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Don't rush it and try many different types

The range of guitars available is huge and so working around a few different shops will help you understand which type of guitar best suits ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 5 August 2008)
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Listen for when you can no longer hear the difference!

So how much should you spend on a guitar? Well, one way to limit the outlay of the green bills is to acknowledge when you can no longer hear the ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Download free utilities to keep your Mac humming!!

Did you know that your user-friendly Mac is based on Unix and as such was never designed to be shut off? As such, if you do regularly shutdown your ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Get a wedding planning diary or journal

One of the best things my now-wife and myself did when planning our wedding was to buy a journal / diary at the outset. As you begin to meet ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Don't re-invent the window - download a wedding checklist!

To get off to a flying start try downloading a checklist of all the things you need to get covered in preparation for your wedding. Better to start ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 5 August 2008)
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Lock in the big ones first - Style, Ceremony, Reception

So he (or she) has just popped the question and you've said "oh, ok!". What should you focus on first! Well, I'd suggest locking in three things ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (31 July 2008)
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Have fun!

Might sound like common sense but a lot of people really get caught up in planning a wedding. So much so that it starts becoming a very stressful and ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (31 July 2008)
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Get the right safety gear first!

Sanding the floors through your home is likely to be one of the dirtiest jobs you've ever done, and making sure you are protecting yourself and your ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Punch down old nails to protect your sander

Old wooden floors are full of old wooden flooring nails. Hitting one of these babies that mean you need a brand new sanding sheet, or worse yet, ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Fill the gaps between boards!

If you've got an old house, like I do, then you are probably going to have gaps between the old floorboards. Filling these before final sanding and ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Sand the floor diagonally with the right tools!

Sanding the floors needs the right tools and someone who is sanding in the right direction. Firstly make sure you've got your hands on a ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Phase your sanding with increasingly finer abrasive paper.

Like any type of sanding, you always start off with coarser sanding paper and work your way towards a nice smooth finish with finer finishing ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Don't sand across the grain - ever!

OK, I'm going to say this only once. Never, ever, work a sander (including a drum sander) across the grain of the wooden floor boards. Only work with ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Have an edge sander ready to finish the job properly!

So you've hired your drum sander and sanded the floors but you notice you have a strip of unsanded wood around the edges of the room - sounds like ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Seal your house off, unless you enjoying cleaning up!

Sanding is a seriously messy job. So to avoid a cloud of toxic, sanding debri moving through your house consuming everything you hold dear, I would ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Get rid of it as soon as you can

My #1 tip if you can manage it, is to get rid of it. Lath and plaster is really quite terrible to deal with and very, very messy. If you plaster is ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Make cornice cement your new best friend.

So you've decided you are going to keep your lath-and-plaster (L&P) wall, and try to repair it. Well, then, let me introduce you to your new best ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Use plasterboard as a base for fixing large holes

You just got back your framed "Timberland" poster and are all ready to put it up on the wall. You put the nail to the wall and hit it gently with a ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Shovels - the best tool for removing lath and plaster walls

You've decided to remove lath and plaster from your house. Good for you! You won't regret it. So how do you remove it. Well, the best tool I found is ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Get yourself a Japan Rail Pass

The best way to get around Japan is to use the excellent and very punctual rail system. For tourists coming to Japan the cheapest and easiest way to ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Buy a piece of string

Cats love chasing the end of a piece of string. I don't know why but they will absolutely love being led around the house chasing the end of a piece ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 8 August 2008)
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Buy your cat some 'catnip' toys

Ever heard of cat nip? No? Well, you and your cat are in for some crazy, fun times ahead once you've got some cat nip toys. Catnip is the common ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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You don't need to swing big!

Don't get caught thinking you need to swing big in golf. Dial it down a notch and you'll find your rhythm and consistency improves. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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1-2-3-4: The way to a constant rhythm

Believe it or not trying to count from 1 to 4 while you are swinging can help improve your rhythm!

