InfolificInfolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:09:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, California http://infolific.com/travel/usa/riverside-county-fair-and-national-date-festival/ Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:09:47 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/riverside-county-fair-and-national-date-festival/ My husband and I really had a great time at the Riverside County Fair/National Date Festival in Indio, a town based in southern California's Coachella Valley. This region is one of the largest date-producing areas in the United States. The fun-filled annual event is held [...]

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TradeKing Review http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/tradeking-review/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:07:55 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/tradeking-review/ Section 1: Web Site Functionality Navigation NOTE: TradeKing would have made the top ten if we had reviewed them in time for our 2008 Online Brokerage Rankings. We're not going to tell you where they would have landed because that would spoil the fun of [...]

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How Do Fish Detect Sound? http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/sound-detection/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:06:52 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/sound-detection/ Until relatively recently, fish were considered to be silent creatures; they clearly do not have external ears and even though they do have some internal hearing apparatus, it lacks some basic structures. But experiments performed early in the 20th century showed that fish could be [...]

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Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas: For the Meat and Potatoes Lover http://infolific.com/travel/usa/red-river-steakhouse/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:05:50 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/red-river-steakhouse/ We made a great discovery this summer — the Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas. Texas is known for its steaks, and this eatery follows that tradition. Owners Gabe and Cozy Parson, who also run a local cattle ranch, serve up an 8-ounce aged rib [...]

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The Proposal Process: Lessons Learned http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/proposal-process-lessons/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:03:36 +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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Bonsai Root Pruning and Repotting http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/bonsai-root-pruning-and-repotting/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:03:14 +0000 Darcy Degroat http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/bonsai-root-pruning-and-repotting/ After a few years, the roots of a bonsai completely fill the pot. When an ordinary pot plant is “pot-bound” like this, you simply pot it on into a bigger container with more soil. When repotting a bonsai, however, you will want to retain the [...]

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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/ Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:00:50 +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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Model Railroaders will Love the Thomas T. Taber Museum, Pennsylvania http://infolific.com/travel/usa/thomas-t-taber-museum/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:58:46 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/thomas-t-taber-museum/ Anyone who fondly remembers a Lionel train running under the family Christmas tree will love the Shempp train exhibit at the Thomas T. Taber Museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Many model railroaders think this collection, founded by the late LaRue Shempp, is the finest in America [...]

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Parker Homestead State Park: Montana's Smallest http://infolific.com/travel/usa/parker-homestead-state-park/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:58:07 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/parker-homestead-state-park/ While traveling through beautiful southwest Montana, my husband and I came across little-known Parker Homestead State Park, located outside Three Forks in the scenic Jefferson River Valley. At a little more than 1 acre in size, this is Montana's smallest state park. It features just [...]

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ETF Exit Strategy Considerations: When Do You Get Out? http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/etf-exit-strategy-considerations/ Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:57:14 +0000 Darren Berardi http://infolific.com/money-management/exchange-traded-funds/etf-exit-strategy-considerations/ I have to admit that the massive decline in values for most, if not all, exchange traded funds back in 2008 and 2009 got me thinking about exit strategies. At the moment I'm relatively young, gainfully employed, and I have a comfortable cash buffer. However, [...]

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Getting the Most from Your Vet (for Your Dog) http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/getting-the-most-from-your-vet/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:56:03 +0000 George Vinci http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/getting-the-most-from-your-vet/ Your dog may disagree, but vet visits are important! Your vet will play an essential role in the care of your dog from puppyhood to old age, and you should choose one as carefully as you would your own doctor. The recommendations of friends, neighbors, [...]

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Adult Reef Fish: The Final Stage In a Fish's Lifecyle http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/adult-reef-fish/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:54:10 +0000 Travis Burke http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/adult-reef-fish/ The final stage in a fish's life cycle is adulthood. To reach this point, each individual fish must have overcome virtually insurmountable odds with a combination of good luck and good genes. They needed good luck in the earliest part of their existence as eggs [...]

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Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in Oklahoma: It Houses 700 Species of Plants http://infolific.com/travel/usa/crystal-bridge-tropical-conservatory/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:53:36 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/crystal-bridge-tropical-conservatory/ When I first saw the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, its cylindrical shape instantly reminded me of a large rolling pin. Actually, it's a plant lover's dream, filled with about 700 species of tropical and semitropical plants from all over the world. [...]

