How To Choose A Bar Stool For A Standing Desk: Measurement And Decoration Tips

Friday, December 18th, 2015


How to choose a bar stool for a standing desk is not very different from choosing bar stools for counters and bar stands. The first thing on your mind should be desk height. Stool cushion should be about 10-12 inches lower than the desk surface — this is exactly the kind of distance that offers greatest comfort of usage. Sure, to choose bar furniture for a standing desk, you will have to do a few more measurements and you will also have to take your time to find trends and styles that will match your decoration picture. Here are some quick tips on both:

How to Get the Measurements Right

  1. Measure desk and stool height. Bar stool heights come in three options. There are 23-28 inch stools for 35-37 inch tall tables; standard bar stool height is 29-32 inches and it is designed for a 41-43 inch table; and, finally, there are extra high 33-36 inch stools for 44-47 inch counters. Sure, when you choose bar stool for a standing desk, extra high bar stools will be one of the most common options. Yet, standing desks do not have such a rigid height subdivision as bar counters, so you should be prepared to plan accordingly.
  2. Double check just in case. Any time you are measuring something, take care to get the measurements twice or even thrice — just to be on the safe side.
  3. Do not forget about adjustable height options. Do not forget that there are gas lift bar stools that offer a height adjustable option. This solution can be an amazing idea for a standing desk that might be a slightly different height than a bar stand or a bar counter.
  4. Consider optimal width. Choosing cushion width is another important step of the process. On the whole, bar stool cushions can be roughly subdivided into small (about 15 inches), medium (approximately 17 inches), and large (about 21 inches). If you are going with just one bar stool for standing desk, you can choose any width you like —just consider how comfortable you are going to be with all of the above options.

Style and decoration Ideas

And, of course, when you choose a bar stool for a standing desk, you should consider its style, too. While the dimensions are very important, it is the design the makes any furniture piece a part of your home. Here, a lot will depend on your desk. If it is wooden desk we are talking about, basically any stool will do fine. Still, if you would like to highlight your genuine wood desk, you may want to go with wooden bar stools. These may not be height adjustable, but they definitely look sleek and memorable.

A leather bar stool cushion on a chrome base is a great example of a model that is quite universal for any desk type. This is one of the classic bar stool models that look equally impressive with wood, high gloss, or glass desks. If you go with a glossy desk, colorful ABS plastic is a great idea for a bar stool model.

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Types of students you’ll meet in lectures

Friday, November 20th, 2015

In college, there are different types of students, and commonly the observation is made while attending lectures. To tell the type of student one is dealing with, the distractions portrayed give a guideline. For instance, I met a student one time who asked me, “How much can I pay you so that you can do the best essay for me?” Immediately, I could tell this is a student who does not attend lectures and probably busy running some business while still in college, which from the look of things was lucrative. Since he does not have the time for lectures, he is willing to pay and still pass the exams because money is not a problem.

Below is a discussion of the various types of students in colleges.

1) He/ She spends five hours on her hair and ten minutes working on her essays.
There are many of this kind and in a college they can never miss. It is surprising that whenever one hears of spending ten hours on the hair, only women cross their minds. Nevertheless, there are many men who are caught in this and looking at them one would guess they are from a beauty salon.

2) Those that answer all the questions because they think they know it all
This kind of people can be extremely annoying because you do not understand the reason they are answering all the questions. They do not give anyone time to talk or express a different opinion. Anyone would just feel like telling them, if you only want to hear your voice, you can as well go home and spend all the time agreeing with yourself. This is one of the irritating type one can ever meet.

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3) Those who flirt while others are busy trying to concentrate
The flirters go to an extent of flirting with the professors. They are easily recognized by their fake walking style, fake laughter and with dress codes close to those of a stripper.

4) The phone fanatics that will spend the whole time during a lecture on the phone then later borrow notes
It can be annoying because anyone would get this feeling that we all have phones, but during lectures we choose not to use them and listen as well as write notes. Therefore, no one is an exception. The worst thing, it could be that the person is your friend and in all other aspects they are never annoying.


5) Those that treat a lecture hall like a fashion show
Students should attend lectures looking appealing and presentable. However, there are some students who exaggerate the dressing code or make-up, which is not necessary because only fashion shows necessitate such conducts.

6) They look angry for no reason
Looking miserable and angry every day is not acceptable. Everyone has one of those days they feel down and probably discouraged, but one cannot be experiencing anger on a daily basis. No one wants to associate with such people.

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7) They read ahead despite the syllabus not being covered
They are always ahead and challenge the rest because they will even read other books that no one has looked at yet.

