The Vitamix ONE features a 32-ounce BPA-free container, simple one-dial mechanics, a somewhat less powerful 750-watt motor as opposed to its predecessors’ normal 1400-watts, and comes with a free mini-tamper. The dial allows you to adjust how fast it blends. A lower speed, for example, is better for chunky salsa. But even if you want a smoothie, the variable speed has advantages. When blending up ingredients, it’s ideal to start slow and crescendo your way up to the highest setting with a few changes in speed to really mix things up.
After flipping through other reviews and comparing the ONE to more popular Vitamix models, people’s main concerns are the missing pulse function and extra control notches. The pulse function modulates the speed automatically for smoother blending, something you have to do manually with the ONE. The additional controls on other Vitamixes let you switch between variable and high blending and include an on/off switch. With the ONE, however, you run the risk of accidentally placing the container on without the lid and sending your smoothie flying.
As the 74th Cannes Film Festival drew to a close last week, one film in particular remained the subject of wild debate and curious conversation: Benedetta, the latest creation by provocative Showgirls and Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven. The film, centring around a 17th century nunnery, features all the characteristics of a Verhoeven production: bloody violence, religious blasphemy and sex. A lot of sex. Unlike his other movies, however, the sex in Benedetta is between two women; more specifically, two nuns, whose ‘love’ story is less about their queer self-discovery than it is a collection of graphic sexual encounters for which they constantly and intensely punish themselves. It’s definitely for the kink-inclined, the actors preened and toned like they were born out of a lesbian porn fantasy (even their pubic hair is impeccably shaped into tidy triangles). In one scene, they perform oral sex on each other as if they’ve been practicing for years. In another, they use a statue of the Virgin Mary as a dildo.
Venus in Virgo is all about practicality and logic — and while that may not be the sexiest thing we can focus on in our romantic lives, it’s still necessary. “During this time, we’ll try to better our situations with ourselves and others to create productive relationships,” says Lisa Stardust, the author of Saturn Return Survival Guide and The Astrology Deck. She warns that this will give us a bit of relationship brain fog, too. “Neptune and the Nodes of Destiny will activate the romantic planet, making us somewhat delusional at the crossroads we are in when it comes to our relationships,” Stardust says. Use the particular nature of Virgo to keep your head on your shoulders during this time, and if you do end up at a crossroads, take a page out of the sign of the maiden’s book and organize a list of pros, cons, and action plans.
For this guide to the best casual summer dresses, we set a few criteria. One, the fabric of the dress had to be easily machine- or hand-washable, and the material needed to handle a bit of inevitable summer sweat. Two, the dress silhouette had to be a pullover or pull-on style, with no complicated zippers, hardware, or accoutrements. And three, the length of the dress needed to fall within the mini to midi range (because maxis can require a whole lot of work, not to mention hemming, for the petite dress-wearers of the world).
While new moons are generally invigorating, there’s something about the week following the last new moon in Cancer that has many of us feeling like we’ve finished a triathlon. Invigorated? Maybe. Exhausted? Definitely. Perhaps it’s all those celestial squares we’re shrugging off, like Mercury square Neptune or Venus square Uranus, or the persistence of Saturn square Uranus. It’s a lot.
With the fog of Mercury’s retrograde shadow just barely behind us, our planet of travel, information, communication and connection finds itself under the sentimental stars of Cancer. Sentimental as in: of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, and nostalgia. Sentimental as in: against indifference; toward world-building, sensation, and consonance.
Venus joins Mars at 19° Leo, putting our money and our actions where our heart is. You might be tired, reader, but you’re not out for the count — especially because you know that there are many ways to make an impact, even when you can’t make it to the gathering. The Sun in Cancer makes a trine to Neptune in Pisces and what connects us, keeps us afloat, is larger than our singular experience. Hold on to what holds you afloat. Like the forests, like the oceans, we exist in relation. Even our dreams intertwine.
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When you have many options to simplify your work then why you are going through the traditional method to complete your task. You can ease your work in the kitchen with the bulk seasoning available at the online grocery stores of can also be readily found in offline shops. The bulk seasoning includes spices that are used in day-to-day life in the kitchen. This seasoning contains spices like dried ginger, fried onion, dry chili powder, dehydrated garlic, black garlic, freeze-dried corn, and many more. You can add them to your spice rack and make your kitchen life easy.
Having these ready-made spices in your spice rack has many benefits like these will save your time when you are heading late for the office or your work. You can use fried onion in place of that messy onion. Peel, clean, slice, and then fry, then use it for vegetables. When you have no time for preparing meals you can go for these spices as dried ginger has its benefits, it helps prevent cold and flu. You can use ginger powder in your drink to increase weight loss and also to boost metabolism. The fried onion is loaded with so many sulfur compounds that are great for your skin and hair health.
Bulk seasoning is a must addition to organize your work in the kitchen and save your time. They also help in preventing the kitchen from getting messy. So grab them and enjoy your kitchen life!
Thanks to TikTok, the core trend is now a prominent part of our collective style dictionaries. From cabincore to dark academia, it seems like every season brings a new aesthetic along with it. Although cottagecore debuted during the early days of the movement, it’s still thriving with fresh summer roots sprouting beyond fashion and into beauty. As best evidenced by the trending TikTok account of onigiri.nanaaa, it can take on the forms of a soft and glowy style of barely-there makeup that pairs well with sunshine and just a hint of dewy perspiration OR it can edge into the whimsical realm of a full forest-fantasy face. Regardless of whether you literally live in a charming cottage in the woods or it’s more about radiating that vibe, you really only need five actual products to nail cottagecore makeup — no brushes, just your fingertips or a single sponge. Below, find our TikTok-inspired shopping guide to a beauty routine that effortlessly achieves that whole ethereal-sunkissed-freckly-and-free-romance-in-the-countryside look.
Amazon Prime Day is now a thing of the past, but we see some equally major Fourth of July home and furniture sales in our near future — in fact, we’ve got our eyes on a few steep discounts that have already made their mid-summer debut. Right now, big-ticket items like Saatva mattresses, Burrow sofas, Wayfair office chairs, and more are hanging out at dangerously small price points. And by dangerous, we mean it’ll be hard to put our wallets away.