Add Wrought Iron to Your Stairway

Having a nice stairway in your home is important because it is the first impression of what the upper level of your house is like. Using wrought iron in your stairway can make the statement that your upstairs is full of style and glamour. Wrought iron can be used in stairways for the railings and…

How Well Can Acupuncture Relieve Pain?

How effective is acupuncture at relieving pain? While some people may be sceptical about any treatment that falls under the category of 'alternative medicine' it seems now that even conventional western medicine has embraced the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and other illnesses. Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat pain all…

Action Script 3.0 – The Switch Statement

The switch statement is very common in many programming languages. In VB.net it is called a select-case, but regardless of what it is called the process is the same. You feed the statement a value called an expression. The statement then will execute a branch of code based on the value of that expression. Sounds…

Vulnerability: Beyond the Facade

For most people, vulnerability is a maniacal force–something bad and to be avoided. Throughout the day, endless Ego defense resources are utilized in an attempt to protect the frail sense of self from perceived dangers in the world. As is the case with many of our attempts of self-protection, over zealousness can lead to the…

How To Hand Solder a Quad Flat Pack

This article describes how to solder a quad flat pack component to a printed circuit board. The details of the process are covered, including chip placement, bent pin recovery, tacking, the soldering and solder bridge removal. Get your chip ready by placing the component tray on your bench and opening up the packaging. There are…

Success And Survival Tips From The Crocodile Island

Five friends went on a fishing trip down the Zambesi. Their terrifying story was dramatised recently on a UK Channel 4 program. Arthur Taylor and Alistair Gellatly, two experienced Safari guides, planned the trip. They did not anticipate trouble. Fay Taylor, Arthur’s English wife, and her parents Clive and Brenda Kelly went with them. Brenda…

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…