Here are 5 things you should know.
1. If you’re looking for work but don’t have a college degree, many engineering firms have field teams that perform specific field tests that don’t require degrees. These jobs can pay well and lead to certifications that can be a career building block.
2. The signs of being emotionally abused.
Emotional abuse is sadly both damaging and overlooked. It’s a horrific thing to undergo, and even worse, you may not even realize you’re being abused. Here are some signs:
They (the potential abuser) yell and/or curse at you.
You feel scared of them even if they’ve never physically harmed you.
They threaten to leave/hurt you/hurt themselves if you do something they don’t like.
They call you mean names (stupid, ugly, fat, etc.).
They make cruel jokes about you.
They manipulate you by crying and/or guilt-tripping you.
They covertly say mean things about you (Ex. “Should you really be eating so much?”)
They don’t allow you to/don’t like it when you hang out with friends.
They don’t allow you to wear certain things/makeup/hairstyles.
They constantly take their anger out on you even when you did nothing wrong.
They ignore your achievements and/or put you down for them (“You got a 95 on the test? Why can’t you get that score on your other exams?”)
They gaslight you (denying reality and making you question your own sanity as a result).
You feel as though you have to walk on eggshells around them.
You’re afraid of them.
They make you feel worthless.
Is this abuse: https://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
More signs: http://www.naasca.org/2018-Articles/010718-25SignsOfEmotionalAbuse.htm
How to cope: https://www.verywellmind.com/identify-and-cope-with-emotional-abuse-4156673
3. You should pull over if you have a BLINKING check engine light.
You should usually try to stay on top of your check engine light and get it diagnosed as soon as possible, but I get that money can get tight and that some people need to pay bills before they can take care of their vehicle. However, if you’re driving and your check engine light begins BLINKING, pull over and get it towed to your usual shop. A blinking check engine light indicates that your engine is misfiring, and this equates to expensive repairs. If you can pull over and turn your engine off in time, you can prevent more damage to your car.
4. 3Dbuzz has shutdown; all courses are available for free.
More info on their website.
5. If you want to post your art on the internet, there are some easy ways to improve the quality (and therefore response) of your phone photography!
Artistic expression is awesome! Please share your creations with the world, even if you don’t see them as anything special. That said, I see a lot of first-time posters whose work is difficult to see and appreciate due to the quality of the photo they chose. Here are some simple things that can help:
Get as much light on the piece as possible. This might mean waiting until the next morning and photographing near a sunny window. Otherwise, turn on a bright light or several!
If there is glare, then move or tilt the piece so the light is indirect. This should be easy with a window just take the picture right outside the edge of the square of light.
Take 1 minute to edit the picture with your phone’s onboard editing capabilities. Before you start, turn your phone’s brightness all the way up so you can see exactly what the picture looks like. You should adjust brightness/whites/highlights so that any paper looks pure white. You should adjust contrast/blacks/shadows so that dark colors stand out strongly. And you should go into the temperature/color settings so that any blues or yellows in the paper color turn more neutral (pure white, not blue-white or yellow-white).
This should help people appreciate your art for what it is, not how you took your picture. Happy making!