Friday, February 2, 2018

Tristar Inc. Products Review the Invention of the Printing Press

February is National Library Lovers Month which means this entire winter month is dedicated to those who love to read and appreciate the smell, feel and overall value of books and the buildings that house and categorize them.

Libraries give us a place to find our favorite stories and facts, study for a final exam, or write that research paper. But these buildings wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the invention of the printing press. That’s why Tristar Inc. Products review the invention of the printing press in its latest blog.

The printing press is a machine that allows text and images to be transferred to paper by means of ink. The use of ink, paper, and movable type first appeared in China, but printing first became mechanized in Europe during the mid-15th century thanks to Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of this historic machine.

Gutenberg’s machine was modeled after the ancient wine-and-olice press of the Mediterranean area, and it featured a long handle that was used to turn a heavy wooden screw, which exerted downward pressure on paper that was laid over the type mounted on a wooden platen.

At a rate of 250 sheets of paper per hour, Gutenberg’s wooden printing press dominated the printing industry for more than 300 years.

Metal printing presses began to emerge in the late 18th century. They used steam power and eventually evolved to 19th century presses which had a large central cylinder that carries the type successively printed on the paper of four impression cylinders. These machines can produce up to 8,000 sheets of paper in an hour.

With continuing advancements and the introduction of electric power, the printing industry has totally changed and books can now be printed by the thousands. But next time you’re sitting in a library surrounded by all of those books, just remember how one invention in the 15th century made it all possible.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Tristar Products Review the Importance of Sunday Supper

It is unfortunately a tradition that has fallen by the wayside in many homes these days, but Sunday Supper used to be a great opportunity after a hectic work week for families to gather around the dinner table and spend some quality time together. This would be a time where interesting stories could be shared about the week or plans could be discussed for the next big family vacation.

Sunday Supper isn’t being utilized by families as it once was, but to combat this January has been designated as National Sunday Supper Month. This annual distinction is part of the Sunday Supper Movement, which aims to resolve this waning tradition and bring it back to the forefront of our family culture.

In order to celebrate National Sunday Supper Month, we’re here to bring you the latest Tristar Products review about the importance of this underappreciated family tradition. Our hope is that after reading this Tristar Products review you’ll be urged to gather with your family and friends and prepare a meal together. After savoring each other’s company and enjoying a delicious meal, you won’t regret it!

To understand the importance of Sunday Supper, it’s as simple as knowing about the history behind how National Sunday Supper Month came to be.

It all started with Isabel Laessig, the founder of the Sunday Supper Movement as well as the Food and Wine Conference. Isabel is a mother of four who was inspired to start her own blog, Family Foodie, when her oldest child left for college and would talk about missing family dinners. Her daughter would constantly say that one of the things she missed most about home were the times spent sitting around the dinner table with her family.

This highlighted the importance of family dinners to Isabel, and in 2012, her and eight other like-minded bloggers and their families celebrated the first virtual Sunday Supper together. This progressive dinner allowed them to bring back an old tradition with a contemporary, technological twist.

Isabel and the eight other bloggers who participated in the virtual Sunday Supper have the same mission that is laid out by National Sunday Supper Month. As they put it, they are “passionate about bringing families together to cook and eat together.”

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Tristar Products Review the Importance of Mentoring

Many great inventions have received a Tristar Products review, but most of them wouldn’t have even been possible if the creators didn’t have the right person or people to learn from.

Having a mentor to help show them the ropes and pave the way for their success is a common theme among many of the best inventors and that’s because most creations are derivatives of a product or idea that already exists.

But mentoring isn’t just important when it comes to inventing, it’s an important aspect of life that should be understood and appreciated. That’s why January has been designated as National Mentoring Month, which celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. And that’s also why the latest Tristar Products review is on the importance of Mentoring.

The Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership founded this annual distinction in 2002. Their goals were to raise awareness or mentoring in its various forms; recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people; and promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring.

