Harland and Wolff https://www.harlandandwolff.com Delivering the best fun, trending and quality content on health, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, tech, fitness and more. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:58:15 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://www.harlandandwolff.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-new-1-32x32.png Harland and Wolff https://www.harlandandwolff.com 32 32 5 Artists to Watch in 2018 https://www.harlandandwolff.com/entertainment/5-artists-watch-2018/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/entertainment/5-artists-watch-2018/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:58:15 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2457 5 Artists to Watch in 2018 The art world, now that we live in a globalized society, can be difficult to follow, much less anticipate where new trends will come from, and which artists will be at the forefront of a particular movement. Here are our picks of the 5 artists to watch in 2018. […]

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5 Artists to Watch in 2018

The art world, now that we live in a globalized society, can be difficult to follow, much less anticipate where new trends will come from, and which artists will be at the forefront of a particular movement. Here are our picks of the 5 artists to watch in 2018. They were amazing in 2017, and we’re excited to see where they take us in the next year.

Ivana Bašić

It has been a fantastic couple of years for Ivana Bašić. This Serbian artist has, in recent years, mounted her first solo gallery show in London, had her very first installation displayed at a globally recognized gallery, and was invited to participate in Dreamlands, the Whitney Museum’s group exhibition of film and video installations that have been deemed important and innovative. Her powerful representations of the human form are visceral, almost violent, and display both the extreme vulnerability, and the extraordinary resilience of the human form. Her work can be seen at galleries globally, and we’re excited to see what she does next.

 

Takahiro Iwasaki

Iwasaki, what can be said that hasn’t already been said at great length? His work is powerful in it’s subtlety and in its enormous detail. With compositions featuring famous locations throughout his home country of Japan, the results are quite stunning. The use of unusual materials (several of the powerlines are made from human hair) along with the attention to detail make his work sought after by collectors and galleries across the globe. If you have a chance to see his work, definitely check him out, they are simply stunning.

 

dboring

This reclusive artist from Minneapolis is relatively new to the art scene, but his Body Portrait series is nothing short of extraordinary. The process involves an detailed interview with the model, followed by a photoshoot. The final piece is enormous (each panel is a square foot) carefully created using layers of the model’s photos, to create an abstract portrait, unique to the model and the story they shared with him. His control and use of color and texture is unparalleled, and we expect to see great things come from this artist in the future.

 

Zadie Xa

This artist, currently working out of London, originally of Korean-Canadian descent, uses her work to bring together performance art, sculpture, clothing, and personal narratives to create something truly unique. Identity is a driving force behind her work, inspired by her place within the Korean culture, her family, and the global diaspora populations. She also does spoken word projects, which we would highly recommend. It’s a terrific way to experience her work.

 

Cui Jie

An amazing artist from Beijing, Cui Jie has quickly risen to be one of the most exciting artists working, not just in the Chinese art world, but globally. The way she weaves the organize into futuristic building designs, including birds and insects and humans into her landscapes, is truly unique. Her use of color and shape is breathtaking, and we’re incredibly excited to see what she tackles next.

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Choosing The Best Pizza Stone for Grilling https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/choosing-best-pizza-stone-grilling/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/choosing-best-pizza-stone-grilling/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:37:25 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2451 Pizza stones are a great tool to use for cooking, but many people don’t realize that a pizza stone can be used on a grill as well as in the oven. Even further, many people don’t know the best pizza stone for grills or how best to use their pizza stone on the grill. To […]

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Pizza stones are a great tool to use for cooking, but many people don’t realize that a pizza stone can be used on a grill as well as in the oven. Even further, many people don’t know the best pizza stone for grills or how best to use their pizza stone on the grill. To get a better idea of how to grill successfully with the stone, use these expert tips.

Pick Your Stone Carefully

As any chef knows, the final product depends on their ingredients as well as the materials used in the process. Having the right preparation and baking tools plays a big difference in having a pizza that’s crispy and one that’s soggy. For both novice and experienced bakers, pizza stones by Cast Elegance are a great choice.

These stones are made from Theramarite which have a high heat tolerance, ensuring a crispy crust every time. They are also designed to withstand thermal shock, so they will last when grilling. Since grilling can make it easy to damage trays and pans, these stones are durable when compared to the competition. Although it’s still important to maintain them as directed, they will withstand more stress than other models. With their design to withstand high temperatures from the grill, they’re a great option and will make delicious grilled pizza, as well as other dishes that require a baking stone.

