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  • Exercise Equipment for Working Out at Home
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    Exercise Equipment for Working Out at Home

    7 years ago

    I like to work out at home. But one of the things I’ve always struggled with is finding the right exercises to work all of the different areas of the body. I, like a lot of people, don’t have the money or the space for a lot of fancy equipment. ...

  • Gifts for
    2

    Gifts for "Guys"

    7 years ago

    I have been told in the past that I am hard to buy for. I guess I kind of agree. I have mostly everything I need, and I have most of the big-ticket items that I want. And I'm a guy, so I don't care about jewelry or flowers or clothing or that kind...

  • Staying Motivated to Work Out
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    Staying Motivated to Work Out

    7 years ago

    I was a serious athlete in school, so working out and staying in shape has always been a part of my life. But the truth is, it’s so much easier in school to dedicate your time to a sport, because you have so much of it! And the competitive nature...

  • Back Pain and Muscle Injuries
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    Back Pain and Muscle Injuries

    7 years ago

    A while back, I injured my back due to a combination of factors, including doing dead lifts and improper form while lifting. I felt some discomfort in my lower back at the end of a long day, and the next morning, I could barely get out of bed. The...

  • How to Get into Shape on a Tight Schedule
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    How to Get into Shape on a Tight Schedule

    7 years ago

    We all want to be healthier, to exercise more, to get in better shape, to take care of ourselves so we can feel better, be happier, and live longer. But a lot of us also have lives! We have jobs, friends, pets, car repairs, houses, bills, chores,...

  • How to Teach Your Baby to Sleep on His Own - The 2-minute Drill
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    How to Teach Your Baby to Sleep on His Own - The 2-minute Drill

    7 years ago

    One of the greatest challenges faced by every new parent, and probably many experienced ones, is teaching new baby to learn how to go to put themselves to sleep. My wife and I struggled with this for a long time, and with our daughter, we failed...

  • How to Make a Lifestyle Change Last
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    How to Make a Lifestyle Change Last

    7 years ago

    There’s all kinds of talk these days about making “lifestyle changes”. Usually, they are healthy changes, done through a diet or health program. Things like changing meal portion size, get more exercise, using the stairs more often, drinking...

  • How to Improve Performance in Bash Scripts
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    How to Improve Performance in Bash Scripts

    7 years ago

    For a lot of people, shell scripts are a quick-and-dirty way to record a few commands and run them as a convenience. But shells like Bash, Zsh, and Korn shell are actually very high level programming languages, and they can be used to do significant...

  • Real Reviews: The Best Mid-Priced MP3 Player
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    Real Reviews: The Best Mid-Priced MP3 Player

    7 years ago

    People love their iPods, but it was too pricey for me. I looked at a lot of different mp3 players, and have been happy with my choice.

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage with a Standard Transmission
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    How to Get Better Gas Mileage with a Standard Transmission

    7 years ago

    Gas prices have been over $3 per gallon for quite some time now, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it stayed there for ever. Spending less money on gas is something we would all like to do. That’s why sales of economy cars are up. That’s why the...

  • A Mosque at (not) Ground Zero... A Test?
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    A Mosque at (not) Ground Zero... A Test?

    8 years ago

    60 Minutes just did a story tonight on the guys behind this Islamic community center near ground zero. They talked to the main two guys doing it, the builder and the spiritual leader, as well as one of the "key figures" resisting it. The builder is...

  • Guitar Drills, for One String: The Wave (part 1)
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    Guitar Drills, for One String: The Wave (part 1)

    8 years ago

    This is another very simple finger pattern. It is simple, but should not be underestimated. It is a fundamental motion that it will support your soloing in obvious, as well as not-so-obvious, ways. As such, point of this exercise is to improve...

  • The Simplest Route to Financial Freedom
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    The Simplest Route to Financial Freedom

    8 years ago

    What does it take to be financially free?  To some people it probably means being able to buy what they want when they want it. Having the money to take trips, buying drinks or meals for friends wen going out, having the car they want, having a...

  • Guitar Drills, for One String: Rain
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    Guitar Drills, for One String: Rain

    8 years ago

    This is the next pattern in my set of guitar exercises. It is a complement to the Pogo drill, but reverses the direction. This is the next one-string finger pattern in my guitar exercise routine. The complete routine will eventually include a...

  • Personal Budget: Where's YOUR Bailout?
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    Personal Budget: Where's YOUR Bailout?

    8 years ago

    One of those things you always hear about from financial advisors is that you need to have an "emergency fund". But can it contribute to failure?

