Bridge and Building Collapse

We put a lot of faith in bridges. Every day, millions of Americans drive across bridges-sometimes several times a day-without worrying about their construction quality. Building codes these days are strict, and engineers understand the stresses bridges take. Unfortunately, as a few recent bridge collapses have demonstrated, unforeseen circumstances and shortcuts in construction can turn…

6 Reasons To Pay For Treadmill Assembly

Why should you pay for treadmill assembly? Good question. Paying $1,000 or more for a treadmill is a pretty hefty bill. Then you need to decide whether paying an additional $150 to $300 for assembly is worth it. So often the free shipping offered by many online treadmill retailers seems like such a good deal…

Guitar Techniques – Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs and Slides

Hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides are techniques which allow nuances of tone and the expression of dynamics on the guitar. These basic skills will be an essential addition to your “tool bag” of guitar techniques. A hammer-on is accomplished by playing a note on the fretboard and then “hammering on” (fretting) another note on the same…

Photomosaic Artistry

DTG defines photo mosaics as photographic images or pictures made up of many, usually hundreds, of smaller photographic images. Viewed very closely, the small tile images can be recognized as individual photos, but at a distance, the composite of these images make up an entirely different image. This exciting branch of art has been going…

Spaying Pregnant Dogs

Spaying of pregnant dogs is a topic that has been under discussion for years, but many of the question marks are still there. Some people are against spaying of pets, especially of spaying pregnant dogs or cats. When you see stray dogs walking around and dogs in the dog pound that are homeless, one concludes…

Antique Gas Stoves

The antique gas stoves did not gain popularity until around the 1880's. This holdup was due to the gas pipeline grid being delivered to each house in the larger cities. These natural gas stoves had assorted benefits over the wood stoves. With the wood stoves the whole surface top of the stove must be heated.…

Backsplash Panels – A Popular Choice

Whoever said that fashion dies, but style remains, must have been talking about backsplash panels. Before you dismiss this as utterly comical, if not queer, take some time off to experience the iconic status that these panels enjoy. They have managed an inexorable rise to the very top thanks to their remarkable ability to add…

Guide to Minimalist Style With Bruce Hardwoods’ Caruth Plank Floors

Clean-cut and contemporary, Bruce Hardwoods’ engineered Caruth Plank flooring is perfect for those who prefer open-grain hardwood floors for their homes. Made from North American maple, the crisp appearance of these woods provide the perfect accompaniment for minimalist-style decorating. Minimalist style decorating suggests serenity and calmness, and is free of clutter. Furnishings are kept simple…