8) Those that will always ask questions that do not need answers
Instructions are given clearly, but there are people who will never lack a question, regardless of how pointless and stupid it can get.

How does the 3D Printed OctaWorm actually work?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Rescue workers have been faced with many challenges when it comes to rescuing people who have been draped under collapsed buildings. In this regard, such workers often find it difficult to locate and reach people who have been draped under collapsed buildings. Additionally, the traditional rescue robots cannot traverse some spaces in the quest to rescue survivors. However, these challenges presented to the rescue workers and traditional rescue robots have been solved by the use of the OctaWorm. This is deformable, small robot that is capable of negotiating and exploring all kinds of spaces. This robot can traverse all kinds of spaces that have been challenging most of the traditional rescue robots. The OctaWorm was developed through the project by the University of Akron and the University of Chile. Juan Cristóbal Zagal is a person who is credited for designing the OctaWorm itself. The joinery parts of the robot that facilitates the connection of the electric linear actuators were developed by the use of 3D printing. Additionally, the 3D printing was also used in producing ball joints of the robot.


The Working Mechanism of the 3D Printed OctaWorm

The 3D printed OctaWorm’s ball joints were created by the use of Stratasys Objet 3D printer while the rest of the printed 3D printed parts were developed by the use of the FDM 3D printer. The robot consists or rubbery balls located at the end of its legs. Such rubbery balls which provide it with the ability to traverse through and grip onto various materials and terrains. This is achieved by OctaWorm’s 3D printed ball joints which facilitate and controls the deformation motion, making it possible for the robot to assume various configurations and shapes. The robot’s basic structure consists of 3D printed parts with aluminum rods that make its legs durable.

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The OctaWorm is a small robot that is capable of squeezing it into cracks, crevices and gaps of piles debris that have been formed due to structural damage. This is achieved through changing its real size in order to fit the situation required. It can expand when necessary and also constrict when entering into small cracks, crevices, and gaps. It is worth noting that the main aim of developing the OctaWorm was the need to navigate and access confined spaces ire voids and cracks within disaster environments, air ducts, and pipes. In addition to traversing inside pipes with small diameters, the OctaWorm can also able to deal with the changes within the pipe’s internal diameter. This means that the robot can change its shape and size in accordance to the pipe’s internal diameter.


The robot’s functional symmetry facilitates it to negotiate as well as travel along Y, T and L joints within pipelines. This has been hitherto a problem for the traditional rescue robots as well as rescue workers. Particularly, the conventional in-pipe robots were incapable of traversing through such kinds of junctions. On the contrary, the deformable OctaWorm robot could simply squeeze into a variety of junctions. There are three prototypes of the OctaWorm. The deformable robot’s third prototype has been undergoing various modifications since it was designed by Juan Cristóbal Zagal.


The initial two models of the robot used syringes in order to move its joints accordingly and it was run by small hydraulics whereas the second prototype’s joints were run utilized electronic actuators. Further, the joints of the modern version of the robot use pneumatic-driven servo motors that are more reliable than electronic actuators. Despite the fact that the robot is currently operated by a wired controller, there is a possibility that future prototypes will be operated wirelessly.

Are Social and Mobile Gambling Becoming Big?

Sunday, October 25th, 2015


The short answer to the question: Are social and mobile gambling becoming big is: Yes, they are becoming extremely big. In fact, more and more people are jumping on board and starting to look for ways to make their money with online social and mobile gambling.

It has been a big hit for several key reasons that we will explore below, but to begin with, you have to know that gambling has long been a trend in most of the 1st world countries for centuries. Today, different forms of gambling are popping up because people are becoming more and more aware of the excellent money they can make by doing hardly anything except playing fun games that they would already play at home or while they’re on the go on their smart phones.

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The Fun of Social and Mobile Gambling

Online gaming is very fun for a lot of people, and in fact, many of these people really enjoy the social aspect of gaming on the internet. You can connect with others who may be like you and like to gamble online, and you can share how much you win on your social media sites as well.

There are other aspects that are making social and mobile gambling into a huge industry right now. One aspect is that it is super easy to do now that we all have smart phones and tablets to do the work for us.

Before, when it came to gambling on the internet, you would have to have a desktop computer or perhaps you might have a laptop. But in those cases and at that time, you might have to contend with others using the one computer in the house, and the internet was also a lot worse than it is now with the connections.

Today, you can play many different types of online games such as online casino Grizzly Gambling on your smart phone, smart watch or other tablet device. The best games are going to be located for you here. There are also apps that work as links to games, and that enable you to connect with others like you who are playing the games.

