Ten Benefits of Grapeseed Massage Oil

Did you know that grapeseed massage oil is a highly prized carrier oil in aromatherapy and massage therapy? It has almost no aroma and is wonderfully light in texture. It is a great non-greasy oil to use, but could be enriched by blending it with another carrier massage oils such as almond or wheat germ oil.

Some of the advantages of grapeseed massage oil:

  • Grapeseed oil is almost odorless and has a fine texture.
  • The fine texture makes it easily absorbable by the skin and non-greasy.
  • Grapeseed massage oil has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin. This makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints when having a cleansing massage.
  • Grapeseed oil extract is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid for the skin and the cell membranes.
  • Grapeseed oil has regenerative and restructuring properties and has excellent skin moisturizing properties.
  • The smooth, silky texture makes it excellent for a relaxing massage without being greasy.
  • It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein, GLA, and a small amount of vitamin E.
  • It penetrates the skin easily bringing it moisturizing, regenerating and protecting effects.
  • It is said to be good for repairing skin around the eyes.
  • If you've run out of shaving cream, it's provided to be great for keeping the skin lubricated.

Body Detox Massage

Many body massage oils are used to assist body detox by stimulating the lymphatic system. This encourages fluid circulation and cell regeneration in the body.

A simple oil massage at regular intervals can do wonders to your overall health and can make you feel youger and more beautiful. Massage oils promote skin health, provides relief from stress and assist healing of the skin.

Grapeseed massage oil is also perfect for those who need a nut-free oil option in the case of allergies.

Medicinal Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

Food-grade Grape Seed Oil is extremely healthy to add to your diet. Some Medicinal Health Benefits Include:

  • Grape seed oil can also help protect the arteries by keeping them free of plaque that can cause heart attacks and stroke.
  • Grape seed oil is able to slow down and reverse free radical damage and reduce the risk of disease. (good for slowing skin aging.)
  • Studies also show that certain substances in grape seed oil can help protect the body from sun damage.
  • Grapeseed oil can improve the function of small blood vessels in the eyes thereby improving and maintaining good vision.

The Future of Object Oriented Programming

The object-oriented paradigm is based on the idea that objects exist independently of each other, and that operations can be executed on them. Consequently, a user in a true object-oriented development environment should be able to interactively create objects of any available class, manipulate these objects and call their interface routines. • Platform independence – " Write once – run anywhere " capability

As a matter of fact you can not run a java program 'anywhere' unless there is a virtual machine. But its as good as anywhere. Also I know some folks who would say its "write once debug everywhere " but any such platform dependent bugs are probably VM issues. All in all this platform independence is a huge plus point for enterprise development saving tons of cash and effort in porting products.

· Ease of use

I'm not really sure how many hard nut programmers would agree with me but programs are easy to visualize when they are object oriented (once you get the hang of it). After the concept is built, it becomes much easier to realize it in code.

· Free runtime / compilers / tools

This was one of the best moves by Sun. The runtime is free, the development kit is free and now there are a ton of other tools built with java for java that are free. This makes java development easy and affordable.

There are a number of ways to measure the popularity of a programming language, for example, based on the number of:

  • New applications written in the language
  • Existing applications written in the language
  • Developers that use the language primarily
  • Developers that use the language ever
  • Web searches
  • Available jobs that require skills in the language
  • Developers' favorites

Java has some other advantages as a teaching language

Low cost. The tools needed to build and test Java programs

are available without charge. Sun makes the Java Development Kit (JDK) available over the Internet, where faculty and students alike can download it. The JDK-which includes the Java compiler and interpreter, among other tools-is admittedly spartan, but students should find it adequate for most programming assignments. Those willing to spend a little money will find nicer program development environments (such as Symantec Café and Microsoft J ++) available at moderate prices.

Easy to test. Students can put their programs-written as applets-on their Web pages for instructors to test and critique. Instructors can monitor a student's progress at any stage by simply visiting the student's Web page.

Student enthusiasm. Java has gotten so much publicity

that students are bound to be excited about learning it. By harnessing that enthusiasm, instructors can use Java as a vehicle to teach students a tremendous amount about modern-day computing. Students will be motivated by Java's growing importance in the "real world." Moreover, students will be thrilled by the ease with which they can build sophisticated GUI programs.

Suitable for advanced courses. After students gain

familiarity with the basic features of Java in CS1, they can use its advanced features in later courses. For example, a course on operating systems can take advantage of Java's support for threads. The network classes that come with Java make it ideal for a networking course.

