We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Money Saving Tips Through Septic System Care
It’s been over a decade since I lived with my folks, and in that ten + years I got spoiled by not having a septic system to worry about. So, for the past seven months, I have had to keep reminding myself that you treat your pipes differently when you have a septic tank. Otherwise you’ll... Read more
This Is How Long These 6 Appliances Should Last
Major household appliances aren't cheap. Here's how long you can expect your investment to last.
Septic Stench: What That "Rotten Egg Smell" Means and What to do About It
A sewer gas odor can come from your household septic system or the sanitary sewer system. If you notice a foul smell that is causing a problem in your home, it may be sewer gas.
Toilet Paper Advice for Septic Tanks
Septic tanks function better when you select a toilet paper that is safe for use in, or especially made for use with a septic system. This is a guide containing toilet paper advice for septic tanks.
What to Look for in a Plumbing Contractor
We want to help you get the best service for your home, and to help you do that, our team has put together a list of qualities to look for in a plumbing contractor.
How a Garbage Disposal Works
Many people think a garbage disposal works like a blender, with spinning blades chopping and breaking down the waste. In reality garbage disposals work in a different way – and there are NO blades involved. Instead, impellers, or lugs, mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal force to continuously force food waste particles against a stationary grind ring. The grind ring breaks down the food waste…
Wrinkles and acne: What device works best?
Dr. TroellIn his quest to find the optimal skin resurfacing device and post-treatment regimen for patients, Las Vegas, Nev., facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Robert J. Troell, M.D., studied more
I-Team: Family willing to break rules to use listening device
A Las Vegas family is willing to break the rules to send their child to school with a listening device. AngelSense is a device that can be worn by a child while giving parents the ability to listen to what’s happening around the child and to track them with GPS.
‘I never got married’: 107-year-old woman says the secret to a long life is being alone
New York native Louise Signore was born in 1912 and celebrated her 107th birthday Wednesday.
The psychologists walking 100 miles to fight austerity’s impact on mental health
Psychologists embark on a mental health march to raise awareness of the devastating effect that cuts are having on their patients
Dog Walking Safety Tips
Keeping your canine companion happy and safe during a walk is very important. Find out some hints to keeping your walk safe and relaxing here!
An Austinites guide to walking on ice
Austinites don't get many wintry weather days - so here's what to do in the case of ice.
How To Fish Walking Baits
How Thermostat installation Works
Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills. According to EPA estimates, a properly used programmable thermostat can save homeowners over $200 per year on energy costs for heating and cooling. Properly installing your new thermostat is critical for efficient operation. Your thermostat should be located …
How Drywall Works
The many types of drywall and complementary materials all serve a specific purpose. Learn about the types of drywall and complementary materials.
How a Grease Trap Works
If you are old enough, you may remember your grandmother or even your mom keeping a coffee can on the stove, where all the grease left in the frying pan was deposited. Grandma knew it wasn’t a good idea to pour the grease down the sink (or even worse, in the toilet). When you dump fats, oils or grease down the drain, you run a significant risk of clogging your sewer lines and you can wreak havoc at your local water treatment plant…
Eat and learn on historical walking tours in Bradenton
Taste Magazine offers a walking and history tour for Bradenton's Old Main Street and Village of the Arts neighborhoods. The price includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Why You Might Need a Backflow Device
Does your house or commercial building have a fire suppression system, an irrigation system or a large boiler? If so, you may need a backflow device, also known as a Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) valve, to ensure that your drinking water is protected from contaminants The Risks If you have any one of the above systems, there’s a possibility, given the right circumstances, that you could…
Learn How to Use a Sewing Machine Walking Foot
Have you ever wondered how quilters and sewists get perfect seams? It's no secret, they use a Walking Foot. Improve your sewing with a Walking Foot