Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Always turn on your headlights while it’s raining outside.
If it’s raining out and you don’t have your headlights on, chances are semi-trucks will not see you at all in their mirrors. This is obviously very dangerous.
2. archive.org has millions of books available for free, many of which are hard to find elsewhere on the internet.
If you’re doing homework, research, etc. and you are asked to consult a specific book which you don’t possess, can’t buy (either bc it’s expensive or bc it’s an old edition), and can’t go to a library or get it another way, you can search there, and you may find it.
3. Always google a company name + scam before buying anything from them.
Especially with small companies, you see advertisements for on social media, you should always make sure a company you order from is not a scam, and it’s super easy to check.
4. Domestic Violence in a relationship does not have to become violent in order to be abuse.
Domestic Violence does not mean that you have to be hit in order to be abused.
The psychological/emotional abuse will last longer than any bruise. Most relationships that end up becoming physically violent have a build-up that includes name-calling, threats, social isolation, control, and manipulation of finances and children. A typical cycle of Domestic violence begins with:
- Tension building- you feel like you are walking on eggshells. Waiting for something to happen.
- Event- this is the big outburst/violence which makes you think “I can’t take this anymore. I have to leave.”
- Honeymoon phase- the abuser is apologetic and promises to never do it again. Tries to shower you with affection/attention and wins you back.
Then it starts all over again with the tension phase becoming longer, the event is bigger, and the honeymoon phase becoming shorter.
5. Call centers can hear everything you say when they put you “on hold”.
Be careful what you say when a call center puts you on hold – they could still be listening. When you are on hold on a recorded line, you are still being recorded. Watch what you say.