Prince Harry Avoids Questions About Whether Obama Will Get A Wedding Invite

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Nov. 27, media outlets were in a frenzy as they began harping on the royals for all of the details surrounding their upcoming nuptials.

While some questions have been answered (like when and where), there has been no confirmation on the couple’s guest list. While we can safely assume the royal family will be in attendance, along with Markle’s closest friends, the jury is still out on one potential attendee: Barack Obama.

The pair hit it off after Obama showed his support to the Invictus Games, a multi-sport event, created by the prince, for injured servicemen and women.

The scope of Harry and the former president’s friendship was made clear on Dec. 27, when Harry was guest editing for BBC Radio 4. He brought along a recording of an interview he had with Obama – the first since he had since leaving office 11 months ago -, which included a lighting round quiz, and a discussion on social media use.

“All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet,” Obama said. “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.”

But despite their close bond, UK government officials have warned Harry against sending a wedding invitation to the 44th president.

A Man Is Being Hailed A Hero After Being Shot Protecting A Pregnant Woman

When it comes down to it, do you think that you would be capable of doing the right thing even if it meant putting your own life on the line? Well, we don’t need to ask 27-year-old David Trivelpiece of Oregon that question anymore.

He had been out on the town with a few friends in late November when he heard a series of gunshots. Without even questioning the danger of what he was about to do, he ran off in the direction of the shots hoping to be able to help whoever was in trouble.

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It turns out that he made the right choice. When he got to the scene of the shooting, he saw that two men had been fighting after one severely intoxicated man, 67-year-old Richard Mershon, had pushed a pregnant woman to the ground. It was during the initial altercation that the two shots that Trivelpiece heard had been fired, both missing their target.

When Trivelpiece ran across the street to try and stop the mayhem, Mershon squeezed off another shot, this one hitting Trivelpiece in the neck.

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“That’s totally him. He knows that if someone’s in trouble, he’d step in,” said Ambria Newton, Trivelpiece’s sister-in-law.

The community has taken notice of the sacrifice that Trivelpiece was willing to make, and they have rallied around the family in order to help support his recovery.

Cheeseburger Rolls Are All Wrapped up and Ready to Go!

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Anything cheeseburger is good so making these DIY cheeseburger pockets is a no brainer.

All your burger fixings are already here on the inside, all you have to do is pick it up and get chomping! Stringy mozzarella and salty cheddar make the perfect cheesy blend and all this is wrapped in tender puff pastry for an easy bite!

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, browned
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • ¼ cup pickles, minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut both puff pastry sheets into 4. On each sheet evenly spread ground beef, then onion and pickles, then cheeses.
  3. Roll pastries up into logs folding the sides inwards as you go to make sure all that cheese stays inside.
  4. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.

No More Messy Lasagna Serving Thanks to Chicken Bacon Lasagna Rolls

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Why this isn’t the new norm for lasagna I don’t know. Just as easy to make but in the end you simply serve a roll instead of struggling to keep a slice of lasagna in one piece on the way to the plate.

Unique lasagnas usually fall short from the classic tomato sauce and cheese. I can vouch for this one being way better, I mean the light chicken, creamy cheese sauce and everybody knows that bacon makes everything better! Better make at least 2 rolls a person because seconds are a must!

  • 8 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups cheese sauce (recipe below)
  • ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated

For the cheese sauce:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream, divided
  • 2 cups Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the filling:

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salting lightly. Add 8 lasagna noodles and cook pasta 2 minutes less than the directions on the package (it will finish cooking in the oven).
  2. Drain the pasta well, then lay flat on paper towels to dry any excess water.
  3. In a pan, cook the diced bacon. Add the onions and garlic 3 minutes before bacon is crisp.
  4. Remove the bacon mixture to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess grease.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. To make the cheese sauce, in a large pan over medium heat, whisk together the cream cheese and butter. Pour in 1 cup of the heavy cream and all the seasonings. Continue whisking until the cream cheese has fully melted and everything is well-combined – the sauce will be thick.
  7. Add in ¾ cup of the half and half cream, bringing up to a simmer for a few minutes, whisking occasionally, until everything thickens up.
  8. Whisk in the remaining heavy cream and half and half, continuing to whisk and simmer until everything becomes creamy, but not too thick to pour.
  9. Bring the temperature down to low, then whisk in the Parmesan. Set aside.
  10. In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta, sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, and seasonings.
  11. Spread the filling evenly onto the cooked lasagna noodles. Add chicken on top, then sprinkle on some of the bacon mixture, saving some for topping the rolls before baking. Sprinkle some of the Parmesan on top of the bacon mixture.
  12. To put everything together, in a 9×13-inch baking dish, spread about ½ cup of the cheese sauce evenly in the bottom.
  13. Roll the filled lasagna noodles up, and place seam-side down into the sauce on the baking dish.
  14. Spread the rest of the cheese sauce evenly over the rolls, then sprinkle the reserved bacon mixture. Top it all off evenly with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  15. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is starting to lightly brown on top.
  16. Remove from oven, then let sit about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

With the Help of This Spaghetti Braid You Can Now Eat Spaghetti with Your Hands!

