‘Cultural appropriation is cultural genocide,’ says Mo. school’s costume workshop

As Halloween approaches, universities across the country are gearing up to combat potentially “offensive” costumes that “appropriate” the cultures of others. This year, one Missouri university is going so far as to tell students that “cultural appropriation” is “cultural genocide.” The slideshow for the “Cultural Appropriation & Cultural Appreciation” workshop, given as part of Maryville University’s “Peer Educators” program, prompts students to consider the implications of things like wearing nose rings and children’s costumes that represent characters from cultures other than their own.  The presentation offers several explanations to the question “why does cultural appropriation happen?,” one reason being “capitalism,” and that “culture [is] treated as a ‘natural resource’ to extract from people of color.” Examples of cultural appropriation given by Maryville University include nose rings and bangle style bracelets, both of which are parts of Indian wedding and marriage traditions. One slide is simply titled “Cinco De Mayo,” and otherwise in...

Whether you’re after stripes, florals, abstract or plain bedding, our roundup has suggestions for all tastes. 

Whether you’re after stripes, florals, abstract or plain bedding, our roundup has suggestions for all tastes.  When choosing your design check the fine detail, especially when buying online as some of the shades may not appear quite as they do on a computer screen, while some patterns don’t show up background colours very well online. Your next consideration should be fabric type. With cotton the biggest myth is that the higher the thread-count, the better the quality. In fact the opposite can be true, with a better quality fibre with a lower thread count feeling softer and standing up to washing better than a sheet of lower-quality fibre with a higher thread count. While an “honest” 250-thread count sheet is made up of 125 vertical threads and 125 horizontal threads woven together, a “misleading” 750-thread count has exactly the same number of threads, but with manufacturers twisting the threads together then multiplying the count by three. This triple-ply thread is made with cheaper, weaker and less durable cotton woven together in a more thick, dense and less breathable thread. The solution? Remember it’s the thread, not the thread-count that matters most. Ideally, buy singl...

China home security systems growing smarter, more connected

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Dutch Design Week (DDW) returned to Amsterdam for nine days this month (October 19-27) with its

Dutch Design Week (DDW) returned to Amsterdam for nine days this month (October 19-27) with its usual blend of speculative, social, and experimental design as well as polished installations in high-ceilinged former factory spaces. This year’s theme was “If Not Now, Then When?” and many projects centered on new bio-based materials and products made out of dung, mycelium, and bauxite (the by-product of aluminum production), to name a few, as well as the latest generation of bioplastics. There was also a focus on circular designs that can be recycled or returned to the earth and on textural and tactile products that demanded you touch and enjoy them. If that all sounds a little serious, think again. With 2,600 designers in attendance and 120 locations involved, there was no shortage of humor, flair, and beauty. Here are 10 highlights. The flat vases (pictured far right) by Willem van Hooff had something ancestral and primordial about them, harking back to the vessels early humans used to carry food and liquids. The pieces were shown as part of Dutch Invertuals’ fantastic traveling exhibition exploring “The Circle,” that iconic timeless form, adding designers to its roster as it goe...

Learn about the additives that improve food textures and tastes, Food News & Top Stories

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR / ANN) - Some biochemists might joke that it is a crying shame that most people are not aware of E1105 (lysozyme) – for this enzyme additive is found in human tears and other body fluids, such as saliva, amniotic fluid, etc. Lysozyme has an interesting history, being originally identified by Alexander Fleming in 1922 as the reason why egg whites are generally antibacterial. It is also the first enzyme to be detected which contains all 20 of the common amino acids; the study of lysozyme led to the eventual understanding of how enzymes work in the body. In food, E1105’s primary function is to act as an antimicrobial preservative, particularly against early bacterial biofilms in cheeses. If you are interested in how and why biofilms develop, refer to tinyurl.com/star2-biofilm. If you like gooey confections, oozing with liquid caramel or syrups, then you have to thank E1103 (invertase). This is an enzyme which inverts sugar (or sucrose) into a syrupy blend of glucose and fructose, which oddly actually tastes significantly sweeter than sugar itself – and with a pleasantly dense, moist texture. The inverted sugar is then mixed with flavourings and used f...

KKW Fragrance launch Kimoji Hearts perfumes before Valentine’s Day

The new Valentine’s Day-themed scents from KKW Fragrance launch today, and they’re sweeter than candy. On the heels of Kim’s Crystal Gardenia scent (which made a record $10M dollars in a single day) comes the Kimoji Hearts Fragrance collection. The latest KKW offerings are a playful, yummy departure from the first fragrance launch. Whether you’re your own Valentine or gifting bae, you really can’t go wrong. The three scents come in adorable candy heart-inspired bottles. The scents are “BFF,” “BAE,” and “RIDE OR DIE.” Each scent incorporates fruity elements layered with floral and foodie notes for a candylike yet elegant finish. (We were hoping they didn’t smell like actual candy hearts because let’s face it, those are kinda gross.) BFF starts with wild berry and star apple and blooms into rose and pear blossom before finishing with vanilla marshmallow and warm cedarwood. RIDE OR DIE opens with blackberry and purple plum, unfolds with jasmine and raspberry, then finishes with caramelly tonka bean. At first spray, BAE smells like mandarin and kiwi before revealing floral jasmine Sambac and gardenia (there it is again) closing with vanilla and sandalwood. Kim rocked the campaign’s ...

