Can Light Really Affect My Wine?

The short answer is that light can definitely affect wine, but we need to take a closer look at the physics and chemistry of it all to understand why and how in what is called light-strike reactions, which can impart off-odors to wine, what the French call goût de lumière.   Wine is sensitive to…

Top 5 Shabby Chic Decorating Tips

Ready to bring all the charm of a vintage, country cottage into your own home? Take note of and apply the following five tips and you’ll have an adorable shabby chic home in no time! 1. FurnitureSolid wood furniture is ideal for shabby chic decor. Painted pieces of furniture can also compliment a room nicely.…

A Brief History of Pegson Pumps

British based Pegson has been around since 1931 although it can actually be dated back to 1831 when it was initially founded as Samuel Pegg & Son. Starting up by manufacturing in the textile and quarry industry Pegson has grown significantly since it was originally founded both in size, structure and specialism. Now holding over…

How is Materialism Destroying Society?

When tough economic times hit, there is always the question as to whether greed is the cause of our economic problems. However, this isn’t necessarily the root of the problem. It is a bit more complex than that. Railing against the greed in capitalism doesn’t take into consideration the other factors that are equally present.…

How to French Kiss Without the Drool

They know it, time for the French kiss. And boy, they hate that moment. Why is this so? Because you seriously do not know how to french kiss. You certainly don’t want to get the reputation of being a bad kisser, so what can you do? You must learn how to French kiss without the…

An Introduction To Tractors

The word tractor originated from the Latin word “trahere,” meaning pull. Today, tractors are used for drawing in, towing or pulling objects that are extremely hard to move. You commonly see a tractor on farms used to push agricultural machineries or trailers that plough or harrow fields. The first tractors from the 1800s and early…

Yoga’s Supine Poses Revealed

The word supine means “lying on the back”, and there are a number of yoga poses that are practiced while lying flat on the back and facing upwards. The supine postures are a normal part of all types of yoga, whether it is Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Kriya or Sivanada yoga session. The Basic Supine Postures…

Tankini, Bandini, Or Thong, Oh My!

Choose the Right Bikini for Summer In 1946, Louis Reard, an engineer – and a Frenchman, of course! – fashioned a two-piece women’s swimsuit from 30 inches of fabric. Reard’s rival in bikini design, Jacques Helm, was actually the first to create the iconic two-piece swimsuit of the 20th century. Helm called his design the…

Determining Antique Singer Sewing Machine Value

For many, the antique Singer sewing machine value is mostly, or partially, sentimental. Typically, the machine they own belonged to a family member and was passed down through the generations as an heirloom piece. This does not, however, mean that antique Singer machine value lies purely in the sentimental, or in the family tree. Many…