Dogs Before And After Their Haircuts (16 Pics)

I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these images are from my new photo series titled HAIRY.

I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot. There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States.

All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible – cute on steroids- by highlighting the uniquely cute characteristics of the dog. These cuts are works of art – each haircut takes hours as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly talented groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Hope you enjoy!

Biggie Smalls Before

 

Biggie Smalls After (grooming by Cameron Adkins)

 

Rocco Before

 

Rocco After (grooming by Patricia Sugihara)

 

Herman Before

 

Herman After (grooming by Cindy Reyes)

 

Raider Before

 

Raider After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)

 

Lana Before

 

Lana After (grooming by Koko Fukaya)

 

Athena Before

 

Athena After (grooming by Donna Owens)

 

Teddy Before

 

Teddy After (grooming by Donna Owens)

 

Yuki Before

 

Yuki After (grooming by Alyson Ogimachi)

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/hairy-before-and-after-transformations-of-dog-haircuts/

How To Survive On A Deserted Island…a Kid’s Perspective

If my teacher asked me if I’d rather be stuck on a desert island all alone or with one person I hated, I’d say I’d want to be with the person I hated because each of God’s creatures is beautiful, and I’d, in the end, learn to love the person whom I once despised.

And I’d be disgustingly wrong because the correct answer is this:

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This kid’s teacher was trying to teach him/her an important lesson about loneliness or holding grudges, or something (honestly, I have no idea — it’s a very weird question). But, in the end, the teacher was the one to learn about pragmatism, survival cannibalism and the true meaning of the expression,

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

When the child was asked why he or she wrote this answer, I can only assume the student explained thehuman body is basically like asentient refrigerator, filled with pounds offood rations that self-disinfect if the body is kept alive — and also that vengeance isdank.

Now, in the spirit of this warrior-king-in-training, I have transcribed 10 quotes from Machiavelli that he or she would probably be very into one day. Please enjoy, and feel free to take notes.

1. It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

2. If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

3. There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

4. Politics have no relation to morals.

5. The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

6. Hence, it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.

7. The promise given was a necessity of the past: The word ‘broken’ is a necessity of the present.

8. War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.

9. It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.

10. Before all else, be armed.


Read more: http://elitedaily.com/humor/kid-answer-survive-deserted-island/1504585/

Rugby Kitty — Invasion of the Black Cats

A black cat flies down a rugby league field in Australia.

Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Random black cats may be an unwelcome sight for some people, but not in this case.

A black cat invaded the field in a Sunday afternoon match between Australian rugby league teams the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks.

The cat turned out to be a pleasant distraction for fans, as home team the Panthers lost 26-10 to league leaders the Sharks.Anyway, enough about sportsball, here is the majestic feline that will become the hero of your hearts.

It isn’t clear what happened to our new favourite black cat since Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as it left the field promptly after its brief adventure in professional sports.

The moment inspired its very own Twitter account and plenty of commentary online.It’s clear, the fans want more cats.

OK, here is one more photo of the black cat.

Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/07/10/black-cat-invade-field/

Sweet Potato Toast Oh My!

When given the option between regular or sweet potato fries, many are faced with a difficult decision. Fries are classic, but sweet potatoes are irresistible. Sweet potatoes know how to make things exciting they basically reinvented French fries. And now they’ve gone and done the same thing to toast.

That’s right, classic ol’ toast is being replaced with thick, toasted slices of sweet potato and topped with all kinds of tasty foods. Think bacon and avocado. Or soft boiled egg. This is one health food trend we think everyone will love. Here are five examples of how to get on this newest health kick.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sweet-potato-toast_us_578e3289e4b0a0ae97c35fff?section=

Cooking Hacks — Riced Cauliflower To Cut Carbs Out Of Your Diet

Eating healthy is a lot less fun than stuffing your face with whatever the hell you want.

But if you’re looking for a sneaky way to cut carbs and add more veggies to your diet without giving up your favorite foods, you came to the right place.

I’m about to let you in on a little food secret that has seriously changed my life: riced cauliflower.

Lately,riced cauliflower has been gaining a lot of attention, and now it’s practically flying off the shelves of food stores like Trader Joe’s.It’s not hard to see why people are going batshit crazy over these littlechopped-up bits ofcauliflower.

This healthyingredienthas a mildtaste and soaks up whatever flavors you season it with,so the possibilities of what you can make with this stuff arepretty much endless.

