How to Stay Safe While Having Fun at Amusement Parks

 

Amusement parks are fun. It should stay that way but when we hear about some amusement park related accidents and mishaps, we feel scared and sometimes in doubt of the operator’s safety measures and precautions. With this, you have to be vigilant and conscious of your own safety. Do not ever ignore park safety because it can make a difference at the end of the day.

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It is time that you know some of park tips so you will be safe. Here are some tips that you have to keep in mind:

  1. Choose rides based on your age. If you are a parent, it is imperative that you go with your kids whatever rides are appropriate for them. When you can tell that your kids can follow the safety rules, that is the time that you leave them be. If you are an adult, all rides are for you but be sure to check the safety restraints.

 

  1. Strap carefully. There are many safety restraints in place and it is crucial that you know all and understand its role on your safety. There are also belts, bars and latches available. The good news here is that there is an attendant that will make sure everybody is properly positioned. Be sure to be seated until the ride comes to a complete stop. Experts recommend that you keep body parts within the ride so you won’t be injured.

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  1. Be alert for any signs of injury. If you have kids around, make sure that you learn the signs of injury so you will be alert if anything happens. Kids won’t know the signs that is why you have to keep an eye for cases of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and numbness. There is no problem if you are an adult because you know the signs too well so you will know what to do.

 

  1. Know your emergency escape plan. Startled or frightened crowds are dangerous especially for small ones. If you have small ones around, make sure to orient them of what to do in case of an emergency. Discuss things to do in case the family encounters an emergency or chaos. If you are alone, make sure to locate the exit right away.

Now that you know some tips, you have to share it to your friends and other family members so they can be safe too. If you are not satisfied with amusement parks here, it is time that you go out of Singapore and see what other places have to offer.

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Getting to Know the World’s Most Paid Authors

 

You collect books from bestselling authors. That is completely normal. The good thing is that there are many bookstores here in Singapore that can help you with your collection. In fact, you may have heard about a book vending machine – which is a first in Asia. If in this case you do not know what or who to consider, reading the world’s most paid authors is a start.

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Just think of this – their works wouldn’t be on top if many people do not patronize it. Of course many people across the world bought their books and watched their television and movie adaptations. It is time that you need to know it. There is no surprise that the most paid author is James Patterson with an earnings of about $95 million followed by Jeff Kinney with $19.5 million then J.K Rowling with $19 million, John Grisham with $18 million and Stephen King with $15 million.

Here are other authors that made it to 2016 Forbe’s most paid authors list:

  • Danielle Steel: Danielle Steel earned $15 million for this year. Her books include A Perfect Life, Precious Gifts, The Apartment: A Novel, His Bright Light, and Big Girl.

 

  • Nora Roberts: Nora Roberts earned $15 million as well for this year. Her books include The Next Always, The MacGregors: Alan & Grant, Vision in White, Stars of Fortune, Dark Witch, The Obsession, and Shadow Spell.

 

  • L. James: E.L James earned $14 million this year. Her books include the massively popular Fifty Shades trilogy, plus a companion novel.

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  • Veronica Roth: Veronica Roth earned $10 million this year. Her famous works include Divergent, Allegiant, Insurgent, Free Four, and The Traitor.

 

  • John Green: John Green earned $10 million this year. His famous works include The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Town, Looking for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines.

 

  • George R. R. Martin: George R. R Martin earned $9.5 million. His works include Game of Thrones, The Winds of Winter, A Dance with Dragons, A Feast for Cows, A Storm of Swords, and A Clash of Kings. The sixth instalment of his Song of Ice and Fire series is set to be released sometime in 2017.

 

  • Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan earned $9.5 million this year. His works include The Sea of Monsters, The Lost Hero, The Hidden Oracle, and The Blood of Olympus.

 

  • Dan Brown: Dan Brown earned $9.5 million. His famous works include Inferno, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons.

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7 School and Office Supplies You Need as an Adult

 

No, you’re not going “back to school”.

But sometimes in your adult life, you find yourself saying, “I completely forgot!” one too many times. Or maybe you find your office desk or your bedroom in total disarray that you’re tempted to throw everything out and just buy new stuff altogether. Please don’t. Here is a list of school and office supplies that you need to ease your transition to full-scale adulthood. There’s no going back anyway.

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  • A calendar or a planner — Not necessarily the Starbucks kind of planner, though that will do just fine. Whether you rely on paper or prefer to use an app, it’s important to keep proper track of your schedule. Finding an efficient way to plan work or personal events, as well as errands, will save you precious time and money. You’ll be free from stress too (or at least, some of it)!

 

  • An expanding file folder — … and label them accordingly. Whether you want to use them to keep your important documents (certificates, titles, etc.) or manuals for electronics (TV, vacuum cleaner, microwave, coffee maker, etc.), it will save a lot of space on your drawers. Plus, you know where to find them should the need arise.

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  • A glue gun – Oh, you don’t need it? Then how come you always end up looking for one whenever you are working on a DIY project which, by the way, happens almost every week, thanks to your Pinterest obsession? You don’t have to buy a massive glue gun; just a handy, cordless one will do. Bring it to the office, and your workmates will love you for it.

 

  • A pair of scissors – No explanation necessary. You need it.

 

  • A stockpile of greeting cards – 2016 is the year to be a good friend and nothing says “I’m your pal!” better than a greeting card. Stock up on birthday, sympathy, and thank you cards (even blank cards!) and watch your friend go “Awww!” on their special day.

 

  • Sticky Notepads – Admit it, your memory isn’t that sharp anymore. You may even forget you have a planner or an appointment calendar. Brightly colored sticky notepads, however, catch your attention about the things you need to remember. Write important notes on them (phone numbers, deadlines, errands, etc.) and stick them on strategic places like the side of your computer screen or your coffee mug.

 

  • Pens, lots and lots of them – You’re an adult now; you know why you need them. Other than for writing down important stuff, what will you use to sign documents, contracts, and other “adult” forms? Exactly.

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