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The Secrets to a Healthy Life

 

Secrets to a Healthy Life

For those of you who want a healthier heart, a safe and simple weight loss program, and a longer, richer, more energized life, I am excited to announce that my new ebook, The Secrets to a Healthy Life, is finally available. It is priced at only $9 $5!! It is a concise guide that gives you everything you need to know to become healthier, more vibrant and alive with joy. And you risk nothing by purchasing it. It comes with an unconditional money-back guarantee if you don’t find value in this ebook.

It is a short read with powerful guides and tools to track your success. It has crucial information about improving your health that simply does not reach mainstream America, Europe, Australia and beyond. The doctors in our system are too bogged down with patients to discover and deliver the correct advice for health. It’s often easier for them to prescribe a pill and move on to the next patient. That’s simply not good enough for you!

Who should read this book? Everyone! Seriously, anyone who deals with one of these concerns listed below or anyone who simply wants to live their longest, healthiest, and happiest life with no need for drugs should read this book. I guarantee you’ll find value or I’ll refund your full purchase price. You have nothing to lose!

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Bounce! Ignore the Fear and Go from Failure to Success!

Bounce!
photo by Robert Brook 		

Bounce! An Interview with Barry Moltz

 

Have you ever failed at something? Did you ever have a failure in business or your career? How did you handle it? What about success? What is the best way to define, create, and handle success?

I recently had the great pleasure of reading an exceptional business book called Bounce! by Barry Moltz.

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Awakening Joy

Awakening-Joy

Online Happiness Course

I have discovered a wonderful “happiness course” that is available online. The course is called “Awakening Joy” and it is offered both online (for anyone, anytime) and on-site (for folks living in San Francisco). The course is taught by James Baraz, a mediation instructor and founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3: Best Digital Point & Shoot Camera with Super Zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3: Best Digital Point & Shoot Camera with Super Zoom

I am writing a review of this camera, which I bought this summer, because it is a truly amazing small high powered digital camera. How will this improve you life? If you’re in the market for a new camera, it will save you on research time so please read on. If you’re not looking for a camera at this time, bookmark this for when you are because you’ll want to read this when you are searching for a great new camera. I wish I had read a review like this at when I started my search!


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (The S is for Silver)

Is This The Right Camera for You?

If you are looking for a small super zoom camera with 10x optical zoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is in a class by itself. Not only is it the smallest in the 10X Optical class of digital cameras, but it has the added bonus of having a wide angle lens (28mm – 112mm Leica-branded lens with image stabilization). For those of you who are like I was, the 28mm lens is better than a 35mm lens which is more narrow. The wide angle lens is a pretty awesome feature. You’ll be able to get much more into your pictures creating both spectacular panoramas and exquisite close up portrait shots.

Any of the other 10X optical zoom cameras will be big and bulky and they don’t feature the wide angle lens that the Lumix DMC-TZ3 has. This camera features 7.2 megapixels and if you purchase through Amazon, it is priced at around $300 with free Super Saver Shipping. (Anywhere else you’ll pay about $350)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3K (The K is for BlacK)

Other Things I Love

  • Fits in pocket or small purse easily.
  • 3.0″ View Screen.
  • Turn Dial for choosing between settings.
  • Quick shots, extremely low lag time between shots.
  • Video: can shoot in 16:9 widescreen format or normal.
  • Battery: Long lasting rechargeable.
  • On/Off button is an easy switch.

The Only Downsides

  • No zoom during video although you can zoom in before starting to shoot the video.
  • No viewfinder, but this is a small camera so you make up for this in small size.

Some More Specs

 

  • W 4.1″ X D 1.5″ X H 2.3″
  • ISO: 100,200,400,800,1250,3200, Auto
  • Digital Zoom: 4X (so a total of up to 40X with the Optical factored in)
  • Optical Zoom 10X (12X at 5MP, 15X at 3MP)
  • Special Effects: Cool, Warm, Sepia, Vivid, Neutral, Black & White
  • Colors: Silver, Black, Navy Blue
  • Digital Video: Quick Time: 640×480, 320×240, 848×480

Where to Buy

I researched this fully and the lowest price is with Amazon. I bought it through them for $306 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $46 over the average retail price anywhere else. It has a 4.5 star (out of 5 stars) rating on Amazon with 136 reviews.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S 7.2MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3K 7.2MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3A 7.2MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3A (The A is for NAVY BLUE)

 

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Cool Stuff I Learned This Week


Cool Stuff I Learned This Week

Here is a round up of some cool things I’ve discovered this week. I hope that you find them useful and interesting too!

