How to Fold Long Sleeve Shirts

Long sleeve shirts can be one of the trickiest clothing items to fold. Use the KonMari method to fold all of your long sleeve clothing items, like long sleeve T-shirts, dress shirts, and sweaters. This technique will save space, reduce wrinkles, and help keep your long-sleeved shirts in good shape!

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EditFolding T-shirts
Lay out the T-shirt facedown in front of you and smooth it out. Straighten up the body and sleeves, brushing out any wrinkles or folds. You can use any clean, flat surface for folding, such as a table, bed, or the floor.[1]

Fold the shirt in half so the sleeves line up perfectly. Bring 1 side over to meet up with the other, so the 2 sides mirror each other. You can fold either from the left or right—just go with whatever side is more instinctive.[2]

Fold both sleeves together to create a triangle shape. Keep the sleeves pressed together as you fold them once backwards. Make a second fold above the elbows going the opposite direction to create a triangle shape. Make sure both sleeves fit on top of the body of the long sleeve t-shirt to create 1 long rectangle shape.[3]

Tuck the rectangle into halves or thirds to fit in your drawers or shelves. Start at the bottom of the shirt and fold it up into a smaller rectangle. If you want to store your shirts standing up in your drawers for easier access, use the thirds technique. If you stack your shirts on a shelf, use the halves technique.

EditFolding Dress Shirts
Button up and smooth out the dress shirt. Button up the majority of the buttons so the shirt will hold its shape and stay together while you fold it. Run your hands over the fabric to straighten out any wrinkles or creases, then adjust the collar until it lays flat and neat.

Lay the shirt out facedown on a flat surface. Use a clean, flat surface such as a table, dresser, or bed as your workspace for folding. Lay the shirt facedown carefully, smoothing it out and adjusting the collar if it has folded or collapsed.

Fold the left sleeve in toward the center of the shirt. Start the fold at the shoulder and bring the left arm across the back of the shirt. This will make the left side of the shirt one long line. The goal is to turn the shirt into a long rectangle shape, so make sure that the cuff on the left arm doesn’t extend past the right side of the shirt![4]
If the arms are extra long and extend past the edge of the shirt, fold the cuff backwards so it stays within the rectangle.

Bring the right sleeve across the left sleeve to complete the rectangle shape. Now that you’ve mastered the left sleeve, do the same move with the right sleeve! Fold the right arm in at the shoulder and bring it across the left arm so they cross in the center of the shirt. Once again, make sure the right sleeve doesn’t extend past the edge of the shirt.[5]
You can always fold the cuffs back in if they extend past the sides of the shirt.

Start at the bottom and fold the shirt up in thirds. Fold the bottom third of the shirt up, then fold the next third up so it meets the shoulders of the shirt. This creates the perfect size for placing the shirt in a suitcase, drawer, or shelf.

Flip the shirt back over and adjust the collar. Straighten out any wrinkles and make sure the collar is neat before packing or storing your shirt. This technique will help protect the collar from being crushed and the fabric from wrinkling too much.[6]
Although this technique protects your shirt from excessive wrinkling, you may still notice a little wrinkling from the folds. Just keep in mind that the next time you wear your shirt, you may have to do a bit of steaming first!

EditFolding Sweaters
Lay the sweater out in front of you, faceup, with the sleeves spread out. Choose a flat surface, such as a table, bed, or floor, and lay the sweater out with the front facing up. Smooth out the surface of the sweater and spread the sleeves out to the sides.

Fold the right side of the sweater over with the sleeve straight out. This first fold brings the outer right edge of the sweater to the middle of the sweater. Keep the right sleeve extended straight out and lay it across the left arm so it’s almost perpendicular.

Fold the right sleeve back and down so it lines up with the first fold. Fold the sleeve back inwardly just above the elbow, forming a triangle shape. Line the cuff up at the bottom of the sweater with the initial right-side fold.