Easy transition to C ++ and other languages. Java's syntactic similarity to C and C ++ should ease the transition to those languages.

International appeal. The Unicode character set is an integral part of Java, allowing students to learn about the issues of developing software for the international market.

Java has significant advantages not only as a commercial language but also as a teaching language. It allows students to learn object-oriented programming without exposing them to the complexity of C ++.

Book Summary – The ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins – Written by Blair Singer

This book is part of the Rich Dad Advisor family. Being able to build a successful team is a sought after talent. Think about your favorite professional, college or Olympic sporting team. I bet hardcore football fans can tell you which teams won each Super bowl. Can they tell you who came in second, probably not because nobody cares? Building a great team is by far the hardest component of business. You are dealing with unique personalities, qualities and skill sets. So the question becomes, how do you do it? Blair answers this question in the book.

Why is this important to me?

I strive to not waste your time. You are either part of a losing team or winning team. That is it. If you were ever part of a winning team then you can still remember the connection, camaraderie and code. If you consider the most effective teams, they all operate under a strict code of honor. This is critical in keeping the team united. The best example of this is seen in the U.S. Marine Corp. These guys have to run under a code or they die. It is that simple. Semper Fi – “Always Faithful”. Blair’s book is concise and to the point. We will outline creating a Code of Honor for your team.

Why a code of honor? In the absence of rules, people make up their own rules. The best way to avoid upset, collisions and disharmony in any group is to make sure everyone is playing by the same rules. The code brings out the best in everyone who subscribes to it.

Mission-Team-Individual – That is the order of the code. When people agree then you have the foundation for a championship team. If you don’t believe in Mission-Team-Individual then just image if Individual or team was first. Bernie Madoff put individual first and Enron put their Executive Team first. Look what happened. If the Marine Corp put individuals first then we would not have our freedom today.

Drafting the right players for your team is crucial. The old adage that people are your greatest asset is NOT true. They have to be the right people. I can tell you that my biggest expense and losses in business have ALL been around hiring and recruiting the wrong people. I could have been on mini-retirements in my late 20’s if I would have gotten this skill right. I would wager to say that over the years, I have spent over seven figures on the wrong people. This does not include the heart ache, counseling and other crap that goes along with having the wrong people on your team. I implore you to learn this skill because it will save you years of heart ache. It is cheaper to burn stacks of $100 bills then it is to have the wrong people on your team. LEARN THIS SKILL NOW!

Question – How do we get the right players on the team?

1. What kind of energy do they have? The highest energy wins. If the person is low energy then don’t recruit them.

2. Do they have a desire to win? This is critical because if they don’t then they won’t have it for the team.

3. Are they willing to let somebody else win?

4. Are they personally responsible?

5. Are they willing to submit to the code?

6. Do they have unique talent or ability?

Don’t hire to fill space. This costs way too much. Blair discusses his Results model and focusing on results means it is too late. Focus on the chain that creates results and good things will happen. How do you create a code of honor? This is tackled in the book and I will outline a sample code here:

1. Never abandon a teammate in need.

2. Be willing to “call and be called” when the code is broken.

3. Celebrate wins.

4. Be on time.

5. Keep all agreements and clean up any broken agreements ASAP.

6. Deal direct.

7. Be responsible

8. Be resourceful

9. Never let personal stuff get in the way of your mission.

10. Be loyal to the team.

11. Commit to personal development

12. Don’t seek or ask for sympathy or acknowledgment

13. Everyone must sell!

One critical component of championship teams is calling out breaches to the code. This is the most difficult part of the whole process. Think about it – you create the code, hire the right people and then what… If the team does not enforce the code then the whole process crumbles. Everyone has to call out breaches to the code even if it is your boss who breaks the code.

I hope you have found this short summary useful. The key to any new idea is to work it into your daily routine until it becomes habit. Habits form in as little as 21 days. One thing you can take away from this book is the power of teams. It took me to lose a ton of time, energy and money to know the true power of teams. You can invest 15 minutes per day on leadership and influence and it will pay exponential dividends for you in the future.

Engineered Wood Joists – A Technologically Advanced Way To Build

Engineered wood joists are a technologically advanced way to build, which allows you to be more eco friendly than building with traditional dynamic lumber. Engineered lumber beams can be manufactured from smaller trees. Any construction project that calls for wood joists can use engineered lumber joists in the construction.

