History of the California King Bed

The California King Bed is a relatively modern addition to homes across the globe. Beds have been created and recreated ever since humans first needed a place to rest their heads. By the 1960s though, humans were no longer creating beds of leaves and twigs to place on the forest floor. They weren’t stuffing mattresses…

History of Construction in the United States

The Empire State Building, the White House, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the United States Capitol – all have one thing in common (except for the obvious fact that they are all situated in the USA): they all testify to the rich history of architecture of the USA. The architectural timeline of the USA can…

Understanding How Soundproof Window Treatments Work

Having soundproof window treatments installed is popular for both residential and commercial spaces. The benefits of soundproofing home and office windows and doors range from noise level reduction to safety and security. This is why more and more people choose to have soundproofing done instead of having their original windows replaced. But how exactly does…

Material Handling

Material handling is the science of movement, handling and storage of material during transportation. People can move material by lifting the items directly or use handcarts, slings, and other handling accessories. Material can also be moved using machines such as cranes and forklifts. These are generally used when heavy materials need to be moved. Material…

How to Create a Reverse Painting on Glass

Introduction: Glass is a non-absorbent painting support which does not allow paint to easily adhere to it – apart from through the paint’s own drying process. For this reason the outlines of a subject painted on glass need to be simplified when applied to an extremely smooth glass surface. Simplifying a subject does not necessarily…

Review-Pasta Magic Makes Tragic Pasta

The other day I picked up a kitchen gadget called the “Pasta Magic” and today I allowed it to approach the wonderfulness that is my spaghetti sauce. After judging the results of this supposed time-saving device, I have to give it a hearty thumbs-down. Actually, not only do I have to give it the thumbs-down,…

Aerocool Swamp Coolers Reviewed

Gone are the days when keeping the house cool is the summer months was an expensive affair. Aerocool swamp coolers are cost effective and easier to maintain. The swamp cooler has two main components. One is a box-like frame, and the other, a pack water-wet pad made up of cellulose to filter out dust and…