Hobbies

What Martial Art Do You Love?

Between the ancient styles, and the new styles being developed in recent years, there are many different types of martial arts out there.  It can be difficult to figure out just which one will suit you and work for you.  You can make an informed decision about which to pursue after reviewing some important facts about all the major styles.  See below for all the details.  Infographic provided by Securefight.com

15 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Archery

Most kids these days would benefit from a bit of enlightenment, some development of self-confidence and discipline, and adding some exercises and fresh air.  Kid’s archery classes may be perfect for your kids. One critical step to excel in archery is a need for patience, immense concentration, and a high sense of self-control. For success as an archer, the archer is supposed to relax his/her mind and wait for the right moment before releasing the arrow.  Each time the young archer shoots, they learn to not get emotional when they do make a bad shot. Instead of attaching their ego to their performance, they learn to analyze the shot and learn from it before preparing for the next shot, without emotion.  We have prepared 15 more reasons why you really need to teach your kids Archery.  Infographic provided by A Straight Arrow.

How An Engine Works

HOW 4 STROKE ENGINES WORK

The modern four-stroke engine is not that different from the first motor created by Nikolaus Otto in 1876. Despite all of the technical advancements such as electronic fuel injection, direct injection, variable valve timing, and much more, an engine still operates through four basic different steps: Intake, Compression, Ignition, and Exhaust. The infographic below illustrates the basics of how an engine operates and creates power from fuel. Infographic provided by Apex Customs.

Helpful tips for the handyman in your family

We all know one, a guy who has a tool for everyone and can fix anything that breaks. Maintenance bills are usually high and unexpected when they come in, so handymen are highly prized when you need one. If you fix things on a regular basis you may be all too familiar with how much materials and tools can cost. Offsetting some of these costs is an important part of making sure fixing it yourself is more cost effective than hiring someone to do it for you. Follow some of the helpful tips in this guide to help mitigate the cost of your next repair job.

Go directly to a sourcer or supplier for materials

Many people see box stores as a one stop shopping spot for all of their construction needs. While they offer the convenience of housing everything in one location they often do so at the expense of the consumer. Materials such as lumber, stone, piping, and cement can often be found at a significantly discounted rate. Quarries and lumber mills make their building material on sight and can consistently beat the prices of Home Depot’s and Lowe’s. Lumber Liquidators can be a great place to start when looking for wholesale lumber of any kind.

Buy Craftsman

Craftsman hand tools come with an excellent lifetime warranty. If you break a hammer they will replace it. If the handle on your screwdriver comes off, they’ll give you a new one. If your ratchet breaks while you are using it they will hand you a new one no questions asked. This warranty is an impeccable asset if you fix things on a routine basis. A few quality pieces will last you the rest of your life. While they require an initial investment that is a little higher you will only ever have to buy one. Some have even been known to search for old and broken tools at pawn shops and garage sales. These tools can then be taken directly to the nearest sears to be replaced free of charge, no questions asked.

Marijuana State License Applications

As of November 2015, marijuana has been legalized in 23 states for recreational or medical use, and some estimates reveal that the cannabis industry could be worth as much as $35 billion by 2020. If you are interested in legally selling marijuana, your best bet is to understand the requirements for opening a dispensary in your state. State license applications differ depending on where you live and often dictate how the structure of your business will look. A cannabis consultant can help walk you through these steps by providing great knowledge and expertise of the industry. As a dispensary owner, you’ll need to navigate state licensure, designate a legal location for your business, assemble a quality team, develop an operations manual, meet security requirements, and gather local support. Bulbulyan Consulting Group can help you with these essential areas and get you on track to starting your own cannabis business.

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