‘CBD lubricant is a bestseller’: cannabis oil products are booming

It’s been hailed as a wonder ingredient, added to everything from ice-cream to hummus. But is CBD more than just a wellness trend? Last month, Lisa Jenkins went for a walk alone around her local park for an hour, the first time she had done so unaided for 13 months. Jenkins was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. Now 46, she struggles with vertigo and dizziness, as well as muscle spasms and poor mobility. An Access to Work grant means that she can get a taxi to and from her job in advertising, but for the last three months she hasn’t needed one. The difference? She believes, a few drops of grassy-tasting oil under the tongue each morning. “I have been using a 5% CBD oil for six months,” she says. “I previously took Duloxetine [an antidepressant medication also used to treat nerve pain] which was initially helpful, but my muscle-freezing episodes came back and I stopped taking it. I was also prescribed Valium, but you can’t take that during the working day.” A friend suggested she try the legal cannabis derivative. She has since been taking it every morning before work, using more during the day if her muscles become tight. “Within an hour of taking those first thr...

127 volcanoes active, with seven in eruption phase, Asia News & Top Stories

Indonesia yesterday raised the danger alert level for the Anak Krakatau volcano amid signs of increased activity, after its eruption last weekend triggered a deadly tsunami. A Indonesia is a vast archipe-lago that sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire. The ring is a 40,000km arc that stretches from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan, across to Alaska, the United States and Mexico, to the southern tip of South America. It is where tectonic plates collide and a large portion of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. The United States Geological Survey says more than half of the world’s active volcanoes above sea level encircle the Pacific Ocean to form the Ring of Fire, while about 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes occur along the ring. A Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes, with seven of them currently in the “eruption phase”, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing volcanologist Janine Krippner of West Virginia’s Concord University. A volcano is deemed as no longer in the eruption phase when it remains inactive for a period of three months. Anak Krakatau, one of the world’s most active ...

“When determining the trajectory of a potential relationship first dates are pivotal.” – Todd’s wife, From

“When determining the trajectory of a potential relationship first dates are pivotal.” – Todd’s wife, From First Kiss to Forever The Principal Problem with today’s women is refusing marriage. Sweetie, your diamond-less finger is not a temple, and even if it was, the bricks would already be falling apart by now. “Not looking for anything serious” is a whore’s proclamation. Good news: it might still be acceptable for you to wear a veil in the next few weeks. Drop your hourly price tag and get on the bridal market. Upon mastering a few P words, your first date will definitely be your last — as a spinster, that is. Practice! A first date is like a recital. Strategy separates the brides-to-be from cat cafe ladies. However, going on too many dates can backfire. Faux gentlemen like Wickham won’t care, but the Mr. Darcys will certainly rate your reputation. Avoid defamation by assuming a new identity each date: Angelic Andie, Kissable Katie, Jaunty Josie. Acting may seem ludicrous at first, but all of us need to learn how to fake it eventually. Use guys you don’t like as simulators for evolving your allure. Start from the desperate ones, then odd twos. Then move onto inexperienced...

Phoenix Mill Building Now Home to Mens Clothing Store

Sydney Wight, her husband Ben and a business partner bought the building about a year ago. They’ve since brought new life to it by adding two businesses and apartments. “It is great, we are really happy to be a part of this community,” Wight said. “Rochester and small businesses have done an amazing job of—sort of— getting  in here and bringing food and restaurants and bars and all that kind of stuff, so it is cool to have a piece of that with our store and with our tattoo studio upstairs.” Wight, who’s originally from Toronto, says she looks for quality fabrics that are stylish and fit different budgets and lifestyles. The store’s style is industrial chic. “We sort of just work around some of the original elements of the building and try to play them up a little bit,” she added. Bridal Long Women African Dresses “There is always a risk of going into small business and that is why we are such advocates of shopping locally and getting out and supporting your local industries,” Wight said. “As a store, we have a policy that if you find anything we sell for a lower price we will beat it by 5 percent because we want people to get out there and get their...

