November 16, 2009 It has been a busy few months and we have some great news! We purchased a green house kit from a company called Clear Span, a manufacturer of fabric structures and greenhouses out of Iowa. It arrived at Arcosanti on 11/02/09.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We have been putting together a presentation of greenhouse systems research to educate ourselves, the crew and the Workshop participants.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We are excited to begin the process of growing food and experiencing the life of a greenhouse closer to the “center of town”. We plan to use this greenhouse as a prototype for heat collection as it will be connected to the existing and in construction portion of the Heat Duct Tunnel and we will use rainwater collected from the building above for watering the crops. As a prototype, this greenhouse will help us perfect the design for the energy apron.[photo: Anna & text: Nadia Begin]
Categories: News State Rep. Tom Hooker was named chair of the House Committee for Families, Children, and Seniors as the 98th Legislature convened for the first time this week.Rep. Hooker will also serve on the House Health Policy, Education, and Military and Veterans Affairs committees.“This committee is so important to our state because it works to protect our most vulnerable residents,” said Hooker, R-Byron Center. “I’m honored to be the chair for this session, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to create a brighter future for all Michigan residents.”House committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether the full House should take up the bills. Committee chairs decide when bills are heard, run the committee meetings and organize informational hearings to help lawmakers and the public understand important issues.### 16Jan Rep. Hooker named chair of House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee
08May House approves Rep. Vaupel’s plan protecting Michigan children Measure gives parents more opportunities to choose health care coverageThe Michigan House this week unanimously approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to help children have access to affordable health care coverage.Vaupel’s plan allows parents involved in certain court proceedings to meet legal requirements by having their children enrolled in affordable public health care coverage programs.Current Michigan law requires parents involved in child custody or divorce cases to provide their children with health care coverage through employment or private coverage. This new plan would allow parents to enroll their child in an affordable and accessible public health care plan to meet their obligations.“This plan gives parents more opportunities to ensure their children are getting health care coverage for long-lasting health benefits,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “With these changes, Michigan would be in compliance with federal guidelines, ensuring parents can afford a health care plan fitting the needs of their children.”House Bills 4304-05 now move to the Senate for further consideration.### Categories: Vaupel News
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Add to Queue Get in on the CBD Craze With These Tasty Gummies –shares 3 min read Next Article Image credit: Entrepreneur Store Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.There’s no denying the appeal of gummy bears: the childhood candy still makes a great treat during adulthood. There’s also no denying the market power of CBD-infused products: the cannabis extract is raking in millions of dollars for savvy entrepreneurs, and anecdotal reports about reduced anxiety, better sleep, and pain relief are pouring in from happy customers across the country.If you’re nervous to try CBD (or curious about the legality of this cannabis extract), there’s not much to be concerned about. There are thousands of CBD products out there that contain no psychoactive THC, and many states allow companies to openly sell and ship CBD-only products.Gummy CBD products are some of the most popular options around, partly for their nostalgic value and partly because they’re heartier than tinctures or lotions when it comes to shipping. JustCBD’s 500mg Gummies are a great example of a well-branded CBD-only product (and they’re a nice introduction to the world of hemp extracts if you’re looking to give it a shot yourself).These gummies are available as Sour Bears, Rainbow Strips or Apple Rings. Each serving contains about nine milligrams of hemp isolate powder, for a grand total of 500 mg of CBD per package. Each serving size is about two candies, but you can cut them into halves or quarters if you don’t need that much CBD. The hemp is grown and farmed in the U.S., and you won’t feel “high” on them since they don’t contain any THC. The sour and tart flavor combos are a treat for your tastebuds.JustCBD’s gummies are a great entry into the edible CBD market. They’re worth examining for their flawless combination of a fun childhood treat with an adult wellness trend. The gummies are also affordable enough for you to try a package on your own. They may even ease your back pain after a long commute or calm your nerves before an important client call.JustCBD’S 500mg CBD Gummies typically cost $40, but right now you can try any one of their three varieties for only $29.99 (25 percent off). Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Entrepreneur Store April 5, 2019 CBD Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. JustCBD’s 500mg CBD Gummies put an adult spin on gummy bears. Green Entrepreneur Podcast Listen Now Contributor
Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now » Kim Lachance Shandrow Next Article Add to Queue Image credit: Bammies February 2, 2016 Bedwear has gone way beyond the bedroom, and, frankly it’s making us a little sleepy. “Dressy” sweatpants and nightgown-inspired “business” dresses are everywhere, from the runway to the courtroom to the boardroom. And now there’s Bammies (“Bammies = business + jammies.”), the latest brand to latch onto the tired fashion trend of lazily substituting pajamas for work clothes.You know it, sleepyheads: Nothing says business like a $150 elastic-waisted glorified bathrobe.At least that’s what Bammies co-founders Rosario Chozas and Julia Ford-Carther are banking on. The Miami Beach, Fla.-based fashionista-entrepreneurs dreamed up the idea for their drowsy line of “business jammies” when deeply pondering the question: Why would you put on a business suit when you could stay warm and cozy in your pajamas instead?Image credit: BammiesRelated: How to Dress for a Business Meeting. Yes, Seriously. (Infographic)Our answer: Because you’re a professional. You’re going to the office. Not to a pajama party.Their answer: Because comfort and authenticity count for a lot, on- and off-the-clock. Oh, and also: Because sometimes you just gotta “Dress the f*ck out of your woman-ness.”“It’s really about being who you are an not being apologetic for that,” Ford-Carther told Racked Miami. “If you’re worried about how tight your skirt is, or that the waist is bunching up, or that your cleavage is out and you’re at a meeting or on a date, you’re not actually tuned into or conveying who you truly are if you’re worried about the message you’re sending.”For ladies only, Ford-Carther and Chozas’ new six-piece pjs-for-the-office collection is available for pre-order now and slated to launch on Feb. 19. It includes: a $179 sweatshirt-like bunchy black blazer, $130 super wide MC Hammer pants-reminiscent gaucho bottoms, a $90 boxy white sleeper T-shirt made from men’s dress shirt material (which pairs well with cut-off shorts, apparently) and, the jewel in the bohemian crown, a $150 snap-on kimono-style robe business “dress.” Related: The Stars of Shark Tank on How to Dress for Success“Each piece allows you to easily dress for the various appointments you have in your day,” Bammies website copy reads, “from that breakfast meeting to the office to the networking cocktail to date night and beyond.”To be fair, the muted mix-and-match frocks appear pretty comfortable, featuring frumpy-chic silhouettes and flowing fabrics that “you could throw under a truck and put on that won’t be wrinkled,” as Chozas told Racked Miami. Not that you’d chuck these snoozy duds under a truck, but you might Rip Van Winkle all over your cubicle in them.Please don’t, even if the ultra-casual businesswear “revolution is now elasticized.”Related: Pajamas That You Can Wear to Work? This Startup Wants to Be the Lululemon of Sleepwear. Why Get Dressed Up For Work When You Could Wear Bammies, ‘Business Jammies’? Former West Coast Editor 3 min read Fashion Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares
“The first concrete results from this project are not expected until the first quarter of 2019 but preliminary investigations are highly promising and suggest that we will be able to obtain high-resolution data about the structure of the retina in future and information about its molecular composition,” says Rainer Leitgeb, Project Leader from the Center for Biomedical Physics at the Medical University of Vienna. Molecular look into the human eye To achieve this, the research team are using a combination of several complementary optical techniques, which provide detailed information about the condition of the eye tissue: highly sensitive molecular Raman spectroscopy is combined with optical coherence tomography (OCT). In a matter of seconds, this produces high-resolution images from all layers of the retina – including all the information about their molecular