Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Salad Shouldn't Get Prepared First



Salads can sometimes lose their freshness relatively easily or quickly. The people who are planning to take these salads outdoors may need to avoid taking them outside when it's still too early. 

Fresh Salads

The salad is sometimes the very last part of a meal that people will prepare. Most salad recipes can be followed quickly. Putting together a salad will sometimes only take a few minutes. If the vegetables for the salad have already been chopped, people may only need a minute to combine everything using the salad tongs. Even cutting the vegetables might not take all that long.

Once everything else is on the table, it could be time to mix the salad and remove the vegetable ingredients from the refrigerator. The people who approach salad preparation like this will often have salads that won't start to wilt at any point during the meal. Getting rid of even one wilted lettuce leaf will also quickly improve the quality of the entire salad. 

Vegetable Choice

Lettuce tends to be a moist vegetable. Washing the lettuce long before it's used to make the salad can help people avoid issues with lettuce that is too damp. It is also possible to dry the lettuce with a paper towel, which can help reduce some external moisture without making the lettuce too dry. 

Some salad toppings may also be comparatively dry, which will make the overall salad less moist than it would be with different toppings. People who use too many of these toppings may end up with a salad that seems too dry.

However, if they add those toppings to the salad later, they might absorb less of the water from the salad's other components. Those toppings will stay dry, and the lettuce won't become less moist than most people will expect. 

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Monday, December 27, 2021

I Hope You All Had An Amazing Christmas

Christmas has changed now that the kids are older. In some ways it is better and in other ways so sad. I miss the kids being small and excited about Christmas morning. 

Fortunately as a preschool teacher of toddlers I get to experience the excitement of kids just learning about the holiday. Which is fun too but seeing Christmas through a child’s eye is special. 

There are fewer gifts than the past but the kids know and understand about needs and wants and are respectful. Nothing they asked for was impossible so they got many of the things they wanted. 

My favorite part of the morning was the quest my husband created for my daughter. He had her open a box which contained a burnt scroll with a map. She had to follow the map to a “pot of silver” an ice cube holder under blue lights which contained another scroll with a map where she had to open a floor vent for her package. I love that he did it all on his own! He never does any thing for Christmas except get my gifts! 




This Best Homemade Gift I EVER Got

My daughter was asking about gifts for weeks up till Christmas. After telling her I wanted World Peace I mentioned  that her homemade gifts are my favorite. 

I love this card she created.






She always told me she doesn’t work well with watercolor but this tells me differently. 

What was your favorite gift this year?




Thursday, December 23, 2021

Things To Do on a Friday Night

 


Everybody enjoys that fresh weekend release when you finally have time to do whatever you want to do. After a long week at work, you're probably thinking of what you're going to do come Friday night to let loose and relax. If you're short on ideas for what you can do, here are some choices you might want to consider.

Enjoy Unique TV

There are many popular TV shows on regular channels or on streaming services these days. It's sometimes hard to sift through the list and find the hidden gems. Search engines are often your best bet on finding the perfect binge-worthy shows, intriguing documentaries, and tear-jerking movies.

Go Out With Friends

If you're in need of some social connection beyond the interactions you have with coworkers at work, try taking some time to reconnect with friends over the weekend. When trying to get in some friend time, it doesn't usually matter what you do together. You can stay inside and just have a chat, or you can go to a club and really let loose. Whatever you choose, make sure you are spending the time with those you are close to.

Relax at Home

Many people wish that they had time to just relax and do whatever they want to at home, without feeling guilty like they need to get things done. If you want to sit in bed and enjoy a nice book or relax in the tub with a glass of wine, now is your chance. Friday nights are the perfect night to do whatever you wish you could do more often.

It's ultimately up to you how you spend your Friday night. Remember that the weekends are not just time for you to get your to-do's done, they are also for you to relax and enjoy yourself after a long week so you can start your workweek fresh and rejuvenated come Monday.


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Monday, December 20, 2021

How To Prepare Your Car for a Road trip




When you decide to go out of town, you likely start making a list of things you need to do before leaving. It's important to remember to include your car maintenance on that list. When you fail to ensure your car is in good condition before heading out, you could find that your trip is cut short because of car trouble. Here are some ways you can prepare your car for your trip. 

Check Tire Pressure

If your tires are low, then the extended use on the highway could cause them to blow. If you aren't sure what the correct pressure is for your vehicle, you can find it in your owner's manual or on a sticker on the inside frame of your driver's door.