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Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Avoid salads when travelling to less developed regions

Whilst a healthy meal most of the times, having a salad in some regions can lead to some serious illnesses as they are often washed in less than ideal conditions (or not washed at all). ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Safe eating means Boil it, Cook it, Peel it or Forget It!

If you remember this little saying then you can generally identify the foods and dishes that are going to present the least risk in picking up an illness that can ruin your holiday. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 4 August 2008)
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Safe eating means Boil it, Cook it, Peel it or Forget It!

If you remember this little saying then you can generally identify the foods and dishes that are going to present the least risk in picking up an illness that can ruin your holiday. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Wash your hands!

It is a simple tip and you should do it whilst at home. However, doing this when you are traveling is even more important. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Assume all water is contaminated!

This is a tough rule but but taking this outlook you are more likely to avoid drinking water that can lead to serious complications. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Refuse drinks made with, or containing ice.

Refuse ice in drinks as it may have been made from contaminated water. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Eat thoroughly cooked and hot foods

Food should be thoroughly cooked and eaten hot when travelling in less developed countries. Straying from this in less developed regions of the world can lead to a nasty illness! ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 8 August 2008)
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Order portions "well done" or at least "medium well"

This will maximise chances that the meat is properly cooked, which will kill off any nasty surprises that may be waiting in place to ruin your holiday. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 8 August 2008)
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Know your risk areas!

Different parts of the world have different levels of risk associated with them. Knowing what these are can help you determine how to protect your health when traveling. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Check air pressure of your tyres, including the spare.

Under-inflation is a leading cause of tyre failures and blowouts. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Check your warning lights to make sure they are all off!

Ensure there are no vehicle warning and reminder indicator lights on and that any outstanding vehicle services have been performed. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Check your windshield wipers and change if necessary.

Old or worn windshield wipers can lead to poor visibility, so check these and get them replaced if required. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Get your battery checked!

Weak batteries lead to breakdowns, possibly at the worst time and place. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Fluid levels - make sure they are up to the level!

Improper fluid levels (coolant, oil, power steering, transmission, brake fluid and even washer solvent) can negatively affect vehicle performance, durability and safety. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Have your wheel alignment checked.

Incorrect alignment makes the wheels drag, which increases fuel consumption and causes uneven and premature tyre wear. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Restrain loose items which can become missiles!

One of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver is let the interior of your car become charged with potential luggage missiles. Take time to make sure these are stowed away safely for you and your important passengers. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Be on time for trains!

Unlike some countries Japan's rail system runs like clockwork, meaning if you are only a minute late, you stand a good chance of missing your trains! ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Quick disembarking from bullet trains is key!

Bullet trains only stop for a very short amount of time at stations so be up and ready to jump off as soon as the train stops, otherwise you'll be shooting off again! ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Know when the best meteor showers are each year.

Ok, so this is an obvious one. However make the most of your viewing nights by ensuring you know when the best meteor showers are and planning to be in the right time and place for them. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Recognise the signs that a ghost may be present.

There are certain environmental, psychological and physiological indications that may point to a ghost being present. Know what these are to improve the odds of locating a ghost to photograph. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Ask the ghosts’ permission to take their picture.

There have been many cases in which ghost hunters have gotten far better results when they have asked permission from ghosts to take a photo. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Watch your fingers when taking photos.

Keep your fingers away from the camera lens when taking photos, a finger in the corner of a photo often looks like a ghost. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Make sure your camera lens is clean.

