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Does Your Cat Wait For You Outside the Bathroom? Here's Why

It seems like ever since I started spending more time at home the past year, my two cats, Tiny and Alfredo, have been glued to me even more than usual. They sit on top of the refrigerator (I know) to watch me cook, sleep on my lap while I am working on the computer, and love to try and block the door to my apartment when I go out to run errands.

Another habit they have formed over the last 12 months that baffles me is that they now like to stand outside of the bathroom while I am in there, almost as if they are guarding it. Every time I go in to take a shower they get in their positions on the other side of the door and stay there until I reemerge. What gives? To help learn more about another one of cats' quirky behaviors, POPSUGAR spoke to two experts.

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We Uncovered Disneyland's Chimichanga Recipe, So Who's Ready For Breakfast?

When you hear the words "breakfast is served," it's hard not to wish that you were at Disneyland being handed a hot, steamy, and filled-to-the-brim chimichanga, right? Only true Disney fans can relate to this, and we're right there with them. Disney's delicious food is one of the most magical things about the iconic parks, and that's because they add a dash of magic to each recipe (or so we think). Luckily, Disney enthusiasts have uncovered countless recipes over the years that are straight from the parks themselves, meaning you can re-create just about any food you'd like. Enter: the chimichanga.

This deep-fried burrito makes for the most mouthwatering breakfast you've ever had - trust us. It's packed with eggs, bacon, cheese, and more, and damn, is it good. To re-create this recipe at home, simply gather up all the ingredients you want (pro tip: add veggies and hash browns), and get cookin'! Stuff everything you want into a tortilla, and fry it up in a pan with hot oil. Before you know it, your taste buds will be transported to the nearest Disney park, where you'll experience pure euphoria. Now you can bring the magic of Disney right to your kitchen every morning. Enjoy!

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I Made the TikTok Honeycomb Pasta Cake, and You Know What? It's Delicious!

You don't have to be a queen bee to appreciate the beauty of the honeycomb that's blowing up TikTok right now. The amazing honeycomb pasta cake tastes as delicious as it looks, with soft rigatoni noodles, warm Italian sauce, and three kinds of cheese that melt in your mouth. It's a fun recipe that's visually pleasing and bursting with flavor with every bite. Serve this honeycomb pasta with salad and a glass of wine for the perfect dinner! Everything you need to know to make this recipe yourself can be found below. Don't forget to take a picture of the pretty honeycomb design.

This recipe calls for rigatoni pasta, mozzarella cheese balls, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded parmesan, tomato sauce, olive oil, and optional basil leaves.

Boil pasta, being sure to drain the noodles two minutes before the recommended time.

Line the sides of a cake pan with oil, and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom.

Mix the rigatoni with olive oil.

Line up the rigatoni in the pan tightly.

Spread tomato sauce over the top of the noodles.

Top with shredded mozzarella, mozzarella balls, and shredded parmesan.

Top with optional basil.

Cover with foil, place on a...

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Want Free Stuff on Your Birthday? These 15 Stores and Restaurants Have You Covered

Nothing is better than getting a gift on your birthday, but your loved ones don't have to be the only ones who spoil you. Plenty of stores and restaurants give out free birthday presents each year if you sign up for certain loyalty programs or simply tell them it's your birthday! Check out which of your favorite stores and restaurants offer special birthday deals below, and get ready to enjoy your birthday freebies!

  1. Krispy Kreme: Make your birthday extra sweet by joining the Sweetest Rewards Around to get a coupon for a free doughnut on your birthday. You will also get a free doughnut just for joining! The Birthday Rewards are valid from the first day until the last day of your birthday month.
  2. Starbucks: Sign up to be a Starbucks Rewards Member to get a free beverage or food item on your birthday. You'll receive an email reminding you to claim your free birthday reward a couple of days before your birthday, but keep in mind the reward expires the day after your birthday, so don't forget!
  3. Sephora: Become a Beauty Insider at Sephora to gain access to Sephora's Beauty Insider community, rewards, seasonal savings, and most importantly, your birthday beauty rewards. After you sign...

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Here's the Easiest Way to Calculate, and Offset, Your Carbon Emission

Unlike a polluted river or overflowing landfill, carbon footprints are a contributor to climate change that's hard to see. But while they might not be as visible as the footprints they're named for, they do leave a significant mark: according to the Nature Conservancy, "The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world."

