Did you know that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s baby was on the first cover of TV Guide? Or that Marilyn Monroe graced the first cover of Playboy? (It’s probably a good thing they didn’t get those two mixed up.)
At any rate, magazines have come a long way — along with their covers. We’ve rounded up 30 of the most popular magazines to show you what they looked like at the very beginning…
Have you ever wondered why both a cell phone company and computer giant are named after fruits such as apples and blackberries? Or how about why a social media site is named after the sound a bird makes or what a character in a Moby Dick novel has to do with the biggest coffee shop in the world?
Well, wonder no more. We’ve tracked down the etymologies of 40 of the best known companies around.
This coffee giant was named after Starbuck, a character in the novel Moby-Dick. Founders thought the name evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders.
With all the negativity in the news it’s easy to become jaded and a little bit cynical. But it can take only one random act of kindness to restore that faith in humanity, just one small deed done only out of the goodness of one’s heart to remind us compassion exists.
If one act of kindness can “restore our faith,” how many would it take to just stop losing our faith in humanity in the first place? Most little kindnesses go unnoticed, but sometimes they are immortalized through pictures on the internet so the rest of us can be reminded how wonderful strangers can be. Perhaps there are enough wonderful acts of compassion here to permanently restore our faith in humanity…
If you think you have every appliance you could ever need in your kitchen, think again. Do you have a gadget that injects bananas with chocolate? No? How about a sushi bazooka? If you don’t, you might want one after reading about these 30 unique kitchen gadgets.
Yes, most of them are ridiculous (and completely unnecessary) but they’re still 100 percent fun!
Yes, there are times when one too many bottles are opened or you forgot about the one in the back of the fridge and find it’s no longer pleasing to the palate.
While you could take one for the team and swig it down in an attempt to avoid wasting those last precious drops, there are alternatives. You can still make the most of that wine without toasting the evening with a chilled class of vinegar vino.
1. Turn Your Pinot into Paint
Wine is water-based, obviously, so you can use the same tools from watercolors for painting with wine. But you can’t just paint with wine. It takes a few minutes of preparation.
Reducing the wine is the only way to get the richest, darkest color, so put 2 cups on medium-low heat and reduce for about 10-12 minutes. Then if you want to, you can make a basic sketch with pencil on your watercolor paper. Stand back, drink your good wine, and fill in your drawing with wines of different hues.
For a more purply hue, it’s recommended you choose Merlot, Cabernet, Shiraz, Syrah, Petite Sirah or Malbec. For a lighter, more red-orange hue try Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, or Sangiovese.
Most people make an effort to avoid things that are obviously dirty and most likely harboring millions of germs — garbage cans, public restrooms, the handholds on the bus. That makes sense, but have you considered the threats that linger on things in your home?
The germs are coming from inside your house!
Here are the 10 places at home that can make you sick and how to avoid that scenario…
1. Kitchen Sink
Apparently “Everything but the kitchen sink” applies to “What is relatively clean in your house?”
According to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, the average kitchen sink harbors about 100,000 bacteria per square centimeter, compared to the average toilet’s 100 bacteria per square centimeter.
That’s right. Your sink is nastier than your toilet.
Germs thrive in moist environments (like in a drain) and food prep introduces dangerous bugs like E. coli and salmonella to the equation. And then there you are with your (likely) improperly washed hands, turning on and off the faucet and touching all the things, getting germs everywhere in the process.
Jordyn Leopold’s dad Jordan is a defenseman in the National Hockey League and for the last season he’s played in Ohio, a long way from their family’s home in Minnesota. And before that, over the course of his 13-year career, he has played for six other teams.
Needless to say, his family is accustomed to him being far away for unfortunately long stretches of time.
But they’re over it. At least 11-year-old Jordyn is. She’s had enough and so she decided to do something about it.