Estimating a plumbing job can be complex. Whether you are building a new home, rehabbing office space, or fixing a broken sink, it can be difficult to put together a plumbing estimate. There are various elements that go into the estimating process such as square footage, measuring, and excavation. Although this all sounds like an intimidating task, by the time you finish this article you should be better informed and have learned how to estimate plumbing jobs. Continue reading “How to Estimate Plumbing Jobs” »
How in the hell did I fail the ASVAB Mechanical Test? It’s freaking ridiculous! I studied my ass off for that thing! Not only could I answer every question forward and backward, I probably could have written half of the damn thing in my sleep! Continue reading “I Failed the ASVAB Mechanical Test” »
Whether you have a private pool or a pool open to the public, you might considering having adaptive equipment available for swimmers. If you happen to own a public pool or spa, it is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to meet certain regulations regarding handicap accessbility to ensure that all are included and allowed to access the pool. You can read the ADA public pool requirements here. While private pools and spas are not required to meet these regulations, some homeowners or private owners might consider having accessible means of entry and exit and other aquatic adaptive equipment for swimmers. These types of equipment can be beneficial to users who might be in wheelchairs or have a disability. There are also many supplies to consider that are great for people who might be doing aquatic exercise and aquatic therapy. Here is some great adaptive equipment and supplies worth considering for your pool or spa: Continue reading “Aquatic Adaptive Equipment for Pools and Spas” »
There’s a myth floating around that email marketing is dead. Actually, email marketing is at its all-time-high. It has never been more alive. What do you see on every website you go to? They ask for your email, right? Whether it’s for a weekly newsletter, a product promotion, or a sales promotion, businesses want your email so they can reach you with their updates and promos. And customers and clients are using these emails.
People sign in to their email daily (sometimes several times a day), and some even receive notifications directly to their smart phones 24/7. Some might argue email marketing has been on the decline due to social media. Social media is important to reach audiences, yes, but email marketing has been proving real results. And here’s why: Continue reading “The Importance of Targeted Email Lists and Why Your Business Should Have One” »
It’s actually really tough for some people to leave work at work when they go on vacation. If you consider yourself a workaholic, then you might be one of those people. It can be difficult to leave behind your emails, your communication, your to-do list, and everything else that comes to mind at work. If you’re a manager, boss, or owner, leaving all that at home is especially difficult. You might ask yourself, how will the company keep going without me? What if something pressing happens while I’m away? What if too many people call in sick and no one is there to handle the work? It’s all those how’s and what if’s that create unnecessary levels of stress when you should be relaxing on vacation. Continue reading “How to Leave Work at Work on Vacation” »
There’s a kid inside all of us, and its hard to not to get a bit excited again when we see the newest tech toys roll out ever year. Here are a few of the top tech toys we’ll be seeing towards the end of 2013.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
LEGO grew up with the 21st century, and their building sets seem to as well. The new Mindstorms EV3 are robot building kits that can be remote controlled. These awesome build it yourself robots won’t be available till the later half of 2016, but lookout for them on the shelves of all toy stores for the upcoming holiday season. Continue reading “Top Tech Toys for the New Year” »
Every bride and groom wants to impress their guests with an amazing wedding ceremony and reception. In today’s age, with technology advancing every second, a wedding couple can wow their guests with some tech savvy ideas that are straight from the future. Your wedding guests will be impressed with a tech savvy wedding. Here are some of the latest trends you can include on your big day: Continue reading “Tech Savvy Things to Try at Your Wedding” »
Whether you’re studying abroad, or simply going abroad for a vacation, it’s important to be mindful of how much or how little technology you plan to use. People are often buried in their smart phones today, without giving a thought of looking up. But it’s also okay to share your experiences on social media–moderately, though. Here are the do’s and don’ts of using technology overseas: Continue reading “Do’s and Don’ts of Technology Abroad” »
The Apple Operating System has become a huge part of everyone’s everyday lives. We have iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Becuase of these widely-used devices, accessibility is also included in the systems. Apple has always been good at improving technology and providing the ulimate experience on its user interface, and they never fail to deliver. Here are some iOS accessibility features you may not know about: Continue reading “iOS Accessibility Features You May Not Know” »
When decorating your office, you want it to tell a story. Simple and low key can make a statement within itself, but elegant office spaces say much more. Whether you are shopping for a new office space or wanting looking to breathe new life into your current office, there are eight factors to keep in mind. Continue reading “Creating An Elegant Work Space” »