You Can Make Wine In Your Instant Pot

Instant Pots are the coolest new kitchen appliance ruling the Internet. They’re like a slow cooker, pressure cooker, and mini-oven all in one! These things are hard to find in stores, as people are buying them whenever they come in stock. Even finding one online is a bit of a hassle.

They’re preferable to slow cookers because they take a fraction of the time to produce the same results. They’re also preferable because they probably won’t burn your house down like in This Is Us (okay we can’t actually confirm that, but I guarantee that Jack Pearson would still be alive if they hadn’t accepted that ratty hand-me-down appliance).

The Instant Pot can be used for a myriad of recipes! Some of the ones we’ve made are:

Double Chocolate Cheesecake made in the Instant PotShared

But one Instant Pot owner, David Murphy, noticed there was a niche left untapped when it came to the appliance, and he decided to test it out.

I Experimented With Wine And Fast Food, Here Are The Results

When I sat down on Saturday night with my Big Mac and wine glass, I was stumped as to what type of wine would taste best with this delicacy of a meal I was eating. I knew I couldn’t be the only one, so I turned to the internet for answers. After seeing some suggestions, I decided to conduct some tests of my own.

This experiment was probably the best one I have ever done, but it also made for a very long weekend that I tried to avoid sharing… Here’s a list of wine’s that you should definitely pair with your favorite fast foods:

1. French Fries and Champagne

This is an especially good pair with aged champagne. The bubbles will be sure to compliment the crispy exterior of the fry.  

2. Taco Bell Tacos and Pinot Noir

This silky wine and your spicy taco will pair together weirdly and magically.

3. Chicken Nuggets and Rosé

Rosé is a perfect palate-cleanser after a chicken nugget. Every sip will get your taste buds ready for the next bite.

Now the one we’ve all been waiting for..

10 Best Bottles of Wine Under $10 You Can Find At Whole Foods

We may all avoid Whole Foods due to the expensive organic items, but we should all change our views on this retailer because they actually have good, cheap wine. Some of these even compare to the famous, “Two-Buck-Chuck” from Trader Joe’s!

Here’s a list of the best and cheapest wines you can find at Whole Foods:

This Rose is not only pretty to look at, it also tastes good!

A $4 Spanish bottle of wine that definitely doesn’t taste that cheap.

This is exclusive to Whole Foods, and is delicious!

Pairs great with pizza!

The Right Amount Of Wine You Should Be Drinking If You Have Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a terrible disease that affects roughly 1 in 8 women across the United States, and the effect that it has on a person’s life, and the lives of those around them, is monumental.

While the fear of succumbing to cancer is always present in those with a positive diagnosis, many people do not realize the psychological toll that comes with dramatically changing one’s lifestyle.

With cancer, everything changes. In between the pills, chemotherapy, and other treatments, it is easy to lose a sense of oneself.

This is why it’s important to hold onto things that make you remember the normalcy in your life. So doctors have unveiled a “cheat sheet” for patients who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and want to know how they can stay healthy.

Just remember, not all cases are the same.

You should always talk to your doctor about what is best for your health and well-being, including these recommendations.

According To Science, Different Types Of Alcohol Affects Your Mood

Have you ever noticed that depending on what you drink, you feel different? For example, maybe you get angry after drinking one type of alcohol, and emotional after drinking another? In a study done by BMJ Open with almost 30,000 people from all over the world, this theory was tested. Each participant drank different types of wine, spirits, and beer on different occasions and logged how the different types of alcohol affected their mood and emotions.

According to the study, this is how different types of alcohol affects your mood.

Participants reported feeling more relaxed when having red wine or beer. 52.8% of participants reported that they felt relaxed when drinking red wine and almost half when drinking beer said the same.

60% of participants also reported that red wine makes them feel tired after a few glasses.

A lot of different emotions can come from drinking spirits (hard liquor).

Over half of participants across all countries associated drinking spirits with emotions of energy and confidence, with young people being the most susceptible to these emotions after a few shots.

More than 40% of people said they felt “sexy” after drinking spirits.

One third of people said that drinking spirits made them feel angry, or had aggressive urges. While women tended to experience stronger emotional responses to the different types of alcohol, men were more likely to feel aggressive after drinking than women, particularly men that drank heavily.

5 Ways Wine Can Improve Your Health

Although, the benefits of drinking alcohol still don’t outweigh the risks, it is proven that if you drink in moderation it is actually good for you.

Alcohol has been proven to, in some cases, reduce your risk of developing and dying from heart disease, possibly reduce your risk of ischemic stroke, and possibly reduce your risk of diabetes.

Here’s a list that will make you feel great about drinking:

A study from Oregon State University revealed that the dark red grapes found in some types of red wine can help people manage obesity and a metabolic fatty liver, due to a chemical called ellagic acid.

