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How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



How to Read an Hour Meter on a Tractor

When a tractor is up for sale, the most sought-after stat about the tractor is the hours on the engine. Unlike most vehicles that have an odometer that records the miles driven on the engine, tractors have an hours meter. A lot of tractor work involves running the tractor engine for PTO, or power take […]



How to Read the Lines on a Heart Monitor

You may not be a cardiologist, but you can glean a certain amount of information from the lines on an electrocardiogram (EKG). Still, it’s important to leave the true reading and diagnosis to trained healthcare providers whose profession it is to detect abnormal sinus rhythms. Deciphering peaks and valleys Compare your EKG to the normal […]



How to Open Epub

The ePub file format is a digital eBook format. While is it not the only eBook format, it is the format supported by International Digital Publishing Forum. There are number of different ways to open the ePub file, depending on the the devices you own and how you wish to read your eBook. Whether you […]



How to Read a Bad PDF File

Portable Document Format (PDF) is very useful for transferring frozen images and text in a specific format, organization and look from one computer to another or from one operating system to another; however, completing that process incorrectly (e.g. if the “print to PDF” function from Microsoft Word is used wrongly) will result in a bad […]



Can You Read Your iPad App Magazines on Your Computer?

With the size of the screen and the user-friendly interface, many people rely on the iPad for their magazine reading needs instead of opting for the print version. If you purchase magazines on your iPad regularly, you may also wish to read them on your computer monitor. Depending on the method you use to get […]



How to Read ID Dog Tags

A dog tag serves an important purpose in warfare: it helps with the identification of military personnel. The dog tag is usually worn with a chain around the neck and contains a soldier’s personal and medical information. The information on a U.S. military dog tag is arranged in a particular order and form to make […]



How to Read Screw Sizes

Screw sizes are written in an alphanumeric code that can be difficult to decipher if you’re not familiar with the system. Sequences like "4-30 x .10," "1/8-10 x 4/6" and "M5-.4 x 15" may seem meaningless, but they say a lot, and you need the right screw to do the job. Purchasing or using the […]



How to Read a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Read a Fluke Digital Multimeter

Fluke digital multimeters perform a variety of measurement functions. They can measure voltage, current and resistance. By selecting the correct function on the selector knob, the measurement can be made and read on the digital display. Fluke digital multimeters have large digital displays, making the numbers easy to read. This makes it much easier than […]



How to Read Illegible Handwriting

Transcribing notes from meetings, making corrections to reports and returning phone calls at work are tasks that take enough time without having to decipher a co-worker’s illegible handwriting on top of it. Use these strategies to help read the words even when the person isn’t around to help you translate them. Find words through out […]



How to Read the SYS DIA Pulse

Personal blood pressure monitors allow you to check your blood pressure at any given time. When you use one of these monitors to check your blood pressure, the monitor displays two numbers. One of these numbers measures your systolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and one measures your […]



How to Read Laboratory Blood Results

CBC. BMP. These are names of common blood tests your doctor may order. In fact, two of the most common blood tests are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tests like these reflect your general health and give doctors a place […]



How to Read Prescription Labels

Prescription bottle labels can seem very confusing, but with a few pointers, you’ll be able to read prescription labels with no trouble. This article will give you all the information you need to read and understand prescription labels. PHARMACY NAME AND ADDRESS At the top of the prescription label, you will see the name of […]



Foods to Increase Reading Comprehension or Memory

Reading comprehension can be defined as understanding fully the context and meaning of sentences and written works. Many aspects of reading comprehension involve healthy oral, cognitive and auditory skills. Another related, but independent, variable is memory. Memory helps augment a person’s reading comprehension skills. To increase both reading comprehension and memory, there are certain foods […]



How to Read HVAC Wiring Diagrams

If you are unfamiliar with the process of reading HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning wiring diagrams, then fixing your own furnace may seem like trying to read Greek or Egyptian without some kind of translator. However, if you learn a few basic symbols and terms, you will be able to read HVAC wiring […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



Normal Blood Pressure Reading for Men

Blood pressure is an important fixture of health diagnosis for men as they get older. If levels are high, a number of health risks can show up, so it is important to know what a normal blood pressure reading is and how to work to maintain low blood pressure through exercise and diet. What Is […]