Most gas stations have air compressors that you can use to fill your tires, but you will want to use your own pressure gauge instead of relying on the one with the compressor. If you don't have a gauge, you can usually swing by an auto body shop Denver CO. Many mechanics will fill your tires for free, and it will only take a few minutes to do.

Check the Oil

Most carmakers suggest that you change the oil in your car every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If you are due for an oil change, then you'll want to ensure it gets done before you head out. The longer your oil is used, the thicker it becomes, and the more particles get stuck in it. Then, it can't lubricate your engine as well as it should, and you can start to have engine issues, which could be catastrophic if you go long enough without an oil change. 

If you are still inside the recommended oil change timeframe, then use the dipstick to verify that the oil is at a good level. If you're running low, add oil until you're in the optimal area on the dipstick.

Check the Brake Pads

Brake pads are vital to ensuring your car can stop on time. When the pads on your car are worn, they don't have enough grab on them, making it so you don't stop as quickly as you would like. If you notice that your car has a grinding or screeching noise when you hit the brakes, then it's time for new pads. 

Check the Belts

If even one of your belts breaks while you're on your trip, you're going to be in trouble. The easiest way to check for belt issues is to turn your car on and look at the engine. If the belts are frayed or broken, you'll quickly see it as they are running in the engine.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

WOW It's Been Crazy

 


The past few weeks have been insane. Actually, the past 4 months have been ridiculous.

 September my kids returned to school and everything that comes with that but as a preschool teacher, I got a few new students and that has its own learning curve but then there was no assistant in the class and still actually isn't. They sent floaters to cover the time which sometimes meant I had 4-6 different people with my class on any one day. That isn't good for me and it isn't good for toddlers who need consistency. I've had someone in my room for the past three weeks and it has really made a difference, but it came too late. I am DONE! Exhausted and WIPED!

October my family was planning for a trip to Disney. Or very first trip on a plane but with Halloween coming it meant weeks of planning for my class to have a fantastic Halloween and do a lot of arts, crafts and activities all while working with random assistants who honestly could care less.UGH!

November, we came back from Florida and before you knew it I was planning Thanksgiving for my family but also for my class. The holidays are so much fun in preschool and I love doing things with them but the days were long and sometimes I bite off way more than I can chew because I want my class to experience anything and everything. 

December is ridiculous! Thankfully I've got a really, hard working assistant at the moment. She wasn't planned or hired for my room, but I have requested to hold her until they have someone in there. She is a Godsend. I have spent the past three weeks working on the kids gifts to their families. We are doing a snowglobe and magnets kinda like last year. It takes so much time. 

So between school stuff, home stuff, holidays for my class and holidays for my family along with everything else that happens in life I am OVER it. 

I pray for the day I can handle all this and actually enjoy the holiday. You know, head out with my daughter to see the lights, Santa, town things, friends, etc. I feel like each day just flows into the next day with it all being kinda the same. 

Anyone else feeling stressed, over worked, stretched too thin and guilty for not enjoying the best part of family during the holiday time? 


The photo above is our grinch hands and our melted snowman. Working with 2-3 year olds is so much fun!


We Have Some Winners



The Winner of the Born to Sparkle & Book of Hugs Giveaway is: Marci
The Winner of the Barn At Night Book And Stuffed Tabby Giveaway is: Heather K
The Winner of the Christmas, Here I Come by D.J. Steinberg Book #GIVEAWAY + A VIRTUAL Reading is: Ken Ohl

All winners have been notified. If you have not received an email please contact me directly. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

:LivBar Yummy Nutrition Bar

 

Superfood and other immunity-supporting ingredients. The brand is famous for its commitment to organic, plant-based, healthy living and sustainability. They are the only brand that packs their products in compostable wrappers. LivBar products are available in all 50 states, including national retailers like Sprouts, Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, Bristol Farms, Hy-Vee, and Natural Grocers, among many others. 

 


About LivBar the story

LivBar was founded in 2012 in Salem, Oregon by two nutrition and fitness experts, Jan and Gabe Johansen. When Jan could not find a truly healthy energy bar made from only real foods for her nutrition customers, she created the LivBar recipes. LivBars are crunchy and chewy and come in five delicious superfood flavors: Coffee Maple Cacao, Raspberry Maca, Blueberry Vanilla, Ginger Lemon Turmeric and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha.

LivBar is a leading USDA certified organic nutrition bar that’s made with superfood and other immunity-supporting ingredients. The brand is famous for its commitment to organic, plant-based, healthy living and sustainability. They are the only brand that packs their products in compostable wrappers. LivBar products are available in all 50 states, including national retailers like Sprouts, Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, Bristol Farms, Hy-Vee, and Natural Grocers, among many others. 

