During the year 1851 news reached California, that in the spring of that year a family by the name of Oatman, while endeavoring to reach California by the old Santa Fe route, had met with a most melancholy and terrible fate, about seventy miles from Fort Yuma.
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Life for John and Lara Brennan (Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks) is miserable after she is convicted of a murder she says she did not commit. Three years later while struggling with the demands of work and raising his son alone, John is still trying to establish her innocence. When her final appeal is rejected, Lara becomes suicidal, forcing John to exercise the only option he has left: Break her out of prison.
A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when a couple discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, their desperate search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation
Samantha Bloom breaks her back in an accident and is paralysed from the chest down. A year later, her children bring home an injured magpie they have found. She cautiously approaches the magpie and begins to get acquainted with the new family member.
In the late 1930s, wealthy landowner Edith Pretty hires amateur archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate the mounds on her property in England. He and his team discover a ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground.
On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.
In a remote area of the Canary Islands, young surfer Alvaro Vizcaino accidentally falls from a cliff. Seriously injured, he must fight to survive.
A summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
A shady legal guardian lands in hot water when she tries to bilk a woman who has ties to a powerful gangster.
A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force an Asian teen to steal Walt's treasured car. An unlikely friendship develops between Walt and the teen, as he learns he has more in common with his neighbors than he thought
In 1966, single-mother Helen Reddy leaves her old life in Australia for New York and stardom, only to find that the industry doesn't take her seriously.
Two nubile, stranded women (Ana de Armas, Lorenza Izzo) reveal a sinister agenda after they spend the night with a married architect (Keanu Reeves).
CIA operative James Silva leads a small but lethal paramilitary team on an urgent and dangerous mission. They must transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction -- a distance of 22 miles. Silva and the soldiers soon find themselves in a race against time as the city's military, police and street gangs close in to reclaim the asset.
Set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
Activists, scientists, farmers and politicians turn to regenerative agriculture to save the planet's topsoil.
This documentary tells the story of modern America through the life of one man -- President Donald Trump. The four-episode series shows how he has embodied many of the movements that have shaped American society since the 1960s, including capitalism, political disenfranchisement, reality TV and social media. The show traces Trump's rise in the 1970s, when he built Trump Tower, through his expansion into casinos in the 1980s, financial problems in the early 1990s, and turning his attention to politics in the 2010s, including his decision to run for the White House.
An ageing Holocaust survivor forges a bond with a young immigrant from Senegal who recently robbed her.
Sawyer is an ambitious, overachieving college student who has a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen forest. Suddenly, the young woman who has everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she's punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with an enigmatic loner who has shadowy intentions.
Separated from her family, a girl finds herself in the care of a heartbroken woman who faces her own struggles.
It has been an excruciating busy month, but I haven't forgotten the health benefits of ancient foods. This has been my quest since December, just before the new year started, when I noticed my gut becoming bloated on store probiotics. It just didn't feel as it was working right.
You know I'm a firm believer in listening to your body's signals. When something is gently nagging at you, its time for a change. I realized there are so many recipes on fermented foods out there that I needed to do some digging.
One adventure that popped up was years ago when I used to make my own sauerkraut. I used large "sun tea jars" when they were in. I scoured my garage and laundry room looking for these see through beauties from yesteryear. But none was to be had! So I let it go and began searching the internet where I found Mary's Nest. Here she made sauerkraut in glass canning jars. I began thinking, "I have several glass jars lying around always to store food in." In fact, I have some lovely pasta sauce jars right on my counter cleaned. One thing that resonated was when Mary said, "If you are using regular jars just remember to burb them." I can do this!
It took me 10 minutes with a food processor to make two jars of sauerkraut. I've been hooked for months. It is important to eat this every day if you are going to give up your synthetic probiotics. And guess what? No more bloat. I am including Mary's video below.
Raw, fermented foods packed with health-promoting probiotics and have been staples of the human diet for centuries. Sauerkraut is the probiotic king. It is is the superior source of LIVE probiotics and enzymes, and due to its pre-digested state brought on by the fermentation process, these nutrients are highly bioavailable to the body.
