The old joke of showing up at the accountant’s office the day before taxes are due with a shoe box of receipts is still a reality for many small businesses. However, time with accountants is …
ABC's Weekly News of Merit: November 13, 2017
ABC's Fall Event was a Big Hit Members had a great time dining and socializing at ABC's annual Fall Event "Hot Glass, Cool Night" at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Guests had a wonderful evening watching the glass blowing demonstration in the Hot Shop, taking fun group photos in the photo booth, and viewing the stunning glass installations in the museum. ABC recognized member milestones, the 2017 Member of the Year Dawn Lanz (Sea-Tac Electric), and Young Professional of the Year Doug Jones (Haggard Electrical Contractors). Thanks to our sponsors for making this night a success: Photo Booth Sponsors Sea-Tac Electric and Tradesmen International; Bar Sponsor Peterson Sullivan LLP; Dinner Sponsor Saybr Contractors; and Dessert…
Right to Work is Wrong for Your Family — Whether You are Union or Not. Here’s Why
I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire Plant in Oklahoma City.
How Long Can Milk Sit Out?
Everyone wants to keep their milk fresh as long as possible, but did you know that how long your milk sits out can impact that?
[1702.04807] Synthesis and Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of Mechanically Alloyed...
Title: Synthesis and Hydrogen Sorption Characteristics of Mechanically Alloyed Mg(NixMn1-x)2 Intermetallics (Submitted on 15 Feb 2017) Abstract: New ternary Mg-Ni-Mn intermetallics have been successfully synthesized by High Energy Ball Milling (HEBM) and have been studied as possible materials for efficient hydrogen storage applications. The microstructures of the as-cast and milled alloys were characterized by means of X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) both prior and after the hydrogenation process, while the hydrogen storage characteristics (P-c-T) and the kinetics were measured by using a commercial and automatically controlled Sievert-type apparatus. The hydrogenation and dehydrogenation measurements were performed at four different temperatures 150-200-250-300oC and the results showed that the kinetics for both the hydrogenation and…
Here's One Simple Way We Can Change The Conversation About Drug Abuse
The negative words we use to describe drug addiction -- "clean" vs. "dirty," "patient" vs. "addict" -- can drive some individuals away from the very help...
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
Idaho man’s pet squirrel goes ‘nuts’ on burglar
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Many homeowners have dogs for protection, but an Idaho man’s unusual pet proved to be just as effective when fending off a burglar. Adam Pearl walked into his home on Tuesday and quickly realized something was wrong, KIVI-TV reports. "I came in the front door and I saw snow prints out in the front driveway going to the back of the house so I thought something was awry because no one usually goes through the yard,” Pearl said.
Memory Loss and Confusion
Memory loss and confusion in those with Alzheimer's and other dementias can be difficult for caregivers. Learn causes of memory problems and how to respond. Understand the association between serious mental decline and normal aging and why 'senility' and 'senile dementia' aren't correct references.
Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE