This is the story of the death of my hard drive, and its subsequent effects on my life. One long and stormy night, I was intently working away on my latest crime drama novel. As I so cleverly began typing on the last page, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, suddenly, my computer screen went dark. I wondered, “Did my joke about Jack bring some malevolent spirit to kill my computer?”
Alas, as humorous as this may sound, hard drive disasters are no joke. Every week, 140,000 hard drives crash in the US alone. 6% of all computers will suffer an episode of data loss yearly. Given the amount of computers used by businesses, this 6% translates to approximately 4.6 million losses of data. Some hard drive brands are particularly susceptible to failure. 60% of companies that lost their data, will shut their doors within 6 months of the disaster. The staggering cost of this loss comes in at over 20 billion dollars. With shocking statistics like these, it only illustrates the dependency we have on our computers.
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A rose by any other name is still a rose. Apply that saying to exercise, and you’re on the right track to understanding it. Low-impact aerobics exercise, for example, has a number of names. But no matter what you call it–soft, low-intensity, low-level, fluid, or no-bounce–the bottom line is still exercise.
Regardless of whether you are riding your bike, swimming laps in a pool, walking 10 blocks, or rowing your boat down the river, the end result will be good news for your heart and lungs. Any prolonged exercise that stimulates the heart and lungs to increase the amount of oxygen intake is aerobic. And a strong cardiovascular system is a good indicator of overall fitness.
Not All Exercise Is Equal
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Over the years, snoring has become such a problem in bedrooms that it has caused arguments between couples and have, in some instances, caused some partners to be thrown out of the room. But these days, snoring may not be as impossible to solve as it once was. People have become more informed about the causes of the problem or if not, it’s now easier for them to be educated about it. Different websites have been recognized for being reliable sources of information for this problem.
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Jeff, in a hurry, maneuvered his bicycle to the right of the cars stopped at the stop sign, and glided into the intersection. It was something he had done so many times. Like many cyclists, he had the attitude that stop signs were really meant for cars, not bikes. The first car at the stop sign blocked his view to the left, so he did not see the car coming until just before it hit him. Similarly, the teen driving the car had no chance to see Jeff before he sailed into the intersection.
Jeff was critically injured.
Losing (Safety) Consciousness
When does it happen, this loss of safely consciousness? When you first learned to ride a bike, your probably followed all the rules. You stopped at stop signs, looked both ways, were cautious of driveways, yielded right of way to pedestrians, and kept your bike in good condition. Then, perhaps one (more…)
Janey thought she liked her mother’s boyfriend Dan the first minute she say him. how could she have been so wrong? How could she have guessed that the generous, loving man who first began dating her mother would turn into a wicked stepfather the minute he and her mother were married?
Janey thought that they would instantly become the closest of families, but her hopes were shattered with the first argument: Dan insisted she finish her homework or he wouldn’t take her skating. She could have saved herself a lot of disappointment if her expectations had been more realistic.
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