Energy-Efficient Facade Design

The materials with which a building’s facade is constructed are a key element not only to its beauty but also to its practicality. Good facade design allows the building to look beautiful from the outside and to save the owner money when it comes to heating and cooling. The following discusses the components and concerns…

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Soldering Copper Pipe

Many older homes have copper pipe and if you need to fix a leak of any kind you will have to do some soldering. There are other ways to make these repairs, but in this article we will focus on the skill of soldering. You can only solder copper with copper or copper with brass,…

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Rough Openings For Doors

One of the most important parts of framing walls is getting the rough openings right. Items that determine what the height of One of the most important parts of framing walls is getting the rough openings right. Items that determine what the height of your opening will be are floor finishes and the use of…

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Chakras, Galaxies and Black Holes

Scientific researchers at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, using sophisticated scientific equipment, have shown that subtle energy has the properties of an electromagnetic current when flowing through acupuncture meridians but takes on the properties of coherent particle streams, similar to laser light, when projected out from the body through the hands of master Qigong healers…

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The Role of Group Therapy in Primary Addiction Rehabilitation

Group therapy is complementary to, but distinct from participation in Twelve Step groups. Through the group process, growth is facilitated, isolation is reduced, and the concept of sobriety as an interpersonal experience is fostered. Indeed, group therapy is frequently considered the treatment of choice for addiction, allowing for positive peer interactions, improvement in communication skills,…

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LED Boat Lighting for Commercial Fishing Boats

The commercial fishing industry is a demanding and dangerous arena where the risks are as high as the rewards. Often working around the clock and dealing with some of the worst weather conditions possible, commercial fishermen know well the importance of having reliable equipment that can stand up to the most abusive environments and continue…

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Barriers to Improving Workplace Safety

The first stage in improving the level of safety in your workplace is to assess exactly where you are. This is your starting point. Then, you have to recognize the culture that exists in your organization and the factors that have created it. The culture is the sum of the experience, history, belief system, work…

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Cool Science Project For Girls

This science project is literally cool as it uses cold water or room temperature H20 and some balloons to complete the experiment. In this demonstration you will use a balloon and expose it to the heat of a candle flame. This project was done by a group of girls and they loved the activity, however,…

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10 Interesting Facts About Wallpaper

If you want a new look for your room, and you want more than “just paint” consider the beauty of wallpaper. After all, if you think of wallpaper as clothing for your walls, you will soon realize that there are endless possibilities found in this versatile wall covering. Just a short time spent in your…

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Von Duprin Exit Devices and Fire Doors

Every region in North America and most industrialized countries mandate exit devices on commercial building doors. Exit devices, also known as crash bars or panic bars, are a crucial safety and security measure. They allow doors to be locked to people outside, but easily opened by people inside. Building owners are thus able to control…

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Nonflammable Thatched Roofs

The potential flammability of the thatched (or any other natural material, e.g. wood shingles) roofing is frequently a reason why the homeowners do not decide to thatch their houses. They are right – reed is flammable… and they are wrong – we live now in times when science is able to turn any flammable stuff…

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Suspended Ceiling Lights

Suspended ceiling lights and other fittings are slightly different from those in ‘regular’ ceilings and so it is important to be able to recognize whether you in fact have a suspended ceiling in your own home or office or a regular one. These can also be referred to as dropped ceilings, drop ceilings or false…

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