9 Business Lessons That Harvey Specter (From ‘Suits’)’ Will Teach You That Other Leaders Won’t


Gabriel S. Macht is an American actor known for playing ‘Harvey Specter’ in Television Series Suits. Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The fictional character is as famous as Walter White, Tyrion Lannister, Sheldon Cooper, Chandler Bing, Charlie Harper, Michael Scofield, and many others. Harvey is known for teaching social and business confidence in our mundane life. His positively rigid attitude, never lose faith in himself, always give the extra added efforts, and risk taking abilities depicts more practical lessons than a real life mentor can detail. For any action-taking businessman who gets things done, he’s a textbook. In this article, we will understand it through some of the best Specter Quotes.

“Don’t Raise Your Voice. Improve Your Argument.”

It is well said that whenever you are in a debate and on the verge of losing your voice becomes louder. Is it natural? What does that mean? It’s the conscious mind which is signaling that your argument is not couching any impact on the opposition. That simply means you need to ameliorate your argument. The only solution to ‘Not Raise Your Voice’.

“Anyone Can Do My Job, But No One Can Be Me.”

This shows that everyone is unique and special. There is no comparison between any position, status or designation.

“Never Destroy Anyone in Public When You Can Accomplish The Same Result In Private.”

Everyone cares about their reputation. Today, it’s your enemy. Tomorrow, it might be you. Never sabotage anyone in public because it will put you in the jeopardy.

“I Don’t Play The Odds. I Play The Man.”

You can’t win game just because you know all its rules and statistics. When you are dealing with other man, you need to put yourself in his shoes- how he thinks, what he hates, what is his feeble points, where he fumbles.

“When You Are Backed Against The Wall, Break The Goddamn Thing Down.”

We always use the quote ‘Solving our obstacles’, ‘Overcoming our hurdles’, and ‘Figuring out our problems’. Well, Harvey thinks the other way. As per his theory, whenever you are restricted for doing something or bounded or confined to any edges, you ought to break it down meaning forsake it. Creativity is always hindered by the limitations it is kept under.

“I Don’t Have Dreams. I Have Goals.”

There is a subtle difference between the two. Goals are actually our destination; it is the place designated as the end.  Dreams are just a cherished desires and imaginative thoughts. We should prefer the latter over the prior. Goals are realistic; dreams are apparent. Be realistic.

“It’s Not Bragging If It’s True.”

This is a totally unique quote as we often misunderstand the word ‘bragging’. An instance of boastful talk, exhibiting self-importance and blustering is what we consider as a self centric thing. But, what if those things are 100% true? Think. It’s not bragging, then. Everything is not as it appears. Thus, it proves ‘Harvey Specter is not a conceited and self-centered person’.

“Ever Loved Someone So Much, You Would Do Anything For Them? Yeah, Well Make That Someone Yourself And Do Whatever The Hell You Want.”

That is one heaven of a quote. Love Yourself. This is the reason why Mr.Specter is popular among the entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders. Detailing the above quote simply implies that when you have faith and confidence in yourself, no obstructions would be good enough to ambush you.

 “That’s the Difference Between You And Me, You Wanna Lose Small, I Wanna Win Big!”

Sacrifice is a must when you are making an arduous effort to reach your destination. If you will worry about tiny troubles then there is no way you will open the gates to success. You can only win big when you are easygoing to let go the small

Bhavik Sarkhedi writes about Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Latest Tech Trends. The author of The Weak Point Dealer. Upcoming Novel ‘Will You Walk A Mile?’ You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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A Sex Doctor Reveals Which Of These 7 Popular Sex Positions Is Best For You

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[Editor’s Note: This post was written for us by Dr. Zuckerman from Between Us Clinic

Different positions are right for different purposes. Which sex position is best for you?

When it comes to sex we all have our preferences, especially about sexual positions. But we may become used to a certain position, even if it doesn’t suit our needs.

Let’s consider the benefits and drawbacks of the seven most common sex positions and help you find the right one for you!

Missionary Position

This position is often associated with religious Westerners in the 19th century. It supposedly got its name from the Christian missionaries who considered it “more civilized.” In this position, the man and woman face each other and the man is traditionally on top.

Pros The missionary position is good for couples who want to get pregnant, since the man is able to penetrate deeply and ejaculate close to the cervix. The chance increases even more if the woman lifts her buttocks.