Grilling with a Stone

Since stones are more sensitive to rapid changes in heat, it’s a good idea to preheat the stone in the grill. Taking this extra step will keep the stone from cracking. Place the stone on the grill when starting it and then remove when warm to add the pizza or other desired product to bake.

It’s actually a good idea to store the pizza stone in the grill if that’s where it’s normally used. Allowing the stone to cool with the grill will give it more of a convection cooking effect that most people like. If removing the stone from the grill, make sure that it’s completely cool before doing so. Once again, rapid changes in temperature can put stress on the stone and lead to it cracking over time.

Since pizza stones will become very hot, it’s important to use adequate protection when handling. Although oven mitts are often used for the grill and oven, the pizza stones have a higher ability to retain heat. It may be beneficial to choose high heat oven mitts or specialized heat resistant tools when handling the stone.

Over time, stones will develop a finish that’s known as a patina. This will also help to make the pizza stone no-stick. Since they’re easy to maintain, they’re a no-fuss kitchen and grilling tool that people love to use. However, it’s important to follow the usage directions. Don’t cut a pizza while on the stone as this can damage it. It’s also a good idea to sprinkle cornmeal on the stone before placing the pizza to avoid it sticking to the crust. Use these recommendations to find a great pizza stone and have amazing grilled pizzas at home.

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Expunge Your Criminal Records  https://www.harlandandwolff.com/lifestyle/expunge-your-criminal-records/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/lifestyle/expunge-your-criminal-records/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:38:04 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2442 Although expungement doesn’t technically “clear your criminal record,” it technically hides criminal charges from employers, landlords, and other entities, which might run a routine criminal background check. In the state of Minnesota, the laws pertaining to expunging a criminal record are not as straightforward as one might think. In fact, if you do have a […]

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Although expungement doesn’t technically “clear your criminal record,” it technically hides criminal charges from employers, landlords, and other entities, which might run a routine criminal background check. In the state of Minnesota, the laws pertaining to expunging a criminal record are not as straightforward as one might think. In fact, if you do have a checkered past, if you’ve ever been charged with a criminal infraction, and have this lingering over your head, you might opt to hire an attorney which specializes in this specific area of the law.

Why a specialist makes a difference

You might think any criminal lawyer can help you in getting your records expunged. In many instances, you think it is as simple as having forms submitted, properly signed, and sealed, and your records are hidden. This is not the case. When you choose to hire a team of specialized attorneys, who deal with expunging records on a daily basis you will receive:

  • Expert services. Not only do they know the law, but also what has to be submitted to the court, in order to have records expunged.
  • They understand the process. This means filing goes smoothly, and they submit all necessary documentation, to avoid delays in the legal process.
  • They know how to seal records. The right team of attorneys will explain to you that your criminal record isn’t technically erased, but rather, it is sealed/hidden, from public records and views.

Basically, the right team of expungement professionals not only know the legal process, and how the filing goes, but also what technicalities are in place, so as to avoid delaying the process.

Why expunge your record?

Sure, a small petty-theft crime when you were 18 doesn’t seem like much at the age of 35 or 40. But, to employers, landlords, mortgage lenders, and other entities who run criminal background checks it might! A criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life. Even though it shouldn’t be used to discriminate against you, most employers, and other individuals who run a background check, will look at this unfavorably. So, when competing for a job, or other opportunities, this might cause bias when an employer is reviewing your records.

When such records are expunged, not only are they “erased” (hidden), they won’t show up in a criminal background check. They aren’t visible, so you won’t have to report them.

You don’t want a bad mistake you made in your past to haunt you, and limit your opportunities going forward in life. With a criminal record, you will always run this risk. So, why not have your records expunged, so that this information never gets out to the general public, and will be hidden from public records?

For those with a criminal past, even one infraction can greatly hinder your opportunities going forward in life. If you need your records expunged, or would like to learn more about the process in MN, the team for you to contact is https://www.leversonbudke.com/minnesota-legal-services/expungement-mn/. Visit their site today to learn more about expunging criminal records, or to schedule your consultation with a professional, specialized attorney.

