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    Every Driver Should Read This to Understand Meaning of Different Road Markings and Signs

    Road Markings and Traffic signs

    Most developed countries have a mature procedure to issue a driving license which involves driving theory, road practice and eventually a driving test. A successful candidate must pass the theory part and the road test to secure a driving license. As a result, most driver understand what the road markings and sings mean and how to respond to them while driving.

    Unfortunately, a lot of developing nations don’t have such defined procedures. If there are procedures defined, in most cases corruption takes over and licenses are issued with conducting a driving test.

    This article tries to sum up most road markings and traffic signs.

    Road Markings And Signs

    Road signs are categorized in three different groups:

    1. Regulatory signs
    2. Warning signs
    3. Information signs

     Regulatory signs

    These signs are usually in a circle and they notice about traffic laws and regulations. Drivers MUST follow these signs. Not able to follow the instructions given by these signs mostly result in a plenty by the law enforcement. Below are some regulatory signs common in almost all the countries.

    Warning Signs:

    A warning sign is a type of sign which indicates a potential hazard, obstacle, or condition requiring special attention. Some are traffic signs that indicate hazards on roads that may not be readily apparent to a driver.


    Information Signs:

    An informative sign isAn information sign is a sign that is used to inform people of the purpose of an object, gives them instruction on the use of something, etc. An example is a traffic sign such as a stop sign


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    Why You Should Start Learning How to Weld Right Now?

    Underwater Welding: One of the Most Dangerous Occupations in the World

    Welding is a trade skill that will always be in demand. Welders are in high demand in the manufacturing industry and can earn up to $100,000 per year.

    There are many reasons why welders are so valuable, but the most important one is that welding skills are hard to come by. The average person does not know how to weld, and there aren’t many schools that teach it either.

    This means that any company or individual looking for a welder will have to look outside of their local area for someone who has the skill set they need.


    Welding is a great career for people who are interested in a trade that will always be needed. The welding salary can vary depending on the type of work you are doing, but the average is about $37,000 per year.

    There are over 418,659 Welders currently employed in the United States. 7.5% of all Welders are women, while 89.9% are men. The average age of an employed Welder is 40 years old. The most common ethnicity of Welders is White (68.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.8%) and Black or African American (9.7%). (source: https://www.zippia.com/welder-jobs/demographics/)

    Hyperbaric Welding:

    Hyperbaric welding is a welding process that uses a hyperbaric chamber for shielding.

    The process is done in an atmosphere of 100% pure oxygen. This causes the metal to become very hot and molten and therefore, welds easily.

    In order to weld with hyperbaric welding, there needs to be a vacuum pump on the chamber. This pump sucks all the air out of the chamber and replaces it with pure oxygen which is then pumped into the chamber by an air compressor.

    The global welding market is expected to reach $60.4 billion by 2024.

    Why learn welding?

    The welding process is one of the most important steps in the manufacturing process. Welding has been around for centuries and it has always been an integral part of the manufacturing sector.

    Welding is a profession that is in high demand. It has grown by 20% in the last five years, and the need for welders has increased as well. Welders are responsible for joining metal pieces together to form a complete product. The work can be dangerous, but it also comes with a high salary and benefits.

    A welder’s job requires intense concentration, manual dexterity, and stamina. Welders must be able to think critically and solve problems on the fly while keeping their work area organized. They must also have knowledge of safety precautions before welding any material together.

    Welding is a process in which two pieces of metal are joined together by melting them. It is an extremely useful technique that has many applications. There are many advantages to welding, such as the fact that it allows for the joining of metals without any gaps or seams. Welding can also be done underwater, which is a huge advantage.

    There are also some disadvantages to welding, such as the fact that it requires expensive equipment and can be dangerous if not done properly.

    How to learn welding?

    Welding is a trade that is in demand, and the skills are easy to learn.

    Welding is a trade that is in demand, and the skills are easy to learn. The first step in learning how to weld starts with understanding what welding actually entails. Welding can be done using two different methods: shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or gas metal arc welding (GMAW). SMAW involves using an electric current to create heat, which melts the metal pieces together. GMAW uses an electric arc between two pieces of metal, melting them together at high speeds.

    The next step in learning how to weld involves understanding the equipment needed for this trade. Welders need a power source, such as an electric generator or battery pack; a wire feeder;

    Importance of welding:

    Welding is one of the most important tasks in any industry. It is not only a vital trade, it is also an essential profession.

    Welders are trained to work with metal and use tools such as a welding torch and welding machine to create welds in different shapes and sizes. They are responsible for joining metal pieces together by melting the edges of two pieces together to create a strong bond.

    The best welders in the world have mastered their craft, they have developed the necessary skills that allow them to perform this task with ease. Welding requires a lot of skill as well as patience, so it takes years for them to perfect their technique and skillset.

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    Photos You Need to See If You’re An American

    5 Reasons Why America Is About To Become A Conservative Country

    We have compiled a list of photos you need to see if you’re an American. These photos will prove why people see America as the greatest country on the face of planet Earth.

    Before we dive into these photos, let’s get to know America a little better.


    CapitalWashington, D.C.
    38°53′N 77°01′W
    Largest cityNew York City
    40°43′N 74°00′W
    Official languagesNone at the federal level[a]
    National languageEnglish (de facto)
    Ethnic groups (2020)[6][7][8]By race:61.6% White12.4% Black6.0% Asian1.1% Native American0.2% Pacific Islander10.2% Multiracial8.4% OtherBy Hispanic or Latino origin:81.3% Non-Hispanic or Latino18.7% Hispanic or Latino
    Religion (2021)[9]63% Christianity—40% Protestantism—21% Catholicism—2% Other Christian28% No religion6% Other2% Unanswered
    GovernmentFederal presidential constitutional republic
    • PresidentJoe Biden (D)
    • Vice PresidentKamala Harris (D)
    • House SpeakerNancy Pelosi (D)
    • Chief JusticeJohn Roberts
    • Upper houseSenate
    • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
    Independence from Great Britain
    • DeclarationJuly 4, 1776
    • ConfederationMarch 1, 1781
    • Treaty of ParisSeptember 3, 1783
    • ConstitutionJune 21, 1788
    • Last state admittedAugust 21, 1959
    • Total area3,796,742 sq mi (9,833,520 km2)[c][11] (3rd/4th)
    • Water (%)4.66[12]
    • Total land area3,531,905 sq mi (9,147,590 km2)
    • 2021 estimate331,893,745[13]
    • 2020 censusNeutral increase 331,449,281[d][14] (3rd)
    • Density87/sq mi (33.6/km2) (146th)
    GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
    • TotalIncrease $24.8 trillion[15] (2nd)
    • Per capitaIncrease $74,725[15] (8th)
    GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
    • TotalIncrease $24.8 trillion[15] (1st)
    • Per capitaIncrease $74,725[15] (5th)
    Gini (2020)Negative increase 48.5[16]
    HDI (2019)Increase 0.926[17]
    very high · 17th
    CurrencyU.S. dollar ($) (USD)
    Time zoneUTC−4 to −12, +10, +11
    • Summer (DST)UTC−4 to −10[e]
    Date formatmm/dd/yyyy[f]
    Mains electricity110–120 V, 60 Hz[18]
    Driving sideright[g]
    Calling code+1
    ISO 3166 codeUS
    Statistics of America; Wikipedia

