Many things about “adulting” are difficult. Bills. Taxes. Figuring out what kind of job makes you

Many things about “adulting” are difficult. Bills. Taxes. Figuring out what kind of job makes you happy. Finding a place to live. But there’s also an unspoken challenge, one that usually emerges after college and only becomes harder as we age: making friends. The first 20 years of our lives are designed to build friendships. We spend most of our time in school, around people our age who have similar interests and backgrounds. But as we enter adulthood, those friendships tend to fade. We move to different cities, get married, have children. We dedicate more time to work and responsibilities, and less to building social connections. By the time the average American turns 40, they spend more time with friends they met through their children than those they met at school. It’s not just the quality of friendships that change, but also their quantity. As Quartz’s Dan Kopf and Corinne Purtill have written, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey shows that, as they grow older, Americans spend less time with friends and more time alone. In their early 20s, the average American spends more than two hours of their day with friends; by the time they turn 40, it’s less t...

Apple’s new AirPods Pro are some of the best wireless headphones on the market for Apple

Apple’s new AirPods Pro are some of the best wireless headphones on the market for Apple users, featuring great sound quality and noise cancelation, a comfortable fit and tight integration with the Apple ecosystem. Out of the box, AirPods Pro are stark white and minimal in design. But with their popularity, you may want to help your own AirPods Pro stand out a bit. Whether you’re looking to add some drop protection or just a bit of flair to your headphones, here are some of the coolest cases we’ve found for AirPods Pro. This full-featured case isn’t the cheapest on this list, but it might be the most iconic. It’s crafted from full-grain leather and sports a snap closure to keep your AirPods safe and secure. It also supports both wireless and wired charging and comes with an s-shaped clip and an optional wrist strap for the ultimate in drop prevention. Get it here. This silicone case adds additional drop and bump protection to your AirPods Pro, but also introduces a bit of cute flair to your wearables. It comes with a built-in dust plug to keep debris out of the charging port, as well as a faux fur pom-pom for added visibility and style. It also comes in a variety of pastel color...

How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket | Food

It’s cheap, attractive and convenient, and we eat it every day – it’s difficult not to. But is ultra-processed food making us ill and driving the global obesity crisis? Nearly three decades ago, when I was an overweight teenager, I sometimes ate six pieces of sliced white toast in a row, each one slathered in butter or jam. I remember the spongy texture of the bread as I took it from its plastic bag. No matter how much of this supermarket toast I ate, I hardly felt sated. It was like eating without really eating. Other days, I would buy a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes or a tube of Pringles: sour cream and onion flavour stackable snack chips, which were an exciting novelty at the time, having only arrived in the UK in 1991. Although the carton was big enough to feed a crowd, I could demolish most of it by myself in a sitting. Each chip, with its salty and powdery sour cream coating, sent me back for another one. I loved the way the chips – curved like roof tiles – would dissolve slightly on my tongue. After one of these binges – because that is what they were – I would speak to myself with self-loathing. “What is wrong with you?” I would say to the tear-stained face in the mirror...

This CT flower shop is sanctuary to homeless parrots, exotic animals

Deep River, Connecticut – Friday, January 17, 2020: Allison Sloane, owner of the florist shop Ashleigh’s Garden in Deep River where she houses rescued parrots, and exotic reptiles. The Pandemonium Thrift Store next door was opened to raise money for the rescue and rehabilitation of parrots, reptiles and other exotic animals. Deep River, Connecticut – Friday, January 17, 2020: Allison Sloane, owner of the florist shop Ashleigh’s Garden in Deep River where she houses rescued parrots, and exotic reptiles. The Pandemonium Thrift Store Deep River, Connecticut – Friday, January 17, 2020: Allison Sloane, owner of the florist shop Ashleigh’s Garden in Deep River where she houses rescued parrots, and exotic reptiles. The Pandemonium Thrift Store next door was opened to raise money for the rescue and rehabilitation of parrots, reptiles and other exotic animals. Deep River, Connecticut – Friday, January 17, 2020: Allison Sloane, owner of the florist shop Ashleigh’s Garden in Deep River where she houses rescued parrots, and exotic reptiles. The Pandemonium Thrift Store DEEP RIVER — The greeters patiently wait inside the front door with their b...

