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By now, most of the Internet has seen the story of the Norwegian teen who got a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his forearm. For weeks, the details of the eighteen-year-old’s dinner scribbled across his arm for time immemorial made him a minor celebrity, or at least a character whom vitriolic commenters loved to hate. Reader concern seemed to focus on whether or not the boy would regret his impulsive tattoo in a few years’ time, but Stian Ytterdahl, the teen with the infamous ink, insists that he couldn’t be happier as the bearer of body art that doubles as proof of purchase.

His bizarre story got us thinking. How many other fast food super fans are walking around branded with the logos of their favorite drive through joints?

The answer is pretty surprising. There are tons of folks around the Internet sporting body art celebrating the logos of businesses that are, to most people, innocuous blips along the side of the Interstate at best and at worst, addictive poison factories recruiting impressionable children.

However, given the sheer number of tattoos featuring the cottony visage of Colonel Sanders alone, fast food is not without its fanatic followers. Unfortunately, more often than not, even the best inked tattoos doubling as fast food tributes end up looking more like silly reminders of a drunken youth than products of legitimate interest in body art. Come on, a six-inch rendition of KFC’s double down sandwich does not and will never say “Trust me to help you refinance your mortgage because I am a grown person who can add,” no matter how far society comes in terms of acceptance of tattoos.

To make up the following list, we rounded up the silliest, the shoddiest, and the just plain most baffling fast food tattoos the Internet has to offer. Enjoy, but please, please, think before you ink.

Logo Loco

Well, that tattoo covers all the bases: McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s. Sure, we get it; you like fast food. But Dairy Queen? Have a little self-respect, sir.

You Gotta Eat

This is… certainly very detailed. What exactly is on top of those fries? Glue?

14 Eat. Pray. Love. Quotes That’ll Inspire Every Woman

In the world where we feel the constant pressure to live someone’ else’s life so perfectly, it takes a brave heart and fearless mind to leap and cross the boundaries to live the life of our own for the vision we have in our heart and reach the potential hidden in ourselves.

In “Eat. Pray. Love”, the author, Elizabeth Gilbert shows us, women how to embrace brokenness, face the unknown, choose happiness over suffering, live by faith, and be fearless.

Here are 14 Eat. Pray. Love quotes every woman needs to live fearlessly and passionately.

1. “You are, after all, what you think. Your emtions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

2. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”

3. “it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

4. “Learn your way around loneliness. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”

One of good morning quotes for her if you have a girlfriend who falls for a man not for love, but to fill her own loneliness. Embrace the loneliness. Liz said.

5. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.”

6. “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

7. “Somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”

8. “Sometimes our hearts are broken so new light can get in.”

9. “It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.”

10. “Everyone makes their own path, and I must make mine.”

11. “If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be – by definition – faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”

12. “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”

14. “I think I deserve something beautiful.”

This must be one of the most precious quotes about loving yourself. It reminds us we are worthy.

12 Fast Food Restaurant Chains That Are Not Only Delicious, but Healthy Too

It’s hard out there for today’s health foodie, we know. You’re out with your non-food obsessed friends who crave Chipotle when you know there’s an even better organic farm-to-table Mexican restaurant that even comes with its own abuela just down the street (speaking of Mexican restaurants, do you live near any of these places?). Or you’re on a road trip and the only option is McDonalds, and you just feel like crying when you look at your misshapen burger and soggy fries (uh, gross)?!

So what can you do other than cower in your local health havens for the rest of your life? It’s a big world out there, and there’s plenty of stuff to see, but you can’t guarantee the goodness of what you’re actually being fed. We know. That thought is frightening too.

But, before you lose all faith in humanity, we’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s a few chain restaurants out there with redeeming qualities. Yup. We said it. And we pinky promise that you’ll like what you’re served there.

1. Panera Bread

Photo courtesy of Panera Bread on Facebook

You can eat out at Panera a lot and still be super healthy.

