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How Do I Read a Federal Pay Check Stub?

Reading your pay stub for the first time is a little like reading a foreign language. There are all kinds of things that seem to have been deducted from your money before you ever got a chance to see it. A federal pay stub will look exactly the same as any other pay stub, as […]



How to Read a Rotameter From the Top

Rotameters are used to measure the flow rate of a gas through an orifice or series of tubing. There are many different types of rotameters available on the market today; most of them work based on gravity. The gas flow causes a small ball to rise in a graduated column, while gravity pushes down. This […]



My Mac Won’t Read My USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives are used to transport data from one computer system to another. However, if you are attempting to use the flash drive on a Mac computer and the system is not reading or copying over information, you need to fix the issue, which is likely due to the formatting of the flash drive, […]



How to Read Spanish Tarot Cards

A form of divination in antiquity, tarot cards provide you with an amusing way to foretell the future, or at the least impress friends and guests. Spanish tarot cards do not differ from standard tarot cards except for the fact that they are in Spanish. This makes reading them difficult only due to the language […]



How to Know If You Need Eye Glasses

Knowing whether you need eyeglasses can be challenging if you do not know the signs to look for. If you have trouble seeing or difficulty focusing, it may be time to consider whether you need eyeglasses. But there are more subtle signs you may not know about that can help let you know if you […]



How to Read a Thomas Guide Map

Thomas Guides contain maps covering the Los Angeles area. You can buy one for $20 to $30 in any grocery store: spiral bound books of maps that are easy to read and loaded with information. The books lay flat on a car seat or dashboard and you can use them to track your progress across […]



How to Read Tatting Abbreviations

Here’s the key to reading the abbreviations used in a tatting pattern. Recognize the basics: r(s) = ring(s); ch(s) = chain(s); p(s) = picot(s). Picots can be: sm p = small picot; lg p = large picot; or designated by just a – (dash) = picot. Learn the verbs: j = join; cl = close; […]



How to Read a Rim Size

Most rims come with three common sizes stamped or cast into the back side of the hub. These are the most important sizes to determine if the rim will fit the tire and the vehicle you want to put it on. However, there are two other measurements that are often disregarded, and these can be […]



How to Convert Mobipocket to Sony Reader Ebook Files

Ebooks and ereader technology give you many new reading options. But they can also give you an occasional headache, since not every ebook format can be read by every ereader. Incompatibility is a hurdle if you have switched ereaders or want to read an ebook in a format not supported by your current ereader. However, […]



How to Read Bar Codes Manually

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) generates bar codes known as Universal Product Codes (UPCs) for product identification. Bar codes keep track of inventory and pricing. Manually reading bar codes is possible when you understand what the numbers represent. Study the bar code. The first digit indicates the type of product. Digits 2 through 6 are […]



How to Read an Imperial Ruler

An imperial ruler is a measuring device that allows for the taking of imperial measurements precisely, down to 1/64th of an inch. To achieve these precise measurements, though, you’ll need to know how to read the ruler correctly. There are markings on the ruler to make it easy to do so, and once you know […]



How to Get Paid to Read Scripts

Before a film or TV show gets to the production stage, someone has to "vet" the script and assure the producers that it’s a production worth making. This is the "development" phase of a project, and the job of vetting the script often falls to a script reader or story analyst who knows what elements […]



How to Read Unpublished Books for a Living

Most people dream of being able to do what they love for a living. Making a living reading unpublished books seems too good to be true, but it is possible. Publishing companies hire freelance readers to read unpublished books to give opinions and summarize the book’s material. The pay rate is usually $25-$100 for each […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]



How to Read Sports Lines

In sports, the “line” on a game reflects an oddsmaker’s prediction not only of the outcome on the field, but also of the “action” on the game among bettors. Lines are set up in an attempt to get a roughly equal amount of money bet on both sides of each game, so that the sports […]



Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting. The setting is so much more than […]