How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber

It’s every man’s worst fear. You’re at someone’s house, you  finish doing your business and flush the toilet, but instead of going down, the water comes up along with whatever you just deposited in the bowl. Would you be paralyzed with panic in that moment? Or do you know what to do? Thankfully, unclogging a toilet isn’t hard at all. Even the most gnarliest of clogs can be taken care of with ease. To help us learn how to effectively unclog a toilet, I called up Rod from Roto-Rooter and got the...
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5 Plus Size Style Icons We Love

5 Plus Size Style Icons We Love In need of some fresh sartorial inspiration? One of the best ways to get motivated about stepping into new looks is to see them on body types like your own. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite plus-size style icons of the moment. These ladies are known for rocking impeccable style, while exhibiting the kind of body-confident attitude anyone can appreciate. Iskra Lawrence I love my real skin, lumps, bumps, scars, squish, fat, muscle, pigmentati...
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Rice Pudding

For some reason I had a craving for rice pudding. It's probably because every day reveals another disaster from the conservative government here in Ontario and it's driving me to seek all the comfort foods. This pudding tastes great warm or cold, and if you are not a big fan of raisins just leave them out. The cashews work double duty by providing creaminess and helping the pudding thicken as it cooks. This makes a lot of pudding, so if you are not feeding a family with four very hungry kids ...
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Gunman Kills Two, Injures 4 At UNC-Charlotte On Last Day Of Classes

At least two people were killed and four were injured after a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte on Tuesday evening. The attack took place on the last day of classes, as many students prepared to leave campus and begin their summer break.Authorities said a suspect is in custody and the scene is currently secure. Police have not yet released the identity of the alleged gunman to the public, but video captured by the local NBC affiliate WCNC showed a young man in ha...
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Gunman Kills 2, Injures 4 At UNC-Charlotte On Last Day Of Classes

At least two people were killed and four were injured after a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte on Tuesday evening. The attack took place on the last day of classes, as many students prepared to leave campus and begin their summer break.Authorities said a suspect is in custody and the scene is currently secure. Police have not yet released the identity of the alleged gunman to the public, but video captured by the local NBC affiliate WCNC showed a young man in ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nbc, Congress, Senate, United States, Authorities, UNC Charlotte, UNCC, Emergency Medical Services, WCNC, Mecklenburg County, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Vi Lyles, Poway CA, Christine Sperow

I Got My Favorite Shampoo From the Gym, and It's Been My Best Beauty Hack All Year

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I love my hair. It's long and thick, with just the right amount of wave. Even though it has its issues (ahem, frizz), I still wouldn't trade it for anyone else's. I use an amazing hair serum but tend to stick to drugstore shampoo, and that's about as far as my haircare routine goes. I didn't really see the value in fancy shampoos or overly expensive products, but that all changed once I started going to the gym. There's a Barry's Bootcamp a stone's t...
Tags: Nordstrom, Shopping, Beauty, Barry, Editor's Pick, Conditioner, Oribe, Shampoo, Beauty Shopping, Oribe Signature Shampoo

22 Beauty Products That Won Our Editors' Hearts In April

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers," which makes April sound like a real bummer. But we think the month deserves a little more credit, because this year it brought us more than rainy weather: Game of Thrones returned, giving us a reason to look forward to Sunday night. There was Beyoncé’s Homecoming album and Netflix documentary. We got new music from Taylor Swift. And to top it all off, a ton of springtime beauty launches dropped (hello, floral fragrances and pretty pastels)....
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Taylor Swift, Georgia, Netflix, Cate Blanchett, Dakota Johnson, Sephora, Seoul South Korea, Jenny, Aveda, Byredo, Pur Cosmetics, Michelle Pfeiffer, ELIZABETH ARDEN

Cinco de Mayo Food & Meal Prep with Stylish, Festive Prepara Taco Accessories

What better excuse is there to eat Tacos this week than Cinco de Mayo?! Only days away, I’m sure you’ve already headed to the store to stock up on Corona, limes, Hass avocados, your favorite tortilla chips (or mine!), tequila for your margaritas, and everything you need for Tacos or other Cinco de Mayo food you want to indulge in. My favorite way to serve my large family tacos is with my Prepara Taco Accessories ! Prepara Taco Accessories I use my Prepara 3 Sectional Tray ...
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Planting Bare Root Trees: Tips and Tricks