The all-new Kyotrain, maybe Japan’s most Japanese train ever, will take you to Kyoto this spring

It’s easy to forget that Osaka, one of the largest, most modern cities in Japan, is geographically very close to Kyoto, the country’s cultural capital. As a matter of fact, many travelers looking to explore the temples and shrines of Kyoto actually chose to book a hotel in Osaka, which has a wider (and cheaper) selection of lodgings and nightlife. After all, even if you wake up in Osaka, you can be in Kyoto after just about a half hour on the train. But Hankyu Railway wants travelers to feel like they’re in Kyoto from the second they step aboard the train, and so it’s created the Kyotrain Garaku. Rather than the spartan, utilitarian interior of ordinary commuter trains, the inside of the Kyotrain Garaku resembles a traditional ryokan inn or Kyoto machiya townhouse. The traditional contrasting color scheme of deep brown wood and light tan tatami reed panels creates an atmosphere of classic Japanese hospitality, as does such elegant touches as miniature gardens. ▼ Circular windows provide a link with the viewing portals incorporated into the architecture of temples and samurai villas. Kyoto is a city that takes on a variety of special beauties throughout the year, and e...

CNC routers can operate with accuracy for long periods of time, but things inevitably wear out.

CNC routers can operate with accuracy for long periods of time, but things inevitably wear out. Check out the best online sources for CNC router parts to fix or upgrade your beloved machines. A computer numerical control (CNC) router is a computer-guided cutting machine used for cutting a wide variety of materials, such as wood, steel, aluminum, and plastic, among others. Routers can vary in size from large industrial machines of up to six meters long, filling an entire room, all the way down to desktop CNC routers that can operate beside your PC with a direct connection. For more information on available desktop and kit CNC routers, check out our guide on the best CNC router kits. But what happens when your router cutting tools wear out or you need different materials to produce your desired products? Then you’ll need a dedicated parts supplier. For a list of the best, read on! Some will be expected, but others will be new to many CNC router owners. For the purposes of this article, each site will be compared and contrasted according to the following criteria: Amazon is well-known as the world’s largest e-commerce company. It is widely seen as a great platform to sell products ...

Global Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector Market Analysis by Market Leaders, Region, Product & Application

Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector Global Market 2019-2024 covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. Global Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector Market report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector sector. The market size section gives the Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future. Look insights of Global Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/360961    Global Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector market is projected to reach CAGR of XX% in the forecast period 2019 to 2024. The new market report contains data for historic years 2017, the base year of calculation is 2018 and the forecast period is 2019 to 2029. The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Window-pick Waterproof Metal Detector market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be explo...

Cannabis Tips: 10 Building Blocks to Plant Nutrition

Whether you’re addressing deficiencies or toxicities, or determining delivery frequencies or water quality, this advice can help you develop a successful cannabis nutrient management protocol. Much of the indoor production of Cannabis sativa relies upon a hydroponic (non-soil) growing system. This means that a full complement of nutrients in a balanced formulation must be provided to the plants. Other factors, such as pH and electrical conductivity (EC), should also be tracked to ensure the plants have adequate nutrient availability. While managing all these factors may seem daunting, commercial floriculture production has been executing this level of management successfully for the past 40 years. The challenge for cannabis growers is the lack of scientific research to back up production recommendations. With cannabis production legalized in many states and in Canada, research into sound nutrient practices is now possible. These 10 tips for plant nutrition are built on the pillars of the ongoing research studies we are conducting at North Carolina State University (NCSU), observations made while working with cannabis and floriculture growers, and years of greenhouse production ...

