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How to Make Sassy Water To Flatten Your Belly Decide how exercise will fit into your daily schedule. For weight loss, 250 minutes per week of exercise is ideal, according to This could be 50 minutes per day, five days per week, or 35 minutes per day on all seven days during the week. According to "Body for Life," exercising in the morning on an empty stomach will provide the most reliable and consistent weight loss results.

40+ Excellent GIMP Tutorials for Designers Gimp or the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a software that enables its user to retouch, edit and manipulate photos or image. Many of our previous posts are into tutorials for Photoshop… To spice things up a bit and to stir the usual offerings, we bring you 40+ Excellent GIMP tutorials . These tutorials are of different variety, so it is advisable to read through the article to ensure that you haven’t missed any useful technique that may help you in your designs. For future reference, you can also bookmark this post just in case you forgot something. This collection was created in response by the request of our readers. Authentic Vintage Effect The tutorial teaches you to create the vintage effect in Gimp. Realistic Snow Here’s a video tutorial in creating snow effect in Gimp. Abstract Wave Effect This tutorial illustrates in creating abstract wave effect. Resizing Fade Effect Technique in resizing and fading effect is given in this tutorial. Smelting Text / Creating Blood Text Ads Glow Effect

64 Things Every Geek Should Know - The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. 1. USB – Universal Serial Bus GPU – Graphics Processing Unit CPU – Central Processing Unit SATA – Serial ATA HTML – Hyper-text Markup Language HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol FTP – File Transfer Protocol P2P – Person to Person data sharing 2. 3. Here’s what one looks like: 4.

How To Design Celtic Knotwork By Hand « Impassioned Platypi A couple years ago I decided to try designing my own Celtic knotwork. After some internet searching I found a website that explained with step by step instructions how one can design knotwork by hand as well as how to use knotwork fonts to create different designs. At the time I didn’t have the money to buy a knotwork font, plus I didn’t want my knotwork to look as perfect as it would using a computer program to produce it. My intent was to transfer my designs onto wood and then paint them, and I wanted it to really look hand crafted. So I chose the hard way and learned to design knotwork by hand. A while back I went searching for the website where I’d learned this new skill and was unable to find it. But we’ll start with the basics. First you take graph paper and lightly draw diamonds inside the squares that are already on the paper. This is pretty easy to do for smaller designs, but can be a pain in the ass for bigger knots. Now comes the design part. Like this: Like Loading...

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp. Mount 999 Gmail Accounts As Local Drives [Featured Download] Gmail offers users with almost 7.2GB data of storage space, and in the past we have told you how you can easily mount Gmail and use it as a local drive, but imagine having the ability to mount 999 Gmail accounts as local drives, the amount of backup space you will have will be pretty enormous. The software requires you to install GmailFS (Gmail Drive Shell Extension) a software that allows you to mount your Gmail account as a local drive, but with GmailFS you can only load one drive at any given time. Gmail Drive Config is a add-on for GmailFS that allows you to load upto 999 Gmail accounts as a drive. To add more than one drive, double click on the Gmail Drive Config (does not require installation) executable and provide a new username that will be used to load the Gmail Account as a local Drive and click on Add. Once you have done that you can visit explorer to copy files to your Gmail account just like any other regular local drive. Download Gmail Drive Config for Free

Rubik's Cube Solution By Lars Petrus Introduction This is a tutorial for my method of solving Rubik's Cube. Using this method, I won the 1981 Swedish championships, and finished 4th in the 1982 world championships in Budapest. I'm very happy to provide this site as a free service to the world! Please take a look at my terminology, so you know the difference between a turn and a twist, for example. If you are a total beginner, look at this description of the basic concepts of Rubiks Cube. The animated Java cubes that are used for illustrations and examples are explained here. The Basic Idea Most people solve the cube layer by layer. In the final of the Swedish championship, 8 of 11 competitors used a vanilla layer-by-layer method. The basic problem with the layer method is a big one, and it's obvious once you realize it. Click ► for a sample solution in 41 turns. The Method The Petrus method has 7 steps: I also have some tips on the physical as well as the mental aspects of speed cubing. Fun and Games

Alternate Sleep Cycles Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle:

How to Become an Early Riser It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. But after a while I couldn’t ignore the high correlation between success and rising early, even in my own life. … and the next morning, I got up just before noon. Hmmm… I tried again many more times, each time not getting very far with it. It’s hard to become an early riser using the wrong strategy. The most common wrong strategy is this: You assume that if you’re going to get up earlier, you’d better go to bed earlier. It seems there are two main schools of thought about sleep patterns. The second school says you should listen to your body’s needs and go to bed when you’re tired and get up when you naturally wake up. Through trial and error, I found out for myself that both of these schools are suboptimal sleep patterns.