Here are 5 things you should know.
1. A for-profit company will always try to minimize your salary. It is your duty to maximize it and there is no shame in it.
There is a mindset, especially with younger adults, that it is taboo to ask for more money. For example, during a job interview, a company will state your wage structure. Now, if you respectfully treat this as a business negotiation, there is nothing wrong with simply discussing it. Don’t be rude but ask at least. You’re not ‘begging’ and you’re not ‘being selfish’. You are putting a price on your time and labor. It is your right to ask if you feel it is appropriate, it is their right to decline if they want to. Again, don’t be rude about it if you’re in either position.
2. Unvented gas cooktops release unsafe levels of toxic gases in the home.
Studies have shown that unvented gas cooktops expose people indoors to excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde which can cause a myriad of respiratory problems and cardiovascular disease.
Below is a link to a recent study that deserves more attention. Stay safe! Vent those cooktops folks! Even when just the oven is on.
Study: Pollutant exposures from natural gas cooking burners.
3. Women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Although women comprise half of the world’s population, the medical community leaves much to be desired when it comes to treating and diagnosing women because they’re focused solely on the stereotypical symptoms men experience.
That’s why women experience just as many heart attacks as men, but they are more likely to die because nobody recognized the symptoms.
4. 911 for emergencies is not the only “-11” number. There are 8 “N11” numbers you should know.
There are 8 numbers established in the US by the FCC to access special services. These numbers can provide you with essential services, are easy to remember, and all (but one) are free! These numbers, known as N11 codes, are:
211—Community services and information
211 services provide free and confidential services that help people across North America. Questions about human trafficking, disaster assistance, food, health, housing utilities, as well as jobs and support for veterans are some of the services offered. Often 211 services are operated by the United Way of America.
311—Municipal government services
Many cities and towns in the US have deployed 311 services in an attempt to offload non-emergency requests from citizens. Under existing networks, these calls are sent to already over-burdened 911 centers. With 311 centers, residents can inquire about anything- from trash collection, to a municipal utility bill issue, to reporting non-active crime or other non-emergencies to the city/town government.
411— Reserved (directory assistance)
Historically, 411 information services were often established to provide directory assistance or local information. However, their use has declined (because everyone has the internet now). Technically, the 411 number is reserved by the FCC and do not have a formal designation. Watch out though, most phone carriers charge for this service (usually $1-2 per call). This is the only N11 number that is NOT free.
511 has been established for road and weather information as the transportation and traffic information telephone hotline, and is typically administered by state or region. You can call this number to get information about traffic in your immediate area.
611— Reserved (Phone company repair)
This is another one of those numbers that doesn’t really have a formal use any more. In some areas, 611 was used as a test code for linemen on the street or was used to report troubles to the central office from a subscriber. Many phone and cable providers still use this number as a way for customers to report problems with their service or to make inquiries.
711—TDD and Relay for the Deaf
Every telephone company is required to connect persons who dial 711 to a Telephone Relay Service (TRS) from a device on a working number. This rule was extended to include all VoIP telephones in July 2007 by the FCC.
811—Underground public utility location
In March of 2005, the FCC established 811 as the universal number that would coordinate location services for underground public utilities. This safety measure not only helps prevents damage that interrupts telecommunications, but also the cutting of subterranean power lines, water mains and natural gas pipes. Call before you dig!
911—Emergency services (police, fire, EMS)
The one we all know! Single-number access for all emergency services, including police, fire and medical.
In addition to these numbers, 988 is currently in the process of being adopted as the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The change will fully go into effect on July 16, 2022.
5. You can use Google’s exclusive pixel feature – “Magic Eraser” on your device too.
The feature can be used to remove unnecessary elements like objects/people/lines etc. from your existing pictures. The Google Pixel 6 comes with the magic eraser functionality which removes these unnecessary things. You can do that too without using any cracked or fishy apps. In fact, it’s Google’s own free application on the playstore.
Irrespective of the smartphone, you can use this feature on your device by simply installing Google’s own photo editing app – “Snapseed”. Using the healing function you can remove unnecessary objects/people/lines and several other undesirable elements from your photos. This can help you make a lot of pictures perfect.