Here are 5 things you should know.
1. A partner or loved one threatening suicide or self-harm because of you is a form of emotional abuse and manipulation and is very serious.
This is unfortunately much more common than some realize, and is a huge red flag for toxic behavior and serious underlying issues.
2. There is an extremely easy way to multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit or single-digit numbers (see below for example).
Say you have to multiply 12×9, you first multiply 9×10 (90) and 9×2 (18), then add them together to get your answer (108). You do the same process for multiplying two-digit by two-digit. Say you need to find out how many hours in 20 days, one day = 24hrs. You would do 20×20 (400) and 20×4 (80) and then add them together to get your answer (480 hours in 20 days).
3. Before you sign up for expensive gym memberships check with your health insurance first! They offer deals to reduce the overall cost!
Example: Blue cross blue shield offers a wellness program that is $25.00 a month (and a one time $25.00 enrollment) that gives you access to thousands of gyms for that inclusive 25 dollar fee.
4. Most people can get their push-ups up to 60 or more in a minute without a lot of effort.
Decide how many pushups you can do *easily,* without taxing yourself *at all*. For me, it was six. But it could literally be as few as one. We will call that number x.
On Day One, do three sets of x pushups – one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. DO NOT DO ANY MORE THAN THIS. If you do, you will just make yourself sore, and then you won’t want to do any. Be patient.
On Day Two, do three sets of x+1 pushups. Yes, I know you can do more. Don’t.
Day Three, three sets of x+2 pushups.
Give yourself a rest day every 7-10 days.
5. You should never ever wash raw meat.
Raw meat is highly likely to contain pathogens (harmful microbes such as bacteria and viruses). They generally need the same things to survive as we do: food, water, and oxygen. Adding water to raw meat by washing can help bacteria multiply faster. Particular when raw meat is left in the sink or bowl full of water (this is very bad to do).
Additionally, washing raw meat under a running sink will cause water to splash all over the room. Even if it’s a gently running water stream, it WILL splash all over, possibly bouncing these microbes all over the room. On your phone, your couch, your cup of coffee, etc.
There is no point in washing raw meat when you’re just going to cook it. High temperature is the most effective microbe killer.
As a friendly bonus reminder, sanitizer, antibacterial spray/cleaner/soap will only kill bacteria. Viruses or fungi/mould will not be harmed by these. But high temperatures from cooking will kill all of them.
Hot water from the tap is not hot enough to kill anything. Tap water can reach about 50c, but it requires 72c to kill any pathogens and the official safe temperature is 75c. In fact, hot water can help bacteria GROW FASTER as it speeds up their metabolism, causing them to feed faster.
Only about 5% of moulds are harmful to us but it shouldn’t make a difference. I’d take the same safety precautions as always because you don’t exactly know which type of mould might be on your food.
Have a good holiday season folks.