Pendant Lighting Layout – How To

Pendant lighting has gained a great deal of popularity for use in kitchens over the last few years. A common place to install them is over an island or peninsula. One of the most frequent questions I see is how high do I hang them and how do I space them out? Both questions can…

Why Study Abroad?

When I was a sophomore in high school, my parents had an idea that I should go to the U.S. to study. Back then, I could not imagine leaving my friends, family, or my entire life behind. Not only that, but to attend college in an unfamiliar place where people speak a different language, think…

What Is Fireproofing?

In this day and age there is a lot of talk about fireproofing. However, how many people actually know what fireproofing is, or how it is done? First of all, you have to understand that fireproofing is very needed today. Fireproofing something means that you are taking passive fire protection measures to protect a building…

Wallpaper or Paint? Pros and Cons

Whether you realize it or not, the walls are among the first things we notice when we walk into a room. The color and/or patterns on the walls set the mood of the room, and they affect how we feel in that room. Therefore, deciding what the walls will look like in the rooms of…

7 Wood Burning Fireplace Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love the warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter’s night? However, enjoying the benefits of a fire also comes with great responsibility. Making sure that your fireplace is safe each year is a great start. Have safe fires all winter with the following fireplace maintenance and safety tips: Have the chimney inspected…

Replacing Flooring From The 1970s

When it comes to new floors these days there are far many more options available to you than there were even just three decades ago. One example of this is laminate tiles, it is now in widespread use today, yet could not even have been dreamt of in the 70’s, when the main type of…

How To Get Rid of Moobs

Some guys are lucky enough to have big, bulging pectoral muscles. Other guys have… boobs. If you fall into the latter category, there’s good news: Most man boobs are curable, and you can prevent a relapse by following a few easy steps. Before we begin, let’s differentiate between the two types of moobs or man…

Asphalt Paving Problems and Solutions

Protecting your asphalt investment from deterioration is the key to keeping an attractive looking parking lot or driveway. Sealcoating new asphalt within one year of installation is the best and most cost efficient way to avoid expensive repairs due to pavement failures. However, let’s take a look at some common asphalt problems and their solutions:…

Bridge – Rules of Etiquette

The rules of etiquette when playing bridge are largely based on common sense and showing respect for others; being well-mannered and courteous at all times is a good place to begin. A suggested list of good etiquette follows: 1. Refrain from making negative comments during play concerning the contracts made. 2. Always pay attention to…

DCX Opens New Assembly Plant and Expands PHEV Program

DaimlerChrysler AG has recently opened a new assembly plant located in Ladson, South Carolina. During the inauguration ceremony at the new assembly plant, Wilfried Porth, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Unit of DaimlerChrysler AG commented: Broken “The Dodge Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter set standards in their sector for safety, variability and environmental protection. We…