Switch – By Chip Heath and Dan Heath – Complementary Considerations Part 2 – Motivate the Elephant

Business mavens, Chip Heath and Dan Heath released their new book entitled, “Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard,” (Broadway, 2010) in February. The authors address change at the individual, organizational and societal level. Change involves the brain’s emotional and rational side. The Heath brothers identify the overpowering emotional factor as the Elephant. The…

Types of Curtain Wall Facades

You know when you enter a beautiful, spacious museum or hotel lobby and there is this incredible stone wall design that catches your eye? That is a curtain wall. It obviously doesn’t involve the type of curtains you put in your living room, nonetheless the name remains, and these fabulous works of art continue to…

Soldering Copper Pipe

Many older homes have copper pipe and if you need to fix a leak of any kind you will have to do some soldering. There are other ways to make these repairs, but in this article we will focus on the skill of soldering. You can only solder copper with copper or copper with brass,…

Soldering Iron – The Many Uses of This Tool

A soldering iron is a tool that has a number of valuable applications. The general concept behind the tool is that a metal which has a generally low melting point can easily be used to join together other solid materials, such as metal or glass. The connecting metal, called the solder, commonly consists of a…

What is Error Number 0x800CCC0E and How to Fix It?

Error Number 0x800CCC0E happens when there is a problem with Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail. Error 0x800ccc0e is usually caused by a conflict with Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers while using your E-mail program. The exact error messages may look like: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10051, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E…

How to Open a Mail Parcel Shipping Store

Consulting services for opening a mail parcel packing and shipping store can be expensive. That’s why we wrote the book in 2002 and of which many have taken advantage. What’s the best way to open a mail packing and parcel shipping store? Should you be independent, hire a developer, or go with a franchise? We…

Archangel Jophiel – Angel of Illumination

Although there are few references to this archangel in traditional scripture and literature, Archangel Jophiel is known as the Angel of Illumination. His mission is to enlighten mankind to the teachings of the Christ, Mohammed and other prophets and angels. This archangel is also known to some as the Angel of Beauty, the Hebrew meaning…

Eight Barriers to Critical Thinking

All too often we fall prey to patterns of thought that are comfortable to us without analyzing their effectiveness. When this happens we may not get the desired results because we haven’t asked the right questions or asked enough of them to arrive at the best response to a problem. Researchers and management specialists have…

Some Facts About Asbestos

While tracing the history of asbestos it was found that its usage dates back to 2000 years. The name ‘asbestos’ was first used by the Greeks, which meant ‘inextinguishable’. Though the Greeks also noted the harmful effect of asbestos, yet they did not pay any heed to its dangers because according to them it had…

Choosing Floors For Elderly People

Special flooring is advisable for the elderly for a number of good reasons. First, seniors are prone to stumbling and falling, so they need floors that reduce slipping to help prevent these accidents. The elderly can also have problem backs, knees and hips that will benefit from flooring that reduces impact to the skeletal system…