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Spaghetti is or was everyone’s favorite food at some point in their life. Time to give this classic a tiny makeover so you can enjoy it with no utensils!

With the help of Pillsbury you can make this super easy braid in minutes. All that yummy cheesy, saucy and noodleyness will be wrapped up in salty, tender dinner rolls. Leave the garlic bread in the freezer, this has everything in one delicious package!

  • 2 tubes Pillsbury dinner rolls
  • 6 ounces spaghetti, cooked and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup thick spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare work surface with a light coating of nonstick spray. Roll dinner rolls into a rectangle, approximately 12×16-inches in size. Cover well with plastic wrap and let rest 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove wrap from dough. Scoop spaghetti lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down the center of the dough.
  4. Spread sauce evenly on top of spaghetti, then place the cheese cubes throughout. Make cuts 1 ½-inches apart on the long bare sides of dough within 1/2-inch of the filling.
  5. Begin braiding by folding the top and bottom strips towards the filling, then braid strips left over right. Continue alternating, then finish by pulling the last strip over and tucking it under the braid.
  6. Using both hands, carefully lift the braid and place on prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, cover with foil if browning too quickly. Cool slightly and slice to serve.

Every Slice Is Guaranteed Cheesy! Try Upside-Down Lasagna Pie!

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Sometimes it’s fun to try a different way to cook something you have cooked a million times. A new spin on a classic that will sure impress anyone you decide to cook this for!

Lasagna that can be sliced like a pie! Yes please! By wrapping your lasagna in noodles you ensure all that gooey cheese stays where it belongs and every slice will be as good as the first!

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 jar tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup Parmesan, grated and divided
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef in a frying pan over medium high heat, then drain any excess grease. Add tomato sauce, oregano, and basil, then set aside.
  3. Cook the lasagna noodles, cooking about 3 minutes less than recommended on the package. Drain well.
  4. Use a heavy 2.5-quart oven-safe bowl and spray it with nonstick spray. Layer noodles in bowl, overlapping slightly to keep everything in.
  5. Start with a layer of half mozzarella and parmesan, then sauce and ricotta. Next, cut the remaining noodles in half and create a layer with the halves. Then add the remaining parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, remaining sauce, remaining ricotta, and remaining mozzarella. Fold the ends of the noodles back over to seal everything up.
  6. Bake about 75 minutes, then remove from the oven and let sit for AT LEAST 20 minutes before flipping and cutting. Cover the top with foil midway through baking if needed to prevent burning.

“The Dick Van Dyke Show” Star Dies At 94

One of the original Queens of Hollywood, Rose Marie, has passed away at the age of 94. The famous Broadway star was a legend in the television world, with a lifelong career that eclipsed many other male actors of her era in a time when it was hard enough for women to even enter the industry.

In a professional career that spanned nine decades, her entry to fame came at age four, when she began recording songs for a sound short titled Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder.

From there, she started working with various orchestras and jazz ensembles, skyrocketing in her youth to the charts. In fact, she was the last surviving singer to have a hit from before the Second World War, before her death.

Like any other celebrity from that era, she would have some help from some questionable sources.

Cherry pie cupcakes

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Some people don’t like pie, I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. Cakes reign supreme in at least 50% of north american households and they’re missing out on some classic pie flavors!

With one simple box of cake mix and some pie filling you can pretty much make any one of your favorite pies into a cupcake for those pie haters in your life. All the same pie flavor with a soft and fluffy cupcake crust!

  • 1 box white cake mix + ingredients required on the box
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • Whipped cream, for decorating
  • Maraschino cherries with stems, for decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, prepare white cake batter according to box directions.
  3. Pour 3 tablespoons of cake batter into each cupcake liner, then add 1 slightly heaped tablespoon of pie filling on top.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  5. When ready to decorate cupcakes, pipe a dollop of whipped cream, and finish with a maraschino cherry on top. Enjoy!

Walmart Revealed The Most Popular Item In All 50 States, And Some Of Them Are Pretty Weird

There’s no prize for guessing the most popular items on Walmart.com last year: water bottles, paper towels and toilet paper always claim the top spots.

