GETTING STARTED WITH CATTLE

When starting out, raise the same breed of cattle as your neighbors. Specialize later, when you have experience. – Ken Scharabok, financial manager, Dayton, Ohio

 



 

EXERCISING AFTER AN INJURY

If your exercise is not pain-free after an injury, your injury will get worse. – Peggy Bodine-Reese, physical therapist, Gaithersburg, Maryland

 



 

WORKING WITH RIVETS

Install a rivet at least one and a half times its diameter from the edge of the piece it is in. – Mike Bauer, sheet metal worker

 



 

GAMBLING TIPS

To calculate the odds of getting a certain roll from a pair of dice, take the difference between the number you want and 7, then subtract the result from 6. This will tell you how many chances in 12 you have of winning. – Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland

 



 

DESIGNING AN AD

If an ad is well designed, it will look just as good upside down. – Michele Rogers, advertising creative director, Warwick, Rhode Island

 



 

FINDING A GOOD DOCTOR

Don’t go back to a doctor who prescribes medication for you without first asking about your diet and other drugs you’re taking. He’s either sloppy or ignorant. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator

 



 

READING BODY LANGUAGE

Shuffling feet signify a restless listener. Feet flat on the floor show attention. Toe tapping indicates impatience. – Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California

 



 

WINNING AT CHESS

For a child, an Elo rating of 300 plus 100 times the child’s age is excellent. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

USING A MICROWAVE

If you are not sure if a piece of glassware is safe for use in a microwave oven pour 1/2 cup of water into a separate glass measure. Place both the dish you wish to test and the measure inside your oven and run it at full power for one minute. Check the temperature of the dish and of the water. If the water is warm but the dish is cool, it’s safe for microwave cooking. – Better Homes and Gardens

 



 

LOOKING THIN

Horizontal lines on clothes make you look fat, while vertical lines make you look taller and thinner. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator