Home Home n garden Decor Decor oi-Staff By Staff on February 26, 2009 A latest breakthrough in environment friendly homes, is a 600 year old medieval home in which heat is retained from the sun while naturally cooling in summer. Any extra energy requirements are provided by the solar panels on the roof and a wood chip boiler. The design originated in Spain and the structure is dome-shaped design based on medieval techniques. This eco-friendly home costs up to 445,000 pounds to build, but with the renewable technologies set to plummet, it could be the most affordable and practical option for the future. The construction involves environment friendly materials like the locally sourced timber and recycled newspaper for insulation. The building of the house is an easy task. The arched building is essentially one large vault spanning 65 feet (20 metres), covered on the outside with earth and plants to camouflage it and help … [Read more...] about Eco-Friendly Homes, Easy To Built
narcissistic woman Source: Nicoleta Ionescu/Dreamstime Are you wondering just how to deal with a narcissist? It definitely can be challenging, soul-stifling, and maddening. The first step in how to deal with a narcissist is to recognize she is one. Here is a partial definition of the disorder from the DSM-V : A personality disorder with the following characteristics: a long-standing pattern of grandiose self-importance and an exaggerated sense of talent and achievements fantasies of unlimited sex , power, brilliance, or beauty an exhibitionistic need for attention and admiration either cool indifference or feelings of rage , humiliation , or emptiness as a response to criticism, indifference, or defeat various interpersonal disturbances, such as feeling entitled to special favors, taking advantage of others, and inability to empathize with the feelings of others. Does that sound familiar? If you are with a narcissist and things go … [Read more...] about Are You Wondering How to Deal With a Narcissist?
Brad Gobright was a remarkable rock climber who fell 1,000 feet to his death in northern Mexico as he and fellow climber Aidan Jacobson had spent two days climbing the face of Sendero Luminoso. He fell to his death as he descended the mountain’s face. Gobright, well-known in the rock climbing world, held the speed record for climbing El Capitan, the looming granite wall in Yosemite National Park. Perhaps his greatest claim to rock-climbing fame came from his free-soloing. Free solo climbing is done without ropes, harness, or safety equipment and is reserved for the elite of elite rock climbers. A climber is alone, unaided, and unprotected, reliant upon physical strength and skill alone. Until recently, such climbing was thought near impossible. Who could mountain climb without gear? It wasn’t until September 2019 that ‘free solo’ was added to the American dictionary. Gobright possessed amazing skill and nerve widely admired in the climbing community, a group widely noted for its … [Read more...] about What You Can Learn from a Rock Climber’s Death
The silver screen of Hollywood past often included white plumes of smoke as men and women lit each other’s cigarettes and puffed on cigars in so many major films. Flash forward 50 years and you are hard-pressed to find examples of smoking actors. When you do, the question for modern viewers is, how do they look now? Research has examined exactly that question and provides some surprising answers. As Coy Callison et al. noted in a study aptly entitled “The Aura of Tobacco,” “Movie nerds don’t smoke; should they try, they don’t manage to do it quite right.” [i] True, and they are no doubt healthier for it. What about famous, attractive movie stars? Other researchers have uncovered some surprising answers. Hollywood Role Models Source: Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay David Hines et al. examined whether smoking cigarettes in popular films increased the likelihood that viewers would light up.[ii] They had a sample of 151 college students ranging in … [Read more...] about Is Smoking Still Glamorous?