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23 ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS
Not a fan of the mushy stuff? Check out these hilarious alternative Valentine's Day cards!
CLICK FOR FULL LIST (via Huffington Post)
Added on Saturday, January 30, 2016
NATIONAL PIE DAY RECIPE -- STRAWBERRY ICEBOX PIE
Celebrate National Pie Day with this delicious Weekend Breakfast selection. Beautiful strawberries, easy crust and whipped cream. How can you go wrong?!
10 graham crackers (2 1/2 by 5 inches)
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
2 quarts strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced (a few whole berries reserved for garnish)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, blend graham crackers with 2 tablespoons sugar until finely ground; add butter and pulse until crumbs are moistened. Press mixture into the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until crust is lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, cranberry juice, 2 cups strawberries, cornstarch, and salt. Using a potato masher, gently mash strawberries. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until very thick, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in remaining strawberries. Pour into cooled pie crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours (or up to 1 day).
In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over cream and continue to beat until soft peaks return (do not overbeat). Spread whipped cream over pie, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border around edge. Garnish with whole berries. (Or just buy some Cool Whip, lol)
Added on Thursday, January 21, 2016
100 MOST INTRIGUING BABY NAMES OF 2016
Having a baby this year? Know someone who is? According to Nameberry.com, here are the 100 Most Intriguing Baby Names of 2016.
Abel: Biblical boy name with a capable sound
Adelina: The next Isabella
Agnes: Vintage A name set for a major comeback
Alice: Storybook heroine back in the Top 100
Amias: Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love
Apollo: A Greek god at home in the modern world
Arden: Shakespeare's forest makes this a literary nature name
Arlo: Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer — and an animated dinosaur
Athena: As smart as Sophia
Atlas: Mythological name that holds its own
August: The Oscar of 2016
Aurora: Ancient name seeing a new dawn
Beckett: Literary name and Hollywood favorite
Benedict: Ben name glamorized by leading man Cumberbatch
Blaise: Saint's name with a fiery image
Bodhi: Surprising spiritual name entering the mainstream
Brooks: Brooke is fading for girls, but Brooks is white-hot for boys
Cait and Cate: New ways to spin classic Kate, inspired by Jenner and Blanchett
Cassian: Roman rarity poised for 21st century discovery
Charlie: Modern parents increasingly prefer Charlie to Charles - or Charlotte
Charlotte: A Nameberry favorite turned royal baby name
Clementine: Edible appellation back in the US Top 1000
Cora: The "Downton Abbey"name most likely to succeed
Cordelia: Lear's loyal daughter, and a recent returnee to the U.S. Top 1000
Crosby: Irish surname name that's part-crooner, part-NHL
Cy and Si: Claire Danes picked Cyrus, the Timberlakes Silas, and Zoe Saldana simply Cy
Declan: Ryan and Brian's little brother
Delilah: Biblical bad girl rehabilitated
Delta: Southern belle baby name chosen by Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell
Dinah: Undiscovered Biblical girls' name
Dorothea: Distinctive classic rich with great nicknames
Edith: 2016's Abigail, and Cate Blanchett's youngest
Eloise: Childhood literary heroine ready for the real world
Elsie: Rising nickname-name chosen by Zooey Deschanel
Emmeline: Alternative to popular Emma and Emily, and Meryl Streep's "Suffragette"character
Emmett: An "Em"name for a boy, boosted by "Twilight"and "The LEGO Movie"
Everest: Nature name with a hint of danger, featured on the big screen last year
Ezra: As Biblical as Noah, plus with the zippy 'z'
Fable: Modern spin on Mabel just right for a writer's child
Fay or Faye: A more inventive — and vintage — middle than May or Ray
Flannery: As literary as Harper, but far more distinctive
Flora: Halfway between Nora and Daisy, yet all the way more unusual
Flynn: Dashing Flynn, part-"Tangled," part-Finn.
