PICKING A NEW PLACE TO LIVE

You can live happily in a new house or apartment if, on your first visit, you immediately can visualize yourself and your family engaged in your normal activities among your current possessions. If you have to stop and think about how you’d use each area or how your furniture would fit in the place, forget it. — Andrea Frankel, computer scientist, engineer, holistic health practitioner, San Diego, California

 



 

PLAYING POKER

Don’t enter a poker game unless you have 40 times the betting limit in your pocket. If you plan to play poker for a living, start with a bankroll at least 200 times the maximum bet. — Edwin Silberstang, games expert

 



 

ESTIMATING FUEL USE

Aircraft carriers get six inches to the gallon. — Phillip Williams Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 



 

DETERMINING YOUR FRAME SIZE

To determine the size of your frame, wrap a dollar bill around your wrist. If the ends of the bill touch, you have a small frame. If there’s a finger’s width or less between them, you have a medium frame. Anything more than a finger’s width and you have a large frame. — Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

 



 

SPOTTING EMBEZZLEMENT

In good times, the rate of embezzlement rises and the chance of getting caught declines because people are more relaxed and trusting. — Walter Pitkin, literary agent, Weston, Connecticut

 



 

FIGURING SOMEONE OUT

If you want to know how people really feel about something, watch what they do. — Juanita Peterson, Sheridan, Colorado

 



 

DRESSING YOURSELF

Wearing dark colors on the bottom and light colors on the top is usually more visually appealing than the reverse. — Donna Salyers, The Cincinnati Enquirer

 



 

WIRING A HOUSE

To quickly estimate the amp load of a circuit, figure one amp per fixture or bulb. — Ray Barbkenecht, counselor

 



 

FLYING AN AIRPLANE

The mach number times 10 on jets is the number of miles traveled by the jet each minute. In other words mach .80 = 8.0 miles per minute. — P. Douglas Combs, professional airline pilot, aviator & aircraft mechanic, flight instructor, Tempe, Arizona