Many couples consider it the most romantic position, since they can make eye contact and kiss throughout. It is also good for men with a smaller penis, since it allows the man to make more aggressive movements without the penis sliding out.

Cons It is harder for most women to reach an orgasm in this position, since the clitoris and the g-spot, located in the upper wall of the vagina, are less stimulated.

Woman on top

This position, a variation on the missionary position, has ancient origins and can even be seen depicted on ancient Greek vases.

Pros As with the missionary position, the couple can make eye contact. However, the woman controls the rhythm and the penetration depth.

This position allows the man to pleasure the woman with his hands, such as caressing her breasts or stimulating her clitoris.

Many men find it easier to control ejaculation while being passive; therefore sex therapists often recommend it for men who have trouble controlling their ejaculation. Sexologists also often recommend the position for women who have difficulties reaching an orgasm or have vaginismus, an involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles, due to the complete control women have in this position.

Cons Some men don’t feel comfortable being passive. They may feel uneasy and threatened by the lack of control. Also, if the woman is very active in her movements the penis can slide out of the vagina, especially if the man has a smaller penis.

Man behind the woman (doggy style)

In this position the man penetrates the woman from behind while she either kneels on hands (or elbows) and knees or lies on her stomach. This position has come to us from China and India.

Pros As with the missionary position, there is a greater likelihood of achieving pregnancy in this position, since it allows for deep penetration. The woman can also enjoy double stimulation if the man stimulates her clitoris with his hands while penetrating.

This position can be arousing for men who are turned on by female buttocks or the idea of anal sex.

Cons In this position the vagina shortens, and if the man moves aggressively he can accidently pound the uterus, causing the woman pain. Another con is a perceived lack of intimacy, since there is no eye contact.

Sideways facing each other

The woman and the man lie on their sides facing each other.

Pros This position is good for couples who are afraid that their weight will be too much for their partner. Each partner has a free hand to caress the other, and there is the intimacy of eye contact.

Cons It can be difficult to insert the penis; even once it’s inside the vagina it can slide out easily. It is also more difficult for the man to make movements. For that reason it is not good for men with smaller penises. It is, however, a nice position for couples who like to take things slow, be intimate, and caress each other.

Woman lying or sitting on the edge of the bed and man standing or kneeling

This position is a variation of the missionary position. The pros are that the woman can touch her clitoris during penetration, partners don’t burden each other with their weight, and there is eye contact throughout. The main con is that the man could experience knee pain.

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There’s Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack

There's Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack

I have a bag problem. It’s rivaled only by my shoes and my jacket problems. I collect the things. I throw away too much money every year on the quest for the perfect bag for travel, or every day, or evening, or conventions. I have four different bags just for lugging my camera equipment around. But I only have one backpack in regular use (the other is from high school and covered in X-Files quotes). It’s specifically a backpack for cameras, and unless I need to haul a multitude of lenses around it never leaves my closet.

There are myriad reason why I hate backpacks. They are nerdy, ugly back wards, which is a fashion fact. Moreover backpacks are inconvenient in the city: They tend to be more difficult to get in and out of then a messenger bag or purse, and they’re cumbersome in tight confines. Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack, the subject of an Indiegogo campaign that follows up its wildly successful messenger bag Kickstarter last year, isn’t ugly or nerdy, and it’s even moderately acceptable for public transit. And best of all for me, it is one of the finest backpacks you can get for lugging around pounds of photography gear.

There's Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack
Or a speaker.

The photography backpack category is an especially bleak one. Most of these bags are bigger and bulkier than even the ones school kids use, which only works for long torso-ed gigantors. They’re also hard to get in and out of and are usually festooned with supportive straps that are really only useful when hiking over the Continental Divide. When I’m commuting or running around a convention center I don’t want to be messing with straps. The Peak Design Everyday Backpack keeps the extra straps out of the way.

That cleanliness is a design element found throughout the pack. There are tons of extra accouterments, but they’re only there when you need them, and they neatly tuck away when you don’t. The clean design extends to the side pockets (useful for holding water bottles, umbrellas, and wadded up rain jackets), the tie-aways (useful for tied a tripod or yoga mat to the outside of the bag) and even to the internal dividers.

