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10 Outdoor Plants To Be Aware of That Are Toxic to Dogs

Posted By planetnatural on Home - When I adopted my furry, barking kid, one of the first things I learned about her was that she loves to chew on anything that doesn't run away from her. She chewed on toys, shoes, socks, pizza; you name it.
I knew that flowering plants like poinsettia were poisonous to dogs, but I was floored when I discovered other common outdoor flowering plants were also toxic. Bulbed flowers, like tulips and daffodils, are particularly hazardous to dogs. 
Pet parents must know what flowering dangers lurk outside, even in their gardens. Call an animal poison control center hotline or your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests any part of a toxic plant. 
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This Man Can’t Break His Dad’s Spell of the ‘Kaley Cuoco’ Scam

Posted By fwo on Finance - Cybercrime is an increasing concern today, with the advancement of society. That a person can wake up and everything they worked for is gone is a devastating reality that people must protect themselves from at all costs. This story involves not only the common scam but also identity theft. It all started with this man, [...]

Hemp vs Marijauna vs THC vs CBD: What is the Difference?

Posted By Enerhealth on Health - What is Cannabis?
When it comes to cannabis, things can get confusing quickly. Many people are unaware of the differences between marijuana and hemp and tend to think of them both as a mind-altering drug rather than a plant. Cannabis is a flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family. The term cannabis refers to the plants of the species Cannabis Sativa L. Within the species there are three types of cannabis plants:
-Cannabis Sativa
-Cannabis Indica
-Cannabis Ruderalis

The most common species is the Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Each of these species has unique characteristics and effects. Sativa is more commonly used recreationally as it is known to bring feelings of euphoria and a “head high”. While indica is commonly used for medicinal purposes as it brings feelings of relaxation and a “body high”.
The cannabis plants contain chemicals called cannabinoids which are compounds that interact with specific receptors within different parts of the central nervous system. These cannabinoids act as neurotransmitters that regulate how cells communicate and send nerve impulses to the brain to trigger different effects on the body. There is over 110 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the two most prominent being CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD is often thought to be used for medicinal purposes, whereas THC is thought to be used for recreational purposes.
There are several ways to consume cannabis. Traditionally, cannabis has been consumed through smoking the buds or extracting the THC and turning it into an oil. More recently, there have been many other popularized methods of consumption including infusing it in food, also known as edibles, or using an electronic vaporizer pen. You can even extract the cannabinoids into an oil or salve.

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a slang term generally referring to a mixture of dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds derived from the cannabis Sativa plant that contain psychoactive and euphoric effects on the mind when ingested into the body. The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrcannabinol (THC) and it is found in much higher quantities in marijuana than hemp. While CBD can be found in marijuana, typically, marijuana consists of a much higher amount of THC than CBD, usually containing about 15-25% THC. The use of higher THC in cannabis acts as a depressant drug, slowing down your central nervous systems activity and delaying communication sent from the brain to the body, producing that "high" feeling. 
What is Hemp?

Hemp is a strain of the cannabis Sativa plant first cultivated for fiber in China as early as 2800 BCE. While it is the same species as marijuana, it has different chemical properties and psychoactive components. Hemp contains a very low level of delta-9-tetrahydrcannabinol (THC) meaning it has no psychoactive affects and cannot get you high. In the USA, the 2018 Farm Bill established the specific definition of hemp versus cannabis by limiting the THC content of hemp to no more than 0.3%. Meaning hemp products cannot legally contain the amount of THC needed to produce the "high" typically associated with marijuana.
There are five parts of the plant (the inner fibers, the outer fibers, stalk, buds and the seeds. Today hemp is commonly used to produce resources such as clothing, food, building materials, rope, fuel, and medicine. Many people even consider Hemp seeds a superfood due to their rich nutritional profile. They are rich in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids and yield some amazing benefits.
Hemp can also be turned into an oil by pressing hemp seeds and may not contain CBD. Hempseed oil is thought to be more of a nutritional supplement like fish oil due to its source of essential fatty acids. Some studies have even found hempseed oil to improve certain skin conditions like acne or eczema.
What is CBD?

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body to regulate a variety of functions, such as inflammation, pain perception, mood, and memory. They can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Studies suggest CBD may be effective in treating pain, anxiety and even epilepsy. Put simply, CBD restores homeostasis (the body’s natural balance). It works in the endocannabinoid system by activating two of its core receptors (known as CB1 and CB2), which regulate mood, temperature, cognitive function, and muscle repair. CBD can be extracted by the leaves, flowers and stalk of both marijuana and hemp. However, as marijuana is illegal in most places, much of the CBD you’ll find on the market is made from hemp.
What is THC?

THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that has psychoactive, euphoric, and calming effects. THC can be found in both marijuana and hemp but is much more potent in marijuana. Like CBD, THC binds to CB1 receptors particularly in the brain that control pain, mood, emotion, and memory resulting in a mind altering “high”. Studies have found THC to be effective when associated with pain relief, but it is most commonly used to make concentrates and edibles for recreational purposes.

