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5241 Speaking thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
LOOK FOR THE EXIT SIGN
When giving a speech in a public setting, speak directly to the red glowing exit sign. It's generally at the back of the auditorium/conference room. It's up high and easy to find. Plus you won't be distracted by looking in to the face of an audience member.
Peter DuCharme
(4) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-01-09)
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VERY FEW LIBERALS ARE INTERVIEWED
When interviewing guests or speaking of people in the news, the media/news will often label those people as "conservative", but almost never is anyone labeled "liberal".
C, Trussville, AL
(34) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-04-03)
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5236 Injuries thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
RECOVERING FROM A BRAIN INJURY
As a general rule of thumb, the faster you recover (from a brain injury) the better your recovery will be. G. Michael Lemole Jr., MD, a leading authority on skull base surgery and section chief of neurosurgery at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona after operating on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Joseph Bauer, Master Carpenter, Indian Hills, Ohio, USA
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USING FLASH
Amateur photographers typically use flash in dimly-lit areas and no flash in brighly-lit areas. Professional photographers often do the opposite, so the lighting is more uniform across the whole scene.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
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5234 Finding Things thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
WHERE TO STORE SPARE PARTS
Store spare parts for an item as close as possible to the item.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
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5233 Theater thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
ATTENDING BROADWAY SHOWS
The first act of a Broadway show is an advertisement for the second act. If you reach the intermission hoping that the second act will be better, you should leave, because it never is.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
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5232 Television thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
MULTI-SPEAKER SYSTEMS IN HOME THEATERS
Multi-speaker systems for home theaters are a waste of money. These systems were designed for commercial movie theaters, which assume the speakers are placed many feet apart from each other. For a residential TV room, a pair of nice stereo speakers will suffice.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
Current Rating: 7 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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RESELLING THINGS ON THE WEB
Assume that a web sales transaction will take a half hour of your time. Therefore, don't bother selling any item that's worth less than a half hour of your time. Give it away (if you can do so at no cost) or throw it away (if you can't).
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
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SPLITTING DISHES
Split an entrée with your spouse. Entrées are usually more food than one person can eat. If you're still hungry, you can always order another.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
Current Rating: 7.1 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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5226 Real Estate thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING A HOUSE
The cheapest house in a nice neighborhood is a better investment than the nicest house in a cheap neighborhood.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
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5225 Travel thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
HOTELS WITH GOLF COURSES
Don't stay at a hotel with its own golf course unless you plan to play there. Your room rate partially subsidizes the maintenance costs of the course.
Matthew Butterick, writer
(71) Contributions from this contributor since (2011-01-08)
Current Rating: 6.9 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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