Want To Downsize Your Home? Invest In A DIY Flat Pack House

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Have all your kids gone away to college? Are you sick of hearing about the global housing crisis? You may be looking to downsize your home to save costs if the answer is yes to those questions. One of the cheapest and fastest ways to go about it is by building your own home. Do It Yourself Flat Pack homes are good options because: 1) you can build them quickly 2) there are many models out there that are high quality and energy efficient, and 3) you can build them in a fraction of the time you would build a traditional home.

As a matter of fact, if you live in the UK, there's an engineer living there that is designing a home where the largest part of it can be assembled in about four hours. According to Dr. Mike Page, the engineer who designed it, it is as easy to put together as an IKEA bookcase. There is not even as much assembly as you'd see in a regular flat pack kit because when customers order these prefabricated home kits, they get the finished product. All that will need to be done will be to add the flat pack … Read More

How Often Should You Use Microdermabrasion Treatments

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In 2006, microdermabrasion ranked as the forth most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Yet, microdermabrasion treatments are not exclusive to the spa or doctor’s office. In fact, microdermabrasions have dropped down the list of top aesthetic treatments because new at-home treatments allow men and women to perform their own microdermabrasions.

So how often should you perform microdermabrasion treatments on yourself? The answer depends on you. And by implementing the following four-step plan, you can become your own microdermabrasion expert.

1. What is you main objective for performing the dermabrasion treatment?

Before buying any skin care product, you want to know what you expect from the product, otherwise you really can’t judge its benefits. What is the desire driving your microdermabrasion purchase?

Wrinkle reduction, acne scar removal, skin lightening, retexturize damaged skin, minimize freckles or age spots

2. What is your skin type?

The next determinant of how often you should use face abrasion techniques is your skin type: Sensitive, oily, dry, rough, leathery texture or a combination of these.

3. Pick a dermabrasion treatment based on your skin type and microdermabrasion goals

Naturally, if your skin is sensitive and you just want … Read More

The History of the Capitol Building’s Beulah Red Marble

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You might think that the white marble that covers the Colorado State Capitol is the most valuable part of the building or the 200 ounces of 24K gold covering the dome. You would be wrong. The most priceless material is actually inside the Capitol… and it’s pink.

The construction of the Capitol was barely in its infancy when the unusual pink stone was found at what was then named the Beulah Red Marble Quarry and leased by David Kelly, head of the Denver Onyx and Marble Company. The stone was so unusual, it was suggested that it would make a better wainscoting material than the hardwood that the Capitol Building Commission had previously planned to use. In 1893, the Commission made the decision to use the marble.

The trip to transfer the stone from the quarry to Pueblo CO took two days. From Pueblo, the marble was freighted to Denver by rail. In 1893, $164 ($3866.15 in today’s money) bought the services of the people who were to install the marble. A crew of 10-12 men worked grueling 10 hour days for $1.50-1.75 to drill and mount the marble. That’s the equivalent of about $35.36-$41.25. It took 6 years, from … Read More