Ford: The chicest of the car names
Fox: An animal name as snappy as Max, as modern as Bear
Frances: A classic that's thrown off its dowdy image to feel fresh and wearable
Freya: A Norse goddess name long popular in the UK, and newly discovered in the United States
Grey: Color name possibility for boys, rising thanks to — or despite — "Fifty Shades"
Hank: Casual Jack-like name chosen by Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker
Harold: Former grandpa name now following Henry into wider use
Harvey: A name that's been out for so long in the U.S. that it's suddenly very in
Hawk: Fierce nature name worn by Jeremy Renner in "The Avengers"
Hazel: Once an out-there starbaby choice, now a vintage favorite
Holiday: Cooler than Holly or Noel, more approachable than Christmas or Easter
Huck: This year's Finn or Sawyer
Imogen: UK (and Nameberry) favorite slowly catching on in the U.S.
Inigo: Rare saint's name that deserves wider use
James: The most enduring of boys' names, now also a possibility for a daughter
Jane: Quirky television series "Jane the Virgin" makes classic Jane a cultural-crossing possibility
John: Top name for CEOs; appropriate for an upwardly mobile child
Juniper: Jennifer's daughter, and an energetic nature name on the rise
Justus: Ancient Roman name meets modern word name
Leilani: A Hawaiian name feeling more at home on the mainland
Leonora: Leonine girls' name that's familiar yet rare
Linus: Finally out from under the blanket
Louisa: Lovely, literary and back in the Top 1000
Luca: Handsome, Italian spin on Lucas and Luke
Lucia: A favorite with parents looking to bridge cultures
Luna: Spacey Harry Potter name that has stuck
Maeve: Authentically Irish, without the spelling and pronunciation challenges of some imports
Magnolia: The hottest new-old floral name
Magnus: An ancient royal name in Norway and Sweden, Magnus shares a meaning with Max that any little boy would love: the greatest.
Maisie: Sweetly vintage nickname name
Malala: Nobel Peace Prize-winner that deserves wider use
Margot or Margo: Sophisticated o-ending spin on classic Margaret
Marigold: A golden-hued "Downton Abbey"-inspired option
Marlowe: Harper, Harlow and now Marlowe are last names succeeding in first place for girls
Matilda: Roald Dahl's girl power heroine for a new generation
Nathaniel: Biblical favorite that never feels overused
Nova: New — literally! — and celestial
Ocean: Water-inspired nature names are hot, from River to Ocean
Olive: Starbaby favorite with ties to the natural world and a peaceful image
Ophelia: Once-tragic Shakespearean name, now an alternative to Olivia
Orson: An ends-with-son name that isn't overused
Paris: The City of Lights shines on, classic for boys or modern for girls
Poe: Poetic surname name boosted by new "Star Wars"hero
Poppy: Flower power pick big in the UK, finally catching on in the United States
Rafferty: Cool and confident surname name for boys
Robin: Back on the boys' side
Romy: Former one-person name ready for wider use
Royal: A name that rules, with ties to the World Series champs
Rufus: Neglected boy name that feels fresh and fashionable
Saint: A celebrity baby name sure to find wider use
Saoirse: Irish import boosted by rising actress Saoirse Ronan
Sophia and Sofia: The name heard 'round the world
Stellan: One of the best n-ending names for boys
Susannah: Classic spin on Susan currently given to fewer than 100 girls
Titan: Powerful mythological name now in the U.S. Top 1000
Xanthe: Mythological but modern, with the X factor
Zephyr: Breezy nature name with stylish -r ending
Added on Saturday, January 09, 2016
ARE CANADIANS ACTUALLY MORE POLITE THAN AMERICANS?
Two researchers at Ontario's McMaster University compared millions of tweets from Canada and the U.S. last year. Turns out... Canadians really ARE more polite. Just check out the different types of words used most in the resulting word bubbles.
Added on Saturday, January 09, 2016
IS THIS REALLY THE BEST WAY TO SLICE A PIZZA?
I thought it was just triangle vs square. Was I ever wrong!
Mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley at University of Liverpool in England believe they have cracked the code for perfect equality at the dinner table by cutting somewhat complex, curved slices — also known as monohedral disc tiling.
Check out the diagrams and tweet me @Shaun925thebeat with your thoughts.