Author Archive: Eric San Juan

Musical Memories: Jane’s Addiction, “Summertime Rolls,” and dancing on a rooftop

Songs are stories. A song can conjure up a time and place like nothing else. Some songs are inextricably etched together with moments in my life. These are Musical Memories. For a couple of summers, I lived on a rooftop, crowded into an apartment with a gaggle of bearded, sweaty men with strange accents. They called themselves “Texans.” During the day, we’d dress up like cowboys, throw rubber chickens at one another, then have a shootout. We got paid to do this. In the evenings, we’d go back to our rooftop apartment and drain many, many cans of very, very cheap beer. It paid like shit and the work was not what I was cut out to do, but the carefree lifestyle and the people…
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Five Most Dangerous Workouts

Contributed Post We all want to stay fit and healthy, and sometimes go to the extreme to look great on the beach. There are some workouts that should not be attempted without supervision and proper warm ups, or you can injure yourself and even cause long term health problems. It is recommended that you start with building your strength up first before you try some of the most dangerous exercises, so your body can support your weight all the way and you can avoid serious injuries. Below you’ll find some of the riskiest exercises you should try to avoid. Bench Press Image via Moody Air Force Base While it is great for weight training, bench presses are not suitable for everyone. If your back and…
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A Simple Plant Disease Prevention Guide

Contributed Post Photo Credit One of the saddest things that can happen is your garden is that your plants suddenly and unexpectedly suffer from some sort of disease. You may end up wondering if all your plants are going to suffer the same fate and how you can get rid of it as quickly as possible. Well, as the old saying goes ‘prevention is far better than the cure. With this in mind, in this blog post, we are going to provide you with a few helpful pieces of advice to keep your garden looking at its best. hh Examine Plants Before Purchase It may seem obvious, but the best way that you can limit the amount of disease that spreads into your garden is…
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3 Tips to finding the perfect mattress

Sleep is essential for both adults and children. The better the sleep, the more you become productive, grow healthy, become wise, and grow physically. However, it is discouraging to have lack sleep during the night because you did not invest in a good mattress. Your mattress has a lot of influence on how you sleep. That is what we are here to discuss today. Before you purchase your mattress, you need to know its features, the company that produces it, and several other factors, which we are going to talk about in this article today. So, if you are looking for the perfect mattress, check out the following points, and be sure to read until the end. Read about the materials used to manufacture the…
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4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Have Regular Air Duct Maintenance

An HVAC system ensures that ventilation and air conditioning in one’s home remains at an optimal level. However, HVAC requires maintenance in order to function properly. If neglected, the system can malfunction, causing us considerable problems. An air duct is an integral part of HVAC, as it enables the air to circulate through it. This makes air ducts particularly vulnerable to dust, dirt and other particles which can accumulate and compromise air circulation. To prevent problems and ensure proper air quality in your home, we bring you the top four reason why you need to clean your air duct regularly.   It Improves Air Quality Cleaning your air duct regularly will have a direct impact on the air quality in your home. In a way,…
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