InfolificInfolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:26:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Muscle Types and Their Function in the Human Body http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/muscle-types/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:26:31 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/muscle-types/ Muscle is a tissue that has the ability to contract. It is comprised fibers of that slide beside each other. These fibers are connected by bridges. When these bridges move the fibers move making the muscle shorter and it is this contraction that creates movement. [...]

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Sports Injury Prevention: Nothing Is Fool-Proof, But Worth Trying http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/injury-prevention/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:23:54 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/injury-prevention/ Although sports are sometimes unpredictable, most injuries can be, and should be, prevented. After all, no athlete wants to be side-lined because of an injury. The chance of an injury can be significantly reduced by: Maintaining off-season training even though athletes do not compete during [...]

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Missouri: Hikes Include Bridges, Tunnels, Caverns, and Sinkholes http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ha-ha-tonka-state-park/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:23:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ha-ha-tonka-state-park/ One of our favorite places to get away for a long weekend is a fantastic state park south of Lake of the Ozarks called Ha Ha Tonka, which is Osage Indian for “laughing waters”. The park's 15 miles of hiking trails will take you through [...]

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Homebrew Wine: Making Alcohol Through Fermentation http://infolific.com/leisure/making-homebrew-wine/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:21:14 +0000 Dylan Bennett http://infolific.com/leisure/making-homebrew-wine/ Fermentation is a wonderful and yet almost magical thing. Have you ever been to a winery or brewery and marveled at the vast array of carboys, all with a constant flow of bubbles rising up along the sides? At the smells of floating yeasts, knowing [...]

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Chinchillas are Prone to Heatstroke http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-heatstroke/ Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:19:36 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-heatstroke/ Chinchillas have fur for a reason. In the wild they live in the Andes mountains where it gets cold. Their fur is what keeps them warm. However, domestic chinchillas are prone to over-heating since most people's homes are much warmer than the Andes. The ambient [...]

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Tortuga Lodge Night Walk with Angelo http://infolific.com/travel/costa-rica/tortuga-lodge-night-walk/ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:16:51 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/costa-rica/tortuga-lodge-night-walk/ The wildlife you'll see at night differs than what you'll see during the day and that's why I look for opportunities to do night walk / hikes wherever I go. At night though it's far easier to get lost so I'll typically enlist the help [...]

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.NET Naming Conventions http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/net-naming-conventions/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:16:21 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/net-naming-conventions/ Part of learning a new programming language is adopting the various industry best practices. The naming conventions used during software development can have a huge impact on future maintenance efforts. If no rules are followed then it becomes that much harder to read the code [...]

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Wilderness Survival Book http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/wilderness-survival-book/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:15:08 +0000 Chris Needham http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/wilderness-survival-book/ Gregory Davenport was once a U.S. Air Force Survival Instructor. His training and knowledge make him ideally suited to impart practical wilderness survival techniques to the rest of us. And he does just this in his book, Wilderness Survival. Written in 1997, this book is [...]

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Vascular Bleeding: The Most Common Are Petechia and Purpura http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/vascular-bleeding/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:13:54 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/vascular-bleeding/ Any condition in which blood leaks out of the vessels that normally contain it constitutes vascular bleeding. If the leaking blood invades skin tissue, it shows up as bruises, ranging from tiny reddish-brown or purple dots, called petechiae, to larger patches, referred to as purpura. [...]

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Camouflage on the Reef: How Fish Hide in Plain Sight http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/camouflage-on-the-reef/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:13:03 +0000 Travis Burke http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/camouflage-on-the-reef/ When predators are at large, it obviously pays to be inconspicuous. One way is to blend into the background in the hope of avoiding detection by a hunter. Camouflage, or crypsis, is widely used on the reef for this purpose. An animal that can successfully [...]

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Two Brain ETF Portfolio: Rational Investing With Some Fun Mixed In http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/two-brain-etf-portfolio/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:12:01 +0000 Darren Berardi http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/two-brain-etf-portfolio/ Dr. Martin Seligman, a psychologist, and his colleagues focus on studying and ultimately helping build healthy minds. Sounds like a fun job, doesn't it? Their research has shown that happy people live longer, are healthier, have more satisfying family lives, enjoy their work more, and [...]

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Freshwater Fish Can Learn and Demonstrate Intelligence http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/fish-learning-and-intelligence/ Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:09:55 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/fish-learning-and-intelligence/ Are fish intelligent? Most people think not, believing that goldfish have only a three-second memory. Yet evidence shows that goldfish — indeed all fish species have a far greater memory than this, plus a remarkable capacity for learning. Learning — the modification of a response [...]

