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Applications of Stainless Steel Plates, Alloy Steel Bars & More

By Hardik Shah Where and how are these forms of steel used? If you have ever given a thought to the rust free and sparkling clean look of elevators, escalators or structures of railway stations, metro stations or industrial plants then you must know the reason for the same; it is all due to the use of alloy steel round bars. A combination of several metals along with steel goes into the making of alloy steel which gets its anti-rust properties, resiliency and durability. Construction projects, transportation, mining, dairy processing and many more industries require alloy steel bars in large quantities.Casing pipes are another application of steel which performs the important function of providing protection to below- the- ground utility lines such as water mains, fiber optic cables, electrical power cables, gas pipes etc. The utility lines remain safe and protected inside the casing pipes which surrounds them and closes the ends with its pull on caps made of rubber. The casing pipes…
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How To Laminate Using A Heated Roll Laminating Machine

By Idd AzizA laminating machine is one of the most common office appliances that we have in our offices. It is commonly used for laminating which is a process by which a piece of document is encased between two laminating films for protection against any physical damage like water or creasing. Many people do not understand how the machine works and in this article, we focus on how it works and how to operate one in case you come across it in an office somewhere.There are different types of this laminating machines based on how they operate and their sizes. There are those that use heated rollers to bind together the laminating films while others will just pressure and force to bind them together. On the other hand, their sizes are determined by the size of laminating film they can hold and the more common is the A4 sized laminating machines.How to laminate using a heated roll machine� Follow the given guidelines by the manufacturer on how to load the laminating films into the machine…

Tips to Combat Menopausal Anxiety

By Barbara Odozi Menopause usually occurs in a woman in her mid or late 40s. The hormonal rebalancing during this phase can give rise to a range of psychological symptoms, apart from physical symptoms like hot flushes, irregular periods, sleeping problems, etc. However, the psychological effects of menopause are not talked about much, but they can be profound and limiting, affecting a woman's overall quality of life.Feeling anxious or nervous is one of the most common side effects of menopausal stage, which is exacerbated by insomnia and fatigue. It is important to ensure self-care to alleviate anxiety and irritability that most women experience during this phase. Some of the self-help tips are:

Talking to friends and loved ones - Oftentimes, when a person feels anxious, he/she tends to withdraw into a shell and fears opening up to others. This is damaging to one's health. It is important to connect with loved ones and friends during such times who can empathize and provide co…

8 Signs to Know You Are Addicted

By Barbara Odozi Rose was a young intern at a financial agency. This was her first experience of working in corporate sector and she was pretty excited. She adjusted to the work culture soon and performed well to gain rewards and promotion. Long hours of work would often end with a glass of wine or two with her colleagues at a club or a caf�.Soon, the occasional drinking sessions became regular as it made her feel happy and relaxed. Slowly, she got addicted. She needed alcohol to relieve her tense muscles and prepare her for the next day. As the work pressure increased, she started binge drinking. This resulted in night outs, hangovers, absence from work and the day came when she was fired. Her addiction cost her the job she loved and was so proud of.Like Rose, many of us develop liking for something that causes more harm than benefit. One could be addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, video games, gambling or even shopping. And when the matter goes out of hand, a person has to be encoura…

Tips to Cope With Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults

By Barbara Odozi Paul was obsessed with his wife Christy even after 12 years of wedlock. He would check on her if she went out to shop for groceries, visited her parents, met her friends, and even when she stepped out to see a doctor. The fixation with his wife and everything she did grew with every passing year and Christy began suffocating under Paul's harrowing obsession. Paul had even stopped traveling due to work commitments so that he could be with his wife as much as possible. Fortunately, Paul cooperated when Christy coaxed him to get help. His psychiatrist diagnosed him with adult separation anxiety (ASA).At times, childhood separation anxiety continues into adulthood or it may develop in the adult phase of life due to a past of abuse or neglect. ASA can be so overpowering that an individual might get a panic attack when a loved one moves away. At other times, when the disease is not so intimidating, there could be other subtle symptoms, like:Jealousy - Extreme jealousy …

Tired of Mondays? Make Them Exciting Again

By Barbara Odozi When Steve's alarm rang on Monday morning, he woke up with dread. It was the same day of the week when his energy and enthusiasm were the lowest. He wanted to sleep more, relax and do anything that didn't require him to go to work. The same old pattern of scurrying through the traffic to reach office, attending tedious meetings, making presentations and preparing a list of weekly tasks was overwhelming. He would get tense thinking about it from Sunday itself.Sounds familiar? Many people dread Mondays and the start of a week is generally sluggish for most of them. But there are ways to overcome the anxiety associated with the first day of the week and make it as bright as a Friday. Some of those ways are discussed here:

