• Looking to Spruce Up Your Home? Check Out ‘The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing’ by Bert Sarkkinen

    Since the pandemic started, everyone has been stuck at home for the most part. Spending this much time in one place has given people time to think about how they could improve home base with timber framing. If you’re looking to revamp your home, it’s time to check out the second edition of “The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing” by Bert Sarkkinen, founder of Arrow Timber. The new edition comes out on January 19, 2021 in paperback and as an ebook. It’s also go an accompanying workbook called “The Timber Framing Planning Guide” to help you through the process. It’s a new year, and it’s time for a home upgrade.…

  • The Crankatsuris Method, a New Approach To Dealing With Crankiness Effectively

    Have you been kvetching about your tsuris until even your bubbe doesn’t want to hear bupkis from you? Well, fear not. Steven Joseph thinks you’re a true mensch for having the chutzpah to let your crankatsuris out. If none of that makes sense, then you’re doubly in luck. Joseph is not only your guide to effectively dealing with crankiness, but he’s also your colorful instructor into his hilarious and offbeat take on what it means to be Jewish. Therapists often recommend letting our inner anger out to express our feelings and reduce stress. Steven Joseph is a true connoisseur of crankiness in all its myriad flavors. In fact, he’s built…

  • What’s on the Other Side of the Double Blind?

    We are inundated with breaking news about the double-blind clinical trials and vaccine tests against the coronavirus today. So much has been said about the research, litigation, and regulation of such vaccines. But it all started with human testing to identify and evaluate DNA samples. We’ve come so far with scientific advancements, especially with natural and human genetics. From searching for our ancestry to finding cell mutation in the case of genetic diseases, DNA tests help us find answers to those questions. But here’s a twist, DNA testing has its pros and cons. You might want to think twice about sharing your DNA warns Sara Winokur, a Ph.D. molecular geneticist,…

  • Authors Write About Their Personal Experiences

    The personal experiences of authors influence their writing. Aspects like gender, socioeconomic conditions, and race will affect their perspectives and this will be reflected in the book.  Sometimes though, authors go much further. Occasionally, they write themselves into the story as a character, possibly even as the main one! Or they’ll base a scenario in the book on real life experience.  This is a popular literary technique because it makes the book more realistic. The author has been an eyewitness to the emotions, reactions and the outcome.   Based on Real Events As an illustration of this technique, in Brandyn Cross’s The Dark Secrets, the story of the main character (a 12 year-old…

  • The U.S. Must Realize the Full Potential of Africa’s Vast Petroleum Resources

    The Visionary African Leader Nj Ayuk Has the Right Roadmap for Attracting U.S. Investment to Africa Known as the cradle of humanity, Africa has the potential to play a significant role again in the future of humanity by fueling a more sustainable economic growth at a global level. Leading African energy attorney, NJ Ayuk, knows Africa is not entirely ready to go it alone. The knowledge and technical prowess of American multinational energy companies can be the much-needed spark that will kindle the process.  Before anything else, Africans need to have better control of their resource wealth—specifically the riches that lie in the continent’s largely unexploited oil and gas basins.…