Some plumbing problems are surprisingly easy to fix. It is also wise to be prepared for emergencies. This article lists 10 must-have plumbing tools for homeowners.
Most people will experience one or more plumbing emergencies. This article looks at how to react effectively.
Unclogging a garbage disposal yourself will save you money and it's usually nowhere near as hard as many people might think—you just need a few basic tools and to employ some basic methods.
This article looks at effective drain cleaners that can be put together using common household substances. They are inexpensive and don't involve the toxic chemicals often found in commercial cleaners.
Clogged drains are a very common plumbing issue. This article looks at what causes pipes to become blocked and offers advice on how to fix and prevent clogs from happening.
Need to know how to unclog a toilet? Here are the best methods to try. Unclogging a toilet yourself can save you money.
Finding a plumber that you can trust to be reliable, honest, and fairly priced is important. This article lists the 9 best approaches.
Need to know how to fix a slow-draining bathtub? Here are the six best methods to try. Unclogging a bathtub drain yourself can save you a lot of money.
Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, from dripping faucets to sewer system backup to burst pipes. This article lists the most common issues, what causes them and suggests some easy fixes when appropriate.
There are many advantages of teamwork and cooperation when it comes to problem-solving and completing tasks, but what most folks don't acknowledge is that there are also some downsides. This article lists some of the less advantageous aspects of working in a group or as a team.
Cats amaze us with their affection, fierce independence, hunting abilities, and playfulness, but owning a cat has downsides, too. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of owning a cat.
Has your kitchen sink become clogged? Learn the different methods you can use to clear your drain and how you can prevent blockages like this from happening again in the future.
I answer the question: "What is the difference between NTSC, ATSC, and QAM?" with an easy-to-understand explanation of each type of TV signal.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Tourism can be a great way for places to generate income and jobs... but it can also have downsides. Here is a list of the main advantages and disadvantages of tourism.
The technological revolution has brought many positives, but also quite a few negatives. In this article, I look at the advantages and disadvantages of technology.
Teamwork can increase efficiency, create a sense of ownership, and raise morale. Here is a list of 15 advantages that teamwork can bring to the workplace.
Studying abroad can seem appealing, but there are also potential challenges—I look at and list the advantages and disadvantages.
Social networking brings many benefits to many people, organizations, and businesses, but there are also downsides. This article lists the advantages and disadvantages.
The computer revolution that began in the second half of the 20th century has brought many benefits, but also some downsides. I look at the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.
This article lists the main advantages and disadvantages of marriage. If you have any additional pros or cons of getting hitched, feel free to add them to the comments.
Here I list 10 of the best affordable bourbon whiskeys and explain why I selected each of them. Each bottle on this page can be purchased for around 20 dollars or less, and they're all well-worth the money.
Here is a summary of the main for and against arguments used in regard to socialism, presented in the form of a pros and cons list.
For hardcore whisky fans like myself, there is nothing quite like a dram of single malt. Here are my selections for the 5 best single malt Scotch whiskies.
Should people have the right to die? Euthanasia is a hotly debated topic. In my euthanasia pros and cons, I have attempted to summarise the main arguments for and against.
This list of the pros and cons of globalization attempts to give a summary of the essential for and against arguments employed by people when they debate the merits of globalization.
Manual coffee grinders are quiet, they don't require a power source, plus they give you full control over the grinding process. Here are my top three crank-operated mills.
Need to know how to clear a clogged shower drain? Here are the best eight methods to try. Unclogging a shower drain yourself can save you money.
This article gives the essential arguments for and against gun control laws, listing the main pros and cons that people use in the debate.
The Johnny Cash performance at Glastonbury 1994 in the UK, is considered a classic concert by all who witnessed it. Cash himself referred to it as a highlight of his career in his autobiography.
I list the pros and cons of raising taxes on the rich, giving some of the key arguments made by different sides in the debate.
Find out which two types of spider are the most dangerous in Florida. Learn what they look like, where they live and the effects of their venomous bites.
