Can you believe it’s 30 years since The Fresh Prince first aired?

Will Smith came to prominence when he starred in the hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alongside a diverse cast of characters. There were his cousins, the bubble-headed Hilary and the goodie-two-shoes Carlton, whose legacy lives on in the form of “The Carlton” dance.

The nostalgia-trip takes us fans and the stars alike down memory lane. Will Smith has launched a clothing line inspired by the 90’s show, called “Bel-Air Athletics,” featuring 26 pieces in total, for men, women, and kids.

Fans have created a short film of what the Fresh Prince would look like had it been made today (hint – darker…).

One thing is for sure – everybody misses this show.

What has happened to the cast since? How many legendary cast members have recently died? Was the show really canceled 3 times? All the answers are ahead, starting with…

Can you believe it’s 30 years since The Fresh Prince first aired?

Will Smith came to prominence when he starred in the hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alongside a diverse cast of characters. There were his cousins, the...

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Many experts in the travel industry believe the following 10 places will be the most popular vacation spots over the fall season.

With fall right around the corner, temperatures are starting to fall and leaves are turning spectacular shades of orange, red, and yellow.  This is also the time of year when many start planning their autumn getaways.

Its time to make your plans for a weekend getaway, pack your bags, and make your airline and hotel reservations. If you want an absolutely spectacular, unforgettable vacation, we are here to help you plan for a special trip.

We have chosen the 10 hot spots that have shown a lot of activity in searches and showing a climb in tourism that is expected to last until the winter months set in.  Reports from several travel agencies have shown that Germany to Japan will offer enough excitement to entice everyone from around the world.

From frequent travelers to couch potatoes, no one can turn down these tempting destinations!

Where’s That?

Reports have revealed a rise in lesser-known locations to famous annual events such as Oktoberfest.  Travelers, in the drones, are racing to glorious places like Austria and Switzerland.  As summer travelers are slowing down, the autumn crowd is picking up.

The U.S To Mexico To Canada:

There are a lot of U.S travelers that would prefer to travel a little closer to home, not needing to deal with their passports.  The Carolinas have always been a top choice in the United States due to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains.

Along for the ride are 2 cities in Mexico; Miguel Hidalgo and Tepoztlán. Another fabulous destination is Regina which is the capital of the Canadian province Saskatchewan.  It’s the second-largest city in the province and is known for its cultural and commercial centers.

Ready To Travel? In Order, Here Are The Top Ten Locations For This Year:

  • Regina, Canada (at 328%)
  • Beatenberg, Switzerland (at 312%)
  • Beppu, Japan (at 288%)
  • Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico (at 279%)
  • Culebra, Puerto Rico (at 250%)
  • Tepoztlán, Mexico (at 250%)
  • Halle, Germany (at 248%)
  • Anderson, South Carolina (at 247%)
  • Pinehurst, North Carolina (at 243%)
  • Obertraun, Austria (at 232%)

If you do not have any vacation time left, check out your own local areas for autumn events.  If you are lucky enough to live in a place that screams gorgeous foliage, go for a day-long hike or maybe travel on horseback!  Join in on the fun at delicious foodfests or festivals that are popping up everywhere with fun activities for your kids or to bring out the kid in you!

Many experts in the travel industry believe the following 10 places will be the most popular vacation spots over the fall season.

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If you don’t know who Arch Rao is, he was the former head of products, applications, and sales engineering at Tesla Energy.  He was behind the company’s successful Powerwall home energy system.  He is now back as founder and CEO of a new company, Span IO, promoting energy management and efficiency for homes.

Span IO is working to upgrade the electrical fuse box for homes with a digital system that integrates into the existing circuit breaker technology that has been the foundation of home energy over the last century.

Arch Rao and his team are focusing on integrating renewable power energy storage, and electric vehicles making it easier for people by redesigning the electric panel for modern energy requirements.

They packaged the metering controls that travel between the bus bar and the breaker.