Modern technology has developed engineered lumber which has many advantages over traditional lumber joists and studs:

  • Engineered joists are more uniform in structural integrity, which allows the contractor to install them without the typical sorting and discarding of inferior standard lumber.
  • Engineered lumber joists offer more load bearing capacity than the same sized dynamic joists. This allows fewer joists to be installed in order to carry the same load.
  • Engineered beams can span greater distances than standard wood beams. This gives the architect and homeowner more design flexibility and lowers costs.
  • Engineered joists will save money as fewer joists are required to bear the same load. This will save money on material, labor, and transportation costs.
  • Engineered lumber joists offer more support and rigidity than standard lumber. There will be less deflection in any floor that uses engineered wood, especially over greater spans. The floor will have a more solid feeling, indicating superior construction compared to standard floor joists.

Using engineered i-joists in your construction project will benefit the environment in several ways, which may not be apparent at first glance. Since engineered lumber is lighter in weight, less fuel will be required to transport the material than standard lumber. Engineered i-joists are cut to exact lengths at the factory so there is less waste at the construction site and less material discarded which needs to be hauled to a landfill. The resins used to manufacture engineered wood products are toxin free. Small measures individually, but when multiplied over millions of construction projects, can make a significant difference to the environment.

Overall costs incurred at the construction site can be reduced by using engineered wood products for the same reasons. A fewer number of engineered wood joists are required to build the structure so less labor time is required to construct the building. Less time spent cutting to length decrees labor time, and less weight per joist requires less man to position engineered lumber joists and further decrees labor costs.

Engineered i-joists save money, provide a better constructed home, and are more eco friendly than typical dynamic lumber joists. It's hard to find a reason not to use engineered wood in all aspects of your construction project.

Newsboy Hats and Ivy Caps

[This is article # 8 in a series on Iconic Hats. It joins The Top Hat, The Bowler, The Fedora, The Cowboy Hat, The Beret, The Baseball Cap, and The Fez.]

Newsboy caps and ivy caps – variously known as flat caps, baker boy hats, driving caps, golf caps, English caps, eight-quarter caps, etc. – date to pre-World War I and historically are associated with the working classes. In pictures from this period, as well as in literature, one finds factory workers, employers, construction workers [there is a famous 1932 photograph by Charles C. Ebbets of construction workers on a beam over NYC – Lunch Atop A Skyscraper- where most are wearing a newsboy or ivy cap], etc. wearing variations of cloth caps. Because this headwear was cut-and-sewn primarily from either cotton or woolen fabrics, variations were plentiful and a man could easily distinguish himself from the next by his choice of color, material (eg tweed, herringbone, etc.), or style ( cut. Furthermore, these caps were inexpensive when compared to the full size hats of the day like bowlers, top hats, or fedoras, so a person could own more than one and, if so inclined, change his hat from day to day. Because of the small size, soft nature, and portability of these caps, their popularity spread to young professionals, college fraternities ("ivy" cap as in Ivy League), sportsmen ("golf" cap as worn by the likes of Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan), etc. A man accustomed to dressing up for work during the week with a full size hat, could now wear this informal cap on the weekend signaling his "time off" while he pursued leisure activity without stepping down in class.

Today, the popularity of ivy and newsboy hats is perhaps second only to its ubiquity in the early 20th Century. The English-born Kangol 504 cap helped to revitalize this style in the mid to late 1990s. Movie stars, musicians, golfers, fashionistas, skate boarders, people young and old, can be found on a daily basis wearing a newsboy or ivy cap frontwards, backwards, or sideways .. Those who determined that this was "my style" quickly learned that the variations of this headwear style are virtually limitless. Many – like my father – make a hobby of collecting caps and make sure to pick up one or two while traveling in the British Isles or Europe.

Georgian Style in Your Home

Georgian style and architecture is still very popular today, several hundred years since its beginnings in 1714 during the reign of King George I. The Georgian era lasted through the reign of several British monarchs up until 1837 when Queen Victoria ascended the Throne, bringing about a change in attitudes towards style.

Global Influenced Design

During the 18th century rich young men were exploring the world and on their return wanted to replicate the styles they had seen on their travels. This became the foundation of Georgian design, which had a wide variety of global influences including Roman, Ancient Greek, Chinese, Egyptian and Gothic.

A repeating theme in Georgian style is simplicity and symmetry. The ancient Greek and Roman influence is clear to see with symmetrical columns and pilasters commonplace in Georgian interior design, as they aimed for their homes to appeal ancient Greek and Roman temples. As well as the travels of the younger generation of Georgians, this was also sparked by a revival in Palladian style, which was originally based on the ideas of famous Venetian architect Andreas Palladio.

