A ‘cave house’ blasted into the side of a mountain in Arizona is on the market for just under $1 million. Here’s a look inside.

In the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, Arizona, sits a nearly 3,000-square-foot cave home.

The home’s origin dates back to 1985 when a couple, who fell in love with the area, decided to blast away at the rock on the side of a mountain to carve out a home

According to a video by HGTV, the couple spent 15 years working on the project. They sold it in 2018 to its current owner for $987,000. It’s now back on the market for $998,500.

The 37-acre property, which is filled with plants, trees, and natural pools, includes a two-level guest house and a small studio in addition to the cave house.

Keep reading for a look inside the unique home.

According to a 2012 report by Forbes, the property in Bisbee, Arizona, is referred to as the “Cave House” by locals.

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According to a video by HGTV, the cave home is elevated 5,300 feet and stays between 68 and 70 degrees year round.

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Source: HGTV

The front door opens up to a sunroom, which doubles as a bedroom. It was built around the entrance of the cave.

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In the video, the home is described as having an L-shape with one hallway leading into the cave and another leading out.

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Additional areas like the kitchen and dining room were added blast by blast off to the sides of the hallway. Each blast gave the couple around “10 feet in,10 feet up, and 10 feet wide,” according to the video.

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Source: HGTV

Listing agent Robert Maloney told Business Insider that there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the cave home.

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That winding staircase leads up to a cozy bedroom loft.

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According to HGTV, the cave’s exit is 15 feet higher than its entrance.

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Source: HGTV

Outside, the 37-acre property boasts a two-level guest house.

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Source: Tierra Antigua Realty

According to Maloney, the guest house has two bedrooms and one bathroom.

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Source: Tierra Antigua Realty

In the studio, the kitchen area is located in the front while the bed and living area are toward the back.

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Source: Tierra Antigua Realty

The property is filled with plants, trees, animal life, and natural pools that create waterfalls.

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Source: Tierra Antigua Realty

The couple who first built the house sold it in 2018 to its current owner for $987,000. It’s now back on the market, asking $998,500.

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All The Winners From MediaMolecules First Annual IMPY Awards

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last night’s first Annual IMPY Awards!


If you missed our wonderful night you can … or cheat and avoid ahead in this post to see the winners!

It’s been an extraordinary year in Dreams and the IMPY Awards simply scratch the surface area of all the wild, creative and creative things the Dreams neighborhood has been up to.


Now for our acceptance speech:

We wish to enormously thank all individuals who have supported Dreams in Early Access by producing, playing or sharing and supporting their fellow Dreamers– you influence us every day. Thank you to our industry judges who assisted us limit our shortlists, it wasn’t simple … and thank you to … oh … wait, this is about the IMPY Award winners, not us … a big congratulations to all of the nominees and all of the winners– you can see the list of the winning material and developers in each classification listed below:

Many Helpful Dreamer

TapGiles https://indreams.me/TAPgiles


JimmyJules153 https://indreams.me/Jimmyjules153


LadyLexUK https://indreams.me/LadyLexUK

NeonTheCoder https://indreams.me/NeonTheCoder


Lucid_Stew https://indreams.me/Lucid_Stew

Finest Manager

The_Tenia https://indreams.me/The_Tenia


Pookachu https://indreams.me/Pookachoo


GribbleGrunger https://indreams.me/GribbleGrunger


DiamondDiancie https://indreams.me/DiamondDiancie10


LadyLexUK https://indreams.me/LadyLexUK

Neighborhood Star

Job Genesis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQW7hEi8js6yTWEGUSuG1Q


TAPGiles https://indreams.me/TAPgiles


LadyLexUK https://indreams.me/LadyLexUK


oooDorienooo https://indreams.me/oooDORIENooo


KeldBJones https://indreams.me/KeldBjones

A Lot Of Enhanced Dreamer

SkinnyChad– https://indreams.me/SKINNYCHAD

SdeReu & Lotte_Double https://indreams.me/SdeReu


Appolonius https://indreams.me/Appolonius


MAC-SEVENTEEN https://indreams.me/MAC-SEVENTEEN


Keduko_https:// indreams.me/ Keduko _

Finest Visuals

Wolf Woods by Shandyboy1975


Beach by Patekkah

Station 60 by BrianTaylor60


Paintings by OTTOposte1


Pip Gemwalker by ManChickenTurtle

Best Voice Acting

KeldBJones– Constable Pet Dog in Pig Detective 2


CaseyJones– Opposite Day 5


Bella_Iris– Computer Voices Collection


ReddishBoat– Pig Detective Halloween Special


Awesome_David– Witchy Woods

Best Character

Racket by Morishiro1935


Anastasia the Messenger Mage by Morning-Nya


Roger Whitebeard by PuddyDoke

Frederic the Fox– CodiBear8383


Bo by Byvsen

Favorite Streamer

KeldBJones– https://m.twitch.tv/keldbjones/profile


Aecert– https://www.twitch.tv/aecert

Project Genesis– https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQW7hEi8js6yTWEGUSuG1Q


Gribble Grunger https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2Xv67 LoVUhBtdp-LddTpA


