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Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Picture This

'Phoodies' – Phone + Photos + Food = 'phoodies'
Almost as frequently as people take 'selfies', and 'US-ies', they are doing 'phoodies'. Hey coining a phrase is fun... This is just taking photos of the food you eat, using the camera on your phone. Thanks to these handy, always ready to take a pic cameras, these tasty trends are likely to continue for some time... More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Safety & the Art of Tattoo

How Clean Is That?
Sanitize, disinfect, sterilize?? What's the difference? There IS a huge difference and it's a matter of safety and health that we understand each term. A quality body art studio will have staff that can use each term properly and explain what they do at every level to keep YOU safe. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Wedding Tips

Gettin’ The Most Out of Your Budget
When it comes to weddings, we know how important it is to stretch... your budget that is! From the flowers to the decor and all that delicious food, when maximizing your budget you'll get the most bang for your buck AND make all your dreams come true without breaking the bank. Check out three of our favorite tips on how to save on your big day. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Look For The Safety Mark
When buying electric equipment, select products that bear the safety mark of an independent testing lab. The most familiar mark is the UL mark, but you may also see ETL or CSA on the products you buy. More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: HMSA's Island Scene

Living Through It
"When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was really scared and I stayed scared for a long time," says Karen Garcia, a wife, mother, and cancer survivor. "As time goes by, I was less scared - but I was still scared. It never really goes away." More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: Creative Recipes

Frozen Treats for Dogs
These frozen treats for dogs have saved me the stress of keeping my dog cool on warm days in Hawaii. I purchased these bones from the pet store and they were originally filled with peanutbutter and chicken. After the dog ate the center of the bones I decided to refill with my own ingredients. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: The Freedive Camera

Hanging With Honu
September has been a hot month. The last couple weeks have real steamers, with the temperatures and the humidity high while the trade winds have gone elsewhere to blow. In the midst of all this, I think the heat has gone to some people's heads... More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

Trick or Treat for your favorite Geek {:-)
It's October already so it's time to think about tricks or treats for your favorite Geek. We're talking skulls, skeletons, ghosts, pumpkins, and what's more appropriate for a Halloween Geek than brains? {:-) More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Auto Repair Advice

Evaluating a Used Hybrid Vehicle
When you are in the market for a used car, it goes without saying that you need to be thorough and deliberate in your evaluation of the vehicle. When purchasing a used hybrid vehicle, that advice is even more true. More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Healing Hands

Headache Syndrome
The "McKenzie Method" characterizes a headache as a mechanical syndrome.  The cause of mechanical headache syndrome is unknown although it usually, but not exclusively, involves the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd segments of the neck. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Auto Repair Advice

Is There a Safety Recall In My Future?
Recently, it seems like it has been impossible to pick up a newspaper or listen to the radio or television without hearing about the multi-million vehicle recall of Toyota cars and trucks. With all the attention focused on Toyota, it is easy to overlook the fact that a great many safety recalls have been issued over the years affecting practically every automobile manufacturer. More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: Creative Recipes

Queens Biscuits Sesame Biscotti
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This holiday recipe has been in my family a long time. I called my mom the other day and said I wanted to make her recipe. We Italians love to share our recipes. We love to cook. We love to eat and make others eat. Manga! More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

International CES - Innovation Part 2
As their press release at the end of the show in January said: "...the 2013 International CES is the largest in the show's 45+ year history." And as I said, there were huge numbers of things to see, and lots of innovation, so I had to be selective, or at least I tried to be {:-). So, here are a few more of the many, many things that I was able to see. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

Security In a FLASH (drive)
Unless you've been hiding in a cave for years, you know that everything sent over Wi-Fi is vulnerable to eavesdropping. A handful of hotspots now encrypt user data-usually with WPA-but the vast majority still expect customers to protect themselves. Sadly, many users continue to ignore even this simple threat. So if you carry your laptop with you when you travel, what does this mean? More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Helping Your Child Succeed

Use SQ3R to Make Textbook Reading Effective
Teachers know how important it is for students to read their textbooks. The textbook provides essential information about content material. Reading the textbook helps prepare students for classroom discussion and participation. More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Healing Hands

Assessing Risk For Falls in the Elderly
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There are several outcome measures used clinically to determine if an individual at high risk for falls. These objectively measureable tests can be helpful to assess risk for falls, need for use of an assistive walking device or possible need for skilled care intervention (i.e. physical or occupational therapy). More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: HMSA's Island Scene

Not an Easy Fix
Berin Nakamura can tell you firsthand that gastric bypass surgery isn't an easy fix. "It's a lot of work. It's not an easy way out," he says. He suffered from sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux, and had just been diagnosed with diabetes. At nearly 330 pounds, Nakamura was plagued with health problems. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Jewels of the Isle

EGL Accused of Over-Grading Diamonds
In August the Jeweler's Association of Australia issued an industry alert to its members that accused European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) International of over stating color and clarity grades on their diamond grading reports by two grades or more. They indicated the laboratory of the Israeli EGL International as the primary source of the over-graded reports and cautioned that all EGL certificates should be treated carefully since the facility responsible for the grading is not listed on the document. EGL responded by saying that it was being falsely accused and that the JAA was "unfair and irresponsible". More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Picture This

Pinterest 101
Do you "Pin?" If you are like over 70 million of us then the answer is YES. If you already follow our boards and "repin" our pins, thank you! We try to add new pins every week. Please "follow" us and repin your favorite ones from our boards! If you have no idea what we are talking about... More »
Puna
Regarding the Kilauea volcano lava flow.

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