A Potted History of Rainscreen Cladding

Norway is the place where rainscreen cladding had its birth. It was not a scientific breakthrough, however, but more a gradual discovery that happened centuries ago in a largely intuitive way. Norwegian builders, probably through trial and error, found a way to utilise drained and back-ventilated cladding with joints that were both closed and open.…

The Most Common Items Kept in Self Storage

Self storage is big business and it's an industry that's continuing to grow year-on-year. Having spotted the benefits of using this type of facility, people are now using it for both business and personal use. What are the most common items found in self storage though? Furniture – sofas, beds, wardrobes, bookshelves, storage units, tables,…

Creating Excel Spreadsheet Formula Tutorial

Formula Basics Formulas in Microsoft Excel begin with an equal sign. The equal sign tells Excel that the succeeding characters sentence a formula. If you do not enter the equal sign, Excel will treat your entry as text and the calculation will fail. To show how formulas work, we'll begin with a simple exercise by…

Does Sex Really Begin in the Kitchen?

How does this idea of “sex begins in the kitchen” work? We know it doesn’t mean getting creative with the utensils and appliances, but what does a woman mean when she says romance begins elsewhere than the bedroom? These may be difficult things for men to really understand, but that shouldn’t stop us trying. A…

Save a Massive Amount of Money on Gas

With gas prices soaring well above $ 3 per gallon many Americans are looking for ways to save money on gas. One such technique for saving money on gas is hypermiling. In this article I will outline 5 techniques to help you save massive amounts of money on gas. Maintain an efficient speed. – The…

Old Phil Propagated A Good Old Hoax

It began as all things begin na long period of boredom with nothing exciting to do. Who said, "Idle hands are the devil's workshop," knew something of what they were speaking. As the story was told to me, it went something like this: It was toward the end of January, a long cold January at…

Where Does Titanium Come From?

You may have heard about all of the uses for titanium. From replacement body parts to jewelry to spacecraft materials, titanium is used to build lightweight and durable materials. However, have you ever wondered where this metal actually comes from? You may not know that titanium is obtained but never in its purest form. Before…