Backpacking in Haleakala in Hawaii


  Oahu, the island where I live in Hawaii, isn’t the best suited for backpacking. Yes, backpacking opportunities exist on Oahu, and in future articles I’ll go into detail about those trips. Today, though, the focus will be on the island of Maui in Hawaii, particularly Haleakala, a 10,000 foot …

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Doggie Spas and Day Care in Boston


Doggies are more and more leading the “good life.” Dog treat producers, animal toy-makers, and manufacturers of dog vitamins, etc. all market to people who want to pamper their pets in the most extravagant ways. And it’s a huge market–billions anually spent on little doggie sweaters and caps, treats, even …

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Skincare Tips for Skiers and Snowboarders


An Ounce of Prevention – Skiers and snowboarders must take extra special care of their skin because they are exposed to sun, wind, cold, and altitude. Too much sun can cause dehydration, premature aging, sunburn, and dilated capillaries. Wind, extreme cold, and high altitude causes chapped lips, dryness and dehydration. …

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5 Great Computer Speakers


  There really is no substitute for a great set of speakers. If you are spending a lot of time on your desktop computer, you should really consider investing in some quality PC speakers. You don’t have to be an audiophile to improve your overall listening experience, and this quick …

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How to Enable Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome


  Google announced the existence of Google Chrome on September 1, 2008. The announcement was made by publishing a comic book made by Scott McCloud. Google says that Chrome is faster, more stable and more secure than its competitors. Google Chrome is rumored to take the feature tabs like other …

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iPhone App Review: Springpad

**Note: the following review comes from the writer’s personal experience as a proud owner of the Apple iPhone 3GS smart phone and regular user of the Springpad productivity note application. Attention iPhone users everywhere! There’s an amazing productivity app available for all of you memo, note-taking freaks. It’s called Springpad, …

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Effexor Side Effects: The Effect the Drug Had on Me

  After years of trying different medications to treat my depression and anxiety, my doctor prescribed Effexor. Effexor is also known as Venlafaxine. It comes in a tablet form and extended release. I was given the minimal dose of 37.5 milligrams to start with. Upon my next visit, my dosage …

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