Interesting

Spontaneous Urban Gatherings: From Subway Parties to Pillow Fights. This new wave could spark something wonderful. Does it give you any fun ideas? Web Urbanist always has some very interesting stories about cities around the world with amazing pictures. Check out Web Urbanist home page too for some more gems. (Image from Web Urbanist)Parkour

Writing

How to Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits by Leo Babauta at Dumb Little Man

Business

Thinking of starting a web based business? Read this first: Learn From an Adsense Millionaire: Notes on Markus Frind and PlentyofFish.com by Maki of DoshDosh.

Money

Massive Personal Finance Resource List by Brett McKay of The Frugal Law Student

Living

Zenhabits.net . You know what? I just can’t pick one from this blog. There are so many good ones. I learn and am reminded of useful things here every week. Check out Leo’s superbly useful articles!

Kindness from Be Inspired Every Day blog. Kindness always makes sense. This article will make you feel good because it helps you release negativity.

Technology

Did You Buy an iPhone? If so check out 4 ways to get your money back and 200 reasons to love american express – an article by social media maven MSaleem.

Sudden Hard Drive Crash. Lorie Morero’s (happy ending) story of a hard drive crash. Are you ready if your hard drive crashes?

Please Share!

What great articles did you read or write this week? All comments big and small are very welcomed!

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Fluid Yoga, Fluid Power

Review: Shiva Rea Fluid Power: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

I was fortunate to try this new yoga DVD recently. I loved it so much, I want to share with you a review of this remarkable yoga DVD.

I’m a big fan of yoga beacuase of the total body and mind conditioning it gives you. And I’m a big fan of yogini Shiva Rea. Her yoga videos give you everything you could want:

  • Inspired, organic, and unique yoga instruction.
  • Background music that fits well with each portion of the practice from invigorating to meditative.
  • Easy to use matrix that allows you to create your own custom practice.
  • Preset practices for when you don’t want to make choices.
  • Beautiful scenery and inspiring demonstration of the poses.
  • Many extras including interviews and education.

Shiva Rea Fluid Power – the DVD

Shiva Rea’s latest DVD, Fluid Power, creates a wonderful follow up to her other 2 sensational yoga DVD’s, Yoga Shakti and Yoga Trance Dance. Fluid Power is a creative yoga DVD that celebrates and honors the fluid wave motion of our bodies and of our world. Shiva presents her yoga practices in vinyasa form which is a series of yoga poses that flow together.

There are over 3 hours of yoga sequences to choose from when creating your custom practice or choosing from the 6 preset practices. The matrix system that allows you to do this on your DVD player is very easy to use. The DVD comes with a beautiful booklet that describes each sequence and guides you in how you might want to structure your practice. If you want super easy, just choose from one of the 6 preset practices that vary in both length and level of intensity, from purely meditative to advanced.

What I really like about this video is how it combines creativity of motion, meditative poses, and also challenging poses that leave you feeling not only stronger and more flexible, but also like you tapped into a whole new part of your being, getting in touch with your fluid self. I found that this was very relaxing even while gently challenging. It is truly unlike any other yoga video I’ve ever seen. I would say that it falls somewhere between Yoga Shakti, which is quite challenging and Yoga Trance Dance which is highly creative. Fluid Power combines the best essences of these two DVD’s giving you creative yoga that lets you explore, while at the same time providing structure that is comforting.

This video is for beginners with some experience all the way up to advanced yoga students. If you want a Shiva Rea yoga that has it all, this is the one to buy. I have all 3 of her top videos and since each one is unique, I can recommend owning all 3. Below is a list of some of her popular videos. Which is your favorite?

