How Does Sea Glass Get its Otherworldly Sheen?

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Sea glass is the ultimate junk to treasure story, with a little bit of mythology thrown in. The glowing, translucent pieces that you find on the beach have very humble and prosaic origins. Different types of beach glass originated from the glass bottles of different colors that were just thrown into the sea back when people weren’t too careful about how they disposed of their trash. Over time, the action of waves, water and sand broke the glass down into small pieces, polished it and gave it that fascinating translucent sheen, which makes it a favorite for jewelry and collectibles.

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Why Steel Toe Boots are More Important Than You Think

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There are many different kinds of work. Some people sit behind a desk in an office or the steering wheel of a bus, others stand in front of a classroom or weave in and out of tables to bring serve food and drinks. But no matter what the occupation, one of the most important factors that everyone needs to pay attention to is the health of their feet. It may not be the first thing that you think of when you get a new job, but if your first day finds you on your feet enough, or even if you realize, a few hours in that you have made a poor choice in footwear, it is an issue that quickly comes to the forefront.

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Everything You Need to Know About Loafers

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Let’s talk about mens leather shoes. By mens leather shoes, of course we’re referring to loafers. Unless we’re mistaken, we don’t believe there are any mens leather shoes that don’t fall into the category of loafers. Perhaps there are mens leather shoes that are tennis shoes and not loafers, but why wouldn’t you just call them tennis shoes?

At any rate, we digress. If you are shopping for a nice pair of mens leather dress shoes, it’s loafers that you’re looking for. But what kind? Loafers are slip-ons that are free of the chains of shoe laces. These bad boys can be dressed up for business attire or a Continue reading

New Year Travel Goals The 10 Best Places to Vacation in 2017

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When you’re writing up your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2017, don’t forget about your travel bucket list! Here’s our list of the best places to travel in the new year, from near to far.

  1. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    Unfortunately, this magnificent natural wonder of the world may be under threat due to climate change. Get there now before it disappears forever.
  2. Belfast, Ireland
    This city is truly on the up-and-up, with affordable vacation rentals and plenty of good food and drinks within walking distance.
  3. Sanibel Island, Florida
    Florida is the top vacation destination in the world, with a record 87.3 million visitors recorded in 2011 with a $67 billion tourism industry. But this unique island offers amazing beachfront condos away from the usual crowds.
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Wood Watches for MenBeautiful and Unique

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Watches never seem to go out of style or fall out of popularity. For some people, they are a necessary item, and for others, they are an attractive piece of jewelry that just happens to also provide a useful function. Studies show that nearly half of people between the ages of 20 and 24 wear a watch for fashion purposes, and 27% of people, all ages, wear their watches to accessorize.

It is a fact that 86% of people still own and wear wristwatches. They are constructed of many different types of material, the cases usually of some kind of metal or plastic. Watches made of metal will most times come with a backing of stainless steel. A watch can also be made of ceramic, titanium, white gold, yellow gold, sterling silver, and many other materials as well. They can range in price from affor Continue reading

Are You Trying to Find a Way to Make Your Children More Grateful for Their Christmas Gifts?

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Do you dread the greediness of the upcoming holiday season?
Even if your own children are not too greedy with their wish list this Christmas, are you looking for a way to avoid accumulating too much stuff?
If your house is full to the brim and you are looking for ways to make this holiday more meaningful maybe you should try to encourage your children, spouse, and yourself to give away at least one item in exchange for every gift that they receive. In a time when many Americans have so much charities that pick up donations are collecting items for for the families in this Continue reading

8 Tips for Caring for Your Law Enforcement Boots

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If you wear boots for work, you know how important it is to keep them up. Whether you wear law enforcement boots, work boots, combat boots or the best steel toe boots, you want to keeping them looking and feeling great as long as you can. Here are some tips to help you with that.

1. Clean your law enforcement boots with a brush. If you are like most people, you brush you hair and your teeth. The same principle is at work when you are talking about your boots. If you happen to have boots with suede, that should be brushed with a metal bristle. You need to take a more gentle approach to this material. If the leather is a full grain leather, take a stiff brush to get ride of all of Continue reading

How to Buy Fine Leather Furniture Without Spending Your Life’s Savings on it

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Fine Italian leather furniture is a great investment. It is durable and strong so it will last a long time but at the same time, it’s easy to clean and maintain. However, trying to find fine Italian leather furniture is a difficult process. You want to make sure that it’s genuine but at the same time, you don’t want to have to spend an arm and a leg to get it. So, what are some ways that you can buy modern Italian furniture without breaking the bank doing so? Here are some ideas for doing just that.

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