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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Winter Safety

Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

When the weather outside begins to take a turn towards colder temperatures, it is time to prepare yourself for the impending illness of the season. Winter is that time of year when the chances of becoming sick increase dramatically. Not only do your chances of coming down with a cold or the flu increase in winter, but everyone else's chances do as well. This means that even if you maintain your health safely during winter, you may still find yourself ill because someone else didn't.

Drinking a sufficient amount of water is necessary during any season, but especially so during winter. Water is your body's natural solvent and the more it has available to use the more regularly it can dispel harmful bacteria and viruses. In addition to drinking water, it is important to not drink too many caffeinated beverages. Caffeine naturally dehydrates your body, so it will counteract any water you are drinking. Also make a point of bringing many warm liquids into your body. The warmth of soups and teas can go great distances towards keeping you healthy when the weather is cold.

Be sure that no matter what precautions you take to keep yourself warm this winter that you are also sure to set you alarm (ADT security information) each and every time you leave. You do not want your precautions to be for not.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Gift of Memory

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PhotoFlashDrive by Pexagon Technology. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ever since I was a child, I have always loved photography.  So much so that my dad bought me an instamatic camera to carry around in our trips. Compared to todays Xbox , Wii and other gadgets, my instamatic was an inexpensive commodity to reward a child with, not to mention it's a skill-builder and a worth-while hobby. The only thing that throws my dad off was the cost of film, the developing and at the time, even the cube flash has to be paid for. Film and developing were not that cheap. I was limited to one film (and its developing) a month! I was happy with the arrangement.

Well, my favorite toy has evolved a lot since then! In the mid 90's, the advent of digital photography  changed photography and photographers alike! It eliminated the cost of  film and has limited the amount of bad shots from being developed. How cool can you get. The best part of which is digital photography allowed photographers to edit their photos. The  con of this matter is the storage! Geez, if we can take limitless number of photos, why wouldn't we? I take photos a lot. I take photos of events and the places we visit. I take photos of my family, friends and even my kindergarten students.

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My camera  allows me to document  things easier . At the end of every school year,  I see to it that I give the parents' of my students a copy of the photos and videos of the things that we did in school and places our class has visited. I use to put it in a DVD, but it doesn't always fit in one DVD. Thank God for flash drives! Especially those flash drives for photographers  that allow me to have something engraved on it. Personalized items are perfect for gift-giving.

Whether instamatic or digital, I, like many others am grateful for the invention of this gadget that gives us the gift of memory.


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