Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – Geoffrey Work


Well when I was in high school, I worked at a fast food restaurant. I washed the dishes Got promoted and demoted a bunch and I was always washing dishes I was, I made the customers uncomfortable Too sarcastic and one night Somebody came and shit on the floor and we had a huge fight- and all over the toilet and like down the side of toilet We had a huge fight over who’s gonna clean it up and it was decided that because I washed dishes and I’m not customer-facing it It had to be me and so my boss hands me like a toilet scrubber in the back. I don’t know why I was back there. Now that I think about it, it was really weird *laughter* to get it out of the kitchen I had to walk around Around the front the counter and like there’s customers (with the toilet brush?) Yeah, and I go into the back and it takes me like 15 minutes Micheal: Guys we can’t make any burgers until I bring this back so just give me 5 minutes. It was brutal, you know, it was like the little fibers on it, you know, it’s like a-(uh huh)- it’s kinda oval (The bristles), yeah, and I cleaned and I- it’s disgusting and I’m heaving and it’s a whole thing Because then the poop was on the brush too and then I take the brush and I like, there’s nowhere to leave So I was just like I’ll just take it back to my boss, I guess So, I like I try to shake it off and get it as dry as possible And uh, then I’m walking back through with it and the girl that I lost the fight to, she was down under the counter No… (NOOOOOOOOOOOOO) Looking for lids for soda cups or whatever and she had like curly black hair. I was walking and I got like I was walking over and I went And I looked and it got snagged at the back of her head (oh nooooo) And she was she immediately started screaming and I had to like yank the dirty shit OH NOOOOO And it took like bits of hair off Oh my god, Geoff It was an accident but uh Fuckin’ funny Oh. My. God. Holy fuck Holy fuck I don’t know if you’ve ever had a toilet scrubber in your hair. (I haven’t) If you’ve got curly hair, it’s hard to get out So it was like a tug-of-war thing I’ve never- I’ve never scrubbed anyone That girl and I did not get along after that.

How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?


Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the ubiquitous
little squeeze-bottle heroes of airports and hospitals, our allies against the flu and
supposedly effective against all the things that ail ya. But what’s in there? And is it true that they kill 99.99% of germs,
as popular brands claim? Most popular hand sanitizers are alcohol-based. The active ingredient is around 70% alcohol,
depending on the formulation. The alcohol can be either ethanol, which is
the same stuff that’s in your booze of choice; isopropanol, the stuff in rubbing alcohol;
or n-propanol, rubbing alcohol’s chemical sibling. They all pretty much work the same way, which
is by dissolving the outer coats of bacteria and viruses and basically exploding them. Alcohol is polar, with water-loving hydroxyl
groups. And it loves to disrupt the protein and lipid
molecules that make up both bacterial membranes and viral envelopes. When those all-important outer coats fall
apart, these disease-causing culprits literally spill their guts all over the place, leaving
them in no position to make anyone sick. But what about people who never touch hand
sanitizer because it will breed unkillable super-germs that will kill us all? That’s a valid concern with antibiotics,
which are chemicals that target some specific point in a bacterium’s life cycle. The antibiotics in antimicrobial hand soap
can lead to the emergence of bacterial strains that are resistant and harder to kill. But resistance isn’t really a problem with
alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Bacteria can’t develop resistance to having
their proteins and membranes blasted. So these alcohol-based hand rubs aren’t
going to stop working. Make sure they are alcohol-based, though — some
contain antibiotics instead of alcohol, and those do carry the risk of resistance. But alcohol and water alone do not make goo. It’s alcohol that does the germ-murdering,
but there’s other stuff in there too.The biggest one is glycerol. Glycerol is chemically an alcohol, but unlike
its cousins, it’s in there not to kill germs but to give the hand sanitizer its gooey consistency
that makes it more portable and easier to use. Otherwise it’d be like pouring vodka on
your hands. Don’t pour vodka on your hands, guys. Alcohol, water, and glycerol are all you really
need to make a DIY hand sanitizer. Throw in some hydrogen peroxide to inactivate
bacterial spores, and you’ve got a recipe that gets the U.N.’s seal of approval. But while alcohol is all you need to kill
germs, it’s not all that goes in there. Ethanol and isopropanol can dry your skin. Glycerol helps counteract that effect, but
so do a host of other additives manufacturers might put in. This often includes tocopherol [to-cough-fer-all]
acetate, a molecule very similar to vitamin E that also happens to be great for your skin,
– and familiar stuff like aloe. A host of colors and fragrances might also
go in there. None of those are necessary for the hand sanitizer
to work, but they might make your hands smell nice. Ahhh! Toasted Marshmallow! Ethanol-based hand sanitizer might also contain
bitter or bad-tasting compounds to stop the small percentage of desperate people out there
who are willing to drink it because, well, it’s alcohol. So do these chemical goo recipes really kill
99.99% of germs? Those numbers are usually the results of lab
testing. But real life is messier. And the effectiveness of hand sanitizer varies
based on how oily or dirty your hands are, how much alcohol is in there, and which germs
you’re actually talking about. Under ideal conditions, some disease-causing
germs really do get zapped at that rate, but others don’t. OH and one more thing. Hand sanitizers work best in combination with
hand washing, because they don’t physically remove dirt and gunk from your hands. So don’t forget that soap and water. Are you always packing hand sanitizer, or
an alcohol goo-phobe? Sound off in the comments, and tell us what
other everyday chemistry we should cover! Be sure to subscribe on your way out, and
we’ll see you next time.

