Monday Morning Links Serving: The August 27th Edition

How-To: Encrypt and hide a disk partition
Here’s a simple guide that will teach you how to encrypt and hide a disk partition from prying eyes

How I made my presentations a little better
It’s an exhilarating experience to get to talk to people about something that genuinely excites you. I believe that finding a way to get them excited, too, is essentially what this stuff is all about.

CD Recovery Toolbox: A free way to recover those damaged CD’s and DVD’s
The CD Recovery Toolbox tool was developed for recovering damaged files from different disk types: CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording.

The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains
The LA Times just completed a wonderful 4-part series on how learning and memory work. The NYT re-emphasized the importance of physical exercise for neurogenesis (the creation of new neurons). To put this news in better perspective, let’s review some good lifestyle options we can follow to maintain, and improve, our vibrant brains.

11 Unconventional Sleep Tips: How to Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep
I call these sleep tips unconventional because I haven’t seen them in the typical sources — in fact, I often see the just the opposite recommended.