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12 Signs of Addiction

suffer from alcohol dependency alone. But spotting and defining addiction can get tricky. “The current thinking is that ad abercrombie diction and addiction related issues are on a continuum. So they go from completely non existent abercrombie to very severe and all the gradations along the way,” says Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He says that addiction tends to be very obvious when abercrombie it’s severe but that the boundaries between a bit of partying, problematic use, and full blown addiction are blurry. Even the classic symptoms of abercrombie withdrawal and tolerance may not necessarily signal an addiction. Core features actually tend to be more behavioral, says Compton, involving different ways people adjust their lives to accommodate their substance use. This is why those checklists you find online or help centers can be so misleading. Compton helps us take a fair look at the signs of addiction, what they mean, and how to know when there really is a problem.

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12 San Mateo County Cities Enact Plastic Bag B abercrombie ans On Earth Day CBS San Francisco

SAN MATEO COUNTY (CBS SF) A dozen San Mateo County cities celebrated Earth Day on Monday by implementing plastic bag bans.

Grocery stores, retail shops and pharmacies in 12 Peninsula cities and unincorporated areas throughout San Mateo County will no longer use plastic abercrombie bags as of today, county Director of Environmental Health Dean Peterson said.

The move to recyclable or reusable bags is seen as an environmental win for San Mateo County, where an estimated 550 million plastic bags are handed out by retailers every year, Peterson said.

“That comes down to about 500 bags per person per year,” he said.

Many of the bags end up as litter, clogging creeks, storm drains and waterways that flow into the San Francisco Bay, he said.

Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa said public works agencies are typically stuck with the job of clearing drains of plastic bags, or picking them up at parks and public beaches.

“Who has to clean up all these bags? We do,” said Canepa, who introduced his city’s bag ban in January.

“So the taxpayer wins because the city is always stuck with cleaning them up,” he said.

Daly City is among the dozen cities joining San Mateo County in implementing plastic bag bans Monday. The other cities are Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Me ab abercrombie ercrombie nlo Park, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Bruno and South San Francisco, according to the county.

Four other cities East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo have similar bans in the works. Millbrae already has a plastic bag ban in place.

Canepa said the transition to reusable bags in his community seems to be going off without a hitch.

“I just went to Trader Joe’s, it seems seamless for now,” he said. “People are adjusted.”

Customers who don’t bring their own reusable bags will be charged at least a 10 cent fee for a paper or recyclable bag. The fee will rise to 25 cents in 2015.

Businesses that are exempt from the ban are non profit retail businesses like Goodwill, and restaurants with take out business, which will still be permitted to package to go food in plastic bags, Peterson said.

There are a few other exemptions, including protective bags for produce, dry cleaning and newspapers.

Peterson said other communities that have implemented reusable bag ordinances have seen little resistance from the public.

“Most people have been supportive, and many have wondered why we haven’t done this already,” he said. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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12 Replacements for High Cholesterol Foods

Th abercrombie is popular green contains lots of lutein, the sunshine yellow pigment found in dark green leafy vegetables and egg yolks. Lutein already has a “golden” reputation for guarding against age related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Now research suggests that just 1/2 cup of a lutein rich food daily also guards against heart attacks by helping arte abercrombie ry walls “shrug off” cholesterol invaders that cause clogging. Look for bags of baby spinach leaves that abercrombie you can use for salads or pop in the microwave for a quick side dish.

Superstar salad: Start your meal with this spinach and mandarin orange recipe.

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12 production in genetically modified tobacco plants

Novel bioreactor enhances interleukin 12 production in genetically modified tobacco plants

Scientists from WPI and the Arkansas Bioscience Institute report details of their work producing an important, yet scarce, immune system protein in plants in an upcoming issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

WORCESTER, Mass. Dec. 3, 2008 Interleukin 12 is a naturally occurring protein essential for the proper functioning of the human immune system. Having either too much or too little interleukin 12 may play a role in the development of many diseases, including some cancers and auto immune disorders like Crohn’s, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In turn, modulating interleukin 12 levels could yield new therapies for those conditions.

