Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Refrigerating Your Champagne

If you?re like us, drinking Champagne is easy to do. But if you?re also like us, you?ve probably been storing your Champagne all wrong. 

During a recent taste testing for Moët & Chandon?s new sparkling Champagne, Ice Impérial Rosé, winemaker Marie-Christine Osselin told HuffPost an interesting fact about keeping your bubbly in the fridge for too long. 

?If you?re planning to enjoy your bottle of Champagne (or sparkling wine) within 3 to 4 days of the purchase, it is fine to store the bottle in the refrigerator,? Osselin said. But only keep it in the fridge for a few days, or else the bubbly will begin to change. 

?If it sits in the fridge for weeks, the cork can dry out due to no humidity,? she said. ?As corks dry out, the seal between the bottle and the cork loosen up and the Champagne will oxidize faster, changing its aromas.? 

Instead, Osselin suggests storing all types of sparkling wine (whether it?s Champagne, prosecco, cava, etc.) in a cool place, away from light with a consistent temperature, until you are ready to drink it. That could mean a cellar or a wine rack, if you have enough space. 

When it comes time to pop that bubbly, Osselin also gave few pointers on the best way to chill it (and sip it!). 

The best way to chill your bottle is to fill an ice bucket with ice and one-third water, allowing the bottle to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, she said. ?When serving, you should only fill your glass about one-third of the full way and hold your glass by the stem ? otherwise the Champagne can warm too quickly.? 

Cheers! 

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ABC Turning ‘The Little Mermaid’ Into A Live Musical With ‘Cutting-Edge’ Technology

Just when you thought you?d seen enough live TV musical reboots, ABC is diving head first into the sea with one of its own. 

On Tuesday, the network announced it will be turning the Disney classic ?The Little Mermaid? into a live TV musical, following in the footsteps of Fox and NBC who brought us productions like ?Grease Live? and ?Hairspray Live,? respectively.

The two-hour event, officially titled, ?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? will merge the 1989 animated film with live musical performances, which the network claims will include ?cutting-edge? technology, according to a statement obtained by TVLine. The project will be a live-action/animation hybrid that?s never been seen before, E! News reports. 

As of now, no casting announcements have been made, but we do know the production will feature the Oscar-winning songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. 

A slew of other live musicals are also headed to TV for the 2017?2018 season, including NBC?s ?Bye, Bye Birdie? and ?Jesus Christ Superstar,? and Fox?s ?A Christmas Story? and ?Rent.? Disney is also working on a live-action adaptation of ?Little Mermaid? with the help of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but no word on its release date.

It?s going to be a musical year, that?s for sure. 

?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? airs on ABC on Oct. 3. 

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Doc’s Removal Of ‘Bowling Ball’ Growth Is As Gross As You’d Expect (Graphic)

You know when Dr. Pimple Popper calls it ?the mother of all lipomas,? ?a bear of a lipoma? and a ?bowling ball of a lipoma? all in one post, it?s quite a lipoma.

In yet another viral video published Sunday, Dr. PP, aka Sandra Lee, expressed hope that the lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells) on this dude?s back would pop out easily. It didn?t.

Things got ugly. (You can turn back now!)

And you?re still here.

So watch above as Lee, who makes a habit of delighting us with her procedures, does herself proud again.

Bravo! 

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What Mexican Music Festival Line-Ups Look Like With Only Female Acts

Music festival line-ups in the United States have been scrutinized for their lack of female acts in recent years, and it seems the music scene in Mexico isn?t much better. 

Daniel Carbajal, a visual communications student in Mexico City, noticed the blatant gender imbalance and decided to use his photoshop skills to make a point. The 22-year-old took images of the posters of four music festivals in Mexico this year and removed all the male-only acts, leaving mix-gender groups.

He posted the modified versions to Twitter on Thursday, to highlight the lack of women who are featured on music festival line-ups. 

Carbajal spoke to Remezcla about what inspired him to edit the line-ups for Festival Bravo, Festival Marvin, Hellow Festival and the Corona Capital Festival.

