InfolificInfolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Mon, 29 May 2017 04:20:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Harbor Bird Pictures http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/harbor-bird-pictures/ Mon, 29 May 2017 00:20:49 +0000 Clayton Schug http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/harbor-bird-pictures/ I was recently on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. This island marks the southern most end of what is called the Outer Banks. The busiest part of the island happens to be around a fairly good sized harbor. And where there's a harbor there are [...]

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Rescue Breathing: A Core Skill for First Aiders http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/rescue-breathing/ Sun, 28 May 2017 00:17:48 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/rescue-breathing/ Rescue breathing, sometimes called artificial resuscitation, is a way of breathing air into someone to give the person the oxygen needed to survive. This technique should be used on casualties that are not breathing, but still have signs of circulation. Regardless of the cause for [...]

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Independent Consulting Guide: Breaking Away http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/independent-consulting-guide-breaking-away/ Sat, 27 May 2017 00:16:35 +0000 Special Contributor http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/independent-consulting-guide-breaking-away/ The hardest part about eating sushi for the first time is actually convincing yourself to do it. You know that lots of other people are doing it and find the experience to be tremendously rewarding, but you're afraid that if you try it yourself, you're [...]

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Jungle Survival in Costa Rica http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/jungle-survival-in-costa-rica/ Fri, 26 May 2017 00:15:31 +0000 Chris Needham http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/jungle-survival-in-costa-rica/ Many travelers consider parts of Central America to be paradise given the many beach resorts one can stay in. However, getting lost away from civilization with little in the way of supplies makes for a survival challenge that not many would want to face. The [...]

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Chinchilla Pictures http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-pictures/ Thu, 25 May 2017 00:15:00 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-pictures/ Just about every pet owner ends up taking pictures of their chinchilla. And with the increasing popularity of digital cameras, it has become quite easy to do so. There's quite a difference between taking a picture and taking a GOOD picture. Questions about cuteness aside, [...]

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Brooks' House of Bar-B-Que in Oneonta New York http://infolific.com/travel/usa/brooks-house-of-bar-b-que/ Wed, 24 May 2017 00:13:29 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/brooks-house-of-bar-b-que/ I enjoy looking for unique restaurants while I travel. But my favorite eatery is here in my hometown of Oneonta, New York: Brook's House of Bar-B-Que, a family business that began as a poultry farm. From there, it developed into a concession stand, and then [...]

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Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, California http://infolific.com/travel/usa/santa-cruz-surfing-museum/ Tue, 23 May 2017 00:11:37 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/santa-cruz-surfing-museum/ I've never tried surfing. But I dove right into the sport's history at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in Santa Cruz, California, overlooking the famous Steamer Lane surfing spot. Housed in a little brick lighthouse and staffed by surfing enthusiasts, the museum showcases surfing memorabilia [...]

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Train Buffs Must See the Golden Spike National Historical Site in Utah http://infolific.com/travel/usa/golden-spike-national-historical-site/ Mon, 22 May 2017 00:11:07 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/golden-spike-national-historical-site/ If you're passionate about trains and history, there's one place you absolutely must see: The Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit, Utah, near the north end of the Great Salt Lake. This site is where the eastbound Central Pacific and westbound Union Pacific [...]

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Father Flanagan's Boys Town, Nebraska http://infolific.com/travel/usa/father-flanagans-boys-town/ Sun, 21 May 2017 00:09:38 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/father-flanagans-boys-town/ Decades ago, I visited Father Flanagan's Boys Town, about 10 miles west of Omaha, with a college group. You know what they say about first impressions. Well, I was impressed — and memories of that visit are still vivid to this day. In the nearly [...]

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Little Swiss Village Resort, Wisconsin: Top-Notch Cuisine and Hospitality http://infolific.com/travel/usa/little-swiss-village-resort/ Sat, 20 May 2017 00:07:17 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/little-swiss-village-resort/ When we want to take out-of-town guests to a nice breakfast or lunch, we head for the Little Swiss Village resort, west of Minocqua, Wisconsin and overlooking picturesque Blue Lake. You can't beat the cuisine and hospitality here. Meals are made using Old-Country recipes, many [...]

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North Dakota's Big Sky Buffalo Ranch: See Buffalo Herds Up Close and Personal http://infolific.com/travel/usa/big-sky-buffalo-ranch/ Fri, 19 May 2017 00:06:15 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/big-sky-buffalo-ranch/ We enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime at the Big Sky Buffalo Ranch near Granville, North Dakota, when we saw a herd of more than 100 buffalo up close and personal. A member of the Duane Woodall family, which has run the ranch since 1901, [...]

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Cape Flattery, Washington: The Northwesternmost Point in the Continental US http://infolific.com/travel/usa/cape-flattery/ Thu, 18 May 2017 00:05:04 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/cape-flattery/ My husband and I recently took a long-awaited trip in our motor home to the Northwest, where we saw amazing places like Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. But one of the highlights of the entire trip was a little-known spot in Washington: Cape Flattery, the [...]