The first step to reducing your carbon footprint is knowing what it is. That might sound impossible, but there are actually online calculators you can use to get a rough estimate of your carbon consumption, based on lifestyle factors like how much you travel, how much electricity you use, and what you eat. Beyond general advice, like knowing that you should eat less red meat, your carbon footprint can be a helpful marker for knowing which of your daily activities has the highest cost to the environment.

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) that are created by your actions. You can calculate it by using an online carbon footprint calculator, such as this one from the Arbor Day Foundation. You'll fill...

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Every Hour Is Golden Hour With These Sunset Lamp Projectors From TikTok

POV: You're lounging on a beach soaking up the final rays of the sun as it sets along the horizon. The warmth is beaming onto your face. Time seems to just slow down. Pretty perfect, right? While it's been a long time since many of us could actually travel to a beach, who says you need to even leave your room in order to experience the satisfaction of a sunset? Now you don't have to, thanks to these sunset lamps that have been taking over TikTok.

TikTok users are creating sunsets in their own homes using a sunset lamp projector, which projects a colorful halo onto any corner of your room. Those bothersome empty walls in your apartment that you just can't seem to fill - why not project a sun beam? These sunset lamps elevate any space from dreary to dreamy. Not to mention, these lights also have significant health benefits. Light therapy is often used as a way to treat depression or symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, as well as to reduce stress or anxiety.

Sunset lamps can also be used as relaxing ambient light for when you're working from home or as a way to improve your sleeping habits. Whether you're a photographer craving authentic light for your next masterpiece or...

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Bring Joy Into Your Space This Spring With These 22 Stunning Home Decor Pieces

We're always looking for new places to shop for unique home decor, and one of our latest obsessions is Effortless Composition. Founded by Brittiny Terry, who left her fast-paced start-up life to start her own home decor company, the brand is all about filling your home with joy. Of course, that starts with chic decor that speaks to you and your style, and her site has plenty of that.

The brand just launched an entire new spring and summer collection, and it's so good, we couldn't not share it. Whether you're looking to add some new accent pieces to your coffee table, or some chic new kitchen items for hosting diner, you won't be disappointed. Keep reading to shop a few of our favorite things and snag them before they sell out.

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In an Effort to Increase Plant-Based Offerings, Dunkin' Has Added 41 Vegan Doughnuts to Its Belgium Menu

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Vegan or not, more and more people are opting for plant-based foods than ever before, and Dunkin' Donuts knows the demand. The coffee shop now offers a handful of vegan items like avocado toast on vegan sourdough, a beyond sausage breakfast sandwich, and a slew of dairy-free milk alternatives, and while all of that is a good start, the Dunkin' in Belgium is ahead of the game. The overseas Dunkin' branch is selling more than 40 vegan doughnuts in adorable designs and unique flavors like "banana rainbow" and "peanut butter and jelly" via delivery - and they'll be available in all Belgium stores to buy in-person by mid-May. Dunkin' announced the news through its Dunkinbe Instagram, and already commenters are asking for the plant-based doughnuts to come to the US.

While there's no official word from Dunkin' that a North American vegan donut will exist, there is a likelihood that the US stores will see vegan doughnuts on its shelves in the future - Dunkin' is a US-based company, after all! In any turn of events, we can certainly admire the cuteness of Belgium's vegan doughnuts from afar...

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Here's Exactly Why Cats Like to Hang Out in Small Spaces, According to Vets

It doesn't matter how many pet beds I invest in or how many blankets I pile on the couch for them, if there is a small cardboard box available my two cats, Tiny and Alfredo will sleep in it. And if there is no small box available, then not to worry - they will squish and squeeze their way into my linen-closet shelves, napping for hours on end sandwiched between a stack of towels and a Tupperware container full of nail polish.

My cats, like many others out there, prefer to sleep in teeny-tiny spaces over practically anything (OK, maybe my lap and the computer keyboard are close seconds). But why? Don't these small spaces make them feel uncomfortable or, if you're like me and hate feeling stuck, claustrophobic? To help us learn more about this very common (and somewhat baffling) behavior, POPSUGAR spoke to two experts.

