For all the new stylistic possibilities warm weather brings, those lewks are not without their downfalls.But there is one trick, a trick you may even be aware of already, that has changed what happens to my sandal-ridden feet drastically.Enter Band Aid s Friction Block Stick, a small but perfect item that has at this point probably prevented me from developing literal hundreds of bad blisters.Your feet stay blister-free, and you don t have to play that fun game where you switch between shoes that don t rub that part of your feet as your gaping wounds heal.It fits easily in basically any purse, should you worry you might need to reapply after a long day I rarely do , doesn t stain your shoes, lasts forever and is purchasable at any drugstore in the area where, yes, they sell band aids which you won t have to buy anymore, at least for feet blisters!Image via Band-Aid
From the blister packs that cover your sensitive electronics to the lightweight films that wrap our foods, plastic packaging is everywhere.Plastic packaging may be widespread, but it has a major flaw that limits its effectiveness — it is permeable to moisture.This water permeability can have a devastating effect on electronics and other organic materials that are sensitive to water.To better protect these hydrophobic products, a team of researchers has developed a new form of water-resistant plastic using graphene.The material looks and feels like plastic, but it is a million times more water resistant than the standard plastics currently in use.Most packaged items like tools, clothing, and other similar non-electronic items can handle a little water, but electronic devices, especially those stored for extended periods of time, are easily damaged in the presence accumulating levels of moisture.
Intel's Basis Peak was found to cause blisters and burnsIntel has recalled all of its Basis Peak smartwatches after they were found to overheat, causing users to suffer blisters and skin burns.The Basis Peak, which tracks users' steps and heart rate, was found to have damaged the skin of a number of users in June.The company hoped that an update to the device's firmware would fix the problem.But on Wednesday, Intel said it had been unable to make the £170 watches safe, and told owners to return them for a full refund.The company will also shut down the Peak service at the end of the year, making any devices not returned unusable.
A long day of trudging through the mountains can do a number on your feet.If you want to fend off foot blisters, a pair of wool dress socks can help.Blisters are caused by friction, so to stop blisters you have to keep your skin from being rubbed raw.That s why Jordan Jones at ITS Tactical recommends donning a pair of wool dress socks before you put on your softer, cushier socks.The dress socks will stay tight against your skin, so any friction that happens will be between the two socks and not your foot.The wool will also wick away more of your foot sweat, and that can help reduce blistering as well.
Late Tuesday night, writer-director John Carpenter—the man behind such late-night-cable classics as Halloween, The Thing, and Escape from New York—sent out a jarring, seemingly random tweet about one of the best-known entries in his decades-long filmography: They Live, the cult sci-fi conspiracy thriller about a working-class drifter played by wrestling icon Rowdy Roddy Piper whose discovery of a pair of special sunglasses leads to the revelation that Los Angeles—and possibly the world—is under the control of blister-faced, poorly wigged aliens.The movie was released in 1988, the tail-end of the Reagan era, and very clearly targeted at the capitalism-crazed boomer-bougies who d eagerly exchanged their ideology for luxury.Surely, no one would need an explainer on one of the most enjoyably surface-level sci-fi analogies of all time, right?— John Carpenter @TheHorrorMaster January 4, 2017In case you re wondering why Carpenter suddenly felt the need to defend a nearly thirty-year-old movie, the answer is real fuckin ugly: In recent years, They Live has in recent years become a meme-muse for online neo-nazis, some of whom have adopted the film s messages about media manipulation and secret powers, and used them for their own anti-Zionist propaganda which is only a degree or so dumber than arguing that Gremlins is about the perils of free-trade imports, or that Short Circuit s Number 5 is actually a numerology-foretold Illuminati agent .One antisemitic GIF that makes use of the film s iconic Obey scene has been around since at least 2015, and there are a handful of straw-grasping videos on YouTube alleging that They Live is some sort of secret exposé about Jewish power run amok.
