Watching This Cute Corgi Try Different Fruits And Veggies Is Strangely Satisfying

Great Gatsby the corgi is always looking to try new things and broaden his horizons, especially when it comes to food. In this adorable video, the little guy taste tests a whole bunch of different dog-friendly fruits and vegetables.

Being the culinary explorer that he is, Gatsby is willing to taste everything at least once. But as you might imagine, not everything was to his liking…

“Sure…why not?”

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*Nom nom nom*

Great. While this dog is dining on expensive dragon fruit, I’m sitting here chowing on some stale cornflakes since I forgot to buy milk.

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21 Fresh Ideas For Chicken Dinners

One-pot meals FTW.

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1. One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

Cheaper than Chipotle AND you’ll have leftovers. Get the recipe.

2. One-Pot Chicken Casserole with Tomatoes and Butter Beans

Get the recipe.

3. One-Pan Chicken and Potatoes

This version cooks everything on a baking sheet, but a dutch oven would work too. Get the recipe.

5. One-Pot Spanish Chicken & Potatoes

Garlic and tomatoes make just about everything better. Get the recipe.

6. One-Pot Chicken, Penne, and Broccoli

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7. One-Pot Chicken and Rice

The secret to vibrant yellow rice? A pinch of saffron. Get the recipe.

8. One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs

Serve over rice or quinoa — or just enjoy on its own. Get the recipe.

9. One-Pot Chicken and Kielbasa Bake

 

Ready in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

10. One-Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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11. One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein

 

This version uses linguine, but feel free to swap in traditional egg noodles too — just adjust the cooking time accordingly. Get the recipe.

12. One-Pot BBQ Chicken Chili

Chili freezes well, so feel free to double the recipe and save a batch for later. Get the recipe.

13. Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Parsnips, Lemon, and Fennel

A classic. Get the recipe.

14. One-Pot Thai-Inspired Chicken and Rice

 

One of the quickest ways to change up standard chicken and rice? Soy sauce + cayenne pepper + fresh basil. Get the recipe

15. Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken

 

16. Cheesy Chicken and Vegetables Skillet

Get the recipe.

17. One-Pot Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

 

In a simple sauce of white wine, chicken broth, lemon, and rosemary. Get the recipe.

18. One-Pot Creamy Chicken Noodles

 

19. Quinoa, Chicken, and Garden Veggies Skillet

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20. Chicken Drumsticks with Tomatoes and Potatoes

 

21. One-Pot Chicken Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Things that will always make me happy: 1) White wine. 2) Pasta. 3) White wine pasta. Get the recipe.

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In valley, Army chief stresses on upholding human rights – Times of India

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday visited the LOC formations and units in North Kashmir where he was briefed on the operational preparedness of the forces. He impressed on everyone to uphold human rights and exercise maximum possible restraint in dealing with the protesting mobs.

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This Is What Happens When Science Messes With Nature. It’s Not Pretty.

You probably know about genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) if you are a conscious eater. Some claim GMOs are unnatural and an abomination to wildlife. Others believe that GMOs are necessary for the advancement of science. There are benefits and downfalls to science messing with nature, but there are definitely some bizarre mutations caused by the use of GMOs.

1.) Pigs that produce 65% less phosphorus in their waste.

A genetically engineered pig producing 65 percent less phosphorous in animal waste was approved for limited production. This type of pig is seen as more environmental friendly.

2.) Featherless chickens.

Scientists in Israel created a breed of featherless chickens that can save time on plucking and are more environmentally friendly. They also significantly reduce the cost of being raised. Scientists claimed that featherless chickens are safe because they are created by breeding a regular broiler chicken with a Naked Neck.

3.) Different colored carrots.

These carrots not only pack more color into salads, but also contain more calcium.

4.) See-through frogs.

These “glass frogs” developed a mutation allowing to see through their skin, revealing their organs. It is a huge help to scientists everywhere in figuring out how the animal’s organs work, how disease spreads, and how cancers develop in their bodies.

5.) The mouse with an ear on its back.

This mouse was created to demonstrate a method of fabricating cartilage structures to transplant into human patients. A resorbable polyester fabric was infiltrated with bovine cartilage cells and implanted under the skin of a hairless mouse. The mouse was a commonly used strain of immunocompromised mouse, which prevented a transplant rejection.

6.) Fish that glow.

Dr. Zhiyuan Gong and his colleagues at the National University of Singapore worked with a gene called green fluorescent protein (GFP) in 1999. This gene was originally extracted from a jellyfish that naturally produced bright green bioluminescence. They inserted the gene into a zebrafish embryo, allowing it to integrate into the zebrafish’s genome. This caused the fish to be brightly fluorescent under natural white light and ultraviolet light.

7.) Pluots.

Plums and apricots are delicious fruits on their own. Both fruits combined form the genetically modified treat known as the pluot. This fruit is intensely flavored and delicious.

