Core77
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The room is decorated symmetrically. This mirrors our country's perfect levels of equal respect between the left and the right. Here is an informal meeting area. Favored guests sit in the chairs with the black pillows. Unfavored guests get no lumbar support, but they are offered their choice of either staring at a framed portrait of Trump Senior or being served an enormous martini. This table is held up by golden babies with well-defined calves. You know how if you brush your teeth, then drink orange juice it tastes disgusting? That can be offset by drinking the OJ from a gold-rimmed chalice. This cabinet is where President Trump, an avid DJ, stores his turntable and all of his vinyl (mostly mid-'90s hip hop). Here is one of the staircases leading to one of the upper floors. Rumor has it that one of the President's advisors lives beneath this staircase, behind the ferns, but this is a respectable blog and we don't print unsubstantiated rumors.
Design Milk - Home
5 days
It's good enough to contain our wine and champagne thanks to it being durable and impenetrable, along with its cushion-like properties, so it makes sense that it's growing in popularity as a go-to material. Designers continue to rethink the natural material by creating really cool products that you'd never think would come in anything other than its original form. Take a look at these 10 products that take cork to a whole new level. 1. Lumbar Pillow Cover in Cork Dash Gold by Spicer Bags 2. Cork Tall Vase by Melanie Abrantes Designs 3. Cork Stool A by Jasper Morrison for Vitra 4. Cork Cube Tape Dispenser by Suck UK 5. Cork Flashlight from Kikkerland 6. Cork Cone by Wrong For HAY x Daniel Emma 7. Cork Coaster by Trine Andersen for ferm LIVING 8. Corkbox by Skram Furniture 9. Cork Folder A4 by Nomess Copenhagen 10. Pinorama Cork Shelf by Inga Sempe for HAY
EVO Reviews
11 days
Firing on just six cylinders the car will maintain a steady speed on the motorway, but the moment you accelerate the dormant bank fires back into life. Naturally, fuel efficiency is not the SV’s strong suit and you’ll struggle to match the claimed 17.7mpg. Around town the true figure will drop into the mid-teens, with high single figures more likely when you really push on. The Aventador SV owner should not be shy about spending money on fuel. Similarly, tyre and servicing costs will seem astronomical to anybody upgrading from a lower specification performance car. Interior and Tech The SV’s cabin is more fighter jet cockpit than car interior, which immediately sets the tone for what is a unique driving experience. The bucket seats are very thinly padded and they lack lumbar support, which makes them uncomfortable even over short journeys. On long journeys, the seats can become rather painful.
Top Speed
a month
It perfectly fits within the dash and door panels as if the entire assembly was machined from a single piece. In reality, the metal piece that spans from the steering wheel to the passenger’s door is a single piece, bent to curve under the infotainment system. Everything is covered in soft-touch leather, and what isnt is Walnut or metal. Barely any plastics make it to the driver’s fingertips. The leather along the armrests is padded for extra comfort. And speaking of padding, the front seats are incredibly well designed with adjustable side bolsters, lumbar, and front leg support. Of course, the standard fore and aft, height, and backrest are power-adjustable, as well. All the leather bits are stitched together with the contrasting thread for a savory appearance. Adding to the air of luxury and refinement are the in-dash electronics. The driver’s gauge cluster is fully digital and allows for personalization of visible information.
Design Milk - Home
a month
The Wedge is a modular option that consists of six mix-and-match components that allow you to reconfigure into any compensation. Besides its laid back and practical design, the sofa integrates wireless and electrical ports so you can conveniently keep your gear charged while working or lounging. Point Dume is fairly minimal and is also a modular design with reversible cushions covered in a woven wool blend fabric and contrasting tufted buttons. It's also outfitted with wireless and electrical ports for added convenience. Boasting an exposed wooden frame, Trestles is a simple design with 100% cotton fabric that is slung over the sides and back. Its deep seat lets you get a good comfortable sit while still providing proper lumbar support. For those needing extra sleeping quarters for guests, the Wade sofa is perfect for you. Instead of your traditional pull-out sofa bed, it easily converts to a queen sized bed with the back pillow acting as additional comfort in sleep mode.
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
a month
ONE of Hong Kong's most popular actor, singer and all round entertainer Andy Lau Tak-wah was thrown off his horse during a commercial shoot in Thailand and is currently getting treatment for his injuries. Apple Daily had earlier reported that the star arrived in Thailand on Jan 16 and was shooting a commercial near Bangkok. The actor lost control of the horse and was subsequently thrown to the ground. The animal is said to have stepped on Lau's back fracturing his lumbar. Lau was rushed to a local hospital and is said to be taken via a medical flight back to Hong Kong at 10.30pm on Jan 18. The actor who is one of the most well-known faces in Hong Kong Cinema was recently seen in the epic film The Great Wall.
