Let's face it, drinking plain, ol' water can be as boring as watching paint dry! But it does so much good for you...inside and out! So here are 13 fun ways to make drinking water...FUN and to make sure you're getting enough of the good stuff every day!
Do you think it's polite to use your cell phone in a restaurant? Apparently lots of people do, to the point where it's slowing down service. An anonymous manager at a busy New York City restaurant says that cell phones prevent customers from ordering as quickly as they used to. After comparing security footage from 2004 with current footage, the restauranteur claims that 10 years ago customers spent an average of one hour and five minutes at their table, but in 2014 the average time jumped to an hour and fifty-five minutes. The anonymous post on the Craigslist "rants & raves" board says that customers are so preoccupied taking photos, checking social media, and complaining about WiFi connections that take longer to order and to eat. The post end reads, "We are grateful for everyone who comes into our restaurant, after all, there are so many choices out there. But can you please be a bit more considerate?"
Hi there-WAY behind on my blog postings (sorry about that!) but I have a really, really, really good reason. Actually 11 really cute & furry reasons. 4 weeks ago, I adopted the sweetest dog ever, Honey, after she had been dumped at a Taco Bell. Turns out she was pregnant (sadly, probably why she was dumped) and 3 weeks ago, she gave birth to 11 of the cutest possible puppies EVER!! And I've had my hands full ever since. Honey has turned out to be a great mama dog & the puppies (who I have nicknamed "The Cinnamon Rolls") are healthy, strong and growing like gangbusters. Already have homes lined up so now my job is to keep them happy, healthy & get their shots, spay/neuter, etc... when the time is right. It's A LOT of work but I also know there are way worse things in life than a couple of months of puppies:)
And forget selfies, my phone is FULL of puppy pics and videos, which I will do my best to share with you (c'mon, who doesn't love looking at a cute puppy...)
A line of wine is being released inspired by Game of Thrones. The wine is being produced by Australia's Common Ventures and is being called the Wines of Westeros. It will include six whites and six reds -- each one representing the houses or some other aspect of the series. Arryn, Greyjoy, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell, Targaryen, Dothraki, White Walkers, Wildlings, and Night's Watch will be available in early 2015. Bottles are expected to cost around $19 each. House Redwyne's Arbor Gold Wines
House Tyrell's Reach Red Wines
House Lannister's Westerland Red Wines
House Baratheon's Stormland Red Wines
House Martell's Dornish Red Wines
House Arryn's Vale White Wines
House Tully's Riverrun Wines
Ellen is keeping busy with a new endeavor. The comedienne and talk show host announced on Tuesday (July 8th) that she is starting her own lifestyle brand called E.D. Look for the brand to kick off in the fall with a collection of tabletop products, candles, and bedding. There will also be a pajama and slipper set available. The full launch will happen in the Spring (2015) with home-and-garden items, clothing and accessories for men and women, and pet products. Ellen added, "I don't want to be specific because I don't want people stealing my ideas." The 56-year-old addressed pricing saying, "My goal is that people can have a beautiful house, a really comfortable house, without only being able to afford very expensive things." The clothing prices will be midlevel. The new project will be a collaboration between Ellen and J. Christopher Burch, of Tory Burch fame. She discussed the brand with Women's Wear Daily saying, "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine. I'm not trying to launch a little boutique situation."
Nothing is more frustrating than de-tangling your wound up earbuds. Check out this video. With a few little twists and turns of your earbud cords, you'll be able to ensure that your earbuds are never tangled again.
Kids are more likely to follow the rules if they are written out and posted, finds a new study. Boston University researchers tested 61 children between the ages of four and six. They found that kids who were starting to read chose written instructions over spoken instructions 75 percent of the time. Professor Kathleen Corriveau, lead researcher, says, "Children seem more likely to remember it and more likely to obey it when it's put to paper. It suggests they view texts as a mechanism to knowledge." She suggests parents write down rules simply and broken down to increase the chance of their kid following them.
Heath Ledger's film legacy has been memorialized by James Franco. The late actor's body of work is the subject of a new poem included in James' new book, Directing Herbert White, which reveals that both actors were up for many of the same roles prior to Ledger's death in 2008.
"There had been a time
When we were up for the same roles,
10 Things I Hate about You
(Based on The Taming of the Shrew),
And The Patriot --
Funny, you were Australian and so was Mel --
You were the knight in A Knight's Tale..."
The collection also includes pieces written from the perspective of the late River Phoenix and Lindsay Lohan.