Inelious– https://www.twitch.tv/videos/520072612

The Aww-ward

Color with Crayons– MarmiteForMe


The Reach by Ryan47


Fuzzy and Snowflake– Grumpypickles5


Duet– Byvsen


Rainbow Coast– DigitalThing

Funniest Production

Witchy Woods– Awesome_David


Opposite Day 2– MrCaseyJones


Dating Friendbot: The Survival Horror Experience– Frostadoodle


The Classical Order– sdcxsfd


Pig Detective: A Little Trouble in Little Cologne– Sde_Reu Lotte Double

Finest Tune

PG x JD– Spravade– PGray_Official


Bees in the Boathouse– JayYoder & AyeWilder

Riviera Daylight– Mandelbo


Matte.– DisarmedX


You and I, All Night by MaJiCkAL0ne

Finest Sculpture

Dragon Display by Gauffreman


It’s A Sundown Lookout– itsDIG


Captain William Stone by MAC-Seventeen


The Snaggs Head by MadGFX_Snaggs

The Collector 2 by ryan47

Best Animation

Duet by Byvsen


Seventh Doll Machina by BukkoroChan


Topher Thebes and the Captivated Crystal by VerbalCreative


Radical by TheOneironaut


Fuzzy and Snowflake by Grumpypickles5

Developer of the Year

DisarmedX


SdeReu Lotte-Double

SlurmMacKenzie


MrCaseyJones


DiamondDiancie10

Finest Gameplay

Inmost Dungeons RPG– Daniel-Hamster


Divide by Deimatic

Cubric by the_burgervan


Art Treatment– KeldBJones


Scavenger– Robinabcstu

Best Story

The Starbrushed Peak by Mandelbo


Trace of Time by FeyzPS


Pig Detective 2 by SdeReu & Lotte_Double

Mimeo Prophecy by raz0rbackzwei


Day by Day by GentlemanTom

Hidden Gem Dream

Chrono Shot: Infinite– RadishLord


Tactics 100– Aecert


Zdex– Temple of Flies Part 1 & 2– ZakYeL _

Do Robots Dream of Electric Imps– SlurmMacKenzie


Fin– Fleckromancer

Finest Noise Design

The ornithologists personal collection by Mattizzle1


Turbulence by sanderobros


The Backrooms– Syntronic _

Great Job, Human– the __ burgervan


Pig Investigator 2 by Sde_Reu Lotte_Double

The Wish I Had Thought of That Award

Player Piano Player– Enigma _0123


Working Move Violin– TannicAlloy


Eviction– ruolbu


Alex’s Problem– SlurmMacKenzie


Living Clock Screensaver– Agarwel

Covert Gem Creator

The_Tenia


Chellssey


Appolonius

ORD6


Mattizzle1

Dream of the Year

Topher Thebes and the Captivated Crystal by Verbal Creative


Wind-Up by Fireburn02


Mimeo Prediction by raz0rbackzwei


Commotion– Morishiro1935

Pig Investigator: Experiences in Cowboy Town– SdeReu & Lotte_Double


Pip Gemwalker– ManChickenTurtle


Reverse Day 2: Routine Day– MrCaseyJones

We can’t wait to do this once again– and we’ve been listening to all the feedback, your classification suggestions (Best Video, Best Remix, Finest Historical Sailing Ships) and thinking of some new ways to include much more people from the neighborhood in the awards. Thanks for enjoying, being incredible and making things so cool we simply had to award them.

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What the smart people have been doing

Jennifer Chu from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports on how the smart people have actually been pondering the impact of the rabbit as it comes out the hole and around the tree.


In cruising, rock climbing, construction, and any activity requiring the protecting of ropes, specific knots are understood to be more powerful than others. Any seasoned sailor understands, for instance, that a person kind of knot will secure a sheet to a headsail, while another is better for hitching a boat to a stacking.

But just what makes one knot more stable than another has not been well-understood, previously.

MIT mathematicians and engineers have actually established a mathematical design that forecasts how steady a knot is, based upon several crucial residential or commercial properties, including the number of crossings included and the instructions in which the rope sectors twist as the knot is pulled tight.

” These subtle differences between knots seriously figure out whether a knot is strong or not,” states Jörn Dunkel, associate teacher of mathematics at MIT. “With this design, you ought to be able to look at 2 knots that are almost identical, and be able to say which is the better one.”.

” Empirical understanding fine-tuned over centuries has taken shape out what the best knots are,” includes Mathias Kolle, the Rockwell International Career Development Partner Professor at MIT. “And now the model reveals why.”.

An example of overhand knots. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dunkel, Kolle, and Ph.D. students Vishal Patil and Joseph Sandt have actually published their results today in the journal Science

Pressure’s color


In 2018, Kolle’s group crafted elastic fibers that alter color in reaction to strain or pressure. The researchers revealed that when they pulled on a fiber, its color altered from one color of the rainbow to another, particularly in areas that experienced the greatest tension or pressure.

Kolle, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, was invited by MIT’s math department to give a talk on the fibers. Dunkel remained in the audience and started to cook up a concept: What if the pressure-sensing fibers could be used to study the stability in knots?

Mathematicians have actually long been captivated by knots, a lot so that physical knots have actually inspired an entire subfield of geography known as knot theory– the research study of theoretical knots whose ends, unlike real knots, are signed up with to form a constant pattern. In knot theory, mathematicians seek to explain a knot in mathematical terms, together with all the methods that it can be twisted or warped while still maintaining its topology, or general geometry.

