How To Plan A Military Wedding

The “Wedding March” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re planning a military wedding. Here’s a briefing on the military nuptial protocol.
The military wedding– a regalia of uniforms, flashes of swords or sabers, and the air of drama and dignity—this is quite and experience and a unique privilege of being in the armed forces.

How To Prepare A Patient’s Bed At Home

Making a comfortable bed for a patient who is sick requires some skill and understanding of the patient’s needs. Nothing, however, contributes more to his comfort and well being. His bed is almost a little world of its own –at least during the time of illness. This part of his nursing care deserves special thought and understanding.


How to Avoid Vacation Accommodation Mishaps

Everyone wants a perfect accommodation. How can you ensure this? What should you do if you room isn’t what you were promised?
The most important thing is making the right choice. To do that, you need to be clear and specific about what you really want. Do you want an ocean view? What activities and facilities do you want available on site? Do you prefer a formal or casual ambience? Do you want to be around other tourists or guests? Here are ways to make sure your accommodations live up to your expectations.


How to Maintain and Repair Concrete Walls

Normally, concrete walls require a minimum amount of maintenance. Cut out cracks to a depth of 1 inch and a width of at least ½ inch. Wet down before filling with a sand –cement mortar (two parts sand, one part cement). Repair large broken areas by cutting out sufficiently to expose reinforcing rods or mesh that will bind the new concrete to the remaining wall. Thoroughly clean and wet the cut surfaces of the wall, then coat with a slurry of neat cement and water prior to placing new material. Most defects that cause appreciable problems, such as leakage, are due to the expansion and contraction of the building members with temperature changes.

How to Use a Paint Sprayer

Paint sprayers are particularly useful for large areas. Spraying is much faster than brushing or rolling. Although some paint will probably be wasted through overspraying, the time and effort saved may more than compensate for any additional paint cost. Once you have perfected your spraying technique, you can produce a coating with excellent uniformity in thickness and appearance.

Surface areas that are difficult to reach with a brush or roller can easily be covered by the sprayer. All coats can be applied satisfactorily by the spray technique except for the primer coats. Spraying should be done only on a clean surface because the paint may not adhere well if a dust film is present.

Preparation of the paint is of critical importance when a sprayer is to be used. Stir or strain the paint to remove any lumps, and thin it carefully. If the paint is lumpy or too thick, it may clog the spray valve; if it is too thin, the paint may sag or run after it is applied. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the paint label for the type of amount of thinner to be used.

Before you begin, ask your paint dealer to show you exactly how the sprayer works, and to give you pointers and how to use it to best advantage.

For best results, adjust the width of the spray fan to the size of the surface to be coated. A narrow fan is best for spraying small or narrow surfaces; a wider fan should be used to spray walls.

Before spraying, test the thickness of the paint, the size of the fan, and the motion of the spray gun on a waste board before painting any other surface. Spraying paint too thickly can cause rippling of the wet film or lead to blistering later.

Hold the nozzle about eight inches from the surface to be painted. Start the stroke or motion of the hand holding the sprayer while the spray is pointed slightly beyond the surface to be painted. This assures a smooth, even flow when you reach the surface to be coated.

Move the sprayer parallel to the surface, moving with an even stroke back and forth across the area. Spray corners and edges first. Use a mask or respirator to avoid inhaling the vapors.

Be sure to cover everything close to the work area with drop cloths, tarps, or newspapers. The "bounceback” from a sprayer may extend several feet from the work surface.

The sprayer should be cleaned promptly—before the paint dries in it. After using oil-base or alkyd paints, clean the sprayer with the same solvent used to thin the paint. After using latex paint, clean the sprayer with detergent and water. Fill the sprayer tank with the cleaning liquid and spray it clean.

If the sprayer tip becomes clogged, clean it with a broom straw. Never use a wire or a nail to clear clogged air holes in the sprayer tip.

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How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist

If the saying “You’re never fully dressed without a smile” is true, then cosmetic dentists of today are some of the most important wardrobe consultants around.
Research seems to bear that out. According to a survey conducted by Beall Research & Training of Chicago, eight subjects who had mild to major cosmetic improvements to their teeth were judged as more attractive, intelligent, successful, interesting, and wealthy by a group of 528 respondents.

