So, the last few posts have all had videos in them...this will slow down everything you have by just opening the damn page. Here's my gift to you.
If you don't have this add-on already, get it. It's available for FireFox (of course) and I hear that there is one for Chrome. It prevents flash things from loading on the pages that you load. In their place, there is a play button. If you push this button, those items will load. So, instead of having these things slow down your computer by instantly loading, you get to pick and choose what will load. It's great. Do it! Download it!