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Dispatch Furniture Options: Why Iron Man says "Be Selective"

Posted by Megan Lewis on Apr 6, 2015 12:01:00 PM

IronManI was listening to a Podcast interview with Robert Downey Jr. the other day, and the interviewer asked him how he goes about choosing his roles and knowing he’s going the right direction with what he does choose to do. Downey responded by saying that people who have 30 choices when choosing a fabric, for example, will never be 100 percent confident in their choice and will always think they could have done better. When given only three choices, people tend to be completely confident in what they chose, why they chose it and at the end of the day, feeling like they got the best bang for their buck. He’s picky! Downey’s response is so applicable in many arenas, but for the topic of this blog, I thought it was especially poignant — and not just because he looks awesome in that Iron Man suit.

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Topics: QUICK TIPS, Purchasing, PSAP Workstation Furniture, Acoustics, Lighting, Dispatch Consoles, Germs, Antimicrobial

Egyptians Eliminating Germs: How Antimicrobial Protection Originated

Posted by Joanna Pease on Feb 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

EgyptianWhat do Egyptians have in common with antimicrobial? No, they did not invent Purell! But, they were the first known society to use antimicrobial properties to survive.

Antimicrobial agents go back 2,000 years, starting with ancient Egyptians and Greeks who used certain mold and plant extracts to treat infections (think Khal Drogo in “Game of Thrones” — if he used mold, maybe he would have survived). These were common practices through the Middle Ages, but let’s leap forward to 1928, when Alexander Fleming became the first to discover a natural antimicrobial fungus: penicillium rubens. What did this turn into? Penicillin! Anyone who has had strep throat or pneumonia is forever in Fleming’s debt!

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Topics: Health, Antimicrobial

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