?Ever since I was a teenager I?ve been interested in music by women and members of the LGBTTTI community,? he told the site. ?The minimal representation and visibility these projects have bothers me. There are women who get half the recognition men do and they work twice as hard; women of color deal with this even more.?

Gender inequality in music festivals is something HuffPost explored last year, when HuffPost?s Alanna Vagianos looked into the line-ups of ten major music festivals in the U.S. over the course of five years. The analysis revealed a shockingly wide gender gap that’s remained relatively consistent since 2012. 

When HuffPost inquired within the music industry about the lack of female artists booked, experts and executives pointed to scheduling conflicts and the fact that many of the leading female acts are pop artists, whom they said are not commonly booked for festivals.

The Executive Vice President of Programming for Superfly, the production company behind The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, also said some headliners are booked years in advance. But he admitted there is generally a lack of female artists booked. 

?We?re very aware of the gender imbalance,? Sampson told HuffPost in May 2016. ?We try to book the best festival that we can every year. We want the best artists out there, at every level, male or female.?

As Carbajal said, he isn?t the first person to make a point about the lack of female artists at music festival. But the Mexico City-native feels the topic is more important than ever in 2017. 

?What I did isn?t something other people haven?t done before, but I find it frustrating that these highly imbalanced lineups keep showing up in times when diversity and representation are so necessary,? he told Remezcla.

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Toddler’s Trick Shot Snuffs Out A Candle But Ignites Trash Talk

It?s just a candle now. But it could be an opposing defender someday.

Watch this toddler snuff out a candle with a soccer-ball kick (via a digital assist, perhaps?), and then administer a burn in the form of trash talk.

He?s adorably merciless.

Lights out.

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Donald Trump Tweeted ‘We’ And Started A Movement

Something amazing happened on Twitter on Saturday. The President of the United States, arguably one of the most controversial people on the platform, tweeted one word with two letters and so much power.

Donald Trump, or a White House staffer representing Trump, typed ?We,? then hit the tweet button, sending the word to the president?s 29 million followers.

The series of events that happened next unraveled quickly. According to BuzzFeed, the operator of POTUS? Twitter account deleted the tweet within minutes, but not before it was memorialized by the quick-thinking people of Twitter.

First, people tweeted out snarky remarks about the two-letter tweet, as people have been known to do when someone notable fumbles on Twitter.

Then people started completing the one-word prompt with music lyrics.

Later, people began to rally behind Trump?s ?We? tweet, which by then had long been deleted and replaced with a rather boring promotional tweet about the president?s interview with Fox News? Judge Jeanine.

In a rare moment of unity, people began using the #We hashtag to speak about what they want for their country. Most tweets targeted the president for a variety of reasons ? missing tax returns, potential ties to Russia, healthcare ? but some contained simple requests for the president to take care of and protect the country the best he can.

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The Best Meditation Apps For iPhone, iPad And Android

Meditation is a powerful tool.

Singer-songwriter Jewel is a prime example of the practice?s life-changing benefits. In a recent interview with ABC News anchor Dan Harris, she said that learning to meditate helped her manage chronic anxiety and debilitating panic attacks, which stemmed from a tumultuous childhood.

?I learned to do this meditation where I imagined I was on a very stormy ocean,? she told Harris on his ?10% Happier? mindfulness podcast. ?I?d imagine myself sinking through the ocean, allowing myself to relax, I would get calmer. I would notice the color of the ocean change. I?d notice the taste of salt on my lips. I?d notice the rays of sunlight coming in and the further I got down to the sandy floor, it got calm, it got tranquil by then, and I would look up at the stormy surface and it was in the distance.?

The singer is certainly onto something: The benefits of meditation are robust. Research shows it can reduce stress, increase focus and help with the management of pain and sleeping problems.

If you?re looking to add the practice to your life, we?ve rounded up a handful of meditation apps so you can reap the rewards, too. The programs will teach you how to meditate under any condition, give you the tools to handle things that make you anxious (the stress of the political climate, anyone?) and add an overall sense of calm to your day. 

Scroll through the options below and find the one that?s right for you:

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