how-to-not-throw-up

If you have found yourself feeling sick, you probably want to know how to not throw up.

Whether you have bad stomach flu, food poisoning, or even seeing someone else throw up, it’s never a pleasant experience. No one likes throwing up.

Here’s how to not throw up when you’re desperate to keep it together.

1. Cool Yourself Off

Often, the sensation of vomiting is paired with a sudden onset of sweat and feeling hot. So, oftentimes, cooling yourself off helps you to not throw up. A cool, damp cloth on the forehead is an excellent way to do this.

You also might consider going somewhere cooler, such as an air-conditioned room or outdoors, if it’s cool.

2. Use Acupressure

You can also use acupressure if you want to know how not to throw up. This is a bit different than acupuncture. With acupressure, you apply pressure to certain areas of your body. To stop vomiting, put pressure on the P-6 pressure point. This is located on the wrist. Acupressure

To find the P-6 pressure point, put your arm out in front of you with your palm towards the ceiling. Use your other hand and place three fingers across the wrist. You are looking for the point that is three fingers width from the base of the wrist.

You should feel the tendons that go to the thumb under your fingers. When you find this point, begin applying pressure and a circular motion with your finger. Try to do this for two to three minutes, and then switch arms and repeat.

It’s important to try different things. If you’ve tried cooling off and it didn’t work, try something else. Propping your feet up can also help to stop vomiting. Lay flat on the sofa or a bed, and then prop your feet up with a couple of pillows. This also helps if you feel lightheaded.

3. Eat Something

Sometimes, eating something can help.feeling-nauseous

Starchy foods, such as saltine crackers, are always a good choice. Also, sweet drinks, such as Gatorade or ginger ale, can also help to ease an upset stomach.

Just make sure that you don’t drink anything acidic.

This will only make things worse.

Just pay attention to what your body is telling you and try to get something in your stomach.

Remember, for some people, the best option is to just go ahead and get sick.

If you are feeling nauteous because of something you ate, purging it from your body may be the best option.

4. Distract Yourself

It is also possible to avoid vomiting if you distract yourself from the feeling. Try gently biting your lip, giving your arm a weak pinch, or pull your hair with a slight amount of force. These actions help your body focus on the slight pain and no longer focus on nausea.

5. Relax

Finally, try a relaxation technique. This might include deep breathing, visualization, or even meditation. This helps your body relax and gets your mind off of throwing up.

If you seem to be struggling with a bout of nausea sometimes, these of are proven ways people have used in their search for a way on how not to throw up.

how-to-pick-a-lock

There are many reasons you should learn how to pick a lock. For one, it will help you better understand how locks work.  In fact, when you understand how locks are picked, you’ll be able to choose better locks for your home.

Additionally, people get locked in their cars or out of their homes all the time. Knowing how to pick a lock can be invaluable when the time comes. Fortunately, you don’t have to be special to pick a lock. Below we provide a step-by-step guide that can help you pick just about any lock.

When you know how to pick a lock, you will also be able to judge whether or not the locks you have on your doors are secure enough.

Step 1: Understand The Three Key Tools

A professional lock picking kit contains a tension wrench, lock pick, and raking tools. You may also need lubricating graphite. All these can be purchased at your local hardware store.

A tension wrench is also known as a torque wrench. It is an L-shaped or Z-shaped piece of metal inserted into the lock. to apply tension to the plug (the turning part of the lock).

Once inserted, this little device is used to apply tension to the plug (the turning part of the lock).

A lockpick is another piece of metal with a handle that narrows to a thin, pointed tip, curving slightly at its end. It is used to manipulate the inner pins of the lock mechanism.

Finally, a rake is a pick with multiple bridges that is scraped across the inside of the lock mechanism to disengage it.

Step 2: Understand How A Lock Actually Works

Most cylinder locks, like the one on your front door, use the same locking technique that has been around since 1861.

Basically, when you insert the right key into the keyway of the plug, the teeth of the key push-up spring-loaded pins.

Each of the pins contains two pins; a key pin and a driver pin.

In order for the plug to rotate, you need to lift each of the key pins and driver pins to the correct height. When you get it just right, all the pins align with the lock turning mechanism.

When you get it just right, all the pins align with the lock turning mechanism.

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Step 3: Get To The Job

Insert the wrench into the bottom of the keyhole and apply slight pressure. This will push driver pins up one by one, with the slight tension keeping the pins from falling.

Insert a pick at the top of the lock and slide it all the way

Applying slight pressure to the wrench, scrub the pick back and forth in the keyhole. This helps to set the pins.