” In mathematical knot theory, you toss whatever out that’s related to mechanics,” Dunkel states. “You do not care about whether you have a stiff versus soft fiber– it’s the same knot from a mathematician’s point of view. We desired to see if we might add something to the mathematical modeling of knots that accounts for their mechanical residential or commercial properties, to be able to state why one knot is more powerful than another.”.

Spaghetti physics


Dunkel and Kolle collaborated to identify what determines a knot’s stability. The group initially utilized Kolle’s fibers to tie a variety of knots, including the trefoil and figure-eight knots– setups that recognized to Kolle, who is a devoted sailor, and to rock-climbing members of Dunkel’s group. They photographed each fiber, keeping in mind where and when the fiber altered color, along with the force that was used to the fiber as it was pulled tight.

The researchers utilized the data from these experiments to calibrate a model that Dunkel’s group previously executed to explain another kind of fiber: spaghetti. Because model, Patil and Dunkel explained the behavior of spaghetti and other versatile, rope-like structures by treating each strand as a chain of little, discrete, spring-connected beads. The way each spring flexes and warps can be computed based on the force that is applied to each individual spring.

An example of a reef knot. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Innovation

Kolle’s student Joseph Sandt had formerly prepared a color map based upon experiments with the fibers, which associates a fiber’s color with an offered pressure applied to that fiber. Patil and Dunkel incorporated this color map into their spaghetti model, then utilized the model to simulate the exact same knots that the scientists had actually connected physically using the fibers. When they compared the knots in the experiments with those in the simulations, they discovered the pattern of colors in both were essentially the exact same– a sign that the model was precisely mimicing the distribution of stress in knots.

With self-confidence in their design, Patil then simulated more complex knots, bearing in mind of which knots experienced more pressure and were therefore stronger than other knots. Once they classified knots based upon their relative strength, Patil and Dunkel looked for an explanation for why certain knots were more powerful than others. To do this, they prepared simple diagrams for the popular granny, reef, thief, and grief knots, together with more complex ones, such as the carrick, zeppelin, and Alpine butterfly.

Each knot diagram illustrates the pattern of the two hairs in a knot before it is pulled tight. The researchers consisted of the instructions of each segment of a strand as it is pulled, in addition to where hairs cross. They likewise noted the instructions each section of a hair turns as a knot is tightened up.

In comparing the diagrams of knots of numerous strengths, the researchers were able to recognize general “counting guidelines,” or qualities that identify a knot’s stability. Generally, a knot is more powerful if it has more hair crossings, along with more “twist fluctuations”– changes in the instructions of rotation from one strand sector to another.

For instance, if a fiber section is rotated to the left at one crossing and rotated to the right at a surrounding crossing as a knot is pulled tight, this creates a twist fluctuation and therefore opposing friction, which adds stability to a knot. If, however, the sector is turned in the very same direction at two neighboring crossing, there is no twist change, and the hair is most likely to rotate and slip, producing a weaker knot.

They likewise discovered that a knot can be made stronger if it has more “circulations,” which they define as an area in a knot where 2 parallel strands loop against each other in opposite instructions, like a circular flow.

By taking into consideration these basic counting guidelines, the team had the ability to explain why a reef knot, for instance, is stronger than a granny knot. While the 2 are almost identical, the reef knot has a greater variety of twist variations, making it a more steady configuration. Similarly, the zeppelin knot, since of its slightly greater circulations and twist fluctuations, is more powerful, though perhaps more difficult to untie, than the Alpine butterfly– a knot that is typically utilized in climbing up.

” If you take a family of comparable knots from which empirical knowledge singles one out as “the best,” now we can state why it might deserve this difference,” says Kolle, who envisions the brand-new design can be utilized to set up knots of numerous strengths to match particular applications. “We can play knots against each other for uses in suturing, sailing, climbing, and building and construction. It’s terrific.”.

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Why F-35 Pilots Love the Naval Strike Missile

Key point:  The Navy and Air Force need a way to deter and, if necessary, eliminate enemy ships. This is where F-35s armed with the Naval Strike Missile come in.

The modern age of the missile at sea was arguably kicked off in October 1967, when the Israeli destroyer Eilat, sailing fourteen miles off the coast of Port Said, was ambushed by a pair of Osa-class guided missile boats. The missile boats launched four missiles, three of which hit the ex–Royal Navy destroyer, sinking her and killing forty-seven sailors.

The sinking of the Eilat was an earthquake in the world of naval warfare, and set off an arms race in the field of antiship missiles. Within ten years all major navies had their own ship-killing missiles, a rivalry that continued until the end of the Cold War. Now, with the Chinese and Russian navies resurgent, many countries (including the United States) are looking to replace their aging antiship missile arsenals with a new, modern design.

One of the newest tactical missile designs around is built by the Norwegian firm Kongsberg. A Russian neighbor with a very long coastline, Norway required a modern missile capable of defending that coastline. The result is the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a clean-sheet design that Kongsberg describes as “the only fifth generation long range precision strike missile in existence.”

NSM is launched from a helicopter or ship platform by a solid rocket fuel booster that quickly accelerates the missile to cruising speed. Seconds later, the turbojet engine kicks in and the missile continues on to target. NSM has a range of just over one hundred miles.

Unlike supersonic missiles such as the Russian P-800 Oniks, which is capable of Mach 2.5, NSM stays well below supersonic speeds. Kongsberg, according to an industry rep interviewed at the 2013 DSEI show in London, England, believes in “smart missiles, rather than speedy missiles.” This philosophy has created a totally different missile than existing designs. Rather than attempt to overcome enemy defenses with a fast missile, Kongsberg instead made its missile more difficult to detect—and therefore more difficult to shoot down.

