12 Ways to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

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15 Things You Need to Know When Dealing With the Police

Knowing what you should do when dealing with the police is really useful. Following some simple rules will keep you out of trouble in an emergency situation. At some point in your life, you’ll have to deal with law enforcement officers, even if you haven't broken any laws. We’ll be answering the most common “What if...” and “Can they...” questions about the police. Remember, when dealing with law enforcement officers, stay calm and respectful at all times, never argue with or touch a police officer, and always state out loud if you do not consent. Music: Scratch the Itch - Quincas Moreira https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS What do I do if a police officer stops me on the street? 0:34 Do I have to answer their questions? 1:21 What to do if I'm being asked to leave a public place? 1:41 What if law enforcement officers pull me over? 2:18 Why do police officers touch your car when they pull you over? 2:57 What if I’ve been mistreated by the police? 3:26 What do I do if a police officer asks me for a bribe? 3:58 What should I do if officers come to my house? 4:45 Can officers search me, my home, my car, or my bag? 6:00 Do I have to show officers my immigration documents? 6:25 If I'm entering with valid travel papers, can law enforcement officers stop and search me? 6:51 Can airport security search my laptop files? 7:20 What if I’m selected for a strip search? 7:41 What if I witness a crime? 8:01 What to do if I need help from the police? 8:50 SUMMARY -If a police officer stops you on the street, it doesn't always mean they think you’ve committed a crime. Stay polite and answer questions about your name and where you live. If you’re visiting another country, always carry a copy of your ID with you. -You have the right to remain silent and will never be punished for not answering a question. -Police officers don't need any written document forcing you to leave the premises but they cannot order you to move if you’re protesting some political issue or taking part in a strike. -When pulled over by the police, stay calm and polite, step outside if the officer asks you to and only answer questions in connection with the reason you were pulled over. -Police officers touch your car when they pull you over to leave their fingerprints on it. This can prove that they had an encounter with a certain driver. -Write down the officer's badge number, their name, or any other identifying information, document your injuries if any, call a lawyer and file a complaint for the mistreatment. -An officer can never demand money from you, but if that happens, stay polite and pay attention to all details to report the incident later. -If the officers come to search your house, make sure they have the right warrant to do it, call your lawyer, take note of what’s going on and find somebody to be your witness to watch the search -If you don't want the police to search your belongings, you have to say out loud, “I do not consent.” -Always carry your immigration documents on you at all times to avoid problems. -Customs officers and TSA agents have the right to stop, detain, and search any person or item entering the country. -Register a complaint with the TSA to find out the reason for your laptop files search. -The officers are obliged to take you to a private area for a strip search, and the searching officer must be the same sex as you. -If you witness a crime, protect yourself, call for help if necessary, don't touch or move anything and pay attention to every detail so that you can explain everything to the police when they arrive. -Call 911 or your local police department if you need help from the police. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

