If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.
If they ask which company, tell them it’s none of their business.
Many people looking for homes to rob will come to your door asking about security systems. It gives them a chance to case the home and look for weaknesses like if you don’t have a dog or if the house is homed by women or the elderly.
Furthermore, document the encounter to the best of your ability. This is not the time you want to shoo someone away immiediately. Be comfortable being uncomfortable and without escalating the situation, ask as many questions as you can. Who are you with (even if they lie, they likely have told that lie before), contact numbers, etc. Did they come in a vehicle? Take the plates down, make, model, any damage to the vehicle. Which direction did they go in, did they talk to any neighbors.
Read news from sources which do not agree with you politically. e.g. if you are left wing, read right wing news (and vice versa) every once in a while
It’s important to read news articles from other parts of the world to limit your national bias, from both conservative and liberal papers.
Try and find good sources from the powerhouses of the world to best educate yourself. Read both sides, and draw your own conclusion in the middle.
Don’t hit dismiss on your alarm until you have actually gotten out of bed
Sleep-you is a drastically different person, with different priorities, goals, and concerns. Don’t trust them with this sort of decision.
If you’re having trouble with oversleeping because you killed the alarm, then start plugging up your phone on the other end of the room. To then walk back to bed, get back into it, and doze back off will require actual conscious choice, and thus will be much easier to avoid.
One 18 inch pizza is more pizza than two 12 inch pizzas
Sometimes it’s better value to order a large instead of two mediums.
Area of circle = pi*r2
12-inch: 113.1 in2 x 2 = 226.2 in2
18-inch: 254.47 in2
When starting to run, concentrate solely on form. Keep your hips, spine and neck aligned. Minimize up and down movement. Run in as straight a line as possible. By week 3 or 4, running at a steady pace will feel effortless
If you’re leaving food at work, take a bite before you put it in the fridge
If the asshole that’s looking for free food sees you ate some of it they’ll spare your food. This only works for sandwiches.
When training someone at work, or in any situation, make sure you to explain the end goal
Doing this makes it easier to piece together what you’re actually doing. Rather than saying do this, then this, then that and now we have achieved this, you can show how these steps actually benefit/lead to the goal.
When you need to take something apart, take photos
This will help guide you back through the assembly. It’s especially useful if you have many steps and parts or if you need to remember where wires and such are connected.
When sitting down and taking off your backpack, stick your foot through one of the straps to avoid theft
While ending a relationship, be as nice as you can
You may be hating that person, you may be sure you will never see them again, you may have a few last words you want to say… But you can’t actually know/make sure you will never see them again, you can’t be sure that this point is the end of your relationship, and people need people therefore you can never know who you will need on your side in the future.
It might be your boss, your ex who was an asshole, your neighbor from your parents’ house, your classmate from a class you took for a single semester… No matter what, just try to be as calm and nice as you can as you end your relationship.
When your car is paid off, keep making your car payment into a savings account every month, until you have enough saved to cover regular maintenance, eventual repairs, and your next car, in cash.
Write down a short 3-4 minute long introduction of yourself and memorize it – this way if you are introduced and have to “tell a little about yourself” you will sound a lot more confident
How To Recognize When Someone Is Drowning
Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled, before speech occurs.
Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water.The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water, permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick.Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.