Style in the Georgian Home

When it came to choosing colors, there were obvious limitations in the shades that were available. The most popular colors in Georgian homes were sage greens, subtle blues, stone, off white and burgundy. Color schemes were usually quite bold – a hangover from the earlier Baroque style that was ubiquitous during the late 17th century.

Walls were usually decorated with wall paneling up to dado rail height and above covered with oriental themed wallpaper, often pattered and featuring plants or trees.

Ceiling mouldings were a popular choice in the Georgian era; these typically were filled with intricate patterns, particularly those including ribbons or depicting classical figures. Cornice & coving at this time was used to add interest to the join between the walls and ceiling. Strong ancient Greek and Roman influence is present in Georgian style cornice, which is typically decorated with multiple reeds across the length of the cornice.

Georgian Townhouses

Up and down the country Georgian townhouses are a regular feature of British streets, one of the most famous examples being 10 Downing Street. Georgian style townhouses houses are recognizable by having several stories, with elegant sash windows, the grandest being at the bottom and getting smaller towards the top, as in original Georgian homes the higher floors were typically servant's quarters.

Entrances to Georgian houses are often grand, sometimes with steps leading up to the door. Doors were paneled with canopies above and fanlight windows letting light into the hallway.

Getting the Georgian Look in Your Home

Whatever you have a traditional Georgian townhouse and want to enhance the original period charm or are just looking to add a touch of Georgian style to your home, there are a number of options available to you.

If you're going for a more lazy look, simply fitting decorative cornice can give your property a nice hint of Georgian style. For more of a complete Georgian feel, you can go further and add wall paneling, dado rails and ceiling paneling. To get the full ancient Greek & Roman temple inspired look, use columns and pilots, which will instantly add Georgian elegance and transform your home.

Georgian features also look great in modern buildings, complementing contemporary interior design styles perfectly. Davuka specialize in high quality decorative architectural moldings and have a range of products that will help you to achieve the look you are after.

Eco-Friendly Insulation

It’s always economical to have good insulation throughout your house. Unfortunately, many times your house either wasn’t insulated well enough or it’s insulated with things that aren’t eco-friendly, and that could cause other issues. But there are many green ways to insulate your home without using dangerous products.

One way to have your home insulated is by using recycled newspaper. The way that works is instead of single sheets of insulation, installers will blow it between your walls with a big hose. The more they can get in there, the better your walls will be insulated. You might have to deal with some newspaper dust for a couple of days, but once that’s settled it makes a fine way to protect your home.

Something else that can be used that’s relatively new is, believe it or not, mushrooms. Although this is very new technology that’s not widely available yet, what it will offer is a natural way to protect your home. It’s being developed to resemble packing material more than either sheet insulation or balls of insulation, which means it would work best being installed at the time a house is being built. Supposedly because of the density of mushrooms, the insulation wouldn’t have to be that thick and yet would still be very effective.

Another nice alternative to fiber glass insulation is insulation made out of cotton. There are some manufacturers who have been making insulation made out of cotton for years, which is a more dense type of material than what most of us are used to seeing. It costs a little bit more to produce, but it fills a house just as well as any other type of insulation, and is much safer for people overall.

Finally, something you probably wouldn’t have thought of is using insulation products that are soy based. It’s mixed in with a foam that’s sprayed into the walls, and can expand up to 100 times its normal size. That means you don’t have to use as much of it to insulate your home, and it will make a very tight seal between your walls. It also turns out to be water resistant and animal resistant, as it’s been found that the little nasty things that like to invade your home don’t like to eat it. If you go this route however, you might want to check with the people using it to ask them what percentage of soy is actually contained within the product.

Portable Quilt Display Racks and Their Multi-Purpose Features

A portable quilt display rack is the ideal choice for flaunting any sizes of quilts, backdrops, and other hanging wares during trade show events. It's sturdy, versatile, compact, lightweight, and very handy. For exhibitors who are searching for a fully functional product, a portable quilt display rack might be just the solution fit for your needs and budget.

A portable quilt display rack is a really great investment. Why? Well, it is quite hard to attract a crowd if you'll just place your quilts on the floor – visitors would not be able to see your quilt collection from a distance. And it would not really help if you'll just tape them on the wall – it might come off as very unprofessional and messy. That's why portable quilt racks are highly recommended to use in trade show exhibits because they keep everything in order fashion and easy for both the exhibitor and potential customers.

A traditional wooden quilt stand is the ideal furnishing for storing your quilts … at home. But if you plan to bring them everywhere, like in trade shows or in class, you might want to try and focus your attention on the portable types. These are usually available in steel construction, specifically aluminum, and could weigh around 14 to 17 pounds. A standard model is composed of a single horizontal beam that's supported by vertical beams at each side. Most of the products in the market have fully adjustable horizontal beams, which could extend up to 10 feet to match any length of your trade show backdrops or quilts. The tripod feet can be made wider to increase their stability.

