Unsaleable – Reducing the Cost of Damaged Goods

Even with improvements in packaging, shipping practices, warehouse design, and software, cutting the cost of unsaleable products is the constant challenge for those in the grocery industry. According to the June 2005 issue of Occupational Health, the Food Marketing Institute estimated that the grocery industry sustains nearly $20 billion annually in damaged merchandise. For Mead/Westvaco…

The Company House At Gloryholler

A little country town, during the 1930’s and 1940’s, nestled deep between two steep and rugged hills, was indeed booming. Coal mining was the occupation of many young men in the town and there was one mining company that employed the dozen or so men who lived around the valley. But, there were some men…

Pros and Cons of Going Camping

Imagine going to a faraway place for a camping trip with your family. No electricity, no supermarket, no technology, no cellphone signal. No advantages of having a subway or car, it is only you and the nature. Backpacking is the only option and so you carry only the most basic things that you would need.…

Choosing Tumbling Media For Vibratory Deburring Machines

A common deburring machine used for mass finishing parts is a vibratory deburring machine, or vibratory tumbler, which utilizes abrasive media to deburr, clean or polish unfinished or dirty parts or objects. The abrasive media and unfinished or dirty parts are put inside a large drum. The drum vibrates, driving down the contents in a…

10 Awesome Bodyweight Exercises for Judo

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of exercises out there. But which ones are will improve your performance on the mat. Here is a list of 10 fantastic body-weight exercises that will build strength, power and explosiveness for all Judokas. Body-weight squats Body-weight squats will develop strength and stability in the lower body. Strength in…

Escape From Bed Bugs With a Hammock Bed

If you’ve had the unfortunate bad luck of getting bitten by bed begs in the night you’ll likely do anything to get rid of them. And this process can be very expensive. One of the cheapest, easiest things you can do right away, however, is to throw away your current mattress and buy a hammock…

Ergonomics: Workstation Set-up Do’s & Don’ts

Many of us spend most of our workday sitting at a desk working on the computer, talking on the phone, sending & receiving fax messages. Poorly designed workstations can lead to debilitating neck, back and shoulder pain. This article discusses the importance of a good ergonomically designed workstation that does not necessarily require a large…

Compliance Vs Surrender

There are five steps to the inner path of enlightenment according to Gurudeva (yogi). These steps are really regions of consciousness each being more refined then the last. As awareness becomes more acute and detached, as it comes under conscious control of the spiritual will, we are able to penetrate the layers of consciousness in…

What Is Plugmold? An Introduction to Multioutlet Assembly

Those who are not inclined towards electrical repairs or handyman work do not know what plugmold is. Technically, Plugmold is a product line under the Wiremold Company, which manufactures and designs wire and cable management solution. For handyman or electricians, plugmold is just a strip of outlets. Many people might have seen a plugmold before…