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Identifying and Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While many mental health conditions are better understood by the general public now than they were many years ago, in no small part due to awareness campaigning by various groups and organizations, one disorder remains misunderstood, even among mental health professionals — Borderline Personality Disorder. It affects about two percent of the population, primarily women, and presents a substantial risk for suicide, with between four to nine percent of people afflicted taking their own lives.  What is it? Borderline Personality Disorder (or BPD) is a cluster of maladaptive behaviours that often manifest themselves together. One of the essential components of the disorder is a low-level psychological defense mechanism called “splitting,” separating things into black and white. This manifests itself in idealisation and devaluation of others, seeing others as either wholly good or wholly bad. This is the cause of much...

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Valuable Car-Driving Tips for First-Timers

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to a news article published on The Daily Mail, individuals who pass the driving test in their second attempt are the safest species on road. While the research study doesn’t preach failing the test initially, but it indirectly highlights the fact that very few drivers care about road safety. This makes the space a precarious field for motorists, especially first-timers.  Keep Watching If you are nearing a roundabout or junction while trailing another vehicle, don’t gaze at the traffic. Keep a focused watch on the automobile right ahead, for that will help mitigate any chances of bumping into the rear of the vehicle, in case the other driver changes mind at the very last moment and doesn’t take the available gap.     Buy Quality Tires The four rubber wheels of your car are the only components in constant touch with...

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The Basic Components of a Ducted Vacuum System

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There isn’t much about vacuuming that excites most people, and in fact, it’s one of the more tedious home cleaning tasks. But there’s a way that you can reduce that drudgery and even save some money down the line, which is to invest in a ducted vacuum system. This kind of cleaning system isn’t freestanding and portable, but is installed through ductwork that runs through your walls. To help you understand how this all works, here are the basic components of a ducted vacuum system. Power Units  Ducted vacuums operate through power units, which are usually cylindrical-shaped, and contain the motor and the filtration system for the vacuum. Power units are typically constructed from durable plastic or polycarbonate, and they are also rust resistant and weather resistant, which provides you with a greater lifespan for these units. When you’re...

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How To Troubleshoot A Faulty Air Conditioning Unit

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a failing air conditioning unit during the summer months can mean several hot, sleepless nights as you wait for the unit to be repaired. This article will take you through the steps necessary to identify a problem with the unit; even if you still need to call a technician, you will be able to tell them in more detail the methods you have tried to determine the fault. Power If the unit is not working, you may have simply blown the fuse or tripped the circuit. Check your main electrical panel to see if the fuse has blown, or if any of the switches has reset. A reset switch is usually in the center position, and should be flipped back up to give the air conditioning unit power. A blown fuse is indicated by a dark patch in...

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How to Demolish Your Home in 5 Steps

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

House demolition may seem an impossible task to do yourself, but this is not always the case. Armed with a small team of helpers, and a hired excavator, you can accomplish this task. You will need sledge hammers, pry bars, skips or large garbage containers and metal fencing to fence off the building. Finally, ensure you and your team have all the appropriate personal safety equipment, such as gloves, goggles and boots. Take a look at the steps involved. 1. Preparation You will need to apply for the relevant permits from your local state authorities. The conditions to obtain the permit vary from state to state, and you may even need more than one permit. Once you have applied for the required permit(s), and satisfied the authorities, you can move to the next stage of preparation. 2. Disable Utilities...

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The Ins and Outs of having Land Surveys Done

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For any number of reasons, you may find yourself needing to have a land survey done. This is going to show you the exact boundaries of a property so that you know where your property ends and another one begins. Here you will find information about when surveys are needed, the services offered by surveyors and what information you need to provide them with. Why You Need Land Surveys If you are buying a new home, and the current owner doesn’t have a new or accurate survey, you should have one so you know the exact boundaries of the property. If you are selling a home, you can make things easier for prospective buyers by having a survey done prior to selling. When you want to build new structures on your property, such as driveways, fences and outbuildings, you...

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