Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:41:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 First Aid For Snake Bites: Refuting The Advice of Movies http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/snake-bites/ Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:36:45 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/snake-bites/ The consequences of venom from poisonous snakes vary from minor to life-threatening. Unfortunately with snakes, you are likely to be away from professional medical help when you or someone else are bitten by one. If you are 30 minutes away from help, you should take [...]

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Pharmacist About Medications http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/doctor-pharmacist-medication-questions/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:33:35 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/doctor-pharmacist-medication-questions/ Use this list of questions as a checklist before starting any medication What is the name of the drug? (Be sure to ask about both the brand name and the generic name and write them down so you can be certain to remember them.) What [...]

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Surviving in the Canyonlands of Utah http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/surviving-in-the-canyonlands-of-utah/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:33:17 +0000 Chris Needham http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/surviving-in-the-canyonlands-of-utah/ The second last episode of the second Survivorman DVD has Les Stroud stranded in the Canyonlands of Utah. The wilderness survival situation this time is one of a mountain biker whose bike is no longer working. Dry and hot, Les is tasked with surviving for [...]

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Latourell Falls, Oregon: A Spectacular Falls With Few Rivals http://infolific.com/travel/usa/latourell-falls/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:33:12 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/latourell-falls/ Many waterfalls grace the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in northern Oregon, but few rival little-known Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park. I hiked a steep but short trail to see the stunning 250-foot-high falls, formed as Latourell Creek (named for [...]

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Gecko (Gekkonidae): An Introduction to These "Cute" Lizards http://infolific.com/pets/lizards/gecko-gekkonidae/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:32:41 +0000 George Vinci http://infolific.com/pets/lizards/gecko-gekkonidae/ Almost all the members of this family have adhesive lamellae on the undersides of their toes; the leopard gecko is one of the few exceptions. Geckos pay special attention to the toes during molting. The hook cells of the lamellae are unable to function because [...]

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7 Steps to Reducing Stress: Regain Balance For a Happier and Healthier Life http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/steps-reduce-stress/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:32:02 +0000 Special Contributor http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/steps-reduce-stress/ Many things can make us feel anxious, afraid or just stressed out. That includes our busy lives, our work, our friends and, yes, our family. And while many of us choose to ignore the extent of our stress, that does not make it go away. [...]

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Online Investing vs. Traditional Financial Planners http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/online-investing-vs-traditional-financial-planners/ Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:31:48 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/online-investing-vs-traditional-financial-planners/ Many individual investors are moving away from the more traditional broker and planner relationships of the past to self-directed online portfolios. This doesn't mean it's the right choice for everyone or that local planners no longer have anything valuable to offer, it only means that [...]

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401K Guide And Some History to Boot http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/401k-guide-and-history/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:31:26 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/401k-guide-and-history/ Are you contributing to a 401K, IRA or Roth IRA? You should be! This guide explains everything you need to know about these wonderful tax-free wealth building tools. Definition and History of the 401K I'll cover the 401k first because that's the one that seems [...]

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The Immune System: The Never-Ending War That Keeps You Alive http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/the-immune-system/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:29:29 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/the-immune-system/ The human body is constantly bombarded by millions of viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing microorganisms, or pathogens. Fortunately, most of these are thwarted by the body's own protective physical and chemical barriers, such as the skin, saliva, tears, mucus, and stomach acid. Levels of Protection: [...]

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Do You Know How Many Calories You Are Eating? http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/nutrition/how-many-calories/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:26:55 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/nutrition/how-many-calories/ Most people need about 1800 to 2400 calories per day to maintain their weight. Of course some people need a little bit more if they are active, and some people need a bit less if they are sedentary. And typically women need fewer than men, [...]

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Pickle Festival of Winchester, New Hampshire http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pickle-festival-of-winchester/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:26:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pickle-festival-of-winchester/ You've heard of autumn festivals celebrating apples, pumpkins and other goodies — but how about a pickle festival? Winchester, New Hampshire holds one every year, and it's great fun. Up and down the street of this small town, you'll see people selling pickles of all [...]

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Civil War History at the Carter House Museum of Nashville, Tennessee http://infolific.com/travel/usa/carter-house-museum-of-nashville/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 01:25:11 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/carter-house-museum-of-nashville/ We're big Civil War buffs, so we wanted our grandchildren, Jessica, 10, and Mikey, 8, to experience some Civil War history. But we didn't want to overwhelm them with a big and crowded historic site like Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. So we looked [...]

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Electrical Safety: A Hidden Danger Lurks In the Workplace http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/electrical/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:24:05 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/electrical/ Electricity is all around us, yet most of us do not know the basics of how it works and the damage it can cause. Electricity can kill, it can cause fires, it can cause explosions. And all of this can happen within seconds. In addition [...]