Make Fridays productive - Many people dislike Mondays because they stress about completing pending jobs from the previous week. People start unwinding from Friday itself. One must stop this urge of loosening up from Friday and focus on completin…

Dyes & Pigments: Totally Dissimilar Colorants

By Mihir VoraThe two important colorant sources are the dyes and pigments. However, there lies some difference in the features, manner of use, benefits and the sore points of each of them though quite often the terms, pigment, dye, colorant, dyestuff, paint, colour are incorrectly used interchangeably. Colorants come from organic and inorganic sources and dyes constitute a large percentage of the organic colorants while the pigments come largely from the inorganic sources. Naturally sourced pigments are obtained from animals, vegetables and minerals sources; however, majorly pigments comprise of inorganic oxides and salts like chromium and iron oxides that get diffused in powder form in the medium of application. The coloring properties of the diffusion are determined by the form and size of the pigment particle. The dyes are divided into natural dyes and synthetic wherein the natural sources of dyes are the same as those of pigments while synthetic dyes are petroleum compound based.…

A Look Back at the Most Impressive Race Car Engines

By Mohammed SulimanDid you know that race cars must have extremely powerful engines in order to be winners? Besides the aerodynamics that have been implemented and the modifications, the engine is what makes the car the ultimate winner.Let's start off with the famous Formula One Ferrari. One of the most famous engines in the F1 was the Ferrari V10 F1. It was a 3.0 litre, ten cylinder racing car that was responsible for 57 wins.The Porsche Flat 6 is another racing vehicle that left an impression on the world. It was a 2.0 litre air cooled engine. The most recent version of this Porsche has received impressive results by winning many races over the years.The Porsche Flat 12 has one of the biggest engines in the racing industry. There are two flat six engines packed into this car. It is a 4.5 litre engine which has 1500 horse power. You can imagine how cramped the driver must have been to make space for this massive machine.The Mazda R26B 4-rotor might have been one of the craziest …

The Analysis of Race Car Brakes

By Paresh GordhanRace car brakes have many benefits as well as drawbacks. There are various materials that go into making these specialized car parts. In addition, there are numerous compelling reasons why choosing race car ceramics over standard semi-metallic brakes is wise. In this case, we will be analysing which brakes are better.The ceramic brake discs offer better grip and handling thus making the driving experience enjoyable and dependable. The ceramics also push out more force while stopping. Race car brakes perform better than its standard counterparts and have reduced stress associated with heat. The brake pads have a better lifespan and have more of a solid performance. Because the lifespan is longer, you won't have to worry about brake repairs as much as you normally would with the standard option. The ceramics are also quieter and create less dust which prevents gunk accumulating in small spaces.There are a few drawbacks when using race car brakes, though. Brake repa…

Clutch Kit: The Dual Clutch Transmission

By Paresh GordhanWhat is a dual clutch transmission? This is a question that not many people understand unless they are in the motor industry. There is a simple explanation for what it is exactly so that you are able to understand the basic functioning of this component. A dual clutch transmission is mainly used for automatic gearboxes. It uses two separate clutches for odd tool sets and even tool sets.The advantage of these types of clutch kits is that you can speed up and slow down faster due to it having two clutches. In addition, due to the incredible engine power interruption, there is no delay. The system reacts faster than the human because of the complex electronics. The dual clutch transmission also has more power than a manual car.The main disadvantage of having a dual clutch transmission in your car is the price. Replacing this type of system requires skill. It is a complicated clutch kit system that needs electronic and mechanical knowledge.The dual clutch transmission is…

What Not To Do When Modifying a Car

By Morne Lourens Although, the car might be all yours to change and enhance, did you know that some modifications done to your car could get you into trouble? Before making these changes to your vehicle, make sure that these are not one of them:Installing Nitrous Oxide Cylinders - these are intense performance boosting parts that can make the car shoot forward with incredible force and speed. Nitrous oxide is also something that many drivers can't handle because of this incredible force.Bigger Wheels - vehicles have a standard wheel well size that can only fit a specific size wheel and tyre. Fitting bigger wheels and tyres have the risk of rotating against the well thus wearing down the rubber on the tyre. There is also the risk of shaving off parts of the rubber and hitting the roads at high speeds. This puts other drivers at risk as their attention will be distorted.Dark Tints - there has to be visual clearance through the windows of the car. Tints that block the driver's f…