composition. Using this data, it will be possible, in future, to make a definitive diagnosis and detect neurodegenerative diseases at an early stage. “The earlier, the better the patient’s chances are,” emphasises Leitgeb. “It would be wrong to anticipate the results. But one thing is clear: it is possible to take a molecular look into the human eye.” Related StoriesResearchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movementProtein found in the eye can protect against diabetic retinopathy’Eye-in-a-dish’ model helps scientists to uncover ‘surprising’ AMD gene variantAnd it is quicker and less invasive than ever before: “Neurodegenerative diseases not only damage the brain but also cause changes in the retina. With our technique, which operates with light, we no longer need to look into the brain. Our goal is for a patient to be able to sit in front of the equipment, have their eye scanned contact-free and be given a reliable diagnosis in only a few minutes,” explains the MOON project leader from Vienna. Experts estimate that the number of people worldwide affected by neurodegenerative diseases will double over the next 30 years, which would be a huge burden for the healthcare system. “However, if we can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by five years, this is not only a huge benefit to sufferers and their families but would also save resources on intensive treatment. Here we are talking about billions of euros. The focus of our research therefore mirrors the strategic direction of Horizon 2020: we are working on the solution to a huge societal challenge.” Source: https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/about-us/news/detailsite/2018/news-im-september-2018/eye-scan-a-promising-option-for-early-detection-of-central-nervous-system-disorders/ Oct 12 2018Partners from Austria – represented by Medical University of Vienna – Germany, France and the Netherlands are taking part in the EU “MOON” project (multimodal optical diagnostics for age-related diseases of the eye and central nervous system) to develop new techniques for early diagnosis of these diseases and successfully apply them in treatment and diagnosis. Around 18 months after the start of “MOON”, researchers are confident that, in future, it will be possible to use an “eye scan” to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer’s or to detect aggressive forms of age-related macular degeneration at an early stage – based on structural and molecular tissue changes on the retina.
Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 31 2019Obesity − as research in the past decade has shown − is first and foremost a brain disease. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, have now discovered a molecular switch that controls the function of satiety neurons and therefore body weight. The findings were published in the journal ‘Nature Metabolism’.The worldwide epidemic of obesity has reached record levels, and what was once a problem only of industrialized countries is now also affecting the developing world. Consequently, scientists are working with great commitment to identify the mechanisms underlying the disease in order to find new treatments. Researchers at the Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of Helmholtz Zentrum München have recently taken a further step in this direction.Related StoriesHarnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesityNovel program in England’s third largest city helps reduce childhood obesityUranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new studyYin and yang of energy metabolism”Whether we’re hungry or feel full is largely determined in the brain – specifically in the hypothalamus,” explains IDO scientist Dr. Alexandre Fisette, together with Dr. Carmelo Quarta lead co-authors of the aforementioned paper. “Two groups of neurons in the hypothalamus control body weight and energy balance via various molecular messengers. Like yin and yang, they help strike a good balance.” While neurons known as Agrp increase appetite, their counterparts, Pomc neurons, produce a sensation of satiety. However, if the interplay between the two is disturbed, the result can be obesity or type 2 diabetes.”In our recent study we discovered that a transcription factor called Tbx3 plays a key role in this mechanism,” says Carmelo Quarta, describing the new findings. “Specifically, in the absence of Tbx3, the neurons responsible for producing a feeling of satiety are no longer able to synthesize the expected molecular messengers.” Applying a broad range of techniques, the scientists were then able to show that Tbx3 plays a pivotal role in maintaining energy and sugar metabolism.Lack of Tbx3 leads to an identity crisis”Both in a preclinical model and in fruit flies, the absence of Tbx3 leads to a kind of identity crisis of