Marie Kondo Is Tidying Up in an Ellen Writer’s Office


So one of my writers,
his name is Troy, has a very, very messy office. I mean, there’s
clutter everywhere. Can I say where it comes from? There’s a pile, a free pile. We have lots of things
that are sent to the show. And there’s too much for me. It’s just too much. So I offer it to
whoever wants it. Have you been to the
free pile before? I don’t think I’ve
been to the free pile. No? No. You don’t know
about the free pile? I didn’t know there
was a free pile. Well, you need to know about it. Some of them are
promotional items. There’s some gifts sent
from different– you know, if I mention something
on the show, whatever. Anyway, I decided to
do something about it. Do you know who Marie
Kondo is, everybody? [APPLAUSE] OK. So she has a great show– it’s
on Netflix– called Tidying Up. And so I had her surprise Troy
and make him clean his office. And he was completely
caught off guard. [LAUGHTER] [MUSIC PLAYING] Oh, no. Hi. Hi. I’m Marie Kondo. How are you Marie Kondo? I know who you are. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] I’ve actually never seen a
room with this many things on the wall. I fee like I’m on Cops. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] It’s one of my rules to
greet the space that I’m about to tidy. What’s happening? It’s a very quiet process. Do I get down, too? [SPEAKING JAPANESE] Feel your heart. Close your eyes. And just, in your heart,
express gratitude for all that this office does for you. OK. I’m good. [LAUGHTER] Oh, longer. I’m sorry. It’s quiet time. [LAUGHTER] [SPEAKING JAPANESE] So what’s very
important when tidying is that you must touch
each item with your hands. I’m going to be here
all day if we do that. Just touch– [SPEAKING JAPANESE] Yeah, it’s a kitty cat. Wait, look at this. You pull the Kleenex
through here. [LAUGHTER] That’s how you touch each item. This is a fun one. A Kim Kardashian tree topper. [LAUGHTER] It’s a Kardashian. Can you tell? But it sparks a
lot of joy for you? Yeah. It’s fun, you know? [SPEAKING JAPANESE] Rather than wanting
to tidy, I think he wanted to showcase
all the things that spark joy in his office. What’s this? Hold it closer. [FART NOISE] See? That’s a lot of fun. Very shocking. Can you identify a category? Maybe a lot of the same things? Category? Yeah, like mugs. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] It feels like you’re
creating a bigger mess. So now that we have
our category of mugs, you’re going to take one,
piece by piece, into your hands and see if it
sparks joy for you. This has to spark of joy,
otherwise I get fired. That’s the boss. So this sparks so much joy. What is this? Did you see that side? Does it spark joy
when you touch it? It sparks joy. You see? Oh, it’s a set. I see. So this is a new category. I’ll be honest, I probably
have a few too many pens. We don’t have to show the whole
world how many pens I have, but– I think it’s important. And we have to take care of it. Yeah, I think we get it. There’s probably a pen– those are just backup pens. We don’t– do we need–
are you going to– OK. Let’s bring those out, too. That’s a good idea. The pens don’t bring joy. They’re kind of what
you have to have here. This, not so much. That can go. Take. And, very important, thank
you so much for all it’s done. I love my giant pen. Gratitude. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, pens. Thank you so much. Gently, gently. With– Oh, because they’re our friends. So sorry. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] I hope that my tidying
lesson with Troy served to be an opportunity for
him to discover all the more what sparks joy for him. What’s this? That brought a lot of joy. [LAUGHTER] Uh, what is this? Boy, memories. This is Chara and that’s me. I’m about 14 or 15 there. Now, talking about a thing
that brings you joy, me, Chara, Waikiki nightclub,
dancing the night away. But what a night. What a night. [LAUGHTER] Thank you so much. I do feel better. We did get rid of some things. And I think the things we got
rid of, I’m not going to miss. I appreciate Marie Kondo. She was so cute. And I look forward–
they’re going to come back. They promised me they’ll
come back for lunch. We’re going to do lunch. Clean up the office, and we’re
going to have lunch together. How about just a thanks, Ellen? Oh, thank you, Ellen. [APPLAUSE] Thank you, Marie. And thank you, Troy. [APPLAUSE] Hi, Troy. Did that spark a lot of joy? It did something, yeah. It sparked a little joy. Yeah? A little bit of joy? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, we cleaned up a little. Good. And put a bunch
of stuff in a bag. I saw that. And you gave her all
the stuff in the bag. Yeah. But she left the bag, and
I brought it all back in. [LAUGHTER] Did you put everything back? Everything’s back to
where it should be. [LAUGHTER] You know she’s going to
watch this show and see that. Sorry. [LAUGHTER] All right, Troy. Thanks a lot. Thank you.

