The Stoa of Attalos

In front of us, to the east, rises the marble facade of the Stoa presented by Attalos II, King of Pergamon, 159-138 BC, to the city of Athens in which he had studied as a youth. The building was restored in the years 1953-56 by the American School of Classical Studies on the original foundations…

Six Essential Tools For the Keen Gardener

Good quality tools not only offer better value over the longer term but are also very reliable, comfortable to use, and probably last a lifetime. There is a wide array of tools from which to choose, but for the typical keen gardener, the essential tools required almost everyday and used for soil cultivation, sowing and…

Painting – Tips and Tricks

Painting in your home means different types of paint for different surfaces. The walls require an indoor paint. There are also specific versions for wooden porches, concrete, metal and plastic surfaces. These come into play when wanting to paint that rusted metal railing on the porch or the concrete wall in the basement. Just as…

Weight Training Technique For Advanced Level

Here are some advanced techniques are often used in weight training, so you will get better results more quickly. 1. Force Reps Perform repetitions with weights that will make you reach failure on the second repetition, make sure your partner does not help too much and just to help balance the weight you lift. After…

Die Cast Sports Collectibles – Heavy Metal Fun

For many years, collecting sports items was limited to cards, jerseys, autographs and items that were directly related to the sport. Die cast sports items were available with most relating to auto racing. They were naturally a perfect fit to the die cast market that was mostly automobiles to begin with. Sure, Matchbox, Hot Wheels…

Do It Yourself Air Conditioning Repair

As the summer gets closer, it is becoming extremely important to know a little bit of some DIY air conditioning repair. The best time to do this is in the winter because it's very hard to do some extra work when its 120 degrees outside. So, where do you learn how to do this? The…