Search the Main Collection
Sort Result by NUMBER / RATING




The Main Rules Collection (5127)
Traditional Categories (155)


56 Exploration thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FINDING AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
If you're looking for a prehistoric archaeological site in North America, look within 90 meters of water.
Thomas W. Neumann, anthropological archaeologist, wildlife ecologist, and field crew crisis manager
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
Comments (1)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

57 Automobiles thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
GETTING YOUR CAR SERVICED
The end of April is the best time to get your car serviced because it's the slowest time for auto mechanics. The mild weather makes people feel more confident about their cars, and many can't afford car repairs because they've just paid income taxes.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 38 reviews
Comments (2)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

58 Boats thumb thumb thumb thumb
WINNING A SAILBOAT RACE
To be on the winning edge in sailing, you should cross the starting line early in one out of five starts.
Pete Lent, sailor
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.3 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
Comments (1)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

59 Birds thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
APPROACHING A BIRD
The smaller the bird, the closer it will allow you to approach.
Thomas O. Marsh, writer and birdwatcher, Fairfield, Ohio
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
Comments (0)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

60 Architecture thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
SIZING A SKYLIGHT
For kitchens, porches, and bathrooms, a skylight that takes up 15 percent of the ceiling will provide good illumination. Family rooms and bedrooms need 10 percent, while hallways and attics need as little as 5 percent.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.1 out of 10 based on 29 reviews
Comments (1)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

61 Antiques thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING ANTIQUES
If antique furniture is painted black, don't buy it.
Paul Polce, Ponzi's Antiques, Trumansburg, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 39 reviews
Comments (2)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

62 Books thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
DISCOVERING YOUR INTERESTS
If you're worried that you don't have any interests, browse in the nonfiction section of a library for five minutes. By then a book will catch your eye, whether it's about baking pie crusts or Icelandic crust formation.
Carolyn Lloyd, 15-year-old student,, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.6 out of 10 based on 43 reviews
Comments (1)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

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
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 3.4 out of 10 based on 49 reviews
Comments (3)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

64 Wine thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
TESTING A WINE
Taste a young white wine that has been opened and kept in the refrigerator for a week. This will give you some idea of how an unopened bottle of the same wine will age in your wine cellar.
Craig Goldwyn, publisher, International Wine Review
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
Comments (0)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

65 Childbirth thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
MEASURING THE PROGRESS OF A PREGNANCY
Lay a cloth tape measure over the belly pressing one end on the pubic bone. The number of centimeters from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus is the number of weeks of pregnancy.
John McPhee, in The New Yorker quoting Dr. Ann Dorney
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.9 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
Comments (0)  Mail It You must login to Rate.

66 Bicycles thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BICYCLING TIPS
On a light bicycle traveling at 18 miles per hour, you use 80 percent of your energy overcoming air drag.
R.A. Heindl, design engineer, Euclid, Ohio
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.2 out of 10 based on 37 reviews
Comments (3)  Mail It You must login to Rate.



< Previous | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |8 |9 |10 |11 | Next >
Page 6 of 384