There's Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack

Like any good photography bag, the Everyday Backpack has a number of adjustable dividers in the main space. They’re useful for keeping thousand dollars lenses from clanking against each other in transit, or for making sure your makeup bag steers clear of the eyeglass case you frequently confuse it for (I am very blind). What’s special about the Everyday Backpack’s dividers, besides they’re ability to fold into one another origami style, is that they’re not big and clunky and too soft like they are in most photo bags. I can toss a couple of pounds of camera equipment in and never worry about it slowly warping the dividers until they’re useless bits of fluff crammed in my bag.

There's Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack
Everything shoved into the bag, with space to spare!

Besides the spacious 20-liter central space, the Everyday Backpack also has little pockets sewn into the various flaps, and a larger pocket in the back intended for laptops or tablets. Even when the bag is fully loaded, the shape isn’t wrecked fashion-wise. It’s still a very slick-looking bag. The clasp for the top flap (“It doubles as a bottle opener,” one friend cried) is part of Peak Design’s aesthetic and was previously seen in the equally excellent Everyday Messenger Bag. Besides having a fun look, it’s also effortlessly easy to shut. When blindly reaching to close the bag I don’t fumble nearly as much as I do with a normal buckle.

The major downside of Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack is the price. The 20-liter version is currently available for preorder for $220. A comparable (and dorkier) bag from Lowepro costs just $90. That’s a major price difference that might be hard to stomach. Yet different bags have different uses. And I’d rather have a Peak Design pack on my back when heading to my next all-day event and need to bring my camera along.

There's Finally a Perfect Photography Backpack


  • It is a backpack
  • That holds camera equipment or 20L of stuff you own
  • And looks choice on your back
  • Currently $220 with an MSRP of $260
  • There’s a 30L version going for $250 with an MSRP of $290
  • Will ship in March 2017

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Bro Who Ran The Entire Appalachian Trail In A Record-Setting 46 Days Ate Cheeseburgers And Drank Beer Every Day


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If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your life and disappearing into the woods to hike the Appalachian Trail, go read For The Win’s profile on Karl Meltzer, a hardcore “ultramarathoner” who just finished the run of a lifetime: The entire Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia in 46 days. This past Sunday he made it to Springer Mountain in Georgia, marking the fastest time has ever completed the trail. When you consider the AT’s rugged terrain and the various mountains he had to climb from Maine to Georgia, it’s staggering accomplishment.

Interestingly enough, the 48-year-old’s diet during the record-setting thru-hike wasn’t chicken and rice or some organic, REI-bought veggie meal pack: It was cheeseburgers and beer in an effort to get 8,000 – 10,000 calories in his system for the next day. via FTW:

The logistics of Meltzer’s run were staggering: Belz would drive close to 100 miles a day in order to track Meltzer on the trail, and was responsible for feeding Meltzer, mapping his course, and figuring out where he would stop every night.

Meltzer carried a waist pack filled with food (pieces of chicken, gel energy packs, honey buns) and two 18-oz. bottles of water with him. As soon as he got off the trail, he’d take off his shoes, clean the mud off his legs, and make sure he didn’t have any issues with blisters. He’d ice his shins while Belz fed him dinner, which consisted of anything from pizza, to steak, to salmon, to cheeseburgers and fries, accompanied by a beer. Most ultramarathoners are precious about what they put in their bodies, but Meltzer said he didn’t care what he ate. He just needed to get the necessary 8,000 to 10,000 calories in his system each day.

Meltzer would try to be asleep 30 minutes after he’d stopped running (which he said wasn’t hard) so that he could get up at 4 a.m. the next day and do it all again. Everything was mapped, timed, and calculated.

Poundin’ cheeseburgers and beer like a boss while running a hundred miles a day through some of the Eastern U.S.’s most difficult terrain. What a fucking Bro.


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This 24-year-old Harvard dropout wants to rid the world of multiple-choice tests like the SAT


Rebecca Kantar Imbellus

Rebecca Kantar, CEO and founder of


Rebecca Kantar was two years into Harvard when she dropped

“I just felt like a lot of the same brain development was
happening to me throughout my classes,” Kantar explained. 

Like most students, her life had been spent learning information
then being quizzed on it through multiple choice tests or essays.
Even when she went to Harvard, she was stuck cramming knowledge
and then bubbling in letters on a sheet for a score. 

I think across the education system right now, we still
have a focus on content-based learning. Can you learn more stuff
about whatever domain?” Kantar told Business Insider.

