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Learn how to make soap at home or on the homestead. Easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade soap with with lye with instructional videos. There are also soap recipes for clear soap, hard soap, saddle soap and laundry soap, among others. Making soap at home can be a fun and rewarding experience and seldom takes more than an hour and a half out of your time. However, many of you may have been put off trying out this hobby after reading about all the dangers and cautions that go into soap making. There are certain cautions that you do need to take, however, thousands of people around the world make homemade soap every day of the year safely and without getting hurt in any way. Here you will find easy, step-by-step instructions on how to make soap at home, how to make lye out of wood ash, and some soap recipes that will help the novice or beginner soap maker to the more adventurous and advanced. It is true when I said that you can safely make soap at home. Never add water to lye. How To Make Soap & Making Lye With Step-by-Step Instructions & Videos How To Make Soap & Making Lye With Step-by-Step Instructions & Videos
Michael A. Lombardi, a metrologist in the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo., takes the case. In today's world, the most widely used numeral system is decimal (base 10), a system that probably originated because it made it easy for humans to count using their fingers. The civilizations that first divided the day into smaller parts, however, used different numeral systems, specifically duodecimal (base 12) and sexagesimal (base 60). Thanks to documented evidence of the Egyptians' use of sundials, most historians credit them with being the first civilization to divide the day into smaller parts. Without artificial light, humans of this time period regarded sunlit and dark periods as two opposing realms rather than as part of the same day. Once both the light and dark hours were divided into 12 parts, the concept of a 24-hour day was in place. References Time's Pendulum. Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day? Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?
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From the Abu Simbel temples in southern Egypt, dating back to the 13th century B.C. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto From the Abu Simbel temples in southern Egypt, dating back to the 13th century B.C. iStockphoto Consider this, if you would: a network of far-flung, powerful, high-tech civilizations closely tied by trade and diplomatic embassies; an accelerating threat of climate change and its pressure on food production; a rising wave of displaced populations ready to sweep across and overwhelm developed nations. Sound familiar? While that laundry list of impending doom could be aimed at our era, it's actually a description of the world 3,000 years ago. 1177 B.C. is, for Cline, a milepost. The question that haunts Eric Cline is why. "The world of the Late Bronze Age and ours today have more similarities than one might expect, particularly in terms of relationships, both at the personal level and at the state level. What followed were drought, scarcity and desperation. Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture
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Building Momentum for Change | Green Agenda Building Momentum for Change | Green Agenda Does strategic community organising create and lead sweeping social change? Or does social change momentum arrive from disruptive actions and sweep individuals and organisations along with it? This is the question tackled by US labour, civil rights and immigration rights activist brothers Paul and Mark Engler in This is an Uprising; the answer, of course, is ‘both’. This is an Uprising is an analysis of social change, how it has occurred, and how contemporary campaigners may make it occur again. It is being widely read and discussed among Australian climate activists. One of the Englers’ key focuses is the putative tension between organising and mobilising. “The future of social change in this country may well involve integrating these approaches— figuring out how the strengths of both structure and mass protest can be used in tandem— so that outbreaks of widespread revolt complement long-term organizing.” This is an Uprising does justice to this sentiment.
Understanding the anti-elite Trump vote | Green Agenda The aftermath of the stunning victory of Donald Trump to the White House has left many asking the same question: how on Earth did he do it? While the analysis is still fresh, and formulating, one can highlight three theories as to why Trump will be the next President of the United States. The first, and probably most common among liberals, is that Trump’s victory was due to him effectively stoking racial fears. This theory is based on the idea of a “whitelash”, the idea “that Mr. Trump won in large part because he managed to transform economic disadvantage into racial rage.” Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The second explanation is that Trump won due to economic insecurity, particularly among lower-income voters in the traditional rust-belt states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Trump pulled off three upsets to take the election (the same states where Democrats are now calling for a recount). Understanding the anti-elite Trump vote | Green Agenda
Some fear that robots and AI will steal our jobs. They probably will (in the near-term, at least half of them). If that happens, what will we do for a living? How will we earn money? In this post I’ll be discussing one of the most important proposed solutions to job loss due to automation—the notion of “universal basic income” (sometimes called guaranteed minimum income). Specifically, I want to discuss: 1. Let’s dive in. Predictions on Job Loss In 2013, Dr. The figure was recently verified by McKinsey & Company, who suggests 45 percent of jobs today will be automated with exponential technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D printing. The concept is called technological unemployment, and most careers, from factory workers and farmers to doctors and lawyers, are likely to be impacted. The expected implications of technological unemployment vary widely. Other experts project that technological unemployment will be massively disruptive to society. 1. 2. 3. If Robots and AI Steal Our Jobs, a Universal Basic Income Could Help If Robots and AI Steal Our Jobs, a Universal Basic Income Could Help
Occupational Therapy Services at the Workplace: Transitional Return-to-Work Programs Occupational Therapy Services at the Workplace: Transitional Return-to-Work Programs Download a printable copy of this fact sheet here. Occupational Therapy Services at the Workplace: Transitional Return-to-Work Programs Occupational therapy practitioners help individuals with illness and/or injury resume work duties on a gradual basis through transitional work. Transitional work uses the actual work tasks and environments as a form of rehabilitation. Occupational Therapists Are Uniquely Qualified To Design and Oversee Transitional Work Programs Work performance is within the domain of services that all occupational therapy professionals are trained to assess. Where Are Transitional Work Programs Provided? Who Can Benefit From Transitional Work Services? What Are the Benefits of Transitional Work? The employer can also benefit because the individual returns to work and/or the regular job duties more quickly and safely. Who Pays For Transitional Work Services? What Does the Future Hold?
