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2260 Dieting thumb thumb thumb thumb
MAINTAINING YOUR WEIGHT
To calculate the calories you need to maintain your weight, multiply your weight by ten.
Dr. Robin Kanarek, in Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter
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2572 Cooking thumb thumb thumb thumb
FIXING A LEEK
It takes 15 seconds for the average geek to harvest and wash off the average leek.
James Macmillan M.D., Ithaca, New York
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1818 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb
SPOTTING A WINNING BASEBALL TEAM
Never root for a team whose uniforms have elastic waistbands. It is why the Cubs never make it.
Susan Sarandon, actress
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345 Automobiles thumb thumb thumb thumb
KEEPING A CAR
For every dollar of gas you put into your car each year, you'll need to put in a dollar's worth of repair or maintenance.
Rev. Dan Orine, Athens, Georgia
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1645 Durability thumb thumb thumb thumb
PRESERVING YOUR SHOES
Shoes last half again as long if you keep them in a shoe box when you aren't wearing them.
Kirstin Hark, 7th grade student, Conroe, Texas
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367 Precipitation thumb thumb thumb thumb
FORECASTING THE WEATHER
If the children are wild, it's going to rain or snow within 24 hours. This is a better barometer than the weather man.
Alice Chadwick, teacher, Bronx, New York
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408 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb
ESTIMATING THE COST OF A DOCTOR VISIT
The fee for a routine office visit is the same price as a first-class postage stamp multiplied by 100.
Gerry M. Flick, M.D., Ship's Surgeon, S.S. Constitution off Hawaii
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931 Movies and Film thumb thumb thumb thumb
SPOTTING A GOOD MOVIE
Never waste your money on any movie for which the names of the technical crew only all end in vowels.
Dan Wagner, San Jose, California
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1968 Lawyers thumb thumb thumb thumb
WINNING A CASE
When you don't have much of a case, argue the law.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
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1220 Certain Places thumb thumb thumb thumb
PARKING AT L.L. BEAN
If you're trying to park at L.L.Bean, drive through the small lot in front of the store. Chances are, someone parked there will be leaving. If you don't find a space the first time through, try a second time. After that, give up and park with the hordes.
Kim Murphy, columnist, Portland, Maine
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1733 Injuries thumb thumb thumb thumb
TREATING SERIOUS BURNS
Add a burn victim's age to the percent of the body covered with second- or third-degree burns. If the sum is less than, the patient is apt to survive.
Gerald Myers, Redway, California
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