One of my favorite sources is Hempest. Just be sure and request no plastic packaging when placing your order. But I know a lot of you crafty crafters are up for it. Be sure and choose natural fabrics. Take them to a tailor or cobbler for alteration. During my Buy Nothing New year in 2016, I had a pair of shoes modified to fit my feet better. Or be less discreet, depending on your relationship with the host. I carry a little stainless steel wine glass (which is good for events where glass is not allowed) and bamboo utensils with me, just in case.
Provide durable dishes, glasses, utensils. Ask guests to bring their own dishes or at least cups. Stock up on thrift store utensils and mugs (mixing and matching crazy mugs can be fun) especially for parties.
Request no plastic cling-wrap on potluck offerings. Ask guests to bring containers for leftovers, as they did at our Thanksgiving potluck. Opt for a real, sustainably-grown and harvested tree, a live tree that can be planted, or an artificial tree made from natural materials.
Say no to fake plastic wishbones. Opt for experiences or services (like restaurant meals, tickets to events, your help with a task) over stuff. Read my comparison of charitable gift cards here. But it can be done in a kind way. And use paper tape for other types of packaging needs.
Of course, reusing gift bags, reusing wrapping paper, and wrapping presents in reusable cloth bags or furoshiki are the best options. When that happens, I include a message to the seller requesting zero plastic or Styrofoam packaging, including plastic tape. And I send back unwanted plastic I receive unsolicited in the mail or on my doorstep.
Here are some examples of innovative zero waste packing materials:Read more about plastic-free packaging materials here. I want to save paper as well as plastic. Catalog Choice can help. Read about the awesome secondhand computer I bought when my old one wore out.
I learned this lesson the hard way when I broke my laptop screen through a stupid accident that could have been easily avoided. Instead, I download music and movies and borrow DVDs from Netflix or the library. But keep in mind that recycling is no substitute to reducing what you buy in the first place. For example, thinksound ear buds are PVC-free, made from wood, and come packaged with almost no plastic. PVC is found in many, many products and causes a whole host of environmental problems.
Read my post about the problems of PVC. PS contains styrene, which is toxic to the brain and nervous system. Read more about BPA here. So when in doubt, ask.Prabha2 comments This is one more IELTS Writing task Essay Evaluation question with a model answer attached to it.
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When your lawyer finally convinces the judge to release you to your family on home confinement, try to avoid immediately walking out of the hearing and attempting to beat your confinement bracelet off in the middle of the courthouse lawn, or at least give the judge time to have lunch first.
Posters of encouragement are welcomed at your child's sporting event or at a political rally, not in the courtroom at your boyfriend's felony hearing. After convincing the judge to release you from jail while you've clutched your Bible and passionately persuaded him that you found Jesus in Pod A, please refrain from walking out of the courtroom and slapping said Bible in the bailiff's hand on your way out, stating "Here, I don't need this anymore.
From the WVU Reed College of Media. When choosing a fake penis to fake a drug screen, (aka the whizzinator) select one that actually resembles your penis and not one that appears to be a dildo poking out of your trousers. Faking an overdose in the courtroom will not void your trip to jail, only delay it with an unpleasant detour through the emergency room. There are many, many things you can sell on Craig's List. Your baby is not one of those things. When on the lam from the police, do not stop in a public place and volunteer for on the lam selfies with strangers, which can be tagged.
Couple arrested after trying to sell infant on CraigslistL. Our Starcraft 2 guide 2017 contains beginner tips and tricks, free to play details, strategy advice and build orders for the Terran, Protoss and Zerg races. StarCraft 2 is about to be re-released as a free to play title, allowing everyone to get a complete piece of the multiplayer action, as well as play through the Wings of Liberty Campaign. Although Blizzard's RTS isn't quite the competitive powerhouse it once was in the wider esports picture, it still has a thriving community of players - and that should only get bigger with the relaunch in front of us.
Whether you're a lapsed player who's forgotten everything they ever learned about the game, or you're completely new to the franchise, we've got a guide that will get you up to speed on all of the basics of playing StarCraft 2. If it proves popular, we'll expand on it over time with more advanced guides, although for now we think this'll get everything up to speed nice and quickly.
Use the following links to quickly navigate to the section of the guide you're most interested in right now. Before we dive into the detail, here's what's what about both the game and the free to play re-launch. Here's the lowdown on what the free to play version of StarCraft 2 entails, both in terms of what it provides, and what its limitations are:As mentioned at the start of this guide, there are three different races in StarCraft 2.
Each one has a different selection of units to produce as the match develops, as well as a tech tree to pursue which lets you manufacture new units and structures.Amazing trip, from airport pick-up to drop-off.
Alexandra was amazingly helpful. Your country is wonderful. Just wish we had seen the Lights. It was a pleasure to deal with Cecilia Markov. The overall trip experience for us (Two couples) was memorable. The ferry trip to Flam, the stay and dinner at Fretheim Hotel were outstanding.