But when you dig into the data to find each state‘s favorite item, things just get weird. Walmart revealed which item each state is obsessed with, and it’s raising a lot of questions about our neighbors.

See which item your state can’t get enough of:

Alabama – Crayons

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School supplies was a running theme on the list, and snagged the top spot in three states.

Alaska – RV and Marine Antifreeze

Team RV

So Alaskans love the great outdoors – go figure.

Arizona – L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

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We think Arizonans left their Christmas shopping a little late this year.

Arkansas – Chocolate

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Chocolate is a big seller around Valentine’s Day, but in Arkansas the sweet tooth rules year-round.

California – Protein Powder

Eat This, Not That

A must-have if you’re going to hit Muscle Beach.

Colorado – Peanut M&Ms

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The country is obsessed with these sweet treats, but Colorado’s hooked on the peanut variety.

Connecticut – Ghost in the Shell on DVD

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Well, this movie had to be a hit somewhere.

Delaware – Spiced Jelly Candy

Rayge Candy

One word: blech!

Florida – Sparkling Cider

Unoriginal Mom

You’d think Floridians would pick orange juice.

Georgia – Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

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Seems everyone in the state is obsessed with this handy toddler seat.

6 Life-Threatening Diseases That We’re Closer Than Ever To Curing

The world is full of debilitating conditions that hundreds, if not thousands of people suffer from without any hope of a cure. Cancer is as omnipresent as ever, and even diseases we thought were gone like measles and smallpox are making a comeback!

However, scientists keep working tirelessly to cure every awful thing that afflicts humanity, and after a lot of experimentation, they’ve been able to get these 6 conditions to the point of almost being gone!

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Huntington’s is an absolutely debilitating condition that can essentially cause a person’s body and memory to both begin to progressively shut down, and the results can feel like a living Hell. Worse still, anyone whose family has a history of the condition has a 50/50 chance of catching it.

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However, in a discovery that’s been called the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases in the last 50 years, scientists have been able to correct the defective gene that causes the disease (called the Huntington gene). They’ve been able to do this by blocking the messages this gene sends to a person’s protein cells, effectively rendering them completely harmless.

If this is found to be 100% effective, it’ll be the first treatment to slow or prevent any kind of degenerative brain disease ever

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Junctional epidermolysis bullosa is an incredibly rare skin condition, where a person genetically has skin that’s described as “fragile as a butterfly’s wings.” This results in a hugely increased risk of cuts, infections, and bacteria entering the blood stream. Oh, and of course the strange look of the skin.

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However, when a young kid named Hassan contracted the condition, researchers were able to make a breakthrough discovery in terms of treating it. They took a piece of Hassan’s skin, reconstructed the DNA in it, and then grafted the skin back onto him. Within two years, the repaired skin spread across his body, leaving Hassan with completely normal skin!

These next few disorders have had some pretty incredible solutions discovered!

They Were Branded By Pimps And Abusive Boyfriends, But Now These Women Are Being Given A Fresh Start

There’s a disturbing new trend that’s becoming increasingly common among teenagers, and the implications of it are pretty horrifying. As more and more young girls are falling into substance abuse (thanks in no small part to the opioid crisis going on right now) and homelessness, many of them are turning to abusive relationships and prostitution in order to feed their habits or even just have somewhere to live.

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That’s not the new part of the trend though. The new part is that more and more of these girls are being dosed with alcohol and drugs by either their pimps or abusive boyfriends, and then taken to seedy tattoo artists who proceed to tattoo these girls with the initials or names of their abusers.

There’s no consistency to where and how it’s done either, as the tattoos are often placed on either the girls’s arms, hands, necks, butts, or even their genitalia. Suffice it to say, it’s pretty horrifying.

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While police continue to crack down on the exploitation of teenagers as much as they can, the girls who are able to escape these horrific fates are still stuck with the brand of their abusers, which can leave them feeling like cattle.

Fortunately, good samaritans are stepping up to help out the situation, including a man who is doing what he can to get rid of these brands, and free of charge at that.

How Stephen King Became ‘Richard Bachman’ And Why He Let Him Die

Even if you aren’t an avid reader, odds are, you know the name Stephen King. His books have become a household staple, and his legacy as an author is one of America’s greatest.

He is known for simply writing all the time, and producing amazing – albeit horrifying – story lines. After reading several of Kings many, many books, you may even be able to pick up on his signature style.

By 1977, his fame was already growing, and with his next book, The Stand, slated to be released, all signs pointed towards happy days for King. But he had ran into a snag with his publisher.