    1. American Flag on the green plain land

    2. Cute American Dog

    3. Fountain and The White House

    4. The Wild American Dream

    5. Mesmerizing America

    6. Flying American with the Flag

    7. Dreamy Weather in America

    8. Drone shot of New York, America

    9. American Aeroplane Taking Off

    10. Cruising Ship in North Florida, America

    11. Some American Logos

    12. American Map

    13. Sharp Looking Americans Eagle!

    14. American Baseball Stadium

    15. The White House

    16. American Baseball Stadium

    17. The Identity of America

    18. A linient photo of America

    19. Drone shot

    20. From the moon!

    21. American mountains!

    22. Night time view of America

    23. Sunny weather

    24. Bridge and the blue sea!

    25. American Sunset!

    26. Reflective Photo

    27. The raging America

    28. American Forest!

    29. Chicago

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    Importance of Mental Health and Statistics 2022

    Mental Health Statistics and Importance:

    According to the World health organization WHO: “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realized his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

    Are you a healthy person? Most people take that to mean their physical health. Are you strong, flexible?

    For many, they tend to overlook the importance of mental health. Mental health is an intimidating topic. Many people associate outlandish and outdated stereotypes with mental illness, plus it’s not as easy to measure as a heart rate or blood level. Some will just dismiss any emotional struggle as personal weakness instead of an illness that needs treatment. In fact, it is a common illness that many people can get. Studies show that about 46% of Americans will experience a mental illness in their life. More than that, 20% of adults or over 45 million Americans will have a mental illness in any one year.

    What might this include?

    Well, in any given year, those 45 million Americans may have one or more of the listed mental illnesses.

    When we are sick, we seek out medical help and medicines but for many, seeking out mental health is either something they would not consider or it may simply be out of reach.

    For example, 60% of kids with depression are not receiving any mental health treatment.

    And even for those that do get treatment, very few get consistent treatment.

    Plus, some people that want help don’t have insurance.

    About 11% of those with mental health issues do not have any insurance. More broadly, only 43% of adults in the U.S. with mental illness seek out help.

    And among those that identify as African-American, Hispanic, or Asian, the numbers that receive counseling or treatment are even lower.

    Early diagnosis is vital. For many of the reasons stated earlier, people wait and wait for things to get better. In fact, the average delay between the onset of a mental illness and treatment of the mental illness is 11 years.

    And as with any disease, the earlier the treatment, the faster the recovery can begin.

    Now the good news:

    For those that work on their mental health as hard as those that work out in their weight room and on the treadmill, the benefits for you include better physical health, decreased chances for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, higher work productivity, and perhaps best of all, better relationships with family and friends. 2020 was rough on nearly all of us.

    The statistics tell us that considering that state of our mental health is more important now than ever before.

    Burnout Anxiety Depression:

    Burnout was recently classified as a diagnosable mental health condition by the world health organization. But it’s not treated the same way American Psychological Association’s DSM, or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

    Anxiety and depression, on the other hand, are officially classified mental health disorders worldwide.

    So, let’s break down the difference between burnout, depression, and anxiety.

    Burnout is a state of chronic stress that’s characterized by its three main symptoms, emotional and physical exhaustion, cynicism, detachment, and feeling a lack of effectiveness.

    Depression can include many of burnout’s symptoms, but often additionally presents with a low self-image, feelings of hopelessness, and even suicidal thoughts. Anxiety, although similar, is characterized by a heightened stress response in the form of excessive worry. If you experience a high level of anxiety and worry more days than not for at least six months, you may be living in an anxiety disorder. Another key indicator, your anxiety or worry is disproportionate to the actual likelihood of the anticipated event happening. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States affecting 40 million adults, 18% of the population.

    In many ways, anxiety and depression are considered more serious than burnout. The theory goes that since burnout is more often a result of work-related issues, it’s easier to address with behavior modifications.

    Anxiety and depression are often treated with behavioral cognitive therapy as well as prescription medicine. But if chronic stress goes untreated, burnout can become a gateway to more serious disorders. And while burnout, depression, anxiety are all distinct, it’s important to remember that they can occur simultaneously. If you’re not sure what you’re feeling, it’s always a good idea to seek personalized feedback and support from a licensed mental health professional.

    A good resource to start with is NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Find more resources at name.org or talk to someone right away, dial their hotline right now.

    How to slash anxiety and keep positivity flowing:

    So we sort of zoom in to the professional work life. You know many of the slights and offenses and challenges we encounter are not nearly as difficult as many of the things that you tackled. Nevertheless, we can feel threatened, attacked, stressed out, and freaking out about things.

    Our brain is a phenomenal organ. It’s gone through three levels of evolution. The first one is just basically snaked brain, your reptilian brain. Its heart rate, breathing, respiration, fight or flight. It’s just the most primitive part of your brain. The next evolution is tucked in the middle of your brain. It’s called your limbic system and it’s got the hippocampus and hypothalamus and amygdala. And so it’s got a bunch of different components but it’s kind of the emotional cockpit. It’s where all of your emotions are generated. It’s where your habits and your memories are stored. And then the newest evolution is the neocortex. It surrounds the outer part of the brain but specifically the prefrontal cortex right behind your forehead. And that’s the part of the brain that differentiates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. We’re the only species who can think about the way that we think. It’s where creativity and innovation come from. It’s where higher-level thinking, problem-solving, decision making, cause and effect, attention, management, emotional regulation, all the hard stuff comes from there. And so it’s understanding that our brain will take anything we repeatedly think, say or do, and convert it into a cognitive shortcut, which is a habit so it doesn’t have to work as hard. It’s like going through the express lane; it’s just easier. And so if you, for example, if you’re listening or reading this right now, cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. You probably noticed that the second time was more awkward. And it’s because those two things happened from different parts of your brain. The first time you crossed your arms, it came from your limbic system. You’ve done it a million times, when you’re cold, when you’re hungry, whatever. The second time it came from your prefrontal cortex, you had to work at it a little bit more. And if you were to do that all day, every day, or for extended periods of time, and you were to practice that, eventually that would become a habit. Over 45% of everything we do every day is a habit. And our brain depends upon these cognitive shortcuts to make our life manageable, but it doesn’t know which habits are helping us or which habits are hurting us. It just takes, however, we’re repeatedly thinking or behaving and converts it. So that’s one, it recognizing which habits, you know are you anxious because you have an anxiety disorder or are you anxious because it’s a habit?

