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Debra Lefler, Author at Nihon Magazine

How to Build a Dream House That Lasts

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Given the huge capital commitment when building a home, many people spend a significant portion of their lives paying off mortgage loans. In fact, a home remains the most valuable asset for the average American citizen in California. Here are some suggestions on how to build that dream home. Do Not Skimp Considering that a well-built house boasts an incredibly long lifespan, make sure to use excellent construction materials. Resist every temptation to take shortcuts as a way to keep …

Doors Throughout History: A Portal Through Time

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In many places, doors usually have frames to protect themselves from the change of humidity and temperature. History did not list a certain account to describe the first manufacturers of doors. They did, however, find ancient civilisations who began to use their own version of internal cavity doors back in the day. Historical Accounts of Doors King Solomon had temple doors that were made of olive wood, which was the most common wood they used for doors back then. Ancient …

The Shuriken: Everyone’s Favourite Ninja Weapon

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The shuriken, more commonly known as ‘throwing stars’ is one of the most famous and recognisable ninja weapons in the world. These small, flat, multi-edged knives resemble four-pointed stars, with a small hole in the middle so that it spins more evenly as it flies. Popular among ninja enthusiasts and knife hobbyists, you can purchase shuriken anywhere online, one site to visit is Global Gear. Though the shuriken is one of the most iconic symbols of Japan, the weapon is shrouded …

Getting Involved in Jewellery Casting

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Jewellery casting is an art form that dates back to thousands of years. Modern technology, however, has developed some processes to enhance the craft. Casting jewellery is now dynamic compared to how it was ages ago. A new process called lost wax has even replaced traditional jewellery casting in the UK. Wax carving, printing, or growing creates models of jewellery, then placed in investment, a term jewellers use for a plaster-like encasement. To create an impression, jewellers subject the investment to …

Exhibits & Conventions: 3 Absolute Essentials in Organising Events

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Event organisers know that conventions and exhibits are highly complex events that require the most extraordinary effort. They need coordination, logistics and manpower to succeed. These events can only be successful with the cooperation of many stakeholders such as the exhibitors, the organisers and even the guests. If you are in the event organising business in Perth, you have to know the basics. For starters, here are three fundamentals you should always cover. The Program Although exhibits and conventions are …

For Car Owners: Unlocking the Secrets of Car Thieves

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You park your car in front of your home after a hard day’s work. You thought it safe to park on the kerb, as you live in a gated neighbourhood anyway. The next morning, as you rush through breakfast to avoid the early morning traffic, you find that your car is gone. Vehicle theft may happen even if you live in a secure location. As long as your car has market value, thieves will find a way to steal part …

The Myth About Teflon/PFOA Exposure — Busted!

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It used to be that home cooks loved Teflon just as much as bakeries, restaurant chains, and companies in the food industry did. It was one of the miracle products of the post-war era, freeing cooks, chefs, and bakers from the long-standing task of scraping burnt food from a pan. Everything changed when US scientists announced that Teflon contains Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — a chemical said to increase the likelihood of tumours of the liver, pancreas, and testicles (according to …

Leaving Your Safe Heaven: Ways to Push Through Your Plan of Moving Out

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No matter how tight you are with your family, there will come a time when you will feel the need to separate from them. It could be the day you will start a family of your own, or it could be becoming independent from dad and mum. It, however, pays to be prepared before you bolt out of the door of your parents’ house. Before you hire that man with a van, here’s what littlegreentruck.com.au thinks you need to know. …

School Starting Soon? Back To School Activities To Do With Your Kids

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When school is right around the corner, parents feel a mix of dread and excitement. On one hand, the house will be cleaner and much more peaceful with the kids in school most of the day. On the other, it will be too quiet and eerily peaceful. If you’re having these jitters, take advantage of the remaining weeks to connect with your kids! Here are a few suggestions: 1. Do a short day trip. This is one of the activities …

Food Gift Guide: What to Give a Foodie Friend on Their Special Day

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Foodies have discerning taste when it comes to everything that involves food. You can’t just bring them to any restaurant or make them try a cheap food brand. So if you’re planning to gift them for their upcoming special day, you might want to take time looking for the best gift. Here are some great gift ideas for foodies with a distinct interest in particular types of food. For the Wine Connoisseur The easiest gift idea would be a bottle …