Waking up is never easy. So, do you need something gentle that rouses you kindly or

Waking up is never easy. So, do you need something gentle that rouses you kindly or will you sleep through anything other than clanging bells and big noise? Do you want something discreet and mechanical, or an electronic device which updates itself every time Daylight Saving Time comes and goes? Perhaps you can manage without a radio, or maybe you’d prefer a radio with all the music you can get, such as from a smart speaker or one that can play tracks from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly? There are alarm clocks which wake you gently with light, or send you to sleep with white noise. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent. If you’re choosing an alarm clock then it might as well be a smart one. The Spot is the latest gadget from Amazon to contain its smart personal assistant, Alexa. The circular 2.5in screen is big enough to see clouds or sunshine when you ask her what the weather’s like or when having video calls with other Echo users. This means that it has...

OC771: America’s New Favorite Trucker Cap is Available NOW

In 2019, we set out to update the traditional trucker style to a cap that can’t be beat. It didn’t happen overnight, but we finally made the #UltimateTrucker – OC771. After over 40 years in the headwear business, Outdoor Cap knows what it takes to make the kind of headwear folks will wear for years to come. In 2019, we set out to update the traditional trucker style to a cap with comfort, quality, and style at a price that can’t be beat. We used our headwear expertise to build a premium trucker for the masses. It didn’t happen overnight, but we finally made the Ultimate Trucker cap. OC771 will satisfy customers in all types of markets: tech startups, microbreweries, construction, and more. Great hats get worn till they’re worn out. You know the type. Your brother has had it for as long as you can remember, but it’s so comfortable and well-worn that nobody can get him to throw it out. America’s new favorite trucker is that hat. And great hats get an average of 3,400 impressions. People love to wear our caps, but the businesses are the ultimate winners. Our caps act as walking billboards, a silent endorsement for the brand whose logo people wear on top of their heads. To en...

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 16: Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks on the court in

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 16: Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks on the court in the … [+] game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 16, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) The Milwaukee Bucks are great (Hello, Captain Obvious). At 27-4 with a 13.0 net rating, the highest ever recorded on NBA.com’s database that goes back to the 1996-97 season, they dominate games in just about every way imaginable. They have the second-highest offensive rating shaped by crisp ball-movement, outside shooting galore and the reigning MVP. Their number one rated defense sticks to three primary principles; don’t allow shots in the paint, don’t foul and control the boards. A year after grabbing 3/4 of their opponents missed shots, the Bucks are at it again. Their 76.2 percent defensive rebounding rate ranks second in the NBA trailing only the mammoth Philadelphia 76ers. Where the 76ers go big in their quest for the boards,...

Most 15 year old girls are typical teenagers. Life at 15 includes all things boys, clothes,

Most 15 year old girls are typical teenagers. Life at 15 includes all things boys, clothes, shoes, makeup, and hair. At 15, she is ready to make her own decisions and do things independently. What are the best gifts for a 15 year old teenage girl? The best gifts are the ones that you have put a little thought into. With big emotions and hearts, sometimes 15 year old girls can be brutally honest. But when you ask her what she wants, she will always say “I don’t know.” Whether you are a parent shopping for your 15 year old daughter or aunt, god parent, grandparent, or boyfriend, sometimes it can be hard shopping for 15 year old girls. This is especially true if she hasn’t given you any idea about what she wants. Don’t panic, whether you want to know what to get a 15 year old girl for Christmas or her Birthday, you don’t have to look any further. Every girl is different, so it really depends on her personality. Luckily, we’ve broken our list into 28 different categories so finding a gift that fits her personality will be easy. With over 800 gift ideas for 15 year old girls, we’ve handpicked a selection of original gift ideas from jewelry, makeup, shoes, sports, art, and more. Music...

MR1 displays the microbial metabolome driving selective MR1-restricted T cell receptor usage

A subset of T cells can detect microbial ligands displayed by MR1, a nonconventional MHC molecule. MR1 is known to present metabolites from microbes like Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but the breadth of the MR1 ligandome is not well understood. Harriff et al. use mass spectrometry and molecular networking to identify MR1-presented ligands from two divergent microbes, Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium smegmatis. They observed that MR1 can present a surprisingly broad array of ligands for both microbes, and ligands can be distinguished by different TCRs on MR1-restricted T cells and can have inhibitory or activating effects. These data broaden the understanding of MR1 as a critical molecule for presenting microbial ligands to the immune system. MR1-restricted T cells (MR1Ts) are a T cell subset that recognize and mediate host defense to a broad array of microbial pathogens, including respiratory pathogens (e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Francisella tularensis) and enteric pathogens (e.g., Escherichia coli and Salmonella species). Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, a subset of MR1Ts, were historically defined by the use of a semi-invariant T ...