“What I was more interested in was could I apply concepts
that stem from understanding a domain to real-world situations?
And what I found during my time at school was that there were
fewer environments to bring something to life in a project-based

With the SAT celebrating its 90th birthday this year,
Kantar believes it’s time for a radical update of standardized
testing — one that doesn’t just reward rote memorization but one
that can assess how your brain works and how you put that
knowledge to use. 

To do so, she started Imbellus in 2015. Today, she’s
announcing that the company has now raised $4 million from
investors including Upfront Ventures and Thrive Capital to try to
upend one of the foundations of the education

ur hope is to measure how people think
instead of what people know,” Kantar said. “

a better way instead of using multiple choice and that’s to take
advantage of technology.”

What a new SAT could be

Right now, much of what Imbellus is building is under wraps.
Kantar started the company last year and is realistic about how
long it will take to change a national education

Imbellus’ approach will be closer to showing your work on a math
test than just writing down the solution. The company’s process
will track how you solve a problem, not just whether you get the
answer right.

“We’ve been using content as a proxy for a lot of skills that we
need this century, like analytical thinking, like problem
solving, and we’ve been doing that because our assessments
haven’t known how to measure anything outside of multiple choice
or essays,” she said. 

Imbellus team

Part of the Imbellus team,
based in Los Angeles


And she’s not doing it alone. Along with her team, Imbellus is
partnering with CRESST, the National Center for Research on
Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. The education
innovation arm is
helping Imbellus craft
some of its
psychometric testing
frameworks and analyzing the data.

We hope that in the next two years we can show the world
that measuring someone’s process is possible and you can
understand how people think. It’ll give us much better insights
on how to place people in the right career and the right school
over time,” Kantar said. 

Jobs first, SAT second

To start, Imbellus is
going to tackle the entry level job market rather than going
straight to the SAT. 

Instead of career aptitude or placement tests,
Kantar envisions people taking Imbellus tests to guide their
job search, so they’ll know if their skills are the right match
for a particular employer. 

It’s a hard challenge: For starters, Imbellus has to build
profiles for different companies, down to different roles.
Certain companies will attract different skills like imagination
and creativity versus analytical thinking, or they’ll want a mix.
It will also need to take into account that companies want a mix
of employees who think in different ways. 

We’re not trying to say ‘Here hire the same type A person
over and over and over again’,” Kantar said.

Rather, it will start small to replace certain content-based
tests for entry-level jobs, helping to instead show recruiters
what skills and cognitive abilities the person has rather than
how much they’ve memorized information about the job. The goal is
to help employers to find the right fit for the right role.

Once that works, Kantar hopes it will trickle down to becoming
the standard for fitting students to schools, too.

The SAT and most other assessments have made the mistake
of comparing everyone to an average that is no one. The problem
is that grading model doesn’t take context into account,” Kantar
said. “You don’t necessarily need the same set of skills to apply
for a job at Goldman Sachs as you need to be successful at the
Rhode Island School of Design.”

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‘Back’ to the future!


Dullahan is a strange sort of product. It isn’t functional, but it’s incredibly interactive and futuristic, with a good deal of aesthetic appeal. Call it a miniature interactive installation if you will, the Dullahan is a vertebral unit that can be strapped to a human’s back. Through a variety of sensors, the Dullahan can tell when the spine is in an incorrect posture. A series of LEDs light up in blue and red, indicating where the vertebral bones are in correct and incorrect positions, so that you don’t slouch or stoop. The only catch is that since it’s such an aesthetic 3D representation of the spine, you can’t really test it sitting down, or leaning back against a rest.

Still, pretty neat, eh! What if one day you could have electronic tattoos that connect to your spine and use this tech to help you achieve better posture?! Why, just call me Asimov!

Designer: James Edwards






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Watch a breathtaking fusion of laser light and sound in the Deep Web


In the audiovisual field, it’s hard to top the virtuosic collaboration of Christopher Bauder and Robert Henke. Robert Henke, known to many as Monolake, has himself taken on lasers as visual instrument alongside his signature electronic sounds (controlled in Ableton Live, the software he co-founded). But pair him with long-time collaborator Christopher Bauder (of WHITEvoid), and you have an epic duo.

What’s striking about their work is the careful, meticulous construction of synesthesia. Each noise, each flash of light or movement is carefully choreographed so as if to seem fused. “Kinetic light show” is the term WHITEvoid uses for the result. It’s a combination of mechanical movements (in this case, orbs that can shift up and down in saves), lighting (here, lasers), and spatialized sound.


