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Choosing the Right Painting for Your Room

August 31st, 2010

starry-night-room-painting.jpgWhen we move into our new houses or offices, or when we want to redecorate the old ones, the question of what to fill up the walls with is always a difficult one to tackle. While personal photographs are the best way to fill that space up, paintings are a rather good option to explore. A single painting can change the ambience of an entire room. A painting can transform an impersonal workspace into a personal office and make a house into a home! To help you decide which paintings to choose, I write about four of them in this article. Of course these are not the only ones out there that are splendid works of art. You can always look for the kind of art you find appealing!

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Indoor and Outdoor Garden Rooms

August 30th, 2010

garden-rooms.jpgGarden rooms link the indoors with the outdoors, the house with the garden. They are refreshing and soothing, with lots of foliage and sunshine. Even amidst concrete jungles that are otherwise known as cities, they offer a sense of space. These glassed in places can be kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, studios, or studies. With time, garden rooms have evolved a distinct style that uses the structural elements of the building, along with the textures of stone, brick, and stucco, combined with the natural world of plants, flowers, sunshine, and moonlight.

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How to Choose and Lay Floor Tiles

August 29th, 2010

floor-tile-patterns.jpgIn the world that we live in, we have a hoard of options to do up the floors beneath our feet. Ground flooring is no longer a ‘simple’ affair. Marble, the traditional sign of quality and taste, is losing its appeal. The market is overflowing with products that resist wear and tear and have aesthetic value. As opposed to natural options like marble, granite, and wooden planks, more and more people seem to be choosing floor tiles. They are not just eco-friendly, but are durable, require low maintenance, and have visual appeal.

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How to Maximize Your Car’s Fuel Economy

August 28th, 2010

fuel-economy-best.jpgFuel economy has become a huge topic in the car world over the past several years. With the oil crisis and the emergence of hybrid cars, it is becoming a growing factor in the car buying market. The good news is that there is no need to purchase an entirely new car to reduce your fuel consumption. There are several driving techniques that can be used to maximize fuel efficiency in any car.

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How to Drive a Car With a Manual Transmission

August 27th, 2010

manual-transmission-stick.jpgDriving a car with a manual transmission is an important skill that should be familiar to all drivers. Not only does it further the driver’s knowledge and control of the car, but many find it very enjoyable as it strengthens the bond between car and driver. The driver is in control of the gears and the power output of the car at all times. Additionally, manual transmissions have been known to be much more reliable than automatic transmissions, the reason being that their design is much less complex. Manual transmissions can also achieve better fuel economy numbers than automatic transmissions.

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How to Buy an Older Car

August 26th, 2010

1957-chevy-older-car.jpgBuying an older car can be a great way to get a working set of wheels on a budget. Whether you’re in a tight financial situation or your son or daughter is turning sixteen, an older car can be a very smart choice. Many people tend to stay away from older cars because they don’t want to end up with a rusting money pit, which unfortunately happens all too often to those who don’t know what to look for when buying an older car. The truth is, if you have the time and the knowledge, you can end up with a reliable set of wheels for an extremely affordable price.

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Basic Car Knowledge: The Internal Combustion Engine

August 25th, 2010

internal-combustion-engine.jpgThe internal combustion engine has been around since the 1800s and is still used to power almost every car on the road today, although alternative forms of power such as electricity are becoming more popular. Since it was first used to power an automobile, the internal combustion engine has continuously been modified and redesigned to produce a high power output while using only small amount of fuel.

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5 Brain-Bending Puzzle Games for Your iPhone

August 24th, 2010

iphone-puzzle-games.jpgLooking for a way to challenge your brain while you waste some time? If you love crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and Scrabble, then try some of these games to really get your mind working.

1. Jumbline

This word twist game has several great features. You can choose five-, six-, or even seven-letter words. Like the others in this genre, you then have to create all the words of three or more letters that can be made from those letters. It has a very instinctive interface, which allows you to tap a single letter to shoot it to the end of the line and to enter words just by underlining them. The best part is that working in seven-letter mode will increase your Scrabble and Words With Friends scores in a hurry!

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Chair Massage and Its Benefits

August 23rd, 2010

massage-chair.jpgChair massage has become one of the most popular forms of massage in the UK. Chair massages are offered at massage clinics and at workplaces, they are available in shopping centres, and they are offered even in airport departure lounges.

According to several studies, massage therapy can reduce stress and anxiety, increase a feeling of wellbeing and relieve aches and pains. Even a short massage can be surprisingly effective. All the modern chair massage sequences have been created specifically to relieve tension and pain in the upper back and the neck and to invigorate or re-energize the recipient.

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Shortcuts to Greater Savings in Shorter Time with eBay

August 22nd, 2010

ebay-saving-tips.jpgWhether you’re buying or selling, the real trick to eBay is striking the balance between savings and time. Understanding what options are available for buyers makes one a more astute seller. As such, this article will focus on tips for saving time and money as an Internet buyer.

Bid Late, Bid Frequent

Most eBay users have done it: sitting aimlessly at a computer waiting for those last few moments of an auction to count down, in hopes of squeezing in a final low, but winning bid — seconds before it closes. But how often have those last moments turned into laboriously-slow and unproductive hours? And what about those exhausting times when the auction closes at midnight?

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Barbados Travel Guide and Places of Interest

August 21st, 2010

barbados-beaches.jpgThe Caribbean holds many great treasures when it comes to island destinations. Barbados is just one of these great places. This single island is its own independent country and is located close to South America, a bit over 250 miles from the coast of Venezuela. It is east of Saint Lucia and north of Trinidad and Tobago. The island itself is only about 165 square miles of low-lying land, but the tropical trade winds, beautiful rainforests, and of course, lovely sandy beaches make it popular for tourist travel. You too can enjoy a vacation in Barbados.

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