5 Ways to Deal With Alcohol Cravings

By Barbara OdoziRecently, Cynthia celebrated a decade of sobriety. She was hooked on alcohol since the age of 15 and had tried hard to overcome addiction. Her journey wasn't easy as she relapsed thrice before finally turning sober. Like Cynthia, many people struggle to quit drinking, but succumb to the withdrawal symptoms.Recovery from addiction demands resolve and patience, and simply stopping the use of a substance doesn't help. One needs to plan prudently. The most difficult part is to deal with cravings that return immediately after one abandons the bottle. But with some effort and care, they can be managed.Here are some ways to handle those urges that refuse to go:

Removing traces of alcohol from home - The first sensible thing to do is to make sure that there is no alcohol at home. This is because a craving can cause relapse if the substance is easily available and accessible. It's advisable to get rid of all cans and bottles - out of sight, out of mind!
Avoiding trig…

How Do Top QA's Test Their Android Apps?

By Manoj MirchandaniEven though Mobile App developers will convince you and insist that the Apps that they have developed will bring about greater consistency and more efficiency, there is every chance that such Apps will crash. This crash takes place anywhere, whether the App is running on iOS or Android. Bottom line, Apps crash, no matter what is said to sell them to you. However, there are more significant complaints from some users that their devices crash apps more than others. Their counterparts on the other hand, have little experience with their Apps crashing. Why does it happen? Do their devices have a hand in crashing these apps? The answer is yes. However, these devices are not alone in causing this app crashes. Sometimes, the apps themselves have issues with them which cause these crashes. We will look at some of these.An article on Gizmodo reported in July 2013 that the world-market has about 12,000 types of Android-powered mobile devices. It was garnered that these Andr…

AI Could Make Architects More Efficient

By Robert K JanisIt appears that architects have been longing for something like artificial intelligence to support their skills for a long time. It seems that in 1969 architect Nicholas Negroponte, who later created the MIT Media Lab, published a book titled The Architecture Machine, which forecasts the possibility of a machine that would assist architects do their job.Negroponte dreamed of an architectural computer that could help architects in the design process. He conjured up a machine that would assist in three different ways.

To automate current procedures to speed up and reduce the cost of existing practices.Alternating existing methods to make issues machine compatible.Present a design process to the machine leading to mutual training and growth of both machine and human.
It appears that the first two concepts have been achieved. The third concept is a work in progress.If such a machine could be created, then Negroponte envisioned a relationship between human and machine that …

Tips to Consider Before You Buy a Bed Pillow

By Shalini MadhavWe all spend quite a bit of time sleeping each night. Having a good night's sleep is important for good health. Therefore, it's important that you rest your head on a comfortable pillow. Since there are tons of choices in the market, making the right choice is not easy. However, with the help of the tips given below, making a choice will be easier for you. Read on to know more.Decide on Size You should go for the right size based on size of the size of the bed and the way you sleep. A standard pillow can be good for a twin. However, for a queen bed, make sure you opt for a pair of queens. You will need two king pillows if you own a king bed.Set Your BudgetAs with any other purchase, it's up to your spend more or less on the pillow. A cheap pillow made out of foam may cost you $5, give or take. However, a top quality product may cost you up to $100 based on the size.But if you are on a tight budget, you can go for a high quality pillow to rest your head on…

Ultimate Focus And Awareness

By William T Batten There's a state of mind that sounds corny but is absolutely sublime. Colours are richer, sounds fascinate you and you can sense the air as it caresses every part of your skin. When people talk to you, you hear everything that they say and don't say. It'd be overwhelming if it weren't so pleasant.Have a few moments like this and you'll never doubt meditation's benefits again.It's a state of hyperconnectivity and hyperawareness. Reality floods your mind in slow motion. You feel everything, which sometimes means you miss the big stuff. That's only because you're tuned in to the tiny things you used to ignore. In time, you learn to integrate the two together.That's where the magic lies.If you're confused, that's my fault. It's hard to properly describe this experience. A much better approach is to experience it yourself. It's a great state to be in. Everything seems new, fresh and interesting. A bug crawling acro…