Repeat the process on the left side to form a rectangle. Fold in the left side and the left arm just like you did with the right, forming another triangle with the sleeve and a straight line along the left side. Once you’re finished, the whole sweater will look like 1 long rectangle.[7]

Bring the bottom to the top to fold the sweater in half, then in half again. This creates a thick rectangle shape that can stand up on its own. Using this method will help keep your long-sleeved sweaters neat and perfectly folded.[8]
Once you’re finished, store your folded sweaters in drawers standing up. Line them up in a row so you can easily see each piece of clothing.

EditPacking Your Shirts into a Suitcase
Lay out your shirt so it’s facing down on a flat surface. Smooth out any bumps and wrinkles in the fabric. Spread the arms straight out before you start folding.[9]

Fold the shirt in half lengthwise so the sleeves line up. Bring the right sleeve over to match up with the left. Fold along the center of the shirt so the 2 sides mirror each other. Smooth out the shirt to get a clean fold and line up the sleeves as perfectly as you can.[10]

Fold both sleeves inward so they lay along the center of the folded shirt. Fold the shoulder inwards, creating a slanted line. The cuffs of the sleeves will probably hang past the hem a little bit. Run your hands over the shirt, smoothing out any creases, wrinkles, or bunched-up fabric.[11]

Tuck the cuffs upward so they line up with the hem of the shirt. Keeping the sleeves together, fold in the cuffs so the bottom of the shirt and the cuffs are aligned. This will keep your cuffs from being crinkled when you fold the shirt in increments.[12]

Fold in sections until you reach the top. Instead of rolling your shirt, fold it flat in small sections, starting at the bottom, until the whole shirt is folded up. Try to match the folds up so the collar lines up with an edge. However, if the collar hangs out a little past the rest of the folded shirt, that’s okay.[13]

Lay the folded shirt in your suitcase. Pack your shirts, especially long-sleeve dress shirts, at the top of your suitcase. This technique will probably require some extra ironing or steaming when you unpack, but the section-by-section folding will save you lots of space in your suitcase![14]

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Today in History for 27th March 2019

Historical Events

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1991 – New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
2005 – Kraft Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins event for the 3rd time, 8 strokes ahead of American Rosie Jones

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1926 – Louis Blom-Cooper, barrister specialising in public and administrative law and co-editor of The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009, born in London
1939 – Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt), born in Perth, Australia
1963 – Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California

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Famous Deaths

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1928 – Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
1968 – Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34
1978 – Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1992 – Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
1995 – Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70

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How to Become a Criminal Psychologist

Criminal psychologists study the behaviors, motives, and intentions of criminals from the point of view of mental health. Criminal psychologists often work alongside the police to help them understand why an individual may have committed a certain crime.[1] If you’d like to become a criminal psychologist, you need to earn a doctoral degree in psychology, and then earn a criminal psychology license.

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EditMeeting Educational Requirements
Finish your bachelor’s degree. A BA or BS is required for admission to any doctoral program. If you’re already studying Psychology as an undergraduate, you may have a leg up on the competition. While not all doctoral programs in Psychology strictly require a BA in Psychology for admission, it may help your chances.[2]
If you are not majoring in Psychology, consider earning a minor in Psychology or Criminal Justice.

Take the General and Psychology GRE exams. Nearly all Criminal Psychology doctoral programs require applicants to take these two GRE exams, which will be offered at different testing centers on different days. The GRE exams will test your critical thinking and writing skills, and your general proficiency in undergrad-level psychology.[3]
In order to sign up for the General and Psychology GRE tests, you’ll need to set up an account with ETS (the company that provides the tests). You can make an account and register for the exams here: https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/register/.

Send your GRE scores to the universities you’re applying to. The university admissions departments will expect to receive these scores electronically, and may not consider your application until the scores are in-hand. Through the ETS website, you can select specific schools to send the scores to.
If you know which schools you’ll apply to before you take the GRE(s), you can have your scores sent to Ph.D. program admissions departments immediately after you finish the tests.