Other Shiva Rea Yoga DVD’s

Shiva Rea - Yoga ShaktiShiva Rea – Yoga Shakti

Shiva Rea - Fluid Power - Vinyasa Flow YogaShiva Rea – Fluid Power – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Acacia - Yoga Trance Dance - Exercise And YogaAcacia – Yoga Trance Dance – Exercise And Yoga

Prenatal Yoga With Shiva ReaPrenatal Yoga With Shiva Rea

Sun Salutations with Shiva ReaSun Salutations with Shiva Rea

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What are your favorite yoga videos? All comments big and small are very welcomed!

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Have You Been to Truemors Yet?



What is Truemors?

This is a cool, new, online, information sharing medium, co-founded by Guy Kawasaki, Will Mayall, and Kathryn Henkens. If you like Digg and similar sites, but would like a little less negativity, you’ll probably want to check out Truemors. It’s like a cross between Twitter and Digg, but so far without the nastiness that you see on Digg. They are looking for true rumors or stories that will democratize the spread of information.

Here’s how they describe themselves: “Truemors is a web site that enables you to “tell the worldâ€?—within the bounds of good taste and the law anyway. You can post your rumors, news, and sightings, and anyone with web access can read and rate them within minutes.” They are not looking for “crap” (although they do have a heading for it). The crap they don’t want is defined as “profanity, pornography, bullying, libel, slander, and advertising….(and) gossip.”

The content they are looking for is “true rumors that is relevant, helps you make sense of the world, and also possibly entertains you. Gossip, by contrast, is less urgent, less useful, and almost always deals with people’s private lives.” Gossip is not what they are looking for.

Truemors for Friends (TFF)

This is being tested on Facebook currently if you want to check it out. They are looking for beta testers. It sounds pretty cool. You can share information with just your friends, and only the ones you select. The information on TFF won’t post to Truemors.com which is for “sharing with the world.” TFF is for “sharing with your friends.”

Here’s how to get started with TFF:

  1. Sign-in to your Facebook account.
  2. Go to Truemors for Friends and click on Add Application.


Usefulness Value

You can browse or search for new information in the following categories: Auto, Business, Crap, Entertainment, Food, Gaming , Health, News, Odd, Politics, Science, Sex, Sports, and Tech. The information on this site currently seems to be living up to it’s name. Information here seems to be reliable. The idea is that if it is true, it will get voted on more. And if stories are real “crap,” not the category “Crap,” then anyone can email them to notify them of that it should be reviewed.

You can post your own information that you discover by phone, email, text message, or online form. You don’t have to register to post a truemor. But if you want to register you can and then you’ll be able to add pictures and videos too.

Entertainment Value

There is a high level of entertainment value with this site. You can discover many interesting stories and bits of information to mentally chew on. Here are some examples:

The Final Verdict

Head on over there today! This is a cool place to share information that is true. Since Truemors is so new, as a contributor you have a chance to make a name for yourself with the truemors you post. As a commenter you can share your opinion and leave a link to your website. As a reader, you can pick up some cool new information without the hype and negativity you might see on some other information sharing sites.

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What do you think of Truemor? How do you use it? What would you like to see changed on Truemor? All comments big and small are very welcomed!

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Complete iPhone Links: Apps, Hacks, and Reviews


Complete iPhone Links: Apps, Hacks, and Reviews

I have a new guest post over at Lifehack.org.

If you have an iPhone and want to find all the latest applications and hacks or if you are considering buying an iPhone and want to find all the best reviews on the iPhone, head over to my article. It has links to everything you’ll need.

Lifehack.org: Complete iPhone Links: Apps, Hacks, and Reviews

iPhone

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The Ultimate iPhone Decision Tool


The iPhone – You Know You Want One…Or Do You?

The iPhone launched just over a week ago, and the dust is starting to settle. This article will present a look behind the hype curtain to help you make a decision about whether or not to buy an iPhone. This guide will give you the features that the iPhone has and the ones it is missing.

iPhone: What It’s Got and What It’s Not!
Below are the main menu items from the iPhone detailing what is useful and what is missing.