India And Automotive Recycling

By Farhat Moiz However, India's auto recycling or auto shredding ecosystem is still in its infancy. The sector is largely dominated by the unorganized sector. Areas like Mayapuri & Jama Masjid in Delhi, Kurla in Mumbai, Pudupet in Chennai, are the current graveyards for scrap vehicles. The activities in these areas is largely unorganized and unregulated. This means that the recycling process is primarily carried out without sophisticated equipment& processes. The recovery and efficiency is also low. The processes not only pose health hazards, they also inherently have serious security loopholes.Health hazards surrounding the markets have attracted attention in the past. There was a case of radiation caused due to Cobalt 60 pencils, a few years ago. Lead batteries too are harmful in content. Oils from vehicles drained off on roads, result in extremely unhygienic conditions around. The practice of gas cutting creates enormous amount of pollution, and makes it impossible to …

Uses Of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

By Jasmeen KaurThe use of a TENS machine should be as one part of a pain board program under the guidance of your doctor/healthcare practitioner.How To Use A TENS Machine
The unit may be hooked to a belt and is connected to two or more electrodes. The electrode placement is subject to experimentation to find the positions that work best for you. Electrodes may be placed over the painful area, surrounding, over the nerve supplying the painful area, or on the opposite side of the body.TENS is also used to convey topical steroid medication through the skin to treat critical episodes of pain. This treatment is called Iontophoresis. The mild current causes the medication to migrate into soft tissue serving to reduce inflammation.TENS Machine provide Short-term Pain Relief: Sensory Level Stimulation - The Gate domination theory of pain means that the electrical input of the TENS machine interferes with the transmission of pain signals, by blocking the neural "gate" through which …

If 50 Percent Of Husbands Will Likely Have An Affair, Will Yours?

By D P HaynesIt's estimated that 50 percent of husbands will have an affair. I'm not talking about an emotional affair or a fantasy affair but a physical affair. With such a daunting statistic, what are the odds that your husband will cheat on you and how in the world do you keep him on the right side of the stats?The good news is that not everyone cheats so you have a fighting chance. In my humble opinion, your relationship with your husband is one of the main influencers on whether he stays faithful or not. I don't believe you can stop him if he is hell-bent on cheating. However, I do believe you are one of the main reasons he will not cheat and if you have a close family, kids and in-laws that also can help influence his decision. On the flip side, some people are just down right determined that cheating is worth taking a risk for.For example, this is a real life recent event that happened in North Carolina. You may have seen the story in the news. There was a guy who …

The Movie Lover's Guide To Current Movies

By Christopher Rivera Seeing a great film can be not only a relaxing and fun experience, but it can just as well be life changing- having a profound effect on the way we think about and communicate with the world around us. For this reason, it is not wonder that the movie making business is still going strong and because of this, many movies come out each month. With all these new movies coming out, who can keep up? Here is the movie lover's guide to current movies.

Ready Player One
Based on a book authored by Earnest Cline, Ready Player One is similar to the storyline of the Matrix, yet different enough to warrant its own attention. Taking place in a dystopian future, the movie finds the year 2045 filled with chaos and economic collapse. As a way to escape, the populace finds solace in a virtual reality world known as The Oasis created by an eccentric genius. When he dies, he promises to pass on his fortune to the one who can find his "digital easter egg" that he has hid…

Five Upcoming Superhero Movies Every Movie Lover Will Love

By Christopher RiveraComic book movies have been all the rage these days as powerhouse comic book maker Marvel goes toe to toe with DC comics. Both in print, and on the big screen, these two have been sharing their stories with us for over a decade and as their movies and television series' grow in popularity, so does their fan base. But what if you missed out and don't know what all the fuss is about? It is never too late to get into them! Here are five upcoming superhero movies every movie lover will love.

Avengers: Infinity War
Combing and merging together all the many storylines from the Avengers series, Infinity War will take two entire full length movies to cover the storyline of the Infinity War, an epic battle started by Thanos and one that is for the saving of reality and existence itself. Nearly every character from the previous Marvel Universe will make an appearance and have a role in what is said to be the ultimate culmination event. The movie will also be shot on …

5 Banquet Halls Based in Navi Mumbai That Are Budget-Friendly

By Mrudang MathuriaLooking for wedding venues in a city will be an awesome expertise, however after you have facilitated at hand, you'll be able to make certain of obtaining the most effective of deals. A budget-wedding venue in Mumbai can be a challenge when you have not done your research. We would like to be your calm amongst the chaos by helping you pick out the best wedding banquet halls and wedding venues in Mumbai.Weddings are a massive affair and we can't help but emphasize the expenses that can occur if not planned well. One of the major costs that you'd face other than the bridal lehenga would be booking a wedding banquet in Mumbai. We are here to help you save up on costs by helping you with a list of banquets halls available within 800-1000 in Navi Mumbai.1. Omega BanquetsBased in Chembur this banquet hall is known for being one of the largest multicultural banquet halls in Mumbai. It has a brilliant ambiance with some mouth-watering dishes. They can be reache…

