Alex Schenker

Alex started Exploring Life's Mysteries with his wife Michelle, as they set out on a quest to discover the mysteries of life together. Alex loves to philosophize, wonder what our purpose is, and travel the world in search of new cultures, ideas, and lifestyles. He has been an international traveler since he was 6 months old and has lived in and visited over a dozen countries from Southeast Asia to South America.

He holds a Management Science degree from the University of California at San Diego and a Computer Science degree from NJIT. He brings over a decade and a half of content marketing and publishing experience to Exploring Life's Mysteries.

How to String a Tennis Racket

Tennis Racket with Balls

Play lots of tennis and want to save some money? You’d be surprised at how easy it is to string a racket once you’ve learned how to do so. If you’re a somewhat regular tennis player (ie. a couple times a month or more), it will be worth the investment for you to look into getting a stringing machine that will help you string your own rackets…

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Casa Divina Cloudforest Retreat

Casa Divina sign

Casa Divina is a cloud forest retreat in the middle of the Ecuadorian jungle near the town of Mindo. It is run by a couple – Molly, who hails from the bay area in Northern California; and Efrain, a Mindo native and lifelong naturalist. They both share a love of nature and work hard to help the Mindo community preserve the cloud forest. They are very aware of the benefits of a sustainable economy, and therefore grow and use local ingredients, and run their lodge in harmony with their surroundings…

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The End of the World and the 2012 Planetary Alignment

Milky way galaxy

Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles, December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that began on August 11, 3114 BC. While there are wild interpretations as to what this date means, and many holiday resorts are booked out on this day, there is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end…

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How to Restore Images on Your Digital Camera Memory Card with Remo Recover

Uh oh – you just took a bucketful of honeymoon photos and towards the end of the trip your friend borrows the camera and accidentally formats the memory card. Ahhhhh!!! Don’t freak out (yet). Memory cards work similar to the way computer hard drives do – or any solid state disk for that matter. Just like data on computers can be restored, so can data on memory cards. Here’s how to use Remo in case in case you accidentally erased the photos on your memory card…

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Do You Ever Ponder Our Purpose?

Man sitting on hill alone

Do you ever ponder our purpose? What are we doing on this planet? Have you ever taken a break from the rigorous, sometimes monotonous, fast moving, non-stop pace of life that keeps us plugging away and moving forward, and taken a moment to reflect on the bigger picture?…

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