Mark G Ridgeway - EzineArticles Expert Author

Mark is a former Naval Officer with a wife and three children who lives in Virginia near the coast. He has traveled all over the world, lived in southern Spain for 3 and a half years, and has come within 200 ft of the North Pole (in a P-3 aircraft). He enjoys spending time with his family whose interests include church, volleyball, skateboarding, drifting, Android phone rooting, and NASCAR. Mark is an avid NASCAR fan who loves to attend a race with his sons whenever he gets a chance. He is also an avid writer who loves doing research and ...

You can do a flat screen TV installation yourself with the right tools and a possibly a helper. Learn the proper way to install a flat screen TV using the steps in this installation guide.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 2:23 pm
If you need to sell your laptop fast, you need a plan. This article provides all the information you need to sell your laptop as quickly as possible.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 2:22 pm
Most microwaves cycle full power to simulate adjustable power settings. That means that even on lower power settings you are actually cooking at full power during the power-on cycle. An inverter microwave delivers true adjustable power so you can cook a wider variety of foods with much better results.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:11 pm
In only a couple of years, backup camera systems will be mandatory on all new cars and light trucks. An aftermarket wireless backup camera can be fitted on any existing car or truck. The installation steps are simple and just about anyone with basic DIY skills should be able to install a wireless backup camera system.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:10 pm
If you travel a lot, you know what a pain it can be to remove wrinkles from your clothing using a hotel iron and ironing board. If an iron and iron board are even available, they are usually in disrepair and probably unusable. The solution is to buy a travel garment steamer that fits in your luggage and is always available to remove wrinkles from your clothing.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:59 pm
A shop vac or wet-dry vacuum is an important tool for keeping your shop or garage area clean. It can also be used to clean up wet messes all around the home. It's important to understand what shop vac specifications mean when comparing wet-dry vacuums.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:59 pm
Wood is an imperfect material that comes from the mill with rough dimensions. If your project needs accurate, finished dimensions, you need to prepare the wood. An electric planer allows you to remove excess wood and bring the dimensions in line with the accuracy you need. This electric planer buying guide provides important specifications to consider when buy an electric planer.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:55 pm
A Wi-Fi battery monitor is the modern way to monitor the status of a battery over the internet from anywhere in the world. It sends alerts over the internet to your smartphone about the status of your battery. If you have a critical function that depends on a battery as a backup power source, a Wi-Fi battery monitor is the modern way to stay informed about your battery's status.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 1:55 pm
A laboratory freezer is a necessity for many labs where cold temperature storage is essential to the viability of experiments or materials production. Choosing the right freezer for your lab operations can make the difference between success and failure.
Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:38 pm
Did you know that refrigerators that are over 10 years old are costing us $4.4 billion a year in energy costs? You can help chip away at that amazing figure by simply replacing your outdated, energy-hungry refrigerator or freezer with a newer ENERGY STAR certified model.
Posted: October 18, 2013, 3:18 pm
The future is bright for flat screen TVs and other electronic displays. Read about an exciting new technology, just now starting to be mass-produced, that promises to completely change the way we think about electronic displays.
Posted: August 19, 2013, 2:34 pm
ASUS makes a wide selection of laptops and notebooks, but few of them qualify as "gaming" laptops. ASUS has recently begun introducing more powerful models that are definitely targeted at the "gamer" market.
Posted: August 19, 2013, 12:59 pm
A microwave oven is a common tool in kitchens, but they have their drawbacks. You can't bake, brown, or crisp your food in a microwave oven. Their is an alternative. Read how a convection microwave may be just what you're looking for.
Posted: August 15, 2013, 12:54 pm
Some vacuum cleaner manufacturers would have you believe that "no loss of suction" is the most important consideration when buying a vacuum cleaner. Nothing could be further from the truth. Take a look at my article about "no loss of suction" vacuums and see past the advertising hype.
Posted: August 9, 2013, 6:36 pm
Many of our electronic devices come with their own plug-in charger but it's not designed to charge when there is no power. How should you pick the best portable battery charger that will work with your device?
Posted: June 10, 2013, 7:50 pm
Golf shoes have a unique and storied past and have prompted the never-ending debate about to spike or not to spike. The story of golf shoes makes for some interesting clubhouse trivia that may serve to inflame the spikes debate.
Posted: June 5, 2013, 4:20 pm
We go to the DMV, we register our car, and they give us a license plate, either temporary or permanent. We hardly give it a thought but, what you probably didn't know is that there is a world out there, a license plate world that most of us never see.
Posted: June 4, 2013, 5:46 pm
Shoes are some of the most important personal items that we have. Men, women, and children alike fascinate over their style, technology, and materials. Our need for shoes dates back far into history to our earliest ancestors. Find out how they got started and where they've been in this article about the history of shoes.
Posted: May 30, 2013, 8:56 pm
It's been almost 15 years since my breakup and ultimate divorce and the effects have evened out for the most part. The impact on me and our children in the early years was devastating. The boys just didn't understand what was happening and I sunk into a deep depression that alternated between wanting to get her back and hating her for even existing. I am going to tell you a story and the mistakes that were made.
Posted: May 24, 2013, 7:53 pm
Hemorrhoids are defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as - "a mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby within the rectum -usually used in plural -called also piles." If you have them you know that they just mean pain, itching, and burning. This article discusses natural cures that can bring you real relief.
Posted: May 24, 2013, 7:51 pm
There are portable steamers that you can take in your suitcase during a trip and home steamers that are not as portable but, have the power to steam a wider variety of clothes, are heavy duty, and have the capability to steam more clothes in a single session. This article discusses everything you need to know when considering the purchase of a home clothes steamer.
Posted: May 24, 2013, 7:07 pm
What is a clog? Are they really made with wood? Why are they so popular? This article discusses the phenomenon of clogs and why they have taken the world by storm.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:11 pm
Minimalist shoes are taking the industry by storm thanks to endorsements by healthcare professionals, coaches, and athletes. The definition is a little fuzzy and evolving right now and not everyone agrees but, having read and listened to a variety of opinions, I wanted to add my opinion to the confusion.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:10 pm
You are looking for a battery tender/maintainer for your motorcycle, garden tractor, classic car, etc. and you wonder what's the best choice? It's a very common question and this article is designed to show you why a Battery Tender Plus may be your best choice.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 8:10 pm
What separates a marine battery charger from a regular battery charger? Why are they distinguished? Do you need one? Find out all the answers and more in this article which will reveal the secrets of a marine battery charger!
Posted: May 20, 2013, 7:54 pm
Since their introduction in 2002, Crocs have taken off as a shoe company and brand. Their popularity has defied the logic of some shoe experts as they have taken America by storm for men, women, and children. Find out in this article why they are so popular and why you should take another look if you haven't considered Crocs in the past 5 years.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:03 pm
There is a trend in the children's shoe industry that is touting "minimal" as the best shoes for children. Thinner soles with less cushion, no drop (tilt from heel to toe), more flexibility, and ultimate comfort are featured in minimal shoes. Several companies have stepped up to the plate and have developed shoes that get back to basics. Read this article to find the best shoes for children.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 2:57 pm
So you're an average consumer and you need to buy a car battery charger. On what criteria should you base your choice? How do you know how much to pay? Find out how to buy a car battery charger in this informative article.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 4:33 pm
The primary consideration when choosing between a battery charger and a jump starter is whether your purpose is to carry the device in the car for emergencies or you just need to charge and maintain a battery at your home or garage. Most pure car battery chargers plug into an AC outlet to operate and so are not designed to be carried in a car for emergencies.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 4:32 pm