The Different Styles of Wedding Photography

Your wedding day is one of the major milestones of your life. With all the money you spend on that perfect dress, your beautiful flowers, your romantic venue and the many other things that go together to create your perfect day, you want your memories recorded to reflect your personality and style. Different photographers shoot…

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Home Flooring Upgrade – Refinish Or Replace?

Wood flooring has certainly advanced since the floors we had in our homes when we were children. The technology used in today's flooring manufacturing eliminates the required waxing. Neither do we always need the expertise of floor installation professionals. Pre-finished products we have today also eliminate the old process of labor intensive sanding and finishing…

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Caring for Your Window Awnings

Window awnings add a certain charm to many kinds of home designs and window structures. Their graceful arch and decorative patterns resemble subtly accented eyes on an attractive woman. Composed of metallic or vinyl materials, window awnings lend an air of charm that is often lacking in today’s no-nonsense home structures. If your home has…

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Adhesives for Mosaic Art

Before starting that first mosaic project, the artist must decide upon the correct adhesive. Choosing the glue will insure that the mosaic will last forever. If you choose the wrong adhesive then be certain that your tesserae will not last long on the surface no matter where it is placed or how well it is…

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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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