The Basics of CNC Machine Tools

To most of us, CNC sounds foreign, but equipment belonging to the CNC category are a daily thing for those belonging to manufacturing and fabrication industries. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control which has been used since the 1970’s at the onset of computers. That is how it got its name, except that it was…

The Catacombs in Rome – Myths and Facts

Movies and novels have popularized the idea that underground catacombs were used as hiding places for Christians escaping persecution. I learned on my recent visit to Rome that this is a myth. I toured the San Sebastian catacombs, one of nearly sixty catacomb complexes just outside of Rome. Nearly 7 million people were buried in…

How to Restore Antique or Old Furniture

You can easily transform a piece of furniture cheaply by stripping off the old paint and refinishing the wood as to its original state. By stripping old furniture down to the natural wood you can ensure a smooth surface – free of bumps and blemishes – which can be polished, varnished or even stenciled for…

Government Bids and Contract Intelligence – Keys to Analyzing Your Competition, Bids, and RFPs

The non-structured nature of state and local procurement means that contract intelligence is often overlooked. This information is incredibly valuable to small businesses whether the bid is won or lost. Contract intelligence can provide a much more comprehensive view of your industry and your competition. This in turn makes business ventures with these government entities…

Indian Fashion Accessories

Accessories are the life line for any fashion conscious personality. Affordable fashion is always preferred by many and it goes a long mile to create a new ‘You”. The range and style in Bangles is wonderful. Suited for all ages and attires bangles add that feminine charm to all likes. The trend is minimizing these…

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Regular intake of broccoli helps you reverse the damage caused by diabetes to your heart vessels. This is an interesting finding of a recent study performed by the research team at University of Warwick. Since long, broccoli has been believed to carry lots of nutrients, but this study highlights the role played by this vegetable…

Thupramaya: Stupa

Thuparamaya: The Oldest Stupa of Sri Lanka Have you ever wondered which the oldest Stupa in Sri Lanka is? Constructed in the reign of king Devamnampiyatissa, Thuparamaya is the first Stupa to be erected in 250BC-210BC in the watch of Mahinda who was an envoy sent to Sri Lanka by the Indian King Ashoka. It…

How to Craft the Opening of Your Novel

The opening of your novel is the most important part you’ll write. If you don’t hook the reader in those first few hundred words, you’re done for. They’ll put the book down and probably not pick it up again. So you need to make the opening paragraph of your novel a real page-turner – literally…