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Free Hard Disk Data Recovery


They say you only know the value and importance of something when you have lost it. That is essentially true in today’s digital age where data is crucial to anybody whether for your own personal use or for your business purpose. Once you have lost all your data, then you will definitely be in for a tough time.

Thankfully there is this great data recovery tool called EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard Free that provides hard drive data recovery among its many features that are available. Now in the latest version 8.5, it offers the largest recovery capacity with the most powerful features. It allows for easy recovery of data due to deleting, formatting, partition loss and improper operation. You can use it to recover anything or to be specific any kind of files such as pictures, videos, audio, emails and documents. It is very user-friendly and with just a few clicks, you can get all your lost data back.

In just 3 simple steps, you can perform the data recovery that can save you a lot of time and headache. Step #1 is to launch the program and start the scan. But before that, kindly ensure that you do not download and install the software on the disk that you want to perform the hard drive data recovery on. Once the program has started, kindly select the type of lost data that you want to recover. All common file formats are broken into 6 different categories namely; Graphic, Audio, Document, Video, Email and Other.

Broken hard disk

All the categories are selected by default, but if you know exactly what the files that you wish to recover are, then by specifying the type of files can reduce the scanning time and immediately zoom in to the files. Next is to select a location to start finding data; for example Desktop, Windows Libraries, Hard Disk Drives, Lost Hard Disk Drives. The latter option is suitable for a situation where data loss is caused by deleting a partition, losing a partition or re-partition. The data recovery software will read the partition table and list all the deleted partition information under it.

Step#2 is to start the scanning process. There’s a progress bar on top that displays the status of the recovery. Next to it, you can find the Stop and Pause button; but it really is highly recommended to finish the scanning and the data recovery process as soon as possible to maximize the chances of recovering the lost data. There’s also the estimated remaining time and scan status that also displays the percentage.

The final step#3 is to preview and recover the files. After the scanning finishes, the scan result page will then be shown and it is divided into 3 parts. On the left is the Directory Tree list, which you can use to filter by Path, Types and Time. In the middle it will display all the files and folders under the folder that you selected in the left window with more information. Then at the right side, it displays a thumbnail and info for the file selected in the middle window. It provides a Preview option to preview some specific file types in the program. If the file is an image, you will see a thumbnail of the image being displayed.

With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free, it has never been so easy to perform a hard drive data recovery on your machine. It is reliable, user-friendly and best of all, it is free. Join millions of other users who are already using it.

You can protect your children against obesity with a family meal a day


The fight against obesity is in our own hands and that seems to be clearer every day. While the absolute control of meals is impossible, we can help with a small effort. It could be even good not just for the family’s health but for the family’s relationship itself.

Family meal

Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives.  It has been suggested that family meals, which tend to include fruits, vegetables, calcium, and whole grains, could be protective against obesity.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied whether frequent family meals during adolescence were protective for overweight and obesity in adulthood.

Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, and colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Columbia University used data from a 10-year longitudinal study (2,287 subjects), Project EAT (Eating and Activity among Teens), to examine weight-related variables (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, weight control behaviors) among adolescents.  Questions were asked to assess family meal frequency and body mass index.  According to Dr. Berge, “It is important to identify modifiable factors in the home environment, such as family meals, that can protect against overweight/obesity through the transition to adulthood.”

Fifty-one percent of the subjects were overweight and 22% were obese.  Among adolescents who reported that they never ate family meals together, 60% were overweight and 29% were obese at the 10-year follow-up.  Overall, all levels of baseline family meal frequency, even having as few as 1-2 family meals a week during adolescence, were significantly associated with reduced odds of overweight or obesity at the 10-year follow-up compared with those reporting never having had family meals during adolescence.  Results also showed a stronger protective effect of family meal frequency on obesity among black young adults compared with white young adults.  However, the limited significant interactions overall by race/ethnicity suggest that the protective influence of family meals for adolescents spans all races/ethnicities.

Family meals may be protective against obesity or overweight because coming together for meals may provide opportunities for emotional connections among family members, the food is more likely to be healthful, and adolescents may be exposed to parental modeling of healthful eating behaviors.  As noted by Dr. Berge, “Informing parents that even having 1 or 2 family meals per week may protect their child from overweight or obesity in young adulthood would be important.”  Using this information, public health and health care professionals who work with adolescents can give parents another tool in the fight against obesity.

People who suffer from chronic pain looks more at pain words


It seems to be obvious, but until now, no one has established a rule to establish how much attention draw the pain related words from people already affected by the pain those words are related to.

Chronic pain

The current study, “More than meets the eye: visual attention biases in individuals reporting chronic pain”, published in the Journal of Pain Research, incorporated an eye-tracker, which is a more sophisticated measuring tool to test reaction time than the previously used dot-probe task in similar studies.

