Metaphors Gone Wild: Attics and Brain Boosts

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle consider the brain as an “empty attic.” He recognized the need to stock it with metaphoric furniture, the choices of which are left up to each individual. Two important cognitive functions occurring up in that attic of yours are listening and being creativity. Here are tips for polishing both these metaphoric…

Kitchen Tools and Their Uses

A kitchen tool can be defined as a small tool that can be held in the hands of the user and can be used effectively in the kitchen. It is used for food- related functions. On the other hand a cooking utensil can be defined as a tool that is used in the kitchen for…

Blackjack: Is It a Team Sport?

In its strictest sense, Blackjack can be considered a purely solitary sport. The game, after all, is between you and the dealer, and what other people you are at the table with do has no direct affect on the outcome of your game. You’re not playing for the group or for anyone else in the…

Glossary of Mortgage Terms

Additional Security Fee An Additional Security Fee (Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee policy) is the fee taken to get an insurance policy that will cover your lender so that if you default on payments, he will not suffer any loss. You have to pay the Additional Security Fee and the premium along with your mortgage advance. Although…

The 4 Signs of a Reliable Motorsports Manufacturer

Contract manufacturing and the machining of parts has become commonplace in the world today, as many companies cannot afford to run their own production facilities for batch orders of components. Not only is it a matter of finances, but also of convenience and technology – contract manufacturing often provides a higher standard of production and…

Living the Freedom of Priceless Worth

In the 1850s, an Englishman made his fortune in the Californian goldfields, and as he traveled overland on his way home, he arrived in New Orleans. He did what a lot of tourists would do in that day; he went to the slave market, when, in that day, there were still slaves sold open at…

The Versatility of PVC Railings

Vinyl Railings for Your Home For many years when we thought of railroads and appropriate materials, wood always came to mind as the material of choice. While wood is still widely used because of its beauty, whether in the home or out, vinyl railings are being a great alternative to wooden railroads. Many companies that…

7 Areas Most Maid Services Forget to Clean

When hiring a professional maid service to clean a home people expect everything to be spotless after every cleaning session. After all, someone hiring a service clearly needs help maintaining a clean household, and has decided to allocate part of their income to get that help. But even the best cleaning service will at some…

The Process of Land Development

Have you ever considered what it takes for raw land to turn into the massive land developments we see all around us? Very few things in the world take as much consideration as how to create a land development. It takes developers many months to look into past, present and future information to ensure that…

Laser Surveying Equipment

Although surveying equipment has been around since the times of the Egyptians it is only in recent years that the use of lasers has been introduced to make the process of measuring things that much easier and simpler to achieve. In this article we will be taking a closer look at some different pieces of…

The Positive and Negative Consequences of Deforestation

Earth and the lives of everything that depends on it – from the smallest bacteria to the largest sea creatures – rest on a delicate matter and that is balance. A single, seemingly harmless disturbance in this balance has consequences that are both beneficial and disadvantageous. One of these is deforestation. Deforestation has always been…

Colors Theory For Photography

One of the essential elements of photography is color, and it's the most overlooked element. We spend all the time in thinking about the framing, rule of thirds, selecting between vertical and horizontal compositions. But the shades blends used in a picture are as essential as any other element in drawing the attention of the…