Swastikas in the Roman Catacombs

Although the cross is one of the most universally recognized symbols of Christianity, other symbols were widely used in the early years. In times of fierce persecution, as under the Roman Emperors Decius and Diocletian, symbols needed to be more allusive. What might seem to be a Swastika on first inspection here in fact turns…

History and Use of Rustic Ceiling Fans

Rustic ceiling fans are a wonderful way to add lots of interest and rustic/cabin style to your room. Here is a brief history of rustic style fans and the many options available. Fans have come a long way in the last 30 years. From the basic utility models that came in three colors, ceiling fans…

The History of Social Networks and Their Classification

The combination of words “social network” was born in 1954 and it didn’t have anything common with the Internet. The person who invented the term was James Barnes: “social network” is a social structure, which includes individuals or groups tied with the same type of activity, common interests, friendship or relationships. So it’s kind of…

The Use and Abuse of OEE

What is OEE for? The simple answer is “Improvement”. OEE is an improvement measure and is used as part of the improvement cycle. Unfortunately, much is made of the 85% ‘World Class Standard’ an arbitrary target found in the original TPM literature. Not only is this target out of date (Nissan in Sunderland are running…

Stop Chasing Clients!

Is your calendar full of networking meetings? Are you constantly on the search for new clients? Do you find yourself a bit desperate to tell the next prospect you meet what a great coach you are? Have you honed and honed your elevator speech? Stop. Stop it right now! You are wasting your time and…

GHD Straighteners – What’s the Fuss?

GHD straighteners have been around for about 10 years now and have become one of the most popular hair straighteners bought in the UK. Through out the GHD story they have won numerous awards and accolades for the straighteners they manufacture. In 2010 GHD launched the newest version, the GHD Gold Classic Styler. So what…

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

Have you been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is a low back condition which often begins in adolescence. It starts with a stress fracture of one of the vertebrae of your low back. One of my cases involved a 16-year old boy who played baseball. Every time he swung the bat and missed (which, of course,…

LIC Systematic Investment Plan

The LIC systematic investment plan has a huge appeal with the Indian masses as the company is a household name. The SIP LIC mutual fund offers a number of schemes under the titles of equity, debt, balanced, liquid, redeemed and floating. As you already know, LIC is the top insurer in the country. Also, what…

Is My Headache Caused by a Brain Tumor?

Almost everyone experiences a headache now and then. In most cases these intermittent headaches will not be a sign of a more serious health condition. However, in some instances the headache will only be a symptom of some underlying disease or condition. There are two types of headaches, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are simply…