Before heading out on a ghost investigation make sure that your camera lens is clean of dust and fingerprints. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Use as higher resolution as possible when hunting

Cameras of low resolution can produce images with a lot of digital artifacts, especially in low light situations. Use cameras of at least 5 megapixels of resolution. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Understand the three types of roles that NASA have

There are three types of astronauts in the U.S. space program - Commander/pilot, Mission specialist and Payload specialist. Note that only US citizens can perform all three of these roles, whilst foreign nationals can only hold the role of Payload specia ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Take academic work seriously

Make sure that you get a Bachelor's degree (engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics) from an accredited college or university, and back this with solid professional experience. Graduate studies are very common. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Strong jet flight experience needed for pilot roles

More than 1,000 hours experience as pilot-in-command of a jet aircraft is required in order to apply for a Commander/pilot role in the NASA astronaut program. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Meet the minimum height requirements for your role

Height of 162.5 cm to 193 cm for pilots, and 148.5 cm to 193 cm for mission/payload specialists. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Accept the long odds as part of the challenge

Be realistic, the odds of actually making it as an astronaut is actually very low. However, use this as inspiration that if you make it then you are truly a special part of a very small club. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Choose to study in disciplines that position you well

Choose a scientific field for your bachelor's degree that you can use if you become an astronaut. Possibilities include medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, aerospace engineering and mathematics. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Flight test experience is a gold star for potential pilots

Whilst NASA require you to have at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft, having flight-test experience is considered desired experience. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Be prepared to invest years in realizing your dream.

If everything goes well then you need to be prepared to give NASA around 5 to 7 years of your life at a minimum. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Claustrophobics need not apply

If you're claustrophobic, don't apply to be an astronaut. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Team players should apply.

The best astronauts are team players and can work with other people in difficult and challenging situations. If you are not a strong team player, look for another role. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Ensure your eyesight is "eagle quality"

You need to have distance visual acuity of 20/200 or better uncorrected, correctable to 20/20, in each eye. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Have a healthy blood pressure

Make sure that your health and fitness permits your blodd pressure to be 140/90 measured in a sitting position. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (10 August 2008)
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Use the bed for sleeping, not living or working.

Believe it or not a lot of people use their bed as their office or living room. Try to avoid using doing work in bed (e.g. using laptops, reading work material), or watching TVs or movies. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Reduce ambient light throughout the evening.

Your body is programmed to get sleepy as light begins to dim. Use dimmers and soft lighting around your house in the evenings to begin to reduce the ambient light and trigger your body to start entering into its sleep cycles. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 8 August 2008)
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Don't exercise within 3 hours of going to sleep.

A lot of us are not morning people and thus we try to fit in exercise after work. Unfortunately this can excite our bodies so that we find it difficult to relax and go to sleep. As such as a general rule do not exercise within 3 hours of going to bed. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Get rid of the clock so you don't stare at it.

Most of us can probably relate to this. You have a early morning flight but can't get to sleep, so what do we do? Keep looking at the clock. Unfortunately this can increase the levels of stress and anxiety in the body, which will only serve to keep you awake longer. Turn the clock away so you can't see it. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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If you ain't gone in 30 minutes, do something else.

Listen to your body and if you find you haven't dropped off to sleep after half an hour or so, get up and do something else until your feel sleepy then try again. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Create and stick to a pattern of sleep.

Sleep patterns and rhythms are important to effective sleep. Try to create a pattern of going to sleep at the same time each night, and getting up in the morning at the same time. This will help your body recognise the times of day when sleep is needed and when to wake up (yes, it will help you get up in the morning!). ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 6 August 2008)
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Create a pre-sleep pattern to help induce sleep.

Just like a golfer has a pre-shot routine for a great shot, you should create a pre-sleep routine to deliver a great sleep. Try to repeat 2 or 3 things each night which will help your body recognise that it should start getting sleepy. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Keep your bedroom cool.

To assist in having a good nights sleep try to ensure that your bedroom is neither too warm or too cold. In fact having a room that is slightly cool is optimal to sleeping. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Avoid stimulants like caffeine in the afternoon and evening.

Most likely this is common sense to most people but believe it not there are a significant number of people that will drink stimulants throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Avoid such stimulants in the late afternoon and evening to ensure your body can fall into the deep sleep it needs to recover from the day. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Keep an eye out for sleep disorders.

