How to Use the Space Under Your Stairs

When home owners think about updating their stairs and hallway, they tend to focus only on tasks such as replacing the stair balustrade, handrails, spindles and newels for a fresh new look. But there is so much more that can be done to improve this area, especially if you are short of storage. One possible…

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Add Wrought Iron to Your Stairway

Having a nice stairway in your home is important because it is the first impression of what the upper level of your house is like. Using wrought iron in your stairway can make the statement that your upstairs is full of style and glamour. Wrought iron can be used in stairways for the railings and…

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How Well Can Acupuncture Relieve Pain?

How effective is acupuncture at relieving pain? While some people may be sceptical about any treatment that falls under the category of 'alternative medicine' it seems now that even conventional western medicine has embraced the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and other illnesses. Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat pain all…

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Vulnerability: Beyond the Facade

For most people, vulnerability is a maniacal force–something bad and to be avoided. Throughout the day, endless Ego defense resources are utilized in an attempt to protect the frail sense of self from perceived dangers in the world. As is the case with many of our attempts of self-protection, over zealousness can lead to the…

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How To Hand Solder a Quad Flat Pack

This article describes how to solder a quad flat pack component to a printed circuit board. The details of the process are covered, including chip placement, bent pin recovery, tacking, the soldering and solder bridge removal. Get your chip ready by placing the component tray on your bench and opening up the packaging. There are…

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Why Study Abroad?

When I was a sophomore in high school, my parents had an idea that I should go to the U.S. to study. Back then, I could not imagine leaving my friends, family, or my entire life behind. Not only that, but to attend college in an unfamiliar place where people speak a different language, think…

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