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Is It Safe to Use Scratched Stainless Steel Cookware?

Stainless steel cookware is considered a good choice of cookware for the kitchen. It is the most popular cookware in North America. It is heavy-duty, durable, corrosive resistant and easy to maintain. However, it does get scratched if not being used and cared for properly which makes we wonder if it is safe using scratched stainless steel cookware. Stainless steel cookware is made of iron, chromium and nickel. When abrasive materials are used on stainless pot or pan, the pot or pan might get scratched eventually. When cooking with a scratched stainless pot or pan, a small amount of iron, chromium and nickel will be released to the foods. Consuming a large amount of iron can cause excessive levels of iron in our blood which can be danger and at risk. The dietary reference intake lists the tolerable intake iron level for adults as 45 mg per day. The tolerable intake iron level for children under fourteen years old is 40 mg per day. The daily chromium intake in the United States is 35 mg for adult male and 25 mg for adult female. Cooking with nickel containing in stainless cookware will not add a significant amount of nickel to the everyday meal. However, sensitive individuals may show allergic reaction to nickel. Studies have shown that using light scratched stainless cookware does not pose any significant risk to health...

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SNIP/TUCK: Circumcision in the Philippines

In our country, circumcision is not done solely for medical purposes. Circumcision has been a part of our cultural norm; that every boy in his puberty years is expected to undergo. Pretty strange? Not so in our country. You see, circumcision has been a ritual, a rite of passage if you may, that boys have to go through during the said life stage. It is a cultural belief in the Philippines that the transition from boy to manhood is not thoroughly fulfilled without circumcision. Failure to undergo this traditional Filipino custom will most likely result to mockery and ridicule from peers and relatives. Those who are not yet circumcised will be called supot (intact prepuce) and will be looked down by those who are done with the procedure. If one reaches high school uncircumcised, he will be considered weird and abnormal. Those that reach the early adult years uncircumcised are considered “old” for the procedure. If one does not have a deep understanding and knowledge of the Filipino culture, this would be considered a low form of bullying. CIRCUMCISION SEASON In the Philippines, there is a so-called circumcision season and these are the months of April-May, or the summer months. These months are when the kids are on a school break; so, after the circumcision, the kids can rest at home without having to miss school during the healing...

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Critical Thinking: Does The "MeToo" Movement Show How ‘Privileged’ Women Are?

Shortly after the allegations were made about Harvey Weinstein, the “#MeToo” hashatag went viral on social media. This gave people the chance to speak out about the sexual assault and harassment that they had experienced in the workplace. In The Beginning It has been said that the original purpose of this hashatag was, “to empower women through empathy, especially the experiences of young and vulnerable brown or black women”, and the person behind this was, Tarana Burke. After this, Alyssa Milano offered her support for this phrase, with her encouraging people to use it if they had experienced sexual harassment and assault. This was also seen as a way to find out how widespread this is in today’s world. However, as more and more people from all over the world began to use this phrase, its meaning gradually changed. A Watershed Moment But with that aside, what is clear is that this hashtag has given so many people a voice, a vice that they clearly haven’t had before. And when someone’s being has been violated by another human being, this is exactly what they need. Their sense of safety and security will have been shattered, and it is then going to be vital for them to be heard. This can then allow them to feel acknowledged and validated, and something can then be done about what has taken place....

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Kaiser Wilhelm II

Wilhelm’s dad became Kaiser Frederick III of Germany in March 1888. By now sick with terminal throat cancer, he died after a reign of just a couple of months. Wilhelm succeeded the father of his on June fifteen, 1888, at the age of twenty nine. Within 2 years of the coronation of his, Wilhelm broke with Otto von Bismarck (1815 98), the Iron Chancellor that had dominated German politics since the 1860s. The kaiser embarked on the so-called New Course of his, a period of individual principle in that he appointed chancellors that were upper level civil servants rather compared to statesmen. Bismarck bitterly predicted that Wilhelm will direct Germany to ruin. Wilhelm damaged the political position of his in a variety of ways. He meddled in German foreign policy on the foundation of the emotions of his, resulting in inconsistency and incoherence in German relations with many other nations. Also, he produced a selection of public blunders, probably the worst of that had been The Daily Telegraph affair of 1908. Wilhelm gave an interview to the London based newspaper in that he offended the British by stating such factors as: You English are actually mad, mad, mad as March hares. The kaiser had actually been hurt politically in 1907 by the Eulenburg Harden affair, in what participants of the circle of his of friends had been accused of...

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This Indicator Warned Us Before Every Bear Market

Stocks are selling off. Is this the beginning of a bear market, or just a long overdue pullback? Traders try to forecast market action with indicators. Some indicators are elaborate. Others are simple. Over time, the simple ones tend to be more useful. This might be surprising. Many of us think Wall Street is using sophisticated tools to make money. It is. As individuals, we can’t compete with its sophisticated techniques. That’s why day traders tend to lose money. Wall Street firms are trading in nanoseconds, and our data feeds can’t process information that quickly. But big Wall Street firms also use simple tools to make money. Many long-term trend-following strategies use simple ideas. And we can use these same tools to ride big trends in the stock market. The Advance-Decline Line One tool many large firms use is the advance-decline line. The advance-decline line indicator subtracts the number of stocks that closed down every day (declines) from the number that closed up (advances). If you look at the market action before significant declines, in each case, the A-D line was in a downtrend before the S&P 500 turned lower. This happened before bear markets that led to losses of 50% or more in 1972, 1999 and 2007. It also happened before the 1987 crash. The A-D line simply counts how many stocks are going up. In a bull...

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