Some veggies just taste better burnt, especially when you mix them up in a salsa.Here are some easy ways to char salsa ingredients in the kitchen.For a more flavorful salsa, Sho Spaeth at Serious Eats suggests you burn and blister the skins of your main components.The charing adds a rich, smoky flavor that balances well with the sweetness of tomatoes, tomatillos, and most peppers.To char them, you can hold them with tongs over the flame of your gas burner stove, use a chef s mini-torch to carefully burn the skins, or use your broiler.Spaeth says the most efficient way to char up several vegetables at once is to place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and stick them under a preheated broiler.
I recently encountered a smart little product called RediTape, which is basically a super thin, pocket-sized roll of man s most versatile tool: duct tape.Here s how to make a homemade version that s cheaper and more customizable to fit your preferences.Portable duct tape isn t a new idea—we ve covered ways to put it on a key chain and in your wallet—but the concept still has room for some adaptation.RediTape s design is clever because its length allows for more tape to fit within a much slimmer profile.It s small enough to go in your pocket, your car s glove box, a day pack, a bug-out bag, and even a runner s belt which is great for blister prevention.That said, there s plenty of reasons why you might want to make your own version of it:
If you’ve ever glanced at the back of a medicine packet, or read through that tightly folded, microprint advice slip that comes wrapped around your blister pack of seemingly innocuous tablets, you could be forgiven for wondering if drug-based medicine is a bit of an imprecise science.You’ve got a headache, so naturally you reach for the paracetamol.An hour later, you’re feeling much better.Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRIs) could literally save your life if you suffer from depression.Unless you then drink grapefruit juice, which can effectively boost the dosage of an antidepressant from therapeutic to toxic.According to Kris Famm, president of Galvani Bioelectronics, about 90 per cent of the work that goes into developing a drug isn’t focused on treating a disease, but on working out how to prevent or mitigate the adverse effects the drug might have on other parts of the body.
Even in 2016 the number of successfully cured or eradicated diseases is downright paltry, actually just one.On the verge of disappearing, is a close second, largely courtesy the non-profit , whose motto is appropriately enough ''.Examining this rare illustrative example fully funded by small and large donations might help explain how to optimally put donations to use and what the process of eradicating a global disease might actually entail.Upon ingestion the fleas die, releasing the Guinea worm larvae, which penetrate through the GI tract into the abdominal cavity and remain there, taking about a year to grow into worms as long as two to three feet in length.Adult worms then break free through the infected person's skin, creating an extremely painful blister, locally secreting acid to burst it and slowly crawling out of the person's body over a month.Leaving its victims incapacitated for months at a time if not worse, its harmful effects ripple across already desperately poor communities, preventing children from attending school and farmers from working their land.
Frankly, it’s time to forget about those sweaters your grandmother made for you.To help you put those itchy feelings of wool firmly in the rearview mirror, here’s a primer on the best forward-thinking wool brands on the market.Easily identified by its logo of a happy person wearing socks, its designs lend themselves to a broad customer base with wearable and almost lifestyle-driven styles.“We call it SmartLoft, and it’s a blend of mostly merino wool with polyester,” said Molly Cuffe, Smartwool director of Global Brand Marketing, to Digital Trends.“We have a 60-gram, lightest weight, and 120-gram, warmer weight, fill in a range of styles, including hoodies, pullovers, mid-layers, and vests.”Most of its SmartLoft pieces combine Merino sleeves, which makes a great insulation option for questionable weather and stop-and-go activities.
Frankly, it’s time to forget about those sweaters your grandmother made for you.To help you put those itchy feelings of wool firmly in the rearview mirror, here’s a primer on the best forward-thinking wool brands on the market.Easily identified by its logo of a happy person wearing socks, its designs lend themselves to a broad customer base with wearable and almost lifestyle-driven styles.“We call it SmartLoft, and it’s a blend of mostly merino wool with polyester,” said Molly Cuffe, Smartwool director of Global Brand Marketing, to Digital Trends.“We have a 60-gram, lightest weight, and 120-gram, warmer weight, fill in a range of styles, including hoodies, pullovers, mid-layers, and vests.”Most of its SmartLoft pieces combine Merino sleeves, which makes a great insulation option for questionable weather and stop-and-go activities.
