Self Care Basics 🕊

It can be hard to know how & where to begin giving your self some appreciation, esp when you don’t exactly love yourself so easy way to start is with the 4 elements (air, earth, fire, water):

  • Air - take a sec & breathe¡  for yall stubborn shallow breathers, inhale = fill your tum so it sticks out, exhale = release (imagine blowing up a ballon) this is what’s known as diaphragmatic breathing, which helps a heap with anxiety since when we breathe short shallow breaths the body goes into stress mode thinking it’s getting attacked
  • Earth - eat that bit better with real legit food & also going back to whats real, that being mother nature tha goddess 
  • Fire - getting on the vitamin d, being in sunlight + the sun is life, provides life, we are life, go figure 
  • Water  - your body runs on it, runs heck better with it, 64 oz is good to aim for - your skin & hair will lovelove you for it 

If you use Verizon, change your pin. Right. Now.

  • Verizon subscribers be warned: a security risk has left millions of customer records exposed. While Verizon says no damage has been done, you may want to change your pin. Just in case.
  • UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, discovered an unsecured data storage system set up by a third-party Verizon contractor, ZDNet reported.
  • According to UpGuard’s cyber risk team, a “misconfigured cloud-based file repository” owned by Israel-based NICE Systems made a wealth of customer data accessible to the public. N
  • ICE Systems is a telephonic software and data company that provides Verizon, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, with back-office and call center operations. Read more (7/13/17 1:50 PM)

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Brave Iced Rolls


Yields 12 rolls

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons bread flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons bread flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups butter, room temperature
  • Orange royal icing
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Egg wash
Equipment
  • Stand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Bench flour
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #12 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix yeast, warm milk and 5 tablespoons of bread flour to create a paste and allow it to set for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar.
  4. Add the remaining flour in 4 parts as you knead the dough on low. Add salt half way through.
  5. Add in soft butter chunks and knead dough for 2 minutes.
  6. Shape dough into a ball and allow it to set for 1 ½ to 2 hours in a warm place.
  7. Punch dough down and form it into small spheres. Allow them to proof for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush rolls with egg wash and bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool slightly before icing. Drizzle royal icing over each roll and top with half a maraschino cherry.
  10. TaDa! These scrumptious Brave Iced Rolls will be the subject of folklore for generations to come!
Advice for Baby Witchies!

-You are amazing no matter what type of witch you are.

-Just because you haven’t been a witch as long as others does not mean that you aren’t every bit as awesome.

-Be careful not to take any practices or traditions from closed cultures.

-If you can’t keep a succulent alive, it’s perfectly fine.

-Being a witch does not mean that you have to dedicate your every waking hour to the craft.

-Don’t be afraid to ask a fellow witch a question. We’re here for you!

-You do not have to be a part of a coven. Solitary witches are a thing.

-Your altar does not have to be towering and overflowing with herbs and crystals and giant tomes. It can be in a mint tin, in your closet, in a box under your bed, whatever.

-Buying tons of expensive herbs is not necessary. Witchcraft can be expensive, but it most certainly doesn’t have to be.

-Witchcraft can be woven into every little thing. Making breakfast, driving to school or work, braiding your hair, making your bed, anything.

-Don’t let other witches pressure you or make you feel inferior. You’re bomb!

-It’s okay if you don’t feel up to doing any Witchcraft sometimes. It’s not the only part of your life.

-Support is key. We’re all here for one another. Embrace it.

Russian hackers are hiding malicious code in plain sight — on Britney Spears’ Instagram

  • Turla, a notorious Russian-speaking hacking collective, hid the URL of its control server in comments on Britney Spears’ Instagram, as detailed in a new report from antivirus providers on WeLiveSecurity.
  • You can read about the hackers’ full process here. A brief explanation:
  • The JavaScript backdoor — actually a Firefox extension — scanned and hashed all of the comments on Britney’s Instagram post until it detected one with a certain value, which then fetched the domain of the control server that moves stolen info to and from compromised computers.
  • In this case, the value was 183. The comment was “#2hot make loved to her, uupss #Hot #X.” Read more (6/7/17)

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