8 Sick Remedies That Actually Work – Scientifically!


We all have sick remedies that we swear by.
I mean, nothing feels better than a hot bowl of chicken soup, right? Well, it turns out
that it may actually have an anti-inflammatory impact, as it prevents neutrophils, a type
of white blood cell, from moving. And by slowing down the movement of neutrophils, it prevents
the cells congregating in the lung area, relieving congestion. But you may have also heard the expression
‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ – so should you only eat soup…sometimes? It turns out
this is only half true. In both cases you should actually be eating nutrient rich food,
which gives your body the energy to heal itself, and increases something called gamma interferon
– which is essential for your immunity against both viral and bacterial infections. So why not eat an apple? Because an apple
a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well…to a degree! 100 grams of apple contain the same
antioxidant power as 1500 mg of vitamin C, which has been shown to inhibit the growth
of both liver and colon cancerous tumours. Their peels, which are rich in flavonoids
are also linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. So while it may be associated
with less visits to the doctor, and as a preventative medicine for your overall health, it’s impact
on the common cold is still debated. So what about just taking lots of Vitamin
C, whether in the form of lemons, other foods, or pills? It turns out, in a double blind
study, it didn’t reduce the incidence of the common cold. However, it did significantly
reduce the length of colds. This may be due to the increased growth in T Cells, which
are white blood cells involved in your immune response, as well as an increased production
of interferon, which causes virus-infected cells to ramp up their anti-viral defenses. If you’re in need of some immediate relief
for a cough or sleeping difficulty from a respiratory infection, honey has your back!
Known for its antibacterial activity, It increases the release of inflammatory cytokines, which
signal cells to repair themselves. And garlic? Not only can it ward off vampires,
but it’s been shown to decrease the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms. By
increasing the growth of Gamma-Delta-T-Cells and Natural-Killer cells, it’s able to pick
up on invading pathogens and remove them more effectively. Ever try Echinacea? It’s one of the most
popular herbal supplements, and for good reason. In a meta-analysis on 14 studies, Echinacea
decreased the odds of developing a cold by 58% and reduced the length of colds by approximately
one and a half days. It works as an anti-inflammatory and similar to other remedies, influences
cytokine production in the body. And while you’re at it, have a drink – with
a little alcohol. Seriously, some studies have found that moderate amounts of alcohol
can help boost your immune system. But before you crack a bottle open, consider that ‘heavy
drinkers’ were found to have the weakest immune systems. If all else fails, water, rest, and time are
surefire contributors to recovery. So which sick remedies are just plain old
false then? We break down the top sick myths you thought were true in our new AsapTHOUGHT video,
and use scientific research and evidence to debunk them. Click on the screen or the link
in the description to see that video. And hey – our book – which answers even more
of your burning questions – is almost out! So if you haven’t got your copy yet, head
on over to asapscience.com/book and be the first to get your hands and eyes on it! And subscribe for more weekly science videos!

Scientists Just Figured Out How Washing Machines Work?!


