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6 In-Flight Habits That Can Help You Survive a Plane Crash

These can save your life.

There are always odds of being killed everytime you step foot in an airplane and travel by air. But it doesn’t mean you just have to leave everything to chance; you can survive a plane crash if you practice these habits that can actually save your life.

#1 Leave your carry-on bag on the plane

When you only have a little more than minute to evacuate a burning place, you don’t have time to search and reach for your luggage anymore. So in an emergency event, forget about your stuff and just save your life.

#2 Get a seat behind the wings

According to a study of 20 commercial jet crashes made by Popular Mechanics, there’s a 69% chance of survival for those who are seated in the rear cabin compared to those in first class, who have 49%.

#3 Sit on a brace position

In 2015, Boeing did a crash simulation and discovered that passengers with both their seat belts on and sitting on a brace position (head cradled against the knees, feet flat on the floor) were the most probable to survive a plane crash. Those with seat belts on but not in the brace position suffered head injuries while those who had no seat belts on and did not sit on a brace position perished on impact.

#4 Put the oxygen mask immediately during a crash

Grab the mask as soon as it drops from above and put it on immediately. The decrease in oxygen during the loss of cabin pressure can render you unconscious in as fast as 20 seconds.

#5 Wear clothes with non-flammable fabric

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 68% of plane crash fatalities happen during post-crash fires so if you are wearing flammable fibers in the middle of one, you will most likely get injured or die. On the day of your flight, make the effort to prepare an outfit made of natural materials such as wool or cotton and avoid fabrics such as nylon and polyester.

#6 Wear comfortable sneakers or flats and always keep them on during the flight

It’s so tempting to wear flip-flops for comfort but this can be your downfall in the event of a crash. Imagine having to search for your footwear in the middle of a crash or evacuation. On the opposite end, high heels can make you stumble and fall in the middle of chaos.

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Causes of Leg Cramps and How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Give relief to those poor legs.

Aging sucks as far as your body is concerned. Once you turn 30, you start to feel those aches and pains that go full blast when you get to your 40s and 50s. If you start feeling cramps in your legs at night, especially during your sleeping time, this may be a sign of nocturnal leg cramps.

This type of cramps usually happens in your lower legs, but in more intense cases the pain can also affect your thighs and feet. The sharp pain can be so intense it can wake you up and it can last from seconds to minutes. The pain may disappear eventually, but soreness in the morning is the aftermath of the cramps.

Leg cramps are usually mistaken for restless leg syndrome, but they are not the same thing.

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Learn How to Do This Simple But Extremely Effective Rolling Log Mouse Trap!

Mess-free way to capture and contain mice!

If you have a mouse problem in your home, you’ve probably tried different ways to capture and eliminate them before you settle for the most effective solution of all. Maybe you prefer to use rat killer feeds or even the traditional mousetrap, which on its own is a pretty effective way to trap the rodents in your home. If it’s already working fine for you, congratulations! But if you are not quite satisfied with the results and you are looking for a better alternative, we may have the solution for you.

Introducing the “rolling logs mousetrap”. It is essentially a metal cylinder that rotates along a center rod. Its width is just right to fit inside a 5-gallon bucket. It’s a great DIY project that you can easily construct using just 2 or 3 materials.

Easy to make, yet very effective!

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12 Ways That Can Help You Get Pregnant with Twins

Increase your chances of having twins with these tips and tricks.

Children can be a handful but not for those passionate about parenthood. And when it comes to having babies, twins are double the fun (instead of double the trouble) for moms and dads who are just dying to have them.

Although there are no guaranteed strategies to conceive twins, there are things that can help increase a woman's chances of doing so. Heed the tips below if you're hoping to get pregnant with twins.

1. Check your family history.

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