Repeat this back and forth motion until all the pins are set, at which point the lock will open.

If need be, consider picking the pins one at a time – a process known as single pin picking. It’s actually the easiest way to learn how to pick a lock.

Most importantly, keep in mind that practice makes perfect.

how-to-tie-a-bow-tie

Need to learn how to tie a bow tie? There is nothing is more dapper than a man in a bowtie. These accessories are elegant, masculine, and they certainly stand out in a crowd. However, knowing how to tie a bow tie is an art that has fallen out of most men’s daily routine.

Luckily, it’s not difficult with a bit of practice. Here are the steps for tying a bow tie:

Did you know that bow ties originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year war of the 17th century?

Step 1: Place The Tie In The Correct Position

Lift your collar and place the bow tie so that it sits around your neck. As with a regular tie, one side of the bow tie should fall down longer than the other.

You don’t have to measure exactly, but try to have a couple of inches difference between the sides.

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Step 2: Cross And Loop

Take one end of the bow tie in each hand, and cross the longer side over the shorter side. This creates a loop between your neck and where the tie crosses.

Take the longer end of the bow tie and thread it through the loop. Pull both ends tight until the tie is comfortable around your neck. Then, drape the long end over your shoulder.

Step 3: Work With The Short Side

The next step in how to tie a bow tie is to focus on the short side. Find the widest part of the short side, and then fold it over onto itself.

Then, turn the short side a full 90-degrees, so that it’s now horizontal.

This should form a loop. It should point to the longer side.

Grasp the folded material at the thinnest part of the tie. It should be right in front of Adam’s apple.

Step 4: Grab The Long End

Next, take the long end and drape it over the skinny part of the short side.

Pinch the short side, which should look like a bow, and make sure the top of the long side is pinched between the sides of the bow.

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Step 5: Create The Bow

You still should have the long piece dangling between the bow. Take this piece and send it back through the small gap that you have created when you pinched the short side together.

Fold the long side onto itself as you did with the short side. Then, pull the loop through the hole.

If you did this correctly, it has formed the back of the bow.

Step 6: Finish The Bow Tie

Now, all you have to do is finish the bow tie. Begin to tighten and straighten the tie by pulling on and adjusting the loops.

Do not pull on the flat ends, only the loops. If you pull the flat pieces, it unties the tie.

Straighten the tie by twisting the knot, and then pull your collar back down, tucking it neatly behind the bow tie.

Take a final look in the mirror, and you are all set with a fresh bow tie.

And remember, even though you may not get it perfect the first time, keep trying. Very few things can improve your look more than a perfectly tied bow tie.

how-to-use-a-french-press-coffee

If you don’t know how to use a French press or have never even heard of one, you’re missing out on a great cup of coffee. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a great cup at home or at work.

Designed in Italy, the French press looks like a beaker with a plunger in it. It allows you to steep coffee grounds in water. Then it separates those grounds from the water for the perfect cup of coffee.

Are you ready to try it yourself? Here’s how to use a French press and make a rich cup of joe every time.

Step 1: Heat The Water

The temperature of the water is one of the most important steps in brewing with a French press. For the best flavor, only use filtered water that is low in minerals.

Heat the water to between 195°F – 205°F. A kettle is the best way to do this, but a stainless steel pan will do in a pinch.

Don’t have a thermometer to heat the water to the right temperature? You can boil the water, remove it from the stove and let it sit until it reaches the right temperature.

As a guideline:

  • If you’re using 24 oz of water, wait 4 minutes before pouring.
  • If using 36 oz, wait eight minutes.

Depending on the type of kettle you have and your altitude, these times can vary.

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You don’t have to stick to just coffee. A French press makes a great cup of tea too! Also keep in mind, by using the filter-less system, you allow the essential oils to diffuse throughout the drink as opposed to being filtered out. This makes the coffee more flavorful with more antioxidants and nutrients in your cup too.

Step 2: Measure And Grind Your Coffee

Unless you’re using pre-ground coffee, you’ll need to measure out your beans and then grind them.

It’s best to use a scale to measure out the coffee beans, but if you don’t have one, this guide can help you find the right water to coffee ratio.

Step 3: Preheat Your French Press

This step isn’t necessary.

However, if your French press is new or you haven’t used it for a while, it will eliminate any dust or debris that might find its way into your coffee.

It will also sterilize it (although if your French press is new, you need to clean it with warm soapy water before completing this step).

