Many people are unaware of just how dangerous it can be to leave a car engine on in an enclosed space like a garage or an indoor parking area. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 400 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, and thousands of people are hospitalized with it each year. Many of these deaths and hospitalizations could have been avoided had the driver turned off their vehicle as soon as they entered the garage or indoor parking space.
Carbon Monoxide: a Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide is an odorless deadly gas that is emitted from the gas in vehicles and other sources that use fuel to function. If carbon monoxide is present in the air and remains undetected in an enclosed space, then people in the area who breathe the carbon monoxide may die suddenly or develop carbon monoxide poisoning very quickly. According to the CDC, red blood cells in the body soak up the carbon monoxide very quickly. Once the gas is in the blood supply, oxygen in the blood is quickly depleted. This is what causes sudden death or carbon (Read More....)
Terrorism has become a plague of the 20th century and marched on into the 21st century. With the rise of extremist organizations around the entire world and general social, political, and economic instability, terrorism can burst out anywhere at any time. Are you sure you are properly protected and will avoid injuries in case you get involved in a terrorist act (among victims, of course)? Are you sure you will not catch a bullet or a shell splinter in your chest? These are just the two reasons you should get yourself personal body armor.
The news abounds in reports on terrorist attacks. People are dying almost every day, because a kamikaze blew him or herself up, someone blew up a cafeteria, someone started shooting a crowd, and the list goes on and on. Europe is torn apart by social protests, where people fight law enforcement representatives, throwing stuff at them – what if you find yourself in the middle of a riot and then something will blow up? This is very serious, especially today, when the world goes crazy without any substantial reason.
Personal body armor will provide you with a proper protection to keep you (Read More....)
Traveling alone can be an exciting and liberating experience. Many women enjoy traveling alone across the world. Unfortunately, there are also some dangers that you need to be aware of when traveling solo. Make sure you understand these risks and take the steps to protect yourself.
There are a number of steps that you can take to protect yourself when you are traveling alone. Here are some tips that you can follow to keep yourself safe.
You will want to come across as confidently as possible while you are traveling. This is one of the most important ways that you can seem less vulnerable and ward off people who have the wrong intentions. One of the ways you can do this is by memorizing your trip beforehand rather than looking at your map on the way.
Visit New Places During the Daytime
You don’t want to be stranded in a strange place at night. You won’t have anyone who can give you directions if you are lost and you will be more vulnerable to people who wish to harm you. Try to find new places during the daytime.
That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy venturing (Read More....)
Potential harm on the Internet isn't limited to your preteen children. Adults are at risk for some of the same dangers, but the difference is one of gullibility. Children are taught to trust adults, or at least adults they know. This good intention can have catastrophic results when familiarity from a cyber chat room or social site is confused with real, tangible and trusted acquaintances in their lives.
A second issue involved in Internet dangers is tweens’ misconception that one symbol of their growing maturity and independence is freedom of expression and freedom from parental supervision.
Minimizing Online Dangers to Your Tween
Early communication and discussions about cyber bullying, sexual predators and identity theft need to be regular conversations in your household. As your daughter grows and begins to ask how old she must be before she’s allowed to wear make-up, date or obtain her driver's license, you should question how old she must be before she can have her own email address or social media account. (Read More....)
Identifying a Psychopath Before You Become their Next Victim
Approximately 5% of the people in this world are either sociopaths or psychopaths. You may feel that they are fairly rare, but you have probably encountered at least a handful of them over the course of your life. You should understand their characteristics to keep yourself from becoming their next victim.
Common Misconceptions about Psychopaths
The media has created a lot of confusion regarding what a psychopath or sociopath is. Most people think of Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer or Jerry Sandusky when they hear the term. They believe that psychopaths are serial killers and mass murderers. Most people in these categories may be considered psychopaths, but there are many other psychopaths we run into on a regular basis.
Picture Credit- American Psycho Movie- Staring Actor Christian Bale
The majority of people suffering from antisocial personality disorder never commit a crime. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. They are constantly looking to exploit people they meet. They may also turn violent when they (Read More....)
There are levels of caution that demand various kinds of fences. Natural, green fencing made of shrubs is probably the least restrictive. Electric fences that keep polar bears out are at the farthest end of the scale. No matter where you’re located, and regardless of which company you select, whether it be a Denver, Seattle or Houston fence company, the task of choosing the appropriate security fence can be difficult objective.
Most homeowners are in the middle, but there are elaborate security systems with tall metal fences and cameras if the money is available. If a homeowner knows how much security is needed, the choices are automatically narrowed down to easier pickings. Protection against wandering neighborhood pets is different from keeping out snarling strays. Tall wire fences are one of the few successful deer barriers. A sunken chicken-wire sized fence may keep out smaller, burrowing animals.
Keeping people out is a different consideration. An electric driveway gate would be part of a property fence for monitoring who would be (Read More....)
Put your car keys beside your bed at night as a personal security measure. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. Remember to carry your keys while walking to your car (Read More....)
. We all jump on it sometimes, and yes, it does influence our purchasing decisions. Will you jump on board with the 36 million other homeowners who have purchased a wireless alarm?
Read on to find out if it really is worth it and if, in fact, this $28 billion dollar industry is keeping your family safe – or if it’s just an industry taking people’s money.
The short answer is – yes it is worth it
. There are downfalls (power outages, wait time for first responders, false alarms, etc.), but the benefits do outweigh these imperfections of the systems.
If the goal is to stay as protected as you possibly can, then a home security system really is the way to go.
The tricks for when you are away are generally known: Leave a light or two on. Use timers on your lights to (Read More....)