BUYING FENCE FOR CATTLE

One mile of regular cattle fencing costs 25 times as much as 1 mile of electric fence. – Ken Scharabok, financial manager, Dayton, Ohio

 



 

GETTING RID OF BACK PAIN

If your back hurts more when you walk down stairs, down a hill, or sit down in a chair, you need to do flexion exercises. – Peggy Bodine-Reese, physical therapist, Gaithersburg, Maryland

 



 

WORKING WITH RIVETS

Before it is hammered, the end of a rivet should stick out slightly more than its own diameter. This will give you enough metal to form a solid head. – Mike Bauer, sheet metal worker

 



 

SELLING LOTTERY TICKETS

If you walk into a bar where a lot of people wear baseball caps, it’s a good place to sell lottery tickets. – Peter Leach, St. Paul, Minnesota

 



 

SELLING A BUSINESS

The sale price of a small business is between seven and ten times the average profit of the last three years. – Bill Chellberg, Elmhurst, Illinois

 



 

SETTING YOUR ADVERTISING BUDGET

Your allowance for advertising should equal at least 2 percent of your company’s gross income. Anything less will be ineffective. – Marilyn Rider, Body & Soul, Ithaca, New York

 



 

FINDING A GOOD DOCTOR

To find a good doctor, look for one with a long residency in a hospital affiliated with a medical school. The worst doctors are those with a short residency in a non-AMA approved program. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator

 



 

WATCHING PEOPLE’S SHOULDERS

Genuine emotion is always expressed with the entire body. When uncertain of a person’s sincerity, watch their shoulders. You should doubt anyone who is speaking with strong emotion and relaxed shoulders. – D. Klein, painter, Brooklyn, New York

 



 

USING A REFRIGERATOR FREEZER

Don’t even consider freezing a large mass of food in the freezer compartment of a conventional refrigerator. Add no more than three pounds of unfrozen food for each cubic foot of space in the box. – The Lobel Brothers, Madison Avenue butcher shop owners, New York City

 



 

DRESSING RIGHT

If a person is poorly dressed, you notice the clothes. If impeccably dressed, you notice the person. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator