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THE FOUR "S"S
( life / help / advice )

Be STRONG, be SMART, be SOFT, be SIMPLE. That's it. And don't confuse soft with weak or simple with stupid. Simplicity is the hallmark of genius.... read more

MAKE YOUR ASSETS INVISIBLE TO SHAKEDOWN ARTISTS
( life / money / investing / advice )

This video, below, explains that you're better off with an offshore trigger trust, outside the reach of US courts (which may rule that the trust and the trustee are legally the same). Watch it here: youtu.be/Zj863oFxK7c off... read more

NO TALKING TO POLICE
( life / advice / legal )

Even if you already know all this, it's a great reminder because of the high possibility that police today are just following orders from their globalist leaders. Don't be a fool. Listen to this advice. This... read more

REDUCE FOOD WASTE BY STORING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PROPERLY
( life / health / food / advice )

Bananas: Bananas release high levels of ethylene gas, so store them alone on the counter. Once they're ripe, move bananas to the fridge for a couple of days until you're ready to eat them. Buy bananas that are still a li... read more

ELEMENTS OF A STORY
( culture / writing / advice )

They say... What are the main ELEMENTS OF A STORY? Setting; Character; Plot; Conflict; Theme; Point-of-view; Tone; Style; ... but I would put them in order of importance: Character, Conflict, Plot, Point-of-view, Theme, Style, To... read more

KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE FROM DOGNAPPING
( family / pets / advice / dogs )

If you're anything like us here at Breed Advisor, we simply can't imagine life without our four-legged family members. That's why we were horrified to learn that approximately 2 million canines are dognapped each yea... read more

ORDER AN ANGEL SHOT
( life / health / safety / advice )

I had no idea. Good to know. See wnd /2021/06/bartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creepbartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creep If you ever feel uncomfortable at a bar, or require some form of assistance, ... read more

INGREDIENTS OF A NOVEL
( culture / writing / advice )

VARIOUS WRITERS' RULES Write a draft. Then let it rest. -- Stephen King;Read a lot. -- King;Never use a long word when a short one will do. -- George Orwell;Never use the passive voice when you can use the active voi... read more

LOOKING TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, PERMANENT-LIKE? HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS.
( life / travel / advice )

If you're looking to get away from it all, here is some hopefully useful information. If you're primarily English-speaking (maybe looking to move permanently), here's a list of countries (whose primary language is NOT Engl... read more

FOUR REASONS WHY BELIEF IN AUTHORITY IS THE MOST DANGEROUS SUPERSTITION
( life / help / advice )

Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority. -- Sixth grade girl wakingtimes /5-reasons-belief-authority-dangerous-superstitionwakingtimes /5-reasons-belief-authority-dangerous-... read more

LEE CHILD QUOTE
( culture / writing / advice )

Don't get it right, get it written! -- leechild Lee Child ... read more

ALWAYS READ ARTICLES FROM THE BOTTOM UP
( education / news / advice )

You should always read politically-sensitive articles from the bottom, up. That way you start with the most salient facts (usually downplayed and put at the bottom). Take the headline (often misleading) with a grain of salt since that... read more

HOW TO READ THE NEWS
( education / news / advice )

It's not the most original observation you'll read this week, but it's one of the most important: the news lies to you by omission. Shocked? I thought not. But let's really interrogate what this means. cor... read more

MORE ADVICE FOR WRITERS
( culture / writing / advice )

People read fiction seeking clarity. One of the worst things a writer can do is to create confusion. I'm referring to the payoff at the end of the book. People also read fiction for something better than reality, or at least bette... read more

THOUGHTS ON WRITING
( culture / writing / advice )

Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does.Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing?... read more

GET RID OF DOG URINE SMELL
( family / pets / advice / dogs )

Does your whole house smell like dog urine? If so, you've come to the right place! If a dog hasn't been trained correctly or is suffering from a health problem, it's likely that it won't be able to control itself... read more

BE READY FOR THE NEXT POWER FAILURE
( education / tech / energy / advice )

A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See media.friendsnews /video/generator.mov video here. It ... read more

GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT STORYTELLING
( culture / writing / advice )

Pop culture today is obsessed with the battle between good and evil. Traditional folktales never were. What changed? getpocket /explore/item/the-good-guy-bad-guy-myth the-good-guy-bad-guy-myth ... read more

BEST AND WORST SELF-PUBLISHING SITES
( culture / writing / advice )

Good site showing who to trust (or not) when it comes to self-publishing: selfpublishingadvice /self-publishing-service-reviewsself-publishing-service-reviews ... read more

WORLD'S OLDEST PM TO YOUNGEST: "LISTEN TO OLD PEOPLE & HOLD ONTO IDEALISM"
( life / help / advice / politics )

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask old people for their advice.... read more

DIGGING A SHALLOW WELL
( life / help / advice / water )

This guy makes it look easy: youtu.be/5rYPRMm8Arw youtu.be/5rYPRMm8Arw ... read more

GREAT FOREIGN TRAVEL TIPS
( life / travel / advice )

The youtube /user/HoboTraveler Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don't rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous. See youtu.be/GNBfZ6oX73w youtu.be/GNBfZ6oX73w What Countries Give You The Most Res... read more