Since I’m alwayson low-carb diets, I’m prettyobsessed with riced cauliflower, and I low-key put this shit in everything I eat.

You can use this glorious ingredientto make everything from a simple bowl of low-carb rice to veggie packed “oatmeal”, guiltlesssushi, Paleodesserts and everything in between.

Plus, riced cauliflower can even be used to swap out the unhealthy refined carbsin things like bread, pizza crust, tater tots and taco tortillas.

So yeah, riced cauliflower will basically change your whole outlook on eating healthy. You’re welcome.

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at all the ways you can use riced cauliflower.

Move over, kale. There’s a new health food gaining popularity. Riced cauliflower is all the rage.

 


This stuff has been selling out left and right at Trader Joe’s, so if you can’t seem to snag a bag…

 


…you can make it yourself by simply throwing some cauliflower into a food processor.

 


Riced cauliflower can be used to make healthier versions of all your favorite snacks.

 


So far, we’ve seen everything from breakfast pizzas made with cauliflower crust…

 


Low-calorie cauliflower oatmeal…

 


And veggie-packedpancakes…

 


To curry fried cauliflower rice…

 


Figure-friendly stuffed peppers…

 


…and delectablesushi rolls that won’t sabotage your diet.

 


You can use riced cauliflower to lighten up your preciouspizzas…

 


Transform yourtabbouleh into an Atkins-approved snack…

 


…or make some baked tots that won’t break that calorie bank.

 


You can’t go wrong with a veggie-packed burrito bowl…

 


Some cheesy cauliflower breadsticks…

 


A low-carb copycat of your favorite tortilla-wrapped treat…

 


…or some grainless grilled cheese, either.

 


Plus, you can even use this sneaky ingredient to make guilt-free desserts likethis savory cauliflower cake…

 


This Paleo rendition of rice pudding…

 


…and these better-for-you brownies thattaste just as good as the real deal.

 


 

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/riced-cauliflower-cut-carbs-recipes/1576581/

10 things Apple didn’t tell want to tell us about iOS 10

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Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote was jam-packed.While all of Apple’s platforms will receive big updates this fall through software updates, iOS 10 was arguably the most important one, if only because there are over 1 billion iOS devices in active use globally.

iOS 10, the “mother of all releases” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, will come with a mountain of new features such as smarter notifications, a new lock screen, aturbocharged Messages app with smarter emoji entry, redesigned Apple Music, more intelligent Siriwith an API for third-party integration, a standalone Home app, better Apple Maps support and more.

Evenspeeding through the two-hour keynote, Cook and company still didn’t have enough time to go through everything in iOS 10. Here are 10 killer features Apple didn’t talk about on stage that you should be excited for when iOS 10 arrives this fall.

1. Apple’sstock apps will be deletable

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If you’re like me, you may have a folder on your iOS device just like the one above where you hide all of the pre-installed Apple apps you never use. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

True, but those apps still hog up storage on your iOS device. In iOS 10, Apple’s finally letting you delete them. Well, most of them Messages, Phone, Safari, Photos and the App Store won’t be removable.

But hallelujah to being able to toss Find Friends, Tips and Stocks! (The full list of removable Apple apps ishere.) That said, deleting some of them may break certain functions.

2. More specific read receipts

In iOS 7, Apple introduced read receipts to the Messages app. When it’s turned on, you can see if a person has read your message(s) or not. I’ve got it turned off, but if you need to know if someone is ghosting you, you can turn read receipts on.

In iOS 10, you can now turn on read receipts for a specific contact or specific group chat versus having it turned on/off for everycontact and conversation.

3. New app and folder animation

By default in iOS 7 and higher, when you open and close a folder of apps, the animation zooms in and out of the folder itself. It’s a fancy animation, but the optical effect can give you a headache. You can turn on “Reduce Motion” (Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion) to turn the animation off and replace it with a gentler fade effect, but most people don’t even know they can do it.

In iOS 10, it would appear the folder animation’s changed and launching apps within the folder now zooms in from the center of the screen instead of from its specific placement within the folder. This could change by the time the OS launches in fall, however.

4. Keyboard sounds different

It’s a subtle change, but the tapping sound of the iOS 10 keyboard is different:

5. RAW photo editing

Advanced photographers shoot in RAW, not JPEG. For those who aren’t photo nerds, RAW files are image files that are not compressed and contain more imagery data. Photographers swear by RAW because it gives them more flexibility during the editing process to either adjust how an image looks or recover details lost when shot as a compressed JPEG.

