What Are Crashplan’s Major Features?

December 10, 2015

CrashplanIn this digital age having constant, easy access to our personal or business files is no longer a convenience; it’s a necessity.

Space on tablets is limited and with laptops becoming more and more outdated in favour of the easier, more portable tablets people need to be able to have access to our files. Along with being able to access our files we need to be able to backup these files with a safe and trusted procedure that is also fast and easy.

Not everyone has the time or space to manually back up all their files on hard copies anymore. Floppy discs are a thing of the past and while USB sticks or flash drives are more common, their size makes them easy to lose or misplace.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a product that backs up your files for you, continuously, without you needing to be constantly sitting at your computer making sure that the files you need are being backed up?

So what do you do if you found out there was a product that does this in this situation?

A nice, free option is Crashplan® which is a product developed by Code42. You may have seen it on NBC’s Today Show: Tips to Protect Your Computer from Hackers.

Aside from the fact that it is the best price ever, free, Crashplan® has some pretty great features that make it worthy of making a spot on television.

The best Crashplan® features are:

  • You can download Crashplan® Online Backup for Windows, Mac and Linux which makes it pretty universal
  • For protection you can use a local drive, a trusted computer, the Crashplan® cloud, or all three which really protects your stuff
  • It’s

What Are The Best Skin Tag Removal Treatments To Use?

November 22, 2015

The good news about having skin tags is that you do not have to deal with them forever. You can definitely get rid of skin tags using the best skin tag removal treatments. The fastest method to remove skin tags is by using surgical procedures. This is considered the best skin tag removal treatment because it only takes one session for you to kiss skin tags goodbye. Some of the most popular treatments are cryosurgery, excision and cauterization.

Skin tag free skin isn't easy for some.

Skin tag free skin isn’t easy for some.

Cryosurgery also refers to freezing. Liquid nitrogen is applied on the affected area until it falls off. This is considered a non-invasive treatment. Excision is also another method to use and it involves using local anesthetic and scalpel to remove skin tags effectively. Cauterization is also a popular method and it uses heat to destroy skin tags. The best skin tag removal treatments do not have to involve surgery. You can also remove skin tags at home using tag removal creams, scissors, nail clippers and dental floss. A good cream is Revitol. Each procedure may have their own pros and cons, but you should keep in mind that they are effective (more…)


Acne Is A Part Of Life, But Can Be Beaten

July 27, 2015

anapolJust when a guy or girl is discovering the charms of the opposite sex, experiencing the urge to be independent, opening up to find a whole new social life–pop–he or she looks in the mirror and finds a face closely resembling a small pizza with extra pepperoni.

Almost every teenager gets a pimple now and then, but acne is more than just the occasional blemish. It’s physically uncomfortable, at times even painful, somewhat embarrassing–and it can turn the teen years into an era right up there with the Inquisition. Acne affects 80 percent of all teenagers. Knowing the facts can help you better understand your friends who suffer from acne or help you approach your own with a little more hope.

Beyond Blemishes

Acne isn’t the result of being dirty, eating junk food, or using too much makeup. And it isn’t just a “teen thing” that will always clear up by itself. Acne is a skin disease, but it’s not contagious. And certainly, it’s not as bad as eczema. Although it usually begins in adolescence, it has both physical and psychological effects that can last a lifetime.

Where Does it Come From?

Acne is very obvious. It means blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples that can make adolescent skin look like raw hamburger. While the face–doesn’t it just figure?–is the most common site, acne can also spring up on the chest, neck, shoulders, back–any area where there are many oil glands. According to dermatologist Joseph Bark, here’s the series of events that makes the “zits” appear.

1. As you make your way into adolescence, hormonal changes are happening all over your body. One of them is increased amounts of the hormone androgen.

2. The androgen sends a …


The Heinous Truth Behind Smokeless Tobacco

July 22, 2015

smltco“Suspended! You’ve got to be kidding! You can’t suspend me for a week now. I need all the help I can get to get through chemistry. And the dean says if I’m caught again, I won’t be able to play baseball in the spring.” Tony was furious.

“It’s not like I did anything very serious,” complained Tony later to some friends. “I had a can of smokeless tocacco in my pocket, and somebody saw me take some as I left the school. That doesn’t hurt anyone. What’s the big deal? It’s not like I was drinking or smoking on the school steps.”

Tony felt angry and cheated. He knew there was a school rule about using tobacco, particularly smoking it with a pipe. But he always thought of that as being about smoking on school property. The coaches had warned hom about using smokeless tobacco, but he couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.


Change Your Life, Change Your World!

July 19, 2015

snoring1You’re tired of hearing it: “You look terrible!” “Did you get any sleep last night?” “Have you tried going to bed early?” You hear these questions from well-meaning friends and colleagues but you are tired of hearing it all the same. No one likes to be told they look like they haven’t slept in weeks. Of course you’ve tried going to bed early but that isn’t going to help when the main cause of your sleeplessness is beyond your control: or is it?