satiety neurons, resulting in obesity,” says Alexandre Fisette. The same signaling pathways also appear to be present in humans: “In preliminary experiments with human neurons, we were able to show that they are no longer able to carry out their function in the absence of Tbx3,” Carmelo Quarta adds.”Humans with genetic defects in the Tbx3 gene have long been reported to suffer from obesity,” explains study director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp, CEO of Helmholtz Zentrum München and holder of the Chair for Metabolic Diseases at the Technical University of Munich “Our study explains for the first time the underlying mechanisms and once again focuses attention on the central role of the brain in regulating energy metabolism. We hope that Tbx3 may come into consideration one day as a target for drug therapies.” Source:https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 7 2019Study conducted as part of blood pressure-measuring campaign MMM18 shows that that one in three people with hypertension don’t monitor it (35.5%), and one in five don’t follow any sort of treatment (19%).Internal Medicine professor at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Enrique Rodilla Sala, has given an oral presentation at the 29th European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection, held in Milan. In it, he revealed the results in Spain of international blood pressure-measuring campaign May Measurement Month 2018 (MMM18), backed by the Spanish Hypertension Society (SEH-LELHA) and where the CEU UCH was the only partaking Spanish university. Among the results obtained from the 7,511 cases studied, it is worth noting that one in three people with hypertension don’t monitor it (35.5%), and one in five don’t follow any sort of treatment (19%). Alcohol and tobacco consumption and diabetes were detected as the most frequent risk factors.As professor Enrique Rodilla explains: Hypertense youthProfessor Rodilla also revealed in Milan the results of the 1,009 cases registered in MMM18 by the 99 Medicine students of the CEU UCH in Valencia and Castellón who took part in the campaign. Of these 1,009 cases, 58.5% were under the age of 30 of the university environment, with an average 21 years of age. In this group of young population, 12.5% of participants were found to be hypertense, with the most frequent risk factors among youth being male gender, obesity and excess weight.Related StoriesHealthy blood vessels could help stave off cognitive declineAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new study”In total, In the MMM19 campaign, we sent 129 cases of young hypertense adults for their assessment in the Primary Attention Centres, which is why we believe these campaigns to monitor hypertension are also important for the younger population, which is typically not added to this type of studies. In this sense, the participation of universities such as the CEU UCH plays a key role, which is why we are maintaining our collaboration this year,” highlights professor Rodilla.”Vascular age” and injuries to target organs´Two more studies from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University were presented at the 29th European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection. One of them is the result of the collaboration between the CEU UCH and the SEFAC in the RIVALFAR project to calculate the “vascular age” of the Valencian population, and has constituted the doctoral thesis of SEFAC chemist Vicente Colomer, under the guidance of CEU UCH professors Lucrecia Moreno and Enrique Rodilla. It analyzed the differences in the increase in central aortic pressure among people with normal blood pressure and hypertense people.The fourth work presented at the scientific gathering was the work of Medicine student Eloy Sempere Moreno, who analysed in his Bachelor Dissertation the association between the carotid intima-media thickness, as an injury to a target organ, and other arterial hypertension markers in pre-hypertense patients that have not been treated, in order to establish its diagnostic utility, raising the need for future longitudinal studies to determine the prognostic value of the intima-media thickness. Source:Asociación RUVID These results show the usefulness of campaigns such as the May Measurement Month, supported on an international level by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). From Spain, for the edition of the current year 2019 of the MMM, once again under the coordination of the SEH-LELHA, we are trying to expand the assessed population, with cases from more universities and community chemists of the SEFAC (Spanish Family and Community Chemistry Society), but also of mutual labour insurance companies, entities of Primary Attention and other medical specialities, and among groups of patients.”