A number of iPhone cases have been recalled because of their dangerous contents – glittery liquid that causes blisters and burns and skin damage.These cases were distributed through a variety of storefronts, including but not limited to Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, Henri Bendel, Tory Burch, and Victoria’s Secret.And don’t think you’re good just because you bought yours a while ago, this recall covers sales all the way back to the year 2015!The stores included on the list sold these cases from October 2015 through June 2017 for between $15 and $65.If you believe someone you know has one of the shiny glitter goo iPhone cases involved in this recall, we recommend you contact them and let them know.This is not a “we’ll just be safe and not let the case crack” situation.
The baby was still in diapers when the first blister appeared, ballooning red and angry from his pale, newborn skin.For seven years they kept the blisters at bay.In June, the child arrived at the burn unit of the Ruhr University Children’s Hospital in Bochum, Germany, hot with fever and septic from a strain of staph.His doctors began pumping him full of antibiotics and painkillers, bathing him in iodine, and dressing the wounds with ointments.The father gave his son skin from his own body.After five weeks in the intensive care unit, the boy was dying.
The genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa is the stuff of nightmares.Small scratches that healthy people wouldn't notice cause the skin to blister off, leaving these patients prone to infection.The constant inflammation makes cancer more likely.Now, for the first time ever, researchers have restored functioning skin to a young epidermolysis bullosa patient.His lost skin was entirely replaced using stem cells that had been genetically engineered to replace the inherited defect.Epidermolysis bullosa is caused by mutations that damage any of a number of genes that encode components of the extracellular matrix or the protein that latches on to them.
One of the most overlooked pieces of gear that a cyclist owns is his or her shoes.Many riders are content with wearing the same footwear for years, all the while spending thousands of dollars to upgrade their components, frames, and wheelsets.But a new pair of cycling shoes from Specialized is making a good case for why we shouldn’t ignore what we put on our feet.The S-Works 7 may be Specialized’s most technical bike shoe yet.Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground, up, the shoes were built to not only efficiently transfer power to the pedals, but also be as comfortable as possible.Typically, cyclists have to settle for one of those things or the other, but the team at Specialized claim they’ve found a formula that delivers both.
Mast Chew is a plant based and sugar free chewing gum made in Australia using organic and natural ingredients.The Chewing gum is sweetened with xylitol and flavoured with 100% essential spearmint oil (with other flavours to come).The gum base is extracted from various species of Pistacia trees.This makes Mast Chew an environmentally friendly product that is biodegradable and free from petrochemicals.Mast Chew is a premium product with excellent up-sell opportunity.It is available in bottles of 75 grams and blister packs of 16 pieces.
AstroNova Company TrojanLabel has released the Trojan T3-OP overprinting system.The system enables high-quality, 4-colour printing directly onto materials which have an absorbent surface or an ink-receptive surface such as cardboard, postcards, boxes, paper bags, wooden planks or thicker objects like blister envelopes or folded boxes ready for shipment.With a print width of up to 223 mm and length from 15 to 1500 mm, the system provides print resolution of up to 1600 dpi.It runs at a print speed of up to 300 mm/s and automatically adjusts for variances in timing and spacing when fed manually.With the T3-OP, it is easy to switch between substrates without making equipment adjustments.Designed for high production, it allows users to generate large runs in a short period of time.
A model with the a condition that causes her skin to blister is hoping her representation in a high-profile fashion campaign for Missguided will help increase awareness of Epidermolysis bullosa.Maya Spencer-Berkeley has an inherited condition that causes the skin to become very fragile.“Showing real women and not giving everyone the idea that there is just one way to be”.Misguided’s InYourOwnSkin campaign is continuing the brand’s push to celebrate diversity seen in its previous inclusive campaigns such as KeepBeingYou and MakeYourMark, which star a range of people regardless of race, sexual orientation or size.InYourOwnSkin aims to celebrate features that are usually hidden or covered up as they are perceived as ‘flaws’.Whether that be scarring, birthmarks, freckles, tattoos, albinism or skin conditions, these ‘imperfections’ make us who we are and the only thing Missguided is hoping to remove is the stigma.
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