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5 Things You Should Know – Part 151

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. Identify the older, safer ‘PYREX’ glass from the newer, exploding ‘pyrex’ glass cookware.

A couple of decades ago, Corning sold the Pyrex brand name to another company called World Kitchen. Unfortunately, they changed the formula for the glass, and the new dishes have a reputation for exploding. (Not just breaking or cracking, but actually exploding in the microwave or convection oven.)

So, how can you tell whether you have older or newer Pyrex? From the website Frugalista Files:

According to Wikipedia, Corning’s responsibility extends to this formality:

When trademarked as PYREX® (all UPPER CASE LETTERS plus, in the USA, a trademark notice comprising a capital R in a circle) the trademark includes clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware, plus other kitchenware including opaque tempered high-thermal-expansion soda-lime glass, pyroceram, stoneware, and metal items See. e.g.,http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?index=kitchen-uk&field-keywords=pyrex. European trademark usage differs from American and the encircled “R” is not present on European PYREX items.

When trademarked as pyrex® (all lower case letters plus a trademark notice comprising a capital R in a circle) the trademark includes clear tempered high-thermal-expansion soda-lime glass kitchenware, plus other non-glass kitchenware, made by World Kitchen. See, e.g.,http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_kitchen?node=1055398&field-brandtextbin=Pyrex

So, in short, look for the trademark in all uppercase letters.

2. An effective way to get rid of unpleasant memories and feelings.

“What You Resist Persists” is a phrase in Psychology that refers to the phenomenon that the more you try to suppress or forget unpleasant feelings and memories, the more they appear to stick or even grow in size.

If you instead bring full focus and awareness to a feeling or memory that bothers you and right after override that feeling with a message linked to kinesthetic distraction, the intensity of what bothered you will reduce dramatically.

This video shows, in detail, how to use such a method: https://youtu.be/ficOFz_OKZg

3. Live, cut Christmas trees can be deadly for cats.

Pine needles can be ingested and puncture intestines, and pine is highly toxic to cats, potentially causing liver damage and death. Additionally, the water the tree sits in has pine resin and is also toxic to cats.

More information:  https://www.petcha.com/are-christmas-trees-safe-for-cats/

4. Starting with the easiest tasks and working your way up is actually more productive than finishing the harder ones first.

With the way your brain works, by starting with the hardest tasks/assignments, you are exhausting your mental endurance. Any following tasks are going to be dealt with in a reckless manner, as your brain thinks it finished all of the hard work.

Alternatively, by working your way up, you give yourself boosts of rewarding chemicals with each completed assignment, while also stretching your brain as you go.

5. You are personally responsible for keeping copies of your immunization records.

Most people assume their childhood doctors or school has a copy of their medical records, but those institutions are only legally obligated to keep those records for a specific amount of time depending on the state. You may need a copy of those records if you ever work in education, healthcare, join the military, police, or certain branches of government or decide to travel. You should call your high school and/or doctor and ask for a copy of those records and if they have them ask for 2 sets of official copies, meaning that the copies will either be embossed or signed by the person distributing them. They do not have to be official copies, but it doesn’t hurt if they are. If they do not have those records, fear not. You can get an antibody titer test which will test your blood for antibodies and a proof of vaccine can be created using those tests. These things can take time and so it is something you should have on hand just in case.

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