The Heliotrope

Freiburg is a town of 200,000 inhabitants located in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Black Forest in southern Germany. It’s university town, an important industrial and commercial centre, and a tourist resort. But today it is best known as the ecological capital of Germany. The old town is completely pedestrianised, recycling is a…

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Do It Yourself Furniture Repair

Wax your furniture- to build up the finish, cover scratches or damages, and to obtain a more durable and long-lasting improvement than oil polish. Apply a hard paste wax with 0000 steel wool using a few drops of water to help emulsify the wax, and apply it as thinly as possible, rubbing with the grain…

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Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

You may be surprised at how well horses can adapt to colder weather. In the wild, horses can withstand temperatures at well below zero. However, there are a number of things that you can do to maximize your horse's health and condition during the colder months. Here are a few tips that will help to…

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6 Star Mud Brick House Study

A study was conducted earlier this year to help determine the viability and potential costs involved in building a 6 Star mud brick home. The study, funded by Sustainability Victoria, involved thermal energy assessments of four typical mud brick house designs using the FirstRate 5 house energy rating software. An objective was to determine simple…

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Buying Apartment Buildings – Good Move?

Buying apartment buildings used to be what people thought of when they were thinking about investing in real estate. However, thanks to the whole flipping phenomenon the popular notion of investing in real estate has become something more akin to fixing up junker houses. Not that there's anything wrong with fixing up junkers, you make…

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The Helmet Camera Story So Far

23 years ago an individual called Mark Schulze decided to put together the world's first "helmet camera" to make an action video. His subject was mountain biking. As the chip camera had just come out, he obtained one and proceeded to affix it to a motorcycle helmet. What he did then was to attach a…

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