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How Phase Change Materials Can Keep Your Coffee Hot

In the grand scheme of life, it’s a mild vexation, but the same sustainable, nontoxic material that keeps babies warm and soldiers cool can now ensure your cappuccino stays at optimal drinking temperature for hours. PureTemp, a technology developed by Minnesota-based Entropy Solutions, turns vegetable oils into phase change material (PCM) capable of maintaining a specific temperature between minus 40 and 300 degrees for hours. PCMs have been around longer than our species: Water’s transition from a solid to a liquid at the phase change point of 32 degrees is the most obvious example. So we asked PureTemp Chief Chemical Officer William “Rusty” Sutterlin to explain what’s so cool about this hot new take on phase change.

Read Oil About It PureTemp technology involves purifying a variety of vegetable oils and then isolating different compounds within the blends. Immortal Phase PCMs have an advantage over other heat or cooling sources: a kind of immortality. Getting Specific. More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver. Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life.

More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver

Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that nano-silver can penetrate our cells and cause damage. Silver has an antibacterial effect and therefore the food and cosmetic industry often coat their products with silver nanoparticles.

Nano-silver can be found in e.g. drinking bottles, cosmetics, band aids, toothbrushes, running socks, refrigerators, washing machines and food packagings. "Silver as a metal does not pose any danger, but when you break it down to nano-sizes, the particles become small enough to penetrate a cell wall. Together with their research colleagues they have just published the results of a study of such cell damages in the journal ACS Nano. Vegan Card. Create New Booking. Petra Starke: Useless gadgets that deserve a panning. Girl making popcorn Source: Supplied.

Petra Starke: Useless gadgets that deserve a panning

Dr Sears LEAN - Healthy lifestyle education for children, parents, families and expectant mothers. Next Course Starts May 12, 2014 REGISTER NOW and gain access right away to begin learning about different health topics prior to your course’s official start date.

Dr Sears LEAN - Healthy lifestyle education for children, parents, families and expectant mothers.

Click here for information on available content that is free to Coach Candidates for supplemental learning. How long your course lasts depends on how many certifications you choose. One certification lasts a total of six (6) weeks. Vegetarian and vegan info, vegan shoes, vegetarian shoes. Def buy vegan. 6 Real Serial Killers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie. Movies and TV shows like Dexter are constantly trying to outdo themselves with over-the-top serial killers (a Hannibal episode featured a killer who turned his victims into musical instruments -- no, really).

6 Real Serial Killers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie

But real killers are just boring assholes with crippling mental illnesses and no scary gimmicks. Right? Yeah, no. As we've mentioned a few times before, the real world occasionally gives rise to murderers so terrifyingly crazy that if we saw them in a horror film, we would instantly write them off as utterly ridiculous B-movie cheese. The following people and their bone-chilling exploits are totally real, and at least three-quarters of them are totally still alive. #6. AAP/David McNew/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images. Top 10 Stress Relieving Herbal Teas. (OrganicJar) Are you feeling anxious, irritable, or stressed out?

Top 10 Stress Relieving Herbal Teas

Are you suffering from insomnia, tension headaches or indigestion? A soothing and relaxing herbal tea may provide just the help you are looking for. Lafe's Organic Baby Mother To Be Deodorant Spray. Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters. Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there.

Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters

And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with? …yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!! This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. These homemade hair dye recipes contain pure natural ingredients. That is a seriously safer alternative to those chemical paint jobs And yes, it will take you a bit longer to get to the same sort of result, because these natural hair color recipes are not as concentrated. Not only are they easy and fun to make, but also very affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinet Adding color never hurt anyone Not for Sheep… We want to make a point about Skin Tone and choice of color, at least what others lead you to believe; your new hair color should complement your skin tone.

Beat Body Odor Naturally: DIY Soothing Pit Scrub. We already, as my pal Liz put it, “hopped on the TMI train” when I talked a bit about my hunt for handmade lingerie, so I thought why not just keep heading down the track and talk about another personal topic: body odor.

Beat Body Odor Naturally: DIY Soothing Pit Scrub

All aboard! Let’s face it, you guys: natural deodorant is just not as effective as the toxic stuff. Toilet Paper is a Freaking Necessity. Advertising Vs Reality – A Product Comparison Project. A German website, Pundo3000.com, has conducted a study of 100 different products by comparing the look of the products as shown by the packaging with the actual contents inside the boxes.

Advertising Vs Reality – A Product Comparison Project

Quoting the website, which is in German: “All products were purchased, the packaging photographed and the contents prepared and photographed too. All products were then eaten up.” and also: “The purpose of the project is not to discredit any brands or products but to critically compare the packaging advertising with the inside contents”.