Dr. Joseph Mercola sent a sample of his homemade sauerkraut off to a lab and reported the findings of probiotics saying, “We had it analyzed. We found in a 4-6 ounce serving of the fermented vegetables there were literally ten trillion bacteria.”
This incredible discovery means that just 2 ounces of homemade sauerkraut has more probiotics than a whole bottle of 100 count probiotic capsules. One 16 oz. jar of sauerkraut is equivalent to about 8 bottles probiotics!
The numerous benefits of fermented foods are undeniable. They’ve been a staple of the human diet for centuries. Many people know sauerkraut as a traditional topping for a hot dog. But it is so much more than that. Did you know that in the 18th century, sailors ate sauerkraut on long voyages to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency? Also, Chinese laborers building the Great Wall of China (more than 2000 years ago) ate shredded cabbage fermented in rice wine.
An ad creative and a successful executive have a great marriage -- until he wants to be a father just as her star is rising; then, he brings someone new home
Beyond the commotion of the cities in Romania, there is a world unbeknown to anyone. Mountains, ancient forests and expansive wetlands provide undisturbed habitats to many of the continent's most iconic creatures. A beautifully realised celebration of Romania's natural beauty and diversity in all its splendour, grace and ferocity.
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a lovelorn TV producer who, despite a long and arduous search for the perfect mate, is hopelessly single. The battle of the sexes heats up when her employers team her up with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), an opinionated TV celebrity who plans to put Abby through the wringer to prove his own theories about what makes men and women tick.
It's October 31st in Salem, Massachusetts, and a town's eccentric, devoted community volunteer and the good-natured object of his fellow citizen's derision and meanest pranks, finds himself in the midst of a real investigation, for a real murderer.
Celebrity photographer Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) lives life in the fast lane, committed to bachelorhood and simultaneous relationships with multiple women. On the eve of his brother's wedding, Connor receives a visit from the spirits of his jilted lovers, who take him on an odyssey through his many failed relationships to try to find out what made him such a cad -- and if there is any hope of Connor finding true love.
A diver swims with an octopus that lives in a kelp forest off the coast of South Africa.
In his 93 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of the planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. But during his lifetime, Attenborough has also seen first-hand the monumental scale of humanity's impact on nature
Childhood friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before her 28th birthday, O'Neil announces that he's marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she's actually in love with him, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honor, things get even more complex.
Dolly Parton: Here I Am is a 2019 British biographical documentary film, directed by Francis Whately. The film offers a look into the life and musical career of Dolly Parton, which is told through interviews with friends, companions, and the artist herself.
Bianca's mother prohibits her from cycling after her father died in an accident. However, the young woman tries to participate in a competition without her mother knowing.
How many of us have looked back on a decision that changed our lives and wondered: what if we had made a different choice?
Picoult’s novel The Book of Two Ways digs into this very question and the result is incredibly thought-provoking. Dawn Edelstein was once a young grad student working on a dig in Egypt, in love with a fellow Egyptologist, and getting ever closer to proving a radical new theory about ancient Egyptians’ burial rituals for the road to the afterlife. Then a phone call from home changed everything. Fifteen years later, Dawn is married, with a teenage daughter, and working in Boston as a death doula, helping the dying prepare to leave this world in the best way possible. When Dawn has a near-death experience she is confronted with the question of whether the good life she has could have been a great one. Dawn doesn’t just ponder the question—she returns to Egypt, and the man she once loved, to see if she can find the answer.
icoult incorporates fascinating details about Egyptology into her novel—the title comes from an ancient Egyptian tome of the same name—bringing history and a universal connection into the story. The Book of Two Ways is a provocative exploration into monumental questions: about the life we are living, who we want to be with when we die, and whether it’s possible—and acceptable—to change our mind, return to the trailhead, and go another way.
As I conferenced with my neurologist the other day, he didn't hesitate to mention my steady weight gain since the onset of my diagnosis. Twenty pounds in 10 years.