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If Your Cat Is Coughing and Not Bringing Up a Hairball, You Should Pay Attention

Whether they are busy chasing laser-pointer lights or demanding to be let behind closed doors, cats have a way of brightening up your day with their quirky behavior. Our cats are a part of our family, and we want the best for them. Which means that when they are doing something that is out of the ordinary, such as coughing but bringing up no hairballs, we want to get down to the bottom of it ASAP. To help us learn more about this issue, POPSUGAR connected with two experts.

According to Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, a veterinarian at Airvet, occasional coughing is normal and may even be expected. However, he went on to explain that if the cough occurs often or is accompanied by other symptoms, then it's time to bring your pet to the vet to be examined. "If the cough produces discharge from the nose and eyes or brings up any phlegm and recurs frequently, that is more of a reason to visit your veterinarian to see what's going on," Dr. Hall said. He added that oftentimes the vet will want to do blood work, take X-rays, and listen to your cat's heart and lungs to better figure out what exactly is going on.

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This Ice Cream Is the Dessert Version of TikTok's Viral Nature's Cereal, and It Looks So Good

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If you loved #naturescereal try #naturesicecream 🍨 Found this on Tiktok last year. Anyone kno who created it? #foodontiktok #homechef #homecook

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First came TikTok's viral nature's cereal, which contains a mix of berries, pomegranate seeds, and coconut water for a fresh and delicious kickstart to the morning, and now to wrap up the evening comes its underrated cousin: nature's ice cream. Nature's ice cream has been floating around TikTok for over a year now, but TikTok fitness instructor @blogilates is the one who most recently brought it to our attention. The "ice cream" is berry-based like the viral cereal, and is quite possibly the easiest thing you'll ever make (ever). The dessert involves a few handfuls of blueberries mixed with a healthy pour of almond milk (or any milk) that after one minute, creates a slushy, ice-cream(ish) consistency. Add an optional dash of monk fruit sweetener on top for extra sweetness, and you have yourself a refreshing and healthy dessert that will become your new summer treat! Even commenters are loving the slushy combination saying, "I just started doing this and it is my favorite!" and "This was...

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TikTokers Just Found Out That Toasters Have Crumb Trays, and I'm Sorry, What?

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@zoealexanderuk This came on my #fyp at midnight so yes! I am not wearing a bra. HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS???

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TikTok has taught us countless important lessons, from unusual swimsuit tricks we didn't know we needed to life hacks we can't live without. (Using a bobby pin to perfect winged eyeliner? Genius.) From the car to the kitchen, TikTok is the place to go to learn something you didn't know but probably should.

Enter: the importance of cleaning your toaster's crumb tray - and yes, toasters do indeed have crumb trays. If you weren't aware of this, neither was TikTok user Amy Bails. After seeing a video on her For You Page about emptying the crumb tray, Amy had to see for herself if her toaster of 10 years also had one. Spoiler alert: it did. This sent TikTokers into a tizzy and inspired countless other toaster owners to check out their carb-cooking appliance, too. Lo and behold, all toasters have crumb trays.

Why is it important to clean them out if you, like Amy, have never bothered? Well, not only could the crumbs pile up and make your food taste and/or smell burnt, but they could also cause a fire - and no one needs that when...

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Score 20 Discounted Finds and Hidden Gems in Amazon's Outlet Section Right Now

If you love shopping for all things deals and discounts, let me introduce you to Amazon Outlet. This section is the hub of all of the overstock items on Amazon, and it has fantastic deals on basically everything! We rounded up the best deals and steals from Amazon Outlet so you can find what you're looking for and save money. Stock up on protective face masks, kitchen essentials, fun LED lights, and more. Whether you need tech, beauty, fashion, or home, Amazon Outlet has got you covered.

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Disney Is "Putting Inclusion at the Heart of Everything" It Does With These New Changes

Disney, known to many for being the most magical place on earth, is making changes to become a more inclusive place, too. "The world is changing, and we will change with it, and continue to be a source of joy and inspiration for all the world," Josh D'Amaro, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a statement on April 13. The beloved parks are updating their practices, attractions, and ideals to create a more diverse and welcoming atmosphere for all those who wish to experience the magic of Disney - and it's about time. Disney has not always gotten it right, and it's long overdue for these issues to be addressed and subsequently altered. Ensuring people feel like they belong is at the forefront of the new changes, touching on everything from what cast members can wear while working to reimagining attractions so they're more inclusive.

