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STILL MORE ADVICE FOR WRITERS
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / advice )

I came across this video last night and thought, "Yes! Thank you!" This guy (and Lee Child) share my disagreement with the saying, "Show, Don't Tell." As Child puts it, "You tell a story. You don't show a story." That saying might apply to visual story-telling s... read more

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY (4-12-2023)
from 2023 in ( education / advice / life )

It's okay to want to have things your way. Not to be selfish, but everyone likes to have things just so. Don't expect too much or get angry when things aren't perfect but, for your own happiness, your way should be a goal.... read more

TIPS WHEN LOOKING FOR AN ACCESSIBLE HOME
from 2023 in ( life / help / advice / home-buying )

Accessible homes aren't as few and far between as you might imagine. In fact, it is possible to find a home that will cater to all your requirements if you know where to look and who to contact to make it happen. This guide shared by FriendsNews... read more

CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
from 2023 in ( life / money / employment / advice )

Great article!

People with disabilities often have difficulty entering the job market due to a lack of access to applications, reasonable accommodations, and support networks. Employers can make their hiring process more inclusive by taking deliberate steps to provide more job opportunities for people with disabil... read more

HOW TO WIN IN COURT WITHOUT A LAWYER
from 2023 in ( life / health / advice / legal )

Terrific advice and examples by people who know the rules that allow them to win cases. Very hopeful information. click hereDescription: Pro se expert James Tracy and How to Win in Court WITHOUT a Lawyer course creator Dr. Fred Graves join me to... read more

DO NOT TAKE THE PAXLOVID PILL FROM PFIZER
from 2023 in ( life / health / advice )

Where is the intellectual curiosity of millions of doctors who blindly supported expensive, experimental products without circumspection, but scoffed at every cheap, safe, and long-standing approved therapeutic to treat covid? Whether the medical community finds its spiritual catharsis or not, Hous... read more

THE FOUR S'S
from 2022 in ( 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
from 2022 in ( education / research / 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: offshore trigger trustAnd read this...... read more

NO TALKING TO POLICE
from 2022 in ( life / help / 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 classic presentation by James Duane to a group of students has been view... read more

REDUCE FOOD WASTE BY STORING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PROPERLY
from 2022 in ( 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 little green so they don't get overripe too quickly.Berries... read more

ELEMENTS OF A STORY
from 2021 in ( 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, Tone, SettingRead, listen or... read more

KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE FROM DOGNAPPING
from 2021 in ( family / pets / dogs / advice )

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 year.Sadly, dog abductions have become increasingly common over the past d... read more

ORDER AN ANGEL SHOT
from 2021 in ( life / health / safety / advice )

I had no idea. Good to know. See bartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creep If you ever feel uncomfortable at a bar, or require some form of assistance, order an "angel shot" and a bartender will esco... read more

INGREDIENTS OF A NOVEL
from 2021 in ( 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 voice. -- Orwell;Know and understand your audience. -- Pie... read more

LOOKING TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, PERMANENT-LIKE? HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS
from 2020 in ( 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 English) ranked by English Proficiency Index for their Eng... read more

FOUR REASONS WHY BELIEF IN AUTHORITY IS THE MOST DANGEROUS SUPERSTITION
from 2020 in ( life / help / advice )

Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority. -- Sixth grade girl wakingtimes.com/5-rea... read more

LEE CHILD QUOTE
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Don 't get it right, get it written! -- Lee ChildNew Rules for Writers -- Your Novel Blueprint -- Advice for Writ... read more

ALWAYS READ ARTICLES FROM THE BOTTOM UP
from 2020 in ( 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 is the conclusion they want you to reach, as well as the pictures... read more

HOW TO READ THE NEWS
from 2020 in ( 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. ... read more

MORE ADVICE FOR WRITERS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

People read fiction seeking clarity -- in the payoff at the end of the book -- so, one of the worst things a writer can do is to create confusion. People also read fiction for a taste of something better than their own reality. So, keep it clear and concise and, most importantly, interesting... with... read more

THOUGHTS ON WRITING
from 2020 in ( 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? Wouldn't be the first time.As I told these guys in the job inte... read more

GET RID OF DOG URINE SMELL
from 2020 in ( family / pets / dogs / advice )

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 in the house. If your dog is peeing in the house, make sure not to sco... read more

BE READY FOR THE NEXT POWER FAILURE
from 2020 in ( 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 video here.It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on genera... read more

GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT STORYTELLING
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

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

BEST AND WORST SELF-PUBLISHING SITES
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Good site showing who to trust (or not) when it comes to self-publishing: self-publishing-service-reviewsNew Rules for Writers -- Your Novel Blueprint --... read more

WORLD'S OLDEST PM TO YOUNGEST: LISTEN TO OLD PEOPLE & HOLD ONTO IDEALISM
from 2019 in ( 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
from 2019 in ( life / health / advice / home-garden )

Digging a shallow well from dowsing to digging to capping. This shallow well will provide water for our bees and supporting plants. This dig uses a modified hand auger and took about 4 hours to complete (17 feet with nearly 4 feet of water). This guy makes it look easy:... read more

GREAT FOREIGN TRAVEL TIPS
from 2019 in ( life / travel / advice )

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

WORDS TO LIVE BY
from 2018 in ( culture / quotes / advice )

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

HOW TO DRAIN A TOILET
from 2017 in ( 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 snake to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some... read more

SIGNS OF A STROKE
from 2017 in ( 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, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3... read more

SPEND TIME INSTEAD OF MONEY
from 2017 in ( 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. Read, listen or watch the rest here (prepare for so many popups, they'll cover the ent... read more

PARENTING TIP #426
from 2017 in ( 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

DUMBING YOURSELF DOWN
from 2017 in ( life / health / mental / advice )

Be careful when dumbing yourself down. Before you know it, you will succeed. dumbingusdown... read more

IF YOUR BRAKES GO OUT
from 2017 in ( 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?
from 2016 in ( 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 followers. They're the worst! :)But seriously, I don't trust anyone who... read more

NEVER COMBINE THESE OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS
from 2016 in ( 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 (Oxycontin) are the same ones affected by benzodiazepines. Both classes of d... read more

DARE TO BE NICE
from 2015 in ( 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
from 2014 in ( 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 in a "classical" voice. It's not: Speaking as if from... read more

DON'T CALM DOWN
from 2014 in ( 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." at activistpost.com or... read more

SIT UP STRAIGHT
from 2013 in ( 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 habit... read more

LESSONS IN THE ART OF LIVING
from 2013 in ( 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... ... read more

IF CALLED TO JURY DUTY, BE INFORMED
from 2013 in ( life / help / advice / legal )

Click below for more info:fija.org 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 courthouse doorthat they cannot be puni... read more

YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT
from 2013 in ( 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 more

YOU ARE THE SOLUTION YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
from 2012 in ( 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 your name) will take personal responsibility for my thoughts, relationshi... read more

ESCAPE FROM ZIP TIES
from 2011 in ( 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
from 2011 in ( life / help / advice / schools )

To anyone teaching or raising kids, of any age, here's some advice 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 created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept se... read more

DON'T TAKE POTASSIUM IODIDE UNLESS ALREADY EXPOSED TO RADIATION
from 2011 in ( 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
from 2011 in ( 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 quart... read more

THE SNEAKIEST NEW SHOPPING SCAMS
from 2010 in ( 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 more

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO MINIMIZE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS
from 2010 in ( 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, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and the list goes on and... read more

HOW TO ANONYMIZE YOUR BROWSING
from 2010 in ( education / tech / computers / advice )

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

HOW TO RESTORE CONTACTS IN WINDOWS LIVE MAIL
from 2009 in ( 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, names come up. Do you have any idea how I can restore my contact... read more

HOW TO MAKE OUTLOOK 2003 OPEN TO YOUR CALENDAR BY DEFAULT
from 2009 in ( 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 your default view, do the... read more

TRANSFERRING ITUNES TO NEW COMPUTER
from 2009 in ( 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 A... read more

MISSED APPOINTMENT
from 2009 in ( 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! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about... read more

FIXING PROFILE PROBLEMS IN OUTLOOK 2003
from 2009 in ( 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" account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click Next... read more

MAILBOX OVER THE LIMIT
from 2009 in ( 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. ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) wher... read more

ADVICE PAGE
from 2008 in ( 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 controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Ris... read more

A FEW TIPS
from 2001 in ( 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 Deviled EggsPut cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till th... read more


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