 


My family are loving these bars. I have taken them to lunch as a meal replacement many days. I have only a half hour and as a teacher I need my prep time. 

My husband asked for a box as his stocking stuffer! That's easy and I don't mind. I had to hide the review ones because everyone was eating them before I could try them. 







Sorry for the terrible photo. Look at all those seeds. You actually feel full afterward and instead of a soft bar you get this nice size bar that you eat slower. I LOVE IT!


 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD PERFORMING ARTIST



A good performing artist has put in the hard work and training necessary to succeed. True performing artists' passion for what they do will supersede their desire for money or fame, although these may also follow after increased fans. If you are looking to become a performing artist, then it does help if you have a healthy dose of the below traits:

Creativity

Creativity is among the most important traits of a good performing artist. This is because their creativity will push them to experiment and try new things to create something great; it allows them to use their imagination to develop original ideas like Dan Avidan. Without creativity, true art cannot be made.

Passion

Passion is key for any artist, performing or not. Without it, the drive to continue when times get tough will be absent, and the artist's work will suffer as a result. A performing artist must have the passion for spending countless hours rehearsing and perfecting their routine. They must also have a passion for pleasing their fans by putting on the best show possible.

Discipline

No one ever became a great artist without discipline. This quality allows artists to push themselves beyond their limits and achieve things they never thought possible. A performing artist must have the discipline to maintain their focus during long rehearsals and stay in top condition; this quality will also help them deal with any setbacks.

Imagination

Without imagination, a performing artist would be limited to what already exists and could never dream of anything new. They will rely on their imagination to create something unique, powerful, or influential. 

Charisma

A performing artist must have the charisma to engage with their audience and connect emotionally. This quality will help the artist create a rapport with the audience and feel like part of the show.

Confidence

A performing artist must be confident to put on a good show. They cannot let their nerves get the best of them, or they will stumble and fall during their performance. A performing artist must also be confident in themselves and their abilities, which will give them the drive to push themselves further.

Opinion

An artist's opinion separates them from the rest of the world. They must have an opinion on everything they do to give their work meaning and purpose; this unique opinion will define who you are as a performing artist and allow you to get noticed over other artists.

Versatility

Without versatility, a performer can only be limited to one style or theme of performing art. An artistic performer needs to perform traditional tasks easily and know when and where to try something new and innovative instead.

Vision

The performing artist's vision allows them to see beyond others' eyes and think about things differently. This trait is necessary to succeed in any field, but especially so for performing artists who need to see the potential in their work.

Work Ethic

Last but not least, a performing artist must have a good work ethic to succeed. This means that they must be willing to put in the time and effort necessary to achieve their goals. It also requires them to be professional and reliable.

Patience

Working hard, taking criticism well, and having patience are all qualities that a performing artist should have, as these allow them to stay composed during stressful or difficult situations. It also allows them to show respect toward others even if they are not treated respectfully. 

These qualities will allow performing artists to succeed at whatever they set out to do, whether it be becoming rich and famous or simply doing what they love for their reasons. While not all performing artists will have every quality listed above, having most is a good foundation for building a successful career.





The photo is owned by Maria Gagliano and may not be used without permission 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Toastmasters’ 5 Holiday Toasting Tips



Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s the time of year when you may be asked (or take it upon yourself) to give a toast in front of friends, family, and colleagues. Whether you’re the type of person who looks forward to saying a few words at the upcoming holiday party, or you cringe at the very thought of being asked to do so, it’s important that you’re ready if called upon. 

To help you prepare, Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to public speaking, communication, and leadership skills development, gives these five tips for making a meaningful and memorable holiday toast.

  1. Give the toast some thought. You don’t want to sound overly rehearsed, but you should still prepare your words ahead of time. Even a holiday dinner toast should have some meaning and structure to it to keep everyone engaged. Highlighting the year’s memorable accomplishments and significant events, whether at a work or family holiday party, sets a positive tone for the celebration.
  2. Give the toast early. There is no hard-and-fast rule for when to toast. If you’re at an in-person holiday event, you’ll want to do it after most people have arrived and before people start to leave. If there is alcohol being served, it’s best to raise your glass before people have imbibed too many alcoholic beverages. A heckler at a toast isn’t much fun.
  3. Get their attention. You can either clink the side of your glass with a fork or stand up and ask for attention. Wait for people to notice you and quiet down (you may have to clink more than once). Once you have people’s attention, offer a brief introduction of who you are, state that you want to toast, and say a few words about why you’re offering the toast.
  4. Raise your glass. If your speech is less than a minute, you can lift your glass at the start of the toast and encourage others to do the same. But three minutes can be an awkward amount of time for people to be holding up their glasses. If you’ve tapped your glass for attention, simply hold it at waist level while you deliver the toast, and then raise it at the end and visually encourage others to do the same.
  5. Wrap up brieflyEnd your toast with a brief summation or a celebratory call to action. It may be something as simple as “To the coming year!” or “Cheers!”