Phone 
GOT:

  • AT&T is the carrier. You can check AT&T’s coverage level is in your area. In my area it is good and better than Verizon which I was pleasantly surprised about.
  • Sound clarity is excellent.
  • The headphones that come with the phone are excellent too. They have a little toggle switch on the mic that allows you to switch between calls and music.
  • The phone has bluetooth for a use with a wireless headset which I haven’t tried.
  • Visual Voicemail allow you to see a list of all your recent voicemails. You can go to anyone by just tapping on it. It works very nicely.
  • Add Call feature is handy because it is so easy to use.
  • Cost is not bad. Basic package is $59.99 for 450 monthly rollover minutes, 5000 weekend/night minutes, unlimited web data, and 200 text messages.

NOT:

  • Not available with other wireless phone carriers, and this will hold true for at least the next 2 years.
  • $36 non-refundable activation fee.
  • You can return your iPhone to the original point of purchase within 14 days for a full refund, but there is a 10% restocking fee if the box has been opened.
  • Not Cheap: $499 for 4GB version and $599 for 8GB version.

Mail
GOT:

  • Automatically add Yahoo, Gmail, .mac, AOL mail. You can add other email too such as Earthlink, that falls into either IMAP, POP, or Exhange categories.
  • Push email. Email is delivered to your iPhone at your chosen frequency.
  • Email viewing: very easy to read.

NOT:

  • Can only delete one email at a time. If you get a lot of junk email this is a pain.
  • No corporate email.

Web
GOT:

  • WiFi and EDGE network. WiFi is fast. You can view almost any web page.
  • Safari browser. You can view full web pages which you can zoom in on by “pinching” the screen with two fingers and move around with one finger. Works very well.
  • Bookmarks sync with those on your computer (for windows, only I.E., not Firefox)

NOT:

  • EDGE is not fast, however in my opinion it’s not as bad as has been reported. I used web via wireless connection before, and it seems about the same speed as Verizon.
  • Some websites can’t be viewed on Safari, either they don’t format well or can’t view them at all. This doesn’t happen that often.

Music
GOT:

  • All the iPod functionality including music videos.
  • New Album browsing functionality. While listening to a playlist you can turn the iPhone horizontally and see the album. Tap on the album and you can see all the other songs from that album that you have whether they are in the current playlist or not. From there you can jump to any song on that album.

NOT:

  • There is no headphone that allows you to control your music from the headset say when you’re exercising.
  • If you have a lot of music you will need to pick and choose playlists as the memory fills up fast!

SMS
GOT:

  • Text messages.
  • Display is easy to read and use

NOT:

  • Can’t include photos. Have to send via email. This stinks if you like to share photos with friends this way.

Calendar
GOT:

  • Syncs Calendar and Contacts with Outlook in Windows and iCal for Macs.
  • Easy to read display especially compared with Windows mobile.

NOT:

Camera & Photos
GOT:

  • 2 megapixel camera that works nicely.
  • Enlarging feature by “un-pinching” the image on the touch screen.
  • Move picture around with finger touch.
  • Scroll through album pictures with finger touch.
  • Can sync photos from your computer to the iPhone.
  • Can upload photos from iPhone to computer.

NOT:

  • No Video capture! Bummer. Not sure if this functionality can be added with software upgrade or you’ll have to wait for next generation of iPhone.
  • Sending pictures via email can be a problem. If you have two email accounts set up and the first one is turned off, it won’t automatically use the second email account.
  • Emailing pictures: problem choosing from your contacts. It only shows the contact’s name. It doesn’t let you see the email addresses if the contact only has one email address.
  • Can only delete one photo at a time.

You Tube
GOT:

  • Built in You Tube application. Works great.

NOT:

  • Can’t upload videos, but the camera doesn’t take videos so this is not really a problem.

Stocks
GOT:

  • Unlimited(?) stock and mutual fund watch list.
  • Graph. Choose between 1d, 1w, 1m, 3m, 6m, 1y, 2y views.

NOT:

  • No complaints, except that there are many things I’d rather have than this. (memo notes that sync, voice dial, voice memo, video camera

Maps
GOT:

  • Can view by Map, Satellite, or for directions, by the list of driving steps.
  • Directions will take you step by step along your route with pictures and text. Very useful.
  • Visual Traffic reporting via color coding on the map. Nice feature.

