Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs. The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women. Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses. Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set) CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each) These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each) A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself...

The 150-600mm zoom lens has proven to be an attractive option for photographers who want long

The 150-600mm zoom lens has proven to be an attractive option for photographers who want long telephoto reach, but don’t want to break the bank on a pro-grade prime. It’s been an especially popular lens for enthusiasts who enjoy capturing distant subjects like wildlife. Sony camera owners haven’t had a native lens of this type to date, but the company is bringing out its own version in the form of the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS ($1,999.99). It costs more than a basic option like the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary, which can be used with Sony cameras via an adapter, and justifies its price with speedy autofocus and an internal zoom design. The 200-600mm is a little larger than the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary. It measures 12.5 by 4.4 inches (HD), versus 10.2 by 4.1 inches for the Sigma. But the Sigma, and similar lenses from Nikon and Tamron, all telescope outward when zoomed in. The Sony 200-600mm’s zoom is completely internal, so its dimensions don’t change based on the focal length. It may seem like a small thing on paper, but the internal zoom does make a difference in handling. With a telescoping zoom, there’s a bit of torque or push-pull e...

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness doesn’t stop at the original convection oven-style steamer. There’s plenty to be excited about from CanCooker, which is why we thought we should highlight 10 of their most popular featured products. So without further delay, these are the things to get your hands on if you want to take the CanCooker to the highest level. This is the sort of thing you need when you’re making a meal for 12 or more. The Original CanCooker makes a meal easy to prepare, easy to enjoy and easy to clean. When you need something for small meals, appetizers, and desserts, the Companion CanCooker makes the most sense. It has a great price point, too, so it’ll help convince you the size is worth it! Having the perfect-sized burner for a CanCooker is only going to help reach peak performance. The Multi-Fuel Cooktop is convenient for any outdoor adventure. We weren’t kidding when we said a “perfect-sized burner” isn’t needed. The Gravity Grill Combo proves you can cook just about anything with a CanCooker and an open fire, and still have room to spare ...

With the introduction of horizontal drilling and fracture methods, smaller environmental footprints for oil and natural

With the introduction of horizontal drilling and fracture methods, smaller environmental footprints for oil and natural gas production have now become possible. Instead of spreading several wells across a broad landscape, multiple well heads are now being consolidated in a restricted area. In this manner, the different facets required for the production lifecycle—separation equipment, wellheads, and tank storage, together with production monitoring controls and instruments—are situated in a geographically isolated landscape, thus minimizing the ecological and physical footprint. Most often, in newly drilled wells, the water, oil, and gas flow freely to the surface via the casing pipe of the well, requiring little or no wellbore augmentation. When the liquid or gas flow drops to a point called the Critical Flow Rate, it is usual to set up a second pipe in the well called the production tubing—a concentric pipe within the casing pipe. Due to the narrower production tube, the flow velocity is increased above a critical level needed to preserve a free-flowing well. But, with time, the natural pressure inside the well reservoir starts to fall. As a result, production reduces and foll...

The Champ: Anthony Joshua during a press conference, at New York’s Beacon Theater—ahead of his heavyweight

The Champ: Anthony Joshua during a press conference, at New York’s Beacon Theater—ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Andy Ruiz Jr, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images) If Anthony Joshua looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world right now, well, it’s because he doesn’t. On Saturday, June 1, he will attempt to defend his WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight world titles against challenger Andy Ruiz. Joshua, the massive favorite is fighting Ruiz, who is a replacement for the original challenger, Jarrell Miller. Ruiz took this fight on relatively short notice for a fight of this magnitude after Miller tested positive for banned substances. Joshua, the undefeated heavyweight champion has a perfect record of 22-0 (21KOs). Ruiz’s only blemish was in 2016 when he lost a majority decision to Joseph Parker for the vacant WBO heavyweight title in Parker’s native land of New Zealand. Since then Ruiz 31-1 (21KOs) has won three fights while waiting to get another shot at the world title. Andy Ruiz might look like the guy next door, not the one that goes to the gym. The other one, that looks like he plays a lo...