The Flam railway train ride was sensational and so was the train journey back to Oslo. We found the people in Norway, friendly and helpful. The whole country is beautiful. The city of Oslo was a delight to explore. We would gladly come back again for a holiday in Norway. Thank you for your hospitality. The travel guide was far more informative then anything we had bought for ourselves ahead of time. The welcome package was excellent and highlighting our route on the map was a great idea.
Overall services provided went above and beyond our expectations. Kristin did a great job in keeping us informed as we drove around Island. Specifically when the bridge was washed out at Vik - she called us immediately and recommended a detour. And, when our glacier hike was finalized at Snaefellsjokull, she called us to confirm that day tour. You service greatly exceeded our expectations in every way. Anna's Hotel stands out as one of our most pleasant hotel stays in many years of travelling.
One of its great assets is that it is too small to accommodate tour buses. We had a wonderful trip in Stockholm helped by the unusual kindness of the weather gods. We felt that it would have a better experience to start with the city tour rather than end our trip with it. The hotel location was very central with excellent facilities. All in all both of us felt that we were well looked after and were very impressed with the quality of service.
We loved this tour. Felt like we had Iceland to ourselves at some points, so quite and beautiful. The landscape is breathtaking and Icelanders are so welcoming.While the list is long and contains some surprising elements (lavender lattes, anyone. Consumers want to know the real story behind their food, and how that item made its way from the source to the store. GMO transparency is top-of-mind, but shoppers seek out other details, too, such as Fair Trade certification, responsible production and animal welfare standards.
Eating a good diet is no longer just about nutrition, it's also about the story behind its production, and what or whom has been harmed (or not) in the making. By using science to advance recipes and manipulate plant-based ingredients and proteins, these techniques are creating mind-bending alternatives like 'bleeding' vegan burgers or sushi-grade 'not-tuna' made from tomatoes.
These new production techniques are also bringing some new varieties of nut milks and yogurts made from pili nuts, peas, bananas, macadamia nuts and pecans. Plant-based protein companies like Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger are reaching broader audiences. Root-to-stem cooking "Between nose-to-tail butchery and reducing food waste, a few forces are combining to inspire root-to-stem cooking, which makes use of the entire fruit or vegetable, including the stems or leaves that are less commonly eaten.
Recipes like pickled watermelon rinds, beet-green pesto or broccoli-stem slaw have introduced consumers to new flavors and textures from old favorites. With celebrity support coming from people like Anthony Bourdain and his new documentary "Wasted. These are hopeful, forward-looking predictions for 2018 that reflect a more conscientious and ethical food-production system. Let's hope Whole Foods has got it right.
Sign up now and have it sent straight to your inbox. Daily and Weekly newsletters available. High-Tech goes Plant-Forward"Plant-based diets and dishes continue to dominate the food world, and now the tech industry has a seat at the table, too.
What will the world look like in 2000. Another great set of cards that get a lot of things right by Lloyd Alter in Urban Design googletag. PredictIt is the stock market for politics. Make real-money political predictions on everything from impeachment odds to who will run in 2020. Will either Sarkodie or Davido win the award. How will most fights end tonight. Will the gunners win with more than 2 goals. Cyber security is not be a cop. With an average of 2. Will there be a headed goal in the Manchester derby.
Will Crystal Palace win when they meet on saturday. Will Swansea win the first half of the game against West Brom. We'll be back with the answer tomorrow. As you probably know, Anna was a mainstay of CASP from almost the beginning, first a predictor, then an assessor and then as an organizer.For example, the metric, average likes per post, tells you generally the number of likes each of your posts received.
Sum of metric for a period (e. But you can also use time period (i. For instance, you could calculate the average number of viewers for your Instagram live videos on different days of the week to determine which day might be best to live stream on Instagram. Examples: Average comment, average engagement, average reach for Instagram Stories, and average viewers for Instagram live videos. By ranking your posts by the number of impressions, reach, engagement, or views they received, you can find out your top performing posts and attempt to repeat the success.
Examples: Top post, top video, top 10 posts in terms of comments, and top 10 posts in terms of engagement. Instagram provides pretty much all of the metrics and insights listed above in Instagram Insights. All you need is an Instagram Business Profile. It shows you the top six posts in the past seven days sorted by impressions. If you have created a story in the past 24 hours, it will show up there. If you are running Instagram ads, you can see their performance here. While Instagram Insights is great at providing level-one performance metrics and insights, there are several great, free Instagram analytics tools you can use to complement Instagram Insights.
Keyhole is a paid service but it offers a free preview of its service. You can use it to analyze your Instagram account or track a hashtag on Instagram. The preview will only show data for up to one year with a max of 99 posts, which is great for a free tool. Socialbakers is a social media analytics tool, which provides a simple Instagram stats tracker.
It provides the basic information you might be interested in, in a visually-appealing site. Squarelovin is a user-generated content platform for Instagram, and it has a free Instagram analytics tool. You can connect more than one Instagram account to the tool and manage them using one dashboard. Simply Measured provides a free Instagram user report for accounts with up to 25,000 followers.