Helpful Advice To Help Increase Your Pain Tolerance

By Robert FinnIf you must deal with pain on a regular or even daily basis, increasing your tolerance to pain should be up there on your priority list. Unfortunately, many people put up with high levels of pain unnecessarily. There are lots of ways that you can manage your pain and help your body and mind to deal with it better.Here are some helpful tips that can be incredibly effective.Use guided imageryIf you suffer with chronic pain, guided imagery can help you to increase your pain tolerance and reduce the intensity of the pain you feel. This popular technique helps replace negative images of pain in your mind with something more positive.Start by breathing deeply. Then just focus on the breaths you take in and let out. Try and completely relax and let go of all your worries as you inhale cleansing oxygen and exhale. Continue taking these breaths until you achieve a state of relaxation.Next, scan your body for areas that feel pain. As you identify an area, take a deep breath and w…

How to Replace Petrol and Diesel Engine Timing Belts or Chains Easily Without Special Locking Kits

By Gareth PReplacing timing belts or chains can be challenging to replace. Many of these look complicated to replace, especially on 16 valve variants. Many manuals recommend the use of timing lock kits. Most of the time these aren't needed for timing belt replacement. But are required when the belt has snapped causing internal engine damage.Before you start it is paramount you establish if the engine has a floating crank pulley. Some ford petrol engines and Renault engines have these, so be aware. And can if not addressed cause catastrophic engine damage.This is a guide and not vehicle specific so some variations may be found with different vehicles.So to start. In most cases you will need to get to the timing belt or chain which means you will have to remove the air box, coolant header tank, and engine mount. Followed by the timing cover or casing. Removal of a road wheel, wheel arch liner and engine cover will be necessary.This is now where the interesting part starts. You will…

The Future Of Digital Marketing

By Debbie FryeHow I am building my foundation for a successful futureI am taking courses in marketing online from home. I am always looking for new ways to improve my quality of life so I can live as comfortably as possible now and in the future, providing a stable secure lifestyle for my family.When I think about the future and all of the things I want to accomplish, the places I want to go and see and the experiences I want to have, I know I need to have a blueprint to lay a strong foundation now to get there.Being a baby boomer and a stay at home caregiver, it has been a constant consideration as to how exactly I am going to go about making this all happen without even knowing where to begin. I have the knowledge to make the best of what I have available to me work in my favor and to know when to take advantage of a good opportunity when it crosses my path.I realize that life is like riding a bike. You have to have balance and continue to move forward to achieve it and by learning…

The Best Ways to Not Lose Yourself When Facing Problems

By Phillip RamphisaYour self-image can get negatively affected as you grow older due to negative experiences in life. This happens because we get disappointed when we do not achieve our goals. Perhaps your relationships have not worked out as you wished they could or your entrepreneurial ventures and career have taken a knock. In this article, I share with you three ways to keep a positive self image and not lose yourself in the face of adversity.(I) Have a paragraph description of your ideal present self and future selfDescribing exactly what you want gives you clarity. Even though you might have not attained what you want, using your imagination to describe what you want in detail can improves your psychology towards getting what you want. So take time to describe what you want in a piece of paper or just mentally from an ideal partner, to an ideal house and car or even life style.Things that are not well described do not come into existence. Describe your ideal self for it to come…

Why Digital Marketing Is Important

By Nupur MontekThere are some new methods that are faster, more practical and versatile than the old traditional ones. Following are some of the most common forms of digital marketingWebsite (SEO content)
Blogs
Online Advertising
Online video content
PPC (pay-per-click) advertising
Email marketing
Social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, G+, etc)
Mobile marketing (SMS, MMS, etc)The importance of digital marketing works not only in favor of marketers, it provides something innovative to the consumers too. Let us understand the importance of digital marketing.1. Cost Effective
It is more cost-effective than other traditional marketing. This is particularly important for small businesses as they don't have many resources or capital. New media can provide you with a less expensive and more viable promoting channel.2. Utilize Content to Connect with Customers
Utilizing digital content either sponsored or free enables you to interface with customers more adequatel…

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