 

“Toasting gives people the opportunity to reflect on the past and to inspire the audience with their optimism for the future,” says Margaret Page, Toastmasters 2021-22 International President. “Given what we have collectively experienced since the beginning of the pandemic, celebrating through the ritual of toasting is definitely one tool to move the fulcrum toward a more positive emotional state.”

For tips on how to make your words count when delivering a toast, visit the Toastmastermagazine article, Cheers to New Beginnings! To practice your toasts or speeches, find a Toastmasters club near you by visiting www.toastmasters.org/Find

 

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

 

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Christmas, Here I Come by D.J. Steinberg Book #GIVEAWAY + A VIRTUAL READING WITH THE AUTHOR



I am so happy to host the Christmas, Here I Come by D.J. Steinberg, humorous poet for kids and author of many award-winning children's books. 



About the Book:

Celebrate Christmas with a collection of funny and festive poems from the author of the hugely popular Kindergarten, Here I Come!

christmas here i come.jpgMy sweater’s just ridiculous
with pictures of Saint Nicholas.
The right sleeve sports a massive hole.
It smells like green bean casserole.
It’s so big, it’s preposterous.
It might fit a rhinoceros.
But my sweater’s still the snuggliest—
who cares if it’s the ugliest?!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! From writing letters to Santa to picking the perfect tree, these heartwarming poems -- plus a page of stickers! -- from author D. J. Steinberg are sure to delight even the most sullen Scrooge.



Previous titles include Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Easter! Let me know if any additional titles are of interest. Passover, Here I Come will be released in February 2022, with Hanukkah, Here I Come to follow in the Fall. Future planned titles in the series include Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and more!






Disclaimer: NO monetary compensation was offered to host this giveaway. 

Barn At Night Book And Stuffed Tabby #GIVEAWAY

 


Barn at Night by Michelle Houts and illustrated by Jen Betton (Feeding Minds Press; 9/14/21; Hardcover $17.99; ISBN: 978-1948898058; Ages 5-7; 32 pages). Your winner would receive a hardcover of this beautiful picture book, and an adorable stuffed animal of a yellow tabby just like the one on the cover!

Let me know if you're interested and I'll send over all the details! We'd love this to run ASAP to ship in time for the holidays. I'm also happy to provide a review copy.

"Quiet and peaceful – an antidote to the daytime hustle and bustle of city life."
Kirkus Reviews

About the book: A beautiful and sweet celebration of a barn at night will help children fall asleep and also learn more about life on a farm. This after-dark journey out to the barn, even on the coldest winter evening, can be a warm and welcoming scene. The young narrator gently details what actually goes on in a barn at night. Who is awake, who is asleep, and who is just making their first appearance in the barn? Smells, sounds and sights are quietly revealed to young readers.

Michelle Houts' lyrical poetry paired with Jen's glowing watercolors create a warm and wonderful bedtime story - best shared together.

Downloadable coloring pages can be found at: Barn 

at Night Activity.

BOOK TRAILER


About the author:
Michelle Houts is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. Her debut novel, The Beef Princess of Practical County, has been featured by the American Farm Bureau Foundation and won a Best Book of the Year from Nebraska Farm Bureau. Houts writes from a restored one-room schoolhouse in Ohio. Find out more at www.michellehouts.com

About the illustrator:
Jen Betton grew up playing on friends' farms in Pennsylvania. Illustrating Barn at Night gave her a delightful excuse to lurk around old barns and feed goats. Her other books include Hedgehog Needs a Hug (winner of Pennsylvania’s Keystone to Reading Award), which she both wrote and illustrated, and Twilight Chant, written by Holly Thompson. She now lives with her family near Dallas, Texas. You can see more of her work at www.jenbetton.com

Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it. Learn more at: Feeding Minds Press. 


2 Book Giveaway _ Born to Sparkle & Book of Hugs



Born To Sparkle by Megan Bomgeers



About the book: Author Megan Bomgaars, who has Down syndrome, is an activist, TV personality, and entrepreneur. This Fall, she adds “published children’s book author” to her list of accomplishments with her debut title arriving in stores nationwide.