In an effort to create a new and cost effective method for producing interleukin 12 and make more of the scarce protein available for research and therapeutic development, a team of scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (WPI) and the Arkansas Bioscience Institute at Arkansas State University (ABI) reports that hairy roots from genetically modified tobacco plants can be grown in a contained novel mist bioreactor system, yielding significant quantities of murine interleukin 12. A paper detailing the results of the study has been published early, online, by the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering and will appear in the journal’s printed edition early in 2009.

“We are very encouraged by the results of this study,” says Pamela J. “Interluekin 12 is a valuable protein and there just isn’t enough available for biomedical research, let alone for therapeutic development. Our study shows that we can use plants to produce interleukin 12, and other therapeutic proteins, in a cost effective controlled process.”

The tobacco project is one of several emerging collaborative efforts between WPI and ABI. Cramer’s team successfully inserted into tobacco plants a mouse gene that directs the production of interleukin 12. Hairy root cultures from those modified tobacco plants were then grown in a mist reactor developed in the Weathers lab. As its name implies, the mist reactor uses ultrasonic technology to spray a fine mist of water and nutrients on the root cultures, which are suspended in a plastic bag. The nutrient solution is collected at the bottom of the bag and recycled through the system. In this way, all of the materials are completely contained and isolated from the environment.

“Some have concerns about growing genetically modified plants in an open field where they could cross pollinate with other species. Our mist reactor overcomes those concerns because the system is completely contained,” Weathers says. “There is no interaction with the environment, and once we’ve collected the thera abercrombie peutic proteins grown in the roots, all the remaining material is safely destroyed.”

Traditional pharmaceuticals, like aspirin or statins for lowering cholesterol, are made by synthesizing and combining chemicals in a factory like production setting. Therapeutic proteins are biologic molecules produced in living cells, which are then isolated, purified and prepared for use in treating disease. For example, insulin is a therapeutic protein now produced by inserting a human insulin gene into bacteria, which in turn prompts the bacteria to make human insulin. Using plants as a production system for therapeutic proteins can not only be more cost effective than animal cell based production, but can also significantly reduce the risk of contamination by animal or human viruses or pathogens.

In the current study, Weathers compared the capabilities of the mist reactor with two other common methods for growing plant cultures the shake flask method and the airlift bioreactor. The results showed the mist reactor produced the highest concentration of interleukin 12. “Our system is simple and scalable. We’ll use these data to optimize this kind of process and scale it up to the next level,” Weathers said.

On the genetics side, the current study used a mouse gene as a model to test the idea and the process. Now, with positive results in hand, Cramer’s team can begin to study a human interleukin 12 gene’s ability to direct the production of the human protein in tobacco plants. “Making large complex pharmaceutical proteins in a way that is highly reproducible, scalable, and not cost prohibitive is quite challenging,” Cramer says. “The mist reactor seems excellent for producing high quality proteins for vaccine trials and therapeutic applications.”

The mist reactor’s capabilities are not restricted to tobacco roots. The system is being tested on several other plant cultures, including Artemisia annua, which naturally produces very small quantities of an effective antimalarial molecule known as artemisinin. “With our colleagues in Ar abercrombie kansas, we are making good progress on developing the technology and understanding the biology that will allow us to use plants to help create new pharmaceuticals and other chemical building blocks essential for a healthy society and environment,” Professor Weathers said.

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. WPI’s14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree abercrombie programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees. WPI’s world class faculty work with students in a number of cutting edge research areas, leading to breakthroughs and innovations in such fields as biotechnology, fuel cells, and information security, materials processing, and nanotechnology. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 20 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

About The Arkansas Biosciences Institute

The Arkansas Biosciences Institute is a five member research consortium funded by Arkansas’ Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000. The Consortium is focused on cutting abercrombie edge research at the interface of agriculture and medicine with the long term goal of enhancing the health of Arkansans and the nation. At Arkansas State University, a new state of the art research building was constructed to house this new endeavor with a grand opening held in September 2004. Since 2004, dynamic cross disciplinary research clusters have been developed in four target areas: plant based bioproduction of proteins for medical and biofuels applications; plant metabolic engineering; molecular innovations in food sciences; and the interface of environment, agriculture, and human disease.

