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You Should Know About Jury Nullification

You Should Know About Jury Nullification

Melissa October 1, 2013 6

Since before the U.S. was a country, juries in the American system of justice were being impaneled to be the “triers of evidence,” or as a recent President of the United States described it,

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What are the Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally?

What are the Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally?

Scott February 28, 2013 6

Mark asks: What are some good ways to lower my blood pressure without drugs? Over the past few decades, controlling high blood pressure has been one of the priorities for health care professionals and

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know Part 5: Defibrillation

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know Part 5: Defibrillation

Scott February 8, 2013 8

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, Scott. For the other parts of this series: Part 1: Direct Pressure;

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 4: CPR

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 4: CPR

Scott February 6, 2013 7

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, Scott. For the other parts of this series: Part 1: Direct Pressure;

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 3: Recovery Position

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 3: Recovery Position

Scott February 6, 2013 0

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, Scott. For the other parts of this series: Part 1: Direct Pressure;

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 2: Temperature Control

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 2: Temperature Control

Scott February 5, 2013 3

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, Scott. For the other parts of this series: Part 1: Direct Pressure;

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 1: Direct Pressure

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 1: Direct Pressure

Scott February 4, 2013 3

In my profession as a paramedic / firefighter one question repeatedly gets asked of me- “What are some simple first aid tricks to know in case of an emergency?” As such, I thought it

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How to Quickly and Easily Tell if a Number is Divisible by 11, and Other Math Tricks

How to Quickly and Easily Tell if a Number is Divisible by 11, and Other Math Tricks

Daven Hiskey November 30, 2012 10

You should know how to easily tell if a number is divisible by 11. (many more fun math tricks below) As an example, we’ll use the number 10604. First, add up the odd number

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Heavy Whipping Cream and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Heavy Whipping Cream and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Ariana Kyl November 30, 2012 1

You should know substituting the milk and butter ingredients with heavy whipping cream when making Kraft Macaroni & Cheese makes for a creamier and, in my opinion, tastier cheese sauce. Necessity is the mother of

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How to Remove a Fresh Carpet Stain

How to Remove a Fresh Carpet Stain

Ariana Kyl November 2, 2012 8

You should know how to remove a fresh carpet stain before it sets in. This is a little trick I picked up in college from a roommate after a certain party where certain “friends”

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When to Use I.E. Versus E.G.

When to Use I.E. Versus E.G.

Daven Hiskey September 17, 2012 8

You should know when to use “i.e.” and when to use “e.g.” Many people use these interchangeably, but as you look into what “i.e.” and “e.g.” actually mean, you start to see how they

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The Difference Between Farther and Further

The Difference Between Farther and Further

Daven Hiskey July 18, 2012 2

You should know the difference between “farther” and “further”. Many people use “further” and “farther” interchangeable, but, in fact, they mean slightly different things.  “Farther” refers to a physical distance, while “further” refers to

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How to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your Computer

How to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your Computer

Daven Hiskey May 29, 2012 20

You should know how to prevent Windows Update from automatically restarting your computer. There are few more annoying default settings than Windows’ developers choosing to have the default on Windows Update be to automatically

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The Plural of “Hero” is “Heroes”, Not “Heros”

The Plural of “Hero” is “Heroes”, Not “Heros”

Daven Hiskey May 28, 2012 7

You should know the plural of “hero” is “heroes”, not “heros”. With it being Memorial Day and so many people posting on Facebook/Twitter/etc. about all the “heros” out there, I thought I’d do a

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How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

Daven Hiskey May 26, 2012 12

You should know how to treat a jellyfish sting. Contrary to popular belief, you should never urinate on a jellyfish sting. This will just make the problem worse, as does washing the sting with

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The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

Daven Hiskey May 24, 2012 13

You should know the difference between an acronym and an initialism. Both acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but there is a key difference between the two, at least at present. Due to rampant misuse

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It’s Bad Rap, Not Bad Wrap

It’s Bad Rap, Not Bad Wrap

Daven Hiskey May 19, 2012 2

You should know that the expression to describe when someone is falsely convicted of a criminal charge or is on the receiving end of unjustified criticism is “bad rap”, not “bad wrap”. Further, “rap”

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Super Glue Adheres More Strongly if You Add a Little Water Before Applying It

Super Glue Adheres More Strongly if You Add a Little Water Before Applying It

Daven Hiskey May 16, 2012 1

You should know Super Glue adheres more strongly if you add a little water before applying it. Super Glue adheres nearly instantly when it comes in contact with the hydroxyl ions in water.  When

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