Busting Seven Common Earthquake Myths, Part I

Certain earthquake myths are comforting, and some are downright alarming — but most simply aren’t true.

Do you know enough to separate earthquake myths from earthquake facts? Maybe so, but consider this: most of us have learned what we know about earthquakes by watching TV and movies — and we all know what a fountainhead of accuracy the average Hollywood thriller is.

You might think a little inaccuracy regarding earthquakes isn’t a big deal, but it never hurts to be reliably informed, just in case there’s ever a quiz. In this article, we’ll give you the real skinny on seven commonly-held earthquake beliefs that most of us think are true, but just ain’t so.

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Three Top Job Resume Myths

Finding the perfect job is hard enough, so don’t let common job resume myths hamper your career advancement. Here are three big ones to avoid.

If you’ve ever let so-called “common knowledge” guide a job hunt, then you’ve probably fallen prey to the occasional job resume myth. So what, you ask? Well, you may not have realized it, but ever so accidentally, you may have sabotaged your chances of getting the job of your dreams.

But don’t freak out! It’s not as if you can’t learn from your mistakes. Most resume faux pas are the results of simple errors and misperceptions, which usually boil down to simply not knowing any better. With this article, we aim to fix that.

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Dangerous Pet Insurance Myths: Expose the Truth!

Learn the truth about pet insurance myths that could cost your pet’s life!

Believe it or not, there are a lot of pet insurance myths kicking around — myths that could prove fatal to your animals’ well-being. The worst of these is the idea that only sick pets need pet insurance. Why is this myth so dangerous? Because if you wait until your pet is sick, you might find yourself desperate to pay for treatments you can’t afford.

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The Four Top iPod Myths – Mythbusters Breaks Them Down

Protect your music: don’t fall for these iPod myths!

You don’t think of iPod myths as a big worry, but with any successful product comes angry competitors. Apple trumped the world when it produced the most successful mp3 player available, and ever since, competitors have searched diligently for flaws in Apple’s sleek design. Of course, no product is perfect, and the iPod is no exception. Still, it’s important to know the truth before you fall for myths created to keep you from buying an iPod!

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Exercise Myths Exposed!

Don’t fall for these common exercise myths!

There’s nothing worse than exercise myths that sabotage all of your efforts! You might think you’ve caught them all, but believe it or not, there are still dozens of exercise myths out there, and some of them come from supposedly reliable sources: workout magazines, television programs, and websites that should know better. Bust these exercise myths and make the most of your workouts!

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Public Speaking Myths: Catch Them and Avoid Them!

Don’t get caught up in public speaking myths! Avoid these ideas at all costs.

Public speaking is hard enough without public speaking myths to cloud your judgment. Want to make your speech a success? Then your best bet is to ignore everyone’s advice and do what you feel comfortable doing. Of course, for many people what they feel comfortable doing is running offstage and hiding in a corner, so if you must follow advice, at least avoid these blunders.

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Don't Buy Into Myths About Wedding Photography!

As the big day approaches, don’t let myths about wedding photography ruin your excitement.

There are a lot of myths about wedding photography — and anything else to do with weddings, for that matter — so it’s important to separate the truth from the fiction. With a bit of know-how, you can make sure your wedding photographs turn out as spectacular mementos of your marriage! Just don’t buy into myths designed to make you spend money and time worrying about what should be a beautiful day.

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Myths About Weight Training for Women: Busted!

Learn the truth: four myths about weight training for women exposed!

There are so many myths about weight training for women that they can be hard to keep track of. With all the misinformation out there, it’s important to stay informed about exercise, health, weight training, and even weight loss! Bust these four myths and get started building muscle today!

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Credit Card Catch 22: You Need Credit to Get Credit

Learn the truth behind credit card catch 22!

Young adults and students are common victims of credit card catch 22: you need credit to get credit. The idea is that if you don’t get a credit card and start building your credit rating now, you won’t be able to get credit when you really need it in the future. If you follow the myth to its logical conclusion, you’d wind up believing that if you don’t have a credit card in your youth, you’ll never be able to buy a house, car, or even obtain a credit card in the future.

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Bust Myths About Health Care Careers!

Don’t let myths about health care careers stand in the way of your dream job!

There are as many myths about health care careers as there are choices in that field. Health care encompasses a wide variety of professions ranging from oral surgeon to holistic massage therapist. It’s only natural that with such a spread of careers to cover, myths and generalizations start to spring up. But if you dream of a career in health care, you owe it to yourself to uncover the truth behind these myths!

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