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Are you constantly competing with Star Wars for your husband's affections? Does your sister seem to love Jaime Lannister more than she loves you? If you have a friend or relative who proudly flies the geek banner, here are just a few gifts they'll love.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a geek in possession of many electronics must be in want of more electronics. The good news is that there's always something fresh on the market, even if it's just an upgrade or software patch for an existing product, so you shouldn't have any problem finding something for your friend. Buy them a cool digital camera; get them a sleek new smartphone in an electric color; splurge for a high-end tablet or e-reader.
2. Adult Coloring Books
Adult coloring books have become a…
Do you dream of building skyscrapers and high-rises? Or maybe you just have a love of engineering and are looking for a constructive way to express it. Whatever your reasons for your interest in architecture, here are just a few tips for becoming a world-class architect.
1. Educate Yourself in a Variety of Topics
Did you know that architects use a lot of math? They might also need knowledge of everything from geography to meteorology. While the popular image of an architect unusually involves sketches and blueprints, artistry is only a small portion of their jobs, so make sure you're educating yourself in a wide variety of disciplines to prepare yourself for your new career.
2. Get the Right Tools
CAD/CAM software is a must, so look for suites like…
Designing a website for your small business can be an exciting venture. Your business can truly grow when you develop a successful and appealing online presence. A great website can not only get your business more exposure, but help you to sell more products or services.
However, just as a great website can help your business, an inefficient or poorly designed one can have the exact opposite effect. To make sure that your business thrives online instead of failing, here are some mistakes to avoid when it comes to small business web design.
Overly Flashy Design
When designing websites, a lot of people feel tempted to create extremely flashy designs. After all, it seems like an easy way to make your website memorable and to ensure that it stands out in the crowd. While a flashy web design sounds great in theory, it tends to…
There are many gorgeous destinations in the world. But what if you're tired of travel guides always directing you to the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China? Here are five lesser-known locations where you can experience the beauty and wonder of nature.
1. Zakynthos Island, Greece
Zakynthos Island is where you'll find the famous "Blue Caves," a series of underwater caves that reflect both the sea below and the sky above. The result is a dazzlingly azure color that stretches throughout the tunnels and caverns, and it has to be seen to be believed. Photographs don't do it justice.
2. Preikestolen, Norway
Archaeologists, grab your shovels and earth resistivity meters! Preikestolen is home to Pulpit Rock, and it's an absolute dream for anyone interested in geology, archaeology or just the forces of…
Your reproductive health is just as important as your general health. A healthy reproductive system will make it easier for you to get pregnant when the time comes and can help ensure the health of your newborn child. Experts often recommend that you make an appointment to see your gynecologist at least once or twice a year for a general check up. This lets the doctor identify any potential problems you might have and screen you for certain diseases. In between your regular check ups, there are some times when you need to see your doctor sooner.
You Had Unprotected Sexual Intercourse
During the heat of the moment, it's sometimes easy to forget about reaching for a condom. After having unprotected sexual intercourse with a new or existing partner though, you need to see your gynecologist. If you have a long-term partner, you'll need to make sure that you are not pregnant and that you are safe from any infections or…
If you are in the enviable position of being about to launch your first online based small business, there are a number of critical factors that you need to pay full attention to. Chief among these is the design of your official company website. You need to make sure that you have an attractive, easily navigable, and effective website that contains all of the elements that you want to communicate immediately to your public. This is not an area that you want to economize or cut corners on because first impressions are critical.
Make Sure You Get The Best Possible Deal For The Best Possible Price
There are a great many web hosting and design packages available for you to purchase when it's time to launch your company website. It's important to make sure that you are getting the absolute best website design and domain hosting deal for the…
Worried About Home Renovation Costs? Here's What You Need to Know
Home renovation projects can be insanely expensive. We’ve all heard stories from disgruntled friends and neighbors about how they wanted a simple renovation and it ended up costing them double what they were planning to spend.
Don’t let yourself be one of the cautionary tales though. Whether you have a small job or you know you’re undertaking a big project, there are some ways to manage the costs.
Keep reading to learn more about how a renovation doesn’t have to blow your savings for life. You might be surprised how little you really know about how renovation.
Budgeting isn’t about how much you spend – it’s about how well you spend your money. That couldn’t be more true…
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coats surfaces for such everyday items as the lights for vehicles and homes, product packages, appliances, and solar panels. The examples of PVD are all around. Yet, many don’t know how this works, or why they’d want the service. So here’s all you should know about PVD.
How Does PVD Work?
PVD adds a protective coating to hard products by using a process that relies on a physical reaction instead of a chemical one. A pure source of something like titanium nitrate is used. In the PVD process, this source is evaporated with an electron beam in the first step. Then, gas is pumped into a chamber containing the object (or substrate) that is being coated. The source that has been evaporated is attracted to the substrate. In the end, it settles on the substrate, effectively coating the material with no added chemicals.…
Going to the dentist regularly is something that you know you need to do. If you don’t, you’ll end up with high dental bills because you’ve got decay, cracked teeth or serious pain that can’t wait for treatment any longer.
Preventative checkups help keep all of that at bay. Still, if you’re like many Americans who aren’t making a lot of money or are on a fixed income, you may not feel like you have enough to go to the dentist.
Use this guide to help you learn more about ways you can pay for dental services you need. After all, there isn’t a Brooklyn dentist around that wants to turn you away for monetary reasons when you need help.
Find a Discount Plan
Dental discount plans are widely available these days, and for people who don’t…
Every gun enthusiast needs a quality carrying case for storage and protection. A quality case is meant to protect the gun from unauthorized access and prevent it from being damaged. Of course, you also need to be able to carry this case to gun ranges and parks. Here’s a few tips for choosing the right gun case with all of these needs in mind.
Carrying a gun case comes down to weight and the peripherals that can carry some of that weight. Within their product descriptions, sellers will provide the weight of the case when empty. Add that weight to the average weight you’ll add via guns, magazines and supplies. Deciding whether you can comfortably carry that weight will determine the type of carrying product you’ll need. Gun cases can come with pull-out handles or suitcase-style handles. Wheels are another possibility and likely the best option for those with bigger and…