To do your part this month, look a mentor program that you can join and see how it can lead to a more fulfilling life. If you’re still not convinced, here are some of the best benefits of being a mentor or a mentee:

  • ·         Provides personal satisfaction from supporting and facilitating the development of others
  • ·         Enables the development and practice of interpersonal skills
  • ·         Broadens understanding of certain organizations and how they work
  • ·         Uses your experiences and talents to help another person
  • ·         Helps achieve recognition from peers
  • ·         Develops professional relationships
  • ·         Increases job satisfaction
  • ·         Provides an opportunity to reflect and grow as an individual

  • ·         Encourages reflection
  • ·         Offers professional development
  • ·         Improves self-confidence
  • ·         Improves problem solving skills
  • ·         Develops meaningful and supportive relationships
  • ·         Provides objective and encouraging advice

Mentoring can be particularly useful and prevalent in academic settings. The benefits of mentoring when it comes to academia, especially college, include enabling faster induction of new faculty or staff; improving university or department community and communication; enhances individual academic performance; and encourages commitment to the organization.

So don’t miss out on your opportunity to grow or help someone else grow. Find a program that will allow you to be a mentor or mentee and see how it can improve your life.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Write a Tristar Products Review This Winter

It’s the holidays and that means you’re likely exchanging some gifts with some loved ones this winter. I wasn’t sure what to get my brother for Christmas this year until I came across a Tristar Products review online.

It was a Tristar Products review for the Power Air Fryer XL, an item I had seen plenty of As Seen on TV commercials for but didn’t know too much about before reading this review.

My brother had always wanted a deep fryer in his kitchen because of his love for fried food, but because of safety reasons he had always been hesitant to purchase one. When I first saw the Power Air Fryer XL on TV, it claimed to be able to fry and cook just about anything with little or no cooking oil.

The food made in the Power Air Fryer XL on the commercial looked fantastic, but I have to admit, I was still a bit skeptical. A dishwasher-safe, one-touch, digital cooking appliance that can produce restaurant-quality food safely and in a hurry? It seemed too good to be true.

But when I took to the internet to conduct some further research on the As Seen on TV product, I was amazed at how many people out there absolutely loved their Power Fryer XL and use it almost every day!

One person even said they cooked the majority of their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in the Power Air Fryer XL. Another mentioned that it’s the perfect item for quick weeknight dinners for the kids during the school year. “Instead of serving my children soft, flimsy French fries, their favorite snack comes out crisp and flavorful just like their favorite restaurants,” the reviewer explained.

After reading about a dozen of these Power Air Fryer XL reviews, I was sold and decided to purchase one for my brother for Christmas. He totally loved it and uses it all the time! He even went as far as to tell me that it’s the best Christmas gift he has received in years!

I couldn’t be happier with my purchase, and to think it would have never happened if not for coming across that first Tristar Products review. So that got me thinking. Those who take the time to sit down and write a Tristar Products review after purchasing one of the invention company’s As Seen on TV items are going above and beyond their duties as a consumer.

The reviews these people write truly do help prospective buyers learn more about the products they’re looking at and can lead to the perfect purchase for the holidays. I made sure my brother wrote his own Tristar Products review since he loves his Power Air Fryer XL so much, and if you receive any Tristar items this season, I urge you to do the same.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tristar Inc. Reviews the Invention of Peanut Butter

Reading Tristar Inc. reviews is an excellent way to stay up to date on the latest invention news. Tristar Inc. reviews inventions that we use in our everyday life and wants to continue this theme by reviewing the history behind a favorite food for many.

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and to celebrate, Tristar Inc. reviews the invention of peanut butter.

If we’re getting really technical, peanut actually dates back to the ancient Aztecs, who mashed roasted peanuts into a paste. But this product is much different from what we consider peanut butter today.

A common misconception is that early 20th century inventor George Washington Carver invented modern peanut butter. However, this is not accurate.

Carver did come up with 300 uses for peanuts and other crops such as soy beans and sweet potatoes, but by the time he published a document called “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption,” many methods of using peanut butter had already been implemented in the United States and Canada.

