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78 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
HEATING YOUR HOME
If the cats aren't sleeping on the radiators, turn down the heat.
Rob Shapiro, flight instructor, Ithaca, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.2 out of 10 based on 35 reviews
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79 Precipitation thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FORECASTING THE WEATHER
If an ant covers its hole or if cows refuse to graze, it's going to rain.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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80 Exploration thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FINDING YOUR WAY
To find your way on a cloudy day, place your knife point-down on your thumbnail. Turn the knife slowly and you'll see a faint shadow. When the shadow is thinnest, you've found east if it's early morning, north if it's midday, and west if it's dusk.
Barak Rosenshine, professor of education, Urbana, Illinois
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 29 reviews
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81 Automobiles thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING A USED CAR
Pick the type of car you want, choose the model that has the lowest resale value, then buy the best example you can find.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
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Current Rating: 3.5 out of 10 based on 38 reviews
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82 Boats thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
THE WEEKEND SAILOR'S RULE
The distance traveled in 3 minutes, measured in yards, divided by 100, equals your speed in knots. Conversely, your speed in knots, times 100, is how many yards you will travel in 3 minutes. Here's an example: 15 knots equals 1,500 yards every 3 minutes.
Robert Hastings, Master Chief Petty Officer, United States Coast Guard
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Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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83 Birds thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
INTERPRETING BIRDS
Bird calls are mostly adjectives with few verbs. They don't tell you what they are going to do - only how well they are going to do it.
Denis Smith, high school counselor, Camarillo, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.9 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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84 Architecture thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
DEVELOPING REAL ESTATE
Barring geographic barriers, cities will grow, and grow affluent, toward the northwest.
Michael Ridley, real estate developer, El Paso, Texas
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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85 Antiques thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING ANTIQUES
Don't buy antique wooden-wear that smells like vinegar. Chances are, it's a reproduction.
Paul Polce, Ponzi's Antiques, Trumansburg, New York
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
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86 Books thumb thumb thumb
SPOTTING A GOOD BOOK
You can tell a book by its cover. The nicer the cover, the better the publisher and the more experienced the author.
Carolyn Lloyd, 15-year-old student, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 3.2 out of 10 based on 57 reviews
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87 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
GROWING TALLER
A girl will reach her full height 18 months after she starts to menstruate.
Hilary Peterson, homemaker
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Current Rating: 4.5 out of 10 based on 38 reviews
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88 Wine thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
WATCHING A WINERY
A winery's standards start to slip if it produces more than 50,000 cases of wine per year.
Richard Graff, chairman and chief operating officer, Chalone, Inc., Sonoma County, California
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Current Rating: 4.7 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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