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2023-05-22 12:47:46 author:sh419

Flamin Hot Mac n Cheetos are here to hurt your insides

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Burger King has announced a new artery-clogging concoction that will keep you warm this winter. Actually, it will probably just make you feel like trash, but it'll taste good going down!

The company announced in a press release the return of its Mac n' Cheetos, which is essentially a twist on a mozzarella stick, but instead of gooey cheese the inside has Mac n' Cheese and the outside is covered in Cheetos dust. This time, however, the marriage got a little spicer with the addition of Flamin' Hot Cheetos dust.

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The Flamin' Hot Mac n' Cheetos will be available starting November 30 "for a limited time at participating Burger King Restaurants," according to the fast food chain, so like, don't wait because often these ridiculous limited edition food items don't last long.

A five piece will only set you back $2.69, but can you really put a dollar amount on gluttony?

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    To use this feature, select the image you want to use for your green screen. TikTok will identify your eyes, nose, and mouth, which you can resize and place over the image as you want. Here's a delightfully nightmarish example using my cat.

    This popular, but nightmarish, green screen filter allows users to animate any image. Credit: screenshot / tiktok
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    Duet other creators with the green screen effect

    Earlier this year, TikTok released another feature combining two of its most popular video effects: green screen and duets. TikTok users can collaborate with other creators by recording themselves superimposed on another user's video. Like TikTok's other duet and stitch functions, this allows creators to react to one another, add on to videos, and immerse themselves in TikTok trends.

    To use this function, tap the arrow icon at the bottom left corner the screen on the video you want to duet. Then, tap the "Duet" icon, which appears to the left of the one labeled "Stitch." Note that not every creator allows duets on their videos, though, which is why the "Duet" and "Stitch" icons may be grayed out.

    When you first start the duet, it'll default to the standard side-by-side duet function. Tap "Layouts" on the right side of your screen, where you can select the kind of duet you want to use.

    The new green screen duet feature is great for criticism and collaboration. Credit: screenshot / tiktok

    When you tap "Green Screen," you can begin recording over the video you want to duet. Like the other green screen functions, you can resize the image of yourself and move it around. Resizing is especially helpful to avoid blocking the original video's focus, like in this example of TikTok creator hannah.plants showing off her monstera's roots(Opens in a new tab).

    Green screen duets are helpful for collaborating with other TikTok creators. Credit: screenshot / tiktok

    When you're done recording, tap the checkmark, which will bring you to TikTok's editing suite. You can record a voice over, control the volume of your video and the original video, and add filters, stickers, and text.

    Once you finish editing your video, tap "Next" in the lower right corner of your screen. Add your caption, select your cover frame, and control privacy settings.

    Hit "Post" when you're done! That's all it takes to make a green screen video on TikTok.

  • Smart scale comparison: Fitbit vs. Withings vs. Garmin

    Smart scale comparison: Fitbit vs. Withings vs. Garmin

    Shopping for a bathroom scale isn’t as straightforward as it once was. You can spend less than $20 or shell out well over $100; have your pick between WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity; keep the focus on body weight or also track your fat, muscle, bone, and water mass; and interact as much or as little with a companion app as you want.


    Here are some of the major ways that three of the most popular at-home smart scales (Fitbit Aria Air, Withings Body+, and Garmin Index S2) compare — and which one might be right for you:


    The first big differentiating factor is price point. The Aria Air(Opens in a new tab) is the cheapest of the bunch, at $49.95. The Body+(Opens in a new tab) falls right in the middle, running $99.95. And the Index S2(Opens in a new tab) costs the most: $149.99. Keep those numbers in mind as you learn more about each scale — and don’t assume that the cheapest option is always the simplest, or the priciest one the most sophisticated.

    Physical Aspects

    Physically, the Aria Air, Body+, and Index S2 are more similar than dissimilar. They’re all about one inch thick, available in two colors (black and white), and boxy with rounded corners and a display in the top center. Size-wise, the Aria Air is slightly smaller than the other two, measuring 11.8 x 11.8 inches. (The Index S2 is 12.6 x 12.2 inches and the Body+ is 12.8 x 12.8 inches.) All three scales have a maximum weight limit between 398 to 400 pounds, and three units of measurement (pounds, kilograms, and stones). 

    The Index S2 stands out in one aspect: its multicolored display. While probably not a deal-maker, I’ll admit that it does make for nice stats viewing.

    Bluetooth vs. WiFi

    It may not seem to matter whether a scale connects to your phone via Bluetooth or WiFi. But that difference actually changes the weight tracking experience quite a lot. 

    Bluetooth-reliant scales — like the Aria Air — sync straight to your phone or fitness tracker. The caveat is that your device has to be nearby while you’re on the scale in order for the measurement to log.

    WiFi-equipped scales — such as the Body+ and Index S2 — sync to your device through the internet. That means that your phone can be anywhere, and your data will automatically get recorded. WiFi scales tend to be more expensive, but also more convenient.