Drinking can often make a cold worse, but drinking moderately can actually help prevent a cold. The antioxidants in red wine can help you reduce your risk of a cold by almost 60 percent. Pretty good odds if you ask me.

The One Thing All Moms Need According To Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is revealing the secret to raising her four children, and it’s not what you would expect.

The 35-year-old singer has two children, three-year-old River Rose and 21-month-old Remington Alexander, with her husband Brandon Blackstock.

Blackstock also two children from a previous relationship, Savannah and Seth.

When she was asked if she and her husband were done having children, there was no doubt in Clarkson’s mind about the answer. She gave an emphatic, “Absolutely!” confirming there will be no more children planned for the couple.

Her children have been the main inspiration in her life and have helped give her some perspective.

“I think when you’re younger and in this kind of industry where everyone is always applauding you – or talking bad or good about you – they’re still talking about you and it’s so hard to not drink your punch,” she said.

Taking those lessons, she plans on passing it on to her children.

“I’m going to teach my kids to do what they love, regardless if they’re the most famous person doing it. Love what you do. Love who you work with and don’t work with people you don’t and don’t do things you don’t love,” she said.

She is definitely not shy about the challenges of raising children, however.

During a recent episode of The Voice the “Miss Independent” singer reveled her secret to parenting.

8 Things Perfect Gifts For The Wine Lovers In Your Family

It is now the time of year that you start thinking about what you should buy your friends for Christmas. I guess it all depends on which of your friends you are looking to buy for, so let’s only focus on one of them for this piece.

What do you buy your friend who is always down to crush a bottle of wine with you on any given night of the week? You guessed it, this list is going to focus on some “boozy” Christmas gift ideas.

Let’s start with the cream of the crop and a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Sure, it is wildly pricey for most people’s budgets, but it is a gift that they won’t soon forget. Make sure that you are there to help them enjoy it, the gift that keeps on giving. You can buy it here.

Vinatis

Remember that scene from Practical Magic where the sisters and their aunts all party hardy with a jug of blended margaritas? Who doesn’t want to share in the experience? What use is the blender without the mix though. But you blender here.

Types of Tequila

For your friends who find themselves regularly on the go, this is the perfect gift. Not only will it keep their wine cold, but it comes with a cup as the lid. They will never be without a good glass of wine no matter where they find themselves.

AliExpress.com

For that avid fitness buff in your friend circle. Most people would think that these were only good for storing water for your long walks, runs or bike rides, but in reality, it’s a great way to transport wine with you to wherever you are headed for the evening. It will save money from your bar tab during a night out LOL. Buy it here.

The Green Head

It gets even better from here on out.

An 8000-Year-Old Cask Of Wine Was Found, But You Don’t Want To Drink It

When it comes to excavating historical relics that are older than we are, even the most average things can be infinitely fascinating.

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Archaeologists and researchers worldwide are constantly participating in digs in order to find relics of ages long-forgotten, and finding just about anything perfectly intact is considered a pretty huge find. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as simple as a cup or piece of cutlery, or even something as mundane and gross as a chamber pot or a privy.

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Case and point: researchers have found something in the country of Georgia that, while it looks like a pretty normal pot, actually contains traces of wine that would be over 8,000 years old!

10 Things The World Will Run Out Of If We Don’t Change Our Ways

We’ve squandered a lot of the resources our planet has to offer so now there’s a lot of things we’re running out of.

Here are 10 things you’d be surprised to learn we are running low on, globally.

Medical research has come a long way where we are able to treat, and even prevent certain diseases from spreading. Sooner than we think, we could actually end up being sent back to the dark ages of medicine.

Thanks to the rise in antibiotic resistant infections, it’s quite possible.

More than 50% of the population receives a prescription for antibiotics every year to treat various sicknesses and diseases.

Prescriptions that have been used for decades are being debunked. For example, there are now only two effective treatments for gonorrhea, which affects 78 million people. If left untreated, it can lead to infertility and an increased risk of HIV.

It’s time to stock up on M&M’s and Mars bars, because everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure could be running out.

Producing chocolate is not financially viable. Each new crop of coco takes five years to grow and has to be harvested manually. It can also only be grown in certain areas around the world, typically developing countries.

Most coco plants are grown in West African countries including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon, who produce a total of 3 billion kilograms a year. Americans alone consume 1.3 billion a year, so production is not able to keep up with the global demand.

Increase in fair trade laws has also made it difficult for farmers to financially keep up, so who knows how long this industry will last.

While this one may seem hard to believe, because if you go to any beach you will find sand for miles. Deserts are also full of this stuff and they make up 33 percent of the world’s landmass. So how can we be running out?