It would not really be a big problem if you have multiple pieces to hang on your quilt racks. You can buy quilt racks that have a tower-like effect, which allows you to hang 2 or more expandable rods on top of each other by using clips or S-hooks. You can also connect several quilt racks together using a guild hub, so you can arrange them in different directional patterns.

Just because it's called a "quilt" display rack does not mean that its use is limited to such items. Quilt racks would also be useful as in-store displays to advertise latest store deals, services, and products. You could also use these to hang curtains, which could then be use to surround your exhibit space. Teachers can even use these to feature class artworks or as teaching aids. Photographers are also fond of using these to hold their background graphics during their outdoor pictorial sessions.

There are many ways where you can buy quilt racks nowdays. But people still find the internet as the best source of wide collections of quilt exhibition stands and, not to mention, the best price deals. Depending on the brand and online store, you could purchase these at around $ 80 and up. You can try checking out portable quilt display products from Iron Pals, Amazon, and Quilters Husband.

How To Build The Side Of The Arm Muscle – 5 Tips

Building a well-sculpted body requires more than knowing just a few types of exercises. Rather, you need to target specific muscles in each part of your body with specific exercises designed to work those parts.

Take the arms, for example. Most people who work out focus mainly on the biceps (front, inside of arm) and triceps (back of arm). But, what about those muscles on the sides of the arm? By targeting those muscle groups, as well, you stand to gain muscles in place you never knew you had them.

Here are 5 tips for how to build the side of the arm muscle:

1. The upper part of the side of your arm is called the medial (side) deltoid:

First, let's get our terminology straight. When we talk about the side of the arm muscle, we really need to distinguish between two types of muscles: the medial deltoid and the brachialis.

The deltoid muscle – which extends directly down from the shoulder blades and into the top of the arms – actually has three parts: front, side, and back. The medial (side) deltoid is the one that looks like it is on the side of your arm.

2. The lower part of the side of your arm is called the brachialis:

Moving down your arm a bit, you have a separate muscle called the brachialis. This is located between the biceps and triceps muscles.

Together, a set of well-developed medial deltoid and brachialis muscles will give the sides of your arms the look you want.

3. For your deltoids, do side lateral rises:

There are a number of exercises that can work out your medial deltoid muscles. We focus here on side lateral rises. Here's how:

a. Pick up two light dumbbells (5-15 lbs.).

b. Stand with your feet apart, about shoulder-width.

c. Hold the dumbbells just in front of your body with the palms of your hands facing each other while slightly bending your elbows.

d. Raise the weights out to the sides and upwards in a semicircular arc until they are just above shoulder level. Hold this position for a moment, then lower them back to the starting position.

e. Repeat.

4. For your brachialis, do the dumbbell bent-over row:

A great exercise for your brachialis muscles is the dumbbell bent-over row. Here is what to do:

a. Stand with your knees bent and your upper body at about a 60-degree angle.

b. Now with the weights fully extended down in your arms, bringing them straight up to your chest by contracting your shoulder blades fully.

c. Inhale and then slowly return the weights to the starting position.

d. Repeat.

5. Also for your brachialis, try reverse curls:

Here is another good one that is designed to increase the size and definition of your brachialis:

a. Stand up straight, with your back and head straight forward and upward.

b. Grab a barbell with palms out and down (rather than up and toward you). Grip the bar at shoulder width, slowly raising the weight with your elbows tight up against your body.

c. Once the weight has reached the top, lower it slowly back down to the starting position.

Bonus tip: by focusing mentally on the muscles you want to really build up while you do these exercises, you can actually improve the intensity of the workout that these muscles get. By focusing on them, your body will naturally send more energy in those areas.

Try these tips on how to build the muscles on the sides of your arms.

The Importance of Cooling Systems for Electronics

As electronic equipment has advanced, so has the need for effective cooling systems in order to keep processes running optimally. With devices generating high levels of both heat and sound, products such as the fan tray assembly and anti vibration mounts have become even more advanced, with a number of different products on the market to meet all kinds of customer needs.

The problem of overheating can be common when it comes to PCs and laptops, yet the situation can become a lot worse in the case of electronics that are operating in cabinets or other enclosed spaces, with the reduced airflow dramatically raising temperature. The installation of an adequate cooling fan or fan tray assembly is therefore essential for keeping temperatures at reasonable levels.