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How to Maintain Concrete Patios and Walks

Concrete construction was once largely confined to paving and foundations. Today, it has been developed to the point where both large and small buildings are constructed entirely of concrete. Because of the long-lasting quality of concrete and its durability, it generally becomes a permanent fixture for the outdoor of a house especially for patios and walkways.

How to Give Your Patio or Deck a New Look

Whether you want to spruce up your deck or patio, or build a new structure, the options may seem endless. With some careful consideration of your living space and which materials to use, you can get the patio or deck that you want for your family to enjoy.
Portland Pergola
One quick addition to an existing deck or patio is a pergola. This popular feature adds a touch of shade and casts an interesting gridded shadow over an otherwise plain patio or deck. Pergolas are fairly easy to install and will not cost you a fortune. The prices depend on size and materials used.
Outdoor Rooms
If you want to add a deck or remodel an existing one, you may want to look at composite materials, especially if you live in or near the woods, suggests Architect Ryan Coyle. They resemble wood, but moss and mold from trees can easily be cleaned off, increasing your decks longevity. You can update your deck by adding bench seating and new rails made from composite materials for a long lasting, attractive new look.
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There are also aluminum spindles and for a little more money, wrought iron railing can be used to create beautiful, elegant look.

Another interesting product on the market is the stone decking. It mimics stone but is much more durable and easier to maintain. Natural stone, pavers, or crushed stone can be used for patios. If you’d like to give a concrete slab a new look, you could try decorative cement.

The process of stamping concrete can give you the look of cobblestone, brick, or slate patios. It is best to check prices first and compare the costs of each one before deciding. You may be able to replace the patio for close to the same price. Concrete prices vary depending on which state, region, or country you’re in. Stamped concrete is normally priced at $8 to $15 per square foot.
Patio Pal Brick Laying Guides, Covers 20 Square Feet, BlackAnother option is the colored or stained concrete for about $4 to $8 per square foot. It has a smooth, colorful finish with durability of concrete. Custom stenciling is also growing in popularity. “Imagine adding your favorite team logo to the border of a patio, sidewalk, or driveway. Now it can be done,” says Marvin Gray of Irving Materials, Inc.

Once you have fixed up your deck or patio you may want to add some new furniture. Outdoor furniture is moving beyond al fresco dining. People are not just dining outdoors these days; they are hanging out long after dinner. The selection of lounge furniture on the market is expanding every year. One good option is a teak couch. Teak is more expensive, but is made to last.

Once you’ve given your deck or patio a new-look and added some new furniture, there won’t be much more to do except round up family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors.

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How to Select the Right Siding for Your Home

Whether you are building a home or remodeling, choosing the right siding can be a daunting task. You will notice your siding every time you pull up to your home, or step outside to get the morning paper.While pricing and durability will play a big part in your decision, you also want to consider the look you desire for your home.
Once you gather the facts about individual products on the market today, you can make decision that’s right for you.

How to Teach Generosity to Your Child

Parents are powerful models to their children during their developing years. A such, their impact should transmit lessons which their children can assimilate into their value system.
Generosity is a positive trait that parents should consider teaching their children, for it would enhance the discovery of other traits that would help them to succeed in their future careers.

How to Deal With Loss and Disappointment

Anyone who faces disappointment experiences feelings of loss, and needs to make adjustments. Somewhat like the person who loses a loved one through death, the disappointed person must work through anger, sadness, a sense of failure, and periods of unbelief. If these normal reactions are denied or left unresolved, the aftermath of disappointment can become a giant lump of depression.

How to Choose the Right Roofing Materials

Many types of roofing are available – asphalt or asbestos-cement shingles, roll roofing, galvanized steel, aluminum, wood shingles, slate, and others. They vary in durability, fire resistance, insulating value, and other properties.
Make your own selection carefully, whether you are covering a new building or re-roofing an old one. Some important considerations in selecting roofing are roof slope, weight of roofing material, cost, fire resistance, appearance, and location.

How to Build Up Your Husband

Many of us, after several years of marriage, admit glumly to ourselves that our marriage hasn’t lived up to our expectations. How can we improve our relationship?
Much of our disappointments and tensions of marriage develop from the couple’s lack of respect for each other. Often this lack of respect creeps in so gradually it goes unnoticed until it becomes a crisis.

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How to Repair Leaking Roofs and Preventive Maintenance to Avoid Them

The roof, gutters, and downspouts together perform a major job in protecting the house against the deteriorating effects of rain and snowfall. It is of crucial importance to the exterior and interior condition of the building to observe proper installation and maintenance of these “watersheds.”

