Thursday, December 25, 2014

Eight Things You Should Avoid When Visiting Walt Disney World For The First Time

Walt Disney World is an immensely popular vacation resort. It is both magical and overwhelming for many first-time guests. However, people new to Walt Disney World may make a few mistakes that they shouldn't do. Here are eight of them:

1. Arrive whenever we feel like it: Many new guests think that they can spend two hours in the park and arrive at 11 AM. In reality, Disney World is best visited when it is just opened. This allows us to get on the popular rides without waiting in long queues. We will also be able to leave the park when it already becomes quite crowded in the afternoon.

2. Try to do everything in one visit: In fact, the park is twice bigger than the island of Manhattan. There are two large water parks, four separate theme parks, as well as countless dining, shopping and sporting options. It is clearly not possible to enjoy all of them only in one day. In fact, the Disney World is designed so that we will come back. We should consider the stamina and age of everyone in the team. Smaller children and seniors could get tired after 5-6 hours of non-stop activities in the park. In this case, we should study the park in advance and prioritize on one area of the park.

3. Make it an entirely parent-focused trip: Although parents plan the trip to the park for their children, they don't consult the very individuals they want to entertain. Parents should make sure that children will get excited about this trip. Involving them in the planning can prevent temper tantrums and make the entire trip more enjoyable.

4. Stay at wrong locations: Many people decide to stay on the eastern parts of Orlando to get more affordable hotels. However, this could put us at the farthest distance from the park. By staying in the wrong areas, we would need to tackle with rush hour traffic in Orlando. Obviously, we want to spend most of our time in the park, not on the road.

5. Eat only fast food: The World Disney Park is more than just about fast food. It is a location with wonderful culinary delights. We could an array of wonderful dining choices, with quality and variety increase progressively each year. We could read reviews on places we should visit and dine.

6. Keep the family together all the time: In a family trip, it may sound rather counter-intuitive to split up. But splitting the group into smaller teams could ensure that everyone has the best time in the park. The Disney World is just too big to be visited in a single day. Some families spend 3 or 4 days to explore the park, but we may not have the same opportunity to do that. Girls and mom could go to Princess-themed areas, while boys and dad could go to action-packed attractions. But it is important to regularly communicate using mobile phone and specify areas where the family would gather at the end of the trip.

7. Give our children phobias: Not all children are happy to meet Mickey and Donald. Some of them could find these characters intimidating and rather scary. Parents shouldn't force children to take pictures with these characters when they are afraid. Nervous children could find the park less enjoyable, because they fear the prospect of meeting with these cartoon characters again in the exit gates. Fear of clown and other supposedly funny characters is real; so parents should consider the well-being of their children.

8. Ask everyone to join all rides: In reality, not all rides in the Disney World are appropriate for all ages. The park also has areas with rather scary atmospheres as well. For this reason, we shouldn't force frightened children to go to the Haunted Mansion or Tower of Terror. Some of the rides are more appropriate for older children.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Six Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee and caffeine have been unjustly criticized for their potential bad health effects. But, it turns out that the dark liquid offers a number of wonderful benefits.

1. Reduced depression: According to studies, people who drink a few cups of coffee each day could be more resistant to depression, compared to those who drink more carbonated soft drinks.

2. Less suicidal thoughts: It is rather surprising to know that drinking coffee each day could lower the risk of suicide by about 50 percent. Coffee stimulates our central nervous system and it can act as a type of antidepressant. Drinking proper amount of coffee could produce happy hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin.

3. It is a kind of scent therapy: The mere whiff of hot coffee can actually help our mind to relax a bit. People who smell wonderful scents may release a type of protein that can protect their delicate nerve stress from any stress related damage. So, the next time we are feeling tense, just sniff a cup of hot coffee for a few minutes before we sip it.

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4. Increased sex drive for women: According tests on female rats, a dose of caffeine could cause them to return to their male partners faster for another intimate session. There's a condition though, it may only work on women who haven't tried caffeinated drinks before, which is kind of a letdown.