So, just why is overheating so bad and why are cooling systems so useful? There are numerous reasons why installing a fan system is a good idea, some of which will be explored below.

Firstly, if electronic equipment heats up too much, it can simply cut out in order to cool down. This is not only a major inconvenience, but can actually cause serious damage to the equipment components too. It should also be noted that overheated equipment can be a serious fire hazard, which is not good in either the home or the workplace.

Overheating can also cause electronics to function more slowly, even if they do not stop working completely. This is because in-built fans may be working exceptionally hard at keeping temperatures down due to elevated levels of heat. A solution would be to add a fan tray assembly or other cooling fan system in order to provide adequate levels of cooling.

Fans that are working too hard to lower high temperatures can also cause a great deal of noise. This can be at best distracting, and at worst unbearable, especially in the workplace where there is a large amount of electronic equipment. Again, adequate cooling systems such as a fan tray assembly can stop fans striving to keep temperatures down and keep noise at an acceptable level.

Another factor touched on above is that critical components of electronic equipment may be damaged if exposed to elevated temperatures. As all electronic components have maximum temperature ratings, overheating caused by insufficient cooling can cause serious damage to essential and costly equipment.

There are many ways to avoid all the negative effects of overheating – and the main one is prevention. The easiest way to do this is by keeping electronics in a cool environment that is well-ventilated so that temperatures do not rise to a dangerous level, running the risk of the problems listed above.

Installing a cooling fan system or fan tray assembly is one way to keep areas well ventilated and air circulating sufficiently in order to keep electronics from overheating. Heat produced by these devices will dissipate a lot faster if the surrounding air is cooler, meaning temperatures are kept in an acceptable range.

In addition to installing the right equipment it is important to keep it well-maintained. Cleaning the cooling fan system regularly will help the fan operate optimally, ensuring that in turn your electronics are kept at a reasonable temperature for efficient functioning. Regular cleaning will clear out all dust and fluff that will impair fan functioning and pose a potential fire hazard.

For personalised advice on which cooling fan systems or fan tray assembly products are appropriate for your electronics and their particular installation and use, it is always best to consult with a specialist designer and manufacturer of these products.

With their expert knowledge, you will be able to create an environment that ensures optimal functioning of your electronic equipment and minimises risk and potentially costly damage.

Differences Between Hardwood and Oak Sliding Doors

A common type of wood that is used for internal doors for a closet is oak. Oak is a type of hardwood from various oak trees that is hard and durable. A common type of softwood used for internal doors is pine.

Doors made from a hardwood and a softwood differ in many ways. A typical door made from oak has a high resistance to humidity and humidity. This means that the door will not easily warp if you have high levels of humidity in your home. Standard internal doors made from pine will be stiff and sturdy. These doors will also tend to show wear over time if they are heavily used.

Appearance is another difference that is seen with oak hardwood doors and pine softwood doors. Doors that are made from oak tend to the darker in color with a unique grain pattern in the wood. The grain of the wood also has a texture that you can feel. A door made from pine will be smooth and will show any flaws such as knots with other natural characteristics.

One big difference between oak hardwood interior doors and pine softwood interior doors is the cost of the wood. Oak doors are typically more expensive than pine. The reason for this is that oak trees have a longer growing period than pine. Another reason is that pine trees are also more plentiful in the US than oak trees. The cost of an oak door made with oak wood from the US will be nearly double a door that is made from pine wood from the US.

The consideration of oak interior doors or pine interior wardrobe sliding doors will need to be based on many factors. One important factor is the type of stain or paint that you will want to use. Paint is not a great option for oak because it hides the natural grain. The find grain of pine looks better painted than when it is stained. Another factor is that pine is porous and does not even absorb stain.

Different species of wood are used for the construction of interior wood doors. This gives a buyer of this door a choice for the color and grain of the wood. Oak doors can be made from a red oak or a white oak that have different characteristics. Pine doors can be made from a yellow pine, a white pine, and even a red pine. Compare the types of wood that you have available for internal sliding doors.

The Benefits of Using Precast Concrete Steps

Precast concrete steps are best characterized as a flight of stairs manufactured at a plant and then delivered to a site where they will be installed. Manufacturers create these concrete stairs by pouring concrete in molds that are then left hollow inside but are mainly supported by their outside walls. These days, such building methods are widely used in a variety of both residential and commercial projects ranging from landscaping to massive building constructions.

