The Mediation Process of a Construction Dispute

  Written by: Lyle Charles Consulting Mediation has been a popular way to resolve construction claims. A confidential process, both parties and their lawyers sign an agreement to keep their talks behind closed doors. The claim is then settled in a rapid fashion, avoiding all of the emotional stress, severed…

Qualities to be Aware of in Designer Bedding

When looking into buying luxury bedding for the first time, many people are intimidated by the various materials and qualities available. Do you want your sheets to have the silky smoothness of satin, or the rugged durability of good cotton? These tips should help you answer that question and more…

Tariffs and Protectionism

One of the concepts that the McKinley tariff brought into view, historically speaking, is the concept of protectionism. Tariffs are fiercely related to protectionism. Governments sometimes adopt a protectionist attitude in order to boost domestic production without competing in the global market. It’s a method of developing economies, providing jobs…

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The Intriguing Life of Robert Hooke

By Samuel Phineas Upham Most people learn about Robert Hooke when they learn about the “cell” in high school. He is credited with coining the term in the most important publication that he’d ever produce, a manuscript called “Micrographia.” In that particular passage, Hooke detailed the structure of a cork….

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The Story of Pacific Aero Products Co.

By Phin Upham The Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle would become the first airplane factory for a fledgling company started by a man named William E. Boeing. He incorporated on July 15th of 1916, naming his company “Pacific Aero Products Co.” Boeings was a graduate of Yale who took a job…