“The use of an eye-tracker opens up a number of previously unavailable avenues for research to more directly tap what people with chronic pain attend to and how this attention may influence the presence of pain,” says Professor Joel Katz, Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology, the co-author of the study.

The researchers recorded both reaction time and eye movements of chronic pain (51) and pain-free (62) participants. Both groups viewed neutral and sensory pain-related words on a dot-probe task. They found reaction time did not indicate attention, but “the eye-tracking technology captured eye gaze patterns with millimetre precision,” according to Fashler. She points out that this helped researchers to determine how frequently and how long individuals looked at sensory pain words.

“We now know that people with and without chronic pain differ in terms of how, where and when they attend to pain-related words. This is a first step in identifying whether the attentional bias is involved in making pain more intense or more salient to the person in pain,” says Katz.

New mobility pension for european researchers


The European Commission has launched his new program to incentive mobility across the european borders between researchers. While have a salary in other country is not difficult at all, it can be pretty hard to receive all of your retirement rights if anyone has worked in a few countries. Now, them all have a fund to guarantee their retirement income called “Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Research Institutions”.

European researchers


Mobility of researchers is a driver of excellence in research. Nevertheless, researchers currently face many difficulties in preserving their supplementary pension benefits when moving between different countries. To overcome this problem, the European Commission conducted a feasibility study in 2010 on a Pan-European pension arrangement for researchers. Following the feasibility study, the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation invited a group of interested employers and employer representatives to prepare the ground for the establishment of what has become known as “Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Research Institutions” or RESAVER.

By participating in RESAVER, employers will be able to sponsor one single pension arrangement. It will be a highly flexible retirement savings product that corresponds to the specific needs of the research community, and is capable of delivering:

  • cross-border pooling of pension plans;

  • continuity of the accumulation of pension benefits as professionals move between different organisations and countries during their career;

  • lower overhead costs (and therefore improved member benefits) through economies of scale;

  • a pan-European risk pooling solution.

The fund will help get closer to the European Research Area (ERA), a true ‘single market for research’. The second ERA Progress Report, published on 16 September 2014 (IP/14/1003), confirmed that researcher mobility has serious benefits. For example, the research impact of researchers who have moved between countries is nearly 20% higher than those who have not. They generate more knowledge, which in turn means bigger benefits to the economy.

Impressive decline in wildlife population


World Wildlife Fund issues 10th edition of “The Living Planet Report”, a science-based assessment of the planet’s health, just to reveal that half of the wildlife has disappeared in the last forty years.

Dead elephant

Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This biodiversity loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countries—and correlates with the increasing resource use of high-income countries.

In addition to the precipitous decline in wildlife populations the report’s data point to other warning signs about the overall health of the planet. The amount of carbon in our atmosphere has risen to levels not seen in more than a million years, triggering climate change that is already destabilizing ecosystems. High concentrations of reactive nitrogen are degrading lands, rivers and oceans. Stress on already scarce water supplies is increasing. And more than 60 percent of the essential “services” provided by nature, from our forests to our seas, are in decline.

“We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life,” said Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF. “But we already have the knowledge and tools to avoid the worst predictions. We all live on a finite planet and its time we started acting within those limits.”

The Living Planet Report, WWF’s biennial flagship publication, measures trends in three major areas:
• populations of more than ten thousand vertebrate species;
• human ecological footprint, a measure of consumption of goods, greenhouse gas emissions; and
• existing biocapacity, the amount of natural resources for producing food, freshwater, and sequestering carbon.

“There is a lot of data in this report and it can seem very overwhelming and complex,” said Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist at WWF. “What’s not complicated are the clear trends we’re seeing — 39 percent of terrestrial wildlife gone, 39 percent of marine wildlife gone, 76 percent of freshwater wildlife gone – all in the past 40 years.”

The report says that the majority of high-income countries are increasingly consuming more per person than the planet can accommodate; maintaining per capita ecological footprints greater than the amount of biocapacity available per person. People in middle- and low-income countries have seen little increase in their per capita footprints over the same time period.

While high-income countries show a 10 percent increase in biodiversity, the rest of the world is seeing dramatic declines. Middle-income countries show 18 percent declines, and low-income countries show 58 percent declines. Latin America shows the biggest decline in biodiversity, with species populations falling by 83 percent.

“High-income countries use five times the ecological resources of low-income countries, but low income countries are suffering the greatest ecosystem losses,” said Keya Chatterjee, WWF’s senior director of footprint. “In effect, wealthy nations are outsourcing resource depletion.”

The report underscores that the declining trends are not inevitable. To achieve globally sustainable development, each country’s per capita ecological footprint must be less than the per capita biocapacity available on the planet, while maintaining a decent standard of living.

