5 Weird Things Found on Construction Sites

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Secret Vodka Bottle

Just last year, a gold vodka bottle, meant to be a collector’s secret, was found near a construction site in Charlottenlund – a Danish suburb just north of Copenhagen. It was turned over to the authorities in worn condition with dents, completely empty. The bottle was created by Dartz Motorz, which is a car manufacturer in Riga, Latvia, and had been on display in a bar in Copehhagen before it was allegedly stolen.

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How to Figure Out What to Wear in a Job Interview

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It can be tricky to figure out what to wear in an interview, especially if you usually get your hands dirty on the job. You want to look appropriate but, obviously, not like you would be out on a site. You can be overdressed as easily as you can be underdressed, so the key is to be like Goldilocks and get it just right.

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How Many Flashlights Does A Craftsman Need?

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Every craftsman needs a flashlight. We use them on the job regularly, but there are so many more ways these sticks of light can really come in handy. Good thing there are so many different kinds available, so you’ll never tire of adding another to the collection! Here are some of best uses for flashlights:

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How To Bust Job Search Burnout

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If you’ve been looking for a job for an extended period of time, it can really wear on you. In order to find a position that is rewarding, you must stay in a healthy mindset. Here are a few ways that you can overcome the frustrations of the search, and find yourself the perfect job:

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Why You Should Quit that Office Job you Hate and Become a Craftsman

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You don’t have to get a college degree or wear a suit to earn enough money for a comfortable lifestyle. A skilled trade career can provide a lucrative and satisfying lifestyle. Incomes range from 30K-90K per year, depending upon where you live and the demand or skills of your chosen craft. Here are some good reasons why you should consider a career as a craftsman:

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Great Entertainment (and Inspiration!) for Craftsmen

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There are some great television, cable, and now online shows that show off the talent and business savvy of craftsmen around the world. Here are a few to watch:

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Why You Should Dig Just 3 Feet Deeper

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There’s a famous story retold by Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich, in which gentleman by the name of Darby moved out west from Maryland to Colorado with his uncle in search of gold during the rush days. At first it was going well, but they had financed the machinery and each day they dug further into the ground, they were also digging themselves further into debt. They finally decided to sell the machinery to a local machinery junkman.

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The Best Holiday Gifts You’ll Give This Year Are Made Of PVC Pipe

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PVC pipe

Let’s be honest, the best gifts usually can’t be found at the mall. These are no exception. You’ll be able to make most of these fun and useful gadgets with not too many more tools than a pipe cutter or hacksaw and drill. And some PVC Pipe, of course.

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Why sitting around on your tush actually makes you stronger

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Why sitting around on your tush actually makes you stronger

Have you started a new rigorous workout program, but haven’t seen much progress? You might be working out too much. Maybe you’re one of those guys who can’t stop moving – always off to a new adventure, or constantly improving the home – painting the house trim or whatever – as long as you don’t have to stop doing something productive. The problem is that after you’ve had a big workout, the most productive thing you can do… might be nothing.

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Is your military experience a fit for the job you want?

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is your military experience a fit for the job you want?

Military veterans report that they have a difficult time figuring out if they’re qualified for the job, and then translating their skills into civilian skills. Here’s a process that will help you to determine if your specific skills will match the job you’re applying for.

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