Im sure you’ve noticed I changed my header picture....
from an apple eating curly head to a “jungle juice” drinking one. I was getting tired of the ol apple photo. I really like my new picture minus the fact that there are two people standing behind me….which is SUPER unprofessional of me. But I don’t really care lol – it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want! I’ll probably change the picture within the next few weeks – so enjoy it while it lasts!!
Well ladies and gentlemen, that is all I have for you today!
Unfortunately I have to wake up in 6 hours to make bagels and donuts at work! :(
I will make sure to update soon! <3
Let us begin....
(1) PIERCE THE VEIL – CARAPHERNELIA
I’ve been listening to Pierce The Veils’ new album NON STOP.
I am completely in love with this album right now.
This band is amazing. Such a talented group of fellows.
I used to listen to “The Early November” and “The Starting Line” over and over and over and over again when I was in high school. I’m so glad I dipped deep within my iTunes and pulled out these long lost loves of mine. This just made my day…..
(3) THE STARTING LINE – THE BEST OF ME
O YA – BOSTON MA
(1) GULF SEAFOOD SAFE TO EAT, FDA SAYS
"Recent chemical tests have shown no widespread contamination to seafood from dispersants used to break up oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico — and that such food is safe for the public to eat.
Officials from the federal Food and Drug Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Friday that less than 1% of 1,735 seafood tissue samples tested came up positive for any trace chemicals.
"This new test should help strengthen consumer confidence in gulf seafood," FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said in a statement. "The overwhelming majority of the seafood tested shows no detectable residue, and not one of the samples shows a residue level that would be harmful for humans. There is no question gulf seafood coming to market is safe from oil or dispersant residue."
The samples, collected from June to September, were drawn from a wide variety of fish species — including tuna, wahoo, swordfish, gray snapper and butterfish — and shellfish including shrimp, crabs and oysters."
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(2)NEW EGG SAFETY PLANS UNVEILED
"Egg producers and government regulators are separately taking steps to improve egg safety in the wake of a nationwide salmonella outbreak that was tied to farms in Iowa. Producers "want nothing else to happen like what happened in Iowa," said Howard Magwire, vice president of government relations for the United Egg Producers. The trade group is developing safety standards for the industry that would go beyond federal regulations.
The United Egg Producers is developing industry standards that will mirror the agency's production rules and go a step further by requiring participating producers to vaccinate all hens against salmonella. Because of contamination that the food agency found in feed at one of the Iowa operations, the producers' group also is considering writing sanitation standards for feed mills, Magwire said.
(3)FAT EMPLOYEE SUES MCDONALD’S, MC DONALD’S WINS
"A Brazilian court has ordered McDonald's to pay a former franchise manager $US17,500 ($18,000) because he gained 29kg while working there for 12 years. The 32-year-old man says he was forced to sample food products each day to ensure that quality standards remained high because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness. The man also says McDonald's offered free lunches to employees, adding to his kilojoule intake while on the job."
"Eating almonds can help the body to fight off viral infections such as the common cold and flu, according to new research. A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in the skin of the nut boost the immune system's response to such infections.
Researchers found almond skins improved the ability of the white blood cells to detect viruses while also increasing the body's ability to prevent viruses from replicating and so spreading inside the body. They discovered that even after the almonds had been digested in the gut, there was still an increase in the immune system's defence against viruses.
The scientists, who are based at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and the Policlinico Universitario in Messina, Italy, said their findings suggest that the nuts can increase the immune system's ability to fight off a wide range of viruses, including those that cause flu and the common cold.
They said although they have still to carry out research on how many almonds must be eaten to obtain a beneficial effect, it was likely that eating almonds regularly could help protect people from becoming infected with viruses in the first place, while it could also help those already infected to fight off their illness."
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(1)THE DON GALLERY “HELLO BRO!” EXHIBITION RECAP
“The “Hello Bro!” exhibit has been unveiled at the Don Gallery in Milan, Italy. The gallery space is dedicated to a smattering of graffiti, urban, pop, and lowbrow art. The exhibit features work from industry heavyweights including KAWS, Futura, SHARP, and Mike Giant who’ve expressed themselves on a litany of mediums highlighting toys, paintings, and prints. The collection is comprised of the gallery’s collection which has been built over the last two years, and is on display now.”
(2) PILLOW WITH INTEGRATED SPEAKERS HELPS YOU FALL ASLEEP
"Maybe as a kid you were so used to sleeping to the sound of lullabies, that you need music to lull you into a deep slumber now as well. We have the "Sleep! Sound pillow!" for that. It's a pretty cool pillow that you can hook your iPod or other MP3 players into. It has built in stereo speakers that give you a good quality sound. They are soft speakers, so the pillow won't be uncomfortable. As soon as your head hits the pillow, you can have songs streaming from it. I like the idea of falling asleep to some soothing music at a low volume. It's an idea that has been used before, but this pillow executes it really well."
(3) ZIP BED
“This bed is defined by its zipper. The bed has a comfortable and soft rounded frame that is padded and upholstered. It is further finished with a zipper running its perimeter. All you need to do is zipper down at bedtime to reveal a cozy comforter, sheets and pillows. You will find the softest and warmest place to rest in. After a good sleep, simply zip up for a clean, clutter-free look. The design is definitely outstanding and revolutionary. You can purchase it is colors of white, gray or blue. More information on this innovative bed is available here.”
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(1) UNWRAPPED – HERSHEY
(2) ANDREW ZIMMERN – EATING A LIVE FROG
(3) GREAT DEPRESSION COOKING WITH: CLARA – PIZZA