Best Wheelchairs for Narrow Doorways (9 Options for Tight Spaces)

Posted By grayingwithgrace on Personal - A wheelchair should fit the person who is using it but what if it doesn't fit through your narrow doorways? Here's how to find a narrow wheelchair that also fits well in small spaces.

Maximizing Returns: The Top 10 High-Yield Savings Accounts for Better Returns on Your Money

Posted By hashtaginvesting on Finance - Historically, people have sought banks as a safe place to invest their money, even if the returns are low yet

10 Best Sitcoms to Binge Without Terrible Laugh Tracks

Posted By financequickfix on Finance - Laugh tracks are great – they make the joke even funnier and act as a fill-in on the show, occupying a lot of would-be awkward pauses. Plus, sometimes, without it, the character seems silly doing whatever they do on the screen. Still, we must admit, it gets overboard sometimes or is not needed – it ... Read more

15 Famous Singers who Can’t Play Instruments

Posted By myworkfromhomemoney on Finance - Some singers or musicians are vocalists and, surprisingly, can’t even play the musical instruments used by their band. While it may seem odd, some musicians can’t really do it, or if they can, they're far from good at it. Today, we're taking a look at 15 famous musicians who can’t play their own instruments. 1. ... Read more

There Will Be No Full CGI Trailers at the Xbox Showcase

Posted By BossLevelGamer on Gaming - With the double bill of the Xbox showcase and Starfield Direct coming on June 11, fans have taken to social media to air their hopes of gameplay trailers over full CGI offerings. Aaron Greenberg, VP of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, took time on Sunday to assure fans that what they’ll see will accurately represent […]
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15 Frustrating Examples of “Toxic Masculinity” Women Have Encountered in the Wild

Posted By simplyrealmoms on Creative Lifestyle - Women face many hardships in our patriarchal society, like dealing with toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity refers to social rules about what it means to be...

Since When Is Free Not Good Enough? Customer Gets Angry at Small Business Owner Over Free Hot Chocolate Coupon

Posted By Womenio on Creative Lifestyle - A small business owner from Texas went viral on TikTok after posting an unpleasant interaction with a customer. Faith Thomas, whose TikTok handle is @that.flamingo.lady, owns a dessert shop, Frozen Flamingo, in Georgetown. Her video, titled "She really couldn't buy another hot chocolate," surpassed a million views, and you will soon learn why. In the...Read More

Accused of “Weaponizing Her Femininity” by Crying Since the Teacher Wouldn’t Stop Another Student Harassing Her

Posted By TPRTeaching on Education - Accused of “Weaponizing Her Femininity” by Crying Since the Teacher Wouldn’t Stop Another Student Harassing Her

Does Size Matter? 10 Stunning, Real Life Examples Of How Big An Acre Truly Is

Posted By theparentportfolio on Finance - Are you curious how big is an acre? Here are interesting facts that can help visualize how big or small an acre is. Farmers and real estate agents are very familiar with the size of an acre since a lot of their business revolves around this spacing. One acre is equivalent to 43,560 square feet, but what does that...

Money-Saving Hacks for Parents: 8 Ways to Save Money on Kids

Posted By Thefrugalexpat on Finance - Raising children can be expensive, but it doesn't have to break the bank. With a little creativity and some savvy shopping skills, you can save much money on your kids' needs. From food to clothing to entertainment, there are plenty ... Read More

Cylindrical Snake Plant ~ Pro Care Guide (African Spear)

Posted By Davin on Home - The Cylindrical Snake Plant, also known as the African Spear Plant (Dracaena angolensis, formerly Sansevieria cylindrica), is a succulent with rod-shaped, gray-green leaves. It is an easy plant for new gardeners because it is tough, adaptable to most household conditions, and seems to thrive on neglect. The African Spear comes from a hot, dry environment ... Read more

10 Top Apps To Manage All Your Finances and Keep Track of Your Money

Posted By investedmedia on Finance - Managing personal finances can be daunting, but luckily, numerous apps are available to help you keep track of your spending, savings, investments, and more. Recently, ... Read More

10 States With the Best BBQ in the World. No Contest!

Posted By Mdinich on Finance - As a British-born citizen, I have some hangups with how America sometimes markets national events as world championships. However, with barbecue, America is a world champion. Countries worldwide have their versions of cooking over a fire, but Uncle Sam’s children made it ... Read More

10 Awesome Retirement Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

Posted By PlayLouderBlog on Business - Retirement can be a bittersweet time and an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation and gratitude to your favorite retiree. Whether they’ve been working hard in the corporate world or putting their heart and soul into a small business, retirement is the perfect time to give them something special. Here are 10 awesome retirement gift […]

How to Find a Good Dog Groomer

Posted By lisalightner on Pets - Finding a good dog groomer can be intimidating, but it’s important to take the time to find someone who will take care of your dog. Here are some tips on how to find a good dog groomer. When we think of care for our dogs’ health, we may instantly think of nutritious diets, exercise, and...