How to Choose the Best Oil for Popcorn

There are plenty of ways to make popcorn.  You can cook it in a pan on the stove, in a microwave or use a popcorn popper. What all these methods have in common is this: salt and some oil you need to use. Yes, salty, greasy popcorn isn’t healthy, but that’s what we want and need right now. What is the best oil for popcorn?  We’ll quickly go through the pros and cons of each, so you can make the best choice. You can choose between sunflower oil, olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, coconut oil or a combination of two or more of these. *Movie popcorn is made with coconut oil, which has lots of fat, but some of it is healthy – it does contain some vitamins and minerals. Vendors in movie theaters don’t put butter on the popcorn, because it weighs it down, making it soggy. Oil is better for popcorn than butter, because it keeps it from drying out. Sunflower oil Sunflower oil adds a slightly nutty flavor and keeps the popcorn fresh for a longer period  compared to other oils. You might … [Read more...]

The Best Netflix Originals To Binge Watch in 2017!

Netflix has been amazing us with each new original series they release, with whole seasons available at once instead of waiting for weeks and weeks to get to the end of a show. This helps encourage what the world has started to call Netflix Binge-Watching. You sit, snack, and marathon as many episodes at a time, in a row, as you can. The best candidates for these marathons are suspenseful shows full of drama, intrigue, and mystery to keep you entertained and captivated for literally hours. As YouTube and Hulu are hopping on the bandwagon of releasing original shows that require a membership, Netflix has mastered this a long time ago and has given us plenty of amazing series to snuggle in and binge-watch. Some old, some new, and some are just to help you get ready for season 2 which is coming soon! Chill your whiskey, grab a snack, and settle in for the best of Netflix Originals.       House of Cards. This has been a Netflix favorite since 2013 when it debuted, and season 5 is … [Read more...]

Rules for Growing Cannabis Indoors

To have a healthy plant, there are some basic elements that you must start with to ensure that you are starting your plant off with the best chance of success. Below, we have outlined just a few of those basics to make sure you are set up for the best way to grow cannabis indoors. Seeds Having the right cannabis seeds is the most essential step to being able to successfully grow cannabis indoors. Typically, there are two types of seeds available. The two types of seeds are: AutoFem Traditional seeds The type of seeds purchased will have a drastic effect on the way the plant must be cared for and how it will develop. Knowing what type of marijuana seeds you are purchasing will make all the difference. Lighting and potting regimes will change drastically depending on which type of seed is purchased for growth. Remember, that only the female variety of plant will create the desirable flowering bud. You can browse collections of cannabis seeds with ease online. This … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Consume Cannabidiol Without Having to Smoke

A mildly controversial substance with an array of benefits, Cannabidiol refers to a compound that serves as the main constituents of cannabis with mild psychoactive effects. Although the use of cannabis is a subject that may continue to be argued for quite some time, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are essentially agreed upon universally. In other words, although people seem to be having a serious conflict over whether the average person should be allowed to consume cannabis, there seems to be very little discrepancy with regards to its medicinal effects. That said, the following is an overview of 6 ways to consume cannabidiol without having to smoke. Candy Edibles Firstly, chewing your cannabidiol is an excellent way to consume this substance without having to smoke it. This is slightly different to cannabis edibles (like brownies) which you may be familiar with, as the cannabidiol products are specifically gum/candy related. This is so you are getting the CBD into your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Teaching Our Kids Tolerance

One of the most ‘enlightening’ messages to come out of this year’s highly controversial and oftentimes extremely heated presidential election is the need to talk to our kids about tolerance. The left is bashing the right and the right is throwing slams at the left, and most of it is unfounded and totally not true. Much of it is a spinoff of a smaller ‘fact’ that has been picked up by the media and so distorted by the time it hits the air that few people can actually say they know what is going on and why. If you just let your kids watch all the bizarre arguments going back and forth and the rampant hatred on both sides, you are doing them a grave disservice. As a parent, it’s important to use times like these as a lesson in tolerance. We may not always agree with others but we can learn to be tolerant of our differences and even begin to find some area of common ground where we can be friends. Being Tolerant Encompasses So Much Territory When you think about how hard it is to … [Read more...]