How To Collect Hockey Cards

Word Count: 430 Summary: As with other professional sports, trading cards or collector cards (whichever term you prefer) are available for hockey. Collecting hockey cards is a fun and exciting hobby for hockey fans. Whether you choose to collect hockey cards in general, or cards for a particular team or league, card collecting can be a very interesting and educational experience as well as being loads of fun. The cards that you collect over the years may also be valuable at some point in time. To… Keywords: Article Body: As with other professional sports, trading cards or collector cards (whichever term you prefer) are available for hockey. Collecting hockey cards is a fun and exciting hobby for hockey fans. Whether …

How to Clone Your Plants with Success

After struggling for many months with cloning, I finally began to have some good results. I learned that cloning success has more to do with temperature than what kind of cloning gel you use. Every step here has a reason…either to reduce the stress on the new clone or to encourage root growth. Every drop of water you use will be plain water with 10 ml/gallon Thrive Alive B1 added. You will need to start with a sterile medium. If you use rockwool, you need to soak it for at least 24 hours (plain water and B1) before you use it, otherwise the ph is too alkaline. Clones should be 4 to 6 inches long. You will have much better …

How To Clean Artificial Silk Flowers

Word Count: 931 Summary: Freshly cut flowers are very pleasing to the eye. Placing an arrangement of freshly cut flowers in a vase that sets them off properly will bring instant color and beauty to a room no matter how drab and shabby it may have otherwise been. Most people are cheered up by the sight of freshly cut flowers in a lovely vase. However, there are other people who cannot abide being near freshly cut flowers, mainly because they are allergic to them. For such people artificial silk flowers are seen as a suitable alternative. Keywords: artificial flowers Article Body: Freshly cut flowers are very pleasing to the eye. Placing an arrangement of freshly cut flowers in a vase …

How to Choose the Right Pointe Shoe for Ballet Dancing

Pointe shoes, in many ways, can be considered an extension of the dancer. Designed for pleasing aesthetics as well as function, these shoes typically have a short lifespan, but enable the dancer to move with incredible grace and strength. The most critical feature of any pointe shoe is how well it fits. Proper fit safeguards the dancer’s feet, ankles and legs and makes en pointe work possible. This is especially important for younger dancers, as proper bone development can be impaired by incorrectly fitting shoes. There are a number of brands and styles available, and no single type is built for every dancer. A dancer’s experience, shape of the foot and strength should be considered in finding the best shoe. …

How to Choose the Right Chess Set

Word Count: 436 Summary: A quality Chess Set is a great gift idea that can be used for just about any occasion. This guide will provide the best way for you to choose the right one for your money. Keywords: Chess sets, gift ideas, gift giving, graduation gifts, birthday gifts, gifts for him, gifts for her, buy chess sets, buy chess Article Body: There are no shortages of chess sets for you to choose from out there. As a result BraRoe Chess would like to provide you this service to help make you experience the best that it can be. When you look to purchase a chess set, you two different options in front of you: • Choose a combination …

How to Choose and Buy an Acoustic Guitar

Knowing how to choose the right guitar and how to identify a bad one will save you from countless headaches, not to mention finger aches. Also, choosing the right acoustic can be tough, especially these days, when there are so many styles to choose from. Acoustic guitar bodies come in basically the same shape, with some variations, but they do vary in size, colour, wood-type, style, and extra features. You can even buy an acoustic guitar so small that fits into a hiking backpack. The most common type of guitar in use today is the folk-style of guitar. This is the guitar you will see played around most campfires and parties, and is the one found in most music groups, …

How To Choose A Fishing Rod And How To Make It Last

Word Count: 854 Summary: No sportsman wins by sheer talent alone. No matter how talented a sportsman is, if his equipment is not good enough, his chances of winning will remain slim. That is because his equipment will hinder rather than help his game. A runner needs good shoes to run. A bowler needs a bowling ball that weighs and fits right in his hand. The same goes with a fisherman and his fishing rod. Keywords: fishing rods, fishing poles Article Body: No sportsman wins by sheer talent alone. No matter how talented a sportsman is, if his equipment is not good enough, his chances of winning will remain slim. That is because his equipment will hinder rather than help …

How To Capture Small Things With a Digital Camera

Word Count: 302 Summary: Have you ever wondered how a photographer gets such clear, detailed photos of things like flowers or insects? Keywords: digital cameras, digital photos, digital photographs Article Body: Have you ever wondered how a photographer gets such clear, detailed photos of things like flowers or insects? Capturing such close-up pictures is most often done with a setting that comes as an option on many digital cameras–the macro setting. What the macro setting on your camera essentially does is focus on a very small area. The background often appears unfocused to further bring out your intended subject. Getting in close to capture all the detail of a small object is nearly impossible with the regular setting on a …