Learn how to avoid common mistakes when planting bare root trees. These tips and tricks will help you successfully plant a tree that will thrive and grow for years. This is a sponsored post. All opinions remain my own.  The Joy of Planting Trees The only thing I love more than spending quality time with... Read On → The post Planting Bare Root Trees: Tips and Tricks appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Lifestyle, Tree Planting, Arbor Day

Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group: Small Cars & Big Dreams

The Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group is a growing organization in both Michigan and Canada. Those who enjoy science and engineering will feel right at home, but the group is open to everyone.   Founder Alex Polonsky says the group’s mission is to use new technology to make our world better. It’s Saturday in Ferndale, Michigan, a quiet community just north of the mighty Motor City. It’s here where a group of self-described “techies” are meeting to share their love for science and innovation. He...
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The stories behind the adorable outfits on ‘The Bold Type’

It might be the small screen, but some spring TV shows are awfully big on style. We asked to costume designers on “The Bold Type” (which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform) to dish on how they keep their characters looking so chic. “It’s definitely a fashion fantasy,” costume designer Lisa Frucht says of...
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18 Gifts For The Mom Who Would Be Happy With A Phone Call

As we dive deeper into the warm-weathered, blossomy bliss of spring, we are faced with the same quandary that rolls around each May: What is the perfect gift for the person who gave you the gift of life? That's right, Mother's Day is fast approaching, which means so is the annual challenge of finding a present worthy of the most special woman in our lives. This is particularly difficult if you have the kind of mom that insists she doesn't want anything at all.But before even considering another...
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Nothing Helped My Prewedding Stress Zits Until I Found These Acne Healing Dots

I woke up two days before my dream wedding with the skin of my nightmares. I didn't consider myself a "stressed-out" bride, but my face told a different story on the morning my fiancé and I made the drive from San Francisco to San Diego, CA. A long distance away from the safety of my dermatologist's office, I tried to ignore the cystic bumps growing under my skin. This was easier said than done, however, since the zits were conveniently located in the middle of my forehead and chin. Thankf...
Tags: San Francisco, Acne, Beauty, Wedding, San Diego, Skincare, Sephora, Sarkar, Makeup Review, Papri Sarkar, Wedding Beauty

Swimmers, beware: The weather might be warming up, but rivers and lakes remain dangerously cold

Sunny skies can have people looking to enjoy the region's many bodies of water. But warm weather on land can be deceiving: Rivers, lakes and Puget Sound remain dangerously cold. Here are some tips to keep you safe.
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Two HIV Cases Linked to Spa That Gave Trendy 'Vampire Facials'

The so-called vampire facials that have been touted by celebrities for ostensible rejuvenation benefits have been linked to two cases of HIV in New Mexico, according to health officials.Read more...
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Woman Models 30 Years of Japanese Fashions

In commemoration of the end of the Heisei era, a woman has modeled the various fashion trends from the 30-year era. A woman working for cosmetics company Shiseido has modeled the various looks from the Heisei era, which has now come to an end. For the purpose of the video, the era has been divided […]
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A Week In Washington State, On A $123,000 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Etsy, Washington, Aretha Franklin, Netflix, Portland, Moscow, Starbucks, Brussels, Washington State, Hulu, Roma, Patreon, TJ, Safeway

You Can Buy Beauty Products From Macy's at a Steep Discount This Week

We hope there's room in your makeup bag for a few new beauty products, because the Macy's Friends and Family Sale is finally here, and you're not going to want to miss out on it. From now until May 5, customers can shop the department store's beauty lineup and purchase items for 15 perfect off - and yes, Urban Decay's stunning Game of Thrones makeup collection is included in the sale, so if you haven't already purchased anything from the new lineup, now is the time to do so. Other brands includ...
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Beautyworld Middle East 2019 and ESXENCE 2019 About Fragrantica

One of the biggest industry exhibitions, Beautyworld Middle East 2019, amazed us  not only by its enormous size, reaching from small artisanal producers and brands to leading perfume corporations, but also by one simple thing. Whenever we mentioned Fragrantica and presented our business cards, people met us with smiles and the words “Yes, Fragrantica! We know you! We read you regularly and we u... Read full article: Beautyworld Middle East 2019 and ESXENCE 2019 About Fragrantica from Fragrantic...
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Best in Show: Mainstream Perfumes of the Last Decade (2019)