According to one developer on Reddit who has already installed iOS 10 beta, you’ll be able to shoot photos in RAW andedit them. Apple’s own developer website also references RAW files.

Currently, no iPhone or iPad can shoot photos in RAW. Could this be one of the big camera features coming to the iPhone 7 or maybe the iPhone 7 Plus, which is rumored to have two rear cameras?

It wouldn’t be a surprise considering most high-end flagship Android phones have the ability to shoot in RAW already.

6. Bedtime, Wake Alarm and new stopwatch

The Clock app has a Bedtime and Wake Alarm feature. Bedtime lets you set a bedtime and get reminders to prod you into getting into bed and Wake Alarm helps you wake up at a specific time every day.

Wake Alarm

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Bedtime

Image: screenshot: apple

The stopwatch also has a new dial look instead of just digits:

Image: SCREENSHOT: APPLE

Also, notice how the new UI is black and not white.

7. Optimize storage

Storage is always at a premium. In iOS 10, it looks like there’s a new “Optimize Storage” feature that automatically removes music from your device that you haven’t listened to in a while.

Image: SCREENSHOT: APPLE

As you can see in the screenshot above, there are different options you can set for deleting songs. It’s useful if you still store music locally on your device, but I doubt it’ll help if you listen to your music through music streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify or Tidal since the songs are all stored in the cloud.

8. Game Center is dead

Game Center, iOS’s online social gaming network, is no more. In iOS 10, the app that nobody ever uses (sorry, if you’re in the 1% who does) has been removed.

I’ll keep it short and sweet: You probably won’t miss it.

9. Unlimited Safari tabs

It’s beyond me why you would need to open more than 36 tabs (the max limit in iOS 9) in Safari, but if it just wasn’t enough, we’ve got good news: iOS 10 supports unlimitedtabs in Safari.

Sounds great on paper, but remember that you iOS device may end up choking up at a high number of tabs just because it does have a limited amount of RAM to cache all those tabs.

Regardless, I look forward to seeing somebody put the unlimited tabs limits to the test.

10. Live Photos stabilization

Live Photos is a cool idea, but the majority of the animations you make end up looking like total turd due to their shakiness. It’s so bad, Google made an app called Motion Stillsto stabilize your Live Photos and make them less blurry. It’s a really simple, but useful app.

Before closing out the presentation on iOS 10, Apple threw up a slide with many new features it didn’t have time to cover. One of includes “Live Photos stabilization.” Whether that’s all done in the background is unclear, but we’re hopeful it’ll be as good as what Motion Stills produces.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/14/ios-10-other-features/

Shelter Takes Dogs Out For Puppuccinos To Find Them New Families

Shelter dogs tend to lead quite depressing lives waiting for their forever human to come and pick them up, so the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington is taking their pooches for coffee to make them feel better.

The shelter’s volunteer Molly Clark takes one of the dogs to Starbucks for a Puppuccino (a small cup of whipped cream) every Tuesday. Not only do the dogs get a delicious treat, they also get a chance to change environment at least for a while and enjoy a car ride. “They love it! Molly only select dogs who will not be stressed by the experience” the rescue’s Rebekah Johnson told Bored Panda. “However, Molly will bring Puppuccino’s back to the shelter to dogs who are unable to leave the shelter. There is no “one size fits all” shelter experience and KHS’ staff and volunteers goes to great lengths to ensure that each animal here at KHS receives individualized care and attention.” The local Starbucks also posts signs about the dog of the week to help the pooch find a home.

The Kitsap Humane Society in Washington is taking their pooches for a ‘dog coffee’ to make them feel better

 

The shelter’s volunteer Molly Clark takes one of the dogs to Starbucks for a Puppuccino every Tuesday

 

The dogs also get a chance to change environment at least for a while and enjoy a car ride

 

“They love it! Molly only select dogs who will not be stressed by the experience”

 

“Staff and volunteers goes to great lengths to ensure that each animal here at KHS receives individualized care and attention”

 

“Molly will bring Puppuccino’s back to the shelter to dogs who are unable to leave the shelter”

 

The Puppuccino Pals program has been established in April and features the pups on Instagram

 

“[We use] the adorable pictures of them lapping up yummy whipped cream to give them exposure on social media to potential adopters!”

 

The local Starbucks also posts signs about the dog of the week to help the pups find a home!

