Witness Pure Feline Bliss With This Cats on Catnip Calendar

Workman Calendars/Amazon
Workman Calendars/Amazon

Cats have a certain dignity about them that has long commanded respect from their human counterparts—from the ancient Egyptians, who used to worship the feline goddess Bastet; to modern-day artists, who consider cats a subject of fascination. But no matter the height of the pedestal we place them on, most cats are happy to leave respectability behind in favor of rolling around on the floor for hours on end at the first whiff of some sweet, sweet catnip. And now you can enjoy the best of their antics with this 2020 Cats on Catnip wall calendar, which is available on Amazon for $7.

A cat enjoying catnip
Workman Calendars/Amazon

From suddenly turning wide-eyed and crazy to staring wistfully off into space, felines respond to catnip in a variety of ways, which is captured on all 12 months of the calendar. In the month of January, for example, you’ll find a cat named Sasha on the verge of passing out as her tongue lazily laps up some stray 'nip, while February’s cat, Piper, looks to be in a frenzy over the stuff.

The calendar is an adaptation of the book Cats on Catnip (available on Amazon for $10) by Andrew Marttila, a professional photographer best known for his work with felines. And if you have a cat friend at home and want to capture some of their hilarious moments, be sure to pre-order Marttila’s new book, How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats, which will be available in the spring.

As entertaining as it is to watch a cat indulge on some 'nip, only about half the world’s felines actually respond to the green stuff. Learn why by heading here.

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The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Find the Perfect Images for Memes and Websites With This AI Tool

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RossHelen/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Technology has made careers and hobbies in website design, journalism, and even meme creation accessible to anyone, and stock images play a huge role in getting your content out to users. To help you add the images you need to make your project stand out, JumpStory is offering a lifetime membership to its professional stock photography collections (including more than 25 million photos) and unique content-matching feature for just $99.99.

JumpStory is different from other stock photography catalogs; it uses a Photo Guarantee service to find exactly what you’re looking for based on categories or even copy you’ve already written. Authenticity and relevance are the keys to better performance, and if you’re selecting images for clicks and impressions, JumpStory’s HighJumper feature can help. The advanced artificial intelligence highlights the images anticipated to perform best, and with a quick click, you can remove the background and edit photos to fit your needs. The collections include over 25 million images, illustrations, vector icons, and videos, and more than 20,000 images are added to its library daily, so you’ll never run out of fresh assets.

If you’re putting together videos for YouTube or even corporate videos and ads, their video library will give you access to tons of relevant assets, specifically curated based on your script copy and performance predictions. Use a specific search term or even paste a sentence from your writing and watch the curation begin. You’ll see a tiny orange HighJumper icon on images the AI predicts will perform best.

JumpStory’s authentic stock photography is currently offering lifetime membership for $99.99—that's a 95 percent discount. Use their collection for your blog, social media, video content, or website and connect with your viewers by grabbing their attention with every image.

 

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