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A Money Making Idea Flounders http://infolific.com/technology/careers/a-money-making-idea-flounders/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:47 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/careers/a-money-making-idea-flounders/ Today I'm going relate to you the life story of an idea in corporate America. Yes, I'm go to generalize liberally, but my experience tells me that others working in large companies will be able to relate to what I've written. The names have been [...]

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The Risky Experiment with Negative Interest Rates http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/risky-experiment-negative-interest-rates/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:58:09 +0000 Darren Berardi http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/risky-experiment-negative-interest-rates/ In the past, negative nominal interest rates have always been regarded as a theoretical phenomenon. The general assumption used to be that there is a logical zero-bound for interest rates. Most people wouldn't consider it natural to be paid to borrow money. Recently, the ECB [...]

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Don't Work Overtime for Free http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/dont-work-overtime-for-free/ Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:06:49 +0000 Stuart Ridder http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/dont-work-overtime-for-free/ It can be tempting to work overtime so that you're perceived as a team player but to feel guilty asking for payment for these hours. It has been my experience that this sets a bad precedent and you should almost always bill for any time [...]

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Head Injuries: Don't Delay, Seek Medical Attention http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/head-injuries/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:06:32 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/head-injuries/ A head injury, also known as a concussion, is simply broken blood vessels that result in bleeding in the brain or the area around the brain. This can be very minor where the person is not aware of an injury or it can be so [...]

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Triathlons: It's Race Day, Be Prepared http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/triathlons/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:05:27 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/triathlons/ A triathlon is a multi-skill sport involving swimming, cycling, then running. Obviously it is harder than any of the 3 events done independently and to succeed in a triathlon you need to be able to compete in all 3 events. The distances can vary from [...]

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Armor and Spikes for Defense Against Reef Predators http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/armor-and-spikes-for-defense/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:05:26 +0000 Travis Burke http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/armor-and-spikes-for-defense/ If all else fails — if a predator cannot be discouraged by poisons or be confounded by a dash to safety — then tough, armored skin or spines may keep it at bay. How does a fish's morphology relate to the risks that it faces? [...]

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Best Free Text Editors http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/best-free-text-editors/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:05:26 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/best-free-text-editors/ I once read some survey results that indicated Windows Notepad was the most popular text editor used by web developers and coders. I found the results difficult to believe since Notepad isn't particularly good at doing the sorts of things that developers want. It lacks [...]

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Software Development Lessons http://infolific.com/technology/careers/software-development-lessons/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:02:51 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/careers/software-development-lessons/ Andres Taylor recently wrote an excellent article about 10 things he learned from being a professional software developer. His list was inspired by Michael Bierut's list of things he wasn't taught in design school. Both lists resonated with me and if you've been in the [...]

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PaSu Farm, Alberta: Fine-Dining in What Was a Barn http://infolific.com/travel/canada/pasu-farm-alberta/ Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:00:33 +0000 Matthew Sloane http://infolific.com/travel/canada/pasu-farm-alberta/ In west-central Alberta's cattle country, we found PaSu Farm, a sheep farm featuring fine dining in an unusual barn-turned-restaurant. Owners Patrick and Sue Crocquet de Rosemond, who hail from South Africa, serve a sumptuous Sunday buffet. Along with the freshest lamb around, it also featured [...]

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Feature Driven Development (FDD) Methodology http://infolific.com/technology/methodologies/feature-driven-development/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:00:04 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/methodologies/feature-driven-development/ Jeff De Luca and Peter Coad were both greatly involved in developing the Feature Driven Development methodology. Peter describes FDD as having “just enough process to ensure scalability and repeatability while encouraging creativity and innovation. More specifically, Feature Driven Development asserts that: A system for [...]

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Ridgway, Colorado: Home of Many Western Movie Sets http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ridgway/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:59:33 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/ridgway/ When folks visit us in Ridgway, Colorado, they often say the stunning scenery looks familiar — and it's no wonder. You see, Ridgway and the surrounding area appeared in several classic Western films, including True Grit and How the West Was Won. Several of the [...]

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, New York: A Living Aviation Museum http://infolific.com/travel/usa/old-rhinebeck-aerodrome/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:58:41 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/old-rhinebeck-aerodrome/ Ever wonder what the colorful barnstorming days of early aviation were like? You can find out firsthand by taking a trip to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome near Rhinebeck, New York. Nestled in the Hudson River Valley in the enchanting Catskills of southeastern New York, the [...]

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Retail Investors are Idiots And the Pros Bank On It http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/retail-investors-are-idiots/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:50:26 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/retail-investors-are-idiots/ It'd be an exaggeration to say that I'm a fan of Jim Cramer. I do enjoy watching his show while at the gym as it makes the 30 minutes on the stationary bicycle go by quicker. I've always considered the show to be entertainment though. [...]

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