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5 Things You Should Know – Part 297

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. If you use any app-based service, tipping cash is far better than tipping “in-app” or online.

So short sweet and to the point. This goes for any food delivery (DoorDash, post mates) as well as ride sharing.

Please tip cash for a few reasons

A: They get the money. Postmates, Uber (Eats and ride share) and Lyft have been caught stealing several times.

B: They get the money FASTER. All services have a fast pay option but it costs, so tipping in cash lets them get lunch or gas without having to cash out as often. Also, Postmates can take up to 24 hours to give the driver your tip and Uber takes up to five.

C: In the case of DoorDash, tips go further. Dashers get a guarantee for delivery. If your tip plus base pay isn’t high enough, DoorDash gives them more. If you tip cash, they get both. So your tip goes further.

D: Taxes. Cash tips are between the driver and God. And God takes less than Uncle Sam.

So basically in-app tips can be stolen, take longer and not go as far to help your driver stay on the road and that means your food takes longer/less chance your uber, etc.

2. Reading news from around the world gives you a better view of world events.

It may sound obvious but if you don’t read news from the region itself you are limiting yourself. Even reading from news organizations you may be wary of in your own country. If you only read what you agree with you are not learning anything different or new or be aware of what “the other side” is saying. That’s why you read from all sources and average out the fluff. The website www.thebigproject.co.uk/news has aggregated links to many news organization websites from around the world on one page.

3. Amazon Prime includes 1-Day shipping on a lot of items but unless you change your account preferences, 2-Day shipping is always selected on default.

You can change your preferences to select 1-Day Prime shipping if it’s available and if it’s not, then 2-Day Prime shipping is selected.

4. If you aren’t behind the white line at a red light the light may not turn green.

There are 3 different ways traffic signals change.

  1. Timed

  2. The sensor on the light poles

  3. The sensor in the pavement

Timed lights change after a set amount of time usually based on traffic flow.

Sensors on the pole (looks like a camera) and in the pavement (looks like a black rectangle line) senses your vehicle and the light will change. If you go past /in front of the line you are outside the range of the sensors and the light will not change.

5. You have hidden emoticon keyboards on your phone.

For Apple, you need to go through the Japanese keyboard and for Android, it should already be an option you can find on your emoji keyboard.

More info: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://betanews.com/2018/10/29/how-to-access-your-iphones-secret-emoticon-keyboard/&ved=2ahUKEwihjYHlw_riAhWsxoUKHbNlD6oQFjABegQIDxAI&usg=AOvVaw2DiZ2MJWRbuVUE5wyIHY7T

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  • Also, in regards to #4: If you’re riding a motorcycle, depending on your state/local laws, you can treat all traffic lights as stop signs (usually after a certain period of time).

    This is because most induction loops (black lines, that form a rectangle) are triggered by large metal bodies, and some motorcycles won’t trip them at all.

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