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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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Living in Student Housing: Where Child and Adult Merge
For many college students, living in student housing marks the first time they have been away from home and their parents for any real length of time. This is a time in their lives when they learn to behave like mature, responsible adults, (hopefully), make a budget and stick to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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Being A Writer, Both Arduous And Rewardingit is Difficult Being A Writer, But it Should Not Be Viewed As Frightening There is No Easy Profession Eve
It is difficult being a writer, but it should not be viewed as frightening. There is no easy profession. Everyone has to start somewhere below, know the nitty gritties of the field chosen, and work his way up. In the case of a writer writing an essays for clients, he…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Jun 23, 2011  
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Undergraduate Advice: How to Stop Procrastinating And Kick Start Your Studies
However enthusiastic you are about your degree course at some point during the academic year you’re likely to find a time when your motivation starts to flag a bit and you find it difficult to knuckle down to your studies. This is normal, but it’s important that even if you…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 29, 2011  
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What is Lucid Dream?
What is Lucid Dream? You’re probably reading this article because you’d like to learn a little bit more about lucid dreams and what the big deal is of being lucid in a dream and what that really means. A lucid dream is a dream in which you know that you…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 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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How Has the Plumbing System Changed Over the Last Fifity Years
I am sitting here thinking of all the changes in the construction of houses over the last fifty or so years. Today I will dedicate this article to the plumbers and plumbing in our houses. Ah where would we be without our beloved Plumbers. Anyway I can remember the first…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jun 02, 2011  
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Learn Spanish to Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Better Job By 50%
Looking at the US alone, about 40 Million people speak Spanish. Although English is still the first language, no doubt there is a growing demand for people with knowledge of Spanish. Some may argue that immigrants should learn English which of course is true, but nevertheless the Spanish language is…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 19, 2011  
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Tesol Online Certificate - Choosing the Best Program
When you first decide to obtain a TESOL Online Certificate, the first thing you will realize is that there are many options and knowing which to choose can definitely be confusing. Prices and standards vary according to which program you choose, and the length of time it takes to achieve…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Mar 07, 2011  
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Self Defense for Men And Women - Choosing the Right Course Of Action
Gone are the days when someone could freely walk around a city at night without a worry in the world. Crime rates have climbed considerably since our parents were young and I am sure they will climb even higher by the time our children grow old. In a world gripped…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 13, 2011  
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10 Tips - Studying For A Degree By Distance Learning
There are a many reasons why people choose to study a degree by distance learning, but one of the most common is the flexibility to fit their studies round other areas of their life. However, distance learning isn’t for everyone. It can be a challenge as contact with tutors or…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 25, 2011  
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The Solar System For Children
Tips to teaching the solar system for children. Few topics are more exciting for children than learning about the solar system. Likewise. few are more frustrating to teach. Hopefully I can ease your frustration and give you a few tips on teaching the solar system for children. Teaching the solar…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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Home Invasion - Are You Prepared to Face One?
Do you ever wonder what you would do in the instance of a home invasion? Our home is supposed to be our little safe haven in this dangerous world, but criminals are even trying to take that from us! Home invasions are becoming an ever increasing problem in the United…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 24, 2011  
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Why Should As Built Drawings Be Produced
The last article I concentrated on keeping good notes on a building construction project that you’re responsible for. Another key to a successful outcome to a building construction project is keeping good as built drawings. These are drawings that changes are documented on in new construction it may be soils…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 10, 2011  
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The Deplorable State Of Our Educational System
Dear Readers, Have you had a chance to hear the news about the Atlanta administrators and teachers cheating on their state test to make it seem as if their students were making huge academic gains? The allegations state that they have done so for years. I could only but shake…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Jul 07, 2011  
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High School Proms Over the Years
Each year finds high school teens brimming over with excitement as they prepare for their long-awaited event – their high school prom. With each passing decade, proms over the years have painted a picture that tells much about the generation and its culture. Proms Through the Late 1800s and Early…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Mar 06, 2011  
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Home Invasion Safety Tips
In one of my previous articles I gave a brief overview on what a home invasion is and why many of them happen. In this article though, I want to give some helpful tips that you can use to lay the groundwork for becoming prepared for a home invasion. Tip…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 07, 2011  
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What is A Construction Project Manager
We are going to discuss the part that a Construction Project Manager plays in the overall scope of work in a Building Construction Project. A Project Manager has a few construction projects that they manage of at any given time. The number of projects they manage depends on the how…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 12, 2011  
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Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Firearm
I usually only discuss non-lethal forms of self defense, but today I am going to throw you a little curve ball. The article before you will give you the questions that you need to ask yourself before making the decision to buy a firearm for self defense. Most people feel…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 23, 2011  
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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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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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Benefits Of Bilingualism
Dear Readers, Bilingual Education has been, for many reasons, controversial to say the least. Not all Bilingual programs out there are the same or even beneficial. The following excerpt, however, doesn't focus on the controversy of bilingual education or its programs, rather on the benefits that programs such as Dual…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jul 12, 2011  
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Is Laying Out A Foundation With Gps Faster
As everyone knows if you start out right on a project everything else is easier throughout the project, so I would like to tell you about the GPS layout system that I saw in operation on a construction site in Greenfield MA. The building had many angles to it, I…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 19, 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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What is the Best Type Of Heating System for Your Home
Whether you’re deciding on a heating system for a new home or an existing home that needs a new heating system what should you be looking for in the heating system. Hopefully we will be able to help with this question. With a new home the best type of unit…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 31, 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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Why Should A Foundation Be Constructed at the Proper Angels And True
In this article we will discuss the importance of having a concrete foundation installed square and level on a construction project. I am a retired carpenter that has built many buildings in the northeast as a apprentice carpenter to building construction consultant. I was taught the trade by my family…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 18, 2011  
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Three F’s Of Teen Driving: Facts, Fears, And Freedom
Turning 15.5 years old is one of the highest points of one’s life, simply because it is the minimum driving age to begin the process of driver’s ed. This age group, most commonly referred to as teenagers, has many social stigma attached, some positive, some negative. Most of all, teenage…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 10, 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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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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