Television

Toilets have their place in television’s Hall of Fame.

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In recent years, it hasn’t been the slightest bit unusual to see TV characters in bathrooms, whether they’re at home or work or in a public place. Shows like The Big Bang Theory and New Girl have even been praised for their use of bathrooms in humor, plot, character development, and interaction, etc. There’s no shock factor in hearing Leonard’s mother announce that she has to urinate in TBBT, or in seeing Molly in Mike and Molly passed out asleep in a ladies-room stall.


Many extraordinary women were recruited by wartime intelligence agencies.

Army poster, 1944, National Museum of American History. Source: National Museum of American History

Women served in various roles at home and abroad during the Second World War (WWII). Some built warplanes, played baseball, or volunteered for organizations like the Red Cross. Others served as military nurses or in newly established women's military branches. Several women chose to serve in top intelligence agencies.

Here are a few brief stories of these incredible ladies.

Barbara Lauwers


There is no unity with those who continue to subvert democracy and the rule of law.

This is for everyone who lives in states with Republican senators. Please flood them with letters demanding that they vote to convict Donald Trump. Feel free to use the one below. Trump must face the consequences of his high crimes and treason through every legal means available!

Dear Senator _________:

Your country needs you.

The American people need you to uphold your oath to protect the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the U.S. He must be prosecuted fully for the abuses of power and high crimes we all…


Nothing short of real consequences will stop them.

Source: Twitter

Blaming the victim for dividing the family unit is a common tactic of abusers.


Meowy and bright!

The purrfect purresents

Come wrapped in fur

You curl on my lap

And give comforting purrs


Holiday humor

A pawliday poem

‘Twas the night before Cat-Mess

And all through the house

Not a kitty was sleeping

One was stalking a mouse


After just one season? Really?

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(Warning: Spoilers contained within.)

It’s been a dark year. It was made a bit darker a few weeks ago (or more — time is difficult to gauge these days) when I heard that season two of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was no longer coming (unless another streaming service picks up this gem that Netflix has dropped). Although I knew it wouldn’t have come sooner than next year, it was one of the things I was most looking forward to.

This disappointment is akin to enjoying the wonderful aroma of a pumpkin pie baking in the oven, only to…


Advice

There are many ways to safely welcome a cat into your life

Photo by Oleg Ivanov on Unsplash

Are allergies keeping you from giving your heart to adorable kitties? You’re not alone. People are twice as likely to be allergic to cats than to dogs.

But there’s good mews! Dr. Shelly Zacharias, DVM, MS, VPM, BCMAS, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Gallant, a biotech company that banks stem cells and develops regenerative therapies using a pet’s natural biology to treat future diseases, says that although there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic cat, there are several breeds known to produce fewer allergens than others. Also, allergens don’t actually come from cat fur.

“The primary cause…


It’s not the sun, sand, or surf.

Photo by Sean O. on Unsplash

Okay, not just those things; I very much enjoy all three. The sun feels glorious. Soft sand feels wonderful on my bare feet. I can’t resist walking into the gentle waves. It all contributes to a sublime experience.

But what I absolutely love the most about the sea is what it teaches us. Next time you’re at a beach (either ocean- or lakeside), take a small cup and fill it with water. Imagine that the water in the cup contains your worries, stresses, mistakes, and transgressions. Then toss that tiny bit of water into the incomparably larger body of water…


History

Cats are the only creatures who can deliver purrfect purrformances!

These fantastic felines outshine costars of a variety of other species and have definitely earned their places among the best cinema cats!

1. Goose

Photo source: MCU Wiki

Goose is an extraterrestrial creature called a Flerken that looks like an Earth cat but has pocket dimensions inside his mouth that make him very dangerous to his enemies. He plays an impurrtant role in Captain Marvel (2019). Purrhaps the tabby-cat “M” marking on his forehead stands for Marvel! …

Jennifer Lee

"They said, 'Don't try to change the world, you're just a girl.'" Unapologetically for all that is right and just. "Here, right matters." - Lt. Col. Vindman

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