Inspired by Megan’s moving “Don’t Limit Me” speech, Born to Sparkle encourages young readers to dream big and work hard to make those big dreams come true. Whether you dream is to become an astronaut, firefighter, dancer, teacher, chef or anything you can imagine, you can achieve it because, just like Megan, you were born to sparkle!

Never condescending or preachy, Megan’s pitch perfect story reassures, that there are no limits and anything is possible if one follows their dreams and works hard. It’s about doing your very best to make dreams happen. Be brave. Study. Learn. Practice. Ask questions. Educators and parents will revel in this uplifting, inspiring picture book with a cast of stuffed animals leading by example at each turn of the page.

About the author: Megan Bomgaars is an amazing woman who works hard to achieve her dreams every day. She starred on A&Es Emmy Award-winning and Critic’s Choice Real TV Award-winning reality television show Born this Way. Megan currently attends college and has already started her own business, starred on a TV show, and travelled the world as a public speaker. She was even invited to the White house by Michelle Obama to attend the “Beating the Odds Summit.”  This is Megan’s first children’s book.

About the illustrator: Peter John Olcyzk was born in Manchester. He studied art foundation at Manchester Metropolitan University and then illustration at Stockport College. He uses his own experiences and memories to put himself in the mind and shoes of a child when he illustrates, as well as being greatly influenced by stories, music and nature. He currently lives in the Highlands of Scotland with his wife and two young children.



About the author: Tim Harris is a motivational speaker, business owner, and disability advocate. He is really good at giving hugs. For a long time, Tim owned his own restaurant and he even had free hugs on the menu. They were so popular that Tim has now hugged over 75,000 people, including the president of the United States! Tim really does love hugs, mostly because he loves LOVE and that is what hugs are all about. This is Tim’s first children’s book.

About the illustrator: Charlie Astrella graduated from the University of Teesside with a First Class Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Animation. He now works in 3D modeling, animation, and 2D illustration to create works of art he is proud of. 

About Flower Pot Press: Since 2005 Flowerpot Press has been planting the seeds that help young minds grow, offering a broad range of books.  The Hayes family has been in the publishing and media business for two generations now. The family members grew up living in the midst of the golden periods of publishing and media distribution.

Watching and participating in the growth of their father’s children’s publishing business, they learned from the ground up and understood the unique character and needs that publishing for young children demanded. Anne and Pat served in every role from warehouse operation to acquisition, design, licensing, printing production, and editing to name a few areas.

As entrepreneurs, they separately and together founded companies still owned, integrating other media such as video and music. This well-rounded creative team uses a hands-on approach in every aspect of the business, first and foremost because they love it. Pat is also a published author in his own right. Anne (our publisher and CEO) lives in the Toronto area with her husband and family operating the Canadian office of Flowerpot Press, while Pat and his family live in Franklin, Tennessee, and operate the US office of the company.

The 411:

We read both of these books to my class three times last week. They loved them. As a teacher of 2-3 year olds these books speak my language. I am constantly playing cheerleader to my students as well as teaching about limitations. "Keep your hands to your own body is said at least 15 times a day if not more. Hugging is encouraged but only if "your friend" wants to be hugged. It's a hard concept to get. 

I highly recommend both these books. 


On the weekend of January 21st – 23rd, Tim and his family are relaunching the Hug-a-thon. The goal is to get ONE MILLION hugs and ONE MILLION dollars in donations, all to benefit the Hearts of Joy International charity. This incredible non-profit provides life-saving heart surgery for children born with Down Syndrome. Learn more at Hearts of Joy International.

To Enter this giveaway:


MARVEL STUDIOS’ “ETERNALS” COMES TO DISNEY+ ON JANUARY 12 @DisneyPlus @MarvelStudios

 


 

Today, Disney+ announced that Marvel Studios’ “Eternals,” one of the biggest movies of the year, will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ on January 12, 2022. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest team of Super Heroes has led theater audiences on an exciting journey spanning thousands of years, and now the Eternals are bringing all of that signature Marvel Studios’ action, spectacle and thrill to Disney+.

“Eternals” joins 13 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, which gives subscribers more picture with an expanded aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience at home (content availability varies by region). More information about IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ is available here

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.

 

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. 

ChloĆ© Zhao directs the film, and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The screen story is by Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by ChloĆ© Zhao and ChloĆ© Zhao & Patrick Burleigh and Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo.

 

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.