Best Password Practices Guide

One of the weakest links in most security systems, even today, are passwords. People write them down on sticky notes attached to their computers, or make their passwords so simple that with a little time, anyone can access their system.

As we rely on computers and the Internet more and more with our precious data, password security is only going to rise in importance. Many sites have long since enacted basic checks on passwords to limit the chance of a possible security breach. You’ve seen these systems in place before as they ask you for longer passwords, or to include certain types of characters.

They want you to use passwords that look like !qD7_8aC but you’ll never remember that. So how do you create passwords that aren’t easy to guess, simple to figure out and that you won’t have to write down to remember? Well, first we need to look at why passwords like the example above are so secure. [Read more...]

Quick Refreshers for the Deskbound Worker

Do you have the telltale signs: stiff neck and shoulders, tired eyes, fatigue? Not everyone works at a computer all day, but in this burgeoning information age it’s a good bet that most people spend at least a few hours every day at some kind of desk, staring at a monitor, with the resulting symptoms Whether you’re a freelance writer working from home or an accountant in an office, chances are that you’ve had the experience of looking up, wondering what time it was, and realizing you’ve just spent the last five hours bent over your keyboard. No wonder your eyes are red and you feel so stiff! [Read more...]

One Question Interview: What is Your Number One Life Tip?

Recently, I e-mailed a number of my contacts, and asked them to participate in a simple one question interview that would show off their similarities, their differences, and ultimately provide my readership with an insight on how they live happy and successful lives.

This is the second set of answers received by me. Check out the first post in this series with the same title: One Question Interview: What is Your Number One Life Tip? [Read more...]

Seven Stages of Finding Better Health

Regardless of how we get there, there are stages along the way that everyone experiences when trying to improve their health. This article covers those stages and my journey through them so that you can use these tips to motivate yourself to take that first step – or try again. [Read more...]

Coffee: Drink to Your Health!

If you’re anything like me, you can’t function properly without your morning cup of coffee. Discovered more than 1,000 years ago by hungry goats roaming the hills of Ethiopia, it has become the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet. Black tea, bananas, dry beans and corn round out the top five. Once a health pariah blamed for everything from stunted growth, to heart disease, to making you visit the bathroom more often, coffee is now making a comeback. Three new studies were published this year alone touting it’s health benefits. But can a latte a day really keep the doctor away? Here is some evidence that suggests the answer is, “Yes!” [Read more...]

One Question Interview: What is Your Number One Life Tip?

Recently, I e-mailed a number of my contacts, and asked them to participate in a simple one question interview that would show off their similarities, their differences, and ultimately provide my readership with an insight on how they live happy and successful lives.

Since sending it out, I’ve received a few responses already, and while others are still flowing in, I wanted to push these out there for you all to see. [Read more...]