Stair Runs – Fitness

Why Do It? Another portable solution for a good workout. You can use stairs at home, at work, around town or on escalators to sneak some exercise into your weekly routine. Will Running Up Stairs Really Make A Difference Anything that gets your heart and lungs working will make a difference, If you walk up…

Why Do Ceiling Fans Have a Reversing Switch?

What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they" say that you can not stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature buy using your fan in the reverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button.…

Frontal Lobe Injuries and Their Resulting Damage

The frontal lobe is made up of the precentral cortex, prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex and the superior mesial and inferior mesial regions. Each area has a particular function. But the frontal lobe, in general, is the brain’s emotional center and is responsible for higher functioning. Although this is true, no part of the brain works…

Choosing the Right Soldering Iron

You can choose from wireless soldering tools like Butane Solder Irons, Solder Torches and Rechargeable Solder Irons or maybe an Instant Cool Solder Iron is on you list. Of course do not forget about the traditional standbys like AC Soldering Guns and Soldering Irons. Before you make your purchase of your soldering tool there are…

Furniture: Veneer, Inlay, Marquetry and Boulle

Their artistry fell into four main categories: veneers, strips of mahogany or walnut, waxed and polished to enrich their grain and colour; marquetry, patterns and pictorial designs built up from a variety of different woods; inlay, which achieved a similar effect using pieces of tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, ivory and ebony; and boulle, named after…

Netsuke Cord Holes (himotoshi)

When collecting Japanese netsuke most of the true antique netsuke, as against lots of modern copies, will normally have two connecting cord holes (known as himotoshi), but one will be much larger than the other! The netsuke was a handling piece, that was on a cord to a compartment (Sagemono), often this was an inro…

The Path of Illumination

Change is a mythological journey, where we hear the call; go with uncertainty into unknown dangers, until we finally find our way home. You can become what your spirit intended you to be — whole, perfect and free. To free yourself, you must step into the light, be brave and take action. Although you may…

Photography – Lighting

Everyone thinks if you have the most expensive and fancy camera in the world, you’re going to end up taking pictures that are ready for Vogue magazine. The truth is and most people just won’t admit this, without proper lighting your photos could turn into pure disasters quicker than Custer’s last stand. What follows are…

How to Download Free Desktop Wallpapers

Many people are into downloading their own desktop wallpapers because they like to individualize their computer and really make it their own. Wallpapers can also serve as a form of daily inspiration as many of the wallpapers that can be downloaded have beautiful pictures and quotes on them that will allow you to push forward…