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Unicorn/ Mermaid Toast

Unicorn/Mermaid Toast is the newest breakfast trend to spread online.

Unicorn/Mermaid Toast involves dyed cream cheese, sprinkles, gold leaf flakes and sliced bread and its being spread all over the internet.

Unicorn toast and its recently evolved counterpart mermaid toast have taken social media by storm in a viral food craze that has inspired countless imitations.

Miami-based food stylist and photographer Adeline Waugh has been experimenting for at least a year, and now a new fad was born.

To create the popular design, the food stylist used natural ingredients to dye the cream cheese, such as hot beet juice for pink, turmeric for yellow, chlorophyll for green, and spirulina powder for light blue, freeze-dried blueberry powder for purple and a beet juice and freeze dried strawberry or raspberry powder for light pink.

The creation of “mermaid toast” really took after she was interviewed in US media outlets such as MTV and the Dr. Oz show.

Unicorn toast is bread slathered with colorful spreads that results in a truly beautiful breakfast trend that is worth photographing.

The trend sees slices of bread topped with cream cheese and almond milk with additions such as pears, figs and spiralised carrots can be added.

The photographs of the healthy rainbow-bright pieces of unicorn toast have swept Instagram.

In recent weeks, Ms Waugh has taken her art one step further by adding flower petals, seeds, whole pears, spiralised carrots and sliced figs to the photogenic pieces of bread.

Forget boring old toast and peanut butter; this bread trend means breakfast need never look plain and beige again.

This food trend is a great idea if you have a child who refuses to eat and needs to be persuaded to have breakfast.

Despite the fact that it is still a hot topic on the web, it seems as though the excitement has worn off and instead people have become fed up with the idea of spreading dyed cream cheese and sprinkle on their toast, with many arguing that it is a step too far or just simply too much effort.



Every town needs a Remakery.

The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair.

The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their own things.

There is a big vision behind it: “we want to generate a repair revolution. This means changing the way people use and dispose of resources, encouraging manufacturers to build things to last and to be fixable, and making sure the facilities are in place to allow people to repair and reuse.”

The Remakery was founded by Sophie Unwin.

This generation needs some re-skilling, access to the tools to do it, and some encouragement to give it a go.

These projects are important right now, because those repair skills are still out there in society, and they might not be for very long. Many repair businesses have gone already.

This decline in repair facilities is repeated all over the world and it makes the throw away culture self-reinforcing.

Eventually we won’t be able to repair things if we wanted to. There’s a window of opportunity for creating businesses like the Remakery, catching and passing on those repair skills before they are gone.

Learn: new repair skills and techniques

Fix: your broken goods at low cost

Buy: top quality second hand goods

Are you fed up of paying too much for computer fixes or being pressured to upgrade?

Are you tired of sending broken stuff to the dump or having broken stuff cluttering your home?

Do you want an end to a world where things built to break down in the first place?

Remakery in Scotland are starting to help revive a culture of repair.

Remakery are not content with teaching repair skills in the community, we want to generate a repair revolution. This means changing the way people use and dispose of resources, encouraging manufacturers to build things to last and to be fixable, and making sure the facilities are in place to allow people to repair and reuse.


Julia, a Muppet with Autism joins Sesame Street

Julia makes Sesame Street TV debut on April 10, 2017

Sesame Street has a way of making everyone feel accepted.

When my children were younger, Sesame Street was one of their favorite TV shows.

A long-time favorite of children and adults, and a staple of PBS, Sesame Street bridges many cultural and educational gaps with a fun program. Big Bird leads a cast of characters teaching children numbers, colors and the alphabet. Bert & Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Grover are just a few of the other creatures involved in this show, set on a city street full of valuable learning opportunities.

As a parent of a child that has autism, I am thrilled that Sesame Street has now introduced a new Muppet youngster, Julia who has autism.

The goal is to promote a better understanding of what the Autism advocacy groups describes as “a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and non-verbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.

Developing Julia and all the other components of this campaign has required years of consultation with organizations, experts and families within the autism community.

Sesame Street wanted to promote a better understanding of autism and reduce the stigma often found around these children.

It was with keen interest that Stacey Gordon first learned of Julia more than a year ago, Stacey has a son with autism and also was a therapist to youngsters on the autism spectrum who happened to be a puppeteer. Stacey Gordon became the voice of Julia.

The sesame workshop says that the character Julia is being introduced as part of an initiative to take the stigma out of autism. The initiative also is aimed at helping those who deal with the developmental disorders.

Sesame Street’s autism campaign #seeamazing makes me happy and proud. I know a lot of work, effort and care went into bringing Julia to life. Julia is one kid with autism. The character doesn’t perfectly represent all kids with autism. However the way the other Muppets and humans interact with Julia and treat her with respect and as just one of the gang is exactly how I would wanted my son to be treated during his childhood.

I really wish that kids in my son’s class had grown up with a Sesame Street that had modeling of the behavior of inclusion of characters with autism.

Sesame Street reaches children, looking at these things through their eyes and building a greater sort of sense of commonality.