At the conclusion of the report, WWF recommends the following actions:

1. Accelerate shift to smarter food and energy production
2. Reduce ecological footprint through responsible consumption at the personal, corporate and government levels
3. Value natural capital as a cornerstone of policy and development decisions

Bad hideout


Trying to be funny is essential for the human being.

Selecting the place to be funny is something not so easy and sometimes is a guarantee of disaster.

bad hideout
bad hideout

Hazards of laser pointers


Everyone knows about the hazards of laser pointers and the risks they can involve for eyes health.

But not only for eyes health but too for some other parts of the human body.

Take a look to this video and be careful with laser pointers. 😉

Hazards of laser pointers
Hazards of laser pointers

Inexpensive and Effective Fungus Gnat Prevention Methods for Indoor Houseplants


The easiest fungus gnat prevention method involves watering your indoor plants properly. Overwatering causes soil or garden mix to stay moist for longer periods of time, attracting those little pesky fungus gnats which look for a nice source of algae, fungi, and rotting organic materials for their larvae to feast on.
When you let your potting mix to dry out between watering, the accessibility of food for the fungus gnats will be disrupted, making the soil significantly less attractive to those wee but harmful insects.
Because these gnats have a fast life cycle, it is essential to lessen their population by applying techniques that control them both as larvae and as adults.

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Whether you go for biological and/or physical fungus gnat prevention measures, there are a vast variety of safe and affordable options for ridding your garden of troublesome fungus gnats and their plant-exterminator larvae.
Below are other easy, effective, and inexpensive fungus gnat prevention methods that would help exterminate those annoying insects. Take note that if the population of the gnats is quite overwhelming, it would be necessary to apply more than one preventive method.


Adult fungus gnats lay eggs in the top ¼ inch of wet or moist soil. Putting ¼ to ½ inch of sand on the surface of the garden soil will help make it drain quickly and usually fool adult gnats into thinking that the soil is dry and therefore unsuitable for laying eggs.


Making a vinegar trap is another fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get rid of the gnats. All you have to do is to pour some vinegar into a small jar with a few drops of dish washing soap. Stir the mixture, place the lid, and poke some holes into it big enough for adult gnats to get through. Place the jar next to your plant infested by fungus gnats. The adult gnats are attracted to vinegar so they will dive into the jar and drown or simply get trapped in the suds from the soap, making them unable to fly or crawl out of the jargus gnat prevention method. All you have to do is mix one cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with four cups of water. Let the soil’s top layer dry before pouring this mixture into your garden soil.

Fungus gnat

Potato Slices

Make small slices of raw potatoes, about one-inch by one-inch and place them on the soil’s surface. Leave them there for at least four hours. Then look under the potato slices and you will be surprised to see a whole bunch of larvae (depending on their population) munching on them. Dispose of the potato slices and replace them daily to trap as many larvae as possible.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Using hydrogen peroxide is another less expensive and effective fungus gnat prevention method.

All you have to do is mix one cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with four cups of water. Let the soil’s top layer dry before pouring this mixture into your garden soil.

After this step, the soil will fizz for a couple of minutes. Do not worry because this is absolutely normal. Once the solution makes direct contact with the larvae, the eggs will die. After a couple more minutes the fizzing will cease and the hydrogen peroxide will break down into harmless water and oxygen molecules. Perform this process again if needed.

Sticky Traps

Make home-made yellow sticky traps by smearing some Vaseline on bright yellow cards. Place them horizontally immediately above the soil where they will catch adult gnats as they jump from the potting mix. Interestingly, fungus gnats are attracted to the yellow color, so this type of trap will work well. You can also make long strips of yellow traps and hang them vertically next to your infested plants. These will catch the flying adult fungus gnats.

Heavyweight Vs Lightweight Building


What is the difference between heavyweight and lightweight construction?

As the name suggests, heavyweight construction typically involved the use of heavy, dense materials such as brick, concrete, tiles, mud brick…etc. By contrast, lightweight construction uses lighter materials as structural supports with less mass content, such as timber, light steel, fibre cement and plywood. When it comes to building your own residential construction, there are several factors you should consider before deciding whether or not to opt for a heavyweight or lightweight build. First and foremost, you have to consider the availability of the skills and materials you have at your disposal, thinking carefully about where you will source them and any distances either will need to travel. Secondly, you have to think carefully about the intended life span of the house you are planning to build, and the materials that will best match the required degree of durability. Also consider how much maintenance you are prepared to have to deal with –of course, low-maintenance builds are preferable. Thirdly, you need to think carefully about the environmental impact of the materials and processes you will use, as well as their recycling potential. Environmentally friendly builds will result in more sustainable energy consumption, and are worth investing in. Finally, and probably most importantly, you have to think about cost. What can you afford to invest in?