8.) Golden seahorses.

Vietnamese scientists created these creatures, a first for the country in the field of genetic modification. They mixed Gold dust with jellyfish proteins, and inserted the substance into seahorse’s eggs by using the “gene shooting method.”

9.) Extremely muscley cows.

The Belgian Blue is a breed with a defective myostatin gene (the gene responsible for muscle inhibition). This results in double muscling in the animal. Belgian Blues supposedly have more lean meat and reduced fat content, leading to more health risks (and inbreeding) than other breeds. This also puts a premium price on their steaks.

10.) Lematos.

Other genetically altered fruits and veggies created for health reasons. The lemato was solely an experiment to determine if scientists could make tomatoes give off the scent of lemons.

11.) Jake the Alligator Man.

Some speculate that this mutant might be a distant ancestor of man. But later theories claim that it was an early secret genetically engineering project gone wrong and wild. Whatever Jake’s true origin is, he truly is an interesting specimen.

Science is too bizarre sometimes. I can’t wrap my head around some of the experiments. All I know is I sometimes wish I had half an alligator body.

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18 Little Things You Could Do Every Day To Live A Better Life

If you’re living an unhappy life, there could be a ton of contributing factors. You could be living an unhealthy lifestyle, you could have just gone through a breakup, or you could have lost a loved one. You might just be fed up with everything, but you can easily take back some control.

Here are a few things that you can add to your routine in order to improve your everyday life.

1. Make a to-do list. Seeing your goals in writing will inspire you to stick to them, no matter how big or small.

2. Plank. It might sound weird, but if you’re looking to improve your physical health and increase your strength, working on your core is a great place to start.

3. Stretch your neck. If you sit in a chair all day for work, or if you are constantly running around, chances are that you are carrying a lot of stress in your neck. This simple daily practice will help you relax.

4. Stay productive. It will keep your mind active and help propel you down the road to success.

5. Do a claw stretch. Every few hours, make your hand into a claw-like shape to avoid cramps that won’t do you any favors if you work on a computer all day.

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6. Get your heart pumping. Doing high knees will help you elevate your heart rate, even if you’re working with limited space.

7. Stretch your ankles and feet. This one sounds odd, but if you have to be on your feet every day, do ankle and foot stretches to relieve pressure.

8. Laugh. It’s amazing how easy it is to go through an entire work day without laughing. Slip a funny video in there or joke around with coworkers to elevate your mood and relieve built-up stress.

9. Squat. Squatting is heralded as the king of compound exercises. You don’t have to use as much weight as this guy, but body-weight squats work so many muscles in your body. You’ll be on the path to physical prowess in no time!

10. Do a few pushups. This is another full-body exercise that will have you feeling physically fit (and proud of yourself).

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11. Close your eyes and massage your temples. It will refresh tired eyes, especially if you are staring at a computer screen all day. Do this once every hour or so.

12. Keep a journal. Keeping a journal of thoughts, ideas, and reflections is a great way to compile your experiences. You can also learn from past mistakes and revel in past triumphs by reviewing your journal now and again.

13. Twist it up. This yoga pose will make your back feel much better by cutting down on physical and emotional stress.

14. Bridge it up. Hip bridges are incredibly important for people who sit down a lot. When you sit, your hips get weak and immobile. Combat that with some simple bridges.

15. Take the stairs. It’s good for burning calories and losing fat as well as building leg muscles.

16. Listen to mood music. If you are feeling down, put on some happy tunes to brighten your mood instantly. That goes for just about any desired feeling.

17. Do some jumping jacks. Anything that gets your pulse up will make you feel better both physically and mentally (after you stop huffing and puffing, anyway).

18. Sleep. It’s very important to get enough sleep each night. A solid 7 or 8 hours every night will help your mind and body recharge. You’ll be ready to take on just about anything if you’re well rested!

These might seem like weirdly small steps on the road to happiness, but it’s amazing how quickly incremental changes add up. If you incorporate a few of these practices into your daily routine, you’ll be feeling physically, emotionally, and mentally revitalized in no time!

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These 13 Simple Tips Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster And Wake Up Rested. They’re Genius.

For thousands of people in the United States alone, falling asleep and staying asleep is a huge problem. You wouldn’t think that something natural could be so challenging, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that “roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption, and approximately 10 percent have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.” That’s a lot of people who have trouble sleeping. However, it doesn’t have to be a chronic problem for many individuals. There are some simple, but genius, things you can do to help you fall asleep faster. I was skeptical at first, but just trying a few of these changed everything.

1.) Give yourself a bedtime routine: There’s a reason that parents do this with their children. When you go through the same routine every night before bed, you’ll tell your brain you are ready to sleep.

2.) Make your bedroom comfortable for sleeping: Make sure the temperature is low enough in your bedroom. Also, think of investing in blackout curtains so that you can block out artificial and natural light.