10 Signs Your House Is Being Watched by Robbers

How to know if your house is being watched by burglars? Many people protect their homes. Some choose alarms; others rely on strong doors with complex locks. Some go even further by installing security cameras, LED lights, smart locks, and high-tech security gadgets. But even the most observant people don’t always notice that robbers have already started to watch their home and are waiting for the right moment to make a move. Pay attention to details that can be connected with theft, even if they seem trivial at first sight. In today’s video, we’ve prepared a list of signs that should help you stay alert. TIMESTAMPS: Missing garbage 1:24 The disappearance of your dog 2:20 An empty gas tank 3:06 A new janitor 3:57 A broken window 4:37 Problems with lights 5:22 Ads and stickers 6:03 Strange marks 7:24 Calls from unknown numbers 8:10 A broken lock 9:03 #homesafe #robbers #burglarytricks Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - You should make it a rule and a habit to always tear up papers with personal information into small pieces before throwing them away. - Dogs guarding a house are a burden for robbers. That’s why they may try to get rid of the “guardian” by drawing it outside when the owners are not at home. - To prevent their potential victims from coming home earlier, robbers may drain the gasoline from their car. In the worst-case scenario, you won’t be able to get to a gas station, which means you’ll get back home even later. - If you use the services of a cleaning company and you always see the same worker, the appearance of a new cleaner should worry you. Be extra cautious if the company itself didn’t inform you of the change in personnel. - Some criminals may throw stones at a car or house window to check if the owners are at home and whether the alarm works. - If you live in a private house and there are lanterns with motion sensors installed in your yard, check them immediately if they appear to be malfunctioning. - Commercial flyers are annoying pieces of trash, but little did you know that they can be used against you. Robbers mark easily accessible homes with the help of commercial flyers and simple stickers. - Erase any suspicious marks that appear on the door of your home, on garden lanterns, or simply near your home. - To find out at what time the owners of a home are absent, robbers call the home phone and drop a call. If a small child picks up the phone, robbers can try to get some information from them. - A malfunctioning lock or scratches on a door are signs that somebody has tried to get into your house. Take action right away! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

12 Strange Behaviors That Are Normal in Other Countries

Did you know that the “okay” sign means “money” in Japan, “zero” in France, and is even considered a sexual insult in Brazil? Yikes! That's definitely not a situation you wanna find yourself in! Culture and location sure can make a difference when it comes to appropriate behavior and gestures. Every country has its own laws, traditions, rules, and specific features that might seem strange and even shocking to the people of other cultures. For example, did you know that in Denmark, people have picnics in cemeteries? Or that Tibetans show their tongue to greet others? Or that the Vietnamese consider crossed fingers offensive? Our world is amazing and unique and that’s what Bright Side keeps reminding our readers. The following 16 facts confirm this statement. TIMESTAMPS: In Demark, people have picnics in cemeteries 0:47 People in Thailand don't let others touch their head 1:32 In many Muslim countries, the left hand is considered the “dirty” one 2:13 In Norway, people don't compliment others to their face 2:43 People in Malaysia point with their thumb 3:15 Koreans don't write names in red 3:43 In Australia, sitting in the back of a taxi is rude 4:20 Tibetans show their tongue to greet others 4:55 People in China celebrate their birthday according to the Lunar calendar 5:35 The Vietnamese consider crossed fingers offensive 6:09 Indians don't say “thank you” too often 6:35 Maasai tribe members spit at each other to show respect 7:11 #strangetraditions #foreigncountries #strangerules Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - For most of us, a cemetery is reserved for grieving families and an overall gloomy atmosphere. But believe it or not, it's not that uncommon to see a happy Danish family having a picnic or a young couple sunbathing there! - In many countries, patting someone on the head is a sign of approval and care, but that’s not the case in Thailand. Thai people strongly believe that the head is the most sacred and important part of the body where your soul resides. - Muslims usually use their left hand to clean themselves after going to the bathroom. You must use your right hand for greeting people and eating meals. - People in Norway are way more subtle with their compliments than, say, Americans are. They don't really like to put others on the spot and make them feel embarrassed by their words. - In Malaysia, pointing at someone with your index finger is considered really rude and offensive. You can kinda get away with this if you point at an animal or an object. But when it comes to people, Malaysians use another hand gesture. - In a lot of countries, it’s perfectly fine to use red ink to make someone's written name even more noticeable. In South Korea, though, locals would never do something like that. This superstition goes back to the times when red ink was used to write deceased people's names on the family register. - In the U.S., sitting in the front passenger seat next to the taxi driver would be really weird. That’s why it’s more common in America to sit in the back of the taxi. But in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, and the Netherlands, sitting in the back can be considered impolite. - If you go to Tibet, you're guaranteed to have fun every time you meet someone simply because Tibetans often stick their tongue out to say “hello”! This strange tradition originates from past times. - People in China add one year to their total age on their Lunar New Year's Day. That's why people in China can be one or even two years older in their age-counting system than in the international one. - In Vietnam, crossing your index and middle fingers over each other represents genitals, obviously making it an incredibly offensive gesture to show someone. - Indians take “thank you” way more seriously! If you say it in the wrong context, where it’ll sound insincere, it may even get you into trouble. - For the Maasai people of Kenya and northern Tanzania, spitting at one another is seen as a sign of blessing and respect. They also often spit on their palms before shaking hands. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

