This vegan chocolate shake is good for your gut health and great for your taste buds!

SuperGut's revolutionary prebiotic shake combines delicious flavor, cutting-edge science, and gut-boosting nutrients.

This vegan chocolate shake is good for your gut health and great for your taste buds!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy, delicious way to improve your gut health? That’s the idea behind SuperGut. This innovative nutrition company is dedicated to fueling and empowering the body through gut-balancing products. Their mission is to provide everyone access to real nutrition that seamlessly fits into the busiest of lives. And they've truly hit the mark with their delicious Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake.

Clinically Proven Fiber Blend
The Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake
$99 at Supergut

Their vegan chocolate shake is no ordinary health drink - it's a flavor-packed, gut-boosting revolution. With a rich, satisfying taste and cutting-edge nutritional science, this prebiotic proves that it’s possible for great taste and good health to go hand in hand.

The Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake

What sets this beverage apart from other health drinks? To begin, it's vegan-friendly, blending dietary inclusivity with health empowerment. The secret weapon? A potent dose of prebiotics, 20g of fiber, and 15g of high-quality protein transforms the shake into a complete meal. It's not just a drink; it's a taste-infused wellness experience that fits into the palm of your hand.

The shake owes its gut-friendly benefits to an ensemble of meticulously sourced, all-natural ingredients. Unripened green bananas and oat beta-glucan infuse it with prebiotic fiber, while a mix of 26 essential vitamins and minerals offers an extra health kick. All of this without a single drop of artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Plus, with no soy involved, it's a perfect match for a diverse range of dietary needs.

The Power of Prebiotics

Prebiotics, in simple terms, are like superfoods for the beneficial bacteria residing in our gut. These compounds, primarily dietary fibers, resist digestion in the upper part of our gastrointestinal tract and nourish the healthy bacteria in our gut. The result? A vibrant, well-balanced gut microbiome. But the magic of prebiotics extends beyond our bellies. They've been linked to improved digestion, better immune function, enhanced mental health, and even weight management. Basically, prebiotics keep the good guys in your gut happy, which, in turn, keeps you happy and healthy.

That's where SuperGut's Prebiotic Shake shines. It's brimming with two sources of prebiotics – unripened green bananas and oat beta-glucan.

Unripened green bananas are rich in resistant starch, a type of fiber known to nourish our gut bacteria. Meanwhile, oat beta glucan has a double role - it's been associated with lower cholesterol levels and promoting the growth of friendly gut bacteria. By bringing these two power-packed prebiotics together, SuperGut doesn't just aim to balance your gut; it also seeks to elevate your overall health and well-being. In essence, SuperGut's shake is like a prebiotic party for your gut, where every sip contributes to a healthier you.

The SuperGut Story

Clinically Proven Fiber Blend
The Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake
$99 at Supergut

SuperGut is a company on a mission to transform our approach to health through the power of the gut microbiome. The central ethos of SuperGut is the belief that everyone deserves robust energy, a clear mind, sound sleep, and a sustainable metabolism. The Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake is a testament to this mission, combining convenience, taste, and high-quality nutrition in one satisfying sip.

At the heart of SuperGut is a personal story. Founder and CEO Marc Washington began SuperGut in memory of his sister, Monica. Inspired to help everyone reclaim and sustain control over their bodies, Marc translated his mission into a broad-reaching, scientifically-backed venture. It's a testament to the power of personal stories transforming into universal solutions, bridging gaps in health and wellness along the way.

But SuperGut isn't just about good intentions; it's backed by a commitment to rigorous science. Their diverse team of scientists, health experts, and innovators work together to create products that truly make a difference. With an esteemed Scientific Advisory Board boasting leaders in health, nutrition, and the gut microbiome, SuperGut ensures their products aren't just palatable but also scientifically validated. In short, they're a company that's as dedicated to taste as they are to the truth. So, when you sip on a SuperGut shake, you're not just feeding your gut, but fueling a mission of transformative health.

Real-Life Transformations

It's one thing to talk about the science and potential benefits of the Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake, but it's another thing to hear firsthand from the people whose lives have been positively transformed by it.

