Go Red For Your Health

Did you know February is American Heart Month? No, it’s not because of Valentine’s Day this month. In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated February as American Heart Month to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. For women, this month is even more significant. Because women’s symptoms of heart issues often get overlooked, in 2004, the American Heart Association began an initiative to raise awareness for women’s heart health with their Go Red for Women campaign. The Go Red campaign

Denial Could Have Been the Death of Me

My life of denial began when I was nearly nine years old. After a routine checkup, the doctor noticed I had high blood pressure. Pretty unusual for an 8-year-old. After further testing, the doctor discovered I had a non-functioning kidney. It had to come out as it was damaging my remaining kidney. So, at the ripe old age of 9, I had my left kidney removed. My parents were told that I could live a relatively normal life, but no contact sports. I think their fear of losing me made them shelter me

Social Distancing: How You Can Survive the Isolation

With US government officials and scientists recommending our population to self-isolate to slow the spread of COVID-19, many people may be feeling the effects of social distancing very negatively. While the US has a large sector of remote workers, social distancing may be a very foreign activity. If you find yourself struggling with the isolation and solitude, below are some suggestions and advice to help you get through these chaotic times. Whether you’re worrying over getting Coronavirus, the

Set Goals, Not Resolutions

Every New Year is usually the same. We make unreasonable or even unattainable goals, mostly dealing with our weight. While keeping a healthy weight is advisable to avoid other health issues, New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to be concerned with such goals. The term “resolution” seems to connotate a temporary objective. Instead, let’s refer to them as goals. Goals, for many, is a mindful intention, something achievable and with an end in sight. While some of your goals may be an ongoing

How to Get More Accurate Measurements in Excel Using Error Bars

Whether you’re a statistician or need to track variables in your monthly sales, Error Bars in Excel can provide a great visual on just how accurate your numbers or measurements are compared to the actual value. With Excel’s built-in measurements using percentages, deviations, and more, you should be able to get a more accurate picture of your data. Below is how to use Excel’s Error Bars to get you a more accurate idea of your measurements. How to Add Error Bars in Excel Adding Error Bars to y

How to Use Photoshop’s Liquify Tool

Using Adobe Photoshop’s Liquify tool, you can fix common flaws or even create artistic images with a few simple adjustments. You can use some of the basic options to make those ordinary pictures into extraordinary photographs without being a Photoshop guru. Keep reading to find out what the Photoshop Liquify tool is, what it can do, and how you can use it. What is the Liquify Tool in Photoshop? Adobe Photoshop has hundreds of options, filters, and other tools to manipulate an image. The Liquif

Cutting the Cord? Here’s How to Watch Live TV on Roku

Cord cutting is growing more popular every day with the convenience and cheaper costs of broadband internet. Like a dying dinosaur, cable and even satellite services are quickly becoming a relic of the past. If you’re considering cutting the cord and eyeballing a Roku, there a few things you need to know before pulling the cable TV plug, most importantly, how to watch live TV on a Roku. You may be eager to cut that cord, however watching live television on your Roku is easier than you think. On

How to Get Rid of Those Nasty Viruses on Your PC Without Antivirus Software

If you get on the internet or even just use email, there is always the possibility you could end up with a computer virus. If you’re one of the unlucky ones and need to remove a virus from your laptop, don’t despair. There are ways to eliminate your system of viruses without antivirus software. Keep reading to learn how to remove a virus from your laptop or computer without antivirus software.

How to Organize, Edit and Keep Your Photos With Sony PlayMemories

You have a shiny Sony camera and want to get more out of it but have no idea where to turn. Fortunately, Sony has a wide variety of apps and filters that can be downloaded to your camera via their PlayMemories app. Many are free to use while some have a modest price tag. If you don’t have any of the cameras below, you can't use the PlayMemories app, though Sony does occasionally add new models. For non-Sony cameras, you’ll have to check with your camera manufacturer for a comparable product. •

How to Undo Those Typing Mistakes

What can you do when you want to undo a typo in Word? What if you accidentally delete the wrong thing? Microsoft Word has a couple of commands to recover overzealous editing. Learn about the Undo and Redo/Repeat command, two time-saving tricks to help keep your writing on track and a little less stressful. How to Undo in Word Via Your Keyboard The Undo command can help you quickly undo an action or errant keystrokes. In Microsoft Word, you can even undo the last 100 undoable actions, if need b

Get Your Family Tree Groove on With Ancestry and Spotify

Since DNA testing and improvements in genetics have become commonplace, companies like AncestryDNA.com have revolutionized learning about your heritage and hereditary traits. With the purchase of an Ancestry.com DNA kit, you’re given so much information about your genetic history, and Ancestry.com provides an entertaining feature for music lovers: a Spotify playlist based on your DNA results. How to Make a Playlist on Spotify You must have submitted and received your DNA results from AncestryD

Sharpen Those Fuzzy Images With These Apps

The only entry to include Linux, GIMP has tons of features including the Unsharp Mask to fix those unfocused images. While it may take some time to learn this fairly complicated interface, GIMP has enough features to give Photoshop a run for its money. Finding the Sharpen feature may take some digging, but fortunately, the help file included will guide you directly to this feature. GIMP is also open source, meaning its free.