Besides counting calories (which you’ll find listed on the packaging or on the menus), there’s also a massive array of healthy selections that are way more tasty than a Weight Watcher’s diet. Now, you’ve gotta be careful, because some items, even though they sound delicious (like their avocado chicken cobb with ranch, so not healthy!) are deceiving for the health nut.

But items like their Greek salad with chicken, low-fat lemon chicken orzo soup, and tomato mozzarella flatbread with chicken, are just a few delicious and healthy options available at Panera. And if you’re not feeling so healthy — we’ve got you, too. They’ve got mac and cheese that will make your mouth water for more and sourdough bread soup bowls that are just the best thing ever.

Ready to go to Panera? Try some of these Panera hacks out.

2. Au Bon Pain

Photo courtesy of Au Bon Pain on Facebook

Recently named the “healthiest chain restaurant” by Grellin, Au Bon Pain is a bit pricey, but you’ll get what you’re looking for in insanely delicious form. To keep things interesting, Au Bon Pain constantly updates their menus to match the seasons, so expect more heartwarming soups in winter and succulent sandwiches in the summer.

Some super healthy options you can try are their egg white breakfast sandwiches (which pack nice protein punches too), turkey and poached baby pear salad, and twelve veggie soup. We’re actually craving it so badly now.

If you can’t make it to Au Bon Pain, try this delicious healthy chicken burrito recipe instead, and feel just as good.

3. Qdoba Mexican Grill

Photo courtesy of Qdoba on Facebook

Chipotle’s arch nemesis that won’t give you E-Coli (okay, to be fair, Chipotle’s likely over the whole disease scare), Qdoba is actually pretty cool. For one, Chipotle always opens a bit later than most other fast food joints (around 11 a.m.), and it’s kind of annoying when you’re craving a burrito just a bit earlier.

Qdoba offers breakfast, and a greater selection than Chipotle that includes soups, salads, salsas, and more. They also run a “Craft-Two” option which allows customers to choose two half portions of entrees instead of one full entree portion, allowing customers to try more.

They also stand by their promise of producing food from fresh ingredients every day, including their tortilla chips, guacamole, and pico de gallo, with the pork, chicken, and steak cooked on an open grill in front of customers to ensure quality.

On top of that, all Qdoba’s are locally owned so you know you’re supporting the locals. Plus, you’ve got to try their 3-cheese queso sauce that you can top on basically anything (if you don’t live near a Qdoba, that’s ok, just try this delicious queso recipe). It’s pretty awesome.

4. Chick-Fil-A

Photo courtesy of Chick-Fil-A on Facebook

Can a Southern style fried chicken joint actually be healthy? Actually, yes. While biscuits and grits don’t have a great reputation for being heart healthy, Chick-Fil-A has actually been the first fast food restaurant in America to roll out a completely trans fat free menu (if you don’t know what trans fat is, get the low down here).

On their kid’s menu, you can order apple slices and have milk over soda, so little tykes can stay fit too. And if you’re craving chicken nuggets, theirs are grilled instead of fried, offer chicken salads, and even multi-grained breakfast oatmeal!

Bonus, I had a friend who worked at the local Chick-Fil-A, and she let me in on a secret: everything there was cooked on site, in comparison to McDonalds, where stuff is basically just re-heated there, and even the drinks, such as the lemonade, were fresh pressed multiple times daily. Craving Chick-Fil-A? Try this recipe for amazing copycat chicken sandwiches.

5. Ruby Tuesday

Photo courtesy of @rubytuesday on Instagram

Featuring generously-sized salad bars in all locations along with menus that include an “under 700-calorie” option for entrees, Ruby Tuesday is also focused on bringing diners healthy options, and we definitely appreciate the gesture.

You can order seafood such as salmon (if not, you can try this easy salmon recipe for home) that contains lots of vitamins and benefits, or sample their sides including baked potato and fresh veggies.

6. Jason’s Deli

Photo courtesy of Jason’s Deli on Facebook

Dedicated to organic food, this fast growing franchise offers delicious options like blue-corn tortilla chips, whole wheat wraps, and innovative salad. For one, you can try their nutty mixed-up salad containing organic field greens, grapes, chicken breast, feta, walnuts, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and fresh apple slices — I mean, YUM, right?

