’re grooming you that can include some biting too! Little nips are just another way of showing affection. They could also be your cat telling you that they want to play, or, conversely, that they want you to leave them alone. To figure out which it is, you have to look at the rest of their body language for clues. If their ears are up and pointed towards you, that’s a signal for playtime! If they’re flat, that means stop.

Why do cats lick you excessively?

Cats who lick you excessively may be trying to tell you something—they’re concerned about you. Dr. Ochoa says that “in the wild, cats will groom each other to help one another stay clean, so they don’t attract larger predators.”

So, what does it mean when a cat licks you a lot? Well, your kitty is demonstrating that they think of you as their kin. Just like bringing you a dead rodent because they think you’re too incompetent to hunt for yourself, your cat thinks you need help learning personal grooming techniques. Don’t expect to keep up with them, though—adult cats can spend up to 50 percent of their day grooming and are instinctively driven to clean themselves. You can try gently explaining to your cat that you appreciate their efforts, but you’re really not at risk of predation. However, now that you understand what it means when a cat licks you, you can appreciate their behavior for what it is: love! And maybe distract them with a feathery toy instead.

Purrffict article by Dani Wolpole and Chloe Nannestad for RD©

Source: Why Do Cats Lick You? | Reader’s Digest (rd.com)

Sentence Completion 1

Today, I’m beginning a new series called, “Sentence Completion”. This series will be geared towards those in grade 12. Yes, it is difficult. Welcome to English. However, if I receive comments that it’s too hard, I can lower the level to fit your needs. So let me know what you think ! Answers will be provided with a helpful explanation. Give it a go.

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Thanks to the source: English Worksheets (englishforeveryone.org)

How to Pet-Proof Your Garden This Spring

By A.A. Newton for Lifehacker

Pets and gardens don’t always get along. If you have both, it’s important to keep them out of each other’s business so everyone stays happy and healthy.a dog sitting in the grass: A boxer dog lies next to a garden bed full of green plants and yellow flowers. It has its tongue out. © Photo: kochabamba (Shutterstock) A boxer dog lies next to a garden bed full of green plants and yellow flowers. It has its tongue out.

How to pet-proof your garden

Of course, this is a lot easier said than done. Dogs love to dig, and cats love to find new and exciting venues for pooping—which, for some reason, are always your garden beds. But with some common sense and a little work, you can keep pets and other assorted critters out of your garden and out of trouble. This video from HomeAdvisor lays out loads of great tips for pet-proofing any garden:

Grab some chicken wire

You probably already know that chicken wire is great for keeping cats, dogs, and other small animals out of garden beds—and that you should stick to pet-safe fertilizer and plants in case they outsmart the chicken wire—but plants aren’t the only part of your garden that’s potentially dangerous for pets. Birds can spread diseases like salmonella to you and your pets, so if you have a bird feeder, it’s important to clean it regularly and keep it far away from your pets (and kids).

Add a few decoys

Trying to keep animals from getting into trouble requires near-constant supervision, which is where decoys come in handy. We already know that giving pets a “yes” for every “no” is an effective way to modify their behavior; designating a corner of your yard for unlimited digging (or an all-you-can-eat catnip buffet) should make your plants look a lot less interesting by comparison.

In general, you can avoid a lot of headaches by giving pets an inviting space of their own that’s near the garden without being in the garden. That could be a doghouse, a patch of dirt with lots of toys, a personal grove of catnip and wheat grass, or even some pet-friendly outdoor furniture. You’ll still probably need some chicken wire, but with any luck, your pets will be so busy enjoying their personal hangout zone that they won’t even look at your tomatoes.

Source: How to Pet-Proof Your Garden This Spring (msn.com)

These Are the Warm Weather Plants That Will Thrive In the Hot Months Ahead

Slide 1 of 18: As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to put warm-weather vegetables, herbs, and plants in the ground (or containers) so they grow for the season ahead! For crops that mature quickly, like beans, planting seeds will work just fine. But for other plants, like tomatoes, you’ll need to purchase transplants or fruit won’t have time to mature in some regions of the country. All annual flowers can also be planted in June, like perennials, which come back every year around this time, too. The biggest challenge in June is making sure to keep plants watered evenly. It’s also smart to keep an eye out for pests. Inspect your plants every few days so insects won’t get a foothold; you’ll be surprised how quickly they appear out of nowhere! Contact your university coop extension service (find yours here) for identification and control measures if you do spot unwelcome visitors.Typically, here’s what you can plant in June:

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As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to put warm-weather vegetables, herbs, and plants in the ground (or containers) so they grow for the season ahead! For crops that mature quickly, like beans, planting seeds will work just fine. But for other plants, like tomatoes, you’ll need to purchase transplants or fruit won’t have time to mature in some regions of the country. All annual flowers can also be planted in June, like perennials, which come back every year around this time, too. The biggest challenge in June is making sure to keep plants watered evenly. It’s also smart to keep an eye out for pests. Inspect your plants every few days so insects won’t get a foothold; you’ll be surprised how quickly they appear out of nowhere! Contact your university coop extension service (find yours here) for identification and control measures if you do spot unwelcome visitors.