Sand is the most essential item in concrete, and humanity uses a lot of concrete. While the United States uses a lot of concrete, it’s nowhere near how much China has been using. Between 2011-2013 China built 32.3 million houses and 4.5 million kilometers of road. By doing this they used more cement than America has used in the entire twentieth century.

Desert sand is eroded by wind, not water, which makes it too fine to be used in construction. This creates a problem where our demand will not be able to keep up with supply.

At this rate, construction workers will need to seek alternative materials in the next 50 years.

With the way we have been treating our marine life, it’s estimated that we could run out of seafood by 2048. This is a huge problem because more than a billion people worldwide depend on fish as their primary source of protein. Also, 120 million people rely on fishing as their primary source of income. It would be a huge impact felt around the world, if we ran out of fish.

Gold is one of the most sought after luxuries in the world, and it’s also one of the more rarest elements.

Since it’s so hard to find, we only have twenty years worth of mineable gold reserves left.

After all the gold has been mined, it’s value will skyrocket, causing the rich elite to invest in the commodity as opposed to things like real estate, which will stimulate the economy. This could have a serious impact on some of the biggest world’s superpowers.

15 Creative Gadgets That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

The word “gadget” was originally a handy placeholder for another word that you couldn’t remember.

That’s fitting, because nowadays gadgets are products that solve problems we didn’t even realize we had. The good folks at the Gadget Flow have curated some of the coolest, most cutting edge products to solve all kinds of everyday problems. Here are 15 of our favorites:

1. ORII Voice Powered Smart Ring

Get it here!

Even smaller than a smart watch, this handy device puts all the uses of a smart phone in the palm of your hand. It sends texts, makes calls, and sets reminders, all using voice commands. Plus it’s splash-proof.

2. Chevalier Stemless Aerating Wine Glass

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The amateur sommelier in your life (that’s French for wine snob) will get a kick out of these glasses with built-in aerators. Simply pour and enjoy the full flavor of your favorite wines. The stem-free design also helps prevent spills.

3. Ibis Volcanic Basalt Hanging Basket Chair

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Comfy, stylish, and environmentally friendly. This hanging chair is made from volcanic rock and natural resin, so it’s lightweight but also very sturdy. The striking black color and unique design make this a perfect conversation piece for your living room.

4. Scewo Stair Climbing Wheelchair

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Finally, a product that gives total mobility to the people who need it the most. The Scewo can pivot in place, climb stairs, and adjust to suit your height. The chair’s large wheels, rubber grips, and self-balancing technology guarantee a safe and comfortable ride.

5. DeskView Lightweight Standing Desk

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We could all use a change of scenery now and then. With the DeskView, you can take your work anywhere and everywhere. It installs in seconds using high-quality suction cups and can easily hold your laptop. Great for the office, or for working on-the-go.

6. Kuvée Smart Wine System

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Take your next dinner party into the 21st century with this electronic system. The special dispenser keeps oxygen from touching your wine so it stays fresh for 30 days. You can even order refills and learn about your vintage from Kuvée’s touch screen.

Here’s a demonstration of how it works.

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7.HP Z VR Backpack PC

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Virtual reality (VR) technology is the next big thing, and the HP Z setup lets you take the immersive experience anywhere thanks to the comfortable custom backpack. You can even play longer thanks to the bag’s swappable battery system.

Keep reading for more cool gadgets, including a helpful robot…

Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria Is The Perfect Cocktail For Fall

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This cocktail is delicious and super festive! It combines all of the most delicious fall flavors into one yummy drink. The cranberry, apple, cinnamon and red wine go together so perfectly all your friends and family will be begging for the recipe.

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 2 cups apple cider (non-alcoholic)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Sparkling water
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
  1. In a large pitcher combine the red wine, apple cider, cranberry juice, Triple Sec, and honey.
  2. Add the diced apples and cranberries. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve in glasses over ice and top with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.

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Save Your Wine Corks And Make These Easy Magnetic Planters

Don’t throw away those wine corks! Instead, use them to make this adorable Wine Cork Magnetic Planter. Not only is it a good way to re-use old corks, but it adds a fun nature element in your house! Succulents are the perfect plant to use for this DIY – they’re hardy and don’t need a lot of watering (perfect for people who tend to always kill their house plants…).

  • Wine corks
  • Succulents
  • Potting soil
  • Magnets
  • Sharp Knife
  • Hot glue
  1. Hollow out your corks using a sharp knife. Make sure not to go all the way through!
  2. Glue your magnets to the hollowed out corks.
  3. Add some potting soil to each cork.
  4. Next, add your succulents. Make sure to pack them down with a little bit more soil if needed. Spray the soil with water.
  5. Your planters are now complete! They should stick to anything metal in your house.

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