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5 Things You Should Know – Part 321

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. YouTube is updating its terms of service on December 10th with a new clause that they can terminate anyone they deem “not commercially viable”.

“Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes

YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable. “

This is a very broad and vague blanket term that could apply from people who make content that does not produce YouTube ad revenue to people using adblocking software.


2. If you’re filling out a customer service survey, the only person affected by the score is most likely the lowest level person you worked with. If you are treated unfairly by a company, contact the corporate office directly to get the problem fixed.

Example 1: If you go to a big chain pharmacy and the pharmacist is unprofessional, putting low marks on the survey will only affect the cashier who rang you out.

Example 2: If you’re angry about your ISP’s quality or pricing or hold times, marking the survey with a low score will only hurt the poor call center worker who answered the phone. The people who control the staffing, pricing, or business practices of the company will never read your survey comments.

3. send.firefox.com allows you to share any file via a link that encrypts the file and it allows you to restrict either the number of downloads via the link or minutes after which the link gets expired so that it only reaches the desired user/s.

This is useful for sending large files up to 2.5 GB which sending over the air otherwise, it is a big hassle.

4. There’s a texting hotline where you don’t have to speak, and you can talk about anything. Text hello to 741741.

There’s a hotline called crisis text line that lets you text and talk about anything.

You can ask for resources for anything you need as well. If you just want to vent, if you’re feeling suicidal, or you just had a super bad day. They’re there 24/7.

If you need to speak with a female counselor for gender-based trauma, just request one.

Just text Hello to 741741 🙂

This is the American number. It’s not quite international but there are similar hotlines for other countries.

They do not report suicidal ideation. They will work with you 100% if you’re feeling suicidal and the very last thing they want to do is call the police. If you are immediately at danger or killing your self and you’re not willing to work or even try to talk about it or work on ways to stay safe, they might report.

The counselors can’t see your number. They see an anonymous string of numbers. They can’t see any of your information, in fact. Only supervisors can. They do nothing with the information unless a report needs to be made.

5. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.

SAD begins and ends at about the same time every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Treatment for SAD may include light therapy (phototherapy), medications, and psychotherapy.

Don’t brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

Signs and symptoms of SAD may include:

  • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day

  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed

  • Having low energy

  • Having problems with sleeping

  • Experiencing changes in your appetite or weight

  • Feeling sluggish or agitated

  • Having difficulty concentrating

  • Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty

  • Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide


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