[♪ INTRO] There are all kinds of inventions that make
modern living possible, but some fly under the radar. Some so much so that we’ve only just figured
out how they truly work. Case in point: the washing machine. Because apparently, no published paper was
able to totally explain how these things got your clothes clean; not
until 2018. Now, to be clear, it’s not like we had no
idea how these machines worked. The oldest washing machines that resemble
our modern appliances date back to the 19th century, so these things have been around for quite
a while. And for years, we’ve had a really good understanding of how they use soap and detergent to get stuff
off the surface of your clothes. Soap is a surfactant, which is short for surface
active agent. That means its molecules can attach to two
substances that don’t normally interact, for example, oil and water. Usually, one end of the molecule is hydrophobic,
meaning it repels water, and the other end is hydrophilic and regularly
bonds with water. So, when soap is dumped into a big bath of water, the surfactant molecules group together to
form spherical structures called micelles. The hydrophilic ends stick out toward the
water, and the hydrophobic ends hide inside. When a micelle lands on a dirty section of
fabric, the hydrophobic ends pop out and attach to
the dirt, or whatever is soiling your clothes. Then, the hydrophilic ends pull the rest of
the micelle off the fabric’s surface, and the micelle reforms with the soil it’s
“eaten” in its center. Detergents like the ones we use for washing
clothes use anionic surfactants, meaning the hydrophilic end has a negative
electrical charge. But, while there are different types of surfactants,
they generally all work the same way. The reason washing machines spin everything
around is to help the soap solution flow through your fabric and pick up all the
dirt hiding in the crevices. But here’s where the mystery came in: Water
can’t flow through every spot in your clothes. That’s because fabric is usually made of
yarn, which is itself made of multiple fibers. Soap generally has no problem getting into
inter-yarn pores, or the spaces between separate strands of yarn. But it does have a problem getting into intra-yarn
pores, or the spaces between the fibers in a single
strand. These pores are at least an order of magnitude
smaller than the inter-yarn ones, and only about 0.1 percent of the soap solution
can actually get inside them, and even then, it doesn’t get in all the way. Micelles actually get stuck in there and are
only able to move when they’re struck by nearby water molecules. According to the math, all of the micelles
would eventually get knocked out, and that soap and dirt would go flowing down
the drain. But this process would take several hours. And that’s just not how washing machines work. They get the soap and crud off your clothes
in usually under one hour. This phenomenon was called the “stagnant
core problem”, and its what scientists hadn’t been able
to explain until that 2018 paper. In their research, the authors learned that
the solution to getting dirt out of those intra-yarn pores
wasn’t the soap, which is kind of surprising. Instead, it was the rinse cycle, along with
a process called diffusiophoresis. Diffusiophoresis is the movement of colloidal
particles caused by a gradient. In other words, it’s the movement of tiny
particles suspended but not dissolved in a fluid. When you swap out the soapy water with the
clean stuff, the surfactant micelles are way more concentrated
in the fiber pores than they are elsewhere. And when you’re using anionic surfactants,
this creates an electric field that makes the micelles migrate out of those
intra-yarn pores. In their paper, scientists figured this out
by doing a series of experiments. Instead of dirt, they used micrometer-sized,
fluorescent balls, and they picked a standard detergent called
sodium dodecyl sulfate. It also goes by sodium lauryl sulfate, and you can probably find it in most of the
cleaning products you own. The team did one trial with no detergent at all, just to see how much cleaning the water and
agitation could do all by itself. Then, they did a trial that rinsed sudsy fabric
with detergent-filled water, and no diffusiophoresis was observed. Finally, their third run mimicked a regular
wash/rinse cycle, where the soapy fabric was rinsed with clean
water. This time, the team observed that the fabric pores nearly emptied out after just 10 minutes of rinsing, cleaning out the intra-yarn pores over 100
times faster than in the soapy run. So yeah, surfactants get the dirt off your
clothes, but you need clean water to actually get dirt
out of them. This research doesn’t answer all the questions
about cleaning your clothes, for example, why some stains are far more
persistent than others, but it does have some worthwhile applications. With knowledge like this, we might be able
to maximize detergent efficiency and minimize the amount of water and energy
we use to do our laundry. That would make washing machines, both in
your home and in industry, much better for the planet. Which is kind of a big deal, considering how
much water this process takes. On a different note, other research suggests
that faster rinsing speeds could also create a better diffusiophoresis
effect. So there may be turbo-charged washers in our
future that get clothes clean even faster. But, hey. As long as my laundry
comes out smelling fresh, I’m all for it. Thanks for watching this episode of SciShow! If you want to learn more about laundry science, you can check out our episode about fabric
brighteners. Apparently, they don’t just make the colors
in your fabric more vibrant, they make your clothes glow. [♪ OUTRO]

