Protect Your Metal Handrails From Rust

When the metal handrails of your home are exposed to moisture, especially when they have been installed outdoors, they are prone to rusting. Not only is rust highly unattractive on your shiny metal surface, it can also have a detrimental effect on the integrity of your railings. Whilst it can be pretty difficult to keep…

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How to Make Your Home Safe for a Kitten

Bringing home a new kitten is very exciting. They are very curious and love to play. Cats can easily hurt themselves, though, with many common household items. Preventing your new kitten from getting sick or injured requires planning. Follow these tips to keep your feline friend safe in your home. 1. Keep window screens secure…

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Motivational Alignment

Motivation can be an extremely complex attitude to define, nurture and enhance with people. It’s different for every one of us. Motivational values, attitudes, perceptiveness and potential in every one changes from day to day, from situation to situation. If you can align the right values with the individual and their environment, your motivational methods…

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Buying an Existing Self Storage Facility

So what are the factors to consider when you purchase an existing self-storage Facility? The traditional measure for determining value is the capitalization rate, or ratio of net income to purchase price. As investors, we are always striving for the highest return on investment, (ROI) but what if you’re considering several properties with similar cap…

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How To Solder Copper Piping

The world of plumbing continues to change and evolve just as technology seemingly alters everything in our lives. Due to its resistance of rusting, water supply lines inside the home were galvanized pipe and the sewer system was cast iron pipes. Today PVC, CPVC and varied roll tubing constitutes the majority of newly installed water…

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Get the Audience’s Attention: Your Opening "Hook"

Let’s face it… regardless of the type of business; we’ve all sat through some pretty bad presentations. When delivering your presentation, you have to establish the audience’s attention and buy-in within the first 30 seconds. If you don’t have their attention from the beginning AND be able to maintain interest throughout the presentation, your message…

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Big Bad Buicks – Are You a 3 Or 4 Holer?

It all started in 1949, postwar creativity gave birth to the Buick fender portholes or ventiports. The combination of “fighter plane exhaust stacks”, along with a “bombsight” hood ornament (rocket through ring) introduced in 1946, simulated a driver’s very own fighter plane. A true tribute to the men and women of the armed forces. Chief…

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Commercial Lighting Tips

Installing a proper lighting system for your business is almost a science so it is important to consult with a professional for the best commercial lighting tips available. Typically a business requires more lighting and special considerations than a home in a residential area. Not only do you have to deal with indoor lighting for…

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Home Lighting – How Much Is Enough?

A poorly lit room is a lot like a picnic in the rain! A thoughtful combination of well-distributed lighting from ceiling to mid-wall height brings your design to life. Recessed lighting or track lighting, chandeliers or pedant lighting (upper middle plane) floor and table lamps; accent or task lighting and wall sconces create adjustable wash…

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