Sunday, 10 April 2016

Chemical Glassware and Our Bathroom Decor

Stored within several boxes safely in my garage is a complete chemistry lab. This lab includes Bunsen burners; test tube and racks along with a large assortment of glassware, after all one can not have a professional chemistry set without the benefit of the associated glassware. Included in the lab glassware would be various beakers of different sizes, an assortment of flasks, both large and small pipettes and the ever popular test tubes. Although I have stored many of these items away for safe keeping my wife has decided to made good use of my "chemical toys."

My wife in her decorating theme has taken my chemical supplies of glassware and included it in our bathroom décor. Upon entering the bathroom one would think they had slipped into a laboratory environment by error. On her bathroom cabinets can be seen an assortment of small vials and bottles complimented with various sizes of beakers, flasks and even several Erlenmeyer flasks out in the open for public view.

Before going to far into my wife's decorative adventure let's talk for a bit on beakers. Anyone familiar with chemistry knows that the lab is not complete unless there is an assortment of different beakers scattered around the lab bench. They come in various sizes and are frequently used to measure volumes of liquid. Although they may not be especially precise in their calibration scale you will find them with markings which indicate volume measurements. Beakers are generally accurate to a mere 10 percent so therefore, a 250-ml beaker will contain 250-ml with an error of plus or minus 25 ml. With larger beakers the error of measurement will greatly increase. Since these items of glassware are flat on the bottom they are easily placed upon flat surfaces such as the lab bench or perhaps a hot plate. They generally have a spout which makes it very easy when pouring liquids. In the case of my wife's decorations these items are shown in plentiful supply in our bathroom.

Although this may be an entertaining article, I still try to bring some chemical education to the reader and with that in mind I will briefly describe the benefits of using beakers. Its wide mouth makes it easy to add various materials to the glassware. As mentioned above they consist of a flat bottom and contain a pour sprout for transferring liquids.

Various flasks are frequently employed in a laboratory and come in not just a variety of names but shapes and purposes as well. Popular among the flasks are the Florence flask which is a thick-walled flask intended for withstand direct flames while used for heating products within. The neck of the flask allows a clamp to be installed securely making it able to be easily moved. There are also the volumetric flasks which accurately permit the measurements of any solution. This is the generally accepted flask for preparing chemical solutions while in the lab. This glassware is also not intended to be heated but merely used to mix the various chemicals. Thanks to my wife we readily find all these types of flasks sitting appropriately within the confines of our bathroom.

Another popular piece of my lab glassware which my wife has freely incorporated into her bathroom decor is the Erlenmeyer Flasks. Flasks in general cover a vast array of glassware but in this case we are speaking of one special type of flask. The most common of flasks found in the modern laboratory is the Erlenmeyer flask. This flask has a narrow neck and of course a flat bottom to allow it to sit on the lab bench. These flasks are excellent for swirling liquids around and for heating liquids inside of them. As can be seen there are several similar uses for both the beaker and the flask however, in the event that you need to seal the contents or to save them for a period of time then the logical choice would be the Erlenmeyer flask. It is usually much easier to place a stopper in the Erlenmeyer flask than it would be with a common beaker.

Of course the flasks come in an assortment of sizes similar to the beakers and once again they too have volume marked off and with a similar accuracy of only ten percents as well. If one goes into our homes bathroom you will see an assortment of various size Erlenmeyer flasks sitting neatly on the countertops and on various shelves.

Lastly, we will talk briefly about test tubes. Their usual use in the lab is to hold small samples. You would not use a test tube for measurements involving precise volumes. Of all lab equipment the test tube is generally the least expensive and in the case of my wife's decorating ideas it has a prominent place in her scheme of lab related bathroom design. Although some types of test tubes are intended to be heated with a Bunsen burner of a flame fortunately my wife does not include this characteristic in her decorating plans. In keeping with the educational philosophy of this article we can state that test tubes are nothing more than thin glass cylinders with rounded rather than flat bottoms. As stated above they're purpose is primarily for collecting and storing specimens or samples and rarely have any sort of measurement scales on them.

As a last minute note, it is possible to see a few small pipettes in the bathroom from my lab supplies. Pipettes are used when measuring and transferring small volumes of liquid. Like most lab equipment there are different types of pipettes for different purposes. Generally a lab will use the plastic, disposable types of Pipette. A word of advice is in order here since pipettes are not intended to be exposed to flames even if using the glass versions. It is highly possible that they will become deformed by the heat which would make their measurement ability greatly inaccurate. In concluding this article, I would suggest that all bubbling chemists should accurately know their lab glassware after all - my wife does! The proof is a walk into our bathroom.

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Colorful Key Holders - An Idea For Handmade Home Decor

There exist a number of things in our daily lives that are so ordinary that they often border along the lines of being underestimated. These are things that we can live without from time to time, or consume and breathe regularly. Yet, as soon as one of them goes missing, it has a severe colossal effect on our lives as we are left wondering how we are going to move on without their presence. A keychain holder is a great case in point; after all, keys are an essential part of our daily existence!

