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How to Read a Restaurant Wine List

Gone are the days of matching your wine to food. Wine now is all about liking the taste. Many restaurants now have gone to what is called a Progressive wine list. This type of list categorizes wines by type or flavor rather than by price or by grape variety or wine origin. This article will […]



How to Read a Civil Scale Ruler

As engineers are designing roads, topographical structures and water mains, they use scales (size reduction) to transfer the design concept to a manageable size set of drawings that provide two- or three-dimensional representation of the project. Civil or engineer rulers (scales) refer to the tools that engineers and plan reviewers use to measure these projects […]



How to Have a PDF Open on the Last Page Read

Books have page markers and corners to fold down, but Adobe Reader, the most commonly used PDF viewer, doesn’t make it quite that simple. It’s much more convenient to return to the last page you viewed in a PDF document. You don’t need to remember page numbers or section headings if you enable Adobe Reader […]



How to Read Lab Tests in Dehydration

Dehydration is a complex and challenging syndrome to diagnose. It can be particularly debilitating even at mild levels if it is not caught in time. Some medication such as water pills can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances that are dangerous to the patient. Reading lab work to determine if a patient is dehydrated takes some […]



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 Mortgage Rate Sheets

Mortgage rate sheets are confusing. There is not just a rate that can be quoted due to pricing adjustments, so get familiarized with where the rates are, and where the price adjustments are. Understand that rate sheets change daily, and sometimes more than once. Reading a lender rate sheet Get a current rate sheet from […]



How to Read a Car Battery Charger

Car battery chargers come in all shapes, sizes, price ranges and options. Reading the information that the switches and gauges are telling you once it’s hooked up to a battery is generally the same no matter what kind of charger you have. You get what you pay for in life, so the more elaborate the […]



How to Read an Eyeglass Prescription

Knowing how to read an eyeglass prescription could save you money and time when trying to purchase new lenses, especially if you’re going to a new doctor or ordering online. To learn what your prescription means and how to read it, follow a few simple steps. Take note of the numbers your doctor is writing […]



How to Read a Dun & Bradstreet Report

Dun & Bradstreet is a well-known company whose focus is on providing information and ratings about businesses worldwide. Much like the information you receive when ordering a personal credit report, a D&B report offers a detailed snapshot of a company’s financial and credit history. These reports help business owners manage risk and increase profit margins. […]



How to Turn on the Biometric Reader on Windows 7

Many laptops currently on the market now include biometric readers which scan your fingerprints to let you access your computer. Fingerprint scanning can increase the security on your machine by enhancing protection beyond your normal system passwords. When using the Windows 7 operating system on a computer with a biometric scanner, you can set up […]



Dangerous Blood Sugar Readings

Foods that contain sugar or carbohydrates provide the body with blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, which is vital to good health. The pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that bonds with the blood sugar and allows it to be converted to food for our brain and energy for our body. It continually monitors […]



How to Read Tennis Scores

Tennis has a history that is centuries old, and it is a sport popular in many countries around the world. The four major tournaments of the tennis year, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, are the most highly televised and famous of the tennis tournaments. While most of us are […]



How to Tell if You Are Being Manipulated

Manipulation is a mind game used for the purpose of controlling others. Sometimes it can be an unintentional thing. The person doing the manipulating may not be aware of what he is doing. But often, manipulation is masterfully intentional. Be aware. Read on to learn how to tell if you are being manipulated. Learn how […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



How to Read a 12-Lead EKG

An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or or ECG, is used in the diagnosis and assessment of cardiac activities. Medical and health professionals should have an in-depth knowledge in the interpretation of ECGs. A 12-lead ECG examines the electrical activity of the heart from12 points of view, which makes it efficient for diagnosing heart […]



How to Read Military Maps

Military maps are used during land navigation exercises and daily military operations. The purpose of a military map is to allow a service member to find his way from one point to another using grid coordinates, terrain features and topographic symbols. Military maps are measured in meters. Although the military has largely converted to the […]



How to Read a Stopwatch

There are two main types of stopwatches, the traditional non-digital watch with a large hand that circles the clock in a clockwise motion and more modern digital clocks that typically show readout times up to one-hundredths of a second. Depending on which clock you use you’ll want to know how to read them. Reading a […]



Directions for Reading the Settings on Barometers

Torricelli, a mathematician and colleague of Galileo, invented the barometer in 1643. Scientists and meteorologists still use barometers today. A barometer measures air pressure, which indicates weather patterns. When used in conjunction with measurements such as temperature and altitude, you can make quite accurate weather predictions. The two main types of barometer, mercury and aneroid, […]