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Reasons Why WordPress Is The Top CMS Choice https://www.harlandandwolff.com/technology/reasons-wordpress-top-cms-choice/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/technology/reasons-wordpress-top-cms-choice/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:54:55 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2437 When it comes to blogging, WordPress is probably the first software that you should look at. You will note that WordPress is an open source and hence free to use. Most bloggers normally like it because it is easy to use and is free. Most businesses normally use WordPress in order to reach a larger […]

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When it comes to blogging, WordPress is probably the first software that you should look at. You will note that WordPress is an open source and hence free to use. Most bloggers normally like it because it is easy to use and is free. Most businesses normally use WordPress in order to reach a larger
group of people. Anyone who has used WordPress in the past would find it
difficult to work with any other CMS platform. Initially, it was used for blogging. Nowadays, it is extensively used for hosting corporate websites. The following are the reasons why WordPress is still the best CMS:

1. It is a perfect content management system.

A good content management system normally has more flexibility in order to include custom post types, dynamic sections and so forth. WordPress was initially a basic blogging platform that became popular with users because of its simple interface and attractive design. Content is king when it comes to blogs. In this case, WordPress normally provides first-class solutions to content strategy. This means that you can readily create new content and let WordPress to take care of the technical details.

2. It is easy to install.

With WordPress hosting, you can readily download and install WordPress without ever handling the files yourself. You can also buy hosting with WordPress pre-installed. You will note that the dashboard of WordPress is
normally very intuitive. This means that you can easily take care of your content and pages. You just need to setup your site, customize it to your
liking and get it running within a short period of time.

3. It is SEO friendly.

SEO is very essential to any website. You will note that WordPress can optimize your posts almost automatically. This can help you a great deal. This is the other reason why you should consider using WordPress.

4. It is mobile optimized.

Most people normally use their mobile phones to browse the internet. Others, normally use their smartphones to search for content online. In this case, you should develop a mobile friendly site. This is the reason why you should consider using WordPress. With WordPress, the process is straightforward and involves nothing on your part. You just need to install responsive site themed that change their display according to the device used. This can help you a great deal.

5. It is free.

You will realize that the basic WordPress package is free to use. This can save you a lot of money. This is the reason why most bloggers prefer using this platform.

6. Presence of an active support community.

You will note that WordPress does not have a support phone number that you can call if you have a complaint and so forth. However, it has an active support community of forums that can help you if you have questions or complaints.

7. Used all over the world.

WordPress is normally used all over the world. This is an advantage for those people whose websites are multi-national or located in remote countries.

It is important that you create a website for your business. One of the best platforms that you can use is WordPress, and there are many more reasons why WordPress is the top CMS choice. Use it today and you will enjoy the results.

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It’s Time to Get LED Canopy Lights for Your Gas Station https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/its-time-to-get-led-canopy-lights-for-your-gas-station/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/its-time-to-get-led-canopy-lights-for-your-gas-station/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:40:29 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2432 Canopy lights are one of the most important features of your gas station. They keep your gas station visible, make the customers feel safe and welcome, and most importantly help your customers have a simple, smooth fueling experience. However, not all canopy lighting is created equal. Did you know LED canopy lights reduce cost and improve your […]

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Canopy lights are one of the most important features of your gas station. They keep your gas station visible, make the customers feel safe and welcome, and most importantly help your customers have a simple, smooth fueling experience.

However, not all canopy lighting is created equal. Did you know LED canopy lights reduce cost and improve your customers’ experience?

LED Canopy Lights—It’s Easy to See Why They’re the Best Option

LED canopy lights are better for your business than old-fashioned metal halide canopy lights—and they are also much better for the environment.

Older canopy lights burn much more energy than LED lights, even though LEDs produce the same amount of light (or, in some cases, even more light). That means your electric bill is higher every month.

It also means that you’re missing out on many of the benefits of making environmental consciousness a part of your business plan. There are many programs at the local, state, and federal levels that give various privileges (such as tax breaks) to eco-friendly businesses.

Further Benefits of LED Canopy Lights

Many gas stations and convenience stores pay the cost of old-fashioned metal halide canopy lights not only with higher electric bills but with regular calls to electricians when lights go out. Sometimes, these calls can cost businesses $200 or more.

