Terry Bennet Vares remembers the day she nearly died in 1982 as clear and cold–nothing out of the ordinary for January.

The plane was 8,000 feet above the North Carolina countryside. Inside were Vares and other members of the Golden Knights, the Army’s elite skydiving team. As the plane slowed and turned, Vares checked her equipment a final time and dove out of the rear door of the plane.

Ms. Vares.

To Vares and other competitors, skydiving is not a stunt, but a sport, and like other serious athletes, they work hard at their craft. Vares had taken over 2,000 jumps, and a national and world championship were in the back of her mind.

Once out of the plane, Vares began practicing the precise turns and rolls which, in competition, are evaluated by judges on the ground looking through high-powered scopes. The style part of skydiving was Vares’ strongest suit. The other part–accuracy–consists of trying to land on a target no bigger than a matchbox.

When her altimeter indicated 2,000 feet, Vares pulled the “D” ring to open her chute.

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different-pillowsSnoring can be very annoying, not only for a partner, but it also does not let the snorer sleep normally. However, if someone snores, the bed partner usually gets angry and goes to another room, and that can only lead to cold relationship; or partners splitting up. In order to help the snorer it is not enough just to look for stop snoring pillows or chin straps; instead the partner must follow some steps in order to make sure the snoring does not stay between them.

The first step is to help the snorer understand his problem, and if he is in denial, the non-snoring partner can always record the other partner’s sleep. After that comes finding the cause of the problem. It is crucial to support the snorer when he visits the doctor, and results will show if it is only about simple snoring, or sleep apnea, for example. The bed partner must understand that snoring is not intentional, and the snorer suffers as well. So both people must look for an answer. After some detailed research, the bed partner and the snorer will understand why the problem occurs, and if it can be solved with stop snoring pillows or other devices. If snoring is consequence of other health issue, the doctor can prescribe medications and lead toward lifestyle changes.

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Several websites are creating Snoreless pillow reviews in order to raise awareness to people who plans to purchase this kind of pillow. Some of them find these reviews helpful especially because it is not as affordable as a regular pillow. Aside from that, it gives them an idea whether the pillow is effective or not at all. Basically, the Snoreless pillow is not considered a treatment to snoring; rather it is only a tool that improves the anatomical position of the throat when sleeping. This means that sometimes, snoring takes place when sleeping position obstructs the airway.

When snoring persists for a long time, it is recommended to seek consultation from a physician or at least a well trusted website about snoring remedies. A healthcare professional usually

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The herd of elk was perfectly positioned for a stalk. I’d been hiking for an hour in the dark and was delighted when I spotted the animals about where I expected them to be when shooting light arrived. By making a half-mile circle, I’d be within 80 yards for the shot, and the wind was in my favor. It couldn’t have been better.

Suddenly an all-terrain vehicle roared in front of me, its two occupants heading in the general direction of the elk. The driver crossed a Forest Service fence where a gate was down and sped toward the herd. Moments later, the panicked animals bolted and then milled about in confusion even as one of the hunters jumped off the ATV and shot an elk.

I was livid and had to mentally restrain myself from confronting the hunters and having it out with them. The fact that they’d beaten me to the elk wasn’t the issue; it was the way they’d done it, as well as the fact that they had driven in an area that was closed to


trThere are certain circumstances that may lead to one applying for an innocent spouse tax relief. In case one has a cheating spouse, or perhaps their spouse has lost their job, they have to inform the IRS immediately to diffuse any back tax issue. To qualify for innocent tax spouse relief, there are some tips that can help one qualify. They include; meeting all the IRS deadlines- in case an individual is not aware of how their spouse is manipulating books as a result of their hidden financial activity, they may qualify as it will be considered that either your spouse had a different business that they ran independently, you did not share an account and therefore its details. Or, you did not benefit from the money that was as a result of the account manipulation.

Secondly, an applicant for innocent spouse tax relief has to show proof to the IRS that they meet certain conditions. A good tax relief company can help. These include having filed for joint tax return that is an understatement of tax, the tax understatement …


As much as we try to deny it, we all want to look our best. For many people that involves trying to correct complexion and dealing with skin conditions that many are just born with. There…


My feet are getting dumber, no doubt about it. For the past year or so, they’ve spent far too much time shuffling about on city sidewalks, carpeted floors and smooth lawns. Any major ascents they’ve made have been on elevators and escalators. Under such conditions feet become soft, smug and complacent, and they soon lose any sense of self-reliance. They dumb down.

If you hunt and fish, you need smart feet. You need feet that can look out for themselves … and you, too. You can’t constantly be worrying about what they’re up to. You’re out to bag fish or game, not to babysit a couple of spoiled feet.

Let’s say you’re rushing up the side of a mountain in hopes of getting a shot at an elk before it disappears over a ridge. You can’t be telling your feet, “Watch out for that loose rock, Lefty! Sharp stick ahead, Righty! Hole! Deep hole!”

After all, your feet are a lot closer to the terrain than you are. They should be able to exercise some initiative and make judgments on

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Here’s how the drama unfolded. Lynn Bjorklund, 40, and her brother, Eric, 45, were beginning the second day of a backpacking trip in the 11,500-foot mountains of the rugged Pecos Wilderness area northeast of Santa Fe. Both were still sleeping in their tents when they heard a plane pass close overhead. Too close.

“It didn’t sound very good,” says Lynn, a reclamation specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, “and a moment later, we heard it hit the ground twice, followed by a huge explosion. I peeked out of my tent and saw the plane totally on fire just a couple hundred yards away. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could have survived the crash.”

And Bjorklund would know. An experienced search-and-rescue worker, she had recovered bodies before. That’s exactly what she thought she would be doing this time.

After pulling on boots and grabbing a first-aid kit, she and Eric ran down to the crash site. There they found, much to their amazement, that both the pilot and the passenger were still alive. Before the plane exploded, the pilot …


My main project currently is in improving the perception of video games as an artistic pursuit and opening up game development to a wider audience.

In a market saturated with new material, it