WORLD KINDNESS DAY
Kindness is so rare these days. It doesn't have to be this way, we all have the power to change our world and its done with small acts of kindness. Nobody knows the journey of another human, we have no idea what their lives are like, we see what they present to the world only. The scars are mostly hidden from view so we assume what we think we know and act on it. I suggest we spend today not making assumptions and instead offer a kindness and see how that action changes your day and then keep it going!
Take Care Of Yourself - When your needs are met you're able to give of yourself freely so take of you first
Be kind to your co-workers - Your work life is your second family, some of you spend more time in their company than our actual families. Support your colleagues, their journey through life might not be so apparent in the workplace.
Send a Positive Text Pick a few people from your contact list and send off a text praising or thanking someone you know. Research actually states that doing this for 21 days will lead to long-term happiness.
Pay It Forward - Head down to your local fast food or coffee shop and randomly pay for your own order AND the order of the person in line behind you. Or pay the parking fee for the driver in line behind you. This will make someone's day. It could also start a chain reaction of paying kindness forward.
Thank a Veteran - You could write a gratitude note and put it on the windshield of the car owned by a veteran. But the best way to show kindness is simply to walk up to one, shake his hand with a warm smile, and say "Thank you for your service."
Tip Big - So many restaurant servers or pizza delivery drivers live entirely off their tips. This act of kindness works wonders for someone struggling to make ends meet. On this day, give your server a tip that will literally make her/him do a double take.
Put Change in a Parking Meter - Head into town and purposefully walk up and down the sidewalk looking for cars with meters about to expire. Then, drop some kindness coinage in there.
This list is only a small starter's kit for World Kindness Day. It doesn't do kindness justice. To truly make an impact in the world, kindness is something we must demonstrate to each other every day. Kindness begets kindness. Pass it on and start a movement.
1. INCREASED SPENDING
In 2016, JP Morgan Chase decided to look into the economic consequences of Daylight Saving Time (DST) by examining Los Angeles and Phoenix, two cities that are large, relatively close to each other, and have stable weather. Critically, Phoenix doesn't observe DST while Los Angeles does. Among their findings, DST was "associated with a 0.9 percent increase in daily card spending per capita in Los Angeles at the beginning of DST." Perhaps more surprising, the end of DST was associated with a per capita daily spending reduction of 3.9 percent.
What Weed Lube Feels LikeI Tried "Weed Lube" and Oh My God, Yes
August 19, 2019
by HILARY WHITE
I'm not into smoking weed, but my vagina is all about some THC. Disclaimer: I live in the state of California, where the purchase and use of Foria Pleasure, a "sensual enhancement" product made of cannabis oil and liquid coconut oil meant for your nether regions, is legal. It's basically weed lube, and it's glorious.
The company says that Foria Pleasure "brings the power of ancient plant medicine to your fingertips," and let me tell you — there's certainly something powerful going on here. While technically not a traditional lubricant for all intents and purposes — it's more of a "pre-lubricant" — the topical oil taught me what "mind-blowing" really means — and I will never use the phrase so lightly again. While the application of the spray resulted in arousal almost immediately, the greatest (seriously, greatest) effect it had was on the intensity and length of my orgasm(s). I literally was laughing incredulously the first time I climaxed, and I'm pretty sure things like "what the actual f*ck?" and "holy sh*t is this still happening?" came out of my mouth.
Here's the lowdown (literally) on how Foria works — read on to see if it's for you.
How It WorksThe instructions suggest you apply four to eight sprays directly onto the clitoris, inner and outer labia, and inside the vagina, adding that "internal application provides the highest absorption," which I found to be true in my own experiences. Foria works the way it does because the skin of the vulva and vagina are sensitive and highly absorbent. I've experimented with various amounts and haven't found a huge variation in terms of sensation, except that closer to eight sprays with internal application seemed to really do the trick. Really.
Not Feeling the Magic of CBD? It Could Be Because of ThisEach time I've applied Foria, I've noticed almost immediate effects, but they begin more externally/on the surface and then progress to a deeper, more internal sensation. Because it can take between 15 minutes and an hour to get the full effect of Foria, I suggest applying it, then taking part in lengthy foreplay while enjoying the feeling as it blooms. It's described as a "pre-lubricant" because its purpose is to enhance pleasure, not lubricate the vagina. "Weed lube" is a loose term, mainly because it's applied to, and inside of, the vagina like regular lubricants.
What It Feels LikeMy biggest concern about taking Foria was my fear that I would feel high in the traditional sense. I deal with extreme anxiety and have found that smoking or ingesting marijuana (particularly sativa) can cause actual panic attacks. It's something I avoid entirely, because getting stoned isn't worth the risk of inducing my anxiety, something I work tirelessly to keep at bay. Luckily, Foria doesn't work that way, and I didn't feel anxious at all — quite the opposite, actually.
Some reviewers on the site noted their own struggles with pain during sex and difficulties achieving orgasm for years, and they finally found pleasure with Foria. Again, every experience is different, but after using Foria, I am inclined to believe their anecdotes.
One reviewer put it like this: "Fact — you WILL get a little horny and turned on! Fact — you WILL feel stimulation in HD . . . it's the only way to explain it! Fact — you WILL orgasm deeper than you ever have," which pretty much sums up my experience with it. The sensation and sensitivity of all aspects of sex is heightened and, for me, improved.
Each time I've used it, it almost feels like everything goes warm and tingly down there, and when touched, it's actually so sensitive it almost tickles — in a good way, of course. Foria doesn't necessarily bring you to an orgasm faster (although for some, it can, since it can increase arousal), but it's the grand finale where you really feel major the results. Climaxes are deeper and way more intense than anything I've ever experienced. They feel all-consuming! Orgasms also can go on for longer; it can feel like it's going to last forever, and if anything is going to be eternal, I think we can all agree that an orgasm would be our top pick.
Health and WellnessWhile the oil hasn't been evaluated by the FDA, the company says that safety and purity is "of paramount importance." "Our cannabis oil is extracted using leading-edge solvent-free pharmaceutical grade processes that provide extracts in their purest possible form," the site says. To ensure the cleanest and safest final product, the company tests Foria at multiple stages; it tests for potency, pesticides, residual solvents, and microbials. The products undergo something called a "hot-fill" bottling process, allowing Foria to produce a "microbial-free product without the use of artificial preservatives," the site says. The bottom line is that Foria is natural, and the product is made up of two very basic components: cannabis oil and coconut oil.
As with any product, you should always use at your own risk and consult your healthcare provider, because plant medicine, like any other kind of medicine, works differently with different bodies.
Experts Have Some Very Good News About How Weed Affects Your Sex DriveTo be clear, Foria isn't a product designed to get you high the way that smoking or ingesting cannabis would; it is a topical "pre-lubricant" meant to be sprayed, then absorbed. It is not latex-safe and not recommended for use with latex condoms. While I enjoyed all of my experiences, everyone is different, and it may not be for everyone. It's currently only available in states where marijuana is legalized.
Beyond PleasureForia turned me on, it spiced up sex with my partner, and it gave me some of the best orgasms of my life. But it goes beyond that. A sexual enhancement product for women is empowering; it places the focus of pleasure and completion on women and those with vaginas. It's something we can enjoy alone or with a partner, and it is a novelty in that its central purpose is to optimize the female sexual experience. Bottom line? I'll be using it again. And again.
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