    Role of mental health in public speaking:

    When getting anxious about speaking, many people experience mental symptoms such as not being able to focus on anything or myopically focusing only on one thing, but by far the most prevalent mental symptom related to speaking anxiety is the fear of blanking out. The number one question psychologists get asked is what do I do if I forget what I’m saying?

    The first step to managing this is not to admit that you’ve blanked out rather invoke one of a few techniques to help get yourself back on track. The first thing to do is to remember what happens when you lose your keys. When you lose your keys, you retrace your steps. The same thing is true when speaking. If you lose your place, simply go back to go forward. Restate what you just said and it should get you back on track. Most of us remember what just came before even if we can’t remember what comes next, and the audience actually enjoys the repetition. Second, have what I call a back pocket question. This is a question that you’ve thought of in advance so that if you blank out, you can ask your audience a question, and while they’re thinking of their answer, it gives you time to collect your thoughts. I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

    When I’m lecturing, there’ll be times when I might forget what I need to say next, So I’ll invoke my back pocket question. I’ll simply look at my students and say, I’d like to pause for a moment and have you reflect on how what we’ve just covered applies to you in your life, and while my students are thinking about their answer, I have time to collect my thoughts, and you know what? Students actually like that pause. It helps them to digest the material. So there’s no problem invoking a back pocket question. Simply think about something you could ask in the midst of your presentation or meeting that can help your audience digest your material and give you that little break. The final thing to do, if you blank out is to simply restate the purpose or goal of your presenting. If you’ve structured your presentation properly, it should all be focused on a particular goal or purpose. So stating that goal or purpose should make sense, and again, it buys you time to figure out what you need to say next. So taken together, these techniques can help you in a time when you might blank out, and the nice thing about simply knowing these techniques reduces the likelihood that you’ll blank out in the first place.

    Are you worrying because there’s something legitimately challenging that you don’t know how to navigate or are you worrying because it’s a habit, right? So our life becomes this state of habits and we just kind of life on autopilot if we’re not too careful.

    Tele-psychiatric Process of dealing with mental health:

    Telemedicine is the most common way of giving medical care from a distance through innovation, frequently utilizing videoconferencing. Telepsychiatric, a subset of telemedicine, can include giving a scope of administrations including mental assessments, treatment (individual treatment, bunch treatment, family treatment), patient schooling, and medicine the executives.

    Telepsychiatric can include a direct connection between a therapist and the patient. It likewise envelops therapists supporting essential consideration suppliers with psychological wellness care meetings and skills. Emotional wellness care can be conveyed in a live, intuitive correspondence. It can likewise include recording clinical data (pictures, recordings, and so forth) and sending this to a far-off site for a later survey.

    You can access Tele-psychiatry in different forms:

    · Psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses

    · Individual therapy

    · Group therapy

    · Family therapy

    · Client Education

    · Medication management

    Tele-psychiatry can be very effective for people dealing with mental health issues like burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, fear of public speaking, and other related issues.

    According to the APA, Tele-psychiatry is a very strong method of helping patients with mental health disorders in a very convenient, affordable, and swift way. Using telemedicine in the field of psychiatry has the potential to be both cost-effective and structurally efficient due to the diminished fixed costs necessary for everyday operation. Remote monitoring of patients has allowed practitioners to check in with their patients more often because of the increased ease of observation. Technology is playing the main role in the upholding of Tele-psychiatry.


    Tele-psychiatric has been proven a significant method of assisting patients with mental health issues in a variety of forms. It is accessible for people of all ages, including children, adults, adolescents, and old age people. Tele-psychiatric enables patients from all over to world to deal with their mental health issues without ever stepping out of the home. Severe anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorders, burnout, excessive fear, and worry have been cured with the Tele-psychiatric process.

    Technology used in the telepsychiatry process:


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    5 Tips For Settling Into A New Country Successfully

    8 Tips for Settling into a New Country Successfully

    Article and photos by Matt Scott

    Updated by Transitions Abroad 6/2/2016

    Settle in a new country such as Australia with a rainbow

    Settling into a new country can seem like seeking a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

    You may have decided to move to another country in order to experience a new culture or to change your current way of life. Perhaps work, study, or family commitments have influenced your decision. Whatever the motives for your move, it’s likely that while living in a new country can be full of excitement and positive experiences, there will be growing pains and difficulties along the way. Whether your move is for a semester, or perhaps for the rest of your life, in order to make the transition as successful as possible, being proactive about integrating and adapting to a new life is key. I have provided advice below that should help you settle in more smoothly and quickly.

    Tip 1. Be Open-Minded

    Living in Paris and walking along the river Seine in Paris, you will see books and posters on display that may blow your mind. Let your imagination and curiosity play.

    It’s unlikely you would have moved to a new county if you lacked an open outlook on life in the first place, but just make sure you maintain this outlook. It’s likely that things will be done differently, people will have different perspectives, and governments will not be run as you are accustomed to. Your new way of living may be better, worse, or simply different from the familiar. Remember to accept these changes as a necessary part of your new life, try not to be overly critical (or glorify too much), and do your best to avoid feeling frustrated. Try to accept that things are the way they are, and you will need to adapt your way of living around a chosen location, not the other way round.

    Tip 2. Improve Your Language Skills

    Settle into your new country and learn the language

    No one said learning a new language is easy, but with a bit of effort, you will manage.

    There is no better way to learn a language than to be totally immersed in a culture and forced to speak the language on a daily basis. You may find yourself in an ex-pat community, or in an English-speaking bubble, but making an effort to escape from your comfort zone is important. Improving your language skills (or learning a new language from scratch) will not only help you appreciate local cultures and people but will make life much easier if you are unable to fall back on your mother tongue for communication. Even if you are moving from one English-speaking country to another, being open to new expressions, idioms, and terminology will help enrich your experience and allow you to better follow the flow of conversation.

