Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Using a dishwasher will help you save time, money, and the environment.
Dishwashers manufactured after 2013 only use up to 5 gallons of water per load and can save you up to 5000 gallons of water a year.
Additionally, it will save you electricity as it takes a lot more energy to heat all the extra water you need to use with your handwashing.
With the newer models, no need to rinse every dish before sticking it in the washer either – the newer washers should be able to handle the extra food debris (to an extent…).
2. There is a CDC page dedicated to male victims of sexual and domestic assault/abuse. If you are one of the many male victims out there, this page has resources and information that may help you find solace and understanding.
If you are a male victim of sexual violence you may find solace in the information and help through the resources given here. Is critical that you get the help you need and remember that it is NEVER your fault.
3. If you usually find yourself spending more than 10 mins to properly write an email, here’s a well-thought-out structure for you.
This may be helpful to some of us that often having trouble writing a formal email, and to avoid all the hassle of re-read and re-edit for an hour just trying to sound as professional as we can.
Check this out:
Dear Person I am Writing To,
This is an optional sentence introducing who I am and work for, included if the addressee has never corresponded with me before. The second optional sentence reminds the person where we met, if relevant. This sentence states the purpose of the email.
This optional paragraph describes in more detail what’s needed. This sentence discusses relevant information like how soon an answer is needed, what kind of answer is needed, and any information that the other person might find useful. If there’s a lot of information, it’s a good idea to separate this paragraph into two or three paragraphs to avoid having a Wall of Text.
If a description paragraph was used, close with a restatement of the initial request, in case the addressee ignored the opening paragraph.
This sentence is just a platitude (usually thanking them for their time) because people think I am standoffish, unreasonably demanding, or cold if it’s not included.
Closing salutation, Signature
– “People always ask me how I can fire off work emails so quickly. Nobody has figured out yet that it’s the same email with the details change as needed.”
4. In rolling traffic, staying further back from the car in front may potentially reduce both traffic and vehicle wear.
If you drive close to the car in front, when they inevitably tap their brakes you will need to brake as well. This creates a wave of cars tapping their brakes which creates more traffic. If you give ample room in front of you, when the person in front taps their brakes you only need to let off the gas and slow down. This stops the backward wave-like flow of traffic.
Additionally, not needing to tap your breaks reduces brake wear. And potentially saves gas as you won’t reduce your speed as much.
5. If your company only gives an annual raise of 1%-3% based on performance, that doesn’t cover the historical inflation rate of 3.22%. You only get a true raise if your wages increase more than that.
If your raise is less than about 3.22%, then you’ll have less buying power next year than you did this year. This information can be helpful when negotiating a raise, as you can use it as a tactic to say, “historically, 3% barely covers inflation.”