Difference Between Heavyweight And Lightweight ConstructionWeighing your options

Not surprisingly, heavyweight buildings are often the more expensive option. However, you pay for a sturdy, durable build. Particularly if you are living in an area prone to dramatic climactic changes, heavyweight construction is best suited to accommodating extremities in day/night temperatures and withstanding external environmental pressures. Additionally, the benefit of heavyweight buildings is the reduction in operational energy use, i.e. heating and cooling systems. When married with good insulation, heavyweight buildings offer improved thermal comfort for you and your family.

However, lightweight construction also comes with its perks. Not only is it typically cheaper, lightweight builds respond quickly to changes in temperature, particularly useful if you reside in a warmer climate, where lightweight homes can cool rapidly. The lightweight option is also the more environmentally friendly alternative. Where heavyweight buildings are processed with high impact, lightweight materials typically have a lower production impact and avoid the transport difficulties that affect a lot of heavyweight builds – often a factor helping to keep costs down.

Importantly, both options can have different environmental impacts, thermal performances and come at different degrees of expense, depending on the climate of your chosen site, transportation requirements, where you materials are being sourced, site requirements and the extent of exposure to any potentially destructive forces of nature. Be sure to weigh up all these factors and consult with local builders on the kinds of build best suited to your needs.

Remember, you can have it both ways!

Fortunately, building a residential property doesn’t necessarily have to mean a clear-cut choice between heavyweight and lightweight building. More and more full service builder such as Direct Building Services, are dedicated to meeting the specific needs of individual clients. Often, when it comes to weighing up the pros and cons of either build, there simply is no single best solution. Assessing all the factors mentioned above, frequently results in the desire for some kind of a combination of light and heavyweight systems. Arriving at comfortable compromises is important, and often produces the best results both environmentally and economically. Composite systems can include, for example, mixed and matched elements such as lightweight walls combined with heavyweight flooring, or vice versa. Again, be sure to consider the specific needs and wants of your build; it may just be that a hybrid solution means making fewer sacrifices when it comes to building your ideal home.

Cardiology: Stay Healthy Even At 30!


If you have adequate knowledge, maintaining heart health isn’t that difficult. With only a few lifestyle changes you can stay healthy and fit. Considering the steep rise in the number of people getting affected by heart disorders today, you must start taking care of your health as soon as you hit 30. Indulging in Physical activity ensures that you move your body and burn calories for instance simple activities such as climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises are beneficial for your heart, such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking. These are simple work-outs that can be done by anybody easily. For overall stamina and flexibility strength and stretching exercises are best.

The simplest exercise which is very effective in bringing about a positive change to improve your heart health is to start walking. This is not only enjoyable, free, easy and social but also a great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can easily follow it in their hectic routine. It’s easy for walking to become a regular and satisfying part of life.

Following are some common Heart Attack signs that are usually found in Women:

  • Extreme and uncomfortable pressure, squeezing or pain in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes and keeps going away and coming back.
  • Mild or acute pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath that may or may not be accompanied with chest discomfort.
  • Simple signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light headedness must also be taken into consideration.

As with men, the most common symptoms of heart attack in women is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

Health Tips That You Can Implement Easily and Stay Fit

Signs to Consider

Complications related to cardio are not sudden always. They often show certain minor, negligible symptoms that tend to go unnoticed. Here are some symptoms that need to be considered amongst men:

Discomfort in Chest – One can experience light to moderate pain or burning sensation in the chest, which can often be accompanied by a feeling of stuffiness and uneasiness.

Anxiety – There have been cases where patients suffering from heart attack often report a sense of fear and anxiety.

Fatigue – General weakness, lethargy, fatigue and dizziness is often observed in patients suffering from cardiac arrest.

Breathlessness – Being breathless while doing simple tasks is also an indication of cardiac disease if you don’t suffer from asthma or any other respiratory condition.

Health Tips That You Can Implement Easily and Stay Fit

Manage weight – Excess body weight can be one of the major causes of suffering from heart disease.

Steer clear of stress – Stress leads to high blood pressure levels, which is a common cause of cardiology related issues.

Avoid salt – To stay fit never eat foods high in sodium as it can lead to serious life-threatening situations.

Switch to fat-free – Keep your fat intake in check and switch to healthier food choices.

Go Organic – Organic foods are rich in essential nutrients that keep the heart healthy and are devoid of chemicals and hormones that cause harm to the heart.

No Smoking – Smoking aggravates health problems, even cardiovascular ailments. Try to reduce smoking and eliminate this habit completely.

Increase fish intake – Increase intake of fish that contain heart healthy oils such as salmon, sardines, tuna and mackerel.

By following these simple steps and adapting a few lifestyle changes, one can easily stay healthy and fit and avoid being plagued by severe cardiac conditions.

David Willimes – A enthusiastic medical coding and billing expert. He is been writing on medical documentation, compliance and administration since 2004. He helps in running newsletter alerts and coding tools for The Coding Institute.