Hard Lofts, Soft Lofts – What’s the Difference?

Today, Loft apartments have become a trendy style of living. The term loft is used to describe a large open concept living space with high ceilings and large windows. Lofts were originally popular amongst artists and bohemians because of their affordability and versatility. Now that they have become so popular, loft living is anything but…

How to Study Characters in Literature

As you study literature, one aspect you’ll want to learn is how to analyze the characters in that story or novel. This article will help you learn about the different types of characters in literature. First, let’s review a few definitions. Character: a person presented in a dramatic or narrative work Characterization: the process by…

Echo GT-225 16" Gas Curved Shaft Trimmer Review

My Echo GT-225 16″ gas curved shaft trimmer came from Home Depot for $159 plus tax. It was fully assembled and included safety glasses and a small bottle of 2 cycle oil. Echo gives a five year consumer warranty. For commercial use the warranty is reduced to two years. This trimmer is cleverly designed so…

Debt Yield – What Is It and What Is Acceptable?

Debt Yield is a relatively new metric and is still not used by most commercial banks who are portfolio lenders. It is used primarily by investment banks and conduit lenders to calculate their cash-on-cash return on their investment if they were to foreclose on the asset they are lending on. It is calculated by dividing…

Wal-Mart – What Makes Them America’s Number One Company?

America, land of “free-enterprise” has millions of companies in its market. The metropolitan statistical area of Houston, Texas in fact has over 600,000 businesses, most employing from 2 to 10 employees. As companies grow in the number of people they employ, fewer and fewer companies surround them. Most companies never grow beyond the smallest group…

Rolling Ball Sculptures in "Fracture," the Anthony Hopkins Movie

Rolling Ball Sculptures, both desktop and 6ft high are featured in the 2007 Anthony Hopkins movie “Fracture.” These elaborate rolling ball machines serve as dramatic metaphors for the character of Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and the story, symbolic of the many complicated and cunning plot twists to come in this clever up-to-the-minute suspense thriller. Anthony…

Benefits of an Outdoor Rabbit Hutch

If your family is considering adding rabbits as pets to the household quickly decide if you plan on keeping the bunnies indoors in a cage or outdoors in a special rabbit hutch. Having rabbits indoors is fine but you may need to rabbit-proof certain parts of the home that are not safe for rabbits and…

Success And Survival Tips From The Crocodile Island

Five friends went on a fishing trip down the Zambesi. Their terrifying story was dramatised recently on a UK Channel 4 program. Arthur Taylor and Alistair Gellatly, two experienced Safari guides, planned the trip. They did not anticipate trouble. Fay Taylor, Arthur’s English wife, and her parents Clive and Brenda Kelly went with them. Brenda…