Take, for example, one happy customer who reported feeling amazing, with increased energy and a heightened sense of calm after introducing SuperGut into their routine. Another customer found the shake to be an excellent meal supplement, praising its ability to provide a filling meal replacement that curbed overeating throughout the day. Yet another noted the surprising and delightful side effect of shedding 7 pounds within two weeks of starting the shakes.

Not only are people experiencing these remarkable transformations, but they're also finding that the Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake fits seamlessly into their daily routines. Whether it's a quick breakfast to kick-start the day, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a post-workout refuel, the shake is as versatile as it is beneficial. Customers have mixed it with water, various types of milk, or even coconut milk for an extra tropical twist. So, not only is this shake great for your gut, but it's also flexible enough to accommodate your lifestyle and taste preferences, making the path to a healthier you an enjoyable journey.

Try It Today

It's often challenging to make choices that balance flavor, convenience, and nutrition. SuperGut's Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake does just that. Its remarkable fusion of science-backed ingredients, including vegan protein, fiber, and potent prebiotics, is a testament to the company's commitment to crafting products that contribute to our well-being. It's an offering that aligns with SuperGut's mission to bring good energy, a clear mind, and sustained metabolism into everyone's reach.

Clinically Proven Fiber Blend
The Gut Balancing Prebiotic Shake
$99 at Supergut

So, why not give it a shot? Click here to taste this delightful vegan chocolate shake and experience the transformation. Shake up your daily routine with SuperGut and start your journey towards better gut health today. Or, as SuperGut says, it's time to trust your gut with them.


Easy (and free!) ways to save the ocean

The ocean is the heart of our planet. It needs our help to be healthy.

Ocean Wise

Volunteers at a local shoreline cleanup


The ocean covers over 71% of the Earth’s surface and serves as our planet’s heart. Ocean currents circulate vital heat, moisture, and nutrients around the globe to influence and regulate our climate, similar to the human circulatory system. Cool, right?

Our ocean systems provide us with everything from fresh oxygen to fresh food. We need it to survive and thrive—and when the ocean struggles to function healthfully, the whole world is affected.

Pollution, overfishing, and climate change are the three biggest challenges preventing the ocean from doing its job, and it needs our help now more than ever. Humans created the problem; now humans are responsible for solving it.

#BeOceanWise is a global rallying cry to do what you can for the ocean, because we need the ocean and the ocean needs us. If you’re wondering how—or if—you can make a difference, the answer is a resounding YES. There are a myriad of ways you can help, even if you don’t live near a body of water. For example, you can focus on reducing the amount of plastic you purchase for yourself or your family.

Another easy way to help clean up our oceans is to be aware of what’s known as the “dirty dozen.” Every year, scientists release an updated list of the most-found litter scattered along shorelines. The biggest culprit? Single-use beverage and food items such as foam cups, straws, bottle caps, and cigarette butts. If you can’t cut single-use plastic out of your life completely, we understand. Just make sure to correctly recycle plastic when you are finished using it. A staggering 3 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans annually. Imagine the difference we could make if everyone recycled!

The 2022 "Dirty Dozen" ListOcean Wise

If you live near a shoreline, help clean it up! Organize or join an effort to take action and make a positive impact in your community alongside your friends, family, or colleagues. You can also tag @oceanwise on social if you spot a beach that needs some love. The location will be added to Ocean Wise’s system so you can submit data on the litter found during future Shoreline Cleanups. This data helps Ocean Wise work with businesses and governments to stop plastic pollution at its source. In Canada, Ocean Wise data helped inform a federal ban on unnecessary single-use plastics. Small but important actions like these greatly help reduce the litter that ends up in our ocean.

Ocean Wise, a conservation organization on a mission to restore and protect our oceans, is focused on empowering and educating everyone from individuals to governments on how to protect our waters. They are making conservation happen through five big initiatives: monitoring and protecting whales, fighting climate change and restoring biodiversity, innovating for a plastic-free ocean, protecting and restoring fish stocks, and finally, educating and empowering youth. The non-profit believes that in order to rebuild a resilient and vibrant ocean within the next ten years, everyone needs to take action.