    I’d been trying to learn Spanish, on and off, for many years. While I would engage in periods of intense study for a few weeks, I’d quickly forget everything once I stopped practicing. I decided to sign up for an intensive language course in Santiago, Chile. While the course was only a few weeks in duration, I learned more than in my many years of prior study. Practicing the language on a daily basis provided not only a practical application for what I was learning, but helped reinforce grammatical rules and vocabulary. So much so that I was able to retain most of what I’d learned even years after I’d left South America.

    Tip 3. Make New Friends

    It’s not always easy to meet new people, regardless of where you are, but having a social life that you are used to and people you can call on in a time of need are vital to feeling at home in your new country. Joining an ex-pat group, volunteering your time, or becoming a member of clubs that appeal to your interests can all help you develop a network of friends.

    Given that there will be many challenges in your new life, being able to call on people that are either in a similar situation or understand what you are facing, can make overcoming any issues all the easier.

    Tip 4. Don’t Forget Your Old Friends

    In the excitement of moving to a new county, it’s all too easy to forget about who you’ve left behind. You may wish to throw yourself into your new life completely, but make sure to stay in touch with friends and family back home. As time goes by you may find that you have less and less in common with your existing friends, or gain the impression that they don’t understand what you’re doing, but the friendships you’ve built up over the years are there for a reason, so don’t give up on them too quickly. In the end, your friends and family are the ones most likely to be there when you need them the most.

    Tip 5. Know What You’re Getting Into

    Learn how to adapt to a new country, such as Australia

    Try to read up on your adopted land and know as much as possible how to navigate.

    Living in a new country will bring with it all manner of new experiences and surprises. Hopefully, the majority of these will be positive but it’s inevitable that not everything will run smoothly. The more you know about your destination country, and what is involved in living there, the more you will ensure that you are able to adapt while avoiding as many potential obstacles as possible. Potential issues can range from ensuring that all your immigration paperwork is up to date and correct, or that you are paying your taxes correctly, to simple events such as how to buy a bus ticket, or where to find an internet café.

    In particular, if you are moving to a country where the culture and customs are different from your own, make sure you know what is and isn’t acceptable (or legal) in order to ensure that you don’t have problems from the outset. Transitions Abroad have many excellent articles on adapting to new culture and practices in many different countries and serve as an excellent introduction to successful immersion.

    One of the first times I lived abroad was to volunteer on a Kibbutz in Israel. While I had read up on the background of the county, and the issues within the region, I had no concept of just how complex and confusing this part of the world turned out to be. Many of my fellow volunteers were very knowledgeable about the significant events and history of the area, so I could discuss these matters in-depth with the people with whom we were living day-to-day, but I still often felt left out of the conversation. I was eventually able to learn about the history of the region and soon realized that there are more than just two sides to this particular story. Nonetheless, I still felt that if I had arrived with a greater understanding, my initial weeks and months would have been much more rewarding.

    By Heritage Wellness!

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    Types of Mental Health Disorders; Symptoms Causes, Treatment, and Medications

    Mental Health Disorders


    Depression (a significant burdensome issue) is a typical and genuine clinical ailment that contrarily influences how you feel, the manner in which you think, and how you act. Luckily, it is likewise treatable. Depression causes sensations of bitterness or potentially a deficiency of interest in exercises you once delighted in. It can prompt an assortment of passionate and actual issues and can diminish your capacity to work at work and at home.


    · Feeling miserable or having a discouraged mind-set

    · Loss of interest or delight in exercises once appreciated

    · Changes in hunger – weight reduction or gain inconsequential to eating fewer carbs

    · Inconvenience dozing or dozing excessively

    · Loss of energy or expanded weariness

    · Expansion in purposeless actual work (e.g., powerlessness to stand by, pacing, hand-wringing) or eased back developments or discourse (these activities should be adequately extreme to be recognizable by others)

    · Feeling useless or remorseful

    · Trouble thinking, focusing, or deciding

    · Contemplations of death or self-destruction


    · Family ancestry. However there are no particular qualities that we can check out and follow to sadness, assuming your relatives have had wretchedness, you are more probable additionally to encounter despondency

    · Ailment and medical problems

    · Medicine, medications, and liquor

    · Character


    1. Significant Depression

    2. Steady Depressive Disorder

    3. Bipolar Disorder

    4. Occasional Affective Disorder (SAD)

    5. Crazy Depression

    6. Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression

    7. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

    8. ‘Situational’ Depression

    Depression influences an expected one of every 15 grown-ups (6.7%) at whatever year. Also one of every six individuals (16.6%) will encounter gloom sooner or later in their life. Sorrow can happen whenever, however overall, first shows up during the late youngsters to mid-20s. Ladies are almost certain than men to encounter despondency. A few examinations show that 33% of ladies will encounter a significant burdensome episode in the course of their life. There is a serious level of heritability (around 40%) when first-degree family members (guardians/youngsters/kin) have depression.


    Three of the more normal techniques utilized in discouragement treatment incorporate mental conduct treatment, relational treatment, and psychodynamic treatment. Regularly, a mixed methodology is utilized. The urgent need for improved, faster-acting antidepressant treatments is underscored by the fact that severe depression can be life-threatening, due to the heightened risk of suicide. Recent studies have shown that ketamine, a drug known previously as an anesthetic, can lift depression in many patients within hours.


    · Citalopram (Celexa)

    · Escitalopram (Lexapro)

    · Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax)

    · Fluvoxamine (Luvox)

    · Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)

    · Sertraline (Zoloft)

    · Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is quite possibly the most well-known mental issue influencing youngsters. ADHD additionally influences numerous grown-ups. Side effects of ADHD incorporate absentmindedness (not having the option to stay on track), hyperactivity (abundance development that isn’t fitting to the setting), and impulsivity (rushed demonstrations that happen at the time without thought).

    ADHD is classified into three types; inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type, or combined type.

