- Jun 30 Wed 2010 09:11
- Jun 26 Sat 2010 03:16
MBTI 是性格分類的一種，由瑞士心理分析家榮格於1921年所提出，經過多年的發展，MBTI 現已成為全球著名的性格測試之一。當中包括教育界、顧員招聘及培訓、領袖訓練及個人發展等領域均有廣泛的應用。 心理測驗結果分為十六種性格：
|01) ESTJ 大男人型||02) ESTP 挑戰型||03) ESFJ 主人型||04) ESFP 表演型|
|05) ENTJ 將軍型||06) ENTP 發明家||07) ENFJ 教育家||08) ENFP 記者型|
|09) ISTJ 公務型||10) ISTP 冒險家||11) ISFJ 照顧型||12) ISFP 藝術家|
|13) INTJ 專家型||14) INTP 學者型||15) INFJ 作家型||16) INFP 哲學家|
你屬於哪一種？ 適合哪一類型的工作？ 進行以下 28 題的測驗就可知道。
- Jun 18 Fri 2010 06:43
We plan to replace our kitchen counters and are interested in using stone. Is granite still a hot choice?
Granite remains the biggest seller, having accounted for 56 percent of kitchen-countertop sales in the past year, according to the NPD Group, a market-research company. Quartz (Caesarstone and Silestone) and laminate (Formica), each with 13 percent of the countertop market, trail granite in popularity, followed closely by solid surfacing (DuPont Corian).
It will be interesting to see whether granite's dominance holds. Consider that about 75 percent of certified kitchen designers specified quartz, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association's "2010 Kitchen & Bath Style Report," as we recently reported in "What's Cooking in the Kitchen: 7 Trends in Remodeling and Design."Granite earned its spot as the most popular counter courtesy of its good looks and durability. Indeed, in our countertop tests, granite was the only stone that could resist heat, scratches, and, when properly sealed, stains.
When it comes to natural stone, marble and limestone also offer aesthetic appeal but have their drawbacks. Marble, more porous than granite, is not as stain or heat resistant and scratches and chips easily. Limestone withstands heat very well, so scorch marks aren't a problem, but this soft, porous material is easily sliced, nicked, and scratched; it also stains easily, even when properly sealed.
When you're shopping for a granite countertop, remember that veining and pattern can vary enormously from slab to slab, so be sure to visit the store or stone yard to find a piece you love. You can save some money by using 3/4-inch-thick stone instead of the typical 11/4-inch-thick material. (Note that our test results are based on a thicker stone.) Granite costs about $45 to $200 per square foot, including installation.
by Kimberly Janeway
Wednesday, June 16, 2010