Author: Rachel Fletcher

The Many Faces of Aviator Sunglasses

The Many Faces of Aviator Sunglasses

General
How many different ways have actors rocked aviators in mainstream films like Top Gun and The Terminator? Far too many to count. Be that as it may, aviators continue to be one of the best-selling models of sunglasses worldwide. It is hard to believe Bausch & Lomb knew what they were getting into when they designed the very first pair for the U.S. military decades ago. Aviators are loved by so many people because they have a timeless, universal look that can be matched with just about anything. Let's face it, cat eye sunglasses just don't work with every outfit. Neither do wrap-arounds or tiny frames. But you can put aviators with anything. And in fact, the same pair of aviators with different outfits creates a different look entirely. The Retired Special Ops Soldier Imagine a tal...
Robot Mops: Barely Suitable for the Home

Robot Mops: Barely Suitable for the Home

Technology
First came the robotic lawnmower that could be programmed to cut your grass on schedule. That nifty little invention was followed by the robotic vacuum that wanders around the house sucking up everything from cat hair to the pieces of cereal Junior dropped on the floor. Now we have the robotic mop. It will ostensibly keep your floors clean with no effort required from you. The robotic mop is certainly an interesting invention. In terms of its practicality, it is barely suitable for the average American home. It certainly would never do in a commercial environment. As such, robotic mops are likely to be a niche product that enjoys a brief fad market before fading away. This isn't to say that the inventors of the robotic mop don't know what they are doing. They are actually brilliant in th...
CA Ruling Hits Gig Workers and Payroll Departments

CA Ruling Hits Gig Workers and Payroll Departments

Finance
A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court could ultimately bring sweeping changes to the gig economy in that state. If the ruling follows the established precedent of things starting in California before sweeping across the country, gig workers and payroll departments alike are in for some drastic changes in the months and years ahead. None of them are likely to be good. California's top court just ruled that "employers must treat workers who do work related to the company's usual course of business as full-fledged employees," according to a Wired story published on May 2. Wired business contributor Clint Finley went on to explain it this way: If a clothing company hires an outside contractor, say a plumber, to come in and make repairs in the building, that plumber remains a contra...
5 Locum Tenens Opportunities You May Not Have Thought Of

5 Locum Tenens Opportunities You May Not Have Thought Of

Health
Locum tenens medicine is all the rage in modern healthcare. And why wouldn't it be? What began as a way to practice medicine outside of traditional norms has become as mainstream as private practice itself. As such, locums are always looking for the best opportunities they can find. If you are new to the locum marketplace, are you limiting yourself to certain kinds of jobs? For example, you might be focusing all your attention on hospital work. You pick up a contract in one major hospital, then move on to another hospital when that contract ends. There is nothing wrong with that strategy. On the other hand, there are other opportunities you might look into in order to broaden your horizons, so to speak. Here are five locum tenens opportunities you might not have thought of: 1. Private...
3D Printing Introduced to Composite Prosthesis Fabrication

3D Printing Introduced to Composite Prosthesis Fabrication

Technology
Taken individually, composite fabrication and 3D printing are revolutionary technologies. Combining the two almost always produces amazing results. Take fabricating composite-based prosthetics as an example. If you could combine prosthesis fabrication with 3D printing in an economical process, you could make a difference in the lives of people who depend on their prosthetics. According to an April 20 Composites World piece written by digital editor Scott Francis, the combination of prosthesis fabrication and 3D printing has arrived. A BASF subsidiary out of Texas – TriFusion Devices – has introduced a new 3D-printed prosthetic leg that includes a revolutionary carbon fiber socket. Francis explained that the socket is key to what makes this prosthesis so revolutionary. Composite Layups