"We will never stop working to make sure Disney is a welcoming place for all."

The iconic theme parks are working toward showing guests their own individual backgrounds and traditions by reflecting those in stories, experiences, and products in as many ways as they can. Starting with the leadership team, Disney plans to portray...

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The 30 Best Home Products You'll Never Believe Are on Sale This Week

If you're feeling like your space could use a little pick me up this spring, you're in the right place. This April, tons of retailers are hosting massive sales, and there couldn't be a better time to finally give your home the upgrade it needs. Searching for these discounts though isn't always easy, so we're here to do the work for you.

Ahead, we curated a list of our favorite things on sale right now that we can't wait to add to our homes too. Whether you're looking for a comfortable sofa that's perfect for the whole family, or you're in need of new kitchen items, it's all here. Like most good deals though, these won't last forever. Don't wait any longer and keep reading to shop them all.

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14 Low-Profile Sofas That Are Just as Comfy as They Are Cool

If you're into interior design or follow any cool home Instagram accounts for inspiration, you know that low-profile sofas are what everyone is obsessing over right now. These low-to-the-ground couches have been flooding our feeds, and honestly, we're convinced. Not only do they look cool, but they come in deep, plush silhouettes that look like a total dream for lounging.

We decided to go on a mission and find the best ones you can shop online right now. We were surprised how many options blew us away and also ended up in our virtual shopping carts. Because most of these are modular pieces, it makes them beyond versatile and perfect for an endless number of spaces from big to small. Keep reading to shop them all and find your match.

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Blue Buffalo Tastefuls Solved All of My Picky Cats' Eating Habits

My cats are super cute, and also super picky about absolutely everything. They don't like to sleep in pet beds, hate going underneath covers, need to have a very specific kind of litter, and will have a meltdown if you leave them home alone without the television on. Thankfully, though, through the years I have been able to figure out their little quirks and personalities pretty well. The area, however, that I still struggled with, until recently, involved wet food - the food cats absolutely love, but only if you can find them a brand they will actually eat.

My cats' relationship with wet food is a very complex one that kind of goes like this: I go to the pet store and see a wet food brand we haven't tried yet, I bring it home and integrate this new food into their diet, they sniff at it confused, they take a few bites, and then they walk away. This pattern keeps happening until I finally give up and default into just giving them more of their dry food, which they like.

This all changed though (thank God) when I decided to give Blue Buffalo Blue Tastefuls a go - I was desperate for my cats to find a wet food they enjoy because I know how wet food has the ability to keep them...

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Congress Is a Dog-Friendly Workplace - Get to Know Some of the Pups on the Hill!

Despite the partisan divide between members of Congress, there is one thing they can agree on - how much they love dogs. President Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major, have plenty of four-legged friends to play with around DC because Capitol Hill is a dog-friendly place to work! In fact, it has been since the 1800s, according to NPR. Plenty of current congressmen and congresswomen enjoy bringing their pups to the office to spread some joy in what can be a very serious workplace. Keep reading to meet some of the dogs of Congress!

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A Vintage Barbie Wallpaper Collection For Adults Is Here, and It's So Beautiful

If you played with Barbie dolls when you were little, you understand the pure admiration for the Mattel toy. Barbie's done it all - from presidential candidate to astronaut - and we've watched her grow and change with every decade. And if her keen smile still puts a big ol' smirk on your face today, we've got good news for you: you can now adorn your home in Barbie (in an adult way). That's right, wallpaper store Wallshoppe has collaborated with Mattel for a vintage-inspired Barbie wallpaper line, and its styles will turn your home into a real-life dollhouse. From Barbie's classic '80s and '90s logo to her iconic '60s fashion, this line of wallpaper will bring you back to your childhood and beyond. Pick up the wallpaper in permanent or removable rolls depending on your preference, and go to town! Each design is made to transform your space into a nostalgic memory.

