Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Ian Curtis Edition

May 18th marked the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death. Joy Division is a band that has influenced many of my favorite musicians, and one I have at least started to explore on its own.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Ian Curtis Edition

5 Things We’re Not Over in the “Feeling Myself” Video

Chances are if you spend time on the internet you know Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj have a video for “Feeling Myself.” Many lady bloggers feel a sense of obligation regarding fawning over Beyoncé’s continued women empowerment videos and collaborations and I’m no different. Read More 5 Things We’re Not Over in the “Feeling Myself” Video

Reinforcing Good Recall

Many people have trouble training good recall in their dogs because they don’t know how to offer the rewards their dog wants off leash. Trying to compete with squirrels and geese and other dogs with dry dog treats isn’t going to work with even the most food-motivated dog, but lots of owners don’t know what to do instead. Let’s look at some ways to improve your reinforcers when you’re competing with every smell and chase-able animal in the woods.  Read More Reinforcing Good Recall

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×03, “Nightcomers”

Vanessa emerges from the bathroom, having just washed. She encounters Ethan in her bedroom, and he asks her about the scorpion sigil she had scrawled on the floor in blood. She is unwilling to speak of what it is at first, but Ethan is determined to help her and begs her to tell him what the sigil is all about. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×03, “Nightcomers”

The Delight in Reading Lists and Challenges: 20 Suggestions

Reading challenges get us out of our comfort zones. Whether we’re trying to expand what genres we read, catch up on classics, or just plain read more, these lists and challenges are a great way to reconsider our reading habits.

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