Pour in enough water to cover about one-quarter full of hot water and then push the plunger down into the water.

Swish the water around for a few seconds and then dump it out.

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Step 4: Add The Coffee

Add your coffee grounds to the bottom of the French press and give it a little shake so that the grounds cover the bottom evenly.

Step 5: Pour The Water

Pour the water into the press and let the steeping begin. When the coffee is done (about four minutes) there will be a “crust” on the top of the water.

You can either remove the crust for a more lightly flavored coffee or break it up and stir it around into the coffee for a stronger brew.

Push the plunger slowly all the way down to the bottom of the press to remove the grounds from the water.  Then pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy the delicious flavor of handmade coffee!

Then pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy the delicious flavor of handmade coffee!

Now that you know the brewing method and how to use a French press, you will be making the most flavourful, rich, and smooth cup of joe you’ve ever had.

How-To-Quit-Smoking

Do you want to learn how to quit smoking? Have you been smoking for years? Your family and most importantly your health has been seriously affected by the habit. As you become conscious of the risks involved, you will decide to quit.

Congratulations, you’ve made a bold move. The decision to quit smoking is a big step in itself. Now, the question remains, are you going to follow through on your plan?

Below, we discuss how to quit smoking in five simple steps.

Did you know after 1 year of quitting smoking your risk of heart attack drops significantly? The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of someone who still smokes.

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Step 1: Have A Quit Plan

Once you have made up your mind about kicking the smoking habit, create a plan.

First, set a quit date then start preparing for it.

The quit date can be a week later after you have made your decision. It should not be too far in the future and also try not to change your mind.

To prepare for the date, you can start taking up small quitting measures. For instance, you can start reducing your cigarette intake slowly, or you can just stop smoking altogether.

However, the latter is a more difficult decision. If you settle for it, dispose of all your cigarettes and ashtrays and get yourself some oral substitutes such as gum, hard candy, and carrot sticks.

On the other hand, for some people, it’s easier to quit when a pack of cigarettes is still available with “the option” of having one. But don’t neglect to actually investigate what’s in cigarettes if you’ve never actually looked at it.

Step 2: Distract Yourself

When the quit date arrives, it means you should stop smoking entirely even if you were doing so lightly. When the cravings kick in, you might be tempted to do otherwise.

Therefore, you need to stay busy as much as possible and try out different activities to keep your mind off smoking.

Go to the gym and exercise or out for a stroll. Grab a movie with non-smoking friends and family or visit the zoo. When the urges become too much, take several deep breaths and try to relax.

Also, drink a lot of water. When you think you want to give in to the cravings, think again about why you really need to quit the habit.

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Step 3: Consult A Doctor

See a doctor for more advice especially one that concerns medications.

Quitting smoking may result in very serious withdrawals.

They can be difficult to tackle especially if you are doing it all on your own.

If you feel the need, you can use certain non-nicotine medications on the market which can help you quit smoking.

Seeing a professional doctor will help you get the right prescription.

Step 4: Create A Smoke-Free Zone

Be very strict and disciplined about your decision to quit smoking. Avoid all smoking triggers as much as possible.

These are things, situations, and people that will set off your urge to smoke. You can ban people from smoking inside your home or in the car.

Completely change your routine if you have to and adapt to healthy diets.

Step 5: Seek Support

You do not have to do it alone. Ask for help, support, and encouragement from friends and family.

Once your loved ones know that you are trying to break a harmful habit for the greater good, they will have your back all the way.

Now you know how to quit smoking! If possible, begin with step one today.

Don’t give up on yourself, even if you falter from your plan. Put your moment of weakness behind you and keep pushing toward your goal of quitting smoking for good.

How-To-Get-Rid-Of-Bed-Bugs

If you have noticed the signs of bed bugs, you probably wondering about how to get rid of them.

Don’t think that you immediately have to call an exterminator.

Knowing just how to get rid of bed bugs isn’t in itself difficult, and you can save a lot of time and money.

Have a look at some of the tips lined out below if you want to know how to get rid of bed bugs.

In one bed bugs lifetime, it can lay up to 500 eggs, or 1 to 5 a day.

Step 1: Clean The Room And Remove Clutter

The symptoms and side effects of bed bug bites can be irritating and uncomfortable, to say the least.

The first step in knowing how to get rid of bed bugs is to clean your room and remove all of the clutter.

Everything must be washed.

Anything that cannot go into the washing machine should be encased in plastic bags.

With no source of food, this ensures that the bedbugs die.

However, it can take several months for this to happen.