10 HARDEST RIDDLES WITH ANSWERS

Are you brave enough to solve these 10 hardest riddles with answers? These tricky puzzles will work out your brain and help you stay concentrated during the day. They might look too simple at first sight, but some of the answers will surprise you. So if you are ready, push the 'Play' button! 00:14 - A blood-freezing mysterious riddle with a surprising answer! Turn on your logic and imagination and try to find the right answer as fast as possible! 01:33 - A tricky riddle on crime that will blow your mind away! This one will challenge your logic and attentiveness and check if you're ready to become a detective. If not, you will be surprised a lot with how simple the answer is! 02:40 - A mysterious riddle that will make your blood freeze in your veins (of course, if you're attentive enough). Have a look at this unbelievable story and try to understand what's wrong about it. If you can find it out by yourself, you're a true ghostbuster😉 04:04 - A logic riddle that will blow your mind away and make you rack your brain hard. You will have to connect the dots and analyze all facts to find out the correct answer. I failed to crack this one, but you still have a chance😉 05:04 - A thrilling riddle only a psycho or genius can solve! Seriously, if you get it right, then you must have put yourself in the place of the killer, right? Only a psycho or a cold rational thinker can do this! I hope you're just incredibly smart, ha-ha... 07:05 - A mysterious crime riddle that will exercise your brain like nothing else before! Will you save poor Jane until it's too late? Carefully think over the evidence and find out what's wrong there. Tell me what you think in the comments! 08:53 - A tricky logical riddle only brilliant minds can crack! If you can find the way to untie the ropes, then you're able to escape any dangerous situation!😉 So show me what you can do! 10:03 - A tricky riddle with a blood-freezing answer! Can you find the truth before the time is up? 11:40 - A short warming up riddle that will boost your logic and improve your IQ level. You will have to carefully examine the crime scene and find out which of the women is the thief (watch out, she can be dangerous!). Tease your brain with this tricky crime riddle with answers and challenge your friends! 12:55 - Stretch your brain and boost your logic with this short but difficult visual puzzle! Will you find the answer to the riddle before time's up? TELL me IN THE COMMENTS your answers to the last riddle! Subscribe to 7-Second Riddles: https://goo.gl/BZSTVh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/7Second.Riddles/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/7second.riddles/ Website: https://brightside.me/wonder-quizzes/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

11 Military Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Being a soldier often requires some real-life MacGyvering. But you don’t have to be in the military to benefit from tips like putting duct tape on your feet to prevent blisters or using cotton balls and Vaseline to get your campfire started. Here are 11 hacks from the men and women in uniform that’ll make your life a lot easier! For instance, there’s a very particular hack when it comes to those super shiny soldier shoes. Take a generous amount of shoe shine, rub it on your leather shoes or boots, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, go over the area with a lighter or flame, and get ready to see your own reflection! For a finishing touch, use a clean damp cloth to polish the surface. If you want to know about other tricks, watch the video! TIMESTAMPS: Duct taping your feet 0:40 Ladder lacing for added ankle support 1:25 Maxi pads for first-aid 2:38 Putting sugar on wounds 3:17 Running tights for added warmth 3:52 Super shiny shoes 4:19 The military tuck 5:00 Cotton and Vaseline as a fire starter 5:42 Lose a tail when driving 6:18 Making a pristine bed 6:39 Peeing in the shower 7:34 #militaryhacks #lifehacks #makeyourlifeeasier Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - Nowadays, soldiers use duct tape to prevent blisters and calluses caused by those notoriously uncomfortable military boots. - If you still have a lot of lace left (although you shouldn’t with this laddering technique), just wrap it around your ankle and then tie it. Tuck the remaining laces inside your shoe. - In case of an emergency, you can use sanitary pads to prevent a wound from bleeding out. - Speaking of first-aid in a pinch, you can put sugar on a wound to prevent bacterial infection. Don’t worry because this unconventional medical treatment has scientific backing based on a study by the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. - Running or compression tights aren’t just for jogging or making a fashion statement. You can wear them under almost any pants without them being noticeable. - Covering cotton balls in petroleum jelly and lighting them on fire, you get a strong but steady flame that keeps on burning. A great hack next time you go camping! - If you ever feel like the driver in your rearview mirror is following you, all you gotta do is make 4 consecutive turns in a row. This is usually the best way to lose a tail! - According to the medical community, it actually prevents and cures athlete’s foot! Urine has natural properties like uric acid and ammonia that help fight fungal infections. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