    Symptoms of inattentive ADHD:

    · Doesn’t give close consideration to subtleties or commits imprudent errors in everyday schedule undertakings

    · Has issues remaining fixed on errands or exercises, for example, during talks, discussions or long perusing

    · Doesn’t appear to listen when addressed (i.e., is by all accounts somewhere else)

    · Doesn’t adhere to through on directions and doesn’t finish homework, errands or occupation obligations (may begin undertakings however rapidly loses center)

    · Has issues coordinating undertakings and work (for example, doesn’t oversee time well; has untidy, disordered work; misses cutoff times)

    · Maintains a strategic distance from or disdains assignments that require supported mental exertion, for example, getting ready reports and finishing structures

    · Regularly loses things required for undertakings or day to day existence, for example, school papers, books, keys, wallet, cell, and eyeglasses

    · Is quickly flustered

    · Neglects everyday undertakings, for example, finishing tasks and getting things done. More seasoned teenagers and grown-ups may neglect to return calls, take care of bills and keep arrangements

    Symptoms of hyperactive/impulsive ADHD:

    · Squirms with or taps hands or feet, or wriggles in seat

    · Not ready to remain situated (in study hall, working environment)

    · Runs about or climbs where it is unseemly

    · Unfit to play or do relaxation exercises unobtrusively

    · Continuously “in a hurry,” as though determined by an engine

    · Goes on and on

    · Exclaims a response before an inquiry has been done (for example might complete individuals’ sentences, can hardly wait to talk in discussions)

    · Experiences issues holding up their turn, for example, while holding up inline

    · Hinders or interrupts others (for example, cuts into discussions, games, or exercises, or starts utilizing others’ things without consent). More seasoned teenagers and grown-ups may assume control over the thing others are doing


    · Brain injury.

    · Exposure to environmental risks (e.g., lead) during pregnancy or at a young age.

    · Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy.

    · Premature delivery.

    · Low birth weight.


    1. Exemplary ADHD

    2. Careless ADHD

    3. Over-centered ADHD

    4. Fleeting Lobe ADHD

    5. Limbic ADHD

    6. Ring of Fire (ADHD Plus)

    7. Restless ADHD

    An expected 8.4% of youngsters and 2.5% of grown-ups have ADHD. ADHD is regularly first recognized in school-matured kids when it prompts interruption in the homeroom or issues with homework. It is more normal among young men than young ladies. There is no lab test to analyze ADHD. The determination includes gathering data from guardians, educators, and others, finishing up agendas, and having a clinical assessment (counting vision and hearing screening) to preclude other clinical issues. The side effects are not the aftereffect of an individual being resistant or unfriendly or incapable to comprehend an undertaking or directions.


    Energizers are the most popular and most broadly utilized ADHD meds. Between 70-80% of kids with ADHD have fewer ADHD manifestations while taking these effective meds. Standard medicines for ADHD in youngsters incorporate prescriptions, conduct treatment, directing, and training administrations. These medicines can let many free from the indications of ADHD, however, they don’t fix it.


    · methylphenidate

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    Anxiety/nervousness is a typical response to push and can be useful in certain circumstances. It can make us aware of risks and help us plan and focus. Tension issues contrast with ordinary sensations of apprehension or uneasiness and include unnecessary dread or nervousness. Tension problems are the most well-known of mental issues and influence almost 30% of grown-ups eventually in their lives. Be that as it may, uneasiness issues are treatable and various compelling medicines are accessible. Treatment assists a great many people with driving typical useful lives.

    Anxiety problems can make individuals attempt to stay away from circumstances that trigger or deteriorate their side effects. Work execution, everyday life individual connections can be impacted. As a general rule, for an individual to be determined to have an uneasiness issue, the anxiety or fear must:

    · Be out of proportion to the situation or age-inappropriate

    · Hinder ability to function normally


    · Feeling fretful, injury up, or tense.

    · Being effortlessly exhausted.

    · Experiencing issues concentrating; mind going clear.

    · Being peevish.

    · Having muscle pressure.

    · Trouble controlling sensations of stress.

    · Having rest issues, for example, trouble falling or staying unconscious, fretfulness, or sub-par rest.

    · Palpitations, beating heart or quick pulse

    · Sweating

    · Trembling or shaking

    · Feeling of windedness or covering sensations

    · Chest torment

    · Feeling discombobulated, dizzy, or swoon

    · Feeling of stifling

    · Numbness or shivering

    · Chills or hot glimmers

    · Nausea or stomach torments

    · Feeling isolates

    · Fear of letting completely go

    · Fear of passing on


    · Stress. Everybody experiences pressure, however inordinate or unsettled pressure can expand your possibilities creating persistent nervousness

    · Hereditary variables. In the event that somebody in your family has a nervousness problem, you might have a more serious gamble of creating one as well

    · Character type

    · Injury

    · Prejudice

    · Sex

    · Orientation dysphoria

    · Clinical causes

    Types of anxiety disorder:

    · Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    · Panic Disorder

    · Phobias, Specific Phobia

    · Agoraphobia

    · Social Anxiety Disorder (previously called social phobia)

    · Separation Anxiety Disorder

    Nervousness problems are the most widely recognized dysfunctional behavior in the U.S., influencing 40 million grown-ups in the US age 18 and more established, or 18.1% of the populace consistently. Nervousness issues are profoundly treatable, yet just 36.9% of those enduring anxiety disorders get treatment.


    Psychotherapy is also known as talk treatment or mental directing/psychological counseling includes working with a specialist to diminish your uneasiness manifestations. It very well may be a successful treatment for tension. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the best type of psychotherapy for tension issues


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    Bipolar disorder:

    Bipolar disorder is a mental issue that causes changes in an individual’s mindset, energy, and capacity to work. Individuals with bipolar confusion experience exceptional enthusiastic states that ordinarily happen during particular times of days to weeks, called disposition episodes. These mindset episodes are classified as hyper/hypomanic (strangely cheerful or peevish mindset) or burdensome (miserable disposition). Individuals with bipolar turmoil, by and large, have times of unbiased disposition too. When treated, individuals with bipolar turmoil can lead full and useful lives.

    Individuals without bipolar disorder experience state of mind change also. Be that as it may, these temperament changes regularly last hours rather than days. Likewise, these progressions are not normally joined by the outrageous level of conduct change or trouble with everyday schedules and social co-operations that individuals with bipolar turmoil show during temperament episodes. Bipolar confusion can disturb an individual’s associations with friends and family and cause trouble in working or going to class.


