How to allow pop-ups for PayPal payments

It may happen that while selecting PayPal as a payment option, you’ll be presented with the following screen.


Would that ever happen, navigate to the top right corner of the screen and click on the icon marked in red circle in order to display blocked pop-up content. Set the content to ‘always allow pop-ups’ from Pulseway and click on Done to approve the change.


Once the pop-ups from Pulseway are successfully set to be allowed on the browser, the usual PayPal log in screen will be displayed and you’ll be allowed to continue with your shopping in the usual manner.


Looking at old photos

Tips for Retrieving Old Memories

If you want to bring back details of significant experiences from decades ago, there are ways to coax them out of your memory.

Certain memories, like saying “I do” or holding your baby for the first time, remain vivid throughout your life. However, recalling other significant memories from long ago can be more challenging. Nevertheless, these memories may still be within your reach—it just takes effort to retrieve them.

Which memories endure?

Out of the numerous memories you accumulate each day, only the ones marked as meaningful are stored in your brain’s long-term files. Our brains have a system that tags memories as important, ensuring we remember them in the future.

Two factors determine what makes a memory special:

  1. Emotion: Highly emotional events, such as getting married, trigger the activation of various brain chemicals during the memory encoding process.
  2. Personal significance: Memories that hold personal importance are more likely to be retained. While you may remember mundane details like today’s breakfast or yesterday’s outfit, these memories are easily forgotten because they lack personal significance.

The impact of aging on memory retrieval

Even special or important memories can become more challenging to remember as you age. Several age-related factors contribute to this difficulty:

  1. Decline in memory function after age 30: Evidence suggests that our ability to retrieve information peaks between the ages of 20 and 30. By the time we reach our 50s, the frontal lobes responsible for memory search don’t function as efficiently.
  2. Time-induced fading of memories: Memories that haven’t been revisited for years tend to lose their vividness and strength. By neglecting to recall a memory, you send a signal to your brain that it’s unimportant, which can lead to other memories overlaying it.
  3. Need for external cues: As we grow older, we rely more on external cues—such as sounds or images—to trigger memory retrieval, whereas younger individuals can often retrieve memories by internal cues alone.

Activating memory with cues

To reactivate an old memory, it helps to focus on the sensory experiences that were present when the memory was formed. During a significant or special event, your brain stored perceptions such as images, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, thoughts, or feelings in the cortex. The hippocampus then bound these elements together, creating a memory that could be retrieved later by the frontal lobes.

A cue from your environment (e.g., hearing a song) or one generated by yourself (e.g., thinking about your high school graduation) can assist in memory retrieval. The more specific the cues are to the particular episodes of your life you wish to remember, the more likely you are to find a match and retrieve an old memory.

Suggestions for cues Since cues related to long-forgotten memories may not spontaneously come to mind, you need to generate some cues yourself. Here are some strategies recommended by Dr. Andrew Budson of VA Boston Healthcare System:

  1. Look at old photographs of your home, family, or friends.
  2. Read a poem you wrote or enjoyed during your younger years.
  3. Hold onto an old article of clothing you’ve kept.
  4. Read an old letter, personal journal, or newspaper article.
  5. Listen to an old song that you or someone in your family loved.
  6. Cook a meal that your mom or dad used to make for you.
  7. Engage your sense of smell with items like books, pillows, perfumes, or food that may trigger memories.
  8. Visit a place from your younger days.
  9. Watch an old movie or TV show

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Here are some additional suggestions to help you retrieve old memories:

  1. Practice stillness: Find a quiet and peaceful environment to focus on summoning old memories. Close your eyes periodically and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, thoughts, and feelings associated with each memory.
  2. Preserve memories in writing: As soon as you recall a memory, make sure to write it down before it fades away. By documenting your memories, you create a tangible record that can be revisited later. Additionally, regularly revisit these written memories to reinforce and strengthen them in your mind. You can truly transport yourself back in time to relive those experiences, and one memory often leads to the recollection of another.

By employing these strategies, you can enhance your ability to retrieve old memories and embark on a journey to rediscover the significant moments from your past.

What is Paleography?

What is Paleography?

Paleography is the study of ancient writing systems and the deciphering of historical manuscripts. As a genealogist, you may have struggled to decipher old letters and handwritten documents and even done some online indexing but did not know what you were doing was classified as paleography (US; ultimately from Greek: παλαιός, palaiós, “old”, and γράφειν, gráphein, “to write”). The study of paleography goes a lot further back in time than most genealogical research. The earliest handwriting systems evolved independently in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and ancient Mesoamerica.

As a genealogist, you may have struggled to decipher old letters and handwritten documents and even done some online indexing but did not know what you were doing.  This is true even if all of your ancestors supposedly spoke the same language you speak today. There is a basic linguistic principle that ll languages evolve or change over time. Although it may appear that from published books that your English speaking ancestors of the early 19th Century spoke a language similar to your spoken English today, it is certain that if you went back in time, you would have trouble understanding them.

Looking for a Paleographer to read your old documentation? Check out Istoria Research and contact Lynette

Photograph Restoration

How Much Does Photo Restoration Cost?

Each photo restoration project involves assessing the damage on each image we receive. There is only one artist..and that is me, Neil owner of Restorapic. I work with the customer from beginning to end, from assessment to the final composition.

The process I use goes beyond any technology and software that’s readily available. I am highly skilled in photo restoration and photo editing. Other Photo Restoration services can use multiple artists resulting in the final composition costs add up. I do have vast experience, skill and keen eye to get you the best result.

Photo Restoration

Factors Which Can Affect the Cost of Your Photo Restoration

The detailed service we offer takes a personal and experienced approach to repair your image.  Here’s some factors that can influence the price:

1) The Extent of the Damage

From slightly sun-faded family portraits, to patches of water damage and even images that have almost completely disintegrated. More complex damage does take extra time and expertise, so the price will vary depending on how the image is affected. On more complex photos I do tend to work in short periods over a number of days to avoid the dreaded image blindless.

2) How Much Research is Required?

If an image is badly faded or ripped, sometimes it does take a little research to authentically recreate the missing segment of the photo. Textures, lighting and shadows also play a part in the recreation.

So, How Much Does Photo Restoration Cost?

The answer to this question varies depending on the quality and damage. Prices for our Photo Restoration Service start at the equivalent of €12, while the prices increase as more work is required on the photo. However, I will give you a quote first … so no surprises.

High-end photo restoration doesn’t need to be overly expensive and I will always try to keep photo restoration accessible to all and never cut back on quality in the intricate work I do.


At the end of the day you are the one to decide to purchase or not.