What Does 200 Calories Look Like? – Infographic

200 Calorie Portions

I am in the middle of a long, long journey to lose weight right now, so I am very mindful of my caloric intake.  However, it is sometimes very difficult to visualize those calorie counts when I am looking at my plate.  Reddit user afriendlysortofchap  has helped a great deal by putting together images of 200 calorie portions of 71 common food items from into one infographic. [VIA]

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The United States of Sandwiches – Infographic

The United States of Sandwiches

Some argue that if you put anything between two slices of bread (or even a folded slice of bread), that it’s a sandwich!  We all have our favorites, and with everyone  different tastes across the country, it’s no surprise that there’s at least one unique sandwich for each of the 50 states.  Today’s infographic takes a look at some of these — which is your favorite?  [VIA]

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Around the World in 80 Coffees – Infographic

Finding the Perfect Cup of Joe

OK, I freely admit it — I’m addicted to coffee!  Usually I can get by with a freshly brewed cup with a little cream, but sometimes I get a little adventurous.  I see the names all the time —  Americano, Mocha Breve, Caffe Au Lait, Latte — but oftentimes don’t know just what they are or how to make them.  Today’s infographic is a great guide to 80 coffees from all over the world to help you feel like an expert next time you go to the counter. Who’s up for grabbing a Affogato with me? [VIA]

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 15, 2020!

MAY 15, 2020

Today is:

Bring Flowers to Someone Day

Endangered Species Day

International Day of Families

 National Bike to Work Day

  National Pizza Party Day

  National Chocolate Chip Day

Straw Hat Day



L. FRANK BAUM (1856-1919) — American author most famous for his children’s series, beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
MADELINE ALBRIGHT (1937) — Czech-American politician and diplomat.  First female Secretary of State (1997-2001)
JOHN SMOLTZ  (1967) — American Hall of Fame Baseball player. Only pitcher to record both 200 wins and 150 saves.
EMMITT SMITH (1969) — American Hall of Fame Football player.  As a running back, became the league’s all time rushing leader.



1718 – London lawyer, James Puckle, patents the world’s first machine gun, the Puckle Gun.
1730 – Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1905 Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres of land is auctioned off and will later become its downtown.
1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut in the short cartoon, “Plane Crazy
1940 McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernandino, California — the beginning of the fast food giant’s history.

Essential Vitamins and Minerals – Infographic

Essential Vitamins & Minerals

Every once in a while we all need reminders about our health and eating healthy and making sure we get all the proper nutrients in us.  Today’s infographic is that gentle nudge!  It examines the essential vitamins and minerals, how to tell if you are deficient in any of them and where to find them in nature.  I think a trip to the produce stand is in order! [VIA]

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 11, 2020!

MAY 11, 2020

Today is:

Eat What You Want Day

Hostess Cupcake Day

National Twilight Zone Day

National Women’s Check-Up Day

World Ego Awareness Day



HARRIET QUIMBY (1875-1912) — American pilot and screenwriter.  First woman to be awarded a pilot’s license in the US and first woman to fly over the English Channel.
SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989) — Spanish artist known for his surrealist style paintings.



1846 – President James K. Polk asks Congress for a declaration of war, starting the Mexican-American War.
1858 Minnesota is admitted to the Union as the 32nd state in the United States.
1960 Adolf Eichmann, Nazi and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust, is captured by Mossad (the Israeli secret police) in Argentina after 15 years on the run.
1997 – Deep Blue, a chess-playing super computer, defeats Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, becoming the first computer to best a human.

Muscle-Building Foods — Infographic

Foods Great for Building Muscle

In addition to a great workout routine and daily exercise, a good diet is important for our good health.  Depending on what your goals are, you can change up the foods you eat.  Today’s infographic takes a look at 10 great foods if you are looking up to build muscle.  SO grab a plate, some weights, and dig in!  [VIA]

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Presidential Treats – Infographic

Favorite Foods of the US Presidents

From savory to sweet, spicy to mild, greasy or cheesy (or both), the tastebuds of former presidents are pretty unique and diverse.  While everyone might like a good grilled cheese like FDR, or some jellybeans with Reagan, I think Nixon would have had all his cottage cheese and ketchup to himself! [VIA]

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On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 28, 2020!

APRIL 28, 2020

Today is:

Great Poetry Reading Day — Coming at the end of National Poetry Month, today is the day for everyone to read poetry — whether to each other, to ourselves, or just out loud for the whole world to hear!

National Blueberry Pie Day — Nothing more needs to be said — one of the most popular pies out there gets its own day!

National Superhero Day — Whether they be fictional superheroes, or those you consider a superhero in real life, today is their day!



JAMES MONROE (1758-1831) — American politician, statesman and diplomat.  5th President of the United States.
OSKAR SCHINDLER (1908-1974) — German businessman credited with saving over 1,200 Jews who worked in his factory from the Holocaust.  Subject of the film Schindler’s List.
HARPER LEE  (1926-2016) — American novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman)
SIR TERRY PRATCHETT (1948-2015) — English satirist, humorist, and fantasy novelist (Discworld series)
JAY LENO (1950) — American writer, comedian, & former late-night television show host (The Tonight Show).
ELENA KAGAN  (1960) — American jurist; Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
JORGE GARCIA (1973) — American actor and comedian.  (LOST, Hawaii Five-O)



1788Maryland ratifies the US Constitution, the 7th state to do so.
1789 – The Mutiny on the HMS Bounty — Captain William Bligh and 18 crew loyal to him ate set adrift in the South Pacific.
1952 – The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japan’s sovereignty and ending its state of war with the World War II Allies.
1973 – Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon reaches #1 on the US Billboard chart and will remain there for a record-setting 741 consecutive weeks.