According to FBI statistics, around 1.5 million burglaries took place in the US alone in 2017. But is there a way to protect your home from burglars if you can’t afford an expensive security system? Bright Side has collected simple yet effective tips that will help you protect your home and even discourage thieves from breaking into your property.

One of the popular way to enter a property is through first-floor windows. FBI reports show that around 23% of burglars in the US choose this way of entering homes. That’s why you should consider installing grilles if you live on the first or second floor. Don’t forget that you should have an escape route in case of an emergency, so buy grilles that can be unlocked. If you want to know what other ways to protect your home are, watch the video!

TIMESTAMPS:
Hide valuable belongings while strangers are in your home 0:43
Don’t let a thief hear your phone ringing 1:29
Install a reliable lock 1:51
Protect your windows 3:03
Take care of the territory surrounding your property 3:42
Use thieves’ fears against them 4:51
Dispose of boxes for expensive items correctly 5:13
Pretend 5:29
Check your locks 5:46
Let sunlight in 6:03
Put plants with abrasive foliage in front of your fence and windows 6:22
Don’t give out any information over the phone 6:52

#protectyourhome #yourproperty #safety

Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/

SUMMARY:
- While a plumber is fixing something under your sink, they have enough time to have a look around. They can turn out to be bad guys who inform their accomplices.
- Some thieves get creative and use a landline phone trick where they call your home phone and wait for an answer. If no one picks up a phone, it means that nobody’s home.
- The locks most at risk of lock snapping are cylinder ones; the most complicated locks are those that can be opened with lever keys.
- Make it easy for the police to identify your house. Put a large reflective number on your house and mailbox. Burglars like to get into dark houses to win some extra moments to get out again.
- Thieves are scared of being caught. A simple but extremely effective way of scaring them off is putting out a sign that says “Protected Property.” This trick will make burglars think twice before breaking in.
- If you’re throwing away the box from a new TV or refrigerator, you’re likely to attract potential burglars who’ll want to steal your new item. To avoid trouble, tear the box apart before throwing it away.
- Imagine you’re leaving your home for a while. You’re already in the street, and you suddenly notice a strange person. They might be waiting for you to leave so they can break in. Don’t be shy! Turn around, and wave your hand as if someone stayed at home.
- If you notice scratches on your lock, it might mean that burglars have tried to open it. Before you open the door and enter your home, check your lock so that you can react quickly if there’s an emergency.
- If windows are curtained for a few days in a row, it can indicate that nobody’s home as there aren’t many people who like to live without sunlight.
- To turn an ordinary fence into a barrier, plant something with abrasive foliage (like a dog rose or dewberry plant). You can also plant roses right under your windows.
- You should be careful with unfamiliar service companies that call and ask questions about your workplace and hours or about the people who live with you. It’s one of the methods thieves use to find out the history of a property and the most suitable time for breaking in.

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