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Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

The Best Things In Life Are Free
...why not take advantage of all the free apps, programs, utilities etc. that are out there. OK... start by signing up with the following two freebies... I have quite a few of their daily offered programs and they are super! More »

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

Badminton? Seriously?
Wide-eyed disbelief. That's the typical reaction when Americans learn that badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world. An Olympic event since 1992, it has flourished since the late 1800s in Asia, Canada, Australia, and parts of Europe. More »

Lifestyle :: Around Town :: World Wide Ed

Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part III
Rated 5.0 Stars
Not to be outdone by their "townie" counterparts, this collection of merchants all make the claim that the westside is the bestside when it comes to serving up ono bubble drinks for us country bumpkins. Let's take a looksee for ourselves shall we? More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: Creative Recipes

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Rated 5.0 Stars
In this recipe I combine crab with breadcrumbs and top with melted cheese to create a favorite classic recipe. You can serve as an appetizer or make a meal with a side of crusty toasted bread or a salad. This recipe takes about an hour from start to table ready. More »

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

Fuel Injectors
...The concern is that over time, the fuel injectors get clogged. Symptoms of a clogged fuel injectors would be starting issues, poor idle, failed emissions, poor performance, engine won't reach full RPM, increased fuel consumption, rough engine performance... More »

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

Snap?  NO NO NO!!!
A recent tattoo article published in our area ended with a customer's comment about "love to hear the snap of the gloves" at his studio of choice. While it's nice to know his tattooer wears gloves it's disconcerting to think about that "snap" business. More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: The Tasty Island

The “Ultimate” Filipino Beef Mechado
Rated 5.0 Stars
Filipino Beef Mechado is a Spanish-influenced Tagalog stew dish I learned about from a coworker from the Philippines who would bring it to the office, and every time I was absolutely FLOORED at how delicious it tasted. I swear, when done right as she did it, you'll swear this is the ULTIMATE BEEF STEW. Seriously. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Picture This

Portraits On A Perfect Hawaiian Day at Pu'u Ualaka'a
Janelle and AJ picked a location for their photo shoot that fit them to a "T". This couple were a lot of fun to work with, adaptable to the situation at hand and adventurous. The locals refer to this spot as "Tantalus". The formal name of the location is Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park. Try to say that five times fast! More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer
As the weather heats up, here are some tips to keep cool this summer without using a lot of electricity. Maximize ventilation: Take advantage of the trade winds by letting them enter windward windows and push warm air out of leeward or upper windows and operable skylights... More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: The Freedive Camera

The Two-Step
I live and work on Oahu and spend a lot of time on the reefs here, but I have to admit that one of my favorite places to explore is the Big Island. At the top of my list of favorite places on the Big Island is Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, or the Place of Refuge. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Tech Tips

Google Has a Gaggle of Useful Options
I've previously sung the praises of Google's many search options and tools. In this column I'd like to provide more ways that Google makes your computer life more convenient.
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Lifestyle :: Computers :: Tech Tips

Who You Going to Call
Do you ever wonder what happens when there is an emergency and you dial 9-1-1 on your phone? Many of us have dialed this number for help but have no idea what is happening behind the scene and where you are calling. So my article is a simple explanation of the system we all take for granted called the Enhanced 9-1-1 system or E911 system for short. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Computer Tips

Ergonomics is so 90’s… or is it?
Is there anything more that needs to be known about sitting at your table or desk, on your computer? Why is it you go to a computer supply store and see a keyboard that looks crooked with a mouse that looks weird? What's up with the standing desks and the wrist pads? Did you know that this is a 2 billion dollar industry? More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Speed Training

PGA Tour Clubhead Lag Part 2
Rated 5.0 Stars
As we have seen in Part 1 of this series on clubhead lag, the PGA tour players vary widely in their use or non-use of lag. Some retain a lot of lag while some lose it very early. This could possibly be attributed to instructional disagreements where some swing philosophies believe in the notion of lag whereas some are afraid of it (and should be). More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Be Careful When Picking Fruit!
It's summertime in Hawaii, when everyone can enjoy locally grown mangos, avocados, and a variety of citrus. However, we urge you to be very careful when picking fruit. More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Yoga Step By Step

Garudasana - Eagle Pose (Leg Position Only)
The garuda is a mythical bird. The final pose of Garudasana resembles the shape of this eagle-like creature. Last week we learned the position of the arms. This week we work on the legs. This leg position of Garudasana makes them supple and strong. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Tech Tips

Take Steps to Fight Intrusive Spyware
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Adware (aka spyware) is one of the most insidious little devils out there on the Internet. Although spyware doesn't garner the kind publicity that viruses get, it can wreak substantial havoc.
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Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: HMSA's Island Scene

Don’t Just Do Something - Sit There!
Living on the beaches of the North Shore of Oahu in the 1960s, "Tom" practiced the message of Timothy O'Leary to "drop out and tune in." Tom says he sought a spiritual way of life through meditation and LSD, marijuana and methedrine. "Every day, I shot up some meth, read my guru's meditation lessons, and then sat down to meditate." It didn't work. More »

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

Get On Board!
Rated 5.0 Stars
Since moving to Hawaii two years ago, I've been eager to try new adventures. I braved wading through rocky streams on hiking trails, dabbling in hula, climbing through volcanic caves, and jumping off steep cliffs. But, much to my dismay, I failed at surfing. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season
Rated 3.0 Stars
Now that hurricane season has begun, it's time to finalize your emergency preparations. A home survival kit is essential during severe storms that may cause extended power outages. We recommend that you gather the following supplies in advance... More »

Top 5 Rated Articles

The “Ultimate” Filipino Beef Mechado
Rated 5.0 Stars
Filipino Beef Mechado is a Spanish-influenced Tagalog stew dish I ...
Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part III
Rated 5.0 Stars
Not to be outdone by their "townie" counterparts, this collection ...
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Rated 5.0 Stars
In this recipe I combine crab with breadcrumbs and top ...
Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part II
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We continue our epic bubble tea journey with 5 more ...
Recipe for Pet Weight Loss
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It's summertime again and both humans and pets may need ...

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