If you are continually following the tips on this site but find yourself not sleeping, or waking up feeling tired, then you may have a sleep disorder. The best thing to do in this case is to go and see your local doctor, who can help you work out a way to address this. Sleep is an important part of your health so don't feel embarrassed to talk to your doctor about it. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Kick smoking to get a good dose of sleep.

Nicotine is a stimulant and thus smoking can cause you to have problems falling asleep, or maintaining a healthy nights sleep. Worse yet, it will likely kill you in the long term so give it up. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 3 August 2008)
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Invest in a good bed to get good sleep.

You are going to spend a fair bit of your life sleeping, so take the time and money to ensure you get the equipment you need to get a good nights sleep. The right size bed, mattress, coverings and pillows are all essential to getting a good nights sleep. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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The right type of bedtime snack can help sleep.

Don't go eating large, heavy meals before sleeping as this can lead to indigestion which interferes with sleep. Instead try to eat small snacks that are rich in the nutrients and acids that will cause the brain to produce serotonin, a chemical that helps your body relax into sleep. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Take a shower to create a drop in body temperature.

Temporarily increasing your body temperature, which results in a subsequent drop, can and often will hasten the body in falling into sleep. An effective way of doing this is to take a hot shower or bath as part of your pre-sleep routine. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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White noise can assist in falling into sleep.

Not all of us have the pleasure of living in the country, so it is becoming harder and harder not to be disturbed by the outside world when falling asleep. A white noise generator is one such tool that can be used to block out outside noise, and help create an environment that will induce restful sleep. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 4 August 2008)
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Download your concerns, anxities and worries to paper.

One technique that I've personally found useful which was taught to me is the writing down of all your concerns, anxities and worries onto a notepad before sleeping. This can help reduce your overall level of anxiety and thus make it easier to fall, and stay asleep. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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For the ladies - watch your iron level.

Apparently iron deficient woman tend to experience greater problems in sleeping. So keep an eye on your iron levels, especially if you are having trouble sleeping. If you iron is too low, try an iron supplement or change in your diet to address this. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Eat Turkey. Sleep Better.

According to some professionals the eating of turkey can be one really good way to induce and maintain healthy sleep. Turkey contains chemicals that lead to the generation of feelings of sleepiness, so keep some in the fridge for those 3am "can't sleep" moments. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Only when everything else fails, try sleeping pills.

You don't have to be a genius to work out that taking drugs to help you sleep isn't natural. As such sleeping pills should be considered only a last resort when all other avenues have failed. Importantly they should be issued by your doctor to ensure you get the right treatment for your problem, and won't cause any problems with anything else you are taking. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 3 August 2008)
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Problems for than 3 times a week? See your doctor.

So when might you have a sleep disorder that needs checking? If you are having problems sleeping more than three times a week for an extended period of time (i.e. a month) then it is worth seeing your doctor. Not sleeping properly can have a huge impact on your quality of life so you don't need to live with the problem alone. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (31 July 2008)
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Use Hyperdia.com to work out train travel in Japan!

Train travel can be complex in Japan however this useful site can help you work out the easiest way to get from A to B in Japan. Log on to Hyperdia and you'll be find yourself plotting your journey across Japan with ease. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 9 August 2008)
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Know where the UFO hot spots are

To increase your chance of seeing a UFO, go to where more people have seen one. There is plenty of information available on the Internet as to where the world's hot spots are, covering the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia, to name just a few regions. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 3 August 2008)
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Get your pilot's license and start looking!