All you have to do is to fill up a form with your particulars, and Simply Measured will give you a report on your Instagram account for the previous two weeks. Union Metrics is a multi-channel social analytics platform. The checkup looks at your account for the past month, and you can refresh the report every day. Websta is powerful, free Instagram analytics tool. For example, you can create up to three custom feeds, reply to comments on your posts, and explore featured users and top hashtags.
INK361 is an Instagram management tool. Custom circles allow you to monitor content from specific accounts. SocialRank is an Instagram and Twitter followers management tool. It allows you to segment, identify, and understand your followers so that you can better engage them. It is more of an audience insights tool than a data analytics tool. Pixlee is a visual marketing platform that uses user-generated content from Instagram, Facebook, and more. It offers a free Instagram analytics app, which would send you a weekly report.
While it does not provide as much data as other free Instagram analytics tools, it calculates your Instagram influence score, which few tools offer. Your score is calculated by an algorithm which takes into account metrics such as your network size, engagement, and community trends. Tip: If you are using Buffer for Business, you already have access to some basic Instagram analytics such as top posts and metrics graphs.
I thought it might be helpful to share a little about how we use Instagram as a marketing tool and how we track our Instagram performance at Buffer.
Brian Peters, our digital marketing strategist, uses the various content formats for different marketing purposes.To learn about more sectors that hire statisticians, go here. Most statisticians have a degree in statistics or applied mathematics or a closely related field.
Increasingly, many also have some education or background in computer science. But the specific degree and level of education of a statistician or data scientist can vary widely depending on the individual, the sector and the job. Statisticians working in advanced research and academic positionssuch as Georgetown professor Kimberly Sellers, Genevera Allen of Rice University, and Roger Peng of Johns Hopkins Universitytypically have a Ph.
In this era of Big Data, more and more jobs require statistical literacy and skills in data analysis. For example, Jeremy Singer-Vine, data editor at Buzzfeed and author of the Data is Plural newsletter, took a few classes in statistics as an undergraduate to land a job in the emerging field of data journalism. The bottom line is that statistics education can be tailored to your unique path.
Read more profiles of statisticians and data scientists, and some of the cool jobs they do. Change the World Statisticians contribute to society in many ways, from protecting endangered species and managing the impacts of climate change to making medicines more effective and reducing hunger and disease.
Have Fun Careers in statistics are fun. Satisfy Curiosity Statistics is a science. Make Money Demand for statisticians is growing, and so are their salaries. Statisticians Making A DifferenceOctober 28, 2016Statisticians are making the world a better place.
Statistician Megan Price Promotes Social Justice and Human RightsDecember 21, 2015Megan Price uses statistics to answer important questions about social justice and human rights. Deepak Kumar, LinkedIn Principal Data ScientistJuly 9, 2015This video features Deepak Kumar, a principal data scientist at LinkedIn.
Census BureauDecember 8, 2014Chandra had her pick of prestigious positions when she graduated with a PhD in statistics from Yale. Roger Peng, Johns Hopkins UniversityJuly 2, 2014What impact will extreme weather eventssuch as droughts, floods and heat waveshave on human health.
In November 2017, China's manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) was 51. The manufacturing industry continued the momentum of steady rise. Ning Jizhe Visited the German Federal Statistical Office and Signed a Sino-Germany Statistical Cooperation Agreement From November 18 to 19, Mr. Ning Jizhe, Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China, led a delegation to visit the German Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Ning Jizhe Attended the 50th Anniversary of the UNIDO and Visited the UNIDO Mr. Ning Jizhe, Commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China, attended the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria. Xie Fuzhan Met with FSO Delegation of Price Statistics Mr.The closer you are to the window and the larger the window, the softer the light will be. You can try rotating the set so the window is at 45 degrees to the set, or try it with the window straight onto the set for a different style of lighting.
Food photography is often shot with a window behind the setup and the camera shooting into the window for a more dramatic setup. Another variation is setting up in a garage with the door open, it will have the same qualities of light as a window, just without the glass.
You do not want direct sunlight hitting your set. Direct sunlight is harsh and looks bad on most people and products. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the ultimate goal is to have your mat board sweep from being flat on your table to being vertical. You may need to roll up the board to help it reach that shape. In my set-up, we placed the table against the wall and taped the sweep to the wall and the table.
Some bricks or a wooden block would work well. Place your product in the center on the flat part of the sweep and leave enough room to sneak your white reflector card in later.
Set it to raw if you have it. This file is the largest file the camera can shoot, and utilizes the full bitdepth of the camera. In my canon there are 2 settings to look out for:Set your ISO to 100: The ISO controls the sensitivity of the sensor. The higher the ISO the more noise there is. Typically, the lowest ISO you can set your camera to is ISO 100, so set it there if you can. Option A: Set your camera to Manual (M)This is the best setting for this type of work because nothing will be moving or changing as you take the pictures.
Preview the image on the back of the camera through liveview. Everything is probably pretty dark, which is ok. Now, switch to your shutter speed and rotate the dial to make it bright enough that the image is properly exposed.