Tips to Keep Floating When Your Business is Sinking with Liz Trotter


Hey, do you want some tips to keep floating
when you feel like your business is sinking? That’s today’s episode. Hi there. I’m Angela Brown and this is Ask a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house
cleaning question and I get to help you find an answer. Now, today’s show is brought to us by MyCleaningConnection.com This is a resource hub that has all different kinds of things that you need in your cleaning
journey. These are clothes that you wear while you’re
cleaning and shoes that you wear and shoe covers and face masks and gloves and all the
things that you need to either be a professional house cleaner or as a homeowner to clean your
own house. So check it out at MyCleaningConnection.com All right, onto today’s show. This is a very special show and to help me
share with you how to keep floating when you feel like your business is sinking we have
back by popular demand, Liz Trotter from Castle Keepers. Now, Castle Keepers is a cleaning company
that spreads all the way across the United States and Liz is one of the partners. And so she has an opportunity to do lots of
training with lots of the cleaning business owners that run all these different branches
of Castle Keepers. So, when you’re getting in burnout mode and
when you start to feel like your business is falling apart or when you’ve hit exhaustion
or frustration, what do you do? She’s going to share with us her many years
in the cleaning business and her vast experience with us. Please help me welcome returning to our show,
the amazing Liz Trotter. Liz Trotter: You know, sometimes everybody
has that feeling of things sinking. And lately I’ve been working against that. Just really, really busy right now with Castle
Keepers Institute. We’re launching a couple of new things there
that you’ll see on Facebook soon. But that’s been taking all my time and I can
viscerally understand this topic that we’re going to be talking about today because I’ve
been there. Angela Brown: Now is this stuff that you’re
working on with Castle Keepers, is that open to the public? Liz Trotter: Yeah. Castle Keepers Institute is a company that
the partners all share a lot of the stuff that we do with Castle Keepers and we also
use that platform for our education. Angela Brown: All right, so I hate the fact
that you are relating to this topic. I know all small business owners do from time
to time and like waaaa. So share with us a little bit about what you
suggest, because I know you deal with this with a lot of your owners in your Castle Keepers
businesses. Liz Trotter: Yeah, absolutely. So the first thing I want to say to anybody
that’s having this problem is relax. It’s totally normal and it happens to all
of us. Just like you said Angela. Everybody that’s running a small business,
it gets overwhelming sometimes and sometimes we just wonder, “Is this the right thing for
me? Should I even be doing this?” So a couple of techniques that I personally
use and that I recommend for other people. Write down all of the things that you do well. What is it that you’re really good at and
why did you get into this business in the first place? Write all of that stuff down. Get it somewhere where you can look at it. Don’t just think about it. Actually write it down on paper preferably
because there is a link to writing things with a pen and paper and believing them in
your own brain. But if you want to just type it in or put
a message on your phone to yourself, that’s great too. But write that stuff down. That’s, for me, that’s the first thing. Have you ever done that, Angela? Angela Brown: I have and I learned it from
Brian Tracy way back in the day when we were listening to the cassette tapes in our car. And one of the things he mentioned was every
night before you go to bed, write down what those things are that you’re working on and
then when you get up in the morning, write them down again. And that seemed so redundant to me because
why would I write them down twice a day? But what’s interesting is everything that
you start doing during the course of the day starts targeting you towards that. Are you moving closer to that or further away? Because when it’s conscious on the front of
your mind twice a day, suddenly everything starts to bring itself into your conscious
awareness so that it starts to happen because you are committing to it and recommitting
to it twice a day. So I literally wrote it out every single day,
twice a day, and it’s, yeah, it’s a phenomenal mind exercise. Liz Trotter: I use a planner called the Panda
Planner, and you do that in the Panda every single day. They make you do that. And it came from, for me, I heard about it
from Jim Rohn first and also from Brian Tracy. But yeah, I love that. Writing down your goals, what you’re working
on is great, but I also think a lot of entrepreneurs don’t put enough emphasis on what they do
that’s simply amazing. How they’re really rocking it. The areas that they’re really great at. Absolutely, we suck in some areas sometimes,
right? Sometimes things aren’t going well, but putting
just a little bit more focus on what you’re doing well can really make a difference to
keep you going. Angela Brown: I know for me, one of the things
