Stop Poison Ivy Itching

Stop the itching! Once you get poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac – that's priority number one. Everyone has some sort of remedy or advice but what really works? This article shows you how to get blessed relief from that awful itch. Take note: If you experience blistering or your eyes swell shut soon…

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529 Plans – A Quick Overview

By just about any measure, the cost of a college education just keeps increasing. According to the College Board's 2008 Trends in College Pricing, over the last decade the cost of tuition and fees has risen by 4.2% at public four-year institutions, after adjusting for inflation. There are many programs available to assist with the…

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No Off Switch On A Tiger

I met a young aspiring real estate investor at a seminar, and he was full of big talk about how he was going to quit his boring job at a property management company and how the real estate world was going to tremble at his rapid ascent to the top of the mountain. He filled…

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Doris – Ode to a Grandmother

My Nan was a bit of an old bag when it came to socializing. You could spend the best part of an afternoon sorting out a great outfit to wear to a family christening and you could be sure she would criticize it at some point in the afternoon. She would sit on the sofa…

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Get on the Broadband-Wagon

'Broadband' is the general term used to refer to high-speed information transmission over networks, and nowdays is used incrementally to mean a fast Internet connection. The term has more to do with the electrical waveform ('signal') being transmitted. The signal can come to you through a variety of physical arrangements: a DSL line, a T1…

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Insight to Building a Computer

Building a computer is not cheap, do not be mislead. What you do not get from buying a retail computer is the ability to pick every single computer component out. Picking your components out is the main benefit of building a computer, especially if you are building a gaming computer. The Internet gives you the…

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Batting Cage Lighting

Batting cages are used by softball and baseball players to improve their ability to hit the ball. Both indoor and outdoor batting cages need lighting for night practice. Indoor batting cages are used in climates where seasonal weather does not permit such activity. Lighting fixtures have become more than just a means to gain light.…

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Heat Balance Diagram for Thermal Power Stations

What is Heat Balance Diagram? Heat Balance Diagram or HBD for Thermal Power Station is the basically schematic representation of the whole steam cycle from Boiler to High Pressure (HP) Turbines Intermediate Pressure (IP) Turbines and Low Pressure (LP) Turbines to condenser to pumps to re-heaters and again to boiler. This diagram also contains some…

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Village: One City: Nil

Village life. Whether you’re a burnt out urban dweller desperate to trade your Jimmy Choos’s for a pair of mud splattered Hunter wellies, or, like me, a born and bred country bumpkin with the badge to prove it, here are some of the realities of the often hilarious, but more frequently, downright ludicrous goings on…

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