Not every plant that has three leaves is poison ivy. There are many common plants that look an awful lot like it, though, and this can sometimes cause unecesary stress. Learning to identify look-a-like plants can also greatly sharpen your poison ivy ID skills since you'll learn what poison ivy does not look like. Some of the more common confusing plants are below. Click any photo for a larger view. By the way, unless you're absolutely certain what you're touching is safe, don't touch it. Better safe than sorry! Want more photos of poision ivy and look-a-like plants plus identification tips? Visit the blog at http:/// Virginia Creeper Virginia creeper is a plant that is native to eastern North America. It will climb and crawl just like poison ivy and can grow in sun or shade. It is generally considered harmless, although some people are very allergic to the oxalate crystals in the vines, so be careful if you decide to pull it out of your garden. One thing is for sure: it does not contain the same urushiol oil as poison ivy and brushing up against the leaves should not be a problem. How to tell that it's not poison ivy: Always start by counting the leaflets. Virginia Creeper will have 3, 5, or 7 leaflets (occasionally more) which means it's not poison ivy.
Thanks for the advice and I do appreciate it, I could be making better videos and will start putting some of your advice to work. Though I don’t agree with “Your content might be good, but if your video isn’t equally good, guess what your viewer will do? That’s right, click away to another video.” If the content is good, if I’m getting an answer to my question then I don’t care about he quality of the video, as long as its watchable. In fact I’ve just paid quite a bit of money for a course, it’s the best course I’ve ever done, without doubt. The lighting is bad, too dark, but after the first few seconds I completely forgot about the lighting etc because the content was so enthralling. I think video is the way to go and we will all get better at it technically but I think a lot of people don’t do video because they fear it won’t be good enough and it holds them back from getting their brilliant message out there that people need to hear. So when starting out I really wouldn’t sweat it. I do appreciate your insight and advise though. Thanks
MINDY KALING My personality and [that of other women] I know is to want to please. It can sometimes feel alien to just say, “I need this to happen, because it’s my show,” and not feel afterward that you’ve been unprofessional simply by stating the thing that you want. I struggle with it all the time. When you are a minority, and it’s the first time you’ve done something, you’re like, this could all be taken away from me. I think the presumption with women is that they will be team players, and that is not the presumption of men. Especially show runners. When women push back, they [are perceived as] bitches or divas. I just made a slight demand that wasn’t even that bad. And at the end of it, I’ll send bagels [to the staff]. Please forgive me for asserting myself in a small way.