Greece – The Athenian Cavalry

In addition to racing events as part of the games, the other principal use of the horse in antiquity was for warfare. As in other Greek and later armies, the Athenian cavalry was an elite corps within the army. For most of its history, it was quite aristocratic in composition and represented only a tiny…

Folding Coffee Table

If a folding coffee  table  is one of the items you would like for your living room or family room you will find this  table  comes in a variety of styles and finishes. The contemporary look to the modern design the coffee  table  can be square, rectangular, round or oval. From cherry finish to light…

Porch Collapses

 Porches , decks, and balconies are often viewed as desirable features on the outsides of homes and apartments. They offer both aesthetic and practical value to buildings. Many people use  porches  as scenic areas to enjoy a nice evening, view the sunrise, or read a book outside and away from the general public. Sometimes, however, these structures give…

How to Find the Perfect Contractor!

Tips For Finding and Hiring the Perfect Contractor. Finding and hiring a contractor that you trust can be a daunting task, here are a few tips to help ease the process. With the advancement of the web in the last 10 years and such social media applications such as Face book, Twitter and You tube.…

A Black Hole Missing Link

Intermediate-mass black holes are hypothetical objects, with masses in the range of 100 to one million times that of our Sun. If these objects really do haunt the Cosmos, they would have masses significantly greater than black holes of stellar mass–but much less than enormous supermassive black holes that weigh-in at millions to billions of…

Track Lighting – A Brief Introduction

Lighting is an essential feature of any household and indeed business setting. There are several options available to apply when seeking a suitable solution to your own home or business d├ęcor, one of these is track   illumination . Track lighting is a unique and contemporary solution where several lights are attached to a continuous track device.…

Designer Lighting Basics

A light bulb is just a light bulb to many people. In addition, light source placement, style, and design take a back seat to the basic functionality: light. How many really take care when planning and installing  lighting  sources within their home? Consider the styling of a  lighting  fixture compared to the styling of its…

Hanging Fireplaces Make a Big Hit

The hanging fireplace is making a big hit these days. I’m not sure when they first came out, but people want them more than ever now. The thing is that it is quite expensive to buy one or hire a contractor to build one. When it comes to contemporary fireplace design, there are so many…

How to Lay Wood Flooring

In this article we look at how to lay wood flooring in six steps that you can follow yourself. If you’ve followed my other article on how to lay laminate flooring, then many of the steps are very similar, but there are a few differences when it comes to laying a hardwood floor. If you’re…

3 Basic Rules of Lean Bulking

When looking to increase the size and strength of muscles, most people rely heavily on creating a calorie surplus. This is basically where you consume more calories than you use, put simply and without going into detail on individual macro-nutrients. Thus, your body “fuel” enough for your muscles to repair and grow back. Unfortunately increasing…

Composing a Portrait

This article merely aims to highlight the key “rules” of composition, and focuses primarily on a head and shoulders portrait of a single sitter. Principle point of interest Any image requires a principal point of interest, and in a portrait this is usually the subject’s eyes. The principal point of interest should not be dead…