Reduce Stress With Your Breath

Breathing is an involuntary activity. As soon as you were born, you knew how to breathe without anyone teaching you. When you were a baby, even when you didn’t have conscious muscle control, you breathed. The way we breathe determines how much oxygen our blood transports to our tissues and muscles. Breathing and breathing properly…

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How to Repair an Awning

Like everything else exposed to the sun, wind, rain and other elements, your awning has been designed to withstand a lot of abuse during its lifetime. Both the frame and the fabric may need attention to extend their service and keep you safely out of the weather. Mechanically, the awning must be able to be…

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The Golden Gate Bridge, SF

The magnetic appeal of San Francisco beckons many a tourist, the Golden Gate Bridge being its biggest draw. At one time termed 'the bridge that could not be built', the Golden Gate Bridge is today among the seven wonders of the modern world. This 1930's Art Deco icon is probably the most photographed bridge in…

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Mounting Your Home Theater TV To the Wall

Small condominiums and full-scale home theater owners are all looking to mount their flat panel televisions to create more space and a better eye-catching design. Mounting a television onto the wall does not have to be difficult but it does take some care and research in order to do it safely and correctly. The following…

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What is a Framing Hammer?

You may be one of the many people who think that a hammer is a hammer. However, there are different types of hammers designed for different jobs. The framing hammer is one of those specialized tools that are meant for use with particular tasks. Here is a short introduction of this hammer, including some examples…

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Building With Bricks – Joint Types

When building with bricks, there are many types of brick joint you can use, each with it's own specific purpose. Flush joints The mortar is cut flush to the outer face of the bricks with the trowel. Bricks that do not have a flat face will likely be hard to flush neatly. Rolled joints A…

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Five Tricks Professional Painters Swear By

Giving the house a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. However, decorating solo can be a difficult and time-consuming procedure. With these tips from professional painters, getting the job done will be a breeze! 1. Start with a Clean Slate Tackling the task without first cleaning and prepping the walls wastes time…

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Chandelier Shades For You

When you walk into a room, the first things your mind notices, consciously or subconsciously, is the lighting. Lighting affects mood, conversation, and hunger. To create the right effect, your light fixture needs the perfect shade. Chandelier shades are an excellent way to accessorize, polish interior design, and create the atmosphere you're looking for. Chandelier…

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