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Caltech Couple Invents Solution to Age-Old Problem, ‘Honey, You Left the Toilet Seat Up Again!’

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Science and Technology Caltech Couple Invents Solution to Age-Old Problem, ‘Honey, You Left the Toilet Seat Up Again!’ Students Start Potty Glo Kickstarter to Save Relationships around the World From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 12:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Business News Alex Pai and Betty Wong. Photo credit Betty WongValentine’s Day is right around the corner, but it isn’t always paradise between couples, especially when one partner leaves the toilet seat up. That’s why California Institute of Technology (Caltech) students Betty Wong and Alex Pai invented Potty Glo, photoluminescent ultra premium vinyl adhesives that can be placed on the inside of the toilet lid to notify users when the toilet seat is up.“I was sick of falling into the toilet bowl every time my boyfriend would leave the seat up at night,” says Betty Wong, co-creator of Potty Glo and a PhD student in Molecular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. “One night, he placed a glow-in-the-dark adhesive on the inside of the toilet seat lid. I loved it and felt like I had to share the idea. Now I think – if lit, then sit, or no glow, no go.”Potty Glo uses a “new generation” photoluminescent mineral (strontium aluminate) that glows brightly for 12+ hours every night. The stickers are non-radioactive, non-toxic, and recharge with just 30 minutes of natural sunlight or artificial lighting.A recent Harvard Medical School study found that at night, certain blue and white night lights throw the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of sync. These lights may even contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Potty Glo uses a green light, which is not detrimental to your sleep health, and lasts for more than 20 years.“Since we’re graduate students with little income, we’re trying to use crowd source funding to bring this to others,” say Wong and co-creator Alex Pai, who is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Caltech.Potty Glo adhesives will come in a variety of designs, including an angler fish, hearts, jellyfish and more.To learn more about PottyGlo, visit www.pottyglo.com. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The future of overdraft

first_img 102SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Compliance risk has become one of the most significant ongoing concerns for financial institutions. Staying compliant is a constant battle and expense for everyone, and as the scope of regulatory focus continues to expand, it’s more important than ever to stay informed.Overdraft has always been a key income source for credit unions, but ever since the establishment of the CFPB, rumors have been flying that it may be on its way out. Just the threat of future regulation has been enough to stop some credit unions from devoting more energy to improving their overdraft programs, even though they admit it’s their largest source of fee income from checking accounts.The CFPB is likely to issue an overdraft rule, but the timing is uncertain.  However, doing nothing while waiting for new regulation is detrimental in the long run for any institution. Understandably a large part of the hesitation comes from the majority of compliance focus being on the present, but being up-to-date on potential regulatory changes is the key to a successful strategy.Having helped institutions understand all aspects of compliance for over a decade, Christopher Leonard, an attorney and industry leader, is equipped with substantial insights into the future of overdraft and potential rulemaking.  In an easy-to-access on-demand webinar, he explains why the CFPB isn’t going to ban overdraft altogether and likely won’t radically constrain its fee structures, but is poised to potentially change existing overdraft practices in a number of key ways. Among the topics he covers:When will CFPB issue an overdraft rule?What are CFPB’s main concerns and what might they do?What are the other regulatory agencies focusing on until CFPB issues its overdraft rule?Are overdraft fees really paid primarily by the poor?How do we best position ourselves in light of what CFPB might do?His experience as an attorney and CEO of Velocity Solutions makes him a powerful resource ready to share the latest information on the future of overdraft and potential CFPB rulemaking that credit union executives can’t get anywhere else.Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to stay ahead of the curve and on top of whatever the regulatory future may hold. To see Christopher Leonard’s engaging take on compliance click here!last_img read more

143-year-old home of UQs first vice-chancellor to go to auction

first_imgA letter from the bank to Dr Arthur Roe is one of the historical documents passed from owner to owner. Take a dip in the pool, which has a lap lane. The formal lounge has a marble fireplace and detailed pressed metal ceiling.The original house, the part with the dormer attic, is now the children’s wing, and the main house was built in the late 1880s.The two houses were deconstructed into seven pieces and moved to its current resting place, the 7.01ha block at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, before being reassembled as one property. The formal dining room is also grand.Historical documentation has been passed from owner to owner, of which there has only ever been four, and includes a ledger of Brisbane Grammar School student details, invoices and payments, and a journal written by Mr Roe’s third son, Dr Arthur Roe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The property at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, is 7.01ha.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 There is even a claw foot bath.The house is being marketed by Donna Strahan of Spinks & Co Residential, and will go to auction on May 18 at noon. The dormer attic was part of the original house.Polished hoop pine floorboards sweep through the house and the pressed metal ceilings in the formal dining and lounge room are incredibly detailed.There are leadlights, a bay window, a marble fireplace, and handmade windows.“Abbotsbury is a grand house but more importantly, a fine home, which we have loved sharing with family and friends, whether for a fun evening or a longer say,” owner Sonia Barber said. Keen cooks would drool over this kitchen. Check out that oven!Dr Roe became Queensland’s first Rhodes Scholar in 1904, and wrote of activities like fishing and hunting, dancing and camping on Stradbroke Island.The house has been lovingly restored over years, with mod-cons added but the character left intact. The house at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, is for sale.THE walls of this historic Brisbane home would have seen so many changes over its lifetime.It was built in 1876, three years before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, and originally located 80.94ha of riverfront land on the corner of Croydon St and Milton Rd at Toowong.Known as Abbotsbury, it was first lived in by Englishman Reginald Heber Roe, who was headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School and the first vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland.last_img read more

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