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On The Poor Mans Tailor

So I have decided a tutorial is in order. We'll see how easy or difficult it is to make some fitted leather shoes. I have taken inspiration from a tutorial I have seen on Paleoplanet called "Stalking Feet Build Along" and will be trying to put my own spin on the design to maybe make some modern looking shoes, but we'll see how all of that works out.

My tailoring book came in as well.

Time-Life books The Art of sewing: basic Tailoring. Interesting resource from the 70's that can probably be used to make more modern clothing.

Posts will probably continue to be a bit short like this while we are building along and as I start getting deeper into making my suit and tutorials; you will start to see longer and more specific posts. There's no need to get you too distracted by an update.

Elderly Population and physical activity in China and the US

On The Thoughtful Young Djedi from Bermuda

[Note: I wrote this as a sophmore in university.]

The elderly population of a developing country can be a good indicator of its development and social progress. It can show an improved standard of living, technological innovations and economical advances within society. Fundamentally, a look at the lives of an elderly population can give good insight to the general direction and prosperity of that country. No better example of this phenomenon is happening in present day China, which hosts the largest population of elderly people in the world.

In the last 10 years China’s economic development plans has enabled it to grow at an unprecedented rate of 7-8% per annum. The rapid development of China’s economy has produced great advances in the living standards of Chinese people. Moreover, China has experienced both rapid growths in the sheer number of elderly people and in their proportions of the total population. This has created an ageing problem in China and is one of the countries’ biggest challenges moving into the 21st century, with the elderly ratio projected to reach 27 percent by 2050.

An extended period of post-work life and an increased standard of living have been the results of the economic reforms implemented by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s. As a result the lives of elderly people, particularly their leisure life are an increasingly important topic of social conversations in China. This demographic shift in the structures of Chinese society can be observed in Shanghai, China’s largest city in terms of population. Leisure life of elderly people in Shanghai is centered about public parks and this will be the main focus of the paper.

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