3.) Do NOT use your phone as an alarm clock: Many people use their smartphones as alarm clocks. This is a terrible habit to start, because having your phone next to you will tempt you to play with it… keeping you distracted and awake.

4.) Practice deep breathing: By using deep breathing, you can physically tell your body that it’s time to relax and settle down.

5.) Relax all of your muscles, starting with your toes. To release stress from the day, use the “progressive muscle relaxation” when you’re lying in bed. You tense and then release muscle groups throughout your body, starting with your toes.

6.) Occupy your mind: You can use mental exercises to occupy your mind (so it can’t drift or become anxious). Counting sheep may be too boring, but try counting backwards from 100 by 3.

7.) Get out of bed: Dr. Walia from the Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center says if you can’t fall asleep after 30 minutes of lying in bed, you should get up.

8.) Stop worrying: If you’re anxious, try writing down your worries so they are out of your head… and you can start sleeping.

9.) Move your alarm clock away from you: Watching the clock can just make you more anxious and prevent you from falling asleep.

10.) Visualize a beautiful experience: Try to picture a tranquil scene, or maybe your “happy place.” Relax your mind and your body will relax, too.

11.) Get enough exercise: If you’re sedentary, your body may not feel tired enough to fall asleep quickly. By exercising, you can ensure your body will WANT to fall asleep.

12.) Invest in a better pillow: Studies have shown that a medium-firm pillow brings the best improvement to people’s sleep. Your pillow needs to support your head and neck.

13. See a doctor: If you have chronic sleep issues, that’s a serious problem. There is no harm in seeing a doctor to address it. You may just find a permanent solution.

(H/T Business Insider) Sleeping shouldn’t be difficult. In fact, it should be a pleasant and restful activity we do every day. Try out some of these sleep tips and share them with your friends. Don’t let people you love have sleepless nights (unless you’re convincing them to binge-watch shows on Netflix).

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This Artist Creates Something Beautiful Out Of The Absolute Last Thing You’d Expect

Although food sanitation laws are, of course, developed with safety in mind, putting them into practice often culminates in piles and piles of discarded meat.

Unfortunately, as long as the demand for protein products remains as high as it is worldwide, this will continue to pose a problem for the food industry. As artists tend to do, one Netherlands-based creator by the name of Isaac Monté decided to take artful action against this source of waste through a series called “The Meat Project.”

By decellularizing discarded meat from local supermarkets, he creates a stunning medium with which he produces vases and light fixtures that are so refined and delicate, they belie their building blocks upon first glance.

Decellularization is a process used in labs that focus on tissue regeneration research.

When raw meat is put through this process, it loses all cellular content.

The end result is a collection of malleable white strips that almost mimic the appearance of marble when they dry down.

“By applying this technique,” he writes, “I am not only changing the look and shape of meat, but above all, its meaning.”

And the series is atypical on all accounts, not just in regard to material and production.

The inspiration behind his designs is actually Escherichia coli, which is the bacteria that drives protein products off of grocery store shelves.

By reimagining discarded materials, artists like Isaac Monté encourage us to reimagine the ways in which we use these products before our only option is to throw them away.

To learn more about this artist’s life, work, and studio, be sure to check out Atelier Monté’s website.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/the-meat-project/

33% rise in sown area boosts hopes of dip in pulse prices – Times of India

Latest figures, released by the Union agriculture ministry on Friday, show a significant jump in coverage area under pulses, an indication that the price of the most popular source of protein in India is set to fall post-harvest when higher production compensates for the supply side shortfall.

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29 People Who Are Doing Their “House Of Cards” Binge Right

Netflix marathon, meet rib-eating marathon.

1. If you’re not eating BBQ, you’re just doing it wrong.

2. Cuz if there isn’t a Freddy’s nearby, you gotta DIY your own.

3. Bingeing early in the morning?

Gotta fill the French press.

4. Themed snacks work particularly well.

5. Lagging a little? You can always pOp up the drama.

6. Remember that two glasses of wine > one.

Whether you’re alone or not.

7. And just because you don’t have a White House chef…

8. Doesn’t mean you can’t eat gourmet while you watch.

9. This genius prepared with a whole tray of sushi.

10. And this watcher knows cheesiness is a good thing.

But only when it’s on the plate.

11. Do it with your favorite East Coast burger.

12. Or West Coast. No judgment.

13. Sometimes you have to pause for jujyfruit.

14. Tequila can be a good addition.

15. Or a rather conveniently-named wine.

16. Do what you gotta do.

17. But be sure to nurse your hangover the right way.

18. Healthy snacks work too.

Especially if you want to use that rowing machine later.

19. Remember that Netflix marathons require protein.

Just like regular marathons.

20. Watch while you breakfast.

21. And brunch.

22. And lunch.

23. Teatime is good as well.

24. Probably dinner, too.

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