Become an Ocean Wise ally and share your knowledge with others. The more people who know how badly the ocean needs our help, the better! Now is a great time to commit to being a part of something bigger and get our oceans healthy again.


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It's not a secret that nearly all golden retrievers are identical. Honestly, magic has to be involved for owners to know which one belongs to them when more than one golden retriever is around. Seriously, how do they all seem have the same face? It's like someone fell asleep on the copy machine when they were being created.

Outside of collars, harnesses and bandanas, immediately identifying the dog that belongs to you has to be a secret skill because at first glance, their personalities are also super similar. That's why it's not surprising when one family dropped off their sweet golden pooch at daycare and to be groomed, they didn't notice the daycare sent out the wrong dog.

See, not even their human parents can tell them apart because when the swapped dog got home, nothing seemed odd to the owners at first. She was freshly groomed so any small differences were quickly brushed off. But this accidental doppelgänger wasn't fooling her feline siblings.

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All images provided by Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Collins after being selected by Prudential Emerging Visionaries


A changemaker is anyone who takes creative action to solve an ongoing problem—be it in one’s own community or throughout the world.

And when it comes to creating positive change, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective can hold just as much power as years of experience. That’s why, every year, Prudential Emerging Visionaries celebrates young people for their innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges in their communities.

This national program awards 25 young leaders (ages 14-18) up to $15,000 to devote to their passion projects. Additionally, winners receive a trip to Prudential’s headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, where they receive coaching, skills development, and networking opportunities with mentors to help take their innovative solutions to the next level.

For 18-year-old Sydnie Collins, one of the 2023 winners, this meant being able to take her podcast, “Perfect Timing,” to the next level.

Since 2020, the Maryland-based teen has provided a safe platform that promotes youth positivity by giving young people the space to celebrate their achievements and combat mental health stigmas. The idea came during the height of Covid-19, when Collins recalled social media “becoming a dark space flooded with news,” which greatly affected her own anxiety and depression.

Knowing that she couldn’t be the only one feeling this way, “Perfect Timing” seemed like a valuable way to give back to her community. Over the course of 109 episodes, Collins has interviewed a wide range of guests—from other young influencers to celebrities, from innovators to nonprofit leaders—all to remind Gen Z that “their dreams are tangible.”

That mission statement has since evolved beyond creating inspiring content and has expanded to hosting events and speaking publicly at summits and workshops. One of Collins’ favorite moments so far has been raising $7,000 to take 200 underserved girls to see “The Little Mermaid” on its opening weekend, to “let them know they are enough” and that there’s an “older sister” in their corner.

Of course, as with most new projects, funding for “Perfect Timing” has come entirely out of Collins’ pocket. Thankfully, the funding she earned from being selected as a Prudential Emerging Visionary is going toward upgraded recording equipment, the support of expert producers, and skill-building classes to help her become a better host and public speaker. She’ll even be able to lease an office space that allows for a live audience.

Plus, after meeting with the 24 other Prudential Emerging Visionaries and her Prudential employee coach, who is helping her develop specific action steps to connect with her target audience, Collins has more confidence in a “grander path” for her work.

“I learned that my network could extend to multiple spaces beyond my realm of podcasting and journalism when industry leaders are willing to share their expertise, time, and financial support,” she told Upworthy. “It only takes one person to change, and two people to expand that change.”

Prudential Emerging Visionaries is currently seeking applicants for 2024. Winners may receive up to $15,000 in awards and an all-expenses-paid trip to Prudential’s headquarters with a parent or guardian, as well as ongoing coaching and skills development to grow their projects.

If you or someone you know between the ages of 14 -18 not only displays a bold vision for the future but is taking action to bring that vision to life, click here to learn more. Applications are due by Nov. 2, 2023.

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Rick Astley has to be the luckiest '80s musician on the planet. The whole "Rickrolling" phenomenon has given his hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up" a reach far beyond its natural life span, and kept the guy a household name far longer than he probably would have been.

(For those who are unfamiliar, Rickrolling is when you make someone think they're being sent to a website, but the link goes to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" video instead as a joke. It's a silly viral bait-and-switch gag that's been going since 2006.)

