There is a growing trend around the world to add living space outdoors. Sometimes you can simply leave that patio open and arrange furniture to use as an outdoor family room and other times you may want to use that large lawn for something other than mowing thegrass every week! Have you considered adding an outdoor kitchen open on all sides with just a roof overhead? There are many ways to construct a kitchen outside the home and many reasons for doing so. Here are some of those reasons why every family needs an outdoor kitchen. Keeps...

In times gone by, the construction industry was an area that people tended to go into if they didn’t want to go onto higher education. Construction roles didn’t tend to require a quality education, which was why it was often seen as being an easy route in comparison to attending college and getting a degree. However, opinions have changed, and that is no longer the case. Today, to be able to work in construction, most roles require a degree in a construction-related field, such as engineering, construction management or construction...

Network monitoring is a term that you hear used often in IT. What network monitoring refers to is the method of overseeing the operation of a computer network using specialized software that helps facilitate the process. Your network must be monitored continually to ensure availability and performance levels of the computers (hosts) and network services. Network monitoring software permits administrators to monitor access and routers, keep an eye on slow or failing components, as well as firewalls, client systems, and other network data. Often...

Parents have a tough job, so it’s no wonder they’re always looking for ways to improve their skills. Don’t feel bad if this is you and you need a little help. It’s a positive first step that you’re trying and reaching out. All it takes sometimes is a little education, experience,and determination to do better. There are a few key elements you should know about and be willing to implement if you want to master the art of parenting. Start by focusing on what you’re doing right,andwhat’s going well. This will give you a good...

Management of English Language Learners can be a herculean task for teachers and schools. Not only do teachers have to focus on teaching kids, there are also many compliance requirements that they have to fulfil, which are stressful as well as time consuming exercises. Instead of burdening teachers with responsibilities that take their focus away from teaching, schools need to support them with better tools that will help them work easily with children and their teaching requirements. Ellevation is the perfect tool for teachers that not...

If you’re feeling highly stressed and burned out, fishing can be a great way to recover your mental health and self confidence. In fact, if you search for ways to reduce or recover from stress you’ll probably see fishing mentioned quite often. But how does something like fishing help reduce stress? Well, it turns out that fishing is accidentally one of the most powerful stress reducing activities out there. Fishing as Exercise Exercise has long been known as one of the best ways to relieve stress. It give you focus on an activity...

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Many unfortunate things can happen at any kind of event, like technical difficulties with the sound system or a last-minute cancellation from a highly anticipated speaker. However, there’s something that an event planner probably dreads more than a faulty microphone or a speaker who didn’t show up: a bored, uninterested audience. At best, these bored attendees will leave early. At worst, they will not attend your next event and will even tell their friends about their negative experience to convince them not to come, too. It’s a...

Much confusion exists around the difference between a software development kit (SDK) and an API. Part of the confusion is that an SDK contains an API. Both tools are the driving force behind implementation of third-party API and web communication. But both tools are different, and they serve different purposes. Review the following four pieces of information that developers need to know about SDKs. What Is an SDK? Image via Flickr by Christiaan Colen SDK, software development kit, is a tool used to create and develop applications. Think...

As people are becoming more aware of the impact we have on the environment every day, everyone seems to be more interested in how we can reduce it. If we truly want to make an impact and help preserve what’s left of our planet, our efforts to go green should not end in our home. We have a moral obligation to try and get as many people as possible to realize what they’re doing to our planet and what they can do to stop it. Modern businesses are fully aware of that, and are adopting environmentally friendly practices and trying to set...