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Even armed with good design intentions, sometimes cost makes it a slippery slope to building a McMansion. Let's find out what happened to the art of building.
The trendy days of McMansions are so over. The Tiny House that brings the delights of sustainability and less stress zen-like living are what's happening now. But we're still obsessed with square-footage costs. Who can afford good craftsmanship? Well, maybe craftsmanship is something worth investing in.
But what does good craftsmanship cost? How do you balance a smart budget with a well-built home, so you don't end up building a smart small home that's really a mini-McMansion? And what happened to the art of building? Where are the craftsmen and craftswomen?
What happened to craftsmanship?
We're talking with expert Brent Hull, author of 'Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age.' Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennett School in Boston, Brent believes that what we build defines us. Over the last 60 years, he says we have become fixated with building homes as cheaply and fast as possible. New homes today are often built without much care or consideration and have no design philosophy or lasting appeal to them.
"For Hull, the main goal in writing this book is to help people understand that the house they build defines them and in turn defines our society."
What happens when the sex fizzles out of your marriage? You started out great, so passionate, so romantic… But now you’ve put sex on the back burner. Could this be a slippery slope to letting all aspects of your marriage deflate? With children, careers, and daily routines getting in the way of romance, we need to pay special notice to our sex lives and make sure that we’re giving them the attention that they deserve! With as much emphasis as we put on compatibility with our mates, sometimes, we overlook the fact that we’re only taking personalities into account, not sexual styles. But what do we do when we are in love with someone whose sexual style doesn’t match our own? Is your mate more or less aggressive than you’d prefer? Is your freak-meter higher or lower than your mate would like? Whether you’ve gone through this with your partner, or you’d like to hear others’ struggles and triumphs, be sure to tune into SWAK Radio’s episode: Sexless Marriages and Sexual Styles that Don't Match to find out how to bring that sizzle and spark back into your relationship!
Dysfunctional Sexual Styles!
Why is there no economic growth to speak of in the world? Has the decline of social values affected the economy? Has the cost of the decline pulled the economy down with it. How can we overcome the slippery slope we are on?
United Health Care Cycling Team's Ben Day checks in with a report from the US Pro Cycling Challenge's Queen Stage. Stage 3 started in Gunnison and headed east for 35 miles before tackling the 11,300 ft. monster that is Monarch Pass. The riders will then descend the eastern slope of the pass and do two 9-mile loops through Salida and the surrounding countryside. Then it’s game time as they tackle nearly 20 miles of climbing to a finish at 10,800 ft.-Monarch Mountain Ski Area.
Join the Young Media Critics...voices of the future as they continue to learn the Language of Persuasion, Part 2. Learning the language of persuasion is an important media literacy skill. Once you know how media messages try to persuade you to believe or do something, you’ll be better able to make your own decisions.
Advertising is the easiest starting point: most ads are relatively simple in structure, easily available, and in their original format. Media literacy beginners are encouraged to learn the language of persuasion by examining ads. Keep in mind that many media messages, such as television commercials, use several techniques simultaneously. Others selectively employ one or two.
The Young Media Critics will share the next group of techniques classified as intermediate: The Big Lie, Charisma, Euphemism, Flattery, Name Calling, Slippery Slope just to name a few.
Tune in Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5 pm. (EST) and catch up on The Language of Persuasion!
Doctor Prepper says:
It appears the need for self-reliance may be more important than ever as we face the newest problems of natural disasters such as weather-related conditions, and people-caused disasters such as the collapsing economy, corruption of the political system, destruction of personal health and wealth, job loss, divorce, death in the family, accidents, and as many problems as there are people! All of these situations give both short- and long-term value to acquired prepping skills.
The newest edition (v. 12.5) of Making the Best of Basics has been published for THIS generation. I've come to the conclusion that it really doesn’t matter what causes the need for anyone, any family, or any group of people to become prepared––If you are prepared, there is no need to fear!
In today's world, we cannot trust the traditions and practices heretofore enjoyed. We are past the slippery slope and already near the bottom of the pit! If we knew what's ahead, it might be too frightening to consider without the experiences we're going to have as we descend further into the unknown and uncertain future!
James Talmage Stevens (a.k.a. Doctor Prepper)
Olivia Stith-Bynum is the CEO of TriManna Productions. TriManna uses the visual arts, verbal and written word to provide spiritual mentoring and gospel entertainment to the masses. God has blessed and anointed her with many talents allowing her to be a voice to the nations.
