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During their younger years, a lot of people simply can’t wait to become an adult. The moment you hit an age where you can start thinking for yourself and making your own life decisions always sounds exciting. However, in adulthood, you may then often wonder how your childhood went so quickly, and why life is suddenly more about paying bills and having responsibilities. Being an adult doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace your inner child however and in fact, it’s encouraged from time to time. Do Something Impulsive A...

The winter solstice is the longest night of the year. That’s always been the case, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Therefore, cultures around the world and throughout history have always celebrated this annual fixture as a kind of spiritual climax and agricultural turning point. The Romans for example, famously celebrated the feast of Saturnalia—which marked the end of the season of planting.  If you skim Google in search of the origin of Christmas, this festival is most likely to arise as the direct...

If you’ve recently received an infertility diagnosis and are unable to use your own eggs to conceive, your doctor may have recommended pursuing donor eggs to start or complete your family. This generous genetic gift can help those struggling to have a baby on their own conceive. However, you may not know much about the process, or perhaps you have some concerns based upon misinformation you’ve already heard. Significant misunderstandings can surround the process of egg donation, especially regarding donors, their compensation,...

Between continually rapid technological advancements and the lingering uncertainty of Brexit, 2019 will doubtless see many industries undergoing necessary changes. This includes one of the UK’s most valuable industries — the construction industry. What challenges will 2019 pose for the sector? What impacts will political and economic change have on it? And, more important, how will the sector change to overcome these new challenges? 2019’s construction challenges The construction industry has faced a number of difficult...

The early 1960s saw the Hydraulic Torque Wrench being conceptualised and later being invented in 1968 by George Sturdevant. Ever since then, tool manufacturers have provided advancements in the technology and usability of them. Engineers have carefully studied the physics explaining bolted fastening devices, resulting in improvements in measuring and applying force consistently and correctly. What did we use before Hydraulic Torque Wrench? Going far back to 1918, an employee of the New York City Water Department became frustrated...

We wish all our readers a great Happy New Year 2013. Whether you’re finishing up your housing projects for 2019, or you’re taking “New Year, new me” to another height with a new look home in 2020, a good clear out can be very therapeutic. Obviously, the cheapest method is to do the manual labour yourself, but you’re still going to need a place to put all your rubbish. For the times where a bi-weekly collected wheelie bin just won’t cut it, a cheap skip hire is the go-to route. But did you know that your location can...

A power surge is an electrical term that means oversupply of voltage from the power distribution company. Although surge happens in a short period with less than a thousandth of a second, they usually reach more than a thousand of voltage when they arrive at the equipment and can damage it instantly. However, some of the power surges happened within our reach. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the common causes of power surges inside your property. Common Cause of a Power Surge High Power Rated Electrical Devices Water...

On a global scale, there are very few cars which have achieved classic status. Cars are dubbed ‘classics’ due to a mixture of popularity and a long lifespan, and classic car collectors are great at keeping these aging motors in top condition. Sadly, there are a number of misconceptions which surround the classic car market – here, we aim to debunk some of the most common ones: Classic cars will have high mileage It is a common misconception amid the car buying market that the cliché, ‘less means more’, is particularly...

No matter how much you paid for your plumbing system, the pipes are the lifeblood that keeps it running. Therefore, if your pipes are not functioning properly, your system will not provide your home with optimal functionality. Rather than waiting until a disaster requires that you take action, the following is a short list of signs that it is time to replace your old pipes.   Water Quality Image via Flickr by Muhammad Ali One of the top ways to know it’s time to replace your pipes is by the fact that you have poor...

HVAC systems can often be one of the most neglected elements of a home or office, even though they are a vital component to most buildings. Most people do not fully understand how to maintain an HVAC unit, which can cause careless mistakes in maintaining their functionality. Nevertheless, a well maintained HVAC is imperative not only to the health of everyone who lives in or enters the building, but also to the longevity of your system. The following is an overview of four signs that your HVAC system is in need of maintenance. Increase...