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How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac
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Yoga For Back Pain (Video): 7 Yoga Poses For Low Back Is your low back excessively tight? Do you have chronic pain in your lower back? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, you’re not alone. Americans spend over $50B per each year on back pain and as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. Many steps can be taken to help decrease low back pain and tightness, which range from maintaining proper posture to using a mattress with the correct stiffness. The following 7 Yoga poses from Celebrity Yoga instructor Kristin McGee can help increase range of motion in your joints, decrease tension in your lower back, while also reducing pain. NOTE: Please consult with your doctor before attempting any new exercises, or exercise regimen Yoga for Back Pain Pose #1: Boat Pose The boat pose that can help strengthen the abdomen, hip flexors, and spine. Note: Do not round your back as complete this pose Yoga for Back Pain Pose #2: Forward Bend Yoga for Back Pain Pose #3: Seated Twist

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Windows PC Or buy a better laptop next time. Descent laptop usually have easy access to the fan. Best example, is the Dell Latitude E series. 1 screw, and the entire bottom plate can be slide out like a remove cover. And you have full internal access. You can clean the fans easily, and if you want to change any hardware.. well in a few screws you can remove the entire motherboard. But of course, what you suggested, is very good. Actually, I've always wondered about the action of blowing air over the fans: Does the fan motor generate electricity when the fan is forced to spin at high speed?

Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Apps Finding excellent free software for your Mac is increasingly tough. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we're highlighting the best free downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favorite, must-have applications for each of our favorite platforms. If you're curious to see how things have changed this year, here's last year's Lifehacker Pack for Mac. For our always-updating directory of all the best apps, be sure to bookmark our Mac App Directory. Want to skip to a specific category? Productivity Quicksilver Simply put, Quicksilver makes everything you do on your Mac easier. Download Page Notational Velocity What makes Notational Velocity great is that it has the exact amount of features needed in a note taking app with no fluff. Download Page DashExpander Download Page Wunderlist Download Page Internet/Communication Chrome Download Page Sparrow Lite Download Page Adium Download Page Skype Download Page Handbrake

Shotokan Karate - 24 FIGHTING CHICKENS One of the biggest lessons that I learned while living in Japan was how to train in such a way that I was isolating one motion from another. I wasn’t able to recognize that we were even doing it at first, but as the first few weeks went by, I began to see a major difference in the way Mr. Katayama teaches Karate in Nagoya, Japan and the way that I had practiced it back in the United States. The difference is that Mr. Katayama understands how to teach his students to isolate one movement from another. My training in basic techniques had always been the “Watch this,” kind followed by, “Now let’s step up and down the floor practicing that while I correct your positioning at the end of each movement.” But that isn’t true. The Theory The basic idea behind isolation training is to perform portions of the technique from positions and with temporary, artificial rules that allow you to practice making a particular motion without using the rest of your body. How To Do Isolation Training 1. 2. 3.

4 Ways To Bulletproof Windows XP Forever Windows XP is slated to be exterminated for good by Microsoft in April of 2014. It is the last stage of a multi-year effort to kill off the operating system. Microsoft previously cut support for any system running SP2, driving a massive effort across corporations to ensure their systems were all up to SP3. As of April of 2014, even that will no longer be supported with patch updates by Microsoft. We certainly fell in love with XP here at MakeUseOf, just like everyone else. Windows XP has been no exception. In this article, I’ll help you make the best of a bad situation, by setting up that Windows XP system in such a way to reduce the likelihood of it getting hit by hacker lightning or a viral epidemic from the larger Internet. Isolate and Contain Just be aware that no solution, other than upgrading to a supported operating system, is going to be perfect. On those old Windows XP systems, the idea is to block as much network traffic as possible, without disabling the PC entirely. Conclusion

