Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Just Watch is a streaming service search engine.
Just Watch allows you to select what streaming services you have access to, and then you can search or browse by popular, new, etc.
They also have an app if you want it on your phone.
2. When determining the veracity of a source, there is a difference between “reliability” and “credibility”.
Reliability refers to our ability to trust the consistency of the author’s account of the truth.
Credibility refers to our ability to trust the author’s account of the truth on the basis of her or his tone and reliability.
Both these definitions are taken from here. With this source, I have established its credibility because it comes from a respected, nationally accredited university. I know nothing of its reliability though.
An example of a source that is considered reliable but not credible is Wikipedia. Most of the information contained is accurate, but because we don’t always know the origin of the source and because of the real-time updating, it is not considered credible.
So why is this distinction important? Because when testing for the veracity of a source, you need to test but credibility and reliability, it isn’t good enough to test just one of the two. However, having just one of the two doesn’t necessarily make the source worthless.
Having a reliable source but no credibility can still be used for personal knowledge, provided you double check every claim to ensure truthfulness.
Having a credible source but no reliability just means you have to note the source’s possible bias and weigh his/her information accordingly.
3. Most receipts have ink that is made to fade over time, therefore if it’s a receipt for an expensive item, take a picture of the receipt.
This is a great idea for appliances or other large items that have warranties.
4. The proper way to cover your mouth and/or nose when you cough/sneeze.
With cold and flu season coming up it is important to know how to properly cover your cough or sneeze (it may not be as common knowledge as you think!) All too often people cough directly into their hands and inadvertently spread germs when they touch things. Even if you already know this you can help prevent the spread of germs by politely informing someone the proper way to cover a cough if you are around a person who coughs into his or her hand.
5. When you call 911.
You should know the first question they ask is “WHERE is your emergency” not “WHAT is your emergency” They first need to confirm location.
Also, don’t assume they can just find you. Some cell phone detection can be up to a mile off which can mean life or death depending on the emergency.
Also if the 911 operator asks you questions stay on the line to answer. Some people get annoyed but these questions provide more information about the type of response we need to assemble to get to you (fire, police, ems).