His Most Famous Painting (Metropolis) – Otto Dix

Famous Expressionist painter, Otto Dix (1891-1969), was born in Unternhaus, Germany. After finishing elementary school he went on to work locally as an apprentice and then in 1910 joined the Dresden School of Arts and Crafts. While his early works were ‘Expressionist’ & colorful, the World Wars and their aftermaths had majorly influenced Otto’s later…

How to Build a Pole Barn Style Garage

Two car garages can cost upwards of $25000 today for a simple garage with a concrete floor. With nothing fancy and by using vinyl siding on the exterior, you can build a garage yourself for under $5000. In fact you will need some free hands form time to time to aid you in some of…

How To Choose The Best Weight Lifting Straps

Weight lifting straps are a tool that many of us will use at some point to help us progress further than we would otherwise have got without them. Lifting straps basically perform the role that our forearm muscles do to allow us to hold bars on handles when lifting or pulling heavy weights. Like all…

Article Writing 101: The Perfect Author Resource Box

If you want to really make your article “SELL” then you’ve got to craft the perfect RESOURCE BOX. This is the “author bio” that is below your article body and it’s also known as your “SIG” (short for SIGnature). Here are the essential items that should be in your RESOURCE BOX: Your Name: You’d be…

Cymatics – Top 10 Most Amazing Facts

Here are the top 10 Most Amazing facts about cymatics, a little known but fascinating field of study spanning art, science and medicine. Most people know cymatics as some beautiful geometric patterns made with sound waves. But there is more to cymatics than meets the eye; read the facts below to get a glimpse into…

Five Easy Crockpot Recipes

I am a huge fan of crockpots. In fact, I just bought a second crockpot a few weeks ago. My old one works just fine, but it’s a bit small and I wanted one that would fit an entire roast or turkey breast without having to cut the meat first. One of the advantages of…

What Is a Polyurethane Duct Board?

Ducts are widely used today in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Their main purpose is to serve as a passage for air. They are important in maintaining ideal indoor air temperature and quality. For this reason, ducts should be able to resist external temperatures to maintain the air flowing through them at a constant…

Making Military Parenting Plans Work For Active Duty Parents

Working out child custody is hard enough without adding the challenges of one or both parents serving in the armed forces. Custody complications can arise when circumstances related to your military career arise, such as a temporary transfer, mobilization or even deployment. Learn the ins and outs of preparing a military parenting plan to protect…

Simple Binary-Weighted and R/2R Ladder DAC

A simple 4-bit digital-to-analog converter that is constructed from a digitally controlled switch (74HC4066), a set of binary-weighted resistors, and an operational amplifier. The basic idea is to create an inverting amplifier circuit whose gain is controlled by changing the input resistance Rin. The 74HC4066 and the resistors together act as a digitally controlled Rin…

Which Remedies For Baldness Work?

WHICH REMEDY FOR BALDNESS WORKS? With each remedy for baldness I have split up into two categories: “drugs” and “natural”. Both remedies for baldness are said to work to a degree. The drugs (creams and pills) have had various clinical trials performed on them, but on the downside they are occasionally susceptible to unwanted side-effects.…