Make Your Home Affordable With Green Living

There is no single prototype for living green. Lowering energy bills is the best way to increase long-term affordability of home ownership. Some builders create smaller spaces with a luxury feel or rustic Santa Fe style adobe housing. The quest to lower electric bills increases the foreign market for solar and wind energy. It is…

5F Welding Test – Not Common – And Not Easy

What is a 5f welding test? The American Welding Society has one crazy numbering system for welding positions and welding certification tests. A 5F welding test means that a pipe is welded to a plate and the axis of the pipe is running horizontal and the plate is vertical. The reason a 5F welding certification…

Atkins Diet – Economical Tips

The Atkins diet has a great deal of health reward, but it is not precisely easy on the wallet. Fresh meat is among some of the most costly items in the foodstuff and when you follow Atkins, you’ll need to buy a lot of them. Even so, there are easy steps that you could take…

Army Officer Interview Questions And Answers

Many people attend the Army Officer interview but only a small percentage succeed. The reason for this is simply because they fail to provide sufficient evidence of their ‘officer’ potential. You are guaranteed to get asked the following question during the Army Officer interview: Can you tell me why you want to become an Officer?…

The HUGE Advantage of Being a "Shy Guy"

Shyness can be overcome..or said the other way around… confidence can be learned. But shyness isn’t easy to learn isn’t it? Honestly…have you ever found a guy that has always been “confident” and actually gets what a shy person is going through? Ok, so what’s my point? Surely nobody has ever tried to be shy…

Toulouse – The Red City

Toulouse is one of the most stylish cities of Southern France. Situated between the Mediterranean (150 km away) and the Atlantic (250 km), and just 110 km from the ski resorts of the Pyrenees and 730 km from Paris, Toulouse is the chief city of the huge Midi-Pyrenees Region and the fourth largest city in…

Personal Trainer – History of This Practice

The personal trainer career pathway is a new one that has only recently been pioneered. Obviously, the ancient Greeks and other cultures of the past have had their athletic traditions, but most of this athletic training was actually intended to keep people in shape for war. Exercising for the sake of health and going to…

Sterilization Equipment: 2 Types Of Autoclaves

According to reports published in the Pr-Inside.Com, the overall sales of sterilization equipment in the US were approximately $1 billion in 2009. This figure is expected to increase to $1.2 billion by 2014. Health care professionals and patients are increasingly becoming concerned about the spread of deadly diseases and complications caused by the transmission of…

The Light Bulb: Past, Present and Future

Light is a thing we all humans need to thrive. Take our natural source of light, the sun, or even artificial light, both illuminate the things we do and all the activities we perform. It is very important to note that, without light it would be very difficult or even impossible for the Earth to…

How Does Double Glazing Work?

If you live in an area where winters are particularly long, you will find it advantageous to switch from traditional windows to double glazed units. There are many benefits associated with the latter: Double glazed windows are more energy-efficient and harder to break. They also do a better job of reducing noise. So, how exactly…

Formation Integrity Test (FIT)

Formation Integrity Test (FIT) is the method to test strength of formation and a casing shoe by increasing Bottom Hole Pressure (BHP) to designed pressure. FIT is normally conducted to ensure that formation below the casing show will not be broken while drilling the next section with higher bottom hole pressure. Normally, drilling engineers in…

A History of the Desmond Rebellions in Ireland

The Desmond Rebellions occurred between 1569-1573 and 1579-1583 staged by the Earls of Desmond against Elizabeth I’s attempts to impose her control on the province of Munster. James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald launched the First Desmond Rebellion in 1569, attacking Cork and laying siege to Kilkenny. Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland mobilised troops and began devastating…

The Mystery of New Jersey’s Hookerman

Fantastic stories of ghostly lights which frequently appear near railroad tracks and, according to popular imagination, are carried by the spirits of long-deceased conductors have become a permanent and tantalizing feature of American folklore. Commonly referred to as “spook lights,” the phenomenon has captured the imagination of Fortean investigators around the world. According to recent…

Future Developments In Processing And Storage

Computer developers are obsessed with speed and power constantly seeking ways to promote faster processing and more main memory in a smaller area. IBM for instance came up with a new manufacturing process (called silicon-insulator) that has the effect of increasing a chip’s speed and reducing its power consumption. These chip’s released in 2001 are…