Kinesiology 101: Joint Movements

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Most people attempting to pass a musculoskeletal anatomy or kinesiology class or a personal trainer exam must understand the basic joint movements of the human body. Synovial joints, or those that are functionally classified as diarthroses, are the primary joints that have considerable movement compared to the sutures…

Opening the Bidding at Bridge

Each game of Acol bridge starts with bidding. During the bidding, the partner's send each other coded messages about their hand in the form of 'bids'. Each time someone makes a bid they are telling their partner something about their hand. The information given will include one or more of the following: a) Number of…

Digging a Basement – How is it Done?

There are several steps to go through to dig a basement. Assuming you own the land, then the next step is to have a plan drawn up. The plan usually needs to include an engineering stamp, so it meets the standards of your city. City approval is not necessary to dig on your property, however,…

Lighting Style – Crystal Chandeliers

Adding crystal chandeliers to a home's existing d├ęcor can make your home look more unique, and equally elegant. These ornate lighting fixtures are most often associated with grand ballrooms and stately dining rooms, hotels and casinos. Although they are surely appropriate for these settings, it is vital not to underestimate the immediate effect a chandelier…

Breaking Through The Comfort Zone Barrier

After completing a workshop on personal productivity or time management, we usually find participants react to the instruction on goal-setting in one of three ways: 1. Some workshop attendees really do not want their lives to change nor does a greater level of achievement appeal that much to them. Therefore, they do nothing as a…

How to Read a Stock Quote

Frustrated by all the symbols in a stock quote? Here's a basic overview to reading a stock quote on Yahoo Finance. If you're like many new stock market investors you are learning all sorts of new things, one of the many things you need to know is how to read a stock quote. Finance has…

Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

The kitchen floor is one of the areas most susceptible to abuse – scratches, dropped chinaware, splattered juice, grease and sunlight. Add these factors to the high amount of foot traffic in this area and you can imagine just how much wear and tear the kitchen floor suffers day after day! If your kitchen floors…

The Five S's of Lean

Lean is an approach to process improvement that is well-known in manufacturing, but which can be applied to any process. These "S's" originated in Japan, and help build an environment conducive to a smooth-running process. SORT Begin by eliminating unnecessary items from the work area. "Red Tagging" is an effective visual method used to identify…