NOT:

  • No GPS functionality.

Weather
GOT:

  • Can have multiple cities. Displays today and next 5 days of weather: high, low and picture of sun, clouds, etc. Can view in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • Quick link to Yahoo! for more information on that location including weather, events, city guide, and more.

NOT:

  • No real complaints.

Clock
GOT:

  • As many World Clocks as you want. Once set up, you can see them all in a list.
  • Alarm that you can choose the alarm sound from your ringtone list. Snooze feature available.
  • Stopwatch with multiple lap times.
  • Countdown Timer. Easy to set the time with scroll wheel for setting hours, minutes, seconds.

NOT:

  • No complaints.

Calculator
GOT:

  • Basic

NOT:

  • Can’t add other higher functionality calculators. Workaround:
  • Calculator bugs. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of.

Notes
GOT:

  • Cute notes. Yellow legal pad look. Comic Sans type font.
  • To share you must email it. No syncing. 

NOT:

  • No Syncing with anything! Workaround: Use Plaxo to sync your notes (and tasks, contacts, and/or calendars) from Outlook, Yahoo and more to Plaxo’s online service. This is free and you’ll be able to see your memo notes. You won’t be able to sync them into iPhone notes.
  • No Clipboard, No Copy & Paste.

Keyboard:
GOT:

  • Virtual keyboard that shows up when input fields are tapped on. I think it’s fine, but this is a personal preference thing that you should try out at an Apple store or AT&T store if you think it will be a problem for you.

NOT:

  • No actual keys on the keyboard.
  • No Stylus, but you don’t really need one.
  • No graffiti capabilities. Not really a problem, but it could be a nice option for those who don’t like the virtual keyboard.

Other:
GOT:

  • 4GB or 8GB of memory.
  • Wallpaper: 19 built in choices, but you can use any of your own photos.
  • Airplane safe mode turns off unapproved features for use when in the air.

NOT:

  • There is no general search feature for finding information on your whole iPhone database.
  • No memory expansion. 8GB is a lot for a phone, but not for a phone with music, photos, videos, email and more.
  • No Games. Workaround: several web based games that cater to iPhone: macmost, iPhoneAppsManager, iWhack, iGiki.
  • No Voice Dialing.
  • No Voice Memos.
  • No Switching of SIM cards.
  • No Clipboard, No Copy & Paste.
  • No GPS.
  • Battery Replacement will cost $86 plus 3 day turnaround. Will this be improved? I think so.
  • iTunes can eat some or all of your music when you upgrade to iTunes 7. Solution: if you still have your songs on your iPod, you can use iPod Access for recovering songs from your iPod back into iTunes. I used it and it works. Free trial. Purchase is $19.99.
  • No application add-ons. Workaround: keep an eye on iPhoneAppsManager for links to online iphone applications. You can bookmark this on your iPhone.
  • No sketching tool.
  • No internal back-up in the case that you are traveling without your computer.

Hopeful

Hopefully many of the features, accessories and capabilities it is missing will be added soon in the next firmware upgrade. There are some workarounds for games and applications via web based solutions, but what if coverage is low or out? It would be nice to have these right on your phone. Can video, voice memos, and voice dialing be added with a software upgrade? If you know, please share in  the comments below!

References and Other Information to Check Out

Engadget Article on iSwitchers and iReturners. There are multiple comments on this post regarding readers’ opinions on the iPhone.
iPhone Hacks. Blog on latest on iPhone.

Cool Web Sites for Your iPhone

Plaxo for syncing your notes and tasks to view online. (Can also sync calendar and contacts from multiple sources.)
Google Calendar – if you use this calendar instead of Outlook reminders will come to you via SMS text message.
Google Notebook – Can view, but can’t update.
Google Docs – Can view, but can’t update.
Zoho Suite mini – Can view, but can’t update.
Ta-Da Lists – free online To-Do list application.

Please Share!

What features do you like about the iPhone? Which features do you wish it had? What is your decision on the iPhone and how do you feel about it? Any regrets? All comments big and small are very welcomed!

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