Getting the Story Straight

Getting the Story Straight

Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How Who, what, where, when, why, and how – the “five w’s and an h” – are words etched on the brains of every working journalist. As a youngster in elementary school, I had to learn them too. My teacher wanted us to learn how to write a well-organized […]

How to Improve Your Sleep by Revamping Your Bedroom

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Poor sleep can be a problem with consequences. W. Chris Winter, MD, in his book The Sleep Solution, lists the following medical conditions that can be caused or aggravated by poor sleep: “Hypertension, heart attack, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart failure, migraine, atrial fibrillation, depression, bed-wetting, or neurodegenerative disorders and memory disturbances like Alzheimer’s disease.” In […]

Maintenance Management at Home

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A search on the internet shows most maintenance management literature and software is devoted to medium to large-sized institutions and much less to micro-sized organizations and especially much less to the home and the individual. This makes sense: the art and science of maintenance management were born in large organizations, and the record-keeping necessary to […]

Maintenance Management and the Internet of Things

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The last several decades have seen the rise of artificial intelligence, cell phones, the Internet, and other technologies that have dramatically changed the world. One of the “other” technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), was introduced almost at the same time as the Internet and only a decade after the cell phone. While already a […]