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Phishing: Don't Be Phooled By Phoney Emails http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/phishing/ Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:51:32 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/phishing/ Phishing, the use of legitimate looking e-mails that attempt to trick people in to giving out personal information, is on the rise. It's not hard to see why. Rather than digging through mounds of data looking for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank [...]

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Amazing Facts About Freshwater Fish http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/facts-about-freshwater-fish/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:50:49 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/facts-about-freshwater-fish/ I like to read about marine fish. I also enjoying watching shows like Dicovery Channel's The Blue Planet series. That TV series in particular provided an amazing looking into the world of freshwater fish. Each book and show seems to have a few interesting tidbits [...]

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Canadian Boreal Forest Survival http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/canadian-boreal-forest-survival/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:49:27 +0000 Chris Needham http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/canadian-boreal-forest-survival/ The Canadian North is one of the largest wooded in the world. It also attracts a large number of hikers, hunters, canoeists, and campers. Unfortunately, nearly 2000 of these visitors get lost every year and need to deal with biting cold, starvation, and predators. Survivorman, [...]

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SiteAdvisor for Safe Web Surfing http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/siteadvisor-for-safe-surfing/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:48:53 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/siteadvisor-for-safe-surfing/ I just started using a free browser plugin from McAfee that I believe holds great promise. It's called SiteAdvisor and its purpose is to warn users of potentially unsafe websites by marking search results with a green checkmark for safe, yellow exclamation point for dubious, [...]

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Tortuguero Town Walk Tour http://infolific.com/travel/costa-rica/tortuguero-town-walk-tour/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:47:49 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/costa-rica/tortuguero-town-walk-tour/ So not all tours turn out to be what you expect. Such was the case with the Turtle Conservatory Tour I signed up for through Tortuga Lodge. Since I was travelling in March I knew that it wasn't turtle season so I figured a tour [...]

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7 Tips of Successful Forex Trading http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/tips-successful-forex-trading/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:39:59 +0000 Darren Berardi http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/tips-successful-forex-trading/ Through the birth of online forex brokers, currency trading has become accessible to anyone with a laptop or a smartphone. This has enabled people around the world to make money on the trillion-dollar global currency market, which has previously only been open to large institutional [...]

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Propagating Bonsai from Seed http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/propagating-bonsai-from-seed/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:46:15 +0000 Darcy Degroat http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/propagating-bonsai-from-seed/ Growing trees or shrubs from seed will give you many seedlings, but needs much time and space. You are not “growing bonsai”, only cultivating material that may, after several years, be suitable for training into bonsai. First, ensure the required species is one that can [...]

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): You Could Save a Life http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:44:24 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr/ CPR, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is a term most of us have heard of, usually on TV. But what exactly is it, what does it really mean, and, does it really work? In a nutshell, it is a procedure where we try to maintain blood circulation [...]

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Columbus Carriage Classic, Wisconsin http://infolific.com/travel/usa/columbus-carriage-classic/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 16:43:20 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/columbus-carriage-classic/ There are plenty of reasons to visit historic Columbus, Wisconsin anytime of year. But early June brings an added incentive–the annual Columbus Carriage Classic. That's when nearly 100 horse-and-buggy hobbyists from all over the Midwest converge on this charming town with beautifully restored antique carriages, [...]

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, A Great Presenter http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/dr-mehmet-oz-a-great-presenter/ Sat, 06 Aug 2016 16:42:41 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/dr-mehmet-oz-a-great-presenter/ I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Dr. Mehmet Oz. For those not familiar with him, Dr. Oz is a heart surgeon, book author, proponent of preventative medicine, and a repeat guest of the Oprah show. Aside from the medical information that I [...]

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Tools for Growing and Maintaining Bonsai http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/tools-for-growing-and-maintaining-bonsai/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:41:48 +0000 Darcy Degroat http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/tools-for-growing-and-maintaining-bonsai/ The Japanese produce many tools especially for bonsai work, and these can be easily purchased in most parts of the world. You can buy domestic equivalents for some of these specialized tools. Remember that you will get what you pay for: cheaper, poor-quality tools are [...]

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Swimming the Butterfly Stroke: Difficult To Do, But Impressive Looking http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/butterfly-stroke/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:39:33 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/butterfly-stroke/ For most this is the most difficult stroke to learn. However, it is the most impressive. Just like breast stroke it is also symmetrical. The kick is a dolphin kick. The arms begin straight in front fully straight. They begin to pull slightly outwards similar [...]

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