You wouldn’t think that a critically acclaimed writer with several popular bestsellers out would have a problem publishing his books. As it turns out, that’s exactly what King was struggling with even after the wide success of his first three novels, Carrie, Salem’s Lot, and The Shining.

To solve his problem, King was going to do more than write a story, he was going to create a character, and then make him real.

Father Gives His Son A Toy That Lets Him Hear His Deceased Mother’s Voice

The holidays are an emotional time for everyone, because of the joy that comes from being around your loved ones, and the grief from remembering those who aren’t with us any longer.

For one family, this was an especially painful time of the year. Only six months before, Antonio Vargas Sr. lost his wife, leaving him and his son Antonio Jr. on their own.

This was going to be their first Christmas without her, but they weren’t alone. The two of them had other loved ones around them while they were opening presents in order to keep everyone happy and to bring out that feeling of togetherness.

But Antonio Sr. had a surprise in store for his son. He knew that the year had been hard for him, and that no amount of toys or presents could fill the void in his son’s heart for his mother.

This father went above and beyond to give his son a unique experience that only he would understand.

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna Speaks for Itself……Period!

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Dessert lasagnas haven’t been around for too long but they’re here to stay. Basically they’re a layered dessert just like a lasagna minus the whole dessert thing.

Crunchy oreo crust with peanut butter cheesecake, chocolate pudding and peanut butter cups and even more oreos layered on top! Ya this is a decadent treat for any reese lover!

  • 20 Oreo cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 16 ounces cool whip, thawed, divided
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  1. Crush 16 oreo cookies into coarse crumbs. Add the melted butter and press into the bottom of a 9×9 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping and spread over the oreo crust layer. Sprinkle with the chopped peanut butter cups but reserving some to sprinkle on the top.
  3. In another bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix, and remaining ½ cup powdered sugar on low for about 2 minutes. Let stand for two minutes. Fold in the remaining whipped topping. Spread on top of the peanut butter cups. Sprinkle the top with remaining crushed Oreo and peanut butter cups. Cover and chill for 3 hours before serving.

10 Restaurants We Wish Were Still Around

Some restaurants, like McDonald’s, have stood the test of time when it comes to sales. There was almost always be eating at the golden arches, which is how they’ve become internationally famous.

However, there are some restaurants from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that unfortunately didn’t stand the test of time, no matter how much we wish they had.

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Lum’s started as a hot dog stand in 1956, and eventually opened into a family-style restaurant. In 1983, the last of all Lum’s closed down, but there’s still some Ollie’s Trolley locations where you can get the classic Ollieburger and spicy fries!

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Think of it as the original Outback Steakhouse. Mountain Jack’s had individual salad bars which came to your table, and a prime rib which still makes our mouths water at the thought of it! The parent company of Mountain Jack’s filed for bankruptcy in 2002, and in 2008 the majority of all restaurants had been shut down.

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According to franchise owner Bill Lapitsky, Red Barn was the first fast-food restaurant to offer a salad bar in 1961. The chain was famous for the fried chicken, as well as barn-themed foods, like “Big Barney” and “Barnbuster.” There were over 400 locations across Canada and the United States.

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Good news! There are actually some Shakey’s left. Bad news: they’re only in California. The original pizza joint featured this, crispy, made-from-scratch pizza, draft beer, and soft drinks. You want something else? You’ll have to eat somewhere else. Every location featured live jazz and ragtime music. The chain was bought out in 1984, and by 1989 most locations had closed down.

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Imagine a world where the biggest food chain was Burger Chef, not McDonald’s. That’s what it looked like was going to happen in 1971, as Burger Chef’s 1200 locations were poised to surpass the golden arches. The company arguably invented the Happy Meal, except it was a Fun Meal, which included a burger, fries, drink, dessert, and toy. In 1979, Burger Chef sued McDonald’s when they introduced their Happy Meal. In 1982, Burger Chef’s parent company was bought out, and most of the restaurants were turned in Hardee’s.

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Chi-Chi’s Mexican food was “as ethnically authentic as Chef Boyardee’s canned pasta”, but damn did it taste good. In 2003, however, Chi-Chi’s infected over 600 Pittsburgh residents with hepatitis A, thanks to some scallions imported from Mexico. They paid out over $40 million in lawsuit setllements, and eventually closed down.

Pink Pleads With Fellow Moms To Be Easier On Themselves And Others

On the outside, it may seem like Pink has it all: a Grammy winning career, an estimated $110 million net worth, and a loving husband and two beautiful children.

However, like any other woman with kids, she has faced her own trials and tribulations. The only different thing about her is as a celebrity, every parenting move she makes is constantly scrutinized.