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Britain’s navy to accompany UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to supply security after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani irritated tensions in the region.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Defence Minister Ben Wallace leaves your houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 28,2019 REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain’s defence minister, Ben Wallace, ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Protector to prepare to return to escort tasks in the major oil shipping path as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in for criticism for his silence over the killing.

Media reports have actually said Johnson is on holiday in the Caribbean.

” The federal government will take all essential actions to safeguard our ships and residents at this time,” Wallace said in a declaration.

Britain was forced to safeguard its ships through the world’s crucial shipping path last year after Iranian commandos took a British-flagged tanker in the Strait.

British forces had actually formerly captured an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar that was implicated of breaking sanctions on Syria. The killing of Soleimani has actually raised worries that tankers could be targeted again.

Wallace stated he had actually spoken with his U.S. equivalent, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and advised restraint on all sides.

” Under worldwide law, the United States is entitled to protect itself versus those posturing an impending danger to their citizens,” he added.

Jeremy Corbyn, the outgoing leader of the opposition Labour Celebration, stated he had actually composed to the British prime minister to ask what was being done to protect UK nationals and others in the area.

” Boris Johnson ought to have instantly cut short his holiday to handle a problem that might have grave repercussions for the UK and the world,” he said in a statement.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Paul Simao

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7 cruises you can take with a celeb


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Gwyneth Paltrow simply announced her “Goop at Sea” cruise.
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  • ” Star Trek: The Cruise” is best for superfans of the iconic space-themed series.

    From Gwyneth Paltrow‘s “Goop at Sea” to “The Impractical Jokers Cruise,” these luxury cruise liners are slated to feature star appearances from some of Hollywood’s most significant names.

    Here are 7 cruises you can take with a celeb.

  • ” Goop at Sea” sets sail in August 2020, providing suite guests the possibility to mingle with Gwyneth Paltrow on a wellness-focused trip.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Elise Loehnen, Goop’s primary content officer.
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    Celebrity Cruises recently announced its “ Goop at Sea” cruise, setting sail on August 26,2020 The cruise has a heavy focus on health, which is one of the primary tenets of the Goop brand

    Aboard the new Celeb Pinnacle ship, the cruise opens with a conversation between Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop’s primary content officer, Elise Loehnen.

    Visitors aboard “The Broadway Cruise” can set sail with Tony winners Alan Cumming and Laura Benanti.

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    Alan Cumming.
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    Theater geeks, listen up, due to the fact that ” The Broadway Cruise” sets sail on October 10, 2020, from New York City to Bermuda.

    Guests will have the possibility to enjoy performances from Broadway legends and Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Laura Benanti. The bravest of cruise guests will likewise be able to showcase their own Broadway abilities with live efficiencies in front of other cruise-goers.

    From satisfy and greets to nightly efficiencies, there won’t be a dull minute on this four-day cruise. Tickets begin at around $1,791 per guest.

    The “New Kids On The Block Cruise” is perfect for the kid band’s biggest fans.

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    New Kids on the Block performing onstage.
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    The “ New Children On The Block Cruise” might be sold out this year, however dedicated fans can still grab an area on the waitlist for a possibility to celebration with their favorite ’90 s kid band.

    Setting sail on April 23-27, the cruise will feature live efficiencies from NKOTB.

    Superfans of the intergalactic TV phenomenon ought to look no further than “Star Trek: The Cruise.”

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    An efficiency onboard Star Trek: The Cruise.
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    Fans of “Star Trek” must schedule an area well ahead of time the next time “ Star Trek: The Cruise” sets sail. While this year’s tickets, which start at $1,950, are already offered out, the waitlist is still open.

    Visitors will get the opportunity to set sail with their preferred “Star Trek” stars, consisting of Kate Mulgrew, William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, Robert Picardo, and Gates McFadden. Fans can likewise participate in immersive experiences, shows, and parties motivated by the show.

    The ship will dock in Miami, Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Bahama Island this March.

    The lineup for 2020’s “Days of Summer season” hip hop cruise has yet to be launched, but previous cruises featured huge names like Post Malone, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled.

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    Post Malone, Cardi B, and DJ Khaled.
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    What could be much better than rocking out to your favorite music on board a high-end cruise liner? The “ Days of Summertime” cruise is among the most awaited music occasions of the summer, with more than 60,000 followers on Instagram.

    The lineup for this year’s concert series, sailing July 2-5, 2020, has yet to be launched but last year’s consisted of Post Malone, Cardi B, Lil Nas X, and DJ Khaled.

    Next summer’s “C and w Cruise” will feature efficiencies from Josh Turner and Mark Chesnutt.

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    Josh Turner carries out at the Country Summer Music Celebration.
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    Cruising in January 2021, the cruise’s lineup will include country music stars Josh Turner, Mark Chesnutt, Lee Greenwood, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sawyer Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Elvis tribute artists, and more.

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    POCO F1 evaluation, 18 months later: Still going strong in 2020

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    Here we go again

    The POCO F1 has actually aged actually well, and the hardware still has a lot to use in 2020.

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    I’m exceptionally priveleged to be able to utilize the most recent and greatest phones, however the mad speed of the industy ways there isn’t a lot of time for reflection. Luckily, there’s a lull in the launch cycle before the inescapable flood starts next month at Mobile World Congress, so I chose to go through all the phones I’ve collected over the last two years and review a couple of standouts.

