New novel recreates the myth of Hiawatha for today

James Charles Harwood’s new novel Julia Island is a fun and humorous novel with some serious undertones that takes the Hiawatha myth, along with stereotypes of Native Americans, quantum physics and recent American history, and mixes them together to create an epic story worthy of both. Longfellow and Kurt Vonnegut. Harwood subtly disguises many locations in Upper Michigan and elsewhere […]

When is it time for an older person to stop driving?

A special auto insurance topic Anyone will find it very difficult to implement the change. Although following a diet plan, exercise regimen, or educational program, doing so successfully results in positive changes that a person feels good about. When it comes to an older driver who has to stop driving, the associated loss of independence is painful, and very painful. […]

Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD tuned by STARTECH in detail

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has received some additional enhancements from STARTECH, a Germany-based company that exclusively tunes Chrysler and Jeep vehicle models. STARTECH specifically made its tuning program for the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD model equipped with a 3.0-liter common rail turbodiesel engine. According to the German tuning company, “The Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived and STARTECH presents an exclusive […]

Time to take a new look at LinkedIn

LinkedIn has many wonderful attributes and a ton of capabilities and possibilities. You may have a LinkedIn account, but maybe you’re not getting as much use out of it as you can or should. If you haven’t already, the first thing you need to do is make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete. People will no doubt check your profile […]

Guide to the best adjustable dumbbells

By their name, adjustable dumbbells are units that allow you to easily adjust the weights. To change the weights, all you need to do is remove the collar swivel and slide in the new weights. Benefits of adjustable dumbbells In addition to ease of adjustment, these units come with many other benefits including: The range of exercises: With these units, […]

What is a low-fat diet?

When considering a low-fat diet, it’s important to keep this in mind: We all need fat to maintain good health. Fat is necessary for our body. However, it is the type of fat that we eat that can affect our health in very detrimental ways. Obesity is an extremely unhealthy state for any person. Being overweight can not only lead […]

Hardy Palms: The Windmill Palm: Trachycarpus fortunei

Continuing our series on cold hardy palms, a large group of wind hardy palms is discussed; Trachycarpus fortunei. T. fortunei ‘Bulgaria’ Palm grower Kiril Donov has collected this windmill palm seed from 35-year-old trees growing in Plavdiv, Bulgaria… that’s right, the one near Romania. According to Donov, these trees regularly experience very cold temperatures… After growing them to a larger […]