Paper Quilling For Beginners

There are a lot of shapes that one can create out of strips of paper. In paper quilling, using a quilling tool, paper strips are rolled, coiled, fringed, crimped, pinched, and then glued that is put together to create a design, figure or a completely amazing artwork! Starter Kits The great thing with paper quilling…

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Stack-On Gun Safes

When you own multiple firearms of all different shapes and sizes it is important to keep them stored away in a gun safe to avoid accidental injury, mishandling, or theft. There are a ton of different gun safe brands out there on the market today and it becomes a challenge to sift through all the…

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A Pre-Boomer’s Thoughts on Climate Change

If politics and ideology were not part of the issue, I believe pre-boomers (the New Seniors) could come together and find a practical, common-sense solution for dealing with climate change, greenhouse gases and preserving our planet for the health and well-being of our grand children and the generations to follow. We grew up in an…

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Arc De Triomphe Facts and History

Though less artistic than its older cousin of Porte Saint-Denis, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile is the more famous and far larger. Set atop the hill of Chaillot it forms the center from which radiates a dozen busy Parisian avenues. There are in fact several "Arc de Triomphe's" in Paris. A large arch with…

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The History of the Violin Bow

The bow is one of the most important tools ever invented in musical history because it made possible some of the most important instruments such as the violin, viola and cello. Historians agree that stringed instruments existed long before the bow except that these instruments were plucked not bowed. Bowing can be traced back to…

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Underground Drainage Systems

Home maintenance repair can be quite tricky and demanding at times and every house owner who has gone through this will understand the hassle and the headache involved in trying to repair a house. Repairs will not be so costly though and certainly will not even be time-consuming if people would just take the short…

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The Brain Drain Debate

Why is it bad for the home country ? Brain Drain simply refers to the emigration of individuals with technical skills, good educational qualifications and knowledge, to other countries. Although residing in a country other than the home country may seem harmless, brain drain is a much debated serious issue. Otherwise known as 'human capital…

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What is a Cordless Power Drill?

We all know what a Drill is. A Drill is a motor tool which can be fitted with various rotating drill bits based on our usage. It can used to drill holes, fix screws, etc. Advanced Drills can also perform functions other than Drilling like Countersinking, Boring, Tapering and Reaming. Most of the advanced Drilling…

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Advantages of Building a Timber Frame House

People have been using timber to build their homes for centuries. Timber frame houses have always been popular because of their strength and reliability. They also allow you to design your dream home with ease. You can now build these houses in various designs and styles at very affordable rates. You can find a number…

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Horseshoes – Building Your Own Pits

So you have played a few games of horseshoes and want a more authentic feeling? Tired of horseshoes bouncing all over the grass? Time to make some horseshoes pits! You can always construct a professional horseshoe pit, but for the purpose of this article I am going to explain how to create a “backyard” pit.…

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The Secret Vision Board

Do you want to have a big house, big car, a lifestyle that you dream about? Regardless of your current circumstances, all your dream can become real. What you need is to think and feel positively towards your dream. Although this may sound easy, many people find it hard to visualize their dreams with vivid…

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5 Quick Fall Porch Decorating Tips

Who could not use a few quick fall decorating tips when the kids go back to school, football becomes a water cooler topic, and the daylight fades earlier in the evening? When your schedule is full and there is little time to relax, some helpful tips may be just what you need. Try these ideas…

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How to Choose a Reputable Contractor

You have finally decided to build or remodel your home. While picking out the cabinets, counter tops and floor covering can be exciting, choosing the right contractor is the most important decision you will make during the process. Before you break out the phone book and your checkbook, here are a few things to consider…

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Asthma, "Hidden" Asthma, And Allergies

During the winter months, colds, flu, sore throats, and respiratory illnesses become more prevalent, outdoor activities decline, family members are in closer contact with one another, and our homes are sealed up against the wintry elements. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) declines as indoor airborne pollutants and indoor allergens increase. The accumulation of built-up antigens (allergens)…

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