Line and Mass in Drawing

Line and mass are important concepts in drawing.  Line does not exist in the real world, but is used in drawing to show the transition from one value to another, or to delineate the shape of a  subject.  Mass, in a drawing is the shading used to indicate the volume of the subject.  Mass and…

Mortgage – Dos And Don’ts

Below listed are some guidelines that must be followed while going for a mortgage loan. The Dos: 1. Do check for credit reports well in advance before applying for a mortgage loan. Ideal period is to check your credit report every 6 months. This will provide ample time to the borrower to communicate with the…

How I Came to Love Wind Chimes

My husband and I have a favorite vacation spot in Tennessee. On the first weekend after Labor Day there is a huge, and I do mean huge, classic car show with 20,000 plus classic cars spreading out between the three towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. During a visit to Gatlinburg, we took time…

How to Properly Oil a Pneumatic Tool

Just like virtually every other thing in life, your air tools require a certain degree of maintenance to perform at their peak, a little bit of premeditated tenderness to keep them operating smoothly. Fortunately, though, despite the overwhelming importance of oiling our pneumatic tools, the lubricating process is surprisingly simple. Before I spill all the…

Engineer GCC Mining Qualification

Many mining engineering job opportunities have a requirement for candidates to have a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) – Mines and Works, over and above their academic qualifications and working experience. This certificate, also referred to as a “Government Ticket”, is issued to a successful candidate by the Department of Minerals and Energy in South…

Emotional Detachment

It took me a long time to discover that I had learned, from early childhood, to be a detached observer. I was the youngest of five children. My family was in constant turmoil. My parents argued all the time. My two older brothers were always fighting. And my mother’s volatile and often violent mood swings…

The Three Types of Rigid Foam Insulation

The use of rigid foam insulation is a type of thermal resistor to your home. It can help prevent the exit and the entry of unwanted air to your home from the roof down to the basements and foundation of the building. In fact, the manufacturer of the panel type of insulators creates the tool…

Benefits of Using Silica Fume in Concrete

Silica Fume has been used all over the world for many years in the area where high strength and durable concrete were required. Silica Fume improves the characteristics of both fresh and hard concrete. 1. Reduce of Concrete Permeability For provision of a concrete resistant to the most aggressive environment, the most important property is…

Acid Rebound, Acid Reflux And Your Health

If you are like many of us today, heartburn or acid indigestion is a recurring problem. And for most of us the tried-and-true remedies are great products like Tums or Rolaids. But there is a possible problem for those of us who use these calcium carbonate containing antacids. I’m referring to the phenomenon called acid…

Herbal Remedies at Home For Athlete’s Foot

Feet may be the most abused part of you body, constantly suffocating inside of shoes, holding up the weight of your body and often forgotten in skin care treatments. There are numbers of foot care products on the market, however they are very expensive and contain harsh chemicals and artificial perfumes. Instead, try pampering your…

Parallel Bar Dips – The Upper Body Squat!

More than just a chest and triceps exercise, the parallel bar dip is a full upper body powerhouse movement. Not only will it add size and definition to the chest and triceps, it will help increase strength and stabilization in many other pressing movements. This can help lead to heavier and more productive upper body…