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20 Epic Alternatives To Boring Old Pizza — You’re Going To Love These

I’m as big of a fan of pizza as the next guy or girl, but sometimes, I can’t help but crave something a little different than a standard pie.

Hear me out before you call me a traitor to the pizza club…

While I’ll always eat a slice of pepperoni if it’s put in front of me, these fun alternatives to a regular pie will have you running to the kitchen to replicate these delicious recipes.

1. This hash brown pizza will have you drooling in seconds.

2. Or maybe you want sliced potatoes? This pie is for you.

3. Okay, but can we talk about pizza monkey bread?

4. While we’re on the topic of carbs…pizza PASTA.

5. This isn’t your average pizza…it’s made in a Crock-Pot!

6. I need these zucchini pizza boats in my mouth ASAP.

7. But these bite-sized poppers look tasty, too.

8. Basically make anything mini and I’m on board. I give you mini cauliflower pizzas.

9. Eggplant pizza never seemed like a good idea…then I saw these.

10. I love egg rolls and I love pizza…my prayers have been answered.

11. Pizza in a bowl? Yeah, I can get behind this concept.

12. I guess if you insist on being healthy, these quinoa pizza bites look good.

13. How beautiful are these personal portobello pizzas?

14. Or…make them mini (again)!

15. This pizza dip will have the whole family excited for snack time.

16. Or just go with an easy pizza casserole.

17. For all you pizza-for-breakfast fans: easy egg pizza.

18. These pizza waffles also look delicious!

19. Or maybe you’re craving dessert? Well this pizza cake isn’t sweet, but it’s chock-full of meat.

20. This pizza cake is equally delicious, but perhaps less harsh on your arteries?

If these tasty pizza alternatives didn’t make you a believer in the power of the pie — in different forms — then I don’t know what will!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pizza-alternatives/

Watching This Dog’s Patience While A Lizard Crawls On His Face Is Hilarious

Adorable seven-year-old bulldog Yun Ja has inspired me to be a calmer, more patient person.

How did a silly bulldog make me want to change my ways? Well, it’s pretty simple, you see. When a green lizard hopped onto the short pup’s back unexpectedly, he didn’t freak out, running around trying to buck the reptile off his back (like many of us probably would have).

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No, instead, he sat there patiently waiting for the little guy to hop off and get on his merry way.

He does try to lick him off, but even those gestures are adorably gentle.

This is basically what I would have done had this happened to me.

So yeah, let’s all just learn to be a bit more chill, channeling Yun Ja.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-lizard-nose-off/

Cross-Country Team Went For Their Morning Run…With Some Adorable Companions

It’s a rare treat for many rescue dogs to get to run around and play with other pooches…or even interact with humans. Most of the time, they’re kept in small, cramped kennels while they await their forever family’s arrival.

But that doesn’t mean the dogs don’t need — and crave — attention from the outside world. Not only does it help them to become properly socialized, it also ensures that the dogs are healthy thanks to the much-needed exercise.

That’s why what the St. Joseph High School Cross-Country team did for a bunch of shelter dogs is especially sweet. They go out on frequent morning runs…but just the other day, they decided to bring some new friends along for the fun.

First, they went to the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter to pair each runner with an adoptable dog!

Then they were off for a few miles of running near the shelter!

Clearly, not all of them are in peak shape, but that’s what makes this so sweet! They’re all so happy to be outside, even if they can’t keep up with the athletic joggers.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/running-with-rescues/

23 Things We Can Learn From Our Super-Smart And Adorable Pets

Our pets have so much to teach us…

From how to love unconditionally to the right way to enjoy a walk and even some lessons on making new friends (read: everyone can be a new friend), they’re so wise. While some things are best left to their world — *ahem* like smelling butts to become acquainted — there are so many things we can learn from our furry companions.

Here are just a few!

