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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help




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Clarke Solid Cast Surface Baths

This new line of solid cast acrylic baths offers a unique design approach while staying suitable for a wide customer base.

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Fireclay Farm Sink

An elegantly sculpted side and a sleek, simple side provide total design flexibility in this reversible, Italian-crafted fireclay sink from Lenova.

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Why Starbucks and The Container Store are laughing at you

  Starbucks and The Container Store think you’re a joke. OK… maybe not you specifically. They think your training program is.   Laughable.   Maybe…

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The curious case of Mel Tucker: NFL coach, language learner

Mel Tucker is the new Defensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears. In theory, that’s a good gig. Less so when you consider the Bears have had one of…

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You and your signage ... Why so angry?

The beautiful curved pavers led me to the front door, past the unbelievable fire pit patio. The product was impressive. The installation even more so…

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Alone in the backfield: 4 ways to prepare for “GameSpeed”

  We were winning by several touchdowns when I got the nod. “Just hand the ball off, stay in bounds, & keep the clock running...”  Those were my…

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Breaking comfort

  Fast Company Magazine named Bryan Cranston - the main guy in Breaking Bad and the dad from Malcolm in the Middle - the #8 most creative person…

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Schnellenbergerize yourself

  College football fans forget the Miami Hurricanes program was nearly dropped. No, not because of the cheating and lying and the 1995 SI cover.  …

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Buy it now book recommendation: Ctrl Alt Delete by Mitch Joel

  I’ve been enjoying the Chicago Blackhawks run to the Stanley Cup Finals. I went to a party last week where a friend, Bobby Krueger, owner of…

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To get attention, B_R_E_A_K the pattern

  Two teachers start their respective 8 am classes.  Both classes have talkative students.      Teacher Uno raises his voice, demanding the unruly…

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