    The apparent beginning point is the POCO F1.

    The brainchild of Jai Mani and a select team of hardware engineers working out of Xiaomi’s Beijing head office, the POCO F1 was catered to power users from the very beginning. The luring hardware integrated with the attractive price point made it an instant hit, and to this day Xiaomi is seeing decent sales figures.

    Here’s how the POCO F1 is doing in 2020.

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    POCO F1

    Bottom line: A year and a half after its launching, the POCO F1 continues to be a terrific item.

    The Great

    • Hardware is still excellent
    • Unbelievable value
    • 3.5 mm jack
    • Oustanding battery life
    • Long lasting design

    The Bad

    • Still on Android 9.0 Pie
    • Wide cutout is distracting

    POCO F1 What’s still great

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    Whenever I pick up the POCO F1, I have to remind myself that it costs just $350 Yes, the phone has a polycarbonate back, but it operates in its favor. The design ensures it is rugged than the usual metal-and-glass chassis that we’re utilized to in this classification, and the Armored Edition that I’m utilizing has weathered several tumbles over the last 18 months without any problems.

    The Snapdragon 845 chipset still has a lot to use in 2020, and the polycarbonate back turned out to be rather durable.

    Also, the kevlar surface with the textured pattern at the back deals exceptional grip and makes it harder for spots to show up.

    The style itself may not be to everyone’s tastes, however I like the kevlar version. It is simlistic when seen against the styles we have in the marketplace now, but I ‘d rather have a phone with great internal hardware and uninteresting design than the other way around.

    I use over 30 phones over the course of a year, and it isn’t feasible for me to test a phone long-term.

    There have actually been barely any problems in the year that my papa has actually used the POCO F1. He gets quite vocal about any software shortcomings, and disallowing the odd glitch with MIUI not being able to remain linked to the Equipment Fit and ambient brightness concerns, it has been smooth sailing. These problems were resolved with software updates, and in general the POCO F1 has actually shown itself to be a trustworthy workhorse. At the end of the day, that’s what you want from a phone.

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    Continuing on the hardware theme, the POCO F1 continues to be incredibly fast in daily jobs. Everything from browsing to scrolling posts on Instagram, playing a couple of rounds of PUBG, and streaming songs and videos was hassle-free, and even to this day the POCO F1 feels faster than the majority of phones in this category. That goes to reveal just how robust and commoditized hardware has actually become over the last three years, and further enhances the belief that you don’t need to upgrade your phone every year.

    Of course, the POCO F1 has a customized launcher with an app drawer and other additions, and it feels much better optimized for the hardware than the majority of Xiaomi phones. The Snapdragon 845 chipset still has a lot to offer in 2020, and I haven’t noticed any downturns in the couple of days I changed back to the POCO F1. It’s also great that the base variation of the phone features 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and the fact that you can now get that design for simply14,999($210) is incredible.

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    Another location where the POCO F1 continues to do well is battery life. The phone still provides a day’s worth of use from the 4000 mAh battery, and the fact that there’s 18 W quick charging makes it easier to charge it up whenever it’s running low.

    POCO’s decision to over-engineer the phone operated in its favor here, because from a hardware viewpoint, there truly isn’t anything lacking on the POCO F1. Were it not for the reality that the phone wouldn’t get any additional platform updates, I would not have any qualms suggesting the device in 2020.

    POCO F1 What’s not excellent

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    The broad cutout at the front immediately calls out the fact that the POCO F1 was released in2018 The notch was thedefining trend that year, and I’m delighted that particular feature only lasted one generation. The smaller waterdrop cutout that we have now is far more elegant, and far less disruptive.

    The POCO F1 got the MIUI 11 upgrade, but beneath it’s still on Android 9.0 Pie.

    But my main issue with the POCO F1 in 2020 is the update scenario.

    It is terrific to see the POCO F1 picking up MIUI updates, but the truth that it may not get even two platform updates is a disappointment.

    POCO F1 What’s next for POCO in 2020?

    POCO F1 review 2020

    Source: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

    While the POCO F1 continues to be a fantastic phone to this day, the brand name had a quiet2019 Jai Mani left Xiaomi to return to the U.S., and the brand name is now under Alvin Tse. I was waiting to see what Xiaomi would provide with the POCO F2, however that didn’t materialize.

    It now looks like we will get a POCO F2 after all, with Xiaomi set to present the phone sometime later this year. The timing exercises quite well for Xiaomi as it enables the brand to place the F2 as an ovious upgrade course for POCO F1 owners that are aiming to make the switch to a new phone in 2020.

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    How To Enhance Worker Health

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    Health and happiness are major priorities for me, both personally and professionally. Developing a culture of employee wellness throughout my company reaps great rewards. When my staff live their best lives, they’re excited to work productively each day. And, putting job performance aside, it’s gratifying to know that my team is happy and healthy. Here’s how emphasizing wellness in the workplace can positively transform your office culture.

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    What Does Wellness Look Like?

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    First, I’d describe wellness as being consistently committed to pursuing a healthy lifestyle: physically, mentally, emotionally and beyond. If you’ve been neglecting one or more wellness dimensions (physical, emotional, social, mental, occupational, environmental, financial and purposeful), you’ll find that the other dimensions may suffer, too. On the (happier) flip side, if you make an effort to improve one aspect of your life, you’ll see benefits in the other dimensions.