    · Feeling miserable, irredeemable or bad-tempered more often than not

    · Lacking energy

    · Trouble thinking and recollecting things

    · Loss of interest in regular exercises

    · Sensations of vacancy or uselessness

    · Sensations of culpability and gloom

    · Having a cynical outlook on everything

    · Self-question


    · Having a first-degree relative, like a parent or kin, with bipolar turmoil

    · Times of high pressure, like the passing of a friend or family member or other horrendous accident

    · Medication or liquor misuse


    · Bipolar I. Bipolar I disorder is the most common of the four types. …

    · Bipolar II. Bipolar II disorder is characterized by the shifting between the less severe hypomanic episodes and depressive episodes.

    · Cyclothymic disorder. …

    · Unspecified bipolar disorder.

    An estimated 2.8% of U.S. adults had bipolar disorder in the past year. Past year prevalence of the bipolar disorder among adults was similar for males (2.9%) and females (2.8%).


    There is no cure for bipolar treatment, however through conduct treatment and the right mix of disposition stabilizers and other bipolar drugs, a great many people with bipolar turmoil can live typical, useful lives and control the disease. Lamotrigine (Lamictal) might be the best mindset stabilizer for melancholy in bipolar turmoil, yet isn’t as useful for madness. The beginning portion of lamotrigine should be extremely low and expanded gradually north of about a month or more.


    · Mood stabilizers

    · Antipsychotics

    · Antidepressants

    · Antidepressant-antipsychotic

    · Anti-anxiety medications

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    References of Depression:

    1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Fifth edition. 2013.
    2. National Institute of Mental Health. (Data from 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.) www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/major-depression-among-adults.shtml
    3. Kessler, RC, et al. Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005;62(6):593602. http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=208678

    4. Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Merikangas KR, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005;62:617–627. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    5. Hasin D, Goodwin RD, Stinson F, Grant B. Epidemiology of Major Depressive Disorder: Results From the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcoholism and Related Conditions. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005;62:1097–1106. [PubMed]

    6. Narrow WE, Rae DS, Robins LN, Regier DA. Revised prevalence estimates of mental disorders in the United States: using a clinical significance criterion to reconcile 2 surveys’ estimates. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59:115–123. [PubMed]

    7. Horwath E, Cohen R, Weissman MM. Epidemiology of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders. In: Tsuang M, Tohen M, editors. Textbook in Psychiatric epidemiology. 2nd ed. Hoeboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2002. pp. 389–426.

    8. Beekman AT, Copeland JR, Prince MJ. Review of community prevalence of depression in later life. Br J Psychiatry. 1999;174:307–311. [PubMed]

    9. Norton MC, Skoog I, Toone L, et al. Three-year incidence of first-onset depressive syndrome in a population sample of older adults: the Cache County study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006;14:237–245. [PubMed]

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    11. Williams J, Mulrow CD, Kroenke K. Case-finding for depression in primary care: a randomized trial. The American journal of medicine. 1999;106:36–43. [PubMed]

    References of ADHD:

    1. Danielson, ML, et al. Prevalence of Parent-Reported ADHD Diagnosis and Associated Treatment Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2016. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Volume 47, 2018 – Issue 2

    2. Simon V , Czobor P , Bálint S , et al: :Prevalence and correlates of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry194(3):204–211, 2009

    3. Eisenberg L. Commentary with a historical perspective by a child psychiatrist: when “ADHD” was the “brain-damaged child.” J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2007;17(3):279–83. [PubMed]

    4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mental health in the United States. Prevalence of diagnosis and medication treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder–United States, 2003. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005;54(34):842–7. [PubMed]

    5. Kessler RC, Adler L, Barkley R, et al. The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Am J Psychiatry. 2006;163(4):716–23. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    6. Report of the International Narcotics Contol Board for 2009, Comments on the Reported Statistics on Psychotropic Substances. 2010. pp. 35–59. http://www​.incb.org/pdf​/technical-reports​/psychotropics/2009​/Publication_Parts_09_english​/Part_Two_Tables_EFS_2009.pdf.

    7. Greenhill L, Kollins S, Abikoff H, et al. Efficacy and safety of immediate-release methylphenidate treatment for preschoolers with ADHD. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006;45(11):1284–93. [PubMed]

    8. Fayyad J, de Graaf R, Kessler R, et al. Cross-national prevalence and correlates of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2007;190:402 [PubMed]

    9. Simon V, Czobor P, Balint S, et al. Prevalence and correlates of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry. 2009;194(3):204–. [PubMed]


    10. Jadad AR, Boyle M, Cunningham C, et al. Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No.11. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Nov, 1999. AHRQ Publication No. 00-E005. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    11. Cohen J. Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1998.

    References of Anxiety:

    1. Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Facts & Statistics. 2014. http://www​.adaa.org/about-adaa​/press-room/facts-statistics.

    2. National Institute of Mental Health. Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children. 2016. http://www​.nimh.nih.gov​/health/statistics​/prevalence/any-anxiety-disorder-among-children.shtml.

    3. Bittner A, Egger HL, Erkanli A, et al. What do childhood anxiety disorders predict? J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;48(12):1174–83. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01812.x. PMID: 18093022. [PubMed] [CrossRef]

    4. Ezpeleta L, Keeler G, Erkanli A, et al. Epidemiology of psychiatric disability in childhood and adolescence. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2001 Oct;42(7):901–14. doi: 10.1017/S0021963001007740. PMID: 11693585. [PubMed] [CrossRef]

    5. Chorpita BF, Daleiden EL, Ebesutani C, et al. Evidence-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents: An Updated Review of Indicators of Efficacy and Effectiveness. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. 2011;18:154–72. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01247.x.

    6. James A, Soler A, Weatherall R. Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009;Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004690. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004690.pub2.doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004690.pub3. [PubMed] [CrossRef] [CrossRef]

    7. Walkup JT, Albano AM, Piacentini J, et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy, sertraline, or a combination in childhood anxiety. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 25;359(26):2753–66. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0804633. PMID: 18974308. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [CrossRef]

    8. Chambless DL, Ollendick TH. Empirically supported psychological interventions: controversies and evidence. Annu Rev Psychol. 2001;52:685–716. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.52.1.685. PMID: 11148322. [PubMed] [CrossRef]

    9. Manassis K, Russell K, Newton AS. The Cochrane Library and the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders: and overview of reviews. Evidence-Base Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal. 2010;5:541–54. doi: 10.1002/ebch.508.

    10. Medical Services Commission. Anxiety and depression in children and youth — diagnosis and treatment. Victoria (BC): British Columbia Medical Services Commission; 2010 Jan

    References of bipolar disorder:

    1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing; 2013.

