The History of Polybutylene

Polybutylene is a polymer that is often confused with polybutene, which has a different repeat unit. Polybutylene is created using the chemical formula (C4H8)n, and is often used as a pure resin to replace other materials like metal, rubber, and other engineering polymers. Polybutylene was used extensively in housing construction and water piping between 1978…

Violin Music For Beginners – A Quick Guide

This guide to violin music for beginners will help you learn and appreciate the instrument. It offers a way to learn violin without having to spend much time or money. Here are a few tips you should consider. Purchase a Quality Instrument Buying a quality instrument does not mean purchasing the expensive one. Just choose…

When Hawgs Could Fly: The Harley-Davidson Tri-Hawk

Yes, the legendary manufacturer of the classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle now long past celebrating its 100th Anniversary did indeed sell an automobile… well, kind of. For many years in addition to its Big Twin cruisers and lighter weight Sportsters. Harley-Davidson made three-wheelers in the form of utility and police “trikes,” but they were Barney Rubble lumps…

What Homeowners Need to Know When Facing Foreclosure

Understanding the Foreclosure Process What Is Foreclosure? Foreclosure is the process that allows a lender to recover the amount owed on a defaulted loan by selling or taking ownership (repossession) of the property securing the loan. The foreclosure process begins when a lender files the appropriate documents with the appropriate officials (see below for more…

Team Member Feedback: A Priceless Communication Tool

Feedback is such an important communication tool. Openness, honesty, candor, trust — all of these are hallmarks of high performance teams and organizations. Good feedback skills are essential to any relationship. Feedback is important because: – It prevents small issues from festering into unmanageable problems. – It builds trust in relationships. – It promotes personal…

How To Keep The Weight Off

"Look at you." "You look absolutely amazing." "How did you finally lose the weight?" If any of these sounds familiar, you have at some point in life achieved your weight loss goal. The days of calorie counting, exercising, and venturing into unchartered territory every morning as you stand on the great equalizer – your bathroom…

The Magical Mushroom

Mycology, the study of mushrooms, is bringing new admirers to the ‘fungus among us.” Already being used for a variety of medical reasons around the world, the humble toadstool may be thrust into the spotlight soon as a successful, alternative treatment for some stubborn imbalances. Mushrooms are valued by vegetarians due to their high nutritional…