But what people may not realize, because his most famous song has become an internet joke, is that Rick Astley is actually a really freaking great musician. The man can saaaang and it seems he's only gotten better with age.

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As you may have guessed, they're intended to deter people who are homeless from sitting or sleeping on that concrete step. And yeah, they're pretty awful.

The spikes are a prime example of how cities design spaces to keep homeless people away.

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"Welcome to the club, Millenials."

It is pretty wild to consider that Millennials are now entering their 40s and no longer hold the mantle of the young and up-and-coming generation. According to Pew Research, Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, so these days they range between the ages of 29 and 42.

These are the years when people begin to settle down, start families and experience the first uncomfortable signs of aging.

The Holderness Family is headed by a Gen X couple, Kim and Penn Holderness, who are best known for their viral comedy songs. Their latest video is about welcoming Millennials to their next phase in life, one that’s less about spending all night in the club and more about embracing a quieter, more practical life.

In this case, “the club” isn’t a loud place to get a Long Island iced tea but a state of mind where you’re more likely to appreciate a good walk for your mental health.

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In an age where technology and fashion intertwine, our pets deserve accessories that echo the times. Many pet owners grapple with the need for innovative solutions that also embrace sustainability. Enter Nina Woof, seamlessly marrying the appeal of modern design with a groundbreaking addition: the Cupertino Dog Collar, compatible with Apple AirTag.

European Aesthetic Brilliance

The Cupertino Dog Collar is not just an accessory; it's a statement. Reflecting the pinnacle of European design aesthetics, this collar embodies an elegant and stylish vibe that few can match. Every glance reveals a piece that is the epitome of sophistication.

But beauty isn't its only strength. Behind this aesthetic brilliance lies meticulous craftsmanship. The soft touch of vegan leather, paired with the strength of reinforced hardware, all handcrafted to perfection, emphasizes Nina Woof’s dedication to unmatched quality.

Safety in Smart Fashion

The modern pet owner seeks more than just aesthetic appeal, and Nina Woof acknowledges that with the Cupertino Dog Collar. Seamlessly integrating with Apple's AirTag, it represents a blend of style and innovative technology.

Beyond aesthetics, it’s about ensuring safety. This collar doesn't just make a fashion statement, it provides an assurance. As cities grow and become more complex, knowing your pet's location offers a peace of mind that is truly priceless.

Sustainability at Heart

Beyond its stunning surface, the Cupertino Dog Collar showcases a commitment to our planet. The use of vegan leather is a testament to Nina Woof's dedication to a world without animal cruelty, proving fashion can be kind.

But the commitment doesn't stop at being cruelty-free. Delving deeper into the collar's fabric reveals a strong environmental conscience. By incorporating recycled materials in its design, Nina Woof stands as a beacon of sustainable luxury in the world of pet accessories.

Commitment Beyond Craftsmanship

Nina Woof is more than just its premium products; it’s an embodiment of a promise to its patrons. From purchase to post-purchase, Nina Woof ensures a seamless experience with utmost transparency.

Understanding that sometimes choices need revisiting, Nina Woof offers a straightforward return process. Products can be sent back within ten days of the purchase date, provided they're in new and unused condition. After a quick inspection, expect your refund to be processed promptly, ensuring customer satisfaction remains paramount, even post-purchase.

Elevate your pet's style while ensuring their safety and supporting a sustainable future. The Cupertino Dog Collar is more than just an accessory—it's a fusion of European elegance, innovative tracking, and eco-conscious craftsmanship. Don't let your furry friend miss out on this blend of fashion and function. Visit Nina Woof today and invest in a collar that truly makes a difference!

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Reading is a fundamental tool of learning for most people, which is why it's one of the first things kids learn in school and why nations set literacy goals.

But even those of us who are able to read fluently might sometimes struggle with the act of reading itself. Perhaps we don't read as quickly as we wish we could or maybe our minds wander as our eyes move across the words. Sometimes we get to the end of a paragraph and realize we didn't retain anything we just read.

People with focus or attention issues can struggle with reading, despite having no actual reading disabilities. It can be extremely frustrating to want to read something and have no issues with understanding the material, yet be unable to keep your mind engaged with the text long enough to get "into" what you're reading.

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