Can I Run a Race Without Registering For It?

I often have athletes that I coach decide that they want to run a race in training to help them prepare for their up-coming goal race. Sometimes they either want to use the race to simulate the conditions for their goal race, or they want to get in a long run while having the company…

Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a fantastic product for home and work. With the advances in technology over the past 10 years we have witnessed a huge growth in the ultimate flooring. From Polished to matt modular to glazed, porcelain is the flooring to have in 2012. Or even why not use it on your walls in…

Rhodes Lindos – A Tour of the Acropolis

This is the most impressive archaeological site on the island of Rhodes, where the dramatic natural landscape is enhanced by the picturesque quality of the more modern town. The most important archaeological monuments are to be found at the Acropolis, but there are also interesting ruins scattered at various points within the town and just…

Choosing the Right SDLC For Your Project

Choosing the right SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) methodology for your project is as important to the success of the project as the implementation of any project management best practices. Choose the wrong software methodology and you will add time to the development cycle. Adding extra time to the development cycle will increase your budget and…

Why Use Insulated Roof Panels For Housing?

Structurally insulated roof panels allow builders to create an energy-efficient housing envelope that panders to the demand for green buildings in the market today. Insulated panels can offer superior energy efficiency as compared to the regular stick-frame constructions. And with the increasing concern over climate change and expensive energy alternatives, builders are becoming wise to…

How to Care For Your Phaleanopsis Orchid

Phaleanopsis are an epiphytic orchid which means their natural habit is growing on branches in a tree or on rock ledges etc. Their roots don’t grow in soil like other plants but are aerial roots and gather moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. This is why in the nurseries they are mostly grown in clear plastic…

Simple Steps to Drywall Texturing Made Easy

In today's tight real estate market, those who do choose to put their homes on the market are definitely looking for any available advantage in the tight competition they are sure to face. Finding low-cost techniques that add charm and character is one great way to accomplish this goal. The good news is that you…

Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas For Kids

Summer birthday parties are great fun with so many themes to choose from. With these summer fun theme ideas, the hardest part will be deciding on just one! Hula Luau, Pool Party, Shovel and Pail, Surfs Up and Flip-Flop are some of the great Summer Fun themes available. Take into consideration the age and gender…

Identify the Different Wood Handrails Stair Parts

There is a wide variety of wood handrails stair parts from which to choose. It all depends on your preference of hand railing style. A popular style, and my personal favorite, is composed of all wood with fillet material set between the stair spindles, which are also known as balusters. Since the spindles fit into…

How to Texture a Ceiling Or Wall

For creating the stipple effect onto your ceiling, a "square brush" which contains "flexible rubber prongs" over the surface of the face side of the tool; is used to lightly; "bounce" off, the textured surface. You can also create the same effect, if you roll onto the surface, the texture mix, and keep on rolling…

Building Codes For Stair Handrails and Guardrails

These building codes might not apply in your specific city or county. Make sure that you check with your local building department to verify any of the information below, before actually constructing your stairway hand rail or guardrail. 1. Make sure that the space between your balusters does not exceed 4 inches. The building code…