DEEP WEB – kinetic audiovisual installation and performance from WHITEvoid on Vimeo.

The approach goes back to ATOM, which set light-up balloons in a dance of sequenced rhythms, accompanied by Robert’s unmistakeable, minimal sounds. The effect is obsessive-compulsive, to be sure. Oddly, on some level, it’s not terribly showy – despite the grand scale. It’s about precision – a point hammered home in the Deep Web by the lone orb that frames the start and end of the performance.

And maybe that’s why I’ve found some people are split on their response to the Bauder/Henke work. There’s a decided avoidance of narrative. (raster-noton told me in a panel in June that their tendency toward abstraction stemmed perhaps from a rejection of propaganda in the DDR – but Robert and Christopher are from West Germany, not East.) That even disappointed some, in particular, because of the reference to the Deep Web – in this case, evidently more pun than political statement. This isn’t some data visualization of people using Tor or something like that; it’s a spatial poem in light and sound.

But give yourself over to being entranced by it, and it’s as though you’ve just stuck your head inside a modern digital Oskar Fischinger work. The physical presence of the orbs gives that sense of real immersion, of getting intimate with this otherworldly creature of color as it undulates above your head. Color palette, orb, and beam can interact as compositional elements with sound to form different spatial-sonic constellations, constructed into phrases and larger sections like a symphony.

In Berlin, there were two versions – a meditative, sparse installation rendition, and then a more extravagant live performance. Robert was also able to “jam” on the materials from Ableton Live – and following the ovation after the premiere, did just that as the audience departed, a gleeful smile on his face.

The technology is no small feat. That involved producing perfect sonic effect in the reflection-happy former power plant of Kraftwerk, and years of experience in tuning the high-speed motorized winch system (on Christopher’s side) and high-power lasers (on Robert’s). Software is custom-created in TouchDesigner, that ubiquitous choice of high-end AV work.

But even with all this technology, you aren’t given a sense that the instruments themselves are meant to dazzle: this isn’t about laser light or orbs, so much as it is about those producing an effect of pure abstraction. And the scale, too, almost seems necessary to contain the volume of the work rather than the other way round. I think it’s notable that Robert is equally effective as a performer working with just one laser.

It’s a celebration of discipline, not extravagance. But by being such, it’s also richly sensory – because you can let yourself get lost in hue and timbre.

And since I missed out on the Ballets Russes, I think I’m lucky to be alive for this artistic meeting.

More images, courtesy WHITEvoid:





Full credits:





Deep Web is a monumental immersive audiovisual installation and live performance created by light artist Christopher Bauder and composer and musician Robert Henke. Presented in enormous pitch dark indoor spaces, Deep Web plunges the audience into a ballet of iridescent kinetic light and surround sound. The work was presented as a preview at CTM 2016 Festival Berlin and will be followed by its original presentation at the Festival of Lights Lyon in December 2016.

The generative, luminous architectural structure weaves 175 motorized spheres and 12 high power laser systems into a 25 meter wide and 10 meter high super-structure, bringing to life a luminous analogy to the nodes and connections of digital networks. Moving up and down, and choreographed and synchronized to an original multi-channel musical score by Robert Henke, the spheres are illuminated by blasts of colourful laser beams resulting in three-dimensional sculptural light drawings and arrangements in cavernous darkness.

The installation brings together decades of separate research and experimentation by two artists with unique visions and passions for sound and light, and by innovative companies working in these fields. High-end laser system manufacturer LaserAnimation Sollinger provided the technical expertise and development for this very specific spatial laser setup. The high precision motor winch systems with real time feedback and the main control software are provided by Design Studio WHITEvoid in collaboration with Kinetic Lights. This novel combination of computer controlled kinetic elements and laser systems allows for setting animated end points to normally infinite laser beams. DEEP WEB uses light as a tangible material to construct threedimensional vector drawings in thin air.

The work was originally commissioned by the Festival of Lights Lyon 2015, and developed in cooperation with local producer Tetro. Due to the festival’s cancellation after the tragic events in Paris, Berliners had the unique chance to attend an exclusive preview before the project will be presented in December 2016 in Lyon for the Festival of Lights 2016.

