Safety Shoe Codes – What Do They Mean?

There are occupations which present such daily hazards that protective gear must be worn while performing all necessary job functions. One of the most important pieces of this protective gear is a pair of safety shoes. But before you start buying inappropriate shoes make up your mind about the different safety codes that exist. Safety…

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Petroleum – Its Uses And Benefits

Petroleum or crude oil is a naturally occurring liquid found in formations in the Earth consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons (mostly alkanes) of various lengths. Petroleum literally means rock oil; oil that comes from rock. Petroleum or Crude Oil is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon-based liquid which is sometimes present in porous rocks beneath…

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Wrist Pain – Causes & Solutions

Wristy Business…Is wrist pain interfering with your yoga practice or Pilates workout or Life? Wrist Pain: Our hands, by design, were not intended for weight bearing, so it’s no wonder that many of us experience pain or discomfort when assuming those Pilates or yoga positions that require us to do just that -bear body weight…

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10 Reasons Why FRP Is Better Than Steel

FRP, or fibre-reinforced plastic, is becoming a very popular material for construction projects. Its lightweight, strong and non-corrosive properties offer many distinct advantages over traditional materials such as concrete and steel. Some of these advantages are outlined below. 1. Non-corrosive FRP does not rust or corrode like steel and other metals. FRP is impervious to…

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Vinyl Decking – Advantages and Disadvantages

Vinyl decking has become really popular lately owning to its flexibility and low cost. Vinyl is an artificial substance that has two advantages over traditional hardwood – its easy to clean, and does not require daily cleaning. Like hardwood decking, vinyl too is quite strong and can withstand a large range of temperatures. It doesn’t…

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IFRS Vs U.S. GAAP: Pros and Cons

There has been a debate over switching from GAAP to IFRS in the United States for many years now. It is still not clear if converging or harmonizing is the way to go with accounting standards, but there are many advantages and disadvantages to the switch. There are pros to IFRS like the ease of…

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Plumbing – What Does a Plumber Do?

Plumbing is a profession which will never go out of demand. It can never be hurt by the recession, because heating and cooling systems, gas, and water supply are commodities that people need on a daily basis, even in the worst of crises. The basic job description of a plumber includes installing and repairing items…

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A Brief Overview and History of the Wrench

First patented by Solymon Merrick in 1835, the wrench is also commonly called spanner in British English. Since 1835, it has had an almost universal presence across the world, due to its simple yet effective design. In the following article, I’ll run through the factors that have lead up to the wrench’s (or spanner; depending…

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How Can I Treat Phimosis at Home?

The conditions of Phimosis is where there is an inability to retract the foreskin over the glans (head) of the penis. Paraphimosis is the entrapment of a retracted foreskin below the head of the penis. In the majority of cases the tight foreskins which cause these two conditions may be loosened sufficiently after a few…

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