WORDS TO LIVE BY
( culture / quotes / advice )

Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. /images/batman.jpg This is pretty good advice , too, though.... read more

HOW TO DRAIN A TOILET
( life / help / advice )

I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself.It all started after I had to use a s... read more

SIGNS OF A STROKE
( life / health / advice )

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, d... read more

SPEND TIME INSTEAD OF MONEY
( life / money / advice )

Great idea! ... around the world, people are using a system of exchange that requires something everyone is, for the most part, given equally, every day: Time. (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the entire sc... read more

PARENTING TIP #426
( family / advice )

Parenting Tip 426: When taking out recycling/trash, check its contents. I almost threw out our daughter's purse and wallet! parentingtips... read more

IF YOUR BRAKES GO OUT
( life / help / advice / auto )

If your brakes ever go out, just shift into Park. Better to ruin the transmission than to die! You're welcome!Don't ask. :)... read more

WRITERS NEED FOLLOWERS?
( culture / writing / advice )

Publishers and writing gurus preach that writers need followers. The problem is that emotionally-stable people don't want followers, they want friends, compatriots, people who listen, not followers. Especially zombie f... read more

NEVER COMBINE THESE OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS
( life / health / drugs / advice )

Never combine these over-the-counter drugs. Your life may be endangered. Good to know! Painkillers and anti-anxiety medications. The metabolic pathways inside the body that are affected by opioid painkillers like hydrocodone (Oxycont... read more

DARE TO BE NICE
( life / help / advice )

... (or friendly, even) once in a while instead of cool. As my brother-in-law says, Jus' sayin'. ... read more

ADVICE FOR WRITING
( culture / writing / advice )

A writer's narrative perspective (their voice, or, how they come across to their reader) must be: This is me talking to you. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not: This is me 100 years ago speaking... read more

DON'T CALM DOWN
( life / health / mental / advice )

Go ahead and let yourself get excited. It's OK! You might even enjoy yourself. They say ...getting excited helps with performance anxiety. title get excited, it's okay activistpost /2013/12/do... read more

SIT UP STRAIGHT
( life / health / advice )

... like my father always said. Apparently, there's more than just a physical benefit. Body language is closely related to posture - the way we move our bodies affects how others see us as well as our own moods and habits.... read more

LESSONS IN THE ART OF LIVING
( life / help / advice )

Good guidelines. The snippet below is the most useful part: In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as... psychologytoday /articles/201308/lessons-in-the-art-living... read more

IF CALLED TO JURY DUTY, BE INFORMED
( life / help / advice / legal )

Click below for more info: fija fija FIJA works to inform potential jurors...of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust lawsthat they cannot be required to check their consciences at the... read more

YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT
( culture / writing / advice / novels )

Good article for writers. Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming... Read, lis... read more

YOU ARE THE SOLUTION YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
( life / help / advice )

Instead of joining one more group, walking on more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself... 'I (state y... read more

ESCAPE FROM ZIP TIES
( culture / people / advice / crime )

If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know: from the rear - escape from zip ties in front - escape... read more

ADVICE TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
( life / help / advice )

To anyone teaching or raising kids, of any age, here's some advice recently (2011) dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has cr... read more

DON'T TAKE POTASSIUM IODIDE UNLESS YOU ARE EXPOSED TO RADIATION
( life / health / advice / treatment )

Click below: dont-take-potassium-iodide-unlessHere's a website all about nuclear energy, courtesy of my brother: all things nuclear/... read more

NEW RULES FOR WRITERS
( culture / writing / advice )

Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More These rules totally go against every prescription for writing success you'll hear as a young new writer from all quarter... read more

THE SNEAKIEST NEW SHOPPING SCAMS
( life / help / advice / shopping )

The holidays are nearly upon us and the souring economy is on everyone's minds. Considering the economic climate we need to be much more cautious about our shopping and be on the lookout for scams. Read, listen to or watch t... read more

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO MINIMIZE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS
( life / help / advice / home-garden )

We are addicted to chemicals: bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, a... read more

HOW TO ANONYMIZE YOUR BROWSING
( education / tech / computers / advice )

To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:SitesAnonymouse ConnectInPrivate ... read more

HOW TO RESTORE CONTACTS IN WINDOWS LIVE MAIL
( education / tech / computers / advice )

Q: I had some problems with this program. I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now. However, I've lost my contacts - the folder is blank. The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box... read more

HOW TO MAKE OUTLOOK 2003 OPEN TO YOUR CALENDAR BY DEFAULT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid 1326By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as y... read more

TRANSFERRING ITUNES TO NEW COMPUTER
( education / tech / computers / advice )

QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, here's how. If you subscribe to... read more

FIXING PROFILE PROBLEMS IN OUTLOOK 2003
( education / tech / computers / advice )

To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new a... read more

MISSED APPOINTMENT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! ... read more

MAILBOX OVER THE LIMIT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.... read more

ADVICE PAGE
( life / help / advice )

You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it. Controlling a bad habit can be like co... read more

A FEW TIPS
( life / help / advice )

Reheat PizzaHeat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. Easy Devi... read more


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