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    In short, wellness is the practice of taking care of yourself throughout the day. It’s the sum of all the choices you make in order to live a balanced and happy life.

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    Wellness In The Workplace

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    Employee wellness has become a priority for many companies. It’s a way for business and professional leaders to take care of their workers, as well as improve their overall productivity. Healthy, happy staff may take fewer sick days and afternoons off for doctor appointments, and they accomplish more during their working hours. That’s why investing in your employees’ health and wellness can benefit your organization.

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    Some companies make extensive wellness programs and benefits available to their employees, while others offer a handful of the most valuable ones. Here are some ideas that can help develop a culture of wellness in the workplace, including those that have worked for us:

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    • Sponsor an employee athletic team (think sailing, cycling, running or soccer). It’s a great opportunity for exercise, and also a great team-building exercise. Your staff can enjoy friendly competition with rival corporate teams, too.
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    • Offer one-on-one or small-group coaching sessions with health and fitness experts, like registered dietitians, mental health counselors and personal trainers.
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    • Have an onsite medical center, where staffers can see a physician or nurse practitioner. Employees can receive treatment for headaches, allergies or stomach discomfort without leaving the office.
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    • Do group workouts with members of your team at a local gym during the lunch hour. It’s the perfect way to bust through some job stress and enjoy one another’s company. Nearby fitness centers may offer special group or corporate rates to sweeten the deal.
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    • Offer 24-hour access to medical professionals who can assist employees with questions and concerns via phone call and/or video chat.
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    • Encourage your employees to participate in no-fuss team wellness activities like taking turns providing healthy snacks for the office, Friday group meditations or competing to see who can log the most steps on their fitness tracker each week.
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    • Consider paying for (or subsidizing) your staff’s membership fees for a local fitness center or a bike-sharing program.
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    • Invite a fitness instructor to lead an after-work exercise class, like Zumba or floor barre. Some members of my team and I are CPTs (certified personal trainers), so we train our colleagues directly. It’s another great way to build a rapport among co-workers and, in our case, share some of our skills and expertise.
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    What you decide to offer is dependent on the size of your organization, the nature of the work you do and the budget you have available. But don’t be discouraged if you start small; a few basic wellness perks can lead to positive changes.

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    Your wellness program very well may improve your bottom line, but there’s no way to be certain until you implement it. You can be sure, however, that it will help you and your people live healthier and happier lives. And, at the end of the day, I think that’s what we’re all after.

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    Health and joy are significant priorities for me, both personally and expertly. Establishing a culture of staff member wellness throughout my business enjoys excellent rewards. When my personnel live their best lives, they’re thrilled to work proficiently each day. And, putting task performance aside, it’s gratifying to understand that my team enjoys and healthy. Here’s how stressing wellness in the office can positively change your workplace culture.

    What Does Wellness Appear like?

    First, I ‘d explain wellness as being regularly devoted to pursuing a healthy lifestyle: physically, psychologically, emotionally and beyond. If you’ve been overlooking several wellness measurements(physical, psychological, social, mental, occupational, ecological, financial and purposeful), you’ll find that the other dimensions might suffer, too. On the (better) other side, if you make an effort to enhance one element of your life, you’ll see advantages in the other dimensions.

    In other words, health is the practice of taking care of yourself throughout the day. It’s the amount of all the choices you make in order to live a balanced and pleased life.

    Health In The Work Environment

    Worker wellness has actually ended up being a priority for many business. It’s a method for organisation and expert leaders to take care of their workers, along with improve their total productivity. Healthy, delighted personnel may take fewer sick days and afternoons off for doctor visits, and they accomplish more during their working hours. That’s why buying your staff members’ health and health can benefit your company.

    Staff Member Health Concepts

    Some companies make substantial wellness programs and advantages available to their employees, while others use a handful of the most valuable ones. Here are some ideas that can assist establish a culture of wellness in the work environment, consisting of those that have worked for us:

    • Sponsor a worker athletic group( think sailing, cycling, running or soccer). It’s a fantastic opportunity for exercise, and also a terrific team-building workout. Your personnel can take pleasure in friendly competition with competing corporate teams, too.
    • Deal one-on-one or small-group training sessions with health and wellness experts, like registered dietitians, psychological health therapists and individual trainers.
    • Have an onsite medical center, where staffers can see a physician or nurse specialist. Staff members can get treatment for headaches, allergies or stomach discomfort without leaving the workplace.
    • Do group exercises with members of your group at a local health club throughout the lunch hour. It’s the best method to bust through some job stress and delight in one another’s company. Nearby fitness centers might use special group or corporate rates to sweeten the offer.
    • Offer 24- hour access to medical professionals who can help workers with questions and concerns via phone call and/or video chat.
    • Motivate your employees to take part in no-fuss team health activities like taking turns providing healthy snacks for the workplace, Friday group meditations or completing to see who can log the most actions on their fitness tracker weekly.
    • Consider spending for (or subsidizing) your personnel’s subscription charges for a local gym or a bike-sharing program.
    • Invite a fitness instructor to lead an after-work exercise class, like Zumba or floor barre. Some members of my group and I are CPTs (certified individual fitness instructors), so we train our colleagues directly. It’s another excellent method to build a rapport amongst co-workers and, in our case, share a few of our skills and knowledge.
    • Do not be dissuaded if you begin little; a few fundamental health benefits can lead to positive changes

      Your wellness program extremely well may improve your bottom line, but there’s no method to be certain until you implement it.

