How the Media Controls us With Fear Tactics

Have you ever heard a news story in the background about something that has happened and you immediately turn to see what is going on? I know I have. The media knows that it is human nature to do just that and will prey on our concerns about how these stories may affect us. They know that once they have drawn us in, we will listen and take in whatever they tell us about the…

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When Animals Attack 4: The Box Jellyfish

The Box Jellyfish has earned quite a reputation as being one of the world’s deadliest animals but contrary to popular belief, a sting from the Box Jellyfish isn’t always a death sentence as history has proven. These animals kill humans faster than any other venomous animal we know 10-year-old Rachel Shardlow came into contact with the jellyfish while swimming in an estuary in Queensland, Australia in December of 2009. When she was pulled from the…

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The Truth About Body Language

There are many books and articles around that tell you how to read a person’s body language in order to know their true intent. We see it on TV shows that feature so-called “experts” giving their opinion on how someone is really thinking by their body language. But is it really that easy? There are certain signs that people can give that have universal meaning such as shrugging the shoulders or raising an eyebrow but…

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When Animals Attack 2: King Cobra

The King Cobra is to be both respected and feared. They are the longest venomous snakes on Earth, reaching lengths of 18 feet and can be found throughout Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. The King Cobra has hollow fangs fixed at the front of the mouth that they use to inject their venom through. They have a fantastic sense of smell and night vision, and in addition to the trademark hood,…

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Fabric Storm Panels for Hurricane Preparedness

Metal hurricane shutters are just too expensive for most people and so they turn to more DIY alternatives to save money while still getting protection. Plywood is often the first thing that comes to mind but have you ever considered fabric? These types of storm barriers are usually made of mesh sheets or reinforced polyvinyl carbonate (PVC) which can be attached with grommets, straps, and buckles. Because they are so lightweight, they are also easily…

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