How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows At first I hesitated doing this post because it teeters precariously close to over-sharing…but the more research I did, and the more I asked around, I realized that pillows that become yellow over time is a pretty common thing! Download the How to Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows PDF guide for easy reference. One of the most common reasons why pillows can turn yellow is sweat. In the past when the yellowing got really bad, I would simply toss the pillow and buy a new one. After I read Martha’s suggestion I decided to take it to heart and set out on a mission to systematically wash all the pillows in the house, and since I was going to the trouble…I decided to address the YELLOWING issue at the same time. HOT HOT HOT water1 cup of laundry detergent1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative“ if you are opposed to chlorine bleach)1/2 cup borax Just look at these “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pictures! WASHING {and whitening} your pillows:

25 Body Hacks to Supercharge Yourself A body hack is a usable technique that can make an improvement to improve a person's life, health or mental state. These techniques are generally learned through real-life experience and are not necessarily medically recognized. Body hacks may work for some people and not for others and the only way to find out is to give them a try. Here are 24 body hacks we probably would be willing to try and one that we definitely wouldn't. Reset Your Body Clock Shift workers and travelers may be able to fast and successfully manipulate their body clocks. The SCN may be controlled through eating habits. Dr. Saper's research found that when animals were deprived of food, their body clocks adjusted to a new pattern so they could be awake when food became available. Sleep Less Developing a polyphasic sleep schedule means sleep is distributed in regularly scheduled blocks around the clock, with the sum of all periods of sleep being less than a regular night's sleep. Become an Early Riser Get Better Sleep

How to Empty and Clean Out Your Washer’s Drain Pump Filter | Home Savvy Do you have a front load clothes washing machine? Have you every wondered what happens to that spare change you occasionally forget to take out of your pockets before washing your jeans? If so, this is the tutorial for you. Most front load washers have a drain pump filter which we should check and cleaning out regularly. This is the place where all your pocket goodies end up if they are not in the barrel when a load finishes. Read your manual to know if your machine has such a filter and how to clean it. Failure to clean the filter may cause: Clothes to still be wet after the final spin of a wash Excessive vibration Longer than usual cycle times Unusual pauses in the washing cycle The washer door to remain locked with clothes inside for unknown reasons Fortunately, all of these issues are easy to prevent. 1. 2. 3. 4. Once your hose is pointed so water will pour into your container, remove the plastic cap on the hose; however, make sure to keep that cap in your hand. 5. 6. 7.

Getting to Now: How to Beat the Procrastination Habit I am a procrastinator. I always have been. It’s a character flaw, and I admit it. Do it now. This is blindingly obvious, I know, but many people lose sight of this fundamental skill. Bank Name Minimum to Earn APY Details Barclays (FDIC Insured) Synchrony Bank (FDIC Insured) Ally Bank (FDIC Insured) Set aside blocks of time to do things. Compare your actions with your personal values. Beating procrastination isn’t rocket science, but it is psychology. Procrastinators can change their behavior — but doing so consumes a lot of psychic energy. Can you tell I’ve been struggling with procrastination lately? GRS is committed to helping our readers save and achieve their financial goals. This article is about Self-Improvement Basics Psychology Self-Improvement The Best of Get Rich Slowly

The Imperfect Wife I was scared to walk down the aisle, but it wasn't because I was worried about stumbling over my dress. I was worried about being a wife. I was scared to walk down the aisle, but it wasn't because I was worried about stumbling over my dress or fainting forward into the minister. Well, I was a little worried about those things, but mostly, I was worried about being a wife. My then-fiancé and now husband, Derek, and I had read the books on marriage and had asked each other the 10, 15 and 50 questions to ask before getting married. Women have long looked to Proverbs 31:10-31 for guidance, but it read to me like a list of attributes I could never have — a list of qualities I didn't have even as a single woman. "I'm more sarcastic than charming, Lord," I prayed. If you're on the eve of marriage and battling these same thoughts, know that it's OK to be a little afraid of your new role. I let go of perfection. Requiring Christ Don't mistake me. I couldn't deny my faults. Modeling God's Love