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      Health and happiness are major top priorities for me, both personally and professionally. Establishing a culture of worker health throughout my company reaps fantastic rewards. When my personnel live their best lives, they’re thrilled to work productively each day. And, putting job performance aside, it’s gratifying to know that my team mores than happy and healthy. Here’s how stressing wellness in the office can favorably change your office culture.

      What Does Wellness Look Like?

      Initially, I ‘d describe wellness as being regularly devoted to pursuing a healthy lifestyle: physically, psychologically, emotionally and beyond. If you’ve been ignoring several wellness measurements (physical, psychological, social, mental, occupational, ecological, monetary and purposeful), you’ll find that the other measurements might suffer, too. On the (happier) other side, if you make an effort to enhance one aspect of your life, you’ll see benefits in the other measurements.

      Simply put, health is the practice of looking after yourself throughout the day. It’s the sum of all the options you make in order to live a balanced and delighted life.

      Health In The Office

      Employee wellness has become a priority for many companies. It’s a method for company and professional leaders to take care of their workers, in addition to enhance their total efficiency. Healthy, happy staff may take less ill days and afternoons off for physician appointments, and they achieve more during their working hours. That’s why buying your staff members’ health and health can benefit your organization.

      Staff Member Health Ideas

      Some business make substantial wellness programs and advantages available to their staff members, while others provide a handful of the most valuable ones. Here are some ideas that can assist develop a culture of wellness in the office, including those that have worked for us:

      • Sponsor a worker athletic group (think cruising, biking, running or soccer). It’s a terrific chance for exercise, and also a fantastic team-building workout. Your staff can take pleasure in friendly competitors with competing business groups, too.
      • Deal one-on-one or small-group training sessions with fitness and health specialists, like registered dietitians, psychological health counselors and personal fitness instructors.
      • Have an onsite medical center, where staffers can see a doctor or nurse specialist. Staff members can get treatment for headaches, allergic reactions or stomach pain without leaving the office.
      • Do group workouts with members of your team at a regional gym during the lunch hour. It’s the best method to bust through some job stress and delight in one another’s business. Neighboring gym may provide special group or business rates to sweeten the deal.
      • Offer 24 – hour access to physician who can assist workers with concerns and concerns through phone call and/or video chat.
      • Encourage your workers to take part in no-fuss team health activities like taking turns offering healthy snacks for the workplace, Friday group meditations or contending to see who can log the most steps on their fitness tracker weekly.
      • Think about spending for (or supporting) your personnel’s membership costs for a local gym or a bike-sharing program.
      • Invite a physical fitness trainer to lead an after-work exercise class, like Zumba or flooring barre. Some members of my team and I are CPTs (licensed personal trainers), so we train our coworkers straight. It’s another fantastic way to build a relationship among colleagues and, in our case, share a few of our skills and proficiency.

      What you decide to provide is dependent on the size of your company, the nature of the work you do and the budget you have readily available. Don’t be discouraged if you begin small; a couple of fundamental wellness benefits can lead to positive changes

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      Your health care extremely well may enhance your bottom line, however there’s no way to be certain till you execute it. You can be sure, nevertheless, that it will assist you and your people live healthier and happier lives. And, at the end of the day, I think that’s what we’re all after.

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    To secure their future, Pacific Islanders look to the previous


    The state of Yap is scattered across the Pacific Ocean, its coral atolls and volcanic islands spanning some 600 miles. Home to 11,000 people, Yap, part of the Federated States of Micronesia, hovers simply north of the equator, approximately 1,000 miles east of the Philippines.

    Last summertime, the state’s health authorities found themselves in a bind.

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    Luckily, there was a backup plan. In early September, health center staff packed packages onto two 50- foot, double-hulled cruising canoes, called vaka motus

    ” It was the ideal method to do it,” stated Peia Patai, a vaka captain who led the operation. The dengue break out still persists in Yap and other Pacific Islands, health authorities said the vakas helped close an urgent transportation gap.

    Patai manages a fleet of vakas for Okeanos, a not-for-profit that constructs canoes and trains individuals to sail them.

    ” I have actually got big dreams,” Patai stated by phone. “I desire this to grow from two canoes to perhaps 10 canoes per country. I want them to begin utilizing canoes for sea transport like the olden days.”

    Rui Camilo

    For countless years, navigators in the Pacific used stars, ocean currents, and wind patterns to guide vessels throughout large ocean areas. Early canoes were sculpted from tree trunks and lashed together with coarse fibers from materials such as coconut palm seeds. Centuries of colonization and illness wore down the canoe-based cultures. Today, numerous remote islands like Yap depend on oil-guzzling freighters to provide goods and shuttle bus guests; not every place can accommodate airplanes.

    In recent years, a pan-Pacific revival has thrived as navigators preserve and reclaim conventional sailing methods. Patai, who is from the Cook Islands, initially found out celestial navigation in 1991, after serving in the Australian Navy. He’s because earned the title of master navigator. Patai says he feels a responsibility to pass this knowledge to younger generations– not only to honor the past, however also to prepare for the progressively alarming outlook for island nations.

    ” For me, the only way for us to go into the future is to relearn our past,” he stated.

