How to Thread a Sewing Machine

Hi there, it’s time for my next instalment on Sewing Machines. I found that there is a common theme in terms of the questions I get asked online regarding sewing machines. More often than not it’s how do I thread a sewing machine? One of the first things you will have to do before you use your sewing machine is to get the needle and thread ready so I wanted to write up a quick tutorial on how to thread a sewing machine. If you have the user manual that came with your sewing machine then there will be instructions on how to do this. However, if you got your sewing machine from a garage sale or if it was handed down from a family member you may not have the manual so some step-by-step instructions would be helpful.

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3 Color Palettes for Your Living Room

Looking to spice up your space? Join us as we show you three different ways to transform your living room space with warm, cool, and neutral color scheme options.

For an inviting, lively room, use warm tones to brighten up your space. Shades of yellow, red, and orange create an energetic and cozy atmosphere. Use soothing cool colors like blues, aquas, and greens to create a relaxing room. Use grays, browns, and beiges to create a neutral color scheme. Incorporate textures and patterns into a neutral room to add dimension and sophistication.

Whether warm, cool, or neutral, Wayfair has the perfect items to give your space a new personality. Check out Wayfair.com to view exclusive deals and make your home the home you want it to be. For more information about Wayfair and to browse items for your home, visit the links below.

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Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka “the science guy,” if grownups want to “deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them.”

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Denial of evolution is unique to the United States. I mean, we’re the world’s most advanced technological—I mean, you could say Japan—but generally, the United States is where most of the innovations still happens. People still move to the United States. And that’s largely because of the intellectual capital we have, the general understanding of science. When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that, it holds everybody back, really.

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. It’s like, it’s very much analogous to trying to do geology without believing in tectonic plates. You’re just not going to get the right answer. Your whole world is just going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place.

As my old professor, Carl Sagan, said, “When you’re in love you want to tell the world.” So, once in a while I get people that really—or that claim—they don’t believe in evolution. And my response generally is “Well, why not? Really, why not?” Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution. I mean, here are these ancient dinosaur bones or fossils, here is radioactivity, here are distant stars that are just like our star but they’re at a different point in their lifecycle. The idea of deep time, of this billions of years, explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your world view just becomes crazy, just untenable, itself inconsistent.

And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can—we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.

It’s just really hard a thing, it’s really a hard thing. You know, in another couple of centuries that world view, I’m sure, will be, it just won’t exist. There’s no evidence for it.

 

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