Study finds parking available in downtown Astoria | Local News

Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low 39F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.. Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low 39F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Some swear off shopping or dining because of it, while others consider Astoria spoiled compared to cities where people pay to park several blocks from their destination. But a parking study and survey by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association has concluded that, aside from some small pockets and specific times, finding parking is fairly easy. Sarah Lu Heath, the executive director of the downtown association, presented the findings to the City Council on Tuesday. “To stand up and say this isn’t a problem gives me pause,” she said. “However, for the last 3 1/2 years, I’ve been downtown six days a week, 50 weeks a year, and once in 2017, at the starting time of the high boat parade during the Regatta, I could not find a parking spot.” The study found small pockets of constrained parking between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. — peak restaurant hours — in a few blocks throughout the downtown core and around the Garden of Surging ...

Fluidized Bed Dryer Market 2019 Global Industry Growth Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Share, Trend, Future Demand and Leading Players Updates by Forecast to 2025

Global Fluidized Bed Dryer Market 2019 by key players, regions, type, and application, forecast to 2025. Fluidized Bed Dryer Market Report contains a forecast of 2019 and ending 2025 with a host of metrics like supply-demand ratio, Fluidized Bed Dryer Market frequency, dominant players of Fluidized Bed Dryer Market, driving factors, restraints, and challenges. The report also contains market revenue, sales, Fluidized Bed Dryer production and manufacturing cost that could help you get a better view of the market. The report focuses on the key global Fluidized Bed Dryer manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market competition landscape, market share, SWOT analysis and development plans in future years. Download Free Sample Copy of Fluidized Bed Dryer Market Report: https://dataintelo.com/request-sample/?reportId=104257 The report provides information on trends and developments and focuses on market capacities, technologies, and the changing structure of the Fluidized Bed Dryer Market . The new entrants in the Fluidized Bed Dryer Market are finding it hard to compete with the international dealer based on quality and reliability. Major Players incl...

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Related tags: technology, feed assessment, feed quality, Ddgs function sanitize_gpt_value2(gptValue) { var vOut=”"; var aTags = gptValue.split(‘,’); var reg = new RegExp(‘\W+’, “g”); for (var i=0; i < aTags.length; i++) { vOut += aTags[i].trim().replace(reg, '-').substring(0,40); if(i!=(aTags.length-1)) vOut +=', '; } vOut = vOut.toLowerCase(); return vOut; } $(document).ready(function() { dataLayerNews = {}; dataLayerNews.related_tags = sanitize_gpt_value2("technology, feed assessment, feed quality, Ddgs"); dataLayer.push(dataLayerNews); }); We spoke to James Wen, technical services manager, animal nutrition, Evonik, at IPPE and heard more about the work the company has been doing to facilitate the use of near-infrared (NIR) technology in feed formulation and the areas where further development is needed.  There are still challenges for producers during the feed formulation process, especially when it comes to controlling for nutrient variation in feed ingredients, said Wen.   “The problem comes from how they can gather accurate information about the nutrient composition of the feed ingredients, and then...

This $20 Airplane Footrest Makes Sitting in Economy Bearable

All products featured in this story are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A few months back, a targeted ad got me to pause my Instagram scroll: It showed off an airplane “foot hammock,” meant to make sitting in an economy seat a bit more comfortable. The accessory looks like an oversized sleep mask; on either side of the adjustable straps, there are clips to buckle your hammock into place in-flight. With a few quick moves—namely, strapping the hammock around your tray table, then folding the tray back up—you’d have a place to rest your feet, taking the pressure off your lower back and keeping your legs and feet from getting stiff throughout the flight. As the ad proclaimed, “This will make your flights first class!” Naturally, someone in the Traveler office had already purchased a very similar product: the Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest, made of a thick, memory foam material and available on Amazon for $20. This model packs into a small drawstring bag (included with the footrest) that can be tossed into a tote or carry-on en route to the plane. Since this is the kind of product tha...