5. It ensures healthy liver: A cup of coffee could also rejuvenate our liver. People who drink coffee regularly are less likely to develop liver cirrhosis. In general, one cup of coffee each day could reduce the risk of cirrhosis by 22 percent. Tea doesn't have the same effect, so the mystery ingredient is probably not caffeine.

6. It is an antioxidant: Many of us have heard about antioxidants and their ability to protect our body from the ravaging free radicals. Studies show that coffee has become one of the most common sources of antioxidants. It means, we could maintain overall health by consuming enough coffee each day.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Five Google Services Travellers Should Rely On

From language transitions to mapping service, there are amazing things Google could provide to travellers. The Internet giant is able to provide real-time information for users across different time zones around the world. Current mobile devices come with many different nifty things that can help people during a long trip. Before starting a trip, travellers should familiarize themselves with multiple positive functions that can enhance their experiences. Obviously, no human-made technology is perfect; so travellers should also be aware of any shortcomings of these servuces. Here are Google services travellers should use during their long trips

1. Google Translate: Google Translate supports more than 70 languages, starting from Afrikaans to Zulu. Because reliable Internet connection isn’t always available in remote areas, travellers could prepare by downloading data files for specific languages, so the service can be used offline. Travellers can type a phrase on their mobile device, translate it and show it to a seller or other people. But it is obviously better if travellers use Google Translate to learn a few essential words and phrases, so they can start basic conversations with people in other countries.

2. Google Now: Google Now is a direct counterpart of Apple Siri. Travellers could ask whether they need to carry an umbrella in Tokyo today. This answer will be correlated with real-time weather information. They could also ask “How far is Moskow?” and also find out about local traffic condition, so they can estimate their time on the road.

3. Google Camera: Travelling is also about capturing the scenes in photos and videos. Google Nexus smartphones come with great camera features. Like on Apple iPhone, they allow us to blur backgrounds, add filters and do many automatic features to make our pictures look more awesome. Android devices are pretty capable of capturing moving objects at reasonable details. They also contain the rather useful Android Beam feature that allows two NFC-capable models to transfer multimedia content through simple touches. This technology is a direct enhancement over the legacy Bluetooth-based implementations.

4. Google Maps: Google Maps is probably the most popular Google service used by travellers. It doesn’t only show us locations of objects on the map, but also best routes we should take to avoid crawling traffic. When we are in a large city at other countries and we need to explore the surrounding by taking a walk, we could find out objects of interests in a 3-mile radius from our current location. It is preferable to download maps at home, so we can use them offline to avoid expensive roaming charges. Our Google Maps could be uniquely sprinkled with different recommendations added by our family and friends in Google+, if we also subscribe to the social media platform.

5. Google Admin: Many unexpected things could happen during a trip. The light could get dimmer in a night club and suddenly our prized Nexus 6 disappears suddenly from the table. What if our lost phone contains critical data? Fortunately, the Google Admin service could allow us to restore the phone to factory settings and completely wipe data clean from the internal storage and microSD card.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Future of Mandatory Solar Energy Provided to Homeowners by Utility Companies

Utility companies in California delay to connect packs of batteries installed by Solar City, a San Mateo, CA Company conducting research on lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Tesla Motors. The 100 homes located throughout the state adopted the research program, allowing the groundbreaking batteries into their basements. The batteries store enough electricity generated from solar panels during the daytime, to power the entire house at night.

Involved in the hauling of the program, are several California Utility Companies. Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, PG&E connected 11 of 100 participants, Southern Edison has not one of the participants connected and San Diego Electric and Gas connected one homeowner for the project, according to Solar City. Homeowners involved in the program jumped at the opportunity for applying for the program. They understand the importance of supplying their own power if the grid went down. Often, earthquakes are huge concern to residents in southern California, and being a part of this pilot program appealed to residents wanting to test the efficiency of the lithium batteries.

