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Using a PC vs. Game Console for Gaming

gaming consolesIf you plan to make gaming one of your hobbies, one thing you must decide early on is whether to play games on your PC, or buy a gaming console. For a fortunate few people, it may also be within their budget to play games on both. But for most of us, budgetary concerns will force us to choose one or the other. So which one should you choose?

At first glance, using the PC may seem like an appealing option if you already have a computer. After all, using your PC can save you hundreds of dollars that you’d otherwise need to spend on a gaming console. But once you begin playing games on a PC, you will quickly notice that unless you have a top-notch graphics card, you gaming experience will suffer. In some cases, you won’t even be able to play a game because your graphics card does not meet the required specification.

Upgrading to a better graphics card may seem like a quick solution, but the best gaming cards easily end up costing $200 or more. Once you do all the research, it becomes clear that playing games on your PC is not necessarily the cheapest solution.

Buying a gaming console likewise requires an upfront investment. But one option is to buy a used console from Ebay, Gamestop, Glyde, and many other sites. This can save you a hundred dollars or more. But the best part of using a gaming console is that if you get a Gamefly subscription, you will be able to rent numerous games for a low monthly subscription. The Gamefly library is quite extensive, and they have games for all major platforms. At the present time, there are over 8000 games you can rent. If you don’t want to commit to a membership, you can rent games from Redbox as well. On the whole, however, I think Gamefly gives you a much better deal, especially if you prefer to keep your games longer than a couple days. You can obtain a Gamefly free trial for 30 days if you go to

Note that renting games from Gamefly or Redbox is not an option if you play games on the PC. Therefore, I do believe that in most cases, buying a gaming console is the better option for gaming. The only exception is if you have a computer that already has a good graphics card installed. There is a difference in available games depending on whether you use a console or a PC. It behooves you to check out which games are available under different platforms before you make a final decision.

How gambling has become mainstream

Decades ago, it was relatively difficult to find a casino in your area unless you lived in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Since then, casino gambling has become very mainstream. Now, there are riverboat casinos, Indian casinos, and commercial gambling. Many states, such as Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, and Mississippi allow commercial gambling in one form or another. It is now said that the majority of Americans live within driving distance of at least one casino.

Of course, the best gambling will be at major gambling meccas like Vegas. But you no longer need to take a vacation or make special trips to get your fix of casino gambling. A more recent development has been the emergence of online casinos. The legality of gambling online is somewhat convoluted, but many people live in areas where they can take advantage of such websites. And yes, you can bet real money at online casinos, whether it be for poker, blackjack or any other popular game. I would advise caution, however, when choosing a casino to bet your money at. Look for casinos that have been in business for many years.

If you are looking to try out some online gambling, one thing you should do is join websites that will give you a bonus on your initial deposit. Some popular online casinos like Slotland even offer a 100% bonus. This basically means that your balance will be double the amount you deposit. Therefore, if you deposit $50, you will have $100 to play with. This is a great way to get your feet wet with online gaming while reducing the amount of money you are risking.

A recent development in the world of casinos has been the emergence of bitcoin, and websites that accept them as a form of payment. You can now play online slots or poker using bitcoins, ether, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies. Go to for a list of bitcoin and dogecoin poker websites you may want to consider.

Make sure you are familiar with the games you bet real money on. For games like Texas Hold’em, which I’m very familiar with, I can dive right in. But for other games I don’t know well, I like to play games for free at first, and only bet real money once I am very comfortable with the rules and can follow everything that is going on in the game. If you’re serious about your gaming, there are also many excellent books on casino game that you can buy at Amazon.

Why love is important for a healthy lifestyle

When we think of health, most of us focus solely on things such as exercise and diet. And while these things are no doubt crucial for good health, they are only part of the equation. An often overlooked aspect to health and happiness is our psychological state. Things like solitude and depression can have a negative impact on our bodies. That’s why it’s important for us to look after our psychological and emotional well-being in addition to exercising and eating right.

women on eharmonyPerhaps the most important part of our emotional well-being is our love life. If you haven’t found somebody to share your life with, I suggest trying out some dating sites. A long-term, successful relationship is ultimately what you should seek, and for this reason I think the best site to use is eHarmony. More than any other site, eHarmony has accounted for the greatest number of marriages among online dating sites. And even if your goal at the moment isn’t marriage, it makes sense to use a site with this kind of history to maximize the chance of finding a steady relationship.

If this all sounds good to you, the good news is that you can get started on eHarmony for free. Just visit to obtain the eHarmony free trial, which will allow you to set up a free account and begin receiving matches before you pay for anything. Of course, if you are happy with the results you get, you can upgrade to a paid membership so that you can email and get in touch with your matches.

Incidentally, I thought I’d also mention that there was a recent news article revealing that people who meet online end up in happier relationships. So if you ever had doubts about online dating, it’s time to cast those doubts aside and give online dating a try. Remember, by finding a nice relationship, it will contribute to your health as well!

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How much exercise is enough?

This is a question people ask often. There is not easy answer, but generally speaking, as with all things, moderation is the key. No exercise is definitely not good, but neither is too much exercise.

If you have not exercised in a long time, a good place to start is by walking a couple times a week. Your walks can be 15-20 minutes long and you will still benefit quite a bit.

Another easy exercise you can do rather quickly is stretching in the morning. Make sure you read about how to do stretches on health websites so you are doing them correctly.

The ideal amount of exercise in my opinion is 30 – 90 minutes a day. The following will all count as exercise:

  • Walking
  • Riding a bike
  • Swimming
  • Playing a sport
  • Stretching
  • Dancing