    2. Kotwicki R, Harvey PD. Systematic study of structured diagnostic prodecures in outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation: a three-year, three-cohort study of the stability of psychiatric diagnoses. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2013 May–Jun;10(5–6):14–9. PMID: 23882436. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    3. Ferrari A, Baxter A, Whiteford H. A systematic review of the global distribution and availability of prevalence data for bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2011;134(1–3):1–13. [PubMed]

    4. Gum A, King-Kallimanis B, Kohn R. Prevalence of mood, anxiety, and substance-abuse disorders for older Americans in the national comorbidity survey-replication. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;17:769–81. [PubMed]

    5. Samame C, Martino DJ, Strejilevich SA. Social cognition in euthymic bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analytic approach. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2012;125(4):266–80. [PubMed]

    6. Sole B, Martinez-Aran A, Torrent C, et al Are bipolar II patients cognitively impaired? A systematic review. Psychol Med. 2011;41(9):1791–803. [PubMed]

    7. Schaffer A, Isometsa ET, Tondo L, et al Epidemiology, neurobiology and pharmacological interventions related to suicide deaths and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder: Part I of a report of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force on Suicide in Bipolar Disorder. Aust N Z J Psychiatry.49(9):785–802. PMID: 26185269. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    8. Merikangas K, Akiskal HS, Angst J, et al Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 May;64(5):543–52. PMID: 17485606. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

    9. Brady KT, Sonne S. The relationship between substance abuse and bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 1995;56(Suppl 3):19–24. PMID: 7883738 [PubMed]

    10. Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, et al Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Oct;62(10):1006 doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2009.06.005. PMID: 19631508. [PubMed] [CrossRef]

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    Necessary Weld Tools for a Better Welding Experience 2022

    3 Of The World’s Biggest Welding Projects

    Today, we are going to give you the list of necessary weld tools for a welder to have a better welding experience in 2022. So let’s let go with the list:


    The most essential and most unmistakable piece of welding hardware you can get, the welding head protector is a staple of the art and a well-being need.

    The main role of a welding head protector is to keep starts and blazes from scarring your face while you work and forestall harm to the skin and eyes from the hotness.

    Welding Helmet

    Welding Gloves

    Gloves are obvious. They comprise layers of strong textures and protection, keeping wounds from hotness and stray flashes. Welding gloves are not difficult to track down anyplace you purchase gloves, yet they are fundamental for any type of welding you could do.

    Welding Gloves


    Welders attached to Pliers come very while welding. You can use it to cut hardcore wires, clean inside the nozzle of the splatter.

    Welding Pliers

    Welding Magnet

    These type of magnets are one of the most flexible instruments you will have in your unit. That makes them so valuable while welding.

    With a welding magnet, you can hold bits of metal set up without the utilization of clasps and control them without any problem.

    Welding Magnet

    Clipping Hammer

    One feature of MIG welding or stick welding is the buildup of slag as the metal melts and structures into the weld.

    This slag should be worked on times. This is what the chipping hammer is for.

    Clipping Hammer

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    Welder Cart

    A welding truck permits you to move these things all the more effectively and productively. Some welding trucks additionally have tool kits joined to them, giving you a pleasant spot for all the other things on this rundown.

    Welding Cart

    Welding Glasses

    These protective glasses are produced using sturdy plastic and stop sparkles off of something like a point processor from flying at you.

    Welding Glasses

    Welder Suit

    A welding suit is the must fear outfit during welding to save yourself from any injuries or other accidents.

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    Top 10 Best Life-Changing Must Have Plugins in 2022

    23 Things That You Should NOT Do While Visiting USA

    Today, we got for you the top 10 best life-changing must-have plugins in 2022. After reading this article to the end, you will be able to get things done in minutes which takes you hours to complete now.

    10. Project Naptha:

    Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

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    You’ll instantly level up your documents, PDFs, images (or any other resource) to an interactive learning space. From there, you and your students can collaborate in real-time through live annotations, video and audio recordings, drawings, and much, much more. Kami keeps you teaching and learning—whenever, wherever—by allowing you to feedback, grade, and push student work straight from your preferred LMS, including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, and Microsoft Teams.

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    Read Aloud uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology to convert webpage text to audio. It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, and online university course materials. Read Aloud allows you to select from a variety of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google Wavenet, Amazon Polly, IBM Watson, and Microsoft. Some of the cloud-based voices may require additional in-app purchase to enable.

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    1. vidIQ Vision for YouTube:

    We rank every YouTube video according to a proprietary, cross-platform algorithm, and assign it an optimization score to predict its likelihood of promotion in Related Videos, Search, Recommended Videos, and more.

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    Underwater Welding: One of the Most Dangerous Occupations in the World

    Underwater welding is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, though perhaps not for the reasons you may think.

    Underwater welding is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.

    Underwater, the odds are stacked against you. The pressure threatens to crush the body. Clouds of bubbles making any task difficult to perform by blocking visuals. Despite the dangers, thousands take on the responsibility of installing underwater structures. Underwater welders are responsible for repairing pipelines, offshore oil drilling rigs, ships, dams, locks, sub-sea habitats and nuclear power facilities, to name a few.

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    How to weld underwater

    Binding two pieces of metal underwater involves a lot of consideration towards safety. There are a few ways welders approach the task. In most cases, and most ideally, a dry chamber system is used. Temporary hyperbaric chambers are used to prevent water from entering the work area. The chambers house up to three welders at a time.

    Fans controlled by a ground crew consistently exchange exhausted air and replace it with new air. The cabins are pressurized to minimize the effects of pressure sickness. More on that below.

    Alternately, there is wet welding, a practice used mostly as a last resort. The method which is chosen depends on the ease of access to the area and the level of severity. Wet welds run the extra chance of cooling down too quickly by the water, increasing the chance of cracking.

    Wet welding is an emergency or temporary thing,” explains underwater welder Jeff Peters.
    The job requires working in daunting environments deep underwater with minimal visibility. Underwater welder Peters warns “The places you’re working are very dark and very cold.”

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    If you want to start an underwater welding career, you are required a certification and proper training from AWS – American Welding Society (or an appropriate body depending on a country where you’re living). Luckily, there are lots of commercial diving schools that can help you out. You can easily find an online school with specialized courses.  If you pass testing after the program, you will be able to perform marine repair and construction. 

    Underwater Welding: One of the Most Dangerous Occupations in the World
    Source: Divers Institute of Technology

    How does it work?

    Using electricity underwater seems incredibly dangerous, which it is, but not necessarily from the electricity. Most underwater welding is performed using stick welding which uses an electric arc as the source of energy.

