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5 Things You Should Know – Part 219

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. If your employer cuts your hours significantly you are entitled to partial unemployment.

The rules vary by state, but if your employer cuts your hours from full time to part or otherwise significantly decreases your work time without cause, you can file with your state’s unemployment office for unemployment pay. Your employer will be notified of the claim which may result in your hours going back to normal if the manager has been acting inappropriately.

2. There are 400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree (or not).

Link is here

All of these courses are free to audit, but you could also pay tuition (i.e. get admitted into a program). Courses in Business, Engineering, Science, Economics, Psychology from some top schools like University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Columbia University.

Happy learning!

3.  If you are trying to find a school/college, look up its name along with “Clery report”. By law, campuses have to disclose any crime and other useful information.

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Examples: security and access, law enforcement authority, alcohol and drug use, and the prevention of/response to sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking.

4. Sago Palms are extremely toxic to cats/dogs.

Signs of poisoning to look for.

A sago Palm is like a miniature palm tree close to the ground and very common around coastal areas. Licking the bark or carrying it in their mouth is enough to cause permanent liver damage.

5. Babies do not shiver when they are cold. If you see a baby shivering it needs to be fed immediately because it probably has an extremely low blood sugar.

Newborns have a major problem with thermoregulation (keeping a normal temperature). Because of this, many people think that when a baby starts to shiver it is cold. That’s not true. If your intervention is to try to warm the baby it will more than likely die of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Keep this in mind and it could save a baby’s life.

Don’t try to warm a newborn up when it shivers, feed it instead.

Sources:

http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=hypoglycemia-in-the-newborn-90-P01961

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3726172

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2446425/

http://www.sciengist.com/newborn-human-babies-cant-shiver-thats-why-they-have-brown-fat/

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