Gwyneth Paltrow’s outrageous 2018 Goop holiday gift guide

Shop ’til you drop (all your cash): Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site Goop published its 2018 holiday gift guide this year Once again, Gwyneth Paltrow has released an extensive holiday gift guide that can only be described as very, very, Goop. While the 46-year-old actress certainly includes affordable ideas in her shopping guide — and even some suggestions for toys, books, accessories, and gadgets that a wide swath of the population might like — she’s also infamous for packing her lists with items that read simply as out-of-touch. This year’s guide includes some outrageously-priced presents — like trips, diamond jewels, and even a yacht — as well as some that are just plain bizarre, like gold rolling papers and a hygge swing.  The most noteworthy items in Gwynnie’s gift guide aren’t necessarily the ones with the biggest price tags — but they are ones with price tags that seem inordinately high for what’s being offered.  It’s safe to say, for instance, that few people would think $150 is a a reasonable amount to pay for a matchbox, even if it is made of pewter. There, Gwyneth and her Goop editors recommend a $7,700 Hermes surfboard...

What are the best bathroom light fixtures to buy in 2019 ?- Top 6 Best bathroom light fixtures Reviews!

When it comes to selecting between the best bathroom light fixtures brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. bathroom light fixtures and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important. You will be also surprised to know that the bigger brands actually spend considerable money in research and creating designs. No matter whether you are creating a traditional or want to go for one of the contemporary , you will find products to suit your budget and needs. These brands often have great warranty on their products, so think of this like an investment, at least for the next Two to Three years. Over the years, these top brands have added more choices to each range and collection, and with new products, better technology, finishes and makes, people have more choices. In fact, most of these so-called ‘cheaper’ brands rely on the bathroom light fixtures brands for ideas. Here is a list of all kinds of best bathroom light fixtures with various features...

There wasn’t a chance that Bentley was going to diffidently celebrate 100 years of existence, not

There wasn’t a chance that Bentley was going to diffidently celebrate 100 years of existence, not with the company so successful and the line-up this competitive. Here, therefore, is the third in Bentley’s trilogy of Centenary Limited Editions – the other two being the ‘Number 9′ Continental and the W.O Edition Mulsanne – christened the Number 1 Edition. All are ‘By Mulliner’ cars. Based on the new Continental GT Convertible, the Number 1 Edition “encapsulates Bentley’s remarkable spirit of achievement during the last century.” It aims to evoke the No. 1 4.5-litre Blower of Tim Birkin, the car that sent the Bentley boy around the Outer Circuit at Brooklands in 1932 at an average of 137mph. Pretty brisk now; a feat of engineering wizardry then, and a record that stood for two years. Perhaps the most tangible link between 90 year-old racing car and new luxury convertible is the wheel spinner in the dash rotating display. Not only does it look like the wheel spinners found in those Bentley icons of the 1920s and 30s, those for this No. 1 Edition have been cast from a piston off the actual car, taken during restoratio...

The 2020 BMW S1000RR is what happens when government regulations ruin what is otherwise a good

The 2020 BMW S1000RR is what happens when government regulations ruin what is otherwise a good motorcycle. If you’ve been paying attention to the S 1000 RR (Yes, that’s its technical name, with spaces between letters and numbers. I’m scrunching them all together from here on out.), you’re already aware it’s been available in Europe for some time as a 2019 model year – and the reviews are raving. But now it’s slowly trickling into US dealers as a 2020 model, and this review won’t be quite as amazing – and it’s not entirely BMW’s fault. I wasn’t sure why there was a discrepancy, but after talking with some other journos who have ridden the European version, I think I know why. More on that later. On paper at least, the 2020 BMW S1000RR has all the right upgrades a full makeover, 10 years in the making, deserves. First and foremost, the asymmetrical headlights are gone! While half the room is rejoicing (myself included), others are surely crying. Alas, time and fashion ultimately move on, and from the outset of the redesign, S1000RR global brand ambassador Nate Kern, says BMW had two goals: to make the new model at least one second faster than the old bike a...

