The Invisible Women of the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, women made up 25% of the work force, but their jobs were more unstable, temporary or seasonal then men, and the unemployment rate was much greater. There was also a decided bias and cultural view that “women didn’t work” and in fact many who were employed full time often called themselves…

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Empty Nests to Boost Builders

As a result of the world-wide global recession, we have seen a trend where children tend to stay in the nest with their parents longer. The State Treasurer of Queensland, Andrew Fraser announced in January 2012 that studies were showing that many families had children as old as thirty staying with them in order to…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Steel Roofing

You can find varying levels of finishing and texture on steel roofing. This happens because manufacturers have special tools and procedures to facilitate such differences. Very often, the original shine of metal is gone to make it look like another roofing material. Here is a rundown of the benefits and drawbacks of steel roofings. The…

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Fiberglass Speaker Boxes

Most speaker boxes are either fiberglass mat, or MDF construction. MDF while easy to work with and achieve good results, lacks the custom touch. Fiberglass allows you more freedom to do what you want. In this guide we are are building a simple box to show the process of working with speaker rings and glass…

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Simple Flag Storage

Seasonal and holiday flags are often seen adorning homes and lawns across the nation. From Valentine's Day to Easter; from Flag Day to the Fourth of July; from Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas; and from equinox to equinox, a festive spirit abounds during each holiday season. And that spirit is what is reflected on lawns…

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Reducing Arc Flash Risk

Every year, dozens of workers are injured in arc flash incidents from overloaded electrical equipment. These explosions happen instantly with pressure that can cause deafness or blindness and a fireball that can cause devastating injuries and even death. The pressure is so intense from these flashes that injury to those around the blast can result…

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Ground-Bound Bow Hunting

Like most everyone, I started out bow hunting from a tree stand and still do most of my hunting up above the scent and sight line of deer. But after my first two or three years, someone stole my climbing stand. This was during my "mountain man" period. I was actually living off the land…

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Flag Football Drills

Flag football drills are essential for helping players understand the fundamentals of the sport in order to prepare for their opponents in game situations. Offense drills are a wonderful way to practice plays and built a strong offense. Here are a few drills that are ideal for quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers. Open Area:…

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