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Guide to Apartment Security
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The History and Uses of Bamboo
Bamboo is a renewable resource that is also highly versatile. While it grows in temperate, tropical, and sub-tropical locations around the world, there's more bamboo in China than any other country worldwide: It ranks first in the amount of land used for bamboo growth, the number of bamboo plants produced, and the amount of wood produced, and around a third of the world's bamboo species grow in this country, largely south of the Yangtze River in the Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, and Sichuan provinces.... more
Family Bathroom Safety Tips
Of all the rooms in your house, you would think that most of the accidents occur in the kitchen. With use of knives to cut and stove tops and ovens to cook, the chances of accidental injuries are very apparent. However, it is not the most dangerous room in your home. That honor belongs to the bathroom.... more
Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students
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Window to the World: France!
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Egress Windows and Fire Safety
Part of a comprehensive fire safety plan for a home involves making sure that the structure complies with the local fire safety code. These regulations are in place to ensure that domiciles are constructed safely to allow occupants to escape in the event of a fire. One important fire safety stipulation involves escape avenues from sleeping quarters. Bedrooms must have at least one exit point that leads to the outside of the building in order to be fire code compliant. These codes apply to owner-occupied homes as well as rental homes and apartments.... more
Glassmaking in Roman Culture
Ever since the first glassmakers melted silica and sodium carbonate together, glass has been a beautiful and practical element of our lives. Glass is very old, and there are a lot of surviving artifacts made from glass in museums around the world. The Roman Empire used glassworking as a cornerstone of its economy, having conquered enough of the Mediterranean to be in possession of all of the glass-making territories of the era. With the exception of stained-glass windows, the Romans pioneered the majority of the techniques we still use in glassmaking today.... more
Fire Escape Plans for your Windows
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Be A Weather Watcher From Your Window
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A Cure for Seasonal Depression by Blindschalet
Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that can debilitate a person to the point that they are unable to function properly. It is a type of depression that is directly related to the winter months when there are more hours of darkness. Also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, it normally begins when the days become shorter and the evenings longer. This is generally around the time that Daylight Savings Time comes to an end, however, it can begin in the early winter as well. Symptoms continue throughout the winter and taper off in the spring, typically when days, and daylight, are longer, which is around the start of Daylight Savings Time. People who are diagnosed with SAD will have experienced symptoms at the same time of year for at minimum two consecutive years. Often it is mistaken with the so-called "winter blues," however, SAD is a much more intense and serious condition that requires medical intervention.... more