You can even “build” your own sandwich and organic wrap at their sandwich station, which allows you to customize to exactly what you want, when you want it. Craving some wraps? Try this recipe for a delicious Thai lettuce wrap.

7. Sweetgreen

Photo courtesy of Sweetgreen on Facebook

Started by three Georgetown buds — Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru — who decided to work with local farmers to make creative salads, this fast salad chain is quickly making an impact in locations across Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

A good salad to try is the Spicy Szabi, consisting of organic baby spinach, shredded kale with quinoa, roasted tofu, carrot-chile Vinaigrette, and Sriracha. While we marked it down due to the lack of location diversity in comparison to the bigger chains, it’s way healthier than a majority of options, and insanely delicious, too. Here’s some other ways to make salad fun.

8. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Photo courtesy of Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Facebook

Potbelly has a special focus on nutrition, eco-friendliness, and local food — and we’re wholeheartedly fans of that mission. With many customizable options to make sure you’ll find something to fit your diet plan (or, if you’re picky, something you’ll totally fall in love with).

You can try items like their garden vegetable soup or chickpea veggie salad with blue cheese to start, and your tastebuds certainly won’t get bored with all the options involved. Not sure what sandwich you want? Read this.

9. Firehouse Subs

Photo courtesy of Firehouse Subs on Facebook

If you’ve ever watched Chicago Fire (and you know we do ’cause Taylor Kinney is absolutely smokin’), you’d know that firemen know how to cook. That’s how Firehouse Subs came to be. Founded 20 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida by firefighters, this place quickly became a national brand by specializing in their trademark “hot subs” but also their healthy, under 500 calorie subs, too.

Because firemen need to eat super healthy (to keep their muscles so fit), they have a large health section on their menu for all the health nuts out there. We promise it’s good. We’ve even reviewed it before, and we found them of way superior quality than Subway.

10. Jamba Juice

Photo courtesy of Jamba Juice on Facebook

Jamba Juice definitely peaked around 2009-ish when pseudo-celebs in Hollywood were spotted sporting the franchise’s cheery looking cups around town (like Kim K, Nicole Richie, and Miranda Cosgrove), and basically everyone needed to go, because it was the thing to do.

While Jamba should be applauded for their nutrient rich products, abhorrence for preservatives (everything is super fresh), and avoidance of high fructose corn syrup (see here why we think it sucks, too), unfortunately a lot of their juices a pret-ty sugar high. Of course, it’s much healthier than drinking a Coke, so we guess you’re winning.

11. Noodles and Co.

Photo courtesy of Noodles & Company on Facebook

Basically, Noodles and Co. offer Asian-style noodles, just as delicious as you remember them to be, but much healthier than your local Chinese take-out. Of course, they offer fatty rich options like mac and cheese too, though, so be warned not everything on the menu is healthy.

But with delicious items like their Chinese chop salad, Mediterranean style pasta fresca, and meat options like their parmesan-crusted chicken breast, there’s a lot of tasty options that are pretty good for you as well. Do we have you craving Asian food now? Try this recipe for Asian-style baked chicken.

12. Freshii

Photo courtesy of Freshii Colombia on Facebook

What does a former marketing manager for Oscar de la Renta know about food, you may ask your self. Apparently, a lot. Freshii, the brainchild of Matthew Corrin, is a new fast food chain that is quickly spreading, and now has restaurants in 80 cities across 15 countries. Pretty amazing, if we do say so ourselves.

Founded in 2005, Corrin emanates pride for his motto “Eat. Energize.” Their menu includes affordable juice cleanses, frozen yogurts, and you can even customize your salad/wrap/burrito/soup. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. The only question we have is why Freshii hasn’t come to our town yet (in due time, we’re praying it will).

We’re also obsessed with how awesome their collard green wrap is. While you wait on Freshii to come to your door, try these cool wrap methods.