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Bones: Names, Descriptions and Factoids http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/bones-names-and-descriptions/ Wed, 17 May 2017 00:04:46 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/bones-names-and-descriptions/ Facts About Bones There are over 300 bones in a human infant. Because bones fuse in childhood, there are 206 bones in a human adult. Bones are metabolically active, meaning they are constantly breaking down and rebuilding. Bones become stronger under stress, and weaker when [...]

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What Are the National Lifeguard Service Course Requirements? http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/national-lifeguard-service-course-requirements/ Tue, 16 May 2017 00:02:49 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/national-lifeguard-service-course-requirements/ The National Lifeguard Service course is the final course one needs to become a qualified lifeguard. The course is 40 hours in length and is usually held over 2 full weekends. The prerequisites are that you are 16 years of age, have your Bronze Cross, [...]

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Freshwater Aquarium Tools, Calculators, and Spreadsheets http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/tools-calculators-spreadsheets/ Mon, 15 May 2017 00:01:45 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/tools-calculators-spreadsheets/ The web is full of tools, calculators, and spreadsheets that can help you plan and maintain a healthy aquarium. However, it can take time to find ones that are trustworthy and/or easy to use. I've come across a number of these and I've listed my [...]

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Quabbin Reservoir of Massachusetts: The World's Largest http://infolific.com/travel/usa/quabbin-reservoir/ Sat, 13 May 2017 23:59:11 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/quabbin-reservoir/ The immense Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts offers spectacular scenic views, especially in fall. The 39-square-mile Quabbin is the world's largest manmade reservoir devoted solely to water supply — it provides water for the Boston area, about 65 miles east. It holds 412 billion gallons [...]

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Russia ETF: Live There? Nope. Invest? Maybe. http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/russia-etf/ Fri, 12 May 2017 23:58:51 +0000 Darren Berardi http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/russia-etf/ Did you know that you can find Russia ETF options around energy, finance, consumer and technology sectors? This is not something that a lot of investors realize and most would pigeonhole the Russia ETF opportunities into only one or two of those categories. With all [...]

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Are Raisins Safe for Chinchillas? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/are-raisins-safe-for-chinchillas/ Thu, 11 May 2017 23:57:08 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/are-raisins-safe-for-chinchillas/ L Miller asks… I have heard different descriptions of how raisins affect chinchillas. One pet store person said that toxins from too many raisins can build up in a chinchilla's system and kill it. Our chinchilla loves raisins but now we are afraid to give [...]

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Pioneertown, California: Like An Old West Ghost Town http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pioneertown/ Wed, 10 May 2017 23:56:01 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/pioneertown/ Located high in the Mojave Desert, Pioneertown USA looks and feels like an Old West ghost town. But this unusual spot outside the town of Yucca Valley, California and Joshua Tree National Park dates back to only 1946–it was built to film movies and house [...]

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Ultimate Category Excluder for WordPress http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/ultimate-category-excluder-for-wordpress/ Tue, 09 May 2017 23:55:29 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/ultimate-category-excluder-for-wordpress/ Ultimate Category Excluder (UCE) is a WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily exclude categories from your front page, archives, feeds, and searches. Just select which categories you want to be excluded and UCE does all the work for you! You can download [...]

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Stained Glass Manor of Vicksburg, Mississippi: Stay a Night or Take a Tour http://infolific.com/travel/usa/stained-glass-manor-vicksburg/ Mon, 08 May 2017 23:54:43 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/stained-glass-manor-vicksburg/ Civil war buffs who visit Vicksburg, Mississippi shouldn't miss Stained Glass Manor, a bed-and-breakfast that offers public tours. Our guide, owner Bill Smollen, regaled us with tales of local history. He told us the home was built by a descendant of town founder Burwell Vick. [...]

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Relive Your Childhood at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut http://infolific.com/travel/usa/new-england-carousel-museum/ Sun, 07 May 2017 23:52:18 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/new-england-carousel-museum/ All kids love a merry-go-round, and I was no exception. So when my husband and I found the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, we practically galloped right in. Housed in a renovated factory, the museum boasts one of the country's largest collections of [...]

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Surviving in Harsh Environments: Some Freshwater Fish Are Undaunted http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/surviving-in-harsh-environments/ Sat, 06 May 2017 23:50:17 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/surviving-in-harsh-environments/ Refuges may prevent detection or prevent attack. Those that prevent detection by a predator are usually hiding places in one form or another. But prey animals sometimes head for areas where they know that predators may not be able to follow.As well as physical shelters, [...]

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10 Weight Loss Myths http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/weight-loss/weight-loss-myths/ Fri, 05 May 2017 23:48:20 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/weight-loss/weight-loss-myths/ Once something goes mainstream, it'll continue to be believed even if it is later proven to be false. Myths seem to appear daily particularly in areas like health, nutrition, and weight-loss. Here are 10 that just won't go away! Everyone gains weight as they age. [...]

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Nuclear Medicine: Enabling Advanced Diagnostics and Therapies http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/nuclear-medicine/ Thu, 04 May 2017 23:47:04 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/nuclear-medicine/ Nuclear medicine involves the use of radioactive materials for either diagnosis or treatment. Until the 1950s, the technology was confined to diagnostic X-rays and radiation treatments for cancer and a few other diseases. Today, it is used in the most sophisticated diagnostic studies and surgical [...]

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