CPR (or certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a certain type of certification that a person can be awarded for successfully demonstrating knowledge of the process required to manually preserve human life via particular protocols. You probably know what CPR is at any rate, but it's important to understand the importance of becoming certified in CPR, knowing how to become certified, and understanding why it's still a valuable skill to this day.
The Importance of Getting Certified
CPR is a pretty common certification that's not too utterly difficult to get. However, because of this, it might not seem immediately obvious why getting one is important. To understand the importance of getting certified in CPR, it helps to put yourself in a certain scenario where it might be needed.
Imagine you are at a social gathering, and someone has suddenly began to suffer from cardiac arrest. Everyone frantically bolts around without any idea of what they should be doing. In the event that you have your CPR certification, you could be the only one present in the emergency that knows exactly what to do. In turn, (Read More....)
Think twice before moving into a new neighborhood. Yes, it looks promising: white picket fence, nice and friendly neighbors and greener-than-green grass. But could that neighborhood be hiding a terrible secret? You might not know it, like most, but it could be situated right near a Superfund site.
What is a Superfund Site?
A Superfund site is "an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people," according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Living near one of these places can be very hazardous to your health and the toxic materials can do damage to your health, sometimes permanently. And not to mention the smells that omit from the sites, blood-curdling, nose-burning stenches. The toxic chemical smell is so bad Mark Sampson, who lives near a Superfund site, couldn't even throw a family barbecue outside. He lives 2,000 feet from the site, according to WBUR online.
This is when a company such as Sevenson Environmental Services can swoop in (Read More....)
Surviving during tumultuous times can be difficult enough without also having to be concerned about the safety of children. Children vary in the extent of their dependence on adults for protection, but almost all of them will rely on grownups to some extent.
1. Stranger danger- If there is ever a time to choose friends wisely, it is during a survival situation. When lawlessness is the rule, some people will seek to take advantage of individuals perceived as helpless, including children. Children need to be taught to be cautious around strangers and recently acquired friends and acquaintances.
2. Communication- Every family needs to have an emergency plan that is understood by each child. Communicating where family members will meet should a disaster occur is crucial, as is making sure each child understands things such as curfews and places they may and may not visit.
3. Weapons awareness- Every child in a household needs to be educated on the weapons in that home. Young children need to be trained on weapons safety, just as they would be during peaceful (Read More....)
Article Six of the Constitution's Bill of Rights guarantees freedom from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” This simple clause is an obstacle for those who employ legal location-based services and a rationale for conviction of those engaged in illegal surveillance. Location-based services, or “LBS,” use embedded computer chips to track and transmit location and other data wirelessly by radio and Internet. Such chips are found in a dizzying variety of products including cell phones, food packages, and tattoo-like skin decals. Increasingly, LBS sensors send medical and environmental data such as heart rate, humidity and temperature.
Under Your Skin
Now, LBS under-the-skin chips are not only implanted on pets; the transmitters are also inserted under human skin. See “Opening the Way for New Applications” in the March 2012 issue of the International Electrotechnical Commission. Mexicans worried about being kidnapped are purchasing LBS skin implants. In the United States, LBS surveillance is used by many government departments, (Read More....)
Driving is statistically one of the most dangerous things that people do every day. Driving when the weather is bad can be even more dangerous. Because of this, it is important that everyone know what steps to take if they cannot avoid driving in adverse weather conditions.
Light rain or mist can be much more dangerous than many people realize because it can bring out the oils on the road and make it extremely slick. Heavy rains can significantly impair visibility, which is a serious potential driving hazard. When driving in the rain, slow down, turn on your windshield wipers and headlights but not your high beams, try to avoid driving through puddles, and leave extra space between your car and others.
Never attempt to drive through flood waters. They can be much deeper and have a much stronger current than people realize, and you may flood your engine and damage your car. Two feet of water is enough to carry away most vehicles.
Snow and Ice:
Clean all of the snow and ice off of your windows and hood before starting to drive. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with snow tires (Read More....)
There aren’t many people who go through their lives without getting at least a few traffic tickets or warnings. Many people believe that traffic tickets are just a method that state and local governments use to raise revenue. This belief often occurs alongside the belief that increasing traffic tickets in an area has little to no effect on the safety of drivers in that area.
However, these are just opinions. A study conducted around 2008 and just recently released looked into both of these beliefs to find out if either of them were accurate.
Are Governments Just Looking for Money?
Researchers decided to investigate whether areas that were having economic troubles had higher rates of traffic tickets. In order to determine if a town was suffering economically, certain area governments had asked for “override referendums” which would give them the ability to collect more revenue from their citizens. These (Read More....)
Do your children need life insurance? Is it a valuable investment or a waste of money? The debate is heated, and there are several pros and cons of purchasing life insurance for your kids. Carefully consider all the aspects of any available policies before making a decision for your family.
The primary advantage of life insurance is its death benefit. Most adults purchase life insurance to provide income for their families when they are no longer around to support them. Since children are not typically the breadwinners in their families, income replacement is not a major issue. First things first, parents should always make sure they have adequate life insurance before purchasing a policy for their children. However, families may need money when a child passes away in order to cover funeral expenses or pay for medical bills. A small term life policy is a cost effective alternative to whole or permanent policies; adding your children to your policy costs even less.
Future (Read More....)