How to Replace A Broken Axe Handle
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Learning Spanish for Beginners - What You Should Consider
Learning Spanish for Beginners. For anyone wanting to learn a new language their are some criteria that should be matched. This might sound like some strange concept, but in essence there are really two things to be considered. Learning Spanish for Beginners - Interest If you have in interest in…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 13, 2011  
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How Important is A Footing Drainage System Around A Building
The footing drain debate is always a point of contention between contractors and Architects. Footing drains is piping and stone at the bottom of the footing on the outside of the building to keep the hydraulic pressure from forcing the water into the building where water table could become higher…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 28, 2011  
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Internet Research - The Copy And Paste Dilemma
What goes around, comes around! It's funny to think that so much is made of the problems of plagiarism these days. The simplicity of copy or cut and paste from a website to an assessment task blinds us to the fact that plagiarism has been occurring for hundreds, if not…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 09, 2011  
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How to Spot A Good Professor
If you’re a college student you’re already quite familiar with sites that tell you if your professor is going to be a joy or a pain. This article outlines the top five ways to recognize if you’ve picked a quality professor in the long run. #5 The Opening Act A…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Sep 06, 2011  
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Learning Spanish: Moving Ahead Of the Job Interview Line
Is there a silver lining in the current state of our economy and job market? With the increase in people looking for jobs, many with college (if not even graduate degrees) applying for entry level positions, it is becoming harder to even get a first interview. The competition is fierce…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 17, 2011  
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With All the Technology Available Today Should Trade Schools Teach the Traditional Way Of Construction
I have been marveling at all the technology that is at the disposal of contractors in the building construction industry, but do you think that trade schools and vocational schools should spend a portion of classroom time showing the traditional ways that construction work was done in the past without…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 20, 2011  
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Graduating Post Secondary Education: Getting a Good Degree
If you have made it to the final home stretch in your college existence, then you should be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Earning your degree, your certificate or your technical title should be the most fulfilling part of the whole educational process, and…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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computer Software Does it Help the Building Construction Estimator
The introduction of computer software to help building construction estimator in the last 30 years has been good in some ways, but can cause a mistake that causes a job to go from a money maker to one that is a looser. The building construction estimator should have a knowledge…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   Apr 23, 2011  
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Undergraduate Advice: How to Study Effectively
If you want to ensure that you maximise your opportunities at university, one of the most important lessons that you can learn is how to study effectively. As many undergraduates have found to their cost there are many new experiences to embrace at uni which if not careful can take…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 17, 2011  
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The Steps to Getting Into College
Getting a college education may be the most important step you can take to ensuring your future. The job market is tight, and only getting tighter. In the current economy, you need every single edge that you can give yourself to get your foot in the door. Often times it…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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Why Keep Notes When Your A OPM on Building Construction Projects
We will discuss the reason for keeping good notes on a project when you’re an Owner Project Manager or Clerk of the Works for construction Projects. Over the past 10 years I have been involved in building construction projects as a Clerk of the Works and OPM. It became very…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 10, 2011  
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Using Analogies - A Useful Memory Aid for the Three Lines Of Defence
Learning is an interesting game because it involves the last and greatest frontier; the human brain. How do our brains process information and sort everything we know from everything we need to know? Why, despite carefully storing away the knowledge, does it fail to find it at the critical moment,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 17, 2011  
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What Do You Do When A Footing is Poured In the Wrong Place
I am sitting under my patio thinking of an article to write when I remembered that some of the problems we had to overcome in the field. One in particular stands out today. We were working on a job with many buildings it was a new project. The engineer was…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jun 05, 2011  
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Is Charter School the Solution to Our Failing Education System?
