September 18, 2014

Seven Ways To Blow Your Diet Quickly

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It’s not just by chance that you tend to eat more at a big family dinner, in a brightly decorated restaurant, or when you have PMS. There are psychological and biological forces behind this bingeing, and once you understand them, you’ll have a better shot at keeping your impulses in check. Bright Colors Food like this can be killer on the willpower.Food like this can be killer on the willpower. The look of fresh food (vibrant green vegetables, rich red tomato sauce, or petal-pink frosting) can boost the appetite–and so can a restaurant’s decor, reports Maria Simonson, Ph.D., Sc.D., director of the Health, Weight, and Stress Clinic at Johns Hopkins…

June 7, 2014

Detecting Bad Links And Removing Them

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lbstSome links are the ones you have created for your website and you know where they are and what they do but many backlinks get placed on your website that you have no need of. Link detoxing is exceptionally important for several reasons including keeping your website active and penalty free. Bad links can be a big setback and should not be taken lightly. You should consider if the link relates to your website, if it lands on a non-spam page or it provides value to your customers to determine if your link is bad. During evaluation of a link, three things…

March 6, 2014

Remaking Your Office The Right Way

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Get comfortable with Cachet, whose unique “balanced action rocker” mechanism creates the soothing sensation of being seated in an old-fashioned rocking chair. Designed by Peter Jon Pearce for Steelcase, the durable, lightweight chair offers comfort and ergonomic benefits to multiple users of varying sizes, without awkward and time-consuming mechanical adjustments–its back and seat pan respond automatically to any user’s weight and proportions, while hinged legs and a front pivot-point make possible the chair’s signature rocking action. Cachet measures 34 1/4″ H X 23″ W X 20 1/2″ D. Its frame is high-gloss-finished, glass-filled nylon with a polypropylene seat. Available as a 4-leg…

February 6, 2014

Design Processes Go Beyond Work

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In the days when the “reengineering” trend was sweeping through the business world and high-paid management consultants were advising their corporate clients on how to change their work processes, harness technology, and promote greater employee productivity to bring products to market more quickly and efficiently, there also came the gradual realization that none of this could be accomplished without a measurable impact on the work environment. This was good news for architects and interior designers capable of communicating to their clients–who were suddenly more eager to listen–the true value of corporate interior design. Beyond an organization’s image as manifested through fetching forms…

September 18, 2012

Various Authors Compare Earth Days on The 25th Anniversary

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On April 22, 1970, leaders addressed millions of people across the country as they celebrated the nation’s first Earth Day. “We are building a movement, a movement with a broad base, a movement which transcends traditional political boundaries… Earth Day is the beginning,” Denis Hayes, Environmental Action’s first director, told the crowd gathered at the Washington Monument. And Earth Day was the beginning – both for the environmental movement as we know it today and for Environmental Action, which was organized by the founders of Earth Day. Here, speakers from the first Earth Day reminisce, assess today’s environmental issues and look toward…

September 15, 2012

The Elastomer Group Project And Its Benefits

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The first phase of the Elastomer Group project involved collecting rubber at the dismantling stage. Parts were mostly hoses and weather stripping (no tires were used). When they got it all together, the members’ first thought, says Pett, was: “What in the world can we do with this stuff?” They ground it up and then mixed it with 75 percent virgin material. Studies showed that such a mixture regained more than 90 percent of the properties of the virgin material. The second phase was more challenging: collecting rubber after the vehicle goes to an automotive shredder, For years, the rule was: Once…

September 13, 2012

Earth Day Is Always A Joy

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Just before leaving La Guardia Airport, I had a brief exchange with our conference keynoter, former Brooklyn Congresswoman Bella Abzug (now co-chair of the Women’s Environmental and Development Organization). Welcome to the culture wars. Mrs. Abzug, wearing one of her signature floppy hats, let me know, as soon as I introduced myself, that she was not happy with Vatican diplomacy regarding next September’s U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing. In her speech later that evening, she repeatedly arraigned a certain minuscule, unnamed state, “with neither women nor children,” for blocking progress by reneging on the principles it had already agreed to at…

September 4, 2012

Conservation Innovators At An Unlikely Time

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They were very different both as men and in what they sought from nature, but they became giants in 20th-century conservation. Of the many people who contributed to conservation in the 20th century, two stand out, not only for what they did but for how their achievements affected subsequent history. Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) and Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) grew up in the Midwest during an era of rapid population growth and environmental change. The last virgin prairies were put to the plow, and the remaining old-growth timber was logged to fuel industrial and urban expansion. One of the few elements of continuity in…