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How to Put in Contact Lenses Easily

Contact lenses have come a long way since their creation by F.A. Muller in 1887. Working from an idea and sketch conceived by DaVinci in 1508, the German glassblower used Sir John Herschel’s theory of creating a mold of an individual’s eye to form a glass lens that would improve vision; the first lenses could be worn for up to three hours. Now available for a wide range of sight conditions, contact lenses come in colors, types and materials to fit most lifestyles. The most frequent problem encountered by new contact lens wearers is how to insert the contact lenses in your eyes.

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My dog, Puff, is part of the family. How can I organize all of his information easily?

#1 Begin at the Beginning From the first moment you get your pet, you need to document what shots it has had and what it will need in the future. Make notes about your conversations with the doctor. And pay attention to your animals behavior and document any major changes in that behavior. Remember that your animal cannot tell you if he/she feels bad. You will need to learn the clues, such as a drop in intake or output, and then be able to tell the veterinarian exactly what has been going on.

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How to Assemble a Standard Baby Crib

Though there are many types of baby cribs out there, most of the basic types of cribs are assembled in the same basic way. There are three main panels that form the stationary sides, and one side that is attached to a sliding mechanism that makes it slide up and down so that the parent can easily access the baby. If you have one of these types of cribs, then you can use these instructions to assemble it in around 30 minutes.

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5 Scary Birth Control Side Effects You Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s estimated that more than 11 million women use oral contraceptives (aka “the pill”) in the U.S. alone. It’s hard to believe but it wasn’t always easily accessible. During the 60’s, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) were illegal in eight states, and it wasn’t until years later that the benefits of birth control were recognized by the FDA. In addition to preventing pregnancy, birth control pills are also commonly used to treat a whole host of problems including severe cramps, irregular periods, and acne.