Keys hold access to compartments, stockpiling zones, and workplaces- areas where you are likely to find exceptionally ordered data being stored. Nevertheless, some of them are so small that they can easily get lost and you won't even notice until it is too late. In no uncertain terms, a missing key can have severe ramifications not only at a particular level but on general business operations as a whole. The best way to counter this impending mishap would be to have holders in strategic locations so that you never miss one at crucial moments.

Here are some DIY ideas for colorful holders online that will add an element of grace to your home interior and décor.

DIY Vintage Key Frame

A favorite holder for many, this one resembles a picture in many regards with the keys being the stars amidst this wonderful setting. The best way to make it is with a vintage frame that has small hooks to support the keys. With a few minute's time in hand and some nice hooks and frames, you can easily make it. Hang it up on the wall like a picture and have a key holder support at hand every time you come in or leave home.

Car key magnetic switch plate hooks

This cool magnetic plate hooks makes use of magnets since it has been found that most keys are capable sticking to a magnet. This is placed alongside the light switch to make it a whole lot easier for you. Simply enter the house, flick on the lights, and bring your keys close. The powerful magnet will do the rest for you!

Funky DIY Key Holder

Funky DIY key rack idea won't require much effort to complete. This is set on a simple wooden board with decorative paper glued on to it, making for a very colorful appearance. The best part is that the piece of wood allows you to place an image of your choice on it. Simply print it and glue it on, attach the hooks and a hanger, and never again will you miss your keys while heading out for work.

Lanyard Key Holder

With this, you are assured of something that is going to last ages. It is widely used by a number of people for various purposes. This homemade key holder is something very few readymade products can favorably compare to. All you will need is a few strips of colorful and differently patterned fabric and attach some hooks at either of its ends. A delightful new vividly colored key holder will be ready for use.

In case you feel that making your very own keychain holder at home is a lot of work, more effective solutions are at hand in the form of online stores. You can get key holders online from Visit one today to get your preferable choice of colorful key holders online and add a new vibe to your interior décor plan!

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

In Search Of Enduring Happiness For Humanity

My bucket list

When I see a list of 100 activities, which my friend, wants to do in his life, I am overwhelmed, due to inadequacy in my thinking.

I have no such plans:

Cities to see, adventurous activities to do, before I die.

Let's first learn to love people - spouse, siblings, parents, and in-laws.

And stop loving things and activities over people.

Yes, 'the world is too much with us', said William Wordsworth.

Let's use things, but not love things.

Present scenario

Today, grown up grandchildren, prefer to see a movie over talking to the 'lonely' grandparents.

Today grown up children are so absorbed in their ambitions that little they see in their parents, who wait for their communication and attention.

A flaw in our behavior is preferential treatment to incoming generation, over outgoing generation.

Old-age homes have come up as its direct application.

An ethical Oriental bucket list

Let the traditional marriages with lifelong commitment make a comeback.

Let every married person maintain warm contacts with the spouse's family, even after spouse's death.

Let children maintain their spontaneous 'childhood' warmth towards each other, even after marriage.


It depends upon closeness between their spouses.

Odds are heavily pitted, against this wish.

The children are busy in their lives:

Growth of their children, and security in future for their family.

Warmth and affection between siblings are vanishing.

Men versus women

* Women are performing better than men in some respects.

Sisters continue their intimacy, in spite of their spouses having a formal interaction only.

Brothers more often than not, lose the closeness, and warmth of pre-marriage days.

Their intimacy depends upon closeness between their spouses.

A taste of real women power, all over the World!

* Why do 'homely' men give in!

Does it help them in maintaining harmony in home - peace and romance?

Are men more tolerant than women in this regard?

Do men exhibit more tolerance towards in-laws?

Sisters-in-law seldom click with each other.

Attitudes and king-size egos

It is interesting to observe families around us, soaked in unhappiness,

But refusing to change attitudes,

For the king-size egos, never give in,

And 'divorces' multiply

Or uncomfortable compromises by 'surrendering', pervade all over.

God bless us

You blessed humanity with a bigger brain.

It has its own disadvantages.

We are imperfect, unlike You.

Bless us with equal love towards man-made relations and God-made relations.

If not,

Let there be no 'family' institution for humanity,

Let's live like animals, with animal-instincts.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Eugenics and Evolution: Schoolchild See Destruction, Schoolchild Do Destruction

Darwinism evolved and spawned many monstrous ideas, such as eugenics. [1] Eugenics, the love child of racism and evolution, claimed to improve to the human race by cutting out or neutralizing (by sterilization) "undesirable" traits in undesirable people, including children. The eugenics doctrine was taught in some public schools, the most notorious being the German schools in the 1930s. The practice of eugenics was common around the 1920s when many Americans approved abortion clinics, such as Planned Parenthood.

America and Eugenics
The eugenics theory was taught ferociously in top public schools around the world around the 1920s-30s. Eugenics said if the world can rid itself of all the slow, ugly, black and Jewish people, it would be left with fit, white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed beautiful race of supreme beings. (Never mind that the smartest man in our modern times was a Jew [Einstein], or that blue eyes are an evolutionarily undesirable mutation.).