1. We’ve been going down stairs the slowest way for decades.

2. And how about getting a good booty and ab workout going up them? This should do it!

3. We’ve also been using exercise balls all wrong…

4. Speaking of exercise — they really know how to get the most out of a hike.

5. When it comes to enjoying nature, go big or go home.

6. Because bottom line…you can nap anywhere if you get too tired.

7. Then again, a little hesitance is good to employ now and then. The world is pretty big and scary.

8. They know that a selfie is the best way to celebrate new beginnings.

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9. “Multitasking is key.” (Seen here: sleeping and hydrating.)

10. “Embrace your enemies. They can become your best friends!”

11. They know that deep down, we’re all the same (and deserve treats).

12. Patience is a virtue.

13. Something as simple as holding a friend’s hand can make your day 100% better.

14. When it comes to relaxation, they know what’s up.

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…To each his own?

15. “It’s the simple things in life, guys!”

16. Always embrace your weird.

17. We could all learn to listen a little more.

18. It’s never too late to show someone you love them.

19. Dance like no one is watching.

20. You can get away with almost anything if you flash a smile.

21. If you work together, you can get more done.

22. It’s best to face your fears head-on.

23. But above all, they can teach us everything about loyalty and devotion.

Go home tonight and give your pet a great big hug…they’ve probably taught you way more than you’ll ever realize!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smart-pets/

When This Tiny Dachshund Is Allowed On The Bed For The First Time, He LOSES It

It’s no secret that our dogs really love getting up on the bed with us…

But for Pepper the tiny dachshund, he’s not into snuggling, snoozing, or even playing with another pup on the bed. No, the few sacred feet of space that we consider a resting spot is where Pepper gets his daily exercise in.

The second he gets up onto the bed, he absolutely loses all composure — and you know what? We lovehim for it!

“Let’s do laps!”

“Why rest when you can run?!”

Oh, Pepper. We’ll watch you run laps all day long. But I don’t know if you’ll get anyone to join in.

Except for these two devotedly fit corgis.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dachshund-bed/

When This Little Guide Dog In Training Sees His Idol, He Loses His Cool!

Who was your favorite Disney character growing up?

We all had one — from Aladdin to Minnie Mouse and Sleeping Beauty — but what you might not have guessed is that your pets may have kept their devotion to Disney a secret!

When Ace, a service dog in training for Guide Dogs of America, was exploring Disneyland for a socialization exercise, he saw someone he’d always dreamed of meeting…Pluto! For just a few moments, the little pup lost his cool.

Imagine how you’d react if you saw your childhood idol!

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So Cute!!! Service Dog in training gets to meet his favorite character Pluto!

Posted by Disney Dorks on Monday, February 8, 2016

Ace’s mom said that after the 15 seconds shown on video, he regained his composure and was very calm.

I don’t even care that he forgot his training for a few joyful seconds — Disney does that to all of us!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pluto-guide-dog/

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

Consider this: the average American household spends over $750 on fruits and vegetables every year. That’s a lot of money that you could be saving with a simple backyard produce garden. Sure, having a garden is no small task, but getting one started is a lot simpler than you think. All you need are some kitchen scraps from the fruits and veggies you want to grow…

And to think, you were going to throw out that bottom part of the celery! If you maintain your crops, keep the critters away, and harvest the fruits of your labor (we had to!), you’ll be saving money at the grocery store in no time.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitchen-scraps/

What He Does With A Regular Tennis Ball Could Get Rid Of Your Lower Back Pain

It’s something that affects 60 to 80% of the U.S. adult population…lower back pain.

Treatment for some is as simple as getting a new mattress or exercising more, but for others, there’s a need to get surgery or costly massages.

If normal remedies haven’t worked for you, you might want to give this little trick a try. Grab a tennis ball and watch Manu Kalia, a physical therapist, walk you through a simple exercise for lower back pain.

Here’s another quick stretch routine.

You’d be surprised at how massaging your butt can affect your lower back. Everything in your body is connected and it’s important to listen to what your muscles and bones are telling you.

Of course if your pain persists or worsens, definitely consult a doctor.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/back-tennis-hack/