Bad Breath and Proton Pump Inhibitors

Many people are confused about the relationship between bad breath and proton pump inhibitors: do these drugs for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) cause halitosis? The confusion arises from the fact that GERD itself is thought to be a cause of halitosis. GERD is often cited as a cause for halitosis and proton pump inhibitors are…

Controlling Ants in the Home

Ants play an important role in the environment but they are considered pests when they invade the house. They damage clothes and furniture by creating holes in them and they also contaminate food. Ants enter the house in search for water, food and shelter. Getting rid of them effectively may need one or two methods.…

Purchase Order Financing – A Bridge

America is a land of opportunity. According to the United States Census Bureau, recent data indicates over six million new businesses were created in 2003, the latest year for which data is available. It appears that for every business that was created another business met its demise. Does this mean these business enterprises failed? Not…

Masterbuilt Smoker Parts Make Assembly Easy

When I purchased the Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Electric Smoker, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there was little assembly required before using the smoker for the first time, and the assembly process that I did have to go through was easy. The only tool that I needed was a Phillips head screwdriver. The…

Wall-Mounting Matted and Framed Photography

The final step to displaying great photography involves mounting it on your walls. While this sounds very simple, it may seem intimidating to people new to photography, and those who do not consider themselves do-it-yourself-ers. Actually, the process is fairly simple with a few tools. While there are many, many different ways to creatively display…

Understanding How Hammer Toes Form

What is a hammer toe? A hammer toe is an abnormal, continuously bent toe (flexed). It can be one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes. When the joints (knuckles) in the affected toe bend, this moves the toe joints upward. That is because the tip of the toe is forced…

Incorporating Home Mosaic Designs

Home mosaic designs are gaining increasing popularity among interior design experts and ordinary people too. These designs are highly regarded and sophisticated in appearance. Home mosaic designs are beginning to become at par with paintings in house design. Art can not be only achieved through brush and paint. Art can now also be expressed through…

Epoxy Floor Vs. Urethane Mortar Floor for Food and Beverage Facilities

Urethane mortar floors (a/k/a cementitious urethane flooring or urethane cement flooring) excel over epoxy floor systems in food & beverage plants for many reasons; this USDA accepted flooring material reduces downtime, is durable in hostile environments with thermal shock, and withstands heavy impact and damaging chemical agents. For new construction, urethane concretes can be applied…

The Painter’s Brush

The brush of a painter is an important tool through which the artist wields his power and expresses his emotions. The canvass, the oil, and all the other painting media are important too, but these leave the artist when the work is done. Only the paint brushes stay, faithful and willing to participate in the…

Tips For Shopping An Appropriate Chandelier

Chandeliers are customarily installed only in foyers or dining areas of grandiosely elegant homes, supposedly a housing interior embellishment exclusive to the rich. Elaborate chandeliers that comprise of cut crystal or glass have been considered as status symbols, a signature of affluence. These shimmering fixtures are classically massive, intricate and ornate, often making them suitable…

Are Overweight People Lazy?

Are You overweight? Believe it or not, when you were born, your parents did not get to choose your size. Your parents didn’t get to choose your sex, hair color or any other physical characteristic that makes you ….you. They didn’t choose your weight either, or your bone structure. They just couldn’t take over that…

Get Weather Resistant Outdoor Fireplace Tools

Your outdoor fireplace tools will depend on the type of fireplace you have, gas or wood. With a wood burning fireplace, you need tongs, poker, brush and a shovel as well as a stand to keep them handy and something to hold the wood. There are sets where the stand that holds the wood also…