After sufficient indoctrination, when the world was supinely acquiescing to eugenic theory, America began this beautifying process. It began by forcing sterilization of 'undesirables'. Sterilization targets included the "feebleminded, insane, criminalistic, epileptic, inebriate, diseased, blind, deaf; deformed; and dependent" - including "orphans, ne'er-do-wells, tramps, the homeless and paupers." [2] Eugenicists were convinced traits such as alcoholism, epilepsy and pauperism were also hereditary traits that should be wiped out of society.
Eugenics in action was supposed to leave the world with intelligent, rich and healthy individuals. But, America's beautifying process ended with 60,000 involuntarily sterilized children who tell their story to this day.

Sterilization was a walk in the park compared to what was to follow. At its most feverish, American eugenicists lynched a negro, Laura Nelson. Nelson had committed no crime (although her son was accused of stealing a cow). In Laura's trial, the brutal eugenic theory was in play as the judge gave directions to the jury, saying:
"The people of the state have said by recently adopted constitutional provision that the race to which the unfortunate victims belonged should in large measure be divorced from participation in our political contests, because of their known racial inferiority and their dependent credulity, which very characteristic made them the mere tool of the designing and cunning. It is well known that I heartily concur in this constitutional provision of the people's will. The more then does the duty devolve upon us of a superior race and of greater intelligence to protect this weaker race from unjustifiable and lawless attacks. [3]

In other words, the Judge agreed with the people of the state when they said black people shouldn't be involved in white man's voting system because they were inferior. Their inferiority, said the judge, made them manipulative and cunning. The judge, who wasn't supposed to be biased, instructed the jury that it was their duty, as a superior and more intelligent race, to enforce the law.

Germany and Eugenics
But, America wasn't the only country enthralled by eugenics. In the 1930s, Hitler, impressed by America's work, asked for eugenics advice from California's top eugenicists. Hitler wanted to know how to adopt the eugenics program in Germany. [4] California was delighted and offered their advice - something they would come to regret.
Germans became hardcore eugenicists, doing horrific experiments on 'inferior' people. These experiments included:

· making large incisions in women's legs which they deliberately infected with bacteria,
· open surgery while they were still living,
· joining children together to form Siamese twins. [5]

By contrast, Nazis glorified some individuals, such as baby Hessy Levinson (pictured). Hessy's picture was selected for the front cover of the Nazi's Sonne Ins Haus propaganda publication. Ironically, Levinson was, unbeknown to German authorities, a Jew. [6]
The Nazi's soon financed Dr. Earnest Rudin's study which was supposed to prove the Aryan race was superior to other races. Rudin's study helped establish Hereditary Health Courts, where children could be sent to by their teachers and doctors to determine a child's genetic fitness. If a child was deemed unfit, they were sterilized. [7]
But why should they stop at sterilization, if murdering defectives would purify the human race faster? Using this logic, doctors were granted the power to mark so-called unfit people for death. Among those marked were German's who were 'incurably ill', such as the senile, the criminally insane or those of non-German blood like the Jews. Physically and mentally handicapped people were also targets.

The eugenics study targeted people who were valued by God. Both the eugenic and evolutionary theories, once adopted, created many disasters, culminating in the atrocities of the Holocaust and attempts to conquer the world through the 'superior Aryan race'. However, the German public disliked the practice and the programs were eventually abandoned. But, not before doctors had killed more than 50,000 children and babies. A theory which began by being innocently taught to public schoolchildren through evolution, and then hardcore eugenics, led to its acceptance and precipitated the biggest war our world has ever seen.

The eugenics theory is creeping in via evolution in the classroom, we are start noticing parents choosing the sex of their child at their 10-week scan for abnormalities. Doctors believe this scan is being used by unhappy parents to weed out their babies who are of the 'wrong' gender.[7] This behavior is being tolerated and accepted because we forgot what 'eugenics' did to our world only 80 years ago.
Isn't Eugenics a Dead Duck Today?

Pro-death Presenter is for suicide and abortion because there's too many people around.
Bill Maher, a famous American television host, writer, actor and media critic, said, "I'm consistently pro-death, although I do believe in more DNA testing... My motto is let's kill the right people. I'm pro-choice. I'm for assisted suicide. I'm for regular suicide. I'm for whatever gets the freeway moving. That's what I'm for. The planet is too crowded and we need to promote death. I'm just not one of those people who thinks all life is precious... but, if you're pro-choice, maybe that's what you're thinking anyway."
Eugenically 'Compromised' Boy Fired from Public School for Having Cystic Fibrosis
Think eugenics isn't infiltrating our public schools today? Think again. An 11-year-old boy with Cystic Fibrosis was expelled from his public school after his Cystic Fibrosis was discovered by school authorities.

Despite showing no signs of the disease, Colman Chadam was banished because he might become symptomatic and harbor bacteria in his lungs which could be passed onto other children Note that CF is not contagious.
No missing Link between Darwin and Eugenics.
Darwin, the man who is often credited with inventing evolution, had a half-cousin, Francis Galton, who was the man who invented the definition of eugenics. Therefore Eugenics and Darwinism spawned from the same family.

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