    Scope of Measurements

    When it comes to the amount of information a scale offers, more is appealing, but not always better. In addition to the accuracy limitations of at-home scales (more on that below), too much output can be overwhelming for some users. Others are here for all the data, even knowing that it’s not 100 percent accurate.

    On the minimal end of the spectrum sits the Aria Air, which measures just weight and BMI. On top of those, both the Index S2 and Body+ offer the following body composition metrics: fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, and water mass.

    Accuracy of Measurements

    In the accuracy department, the Body+ reigns supreme. Whether it actually is “the most accurate smart scale on the market,” as Withings advertises, is impossible for me to say. But it must be somewhere up there, since that claim is based on an independent lab’s weight performance test on similarly-priced scales. 

    The Body+ has another unique advantage over the other two scales: its patented position aid technology. The accuracy-boosting system helps you evenly distribute your weight on the scale using a system of arrows on the display, and only locks in a number when you’re properly positioned.

    The Aria Air and Index S2 offer less information about the technology behind or accuracy of their scales, but it’s fair to assume that they’re relatively accurate on weight, but less so on BMI and body composition metrics.

    Companion Apps

    Each of the three scales has a companion app, which houses your weight-related metrics.

    The Fitbit app(Opens in a new tab) (companion to the Aria Air) is designed as a one-stop fitness and health tracking shop, with weight being just one of many components (including exercise, sleep, heart rate, hydration, and nutrition) to focus on. The app, which is simple and colorful, basically serves as a record book for your daily weigh-ins (with BMI). By clicking on the scale icon on your landing page, you can view your data in a table or 30-day graph format.

    In the fitness-focused Garmin Connect app(Opens in a new tab) (companion to the Index S2), weight feels secondary to workouts. You have to actively search for your weight stats by clicking the “More” tab in the bottom right corner, followed by Health Stats, and finally Weight. Once you’re in, you can then see each of the six metrics the scale tracks (weight, BMI, body fat percentage, skeletal muscle mass, bone mass, and body water percentage) in one-day, seven-day, four-week, and one-year graphs, with corresponding tables below.

    The Withings Health Mate app(Opens in a new tab) (companion to the Body+) offers the most streamlined weight tracking experience of the three apps. There’s very little navigating required to see all of your body weight and body composition stats, which are presented in neat-looking graphs (weekly, monthly, quarter, and yearly) that you can drag your finger across to pinpoint individual entries. The emphasis in Heath Mate is on weight trend rather than single-day snapshots — which seems like a healthy approach.


    User-specific modes is another area in which the Body+ shines. The scale features dedicated modes for pregnant women(Opens in a new tab), babies(Opens in a new tab), and athletes(Opens in a new tab) that offer personalized insights tailored to each lifestyle or life stage. In pregnancy mode, you get obstetrician-reviewed wellness advice and personalized weight tracking. Baby mode allows you to easily weigh (in your arms) and keep track of your little one’s weight. And athlete mode, which is meant for individuals who work out at least eight hours a week and have a resting heart rate below 60 beats per minute, uses a slightly different algorithm that theoretically yields a more accurate body composition analysis.

    Neither the Aria Air nor Index S2 offer such modes (although the predecessor to the Index S2 did have an athlete mode.)

    Multiple Users

    All three scales allow multiple users to track their weight, as long as they’ve downloaded the companion app, set up an account, and added the scale to their collection of devices. While the Aria Air and Body+ both max out at eight users, the Index S2 accommodates 16. Since these scales are intended for at-home use, most people will not take advantage of that capacity. But for very large families or teams, that might be a big tick in the Index S2’s pro column.

    Decision Time

    In this three-scale battle, the Withings Body+ scale is the clear champion. Smack in the middle, price-wise, it either rivals or outclasses both the Fitbit Aria Air and the Garmin Index S2 in every important category: It’s WiFi equipped, it measures body weight as well as body composition, its accuracy has been tested and proven in a lab, its companion app is intuitive and uncluttered, and it offers three user-specific modes. 

    The only scenario in which it would make more sense to get one of the other two scales is if you’re already plugged into the Fitbit (Aria Air) or Garmin (Index S2) ecosystem, and could just tack weight onto the data you’re already collecting in an app you’re familiar with. 

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  • This 93-year-old woman enjoying a personal training session will melt your heart

    This 93-year-old woman enjoying a personal training session will melt your heart


    You're never too old to dance.

    All the proof you ever needed of that simple statement is right here.

    SEE ALSO: 80-year-old man's reaction to using a mobile phone for the first time is super adorable

    On Tuesday, Joana Zanin from South Dakota shared a video of her mom training an elderly woman.

    "My mom trains this 93-year-old and it's the cutest thing ever," she wrote. "Her laugh and smile makes her young."

    Here's the video, in all its adorable glory:


    Needless to say, the internet loved it.

    You rock on, Kelly.

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