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Step 2: Wash And Dry Everything You Can

Next, take all of your bed linens and anything else that came into contact with bed bugs and wash it all in your washing machine.

Be sure to give it all a good wash in your washing machine.

Use the hottest setting possible, and then dry in the dryer using the hottest setting.

This kills and gets rid of the bed bugs on the sheets, blankets, pillows, and other fabrics.

Step 3: Vacuum And Clean The Bed

You also have to make sure the mattress and box springs are clean.

First, vacuum up any and all residue you see that might be associated with bed bugs.

Make sure to get into all of the seams, cracks, and crevices. You should even vacuum the headboard and bed frame.

When that’s done, use a steam cleaner and go over every inch of the bed with hot steam.

Step 4: Use Sprays

There are many bed bug sprays on the market, and you should consider using them.

There are even sprays that are specifically made for the bed.

Make sure to treat the entire room if you spray. Bed bugs can hide in surprising places.

Bed bugs can hide in surprising places.

Treat the bed frame, lamps, wall fixtures, carpets, and window and door frames.

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Step 5: Consider Encasement

Now, just because you sprayed, that doesn’t mean that you have killed each and every bed bug.

So, you should also consider encasement. This means that you place your items, even things like the mattress and box spring, into large plastic bags.

Then, you leave them, often for several weeks or months.

With the encasement on, the bed bugs left cannot get out, and they eventually die.

Repeat Often To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Getting rid of bed bugs is not something that is going to happen overnight.

In fact, you should go through all of these steps every one to two weeks for a minimum of two months.

That’s the only way to be sure that every bed bug is eliminated from your home because they reproduce so fast.

How-To-Get-Rid-Of-Fleas-Cover-800x300

If you have a pet, odds are good that you will need to know how to get rid of fleas.  He or she will bring fleas into the house. However, it’s also possible to have a flea infestation if you don’t have a pet.

Fleas also come from wildlife that finds their way into the basement, attic, or other crawlspaces. Regardless of how you got them, you want to get rid of them. Here are several tips below on how to get rid of fleas:

Fleas can live for over 100 days without having a meal. In its lifetime, the female flea can lay more than 2,000 eggs.

Treat Your Pet

The first thing you should do when you want to get rid of fleas is to treat your pet.

There are many different flea removal treatments at your local pet store.

There are also tablets that you can give your pet that kills any flea that bites it.

Don’t just try one flea remedy because the first one might not be effective, and if you have more than one pet, be sure to treat them all at the same time.

You should treat your pets several times over a few days to ensure all of the fleas are gone. Also, don’t forget to wash all blankets, beds, or toys that your pet uses.

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Use Sprays And Fogs

Taking care of your pet is one thing, but you also must treat your yard and home.

There are sprays that are safe to use around the house, and you can buy fogs that you can put into your home. These foggers cover every space of your home, including places you can’t reach with sprays.

Clean Your Home From Top To Bottom

When you think you have treated the flea problem by attacking its source, it’s time to start cleaning your home. It’s also important to clean your home from top to bottom when you have fleas.

If you want to get rid of fleas permanently, it’s very important to clean your home from top to bottom.

You should vacuum all your carpets and all other areas where the flea eggs may have been deposited.

Make sure to empty your vacuum bag or container outside each time it’s filled and be aware that there may be fleas and eggs inside.

Also, don’t forget to sweep all the floors and then come in with a mop afterward.

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Use Vinegar

One of the best ways to deal with small flea infections is to use vinegar. You can use vinegar in many ways. For instance, you can use vinegar to wash your pet.

Make sure to dilute the vinegar with water in a 1:1 ratio. Then, after bathing your pet in flea shampoo, rinse its coat with the vinegar solution.

Don’t rinse this off. Let it dry. As an added bonus, your pet’s coat will be shiny and soft. Another way to use vinegar is to actually put it into your dog’s water bowl. Only a couple of drops are necessary.

For a cat, you can spray a solution of vinegar and water directly on its fur. Vinegar in the water is too acidic for a cat, so only spray it.

Make Dish Detergent Traps

Finally, consider making a trap for the fleas out with water, a plastic container, and dish detergent.

Mix water and dish detergent together in a shallow dish.

Then, set it out at night.

Place a lamp over top of the dish to attract the fleas. Once they jump in, they cannot get out.

Though flea bites are not deadly, they do pose a hazard to you, your family, and your pets’ lives. They can cause infections due to scratching the itch and are also carriers of tapeworm. Do not allow these pests to take over in your home.