The Peter Shandy Series by Charlotte MacLeod

Between 1978 and 1996 Charlotte MacLeod published ten Peter Shandy novels, all of them wild, wacky and witty. Her characters range from the straight laced to the totally demented. Her plots are frequently laugh out loud funny. If you like unconventional mysteries that are well written I suggest that you try this series. In the…

Tips for Lighting Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are incredibly appealing to today’s buyers. Once purchased or rented, people begin to notice that they can be dark and dreary if not properly lit. This leaves many people wondering what type of light fixtures to use and how to light the area in a proper, attractive way. Fortunately, lighting a vaulted ceiling…

Concrete and Jersey Barrier

Precast jersey barriers have universal usage; they are ideal for securing vacant properties or buildings, and prove to be a very efficient deterrent to unwelcome visitors. As more and more industrial units and factories are becoming empty, owners want peace of mind knowing that their buildings are not going to be vandalised and damaged. Concrete…

Could the Great Chicago Fire Been Prevented?

Nearly 300 deaths More than 2,000 acres 17,500 buildings 73 miles of road 90,000 left homeless $222,000 in damage The destruction of between two and three million books from private library collections What do these have numbers have in common? If you answered the Great Chicago Fire of October 1893, you would be correct. And…

Types of Wallpaper

Today’s wallpapers are convenient and practical to use in case you want to renovate or change the appearance of your walls. You can choose from various widths (18 to 27 inches) of wallpaper in the market. A whole sheet of wallpaper can cover an area of 36 square feet but since walls too have different…

The Disadvantage of Using Proton Pump Inhibitors

Last year alone, millions upon millions of heartburn sufferers bought more than 25 billion dollars worth of proton pump inhibitors, making this product, one of the biggest pharmaceutical product sellers worldwide. Although the medical communities are endorsing and promoting them as being a safe heaven for acid reflux and ulcer sufferers, recent reports have exposed…

Top 5 Room Escape Games for iDevices

If you’re like me, you may have played a lot of room escape games online. But did you know that it’s also a growing trend in the Apple App Store? What’s great about iOs apps, is they can take advantage of the touch, tilt and shake abilities of the devices. Here is a list of…

4 Reasons to Buy a Desktop Over a Laptop Computer

A few years ago, buying a new computer meant picking a bulky desktop. Laptops were simply not an option because of their size, and cost. Today, however, laptops are outselling desktops, and it can be difficult to decide what kind of computer you should invest in. But if you are still undecided about purchasing a…

Top 10 Restaurant Outdoor Dining Trends

As American culture continues to embrace the Foodie movement, more restaurants are choosing to elevate their atmosphere for a more multidimensional dining experience. The modern diner is looking for an enjoyable environment, and often prefers an outside dining option when the weather is nice. Whether it is a first date, a Friday happy hour or…

Your Job Search Requires a Dose of Perseverance

Searching for a job can be painful, unsettling and fatiguing. We’ve all been through it at least once during our careers. When the pressures mounts, you can be tough on yourself – damaging your morale and self-confidence. Many people want to work, but unfortunately the job search can take longer than expected, requiring some to…

What is Bridge Or Hard Money Lending?

As we all know from reading the papers and listening to the news, conventional banks are not lending. They are certainly not lending to marginal borrowers, and they are not lending to the most pristine borrowers. This has created a great opportunity for those that have the ability to lend, whether they are mortgage banks…

The Importance of PCB Assembly

PCB, otherwise known as printed circuit board is used to connect by way of electricity the electric components with the use of conductive pathways and signal traces. These will go through etching from copper sheets which have been laminated to become non-conductive substrate. A certain PCB filled with electronic components is called a printed circuit…

TV Wall Mounting Brackets Are a Space Saver

Most living rooms are very full of furniture and it really wastes a lot of space to have a special stand, cabinet or shelf dedicated to your TV that takes up even more space that you can not afford to sacrifice. In addition, there are cables running to your TV that are unsightly. A really…