The Best Labor Day Deals on Amazon Smart Home Devices

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching, Amazon is offering some great sales on its smart speakers, home security, and Fire TV devices. Here the best deals on smart home devices for Labor Day 2019: The 3rd Generation Echo Dot is an Alexa device that lets you control your smart home, shop, listen to music, play games and more, all with your voice. Right now you can get it for 40% off for a single unit or you can buy three together for $70. It’s a great deal, especially if you’re looking to take advantage of the Dot’s speakerphone and intercom capabilities.  Amazon’s cloud-enabled security camera, with HD clarity, night vision, and Key functionality (letting people drop packages off inside your home) is 25% off right now at $90. This is the least expensive the camera has been since it was launched back in 2017. If you’re looking for a reliable securi...

What Is Gut Health? What to Know and How to Improve It

It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including cancer and Type 2 diabetes. “We now know that the GI tract is full of trillions of bacteria that not only help us process food but that also help our bodies maintain homeostasis and overall well-being,” says Dr. Tara Menon, a gastroenterologist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The key, experts say, may lie in the microbiome—the makeup of bacteria and other microorganisms in the stomach and intestines, or, informally, the gut. Research on the microbiome is still in its infancy. But studies have already found that certain environments, foods and behaviors can influence gut he...

Haiti, El Salvador, Liberia: Trump insulted them all. We sent a travel writer to celebrate them.

In a presidency abounding with profane language, Donald Trump saved his most bitter remark for immigrants. You likely remember the comment. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump asked in a closed-door 2018 meeting with mostly Republican senators, as reported by The Washington Post later that day. He went on to identify Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as the countries in question — never mind that Africa is a continent — and he reserved special animus for Haiti. “Why do we need more Haitians?” he asked, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.” Trump would later claim he never used the s-word, but Raj Shah, then a spokesman for the White House, did not deny the slur, and when Jesse Watters, a co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” considered Trump’s tirade, he embraced it as a populist manifesto. “I think it’s either fake news, or if it’s true, this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar,” Watters gushed. I had a different reaction. To me, Trump’s descriptor dehumanized several million individual lives, and it carried a troubling logic: If Haiti, El Salvador and Africa...

Streamline the metal fabrication’s global supply chain

Companies around the world are rethinking the metal fabrication supply chain to find new ways to compete. Getty Images In April 2018 a team of enterprising individuals decided to try a new business model for the fabrication business. At first they thought they would simply play matchmaker. Their thinking went that the typical fab shop didn’t have strong marketing platforms. Fab shops are everywhere, after all, but no one knows they’re there. But eventually those enterprising individuals found they had to do more than matchmaking. They had to delve into project management. Clients send them drawings; they find fab shops with the right capabilities and available capacity; they purchase the material; and they handle the quality assurance. Far beyond simple matchmaking, they’re now offering a turnkey package. Thing is, these individuals don’t live in the United States. Srinath Ramakrishnan and Amrit Acharya live in India. Their company is called Zetwerk, and the launch could be a harbinger of the kind of supply chain developments the industry might experience over the coming decades. “We have built a network of more than 500 of the best fabrication shops throughout India,” said Sid...

Sculptural infrastructure and carefully crafted facade strengthen an Australian campus community

JCY Architects and Urban Designers have created a student services building on the Australian campus of Edith Cowan University that acknowledges the cultural identity of local Aboriginal community while providing sculptural infrastructure linking the campus community through a series of landscaped environments. The major elements of the building are an elevated concrete podium helping to negotiate a steep grade change, and a perforated aluminum solar shade. The project acts as a web with a central internal vertical spine atrium linked to various programs with a set of interconnected timber clad stairways. An elevated concrete podium navigating a significant grade change is formally derived from fluid dynamics studies of the flow of water through Australian billabong waterways. The podium’s folded and sculpted white concrete soffit and faceted columns create their own seductive landscape, ‘eroded’ and opened up as would be found in nature when stone is sculpted by water. The architects designed the building in a way that makes future conversion to classroom space possible. This was achieved by incorporating “bubbledeck” concrete floor plates. This voided-slab forming system reduc...

Health Alerts: Plush toys, bouncers, pajamas, and more recalled | AAP News

New rules to make high chairs used in homes and restaurants safer for infants and toddlers have taken effect. High chairs manufactured or imported on or after June 19 must meet requirements for stability, have a crotch restraint and three-point restraint system, and include a warning label on how to prevent falls. The new safety standards, approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), do not apply to booster seats or hook-on high chairs. About 18,500 high chair-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 2015 through 2016, according to the CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Most of the injuries were due to falls when a child tried to climb into or out of the high chair; when the chair tipped over as a child pushed back or rocked back and forth in the high chair; or when part of the high chair (such as the restraint, tray or lock) failed. Following are tips from the CPSC and American Academy of Pediatrics to keep children safe in high chairs: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers ...

Form 6-K B2GOLD CORP For: May 10

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUERPURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Suite 3100, Three Bentall Centre595 Burrard StreetVancouver, British Columbia V7X 1J1Canada(Address of principal executive office) Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F: Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): [   ] Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): [   ] Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized. I, Tom Garagan, P.Geo, am employed as the Senior Vice President, Exploration with B2Gold Corp. (“B2Gold”), which has its head offices at 595 Burrard St #3100, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J1, Canada. This certificate applies to the technical report titled “Fekola Gold Mine, Mali, NI 43-101 Technical Report”, that has an effective date of 26 March, 2019 (the “technical report”). I am a member of the As...

Beauty with Geraldine Byrne: 5 body treatments that will make you look great naked – Geraldine Byrne

The best way to look good naked is by exercising daily and eating good, wholesome foods to nourish our bodies. They vary from very basic to very advanced and even a little invasive – but all will have a dramatic effect on how your skin looks and feels. Dry brushing literally entails brushing your bare skin with a soft bristled brush in order to give it a smoother appearance. Quick, easy and cost effective, the only equipment necessary is a body brush and the treatment takes just three to five minutes per day. Start at your feet and brush upward towards the heart, as the chest area is where the lymph system drains. When you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upwards. Harsh exfoliation is not good so be sure not to press too hard, or use a brush that is too stiff. The skin should never be scratched or damaged. Body brushing can also help with water retention. The motion improves circulation and helps flush away waste and toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. Another benefit of dry brushing is exfoliation. It helps remove dry, dead skin cells and makes your skin more susceptible to moisture and hydration. This delays the dreaded ageing process by stimulatin...