Tattoos In Places With Little Friction

When it comes down to it, tattoos are a little bit like real estate: The location really matters. "High-friction zones tend to fade super fast," tattooist Adam Villani tells Bustle. "Think hands, feet, and other areas that come into a lot of contact with friction [. ] it really depends on your lifestyle." It’s wise to think about what kind of physical activities and exercises you do and what types of clothing you wear before making the leap.

If you can't decide — or you like to dabble in a little bit of everything — there are some surefire spots to aim for. "[The longest-lasting tattoos are] on flatter, less abused areas of the body like the flat of the forearm, upper arms, shoulders, back, and thighs," tattoo artist Toby Gehrlich tells Bustle. "These areas can usually withstand the test of time."

Woman Gets Tribute Tattoo in Honor of Her Sister &mdash Made of Her Ashes

She found a beautiful yet unconventional way to immortalize her.

When their loved ones die, many people choose to keep an urn of the deceased's ashes atop their fireplace or in another safe spot. But after Nicola Hollands' beloved sister passed away, she decided to do something completely different &mdash she got a tattoo using ink mixed with her sister's ashes.

Due to a genetic disorder called Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) which affects the bone marrow, skeletal system, and pancreas, Nicola's sister Charlotte developed leukemia not once, but twice. When they were younger, Nicola tried to keep her sister safe and emotionally protected even though her childhood was filled with endless hospital appointments. But as Charlotte got older, she flourished and the sisters stayed close.

"Charlotte didn't let her illness hold her back from doing what she wanted &mdash when she was well, she lived a normal life," Nicole told the Daily Mail. But at the age of 22, Charlotte tragically passed away. "Ultimately she succumbed to this evil disease that gave her leukemia twice and took away her sparkle."

In a heartbreaking tribute to her sister, Nicola had an artist combine black ink with her sister's ashes, then tattoo the mixture onto her back in a large angel design. "I chose to have the tattoo as it means we will always be together," she says, adding that she wanted to size of the tattoo's design to reflect what a huge part of her life Charlotte had been. The angel's face and eyes were designed to look like Charlotte's, while the shackles on her wrists represent the struggle she experienced with her illness.

In addition to the striking tattoo, Nicola also had a glass ring made from her sister's ashes &mdash a more traditional tribute she calls "pretty and sparkly" that she can show off at all times.

On top of the deeply personal ways she has memorialized her sister, Nicola has turned her loss into something productive by creating Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome UK, a charity offering support and information on SDS. She told the Daily Mail: "I'm still grieving and I can sometimes find that overwhelming but starting up the charity is something positive that's helping me."

How to Survive a Rip Current

Often triggered by sandbar breaks (as happened in Panama City), rip currents are responsible for over 80% of lifeguard rescues at beaches every year, according to the U.S. Lifesaving Association. Its advice if you get caught in one:

&bull Stay calm to help conserve your energy. Try to catch a lifeguard&rsquos or beachgoer&rsquos eye to let him or her know you&rsquore in danger.

&bull Don't fight the current. Instead, swim parallel to the shoreline until you&rsquore past the pull of the rip. Then turn and swim steadily toward shore.

&bull If you're unable to escape the current, float or tread water until you&rsquore rescued.

&bull Never swim alone or when lifeguards aren&rsquot on duty. Even expert swimmers are at risk in rip currents.

&bull Get the whole family swimming lessons. Babies can start at 6 months adults should take water-safety training and CPR classes.

This story originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Good Housekeeping.


Each morning of your detox, Pritchard suggests starting off with a glass of warm water with lemon to help alkalize your system and kickstart your digestive system. “Normally, when you wake up and eat a heavy breakfast, your digestive juices aren’t flowing because your body has been resting for eight hours,” she explains. “Dumping a bunch of food in there is going to make you tired since your body has to work so hard to get it digested.” Lemon water will help your digestive juices start flowing before your first meal, helping your body operate more efficiently.   Plus, Pritchard reminds us that lemon is high in vitamin C and is great for boosting your immune system, which is always necessary when attempting any sort of cleanse.