The last live Freddie Mercury performance with Queen took place in August of 1986 at Knebworth Park, UK, and I was there. I look back at that concert and his performance that day and give you all the background facts and details.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a good coffee grinder in my experience. Here are three suggestions for inexpensive coffee grinders.
A collection of all the essential facts about the southern black racers snake. These snakes are non-venomous and common throughout the southeastern United States.
Here is a summary of the pros and cons of the death penalty, and an opportunity for readers to share their views.
In this article, I give essential facts on six of the most dangerous snakes in Florida, all of which are venomous and can deliver potentially fatal snake bites. My list includes the southern copperhead, eastern diamondback, and the cottonmouth.
There are many animals in Florida that are capable of hurting you. Most prefer to be left alone, but they will strike back if they feel threatened. I thought I would put together a list of the top 10 most dangerous animals in Florida.
The best coupon organizer wallets can really make a difference when you are are trying to save money and reduce your family budget. Organizer wallets enable you to keep and categorize your coupons, so that you can use them efficiently.
The banana spider is famous for its beautiful web, which appears to be golden when it shines in the sun. The spider's venom is of the same type as that of a black widow, but much weaker.
This article looks at ways to watch the BBC and other UK channels in the US. As a Brit who spent years visiting and now lives in the US, it's something that I have a lot of experience with.
There are many great songs that include references to coffee. This article gives my picks for the very best songs about coffee, as well as listing some of the many other coffee songs that never made it into my top 10.
Gordon Ramsay is as controversial as he is passionate. The British chef can be entertaining and informative, but has also been accused of being foul-mouthed and bullying. Here are the 10 reasons why I love and hate Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Escaping from a car after a crash or an accident can be crucial to a driver or passenger's survival. I look at the top 3 best emergency window breakers for cars.
Grinding your own coffee is recommended if you want your beverages to have maximum flavor. In this article, I cover the main types of coffee grinders and give examples of my favorite products.
A guide to the best coffee makers with a built-in grinder currently available.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
In order for coffee to taste good, you must keep it as fresh as possible. Here are 8 tips on how to store coffee so that it doesn't lose flavor.
A personal account of how I successfully got through my K1 visa interview and answered all the visa interview questions for fiance.
My experience of the K1 Fiance Visa process. The K1 Fiance Visa enabled me to marry my American fiancee and live in the USA, but there were many hoops and obstacles that I had to overcome on the way.
Tips and advice on how to avoid scams on MTurk (Amazon Mechanical Turk). An overview of the different types of scams and practical advice for not getting caught out by them.
Large and fascinating birds, American black vultures live in the southern USA and are common in Central and South America.
Many people struggle to tell these two reptiles apart, but it isn't that difficult when you know what to look for. What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles? Well, there are essentially 8 main ways to tell them apart...
The end of Johnny Cash's life was not pretty. Burdened by health problems that caused him physical pain, he was hit emotionally when his beloved wife, June, died suddenly. The death of Johnny Cash would follow soon afterwards.
A look at one of the greatest music videos of all time: Johnny Cash's "Hurt." Includes interview clips with Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, and Mark Romanek, who all played a part in putting together this incredibly moving and unforgettable piece of work.
Despite being a late starter, Charles Bukowski had many lovers in middle life. He wrote about his women extensively in his poems and fiction, often with humor. This article takes a look at the wives and girlfriends of Charles Bukowski.
This article explores the arguments for and against the idea that Charles Bukowski was a misogynist. It includes an assessment of Bukowski's background, criticism of his novel, Women, and the infamous kicking incident filmed during a Barbet Schroeder interview.
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.
My review of the make money online website, Microworkers, where you complete small tasks for employers online in return for payments. I look at the pros and cons compared to other similar sites, such as Amazon MTurk.
Amazon Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, is a "crowdsource" program where you earn money online by performing basic tasks (known as hits) for employers. These Amazon Mechanical Turk tips and tricks aim to help the reader use MTurk more effectively to earn money online.