Mobile Home Weatherization – Underbelly

By weatherizing your mobile home, you have the largest opportunity to save on heating and cooling bills by addressing the underbelly of the home. Due to the factory construction process by which they are built, they have a large open cavity between the bottom board insulation and the underside of the sub-floor. This cavity is…

A List of Foods That Burn Fat Fast: Go Catabolic

It’s a basic principle of weight loss. Every item of food you put in your mouth contains calories. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. Some foods, like a piece of chocolate cake slathered with chocolate icing, are high in calories, and take a while to burn off. Other foods,…

Fighting Cellulite and Winning

Cellulite – a word most women are very familiar with. Cellulite is the formation of tiny dimples on the skin, usually appearing on the thighs and your bottom. Now dimples were really cute when we were children, but the puffy puckering dimples we find on our body are a curse to most women. Statistics say…

Salt That Heals and Salt That Kills

Many people are confused about salt and rightfully so-your doctor and health professionals tell you to decrease your salt intake to decrease your risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke and renal disease. On the other side of the fence, many gourmet chefs and holistic specialists claim that salt is good for you and essential for…

When Your Marble Tiles Start to Fade – What to Do

Marble is one of the most stunning forms of stone that was first used for sculpture. Over the years, this hard crystalline metamorphic rock has already been used as building materials, such as tiles. Marbles are one variety of calcite which are capable of being polished and used for different ornamental and architectural purposes. Its…

Fasteners and Their Uses

Fasteners are hardware devices that are used to mechanically join or affix two or more objects together. The bond can be permanent or temporary. The application of fasteners can be home based or in industries. There is a vast variety of fasteners available today with varying applications. Some examples of fasteners used in industrial applications…

Teaching Historical Fencing – The Flourish

Is it possible to train in complex movements with the sword without having an opponent or drill partner with whom to work? If so, is this training of any value? Did fencers do this in the Middle Ages or Renaissance? The answer to all three questions is “yes,” and such drills should be a regular…

Top 6 Benefits of Fencing Your Garden

A garden develops only when it is nurtured properly. If gardening is your passion, then you must be well aware of the immense hard work and patience that are required to cultivate a garden of your choice. Fencing is one of the many tasks that need to be accomplished for the proper maintenance of your…

5 Questions to Consider Before Downsizing Your Home

As retirement approaches, your lifestyle and priorities begin to change. Chances are the days when you wanted more space – the sizeable dream home with the backyard big enough to entertain a growing family – are long gone. Instead, many retirees are looking for convenience, simplicity and accommodations more suited to their needs as “empty…

Housing Prices and Incremental Substitution

A friend who lives in Great Falls, Virginia posed the question recently: Is there a premium for a house in the Langley High School district versus South Lakes High School? Langley High School is predominately located in the postal addresses of McLean and Great Falls, and the majority of the South Lakes High School district…

Evolution of the Basketball Hoop

Basketball has been around for more than 100 years, and while even within the past 30 years the game has gone through major changes, what’s really impressive is how much the actual equipment has changed since the game was first invented, in particular how far the hoop has come. The original basketball hoop was just…

Death by Fire

Burning at the stake was a form of execution practiced at least as far back as Babylonia and ancient Israel. Treason, heresy, and witchcraft were among the crimes for which this choice of capital punishment was most often used. Death by fire was a slow and excruciating execution. Occasionally, if a large fire was built,…

Types of Bows – Archery Lessons

A bow is a weapon that projects arrows powered by the elasticity of the bow itself. It has been used for thousands of years for both hunting and war. The reason for this was because the bow could cause damage from a distance, unlike melee weapons (swords, axes, etc…). As time went by, with technological…