For breakfast, a superfood smoothie with a protein source (Pritchard suggests raw nuts or hemp, which is a very soft protein powder), a fat (so you can absorb the fat-soluble vitamins), and fresh fruit and veggies is the way to go.

“I like starting each day with a smoothie because it's easier on the digestive system than eating a heavy meal,” she says. “I notice a difference when I eat light to heavy throughout the day. It's also an easy way to get a load of vitamins into your system first thing in the morning.” Here’s a recipe for Kore Kitchen’s Berry Mint Kiss Smoothie, which is full of free radical-fighting antioxidants (it’s a Byrdie editor favorite!).

Kore Kitchen Berry Mint Kiss Smoothie

1 cup of coconut water
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of frozen blueberries
½ cut of fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of acai (optional for an extra antioxidant boost)
2 soft Medjool dates (if dried, just soak them in warm water beforehand)
1 handful of dark, leafy greens (optional)

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While a deep fryer requires you submerge food in a pool of bubbling hot oil, an air fryer uses a combination of oil and rapidly circulating air. The circulating air technique is called convection, and it’s the same process a convection oven uses to make foods cook more quickly and evenly. By combining this with just a bit of oil, an air fryer can give food a texture that’s cooked on the inside and crisp on the outside, similar to what a deep fryer does.

Considering the air fryer uses significantly less oil than traditional frying, you're cutting a lot of calories (exactly how many will depend on the recipe you're using). For that reason, air-frying is a healthier option than regular frying, Natalie Rizzo, RD, told Women's Health in a previous interview. Plus, it can make veggie-centric dishes taste just as enticing as fries (check out the air-fried broccoli below for proof).

It basically “eliminates the need to deep-fry specific dishes like chicken and fries,” says Jane Pelcher, RDN.

That said, air fried food isn't healthier than non-fried methods, so it's important to eat these foods in moderation.

In fact, in my experience, the texture of air-fried foods is actually closer to what you get when you coat food in oil and then roast it-still delicious, with a crispy and browned crust, but not exactly deep-fried.

Humans Are Bastards

In essence Humans Are Bastards is the reverse of Rousseau Was Right — the natural proclivity of humanity is towards selfishness, apathy and violence. Only a select few people manage to rise above their base nature to become something better, but the kernel of darkness is still In the Blood. When Humans Are Bastards is in effect, even your "heroes" don't have clean hands, so most conflict is gray against black, with some gray against gray or black against black on for variety. Frequently used by Omnicidal Maniacs as an argument in favor of a Class 3a Apocalypse.

Humans being bastards doesn't preclude them being pragmatic about it, so if there isn't a profit to be made by making the world a hellhole, they might not, but if conditions are tolerable it certainly isn't due to any inborn altruism on the part of those in charge. Appeals to people's better nature will not work. Don't expect to see anyone shame the mob — idealism has no place here. Any successful do-gooders will be very, very cynical and paranoid, as the genuinely hopeful will inevitably become embittered if they're not killed outright.

Very, very far down the cynical side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, and all but guarantees a Crapsack World if this is true of the majority of the population. Comedies are black. Dramas are depressing. Beware of Too Bleak, Stopped Caring.

Compare Crapsack World, Black-and-Gray Morality. Compare World of Jerkass, where all the characters are jerks, but there isn't necessarily a moral about humanity at large. Hobbes Was Right often makes an appearance, proposing that if the bastardy of humanity is a constant, the most effective form of government is tyranny. On the other hand, the exact opposite stance may be taken as well: if humans are inherently bastards, then it's no use giving any of them power, because they will all inevitably abuse it.

Contrast Humans Are Good, Rousseau Was Right and White-and-Grey Morality. See also Humans Are Flawed, which takes the middle road by acknowledging humanity's shortcomings while not underplaying their potential capacity for virtue.

For settings where humans are depicted as bastards compared to other sapient species, see Humans Are the Real Monsters.


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