Posted on Nov 18, 2015
Tithing is an ancient practice with some cultural differences, but most people seem to associate the concept with Judaism and the Old Testament. The ancient custom of tithing was founded by the Patriarchs in Israelite culture and found its roots in following the examples of provisional giving by Abraham and Jacob. According to Mosaic Law, tithing eventually became compulsory for the Israelites.
Originally, tithing was not merely a simple financial matter. In order to sustain the required obligation and costs of managing the temple, the Israelite governing bodies, and the Rabbi and his family, each person would give a tenth of his stores. In many cases, these stores were given in the form of crops, livestock, and possessions.
Posted on Nov 09, 2015
From the first commercial rubber plantation in Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon until 1972, the nation has had a proud history of manufacturing high quality natural rubber latex. A major resource that produces natural rubber latex is known as the South American indigenous Para rubber tree, or Hevea brasilensis. Natural latex foam is processed from Hevea milk, commonly referred to as rubber-tree sap.
Posted on Nov 02, 2015
Clinomania, or as we like to call it “sleeping like a cat’, is described as the “excessive desire to stay in bed” as opposed to the desire to sleep all day, which most of us do from time to time.
Do you have Clinomania? Find out now!
Here’s an interesting point-of-view from someone called Dr. Denny: “I have clinomania or I am a clinomaniac...I love to sleep. Love it. It's practically my favorite thing in the world. Unfortunately this means that I am terrible at getting up in the mornings. I have to do it every day, so you'd think I'd have mastered it by now, but no. Every day I stay in bed till the last possible second, and then have to run around like a maniac to make it to work on time. If I just got up ten minutes earlier, my life would be a lot easier, but I just can't bring myself to sacrifice those last few minutes.”
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
“How did you sleep last night” used to be a polite inquiry the same way that “How are you today?” Is used as an opening question to break the ice. Its decline in daily discourse reflects a reduction in the social recognition of the importance of sleep to happiness and well being. Also referred to as “sleep etiquette”, sleep manners involve respecting one’s owe need for sleep and for the conditions that support a good nights rest. Sleep etiquette is often used as a synonym for sleep hygiene or the practices that promote good, and deep sleep. However, this blog is also addressing how sleep manners and etiquette can include interpersonal or social relations, and how respect for others can extend to their private time, including the respect for an individual’s time for rest and sleep.
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
As a worthy comparison to silk, wool fibers readily absorb moisture but are not hollow, as opposed to silk, which absorbs moisture thus the difference Absorption and Adsorption. Wool can absorb almost one-third of its own weight in water. Wool absorbs sound like many other fabrics, such as thick curtains in music halls or theatres. Wool ignites at a higher temperature than cotton and some synthetic fibers. It has a lower rate of flame spread, a lower rate of heat release, a lower rate of combustion, and does not melt or drip. Wool gets charred which is insulating and self-extinguishing, and it contributes less toxic gases and smoke than other types of carpeting. Wool carpets are specified and required often times, for high safety environments, such as trains, aircraft, and other means of public transportation. It is regularly used to make clothing for firefighters, soldiers, and other occupations that are exposed to a high possibility of danger or fire.