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Great Kitchen Gadgets

Posted by editor On January - 9 - 2011

1. Spaghetti Scrubber

Ever since I do my own kefir yogurt making and learn not to wash the container or any tools for kefir yogurt making with soap or detergent because these good bacteria can’t stand the soap residue then I opt for a nylon scrubber. However I have difficulties finding this nylon scrubber recently in my local area, so I went online and found out about this great friendly spaghetti scrubber which is made from corn cobs and peach pits.

They made a good companion for doing scrubbing for your kitchen dishes or even other type of cleaning naturally and with less detergent since a small amount goes a long way inside this curly shaped material.It’s also very easy to dry making it mold resistant. If you want the gentle scrub go for the pink ones and if you want the more aggressive then get the yellow ones. for more info visit: Goodbye Detergent! To buy you can visit uncommongoods.com or theafternoon.com.

2. Scruba Gloves

I always wash my veggies even if it is a pre-washed packed salad greens. Sometimes when it comes to things like potatoes, carrots, radishes and other veggies that grows under the ground I found it hard to get rid of the dirt until I peel their skin off. I just learnt that peeling the skin off indeed rip off the vitamin I’ll get from these veggies so it’s better not to peel them off but wash them completely clean. I found out that scrub’a gloves designed by Danish designer will enable me to wash off all the dirt a lot quicker with less amount of water consume. To learn more you can visit their site at fabrikators. Scrub’a gloves also comes in adult and kid sizes.

3. Drosselmeyer Nutcracker

If Nuts cracking become a burdensome and messy chore then I hope drosselmeyer nutcracker able to help you solve that problem.

Drosselmeyer is the first handheld nutcracker to have a double lever action and a container to collect the shells. This award-winning design is widely regarded as the best and most powerful nutcracker on the market. It’s a quick, clean, and easy way to crack nuts. source.

Designed by Swedish design firm this sleek nutcracker has gained popularity as a must own kitchen gadget.


Data Search Engine

Posted by editor On January - 8 - 2011

Currently most people use Google, Bing or other search engine mostly to merely search for something. Most will either choose to get information back in plain text view search result or image thumbnail search result. Either of these results will display a link that will lead to user to discover more information whether it is in text or in image form.

When you need a search that return just the data you want instead of endless links then Wolfram|Alpha a computational knowledge engine might be just the other option. Basically the search engine generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links. If you are seeking for more reliable result from closed collective data set then Wolfram might certainly suit your need.

The Wolfram|Alpha search basically stated that “It can only know things that are known and somehow public, it only deals with facts, not opinions. It limits the computation time for each query.” and most of its data come from systematic primary sources. to learn more go to Wolfram|Alpha FAQ page.

Wolfram|Alpha is known for its mathematical computation so students these days are pretty lucky they can type any mathematical question and get their answers at an instant. Wolfram|Alpha is also available for major phone platforms such as iPhone, Android, iPad and ebooks – now I wonder how student cheat during their test using these modern technology. I hope teachers will put all their gadget away before entering test room. I tried to play around with this search engine and here some screens I captured.


Healthy Flip Flop For Your Feet

Posted by editor On January - 8 - 2011

Flip Flop is the most popular footwear in many developing countries due to their low production cost. In developed countries flip flop is more of a of seasonal footwear popular during the summer time. This popular foot wear have evolved from a simple rubber thin sole type to a more elaborate with fashion beeds and embellishment to make it looks appealing.

However the fact behind flip flop is not clearly visible until some years back, in 2008, where researchers from Auburn University found that wearing thong-style flip-flops can result in sore feet, ankles and legs. Here is a quote on flip flop wearing that rise safety concern:

Flip-flops do not provide ankle support, and can cause many foot-related problems. Some flip-flops have a spongy sole, so when the foot hits the ground, it rolls inward and the sponge allows it to roll even more than usual. This is known as overpronation and causes many problems in the foot. Each time a foot hits the ground, the arch is supposed to be locked to absorb shock. But during overpronation, the arch opens and releases this locking mechanism, leading to problems such as pain in the heel, the arch, the toes and in the forefoot. Overpronation of the foot also results in flat feet, especially if flip-flops are worn throughout childhood and adolescence when the muscles, bones, and tendons of the feet are growing and developing. Exacerbating this, some flip-flops force a person to overuse the tendons in the foot, which can cause tendinitis.

I personally love flip flop especially for summer or if you happen to live in hot climate country then it’s a perfect everyday foot wear not just for summer because flip flop foot wear let your feet breath and enjoy the hot air breeze – just a wonderful feeling overall! Just be careful when choosing the flip flop some are very cheaply made and only come with a very thin sole which not only will cause foot pain in a long term wear but also offer almost no protection because your feet is so close to the ground, imagine when you have a puddle of water on your way or stepping into small rough stone which can feel pretty bumpy at the ball of your feet.
I recently walk around to find myself a good pair of flip flop for comfort wear and I found this brand called FitFlop from UK and by far it is my favorite brand for flip flop since it produces great sole for it. Even better news for women – it is a high rise flip flop or you may want to refer to it like a platform flip flop. Just a little rise to our height is always a good thing but the good news is this is not a damaging rise like you’d find in most high heel shoes. Indeed Fit Flop is very comfortable to wear, although not so fashionable! The above picture show a FitFlop sole structure and below show FitFlop diagram chart to highlight its benefit. source.

If you are interested to purchase FitFlop the site listed some online retailers. Great things that this brand also sell boots and shoes other than flip flops.


High Life at LeBua State Tower in Bangkok

Posted by editor On January - 7 - 2011

Lebua is one of Bangkok’s top luxury hotels. What amazed me is the stunning architecture of the building encompassing a thirty meter tall golden rooftop dome and new-classical balconies. The building combined condominiums, serviced apartments, offices and retail units into one becoming South East Asia’s largest building with three hundred thousand meter square. Among many some of this building’s great features include a forty story high inside atrium, a glass sky bridge suspended mid air on its top most level to offer one of a kind panoramic view of the city, world’s highest alfresco restaurant called Sirocco on LeBula’s highest floor (64th floor), and an open air sky bar.

LeBua Open Sky Bar

world’s highest alfresco restaurant, Sirocco located at 64th floor of LeBua

Asian-style seafood restaurant, Breeze located on the 51st and 52nd floors of LeBua

LeBua glass Sky Bridge

If you would like a taste of the high life in Bangkok try to book your self a room at LeBua State Towerl hotel. Prices start from $100 -200 USD/night.



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