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DESIGNING A STREET
A city street is most visually appealing if its width is the height of the buildings along it.
David and Penny Russell, Dilltown, Pennsylvania
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 85 reviews
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BUYING ANTIQUES
If a one-drawer stand has more than two pieces of wood on the top, it's a new top.
Paul Polce, Ponzi's Antiques, Trumansburg, New York
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 66 reviews
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READING A GIFT BOOK
Don't read a gift book unless it's one you would have bought yourself. Consider giving it to a friend who's interested in the topic.
Marilyn vos Savant, highest IQ ever recorded, in Bottom Line Personal
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 99 reviews
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LOSING YOUR HAIR
The year you start growing dark hair on your chest is the year that the loss rate of your head hair exceeds its growth rate.
Mark Ryan, Dallas, Texas
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 53 reviews
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BUYING WINE
The higher the alcohol level, the drier the wine.
Paul Grim, writer, wine sales (retail), N. Hollywood, California
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Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 56 reviews
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THE PREMATURE BABY RULE
A premature baby usually needs to be hospitalized until its due date.
Bickley Townsend, vice president, The Roper Organization, New York, New York
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Current Rating: 5.1 out of 10 based on 50 reviews
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ADJUSTING YOUR HANDLEBARS
On a bicycle with drop handlebars, the seat and handlebars are positioned properly if the handlebars block your view of the front axle.
R.A. Heindl, design engineer, Euclid, Ohio
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
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BUYING A TELESCOPE
The price of a telescope increases proportionately to the cube of the lens diameter.
Tom Lucas, software artist, Berkeley, California
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 36 reviews
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WARMING YOUR FEET
If your feet are cold, put on your hat.
Walter Pitkin, literary agent, Weston, Connecticut
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Current Rating: 6.2 out of 10 based on 65 reviews
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BUYING AN APPLIANCE
Any gadget that does many things will do none of them as well as a single-purpose device.
R.A. Heindl, design engineer, Euclid, Ohio
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Current Rating: 7.1 out of 10 based on 85 reviews
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WINNING AT CHESS
Play the French Defense against an elderly opponent. You will baffle his cut-and-slash method of play.
Stephen Unsino, poet, Eastchester, New York
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Current Rating: 4.5 out of 10 based on 37 reviews
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