I had been complaining of fatigue and irregular heart palpitations possibly due to food or stress. It can be so frustrating when you are already incorporating a diet and a bit of exercise that won't knock you to the ground.
But somehow I didn't associate these recent "add-ons" to weight gain. After all, it has been steady, not a noticeable dump.
I got to thinking, "I wish there was an app out there that would literally make my plate. An app where I don't have to think and prepare meals. Meals that are simple to incorporate into my daily routine. I'm not a restaurateur by any means as the budget won't allow this. I wanted staples I could keep around the house that would be easy to create in a pinch.
I found it searching my apps. Eat This Much was a perfectly balanced app that allows you the liberty of creating simple, nutritious meals that target weight loss. I was in heaven! Best of all I could utilize days in the past to incorporate a meal plan for FREE. And, I could add my own personal recipes to the app to analyze nutritional indexes. You can pre plan one day for FREE, too.
Put your diet on autopilot with Eat This Much. Tell them your diet goals, the foods you like, your budget, and what your schedule looks like, and they'll automatically generate a complete meal plan to meet your targets. It's like having a personal diet assistant.
They offer both free accounts and premium accounts. As a free user, you can create a day's meal plan and completely customize it however you want. Each meal can have different preferences, and your nutrition targets can be whatever you like.
As a premium user, you'll automatically generate a week of meal plans and send them to you with a grocery list via email. As you follow the plans, you can track what you did or didn't eat, and if you deviate from the plans, they make it easy to readjust your targets for the next week to stay on track. Try out the free account to see if our meal plans appeal to you, and upgrade when you're ready.
- Follow any eating style or create your own (works for keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and more)
- Hit your macros and calorie targets every day
- Empower yourself with automatic control over your diet
- Take the anxiety out of picking what to eat
- Personalize any of our recipes and they'll replace the original
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- Don't like our suggestions? Easily swap them out or configure the generator to only use foods you like
- Manage your virtual pantry (with a premium account)
Normal calorie trackers force you to add foods into your diary one by one. And by the end of the day, there's no guarantee that you'll be anywhere near the nutrition targets you're trying to reach. With their automatic planner, there's nothing to track because everything is already entered for you, and all you have to do is follow the plan.
- You can download the app for free and create/customize as many unique meal plans as you want, and save one to your account.
- To unlock the features of Eat This Much Premium, you can subscribe for either the monthly or yearly description.
We start many stir-fry meals with this chicken bamboo shoot soup, which cooks in just a few minutes. There are many recipe variations, but we like the addition of cornstarch to thicken the soup and give it a rich, golden color. I got the recipe from Grandma’s old cookbook.
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 can bamboo shoots
6 oz. chicken breast
1 tab. soy a sauce
1 tsp. grated ginger
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tab. cornstarch
2 tab. water
In a large saucepan, bring broth, soy a sauce, and chicken to a boil over medium heat. Let cook for 20 minutes. Shred chicken.
Add ginger, bamboo shoots, and pepper.
Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Serve immediately. Top with cilantro if desired
Philip receives a visit from his late brother's former girlfriend and old wounds are re-opened. Heavily pregnant, Melissa believes her unborn baby belongs to Ronnie, five years after his death.
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job -- and his sense of purpose -- he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm.
While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue (Jennifer Lopez) nearly becomes the victim of a fatal ambush until a mysterious stranger, Catch (Jim Caviezel), intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. A concerned citizen who just happened to pass by at the right time? But Sharon and Catch have met once before. As the two fall in love, they discover the truth about each other and are forced to deal with the secrets from their past.
A man leads a double life with a family in Buenos Aires and another in Mar del Plata; The women band together to take revenge for years of secrets and deceptions.
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
After 1,000 first dates, he's still single. So's the lawyer he hires to sue his dating app. All evidence points to romance.
American Murder: The Family Next Door is an American true crime documentary film directed by Jenny Popplewell. The film tells the story of the 2018 Watts family murders, which took place in Frederick, Colorado.
A young man is devoted to protecting his loved ones in a town full of corruption and sinister characters.
Tech experts sound the alarm on the dangerous human impact of social networking.
The Eyes of Darkness is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive.
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