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20 Things to Do When Feeling Lonely

 

According to a study published at the Psychology Bulletin, the average adult’s network of friends and colleagues has shrunk over the past 3 decades. No wonder many people feel lonelier than ever.

 

Did you know that people in Korea are recording themselves while having a dinner? And people are actually paying to just watch these videos! As troubled as it may sound, it’s actually happening.

 

Loneliness can be dangerous, but there are smart ways to fight it.

 

Here are 20 tried and tested tips to battle loneliness.

  1. Head out for a solo date – Treat yourself with a cuisine you have been wanting to try since so long.
  2. Be a part of meetups – Attend meetup groups that cater to your interests, hobby, jobs, etc.
  3. Watch movies – Choose a chick-flick, super hero, or horror movie, whatever you like. Don’t forget the soda, popcorn and pizza. A couple of suggestions: The Duff, Love Actually, The Avengers, Logan, Evil Dead, Cabin in the Woods, and It Follows.
  4. Play online games – You can enjoy online sport or rummy games. You even get to play rummy online for real cash on some websites and mobile apps.
  5. Volunteer for social work – You can do anything from teaching underprivileged kids, cooking a wholesome meal for the poor, to cleaning the beach.
  6. Get a pet – Adopt a cat, dog, fish, or parrot. Pets are known to take your mind off stress.
  7. Pick novels – Read self-help or fiction stories. Head to the library if possible. My favorite ones are: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe by Yumi Sakugawa, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookshop by Robin Sloan, and Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo
  8. Bubble bath – Take a warm bubble bath and sip some merlot and/or listen to music while doing so.
  9. Travel some place new – Taking public transportation to a random location and enjoy the company of strangers. If your wallet can afford, then visit a new country altogether and immerse yourself in its rich culture.
  10. Dance – Play your favorite tunes and start dancing. Head to the club if you feel like it.
  11. Exercise – Head to the gym to work out or a park to run/jog. It can be a great stressbuster.
  12. Drink a beverage – Enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or chamomile tea.
  13. Look at pictures – Look through old photos and relive the sweet memories.
  14. Go crazy – Attend a yoga, Zumba, or trampoline jumping class.
  15. TED Talks – Watch inspiring TED talks. They can do wonders to your mind and soul. Must watch: Do Schools Kill Creativity? By Sir Ken Robinson, Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy, The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain, and What Makes Life Good? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness by Robert Waldinger.
  16. Create something new – Challenge yourself to a DIY art

3 Ways Construction Crews Use Barricades To Improve Jobsite Safety

 

Accidents happen a lot in the construction zone, and that’s why it’s essential for project managers and everyone involved to keep the area safe at all times. It doesn’t only contribute to the monetary and material loss, accidents in work zones are often fatal and could put the lives of the workers in grave danger.

 

Fortunately, the use of barricades on the construction site is one of the proven ways on how to improve job site safety, and that’s what we are about to discuss.

1. Promotes Greater Visibility

Barricades can be quite useful in reducing the occurrence of construction site accident– be it with the work crews, pedestrians, or motorists. Aside from improving visibility, they also work great in directing traffic and ensure the overall safety of the area.

 

High-quality traffic barricades meet and exceed all the requirements to keep the construction zones safe. They are designed to provide safety and convenience to the construction workers. This has been made possible as barricades are now made with lightweight and robust materials unlike with traditional traffic barricades.

 

Concrete obstacles, although they used to be relatively popular, they aren’t that useful when it comes to providing safety to the drivers and vehicles. As for traffic cones, they are attractive, but more often than not, they fail to perform their real purpose.

2. Control Traffic Flow

A barricade is mainly utilized as a form of barrier that would direct traffic in the construction zone. For that reason, it can be used on roads under construction to address commuters around the construction site.

 

There are different types of barriers that are convenient to assemble, and these could quickly be set up in emergency situations. There are also bollards that adequately protect the work areas.

3. Crowd Control

Just like what has been mentioned earlier, safety should be one of the main priorities at the construction site, and it’s the contractors and project managers’ duty to ensure that the area would be safe at all times. They should be able to have full control on-site access and practice maximum security.

 

Barricades are lovely to control the crowd. They are designed for optimum impact, secure transport, and maximum visibility. They’re also made from highly durable materials that could withstand harsh weather conditions and repeated use. Installation and removal are also a breeze– they don’t even need a team of workers for this.

 

There are a lot of ways on how to use construction barricades. Although they are made from various materials– each has its unique feature, they all share something in common. Barricades protect the construction workers and site, control motor and foot traffic, direct traffic flow, and prevent accidents.

 

With that, construction barriers are used in different situations as well– you can see the, in department and retail stores as they are also being used to protect the entrances. This only shows that because of their features and durability, they are now widely used for …