Collective Evolution
a month
We have published many articles on the concept that we, as human beings, house a soul in our physical bodies and that our eyes are the gateway to this essence. We've talked a lot about the relationship between the mind, body, and soul and the importance of keeping it balanced and in harmony. However, have you ever contemplated what the physical muscle of the soul could be? Well, therapist and filmmaker Danielle Prohom Olson has; in fact, she claims that by relaxing your psoas, or what she terms the muscle of the soul, you can reconnect with the powerful energy of the Earth. What Is Your Psoas? The correct pronunciation of the psoas is so-az. The psoas is literally the deepest muscle of the human body. You have one on each side of the spine, attached to your sides and spanning laterally from the 12th thoracic vertebra to each of the lumbar vertebra.
The Huffington Post
a month
Coughing, sneezing, or moving may also aggravate the sciatic nerve, causing pain. Sciatic pain will improve by standing or lying down. It feels like a nerve pain and the patient can usually diagnose sciatica. Provocative Tests Provocative tests are test that the doctor will perform to reproduce the pain. The physician should warn the patient that this will increase the pain. The straight leg raise sign will be used (Figure 6). With the patient either sitting or supine, raising of the leg will reproduce the pain and paresthesia at 30-70 degrees of hip flexion. This helps to identify if the patient is a good candidate for surgery. If the patient has a positive tension sign, they will improve with surgery. The Lasegue's sign will also be utilized. Straight leg raising pain is aggravated by forced ankle dorsiflexion (Figure 7). What are the causes of sciatica? Sciatica usually occurs due to a herniated disc of the lumbar spine (Figure 8).
Autocar
a month
Additionally, the FF 91 gets a digital display instead of a rear-view mirror, and its rear, side and roof windows use PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology that tints to reduce penetrating sunlight when they are tapped. The car also has rear seats that offer lower leg, lumbar, and upper back adjustments and support, as well as massage, heating, and cooling ventilation functions. No pricing has been released but online reports suggest the FF 91 will be priced from $180,000 (about £147,000) when it goes on sale. Reservations cost $5000 (about £4075). Faraday Future said the first 300 customers would be invited to upgrade to a limited run Alliance Edition model. This unveiling comes weeks after backer LeEco entered financial difficulty . Faraday Future also has ongoing issues with its Nevada production plant, which is yet to be completed, relating to late payments to the construction company.
Bleacher Report
2 months
Thorne and Nick Miller challenged DIY in an electric match. The Australian challengers got quite the reception from their home-country fans. It blew what Murphy received out of the water. Miller had some strong moments, but as usual, Thorne was the bigger star of the two. The tattooed babyface was cocky and flashy, making his presence felt in the bout. Throne had an excellent exchange with Tommaso Ciampa as the opponents ducked and evaded each other's attacks. He sold a Lumbar Check like it just about killed him, too. This was miles better than their effort against The Authors of Pain in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic finals. It's clear that with top-level foes, TM-61 can be mighty fun. Connecting more deeply with fans will be that duo's key to success. Thorne and Miller haven't bonded with most fans the way they clearly have with Australian ones.
Autocar
2 months
This mode also allows the car to be summoned from upon the owner’s return to the car park. Inside, the FF 91 benefits from connected technology provided by LeEco, which is Faraday Future’s biggest backer, that seamlessly integrates user’s smartphones and digital lives into the car’s online systems. The system also uses artificial intelligence to learn and improve itself according to its owner’s preferences. Additionally, the car swaps a rear view mirror for a digital display, and its rear, side and roof windows use PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology that tints to reduce penetrating sunlight when they are tapped. The car also has rear seats that offer lower leg, lumbar, and upper back adjustments and support, as well as massage, heating, and cooling ventilation functions. No pricing has been released but online reports suggest the FF 91 will be priced from $180,000 (about £147,000) when it goes on sale.
Autocar
2 months
This mode also allows the car to be summoned from upon the owner’s return to the car park. Inside, the FF 91 benefits from connected technology provided by LeEco, which is Faraday Future’s biggest backer, that seamlessly integrates user’s smartphones and digital lives into the car’s online systems. The system also uses artificial intelligence to learn and improve itself according to its owner’s preferences. Additionally, the car swaps a rear view mirror for a digital display, and its rear, side and roof windows use PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology that tints to reduce penetrating sunlight when they are tapped. The car also has rear seats that offer lower leg, lumbar, and upper back adjustments and support, as well as massage, heating, and cooling ventilation functions. No pricing has been released but online reports suggest the FF 91 will be priced from $180,000 (about £147,000) when it goes on sale.
Petrolicious
2 months
Focusing predominantly on the post-1963 reformation, the book highlights dozens of innovative seating developments the company has wrought for a variety of applications through to the present day like the first seat with side bolsters (1965), integrated seat belts (1971) and pneumatic lumbar support (1977), all features we think of as commonplace today. Much like the company it pertains to, the book is well produced and designed, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, sketches, schematics, graphics and period advertising, as well as reminiscences and conversations with customers, users, management and designers, both past and present. While Recaro: Seating in Motion certainly veers towards the “niche” side of things, in actuality the information contained within is quite fascinating, and gives the reader an unparalleled look into an extremely important part of car design we dont often think about, but probably should, as the seat is our biggest physical connection to a car besides the steering wheel.
