Bricklaying Basics

When you build with bricks you're creating something that can be appreciated for generations. It's not uncommon to find structures in complete ruin except for the masonry such as a brick chimney or wall. The reasons for do-it-yourself bricklaying vary, but the primary reason seems to be cost. Others include learning a valuable skill for…

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Misogyny and The Maltese Falcon

Look at any list of "top noir novels" or "best crime fiction books" and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett is invariably near the top. The novel was first published in 1930 and stands as a bastion of the 'hard-boiled' vintage crime stories. Although the plot is quite remarkable, I am not interested in providing…

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I Strained My Neck Shoveling!

Yep, you read that correct. Not a lower back injury but a neck injury. The mechanism is the same but I wanted to address neck pain in this article. The fact of the matter is: you can strain any muscle or joint doing just about any activity. In this example a patient of ours was…

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8 Tips to Cheer Up Depressed Pets

What if laTely, you've beenicing your pet sleeps abnormally (more than usual), eats less, seems sad, and spends most of its time moping round the house. All these behaviors are totally opposite to his or her normal behavior. Without a doubt, you may start to worry! Depression is what your furry friend may be experiencing.…

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Commercial and Residential Elevators

Commercial and residential elevators provide smooth and safe up and down transportation in any home or commercial environment. These devices utilize cutting edge technology and are ideal accessibility devices. While of great functional value, elevators add elegance to residences and commercial settings. They also increase the value of your homes. Advantages and Safety Features There…

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3 Reasons to Get a Personalized Number Plate

Personalized number plates are exactly that – a plate that is personal to the owner. Typically when a car is bought, it comes with a registration number. This is specific to the vehicle. Personalized plates are often called cherished plates or private plates. The terms are reliably inter-changeable. Whatever term you use, practically anyone can…

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Gyros: Perfection Packed in a Pita

Gyros, essentially vertically roasted meat, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce, are very popular worldwide as a lunch item. They're tasty and all food groups are represented providing the perfect midday meal. What is a Gyro? The word in itself comes from the Greek word for "spin", and this is what it does. Meat, commonly pork,…

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Composite Doors – Secure Your Home

If security is your main concern, then a composite door is the ultimate choice for you. uPVC and wooden doors offer limited protection against potential attacks, falling short due to their design, materials and hardware. Two thirds of burglars gain entry through a door, so it is essential that you have a door which offers…

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Preventing Mishaps on Stair Treads

Stair treads are one of the most aborted parts of your stairs. This comes as no surprise since the other name for them is the 'step', meaning that they are being stepped on boundlessly every day. This is also keeping them always safe to use is a must for every home or office. After all,…

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