Rao said energy flows through the panel through a breaker bar and the breaker bar has tabs that you slot your breakers into, the tab is normally a conductor.  They have designed a digital sub-assembly that packages current metering voltage measurement, and the ability to turn each circuit on and off.

The technology will be sold through various avenues such as solar energy or battery installers. They already have plans to integrate their power management devices with energy storage systems similar to those available from LG.

Span plans on selling their products in states like California and Hawaii where the demand for solar installation is very strong and homeowners understand the significant benefits from installing renewable energy and energy efficiency systems.

What Happens When There’s an Outage?

One of the great advantages, homeowners having this new power management system will give them control over what areas of their homes will be powered in case there is an outage.  The technology hooks up the entire home to a renewable system.

Rao said using existing technologies, installers can set up a separate breaker and just rewire certain areas of the home to receive the power generated by a renewable energy system.

The control is handled through a consumer app which is available for downloading on mobile devices.

Span IO is backed by many investors including Wireframe Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Ulu Ventures, Hardware Club, Consignment Ventures, I/O Capital, and Energy foundry.  They plan on raising new cash before the end of this year to push forward.

If you don’t know who Arch Rao is, he was the former head of products, applications, and sales engineering at Tesla Energy.  He was behind the company’s successful Powerwall home energy system.  He is now back as founder and CEO of a...

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Actor Dan Aykroyd has recently announced that he will star in Jason Reitman’s latest sequel, Ghostbusters which is the third installment of the classic 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The original was directed by Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman.

Aykroyd said most of the original cast will also be in the film along with some new faces. Although he really does not work in films these days, he could not pass down Ghostbusters.

Speaking of cast members who were in both of the other two Ghostbusters, Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray will also be on board. Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson were in the original 1984 Ghostbusters and the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.

Female Version Comments

Reitman drew a lot of criticism after his comments regarding the release of the film with the female cast starring Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy. Reitman said he would not make the Juno of Ghostbusters movies but this Ghostbusters film is one big love letter for all the Ghostbusters films.

Reitman did receive a lot of negative feedback regarding his comments that had fans believing he didn’t think the 2016 film was worth the attention of Ghostbusters fans. He commented on Twitter that wasn’t the case, he thought the film was great!

He said his comment came out all wrong that he actually liked Paul, Leslie, Melissa, and Kristen work on the 2016 Ghostbusters film directed by Paul Feig. He firmly believes it was an amazing film.

Feig said on Twitter that Jason was his biggest supporter at a time when he couldn’t do anything to get a film made. He also said that Reitman was a big supporter of his film Ghostbusters Answer the Call. He looks forward to seeing the newest film in the Ghostbusters galaxy.

Jason Reitman’s newest Ghostbusters film is marked for release in 2020. Fans from around the world are anticipating another great round with all the pack-bearing cast as they, once again, take on the ghoulish beings as first encountered in the 1984 movie.

He said he has a great deal of respect for Feig’s work and the incredible actresses who made the film a huge success. But he did say that this newest sequel will follow in the footsteps of the original film.

Actor Dan Aykroyd has recently announced that he will star in Jason Reitman’s latest sequel, Ghostbusters which is the third installment of the classic 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The original was directed by Jason’s father, Ivan...

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Mia Khalifa (Arabic: ميا خليفة‎;) is a social media personality you mig2ht be familiar with, and a lot has happened since her short stint in the adult industry. After gaining notoriety around the world for her countercultural career, Mia is now in her mid-twenties. And she has a lot to say about the drama, the gossip, and the image she ended up with — for good and for bad!

Continental Shift

Everyone has a story, and Mia is no exception. Let’s take a look at where she came from, and what really happened in her 2young life as an immigrant in the United States.

After internet infamy and ISIS death threats, recent interviews in America and the UK show a very different girl than the public might expect. We’re happy to get to finally get to know the real Mia — a complex, three-dimensional person! Let’s explore, shall we?

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Mia Khalifa (Arabic: ميا خليفة‎;) is a social media personality you mig2ht be familiar with, and a lot has happened since her short stint in the adult industry. After gaining notoriety around the world for her countercultural career, Mia...

