Friday, May 4, 2007

Candid Photography

Ever looked at a picture and noticed the most amazing unintentional pose? Or perhaps noticed that someone's pictures seemed to feel more natural than your own. Well, it could be they already know a few of the tricks to candid photography. Digital Photography School has a quick list of 11 tips that are sure to help you out.

Interval Training

According to new research, neither the slow but steady tortoise pace or a fast constant run is the best workout. The study showed that interval training produced much higher results than either a long walk or constant running on a treadmill.

Interval training consists of stretching first followed by a warmup period of only walking. Then going straight from the walking speed to an all out sprint. The sprint should last long enough for you to start running out of air. If you are pushing yourself hard enough this should take somewhere between 30 seconds and a couple of minutes depending on your current condition.

After the sprint, you slow back down to a walk speed. You should walk for quite a bit longer than you sprinted, however no so long that your heart rate that was pushed really high while sprinting comes back down to that of a normal walk. Then you repeat the sprint/walk portion until your workout is completed. It is warned that because you are keeping your heartrate higher than normal that this is not for those with heart risk, and it's also easy to over do it. Start small and work up.

I would like to note that this study was done on a very small group, so it's results may prove to be inaccurate. Their initial findings however warrented a post from me. Hit the link to read about the study.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Problem with Dark Photos?

Hit this link to see a tutorial on how to brighten dark images using Adobe Photoshop.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Email to Paper and Back Again

Ever wanted a hard copy of your email but don't want to the hassel or cost of high quality color printer. Or perhaps received an email that you wanted for forward to the Grandparents, but they don't have email. Of maybe even received something in the mail on paper that you'd like to email to all your friends but don't have the savvy to scan it and edit it correctly? Well check out Postful. FYI, I first heard mention of this over at

Cure for Acid Reflux in Bed

According to Men's Health, if you sleep on your left side you have a lot smaller chance of having Acid Reflux than if you sleep on your right. It has to do with the angle between the stomach and the esophagus. For more information on that and 17 other tips, hit the link to Men's Health.

P.S. - Most of the tips in that article are not gender specific at all.

High Blood Pressure, Eat Dark Chocolate

According to this article over at, Dark Chocolate and other cocoa rich products can help to lower blood pressure. Hit the link for more info.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Tai Chi: The low impact workout that seemingly protects you from Shingles.

Apparently a new study has published its results stating that after 3 Tai Chi classes a week for 12 weeks, the resistance in the elderly to Shingles nearly doubled. You can check an article that discusses this here.

You can find more information on Tai Chi here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Bad Eating Habits?

Everyone is familiar with the common bad food habits. Over eating, indulging in unhealthy foods, and an overall bad diet. But this article lists some bad habits you might not know about.

Show her a good time, even on your budget!

We've all been there. A lot of us are still there actually. We want to show our lady/man a good time but are short on cash for various reasons. There are literally thousands of ways to do this. Some better than others. Take a look at this site to get a few ideas, then let your imagination take over. Remember, not everyone enjoys the same things, so this is also an opportunity to get to know the person better.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Leg Exercise at Home

Check out this article titled "The Best Exercise You're Not Doing". It shows several leg exercises that will really add muscle if done right. Just be sure to follow the recommendations on how to preform the exercises. And also find something sturdy to use when doing these exercises. Always use caution when working out, especially when trying something new.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Sore Throat Relief

Most sore throats are reactions to other stimuli such as a cold virus, or bacteria. This will in no way treat those problems, those should be left for doctors to diagnose and handle. However, if your looking for relief of the pain so you can get some rest or concentrate I hear this works well.

Frugal cure for a sore throat

I haven't had a chance to try it myself, but it is the season for for a lot of sore throat causes and wanted to share the info I'd found.

Understand Money isn't Happiness

Studies show that people with more money are generally happier than people with less. However, apparently that doesn't mean your happy overall. Check out this article.

Basically it boils down to, happiness is in the mind. If you think you are well off enough and things are going your way, your going to be happy dispite your income. If all you can think about is how much better off you want to be than your parents or your friends, happiness is turns into a needle in a haystack and only a few will ever find it again.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Power Nap your way to Productivity!

Check out this article for information on how power napping can improve your life.

Snooze, You Win!

You can also get more info on power naps here and here.

Sources: Lifehacker, Mens Journal, Wikipedia