Remember that there are limitless places you can play these games as well, and that’s what makes them so popular. People are enjoying the fact that they do not have to go all the way to the actual brick and mortar casino to play slots or other table games like craps. They can simply play from the comfort of their own homes, and this adds a lot more flexibility to their play. It’s easy when they are bored or even when they are with others and just want to have something else to do on their smart phones or tablet devices.

Gambling Now on Smart Watches


Finally, another of the reasons why online social gambling has become so popular is that you can now do it easily on your own smart watch if you have one of these new and fabulous devices. More people are getting them because they don’t enjoy having to carry around a large phone, tablet or computer all the time, and the smart watch basically allows them to do everything they otherwise would, and they can have the smart watch strapped to their wrists.

If you are interested in getting involved with social media gambling or other gambling sites, consider it! This is an up and coming area that many of your friends and family members are probably already getting into.

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Trends for Online Mobile Gambling in the Future

Researchers are currently examining the trends that will be heading in to the future, and they are seeing that everything we’ve discussed here in this article is going to be continuing as we move toward the future. If you haven’t already jumped on this band wagon then, you definitely should start now and get in on the ground floor. Things are looking very good for social and mobile gambling.

Business Class Seats

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


Business class seats are found aboard most planes, carrying passengers on international or long-haul routes. This type of seat is undoubtedly a lot more comfortable than Economy and even Premium Economy seats. The amenities offered by business class seats are especially noticeable during long-haul flights. Indeed, when buying business class tickets, you get a lot more than just a larger seat pitch or legroom. You buy an additional level of comfort that is so important during international flights.

Here are the main benefits of cheap business class over economy:

  • Wider seats. Business class seats are 2-3 inches wider than economy
  • A bigger recline angle
  • Lumbar support and legrest
  • Electric control of the recline angle
  • More entertainment options
  • Bigger TV screens
  • Fine cuisine and a great collection of wine and other drinks
  • Amenity kits that include toiletries, eye masks and even socks
  • Larger cabin crew

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Types of Business Class Seats:

Generally, services, entertainment options and in-flight amenities offered by the business class are pretty much the same across various airlines. But the difference between the seats can be huge. Here are the main types of seats that can be found aboard business class cabins.  


These are the most comfortable of all business class seats. Each seat is separated from others by a mini-cabin and can be easily transformed into a fully-flat bed. Such suites are equipped with personal television and workstations, and give passengers a maximum level of comfort and privacy.  

Flat Bed Seats

As the name suggests, this type of seat gives you the comfort of a real bed. Such seats can be reclined to a horizontal position and can make even the longest  flight pleasant and comfortable.

Angle Lie-Flat Seats

This type of seat offers a recline angle of 180 degrees and is very comfortable for working and resting. However, some passengers find such angle awkward and feel discomfort when trying to fall asleep.

Recliner Seats

Though Recliner Seats do not offer a substantial angle of recline, they are pretty spacious and comfortable, and it is quite clear that they are a lot more comfortable than economy seats.

When choosing business class flights you choose not just comfortable seats, with a significant recline angle, you choose superior in-flight services, delicious meals and other “little things” that are so important during a long-haul flight, things that make you enjoy every minute spent in the air.

A Basic Moving Checklist

Friday, September 11th, 2015


If  you have made a decision to move your home, you need to start preparing for the big day well in advance. The earlier you start planning your move, the easier the process will be, as you will avoid the hassle of doing everything the very last moment. Local San Francisco moving company created this list to help you with free stress moving. Indeed, there are lots of tasks you need to accomplish before the moving day. Although some of these tasks may seem banal, you will soon understand that when sticking to a schedule, you can avoid a number of last minute difficulties.

Listed below is a basic checklist of tasks you need to execute before the move.

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Two  Months Before the Move

This is the best time to start planning your move. In other words you need to make a detailed, step-by-step plan, which you will then stick to.

Moving Company

Cooperation with an experienced and reliable moving company is your major ticket to a hassle-free move. To find a reliable moving company it is necessary to perform thorough research. Make your decision basing on a company’s experience, reputation, and customer reviews. Compare quotes from about 3-5 moving companies. To make sure you will get accurate quotes, each company should perform an onsite assessment.

Your Belongings

Home moves are an excellent opportunity to assess all your belongings and get rid of the things that are not used and only gather dust. The easiest way to get rid of unnecessary stuff is to organize a garage sale. Alternatively, you can donate things to charity organisations. The fewer things you need to relocate, the easier and less expensive your move will be. Once you are done with the assessment, you can decide on the number packing supplies you need.