Much as we praise the past as the golden age of perfumery, there are contemporary gems which have graced the department store shelves for a while now. And the last decade has been no less prolific in producing good fragrances, for both sexes, than any of the prior ones. So we set ourselves a challenge. If pressed, which fragrance would we pick as the best, the most representative, the most valiant... Read full article: Best in Show: Mainstream Perfumes of the Last Decade (2019) from Fragrantica...
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Here’s What I Purchased With My Sephora 20% Off

So, I realized I didn’t share any of my Sephora purchases and a lot of people were asking what I got. I did head in store which I never do but I wanted to try out some fragrances I wanted before indulging. I also did an online order and I’m playing with a few other items I may or may not haul before the sale ends. This is what I got so far: Sol de Janeiro Samba Mama Coco Cabana Trio NARS Hot Nights Face Palette Commodity Mimosa Sephora Peppermint Hair Cleansing Salt Scrub Natasha Denona ...
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3 Reasons To Add Fitness To Your Spring To-Do List

Everyone knows that to look their best, they need to be able to dress well, coordinate their outfits, and probably figure out the intricacies of hair and makeup, too. But everyone also knows, on some level, that to really look their best they need to spend some time working out and getting fit. When you are eating according to a good nutrition plan, and are exercisingon a regular basis, you are likely to look better in all situations, while also feeling far more energetic and positiv...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Fitness, Exercise, Spring, Exercises, Health & Fitness, Spring Fitness

Virtual Live-Action in a Virtually Real Film

The new Disney movie Lion King marks a threshold for a new way of making a film, another step erasing the line between artifice and reality, between the virtual and the natural. The entire set of the film — all the background and characters –are virtual, that is, computer created. The entire movie was shot in what we would today call VR. As this article makes clear, the director John Favreau says “We’ve basically built a multiplayer VR filmmaking game just for the purposes of making this movie....
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Man gets 38-year sentence for robbing, abducting agent

James Anthony Weil Jr., 47, pleaded guilty in January of this year to robbing a real estate agent who was showing him a home in 2016. As first reported by local press, Circuit Court Judge Steven C. Frucci sentenced Weil to 38 years in prison for robbery, abduction, and two counts of use of a firearm on Monday.
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WATCH: Ellen Page and Kate Mara find love in a hopeless place in “My Days of Mercy”

When Rihanna sang "We found love in a hopeless place," even she couldn't have imagined this.
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Chaka Khan Used Fabric Dye To Get Her Iconic Red Hair Color

Chaka Khan has always been larger than life to me. I remember sitting in the back of my mom’s car as she blasted the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack on repeat, and I’d always sing along when “My Funny Valentine” came on (even if I didn't understand the words at six years old).When I first saw the face behind those soft chords — her bright smile, red lipstick, and flowing burgundy hair — she reminded me of the many other strong Black women in my family. The cool aunt who gave me my first glitter ey...
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The 29 Most-Wanted Goods This Month — According To You

Hello again, it's us: your friendly neighborhood product enthusiasts. April is over and we're ready to checkout the goods that were trending in your expert-shopping carts over the past 30 days. Welcome to our second edition of Refinery29 Readers' Most-Wanted Items, where we cumulate the bestselling monthly products across the web according to you — and your friends, and your friends' friends.Just as we analyzed March's shopping data to craft an optimized product guide of the most-purchased good...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Arizona, Zappos, Everlane, Wayfair, Ulta, Jane Iredale, Birkenstock, Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour, Amazon s Choice, Sill Hoya Heart, Etsy Heart, Birkenstock Arizona Essentials

‘American Idol’ contestant gets standing ovation from parents who disapproved of him being gay

He performed "Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen, a song made famous by the band's out-bisexual frontman, Freddie Mercury.
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Buy a luxury condo, get free avocado toast for a year

In the latest ploy to woo millennial homebuyers, The Kira, a luxury condo building, is offering the trendy treat to those who buy in early May.
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The New Miss Teen USA Was Crowned Wearing Her Natural Curls

As each competitor took her turn in the stylist's chair before the 2019 Miss Teen USA pageant, Kaliegh Garris put the finishing touches on her own curls, picking out the coils and scrunching in shine serum. "The night before, I finger curled every single piece of my hair in the shower, which led to a very long shower, but it was for the greater good," the 18-year-old from Connecticut tells Refinery29. “I know what I look like with straight hair, with extensions, and with my curly hair, and I fe...
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