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Month: August 2018

How To Read Your Spark Plug in a Two Stroke Engine

For a two-stroke engine, having a fresh spark plug is incredibly important. So you should check your plug often. By “reading” the color of the plug you can tell a lot of things about how the engine is running. The top of a new spark plug is covered in white ceramic insulation. If your engine is running perfectly, then this part of the plug would soon become a tan color. If your plug is grey or white, than you know that your engine is running too lean and you need to take steps to prevent engine damage. First, clean your fuel system, looking for any blockage. Dirt in your carb can cause the bike to run lean. Check your fuel mixture to see if you are mixing the oil and fuel in the correct proportions (50 parts fuel to 1 part oil). There are many factors that can cause an oil and fuel mixture that worked great to become less than ideal. The brand of the gas and the oil as well as air density can affect how well the mixture works. The lean condition can also be caused by fresh air entering the engine somewhere it shouldn’t. So you should look for loose intake manifold bolts, leaks in the carburetor mounting, faulty gaskets and leaks in the crank seals. You may also need to change to a larger...

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Thomas Nagel And His Article On Death

Thomas Nagel begins his collection of essays with a most intriguing discussion about death. Death being one of the most obviously important subjects of contemplation, Nagel takes an interesting approach as he tries to define the truth as to whether death is, or is not, a harm for that individual. Nagel does a brilliant job in attacking this issue from all sides and viewpoints, and it only makes sense that he does it this way in order to make his own observations more credible. He begins by looking at the very common views of death that are held by most people in the world, and tells us that he will talk of death as the “unequivocal and permanent end to our existence” and look directly at the nature of death itself (1). The first view that Nagel decides to discuss is the view that death is bad for us because it deprives us of more life. Most people are in the view that life is good; even though some experiences in life can be bad, and sometimes tragic, the nature of life itself is a very positive state. Nagel also adds that when the experiences of life are put aside, this state is still positive, and not simply “neutral” (2). Nagel goes further to point out some important observations about the value of life. Mere “organic survival” cannot be...

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Introduction To Dance

Dance Dancing is generally considered an art because there are specific steps or foot movements that need to be observed and followed when one is dancing to a certain type of music. Grace as well as skill is essential for a professional dancer in their performances. Though not everyone is gifted with the elegance required in being a talented dancer, learning the basics in dancing is important since you never know when your terpsichorean competence is required. A number of people enjoy dancing as an outlet of releasing one’s tensions after a hard day’s work. There are individuals who go an extra mile in trying to learn a new dance step in order to be up-to-date with the latest dance crazes. Fortunately for those who want to learn, there are dance schools that offer formal as well as short courses in dancing. Everyday, new dance steps and choreography are being invented hence, the evolution of dancing continues. Dancing can also be a form of exercise to burn unwanted fat away. Many exercise regimens today have incorporated dancing as part of their physical activities. The rationale behind such incorporation is that dancing utilizes almost all parts of the body leading to a healthy blood circulation within your body. By combining dancing with your daily exercise, you can enjoy yourself while keeping your body fit and trim. Dance music refers to...

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Advantages & Disadvantages Of A Home Cake Business

There are thousands of businesses that you can start from the comfort of your own home, everyone knows that. But, starting a cake business from home is something different and I’m going to tell you why and how to do just this. It is true, cake decorating does require a little practice and some experience. Fortunately, that is something you can gain with very little cash. A cake business requires supplies that you may already have lying around your kitchen. If you already feel you are adept at this activity then you are off to the right start. And on top of that, starting a cake business from home just might be the perfect opportunity for someone like you! Like any business, there are major advantages and disadvantages. The top five advantages to starting a cake business from home are as follows: 1. You can run this business from home and do not require separate quarters to do so. If you feel in the future you need more space for your growing venture, then by all means upgrade! 2. A cake business is fun! Most people need cakes for special days or events so what better way to make someone smile and also earn a little extra income while you are at it? 3. Your cake business will allow flexibility in your schedule. You can decide when and how...

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Caviar Shelf Life – How Long Can it Last?

Caviar shelf life is something to be concerned about, especially if you get some of the more expensive varieties by the pound. It’s the time period that the best quality can be maintained without diminishing texture or flavor. Some caviar can be stored frozen for up to a year, and some others really should never be frozen at all, but should only be kept refrigerated. If you want to buy some caviar but are a little worried about caviar shelf life, here’s a list of the more popular varieties of caviar with their corresponding shelf life times… This list assumes refrigerated storage in a temperature between 26-36 degrees F. Beluga – 4-6 weeks Osetra – 4-6 weeks Sevruga (American) – 1 week Sevruga (Russian) – 4-6 weeks Transmontanus – 3 weeks Sturgeon – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year Paddlefish – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year American Black – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year Bowfin – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year Ikura (salmon roe) – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year Trout – 1-2 weeks, can be frozen up to 3 months Whitefish (black or golden) – 1 week, can be frozen up to 1 year Golden Royal – 2-4 weeks, may be frozen Tobiko (all types) – 1 week, can...

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