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351 Children thumb thumb thumb
RAISING CHILDREN
Start to teach children right from wrong when they first put a comb to their hair.
Anonymous
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633 Automobiles thumb thumb thumb
CHANGING YOUR OIL
If your car holds 5 quarts of engine oil or more, change the oil every 3,000 miles. For every half quart less than 5 that your engine holds, decrease your between-change mileage by 500. For example, a car that has an oil capacity of 3 and a half quarts should have its oil changed every 1,500 miles.
Will Parker, Georgian music authority
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1017 Driving thumb thumb thumb
AVOIDING A SPEEDING TICKET
You can safely exceed the posted speed limit on stretches of road without shoulders.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
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1534 Death thumb thumb thumb
COMMITTING SUICIDE
How a suicidal person is born influences their choice of suicide method. People who commit suicide by hanging were likely deprived of oxygen at birth. People who shoot themselves in the head were likely delivered with forceps. Mothers of people who overdose were probably anesthetized for the delivery. Cesareans tend to slit their wrists.
Terry Larimore, writer and therapist, Houston, Texas
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327 Children thumb thumb thumb
RAISING CHILDREN
Thick hair and thick skulls go together.
Anonymous
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Current Rating: 3.3 out of 10 based on 30 reviews
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1137 Driving thumb thumb thumb
FOLLOWING ANOTHER CAR
When you're following a car on the highway, stay one yard behind it for each mile per hour of speed.
Jud Town, author, St. Albert, Canada
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159 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb
GIVING YOUR AGE
Odd-numbered ages seem older and more worldly wise than even-numbered ages.
Hamilton Pike, Richmond, Indiana
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1468 Cooking thumb thumb thumb
AVOIDING BAD FOOD
Don't eat mold on food you can mold.
Bill Kelly
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Current Rating: 3.3 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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1734 Mathematics thumb thumb thumb
MAKING A NAME IN MATHEMATICS
In the field of mathematics, if you haven't made an important discovery by the time you're 22, you probably never will.
Gerald Gutlipp, mathematician, Chicago, Illinois
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1069 Computers thumb thumb thumb
BUYING A NEW COMPUTER
If you are unsure of yourself when buying a new computer, ask the same questions you would ask a new car salesperson.
Paul Hoffman, writer, Berkeley, California
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63 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb
LEAVING THE NEST
Your child is most apt to leave home at age 17.
Anonymous, West Chester, Pennsylvania
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