Entries from: May 2012

Your Guide to Shopping for Stylish Eyeglasses

More people are finding that they need glasses to read, complete school-work, watch television or to work. The Vision Council of America estimate that about 75% of adults wear eyeglasses for some type of vision correction. While some people wear glasses for prescription purposes, there are others who only just need to use click me reading glasses. Continue reading »

Climbing, the Different Types of Jackets Involved

Climbing is an exhilarating sport. However, it’s very important to choose the right jacket to wear while doing so. For this reason, you should know about the various types of jackets that are available for you to choose from. Continue reading »

Help the Arts Where it Starts!

Everyone needs to go check out Hollywood & Highland Center. There are 6 prints available from the most cutting edge artists in LA. Break your bank and spend the $18 to buy a print. All proceeds benefit Reaching to Embrace Art, an organization dedicated to providing essential art supplies to schools that lack funding.

Where would you be if your school didn’t have supplies? And if yours didn’t… you know what it’s like. Help to keep the arts alive and well. Grade school tends to be where young artists begin create and in order to keep it growing… you’ve got to care of your roots!

How to Drink Hangovers Away

It seems like everyone’s got their own special cure for a hangover. Some say drink water in between each drink to help fight dehydration. Some say just drink less. I’ve even heard of people drinking coconut water (not coconut milk) that has been extracted from immature coconuts. The fact of the matter is that hangovers happen and the only thing you can really do is lessen the severity of them. If you’re not one of the lucky few who rarely experience a hangover after a night of drinking, or you’re just a drunk, you might as well consume drinks that help lessen hangovers.

Clear Alcohols with Water Based Mixers: Clear alcohols (Vodka, Gin, Light Rum, etc.) have less hangover causing Congeners, and water based mixers will lessen dehydration.

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Top 10 April Fools Pranks?

Ok, I admittedly don’t really understand the “April Fools” in some of these. I’m not up to par on the happenings on the net, but the video they chose as the #1 prank is worth watching. Whether you got the 411 on what’s hott or you don’t get the chance to surf the net frequently, all should find this amusing.

Watch the video Stupid Americans

To quote the brilliant comedian, Carlos Mencia

“If you are a dee. Please don’t marry a dee. It’s genetics you see. Your kids will be deedeedee!”

Source: The Thinking Blog

Top 10 Video Games

If you were to compose a list of the Top 10 video games of all-time, what would your list consist of? Stanford professor Dr. Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science and Technology Collection at the school, has been pondering that exact question. Seeing as games and gaming systems are ephemeral (they don’t last forever, ya know?), Lowood, among others, has been pressing the Library of Congress to get involved in the preservation of the gaming industry’s iconic first releases. Recently, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Lowood announced his canon to the public along with his list of the 10 games to be preserved first.

The first 10 titles they would like to see covered are:

  1. Spacewar!
  2. Star Raiders
  3. Zork
  4. Tetris
  5. SimCity
  6. Super Mario Bros. 3
  7. Civilization I/II
  8. Doom
  9. The Warcraft series
  10. Sensible World of Soccer

Selecting only 10 games for a canon is never an easy thing. Everyone seems to have a gaming system that defined gaming for their generation. And we all know it’s really the games that make or break a system. Of course, those of you in my generation remember the release of the original Nintendo gaming system. We got two games in one AND they came with the system! Anyone up for a game of Duck Hunt?

Source: ARS Technica

You may want to stand for this!

Remember in your youth, when an adult would tell you to sit up straight in your chair or to keep it on all fours? Did you ever think that maybe we want to sit in the leaned back position for a reason? According to a recent study sitting up straight is actually not the best position for your back. In fact, the best position in which to sit is at a 135-degree angle. Rather than a 90-degree angle, as most might think would be the best angle.

Additionally, experts say sitting upright is known to contribute to lower back pain. Data from the British Chiropractic Association says 32% of the population spends more than 10 hours a day seated. Half do not leave their desks, even to have lunch. Two thirds of people also sit down at home when they get home from work.

Not to mention how much time is spent sitting in cars, on planes, in boats, and in trains. More and more everyday it seems we sit and are inactive. Stand up! Stretch out a little bit. Lean back in that chair and don’t be such a stiff. After all, it’s good for you. (except when you let go of the table and end up with a fork centimeters from your eyeball. But that’s for another article.)

Leader-Telegram has some great, simple office exercises which you can check out here: http://tms.ecol.net/fitness/offcexer.htm