  • Guitar Drills, for One String: The Pogo
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    Guitar Drills, for One String: The Pogo

    8 years ago

    The first motion in my guitar exercise routine, which will eventually include a comprehensive set of finger motions and pickings that can be used to build more melodic runs and will provide numerous options while soloing.

  • Real Reviews: The Best Digital Sports Watch
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    Real Reviews: The Best Digital Sports Watch

    7 years ago

    I've always been a bit disappointed with digital watches I've owned in the past. But I've never wanted to spend a lot on a watch I was planning to be rough on. So, I always ended up with a cheesy, low-quality digital watch. That is, until I found the Casio G-Shock Trainer series, an affordable,...

  • Is It Too Late to Follow That Dream?
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    Is It Too Late to Follow That Dream?

    8 years ago

    I just got done watching an interview with a rising star in the music world, Orianthi. She is a fantastic guitar player, has worked at it for most of her life, and it is paying off. She is living the dream of guitar players everywhere. My story...

  • How to Print a Binary Number in C++
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    How to Print a Binary Number in C++

    7 years ago

    I needed to print out a binary number in C++ for debugging purposes, so I searched for “c++ print binary number”. *sigh* I am frankly amazed that every hit on the first page of results led to variations of the same solution: a for loop that...

  • A Week-to-Week Personal Budget
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    A Week-to-Week Personal Budget

    8 years ago

    The only reason I've ever fallen behind financially was because I wasn't keeping track of what I was doing.  I didn't have control of what was going on with my money.  In this case, knowledge is control.  Knowing how much money you have, and for...

  • Stop Getting A Static Shock from your Car
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    Stop Getting A Static Shock from your Car

    9 years ago

    It's a fairly common thing. You get out of your car, go to shut the door behind you, and you get the shock of your life! DANG!!! Those can really hurt! There are several factors that can contribute to this static charge and to whether or not it...

  • The Mythical Blind Spot
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    The Mythical Blind Spot

    8 years ago

    The "blind spot". That area to each side of the car where another car can not be seen in any of the mirrors.  Eliminating your blind spot is sooooooo easy that I am still baffled by how many people still drive with them....

  • The Myth of Constructive Criticism
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    The Myth of Constructive Criticism

    9 years ago

    Here is my take on constructive criticism: there's no such thing. It's a mythical creature that was created by those who would put criticism under the guise of something constructive, so as to reduce the risk of conflict while maintaining a...

  • Get Rid of Ants, For Good
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    Get Rid of Ants, For Good

    8 years ago

    Shortly after we moved into our last house, we started occasionally seeing ants inside. They were the big black ones, which I found out later were carpenter ants. I also found the best way to get rid of them. It was a little disconcerting. Your...

  • Real Reviews: A Quest for Comfortable Feet
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    Real Reviews: A Quest for Comfortable Feet

    7 years ago

    My wife and I took a trip to Europe as a last hurrah before having kids. It was an amazing experience. But we also did so much walking, it was also amazingly painful! I wish I'd done my searching for insoles before that trip.

  • Phishing 101 -
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    Phishing 101 - "Please Verify Your Account"

    9 years ago

    I got this email today. Subject: Your card has been deactivated. At first glance, it was from my bank, I have a credit card there, and I'd recently used it in an unusual way. But something smelled a little phishy...

  • Yes, There is a Better Way to Tie Your Shoe
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    Yes, There is a Better Way to Tie Your Shoe

    8 years ago

    One of my more unique hobbies is knot-tying. I find it fascinating. So, while tying my shoe one day, after having recently been victim to an undone shoelace while running, I started trying different ways of tying my laces. I finally arrived at a technique that is so simple, I'm amazed we don't all...

  • My Experience: The Dvorak Keyboard Layout
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    My Experience: The Dvorak Keyboard Layout

    5 years ago

    After trying it twice unsuccessfully, the third time was the charm, and I’ve never looked back! I think I found the Dvorak keyboard layout out of frustration with the QWERTY layout. I always found typing to be awkward and slightly...

  • Learning to Touch-Type, Once and for All, Without Drills or Gimmicks
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    Learning to Touch-Type, Once and for All, Without Drills or Gimmicks

    8 years ago

    You can teach yourself to touch-type without tutorials, typing tutors, drills, or any of that stuff. If you have work to do, and your work requires typing, then that's all you need. There's no need to try to find time in your crazy life to dedicate to Type-Master 101 (or whatever).

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