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12 Photos of the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon

Take a look at that beauty. Say hello to the HTC Thunderbolt, which will be the first 4G LTE device to land on Verizon after its unveiling next week at CES. As you can see, it really just looks exactly like the Desire HD, but has Verizon branding and will be 4G capable which means it be amazing. We assuming it won have a dual core processor which most of you decided was critically abercrombie important, but after seeing it, have you changed your mind?

We should point out that there is a surprise behind the kickstand and Google branding which we hoping means no Bing. Hello Droid Thunderbolt? Maybe.

About Droid LifeWe consider ourselves to have the greatest Android community in the world, here at Droid Life. We talk general news, feature app abercrombie s, review phones, and even teach you how to hack a little. But most importantly, there is no pla abercrombie ce on the internet that has the read abercrombie er participation that we do and consider ourselves to be completely community driven. If you were looking for the best place to learn about Android and talk with like minded folks about all things tech, then Droid Life is for you.

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12 Perfect Gifts For Every Type of Dad

Toy Loving Dads: Vibe It

Vibe It lets dad turn almost any object into a abercrombie speaker. All he needs to do is plug in a sound supply, like a tablet, smartphone, iPod or other MP3 player, then stick the Vibe It to just about anything he wants. The science of resonance turns that object into a speaker.

The larger and more hollow the object, the bigger the sound becomes. (See a video of how it works here.) Dad can entertain himself while entertaining himself by sticking the Vibe It to the garbage can, a pizza box, his desk, his coffee mug, and more. Now you make dad his very own customized 3D picture reel, complete with a viewer, from Image3D.

Just log on to their online reel builder, upload your images (you can even edit, crop and rotate them), give them captions, create your custom label for dad, and choose a viewer color. And whether you had one at home, or went to the arcade, dad probably spent some time challenging you to see who could destroy more asteroids using only a simple joystick and a couple of buttons.

You and dad can relive those days with Atari Arcade. Bringing back Atari’s classics like Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command, all dad needs to do is connect his iPad to the retro docking station, download the app, and it’s game on. Dad can use the joystick and buttons to play anyone, a abercrombie nywhere, anytime. (Dad will appreciate the effort if he’s got his own wood shop in the garage.)

Stave can even cut customized names, dates and symbols into dad’s puzzle to make it unique from any other he’s ever attempted. And in case you’re thinking these are the same as those easy, hand cut puzzles you’ve seen before, Stave’s Teaser line was created by their most diabolical designers with repeating pieces, confusing colors and intentional empty spaces. That should keep dad busy for a while.

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Tech Loving Dads: Logitech Keyboard Cover

If dad loves his tech, he’s p abercrombie robably got a tablet loaded with all the apps that make his life easier. But what doesn’t make his life easier is trying to type on the touchscreen. So get him the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover from Logitech.

Made for the second and third gen iPads and the Samsun abercrombie g Galaxy, this incredibly lightweight, wireless, Bluetooth, aluminum keyboard doubles as a protective cover, secured by magnetic clip. When it’s time to type, dad’s tablet fits in the built in stand, letting him see the screen at the perfect angle, whether he’s typing or watching a movie. And thanks to modern technology, no skill is required.

The Nespresso Pixie is a sleek, portable, affordable espresso machine that makes the perfect cup every time. All dad has to do is choose the pod he wants from Nespresso’s wide selection, pop it in the Pixie and push the button. In a couple of minutes he’ll have the perfect espresso with a nice thick crema.

For a cappuccino or latte, all he has to do is pour some milk in the Aeroccino Plus, push a button and it gets frothed to perfection. Automatically. Plus they take up minimal counter space, and can hide in a drawer when the guys from work come over.

$179.99 $229.99 Nespresso Pixie

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Tech Loving Dads: MyPower Bag

If dad loves tech, he’s got gadgets. And if he’s got gadgets he’ll need power to recharge. Often. A briefcase from MyPower Bag can give him the juice he needs, no matter where he is.

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12 Nifty Ways to Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags

If you are like most people, you have a lot of plastic grocery bags lying around the house. Most of us end up reusing them as trash bags for small trash cans, doggy doo pickup, kitty litter box liners, or plastic versions of a paper lunch sack.