The invention of peanut butter should really be credited to three doctors/inventors. All three had an impact on the processing and manufacturing of, as well as the machinery used to make peanut butter.

Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented peanut paste in 1884 in Canada. What he patented was the process of creating the paste by milling peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895, Dr. John Kellogg, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, patented the process of creating peanut butter or peanut paste from raw peanuts. His product was marketed as a healthy protein substitute for those without teeth. In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub patented the first peanut butter making machine.

By 1922, a chemist named Joseph Rosefield figured out how to make smooth peanut butter than kept the oil from separating. In 1928, he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter and he eventually started making his own peanut butter under the brand name Skippy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tristar Inc. Products Review Inventions that Inspire the Spirit of Halloween

Collectively, Americans spend about $7 billion dollars each Halloween according to the National Retail Federation. Some of this expenditure is obviously for the mass amounts of candy that are to be handed out and consumed, but a lot of that total is also spent on Halloween-themed products that help facilitate the holiday spirit.

Tristar Inc. Products review of the United States Patent and Trademark Office archives revealed that there are many inventions that are perfect for Halloween. Here are a few:

Scary Flusher: This auto-responsive toilet flusher audio player is sure to scare all of your house guests that use the restroom. The preselected audio content automatically plays each time the toilet is flushed. The audio content can be pre-installed content or user-generated audio content.

Thumb Candy: Anyone can hand out a Snickers, Kit-Kat, or Milky Way, but if you really want to get in the spirit of Halloween, you could hand out chocolate thumbs on a stick.

Floating Mattress: Patented in 1989, this helium-filled mattress is meant for the perfect Halloween prank. The lighter-than-air bed levitates until someone pulls it down and lies on it.

Prank Candy Bag: After all, the term is “Trick or Treat.” Halloween includes plenty of treats but this candy bag with a twist takes care of the trick part. Pump the handle of this bag and a play rat will spring up and perch on the bag’s rim.

Halloween Backpack: The goal of most trick or treaters is to get as much candy as possible, but lugging around a big heavy bag or pillow case can become a pain. Well, this Halloween backpack not only makes carrying your candy easier, it also makes receiving the candy easier with its candy chute over the one shoulder.

Concerned Parent Remote Control: For those parents out there that want to make sure their children are saying “trick or treat’ and “thank you,” this remote controlled candy bag is perfect. With one click of their remote control, parents can send helpful little reminders to their children in the form of an audio message that gets played through their candy bag.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How Natural Disasters can lead to Great Product Invention

Back in March 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, it was hard to find the silver lining for those who had pretty much lost everything due to the natural disasters.

But one innovative person was able to create some good out of a horrific situation through product invention.

Shoji Tanaka, an inventor and president of Cosmo Power—a Japanese engineering company--who worked as a volunteer in Japan’s disaster zone, told the New York Times that he was “appalled by the horrifying damage.” What he saw while supplying those in need with clothing and helping clean up the carnage, prompted Tanaka to invent a product intended to save lives in the event of naturals disasters that are on a similar scale in the future.

“It spurred me to work hard to complete Noah,” Tanaka told the New York Times.

“Noah” is Tanaka’s disaster-proof pod that is intended to hold up to four people and withstand the impact of a tsunami.

Tanaka’s invention is properly named, as it essentially serves as a modern-day Noah’s Ark. This bright-yellow, globe-shaped pod is 4 feet in diameter and is made of fiber-reinforced plastic that can withstand blows from a sledgehammer and survive a 33-foot drop.

Although it’s certainly not for the claustrophobic, the pod can fit up to four people.

The Noah pod is not intended to shelter people for long. Tanaka’s hope is that it provides a “temporary refuge” for those that are in jeopardy of being swept away by the rushing flood waters caused by a tsunami. The idea is that once in the pod individuals can float along and be carried by the water for a few hours until help arrives. Small air ducts in the pod make it possible to breathe and there is even a small window so passengers can see outside.

But not everyone is going to be able to afford Noah. Once the product hit the market, it was sold for about $3,800. There is also a two-person Noah survival pod available for around $10,000.