Citation: Monsanto CEO and others to leave after Bayer takeover (2018, May 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-monsanto-ceo-bayer-takeover.html Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant will leave the company after it’s acquired by Germany’s Bayer AG. The St. Louis company said Monday that Grant will work to see the $57 billion deal through and oversee operations before it closes. Bayer expects the deal to close in the second quarter.A number of Monsanto’s top executives will depart with Grant as well.Monsanto shareholders approved a bid from the pharmaceutical and chemical business in December.Monsanto sells seeds and crop protection chemicals to the agricultural sector. Monsanto shares jump on report of US approval of Bayer deal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
On a typical day, men spend a third as much time cleaning as women. Does that make women beacons of cleanliness, while men are genetically unable to see the messiness in their midst? This myth is a common explanation for why men don’t do as much housework as women. Men walk into a room and apparently can’t see the dust bunnies gathering on the floor or the piles of laundry stacked up on the couch.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65875-why-men-do-less-housework.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 It lets men off the hook for not doing their fair share of the household cleaning. But in a recent study we show that men aren’t dirt-blind — they can see mess just as well as women. They are simply less severely penalized for not keeping their spaces neat and tidy. Chore inequality Despite massive gains in education and employment, women still shoulder a larger share of the housework than men. Women today spend, on average, roughly an hour and 20 minutes per day cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. About a third of that is just spent cleaning. Men, on the other hand, spend about half an hour performing these duties — and only 10 minutes scrubbing and tidying. This household chore inequality is evident over time, across professions and even when women work longer hours and make more money. Even in Sweden, where government policies are strongly geared toward promoting gender equality, women do more housework. Swedish women do two times as much daily housework than men even though women are much more likely to work full-time than in other countries. Naturally, the more time spent on chores, the less a woman has to spend on other activities like sleep, work and leisure. The same mess In our study, which was recently published in Sociological Methods and Research, we asked 327 men and 295 women of various ages and backgrounds to assess a photo of a small living room and kitchen area. By random assignment, some participants rated a photo of the room looking cluttered — dirty dishes on the counter, clothing strewn about — while others examined a much tidier version of the same room. All participants looked at the one photo they were given and then rated how messy they thought it was and how urgently it needed cleaning. The first thing we wanted to know was whether men and women respondents rated the rooms differently. Contrary to popular lore, men and women saw the same mess: They rated the clean room as equally clean and the messy room as equally messy. Differing expectations So if “dirt blindness” isn’t to blame, why do women do more housework? One argument is that social expectations are different for men and women. Women may be judged more harshly for having a less-than-spotless home, and women’s awareness of these expectations may motivate them to do more. We tested this idea by randomly telling participants that the photo they were looking at depicted either “John’s” or “Jennifer’s” living space. Then we asked them to rate Jennifer’s or John’s character — how responsible, hardworking, neglectful, considerate and likable they were — based on the cleanliness of their home. We also asked participants to assess the extent to which she or he might be judged negatively by unexpected visitors — extended family, bosses and friends — and how much responsibility they believed Jennifer or John would bear for housework if they were working full-time and living alone, working full-time and married with children, or a married, stay-at-home parent. This is where things got interesting. Participants rated the photos differently depending on whether they were told that a woman or a man lived there. Notably, respondents held higher standards of cleanliness for Jennifer than they did for John. When they were told the tidy room belonged to Jennifer, participants — regardless of gender — judged it less clean and more likely to inspire disapproving reactions from guests than when the same exact room was John’s. We’ve all heard ‘men are lazy’ Still, we did find that both men and women pay a large penalty for having a cluttered home. Compared to their tidier counterparts, both Jennifer and John received substantially more negative character ratings and were expected to garner much more negative judgments from visitors. Interestingly, John’s character was rated more negatively than Jennifer’s for having a messy home, reflecting the common stereotype that men are lazy. Yet participants did not believe John would be any more likely than Jennifer to suffer negative judgment from visitors, which suggests that the “men are lazy” stereotype does not disadvantage them in a socially meaningful way. Finally, people were more likely to believe that Jennifer would bear primary responsibility for cleaning, and this difference was especially large in the hypothetical scenario in which she or he is a full-time working parent living with a spouse. That people attribute greater responsibility for housework to women than men, even regardless of their employment situation, suggests that women get penalized more often for clutter than men do. Judge not People hold women to higher standards of cleanliness than men, and hold them more responsible for it. Some women may internalize or embrace such standards. But for many, it is unlikely a love of cleaning but rather a fear of how mess will be perceived that is the real problem — and one possible reason why many women frantically clean their home before unexpected visitors arrive. The good news is that, with enough collective willpower, old-fashioned social expectations can be changed. We could start by thinking twice before judging the state of someone’s home, especially our own. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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