Because LEDs consume less electricity, burn at a lower temperature, and are better designed, they can last for decades. Imagine going ten, fifteen, or even twenty years without replacing a bulb in your canopy lighting system.

In addition to reducing your costs, this will help your customers have a more pleasant fueling experience during every single visit. Your customers will never have to worry about being in the dark again.

Best of all, LED canopy lights can be retrofitted onto your existing canopy without much extra work or a high cost. Leading companies like Tom Sawyer Construction (which upgrades canopy lighting systems for gas stations in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) can retrofit LED lighting systems without breaking canopy seals.

LED Canopy Lights Reduce Costs So Much They Pay for Themselves

The energy savings of replacing a box-style canopy lighting system with a new LED system can be as high as 80 or even 90 percent. These high savings occur because each bulb uses far less energy, and fewer bulbs are required to create the same amount of light.

The electric bill savings alone would result in LED canopy lights paying for themselves very quickly, but on top of these savings you get the following benefits:

  • less frequent calls to the electrician
  • tax breaks and other government programs for environmental upgrades
  • happier customers.

Many customers report a three-year return on investment due to all of these savings. In addition, there are further opportunities to upgrade your fuel station. For example, car wash lighting systems can also be replaced with LEDs—setting your savings even higher.

In the gas station business, as in every industry, modernization and environmental friendliness are good business.

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Dental Implant Cost Guide, 2017 How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/dental-implant-cost-guide-2017-much-dental-implants-cost/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/dental-implant-cost-guide-2017-much-dental-implants-cost/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:51:33 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2426 If you are wondering how much it will cost to have dental implants, you are not alone. Dental implants are the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are considering tooth replacement. But bear in mind that you must have an oral examination first by a dentist to find out if you are […]

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If you are wondering how much it will cost to have dental implants, you are not alone.

Dental implants are the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are considering tooth replacement. But bear in mind that you must have an oral examination first by a dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

We created this guide to help you get a clear understanding of the average cost of dental implants and the different options that are available for you to save money. However, dental implants are usually more expensive than other replacement options such as dentures or bridges, so be guided accordingly.

What is the Average Cost of Dental Implants?

The average cost of dental implants depends on different factors such as dentist’s fee, the type of teeth that you will use, and the number of teeth to be replaced.

Single Tooth Dental Implant Cost

The cost for a single tooth dental implant in the United States is between $1,000 – $3,500 plus an additional cost for abutment, crown, and surgery that will run anywhere between $500 – $3,500. Therefore, the average cost for a full dental implant is between $2,000 – $6,500. These are out-of-pocket costs and insurance or discounts are not included.

Multiple Tooth Dental Implant Cost

If you have more than one tooth missing, then you will want to consider having multiple dental implants. The average cost for replacing 3-4 tooth bridges on multiple implants will be between $5,000 – $15,000 or higher.

The overall cost for multiple dental implants will be determined by other factors such as the number of teeth that need replacement and the location of the missing tooth. Note that the cost gets higher if tooth replacement is needed in multiple areas.

Implant supported denture is an option that you can consider if the cost of multiple implants is too high. However, there are ways in which dental implants can be less expensive.

Inexpensive Dental Implants

Let’s look at three options that can minimize the cost of your dental implants.

Dental Insurance Coverage

Most people are hesitant in applying for have dental insurance when they think about the high cost of the monthly or yearly premiums. But think about the out – of -pocket cost mentioned above for dental implants, and you will see that making the sacrifice for an insurance plan will be worthwhile in the long run.

Government Dental Assistance Programs

There are two main government dental assistance programs that you can utilize. They are: –
Medicaid – this is a program for many Americans depending on certain conditions that must be met. However, the options differ from state to state. The option for dental coverage will be your choice.
Medicare – this a program that is funded by the federal government for the elderly and disabled. Medicare will not cover dental implants or any expenses that are dental associated. However, it can assist to minimize hospitalization costs.

Dental Educational Program

Many local colleges will seek patients who are willing to participate in their dental implant exercises. With these educational programs, you may receive theory and practical dental training and one advantage of participating in any procedure conducted by an educational institution usually guarantees a reasonable discount, thus easing some of your financial burden.