that we did is we keep a running tally of all of the things that we accomplish and if
we ever have a really bad day, we can say, “Wait a second, let’s not beat ourselves up. This year we’ve done,” and then we read over
the list and by the time we get to the bottom we’re like, “Man, we’re good.” Liz Trotter: What? We are so good. Yes. That’s awesome, right? I love that. Angela Brown: It is because sometimes there’s
nobody there. And this is true in housecleaning because
we work all day by ourselves. There is nobody there to give you a pat on
the back. And so it’s really important in my head that
I give myself a pat on the back because sometimes that’s all I get. So if I like, “Hey, at least I got one fan
and it’s me. I did the best I can.” Liz Trotter: But you know what? That actually ties into another idea that
I have and something else that I do is I’ll go to some of these Facebook groups where
there are other people that are in our industry that actually know what we’re going through
and those people can remind us that it’s not that you suck, it’s just it’s a bad day and
everybody has a bad day and sometimes the bad days are like one right after the other,
but still there is going to come a day where it’s not a bad day. You got to keep going. Angela Brown: Well in my company, it’s interesting
because I allow everybody three bad days per month and it doesn’t matter when they come
because it could be PMS, it could be biorhythms, it could be whatever it is. My only rule is that you got to take the whole
day at once. Don’t be breaking it up into 10 minutes here,
an hour here and two hours. That would just make me crazy. And just surrender. Just say, “I’m having sensitivities today. Everybody walk on eggshells around me. If I look at you, I might cry. It’s one those days.” Liz Trotter: I actually love that. I think I’m going to put a number on it over
here too. I think that’ll really help people. Angela Brown: Yeah. But no more than three days. If somebody is just chronically ill, then
they need to go find a new job. Liz Trotter: Just had that conversation with
somebody. Listen, whatever the issue is, if you can’t
do your job might not be the right job for you. I did have another thought. When I’m having a not so great time, I will
read a book that will remind me of everybody going through this. Not just motivational. I like to do something that’s in my area of
expertise. Whatever it is that I need to be doing so
I can get the little prompts of, “Oh, I know that. Oh yeah, I knew that. Oh, I know that.” It’s like, “Okay, I get it. Not feeling as bad anymore because I’m not
the stupidest person on the planet,” or whatever the thing is. Angela Brown: Well, and I think that’s the
power of stories because when you read someone else’s stories, it puts you in touch with
your own whatever it is you’re going through. And although the conclusion that the story
goes to maybe different from the conclusion that you come to because you’re walking yourself
through those same elements like, “Oh, I feel like that. Oh yes, I’m experiencing that too.” It does often open up that creativity and
it leads you through to your own conclusion. So that’s a brilliant idea. Liz Trotter: Yeah, I totally agree with that. And that leads me to my last little thing
that is not as fun to do, but I really think it’s necessary and that is have a sit down
with yourself and ask yourself the hard questions. “Am I really not right for this? Should I really be in this position? Would I be happier long term doing something
else?” Because I do think there’s value in asking,
at least for me, asking myself the hard questions and then committing to the answer, whatever
it is. If I decide “No, really, I do think this is
right for me,” then, “Dang it, Liz, get on board and stop fighting.” Or, “It’s not right? All right.” Then just get out. Just, the agony. Angela Brown: That’s a really great point
because as an entrepreneur, sometimes we go down a particular road and we’ve invested
so much time and energy and blood, sweat and tears that we feel like that’s the only place
for us to go. But it’s also true that as you develop and
learn new skills, you become a new person. And so there are times as I’ve journeyed down
the path of life, I’ve kind of slanted over a little bit saying, “Wait a second, I have
a skill set that’s actually a little bit better over here.” And it’s not that the end goal that I was
headed towards was wrong. It’s that I changed who I was and it changed
my focus a little bit. Liz Trotter: Yeah. And how I’m going to get there. There are more paths than just this one that
I’d been on. So maybe this other path is better for me. Angela Brown: Alrighty, my friends. And that is Liz Trotter. I tell you what, every time she comes to our
show, it makes my heart sing. I learned so many things, I have so much fun
and like school girls, we laugh and we just have a great time. So I’m going to leave links in the show notes
to the Castle Keepers Institute so you can take a look at the different training that
they offer and maybe get some more tips to help you in your cleaning journey. All right. If you found this helpful, please pass it
onto a friend. And if we’ve earned your subscription, please
subscribe. And until we meet again, leave the world a
cleaner place than when you found it.