Pilots are members of society that actually do spend most of their time flying above the earth in the same domain as UFOs. It is not surprising then that most pilots will be able to tell you strange stories of "things" they've seen whilst flying. Thus, think about getting your flying license to get up where the action is. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 3 August 2008)
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Get out into the country and rural areas

Looking for unusual objects in the sky around cities will prove difficult. Major airports, police helicopters, and many other "noise" factors will make it difficult to pick something out of the ordinary. Instead, head up to an isolated rural or country area to eliminate the probability of commercial aircraft. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 7 August 2008)
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Use the JAL Airpass for easy domestic air travel in Japan

The Japan Airlines Group is introducing a new discount domestic air fare for overseas visitors to Japan, the oneworld Yokoso/Visit Japan Fare. The new fare can be used to 42 cities in Japan served by JAL and two regional subsidiaries, JAL Express (JEX), based in Itami Airport, Osaka, and Japan TransOcean Air (JTA), based in Naha, Okinawa. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (12 August 2008)
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Trust your "blink"

In his widely acclaimed book Malcolm Gladwell outlines the concept of blink decision making. By trusting your own blink you can make decisions rapidly that have a good deal of accuracy associated with them. Good managers and leaders trust their blink. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (13 August 2008)
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Avoid consensus decision making

Trying to make decisions as a group, whilst sounding the right thing to do, can lead to decisions never been made, or worse yet, being made incorrectly to satisfy the "majority". Ensure you have authority to make decisions, listen to facts and opinions, and make a call. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic ( 8 August 2008)
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Try the "gun to the head" approach

Most people who have even a reasonable level of experience within an organisation, will understand implicitly the core issues and problems, or opportunities, that exist. Where they fall over is someone to push them hard to get off the fence and move forward. Trying the "gun to the head", can often remove factors that cloud the next move. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Ensure you have the right information on hand.

Making good decisions requires that you have the right information on hand. Understand the key decisions that you'll have to make as a manager or leader in your business, and then the key information you'll need to make that decision. Then ensure that you have that information on hand to make those decisions. If you don't, get ahead of the game and ensure that you do. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (11 August 2008)
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Avoid websites with Flash - they don't work.

No, there is nothing wrong with your phone. Unfortunately it seems that Apple's iPhone still doesn't support Adobe Flash, so you won't be able to access these sites. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Use the text magnifying glass to fix errors in spelling.

By holding your finger on the text until a magnifying glass appears, you can then drag your finger across until the cursor moves to the right spot where you need to fix the spelling. This way you don't need to delete every letter until you get to your mistake.
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Double-tap to begin a new sentence in style!

When typing text, double-tap the spacebar at the end of each sentence. By doing this you your iPhone will add a period and space so you can begin your next sentence quickly and in style.
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Use Airplane mode to safely use your iPhone when flying

Did you know that there's an airplane mode, so you can safely use your iPhone on a long plane ride. To enable this simply look under Settings and turn Airplane Mode to ON. Once you've reached your destination, turn this back to OFF.

But here's a tip if you are in a meeting change to airplane mode to save your battery. You won't be able to receive calls or SMS's but that's probably what you want anyway!
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Turn down the LCD to save battery life

The new iPhone's screen is brighter and nicer. Unfortunately this also means that it eats your battery more quickly. Don't run this at full pelt, instead turn it down to conserve your battery life. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Use anti-lock to save battery life

Autolock is good at shutting off the screen, when is especially useful if you forget to when placing it in a pocket, bag, or anywhere else for that matter. Set it to a very small duration to ensure that as much as possible when not using the phone, that screen turns off quickly. or just tossing it on a table after a call. I set mine to the most aggressive, 1-minute, but there are times where I set it to 2-minutes. This setting is under Settings -> General -> Autolock. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Know how to reset your iPhone if it crashes

An application crash will cause your iPhone to freeze, meaning it won't respond to screen taps or buttons. Resetting your iPhone (without losing data) is key to recovering from this situation quickly. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Master the double-tap!