But for people who want to get more creative with reusing plastic grocery bags, you can use them as DIY snow shoes, make a lightweight kite, keep your houseplants hydrated while you are on vacation, and even fuse layers of old plastic grocery bags together to create a fabric for a reusable grocery bag.

Plastic grocery bags aren’t the most environmentally friendly things in the world, but they can still give you good karma points. If you have more plastic grocery bags than you know what to do with, you can always donate them to animal shelters, thrift stores, libraries, non profits and other businesses that ca abercrombie n put them to good use.

Got your own tips for reusing plastic grocery bags? Share with us by commenting below!

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In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle plastic grocery bags into a dog leash. To begin, you will cut the plastic bags in half, then cut off the handles of the bags. Next, apply glue to the entire bag, then roll up into a straight line. Continue to do this for several different bags, depending on how long you want your dog leash to be. When you finish this and the glue is dried, tie several bags together end to end, and have three rows of these. Now, take the bags and tie them in a knot around the hook for a dog leas abercrombie h. Now, place the hook to a surface and then start to tie the bags together.

Plastic bags may be banned from retail stores in some cities, like Santa Monica, Seattle, and San Fransisco, and will be banned in Los Angeles shortly, but we still use billions of them every year. What else are we going to use for throwing away cat litter or picking up dog poop?

The Problem with Plastic Bags at Home

Personally, I always have a pile of bags that usually ends up getting tossed in the cabinet under my kitchen sink, which gets pretty cluttered. The Clever Fix

Unless you have a dispenser for them, plastic bags are unsightly and annoying to store. But if you got an empty.< abercrombie br>
A plastic bag made out of plastic bags that stronger than its constituent parts and reusuable for shopping trips? How did we not think of this before? While there been a green movement recently to upcycle “junk” or “trash” into something usable, like old t shirts into grocery bags, the idea was always to turn something into something else entirely.

But this project starts and ends with a plastic bag, albeit one much more sturdy than the previous one. Watch this fun four part tutorial to learn how to crochet a plastic bag using plastic bag abercrombie yarn.

Part 1 of 4 How to Create a crochet.

Learn how to make a reusable cloth grocery and picnic bag in this free series of green living tips from our expert clothing designer. Save the environment with this fun crafts video!

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12 news jumps and exclusives for Friends of Store Front in Syracuse and beyond