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We were all pretty fascinated with the routines (and drama!) in Bring It On, and millions of fans secretly wished they could have been part of the squad. Cheerleading has had a special place in American culture since the 1950s, often an elite social clique in our high school experience.

For better, or for worse — we all noticed them!

Plenty To Cheer About

While your high school team seemed like it was full of cheer and fun, the college level has been transformed into a serious athletic endeavor in recent decades!

Around 98% of female cheerleaders are trained gymnasts, and it certainly shows in the high velocity moves broadcast on ESPN every year. Let’s take a look at the most competitive university-level teams in every state today.

Ready? Tuck, tumble, go!

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Pop artist The Weeknd sings, “I hear the secrets that you keep when you’re talkin’ in your sleep.” Many of us may wonder if that is really possible! Somniloquy is the scientific name for sleep talking, and the full-blown disorder affects 5% of adults nationwide.

Sleeping, Dreaming, Speaking

But most people have mumbled silly things from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal. Only our partners are witnesses, and we certainly hope we don’t say anything out of character!

Today, we’ve collected some of the wackiest sleep conversations revealed on the net. Along the way, we will share fascinating factoids about the real science of sleep — laughing and learning can’t be beat!

Let’s find out more about dreamworld, shall we?

Pop artist The Weeknd sings, “I hear the secrets that you keep when you’re talkin’ in your sleep.” Many of us may wonder if that is really possible! Somniloquy is the scientific name for sleep talking, and the full-blown...

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Of course, our old action toys, board games, and card collections have sentimental value. But as time goes by and these items become rarer, they also gain some impressive monetary value. That’s right, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane, dust off that old box of games in the basement, because your favorite childhood toy may now be worth a fortune! 

Easy-Bake Oven

Every kid in town had an Easy-Bake Oven in the ’60s and ’70s. Nothing represented the American Dream and the lifestyle of real-life 60’s housewives like this toy. If you desperately wanted to buy one too, all you had to do was work the lemonade stand for a day or two, as it only cost $11.

Nowadays, the price for an Easy-Bake Oven is just as high as the price of an actual oven! This ‘National Toy Hall of Fame’ award recipient retails for as high as $4,000!

Check if you have a priceless toy locked away:

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How to spot the FAKE photos as Twitter reacts to the devastation

In the past year, Brazil has been hit over and over again with devastating forest fires, especially in the Amazon region, so Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts have been blowing up with posts and pictures with the hashtag #AmazonRainforest being the most popular among them.

According to satellite data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), in Brazil alone, there are 80 percent more fires in 2019 than there were last year. However, it seems like some of the pictures being shared in relation to the devastation are inaccurate.

More than half of the fires in Brazil are in its Amazon region, and staggering satellite images show just how many fires there are.

Satellite images from NASA and NOAA are giving an accurate portrayal of how far the destructive fire and smoke has spread across the country, but many photos being shared on social media are quite misleading, even if they were meant to be supportive. As a result, users are being asked to stop sharing inaccurate photos, most of which are from fires that happened 30 years ago.

One of these pictures was retweeted over 15,000 times with the caption: “For three weeks, the Amazon RAINFOREST has been burning.

“Fire frequency in Brazil has increased +82% due to droughts, increased heat, and land-use change (logging, industry, & agriculture).”

The following image is actually an Alamy Stock Photo from a climate website called ALERT back in February of this year.

Amazon rainforest fires: All four of these are inaccurate, the top left being California in 2013 (Image: TWITTER)

This second post that included four photos was uploaded to Twitter with a caption bemoaning Brazil’s tragedy, but actually none of the photos have anything to do with the August 2019 Amazonian fires.

The top left photo was liked on Twitter over 4,500 times but was taken during a forest fire in California and uploaded to the US Department of Agriculture’s Flickr account back in 2013. The second is from a 1989 Amazon forest fire, according to The Guardian.

The third picture is from the same 1989 fire, and the fourth image is a heat map from InfoAmazonia showing the extent of forest fires in the Amazon from 2000-2014.