Correspondingly, precast concrete stairs have several advantages over cement steps. To start with, these stairs are easier to design and make. Normally, when a set of stairs is created, it is necessary for an architect to plan the exact proportions of the stones and set these proportions in a digital blueprint. If changes are necessary, requiring the stairs to be moved or totally altered, the architect has to change the general construction of the stairs which can be a time-consuming process. In contrast, precast stairs can be easily designed using a computer program, which in turn allow users to make changes, be it in the size or design, before the stairs are actually developed.

In the case of cement steps, workers are required to set up complicated frameworks in order for the cement to be poured in place. They also have to wait until the weather is at its finest in order for the concrete to be mixed and beloved. All these things are eliminated with the use of precast steps since they can be purchased ready-made, which means they are just installed into position. In addition, because precast stairs are lighter than their cement and wood counterparts due to their hollow features, their installation is fairly easier than the traditional method.

Precast concrete stairs are also acknowledged for their stability and durability. As they are developed as a single component, they feature a stable design that can not be easily dislodged by rain, ice, snow, or frequency of heavy foot traffic, and they do not shift as much as other kinds of concrete stairs. In case, movements or shifts occur in the precast stairs, you can easily adjust the blocks where the stairs rest on in order to return them back to their positions.

One of the main issues with concrete or cement stairs is that overtime they can be subject to cracks and gaps. As moisture easily seeps through these cracks and gaps, cement stairs can fall into a cycle of freeze-and-thaw, which in turn could have impacted the durability of such stairs and can be dangerous to the users. This is not the case with precast stairs as their seamless design ensures their durability that can not be easily penetrated by different elements.

Of course, aesthetic wise, this type of stairs can be molded in a variety of textures that can suffice to a wide array of preferences. They can be made to mimic the appearance of wood or even brick and can be purchased with raised ridges or bumps, permitting consumers to purchase a set of stairs that will complement the current design of their spaces. Another feature worth mentioning about precast stairs is that most of them are already prepared to attach hand rails to them. This assists in the safety of the stairs and also plays an important role in defending the aesthetics of the steps.

Laser Epilation, Bio Epilation Or Photo Epilation – What is Your Choice For Hair Removal?

Hair removal is an annoying task and with so many options to choose from, the task becomes even more difficult. This article sheds light on 3 latest methods of hair removal and discusses their pros and cons in detail, so that you can make an informed decision.

Laser epilation – Pros and Cons

Laser epilation or laser hair removal involves the use of a laser beam to remove unwanted hair from a person's body. It's considered to be one of the most effective ways for permanent hair removal. You must be aware of the various advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal:

Advantages

– Laser hair removal is long lasting. It brings about a permanent reduction in hair growth
– The hair that re-grows is of lighter color and has a thinner texture

If performed by professional experts, this procedure is very safe

It is generally used on larger areas of the body that have more hair such as the chest, back, arms or legs.

– The right kind of laser hair removal ensures that your skin remains silky smooth over a long period of time
– Many time, people use laser hair removal for the correction of a uni-brow

Disadvantages

– There is no clinical proof available that proves beyond any doubt that laser offers permanent removal.
– Experts believe that the safety profile of laser hair removal is exaggerated.
– The procedure is not effective on red, gray or blonde hair.

Extra care should be taken by people who have a darker skin tone

People who have undergone laser hair removal have suffered from skin discolouration, abrasions and even burns

– This procedure is one of the most expensive procedures going around

About photo-epilation

There are people who choose photo-epilation for hair removal. It's a non-invasive, needle free treatment that has a good safety profile, if performed by professionals. Controlled flashes of light are used to destroy the hair follicle. Complete destruction of the hair follicle means that it does not give rise to new hair. In photo-epilation, an intestine beam of light is focused on the hair follicle, through a device. The hair follicle absorbs this intestine beam of light and it's the intense heat that destroys the follicle. The process is such that the nearby tissues are not affected in any way or form.

Both laser and photo-epilation use light to destroy a hair follicle but the difference lies in the fact that lasers use a specific length when it comes to light wave to get rid of body hair. On the other hand the method of photo-epilation uses a range of light waves to do its job.

Side effects – Laser and photo epilation

Before you choose laser or photo epilation for removing hair it's important that you are aware of its side effects:

– You can suffer from skin diseases
– Varicose veins can be one of the after effects of these treatment procedures
– Severe hypertension or ischemic heart disease
– Acute forms of herpes or various infections are also some side effects that you can suffer from as a result of laser or photoepilation

About bioepilation

A convenient and safe alternative to laser or photo epilation is bioepilation. Commonly bio epilation is known as waxing. It removes hair temporarily but, is very effective and there are no major side effects associated with this procedure. Even the thinnest or coarsest of hair can be removed through bioepilation. These are the kind of hair that even a laser might find difficult to remove. The only downside of this method is that it can be quite painful at times. In a very limited number of cases, waxing can also lead to ingrown hairs.