How to Deal with Disorganized Family Members, Part 1 | Clutter Video Tip


Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter
Diet book and on-line program, and today we’re going to talk about fixing those members of
your family who are not so organized. We have a feature on our You Tube channel now called
“Ask Lorie” where people can send in their questions via our comments here below, or
via our Facebook page, or just e-mailing us, or however you want to send in your questions,
but we had two different people send in the same question — one about a daughter, one
about a spouse. So I’m going to answer this in two parts. So today, Part 1, we’re going
to talk about adults in your life. Usually this is a spouse that’s living with you. And
then Part 2 we’re going to talk about kids and teens, who are messy and they’re not cooperating
with your organizing efforts. So, first lets address the issue of just personal
change. You know, we have a lot of fun with the metaphor of “going on a clutter diet.”
And getting organized really is a lot like losing weight. There are many parallels. And
one of the main parallels is that you can’t make anybody get organized any more than you
can make them go on a diet. It’s very hard to get a grown up human being to do anything
they really don’t want to do. And they have to be bought into the process [POP], especially
if it’s about a very personal change in their habits and their daily routines. So we have
to set our expectations both with adults and kids and teens, that sometimes this problem
can only be managed and not truly ever solved. It’s about compromise and communication. So
let’s talk about what to do. First, you want to approach this problem using
your very best communication skills. Now, I know this makes you angry, it makes you
frustrated, you may already have had some yelling going on and some arguments and fighting,
but you want to wait and discuss this at a time when people are feeling pretty good and
things are calm — over dinner or however it works for you — but you want to bring
your best self to the table and you want to try to bring some solutions and ideas to the
table too. You want to talk about how this genuinely makes you feel and what it would
do for you if it were solved. Sometimes if people really understand that it’s not just
being picky, that there is a reason behind it, they can buy in a little bit more. So some of the solutions you might come to
the table with are that you might want to have some bartering. So I’m sure that there
are things you do that annoy your spouse just as much as these messy areas annoy you. So
be really honest and be responsible for those things about you that are annoying and come
to the table with those and say, “You know what, I know I don’t fill up the car gas tank
until it’s on ‘E,’ I know that we have a goal of not eating out so often and we need to
cook more at home and I’m not doing that. [POP] I will work on those things if you work
on your closet,” or, “your desk,” or whatever it is. So you can kind of barter that and
see if that works. Also, you can compromise by saying that you’re going to give up control
of certain areas. So let’s say it is your spouse’s desk. It’s cluttered with paper all
the time, you’re sick of looking at it, but you just give that up and say, “You know what,
it’s your desk, it’s your area of the house, you get to manage that however you want, but
please agree with me that the common areas of the house will be picked up and will be
organized and that you will cooperate with me to make those things happen. So I’m going
to stop nagging you about this, but please let’s work together on these areas and this
is why.” So these kinds of bartering and cooperation
and discussions can be great. They may not solve the problem, but what [POP] you will
get is a lot more information which may give you a new angle on solving it yourself. So
let’s just talk about that for a second. You may be in a situation where you’ve already
discussed this death, you’ve already tried these things, and you may have to just own
the problem yourself, like it or not, make it better, and move forward. And that’s not
the most fun answer, but if you do the project yourself and organize it and have to keep
redoing it, what I would suggest is that you focus heavily on prevention. We talk about
prevention, reduction, and maintenance as part of our little diet metaphor, and if you
focus on prevention and really look at where the logjams are happening and how this clutter
problem is happening in the first place, you may be able to solve, you know, half of the
problem before it even becomes a bigger issue. So think about prevention, look at compromise
and communication, and if you need help, a third party is often another good solution.
[POP] So people that join our on-line program can write in to our team on our Member Message
Board area and they can post photos and show us what’s going on and we will give you an
objective opinion. So it may be that sharing that objective opinion with your spouse might
be kind of a tiebreaker in this argument. So this does happen and hopefully that could
work for you too. You can find out more about our program at
http://www.clutterdiet.com/learnmore. See you next time for Part 2 — we’re going to
talk about kids and teens — and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than
enough.

