When something traumatic happens, people have psychological needs as well as physical ones. Mental health professionals from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas volunteered to help after the Las Vegas shooting last year, and they recently told The Conversation what good psychological first aid looks like.
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A crisis is, often, an impossible situation. You have to make immediate decisions without enough information. You need to keep people safe, but you don’t have the time or resources for the usual safety measures. The Guardian recently asked people who’ve handled extreme situations how they knew what to do. Here are their tips.
None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it's important to prepare for it. You don't want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one's Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you're in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.
My friend once worked as an assistant for a very busy and successful man who was travelling out of the country. Close to his travel date, he realised that his passport was expired, and asked her to handle renewing it. After a lot of research, she reported back: He was going to have to spend a day waiting in a government office getting it renewed. That's just the rules. He sighed at her and asked, "What would a rich person do?"
Winter storms are a colossal pain in the bum. Depending on the severity, they can also cause extensive property damage and loss of human life. If you're anticipating brutal weather in the months ahead, this infographic checklist will help to keep your and loved ones safe when Old Man Winter goes apeshit.
You never know when disaster will strike, so it's a good idea to store all of your important documents in a fireproof safe. If you're looking to buy one for your home or office, here are the features you should keep an eye out for.
It's always a good idea to make sure you're ready for whatever life throws your way. Emergency preparedness isn't about doomsday prepping, though, it's about being ready for the realistic events that can disrupt life at any time. Here are some lesser-known things you should do as you establish you and your family's emergency plan.
Stash away some food in case of emergency and you'll be set for the next hurricane or other disaster. Not all foods are best for emergency survival, though. This greaphic compares canned, dehydrated, and freeze dried foods.
One day, a robot might save your life. But first it needs to work out how to open a door unassisted. The DARPA Robotics Challenge was created in response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster and while results were decidedly mixed, the event provided a fascinating insight into the nuts-and-bolts of robotic engineering.