Pneumatic Rollers Market: Facts, Figures and Analytical Insights, 2017 to 2026

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Fighting fat with the Arosha-Pressotherapy treatment at Emirates Palace Spa

The main goal of the Arosha skin wrap combined with Pressotherapy is to reduce the appea­rance of that bane of female existence: cellulite. Although the recommendation is a course of eight, hour-long sessions, for this test run at Emirates Palace Spa, I opted for four. And it took me nearly all of them to wrap my head around this strange treatment. Each time, I started out on a spa bed while my therapist sprayed and smoothed a glycolic-acid serum containing fishy-smelling seaweed all over my legs, back, tummy and arms. The goal was to exfoliate, allowing subsequent products to penetrate better. She followed up with a serum containing a tightening combination of caffeine and L-Carnitine, a nutrient produced in the body that is increasingly being used in creams and supplements to target cellulite, with varying opinions on the results. I then stood up, feet apart, while she wrapped me in what looked like a wet tensor bandage, starting under my foot, encasing each leg and winding around my abdomen. It was then time for the Press­otherapy portion, which involved me crawling onto the bed, where Cassandra had laid out three black, Kevlar-type cases, each topped by a plastic sheet. One ...

Sony announces the FX9 camera with 6K Full-frame sensor

Sony has announced the PXW-FX9 camera at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. The PXW-FX9 uses a full-frame 6K sensor and has a Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. Everyone seems to be going with full-frame sensors these days, so it’s not really a surprise that Sony has opted to use one in the FX9. We aren’t sure yet if the FX9 utilizes the same sized 24.8MP 36.2 x 24.1mm full-frame CMOS sensor that is found in the VENICE. Sony says that the newly-developed 6K Full-Frame sensor in the FX9 offers wide dynamic range with high sensitivity, low noise and over 15 stops of latitude. Even though the sensor is 6K, the FX9 can’t record in resolutions above 4K DCI. Initially, the camera will record in 16:9. 17:9 (active about 19M pixel) will be supported by a future update. We have seen Panasonic successfully implement Dual ISO into the Varicam 35, Varicam LT, EVA1, and S1H. Sony has done the same thing with the VENICE. The VENICE offers a base ISO of 500 as well as a High Base ISO of 2500. The FX9 features a next generation sensor chipset providing much improved AF with face detection and Eye-AF. This is technology that has made its way over from Sony’s Alpha series mirrorless cameras. The enhanced F...

Global Surgical Lamp Market 2019 – Welch Allyn, Steris Corporation, Integra LifeSciences

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Ever wanted to create your own eye-searing laser capable of burning through plastic or igniting matches?

Ever wanted to create your own eye-searing laser capable of burning through plastic or igniting matches? Now you can simply by using parts from your old, unused PC. As seen in the video below, only three components are needed from the PC: the rig’s power supply, a DVD Burner and the available heatsinks (the example had two). However additional items are needed to complete the project including an Aixiz module, a LM317 constant current driver with a 3 ohm resistor and more After removing the three items from the PC, the instructions start with disassembling the DVD burner and removing the laser sled. If the optical drive writes slower than 16X (or the PC doesn’t have a DVD burner, but rather just a reader), the LPC-815 sled is suggested, costing $15 including tax. Either way, the actual laser diode is the only component needed, crammed into the Aixiz module and connected to a DIY LM317 driver using long leads. Once the actual laser is assembled, the modder then drills a 1/2-inch hole through the side of the CPU heatsink and shoves the laser module through, making sure it doesn’t stick out and sits flush against the side. The next step involves cutting the power ...

A field assistant, Rudy Pascucci, left, and the paleontologist Robert DePalma, right, at DePalma’s dig site.

A field assistant, Rudy Pascucci, left, and the paleontologist Robert DePalma, right, at DePalma’s dig site. Of his discovery, DePalma said, “It’s like finding the Holy Grail clutched in the bony fingers of Jimmy Hoffa, sitting on top of the Lost Ark.” A field assistant, Rudy Pascucci, left, and the paleontologist Robert DePalma, right, at DePalma’s dig site. Of his discovery, DePalma said, “It’s like finding the Holy Grail clutched in the bony fingers of Jimmy Hoffa, sitting on top of the Lost Ark.” If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star. If you watched for an hour or two, the star would have seemed to grow in brightness, although it barely moved. That’s because it was not a star but an asteroid, and it was headed directly for Earth at about forty-five thousand miles an hour. Sixty hours later, the asteroid hit. The air in front was compressed and violently heated, and it blasted a hole through the atmosphere, generating a supersonic shock wave. The asteroid struck a shallow sea where the Yucatán peninsula is today. In that moment, the...

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