Do Indoor Plants Really Provide Return On Investment?

Eco-Office Gals

Plants help to create a welcoming atmosphere, they can clear airborne nasties from the air, and of course, they are nice to look at. There are numerous reasons to invest in indoor plants for the office environment.

"Letting food sit at room temperature and become colonized by airborne microorganisms runs counter to."

Denise Aday

“Letting food sit at room temperature and become colonized by airborne microorganisms runs counter to everything we’re taught about food safety. But without this guided decomposition that we call fermentation there would be no bread, cheese, tequila, or kimchee.” - [link] (via fermentthis ). I discovered the joys of fermentation this year and it seems like magic, wonderful magic! Lacto-fermented veggies, kombucha (fermented tea), and sourdough just for starters (fermentation pun, ha ha).

40 Words Beginning with “Para-“

Daily Writing Tips

paragliding (“against descending smoothly,” on the model of parachute): an airborne activity involving a person harnessed to a maneuverable parachute-like wing.

How to Have a Positive Attitude at Work (While Still Being Yourself)

Eat Your Career

It’s as contagious as an airborne virus. My former co-worker (let’s call her “Ruth”) always saw the negative in everything. When an idea was presented, she was the first one to say, “That won’t work.” Fair enough. But she never offered alternatives. She never looked for solutions.

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Flier vs. Flyer

Daily Writing Tips

Later, however, it came to be associated with swift objects, whether airborne or not. Whether you post a flier or a flyer depends on whether you’re assigning a pilot to an air base or tacking a piece of paper to a bulletin board. Flyer , first attested hundreds of years ago, was the original agent-noun form of fly , with the obvious meaning of “something that flies.”

A Quiz on Treatment of 75 Compound Words

Daily Writing Tips

Airborne. Open, hyphenated, or closed? Usage guides, dictionaries, and style manuals may differ in their treatment of the following words, so there’s not necessarily one right answer — except for the purposes of this exercise: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. All terms in this list are treated as open compounds. Which ones should be left as is, and which should be hyphenated or closed, and in which usages?

What Would a Home Economist, an Environmentalist, an Allergist, and Your Mother Say About Your Home Windows?

Dumb Little Man

Over 50 million Americans suffer from airborne allergens and the most common indoor/outdoor triggers are cat, dog and rodent dander; cockroach and dust mite allergens; mold spores; grass, tree, and weed pollen according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF).

5 Tips for Styling Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

This form is seldom needed when following the style rule that numbers are spelled out up to one hundred, but when ordinals are required (“The ribbon read ‘1st Place’”; “the 101st Airborne Division”), they should be on the baseline, not raised. Below you’ll find a handful of tips about appropriate use of numbers in various contexts. Money.

35 Words Frequently Found in Compounds

Daily Writing Tips

Borne : Some forms are closed ( airborne ); hyphenate compounds not found in the dictionary. The subject of compounds, permanent or temporary combinations of words — temporary in the sense that they are “invented” for the occasion but are not in common usage — is a complicated matter because whether a compound employing a given word is open (with letter spaces between the constituent words), hyphenated, or closed (with no letter spaces) is usually inconsistent.

Aerial, Areal, and Ariel

Daily Writing Tips

As a noun, an aerial is a wire, rod or other structure by which airborne radio waves are transmitted or received. Maeve on July 13, 2010 8:20 pm @Stephen Thorn “As a noun, an aerial is a wire, rod or other structure by which airborne radio waves are transmitted or received.&#

Open Loops 7/5/13: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fortunately I was able to duck as they went airborne and I was only struck on my arm. Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. A great article about Warren Buffett and how he is stingy with time…and what it gets him. From Lifehacker’s “Why Some of the World’s Most Productive People Have Empty Schedules” This is a great run-down on the different types of pain medication. It is thorough, and has good information.

Are You A Yard Accident Waiting To Happen?

Simple Productivity Blog

When you spray chemicals, they are airborne. Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. I am by no means the safety queen, but five situations have come up recently that make me wonder if others are also asking for a yard or garden mishap. Do any of these scenarios fit?

The Hypocrisy of Kleenex Hand Towels

The Marq

I can accept the argument that any damp towel could attract airborne bacteria. TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life The Hypocrisy of Kleenex Hand Towels weekly Rant It’s been a while since I wrote a rant piece. I prefer not to complain about something.

Minimum Survival Kit

Brilliantly Better

And after that year, I was reassigned to an Airborne unit at Ft.