Back to Main MenuWeather HomeToday Forecast5 Day ForecastSchool Event ClosuresBack to Main MenuCrime Safety HomePolice BlotterReported CrimesCity of SyracuseNorth Suburbs Oswego CountyEast Suburbs Madison CountyWest Suburbs Cayuga CountyCNY TrafficBack to Main MenuEntertainment HomeCNY RestaurantsMovies Times NewsCNY Events CalendarCNY Music SceneCNY Arts TheaterCNY FestivalsCNY Tickets on SaleTV News ListingsNew York State FairCelebrity NewsBack to Main MenuPhotos HomePhoto EssaysBuy Photo ReprintsYour PhotosBack to Main MenuVideos HomeNews VideosSports VideosHigh School Sports VideosEntertainment VideosLiving VideosGreetings! You’re receiving this weekly e newsletter because you are one of the select few thousand Friends of Store Front who said “yes” to an exclusive dose of retail buzz. Store abercrombie Front, an offbeat look wired into the national, regional and local retail scenes, was created by The Post Standard’s Bob Niedt in 1993. The e newsletter gives Friends e alerts on upcoming retail news in The P S version of Store Front (Sundays and Fridays) plus stories selected exclusively for the newsletter. . Maria Bishop’s vintage consignment shop Coming Around Again has left the village of Liverpool for a new spot in Manlius, at 315 E. Seneca St. Bishop also took over Sweet Pea children’s consignment boutique and both are occupying the same space in the old yellow church. . New to Carousel Center mall, summer 2012: Comfort shoe retailer The Walking Company. They pad into the Macy’s wing of the mall, second level TWC sells comfy footwear at guaranteed prices. Unique brands include Dansko, Ugg, Ecco and Abeo. . News from Upstate convenience store chain Nice N Easy: Their new town of Onondaga store, on Route 175, near OCC and heading toward Marcellus, will break ground next month and open in the summer. NnE also recently bought a small C store and gas station op in Seneca Falls near a current NnE. The new spot will be converted; the other will remain open. . The new home of Cate Sally women’s boutique in Skaneateles is looking for a weekend opening. It’s at 4 E. Genesee St., moved fr abercrombie om 58 E. Genesee St., the new spot for another women’s boutique, Isadora, moving from downtown Syracuse’s Armory Square. .For friends of Store Front only: From Retailing Today:Damian Dovarganes / AP In this photo from July 16, an unidentified customer shops at a Target store in the Eagle Rock suburb of Los Angeles.Target to give away 1.5 million reusable bags on Earth DayMINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. will celebrate Earth Day by distributing 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores this Sunday, April 22.In addition, Target will offer guests simple, sustainable solutions and more than $50 in savings on sustainable products throughout April in our stores and via a limited time website. The retailer also will partner with Recyclebank, an organization that promotes sustainable decisions by allowing individuals to earn rewards for actions like recycling and reducing water use.ROCHESTER, NY How will your family celebrate Earth Day this year? A good place to start is by bringing plastic bags from home to your nearest Wegmans Food Market for recycling. If you do so on April 21 from 11 AM to 3 PM when Wegmans stores celebrate Earth Day by holding an Organic Festival you get a coupon for one free Wegmans reusable bag. The Organic Festival will also feature tasting samples of organic foods, plus activities for kids.For several years, Wegmans has promoted reusable bags as a better alternative for reducing waste, and since their introduction in 2007 Wegmans now uses approximately 4,000 fewer plastic bags per store per day. However despite their popularity, they haven replaced plastic at checkout. Some customers simply prefer plastic and others occasionally forget to bring the reusable b abercrombie ags along for shopping. need to keep making improvements to our plastic bags since they are abercrombie used most often. For those who choose to use plastic, we simply ask them to bring the bags back to us for recycling, so that we can make more bags, said Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans sustainability coordinator.My comments: If only I’d remember to bring the gazillion reusable bags I have stashed IN THE TRUNK OF MY CAR into the store and not be too lazy to go back and get them.Wegmans is right. Many people still prefer plastic (and when was the last time anyone offered you paper?).However, one issue not raised (these are press releases, of course) is that there’s an ever growing movement in many cities, especially on the West Coast, to ban stores from using plastic altogether. Have you heard of any major Northeast grocery chain aggressively pursuing a campaign to move away from this product, which some call, at best, troublesome for the environment?

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12 Natural Sunburn Cures

Oatmeal. Wrap dry oatmeal in cheesecloth or gauze. Run cool water through it. Discard the oatmeal and soak compresses in th abercrombie e liquid. Apply every 2 to 4 hours.

Fat free milk. Mix 1 cup fat free milk with 4 cups water, then add a few ice cubes. Apply compresses for 15 to 20 minutes; repeat every 2 to 4 hours.

Lettuce. Boil lettuce leaves in water. Strain, then let the liquid cool several hours in the refrigerator. Dip cotton balls into the liquid and gently pre abercrombie ss or wipe onto irritated skin.

Yogurt. Apply y abercrombie ogurt to all sunburned areas. Rinse off in a cool shower, then gently pat skin dry.

Tea bags. If your eyelids are burned, apply tea bags soaked in cool water to decrease swelling and help relieve pain. Tea has tannic acid, which seems to ease sunburn pain.

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12 My Little Pony Blind Bags unbox abercrombie ing Rainbow Dash Plush

Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian singer and music composer. An accomplished musician in Tamil cinema, he is a part of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio team that provides music to Bollywood films.

Shankar Mahadevan was born and brought up in Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai, to abercrombie a Tamil Iyer family from Palakkad, Kerala. He learned Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing the veena at the age of five. He studied under Srinivas Khale, a well known Marathi music compos abercrombie er.

He went to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School in Chembur. He subsequently attended SIES College in Sion and completed his HSC. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai under the auspices of Mumbai University. He worked as a software en abercrombie gineer on Oracle Version Six. Read more >