PG&E state they are not doing anything the hinder the connection process, it normally takes four to six weeks to hook up the batteries to the grid. Although, residents claim the wait time so far is four months. PG&E implemented an application fee of $800, and $600 for anytime the utility company decides the residence needs a new meter. Southern California Edison requires a fee of $2,898 for connecting a new meter and $600 for the application. This is according to the documentation received by Solar City. Solar City claims the fees are illegal. Their claims of illegal fees seem based on the way the government deals with homeowners applying for solar panel installation.

PG&E charges $800 for each application, plus a $600 fee whenever the utility decides that the solar-and-battery system needs a new electric meter. Southern California Edison charges the same application fee, and $2,898 to install and connect the meter, according to documents Solar City provided to The Chronicle. Trends across the globe show that the economic damage done by burning fossil fuels for energy exceeds the profits from burning fossil fuels. The greenhouse gasses produced from burning fossil fuels and health problems stemming from that cause and effect scenario does not support by the fossil fuel burning industry.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

How to Find Out if a Laptop Is Right for You - Power Supply Info

Laptops come in various sizes, weights, prices and battery life. Since purchasing one of them may come as a big investment to you, you should make clear many things to you before putting your money in this asset. Making these things much clear to you will eventually determine you whether or not this acquiring is the right one for you.

* One thing that you should know beforehand is the use of this device. How do you plan to use it? Is this a necessity for you on daily basis? Do you travel a lot with your lone of work and need to have your mobile device with you? Knowing how you plan to make use of it, will enable you make a better choice in that this one will perfectly match your lifestyle.

* Defining the things from above will also make you see whether you need this device to have a battery with a longer lifespan. If you travel a lot and have to cross large distances from one stop to another you might need one battery that lasts longer before you have the chance to recharge it again.

* On the other hand, maybe the screen is of a big importance to you, in case you use an external power source and thus need a better screen for the visibility on a broad day light.

* The use of your laptop will also determine the features that you need this device to come with. In case you need this device for storing data within and do not plan to use it for games or other multimedia applications, then you are better off with a lower cost device and thus no need to pay for a super-performant one.

* The more extensive use of your laptop will automatically lead to a much expensive device. This means that you will need one with a higher power, DVD burner, full graphics abilities, memory (RAM), removable storage, peripheral connectivity, a better lifespan of a battery, sound, etc.

*Another thing that you should know is that the performance of laptop graphics is lower than that presented within desktop computers. This is because the portable data storage capacity is widely used with a laptop making the graphics be less performant.

Info on Your Laptop Power Supply

When you purchase a laptop you will be provided with a battery that is the power source for your computer. Beside this battery you will be presented also with an AC adapter that provides the power for your device while it is connected to a power outlet. The battery comes as a rechargeable unit and is meant to provide power for various periods of time depending on the make and model of the unit.

Let's take each of these power supplies and see what their features are:

* Battery is the power unit that each laptop contains in its structure. It is located on the backside of your device into a slot that is specially designed to fit the size of the battery. As mentioned above, each battery comes with its own specifications related to the lifespan and all of them are the rechargeable kind. The lowest lifespan of this unit is of 2 hours while the highest is of 7 hours. But of course that the life time of the battery will depend mostly on the laptop use and the battery quality.

When you need to recharge the battery all you have to do is to plug the AC adapter into the laptop and the other end going into an electrical outlet. You will always be advised when the time has come for the battery to be recharged because an indicator located on the screen will let you know about the status of your laptop battery. Most of the times, when the battery is running out of power, the user will be notified of the low level and thus knowing that you will have to plug in the adapter.

Once the adapter is plugged, the battery will take the power in while you can still make use of the laptop. One new step taken forward in this area is the release on the market of laptops containing solar powered batteries that can enable a laptop to work up to 2 hours. However these types of batteries are not that widespread on the market, but it is stated that over time with more technological advances, they will be more available on the market in the future.

* AC adapter is always provided with the laptop upon purchasing as this is the best power supply ensuring your device of an uninterrupted functioning. Make sure that you have proper care of this adapter since the replacement of the AC cords can cost you some good money.