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30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you. Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started! Dock Tricks Recent Items Stack Stacks are quite the handy addition to your Mac’s dock and the good people at Mac OS X Hints figured out a way to make them even more useful by creating a stack that automatically contains your most recent applications. These can of course be found under the Apple menu as well but it’s much more convenient to have them right in the dock. Recent Items Stack To accomplish this feat, simply copy and paste the line below into Terminal. defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' Stacks List View Stationery

6 Cool Kinetic Technologies - Room with a Veu Forget the cloud, these devices work on air. To many, the way some technologies work might seem like magic. But there are shades of enchantment, from the Bluetooth earpiece that seems no more amazing than a hackneyed magician at a kids' party to the technology that's more in the league of David Blaine. Even before the Lumière brothers scared Parisian audiences out of their wits and their seats by making them think that they'd be flattened by a motion-picture train, part of technology's charm has lied in illusion. Smartphones and tablets owe their close relationship to their owners not to the feats they can perform for an audience of one, but to the triumphs users can take credit for because of them. The more intangible the technology is, the more incredible its accomplishments seem.

Teacher Gregory Euclide makes 25-minute whiteboard artworks in his lunch break Beautiful temporary drawings created using ink, erasers and paper towels By Emma Reynolds Published: 11:52 GMT, 3 July 2012 | Updated: 19:15 GMT, 3 July 2012 These are the astonishing masterpieces created by a high school teacher during his 25-minute lunch break - and then simply wiped away. Gregory Euclide began making his ephemeral artworks to show pupils at his school in the Minnesota River Valley what could be achieved in just a short space of time. But the students were so affected when he casually erased the beautiful creations that Mr Euclide decided to release a series of the temporary ink designs. Scroll down for video Creative outlet: The art teacher says his unusual habit of drawing on whiteboards started as a way to release stress Talent shines through: Gregory Euclides creates the beautiful images using Japanese Sumi ink, erasers and paper towels 'In our culture, there is a strong emphasis on reproduction and the original seems less important,' said Mr Euclide.

50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier | Family on Bikes Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!) You’re stronger than you think you are.Mistakes teach you important lessons. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance.If it were easy everyone would do it.Be vulnerable.A problem is a chance for you to learn.Regardless of the situation, life goes on. If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes and feel they would be beneficial for others, we would appreciate it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email. Wondering who this crazy family is who would spend three years riding bikes from one end of the world to the other?

Study Determines This Is the Most Relaxing Song Ever Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester band Marconi Union. Sound therapists were able to rate ten of the most relaxing songs, with Marconi Union's 8 minute trance-inducing tune, "Weightless", coming out on top thanks to its continuous rhythm of 60 BPM, an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for a good night's rest. Listen to it after the jump… Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy notes: "While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat. The harmonic intervals - or gaps between notes - have been chosen to create a feeling of euphoria and comfort. • 10 Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home • Your Weekly Retreat: How To Relax & Eliminate Stress at Home • 4 Goals to Boost Happiness at Home • Simple Ways to Relax and Enjoy Hosting

30 Most Ridiculous Doodles on Drawing Something Draw Something is a mobile app developed by Omgpop. It was one of the Mobile apps which won the Flurry App Spotlight Awards in 2012. In the first five weeks after its launching, the game was downloaded 20 million times. Fifty days after its release, it had been downloaded 50 million times. Recently, both Draw Something and Omgpop were bought by the game giant Zynga for $180 million. Two players alternate turns between drawing a picture for the other to guess. I know I put my Megazord around here somewhere… Megaman has this easy. Love(bug) conquers all. Leave it to Russel to always be prepared with a compass. Hey chain chomp! This takes sibling rivalry to a whole other level. I think I’m tapped out on Star Wars clues. I like how Donkey Kong is professional enough to wear a tie despite having a job of primarily manual labor One small step for toys … One giant leap for toykind… Just glad I didn’t step on that tootsie roll. Who needs a surgeon when you got Dr. Dad-gum! Itadakimasu!

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body 1. Stand up tall with the legs straight, and do like Lil’ Jon and let those fingertips hit the floor. 2. Standing with the knees slightly bent, jump up as high as possible (pretend Jeremy Lin is watching!) 3. Embrace that inner grizzly. 4. Starting on your hands and knees, bring the left foot forward directly under the chest while straightening the right leg. 5. Ready to catch some air? 6. Turn those stairs into a cardio machine—no magic wand necessary. 7. Beginning on all fours with the core engaged, slowly walk the hands forward, staying on the toes but not moving them forward. 8. 9. Nope, we’re (thankfully) not walking the plank. 10. Legs 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Lots of Jokes - Did You Know? Q. Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. Q. A. Q. A.

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