The Artists:

An artist and designer working in the fields of light and installation art, media design and scenography, Christopher Bauder focuses on the translation of bits and bytes into objects and environments, and vice versa. Space, object, sound, light and interaction are key elements of his work. In 2004 he founded the multidisciplinary art and design studio WHITEvoid, which specializes in interactivity, media, interior architecture, and electronic engineering.

Bauder has brought his installations and performances to art events and spaces around the world, including Centre Pompidou Paris, MUTEK Montreal, Festival of Lights Lyon, Luminale Frankfurt, The Jewish Museum Berlin and The National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan. He is best known for his city-wide light art installation “Lichtgrenze”, created in 2014 together with his brother Marc, for the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and his large scale kinetic live shows ATOM and GRID. Both in cooperation with Robert Henke.

Alongside his numerous releases as Monolake, Robert Henke is also well known for the music, audiovisual installations and performances he has been creating under his own name since the early 90s. Due to his background in engineering and fascination with the beauty of technical objects, the development of his own instruments and algorithms has always been an integral part of his creative process. Henke also co-developed the omnipresent Ableton Live music software, which since its invention in 1999 has become the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined live performance practice.

His installations and performances have been presented at Tate Modern London, the Centre Pompidou Paris, PS-1 New York, MUDAM Luxembourg, MAK Vienna, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and at countless festivals.


Christopher Bauder
Robert Henke

A Production by:

Originally Commissioned by:
Fête de Lumière Lyon

Berlin Production by:
CTM Festival
Kraftwerk Berlin

Motor Winch Systems and Control Software:
Kinetic Lights

Laser Systems and DSP Software:
LaserAnimation Sollinger

Software Built With:

Ralph Larmann

And here’s a gallery on Flickr:


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Self-Sustaining Micro Digs



Girl, bye! I’m gettin’ me an Ecocapsule. It’s the first truly independent house, powered by solar and wind energy!

Because of its small size, it can be placed nearly anywhere on the planet and easily moved for a change of scenery! It contains everything needed for prolonged off-grid stay: efficient design, high performance thermal insulation, dual yield power system consisting of solar array and wind turbine, massive batteries to store surplus energy for a later usage. Everything is controlled by smart home system optimizing energy consumption.

Additionally, the spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is carefully formed to minimize heat losses and maximize collection of the rain water and morning dew. Membrane water filters installed inside are designed to purify 99,999% of the bacteria and rendering any natural water source suitable for drinking.

Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule can comfortably house two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of typical creature comforts in off-grid conditions. A built-in kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet and hot shower are just a few luxuries of this remote hotel room in the wilderness.

Plenty of storage space also fits all your sport or research equipment. The Ecocaspule can be used not only as cottage, skiing hut or pop-up hotel, but also a small power plant or charging station for your electric vehicle.

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New evidence from prehistoric human teeth reveals what the ‘paleo diet’ really looked like — and it’s not what you think



prehistoric people didn’t brush their teeth.

Historical Archives Nat’l Museum of Health & Medicine /
Wikimedia Commons

New archaeological research may have revealed that the
original ‘paleo diet’ contained wheat and barley, and was not
just restricted to meat and vegetables as the current diet typically is.

Scientists from Cambridge, Cardiff, UCL and York Universities
studied the remains of nine people
 who lived
around 9,000 years ago in the late Mesolithic
(6600 – 6450 BC) and the Mesolithic-Neolithic
phases (6200 – 5900 BC) and found plant matter
fossilised in their teeth.

Thanks to poor dental hygiene, micro-fossils were trapped in
ancient plaque on their teeth. The researchers say these plaques
contain plants — cereals, in fact — that weren’t thought to
be part of people’s diets for another four centuries. 

prehistoric bones

were revealed from prehistoric teeth remains.

Dušan Borić / Cardiff

People in the Mesolithic period are generally believed to
have been hunter-gatherers
and lived in vast woodlands
. The Neolithic, or New Stone
Age, came afterwards, and it’s then that people were
believed to have first planted
cereal crops and developed agriculture

The discovery of domestic cereals in Mesolithic people’s diets
means that social networks between local foragers and the first
Neolithic communities probably extended further than
archaeologists originally thought, due to how deep into the
Balkan hinterland they were found.

“At the time of the discovery we had the sense that these groups
of complex hunter-gatherers were in contact with other more
distant locations,” Borić said. “We found beads made of
marine gastropods that come from coastal areas in Greece and the
Adriatic, hundreds of kilometres away from the region for

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