Camping can be a nightmare if you're unprepared. Pack the essentials so you'll be ready for anything when you're in the wild.
Before you leave find out about the environment you’ll be camping in. You should know in advance whether you’ll be camping in a sandy area, in rocky terrain or in an area with heavy vegetation. Pack a water-resistant, easy-to-assemble tent suitable for your location.
Make sure you pack a sleeping bag that is appropriate for the weather conditions. If you’ll be Read more [...]
If the winter season is quickly approaching, this guide will help you prepare your watercraft for mother nature’s icy grip with a few easy steps.
You should check your boat owner's manual for specific steps and any recommendations for winterization.
Clean the hull thoroughly. Remove grime and barnacles using a power washer. Repair any cracks to prevent ice damage. Be sure to schedule any major repairs in the fall since repair shops and marinas are often busiest in the spring.
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GFP is an acronym for Green Fluorescent Protein. Scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for finding this glowing protein in a jellyfish species. Learn the basics about GFP's use in observing cells and genes.
This irredescent protein comes from the crystal jellyfish and is used as a marking tool by molecular biologists to illuminate and track cells and genes. Before GFP’s discovery, dyes were used to mark cells but they wound up killing those cells. GFP does not kill cells.
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Consider opportunities to get paid to recycle so you can go green and make a buck at the same time.
Recycle old cell phones: tecycle old cell phones through a charitable organization that provides phones to people who need them and use the donation as a tax deduction. Even if the phones are not reused, their parts will be recycled.
Go green and do some good: get cash for recycling used ink cartridges or turn them in at office supply retailers for discounts on other goods. Think big and organize Read more [...]
Who says finger paints are just for kids? Edible body paint can make adult playtime a little more fun.
Cut 4 ripe avocados in half then pit and peel them and chop them in a food processor. Then add 5 tablespoons of sour cream and pulse the mixture until it has the texture of yogurt. Next add a tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and blend until the body paint is smooth.
You can make a sweet body paint by mixing a 3-oz. box of instant vanilla pudding with 2 cups of milk, stirring Read more [...]
Is Cupid not cooperating with you? Try a little magic to attract your true love with these spells.
Light a candle: carve or write the name of the one you love on a red candle, light it, and visualize the two of you together as you stare into the flickering light. Then say aloud what you hope your love spell will do; you don’t need a formal incantation. Focus on your goal for several minutes before extinguishing the flame.
Bless a stone: get a rose quartz, the stone that represents love, and Read more [...]
If you think that that bare spot on your mantle is in need of a trophy buck, this guide will get you on your way by helping you get the proper permits.
First of all you need to determine what type of license you need. The factors to consider include your age, experience and the type of wildlife you intend to hunt. You can check online with your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department for restrictions and qualifications.
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A body fat calculator estimates the amount of fat you are carrying based on measurements at various parts of your body.
Your body fat percentage is the percentage of fat on your body. If you weigh 150 pounds and have 10 percent fat, your body is made up of 15 pounds of fat.
Your body needs a certain amount of fat to function properly as fat regulates body temperature and cushions and insulates your body’s organs and tissues. It is also used by your body to store energy.
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If you own a small business, choose the right time-tracking software to help take control of your company’s expenses and increase employee productivity.
You need to know why you’re buying time-tracking software. You can use it for increased employee productivity, payroll expense control or time-billing accuracy for clients. There are various types available to help you do this.
There is software that keeps track of employee leave or vacation time as well as who’s working on what task. Read more [...]
Do you want to invite all your friends to a party or inform them of something awesome in one short note? Send a message to all your online buddies on Facebook to get the word out quickly.
First open a web browser and log into your Facebook account. Then go to your home page by clicking on the “Home” link. Now click the Messages link or the Messages icon in the Facebook toolbar. Click on the New Message button on the Messages page. Messages can only be sent to 20 friends or e-mail addresses Read more [...]