Kendell Jenner retweeted another viral post to her more than 28 million followers, but neither of the two photos are actually related to the recent forest fires.

The image on the right is a picture of fire in Serbia, while the left was taken by photographer Daniel Beltrá in 2014 for articles on fires in Sweden.

Yet another image captured for Getty by Lauro Alves posted on Wednesday shows a fire at Brazil’s Taim Ecological Station in 2013.

Lastly, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio shared an image of fires burning against a wall of green forest, but this photo is originally from February 2018 in the article, “Carbon emissions from Amazon wildfires could ‘counteract’ deforestation decline”.

So, beware of the misleading pictures and check the sources before you believe what you see!

How to spot the FAKE photos as Twitter reacts to the devastation
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With recent developments and concerns regarding the environment, the ethics of flying private have been in debate, so after the siting of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex on a private jet to Spain and France, many questions have arisen in terms of if and when royals fly commercial.

Prince Harry and his spouse have voiced concerns multiple times about the current condition of the environment and where it’s headed; they have shown themselves to be highly committed to environmental efforts, but it was exactly this that confused many when they flew to Nice with their son Archie on a private jet provided by Elton John and David Furnish.

Friends With Jets

Elton has been Princess Diana’s – Harry’s mother – friend, for quite a long time, so when contention arose, he tweeted that the flight was made carbon-neutral by donating efforts to reduce emissions.

This occurrence has many wondering, however, how often royals are flying on private jets and if they fly commercial at all. According to Hello!, most royals fly commercial some of the time.

The main exception to this is the Queen herself. Her Majesty only flies private, so you would never site her on a commercial flight. Both Prince William and Prince Harry, however, have flow commercial on multiple occasions.

They even flew economy during a low-profile visit to the States in 2014. People have also seen William and Kate on commercial flights, but most often in the first-class section.

Harry and Meghan along with a few bodyguards were spotted last December in the back row of a commercial flight to France, according to the Telegraph, but they kept a few empty rows between them and the rest of the plane.

Very recently, on August 22, the Daily Mail reported that the entire Cambridge family took a budget flight to Scotland.

Of course, they were surrounded by security guards and assistants – so much so that you may not even be able to see members of the family even if you’re on the same flight!

One passenger professed as much to the Daily Mail: “The family were sat right at the front. I fly this route all the time and we were none the wiser. No one knew they were on the flight. Later on, I realized that Kate’s mother was sat a few rows in front of me.”

When the royals do fly commercial, they often try to fly with British Companies, specifically British Airways, according to Hello!.

The royal family has a special connection to the airline since the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents both worked for them back in the day before shifting to a party décor business in the late 1980s. In fact, it’s where they met and fell in love!

Depends Where They’re Going

According to Vogue, however, the main factor that influences whether a royal chooses to fly private or commercial is why they are flying.

Basically, if a royal is on public or state business, he or she is able to fly on a private jet, most often because senior members of the royal family are traveling as representatives of the family and British government.

If a royal is traveling for family trips or personal travel, they are to travel just like any other private citizen – on a commercial jet.

Of course, because of their wealth, they can always fly first class or purchase all the seats around them in economy, but they do fly commercial when it’s for their own personal purposes because of both budget and public perception.

In addition, concerns of the environment’s state have also come into play.

Many protested back in 2011 when Prince Charles borrowed a friend’s private jet. According to BBC, the royal family claimed that it was a cost-saving measure.

It most likely was, saving tax-payers from having to pay for his flight, but many were still displeased with the future king’s apparent disregard for the environment.

With recent developments and concerns regarding the environment, the ethics of flying private have been in debate, so after the siting of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex on a private jet to Spain and France, many questions have arisen in...

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If you like your steaks medium-rare, you need to be careful because you might not get what you are expecting in this day and age.

Most professional chefs will tell you for a medium-rare steak the temperature must be 135° to seal in the flavor and ensure the steak is tender.  The steak should also be allowed a little more time for that nice charring on the outside.

Today, ordering a medium-rare steak might end up being a great deal rarer than you were hoping for.  Many customers at their favorite restaurant have reported that when their order for a medium-rare is delivered to their table, the meat is almost completely raw!