    When wet welding, a thick layer of bubbles are created as the flux on the outside of the rod evaporates. The gas layer serves to shield the weld from water and other oxidizing compounds.

    How dangerous is underwater welding?

    Of course, as expected, underwater welding is an incredibly dangerous field of work. Though many water flow hazards impede diving operations, some of the largest dangers to underwater welders may be surprising.

    One of the most dangerous hazards to divers are known as “Delta P” hazards (ΔP). Delta P, or differential pressure, presents a unique and potentially fatal hazard to divers. The differential pressures occur when two bodies of water intersect, each with a different water level, such as the water levels at a dam.

    The difference in depth creates a pressure difference as water attempts to rush from one body to the next with great force. Furthermore, Delta P’s are nearly undetectable until it is too late to escape The pressure difference can accumulate to hundreds of pounds per square inch making them tough to escape. Consequently, a diver who becomes trapped in the bottleneck of the flow has an incredibly high risk of drowning.

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    Proper preparations and practices need to be considered before a project is to be executed safely. Experience, technical skills, and physical strength are additional requirements you need in order to dive. If the safety procedures are not stringently enforced, fatal accidents are likely to occur.

    “If a  diver is using a scuba tank, has no support staff or communications equipment and is not tethered to the surface—the opposite of the typical scenario involving certified commercial divers—commercial diver could run out of air while trapped, or hypothermia could set in.”

    The future of underwater welding

    Underwater welding is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet and in the water.

    Though with advancing technologies in robotic capabilities, advancements are being made to protect underwater welders. Despite what the future may hold, today underwater welders help maintain the most integral components of many industries around the world. Until highly advanced robots can perform the intricate tasks with the dexterity of a human, underwater divers will continue to be a necessity for companies all around the world. It is a physically and mentally challenging job, though for what it creates in stress, it makes up for in the pride of maintaining the technologies in which the world relies on today.

    Is Underwater welding worth it?

     While it’s not one of the best careers in terms of working conditions and requirements, it is a great job for those who wish to make a high salary in a short amount of time.

    This article was originally posted here by Maverick Baker

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    Best Bungee Jump Sites in the World – Face your Fear of Height

    Best Bungee Jump sites in the world

    Best Bungee Jump Sites in the World

    Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the cord stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated.

    Following list includes the highest bungee jumping is the world.

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    233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China

    Jump Location: From a tower

    Cost: $438 Standard Jump

    Book here: https://www.ajhackett.com/macau/book-now/

    Macau Tower Bungee Jump 233 meters - 450 USD

    220 meters: Verzasca Dam, Ticino, Switzerland

    Jump Location: Dam site

    Cost: $198 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://booking.trekking.ch/index.php/en/

    Bungee Jump in Verzasca Dam, Ticino, Switzerland 220 meters - 198 USD

    216 meters: Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, South Africa

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $70 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://www.faceadrenalin.com/store/bloukrans-bungy/

    Bungee jump in Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, South Africa 216 meters - 70 USD

    206 meters: Rio Grande Bridge, Taos, New Mexico

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $350 Standard Jump

    Book here: No online booking option

    Bungee jump in Rio Grande Bridge, Taos, New Mexico 206 meters - 350 USD

    192 meters: Europabrücke Bridge, Innsbruck, Austria

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $187 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://www.europabruecke.at/en/product/192m-europabridge#booking

    Bungee Jump in Europabrücke Bridge, Innsbruck, Austria 192 meters - 187 USD

    190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $212 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://bungyniouc.vouchercart.com/2153/bungy-jumping-voucher

    Bungee Jump in Niouc Bridge, Val d'Anniviers, Switzerland 190 meters - 212 USD

    175 meters: Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza, Italy

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $118 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://www.bungy.it/contact/

    Bungee jump in Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza, Italy 175 meters

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    169 meters: Kolnbrein Dam (Kölnbreinsperre), Carinthia, Austria

    Jump Location: Crane (Dam site)

    Cost: $175 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://www.europabruecke.at/en/product/165m-koelbrein#booking

    160 meters: The Last Resort, Bhote Kosi River, Nepal

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $85 (Standard Jump)

    Book here: https://www.thelastresort.com.np/product-category/activities/bungy-jump-nepal/

    152 meters: Ponte Colossus (Veglio-Pistolesa Bridge), Biella, Italy

    Jump Location: From Bridge

    Cost: $118

    Book here: http://booking.bungee.it/

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    Russian Cannibal Couple were Arrested for Killing & Eating more than 30 People

    Russian cannibal couple broke the internet a few days ago making some interesting headlines, a few of them are:

    • Cannibal couple made human meat PIES and supplied them to local restaurants after luring female victims on Russian dating sites.

    • Russian cannibal couple, who ‘murdered, ate, canned’ humans, detained

    • Russian ‘cannibal couple’ suspected of killing up to 30 and posing with body parts

    • BUTCHER HOUSE – Inside the Russian ‘cannibal family’s house of horrors’ where they ‘killed and ATE 30 people lured from dating sites’

    • Russian Cannibal Couple Admits To Killing 30 People

    • Russian “cannibal couple” may have murdered dozens

    • Cannibal couple ‘admit to eating up to 30 people’ in south-east Russia


    Man: Dmitry Baksheev, 35 years old

    Women: Natalia Baksheeva, 42 years old

    Investigators were tipped off after road workers found a phone belonging to Mr Baksheyev, which included selfies of him with a severed hand and other body parts belonging to a woman.

    And people in the city of Krasnodar may never have known about any of it if not for a cellphone lying on a city street.

    Natalia Baksheeva

    Mr Baksheyev is believed to have killed the woman and cut her up after the couple quarreled with her during a drinking session three days earlier, according to a statement by the Krasnodar investigative committee.

    The couple reportedly drugged their victims with a substance called Corvalol to subdue them before killing them. Their apartment reportedly smelt of the drug.

    Authorities say may be responsible for the deaths or disappearances of as many as 30 people.

    If all the killings are confirmed, the couple would rank among the country’s worst serial killers.

    Local police reportedly discovered eight frozen body parts and flayed skin in the couple’s home along with 19 remains of human skin and a cache of footage called “video lessons for cannibals” and images.

    Natalia Baksheeva, who is seven years older than her husband, came to live in Krasnodar from Omutinsk town in Kirov region.

    The couple has reportedly admitted to carrying out dozens of murders since 1999.

    The couple are being held in Krasnodar as cops investigate.

    Here is a video of the couple’s apartment:

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