Transfer Switches For Portable Generators

A transfer switch prevents electricity from flowing simultaneously between your portable generator and the utility grid. It is mounted next to your home circuit breaker box and can operate manually or automatically. In the event of a blackout, you can power several appliances to include the refrigerator, television, lights and even your sump pump. However,…

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The Impact of Frontal Lobe Injuries

Because of the size and location of the frontal lobe, this is the most common area to be injured. A traumatic injury to this part of our brain can affect problem solving, short term memory loss, motivation, judgment, impulsivity, behavior, perception, attention span difficulties, rationality, apathy, inhibition (possibly social or sexually inappropriate behavior), strategizing problems,…

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The Black Hole Metaphor Of Anxiety

Many times in my articles I am using the metaphor of black-hole to describe the way that anxiety affect our existential state. In this article I want to explain this metaphor since it can be used to visualize what is usually very difficult to say in words, about the anxiety and its affect on our…

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Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation

Installing a crawlspace vapor barrier is not rocket science. It is not physically difficult. Whether installing a quality vapor barrier in a vented crawlspace or doing a complete crawlspace encapsulation, it only takes a little time, a little patience and a willingness to crawl around on your hands and knees for a couple of days.…

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Wallpaper – Is It "In" or "Out?"

Several times in the past few weeks, I have been informed by clients that wallpaper is “out.” I would hate to see this source of exciting decorating ideas abandoned and suspect that the “out” response is more from fear of the unknown than any kind of practical decorating sense. Of course, decorating is just like…

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