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Newly released food expiration dates finally make sense, which will save Americans billions

  • On Wednesday, two of the largest trade associations in the food industry announced that they would do away with “sell by” labels.
  • They’re going to standardize the food dates on labels as part of a voluntary initiative.
  • The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association will begin phasing the two standardized freshness and quality labels immediately, with the goal of having every member company use them by summer 2018.
  • The phrases are:
    • 1. BEST if Used By
      • This label will reflect a “quality date.”
    • 2. USE By
      • This label will reflect a firm expiration date. Foods should be disposed of after this date.
  • Using common product date wording could eliminate confusion and result in Americans throwing out less food. Read more (2/15/17 5:36 PM)

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“Our conscious minds are very spread out. We worry about the past. We worry about the future. We label. And all of that stuff just makes us very separate. What I’m trying to do is just quiet it down. Put that brain down from time to time and hope those periods of quiet and stillness get longer. When you do that, what rises from the mist is a kind of surrendering. You’re more connected as opposed to being separate. A lot of the questions about destiny or fate or purpose or any of that stuff—it’s not like you get answers. You just realize you didn’t need the questions.”

The truth is, life is going to unfold as it’s going to unfold regardless of your input. If you are an active participant in that awareness, life kind of washes over you, good or bad. You kind of become Teflon a little bit to the struggles that we self-inflict.

Our conscious minds are very spread out. We worry about the past. We worry about the future. We label. And all of that stuff just makes us very separate. What I’m trying to do is just quiet it down. Put that brain down from time to time and hope those periods of quiet and stillness get longer. When you do that, what rises from the mist is a kind of surrendering. You’re more connected as opposed to being separate. A lot of the questions about destiny or fate or purpose or any of that stuff—it’s not like you get answers. You just realize you didn’t need the questions.

—  Chris Evans (x)
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I didn’t find Rayna dying a surprise. You don’t move to a new network and keep all your stars. Either Juliette, Rayna, or both were going to exit the show (i.e. die because they’re women and women hardly ever exit a show without dying). 

Rayna has been getting her affairs in order all season. Maddie was back home and they were a family again. She went on a self-discovery, found her music roots, and decided to write an album with Deacon. The album writing part was filmed in her home so now there’s a kind of home movie to remember her by. The future of her label is bright with her new partner. Juliette came back to Highway 65 and resolved any unease with Rayna. 

Even Scarlett found more of herself and became more confident / accepting of herself as an artist and woman, which wraps up Rayna feeling like she needed to watch out for her. Rayna fully acknowledged things weren’t always great with Deacon and he’s hurt her, but they’ve had happy, good times, too, and they chose to continually stand beside each other through the good and bad. 

There were lots of family moments between Rayna, Deacon and the girls. Maddie’s been dating an older young man, which prompted her and Rayna to have serious talks about relationships. Daphne got her period and became a woman, which Rayna was able to talk to her about. Daphne and Maddie have both been growing into their own separate lives and while they still need their mother, they aren’t children anymore.

The stalker plot always felt off to me, too sudden and no purpose, but it served as a way to force an accident and death that wasn’t for shock value. Rayna didn’t die for shock value. The stalker could have just killed her at the end of the episode, but instead her death was framed as a tragic accident. It also allowed her time to accept her death as the end of her journey. It could have easily been car accident -> hospital scene -> flatline -> dead. Instead, she was given time and a scene with her dead mother to reach closure. Her family and even Juliette were given time to say goodbye. 

Her death is a tragedy, but she wasn’t killed without any buildup and she didn’t die purely to shock the audience. She didn’t even die for manpain. It was a tragedy that will affect her family, friends, Nashville, and the entire world. Her death was not something that was done to her by another person in her life or a villain of the story. It was framed, rightly so, as an accident. It was a pretty good death, all things considered. 

They handled Rayna’s exit with a great deal of respect. Rayna dying was the only thing that made sense for her character. She wouldn’t leave her family. I can easily see her wanting to leave with her family (to get away from the music scene, to start over, etc), but it wasn’t realistic to write out Deacon and the girls, too. The only way you write out Rayna is if you write out her family as well. 

Rayna was always written as a strong family person who hated to be away from her family. There wasn’t a realistic way to separate her from the story without taking her family with her. She knows what it’s like to grow up without a mother. She would never do that to her girls. Death was the only way she would ever leave her family.

Yeah, Rayna dying sucks, but it’s a gift we even have a season 5. Nashville easily could have stayed dead when ABC cancelled it.

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Chris Evans is going down—literally.

For Esquire’s April issue, Evans decided to go skydiving in rural southern California. As the actor laid in bed the night before, he confessed, “I started exploring the sensation of ‘What if the chute doesn’t open?’ Those last minutes where you know. You’re not gonna pass out; you’re gonna be wide awake. So what? Do I close my eyes? Hopefully, it would be quick. Lights out. I f–king hope it would be quick. And then I was like: If you’re gonna do it, let’s just pretend there is no way this is going to go wrong. Just really embrace it and jump out of that plane with gusto.”