One Month Before the Move

By this point, you should have decided on a moving company that will help relocate your belongings. Get in touch with your mover and agree all the details of the future move. If you’ve decided to do the packing by yourself, start gathering necessary supplies. Once you have everything you need, start packing things that you will not use before the move. To make the packing faster and easier, involve your spouse and children in this process.

Two Weeks Before the Move

Start cleaning empty rooms, like attics, basements or closets. Also make sure your new home is ready to welcome your family and all your belongings. Otherwise saying, make arrangements to clean it.

Inform your relatives and friends about your move and make sure they have your new address. Also, do not forget to give your new address to your doctor, insurance company, school, bank, etc.  If necessary change newspaper subscription.

One Week Before the Move

Continue packing things that are not packed yet. When packing do not forget to label boxes. Also write a list of things contained in each box. This will make unpacking a lot easier.

Think about about food or easy-to-cook meals you can quickly prepare for your family to grab a bite during the move. If you move during a hot season, avoid food that spoils quickly.

On the Moving Day

Do not panic and do everything according the plan, you have made two months before. If you have hired a reputable company, you can be sure that everything will go quickly and smoothly. Do not forget to say “goodbye” to your neighbors and enjoy your move!

Eight Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Dating

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015


When breaking off the relationship many people feel depressed. Any breakup is pretty painful and makes singles sit and take notice of the reasons that caused misunderstandings and the breakup. Unfortunately, finding the exact reasons of the breakup is pretty difficult. However, you need to understand that any relationships give a useful experience and allow learning a lesson from the previous mistakes. By drawing certain conclusions from the previous mistakes, you can avoid a number of difficulties when building new relationships.

Relationship experts propose lots of theories about why some people are happy in their relationship and others never stop arguing, or why some people are not able to find the right partner and build long-lasting relationships. Here are a few interesting facts about dating from Ukraine Bride Agency that will change the way you view relationships. These facts are based on numerous researches and surveys.  

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Putting a timeline on relationships is impossible.

No one will tell you how many dates you need to have before your relationships turn into something serious. According to some studies, most fresh-baked couples get into more or less serious relationships after about 6-8 dates.

Men and Women need different amounts of time to understand they are falling for someone.  

According to the same study, women need more time to understand whether or not they have strong feelings towards someone. Thus, men need to go on three dates to understand they are falling in love, while women can state the same only after about fourteen dates.

People understand they want to have sex with someone during the first few seconds of a date.

Most people need much time to decide if they want to have serious relationships with someone. However, when it comes to sex, people need not more than 3 seconds to understand they are ready to roll in the hay.  

Non-verbal communication plays a crucial role.

Fifty seven percent of the surveyed women responded that body language and self-perception are the first things they pay attention to when talking to a man. Thirty eight percent pay attention to a man’s manner of speaking, and only seven percent care about what he is actually talking about.

Skinny people have more chances than overweight.

Although they say that appearance is of no importance, it is just the other way round in practice. Thus, for a great percentage of people body type matters a lot, especially when it comes to the first impression. According to several surveys, skinny people have more chances to interest a mate, than those with extra weight.

Men do not mind being asked out.

There is nothing wrong with women taking an active position in the relationship and asking a man out. As a matter of fact, 91% of men do not feel any embarrassment when ladies make the first step and ask them out for a date.

Many women initiate sex relationship.

There is a long held perception that men are obsessed with sex. Indeed, men have fewer prejudices when it comes to sex, however the number of females initiating sex relationship has significantly increased in recent years. Almost a half of the surveyed women answered they are not afraid to make the first step.

Women need independence in relationships more than men.

Independence and personal space is of a high importance for 93 percent of females, compared to 82% of males. Most couples prefer having separate budgets. Then again, women are more concerned about their financial independence. Seventy seven percent of women, in comparison to sixty three percent of men prefer having separate bank accounts.

Whether or not you agree to these facts, you need to understand that it is impossible to build relationships according to certain rules. However, knowing at least something about the nature of relationships is always beneficial, as the more you know the more chances you have to understand your partner better.

College home party

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Most students in the world today hate doing homework’s since they lack self-motivation in their studies. If you aspire to excel in your studies then, you ought to consider doing your homework as an essential component of your academics. Most people will have different preferences while dealing with their homework. Some will prefer doing them individually, others as a team while another group might opt to outsource the services of an assignment helper.