What’s the Big Deal With a Few Degrees? | Global Weirding


– A few degrees is no big deal. Outside temperature
can go up and down by that much in a
single hour, right? So, why are scientists
so worked up about such a little change? (dinging) It’s true, a degree
or two does not sound like a lot of global warming. So, when we hear that
the Paris Agreement wants to limit warming
below two degrees Celsius. Or that the latest report from
the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, or
the IPCC, says that, the impacts will be very serious even past one and half degrees. It just doesn’t
compute for most of us. In our lives, over the
course of a single day, temperature goes up
and down all the time. By a lot more than
one or two degrees. So, what’s the big deal? Here’s the difference. We aren’t talking
about the temperature of a certain place,
at a certain time. We are talking about the
longterm average temperature of the entire planet, which
over human time scales is as stable as that
of the human body. Think about your body, it’s
pretty warm to begin with. 37 degrees Celsius,
or 98 Fahrenheit. Then, imagine it goes
up a degree Celsius, or nearly two
degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature of
the earth already has. That’s worrisome. It’s not normal. You start to feel it, you’re
overheated, achy, tired. You go to the doctor. The doctor says, yes,
you are running a fever. And, it’s not just some illness
you picked up somewhere. No, your doctor
says, and they add, they’ve consulted with
nearly every other doctor in the world and they agree too. This fever is the result
of your lifestyle choices. This is exactly what’s
happening with the earth. We are running a fever. And, as we talk about
in the Global Weirding episode on natural cycles,
none of the usual suspects are responsible this time. It’s not the sun,
it’s not volcanoes, and it’s not the earth’s orbit. It’s our lifestyle choices. Specifically, burning
coal, and gas, and oil, that’s about three
quarters of the problem. And, the other quarter is
deforestation and agriculture. To change the
temperature of the planet by a full degree, it
takes a lot of energy. And, that’s why we scientists
don’t only use degrees, we also use joules. A joule is a measure of energy. It takes one joule to
lift an apple about three feet in the air. You can thank Isaac
Newton for that. So, how many extra
joules worth of energy has the planet accumulated
thanks to our lifestyle choices, and all the fossil
fuels that we’ve burned? More than 250 sextillion,
or zeta joules. That is 21 extra zeros. And, that number is
climbing, at a rate of four Hiroshima bombs worth
of energy per second. Let that sink in. So, you can see why
this fever is worrying. And, why even past one
and half degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit,
the impacts are serious. Nearly every way that
climate change affects us scales to some degree
with global temperature. Average precipitation
in some regions doesn’t, and we don’t know enough yet
about severe weather events, like tornadoes and hail, to say for sure how
they’re changing. But, just about everything else, heat waves, heavy
precipitation events, the area burned by
wildfire, coastal flooding, even economic costs,
all of those tick up as the mercury rises. So, the more carbon we produce, the greater the temperature
change that we’ll see, and the greater the damages. Just like the impacts of
a prolonged high fever on the human body. Let’s look at
economic costs first. If the world warms
by two degrees, the average GDP of
many poor countries would drop by five to 10%. If the world warmed
by four degrees, it would be more like 10 to 25%. With a global
average around 20%. In the US, many regions,
particularly the southeast and the south central
region, could see drops of up to 20% in
their GDP as well. How about human lives? Burning fossil fuels
is already responsible for air pollution, that kills
over four million people around the world every year. 200,000 of those in the
United States alone. But, warmer temperatures
make that pollution worse. It’s estimated that if the
world warms by two degrees, rather than one and a
half, that would mean an additional 150 million deaths just due to air pollution alone. The difference between a
warming of one, or two, or three degrees or more,
is laid out in detail in a few key resources. First, there’s a report by the
National Academy of Sciences, called Climate
Stabilization Targets. In this report, which
I coauthored along with other scientists, we found
that per degree of warming we expect a three to 10%
increase in the amount of rain falling in the heaviest events. A five to 15% reduction in
the yield of major crops. And, a 200 to 400%
increase in the area burned by wildfire
across the western US. And, as we talk about in
our Global Weirding episode on climate impacts
in the southwest, the area burned
by wildfires today has already almost
doubled since the 1980s, due to a change in climate. Then there’s the
2018 IPCC report, that looks at the difference
between a one and a half, and a two degree world. It highlights not only
the risks that increase with temperature, but
also which ones we’d see a significant difference in, even between one and a
half, and two degrees. These include average
and extreme temperatures, sea level rise,
extreme rainfall, and drought risk
for some regions. It’s estimated that
biodiversity loss could double under an additional
half degree of warming. And, there would be increased
risk of permafrost thaw in the Arctic, as well
as ocean acidification around the world. In terms of human impacts,
if warming can be limited to one and a half
instead of two degrees, this could mean 50% fewer
people exposed to water stress. And, lower risks to
health, food security, and economic growth. That’s a huge difference
we’re talking about for just half a degree Celsius, or .9 degrees Fahrenheit
of global warming. So, how do we connect the
dots between global change and what it means right here
in the places where we live? That’s actually what I do. I do that by combining
real world data with climate model outputs. And, using that to calculate
how our lives will be affected as the world warms by one
or two degrees, or more. We calculate the impact on
things that matter to us, like corn yields in Iowa,
under a one versus a two, or three degree
warming scenario. How often a record
breaking hot summer, like the one we saw
in Texas in 2011, would recur as the world
warms by one or two degrees. Or, how the water
supply for a city, or a water district, or a
state, would be threatened as the world warms by
two or four degrees. Why do I do this? Because in order to understand why another degree of
warming is such a big deal, we can’t rely on our own
experience of temperature. None of us has ever
experienced such a big change in global average temperature. And, especially not one
that’s happening so fast. As far back as we
can go in the history of human civilization
on this planet, we have never lived through
such a large and a rapid change. It truly is unprecedented. And, our food, our water, our
energy, our infrastructure, and our economic
systems, are not built or prepared to cope with it. So, next time someone scoffs,
two degrees, that’s nothing, tell them, no, it is a lot. It is more than
enough to tell us that our planet is
running a fever. It’s real, it’s us, and
it’s not just serious, it’s time to fix it
before it’s too late. (dinging) Thanks for watching
Global Weirding. This episode was
brought to you in part by Citizens Climate Lobby. If you have any questions
about climate versus weather, let us know during one of
our Facebook live Q and As. And, please be sure to check out globalweirdingseries.com
for more episodes. See you next time. (calm music)

How to Get Organized at Work


How to Get Organized at Work. A lot of people in an office are whirlwinds
of activity with no direction. Get organized and work smarter, not harder. You will need Goals Calendar or scheduling
software Time management skills File system Delegation skills Planning and backup files
(optional). Step 1. Set clear goals for cleaning up your desktop
and personal effects in the office now, not later. Prioritize, and determine how to measure and
assess success. Anticipate roadblocks, constraints, and limits. Step 2. Use a calendar and list the steps needed to
achieve your goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Write everything down or use scheduling software
to be sure information doesn’t slip through. Step 3. Create a logical sequence of your daily tasks,
and simplify your plan to get organized. Don’t be disorganized in your effort to get
organized. Step 4. Manage mail, e-mail, and calls to limit interruptions. Manage your time so that tasks requiring more
concentration are accomplished earlier in the day when you have more energy. Pad your estimated time on tasks to keep yourself
on schedule. Step 5. Reduce clutter to access information with
efficiency. Archive materials and eliminate duplicates
to keep important files close at hand and everything else put away. Clean and file things daily to stay on top
of it. Make backup files of important things you
don’t use every day. Step 6. Delegate tasks to qualified personnel and
say no to requests that threaten your routine and daily objectives. Eliminate wasted steps and non-essential tasks. Step 7. Review, adjust, and refine constantly. Plan for the next day at the end of each day
to get a head start. The effect will be a clear mind and a more
productive workday. Did you know The philosophy of time management
dates back to the sixth century CE.