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The Proposal Process: Lessons Learned http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/proposal-process-lessons/ Sun, 09 Jul 2017 01:23:38 +0000 Special Contributor http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/proposal-process-lessons/ Recently, I had the displeasure of bidding on a contract for a client who I am now convinced missed the “Reality Train” years ago. The experience has taught me a few lessons, good and bad, that I thought would be useful to pass along; Especially [...]

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Strep A (Invasive Streptococcus A): A Re-Emerging Global Threat? http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/strep-a/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 01:22:28 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/strep-a/ Outbreaks of a deadly streptococcal infection that results in toxic shock and the rapid destruction of muscle and flesh have raised concern among scientists that a strain of strep A, the bacterium involved, is re-emerglng as a major health threat. According to the Centers for [...]

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Toketee Falls, Oregon: The State's Most Gorgeous Waterfall http://infolific.com/travel/usa/toketee-falls/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:21:27 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/toketee-falls/ Toketee Falls in southwestern Oregon ranks among the state's most gorgeous waterfalls. Given the sheer number of falls here, that's high praise, indeed! A 1/2-mile hike that includes some 200 steps leads to an observation area, where you can see the North Umpqua River cascade [...]

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Houseboating on Lake Powell, Arizona http://infolific.com/travel/usa/houseboating-on-lake-powell/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 01:19:37 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/houseboating-on-lake-powell/ My husband and I recently experienced a truly unique vacation–floating for 5 days aboard a 54-foot houseboat on Lake Powell in northern Arizona. This houseboating trip was the most relaxing and scenic getaway we've ever taken. Lake Powell was formed in 1962 when the Glen [...]

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Aquarium Plant Sellers in Canada http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/aquarium-plant-sellers-canada/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:04:01 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/aquarium-plant-sellers-canada/ If you've ever looked at Tropica's plant list you'll see that there are a lot to choose from. I've also been provided with a list from a US-based plant wholesaler's and they have 180 different plants. So for the planted-tank enthusiast, the limited selection found [...]

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Hiding Your Job Search From Your Current Employer http://infolific.com/technology/careers/hiding-your-job-search-from-your-current-employer/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:18:46 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/careers/hiding-your-job-search-from-your-current-employer/ Not too long ago I was talking to a friend about the job search process in general and the use of job boards in particular. He had a concern about posting his resume on the job boards because he felt confident that his current employer [...]

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Benini Foundation Gallery and Sculpture Ranch Near Johnson City, Texas http://infolific.com/travel/usa/benini-foundation-gallery-and-sculpture-ranch-johnson-city/ Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:18:32 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/benini-foundation-gallery-and-sculpture-ranch-johnson-city/ During a recent trip through Texas Hill Country, my husband and I took a side trip to the Benini Foundation Galleries and Sculpture Ranch near Johnson City. We were delighted to find more than 30 contemporary sculptures scattered on a lovely 140-acre ranch owned by [...]

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Social Media Email Alerts for WordPress http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/social-media-email-alerts-for-wordpress/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:14:32 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/social-media-email-alerts-for-wordpress/ Introduction Have you ever noticed that your site was submitted to social media sites, but only days after the submission? Ever wished you had known about the submission so you take measures to increase the visibility of the submission? By settng up rules that are [...]

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Take a Scenic Side Trip to Polebridge Mercantile, Montana http://infolific.com/travel/usa/polebridge-mercantile/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:12:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/polebridge-mercantile/ If you're visiting Glacier National Park, don't miss a scenic side trip to Polebridge and its social hub, the Polebridge Mercantile, a 1914 general store/post office that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Few people visit the Merc because not many know [...]

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Health and Safety Policy http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/policy/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:11:03 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/policy/ The Health & Safety (H&S) Policy is a vital creation towards improving safety in any organization. It shows to all parties (employees, suppliers, share holders) that management is very serious in its commitment to improving safety. It sets the stage for what is expected by [...]

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Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park, Colorado http://infolific.com/travel/usa/black-canyon/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:08:59 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/black-canyon/ When I first read about Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in southwest Colorado, I seriously doubted it would live up to its lofty billing. But when my family and I arrived at the first overlook, words couldn't describe the magnificent stark beauty of [...]

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Understanding Compost: What You Need To Know http://infolific.com/leisure/understanding-compost/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:08:59 +0000 Dylan Bennett http://infolific.com/leisure/understanding-compost/ Compost, compost, compost — any time you talk to anyone about gardening or farming, all you hear about is compost. The stuff seems so important for growing any amount of anything, and it totally is! But what exactly is the stuff that's on everybody's mind? [...]

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