Collective Evolution
3 months
Short of sitting on a spike, you can't do much worse than a standard office chair, explains Galen Cranz , a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. If you think about a heavy weight on a C or S, which is going to collapse more easily? The C, she continues. When you sit, the lower lumbar curve collapses, however, which causes the spine's natural S-shape to turn into a C, making the body slouch and the lateral and oblique muscles grow weak, unable to support it. In the 1960s and '70s, there were widespread complaints of back pain from workers due to a lack of lumbar support. This caused the chair industry to design the swivel chair, which, in the past three decades, has tripled into a more than $3 billion market. America's best-selling chair has banked on claiming lumbar support. The basic Aeron, by Herman Miller, will set you back $700.
Design Sponge
3 months
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BBC News 24
3 months
There are good days and bad. We have lumbar punctures every three months, and they put chemo in his spine to try and keep it away. He has steroids every four weeks, for five days, that are just heart-wrenching, because they just change him as a person.
BBC News 24
3 months
I live in a little house. Now aged eight, Sam has had three years of chemotherapy. It has been effective but ruling. There are good days but. There are lumbar punctures every three months and chemo in this spine to try and keep it away. He has steroids every four more.
The Huffington Post
3 months
You may use your left hand for guidance to keep your right knee fixed on the floor while you twist. If you feel like your neck cannot reach the ground, simply prop a pillow or towel under your neck to offer neck support and neutral alignment of your spine. Supine Shoulder Extension: This position is simple. The goal is to open your shoulders while mobilizing your thorax to help improve posture and mobility. If you want more of a stretch, simply lie on a foam roller which will allow an increased range of motion. All you do is lie on your back (supine). With a slight tilt in your pelvis to neutralize the pelvis and lumbar spine, draw your arms directly overhead with your thumbs touching the ground. You may move back and forth between neutral and shoulder extension. Hold shoulder extension for a minimum of 5 counts per repetition. Eagle Leg Twist: Lying on your back, tightly cross one leg over the next and cause a tourniquet feeling in your hips.
Techradar
3 months
For those looking for some extra space in their seating arrangement the Vertagear Racing Series PL6000 is a must-have. Specially designed to provide both added width and height, it’s a delight for those with larger frames with a solid base and impressive range of movement. The wheelbase is smooth and responsive on both carpet and hard floors, while the adjustable headrest provides additional comfort for the neck. One week point to the design comes in the form of the lumbar pillow, which doesnt have a proper way of attaching over the rear of the chair, which means it sits right at the base of your spine. Assembly wasnt relatively straightforward, but we’d advise that it’s a two-person job - so grab your co-op buddy for some real life two player action. The C80 Pure Series Gaming Chair is a great-looking, comfy gaming chair that could easily double up as an office chair.
Collective Evolution
3 months
The researchers, from Switzerland and Germany, wanted to restore the lost movement that happens from injuries in the upper spine that cause a disconnect in the communication channel of the brain's motor cortex and lumbar region in the lower spinal cord that allow us to walk. Their vision was to do this wirelessly, therefore completely bypassing the severed nerves. The system, stemming from technology called BrainGate , involves a pill-sized electrode array that is implanted in the brain. There, it gathers movement signals created by the motor cortex. The wireless sensor would then work to provide the signals to a computer, where they are decoded, and eventually sent back wirelessly via an electrical stimulator that is implanted in the lumbar spine just south of the spinal injury. When this stimulation signals spinal nerves, the leg muscles are then activated.
Futurity
3 months
Re-establish communication There is evidence to suggest that a brain-controlled spinal stimulation system may enhance rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury, Borton says. This is a step toward further testing that possibility. Grégoire Courtine, a professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL) who led the collaboration, has started clinical trials in Switzerland to test the spine-part of the interface. He cautions: There are many challenges ahead and it may take several years before all the components of this intervention can be tested in people. Walking is possible because of a complex interplay among neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Electrical signals originating in the brain's motor cortex travel down to the lumbar region in the lower spinal cord, where they activate motor neurons that coordinate the movement of muscles responsible for extending and flexing the leg.
The Huffington Post
3 months
RedFlag News
4 months
Conservative Tribune As other problems have mounted for Hillary Clinton, her mysterious health issues havent gone away. Her campaign learned that the hard way on Wednesday night, when she began having eye problems again during a speech. According to The American Mirror , the incident happened while she was at a rally in Las Vegas . As has happened before, her eyes began to move independently of each other. As per usual, the mainstream media covered none of this. Meanwhile, a single sneeze from Donald Trump would probably take up the entire front page. Take a look: “She needs a full neurology evaluation, neuro-opthalmology evaluation, MRI, cerebral venography and a lumbar puncture,” said Dr. Gerald Gianoli, an expert in intercranial pressure. “It is possible that her status could be significantly improved. But at the same time, she risks demonstrating to the public that her medical problems are more serious than she has let on in the past.