Do You Turn Towards, Turn Away, Or Turn Against?

Have you thought much about what makes some relationships work and others fail? I have been interested in this question, through working with individuals and couples with relationship issues over many years. I am always interested in what helps some couples have loving, respectful and successful relationships and others experience constant pain and heartache. Dr John Gottman, professor of psychology at the University of Washington has researched couples for close to 40 years. Dr. Gottman has developed a methodology that predicts with 90% percent accuracy which newlywed couples will remain married and which will divorce four to six years later. This research also applies to same-sex couples. One of the important aspects of this...

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Car Number Plate Theft

Car cloning is the vehicle equivalent of identity theft of today.There are as many as ten thousand cloned cars on our roads, but many people are still unaware of the problem. Even the police admit they don’t know the true scale of it. How does it work? There are various ways of cloning cars, most popular ways involves getting hold of other number plate (or illegally printed number plates) and using them on cars that the plates aren’t registered too. The vehicle registration mark on a number plate is the key piece of information that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) use to look up keeper details on a vehicle record. Stolen number...

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End Grain Wood Block Flooring From Reclaimed Wood

Typically when people think of hardwood flooring, they picture plank or tongue and groove style flooring – wide or narrow boards laid out end to end across a room.  There is another type of hardwood flooring, with a long history that most people would be surprised to hear about. It is called end grain wood block flooring. To get a sense of what it looks like, picture wood tiles made from cross cut squares of wood that show off the wood grain as a cross section and not sawn with the grain like plank flooring.   There are two main benefits to creating flooring in this style.   First, it looks great… End grain...

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Bamboo Shades Can Offer Both Privacy And Style

Considered as a versatile plant, bamboo has long been used as material for building houses in tropical regions around the world. Today, there are bamboo shades used and sold in the market. The nice thing with bamboo shades is they can both keep your house cool during sunny days and keep you warm on cold weathers. What’s more, it can go with any home style making it a top choice for most homeowners. Not like most transparent window blinds and shades nowadays, bamboos shades can offer more privacy and style. Window shades come either with lines or without lines. Lined shades should be your option if you are looking for total privacy since they...

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Having a Hand in Planning Your Bridal Shower

Bridal, or wedding showers, are never for the brides as much as they are for friends of the bride. It’s usually the last true celebration of a bride’s transition from being single to being committed to someone for the rest of her life; at least that’s what it’s supposed to be. The bachelorette party notwithstanding, this is the last time a soon-to-be bride can get together with many of her friends and family members as a single woman. Bridal showers have usually been unorganized get togethers where almost anything can happen, and often does. With family members present, a bride isn’t sure whether she’ll get something for the household or something for the wedding...

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