Digital Cameras

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March 18, 2011

Retailers discount last year's models in the spring to make way for new ones. Here are tips for choosing a good one.

STOP COUNTING MEGAPIXELS (MP) For snapshots, 10MP is probably plenty-they can produce great prints up to 11" by 14".

SPLURGE ON A GOOD ZOOM INSTEAD A lens with a high optical zoom is worth the investment: 5x is good; 10x is excellent. (Ignore digital zoom, though. A function of a camera's software, it blows up an image as you shoot it and crops it off-it can yield pix-elated photos.)

LOOK FOR IMAGE STABILIZATION Again, optical (rather than digital) image stabilization is the way to go, to help prevent blurry action shots.

ALSO CONSIDER Low-light sensitivity; a 3"-plus screen; a "burst" mode for taking rapid-fire shots; smile, blink, or face detection for capturing groups; and HD video recording (720 is good, 1080 is better)

Good To Know

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March 17, 2011

Pregnancy losses raise your chance of heart attack, so tell your doctor if you've had repeated miscarriages or a still-birth, even if it was decades ago.

Losing just 10 pounds, if you're overweight or obese, can reduce knee, hip, and overall pain 20 to 30 percent.

New drug for IBS In a recent study, two weeks of treatment with the antibiotic Xifaxan (rifaximin) led to significant improvement in symptoms-even up to 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the drug.

New Update

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March 03, 2011

It's been few weeks that I hadn't post my blog for this site. I wasn't that busy at all. Just decided not to post anything on this site. I'm planning to get my own domain for this site but it seems like having your own domain cannot guarantee that you can get more opportunity. I have 2 blogs with own domains and sometimes I can get a task. Being unranked also is the problem so I'll just wait and see in the future.