So, Why Is My Medium-Rare Steak Raw?

It really has nothing to do with the cooking process, it’s the cost!

The cost for a high-quality rib eye is now $8 while a few years ago it was $6. We all know that the cost of living is on the rise from our rental costs to labor.  With restaurants, the competition is very high causing more high-end restaurants to try and outdo their competition both in food, décor, and even advertising.

Costs Effect The Cooking Process:

If a customer has to send their steak back because it’s under-cooked, the chef will put it back on the grill for a few minutes which will not increase the cost when it’s returned to the customer.

On the other hand, if a customer complains their steak is over-cooked, it has to be thrown out and the chef must start all over again and this leads to higher costs,  Today, profit margins are very tight and therefore a chef will show caution by under-cooking the steak.

How To Get Your Steak Just Right:

You should try to communicate with your waiter what you want in your steak. Instead of ordering a medium-rare steak, tell them you want a medium-rare + steak.

It will still be medium-rare but just cooked a little bit longer.  This will guarantee you get the steak your want so you can enjoy every morsel!  If you bring home a doggy bag, you should know how to reheat your steak without losing those incredible flavors,  Check out this link for great results.

I hope this will help you get the steak you are expecting the next time go out to eat!

If you like your steaks medium-rare, you need to be careful because you might not get what you are expecting in this day and age.

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If you’ve tried to emulate KFC’s crispy chicken and failed, read on and discover their secret recipe.  Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed a bucket of KFC’s crispy fried chicken along with their side of mashed potatoes and a biscuit.

Even though their prices are the best, their popularity is due to how crispy their fried chicken is.  You now have the golden opportunity to find out how you can create the best crispy chicken with KFC’s incredible recipe!

Follow the directions below and I promise you will not be able to tell the difference.

Start With Their Spices:

First off, you must include their 11 secret spices and their incredible recipe for the breading with 2 cups of flour and coating the chicken pieces in their batter made from egg and milk.

The Scoop:

  • Two-thirds tablespoon of salt
  • Three tablespoons of white pepper
  • One tablespoon of black pepper
  • A half tablespoon of basil
  • One tablespoon of celery salt
  • One tablespoon of dried mustard
  • Two tablespoons of garlic salt.
  • One tablespoon ground ginger
  • One-third tablespoon oregano
  • Four tablespoons paprika
  • A half tablespoon thyme

Fry Right Away:

According to KFC, you should never let the coated chicken sit for any amount of time.  It should be fried right way,  If left to soak in the batter, the bread and skin will very easily soften and slide off the chicken, making for less than a crispy outcome.

You must fry at a high temperature using a good pressure cooker for that extra crispiness.  Even though you cannot deep fry with a pressure cooker, you can still get that extra crunch using a Dutch oven or a pot with a very heavy bottom.

Heat your oil to 350° or 360° and leave each chicken piece in the oil for 12 minutes.  If you have never fried, go to this link for the best results.

Now For The Secret Ingredient!

To create the perfect crispy fried chicken you need one very important ingredient to seal in all the spices, is MSG or Monosodium Glutamate which is the perfect flavor enhancer.

You can either include it in your seasoning batter or sprinkle it on after you have finished frying,  This is a very important ingredient that should not be overlooked,  If you can’t find MSG at your store, you can buy it online.

Let Your Chicken Cool A Bit:

Anyone who has enjoyed fried food knows you do not immediately dig in, it’s way too hot! Place your chicken in a warm oven for just a few minutes.  Another choice, according to KFC, set your oven to 175° and let continue to cook for approximately 20 minutes.

All said and done, you might not be able to exactly create their crispiness from your home because you really need a restaurant-grade pressure fryer for perfection. If you still need some support for frying view this handy guide.

Bon Appetite!!

If you’ve tried to emulate KFC’s crispy chicken and failed, read on and discover their secret recipe.  Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed a bucket of KFC’s crispy fried chicken along with their side of mashed potatoes and a...

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