Conclusion

Dental implants may be expensive if paid out-of-pocket so consider utilizing some other payment options that will assist in minimizing cost. Also, ensure that you find a dentist that is an AAID Credentialed Implant Dentist that will provide you with professional advice.

Finally, remember that a great smile will boost your confidence and self-esteem, so despite the cost of dental implants, having dental implants will be a worthwhile investment.

To find more information about implants from an AAID Implant Dentist,  check out Tim Owens Dental Implants.

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Top 5 Trending Diets of 2017 https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/top-5-trending-diets-2017/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/health/top-5-trending-diets-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:23:53 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2420 Many of us struggle with our weight when it loses its control. We tend to jump on and off different diets that suddenly become popular or are referred to us. More often than not, these diets fail us. Or do we fail them? The reason for this is simply because diets or eating lifestyles are […]

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Many of us struggle with our weight when it loses its control. We tend to jump on and off different diets that suddenly become popular or are referred to us. More often than not, these diets fail us. Or do we fail them? The reason for this is simply because diets or eating lifestyles are not a one-size-fits-all. Certain body types and medical conditions react differently under different circumstances, such as different diets.

It is, thus important to find the right eating lifestyle for your body to lose weight or remain healthy.

Here are 5 of the most popular diets of 2017:

1. Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet promotes the idea of a hunter-gather type of lifestyle. As per the diet, you must avoid refined sugars, cereal grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined vegetable oils and any other processed foods. Instead, you should be eating foods like grass-fed meats, fish, and seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds as well as healthy oils. Besides significant weight loss, the Paleo diet has proven to improve health on multiple levels. There is some room for adaptation, allowing you to opt for a more plant-based diet or one richer in animal foods.

2. Keto Diet

The Keto diet, also known as the ketogenic, low carb high fat or LCHF diet. The whole idea behind this way of eating is that the liver produces ketones to be used for energy. When you reduce carbohydrates in your diet, your body begins to use stored fat for energy instead of glucose (which primarily comes from carbohydrates). Your body will enter a metabolic state known as ketosis. It allows your body to survive on lower amounts of food. During this process, the liver breaks down stored fat in your body to produce ketones. This is what makes the Keto diet so effective for weight loss. It is recommended that you eat less than 15g of carbohydrates per day to enter ketosis. The benefits of ketosis include regulation of blood pressure, reduction of hunger, more fat-burning as well as increased mental and athletic performance.

3. Atkins Diet

Similar to the Keto diet, the Atkins diet is also a low carbohydrate diet. It promotes a higher consumption of fat and protein. Numerous studies conducted over the last 12 years have proven that a low-carbohydrate diet without calorie-counting is successful for weight loss. It also improves a range of other aspects of overall health. Lower carbohydrate intake paired with a higher protein intake leads to lower appetites. This automatically leads to lower calorie intake without thinking about it.

4. Whole 30

The Whole 30 is not really a diet, but rather a month-long clean-eating program. It is developed to reset the metabolism and better your relationship with food. Whole 30 promises an array of health and emotional benefits. The main aim of taking Whole 30 is to avoid cheating and indulgences. That means no coconut-flour pancakes or Paleo pizzas. Enjoy foods in their whole, and clean, simple state. The results include more energy, better sleep, fewer food cravings. It also improves athletic performance and body composition.

5. GOLO Diet

This diet is unheard of to date; however, it was developed as a natural solution to manage insulin to lose weight. As a new diet on the market, there is not enough information from those who have tried it to draw sound conclusions. Basically, GOLO is a program that you can purchase. It contains 3 tiers: Plant-based supplements, a meal plan, and a lifetime roadway. Developed by New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Keith Ablow, the program does have some legitimacy.

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5 Mind-Blowing Gene-Editing Hacks You Can Do with CRISPR https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/5-mind-blowing-gene-editing-hacks-you-can-do-with-crispr/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/5-mind-blowing-gene-editing-hacks-you-can-do-with-crispr/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:15:55 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2408 5 Mind-Blowing Gene-Editing Hacks You Can Do with CRISPR The only thing that sets human beings apart from other animals and places them on a superior stand in the animal kingdom is not only their intelligence but also the mammoth advancement of humanity. Thanks to the progress of science! Science has been the founding block […]

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5 Mind-Blowing Gene-Editing Hacks You Can Do with CRISPR

The only thing that sets human beings apart from other animals and places them on a superior stand in the animal kingdom is not only their intelligence but also the mammoth advancement of humanity. Thanks to the progress of science! Science has been the founding block for discoveries that have revolutionized the very existence of mankind. CRISPR is one among many of science’s progenies that have changed the very idea of ‘modern’. Science has been challenging itself at every step opening the door for new inventions every day.