A sparse covarying unit that describes healthy and impaired human gut microbiota development

↵† Present address: Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA. Childhood malnutrition is accompanied by growth stunting and immaturity of the gut microbiota. Even after therapeutic intervention with standard commercial complementary foods, children may fail to thrive. Gehrig et al. and Raman et al. monitored metabolic parameters in healthy Bangladeshi children and those recovering from severe acute malnutrition. The authors investigated the interactions between therapeutic diet, microbiota development, and growth recovery. Diets were then designed using pig and mouse models to nudge the microbiota into a mature post-weaning state that might be expected to support the growth of a child. These were first tested in mice inoculated with age-characteristic gut microbiota. The designed diets entrained maturation of the children’s microbiota and put their metabolic and growth profiles on a healthier trajectory. Ecosystems such as the human gut microbiota are typically described by a “parts list” with enumeration of component members. Accordingly, the abundances of community components are commonly used as a metric for relati...

David Robinson: Tesla’s solar business takes an ugly turn

Tesla’s solar energy business is off to an ugly start to 2019, and there aren’t many hopeful signs that a turnaround is coming anytime soon. And it was a truly terrible first quarter for Tesla’s solar energy business, with installations plunging and the solar roof timetable pushed back again. Despite it all, Tesla CEO Elon Musk looked on the bright side in his comments to analysts Monday evening, saying that its traditional rooftop solar installations are poised for a second-half rebound and its long hoped-for solar roof is getting closer to hitting the market. Musk even said he liked what he saw when earlier this month he visited the Buffalo solar panel factory that will make Tesla’s innovative solar roof. “I was pretty impressed with the team and we are looking forward to scaling that up significantly through the balance of this year and next,” Musk said during a conference call with analysts Wednesday. But the numbers – and Musk’s own comments – don’t provide much reason to be optimistic, at least in the short run. For starters, Tesla’s solar energy business is just a shadow of what it was under SolarCity and when state o...

Porous brick walls keep this bold Vietnamese home naturally cool

In an effort to beat the tropical heat in southern Vietnam’s Long An province, Ho Chi Minh City-based architecture firm Tropical Space created a home that maximizes natural ventilation. Dubbed the Long An House, the residence takes inspiration from traditional Vietnamese architecture but uses contemporary design elements to create an energy-efficient house that follows the local vernacular yet stands out with a minimalist design. Topped with a sloped roof divided in two parts, the home features porous brick walls, an open-sky courtyard and a layout that harnesses the region’s cooling crosswinds. Spanning an area of nearly 3,230 square feet, the Long An House includes two floors arranged around a central courtyard open to the sky. A simple construction palette of brick and concrete defines the minimalist building, which is punctuated by views of greenery throughout. Brick is featured in the home in a variety of ways, not only as a structural and facade material but is also used for cooling the home. The front yard is paved with hollow clay bricks, which can absorb the rain and reduce heat on the floor, while porous brick walls let wind and light through without compromising priva...

Build Your Own Smoker From a 55-Gallon Drum PM_Logo PM_Logo

A steel drum and a few plumbing parts make up this no-weld smoker you can build with just a few hours of work. Add meat and smoldering wood—and get ready to feast. BBQ isn’t really cooking—it’s a DIY project that ends with eating meat. After a few years of cooking with smoke, I got good at it. Then, after a few more years, I fancied myself a magician, shrouding my cheap cuts of meat in the mystery of secret-recipe dry rubs, brines, sauces, and blends of flavoring woods. But it wasn’t enough. I wanted to own every step of the process. My landlord said no to raising livestock in the apartment, so that left building the smoker itself to express my rugged individualism. Online research led me to the ugly drum smoker, which rightfully enjoys a cult following. Using a 55-gallon steel drum and parts found in any decent hardware store, the design produces an exceptional smoker. Building it is like barbecue itself, turning modest ingredients into something truly satisfying. Using ¾-inch threaded pipe and fittings (see Parts List), connect the close nipple to the 90-degree elbow and the elbow to the 24-inch-long pipe. Slip a U-bolt and mounting plate over the pipe, then ...