Homebuilding: Installing Sill Plates

When building a house, installing the sill plates correctly will determine how straight and square the finished product will be. Hopefully the concrete contractor did his job and left you with a reasonably straight and square foundation. A good concrete contractor can make a framing contractors job of building a house a piece of cake.…

Multi Fuel Stoves

Multi-Fuel stoves are termed as those stoves that give out heat through not so conservative modes. Several years ago, the only option for people to generate heat from the stove was by using wood as a fuel. But, with the introduction of LP gas and electricity, there are other options introduced by way of different…

A Review of Aroma Rice Cookers

I love rice. I enjoy it for breakfast, with sugar and cream and a few raisins for flavor. I enjoy it steamed at dinner, as the bed for steamed carrots and crunchy snowpeas. But I do not like rice that is overcooked and sticky. If it tastes mushy, I simply can’t eat it. And nothing…

How to Write a Sales Territory Plan

What are the critical steps in writing a successful Sales Territory Plan? You may be wondering, “Where do I start?” The key is asking the right questions to harness the insights you need to create a winning plan- that can be used in your quarterly business review. Use this checklist as a guide. 1. Analyze…

Essential Baby Safety Checklist

This checklist addresses safety issues in and around the home. You do not have to change everything in your house – but be aware of the dangers! General o Gate for stairs, you may want to consider a gate at the top and one at the bottom of the stairs o Make sure the bars…

Equality In Art

Racial equality has long been a sensitive topic in the United States but typically when the issue arises, the conversation typically centers around career opportunities, salaries or political aspirations. Recently, the debate has been resurrected in the world of art. In many instances it's not the artist that is frustrated, in fact, in many cases…

Englyn Milwr – Solder's Lamenting Thoughts

Englyn Milwr, (pronounced en-glin mee-loor), is a unit of three lines in which the end words rhyme. The three line format is referred to as a tercet rhyming pattern. This poem is of Welsh origin and generally has a theme of war. It is called the "Soldier's Englyn." Each line has seven (7) syllables and…

Understanding the Xbox360 Mod Chip

The Xbox 360 mod chip is a device used in playing backup or import games on Microsoft's Xbox 360. Majority of 6th and 7th generations of game consoles integrate hardware-based systems to ensure that the users will only play officially approved games. It is generally requires advanced technical knowledge in order to install. However, most…

Secure Sockets Layer

The word SSL is an acronym which stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a mode of communication between net clients; the browser that one uses to access the internet and the server on which the site is located. It happens to be not just any type of communication but an encrypted one. The encryption…

If You're in a Hole, Stop Digging

If you find yourself in a difficult situation, do not continue doing what you are doing. Although, it might seem like simple advice that should be common sense, remember common sense is not. It is based on life experience. If we have not had the experience, we might not know how to handle it. We…

Microscope Illumination Lights the Way For Scientific Discovery

Even the most sophisticated of microscopes will not yield high quality images which are genuinely of value to researchers without adequate microscope illumination. The light sources used in microscopy have advanced considerably since the days of van Leeuwenhoek's sightings of "wee animalcules" in the beginning, the only microscope light source available was natural sunlight or…