WaterWheel to ease burden on women | Mark Tran | Global development | theguardian.com - Iceweasel Girls and women carrying plastic jerry cans of water on their heads is a common sight in rural areas of poor countries. The WaterWheel eases that burden by storing water in a round 50-litre container that doubles as a wheel. Designed after consultations with villagers in the dry northern Indian state of Rajasthan, the WaterWheel is made from high-quality plastic that can withstand rough terrain. It will sell for $25-$30, compared with $75-$100 for similar products. "Our goal is to distribute on a large scale, on small margins to 10,000-20,000 customers a year," says Cynthia Koenig, founder and chief executive of Wello, a US social venture working on ways to deliver clean water in poor countries. Wello won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada prize to develop the WaterWheel. The idea came from an exploratory trip to India in 2010 to ask what people thought of the idea of rolling water, instead of carrying it.
LCHF for beginners To make a low-carb diet truly simple and enjoyable requires a few new skills. For example, how do you cook low-carb breakfasts that you love? How do you get enough protein? How do you eat more healthy fats? And what’s important to think about when dining out? Here are all the guides you need. Breakfast Breakfast is a great time to eat low carb. Another strong option is to just have a cup of coffee, as many people are less hungry on a low-carb diet and may not need breakfast. This can save you plenty of time. There are many other options – both delicious and fast Meals So, what’s for lunch and dinner on a low-carb diet? Check out our recipes to learn to cook amazing low-carb meals Instead of potatoes, pasta and rice Who needs starchy sides when you can have cauliflower mash or cauliflower rice instead? In short, we can show you plenty of great low-carb alternatives that are both tasty and healthy. Eating out Snacks Bread Do you have a hard time living without bread? You may not have to. More guides
The writers guide to making a digital living - Australia Council for the Arts - Iceweasel The writer's guide was developed through the Australia Council's Story of the Future project to explore the craft and business of writing in the digital era. It includes case studies from Australia's rising generation of poets, novelists, screenwriters, games writers and producers who are embracing new media and contains audio and video content from seminars and workshops, as well as extensive references to resouces in Australia and beyond. Read it online via the left-hand chapter navigation or download it as a PDF from 'The writer's guide PDF' link under the Quicklinks menu. New writing universeIs the literature game over or about to begin? Watch 'The writer's guide' video Watch this short animation for an introduction to 'The writer's guide to making a digital living'. “In one of the more backwater galaxies of this particular universe, resides the rather unremarkable planet earth....”
welcome to christinas blog Every week I help run a cooking session at Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service (check out Bullinah’s site out here). Last week we trialled some non-alcoholic summer drinks that went down very well! I wanted to share one of them – a Watermelon Cocktail Recipe – that I loved (and everyone else did as well). Its’ really easy, pretty cheap and refreshing Watermelon and Strawberry Cocktail Recipe Continue reading Have you ever watched friends or family eat and noticed how much they really enjoy their food? Have you noticed they don’t seem too worried about the calories or really what kind of food they are eating? Somehow though, they seem happy, healthy and quite positive? source: good to know recipes THIS SALAD IS NOT YOUR NORMAL BORING SALAD (enter limp lettuce and soggy tomatoes). Well the SOL Herb of the Month is Parsley! I would love to highlight some super good nutrition stuff about this very well known herb. Do you love Summer? Problem is. So without further ado… Continue reading Aaarrgh!
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More - Iceweasel If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. 1. Map by Google 2. Map via Wikimedia Commons 3. Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph) 4. Map by eatrio.net via Reddit Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. Map by Business Management EU 6. Map by The New York Times 7. Map by Teepr on Reddit 8. Map by ChartsBin.com 9. Map by Phoenix B 1of3 10. Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit 11. Map by Vizual Statistix 12. 13. 14. 15.
Every Other Day Diet The Every Other Day Diet (EODD) involves one day of normal eating alternating with one day of very light eating where dieters consume around 300-400 calories. It was designed by Jon Benson as a way for dieters to lose weight without dieting. Creator Jon Benson Before/After He highlights the fact that our ancient ancestors never knew how much food they would get to consume on any given day, so they always varied their caloric intake, which kept them thin and healthy. Jon struggled with his weight all his life until he discovered this method of eating, which transformed his life for good. The Every Other Day Diet Basics By eating normally every other day, Benson that dieters will be able to avoid the metabolism reducing effects of low calorie diets. The SNAPP Method The Every Other Day Diet uses the SNAPP Method as the basis of the program. Jon Benson says the SNAPP Method basically consists of the following: EODD claims 3x Faster Fat Loss than traditional low calorie diets. Recommended Foods Pros
Polar vortex: temperatures drop below freezing in all 50 US states | World news | The Guardian - Iceweasel Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped below freezing on Tuesday in a rare nationwide chill that will keep a grip on much of the country for at least another day, with cutting winds and blizzards posing the most danger. Florida, a state that normally basks in its reputation as a warm winter escape, experienced unusually low temperatures. In the midwest, northeast and eastern Canada, it was dangerous to venture outside. The so-called polar vortex that funnelled an Arctic low pressure system into the upper US this week swung south and east on Tuesday. It was colder in the southern state of Georgia than Alaska as Atlanta plunged to 6F (-14C) – the lowest temperature since 1966 – while Anchorage, Alaska, recorded 27F (-3C) . In northern Illinois, 500 Amtrak passengers spent the night on board three trains stranded in snow. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Western New York state, particularly along a line from Buffalo to Batavia.