 

Thank you, Rebekah Johnson, for talking to Bored Panda about this wonderful initiative!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/shelter-takes-dogs-puppuccinos-starbucks/

This Cat Comes To University

While therapy dogs are in the spotlight, this ginger kitty is bringing comfort to lucky university students without any training whatsoever. Known as the “Campus cat,” the feline comes to the University of Augsburg every day to help students relax by offering them cuddles.

“Caring about the students is the main goal of the Campus cat besides sleeping, sleeping, sleeping,” Andreas, Campus Cat Secretary, told Bored Panda. “Also the cat walks all around the campus to really see all students from every faculty. A lot of students say Campus Cat helps to relax or chill before tests, papers, exams.” The ginger is always there. And he has a home, too, and is well cared for! He just really wants to take some pressure off the students’ chests. Good kitty!

Known as the “Campus cat,” this kitty comes to the University of Augsburg in Germany every day

 

Thank you, Andreas, for talking to Bored Panda about Campus cat!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/campus-cat-university-cuddles-augsburg-germany/

Hilarious Emergencies Dogs Would Have If They Could Dial 911

When you hear about a dog calling 911, it’s usually because their owner is having an emergency. But what would happen if a dog called 911 with it’s OWN idea of a crisis?

That’s the question that went through the mind of Twitter user Reverend Scott, and he’s come up with some pretty funny answers. The “emergencies” range from trying to retrieve a ball from under the couch and not being able to eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day, to having a panic attack about being left at home. Given that the 911 operator is also a dog, the advice is often far from useful…

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dog-emergency-calls-reverend-scott/

You’re Probably Making 1 Of These 3 Major Money Mistakes Without Even Knowing

Money is tricky, and some would argueour generation is the worst at it.

A new report came out recentlyby the FINRA Investor Education Foundation that broke down American’s money habits now, compared with data from 2009 and 2012. Here’s the good news: We’re getting betterat handling debt and saving up for short-term goals. Here’s the bad news: There arethe three major money mistakes people are still making.

I was definitely making these mistakes until I read an eye-opening book about personal finance called “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” by Ramit Sethi. I know the title sounds cheesy, but before reading that one book, I didn’t even know what a credit score was.

So yeah, my finances are inmuch better shape now. One book, people. That’s it.

But if you’re too lazy to read a whole book about how to handle your money, here are the three biggest mistakes people are still making withtheir hard earned cash.

Try to avoid these, OK?

1. We’re still screwing up with credit cards.

According to the report, 32 percent of consumers are still just paying the minimum amount due on credit cards and carrying a balance. This is bad. Ideally, you’d carry no balance on your credit card month to month and pay it off every time, on time.

And if you have credit card debt, you should always be working toward paying it down. The longer you carry a balance, the worse your credit score will be. And if your credit score is bad, you’re basically fucked.

It’s not all bad, though. The numbers in terms of credit card payments have improved all around since 2009, meaning we’ve gotten better with money. But, don’t pat yourself on the back just yet.


2. We’re not living below our means.

If you want to save money, you need to spend less than you make. Apparently, 18 percent of consumers spendmore than they bring home. Not good.You’re always going to feel broke if you overspend, people.

In 2009, 35 percent of consumers spent about the same as much as they made. This percentage is now at 38 percent. Also, now 40 percent are spending less than they make compared to 42 percent in 2009.

So, these numbers show we aren’t doing well when it comes to watching our spending and living below our means. Maybe it’s time for some of us to take a good hard look at our credit card statements instead of guessing how much we spend per month.


3. We’re ignoring the fact retirement is a thing to save up for.

According to the survey, only 39 percent of consumers crunched the numbers on how much they needed to save for retirement. And that part is fairly easy. You can do it from your bed. It really doesn’t take long compared to how much time it takes to actually save up the money for retirement.

OK, this really makes me upset.Isn’t saving up money for when we stop working part of the reason we grind it out for so many years? I don’t understand why people are still not thinking ahead. If you already have a 401(k), IRA or some kind of retirement fund now, you’re definitely going to thank yourself in the future. If you don’t, set one up ASAP.

You’ll need (and want) way more than you think, so start saving early, people. The good news is, according to the survey, consumers are getting better at saving for short-term goals like vacations, emergency funds and college. But what about after all that when you’re too old for vacations?

So, there you have it. If you’re making just one or even all three of these major mistakes, there are things you can do today to improve your money situation.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/major-money-mistakes-without-knowing/1553307/