Gender Construction

“Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here; and fill me, from crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty”. “To be or not to be”….. How does it happen? (Shakespeare, 1606-7) The following five points may be significant for an understanding of how gender is socially constructed. (1) The first point…

House Prices Set To Decline

With a Huff and a Puff, They’ll Blow Your House Down Over the last decade, the housing boom has been the lead driver of the UK’s economic growth. At the start of 1996 when the housing recovery began to take shape, the average house was valued at £62,453. Today, the national average is £210,578; an…

10 Power Selling Tips for Making Door-To-Door Sales

Door-to-Door sales is a profession that dates back as early as the late 1800’s when companies like Avon built empires through the use of direct sales to consumers. Today, door-to-door sales remain one of the most powerful sales channels for a whole host of industries. I’ve spent years in the door-to-door sales business and have…

Why Use Primers and Sealers

Any good painter & decorator will Know why and when to use a primer or sealer, but for the novice house painter this can be something of a mystery that can lead to poor results when they finish their paint project. By using primer and sealer they can improve the appearance, performance and life span…

Why Clay and Hard Soils Need Gypsum

There are many people that are faced with a soil problem that includes hard clay and/or a subsoil that is almost like rock. If this is the case for you then gypsum may be what you are looking for to alter the soil structure. The only draw-back that gypsum, also known as gypsite, may have…

Types of Welding Machines

The humans invented the first gas welding torch to locally melt metal with focused heat. These torches made way for arc soldering, which gave even more intense heat. The TIG welder is one of the most versatile welding machines that can pinpoint heat even more, which allows for smaller, precision welds. Another popular type of…

Guitar Nut

A very common mistake of guitar players and luthiers alike is underestimating the importance and the role of the the guitar nut. I have seen guitar nut setups ranging from totally messed up to a perfect nut and the difference between the two can be totally amazing. The change in the nut material can also…

Turbo Wastegate Operation

A turbocharger uses either an internal or external wastegate to control the exhaust gas so the turbocharger can maintain a set amount of boost pressure. Integral Wastegate With an internal or integral wastegate, the turbine housing of a turbocharger has a built-in flapper that opens and closes through the use of an actuator. The internal…

Gutter Topper Reviews For Gutter Owners

Having a home surrounded with trees can be beautiful, but this can clog your gutters. When gutters do not function properly, the misdirected water can damage the landscaping at the home. They can also cause flooding inside or outside. Gutter toppers can be a permanent fix for this problem, but they are costly. So some…