How to Install a Wood Privacy Fence

There is no fencing material that has the natural beauty of real wood. Most people assume that a wood fence requires yearly maintenance and that it will not last very long. But that is certainly not the case. If a wood fence is installed properly there is actually very little maintenance and the fence can…

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The Independent Living Movement I

I will start off by informing you that there is no real difference between the words “disabled” and “handicapped,” except for the linguistic ones. They both refer to physically challenged people, who often need special living accommodations. Our Center Park of Seattle, Washington, USA, was founded by Ida May Daly, who had a diagnosis of…

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Why Concrete Is Reinforced With Steel

Most concrete structures are constructed with steel reinforcements. In almost all cases, it is not possible to see the steel because it is inside the concrete. Concrete structures built without steel reinforcement will not last long under the forces that will be acting on it over its lifetime. Composition of concrete Under normal circumstances, concrete…

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The Major Effects of Industrialization

120 years ago or so, the industrial revolution was taking off. All sorts of machines were being invented, powered by coal, electricity, gas, you name it. People were being blessed with greater ease in manufacturing, more readily available necessities, safer and healthier foods, and a host of other good things. However, while humans were benefiting…

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The History of Timber Frame Houses

Timber has been used as a construction material in buildings in the UK since the Neolithic period. Some of the oldest timber houses in Europe are found in England and Scotland, and the earliest timber framed buildings existing in the UK today date back to the 13th century. This goes to show just how durable…

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Leading the Board: Qualities of an Effective Chair

What makes an active board effective? In this case, the old adage “a whole is greater than the sum of the parts” clearly applies. Well-qualified directors with the skills, experience, time and motivation to dedicate to the job are crucial. But, while necessary, the right people are not sufficient to ensure board effectiveness. Board effectiveness,…

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A Legal Terminology Cheat Sheet

Some common legal terms and their meanings include: Lawsuit – A lawsuit is any proceeding that must take place in a court of law. This may be a civil or criminal matter. Civil Lawsuit – A civil lawsuit is when one individual sues another person or a company for damages caused by them which may…

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What Do Rats Eat?

Rats eat a wide variety of food. They have voracious appetites and will eat almost anything. They are true omnivorous scavengers, but mostly prefer grain, livestock feed, and meat. Rats have also been known to eat soap, leather, furs, candy, milk, meat, vegetables, poultry, eggs, grain, seeds, fruit, nuts, snails and other rodents. A rat…

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