- List Recommendations: List tools, tips, steps, and/or precautions you would take to prevent or alleviate the hard knock if you could go back and do it all over again.
Selasa, 04 Maret 2014
Share Your “Hard Knocks” and Experience With Your Readers
Introduction: “Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse …” Start with the climax of the hard lesson you experienced (i.e., the most intense part of an event). The key is to hook the reader while maintaining relativity with an engaging anecdote the reader will either relate to or want to continue reading so they can avoid it.
“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” – Vernon Law As you move forward in life, you’re conditioned. Don’t touch the hot stove. Look both ways before crossing the street. Pick your battles because life’s too short to fight over trivial things.
Whether you fail or if you succeed (in your relationships, in your career, or even in your life), you’ve gained valuable experience that conditions you. It’s up to you to decipher what worked and what didn’t as you move forward. Think about those “hard knocks” in your career or someone who inspired you and how you or they overcame adversity. From more general life-based reflections to specific blunders in your niche, use these ruminations to write the perfect article for your readers.
The Hard Lesson Article Template
• Body: Hindsight is always 20/20, so take a look back. What events led up to this hard lesson? Describe the back story.
• Conclusion: Your readers don’t want to feel despair; conclude on a heartening note! End your article with why the reader should follow your ideas as well as how much time and energy you would have saved had you known these things beforehand.
Minggu, 02 Maret 2014
Pepper spray is the most popular self-defense weapon, but it is not legal in all states. At the time of publication of this writing, common pepper spray law was that you are allowed to carry it in all states. In California, the largest can of pepper spray you are legally allowed to carry is 2.5 oz. In Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, and Hawaii, pepper spray law says you are allowed carry it. There are, however, concentration limits and other restrictions. If you live in one of these states or plan to visit, be sure to carry a pepper spray that is sold as "Michigan Formula," "Wisconsin Legal Pepper Spray," and so on.
If you live in or plan on visiting Massachusetts and you want to carry pepper spray legally, their pepper spray law says you must get a FID (Firearms Identification Card). All you do is go to your local Massachusetts police station, show two forms of ID, fill out a form, pay $2, and wait a week. When you get your FID, keep it on your person (and of course, to make the FID useful, keep your pepper spray on your person as well).
Pepper Spray Litigation
From time to time, civilians and law enforcement officers have managed to use pepper spray excessively or irresponsibly. Even though pepper spray is non-lethal, it does hurt to go through getting sprayed with pepper spray. If you feel you have been unfairly attacked with pepper spray, you can force litigation. Concerned citizens across the country have also noted that police offers have been known to use pepper spray on people when use of it was clearly gratuitous. Litigation has been pressed, and the media have touched on the subject to a small extent. As a result, the Justice Department commissioned a report about the benefits and dangers of pepper spray, resulting in a more education law enforcement system.