Apeel Sciences raises $70m to expand applications for itsplant-based invisible skin

https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2018/07/31/Apeel-Sciences-raises-70m-to-expand-applications-for-its-plant-based-invisible-skin https://qz.com/1310612/apeel-sciences-has-invented-a-way-to-keep-your-avocados-from-going-bad-so-quickly/ What a cool technology! Santa Barbara-based firm Invisible plant-based edible skin Extends shelf-life of fruits/vegies Creates an "idealized microclimate inside each piece of produce" via semi-permeable barrier Modulates rate at which water evaporates out and oxygen gets in Company used to be called "Edipeel" Material is supplied as powder that is mixed with … Continue reading Apeel Sciences raises $70m to expand applications for itsplant-based invisible skin

NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html Fear of Better Options. Researchers call this phenomenon maximization -  relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you'll miss out on the "best" one maximizers tend to make better decisions less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research (called satisficers)  maximizers less satisfied because they … Continue reading NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

WaPo – Container gardening – The rules to know, and the rules to break

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/container-gardening-the-rules-to-know-and-the-rules-to-break/2018/05/07/07c20efe-4a31-11e8-9072-f6d4bc32f223_story.html?utm_term=.da0e11f16ce8 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-care-for-your-succulent-garden/2016/04/12/709ebbc6-fc2b-11e5-886f-a037dba38301_story.html?utm_term=.60636993f877 May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season popular formula for composing a garden in a pot is to observe the mantra of "thriller, filler, spiller." single upright specimen (thriller) annuals that trail over the lip (spiller) others that fill the remaining gaps (filler) any … Continue reading WaPo – Container gardening – The rules to know, and the rules to break