How To Buy Lego Cheap and at a Large Discount

There is a huge market for Lego developing, and in large market there are price variations one can take advantage of. The marketplace for Lego has grown enormously since the introduction of Mindstorm the robotics orientated Lego. Now Lego is not only in the realm of children’s toys, but it is of interest to many adult institutions. Engineering schools, executive eduction, hobbyists, and of course hackers, are re-inventing the way Lego is used. For economists the little Lego commodity is the ideal way to study micro-markets. What better micro-market with near fluid efficiencies than found on eBay. In fact a huge amount of Lego pieces are traded everyday on eBay. Now like every other market, a little inside information can …

How To Build Your Own RC Car

Word Count: 547 Summary: Ever turn a corner and find one of those nifty little remote control cars speeding down the middle of the road? They go pretty fast and they make that neat bees-on-steroids buzzing sound. You know, you can buy one of those ready to go, but in order to get the most enjoy you really have to learn how to build your own RC car before hitting the road with it. Half the fun of the whole RC car subculture comes from knowing that you built it yourself. Knowing how to build your o… Keywords: RC car,remote control cars Article Body: Ever turn a corner and find one of those nifty little remote control cars speeding down …

How to Build a Simple Potting Bench

The potting bench that you are about to read about is not fancy, but very functional. It is also very easy to build and use. Except it doesn’t have any legs! Don’t panic, having a legless potting bench is actually a benefit. I’ll get to that a little later. The potting bench described in this article is actually identical to the potting bench that we have been using for years in our backyard nursery, and it has served us well, potting up tens of thousands of plants. I like it because it is large enough to pot up around ten small plants at a time, and it holds a significant amount of soil. However, since I originally wrote this article, …

Art Career Success with Local Businesses

Local businesses are often the best places to sell your original arts and crafts. If your goal is gallery representation, local sales can build your reputation, and fill in your resume. In addition, income from local sales can exceed what you earn with some galleries. JOIN REGIONAL ART ASSOCIATIONS Most communities have an art association of some kind. You’ll find them listed in the yellow pages of your local phone book, and sometimes online. Look in categories such as “Clubs”, “Associations”, and so on. These groups are usually a mix of professionals and eager amateurs. At their meetings, I’ve seen everything from gorgeous, $10K watercolors to crocheted dolls in unnatural colors & fibers. No two groups are the same. Visit …

Are Your Sports Memorabilia Faux Or..

There is a huge interest in sports memorabilia, and sports-related items include signed commemorative photos, baseballs, footballs, basketballs, pucks and jerseys. A Google search of companies hawking these items comes up with almost 5 million businesses! Some of the items on offer cost thousands of dollars. Where there are so many eager and gullible customers, fraud is sure to appear. A San Diego federal judge who recently sentenced several sports autograph forgers to prison said, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of the national pastime, has been undone”. The prosecution stemmed from an FBI investigation called Operation Bullpen, which closed down a professional criminal organization that forged and sold bogus autographs.  60 search warrants were served, more than 2 dozen people …

Are you addicted to scrapbooking?

Many who suddenly get the scrapbooking bug say they started when they realized that so few pictures were taken of them as cute little tykes – and they want to make things better for their own children. What ever the reason, scrapbooking has become a big business. There are estimates that over 4 million people, almost all of them women, gather for “crop-alongs” or “power layouts” every month! All these people are on the lookout for new and exciting scrapbooking ideas and share their thoughts and techniques on how to create that perfect keepsake. So many people are seeing that life is short, and they want to preserve family memories for their children. With today’s ever mobile society and families …

Ants In The Living Room

There seems to be no end in what you can buy through the mail. Ants, butterflies, frogs and ladybirds can be delivered to your door in secure packages. Ready to be dropped into your readymade bug habitat brought from your local toyshop or possible also delivered by the mailman. As cities get bigger and nature gets further away we are bringing it back to live in our living rooms. Also it might be something to do with us, the parents, trying to recapture our childhood, reliving our experience with our ant farms that we had 20 to 30 years ago. The ant farms nowadays are amazing contraptions, nothing like the glass cases with a book on top to keep the …

Antiques – The Modern Day Treasure Hunt

In today’s world, everything that’s old can be described as antiques and generally speaking that’s quite true. A product is considered to be an antique if it is over a hundred years old or is rare enough to have some value. In other words, these are old items that are in limited supply. An antique is something collectible. It may be a piece of antique furniture that you want to collect to enhance the look of a room, or a piece of antique pottery to decorate a corner cupboard, or some antique books, antique camera and photographs, antique jewelry, antique money, antique car, antique clocks, or antique watches that you want to hand down to your grandchildren but the items …