What are charter schools and why are they becoming more popular? What are other preferences that parents and children have to select a good school outside of the public school system? Just a brief background on charter schools—the Charter School Movement started in Minnesota in 1991 aimed at improving student…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Apr 17, 2011  
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Theory Of the Universe
Did you ever wonder, who makes up all these theory's of outer space and the wonders of the universe. The answer is people just like you and I. They are people with a lot of imagination running on a little knowledge they have acquired from somewhere. Example, people once had…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Dec 14, 2011  
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What is A Union Steward on A Building Construction Project
In this Article we will be discussing the roll a union Steward plays in the building construction industry. You will find a steward on jobs that are union usually in the big cities and also in the northeast a lot of the work is done with union labor. On a…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 15, 2011  
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Cool French Words-Dazzle Your Family, Baffle Your Friends
Tell a kid that he has to learn a second language in high school and watch him groan and moan. Show him the list of words he will be learning in the early days and he will really go full on crybaby. After all, when is he going to work…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jan 31, 2011  
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Why Building A House With Truss Joists And Roof Trusses
Over the last few years I have been debating whether to use a truss joist and roof truss system on a house that I want to build for my wife and I, once I find a suitable piece of land. Today I will tell you why I am thinking about…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jun 01, 2011  
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Five Tips for Planning Prom Decorations And Events
April, May and June usher in prom season. Teachers and others in charge of planning prom decorations for this gala affair can follow a few basic tips to make this enormous task easier on themselves and for all those who labor away behind the scenes. Plan for Prom Early There…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Mar 19, 2011  
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Top 7 Tips to Learn the German Language Basics
Learning the German language basics is in many ways a simple task with the resources that are available today. How to introduce yourself to others and giving basic information about yourself can be rapidly learned by memorizing a few phrases. Asking for directions, ordering a meal, purchasing an item at…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jul 25, 2011  
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How To Buy Binoculars
Digital cameras and telescopes may be more sexy, but any astronomer or bird watcher will tell you that they would be lost without their binoculars. The task of what binoculars to buy seems daunting at first with literally thousands or options out there, but once you know the differences between…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Aug 02, 2011  
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What Does it Take for Parents to Put A Teenager Behind the Wheel?
Lets get the painful part of this topic over with first, horrific statistics! Young drivers are three times as likely to die in car accidents as opposed to 25 to 64 year-olds; the younger the driver, the more car accidents. Car crashes continue to be the number one of death…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 10, 2011  
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Spanish Online Classes
Spanish online classes a new way of learning Spanish. It is becoming increasingly easier to learn Spanish these days with more and more opportunities to study Spanish on the Internet appearing daily. Even for those with extreme pronunciation problems the Internet now offers so many opportunities that there can hardly…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 08, 2011  
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French Words and Meanings-Study Tricks and Tips to Learn the Language of Love
If the thought of trying to speak a new language is one that fills you with dread and fear, it might be handy to have some good tools to help you. The best way to learn any language is to use it in your everyday interactions. Learn French words and…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Feb 01, 2011  
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How to Keep Teenagers Safe on the Road?
The job of a parent becomes extra worrisome when facing with teenage drivers. Or even, children who are reaching that 15 and a half age, meeting the minimum driving requirement to take the driver’s ed class. This is a completely different type of worry, I’d say scarier than worry. Look…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 11, 2011  
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Learning Spanish Hiding Behind A Drape?
A Spanish high school teacher apparently has great success with her teaching methods. The teacher herself came to US from Puerto Rico and had to learn English as an adult. Her own experience with English has helped her to understand the needs of her own students. Learning Spanish - Don't…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 17, 2011  
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My Teacher,,, My Hero
I was then a fifth grader. It was the first day of school; everyone was in a tizzy to meet old friends and to make new friends, including me. Everyone was busy acquainting with each other. Few minutes past, a woman comes into sight, suited in black terno, looking fierce and austere.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Teaching   Sep 20, 2011  
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Lucid Dreaming Techniques
Some of you may have been looking for the best techniques to induce lucid dreaming. I’d like to share with you a few lucid dreaming techniques where I’ve found very helpful in my attempt to induce lucid dreams. The first technique I’d like to share is the Waggoner’s modified Casteneda…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 06, 2011  
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What is the Best Way to Re Roof A House
I used my own house as an experiment to determine what is the best method to re-roof a house is it better to remove the shingles down to the sheathing of the roof or go over the existing shingles if there is only one layer of shingles. This is what…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jun 06, 2011  
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What is the Easiest Way to Remove Ledge From A Construction Sites
Over the past 40 plus years I have seen a change in regard to properties with ledge on them. I know that properties that had ledge on them in the early 70s were not worth much for house building lots, because we bought a small house in 1970 for a…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 27, 2011  
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