Choosing Paint Colors

The task of choosing paint colors is enough to make anyone nervous. Nearly everyone who has ever painted a room has chosen a paint color they thought would be perfect, brought it home, and applied it, only to discover when the paint dried, it was not at all the color they wanted or thought it…

Offshore Oil Rig Jobs

While many of the offshore oil rig jobs are physical in nature, many of the rig companies go out of their way to make sure your time spent onboard is an enjoyable one. For instance employees may find themselves living in accommodation wings that meet 4 or 5 star hotel standards – despite the fact…

History of Land Surveys

Ever since ancient man decided that one piece of land would belong to one tribe and another piece of land to another, there’s been a need for land surveys. While the technology and means of mediation have definitely become more sophisticated over the years, the basic need to define our boundaries remains. Every major civilization…

Air Conditioning Service

Does your building need an HVAC upgrade? If you are experiencing trouble with your unit it could be one of two things: you are ready for an upgrade or you need a repair. Either way, by calling a technician out you can get your unit back on track. There are services available for both residential…

Toolbox Essentials: The Hammer

In 1949, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger wrote the song "If I Had a Hammer." The lyrics go like this: "If I had a hammer I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the evening, All over this land …" I'm glad they're not (or were not) my neighbours because all that hammering would drive…

Breaking a Brick in Life

On rare occasion I have spoken with someone outside of the school about the complexities of breaking a brick. Typically, anyone who shares their interest in the martial arts to a martial arts “enthusiast” can expect the question, “Can you break a brick or a board?” I used to resent this question. Of all the…

Finding a Family Friendly Apartment Home

With a little consideration, finding a family friendly apartment can be a move you look forward to. Look at these characteristics and make the appropriate decision when you visit apartment complexes: Space. Is there enough closet space for all of the toys, equipment, clothes, cleaning supplies, etc? If not, does the complex have additional storage…

What is the Best Flat Iron?

Deciding on what is the best flat iron for your hair is not easy. Many desire straight, sleek and shiny hair that looks salon perfect. But to get that look, you need to put some thought into the subject and then do your research. There are many top rated and popular flat irons to choose…

Helmet Cameras Make Great Gifts!

While keeping in mind the particular sport and hobby of the person you are buying for is important when choosing which type of helmet camera suites best for your loved one. For the one who loves to race, snowboard, ski, motorcycle, or mountain bike, there is nothing more enjoyable than receiving a helmet cam to…

UK Swiss Tax Treaty

UK-Swiss Tax Treaty Announced The UK and Swiss governments have now signed the long awaited UK-Swiss Confederation Taxation Cooperation Agreement. The new treaty still has to be ratified before coming into effect, but is expected to be fully effective from 1 January 2013. The treaty will generally apply to UK taxpayers who held a Swiss…

Electronics Engineer

Electronics affects many parts of our lives and an electronic engineer can work in a large number of sectors from radio and satellite production, to the field of acoustics, robotics, mobile phones, telecommunications, signals processing, nanotechnology and others. The job of an electronics engineer is to research, design and test electrical components in order that…