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Costco Is Selling a New 36-Pack of French Macarons in White Chocolate, Raspberry, and More

Are cookies a love language? If they are, these french macarons at Costco are definitive proof of love at first sight, in my book. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and filled with a rich cream that makes me question why I don't have a dedicated dessert shelf in my pantry, macarons are a treat worth splurging on, if you ask me. But Costco is feeding into my dessert fantasies and keeping me on budget with this $15 36-pack of Tipiak macarons in six spring-themed flavors: raspberry, lemon, blueberry, pistachio, blood orange, and white chocolate.

It's also pretty sweet that they come in a rainbow of colors, which means I can display them beautifully on a plate before demolishing half the pack during a binge session of my favorite Netflix reality shows. Certified Kosher, the macarons are made in France using an authentic french recipe, and I will be nibbling on une, deux, trois - all of them - ASAP. Feast your eyes (and taste buds) on the macarons ahead, and check out this recipe for Fruity Pebbles macarons to snack on until your next Costco run.

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Troye Sivan's Melbourne Home Is Like a Modern Art Museum (Tranquil Courtyard Included)

Troye Sivan's sunny Melbourne home combines the retro vibes of the '70s with a blend of modern art that would definitely make this one of the coolest Airbnb's around - if it were on the market. The singer recently gave Architectural Digest a tour of the Victorian-era home and showed off a few of the ways he's made it his own. He also revealed the "dream home" was formerly a brick factory and a handball court before architect John Mockridge renovated it in the '70s, giving it the textured woodgrain walls, lofted cork board ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and angular design it has today.

"I've always worshipped the idea of home," Troye captioned a post on Instagram. "I wrote my first album when i left Perth at 18 and have longed for that feeling ever since. Always felt torn between special places and people, but not feeling like i really belonged in any of the environments i found myself in - until now, when i feel like i needed it most." Vintage decor, unique art pieces, and soft lighting add a tranquil yet artistic energy to the home, balanced out by the beauty of the oasis-like courtyard. Take a full tour of Troye's house here.

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I Finally Cleaned Out My Cluttered Closet, and These 10 Organizers Saved Me

As a home shopping editor, I take pride in doing the research and investing in the best products for my home. That's why when I went on a mission to clean my closet, I took organizer shopping seriously. Having the right tools on hand can make organizing your clothes, shoes, and accessories so much easier, while actually implementing a system that'll help it stay that way, too.

Throughout my shopping journey, I came across a number of genius picks that have totally changed the way I keep my closet. Not only was it important to get useful things, but I also wanted some stylish options, knowing some would be on display. While I splurged more on those investment pieces, I was able to find affordable and smart options, too. Keep reading to see everything that made my life easier, and grab a few for your own closet makeover.

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12 Organizers That Will Keep Your Bathroom Drawers Tidy and Hassle-Free

Skin care, makeup, shaving necessities, body care, and toiletries galore - your bathroom drawers house a lot of stuff. Although the mess is hidden in plain sight, a cluttered drawer is a chaotic nightmare to deal with, especially when you're in a rush. Keeping those drawers tidy and organized will streamline your morning and night routines and let you see all the products and gadgets you already have. We rounded up our favorite drawer organizers so that you can keep your bathroom hassle-free.

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We Found 22 Outdoor Furniture Pieces on Major Sale, So Now's the Time to Buy

If you're already planning your outdoor BBQs with your pod and dreaming about the days you can lounge on your patio this spring and summer, we're here to help you make those dreams come true. This season, don't spend it on towels and old fold-up chairs, now's the perfect time to invest in new outdoor furniture pieces that'll truly elevate your experience.

It's no secret that these pieces can often come at a hefty price tag though, so we're here to help. We scoured the internet and found a number of amazing finds on sale. From sectional sofas to picnic table sets, you'll never believe how many things we found on discount. We have a feeling everyone is shopping these right now and supplies will sell out fast, so hurry and grab yours before you're too late.

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50 Best Gifts For Women That Are Selling Fast on Amazon

If you're looking for unique gifts or just something to treat yourself with, Amazon is the ultimate place to start. Whether you're on the hunt for tech products, home accents, or fashion finds, the website has you covered. It's always nice to find wonderful presents with convenience in mind. We rounded up our favorite options that we'll be adding to our carts for our loved oness and ourselves. Sit back and check out these gifts - they're fun to look through.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.