Earlier this month, Pink made headlines when she announced she would be raising her six-year-old daughter Willow as gender neutral. While some of the public has shown their support for the singer’s avant-garde thinking, others have criticized her for potentially confusing her daughter in the future.

Despite the critiques, Pink has said raising her two children is both her top priority in life and greatest accomplishment.

“I’m much more mum than I am anything else. Absolutely 100%. They are my everything. It’s the two best decisions I ever made,” she said in December 2016. “Every decision I make is a choice because it affects my family. I do bake sales and lemonade stands. I take my kid to school and try to get there on time.”

So it’s no surprise when Pink took to Twitter and told her fellow moms to stop being so hard on themselves and others.

Pink Pleads With Fellow Moms To Be Easier On Themselves And Ohers

On the outside, it may seem like Pink has it all: a Grammy winning career, an estimated $110 million net worth, and a loving husband and two beautiful children.

However, like any other woman with kids, she has faced her own trials and tribulations. The only different thing about her is as a celebrity, every parenting move she makes is constantly scrutinized.

Earlier this month, Pink made headlines when she announced she would be raising her six-year-old daughter Willow as gender neutral. While some of the public has shown their support for the singer’s avant-garde thinking, others have criticized her for potentially confusing her daughter in the future.

Despite the critiques, Pink has said raising her two children is both her top priority in life and greatest accomplishment.

“I’m much more mum than I am anything else. Absolutely 100%. They are my everything. It’s the two best decisions I ever made,” she said in December 2016. “Every decision I make is a choice because it affects my family. I do bake sales and lemonade stands. I take my kid to school and try to get there on time.”

So it’s no surprise when Pink took to Twitter and told her fellow moms to stop being so hard on themselves and others.

Pink Pleads With Fellow Moms To Be Easier On Themselves And To Stop ‘Mom-Shaming’

On the outside, it may seem like Pink has it all: a Grammy winning career, an estimated $110 million net worth, and a loving husband and two beautiful children.

However, like any other woman with kids, she has faced her own trials and tribulations. The only different thing about her is as a celebrity, every parenting move she makes is constantly scrutinized.

Earlier this month, Pink made headlines when she announced she would be raising her six-year-old daughter Willow as gender neutral. While some of the public has shown their support for the singer’s avant-garde thinking, others have criticized her for potentially confusing her daughter in the future.

Despite the critiques, Pink has said raising her two children is both her top priority in life and greatest accomplishment.

“I’m much more mum than I am anything else. Absolutely 100%. They are my everything. It’s the two best decisions I ever made,” she said in December 2016. “Every decision I make is a choice because it affects my family. I do bake sales and lemonade stands. I take my kid to school and try to get there on time.”

So it’s no surprise when Pink took to Twitter and told her fellow moms to stop being so hard on themselves and others.

A Simple Science Experiment Almost Kills TV Host During Live Broadcast

What happens when you pour liquid nitrogen into a bottle of Coca-Cola? Well, normally if done safely, you get to watch the Coke bottle launch up into the air like a model rocket. But what happens when the experiment goes wrong and almost ends in complete disaster and death? Jacob Strickling, a science based YouTube vlogger almost gave us the answer to both questions when he appeared on the Studio 10 show, which aired live.

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Strickling was showing the hosts what would happen as he successfully launched a couple of bottles to the delight of everyone involved. It wasn’t until he said, “let’s do one more” before asking host Natarsha Belling to hold the bottle as it launched into the sky that things took a near deadly turn.

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As he was prepping the bottle for launch, Belling continued to ask for instructions on what she was supposed to do once the chemical reaction began. Strickling wasn’t being the most helpful of teachers, and his hubris almost cost Belling her livelihood, and nearly her life.

One Contestant Did So Well On ‘The Price Is Right’ That They Had To Change The Entire Show

The Price Is Right has become something of a cultural institution. It has been on the air for longer than I have been alive, and apart from Bob Barker retiring to be replaced by Drew Carey, not much has actually changed.

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The show has followed the same type of pattern for more than 40 years, and for most of the time span, it hasn’t had any negative effects on how the game is actually played. That is until a man named Terry Kniess decided that it was his turn to “come on down.”

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Terry and his wife Linda were fans of the show and they watched a lot of it on television, and they noticed that the products didn’t change all that much over the course of years which meant that the prices always stayed in fairly predictable ranges. So Terry and Linda studied and built their own system for winning.

Even though they were prepared with the knowledge needed to win, they still needed to rely on a fair bit of luck in order to have their names drawn so that they could be a part of contestant’s row. As luck would have it, Terry’s name was drawn and then the game was on.