• Travel and Leisure

    Vacation Planning

    Planning a vacation? Don’t forget to follow some simple steps to avoid unnecessary headaches and stress. Careful planning can help you make your well deserved vacation a lot more enjoyable. Going on a vacation ought to be an opportunity to relax and yet in a lot of cases, it can be a stressful ritual. These tips are recommended to have a more enjoyable and less stressful getaway. 1. Plan first – This may be an obvious but often neglected step. Lack of preparation can cause more problems during and even after the trip, making it more stressful and less enjoyable for you and your companions. Think of what you want…

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  • Food and Drink

    DIY Wedding Favors Are the Way to Go

    A wedding is one of the most important days in anyone’s life, and it is probably the most expensive one as well. If you want to save money though, you can do so with smart ideas like DIY wedding favors. The reason that it is such a good idea to make the favors yourself is because the personalization will be so much more meaningful to guests. They will see that you have made the favors and will be far more likely to keep and remember the favor. So don’t be fooled into thinking you have to buy something fancy. Some of the best favors for weddings are the ones that…

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  • Computers and Technology

    Project Management and Spreadsheets – Avoiding a 50% Error Rate

    Project management involves planning, estimating and executing tasks. In many industries, the process has forever been managed by a combination of spreadsheets packed with complicated formulas and buried data. However, the future of project management has recently begun to turn over a new leaf with technology in Project Cost Management software. The key component of any project is data, including cost, time, and productivity. What happens to profits when data values used to plan and measure projects are faulty and inaccurate? What is the root cause and source of these inaccuracies? Spreadsheets have historically been the top resource for managing the numbers within a project, but recent studies have questioned…

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  • Home Improvement

    Regular Service Can Minimize AC Repair

    Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioning system in 1902. He designed the system initially to solve a humidity problem at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company in Brooklyn New York. The paper stock that they used in their business would absorb too much moisture in the summer months making it difficult to apply ink to the stock for various jobs. On thinking about the predicament Willis came up with an ingenious insight on how to correct this problem for the printer. He reasoned that if he drew the hot air in the plant across a set of chilled pipes that doing this might solve the problem. Much to…

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  • Business

    How To Pack Your Books For Shipping

    Books are some of the most precious possessions we can have. Besides having been given by people who are dear to us, books are also a treasure all their own. They are the product of a person’s ideas and imagination. What they’ve written are eternal reminders of how these thoughts flowed from their mind into the thoughts of their readers. Indeed, a book is precious way beyond its physical form. However, when you ship books, this very form is what we would like to preserve because it is the only way we can make meaning of what has been written by the author. When packing your precious books, one thing…

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  • Home Based Business

    The Main Reasons Why Most Online Systems to Generate Money Will Fail!

    If you are looking at ways to earn money online to make your life easier without spending more time earning, you have to look at passive income. These are the things to avoid when looking for an opportunity. If you have been looking at all the “systems” available to make money online you would surely have found that most of them to be expensive and just plain “HYPE”, like me. 1. Selling.In most cases you will have to sell to earn. Most of us do not like the idea of selling and would rather not get involved with a company and its products if we have to sell. 2. Recruiting.All…

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  • Home Improvement

    Save Money and Avoid Blocked Drains

    There’s no denying it… its fact, wet wipes and other similar products are leading to and producing more blocked drains year on year. Disposed of incorrectly, flushing them instead of binning them, nearly always causes a blockage, backup or overflow. Recent figures released by Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and wastewater services company, show that approximately 3,500 blocked drains a month, across London and the Thames Valley, are caused by wet wipes alone, which can cost up to £12 million annually to clear. United Utilities has reported that they spend £20 million clearing over 50,000 blocked drains a year, many of which are caused by wet wipes being flushed…

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  • Home Improvement

    The Basic of the Lacquer Finishes

    Nitrocellulose and synthetic lacquers are by far the commonest finishes in industry, because of their fast application and drying. There are brushing varieties, which are thicker and slower-drying for even ‘flowing on’, but generally spraying is best. You can cover large areas in a very short time and, with careful and thorough rubbing down between coats, achieve a superbly smooth finish quite easily. These materials take between 30 and 60 minutes to dry reasonably hard, and many can be recoated after that time; full curing takes at least a day, and in some cases a week, after which they are among the hardest and most durable of all finishes. Cellulose…

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  • Home Improvement

    Find a Contractor: 3 Essential Tips

    If you want to find a contractor, your search can be as short or as lengthy as you choose to make it. For those homeowners who don’t want to spend a lot of time doing their research, you can just choose someone at random from the phone book. Of course, this is not the best idea. The phone book carries with it no guarantees as it pertains to quality and integrity. You don’t need to make finding someone to remodel your kitchen a full time job, but you should be willing to put some effort into it. After all, a home improvement project is only as good as your results.…

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  • Business

    Vendor Management – Getting the Most Out of Your Supply Chain

    Many businesses rely very heavily on a third party of suppliers or vendors who either manufacture or supply products or extend services that ensure the smooth running of the business itself. A Pharmaceutical wholesaler is one such example. A wholesaler is in charge of supplying medicines and assorted medical products to hospitals and chemists. But he does not manufacture these products on his own. He has a number of vendors who provide him with the items. So, it becomes essential for the wholesaler to make sure the supply from his vendors is working like a well oiled machine. Certain factors, if not minutely monitored, can lead the business into disarray.…

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