Don’t Let Your Muscles Age

The amount of lean muscle in the body peaks in our twenties and begins to decline at a rate of about 10% every year. Having muscle on the body is important at any age and here are the reasons why: In your 20s and 30s, having muscle: Prevents weight gain and obesity by keeping the…

Making Crepes – Easier Than You Might Think

Making crepes need not be an intimidating undertaking. With a few simple considerations you can soon be flipping dozens of these thin pancakes in less than half and hour. Because you can fill them with just about anything, crepes make great eating for breakfast, snacks, lunch or dinner. The Right Tools Before getting started making…

Hang a Deck Gate – How Tos and Expert Tips

GATE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Tools Required: Power Drill/Driver Screwdriver Pencil Awl Center Hole Punch or Centering Drill Bit (optional) Plumber’s Level and/or a 24″ long Level Styrofoam block length to support gate (included) STEP 1 (Clean Working Area): Using the Gate box and/or Styrofoam packaging material as a cushion, place the deck gate on your deck…

How to Troubleshoot a Hot Tub Heater

I have been asked this question by so many customers. Why won’t my hot tub heat up? I have talked people through this process over the phone and have sent them a list of information on how to test the spa heater themselves. I do not normally recommend that an end user try to troubleshoot…

How to Fix a Broken Cabinet

Cabinets are meant to last for decades. However, there are circumstances that may ruin them long before they are meant to deteriorate. Certain accidents, for example, may greatly damage various parts of the cabinet. Now, when your cabinet gets broken, you are provided with two choices: to replace the cabinet with a new unit or…

Arowana Care: Arowana 101

Popularly known as a household pet, the arowana fish is a freshwater bony fish which belongs to the Family Osteoglossidae (coming from the Greek words osteos meaning “bone” and glossa meaning “tongue”; literally bony-tongued). This name is gotten from the fact that their tongues have a “tooth” which they use to grind against the tooth…

Portrait Painting Techniques – How to Paint Hair

Painting Hair Painting portraits is a great hobby that gives both the artist and the model much pleasure. It is better for both however if the texture, color and flow of the hair closely matches the model. Follow these steps to obtain more realistic colors in your next portrait. Before painting hair, you should always…

The Chinese Water Lantern Festival

The Chinese have designed and crafted lanterns that can float in water and glide in the air. Though sky lanterns were initially crafted as a device, to send signals, today they are used as decorative articles. Water Lanterns in Chinese festivals have its own importance. There is an interesting story to the History of Chinese…

Gemini Twins Card Trick

The Gemini Twins card trick is a classic card trick that is completely self-working (i.e. no sleights) and yet still looks great and amazing. It always gets a good reaction from your spectator. Card Trick Performance You select two prediction cards. Your spectator then has you stop in two separate places, and you put a…