Looking for stylish, cruelty-free shoes? These footwear brands make the best leather-free, sustainable, vegan sneakers out

Looking for stylish, cruelty-free shoes? These footwear brands make the best leather-free, sustainable, vegan sneakers out there. Sneakers are fast becoming a favorite in the footwear scene. Women’s sneaker sales grew 37 percent in 2017, while high heel sales fell by 11 percent.  For something that we rely on every day, most of us don’t put a lot of thought into the eco-friendliness of the sneakers we wear. But what we put on our feet can have a huge impact. The fashion and footwear industries emit as many greenhouse gases as all of Russia. Footwear alone generates 700 million metric tons CO2eq per year, according to the 2018 Environmental Impact of the Global Apparel and Footwear Industries Study. To put that in perspective, that’s equal to the greenhouse gas emissions produced by nearly 149 million cars driven for one year.  Leather is used to make a quarter of shoes in the US, according to the 2018 study. Yet it accounts for 30 to 80 percent of the footwear category’s total global impact.  Raising livestock, whether for food or footwear, accounts for 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which worsen the climate crisis. Cows are responsible for more emiss...

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. As with so many ’90s things, roller-blading is back. Even Chris Evans does it. Even if the last time you strapped on a pair of roller blades (also known as “inline skates”) was your eighth-grade best friend’s roller-rink birthday party — there are plenty of modern options out there for all experience levels and road conditions. There’s a lot more to picking out a pair of roller blades than requesting your size at the roller-rink rental counter, though. If you’re going to invest in a pair of roller blades, you’ll want to consider the number and size of the wheels, the length of the frame (the part that the wheels are attached to), and the stiffness or cushiness of the boot, which all affect control and maneuverability. We talked to eight roller-blading instructors, retailers, and skating enthusiasts about the best blades for recreational skating, city skating, aggressive skating, and more. Several of our experts recommended roller blades from K2, a 25-year-old inline-skate manufacturer that also makes helmets and pads (don’t forget to get these too!) Pa...

Micronized Wax Market is Projected to Register at a Healthy CAGR of 4.0% Over 2018-2028

Persistence Market Research delivers key insights on the global micronized wax market, in its latest report titled, ‘Micronized wax Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028′. The global demand for micronized wax is expected to remain strong, with a CAGR of 4.0% over 2018-2028. According to the National Candle Association (NCA), the United States represents a massive demand for candles, including candle accessories by U.S households. Growing population and consumers’ class in emerging as well as developing economies will support the demand of waxes/hydrocarbons. Further, the main increase in consumption will come from the transportation sectors in developing countries. This increased demand for hydrocarbons is led by changing lifestyles, globalization, and industrialization, worldwide. As a result, the global micronized wax market is estimated to experience significant growth over the forecast period. To remain ‘ahead’ of your competitors, request for a sample here @ https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/20971 Furthermore, the growing transportation and trade of packaged foods will create significant growth opportunities for the packaging ind...

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) Market Insights, Status, Latest Amendments and Outlook 2019-2025

The Report published on UpMarketResearch.com about Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) Market is spread across several pages and provides newest industry data, market future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report lists and studies the leading competitors, also provides the insights with strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market dynamics.Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state which focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) Industry research report provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. Key manufacturers are included based on company profile, sales data and product specifications etc. –company 1 company 2 company 3 company 4 company 5 company 6 company 7 company 8 company 9 … Get an exclusive PDF Sample Copy Of This Report @ https://www.upmarketresearch.com/home/requested_sample/2028 The report begins with the overview of the Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) market and offers throughout d...

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Ride-on vehicles like cars, trucks and the occasional front-loader captivate children and offer the big carmakers

Ride-on vehicles like cars, trucks and the occasional front-loader captivate children and offer the big carmakers a marketing opportunity. Imagine it’s Christmas morning. You wake up, and head straight to the living-room tree. Under its green branches is a bright yellow Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, with your name on it. This is no ordinary Mercedes, even though electric braking, power steering, leather seating and spring shock absorbers come standard. While this four-foot-long E.V. may technically be a toy — it sells for $400, destination charges included — the single-seater convertible is licensed by Daimler to Moderno Kids. The battery drives the wheels (they light up!) to a top speed of 4 miles an hour. A touch screen in the dash displays videos and plays music. The “headlights” are LEDs, just like those in Mom’s or Dad’s $70,000 Benz. Ride-on vehicles — a toy category that includes cars, trucks, tractors and the occasional front-loader — are aimed at a wide swath of boys and girls, ranging in age from 1 year to 6 and even older. When it comes to power, their six- or 12-volt battery can be recharged with a household plug. Range anxiety? Only if they leave the subdivision. “Ki...

The Boat That Saved the Neighborhood: On 30th Loma Prieta Earthquake Anniversary, We Climb Aboard the San Francisco Fireboat

It was 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989, when a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the soft soil of San Francisco’s Marina District, crumpling the neighborhood’s old wooden buildings like paper, and sending a cascade of splintered wood and glass into the streets. Neighbors who were there at the time recall that something else went flying into the air in those moments: natural gas. The shaking had twisted and snapped underground gas lines, and as the smell of sulfur began to blanket the neighborhood, fire broke out at the corner of Beach and Divisadero streets and rapidly began to spread. The fire department responded, but soon discovered another problem: The earthquake hadn’t just broken gas lines. It had also broken the water pipes feeding the neighborhood’s fire hydrants. As fire engines ferried in water from blocks away, and volunteers scooped up what water they could carry in paint buckets to throw on the fire, dispatchers summoned up a rarely-used resource: San Francisco’s lone fireboat, the Phoenix. The wheelhouse of the fireboat Phoenix still glistens with polish on its vintage woodwork and brass helm. Built in 1954, the boat remains in ser...