The double-tap feature of the iPhone is essential to getting the most out of it. Double-tap can help you read web pages more easily, manage photos and much more. ...(more)
Topic: View Topic (14 August 2008)
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Rearrange your applications

To move an application icon, hold your finger down on an icon. The icons will then enter a 'wiggle mode', meaning that they'll start to wiggle (you'll see what I mean). Once they are wiggling, you will be able to drag them around or move them to another home screen page.
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Use other applications while on a call by pressing 'home'

You can access your iPhone's main screen, and thus all of its applications, whilst on a call by pressing the Home button during a phone call to minimise the call screen. Tap the green bar at the top of the Home screen to return to your call. ...(more)
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Delete your emails with a quick swipe

By swiping an email from left to right you will quickly delete that email message. Nice and quick hey? ...(more)
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Learn how to capture an image of your iPhone screen

Not many people know about this and I only found out recently. Hold down the Home button with one hand and then press the Sleep/Wake button with the other. The iPhone will snap a picture of the screen and save it in your Camera Roll. ...(more)
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Convert a relational reference to a fixed reference

Hit the F4 key when the cursor is position within a relative cell reference to automatically convert that to a fixed cell reference. ...(more)
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Don't drive to the race - take public transport.

Singapore is already a pretty small place and the F1 race is likely to make things a fair bit busier. Don't try to drive to the race, but utilise Singapore's great public transport system to make the way to and from the race. ...(more)
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Protect your ears - F1 is loud!

Whilst you have to hear the thunder of the F1 engine, a little is enough. Make sure that you pack yourself some good quality ear plugs so you can enjoy the race without worrying about hearing ringing for days afterwards. ...(more)
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Try going on the Friday - its more quiet!

Friday is always less crowded and sometimes you can get good positions to watch as most people don’t show up until Saturday / Sunday. ...(more)
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Get to know the track virtually via the web!

Being the first time the race is being run, it is worth trying to familarise yourself with the layout of the race track. There are various tools available on the web for doing this, so jump online and check out some of the cool ways to get to know the track! ...(more)
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Know the race timetable so you can plan your F1 weekend!

The first thing to get your head around is when the F1 cars are going to be out and around doing their thing. The F1 cars will be out on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but only at specific times. Know when the cars will be out so you can plan your F1 party around your big screen TV! ...(more)
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Book a last minute flight if the weather is good!

If the weather is looking good around the peak of the meteor shower then get online and book a last minute night-time flight. If the weather is clear and you are flying in the right direction, you might have a very good chance of seeing an awesome meteor shower. ...(more)
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Use your camera to try to record the event forever!

Use a wide-angle lens and set your camera on a tripod pointing to the sky in the direction in which the meteor shower will come. Snap pictures at random every couple of minutes or so, on a long exposure and you are bound to get a photo to remember. ...(more)
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The best hotels to stay at for the Singapore F1 race

The proposed F1 track winds its way through the Singapore Marina area, so which hotels should you stay at? Well, with only some the hotels being track side, here is a list of the ones you should definitely check out. Expect the need for your cheque book though... ...(more)
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SPG - Find out what it means if heading to Singapore for the

If you are a bunch of western or european guys coming to Singapore for the F1 race then you at least need to know what SPG means and what to look out for. Let me explain... ...(more)
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Top bars for a drink during the Singapore F1 festival

OK, so you are travelling with some mates to see the F1. Well, certainly you need to locate some top spots to have a drink and take in the local scenery. So forget Raffles, here is a list of real local bars to hang out for a drink... ...(more)
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Try to original Singapore Sling after race day!

You cannot come to Singapore without trying out what is probably the most famous Singapore cocktail of all - The SIngapore Sling. Just make sure you go and get the authentic version at the place where it was created... ...(more)
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Visit the official website of the Singapore F1 race

Get a grip on everything related to the first Singapore F1 race by visiting the official website at www.singaporegp.sg. ...(more)
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Get out and enjoy Singapore's incredible eating spots

OK, so you never been to Singapore? Well get ready for some serious culinary delights by trying out so of the key eating spots around the city. There is nothing like kicking back and having some great food after watching one of the my exciting sports in the world. So, here are some great tips for a real Singapore food experience. ...(more)
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