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USING THE DRIVE-UP WINDOW
If there are more than three cars in line ahead of you at a bank or fast-food drive-up window, you'll save time if you get out of the car and go inside.
Bill Lowe, Birmingham, Alabama
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5576 Travel
HOLDING YOUR WATER
Men can hold their water twice as long as women. Plan your stops accordingly when traveling by automobile.
Alan
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5575 Health
CONFUSED ELDERLY
If your elderly parent is loopy or confused, check for a urinary tract infection.
Jeff Zurkow
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5574 Money thumb
RAINY-DAY SAVINGS
Experts say you should have 3-6 months saved for emergencies to cover all of your expenses. A simple way to determine this number is to take your monthly rent (or mortgage) payment and multiply by 12.
Doug Sweeney
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5573 Education
KNOWLEDGE BEGETS QUESTIONS
The more knowledgeable a person is about a subject or a topic, the more questions they have about it.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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5572 Business
IDENTIFYING FREELOADERS
People who expect to pay for your advice will mention that the first time they ask you for it. People who expect to get your advice for free never will.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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5571 Music
JUDGING A MUSICAL-INSTRUMENT STORE
A good musical-instrument store is quiet, except for people trying instruments. If a store has music playing over the PA, it's run by idiots.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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TIMING OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Medical technology only improves over time, so defer any medical procedure as long as you can safely do so.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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GROUND BREAKING VISIONS PASS 3 STAGES
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it has been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it. As quoted in A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991) edited by Alan L. Mackay, (p. 2)
Scott Parker
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