How To Clean Your Earphones

Every time you put your earbuds in your ear you are getting them dirty. No matter how clean your ears are it is part of our body’s defense to create earwax to protect against infection and block out dust and dirt. While earbud earphones offer a high sound quality, and a noise isolating listening experience,…

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Comic Books – Japanese Manga vs American Comics

What are the primary differences between Japanese Manga (Comics) and American Comics? There is a big difference in art styles between Manga, which is more stylized (exaggerated) and American comics, which tend to be more “realistic”. There are also quite a few serious differences between the two types of comics. Some of the differences, just…

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A Potted History of Rainscreen Cladding

Norway is the place where rainscreen cladding had its birth. It was not a scientific breakthrough, however, but more a gradual discovery that happened centuries ago in a largely intuitive way. Norwegian builders, probably through trial and error, found a way to utilise drained and back-ventilated cladding with joints that were both closed and open.…

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10 Ways to Use Leftover Meatloaf

Have you ever made meatloaf, and found yourself with enough left overs to last the whole week? If you’re like me, I do not enjoy eating the same meal more than twice in a row, once for dinner, then lunch the next day. I discovered that a little meatloaf can go a long way, and…

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Baseball And Bottle Caps

In our never ending quest to find new methods of teaching baseball, especially the hitting aspect, perhaps we should stop and look behind us instead of always looking forward. Once upon a time a high .380% or .400% batting average was not all that uncommon, and of course there’s been plenty of change to the…

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Floor Cleaning Made Easy With Floor Scrubbers

Today’s floor scrubbers are the most leading floor cleaning machines distributed all-over the market. These floor machines such as Duplex 340, Duplex 420 and Duplex 620 are the only floor scrubber and carpet cleaner that is able to operate on any flooring surface in just one single pass. Floor scrubbers are highly portable and easy…

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Famous Magicians and Escape Artists

While the art of magic and the conjuring arts has existed since pagan times through priests, witches, etc., it is the ones who dare – the magicians who defy death and show acts that we ourselves wouldn’t even dare think of – that have gained the most following and become the most remembered. Here are…

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How to Avoid the Yes-Man Culture

The dilemma for many CEOs is that they initially moved up the ladder because of their ability to solve problems and drive solutions. They are used to having the right answers and having their expectations met. While that is a great position to be in, there is a flip side. When you learn to trust…

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The Different Types of Watercolour Paints

Ingredients of Watercolour Paints Transparent watercolour paints are traditionally made from pigments that are finely ground in gum Arabic, which is a water-soluble gum acquired from a variety of the acacia tree. Gum Arabic is safe as it is completely non-toxic. Other than Arabic gum, other binders are used such as fish glue, Tragacanth, crystallized…

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Scripture and Moral Theology

A young Catholic growing up in the years preceding Vatican II would find it very curious to find that scriptural teaching is the “Soul of all theology,” (Dei Verbum, from Richard Gula, p. 165, REASON INFORMED BY FAITH). My experience as a student in a Catholic elementary school during the pre-Vatican II years is that…

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The History of Soil Stabilisation

The stabilisation of soils has been performed for millennia. It was recognised before the Christian era began that certain geographic regions were plagued with surface materials and ambient conditions that made the movement of armies and goods difficult, if not impossible, over the paths between villages and towns. The Mesopotamians and Romans separately discovered that…

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