Combinatorial morphogenetic and mechanical cues to mimic bone development for defect repair

↵* Present address: Departments of Ophthalmology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA. ↵§ Present address: Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopedics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA. Endochondral ossification during long bone development and natural fracture healing initiates by mesenchymal cell condensation, directed by local morphogen signals and mechanical cues. Here, we aimed to mimic development for regeneration of large bone defects. We hypothesized that engineered human mesenchymal condensations presenting transforming growth factor–β1 (TGF-β1) and/or bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) from encapsulated microparticles promotes endochondral defect regeneration contingent on in vivo mechanical cues. Mesenchymal condensations induced bone formation dependent on morphogen presentation, with BMP-2 + TGF-β1 fully restoring mechanical function. Delayed in vivo ambulatory loading significantly enhanced the bone formation rate in the dual morphogen group. In vitro, BMP-2 or BMP-2 + TGF-β1 initiated robust endochondral lineage commitment. In vivo, however, extensive cartilage forma...

Design Studio Another Human Is Making Acrylic Tables, Stools, and Decor for the Maximalist

In New York City, there’s a cultish aura around Canal Plastics Center. Although it is essentially a mundane materials shop, the old-school store is a beloved and highly Instagrammed stop for design lovers. Why? Canal Plastics Center sells acrylic, and few materials seem to bring such collective joy as this one, with its glossy finish and rainbow spectrum of colors. Yet across the country, at Los Angeles–based design studio Another Human, acrylic has somehow reached new heights of cool. There, the material is being transformed into funky statement furnishings that are anything but tacky. The Uneasy Stool features a vinyl-wrapped foam cushion above a row of blue zigzags, making the seat look like it’s floating precariously above water. “Because of the translucent quality and the fact that it’s generally secured with adhesive rather than using visible fasteners, acrylic can take on a very futuristic quality—certain planes can look like they’re floating or passing through one another in a way that I find really visually exciting,” says Another Human founder and interior designer Leah Ring. As if that didn’t make her vases, side tables, and other pieces intriguing enough, she often f...

Acid Dyes – Know which Players Undershooting Market Expectations

Advance Market Analytics released a comprehensive study of 200+ pages on ‘Acid Dyes’ market  with detailed insights on growth factors and strategies. The study segments key regions that includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific with country level break-up and provide volume* and value related cross segmented information by each country. Some of the important players from a wide list of coverage used under bottom-up approach are Kiri Industries Ltd. (India),Huntsman Corporation (United States),Rudolf Atul Chemicals Ltd (India),Seta Color Center (Turkey),Atul Ltd. (India),Prismadye Inc. (Canada),Zhejiang Runtu Co., Ltd. (China),Jihua Group (China),Zhejiang Transfar Chemicals Group (China),Jacquard Products (United States) The acid dye stuff is so called mainly because of two reasons first these classes of dyestuff were applied in a bath containing mineral or organic acids like sulphuric, acetic or formic acid and secondly most of them are sodium salts of organics acids. The Acid dyestuff is soluble in water. These dyes are easily applied on wool, silk and nylon fibres and these dyes are generally applied in the presence of acids like sulphuric, acetic or formic acid. The dyed a...

Peugeot Australia has launched the special-edition 308 GT warm hatch, priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs.

Peugeot Australia has launched the special-edition 308 GT warm hatch, priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs. UPDATE, 13/8/19: Peugeot Australia has confirmed the 308 GT is fitted with a petrol particulate filter, making the new model one of the first vehicles in Australia available with such technology. See article for details. The first time the GT variant has been available in facelifted guise, the 308 GT is limited to 140 units in Australia and packs some features and equipment not currently offered on the local 308 line-up. For starters there’s the engine, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit making 165kW at 5500rpm and 285Nm at 1750rpm. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a new eight-speed Aisin automatic transmission with torque converter – the first time this shifter has been available in Australia. The local division hasn’t quoted performance figures, though Peugeot’s UK site lists a 7.4-second sprint from 0-100km/h, while fuel use is rated at 6.0L/100km on the combined cycle. Interestingly, Peugeot Australia has confirmed local versions will be fitted with a petrol particulate filter, making the 308 GT one of the first vehicles on sale...

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