Wilson NCode Tennis Racquet Reviews – A Buyers’ Guide to Wilson N5 NCode Tennis Rackets

Wilson nCode tennis racquets has been a popular choice of tennis racquets of many tennis players. This tennis racquets has been specially designed to suit every tennis players including beginners and professional’s tennis players.

The Wilson nCode n5 tennis racquets structure is the brand new updated version of the Wilson n5 racquet series. To ensure the performance of the racquets, it has been made with the new Wilson’s nCode technology and the Wilson Triad technology for the racquet frame. With these improvements, the nCode n5 racquet quality has been greatly improved compared with the classic n5 racquets. Players can now enjoy the new racquets with the handle and the racquet head which are separated by a thin strip of iso-zord material which provide smoother and softer feels while using this tennis racquet.

In addition all Wilson n5 nCode racquets uses Nanofoam inside the frame, this stiffens the frame for better control with vibration absorption functions. With the combination of 3 advance technology from Wilson, therefore nCode tennis racquet provide tennis players with both great control, good feel, and play comfort.

Below are the Wilson nCode n5 Tennis Racquet Specifications:

Head Size:110 sq.in/ 710 sq.cm

Length: 27.25 in / 69 cm

Strung Weight: 9.7 oz.

Balance: 10 pts Head Heavy

Swing Weight: 329

Beam Width: 26.5 mm Dual Taper Volcanic Beam

Composition: nCoded Hyper Carbon, nCoded Graphite

Power Level: Medium

Swing Speed: Moderate

Grip Type: Micro Dry Comfort

String Pattern: 16 Main / 20 Crosses

String Tension: 53-63 lbs.

Suitability Level: Suitable for both intermediate beginners players.

Wilson’s company has done a lot of research of improving the tennis racquets to make it more playable and comfortable. This is what n5 tennis racquet series made off. Tennis players will start to enjoy it after first attempt to use this racquets and some players even play for hours using nCode n5 tennis racquet.

The racquet is light weight but has the swing power and stability of a heavier racquet due to it’s heavier racquet head. Since it is light it is also suitable for defensive tennis players.

Wilson nCode n5 tennis racquets usually comes with shinning red and black colors.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro: New Redmi Smartphone With Deca-Core Helio X20 Processor

Recently, the Xiaomi company has released a new product, Xiaomi Redmi Pro. It is the first affordable smartphone to come with dual cameras. Another highlight is that it is configured with the latest deca-core Helio X20 processor. At this article, I will do a review of this new product. This article involves three aspects, including appearance design, configuration and camera.

Appearance Design

The new product features a full metal unibody fuselage with a brushed metal finish, and up front is a 2.5D glass that covers the 5.5-inch full HD OLED display. Compared with the normal IPS LCD screen, the new OLED display displays 100% NTSC color gamut and 60000: 1 super high contrast ratio. That is to say, this outstanding display will provide a more viable and pleasant viewing experience.

In terms of the prompt change in appearance design, Redmi Pro moves the fingerprint sensor from the back side to the front side. And it is embedded into the physical home button below the display. This is to make way for the dual cameras setup.

Configuration

Exactly, it is powered by the latest MTK Helio X20 64 bit deca-core processor running at 2.1GHz. This powerful processor has the tri-cluster architecture to improve more 30% powerful efficiency, which allows highly intensive tasks. Comes, it comes with Mali T880 MP4 700MHz GPU. Midgard parallel processing architecture results 180% higher performance. Except for that, combined with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, it enables you to complete multitasking without a hitch.

In terms of the software configuration, it will be running the latest MIUI 8 OS, which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Other hardware includes a USB Type-C port, dual SIM cards, and a 4,050 mAh huge capacity battery.

Camera

Dual cameras setup is the highlight of Redmi Pro. This is the first attempt of the affordable smartphone to come with dual cameras. The setup includes a 13MP camera with Sony IMX 250 sensor that captures the still images and a 5MP Samsung camera that captures depth information. Outstanding DSLR-quality bokeh plus hardware-level DOF processing, these dual cameras brings pretty good shooting effect.

Summary

To sum up, Xiaomi Redmi Pro has two obvious features of deca-core Helio X20 processor configuration and dual cameras setup. Beside, 5.5-inch body size will bring you nice holding feeling. It is an affordable smartphone. If you like, you can have a try!