CRISPR has been the source of the entire buzz in the world of science. This genome editing tool is expected to have far-reaching consequences enabling genetic engineers and medical practitioners to edit part of the genome by adding, altering or removing part of the DNA sequence. By far, it is the simplest yet versatile method of genetic manipulation and alteration, therefore creating the buzz everywhere. No wonder, this technology has revolutionized the very concept of Biology by introducing gene hacking techniques resulting in genetic mutation/alteration that has an impact on the physical traits, mostly changing them of the person or the animal it has been experimented on.

Read on to find out the 5 gene editing hacks, thanks to CRISPR

1. Making Mosquitoes unable to transmit Malaria

Years of research and hard work have led researchers to create mosquitoes that are immune to the parasites causing malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The scientists used the CRISPR technology in removing a part of the DNA and when the natural system of the body attempted to restore the genome, it was maneuvered into using the gene construct engineered by the scientists which made them resistant to malaria. Even when they mated with normal mosquitoes, these genetic constructs were passed on to 99% of the offspring.

2. Treating Muscular Dystrophy

By far the most significant and life-saving hack, this is a hope to so many people who are battling this rare genetic disorder. It prevents the affected person’s body from developing new muscle tissue by hampering the production of the dystrophin protein which is critical to muscle growth. Researchers successfully used the CRISPR technology on lab mice to treat this genetic mutation by cutting and repairing the dystrophin gene.

3. Using Pig Organs for Humans

A complex CRISPR has been used by a group of scientists recently led by George Church of the Harvard Medical School to edit 62 genes in pig cells all at once. Church maintains that this technique can be used to transplant pig organs into humans.

4. Treating HIV

Researchers have claimed that by using the CRISPR technology, the DNA of the virus affecting the gene can be removed. Although there is no way to render the HIV virus inactive, this technique when clubbed with a cocktail of other drugs can help the virus lay dormant. The problem, however, is to identify the DNA of the HIV virus in a latent cell that doesn’t show any feature of the symptoms associated with the active virus. However, rigorous research is going on to overcome this problem.

5. Develop New Kind of Drugs

Researchers are also investing a lot of time in understanding this technique and using it for the production of new and advanced kind of drugs to reach out to more and more people. Bayer AG, a big name in the pharmaceutical industry has joined hands with CRISPR to develop drugs for heart diseases, blood disorders, and blindness.

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What to Expect Next with Hurricane Harvey? https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/what-to-expect-next-with-hurricane-harvey/ https://www.harlandandwolff.com/science/what-to-expect-next-with-hurricane-harvey/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:14:42 +0000 https://harlandandwolff.com/?p=2405 What to Expect Next with Hurricane Harvey?   Havoc has been wreaked in south eastern Texas by the hurricane Harvey, a tropical cyclone resulting in catastrophic floods accompanied with heavy and unprecedented rainfall. Developing from a tropical wave to the east of Lesser Antilles, Harvey has been recorded as the first major hurricane of the […]

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What to Expect Next with Hurricane Harvey?

 

Havoc has been wreaked in south eastern Texas by the hurricane Harvey, a tropical cyclone resulting in catastrophic floods accompanied with heavy and unprecedented rainfall. Developing from a tropical wave to the east of Lesser Antilles, Harvey has been recorded as the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Houston is devastated as Harvey claimed at least 20 lives, leaving many injured.  Houston is also facing inland flooding with innumerable residents trapped in flooded homes. It is also being said that Harvey has caused the worst disaster in Texas’s history and it will take approximately ten years to recover from it fully.

 

What is the current situation?

