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Elements Of A Story

( culture / writing / advice )
What are the main ELEMENTS OF A STORY? Setting; Character; Plot; Conflict; Theme; Point-of-view; Tone; Style; ... 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 mill... read more

Order An Angel Shot

( life / help / advice )
I had no idea. Good to know. See bartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creep... 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 wil... read more

Looking To Get Away From It All? Here Are Some Top 10 (Or 20) Lists.

( 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 pr... read more

Four Reasons Why Belief In Authority Is The Most Dangerous Superstition

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"Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority." -- Sixth grade girl Go to ... read more

Lee Child Quote

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

More Advice For Writers

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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 be... 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 ... read more

Get Rid Of Dog Urine Smell

( family / pets / advice / dogs )
See how to get rid of dog urine smell for details, but it's basically hydrogen peroxide, vinega... 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 ... 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?" Go to ... read more

Best And Worst Self-Publishing Sites

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

World's Oldest PM To Youngest: Listen To Old People & Hold Onto Idealism

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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 the... read more

Digging A Shallow Well

( life / help / advice / water )
This guy makes it look easy: youtu.be-5rYPRMm8Arw... read more

Great Foreign Travel Tips

( life / travel / advice )
The Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don't rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous. See ... read more

Words To Live By

( life / help / advice / quotes )
Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. 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... read more

Signs Of A Stroke

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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... read more

Spend Time Instead Of Money

( life / health / 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 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 )
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 ... 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 10... read more

Sit Up Straight

( life / health / advice )
... like my father always said. Apparently, there's more than just a physical benefit. Read the rest here ... read more

Lessons In The Art Of Living

( life / help / advice )
Good guidelines. The snippet below is the most useful part:Read the rest here Lessons in the A ... read more

If Called To Jury Duty, Be Informed

( life / help / advice )
Click below for more info:fija.org"FIJA works to inform potential jurors...of their traditional, legal authority to refus... 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 dreamin... read more

You Are The Solution You've Been Looking For

( life / help / advice )
Instead of joining one more group, walking on one 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 a... read more

Escape From Zip Ties

( culture / people / advice / crime )
If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know:escape from zip ties - rear... 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, po ... read more

Don't Take Potassium Iodide Unless You Are Exposed To Radiation

( life / health / advice )
Click below: dont-take-potassium-iodide-unlessHere's a website all about nuc... read more

New Rules For Writers

( culture / writing / advice )
Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing

( education / tech / computers / advice )
To anonymize your browsing, use one of these "anonymizer" sites and-or programs:SitesAnonym... 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 s ... 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?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 archivi ... read more

Advice

( 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. ... read more

A Few Tips

( life / help / advice )
Reheat Pizza Heat 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... read more


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