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How to Find the Right Contractor for Your Home Improvement Project

Finding the right contractor for your needs is like finding a lifelong partner. Much time is spent screening potential candidates, and then woo your choice into a commitment. It’s like finding a date, actually. Some people simplify the process by finding a matchmaker of a different sort making the homeowner’s life easier.

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How to Store Vegetables

A good way of gauging efficiency in the kitchen is by how little food was thrown away. Here are some tips on storing your greens.
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How to be a Welcome Guest

Sooner or later you’ll be a guest in someone’s home. It may be a visit to a friend or a relative, or a weekend sleepover, or perhaps your boyfriend or girlfriend would introduce you his or her parents.
Whatever the situation, you’ll want to be considerate of your host, and leave a good impression. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that:

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How to Choose the Right Paint for Any Project

For every kind of project you’ll tackle, there exists a right paint for the job. You’ve just got to know how to find it.
Each brand of paint has its own pros and cons. When selecting, decide on the performance attributes critical to your application.

How to Preserve Youthful Skin Naturally

Stress, lack of exercise and sleep, smoking and air pollution accelerate the skin’s aging process, resulting in fine and coarse wrinkles, rough skin texture, prominent blood vessels and pigmentation. These factors make a person look older than his or her actual age. The skin, the largest organ of the body, requires proper nutrition to function properly.

How to Get Out of Depression

Have you ever experienced those days when it takes tremedous effort just to drag your body out of bed? Several factors can leave you emotionally drained. It could caused by some disruption in your relationships either at home, your love life, your co-workers, or caused by stress at work or school. These could make you feel like you were walking through quicksand. It leaves you with a feeling of hopelessness and despair causing you energy loss, poor concentration, altered appetite and sleep patterns, anxiety, and sometimes even suicidal tendencies. You may be in this debilitating condition.

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How to Care for Silk Fabrics

Silk is one of the oldest and most luxurious of fabrics. It is also considered one of the most expensive. Thanks to the drop in prices over the past years, almost everyone can afford beautiful silk clothing.
With proper care, silk garments will last a lifetime. Following are some tips on how to care for silks:

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How to Make a Pet Cat Happy

Do you have a pet cat? Let me tell you some things to make your pet cat happy. If you know your pet better, you will enjoy it better.
Cats have good memories. They remember persons who treat them kindly and those who are cruel to them. If you kick your cat, it will remember your unkindness and will learn to avoid you. But if you are good to it, it will think of you as a friend.


How to Find a Caregiver

Your children are precious to you. Here are some tips you could use to help you search for the caregiver you will need for them.
A referral service is a good place to start your search. Local day care centers, pre-schools and other child-care resource centers may be able to give you contact numbers of people who have a good record with them.

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How to Turn Anger into Useful Energy

Simply feeling angry is not wrong. But when it leads a person to become destructive, either verbally, physically or psychologically, then it becomes wrong. Anger can be useful; in fact it can be of great value. Here are some practical tips for turning angry feelings into useful energy.

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How to Minimize Back Pain by Maintaining Good Posture

Good posture means maintaining the three gentle curves in your spine.
Practicing good posture has one immediate benefit – it makes you look good! Not everyone has the luxury of ergonomically-designed work centers with adjustable desks and footstools, gas-powered office chairs with lumbar supports and apparatus provided to position reading material and computer screens at eye level. However, you can adapt the principles of good sitting posture to almost any situation.

Tips on Finding a Good Hairdresser

Your hair style is very important. It could make or break your look. It is your crowning glory. Good communication between stylist and client is the single most important factor in getting a good haircut. But first, you need to find the right hairdresser. Here are tips on finding a good hair stylist.

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How to Deal With Stress

Stress is a fact of life that everyone has to deal with. Because the world is a merry-go-round of changes we are regularly faced with situations that create stress. Face the fact the stress is here to stay and it gets worse as you grow older. The question is: How are you going to cope with stress in a sane and sensible manner? ...

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How to Caramelize Onions

Caramelizing is a method of cooking a vegetable slowly until the natural sugars develop a sweet, complex flavor. The deeply flavorful, sweet taste of caramelized onions enhances many main dishes, side dishes, appetizers, or toppings for pastries or pizza. This is an easy method, just be sure to keep an eye on them so that they do not burn.

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