    Peia Patai, master navigator, Okeanos fleet commander, age 53

    ” When I was young, you might stroll on the reef and collect seashells.

    ” Whenever a cyclone comes, we’ve discovered to accept it and live through it, and as soon as it finishes, you recuperate.
    Sean Grado

    The Pacific Islands are acutely vulnerable to the results of environment modification, which today include increased dry spells, water scarcity, coastal flooding, and more effective storms Dealing with existential hazards, including the disappearance of entire islands, leaders of these low-lying nations have actually played pivotal functions in protecting worldwide agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

    ” The most susceptible atoll countries like my nation already face death row due to rising seas and ravaging storm rises,” Hilda Heine, president of the Marshall Islands, told delegates at the United Nations environment conference in Madrid in December.

    ” It’s a fight to the death for anybody not prepared to flee,” she said. “As a nation we refuse to get away. However we likewise refuse to pass away.”

    Reviving canoe culture, Heine and others believe, could help Pacific Islanders browse the rough waters ahead. The boats reduce the islands’ dependence on ships fueled by imported fossil fuels, and they work as an important tool when catastrophe strikes, assisting people move more nimbly, be it to leave storms or help neighbors in requirement. Similar efforts are underway in other parts of the world, including the Pacific Northwest, where the Quinault Indian Country, the Heiltsuk Country, and others are combining cultural revival with climate durability

    Heine has called for including vakas to each of her country’s 24 island communities, which could run like an inter-island ferryboat service. Marshall Islands and 4 other nations– Palau, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia– are looking for almost $50 million from the U.N.’s Green Environment Fund, to develop what they call “native community resilience” through vaka networks in Micronesia.

    Each vaka motu can hold up to 3 lots of freight, or a lots travelers.

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    Vakas alone can’t change the trans-ocean trucks that carry thousands of tons of freight throughout the world every day– to do that, we’ll require other sustainable shipping solutions Canoes are still a crucial piece of a more resistant future for these separated communities, says watch captain Iva Nancy Vunikura.

    Iva Nancy Vunikura, vaka voyager, Okeanos captain, age 37

    ” In 2011, I hopped into a canoe and found out the ropes as I cruised.

    ” Any person that comes on the vaka, we teach them how we look after the canoes, how we look after the individuals, how we work with the neighborhoods.
    Jess Charlton

    She recalled how in 2015, in the wake of Cyclone Pam, she and other sailors, consisting of Patai, delivered emergency supplies of food, water, and medicine to the external islands of Vanuatu. They brought root cuttings of tapioca and kumura (sweet potato) so people could replant crops and rely less on imported, packaged foods. The vakas shuttled materials for months as harmed diesel ships underwent repairs.

    ” We might be small, however we’re doing something that contributes to how we live,” Vunikura stated from her house in Fiji.

    Vunikura, a former rugby player for the nationwide ladies’s group, sailed for the first time in2011 She dealt with Okeanos’ 72- foot vaka called Uto Ni Yalo (” Heart of the Spirit,” in Fijian), touring 15 Pacific countries to promote cruising culture and ocean preservation. She has given that logged over 60,000 miles on standard sailing canoes, and now works with grownups and children across the region.

    Just recently, she invested five months training a dozen guys in Yap, where she says ladies do not generally sail. The Okeanos team needed to first protected approval from a chief so Vunikura could take part.

    ” We can’t simply can be found in and say ‘I want to do this.’ We need to respect the custom and culture,” she said. “It was tough for me. They accepted it … and so I broke the barrier, you understand? We need to be working as one.”

    Anthony Tareg

    Among the biggest difficulties to constructing a pan-Pacific vaka network is browsing cultural distinctions among Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian communities, Patai said. “You have to discover how people think,” he kept in mind. Another difficulty is getting individuals to deal with the vakas long-term, instead of treating it just as a hobby.

    Steven Tawake, operations organizer, Okeanos Marshall Islands, age 33

    ” Growing up, our senior citizens would inform us things like, when the spiderwebs are very low to the ground, it indicates strong winds are coming. Or when the ants are taking food to the trees, it suggests heavy rain is coming. When I began cruising in 2009, I recalled what our elders told us, and stated, ‘Oh, this is all part of navigation.’ Sharing the understanding of sailing and navigation– specifically when we teach kids– is something that will keep our heritage alive.

    ” In 2017, I was sailing a canoe [to Saipan] from Yap, about 600 miles away. I encountered really strong winds, and I was struggling with my crew. I reached Saipan, and an old woman from the Caroline Islands called me. In the Carolinians, the ladies are the keepers of navigation knowledge. She took a seat next to me, and she began singing chants to me. Other women came, and I was in the middle of them. It was something beautiful.”
    Okeanos

    For the Okeanos team, there may be sufficient chance to sail in the coming year. In the Federated States of Micronesia, the health department in Pohnpei has actually signed a contract for 100 days of sailing charters to bring medical professionals, medical personnel, and ill patients in between the main island and six outer islands. In the Marshall Islands, the government is providing an annual subsidy to partly cover the costs of teams, insurance coverage, and maintenance of the vakas there. Late last month, an Okeanos group assisted nurses perform tuberculosis screenings in remote island neighborhoods.

    Vunikura stated she does not understand precisely what her 2020 prepares require. She’ll certainly be climbing up aboard a vaka and promoting sustainable sea transportation in the Pacific.

    ” This is what I do for a living,” she stated.

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