Eodd Diet | TheHealthCareArticles.com Do you not like the fat person looking back at you in the mirror? The mirror seems to be telling you that it is high time to lose some weight! Losing weight is not an easy task and when you go to the internet you will find that there are a lot of diet plans to choose from. Before starting on one, you might want to take a look at this article’s review on a very unique diet program, the So what is this all about? Is there such a thing as could it be a scam? There would be some people who will consider this as a scam if they didn’t strictly follow the diet program to the letter. This special diet plan has become quite popular; this is a weight loss program with a very unique twist! works on the following premise: you can eat your favorite foods (even if they can make you fat like pizza, burgers, fries, etc.) every other day. - During your “rest days” there is an eating plan that you need to strictly follow, the focal point being to take in high protein food. - You are required to exercise.
Star Trek Fan Line Rainville Spent $30,000 Transforming her House Into the Enterprise - Iceweasel Line Rainville is probably the world’s biggest Star Trek fan, and it’s not just all talk (and you know how big those fanboys and girls can talk). This girl decided to spend $30,000 transforming her house into one, giant, testament to her dedication to the series: the Starship Enterprise. I thought I liked television, but this woman has boldly gone where no man has gone before. This is what the original bridge of the Enterprise looked like on Star Trek. Line Rainville This is what one woman’s living room looked like after she converted her house into one huge, fan tribute. Complete with cool lights, blinking dash… And a furry little Tribble sitting on the dash. This is the sexy bedroom (where I presume she thinks of the alluring Captain Kirk). Even the bathroom in this place looks awesome. I can imagine all of the sweet space girls a captain could bring back to this place. That’s right, a Starfleet academy mosaic. The hallway is just like the Transporter room (where I assume Scotty beams things).
Sewing Buddies Australia, Sewing and Quilting Supplies - Home - Iceweasel Michelle's Cards & Stamps - Iceweasel How I Conquered Sugar | Stupid Easy Paleo - Easy Paleo Recipes - Iceweasel Once Upon A Time: Girl meets sugar at a young age. Girl falls in love with sugar. Becomes overweight. Struggles with diets. That girl *was* me…until I found the Whole9. My Sordid Food Past: Growing up, I was overweight kid. Now in college, I ate a lot of processed food and worked as a cake decorator (Danger, Will Robinson!) In late 2009, I heard of Paleo from a fellow mountain biker and dear friend. Enter CrossFit: I was introduced in August 2010 by yet another friend (I hang out with such smart people!) Immediately I saw gains in strength and muscle mass while body fat decreased. Enter Whole9/Whole30 (I imagine the sounds of angels trumpeting…): As my circle of CrossFit and Paleo friends began to widen on Twitter (Six-Degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon-like), I started to see lots of #whole30 and #whole9 hash tags flying about. Those 30 days changed me to my core. I got rid of the nasty, heavy, bloated feeling in my belly. Where Do I Go From Here?
5 ways to motivate yourself to study a boring subject and/or complete a project | Learning Fundamentals - Iceweasel ‘How do I get motivated to study?’ is one question I am constantly asked by students. Having just completed my honours thesis (which turned out to be the hardest, most stressful and rewarding project I have ever done) I am happy to say that there are many ways to motivate yourself, but it may involve some pain, frustration and overcoming mental barriers to begin with (at least this was the case for me!). Unfortunately, there are no quick and easy solutions to have you feeling totally inspired and energised about studying a subject or completing a project that may not be all that inspiring/interesting at times. Here are some of the things you can do to motivate yourself to get on with the work and study that needs doing. 1. During the initial phase of my honours project I spent a lot of time in my head but it wasn’t time well spent. In hindsight, this was a complete waste of time. After hearing this I decided to carefully watch what I was telling myself. 3. 4. 5.
The Black SphereSinister Source Code in the Obamacare Program! - Iceweasel Day by day, wave after wave of Obamacare horrors are washing up on the American consciousness…one recent horror being a hidden source code within the ACA site. If you’ve not seen this video, it’s well worth 4 minutes of your time — prepare to be shocked and disgusted. Watch and listen as Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, grills Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal Inc. Rep. What that blue high-lighted area that’s been circled in red says is, “you have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system.” Barton repeatedly asks Ms. How in the world can this be HIPAA compliant? On her part, the CGI Senior Veep displayed some discomfort and a lot of awkward silences. But no, the same deplorable lack of technical wizardry inherent in the Obamacare failed website was on display in Campbell’s testimony. Moral of the story? And should you NOT like it?