Because of his Marvel contract, Evans needed clearance before his 12,500-foot free-fall with Skydive Perris. “They give you all these crazy insurance policies, but even if I die, what are they going to do? Sue my family?” Evans, who will return as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, laughed. “They’d probably cast some new guy at a cheaper price and save some money.”

Before jumping, Evans looked up the rate of skydiving fatalities. “It’s, like, 0.006 fatalities per one thousand jumps,” he told writer Maximillian Potter. “So I figure our odds are pretty good.”

But after his nerves kicked in, Evans said, “I want to see you jump first.”

Evans had skydived once before, with his ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel. He chose to do tandem skydiving this time around, explaining that “jumping out” is his favorite part. “Jumping out is always a real thrill,” he said. But the next day, he admitted, “I don’t know what I was thinking.”

Evans is taking Singer’s words to heart. “Our conscious minds are very spread out. We worry about the past. We worry about the future. We label. And all of that stuff just makes us very separate. What I’m trying to do is just quiet it down. Put that brain down from time to time and hope those periods of quiet and stillness get longer. When you do that, what rises from the mist is a kind of surrendering. You’re more connected as opposed to being separate. A lot of the questions about destiny or fate or purpose or any of that stuff—it’s not like you get answers,” Evans told Esquire (on newsstands March 28). “You just realize you didn’t need the questions.”

Perhaps that’s why Evans isn’t sweating being single again after his recent breakup with Gifted star Jenny Slate. “Yeah,” he said. “I’m steering clear of those questions.”

According to the 35-year-old actor, dating isn’t easy when you’re in the public eye. “There’s a certain shared life experience that is tough for someone else who’s not in this industry to kind of wrap their head around. Letting someone go to work with someone for three months and they won’t see them,” Evans explained. “It really, it certainly puts the relationship to the test.”

Evans takes his relationships seriously—and not just the romantic ones. “In my own life, I have a deep connection with my family and the value of those bonds. I’ve always loved stories about people who put their families before themselves. It’s such a noble endeavor. You can’t choose your family, as opposed to friends. Especially in L.A. You really get to see how friendships are put to the test; it stirs everyone’s egos. And If something goes south with a friend, you have the option to say we’re not friends anymore. Your family—that’s your family. Trying to make that system work and trying to make it not just functional but actually enjoyable is a really challenging endeavor,” Evans told the magazine, “and that’s certainly how it is with my family.”

anonymous asked:

im fifteen years old and I still haven't liked anyone, I know this wouldn't automatically mean I was aro but im starting to question it more and more. the idea of being in a relationship does kind of make me uncomfortable but im not sure and im confused, how would I be able to tell for sure? thanks and congrats on getting through dude.

You’ll probably never know for sure. I dont know for sure. Most people’s sexuality is fluid and changing all the time. You don’t need to label urself but you can choose to identify as ace if thats how u feel right now and it makes u comfortable, but you can always change the words u use to class urself in the future. A sexuality label isnt a commitment

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The only female member of Odd Future and lead singer of the Internet, Syd Tha Kyd, is no ordinary artist. At 14, she built her own recording studio. Her sound is eclectic. Her politics are forward-thinking. And she’s been using all three to detonate the boxes that tend to confine some artists.

Mic’s Darnell Moore sat down with Syd to discuss her sound, getting political, Frank Ocean and the song she wrote after the Mike Brown verdict.

Partner (p. 9)


parts: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | end

extras: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven

pairing: Min Yoongi x Reader x Slight Jimin

genre: Fluff, Angst

wordcount: 3100

synopsis: You’ve been helping BTS co-produce music for as long as you can remember. Because of that, you’ve spent most of your career working alongside Min Yoongi. On the cusp of achieving a dream you’ve all worked so hard for, another wish is realized along the way.

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We’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about this, and I’d just like to say that if you want to prioritize women, (meaning only dating and being in romantic and/or sexual relationships with them) then you can identify as a lesbian! A lot of people are asking if they think a boy is attractive occasionally or celebrities are attractive, they aren’t valid lesbians which isn’t always the case. Compulsory heterosexuality can play a big role in the way you feel about men, and it can be very difficult to sort through. It’s really up to you if you identify as bi or a lesbian, but as long as you only see yourself with girls in the future, the lesbian label fits you!

At one point, 50% of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logo on it. We were logging in new subscribers at the rate of one every six seconds.… The profitability of each and every disk and promotion effort was tracked and analyzed. We conducted approximately 2000 different tests each year and used these results to develop future programs. Despite the label ‘carpet bombing,’ there was actually a very high level of marketing sophistication and almost all decisions were data and results driven.

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