How to Wallpaper Over a Brick or Cement Block Wall

The problems of concealing grouting and rough surfaces are easily overcome. Lining paper, if properly applied, will stretch over and hide the rough patches and the effect can be completed by using a heavy or embossed wallpaper. This technique also applies to walls built of cement blocks. If you are building with brick or cement…

House Cleaning Tips for Fall and Winter

Do not let the bed bugs bite. Remember when your mother told you this and it was funny? Not anymore. Bed bugs are becoming increasingly familiar around cities that have never deal with them. In Midwest climate cities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, or Peoria, Illinois, experts suggest taking care of tasks such as turning over…

How to Fix "Photoviewer" Errors

In today’s social media generation, taking pictures is now as easy as breathing. It’s no wonder that a popular social media site gets 350 millions of photos through uploads each day among their 1.15 billion users. Windows users in particular are well acquainted in utilizing the Windows Photo Gallery or Photo Viewer (depending on the…

Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Conde

“Crossing the Mangrove,” by Maryse Conde is set in 1986 on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The story is told through the eyes of the many inhabitants of the island who are uncomfortable with the arrival of a strange foreigner who has come to live amongst them. Francisco Alvarez-Sanchez mysterious story invokes themes of past…

The Magic of Malicious Compliance – Why People Engage in Self Sabotage

If there is such a thing as dark personal magic, then “malicious compliance” is surely one of its best and worst manifestations. Intended as an equalizer and liberator, malicious compliance traps the malicious compiler in a conflicted cycle of self-damaging, self-diminishing vengeance-that-is-supposed-to-heal. In the regular world, the maliciously compliant person seeks to harm another by…

Asphalt Road Construction

Everyone is aware about the benefits and advantages of a good constructed road. Roads play a very serious role in modern society providing services and goods for modern people. Today a vast majority of roads are constructed using Asphalt. Now question arises in your mind is "What is Asphalt"? Asphalt is the sticky dark brown…

Ballerina Ring Setting

A ballerina ring setting is one of the classic, beautiful ways to display the gemstones in your ring. Depending on the stones that are used in the ring setting, there are several different ways that a diamond ballerina ring can be designed. Before we talk specifically about ballerina ring settings, lets take a minute to…

Concrete Rot or Concrete Cancer

If you want a lifetime job, it could be painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge – once you finish you probably have to start at the other end again. The painting continues in order to stop the steel from corroding, and steel corrosion is what causes concrete rot, otherwise called concrete cancer or spalling. How does…

Purification of Solids by Recrystallization

Recrystallizations are commonly performed in organic chemistry experiments to purify solids based on their solubility. Solid crystals are dissolved in a solvent. When the solution is cooled, crystals of pure product form and the impurities remain dissolved in the solvent. Multiple recrystallizations may be performed to obtain a purer product: Steps to Recrystallization: 1. Choose…

An Overview of Architecture and Arts in Kyiv

Also known as Kiev, Kyiv is the capital city of Ukraine. It is located on the Dnieper River and has a population of almost 3 million people. This is an important city as an educational, industrial, cultural and scientific center in Eastern Europe. With an extensive transport system, historic landmarks and high tech industries, the…