First Aid & Safety
Public assistance programs offer low-income families a variety of programs that help them make ends meet. While requirements vary from state to state, there are some common rules to follow.
The first thing you have to do is obtain an application so contact your local Department of Human Services or Family Services. Ask for an application for the programs or services you need. Programs exist for disability, health insurance, childcare, housing, food stamps, and other areas of need.
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Alcohol poisoning can be fatal if left untreated. Find out what to do if you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning.
Don’t drink unless you’re of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never ever drink and drive.
Call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is suffering from alcohol poisoning. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system. If someone has been drinking heavily and loses consciousness, get emergency help. To know if someone is suffering from alcohol poisoning symptoms bear in mind Read more [...]
There are several ways to deal with a blackmailer’s demands. Here’s how to decide which is best for you should you be unlucky enough to receive blackmail.
First of all you need to know what blackmail is: when someone threatens to expose something embarrassing or incriminating unless you give them money or something else of value. Extortion is a more general term that means forcing someone to do something or pay money so they won’t get hurt or killed.
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Although a kiss on the forehead or a light touch is often enough to determine whether a child has a fever, reducing the fever takes a little bit more.
Always consult your doctor before giving a baby any medication.
The first step to reduce the baby’s fever is by giving them a bath or sponging them down with lukewarm water.
Make sure that you keep the baby hydrated by giving them plenty of water, breast milk, or formula.
Avoid overdressing them or bundling them up before they go to sleep.
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Knowing our body fat percentage can help you determine your diet and exercise needs. The number gives you an idea of how much of your body is composed of fat, muscles, and tissue.
Range for men and women differ so if you are a woman these are the body fat ranges to aim for: 10 percent body fat is the absolute minimum; athletes tend to be in the 14 to 20 percent range. Fit people are at 21 to 24 percent. 25 to 31 percent is acceptable, and 32 percent and over is too much. If youare a man: 2 to Read more [...]
Cat bites can be painful as well as dangerous, but you can avoid being bitten if you take the right precautions.
Be careful about how you play with a cat. Cats are programmed to chase and catch small moving things, such as birds and mice. When you play with a cat, use a toy rather than bare hands. However you shoud stop playing if the cat becomes overstimulated, which can lead to biting. But don’t try to pull away if the cat claws or bites during play as this will encourage the cat to try to Read more [...]
Do you feel like doing some good? Volunteer in a disaster area for some positive karma.
Before anything else you need to consider your physical health and availability; volunteering in a disaster area requires committing considerable energy and time. Research specific disaster areas beforehand to help prepare yourself for situations you might find on the ground. If you’re volunteering outside the country, make sure yoy have a valid passport.
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Many serious runners say they have experienced an elevated, euphoric consciousness just by running long distances. Find out if you can achieve the same by following these steps.
Always check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise plan.
Buy the right equipment to be able to run safely so invest in good running shoes that offer ample support and shock absorption. Shop for clothes that are appropriate for your climate and that will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your run.
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For a worry-free wedding, get protection that guards against loss, damage, illness, and other unforeseen events that could affect your big day.
Do buy insurance early, before you start writing checks to vendors. Bear in mind that some companies have limitations on how far in advance insurance can be purchased.
You also need to know what’s usually covered, including wedding and reception site issues, weather, vendor no-shows, sickness or injury, and military or job conflicts. Bear in mind Read more [...]
When a baby has constipation, it can be very discomforting. Making dietary changes and adding exercise can get them regular again.
Give water or fruit juice: supply your baby with 2 to 4 ounces of water or fruit juice in addition to their usual feeding. This will help keep their stool soft.
Feed a high-fiber food: feed your baby high-fiber foods, such as pureed pears, prunes, or barley cereal. However, cut down on foods like carrots, bananas, and rice, which are associated with constipation.
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