Factors to consider when teaming up with friends for a homework party

Not too many people, having too many people in the discussion may lead to the discussion being unproductive. Invite a maximum of four other people into the discussion thus minimizing too many distractions through hanging out and too much talking by the members. By doing this, there will be the full concentration of the members thus the assignment being done effectively and efficiently. Secondly, the person you invite for a homework party matters a lot. You have to consider engaging people you know are active in the chosen subject such that if there’s something you are having a problem with you can always refer them. Alternatively you can also invite someone you don’t know thus making a new friend. On some instances, you could also volunteer to help others who are weak in the subject.


Organize your study area in a way that it will be conducive to everyone and their work by providing a significant floor space for every member. You may also have some refreshments and snacks to help keep energy and concentration levels up too. The study set up may be as shown in the diagram below.

Take breaks, to minimize the monotony and improve your focus and concentration. You need to take regular breaks the same way you should while studying alone. Using a stopwatch, you may be able to keep track with your schedule and ensure that your breaks will not be prolonged for too long. Lastly, being honest is paramount while working as a team. Genuine friends will always be supportive. They will offer to help you and together you might even discover new ways of doing things you had never considered before. In the same line, always take responsibility for your homework. Never allow anyone else to do your homework on your behalf even if they are the best in a given subject than you are. Therefore, you will always have pride in your work and consequently learn something new.


In conclusion, as a student you should always be prepared to handle any task assigned to you either as an assignment or as homework. It is important that the student should understand him or herself better as to whether he prefers working in an individual capacity or working as a team. Having said that, students who have settled to work as a team ought to familiarize themselves with both the merits and demerits of the team working. Students should ensure that they make maximum use of every homework party whether in tackling a mathematical query or dealing with a theoretical question that requires them to write short essay.

Looking to save some moola this summer? Try Groupon Coupons!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


We love to save some money and so do most of our readers, so if you’re like us, you’ll be happy to hear about a new way to save. Groupon (yes, that Groupon) has just launched a free coupon site, which as you might expect has been named “Groupon Coupons,” so now you can save money without buying the discount ahead of time. Simply visit their site, search for the store you need a discount from and then take advantage of the coupons and deals available.


For example, the site has a coupon for ThinkGeek (one of our favorite stores) that will score you this awesome 16th anniversary t-shirt for free with any order over $30.


Meanwhile, at Teefury (another favorite), you could save up to 15% off or get a free gift depending on which promo code you use.


If you’re a bigger fan of Threadless (we love them too) though, you won’t want to miss the impressive $10 off of a $75 order promo code.

Like many of their large competitors, Groupon Coupons has some exclusive coupon codes set up with advertisers and some of these coupons are pretty great, which is unsurprising given that Groupon already has such an impressive reputation going for it.

So next time you’re shopping online, don’t forget to stop by Groupon Coupons and see if you can score some sweet savings before you check out -and don’t forget to look for printable coupons if you’re going to shop in store somewhere.

What’s This About the Geek Culture?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015


What exactly is a geek, and what exactly is geek culture? This is a question that many people end up asking themselves. And this is especially true when they are called a geek. “Why did someone call me a geek?” they ask. Chances are, one of the following things leads people to believe them to be geeks. It’s certainly not a bad thing, but it is definitely its own culture. Let’s get started and look at what makes someone a geek and what their culture exactly is in the first place.

The Computer Is the Friend of the Geek

One of the first tenets of being a geek is knowing all about computers. In fact, perhaps geeks even know too much about computers and technology. Many of them love playing games online or with a video game console. The good thing about knowing how to play games and knowing about computers and different types of technology is that these geeks often end up being able to win big at Red Flush Casino. And having extra money is certainly not a bad thing. Many of the geeks who live in Silicon Valley and work in the technological fields actually end up having a ton of money, in fact. Just look at Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or the owner and creator of Facebook.

No Sports Savvy

Another aspect of geek culture that is often mentioned is that geeks tend not to really like sports or have anything to do with athletics at all. This is key because it means that they are especially drawn to other types of things, like computers and technology, comic books and cartoons, but it also means that they tend to be thin and lanky or overweight because they don’t spend any time working out or playing sports! Again, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing other than the fact that it may be slightly unhealthy.

Comic Books and Cartoons

Geeks also tend to like comic books and cartoons. For example, many geeks love going to Comic Con, where they can see all of their favorite comic book characters and superheroes in “real life.”

Do You Have the Smarts for Geek Culture?

Last but not least, geek culture is often simply about being smart, and that’s not a bad thing right? Of course not. Many geeks have professions in which they have to be incredibly talented and smart. Scientists and mathematicians of all kinds can be geeks. Historians and social workers may also be geeks. Artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians are geeks too because they have specific fields in which they know a lot. Overall, being a geek is not so bad, and the culture is pretty good too!

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