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…

Improve Your Yard With A Bridge

A great feature to add to your home whether for decorative or functional purposes is a bridge. Bridges not only add beauty to your home but it can also serve a number of purposes, such allowing easy access to both sides of a stream or pond or using it as a walkway to explore the…