  • A lot of people remain trapped in their homes, as the cyclone gains power. Police, Volunteer teams, Military and Coast Guards have tried to take boats to rescue those who have been stranded.  Houston did not order for evacuation before the storm, thus leading many of them to be caught in the catastrophe. Many of them have used social media as a platform to seek help for family members struggling with waist high water.
  • As the homes are flooded, many have left their homes seeking emergency shelter. As many as 30,000 people need shelter right now. The George R Brown center at Houston has already crossed its bed capacity of 5,000 and another major rescue shelter is being sought after. Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas has activated the entire State National Guard by tripling the number of active personnel from 4,000 to 12,000.
  • The flood damage is estimated to cost tens of billions of dollars having long term consequences on the health of the people stuck in the muddy flood water.
  • In order to restrict the scope of the further damage, reservoirs inflated with flood waters have been opened early on Monday, even if that meant flooding more homes.

 

What made Harvey even more powerful?

Houston has received almost a year’s rainfall. Thanks to Harvey the average yearly rainfall is a little less than 50 inches with Houston receiving a record of 46 inches. The National Weather Service has issued new flood warnings owing to Harvey gaining more strength.  The storm has been characterized by the seemingly unending torrential downpour. Harvey has been gaining strength mainly due to the:

  • Warm Water in the gulf of Mexico
  • Absence of the wind in the upper layer of the atmosphere which could have otherwise distracted the storm away.

 

What are the chances of the storm dying out?

Meteorologists have confirmed that although the storm might lead to the emergence of a center above the water, and move towards the north-east in its due course, it is expected to make a second landfall to the east of Houston. The area of the landfall is crucial because the tidal effects are worst towards the north-eastern region. If the landfall is to be on the northern side, the city will be exempted of the worst effects of the storm. Even if it is to the south, the chances are unlikely that the people will experience the catastrophe of Friday night. Although the chances of heavy rainfall have been lowered, the weather office forecasts continuous down pour till Wednesday.

How can you help?

Many organizations are reaching out to help the victims. Some of them are:

  • The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Save the Children
  • Food  Bank of Corpus Christi

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What is the Keto Diet, and Why You Need to Try It!

Going on a diet has long been one of Americas favorite past times where people choose many different strategies to lose weight and stay healthy. In this whole process, the fundamental concept remains the same that is to have a fit and fabulous appearance internally as well as externally.

Of late, the nutritionists and fitness trainers are recommending the Ketogenic diet to people. Basically, the Keto diet involves the consumption of fewer carbohydrates and proteins, yet with a higher intake of fat. Here, Ketones- the energy carrying molecules act as a byproduct and a source of fuel to the body.

Generally, the human body burns glucose from carbohydrates to attain a sufficient amount of energy but by putting a restriction on the intake of carbs, one can reach the state of ‘ketosis’. In this state, the fat gets burnt instead of glucose, tending to be a really healthy measure to lose weight.

SURF THE INTERNET TO FIND KETOGENIC MEAL PLANS

Today, the Internet is the best solution for everything where you can definitely find a plethora of recipes which are perfectly suitable for the ketogenic diet. In fact, certain websites have loads of recipes which can help you arrange breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert involving less carb and more fat.

KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR CALORIC INTAKE

Every diet comes with a maximum amount of calories you can ingest and it is true that people are sensitive toward it. However, if you are depending on a ketogenic diet, honestly, then there is nothing to worry about the same. This happens because the intake of fats and proteins make you too full to eat anything else for a long period of time.

PROPORTION OF WEIGHT LOSS

To your surprise, it is easy to lose weight on a ketogenic diet. During the initial days of this plan, you would shed a few pounds from your body because of water weight loss. In addition to it, exercising is an important factor to start losing weight at a greater pace.

KETO-FRIENDLY FOODS

Some items that have high levels of sugars and carbohydrates must be avoided while you are on a Keto diet. In general, fats and oils, protein, vegetables, dairy products, beverages, nuts, and seeds are a few healthy food groups that you can pick to follow a keto diet. These items give you an array of ideas to make a meal at any time of the day.

DISEASE TREATMENT THROUGH KETOGENIC DIET

The keto diet is extremely helpful for the patients suffering from diseases like cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy. In such cases, the ketogenic diet helps the patients to recover early and stay fit.

Overall, people who stick to this diet routine keep on looking for ketogenic food products in order to see visible differences in weight. It is advised to cut out artificial sweeteners from the diet, taking a break from nuts and seeds, and choosing a diet which has zero dairy products in the meals.

Choose this trendy diet to stay healthy!!!

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