Many souls have been blessed by her true life testimony dealing with deliverance from sexual and physical abuse, depression, and other spiritual crippling strongholds, which spurred her books, "If God Is My Lover,Why Is My Bed So Cold?, "Lord is Boaz Lost, Or Am I Just in the Wrong Field?" and the recent release, "Tell Prince Charming to Keep that Slipper, I'm Standing on my own Two Feet!"
Olivia was led to start a women's ministry in 2011, E.S.T.H.E.R which focuses on women empowerment in community along with focusing on their spiritual and natural relationships. In August of 2013 she become one of the Co-Founders of an Christian Sorority ZETA NU DELTA where she serves in the office of National Ministries Director. In February 2014, she branched off her ministry to start TriManna School of the Prophets and Intercessors.
During her spare time Olivia enjoys spending quality time with her family, writing, reading and encouraging others to seek their God given purpose in life.
This week's guest is renowned Relationship Expert, Dr. Sheri Meyers. We will discuss her book, Chatting or Cheating, which examines the shocking ease with which we slide down the slippery slope from an innocent “friendship” to a full-blown affair in today’s technology-driven world. Dr. Sheri is a regular contributor to ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, television and radio talk shows, and the Huffington Post.
The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show, hosted by women's rights leader Shannon Fisher. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities and community leaders, discovering their personal inspiration and passions. Find Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter - The Authentic Woman.
This podcast is owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Thanks to our sponsor and website professional Michael Lowndes at www.pmlmedia.com.
This Sunday's Topic
Gay marriage is a hot topic this week, with a Connecticut high court ruling unanimously that a woman whose wife died amid a medical malpractice case may sue a doctor over the loss of her wife's companionship and income, even though that right to sue was limited to heterosexual married couples at the time. Also, a federal appeals court ruling Friday that Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists.
BUT WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Are we traveling down a slippery slope by allowing gays to seek retroactive benefits? Was legalizing gay marriage a good idea? Call and tell us your thoughts this Sunday. Call 646-200-0246 on Sunday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm, EST.
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Not only is Professor Mark Naison the History and Chair of African and African Amercan Studies University but he is a graduate of Columbia University with Ph.D in American History. He is a former political activist and former member of Core and SDS and confronted and left the Weathermen (Bill Ayers organization) in disagreement, just before he lost one of his good friends in the bombing of the Townhouse in Greenwich Village in Manhattan in 1970.
Fordham Univ. Prof. Mark Naison and Entire Staff Gets Screwed On Healthcare, but 100 Healthcare Now has the answer and here is the link http://www.breakingnewsjournal.net/A-M--Medical-CO-OP--Foundation.html
Normally he may be seen on opposite sides of many issues that plague our nation, but not on what has unanimously happened overnight to the staff at his college Fordham University Almost all, if not all of Mr. Naison's colleagues at Fordham University hit the ceiling when the staff's individual and personal Healthcare Plans were scrapped in a closed door meeting recently. They were all shuffled into a Single payer system, without any input and they are non too pleased that.
Mark let his opposition be heard loudly, including spreading this awful news through his 49,000 Social Media Group "BAD ASS TEACHERS/Facebook . BAT will live up to its name, when Mark hits the Air Waves Friday with his message on Breaking News Journal On Air Radio. Seems like Common Core has made Elite Education System. We will give Fordham University a voice, but we need your support for Breaking News Journal at www.breakingnewsjournal.net. click on the Red Slipper to support us, findout how. Tell your friends and family to participate.Music can heal the soul From Broadway Tunes , Jazz, Country, Soul, Country, Teen, Rock and more, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Let's make the Healthcare programs on TV a reality through BNJ Media.
Technically that could be the title of most shows that I've done. I guess I'm in a blunt, direct, but also somewhat lazy mood with my show title. Whatever I can squeeze in I'm going to try to squeeze in, with all appropriate links on the Facebook page. Some highlights will revolve around 2 abortion "women's rights" bills in the Senate, one of which was discussed this week and one of which was voted on this week. Also, the California High School that is not backing down from their censorship or attempted censorship of their salutatorian's speech. Finally, I'll take a look at some marriage issues, from a ridiculous reality show that "marries" people for 6 months to California's changing of their state marriage law to yes perhaps the dread slippery slope when it comes to gay marriage according to an Australian judge. Also, if there's time, a refreshing stance from an Irish lesbian when it comes to religious liberty. All that today starting at 4:30 Eastern time.
AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire Shane Leonard, will be reviewing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and giving a glimpse into the next few weeks at theaters.
Is the latest installment of the Apes movies worth your time, and does it live up to the hype, or are the summer blockbusters on a continuing downward slope. We'll give you our take, answer listener questions, and tell you how to spend your money.
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