There are many people in this world who are victims of one of the largest bedtime terrors ever to exist. That terror is none other than snoring.

Maybe it’s you who snores and you’re being rudely awakened by a sharp elbow in your ribs or vigorous shaking. Or maybe you are the one who is being disturbed by the snoring and ear plugs aren’t doing much to block the noise.

The main question here is how to deal with it. Snoring isn’t fun for anyone involved. The snorer and the person who has to listen to the snoring are both unhappy that it’s happening. Many people feel like there is nothing they can do to change the fact that they make sure a loud, irritating sound all through the night.

But that’s not the case.

There are several lifestyle changes that can be made to help ease or even eliminate snoring (some are at this site). Of course, these are not all quick fixes and will need to take time and effort put in by the person or people affected. If you are in a partnership with someone (more…)


Mollie Katzen: Vegetarianism’s First Major Icon

June 6, 2015

vhhWhat do cookbook authors like best about their jobs, next to cooking and eating, that is? The Frugal Gourmet (also known as Jeff Smith) might tell you it’s the stories from the countries where his recipes originate. For Julia Child, it’s probably a rich French sauce. But Mollie Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook and one of the pioneers of the vegetarian cooking movement, without a doubt, never met a vegetable she didn’t like.

Katzen will never forget her first foray into fresh vegetables.

“I hadn’t tasted a fresh green vegetable until the age of 12,” she writes in the prologue of her newly revised Moosewood Cookbook, when I was invited to dinner at the home of a friend whose (more…)


Have You Protected Yourself From Fire Hazards?

May 30, 2015

fhsMore than 4,000 people died in fires last year, making fire the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Most of these fires were the result of human carelessness. Despite the fact that we all know that it takes three things to produce a fire–fuel, oxygen, and heat–we allow these ingredients for tragedy to combine in our homes. Most of us think we know all the fire prevention rules, but we seem to forget them all too easily.

Here’s an example of how innocently we can set the stage for a fire. Read the story and locate all the mistakes this teen made preparing for a party. The result was a fire that killed four of his friends and left him with burns over 40 percent of his body.

When Phil began setting up the basement for a party, his first concern was to be sure there was enough power for the amplifiers the band would be using. Knowing that amps draw a lot of power, he changed the fuses in the fuse (more…)


Data Recovery And Your Crashed Hard Drive

May 12, 2015

Oh no, it’s happened. Your computer has crashed and all of your valuable data has vanished. What do you do now? Fortunately, data recovery services are an abundant service offered worldwide, yet many people don’t routinely invest in a good data recovery option. It is only when it becomes too late that they realize it was a precious commodity worthy of its investment.

Think it's not recoverable? You're probably wrong!

Think it’s not recoverable? You’re probably wrong!

Data recovery reminds me of life insurance. Everyone should have it, yet many people don’t. In some cases it is the lowest priority on their life’s totem pole. Why is that? I think it lies in the idea that it won’t happen to us. Unfortunately, the sad news is, it does and can happen to us.

I remember one point in my life, back in the bygone era when huge desktop computers with large CPUs were the norm. My boyfriend at the time thought it would be a good idea to vacuum out my dusty CPU. In his zeal, he managed to create an electrical charge between the vacuum and the computer, and voila, my computer would no longer power up. I had baby pictures, pictures from my life, my pregnancy, books I had written and more on that computer. All gone, with one suck of the vacuum.   It was from that day forward I made the important decision to invest in a data recovery system.

There are many data recovery options offered on the market today. The key is to find one that not only meets your needs, but fits into your budget as well. It doesn’t matter if you are a heavy user and have a substantial amount of data, or simply someone who saves all of your pictures somewhere other than the “cloud.” My point is, you SHOULD have some sort of backup plan in the event something happens.

Drive failure is normally caused by a hardware malfunction. However, there are many other events that can create a situation where you may need to recover your data. For example, in the case of a natural disaster. I know, I know, it won’t happen to you.

Hard Drive Recovery Associates specializes in crashed and failed hard drive recoveries. See here.

Regardless, the loss of your files is a massive problem. Data recovery can consist of simply re-installing your files that have been uploaded and saved with a data recovery company, or in some cases you might actually need a data recovery expert to physically recover your lost information. (more…)


Fast Food – Not As Bad As We Think??

March 24, 2015

ffasIt’s hard to beat fast food for speed and taste, but as far as nutrition goes…well, most of us try not to think about it when we’re feasting on french fries, shakes, and double cheeseburgers. But when eating in fast-food restaurants becomes more than a once-in-a-while treat, it’s time to rethink your fast-food choices.

