Here are 5 things you should know.
1. If you are in an emergency while abroad and do not immediately know the emergency number of the country, dialing 911 would get you redirected to emergency services in many countries. However, the official emergency number worldwide is 112.
Traveling abroad can be fun and full of uncertainties, even with the best preparations. And sometimes you need the emergency number, not for yourself but to help someone else.
2. It’s ok to listen to someone’s problems without offering advice.
Many people feel the need to offer advice after someone shares their problems with them, regardless of whether they have experience in the matter or not. It’s ok to offer an ear without giving advice. In the end, bad advice can be more harmful than no advice at all.
Sometimes all someone needs is a person to share with. It’s perfectly fine to say something like “I’m sorry that you’re going through this and if there’s anything I can do to help please let me know.” If you really feel like you can give sound advice, try asking the person if they would like advice first.
3. Large quantities of ice are easily contaminating. Always keep them covered.
Something gets on the ice, the ice melts even a little, the ice drips, the ice with the contaminate drips on all the ice below it, now you have to empty out a gigantic portion of your ice all the way down to the bottom of whatever your container is.
4. The less you mix pancake batter the fluffier they will be.
Over-mixing pancake batter is going to overwork the Glutens. You should be mixing very gently until it is just combined, letting it sit for a few minutes to let the remaining flour hydrate. Overmixing the batter will cause density and you lose fluffiness.
5. Colon cancer is the 3rd most common type of cancer. There is an at-home, non-invasive alternative to a colonoscopy. If you have been holding off getting a colonoscopy and are above or nearing age 45, speak to a doctor about this simpler alternative, especially if you are not at high-risk.
There are over 100K cases of colon cancer in the US alone each year. The cancer is easily detected and treated with a colonoscopy. For various reasons, many people delay or ignore getting colonoscopies. An alternative called Cologuard is increasing in popularity. This alternative, although not the most pleasant thing in the world, is quick and easy. Essentially you mail a poop sample to a lab and they check it for abnormalities. At this time, it may not be as accurate as a colonoscopy, but it’s much simpler and is much, much better than doing nothing.