Typically, here’s what you can plant in June:

1) Lavender

2) Okra

3) Basil

4) Fanflower

5) Eggplants

6) Succulents

7) Peppers

8) Cucumbers

9) Angelonia

10) Swiss Chard

11) Summer Squash

12) Caladiums

13) Winter Squash

14) Beans

15) Begonias

16) Melons

17) Sunflowers

My favorite, tomato, can be planted in mid to late May. Check last date of frost in your area.

Article by Arricca Elin Sansone for House Beautiful

Source: These Are the Warm Weather Plants That Will Thrive In the Hot Months Ahead (msn.com)

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Fermented Foods

Slide 1 of 12: Believe it or not, when you chow down on a meal, you're not the only one eating. Your gastrointestinal system is home to trillions of microbes that help break down food (an average of 60 tons over your lifetime), but the beneficial bacteria among them are picky eaters—and they only flourish if they're fed certain nutrients.When you consume sugary, processed, and packaged foods, your good gut bacteria don't have the fuel they need to prevent the bad guys from overpopulating, which can wreak havoc and cause digestive issues, illness, and more.But, when your gut is populated with good bacteria, these microscopic organisms work day in and day out to benefit your health—and you can increase their productivity by eating fermented foods.What exactly are fermented foods?"Fermentation has been a staple of the human foodways for centuries and was initially used as a way to preserve foods," explains registered dietitian Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Maya Feller Nutrition. It's a process where natural organisms (like bacteria and yeast) break down sugars and starches in food to create alcohols, gas, or acids. "Fermented foods and beverages are produced through controlled microbial growth and enzymatic action—which gives fermented foods their distinctive tart taste," says Feller.While yogurt, cheese, and other fermented dairy products may be among the most popular, the list of tasty fermented foods doesn't stop there. Here are 14 fermented foods to fit into your diet—and be sure to avoid these unhealthy options.One thing to note: there are many benefits to eating fermented foods, but "for people with a sensitive stomach, it's helpful to be mindful of the quantity consumed as there could be some intestinal upset," says Feller, who suggests having one serving a day.Read on for the bevy of benefits you'll experience when you eat fermented foods. And for more, make sure to avoid these 100 unhealthiest foods on the planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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Believe it or not, when you chow down on a meal, you’re not the only one eating. Your gastrointestinal system is home to trillions of microbes that help break down food (an average of 60 tons over your lifetime), but the beneficial bacteria among them are picky eaters—and they only flourish if they’re fed certain nutrients.

When you consume sugary, processed, and packaged foods, your good gut bacteria don’t have the fuel they need to prevent the bad guys from overpopulating, which can wreak havoc and cause digestive issues, illness, and more.

But, when your gut is populated with good bacteria, these microscopic organisms work day in and day out to benefit your health—and you can increase their productivity by eating fermented foods.

What exactly are fermented foods?

“Fermentation has been a staple of the human foodways for centuries and was initially used as a way to preserve foods,” explains registered dietitian Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Maya Feller Nutrition. It’s a process where natural organisms (like bacteria and yeast) break down sugars and starches in food to create alcohols, gas, or acids. “Fermented foods and beverages are produced through controlled microbial growth and enzymatic action—which gives fermented foods their distinctive tart taste,” says Feller.

While yogurt, cheese, and other fermented dairy products may be among the most popular, the list of tasty fermented foods doesn’t stop there. Here are 14 fermented foods to fit into your diet—and be sure to avoid these unhealthy options.

One thing to note: there are many benefits to eating fermented foods, but “for people with a sensitive stomach, it’s helpful to be mindful of the quantity consumed as there could be some intestinal upset,” says Feller, who suggests having one serving a day.

1. You can take fewer probiotic pills.

2. Your digestion will be enhanced.

3. Your skin health will get a boost.

4. Your immune system will be optimized.

5. Inflammation may be lowered.

6. Your heart can get healthier.

7. Your blood sugar levels will be more balanced.

8. You can lose excess weight.

9. You’ll absorb nutrients more easily.

10. You may be able to think more clearly.

11. Your mood could get a lift.

For reading more indepth information about these benefits, Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Source: What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Fermented Foods (msn.com)