By Ashley Opp Savvy business owners and employers are becoming increasingly proactive in preventing work-related injuries, retaining employees, and increasing workers' comfort and productivity. To compete in the marketplace and protect their most valuable resource—employees—they consult occupational therapy practitioners who specialize in workplace ergonomics. These practitioners evaluate the work environment and make practical recommendations. "Ergonomics is the science of matching work environments to fit the physiological, psychological, and cognitive capabilities of the worker," says occupational therapist Jill J. Practitioners provide a wide range of workplace consultative services, such as helping employers to comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act, evaluating and modifying tool and equipment design, and determining and reducing injury risk factors. Ashley Opp is AOTA's senior staff writer. Find an Occupational Therapy Practitioner For More Information Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy: Improving Workplace Productivity Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy: Improving Workplace Productivity
Download a printable copy of this fact sheet here. A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) evaluates an individual's capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment (Soer et al., 2008). The FCE process compares the individual's health status, and body functions and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. Who Can Benefit From an FCE? Occupational Therapy's Role in FCEs The ability to analyze an activity in detail to determine the necessary components to perform the task competently is a unique core skill of occupational therapists, based on their education and training. What Are the Components of the FCE? FCEs are done on a one-on-one basis and may range in length from 4 to 6 hours. FCEs are paid for by workers' compensation insurance plans; self-insured plans; individual insurance plans; federal, state, and/or local agencies; managed care plans; individuals themselves, employers, or legal firms. References Kuijer, P. U.S. Functional Capacity Evaluation Functional Capacity Evaluation
Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist, astounding for a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Whatever the reasons, the socialist is highly popular with Democrats, giving Hillary Clinton a run for the 2016 nomination. Sanders is hardly a typical party partisan. Sanders' support has grown strong despite weak media coverage. Even the Democratic National Committee seems determined to keep Sanders from connecting with the voting public, scheduling candidate TV debates for times when few Americans are available to watch them. When Sanders set out his socialist creed in a speech at Georgetown University, it got little coverage in the U.S. Socialism is of interest in the United States, however. Sanders puts his democratic socialism in a familiar context: American political history, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sanders says he wants to transform the U.S., not just hold its highest office. Socialism: The Most-Searched Term in 2015 Socialism: The Most-Searched Term in 2015
A right-wing advocacy group called American Action Network has produced a poll purporting to show that a majority of Democrats self-identify as socialist. The group claims six-in-ten Democratic primary voters believe socialism has a “positive impact on society.” And if that isn’t sufficiently scary, they also found that Democrats under the age of 45 prefer socialist ideology to capitalism “by a margin of 46 percent to 19 percent.” Importantly, as Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti notes, the polling done by AAN “made a specific point not to mention Sanders or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton…as part of an effort to avoid findings that simply reflect that race.” Conservatives are looking for an effective – but false – talking point in the general election, which they can use no matter who the Democratic nominee is. Democrats, therefore, can expect to hear more of this trope in 2016. Polls like this are problematic because of the imprecise language and leading questions. Beware of right-wing scare tactics about Democratic socialism: Conservatives are using this boogeyman to manipulate their base
Why are there suddenly millions of socialists in America? | Harold Meyerson | Opinion In 1906 German sociologist Werner Sombart wrote an essay entitled Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? that sought to explain why the US, alone among industrialized democracies, had not developed a major socialist movement. Today, however, we need to pose a different question: why are there socialists in the United States? Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has made clear that many Democrats are inclined to vote for a candidate who proclaims himself a democratic socialist, but even more dramatic and consequential are the many Democrats who say they’re socialists themselves. Favorable views of socialism aren’t limited to Sanders supporters. Bernie Sanders didn’t push the young toward socialism. Indeed, the current socialist emergence was foretold by the polls that showed most American looked positively upon the message of Occupy Wall Street – that the 1% has flourished at the expense of the 99%. What’s the substance of the new American socialism?
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