PICKING A WINNER AT THE HARNESS TRACK

It’s usually safe to bet on a horse that has just been assigned a leading full-time driver. The trainer probably believes the horse is ready to win. – Don Valliere, track manager and author, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

 



 

PLACING AN AD IN A MAGAZINE

The first right-hand page and the back cover are usually the best places for advertisements. These are followed by the other cover positions and the front section of the magazine. – Jim Kobs, Kobs and Brady Advertising, Chicago, Illinois

 



 

KEEPING UP WITH MEDICINE

The half-life of knowledge in medical school is four years. Fifty percent of what you learn as a freshman is obsolete when you graduate. – Dr. Lawrence Senterfit, microbiologist, Cornell Medical School

 



 

WINNING AT CHESS

To win an endgame, you need at least one extra pawn. Without pawns, you need at least one extra rook or its equivalent. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

REPAIRING THINGS

If the cost of repairing an item is more than half the price of a new one, buy a new one. – Dennis Palaganas, Gainesville, Florida

 



 

GOING TO A LAUNDROMAT

Plan on spending 90 minutes at the laundromat. If you go on a weekend after 8 a.m., or on a weekday after 5:30 p.m., add 15 minutes per load to your time estimate. – Joe Rappaport, straphangers campaign coordinator and long-time laundromat user

 



 

ADJUSTING A BICYCLE SEAT

Position the seat so that your legs must almost fully stretch out to reach the pedals. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

PLANNING A PARTY

One toilet per keg of beer. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator