Ann M. Vracin

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How Instant Replay Impacts Major League Baseball

Apr 21, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

How Instant Replay Impacts Major League Baseball

It’s been a long time coming for instant replays in the MLB, and the impact has been realized almost immediately. Many fans can name major plays in the past that would have definitely been overturned had there been a replay. Some of them have occurred in major game situations, such as in the World Series, while others have only affected a player’s record.

One for the Record Books

Armando Galarraga’s 28 out perfect game is one that could have been looked at by the commissioner’s office, or the umpires could have set a precedent by reviewing it. Three stats would have been affected: the 28th batter would have been down one AB that he didn’t get a hit on, the 27th batter would be down a hit, and Galarraga would have recorded the 21st perfect game in MLB history; the third in 2010. But the past is the past, and instant replay is now happening.

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Great Ways to Get More Vegetables

Apr 18, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Great Ways to Get More Vegetables

Most moms know how difficult it can be to feed vegetables to a picky child. They say, “Eat your veggies…they’ll make you healthy and strong.” This statement is usually met with a disgusted groan, or the term, “Yucky.” And it’s not just kids who feel this way. Many adults share these negative feelings about vegetables. But, unlike with children, there’s no one to force them to finish their vegetables before they can have dessert. 

However, with a bit of creative thinking, you can increase your daily vegetable intake, and even learn to love them. Here are a few tips that will help you introduce more vegetables into your diet. 

Prep Your Veggies Ahead of Time

During your next trip to the supermarket, make a conscious effort to purchase vegetables for every meal, and a few extras for snacking. Fresh vegetables are always best, but frozen is a convenient alternative if you are pressed for time.

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Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Apr 16, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Cities that are On a Growing Trend

Forbes has released its rankings of the 20 fastest growing cities for 2014. Texas dominated the list, with Austin coming in 1st for the fourth year in a row. Dallas came in 4th, which is a slip down from 3rd last year, and Houston came in at number 10, a huge drop from number 2 last year.  

Each year, Forbes ranks the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) using data from Moody’s Analytics to assess growth in three areas: population growth, job growth, and economic growth. They combine this with the federal unemployment data and the median salaries of college-educated workers living in the area, to rank the 20 fastest growing cities in America.  

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Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Apr 14, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Tips to Help Unique Homes Sell Faster

Whether you have a house that has the shape of a giant shoe, or one that is merely different from all the other houses in the neighborhood, selling a unique home has its own set of challenges; in addition to the ones that sellers are normally up against. 

You may love the uniqueness of your home, but remember that you are attempting to appeal to a specific segment of buyers. You must also find an experienced agent that understands how to attract those buyers to your property, so they can fall in love with it, too.

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Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows XP

Apr 11, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows XP

If you own a PC, chances are you have used Windows’ XP operating system at some point during your ownership. However, starting April 8th, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for its old Windows XP operating system. 

Microsoft announced six years ago that they will no longer provide security or technical support for out of date software. Unfortunately, about one-third of computers around the world, about 500 million PCs, including everything ATMS to the power grid, still run Windows XP. So what does this mean for the outdated users?

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