Apply to doctoral programs in Criminal Psychology. Look for Ph.D. or Psy.D. programs that offer a degree in Clinical Psychology and allow a specialization in Forensic or Criminal Psychology. Alternately, Ph.D. or Psy. D. programs may offer a specialization in Clinical Forensic Psychology.[4]
U.S. universities that offer a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Criminal or Forensic Psychology include Harvard, Stanford, Notre Dame, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy) focuses on theory and research. The Psy.D. (doctor of psychology) focuses on practice and experience.[5]

Find a criminal psychology internship opportunity. An internship is an integral part of most Ph.D. or Psy.D. programs in criminal psychology. Finding a good internship program can take time, but your Department and faculty advisor will help you. Finding an internship is competitive, but it will provide important knowledge and experience for your eventual certification as a criminal psychologist.[6]
Your internship may be with a practicing clinical psychologist, with a police department, or in a prison or juvenile detention facility.[7]

Pursue a post-doctorate fellowship in criminal psychology. While a post-doc is not required for most criminal psychology jobs, it will increase your chances of being hired. Criminal psychology is a competitive field, and a post-doc will give you a leg up over other candidates with a Ph.D.[8]
You may also be able to find a post-doc in forensic psychology. While the fields are not the same, they substantially overlap.

EditBecoming Licensed as a Criminal Psychologist
Complete the required licensure hours. Before you can become a fully licensed psychologist, you will need to complete a predetermined number of supervised practice hours. In these supervised hours, you’ll see clients and do other work in the criminal psychology field, while overseen by a professional.[9]
If your internship supervisor appreciated your work as an intern, they may hire you back for your licensing hours. Otherwise, speak with your academic advisors and professors, and ask for their help finding a position in which to complete your licensure hours.

The number of hours required for licensure vary from state to state in the U.S. It’s not uncommon for a state to require 3,000 supervised hours for licensure.[10]

Pass the exam offered by your state’s Board of Psychology. Once you’ve completed your doctoral degree, you need to pass a written examination, provided by the state. This will begin your criminal psychology certification process. Contact the Board of Psychology to enquire about and register for the exam.[11]
Certification requirements can vary by state. To determine the requirements for the state in which you plan to practice criminal psychology, consult the state’s Board of Psychology.

For example, if you’re trying to contact the Minnesota Board of Psychology, visit: https://mn.gov/boards/psychology/.

Earn a certification in criminal psychology. The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) awards certification to psychology professionals who have specialized in one area of psychological practice.[12]
To learn more about the certification process, and to apply for the certification, visit: https://www.abpp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3349.

While not every state requires the ABPP certification prior to practicing criminal psychology, it will make you a more competitive job applicant in the field.

Apply for jobs in the criminal psychology field. Criminal psychology jobs are competitive, and often tough to get. Recent doctoral graduates—even with postdoc experience and certification—often start out in positions with hospitals, police departments, and government agencies.[13] Your academic and professional contacts can help you locate suitable jobs to apply for.
If you’d like to work as a criminal psychologist in law enforcement—e.g. with the FBI—you’ll need to join a law enforcement organization, such as the local police department. As you gain ranks, you can transition into a criminal psychology role.

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Some Psychology Ph.D. programs will require an MA in Psychology, while others admit applicants with only a BA. Refer to specific program requirements to determine which do, or do not, require the MA.

Although the fields of criminal psychology and forensic psychology overlap, they are not the same. Criminal psychologists exclusively study criminal behavior, with the goal of understanding mindsets that many criminals share. Forensic psychologists, on the other hand, commonly assess the mental health of individuals in the justice system, and testify in court cases concerning criminals with mental-health concerns.[14]
This article describes how to become a criminal psychologist in the U.S. The process to become a criminal psychologist will be similar in most other countries. You’ll still need to earn a doctoral degree in Psychology and complete various internships and supervised hours before applying to work in the field.

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