Gratin Dauphinois

Please put down the boxed mix and step away. If you have 20 minutes and potatoes you can make a dish that will make your grandmother proud, impress your friends or is just right as a meal-for-one. The combination of flavors is perfect for a cold, dreary afternoon or reheated in the morning with poached…

Dental Insurance Vs Dental Plan

A summation of proper care for your teeth is not always brushing your teeth day and night, it is also about taking the time out for a proper dental care of both your teeth and gums. Bacteria reside even in the smallest corners of our teeth and escapes completely from the brush. A proper dental…

The Hoover Flights Fiasco and Unilateral Contracts

The Hoover Marketing Promotion I have written previously about what has become known as the Hoover flights fiasco. To explain what happened briefly: in 1992, Hoover ran a promotion that promised two free seats on flights to Europe or America to any customers buying a Hoover product that cost £100 or more. The promotion was…

Insulating a Slipform Stone House

There can be no question that insulation should be of primary importance when considering new house construction. Slipform stone houses are no exception to this rule. Helen and Scott Nearing, early proponents of this stone building technique, claimed that their New England homes were comfortable year-round without much thought given to insulation – indeed, their…

How to Choose a Transformer

When choosing a transformer, there are two primary concerns: the load and the application. Several factors must be evaluated carefully while making the choice, to ensure that the needs of both primary concerns are met. To use a cliché, it is typically a ‘no-brainer’ to choose smaller transformers. A unit with a kVA rating that…

What You Need For Taxes at a Glance

The new tax season is approaching fast. Are you ready to prepare your list of tax deductibles for this year? Preparing for tax returns does not have to be painful if you stay organized. If you file a simplified return you can do it yourself and even online for free federal returns. Even if you…

Exterior House Painting

Our home is usually our largest investment. Not only that, but it's our safety blanket, the place we look forward to coming to at the end of the day, our own personal sanctuary. They are a place of pride as much as they are a piece of property. Because of this, we want to keep…