If you’re ever craving a peanut butter cup, you may be tempted to run to the store and grab a Reese’s. And while there are some vegan brands that offer chocolate peanut butter cups, it’s possible to satisfy your craving right from the comfort of home. And the recipe only takes 3 basic ingredients!
TikTok user @bakingenvy shared this 3-ingredient microwave peanut butter cup recipe and people are obsessed. And one of the best parts is that it’s not actually *for* vegans! It’s an “accidental” vegan recipe, which makes it all the sweeter.
All you need to make it, are some chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and peanut butter.
Simply take 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and put it in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave it for 15 seconds. Next, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix it together with the peanut butter. Finally, sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips. Microwave it all for 90 seconds (1 and a half minutes). Once the time is up, use a spoon to spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture and place the whole mug in the freezer for around 15 minutes. Once you pull it out, it’ll be a hard, rich, and creamy peanut butter cup!
When Alyssa Isabel started sharing her new golden retriever puppy, Porter, on social media, she never would’ve guessed he’d go viral. And while he’s got those adorable puppy eyes going, his claim to fame is a little different.
Alyssa was taking a photo of herself with her new puppy as she’d been doing regularly since getting him. She even started him his own Instagram page.
But upon examining one photo she took, Alyssa was shocked at what she saw.
Porter had what appear to be human-looking butt cheeks.
“I initially didn’t even notice his ‘butt cheeks’ in the picture,” Isabel shared with The Dodo. “A few hours later I got back onto my phone to look at the pictures and I noticed the hilarious image. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is too funny.'”
Adorable puppy disclaimer: If you’re inspired by cute puppy pictures to get your own puppy, please remember to adopt and save a dog’s life. Pets are big commitments and adorable puppies eventually turn into dogs. It’s not a decision to make impulsively! And you could always work with dogs instead of adopting as a way to get your puppy fix.
A burglar had a shock attack when he broke into the home of 67-year-old Lorenza Marrujo – and discovered she was a black belt with more than 2 decades of martial arts training.
According to an interview Marrujo conducted with CBS Los Angeles, the intruder first broke into her apartment. And as he was approaching her, she calmly and confidently told him to “back off.” Realizing that, despite her 5ft tall petite frame, she wouldn’t be an easy target, the intruder left.
But unfortunately, he didn’t leave the apartment complex entirely. Instead, he made his way to the neighbor’s apartment, 81-year-old Elizabeth McCray.
“He grabbed me and shook me, and I went down on the floor,” McCray said in the interview.
Hearing the cries for help, Marrujo dialed 911 and ran to her neighbor’s aid.
She quickly positioned herself between McCray and the intruder before jumping on him and punching him.
“I squeezed myself between her and him. I put mama on the side, and I jumped on him, and I was punching him and everything,” Marrujo said. “And I had the cane against his throat.”
“He lifted up and tried to twist my hand. At the same time, I twisted his and turned it around real fast,” Marrujo continued. “And he was saying, ‘you’re hurting me, you’re hurting me.’ And I said, ‘I don’t care. I don’t care what happens to you. You had no right to hurt an elderly person.'”
She admitted that she didn’t plan to kill him, but just detain him until authorities could arrive.
McCray was in disbelief of her neighbor’s bravery and said to be careful and “he’s going to kill us both.” But Marrujo wasn’t worried. “Not tonight,” she replied.
Marrujo held the intruder captive until police arrived and took him into custody.
Usually, when bees make headlines, it’s regarding concern over their decrease in numbers. After all, we need bees to help pollinate around 60% of our food crops. So if bees go extinct, human food production would suffer drastically. But 2020 brought some good news for bees, if not much else.
Many states in the US have seen an increase in the number of bees for the first time in years.
Man, seems like there a lot more bees around lately. *Googles* “Worldwide bee population buzzing back thanks to coronavirus lockdown” https://t.co/pTQPz6ETUg
According to a USDA report, honey bee colonies were up 8% for operations with 5 colonies or more. The report further demonstrates that some states are seeing growth in colony numbers of upwards of 70%.
Honey bees have been suffering for years, with many blaming pesticides for their sharp decline in numbers. But this year offers a glimmer of hope. And moving forward, we can all do our best to create a bee-friendly environment to continue fostering their growth.
The impact each human has on the environment is huge. And using some simple swaps and new habits can make a massive difference in the world, for the better.
Reduce Waste Now took to Instagram to share some powerful and simple “before and after” lifestyle swaps for going green.
Check out 5 below:
1. Use what you have
It can be easy to get caught up in buying new “eco friendly” products. But what happens to the less eco-friendly products you’re replacing? Chances are, they’ll end up in land fill. So, the most environmentally friendly thing to do is use what you have until it’s no longer useable. And then replace it with the better option.
There are a lot of ways to reduce food waste, and some are as simple as eating what you have instead of throwing it away. Using some tips mentioned below can also help food last better and be enjoyable for longer.
Toothbrushes have to be replaced every few months. And they take hundreds of years to break down in landfills. But using a biodegradable toothbrush, like a bamboo toothbrush, can greatly reduce this environmental burden.