Fast-Food Nutrition

Fast food are not bad. All food, including fast food, has nutrients your body needs. Nutritionally, however, fast-food meals generally come up short in the vitamin and minreal departments, while being high in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. When fast-food meals are consumed once or twice a month, these nutritional problems aren’t a big deal. But relying on your local buger joint for meals once or twice a week? Not a good idea.

Luckily, making nutritious choices at the fast-food counter isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be. In the last couple of years, many fast-food chains have developed new, more healthful products or reformulated existing products to please their health-minded customers. Salad bars and packaged salads, (more…)


Birth Control Options Are Always There

March 8, 2015

bcoatFor almost all teens, deciding whether or not to become sexually active is one of the first major decisions they control. Legally and morally, no one should be forced to have sex. Emotionally, it should be a shared decision between equals, mature enough to know and accept the consequences.

Making decisions about birth control is difficult. But asking the questions honestly about what you want and need, and what is best for you, can help you make the safest and healthiest decision.

Take your time and think about it. Do you feel ready to begin sexual activity? Is it what you–not your friends or your partner–think is best? is it what you want? Is the person you’re thinking about someone you’ll care about for a long time? Is he or she worthwhile enough to be your partner? Even with the latest advances in birth control, abstinence–not having sex–is still the only 100 percent-effective way of preventing (more…)


Dealing With Schizophrenia Is Difficult At Best

February 26, 2015

szpnaI just can’t understand Dan. One day he’s nice, and the next he totally ignores me. It’s like he’s got a split personality, like he’s schizo or something.”

One person acting in totally opposite ways is what most of us imagine when we think of schizophrenia. But, in reality, schizophrenia is very different from these Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde conceptions. Here is what some persons with schizophrenia have reported about their experiences:

“I started to play checkers but could not go on. I was too much absorbed in my own thoughts, particularly those regarding the approaching of the end of the world.”

“I have never had a single moment in which I did not hear voices. They accompany me to every place…they continue even when I am in conversation with (more…)


Living The Green Life: Are You?

January 9, 2015

ltglConservation: It’s more than saving the Amazon rain forest. It’s more than preserving wetlands. Believe it or not, some of the most important acts of conservation can actually begin in your own home. When you get home, take a look around. Is the TV or stereo on, with no one paying attention? Are the lights on? Check out the wastebaskets. In your room, look at the dead batteries from your portable CD player lying next to a slice of stale pizza. How about soda cans or old school papers and magazines? And that’s just from the weekend! It’s all going to the dump, right? It doesn’t have to. Not if you’re conservation savvy.

Talkin’ Trash

Your wastebasket is one small tributary into your family’s waste stream–the flow of trash and garbage you put into the environment. In just the last 35 years, Americans have nearly (more…)


Genetically Engineered Foods – Nowhere To Run From Them

November 3, 2014

Are you ready for genetically engineered foods?

Doesn’t sound appetizing, does it?

fngfBut what if it means getting a tomato that tastes vine-ripened, with all the great flavor of fresh-picked fruit? Or potatoes that absorb less fat and make healthier and tastier potato chips? Or more nutritious peas, squash, beets, cantaloupes, cherries, radishes, and on and on?

All this is expected to result from a new technique known variously as gene-splicing, recombinant DNA, or genetic engineering. DNA is the genetic material that controls all the traits of a living thing.

The process that makes these new foods possible involves combining, or splicing, a single gene from a fruit’s or vegetable’s DNA with a beneficial gene from a mammal, (more…)


Looking Inside Of Chemotherapy

August 20, 2014

iscCANCER–The word alone is enough to scare most people. It conjures up scary visions of suffering and mysterious treatments.

Dan was frightened. He wasn’t ready to admit it to anyone yet, but he was really scared. His doctors had told him that he had cancer. They wanted him to start chemotherapy in a few weeks. Today he felt pretty good–a little tired but well, in general. He looked around the waiting room at the doctors’ office. Some of the other patients looked a lot sicker than he did. He could tell that one person with a scarf on her head had lost all her hair. That kid in the corner had no hair, either. His dad gave him a reassuring little punch.

Dan kept overhearing things that sounded terrible. “I was so weak after that last chemo.” Why take medicine to make you feel worse?

And that older woman was wearing a surgical mask. Did she have some strange disease, or was that because of chemotherapy, too? Dan wasn’t too sure he wanted to find out more. But that was why he was here: so the doctors could explain what was happening.

What is Cancer?

Today, the outcome after a diagnosis of cancer is more positive than ever before. Many types of cancer are treatable and seem to be curable. One way to treat and often seemingly to cure cancer is through chemotherapy.

Before we talk about the treatment, let’s make sure we’re all talking about the same thing when we use the word cancer.

Most of the cells in your body grow, then divide, to create new cells. How fast this process happens depends on the type of cell you look at. Bone cells change fairly …